Trump Praises Arizona Republicans Spearheading Election Audit at Rally

BY RICK MORAN

SEE: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/rick-moran/2021/07/25/trump-praises-arizona-republicans-spearheading-election-audit-at-rally-n1464567;

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More than 5,000 enthusiastic Trump supporters showed up at the Arizona Federal Theater in Phoenix on Saturday afternoon at a “Protect Our Elections” rally featuring former President Donald Trump and several candidates looking to run for senator and governor.

They came seeking Trump’s blessing and support. Supporters came to hear Trump. The media came to belittle Trump supporters and hear the former president insist that the 2020 presidential election was riddled with fraud.

Everyone who came got pretty much what they wanted.

Politico:

The Republican-controlled Maricopa County government has strongly opposed the review conducted by a company called Cyber Ninjas, whose founder has backed Trump’s claims of a stolen election.

Trump repeatedly praised the efforts of the Arizona Senate’s audit, as he has done previously in a stream of press releases issued from his private post-presidency residence in Mar-a-Lago. “You’ve created a movement all over the country,” Trump said.

The audit has split Arizona Republicans at a time when the incumbent Democratic, Sen. Mark Kelly, is a prime target of the national party and is extremely vulnerable. Trump poured a little gasoline on the fire when he went after Governor Doug Ducey for his lukewarm support of the former president’s fraud claims.

In lengthy diatribes on his loss, he blamed Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, former Vice President Mike Pence and Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, while defending the actions of his former personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani.

“Like it or not we are becoming a Communist county,” he said, targeting the media over its coverage of Biden and his son, Hunter, during the election.

Arizona Republican Party Chair Kelli Ward came in for some effusive praise from the former president.

“Republican Party Chairwoman — somebody that has tremendous courage,” Trump said of Ward.

“She’s really a fighter and she fights your governor who doesn’t do a damn thing,” Trump said, referring to Ducey. 

Trump then attacked Ducey for not being “very popular” at rallies.

Ward, who ran for Senate unsuccessfully twice, is running for the Senate in 2022. Trump’s support would make her a formidable primary candidate in what’s shaping up to be a crowded field.

Trump repeated many of the claims made by the auditors about the results in Maricopa County.

AZCentral:

Among them was the claim that “74,000 mail-in ballots were counted with no clear record of them being sent,” he said. “Nobody knows where the hell they are.”

But county elections officials have said the claim is rooted in misinformation.

They say the Cyber Ninjas, the Senate’s auditors, did not understand the way early ballots are tracked. The county keeps two files that must record returned ballots at different points in time. These votes are later are combined into one “voted file” document. Anyone looking at just one of those files would not get the full picture.

Trump went after those pushing transexual rights, alluding to his desire to coach a team made up entirely of trans athletes. The crowd loved it.

He even speculated about NBA superstar LeBron James transitioning and playing women’s basketball.

In case the national media was wondering, Trump is still popular, he still has the power to make or break a candidate, and he still thinks the 2020 presidential election was stolen from him.

AG to Supreme Court: It Is High Time to Reverse Roe v. Wade

Mississippi Attorney General: Roe v. Wade Is 'Egregiously Wrong,' Poisonous, and 'Decades Out of Date'

BY TYLER O'NEIL

SEE: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/tyler-o-neil/2021/07/23/miss-ag-roe-v-wade-is-egregiously-wrong-poisonous-and-decades-out-of-date-n1464165;

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On Thursday, Attorney General Lynn Fitch (R-Miss.) urged the Supreme Court to strike down its abortion precedents in Roe v. Wade (1973) and Planned Parenthood v. Casey (1992). Fitch called Roe and Casey “egregiously wrong,” poisonous to America’s public discourse, and “decades out of date” because its assumptions about women’s freedom and the development of unborn babies in the womb have proven false. Most importantly, Fitch reiterated the central argument against Roe — it invented a “right” to abortion that does not exist in the Constitution.

“Because nothing in constitutional text, structure, history, or tradition supports a right to abortion,” Fitch argued, “a prohibition on elective abortions is therefore constitutional if it satisfies the rational-basis review that applies to all laws.”

Fitch made these important arguments in her brief in the central abortion case Thomas Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health, which the Supreme Court will hear when it reconvenes this fall. The case involves a Mississippi law that bans abortion after 15 weeks gestation, at which point an unborn baby already has a fully formed nose and lips, eyelids, and eyebrows.

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As Fitch noted in her brief, the Mississippi Legislature found that at 5-6 weeks’ gestation, “an unborn human being’s heart begins beating,” while at about 8 weeks gestation, he or she “begins to move about in the womb.” At 9 weeks, “all basic physiological functions are present,” as are teeth, eyes, and external genitalia. At 10 weeks, “vital organs begin to function,” and hair, fingernails, and toenails begin to form. At 11 weeks, an unborn baby’s diaphragm is developing, and he or she may hiccup. At 12 weeks, he or she can open and close fingers, starts to make sucking motions, and senses stimulation from the world outside the womb.” By 15 weeks, the unborn baby “has taken on the human form in all relevant respects.”

Yet, according to the precedents set by Roe and Casey, states like Mississippi cannot protect this human life because the Court has ruled that 15-week-old babies have not reached the point of viability outside the womb. Fitch argued that the Court should reject this standard, partially because the Court’s recent abortion jurisprudence is “egregiously wrong.”

“Roe and Casey are egregiously wrong. The conclusion that abortion is a constitutional right has no basis in text, structure, history, or tradition,” Fitch claimed. “Roe based a right to abortion on decisions protecting aspects of privacy under the Due Process Clause. But Roe broke from prior cases by invoking a general ‘right of privacy’ unmoored from the Constitution. Notably, Casey did not embrace Roe’s reasoning. And Casey’s de- fense of Roe’s result—based on the liberty this Court has afforded to certain ‘personal decisions,’—fails.”

“[A]bortion is fundamentally different from any right this Court has ever endorsed,” the attorney general explained. “No other right involves, as abortion does, ‘the purposeful termination of a potential life.’ So Roe broke from prior cases, Casey failed to rehabilitate it, and both recognize a right that has no basis in the Constitution.”

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Fitch explained that “the Constitution’s text says nothing about abortion” and that “nothing in the Constitution’s structure implies a right to abortion or prohibits States from restricting it.”

“Rather, history shows a long tradition—up to, at, and long after ratification of the Fourteenth Amendment—of States restricting abortion. At the end of 1849, 18 of the 30 States had statutes restricting abortion; by the end of 1864, 27 of the 36 States had them; and, at the end of 1868, the year the Fourteenth Amendment was ratified, 30 of the 37 States had such laws, as did 6 Territories,” she noted. “The public would have understood that consistent with the Fourteenth Amendment, states could restrict abortion to pursue legitimate interests and could do so throughout pregnancy.”

The attorney general argued that, because the Constitution does not explicitly address the issue, the power to regulate abortion is “reserved to the States” under the Tenth Amendment.

Fitch did not just make the classic originalist argument against Roe and Casey, however. She also noted that these abortion cases “have inflicted significant damage.”

“Far from bringing peace to the controversy over abortion, Roe and Casey have made matters worse,” she noted, citing none other than the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who wrote that “Heavy-handed judicial intervention [in Roe] was difficult to justify and appears to have provoked, not resolved, conflict.”

“Abortion caselaw is pervaded by special rules—the undue-burden standard, the large-fraction test, and more—that feed the perception that ‘when it comes to abortion’ this Court does not ‘evenhandedly apply’ the law,” Fitch explained. “Roe and Casey are unprincipled decisions that have damaged the democratic process, poisoned our national discourse, plagued the law—and, in doing so, harmed this Court.”

The attorney general also explained that “the march of progress has left Roe and Casey behind.”

“Those cases maintained that an unwanted pregnancy could doom women to ‘a distressful life and future,’ that abortion is a needed complement to contraception, Casey, and that viability marked a sensible point for when state interests in unborn life become compelling,” she noted. “Factual developments undercut those assessments.”

“Today, adoption is accessible and on a wide scale women attain both professional success and a rich family life, contraceptives are more available and effective, and scientific advances show that an unborn child has taken on the human form and features months before viability. States should be able to act on those developments. But Roe and Casey shackle States to a view of the facts that is decades out of date,” Fitch argued.

Casey upheld Roe in the name of protecting societal reliance interests. Yet Fitch argued that women do not need abortion to get ahead. “Innumerable women and mothers have reached the highest echelons of economic and social life independent of the right endorsed in those cases. Sweeping policy advances now promote women’s full pursuit of both career and family. And many States have already accounted for Roe and Casey’s overruling.”

Importantly, the AG noted that “modern options regarding and views about childbearing have dulled concerns on which Roe rested.” For instance, “numerous laws enacted since Roe— addressing pregnancy discrimination, requiring leave time, assisting with childcare, and more—facilitate the ability of women to pursue both career success and a rich family life. And today all 50 States and the District of Columbia have enacted ‘safe haven’ laws, giving women bearing unwanted children the option of ‘leaving [the] newborn directly in the care of the state until it can be adopted.'”

In 1973, abortion may have seemed necessary for women’s advancement and it seemed less barbaric because embryology had not yet made the advances it has today. Now, however, abortion is less necessary for women’s well-being and advancement, and it also appears more barbaric.

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The idea that the Constitution guarantees a “right” to abortion was always wrong, but these modern developments make it all the more imperative for the Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey. With these cases overturned, states can again make their own laws on abortion, reclaiming the Tenth Amendment power of which the Court unjustly deprived them.

Given the fact that Justice Clarence Thomas is the most senior among the more conservative justices — Samuel Alito, Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh, and Amy Coney Barrett — he may write the majority opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health. This case may make history by finally setting right the historic injustice of Roe v. Wade.

 

GRANTS PASS, OREGON: Educators Fired for Opposing Transgender Orthodoxy

Oregon School Threatens Termination Against Teachers for Speaking Out Against Gender Confusion

BY TYLER O'NEIL

SEE: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/tyler-o-neil/2021/07/23/educators-fired-for-opposing-transgender-orthodoxy-and-the-equality-act-n1464267;

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Two educators in Grants Pass, Ore., lost their jobs amid outrage that they had the temerity to oppose transgender orthodoxy on bathrooms and pronouns. The teachers supported a compromise position, but students demanded their removal–and the school board obliged. The educators have already filed a lawsuit claiming the school board violated their First Amendment rights.

Rachel Damiano, the former assistant principal at North Middle School, and Katie Medart, a former science teacher at the same school, both supported the “I Resolve” movement, seeking a biology-based compromise solution to radical transgender demands. They opposed the Orwellian “Equality Act” and supported a resolution upholding the binary of biological sex, urging an anatomical designation for shared public-school restrooms and locker rooms (with private accommodation for transgender students), and free speech protections for teachers and staff regarding transgender pronouns.

“We recognize that, excepting very rare scientifically-demonstrable medical conditions, there are two anatomical gender presentations, male and female,” the resolution states.  “Shared public-school restrooms and locker rooms, previously designated by ‘gender’ (e.g. ‘boys’ and ‘girls’ designations) could be re-designated as ‘anatomically male or ‘anatomically female spaces to only be used by persons matching the anatomical designation of the spaces as consistent with the purpose for which the spaces are built.”

“For any person who is not comfortable using their anatomically correct space, they may request access to a private restroom or locker room space, including designated staff spaces, to the extent that such spaces exist and are available,” the resolution allows.

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The resolution also defends free speech while attempting to grant students who identify as transgender the right to request specific pronouns and name use.

“A student may, with parent permission, request to be called by a derivative of their legal name but it will not be mandated that students or staff be required to call the student by their preferred name,” the resolution states. “A student may, with parent permission, request to be referred to with preferred pronouns, but it will not be mandated that students or staff be required to use the preferred pronouns.”

Grants Pass School District 7 placed both Damiano and Medart on leave after they shared the resolution on social media in April. The district released a statement insisting that the social media posts “were not approved or endorsed” by the district.

“Grants Pass School District 7 is committed to providing a welcoming and safe learning environment for all students, including our LGBTQ students. In Grants Pass schools, we ALL belong, regardless of race, religion, gender, sex, sexual orientation or ability,” the district declared.

Damiano and Medart did not oppose a “welcoming and safe learning environment” for “LGBTQ students.” In fact, their compromise arguably better reflects both the diversity of student and staff views and the privacy concerns many students likely have. In a statement, the educators declared themselves to be in support of “ALL students,” in favor of “protecting each individual’s freedom of speech,” and supportive of “parental rights and involvement in their child’s educational and personal journey.”

Many transgender activists have dismissed or demonized bathroom and changing room privacy concerns, and many have undermined parental rights, encouraging schools to teach gender identity behind parents’ backs. Compromises like theirs represent an approach that takes many important variables into account, while activists often dismiss these and other concerns.

Yet Stephanie Eminowicz, an 8th-grade student and self-declared member of the LGBTQ community who has adopted she/her pronouns (suggesting that “Stephanie” may be a male who identifies as female), organized a student protest, demanding the school district fire the educators.

“I always thought that North was a place that allowed all genders and gender identities and sexualities and races and ethical backgrounds and religions,” Eminowicz said. “When I heard about it, it was just so shocking to me and I couldn’t believe that this was like the world that I was living in.”

So this LGBT activist can’t believe that people might disagree with transgender orthodoxy and present nuanced compromise positions? That says more about Eminowicz than it does about Damiano and Medart. The Equality Act, which Eminowicz appears to support, explicitly guts religious freedom protections, weakening the potential for the North to be “a place that allowed all… religions.”

In June, the Pacific Justice Institute (PJI) filed a lawsuit, alleging that the school district violated Damiano and Medart’s free speech rights.

“The Supreme Court has made clear that educators don’t check their freedom of speech at the schoolhouse gate when they accept employment with public school districts – they have as much right to speak out against district policies they consider harmful as any other citizen. The school district erred egregiously here in punishing Rachel and Katie for daring to take the stand they did,” Ray D. Hacke, PJI’s Oregon-based staff attorney, said in a statement on the lawsuit.

“Educators, like everybody else, have ideas and opinions they should be free to express,” PJI President Brad Dacus insisted. “This expression is protected by our First Amendment. Advocating for solutions they believe in should stimulate conversation, not subject dedicated educators to disciplinary action.”

Unfortunately, the school district decided to terminate both Damiano and Medart after a third-party investigator examined complaints that the educators had violated district policies by pretending to represent the school board while “politically campaigning.” Superintendent Kirk Kolb recommended termination for both employees, and the school board voted 4-3 to terminate each educator.

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Around 65 people showed up to protest, supporting Damiano and Medart. Staff turned some protesters away from the meetings because of fire marshal capacity. Protesters chanted in support of Damiano and Medart from the front of Grants Pass High School, where the school board met.

These firings represent a gross miscarriage of justice, and PJI is right to take up this case. Perhaps Damiano and Medart will find some resolution in the courts.

Political Prisoner’s Letter Exposes Disgraceful Treatment Of Jan. 6th Defendants

American war hero Joe Biggs being treated like a terrorist while Antifa & BLM rioters walk free

SEE: https://www.infowars.com/posts/political-prisoners-letter-exposes-disgraceful-treatment-of-jan-6th-defendants/;

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Pro-Trump activist and media personality Joe Biggs, a two-time Purple Heart recipient who served honorably in both Iraq and Afghanistan, published a letter from prison Thursday describing his poor treatment.

Today is my 3 month anniversary being locked up. Not allowed to work out. My body feels as if it’s aged so much. Can hardly move. Walking has become very difficult. I sleep on a piece of steel welded to a wall with a thin mattress. I now have major lower back issues and shoulder pain from the “bed”. I’ve gotten maybe 10hrs outside all together since being here. I get to go outside maybe 3 times a month. The food here is all soy based. So its weakening our bodies. Hardly any protein. Mostly processed foods and some kind of gelatin dog food looking stuff. No privacy allowed when shitting allowed. You have to be in view of everyone. Each cell has a shelf. You are not allowed to use it. Nothing can be placed on it. Lights go out at 11:45 pm and back on @ 4am for “breakfast”. Luckily the showers are only one person allowed at a time. Every cell has a Small window that has been sand blasted so you can never see outside. Breaking any rules can result In losing ability to talk to family or a trip the hole for a few weeks where you are stripped naked a left in a bright freezing room. I have anxiety bad now. Panic attacks so bad I black out. There are actual white supremacist gang members here who hate the fact the media call proud boys white supremacist. They tested me on what it means to be one of them a I failed miserably. Good. I have a mixed baby so that automatically keeps me away from that gang life! I live amongst actual racial supremacist groups and they all say Im too nice and nothing like the media makes me out to be. The black guys in here say if I’m any kind of representative for the PB’s then they like us and wanna be in our group. Its funny all these bad people shunned by society have taken the time to see me for me and the media won’t even try. I tend to stay to myself alone in my cell. Reading the bible and other Christian books. The plus side to this God was able to get ahold of me in this place. In the end I just pray people see the truth. I had nothing to do with that day. I never planned what happened. I was in the wrong place at the wrong time. ~Joe Biggs political prisoner aka inmate 202100002744

Infowars video producer Darrin McBreen posted about the message on Facebook, saying he decided to share the letter “in hopes it may shed light on the treatment he and other Jan. 6 ‘insurrectionists’ are receiving in the gulag.”

Joseph McBride, an attorney for some of the January 6 defendants, made an appearance on CNN Thursday to describe some of the treatment those being held are receiving.

In the segment, McBride explained that “there are people who showed up to attack the Capitol, there are people who showed up to protest, and there are people who showed up to protest that got involved with the greater events of that day. And it is very important not to lump everybody in, not to define every protester that showed up that day as an insurrectionist — which, by the way, no one has been charged with.”

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) made similar comments last week in a discussion with the Epoch Times.

“They’re being treated like third-world country political prisoners,” Gohmert said of January 6 defendants. “I mean, very, very vindictive—like a third world country, except it’s happening in this country.”

“Some of them were violent, and I would have no problem sending them to prison,” he explained. “But there are so many that just did very little. And if they were Democrats, and were burning down stores, they would already have been out on bail.”

Rep. Gohmert continued, saying, “The two-tier justice system has really become so apparent to anybody that’s paying attention. It is really tragic. But the Justice Department has been able to scare a lot of Republicans and their people that were thinking about coming back to Washington and protesting. And they’re scared to do that because they read and hear about these people being put in jail, who did nothing wrong, some of them—an 18-year-old that gets put in prison and 23 hours a day in solitary, and then after a story came out … and they went to 24-hour lockup.”

Thanks to the establishment media and Big Tech censorship, stories about the mistreatment of January 6 defendants have not received anywhere close to the amount of attention they deserve.


 

 

FREEDOM PHARMACY, OHIO: Chucking insurance

BY MARTY SCHLADEN

SEE: https://ohiocapitaljournal.com/2021/06/22/chucking-insurance/;

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Pharmacist Nate Hux at Freedom Pharmacy outside of Columbus, Ohio. Hux last year started the pharmacy, which operates outside the insurance system, to help patients save on generic drugs. A small number of similar operations are popping up around the United States. Photo by Marty Schladen, Ohio Capital Journal.

To a growing number of pharmacists, using insurance to pay for most generic drugs makes about as much sense as getting auto insurance to cover your oil changes.

Problem is, if you try to buy generics without using your insurance card at the vast, vast majority of American pharmacies, you’re going to pay a “cash” price that is wildly inflated by the crazy system of middlemen, rebates and cost-shifts imposed on pharmacies by the insurance system.

The result, unbeknownst to many consumers, is that your copayment for many generic drugs is often more than what the entire price would be if you could get them on a truly open market.

Consider: 

An Ohio patient recently was making a $141 copayment through her insurance for 180 pills of Celecoxib, a generic version of the anti-inflammatory drug Celebrex. When she went to a new pharmacy that eschews insurance, she was able to get it for $23.05.

That means the copayment for the drug is six times as much as what drug cost on the open market — even when you add in a dispensing fee. 

And the cash price in a pharmacy that takes insurance — which is almost all of them? About $1,165, or 50 times as much as if she could get it from a secondary wholesaler, the pharmacy equivalent of the open market.

That vast cost difference is only part of the reason why Nate Hux and a tiny number of other pharmacists in the United States are starting up pharmacies that exclude insurance companies and their middlemen: pharmacy benefit managers, or PBMs. Hux said it also allows him to be a better pharmacist because it’s a cleaner system that pays him only to practice his profession.

For patients, the savings and better health outcomes can be intertwined. Particularly benefitting are customers with no insurance and the growing number who are on high-deductible plans.

“They just don’t take medicine because it’s stupid expensive,” Hux said recently as he leaned against the counter at Freedom Pharmacy outside of Columbus. “So we opened the door for them to be able to take 90% of the medicine that’s out there at a reasonable price: $15 or less for a 90-day supply. Why do we need insurance for $15 for a 90-day supply?”

After long consideration, Hux in December opened Freedom Pharmacy in a suite next to Pickerington Pharmacy, which he also owns and which operates within the insurance system. 

“We have a pharmacy living in both worlds, so we can help guide a patient to the best world for them to live in,” he said.

For patients taking some drugs, insurance is essential. 

The most expensive medicines, brand-name and specialty drugs are typically under patent and can cost thousands or even tens of thousands of dollars a month. So it makes sense to insure yourself against that expense the way you would your car against collisions or your house against fires and floods.

But as drugs go off-patent, generic versions flood in, they undercut one another and drive prices on the open market down. But most patients can’t get them on the open market.

That means they can’t take advantage of savings that have been generated by a revolution in generic drugs.

In terms of volume, generics made up just over half the prescription drugs dispensed in 2005. In 2019, they made up more than 86%.

“The bottom line is brand name medicines are becoming less and less important,” Hux said.

You often wouldn’t know that when insurers and pharmacy-benefit managers are involved. For example, the anti-HIV drug Truvada last year went off of patent. But when 11 generic versions flooded the market this spring, the cash price at traditional pharmacies was actually higher than that for the patented drug.

The increase is caused by a tangled mess of manufacturer discounts to pharmacy benefit managers, non-transparent reimbursements by PBMs on which pharmacies often lose money, and their need to make money on cash prices to offset those losses.

But the bottom line is that a person can to go to Blueberry Pharmacy — a shop outside of Pittsburgh that doesn’t use insurance — and buy a generic version of Truvada for $25 a month. In a traditional pharmacy, an uninsured customer would face a markup on a baseline price of $2,100.

That’s what motivated Blueberry owner Kyle McCormick to open his insurance-less pharmacy last year.

“As I saw how inexpensive these medications are, there’s no way you’re not going to have a cost increase with insurance,” he said.

Greg Lopes, spokesman for the Pharmaceutical Care Management Association, the PBM industry group, last month insisted that the middlemen working for the insurers (often as part of the same corporation) bring value to all types of drug transactions.

 “America’s pharmacy benefit managers, PBMs, have a long history of supporting generic drugs to lower prescription drug costs for patients,” he said. “The key to lowering prescription drug costs is through enhanced competition among brand-name drugs from generic and biosimilar medications.”

Be that as it may, the current system of manufacturer discounts is forcing arbitrary list prices ever higher and increasing the pain for many patients, critics say. It’s felt by the uninsured as well as the increasing numbers of those who are on high-deductible plans and who have to pay coinsurance, said Robert Popovian, a former Pfizer vice president who, as both a pharmacist and an economist, now works as a consultant and analyst.

Referring to coinsurance — where you have to pay a percentage of the bill — Popovian used the example of Delta Dental, a prominent insurer. When you have a procedure, say getting a crown, you pay a percentage of a price that Delta negotiated with your dentist, Popovian said.

Not so with coinsurance for prescriptions.

“Pharmaceutical benefit is the only benefit within the health care system that patients end up paying their coinsurance based on a retail price rather than a negotiated price,” Popovian said.

The same is true for the uninsured and those who have to pay full freight until they meet their deductibles. Their payments are based on list prices manufacturers are inflating to make up for non-transparent discounts they’re providing pharmacy benefit managers, Popovian said.

It’s a problem with which Chris Johnson has long been familiar. He opened his non-insurance Medsavers Pharmacy in Austin, Texas, in 2005. 

Being in a state that long has had the highest rates of medically uninsured, he knew what those people faced at the pharmacy counter.

“The uninsured were getting screwed and they were getting screwed not because the pharmacies were doing it to them, but because the contracts the pharmacies were signing with the PBMs,” he said. “The contracts actually forced the pharmacies to raise the prices on the uninsured patients to maximize their insurance reimbursements and I felt like there was something ethically, incredibly wrong with that.”

Johnson said he’s done a brisk business. But most of the dozen or so pharmacies in the country operating outside the insurance/PBM sphere when he started have fallen by the wayside for reasons unknown, he said.

Now the only insurance-free pharmacies the Capital Journal could find were Johnson’s in Austin, Hux’s near Columbus, McCormick’s near Pittsburgh and Genscripts, which operates five locations in Oklahoma.

However, two of them have opened their doors since 2020 and they might represent a way forward for independent pharmacies. 

One reason independents are important is that they’re the only game in town for many small communities, and their loss could create pharmacy deserts in some areas.

Even so, independents are the only class of pharmacies to close stores faster than new ones opened between 2015 and 2019, according to data from the National Community Pharmacists Association.

“There are still new pharmacies opening and trying to make their way with many focused on different types of revenue sources and services,” said Kurt Proctor, NCPA’s vice president for strategic initiatives. 

“I think it’s a very viable business model,” he said of pharmacists operating at least partly outside the insurance/PBM sphere.

For Hux, the financial advantages for customers are undeniable. But he said he has an even bigger reason for pursuing a non-insurance model.

At Freedom Pharmacy, he charges patients what he paid for a drug and then tacks on a dispensing fee of $8 or $12, depending on whether it’s a 30 or 90-day supply.

“That’s what a pharmacist is worth per prescription to make sure they’re vetting the prescription properly, to make sure the patient understands how to take the medication properly, to make sure there are no drug-drug interactions, to make sure we call the physician if there’s a dose problem,” Hux said. “Those are all things that go into every prescription that we do.”

Opting out of the insurance/PBM system fundamentally changes the economics — and Hux said it saves him from scrambling every day to fill ever more prescriptions.

“All of our profit comes from our services, like checking and vetting out the prescriptions, screening the doses,” he said. “I can tell you this: The things that you get paid for are what you become good at.”

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SEE ALSO: https://freedomrxohio.com/

AND: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOpJJCcXg4NzrjTguimxIVg/videos

 

January 6 “Insurrectionists” Have Book Thrown at Them While DemOCRAT Congresswoman Rides Wave of Liberal Media Attention for Doing the Same Thing

January 6 “Insurrectionists” Have Book Thrown at Them While Dem Congresswoman Rides Wave of Liberal Media Attention for Doing the Same Thing

BY C. MITCHELL SHAW

SEE: https://thenewamerican.com/january-6-insurrectionists-have-book-thrown-at-them-while-dem-congresswoman-rides-wave-of-liberal-media-attention-for-doing-the-same-thing;

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More than six months after The Great Insurrection of January 6, when citizens trespassed in the Capitol Building after President Trump’s peaceful rally to draw attention to what many say was clear election fraud, Democrats are still milking that day for all they can. And — as two current cases show — those involved still face severe penalties even as many of them await their fate while imprisoned in conditions almost anyone would find unacceptable.

Joseph Hackett is an unassuming 50-year-old chiropractor from Sarasota, Florida. He is a husband and father. He is also accused of spending a whole nine minutes trespassing inside the Capitol Building on January 6. And for that act of non-violent disobedience, he was arrested on May 28 and has spent the last two months in a cell 23 hours a day as he awaits trial. His wife, Deena, and their 11-year-old daughter may lose their home and the family business.

Oh, and Hackett faces up to 20 years in prison.

How does an unassuming chiropractor wind up in solitary confinement and facing a 20-year prison sentence while his wife and child face losing everything? Well, for Hackett, that journey began in the summer of terror in the wake of the death of career criminal and BLM poster child George Floyd. As Antifa and BLM burned and pillaged their way through more than 200 cities in this once-great nation, Hackett became justifiably concerned.

His wife told The Gateway Pundit, “When they were rioting after the death of George Floyd death, some of them came behind our house, broke into a jewelry store. We could hear them yelling, shooting and looting. My daughter and I were both scared for our lives.” And so, “Joe decided he was going to protect us with Oath Keepers and formed a neighborhood watch.”

And like so many other Americans, Hackett had never been political before all of the events of 2020. His wife said, “That’s when he started paying more attention to the news and diving deeper into what was really happening in the country. He had never even voted in his life.” She added, “This was the first election he ever voted for. Now, he’s being tortured.”

Another Florida man has the dubious honor of being the first Capitol Insurrectionist to be convicted of a felony. Paul Hodgkins, 38, from Tampa, was arrested on February 16. His arrest likely came so early because he actually took a selfie in the Senate chamber and posted it to social media. Hodgkins, a crane operator by trade, is also an Eagle Scout who regularly volunteered at a food bank, despite the fact that he lives in a section of Tampa known for its poverty.

Hodgkins apologized to the court for his actions on January 6, saying he had traveled alone to Washington, D.C., and had no knowledge that anyone planned to enter the Capitol Building that day, but got caught up in the moment. He also said, “This was a foolish decision on my part that I take full responsibility for,” adding, “I do not nor will not make any excuse.” He said his apology was “not because I face the consequence, but because of the damage that day’s incident caused, the way this country that I love has been hurt.”

Because he plead guilty to obstruction of an official proceeding and aiding and abetting, a litany of other charges were dropped and though he faced a possible sentence of 20 years, Hodgkins was given a sentence of eight months in prison with two years of supervised probation to follow his release.

Hodgkins’ sentence may serve as a benchmark for what Hackett and the other nearly 550 “insurrectionists” who have been charged can expect when their trials finally come up. All those poor souls who — like Hackett and Hodgkins — got caught up in a moment and made a stupid and regrettable choice are going to face prison time, probation afterward, and be branded for the rest of their lives as “insurrectionists” who threatened the very foundation of this country. All for being someplace they weren’t supposed to be — i.e., for trespassing.

This is very different from the way another — more recent — episode of protesting while trespassing in the Capitol Building is being treated. On July 15, Representative Joyce Beatty (D-Ohio) — who chairs the Congressional Black Caucus — led a group of about 20 protesters to breach the confines of the Hart Senate Office Building and stage a demonstration. They were protesting the Senate’s Republican-led filibuster of the For the People Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Act.

Though Capitol police repeatedly told Beatty and the others to leave, they refused, and nine of them — including Beatty — were arrested. Beatty was charged with violating D.C. Code §22-1307 — which states in section (b)(1), “It is unlawful for a person, alone or in concert with others, to engage in a demonstration in an area where it is otherwise unlawful to demonstrate and to continue or resume engaging in a demonstration after being instructed by a law enforcement officer to cease engaging in a demonstration.”

Wait — that sounds a lot like what the so-called insurrectionists did. They were engaged “in a demonstration in an area where it is otherwise unlawful to demonstrate.” And to be clear, section (b)(2) defines “demonstration,” saying, “For purposes of this subsection, the term ‘demonstration’ means marching, congregating, standing, sitting, lying down, parading, demonstrating, or patrolling by one or more persons, with or without signs, for the purpose of persuading one or more individuals, or the public, or to protest some action, attitude, or belief.” So, yes, that sounds an awful lot like what happened on January 6.

So, what fate did Beatty suffer for her crime? Was the poor, downtrodden federal legislator and esteemed leader of both the Black Caucus and this “insurrection” tossed into solitary confinement for 23 hours a day while awaiting a lengthy prison sentence? Alas, no. She was almost immediately released and then went on a media tour to parade her bravery for this act of civil disobedience.

In fact, her media parade started even as she was being arrested: A tweet from her account shows her being zip-tied and taken into custody. That tweet was sent 15 minutes after her arrest — almost as if the arrest were planned in advance as a publicity stunt.

The day after her arrest, Beatty told SiriusXM Urban View’s The Joe Madison Show that her arrest is an example of “disparities of treatment.” By that, she meant that she — and other black people — are treated less fairly than white people. Given the details, it is evident that Beatty is either deranged or thinks others are. Because there is no version of her arrest that shows what she claims.

Furthermore, unlike Hodgkins — who owned his guilt and showed remorse for his actions — Beatty is recalcitrant and unrepentant. She tweeted, “You can arrest me. You can’t stop me. You can’t silence me.”

She also tweeted, “And I’d do it again.”

Nearly 550 Americans — because of their concern for where this country is being dragged by establishment insiders and their Antifa and BLM foot soldiers — got caught up in a moment and stepped off-sides and engaged “in a demonstration in an area where it is otherwise unlawful to demonstrate.” And for that, they sit in prison cells waiting for trials that will likely ruin their lives. And while that is happening, Beatty, who engaged “in a demonstration in an area where it is otherwise unlawful to demonstrate” is capitalizing on her arrest, which was so brief it hardly counts as a “time out.”

“Disparities,” indeed.

 

Former Pfizer VP Destroys Media Hit Piece Attacking His Warnings About COVID Injection: ‘A Pack of Lies’

"The plague is a deception of unprecedented proportions, and crimes committed against humanity on a huge scale have been committed here," says Michael Yeadon.

BY JAMIE WHITE

SEE: https://www.infowars.com/posts/former-pfizer-vp-destroys-media-hit-piece-attacking-his-warnings-about-covid-injection-a-pack-of-lies/;

republished below in full unedited for informational, educational & research purposes:

Former Pfizer Vice President and Chief Science Officer Michael Yeadon obliterated a Reuters hit-piece “fact check” on him from earlier this year, calling their efforts to smear his claims about COVID-19 and the vaccines “a pack of lies.”

The Reuters article from May, called “Fact check: Ex-Pfizer scientist repeats COVID-19 vaccine misinformation in recorded speech,” called Yeadon an “anti-vax proponent” who “has made unfounded claims” about the health risks associated with the COVID mRNA vaccine.

The article concluded that “infected but symptom-free people can spread the coronavirus; vaccinated people are better protected but not 100% immune; research shows COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective for adults and pregnant women.”

In a June interview with America’s Frontline Doctors (AFLDS), Yeadon methodically broke down Reuters’ bad-faith “fact check” about him point by point.

“The narrative statements that have repeatedly been claimed by the authorities which are a pack of lies are:

“1. Asymptomatic transmission. It’s definitely a lie. Have you seen that video where Fauci states that ‘it’s always a symptomatic person who drives an epidemic and never people without symptoms’?

“A WHO doctor said exactly the same thing.

“There’s also a terrific peer-reviewed journal article showing that domestic transmission in asymptomatic cases was effectively zero.

“All marries up with the statements I’ve made, and with biological logic,” Yeadon added.

“2. Variants. They’re just being idiotic. I can show several good quality papers demonstrating that T-cells from a convalescent person or an immunized person each recognize all the then-available variants, again, as anticipated by fundamentals of immunology. The weak twaddle in their piece about antibodies is risible.

“3. Vaccines. The bastards are actually claiming they’re safe. Got them. We have VAERS, Yellow Card, and EMA monitoring. We have mechanism of toxicity. We have multiple open letters to EMA (warning of blood clots) which were immediately followed by vaccine withdrawals (for blood clots).

“4. Pregnancy/fertility. No one in their right mind thinks giving experimental treatments to pregnant women is other than reckless. Especially when reproductive toxicity testing is incomplete.”

Yeadon didn’t stop there. He also addressed two glaring disclosures about the COVID injection that have been completely ignored by the media and medical establishment.

“But on top of this stupidity, are two recent public disclosures: (I) the distribution of vaccine to tissues in mice shows a very disturbing concentration into ovaries,” Yeadon said. “No one has followed it up, so the assumption has to be this is happening in humans too.”

“(II) our concern expressed in the December 2020 petition to EMA about immune cross-reactivity between spike protein and human syncytin-1 has been confirmed. A paper was very recently published showing young women making antibodies to syncytin-1 within days of vaccination.”

Yeadon concluded his rebuttal by pointing out that governments around the world have “lied and lied” about coronavirus spread and the risks posed by the COVID injection in order to economically destroy nations to consolidate power.

“Of course this is wholly fraud. Imagine that the number of people in U.K. who’d actually been killed by the virus, instead of dying with it, was just a couple of thousand; you’d been on the streets with torches and pitchforks,” Yeadon told AFLDS.

“You should be. Governments everywhere have lied and lied and lied about every one of the central narrative points about this virus.”

“The effect of compliance with their ludicrous policy responses has been to hollow out and arguably to have destroyed economically several G20 counties, and actually increased the number of avoidable deaths, not least by deprivation of healthcare.”

“These people all need locking up in that new high-security facility being built at speed at Wellingborough, Northants,” the former pharmaceutical executive continued. “The prima facie case against a dozen or so people in U.K. warrants their arrest pending criminal prosecutions.

“If these figures are of the same order of magnitude for other countries as well, and there is no reason to assume otherwise, then the plague is a deception of unprecedented proportions, and crimes committed against humanity on a huge scale have been committed here,” he concluded.

Yeadon likely drew the attention from Reuters in the first place after coming out against the COVID-19 shots in April, claiming they likely are being used for a “massive-scale depopulation” agenda.

“That’s what I would do if I wanted to get rid of 90 or 95% of the world’s population. And I think that’s what they’re doing,” he said.


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Interview with Michael Yeadon, former Vice President and Chief Science Officer of Pfizer, where he worked for 16 years. He outlines his position on the pandemic, the vaccine, the issue of variants, boosters and the loss of our civil liberties. It is truly an appeal to the world.

 

Border Invasion Continues. Agents Have Caught More Than 1 MILLION ILLEGAL ALIENS Since October 1

Border Invasion Continues. Agents Have Caught More Than 1M Since October 1

BY R.CORT KIRKWOOD

SEE: https://thenewamerican.com/border-invasion-continues-agents-have-caught-more-than-1m-since-october-1/;

republished below in full unedited for informational, educational & research purposes:

U.S. border agents have apprehended more than one million illegal aliens at the border with Mexico since October 1, the beginning of the fiscal year, and are on track to apprehend at least an additional 550,000 if the June daily rate of apprehensions continues.

The latest monthly total of apprehensions, U.S. Customs and Border Protection reported, jumped 4.5 percent from last month to almost 190,000. As well, the number of criminals apprehended jumped 13.2 percent to almost 8,000 on the fiscal year.

If anything is clear about the crisis at the border, it’s this: Joe Biden and his leftist subalterns are trying to alter the demographics of the country by swamping it with the poor of Latin America in the hope they will become Democrat voters.

Invasion Continues

The latest shocking figure from the southwest frontier with Mexico and ports of entry followed May’s relatively small increase from April. Agents apprehended 188,829 illegals in June, up from 180,641 in May. In April, agents apprehended 178,850.

Monthly apprehensions zoomed almost the minute Biden took office and ordered federal immigration authorities to open the borders. In January, President Trump’s last month in office, agents caught 78,442 illegals. 


In February, they caught 101,095, a 28.9-percent increase.

The difference from October is even more stark. Apprehensions were 72,115. 

Some 63 percent of June’s apprehensions were, as usual, single adults: 117,602. Another 55,805, about 30 percent, were in so-called families.

Agents caught 178,416 trying to jump the border; they stopped the rest at ports of entry.

Totals This Year

The total apprehended thus far this year is staggering: 1,119,204; 1,076,242, or 96.2 percent, jumped the border.

The size of the Camp of the Saints invasion and the task facing border agents becomes even more incomprehensible in looking at daily and hourly figures:

  • For June: 6,294 per day; 262 per hour;
  • Fiscal 2021 through June: 6,183 per day; 258 per hour.

Should June’s rate continue through September, agents will catch another 579,048 by September 30, the last day of fiscal 2021. Total apprehensions will be almost 1.7 million.

That figure is slightly less than the population of West Virginia, and about equal to the population of Phoenix, Arizona, the fifth-largest city in the country.

If the lower rate for the nine months of the fiscal year holds, agents will apprehend another 568,836. The total for the year will be about the same. In 12 months, agents will have arrested the equivalent of every living soul in Phoenix or West Virginia.

Border authorities have no reason to believe the flow will stop.

Criminals Apprehended

Not surprisingly, agents have their hands full not just with jobless “migrants.” Criminals keep coming, too.

CPB reports that agents caught 7,830 thieves, rapists, murderers, drug dealers, drunk drivers, and others who came to do the jobs Americans won’t do.

  • Assault, battery, domestic violence: 881
  • Burglary, robbery, larceny, theft, fraud: 612
  • Driving under the influence: 1,250
  • Homicide, manslaughter: 46
  • Illegal drug possession, trafficking: 1,593
  • Illegal entry, re-entry: 4,378
  • Illegal weapons possession, transport, trafficking: 246
  • Sexual offenses: 393
  • Other: 2,049
As of May, agents had apprehended 6,918 criminal illegals. This year’s total of criminal illegals is already 221-percent more than last year’s 2,438.

Agents are catching about 870 per month. If that pace continues, they’ll have to deal with another 2,610 criminals for a total of 10,440 on the year.

Biden has done nothing to stanch the invasion and is, frighteningly, flying illegals around the country and dumping them into unsuspecting communities. How many are criminals Biden cannot know. And even if he could, he wouldn’t care.

He decided months ago not to deport dangerous criminal illegals.

Insider Video: Hasbro CRT Training Says Little Kids Are Racists

Insider Video: Hasbro CRT Training Says Little Kids Are Racists

BY R. CORT KIRKWOOD

SEE: https://thenewamerican.com/insider-video-hasbro-crt-training-says-little-kids-are-racists/;

republished below in full unedited for informational, educational & research purposes:

The Hasbro toy company is telling employees that their little kids are racist.

And not just little kids either. Kids start to become racist at three months, the company’s mandatory Critical Race Theory training avers. By four years old, the training suggests, they’re ready to join the Ku Klux Klan.

The revelations are in the latest insider video divulged by Project Veritas — thanks to a conscientious contractor who was forced to undergo the brain-washing program.

Indoctrinate Kids

The CRT “expert” in this case is Katie Ishizuka, the co-founder of an outfit called The Conscious Kid. She’s pushing the daffy idea that two-year-olds are already becoming racists, packaging engineer David Johnson told Project Veritas chief James O’Keefe.

Americans need to know just what the globe-straddling toy company is doing, Johnson said.

“They want to introduce children into racial bias at an early age before they’re really able to understand what race and racism is,” he added:

I think the end goal for ‘Conscious Kid’ is to make sure that Hasbro is going to use their lens and that Hasbro is going to push their principles through all levels of their product marketing and packaging.

A CRT video features Ishizuka making unbelievably absurd claims.

“By three to six months, babies are beginning to notice and already express preference by race,” she says.

If true, then perhaps “preference by race” is instinctual, but at any rate, racist toddlers are running thither and yon across the fruited plain. “[Kids] as young as two are already using race to reason about people’s behaviors. We may see this play out in daycare or on the playground — and how kids are starting to choose or exclude playmates and friends,” she says.

By ages three and four, the problem worsens:

By age three, children are already starting to apply stereotypes, and research shows that they also may use racist language intentionally at this age. White children at this age may report explicit or overt negative attitudes towards people of color.… By age four, kids are showing a strong and consistent pro-white, anti-black bias.

At age five, kids have become mouth-breathing, knuckle-dragging goons ready to burn crosses:

At the age of five, children show many of the same racial attitudes held by adults — children are really sensitive to the status of different racial groups in our society and show a high-status bias towards white people, which is the socially privileged group in our society. White children show pro-white bias at this age.

Understandably, Johnson is aghast. “[It’s] absolutely absurd to just state categorically that at five years old, your children are as racist as the adults, which is implying that the parents are also racist in some manner,” he told O’Keefe:

I just think it’s absurd. I don’t know how they don’t see it as discriminatory to group an entire race of people. Like how they explain that the white children have this particular bias against black people.

Hasbro’s personnel chief, PV reported, thinks the training is just what kids need. “If we think we can influence the social good, that’s the role we think we ought to play as part of our company,” he said.

One of Hasbro’s most famous and beloved toys is G.I. Joe, “America’s Movable Fighting Man,” which the company introduced in 1964.

The company has not said when it will introduce a “transgender” G.I. Joe to stay abreast with the times — and Joe Biden’s order to recruit “transgenders” for the military.

Other Woke Companies

Hasbro, of course, isn’t the only major American corporation that has surrendered to the radical Left.

As The New American reported in early July, citing City Journal’s Christopher Rufo, Raytheon is brainwashing its employees with anti-white CRT propaganda that includes creating groups for “marginalized” employees to join. 

Raytheon’s program is so thorough it actually instructs whites what they can say — and what not to say — to black people. The company expected whites to “financially and verbally support pro-POC movements and POC-owned businesses.”

Coca-Cola canceled its anti-white CRT training after it was exposed. That program offered a 10-point list of items so employees could be “less white.” They included “be less oppressive” and “be less arrogant,” along with “be less certain” and “be more humble.”

Coke also wanted employees to “break with white solidarity.”

U.S. Lawshield Experiences Record-Breaking Growth; Membership Exceeds 700,000

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BY F. RIEHL

SEE: https://www.ammoland.com/2021/07/u-s-lawshield-record-growth-membership/;

republished below in full unedited for informational, educational & research purposes:

Houston, Texas – -(AmmoLand.com)- U.S. LawShield, industry leader and America’s largest provider of Legal Defense for Self-Defense coverage, announces record-breaking expansion and significant new customer acquisitions with membership exceeding 700,000. Targeted market demographics, strategic marketplace opportunities, and new gun ownership continues to drive growth.

“With millions of Americans seeking gun ownership for the first time, U.S. LawShield provides a much-needed resource for education and protection,” said P.J. Hermosa, CEO of U.S. LawShield. “Satisfied customers are renewing at increased rates, and they enjoy a variety of member benefits, educational opportunities, and the peace of mind we offer. Folks new to gun ownership have the most questions and need for knowledge, and we’re here to help them,” he added.

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The backbone of U.S. LawShield is its army of Independent Program Attorneys. Members receive exclusive access to the U.S. LawShield AttorneyResponse 365 24/7/365 emergency hotline, where lawyers answer every call immediately. “Our attorneys are well-versed in state-specific gun laws and Second Amendment legislation, and they answer more than 2,000 calls every month from people in crisis across the country,” said Hermosa.

“Our passion is educating consumers and advocating for lawful self-defense. The folks who choose to carry firearms and lawfully defend themselves deserve the unrivaled safeguarding U.S. LawShield provides,” Hermosa stated. “Our values and vision have positioned us to deliver the best solutions in the industry, and sustained growth is on our horizon.”

Throughout the company’s history, U.S. LawShield has remained true to its core premise of Preserving Freedom for Good.

“Protecting folks from the potential of injustices in our legal system after acts of self-defense is critically important as more Americans choose to own firearms lawfully,” said Hermosa. “We’re proud to educate our members in self-defense law and empower them to handle life-threatening situations with confidence.”


About U.S. LawShield

Since 2009, the mission of U.S. LawShield remains unchanged. We believe in Preserving Freedom for Good™ by educating our 700,000+ members and 6,000+ facility partners in self-defense law; empowering them to handle critical, life-threatening situations with confidence; protecting them from potential injustices in the legal system after acts of self-defense, and challenging the status quo regarding the affordability of legal defense. Our higher purpose is to create a united community of responsible individuals who believe in liberty and the inalienable right of self-defense.

For more information on U.S. LawShield and its legal defense for self-defense programs, visit the website at www.uslawshield.com.

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Jen Psaki: ‘We’ve increased disinformation research and tracking’~Surgeon General MURTHY: ‘Misinformation’ Poses ‘Imminent and Insidious Threat’

Rumble — White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki on July 15: "We are in regular touch with these social media platforms, and those engagements typically happen through members of our senior staff, but also members of our COVID-19 team," Psaki said. "We've increased disinformation research and tracking within the surgeon general's office," Psaki said. "We're flagging problematic posts for Facebook that spread disinformation. We're working with doctors and medical professionals to connect medical experts who are popular with our audiences with accurate information and boost trusted content—so we are helping get trusted content out there."

Jen Psaki defending action to journalist Peter Doocy on July 16:

"There’s no secret list, I will tell you that these are people who were sharing information on public platforms on Facebook. Information that is traveling is inaccurate. Our biggest concern here — and I frankly think it should be your biggest concern — is the number of people who are dying around the country because they’re getting misinformation that is leading them to not take a vaccine,” Psaki deflected.

Peter Doocy asked about people being concerned that the govt was scrutinizing their posts

“They’re more concerned about that than people dying across the country because of a pandemic where misinformation is traveling on social media platforms? That feels unlikely me. If you have the data to back that up, I’m happy to discuss it,” Psaki added.

What is the data that show people died because they read a Facebook post?

Rumble — Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jen Psaki and Surgeon General Dr. Vivek H. Murthy, July 15, 2021

"Today, I issued a Surgeon General’s Advisory on the dangers of health misinformation. Surgeon General Advisories are reserved for urgent public health threats. And while those threats have often been related to what we eat, drink, and smoke, today we live in a world where misinformation poses an imminent and insidious threat to our nation’s health."

Transcript: https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/press-briefings/2021/07/15/press-briefing-by-press-secretary-jen-psaki-and-surgeon-general-dr-vivek-h-murthy-july-15-2021/

SEE ALSO: Surgeon General Expects More Mask Mandates in Areas With Low Vax Rates

https://thenewamerican.com/surgeon-general-expects-more-mask-mandates-in-areas-with-low-vax-rates

AND: Will The Biden Regime Call Second Amendment Activism Misinformation?

https://www.ammoland.com/2021/07/will-the-biden-regime-call-second-amendment-activism-misinformation/

Rumble — Jason Miller, CEO of Gettr.com, gives The Real Story on if Big Tech will abide by the drive of the Biden administration.

War on Free Speech: Indivisible Trains Digital Army to Target ‘Right-Wing Disinformation’

BY RENEE NAL

SEE: https://rairfoundation.com/war-on-free-speech-indivisible-trains-digital-army-to-target-right-wing-disinformation/;

republished below in full unedited for informational, educational & research purposes:

“…thousands of volunteers are getting the training and the tools they need to shift the narratives in their own communities.”

The subversive left-wing group Indivisible is hyping a “massive” effort deceptively called the “Truth Brigade”. Ironically, the idea of the “Truth Brigade” is to unleash an army of trained activists posing as regular social media users to “counter right disinformation”.

The speech-suppressing campaign comes as no surprise to RAIR Foundation USA, who has been sounding the alarm of the left’s ongoing obsession with “de-platforming” Americans or censoring ideas that counter their narrative.

According to a statement on Indivisible’s website, the initiative began as “a pilot program ahead of the 2020 election.” Participants in the program learn how to respond to wrongthink by “training on how to write compelling, positive, persuasive messages in their own voices on a given issue, using tested techniques.”

According to the email, “…every two weeks, volunteers receive careful explainers about the latest issues and work on a campaign tailored to push back against messaging trends from bad actors.”

“The Truth Brigade is our answer to the right-wing disinformation machine,” Indivisible, a “Partner” of Hillary Clinton’s “Onward Together,” tells their supporters in an email dated July 16, 2021.

The email continues:

“Research shows that one of the best ways to counter disinformation is through interactions with real people in your network — so thousands of volunteers are getting the training and the tools they need to shift the narratives in their own communities.”

Imagine if heavily-funded leftist activists such as Indivisible were forced to actually defend their own positions?

Here is the text of their email:

Big news! We recently publicly launched a massive volunteer program to counter right-wing disinformation: the Truth Brigade. You may have seen this campaign featured in the Washington PostForbes, and other outlets — we’ve been running a pilot program for several months that has already engaged 4,750 people, driving posts that together generated over 82 million impressions on social media.

Now, because the stakes are so high, we’re taking this plan public and expanding even further, as the right-wing continues their crusade to poison the discourse and undermine our democracy. Read on for more details, or click here to fund all the support we’re giving to this crucial team and all the rest of our work for a more democratic future.

How does the Truth Brigade work?

The Truth Brigade is our answer to the right-wing disinformation machine. Research shows that one of the best ways to counter disinformation is through interactions with real people in your network — so thousands of volunteers are getting the training and the tools they need to shift the narratives in their own communities.

We provide resources on best practices, from how to structure messages to understanding how social media amplifies lies. Then, every two weeks, volunteers receive careful explainers about the latest issues and work on a campaign tailored to push back against messaging trends from bad actors. And leaders are constantly evaluating success to build more effective campaigns.

Just like all our work, it’s guided by experts who monitor right-wing circles, follow the spread of disinformation, and build tested tactics to fight back. And it’s powered by real volunteers, channeling their anger into action to protect our democracy.

How can I help?

As the Truth Brigade keeps expanding and taking on ever-bigger enemies, we’re still pitching in the resources it takes to make sure everyone is ready to fight disinformation. That means our organizers, social media experts, and policy specialists are working with volunteers all the time. It means we’re keeping our own digital tools up to date and staying aware of changes in social media trends. And it means we’re always monitoring the latest messaging from the right-wing and how disinformation is spreading.

This is just one part of how we’re working to protect our democracy and counter the onslaught of bad-faith right-wing talking points. And all this work relies on grassroots funding to make it possible. You can help us keep it going by donating $10 to support the Truth Brigade, resist the right-wing agenda, and fund all our work.

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Programs like the Truth Brigade are exactly what this movement has always been about — from employing best practices in pressuring elected officials to best practices in countering disinformation, Indivisibles show time and time again that you’re ready to fight the fights that matter. Your support is what makes it all happen — thank you.

In solidarity,
Indivisible Team

 

Senior military officers sign letter expressing concern over the direction of the U.S.

Rumble — A group of more than 120 retired military officers sound an alert that there is an influential Marxist movement taking hold in the U.S., which they say poses a threat to the American people. One America’s senior investigative reporter Scott Wheeler has more.

WHEN BIDEN’S “STRIKE FORCES” COME TO YOUR HOME TO PROPAGANDIZE YOU WITH THE NEED FOR VACCINES, OR THREATEN YOU WITH MEDICAL APARTHEID, TAPE THIS TO YOUR FRONT DOOR OR WINDOW

DO NOT LET THEM GAIN ENTRY TO YOUR HOME

IGNORE THEM LIKE YOU WOULD IGNORE JEHOVAH WITNESSES, SALESPERSONS, SOLICITATIONS, ETC

__________________________________________________________________________________

WARNING: NO TRESPASSING

YOU ARE TRESPASSING ON A PRIVATE RESIDENCE WHICH IS PROTECTED BY FEDERAL & STATE CONSTITUTIONS & LOCAL LAWS.

YOU HAVE NOT ASKED FOR, AND WE HAVE NOT GRANTED PERMISSION FOR YOU TO ENTER UPON OUR PROPERTY, BOTH INSIDE AND OUTSIDE WITHIN ITS BOUNDARY LINES.

YOU MUST LEAVE OUR PROPERTY IMMEDIATELY, OR ELSE BE REPORTED TO THE AUTHORITIES.

IF YOU INSIST THAT YOU HAVE EVERY RIGHT TO INVADE OUR PREMISES BASED ON ILLEGAL MANDATES AND NOT PERTINENT LAWS AS THEY EXIST, YOU MUST PRODUCE A COURT WARRANT OR SHOW CAUSE ORDER, DELIVERED IN THE PROPER MANNER TO US AND/OR OUR LEGAL REPRESENTATIVE.

IF YOU HAVE INTENTIONS OF DEMANDING THAT YOU ENTER OUR HOME TO QUESTION US, RE-EDUCATE US, ADMINISTER VACCINE OR NON-VACCINE COVID-19 INJECTIONS, PERSUADE US TO COMPLY WITH SAID ILLEGAL MANDATES, OR EMPLOY ANY AND ALL USES OF FORCE, WE WILL INTERPRET YOUR ACTIONS AS A GROSS VIOLATION OF THE U.S. CONSITUTION, THE STATE CONSTITUTION, AND ANY OTHER APPLICABLE LAW.

DISPLAYS OF FORCE, EITHER BY WIELDING OR OPERATING FIREARMS, BREAKING AND ENTERING, DAMAGING OUR HOME OR GROUNDS, USE OF SONIC WEAPONS SUCH AS “LRADS”, STATIONING POLICE, OTHER AGENTS SUCH AS APPOINTED HEALTH DEPARTMENT EMPLOYEES AND/OR FEDERAL & STATE AGENTS AROUND OR UPON OUR PROPERTY WILL BE INTERPRETED AS AN ACT OF WAR & WILL BE MET WITH APPROPRIATE ACTIONS TO PROTECT OUR LIVES & PROPERTY AS DEEMED NECESSARY AS PER THE LAWS OF SELF-DEFENSE.

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SEE ALSO: FACTS ON YOUR RIGHT TO REFUSE COVID-19 VACCINATIONS:

 https://www.cchfreedom.org/files/files/Right%20to%20Refuse%20Vaccination%20FINAL%20June%2017%202021.pdf

What Should You Do If a “Vaccine Strike Force” Knocks on Your Door?~Senator Rand Paul Says Don’t Answer~Kathleen Sebelius wants “medical apartheid” implemented

Sen. Paul to door-knocking vaccinators: ‘Don’t come knocking on my door’

Rumble — In an exclusive interview, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) tells One America News what he's doing to fight against Joe Biden's COVID-19 policies. One America's John Hines has more.

Kathleen Sebelius wants you to be separated from your children if you refuse to get “vaccinated” for covid

BY ETHAN HUFF

SEE: https://www.naturalnews.com/2021-07-16-kathleen-sebelius-separated-children-refuse-vaccinated-covid.html;

republished below in full unedited for informational, educational & research purposes:

(Natural News) The former head of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under Barack Hussein Obama is pushing the narrative that parents who refuse Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19) “vaccines” should be forcibly separated from their children and denied employment.

Kathleen Sebelius spoke with CNN the other day to explain how she believes that full medical fascism is the only way to bring about a “new normal” in which the only people in America who are afforded rights under the Constitution are those who agree to roll up their sleeves and get injected for Chinese Germs.

“We’re in a situation where we have a wildly effective vaccine, multiple choices, lots available, free of charge, and we have folks who are just saying I won’t do it,” Sebelius complained during the “OutFront” segment.

“I think that it’s time to say to those folks, it’s fine if you don’t choose to get vaccinated. You may not come to work. You may not have access to a situation where you’re going to put my grandchildren in jeopardy. Where you might kill them, or you might put them in a situation where they’re going to carry the virus to someone in a high-risk position.”

Since the vaccines apparently do not work, those who foolishly took them are now living in even more fear over a dreaded “variant” like the “Indian delta” strain taking over their bodies and killing them. This is why they are now lashing out like wild hyenas against other human beings who chose to leave their bodies and immune systems alone.

Sebelius is one such hyena who wants to deny everyone who just said no to experimental drugs from Tony Fauci, and the government access to their children, jobs and society in general. Everyone who decides to live their lives as nature intended must be locked away at home forever, Sebelius insists.

“That’s, I think the point where we are, freedom is one thing, but freedom when you harm others like secondhand smoke and issues that we’ve dealt with very clearly in the past — you can’t drive drunk,” Sebelius further stated, comparing unvaccinated people to drunk drivers.

“You can drink, but you can’t drive drunk because you can injure other people. You can’t smoke inside of a public place where you can give cancer to someone else in spite of their never having been a smoker.”

Democrats like Kathleen Sebelius are chomping at the bit for medical apartheid

Should Sebelius get her way, there will soon be two Americas: One in which all vaccinated people are allowed to live their lives as normal, and another where all unvaccinated people are treated like second-class citizens – medical apartheid that only deranged fascists like Sebelius could ever think is normal or acceptable.

“So, I think we’re reaching that point in the United States where those of us who are vaccinated, I want to take off my mask,” Sebelius went on to complain.

“I want to be able to live my life with vaccination, and right now, I’m being impinged on by people who say I don’t want to get vaccinated. It’s fine. I want them to maybe have a limitation on where they can go and who they can possibly infect.”

CNN of course closed out the segment by thanking Sebelius for her “wisdom,” apparently endorsing her particular brand of medical fascism. We now know what CNN plans to impose upon us all if it gets its way in the coming months.

The latest news about the hysterics of vaccine-worshipping leftists like Kathleen Sebelius can be found at Libtards.news.

Sources for this article include:

Breitbart.com

NaturalNews.com

Trump Slams Biden’s Weak-Kneed Response to Communism

Trump EVISCERATES Biden's Weak-Kneed Response to Communist Oppression in Cuba

BY TYLER O'NEIL

SEE: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/tyler-o-neil/2021/07/15/trump-eviscerates-bidens-weak-kneed-response-to-communist-oppression-in-cuba-n1462229;

republished below in full unedited for informational, educational & research purposes:

On Thursday, former President Donald Trump slammed the Biden administration’s unwillingness to condemn the communist oppression in Cuba by name. While President Joe Biden rightly supported the freedom fighters who took to the streets in Cuba, he did not mention communism or socialism in his denunciation of “Cuba’s authoritarian regime.” On Wednesday, White House Press Secretary refused to condemn communism by name, instead referring to the Cuban government’s “mismanagement.”

Trump mentioned communism in his very first sentence.

“The proud people of Cuba are desperate to be free from the iron boot heel of the Island’s wicked Communist Regime,” the former president wrote. “These incredible warriors for freedom risk everything to take to the streets in their quest for freedom. I stand in total solidarity with the freedom fighters in Cuba and the brave Cuban Americans who have watched their families suffer in the motherland at the hands of this heartless and brutal regime.”

Recommended[WATCH] Psaki Refuses to Condemn Communism by Name

Then Trump turned to the Biden administration’s fecklessness.

“The Biden Administration’s refusal to forcefully condemn Communism and the Cuban Communist Regime is a national travesty,” the former president declared. “The Biden Administration’s ludicrous suggestion that the Cubans are protesting government mismanagement—not brutal Communist oppression—is an insult to every Cuban patriot who has suffered, been imprisoned, or died in pursuit of freedom.”

“Today’s Democrat Party is so far left they can’t even take a stand against violent Communism,” Trump declared. “Many are Communists themselves!”

While many Cuban freedom fighters rally around the American flag as a symbol of freedom, many on the Left are demonizing the flag as a symbol of racism. Nikole Hannah-Jones, founder of the discredited 1619 Project, praised the Cuban communist regime for supposedly getting rid of racism. Black Lives Matter gave a statement supporting Cuba and blaming the United States for the protests. Meanwhile, the Biden administration, which rushed to accept asylum seekers on the southern border, has announced that Cuban asylum seekers would get turned away from the U.S. and resettled in a third country.

Some of Biden’s allies have praised Cuba.

“Cuba has solved some very important problems,” Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), who supported Biden after he lost the Democratic primary, said in 1989. “I did not see a hungry child. I did not see any homeless people. Cuba today not only has free health care but very high-quality health care.”

During the 2020 campaign, Sanders said, “When Fidel Castro came into office, you know what he did? He had a massive literacy program. Is that a bad thing, even though Fidel Castro did it?” He also suggested that the Cuban people didn’t remove Castro from power because “he educated their kids, gave them health care, totally transformed the society, you know?” In reality, the counter-revolution against Castro failed because the Cuban dictator silenced dissidents via firing squad.

Biden partially won the 2020 Democratic primary because Democrats feared that Sanders would win, so they coalesced around the more “moderate” alternative. Yet Biden lurched to the Left during the campaign, reversing his decades-long support for the Hyde Amendment, echoing Sanders’ rhetoric on universal health care — even though he did not support the Medicare for All proposal — and supporting more big-government social programs.

Trump lamented that he does not get another chance to implement his strategic vision for freedom in the Western Hemisphere.

“As President, I advanced a strategic vision in which the people of Cuba, Venezuela, and Nicaragua would be free, and that the Western Hemisphere would be the first fully free hemisphere in all of human history,” Trump wrote. “The Biden Administration is squandering a historic opportunity to stand for freedom and human rights in our home region. The Biden Administration is betraying the freedom-loving people of Cuba. I fought for Cuba, they didn’t.”

Former President Barack Obama took steps to normalize relations with Cuba, restoring diplomatic ties and expanding trade, but Trump reversed course, hitting the communist regime with new sanctions. Biden pledged to ease the sanctions, but the protests may lead him to reconsider. Meanwhile, some Democrats are demanding Biden lift the sanctions.

RecommendedCommunism Solved Racism in Cuba, 1619 Project Founder Claimed

Trump shares none of the Biden administration’s squeamishness when it comes to condemning communism.

How the Air Force Academy Makes the Disloyal Military Leaders of Tomorrow~Brainwashing the men and women who protect America to hate and destroy it

BY DANIEL GREENFIELD

SEE: https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/2021/07/how-air-force-academy-makes-disloyal-military-daniel-greenfield/;

republished below in full unedited for informational, educational & research purposes:

[Editor's note: The article below is a new edition of our Disloyal Military series. To learn about our 3-Part Series on the Disloyal Military, Progressive Fascists and Racist Mayors, CLICK HERE.]

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical Left and Islamic terrorism.

In 2007, Mark Milley, then a mere colonel, was being interviewed about his experiences by Lynne Chandler Garcia. Now Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Milley is defending critical race theory while Garcia, an associate professor at the Air Force Academy, teaches it.

The woman described by one student as "the worst professor I've had" back when she was teaching logic for the philosophy department at a community college recently came forward with a Washington Post op-ed announcing her enthusiasm for injecting Marxism into the Air Force.

"I teach critical race theories to our nation’s future military leaders because it is vital that cadets understand the history of the racism that has shaped both foreign and domestic policy,” the historically illiterate logic teacher wrote.

Garcia, whose bio states that she holds “military secret clearance”, is promoting a Marxist ideology in her “Politics, American Government, and National Security" course. The curriculum lists her course, which implicitly attacks the existence of America, as a ”contributor to the development and assessment of the National Security of the American Republic”.

The Air Force Academy admitted that “some elements from CRT canon are included in the course to encourage critical thinking" (another academic term for Marxism), but claimed that critical race theory is not "endorsed by the institution as institutional doctrine.”

It has however been endorsed every other way.

The disloyal military leaders of tomorrow are being shaped in the corrupted Academy of today.

As the BLM race riots devastated American cities, former superintendent Jay Silveria, who had been handpicked by former Air Force Chief of Staff David Goldfein to head the Academy, told students that it was "a time to acknowledge that disparities exist in our nation and within our Force, and that we must all be willing to talk about the realities of social injustice."

Outside the world of Marxist wokeness “disparities” are the result of individual choices, talents, dedication and so forth, and in America have nothing to do with racism, since institutional racism was outlawed by the Civil Rights Act almost 60 years ago.

Silveria was echoing his boss’ call for outrage over George Floyd’s drug overdose death and his claims that America was somehow racist. Along with his push for a review of racial disparities.

“We have to acknowledge we have racism, we have bias,” Silveria insisted. That’s one man’s ideologically shaped opinion, but do our military recruits have to have that drummed into them by a community college logic teacher who lacks any credentials for making pronouncements that defame the country her institution and its students are supposed to be defending?

Like much of the military, the Air Force Academy was subjected to "critical conversations" that Silvera claimed would help those like him who were "confused, angry and need to discuss what is going on in our nation."

In July, the academy's football team and coaches – more authorities on things they don’t know - released a video supporting Black Lives Matter.

“Educate yourself on the role that race plays in our history,” a white coach demanded. "It’s time for me to recognize my bias," another white coach confessed.

"Black lives have not been and are not treated as equals in our society," players and coaches angrily chanted the mantra of critical race theory racists. "It’s not enough for us to be not racist. It’s time to be anti-racist."  This sentence is ideological garbage straight out of Ibram X Kendi’s racist book How To Be An Anti-Racist, which according to the leftist Kendi is by agreeing with him. Literally.

Superintendent Silveria did not condemn the video in which Academy employees used an official social media account to push a partisan racist message. Instead, he doubled down on critical race theory, falsely claiming that "across our Nation, we are also grappling with an outpouring of emotion and outrage over systemic racism and social injustice." To repeat. systemic racism was outlawed by the 1964 Civil Rights Act. If it exists, it’s illegal and there would be lawsuits collecting damages. If it exists, where are those lawsuits?

Instead of disciplining the coaches involved, he issued a memo to improve "diversity and inclusion" and falsely claimed that "systemic racism exists in our society" affecting "identity groups" based "on race, ethnicity, age, gender", and "sexual orientation."

Systemic racism can’t and does not exist except in a program like “affirmative action” which had to get a pass from the Supreme Court precisely because it is illegal. And yet the leadership of the Air Force Academy insisted on brainwashing future military leaders with Marxist lies.

“The Black Lives Matter movement is important and I understand the purpose and the oppression behind the movement,” Silvera told the Journal of Character and Leadership Development.

The Center for Character and Leadership Development, once tasked with inculcating ethics and purpose, was leading those “critical conversations” about racism based on disparities that are the results of inequalities that exist in all racial groups. And of course the epidemic of anti-white racism, the most prominent form of ignorant bigotry abroad today.

This year, a professor at the Center wrote an article in the journal calling not for a "post-racial mindset", but an "inherently anti-racism mindset" where “anti-racism” means accepting delusional fantasies of America as “white supremacist” society, when the opposite is the case. In the real world eight racial groups “of color” have greater incomes than whites, which would be impossible in the fantasy world that the Air Force Academy now claims exists.

Another article by two professors contended that "American freedom... is unequal and differentiated, especially by race, ethnicity, gender" and urged that the military should not be an apolitical institution but that the role of military leaders should be to help soldiers "understand and confront'' political debates. Otherwise "American military leaders may miss an opportunity to contribute constructively to a national debate on these important matters."

The military serves its national purpose when it is a killing machine superior to that of our enemies. Turning it into a social experiment kaffeeklatsch undermines its only legitimate purpose and makes us vulnerable to our enemies whose societies are the most oppressive and racist on earth.

The military and its leaders are being reshaped to serve the malignant purposes of our most determined enemies.

The USAFA once encouraged cadets to see themselves as part of something larger. Now it undermines that unity and cohesion with sessions that promote the "Native American Experience" and the "African-American Experience" urging those who "identify" with the group to segregate themselves by race and complain about their status within the military.

The identity politics rot continued as Silvera stepped down and was replaced by Superintendent Richard M. Clark. Just as Goldfein had made way for Brown, the first black Air Force Chief of Staff, Clark would be the first black superintendent of the Air Force Academy.

Clark described his son going to a BLM protest and suggested that much of the Air Force might feel the same way. “There’s probably an anger that we don’t even know about," he suggested.

It was ugly and dangerously inappropriate language for a senior military leader to use.

Instead of using his appointment as evidence of the country’s incredible opportunities for those like him, the new superintendent was carrying on the tradition of trashing America as racist

Earlier this year, the Air Force Academy announced that it was opening a special Diversity and Inclusion Reading Room in the McDermott Library in response to Floyd’s drug overdose death and the accompanying Black Lives Matter riots. The reading room boasted a post-it board encouraging students to jot down what diversity meant to them.

The McDermott Library already offers copies of Ibram X. Kendi's How To Be An Anti-Racist and Stamped From the Beginning, along with Ta-Nehisi Coates' rabidly racist screed, Between The World And Me, which demonized the police officers and firefighters who died to rescue trapped Americans on 9/11 as "not human to me", and described black crime as entirely the fault of whites.

Also available is Race Course Against White Supremacy, a book by domestic terrorists Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn. Ayers actually bombed the Pentagon, and described it in his memoir in these words:  “Everything was absolutely ideal. … The sky was blue. The birds were singing. And the bastards were finally going to get what was coming to them.”

The book by a domestic terrorist who bombed the Pentagon and invented the term “white skin privilege falsely claims that “the United States was conceived as a white supremacist nation” and “remains fundamentally dedicated to structures, institutions, and ideologies that construct and enforce white domination.”

The transformation of the Air Force Academy into just another radical campus has confused and angered many of its alumni who remember a very different institution. And it was different.

The United States Air Force Academy faculty had been made up exclusively of military officers for generations. That helped protect the USAFA from the academic decay of most colleges. But in 1994, a Democrat Congress forced the academy to integrate “civilian faculty”. Like the intellectually challenged and ideologically warped, Garcia.

While many students and faculty initially resisted the civilian academics, the radicals began to inject their leftist politics into the classroom and used them to sow dissension in the military ranks. Service branch academies, once fundamentally different from civilian colleges, are coming to resemble the campuses and curriculums of any left-wing college.

Air Force Academy courses like Class, Race, and Ethnicity in Society, and Gender, Sexuality, and Society, offer familiar narratives attacking Martin Luther King’s vision of a colorblind society as racist, and promoting the racist idea of skin privilege. And while it's not surprising to see identity politics embedded into English and Behavioral Science, the "socio-cultural" element in USAFA's History department is almost as bad with students being asked to analyze WW1 through the lenses of "colonialism, race" and "gender".

Race, gender, and class are a constant academic theme at USAFA. And race and gender are linked to leadership and accomplishment when it comes to ethics and values.

Lynne Chandler Garcia is not an outlier. She’s just one of the few civilian professors to go public outside Air Force circles about what’s really going on at the Air Force Academy.

Each Democrat administration has added another building block to the crisis that has decimated the integrity and allegiances of the Air Force Academy and much of the rest of the military.

The Clinton administration and its allies in Congress helped put the likes of Garcia and other leftist radicals in USAFA classrooms. The Academy hands out copies of Attitudes Aren't Free: Thinking Deeply about Diversity in the US Armed Forces, a text from the Obama administration, which promoted radical gender and racial ideas, including “privilege”, into the military.

Tragically, for our nation, the Biden administration is continuing Clinton and Obama’s destruction of the military.

The disloyal military leadership is composed of some careerists who have learned to tell Democrat administrations what they want to hear and incorporate all their social agendas.

But others are the products of a military academic system that is as broken and corrupt as our civilian colleges, which have become one-party Marxist institutions.

When Garcia boasts of teaching "critical race theories to our nation’s future military leaders”, she’s taking pride in weakening the defenses of a country she hates.

The disloyal military leaders of tomorrow will be the products of Garcia’s classes, and political indoctrination sessions like them.

Better military leadership begins with restoring the integrity of the Air Force Academy and all service branch academies. Our country is barely surviving woke government and woke corporations, it will not survive the disloyal military leaders of a woke military.

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SEE: 

Rep. Green Demands Removal of Lynne Chandler García from Teaching Position at U.S. Air Force Academy

https://markgreen.house.gov/_cache/files/0/6/0678f814-cf07-4c78-ab94-f82ca601d5b5/F506EB8ACDCCC9F84BD2B7CDFA4CA116.rep-markgreen-letter-to-sec-air-force---crt.pdf

CDC whistleblowers say covid vaccines have already killed 50,000 Americans

BY ETHAN HUFF

SEE: https://www.naturalnews.com/2021-07-14-cdc-whistleblowers-covid-vaccines-killed-50000-americans.html;

republished below in full unedited for informational, educational & research purposes:

(Natural News) Dr. Peter McCullough, one of the most highly cited physicians on the early treatment of the Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19), has put out an explosive new video claiming that Wuhan Flu shots have already killed more than 50,000 Americans.

Calling the so-called “vaccine” a “bioweapon,” along with the Chinese Virus itself, Dr. McCullough alleges that the entire plandemic is a form of bioterrorism against the people, its purpose to cull and depopulate a great many of them.

“As this, in a sense, bioterrorism phase one was rolled out, it was really all about keeping the population in fear and in isolation and preparing them to accept the vaccine, which appears to be phase two of a bioterrorism operation,” McCullough stated during a recent webinar with German attorney Reiner Fuellmich and several other doctors.

“Both the respiratory virus and the vaccine delivered to the human body the spike protein, the gain of function target of this bioterrorism research.”

McCullough’s video is available for viewing at this link.

Hundreds of thousands of lives could have been saved with treatments for covid that were banned by the government

During the talk, McCullough made the bold claim that at least three whistleblowers, two of them from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), have confirmed that the true number of deaths caused by Fauci Flu shots is considerably higher than what the official numbers show.

Since VAERS (Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System) only captures maybe one percent of all adverse events that actually occur, it is likely that the true count is orders of magnitude higher than what is being reported.

“Fifty-thousand deaths,” McCullough stated. “So, we actually have more deaths due to the vaccine per day than certainly the viral illness by far. It’s basically propagandized bioterrorism by injection.”

According to VAERS, there have been 5,993 officially reported deaths from Chinese Virus injections. If this accounts for just one percent of all actual deaths, then the true death count is actually closer to 600,000, though this cannot be proven.

Meanwhile, 600,000 people are said to have died after testing “positive” for the Wuhan Flu, and McCullough says that at least 85 percent of these deaths could have been prevented had the government allowed for early treatment with drugs like hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) and ivermectin.

“Instead, people were told to stay home and not return to the hospital unless their symptoms got worse, such as severe breathing problems,” reports Algora. “By then it was too late for many. They were placed on ventilators and died.”

“The vast majority of doctors jumped in lockstep to follow these erroneous ‘guidelines’ handed down by the World Health Organization and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. Those guidelines neglected to place any focus on the treatment of sick patients and, from the beginning, as early as April 2020, started emphasizing the need for a vaccine as the only real hope of beating back the virus.”

According to McCullough, everything the government and public health figureheads suggested or mandated throughout the plandemic only made things worse. Suppressing proven treatments (i.e., HCQ and ivermectin) while pushing unproven ones (i.e., “vaccines”) is a recipe for mass death and destruction, which is exactly what we are now witnessing with the emergence of “variants.”

These variants are nothing more than adverse events caused by the vaccines themselves, and yet the media and government are blaming the “unvaccinated” for their spread, which is certifiably false.

McCullough is working hard to change the public’s view of the jabs, noting that many are now experiencing vaccine regret after having foolishly taken the injection.

More of the latest news about Chinese Virus deception can be found at Pandemic.news.

Sources for this article include:

Algora.com

NaturalNews.com

LUDLOW, MASS. Middle school staff grooms kids to be “transgender”; changes their names, and hides it from parents

SEE: https://www.massresistance.org/docs/gen4/21b/Ludlow-MA-middle-school/Trans-agenda-targeting-kids/index.html;

republished below in full unedited for informational, educational & research purposes:

Preferred pronouns. Banning the term ‘boys and girls.’ And more.

Part 7 in our series. (See Parts 1-6 here.)

July 15, 2021
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Transgender indoctrination begins: Notice on classroom door from librarian and two other staff members instructs kids to have "respect and tolerance" for the LGBT agenda.

The insane idea of “transgenderism” – that a person was “born as the wrong body” and therefore must “change” it – is now being foisted on middle school students (ages 11-13). What is going on? How does this happen? What you are about to read is ghastly. But it is now frighteningly common across America.

As we described in previous sections, in late 2019 and early 2020 the Baird Middle School in Ludlow, MA, became a center of controversy when a teacher (and some parents) exposed the graphic sexual, homosexual, and transgender themed books in the library and classrooms. This was primarily the handiwork of the librarian (a weird cross-dressing woman) and her many allies on the staff. It was supported by the Principal, the Superintendent, and the School Board.

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The Baird Middle School librarian (at right).

Parents were very upset. But little did they know that this was just the beginning.

The gruesome “transgender lessons”

The COVID shutdowns kept the kids out of school for much of 2020. But late in the year the kids began coming back for a few days a week in shifts (which often changed). Teachers (and also guidance counselors) took advantage of that disruption to introduce radical “transgender” ideas to the kids.

Because of the changing COVID schedules, many of the kids began spending a lot of time in the library. According to several sources, the librarian often held “one-on-one” book talks with certain children. They were given special books to read and even suggestions of transgender-themed YouTube videos to watch. As one teacher pointed out, many of these are kids from troubled homes and were easy prey for such messages. The librarian also put up a prominent gay / transgender “safe space” sign outside the library door and (we were told) “unisex” signs on the boys’ and girls’ restrooms.

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Sign on the library door: "This is a safe and inclusive space for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students and their allies."

Teachers in the school, along with students, were instructed not to use the terms “boys” and “girls” because they were too gender-specific. A list of “alternatives” was posted with acceptable terms that could be used instead. (It was not universally supported; one teacher there resigned over this.)

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It went even farther. In their classrooms children were being told to decide their “preferred pronouns” (“him” or “her” – or something else!). One can imagine the psychological confusion that this bizarre concept brings to young minds. It is right out of lunatic “queer theory” and educators everywhere are buying into it.

Parents also discovered that some children were being persuaded by school staff, including guidance counselors, that they are truly “transgender.” For example, one girl said that because she likes doing some “boys” things like fishing, she was told that probably she really is a boy.

Assigning kids opposite-sex first names!

As children’s confusion grew, teachers were facilitating the trans indoctrination by calling them opposite-sex first names in class. For example, Jack would be called “Judy” and Sharon would be called “Steve” by the teacher - and also fellow students – and they began to accept it as reality. This happened with several children that we now know of. Because the school was doing this to them, the kids thought it was all right. But the school administration purposefully kept this information from the parents.

The Superintendent and Principal both approved of this vile tactic. In fact, they were prepared to officially change kids’ names on the school records “when the student is ready,” we were told – also without parents’ knowledge or input.

It’s hard for normal people to appreciate the depth of this toxic situation. Here is an example of an email that one of the Baird guidance counselors sent to the rest of the staff in early 2021, regarding a 11-year-old girl:

Subject: Michael [Last name] – Preferred name and pronouns

From: Marie-Claire Foley

Hi all,

Mary has a preferred name of Michael/Mike and preferred pronouns of he and his. He understands that there will be times that “Mary” and “she/her” slips out and he is fine with that.

Michael is still in the process of telling his parents and is requesting that school staff refer to him as Mary and use she/her pronouns with his parents and in written emails/letters home. When Michael has informed his parents of his preferred name and pronouns, we will change the name in the computer system if that is what he wishes to do at that time.

I explained to him that we understand this is a complicated process and we will be as supportive as possible – but may make mistakes from time to time.

Thanks,
Marie

Here's the email as it appeared in peoples' inboxes:

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More to come

It is hard for most of us to believe that people would do this to children - especially the teachers and guidance counselors in a middle school, with the full support of the Superintendent and Principal and even the School Board.

Unfortunately, most of us are very naive. It is now like this almost everywhere across the country (and beyond). What local schools are doing to vulnerable children is evil and criminal. But this isn’t the end of the story in Ludlow!

Next: The “transgenderism” gets exposed and the fight in Ludlow takes off - as MassResistance gets involved!

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Cuba: Communist Gov’t Uses Violence and Censorship, Blames Cubans in America for Protests

Cuba: Communist Gov’t Uses Violence and Censorship, Blames Cubans in America for Protests

BY C. MITCHELL SHAW

SEE: https://thenewamerican.com/cuba-communist-govt-uses-violence-and-censorship-blames-cubans-in-america-for-protests/;

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The communist government of Cuba has cracked down on the protests that began this past weekend, using violence to quell otherwise mostly peaceful demonstrations. It is now reported that a Cuban protester has died after police allegedly opened fire on a crowd of protesters. Many others have been arrested, including well-known dissidents, civil-rights activists, and artists.

On Wednesday, Daily Mail reported that police allegedly opened fire on a peaceful demonstration, killing 36-year-old Diubis Laurencio Tejeda. And an anti-government reporter was arrested live on TV. Waldo Herrera, a resident of the area where this took place, said, “I think the Communists have lost control, they won’t have a solution to this situation.”

Tejeda’s death was confirmed by the Orwellian-named Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Cuba, though it did not confirm reports that Tejeda died from a gunshot as security forces opened fire on a group of protesters. Daily Mail reported, “Hundreds had taken to streets in La Guinera, shouting slogans like ‘down with communism,’ and ‘freedom for the people of Cuba,’ according to two residents and video footage seen by Reuters.” The report also states that Herrera said some of the protesters started throwing rocks at security forces, who eventually responded with gunfire.

Social-media activist Dina Stars was arrested in the middle of an online video interview with Spain TV host Marta Flich on Tuesday. As she was discussing the protests with Flich, Stars was informed that security services were outside her home, demanding that she come out. She told Flich, “Security is out there,” adding, “I have to go out.” As she stood to go out, she said, “I make the government responsible for whatever happens to me.” She returned a few moments later to end the interview, saying she was being taken to police headquarters.

As the Daily Mail reported, “Additional footage posted on Twitter appears to show Stars being escorted by two police officers into a vehicle outside her building.”

It is not known whether Stars has been released or is still being held.

Others being held included dissident Guillermo Farinas, former political prisoner Jose Daniel Ferrer, and artist Luis Manuel Otero Alcantara.

Ss CNN reported, “The Movimiento San Isidro, which advocates for greater artistic expression in Cuba, published a list of activists that it said were believed to have been detained by authorities.” According to Spanish Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Albares, journalist Camila Acosta is among those detained or arrested. Albares has called for her release.

Furthermore, the heavy-handed communist government has been interrupting the Internet and blocking social media as a reaction to the protests. President (and Communist Party leader) Miguel Díaz-Canel has blamed the protests on Cubans in America, saying they have used social media to spark the protests and fan the flames.

Diaz-Canel made his claims about social-media posts from Cubans living in America during a nationally televised appearance Monday in which his entire Cabinet was present. “We’ve seen how the campaign against Cuba was growing on social media in the past few weeks,” he said, adding, “That’s the way it’s done — Try to create in conformity, dissatisfaction by manipulating emotions and feelings.”

A Tale of Two Protests: Cuba’s Anti-communist Demonstrations and America’s Pro-communist Riots

The contrast between the protests in Cuba and those in America is worth noting. The protests in Cuba are by people sick and tired of being crushed under the boot of communism and are marked by mostly peaceful demonstrations; those in America are by crybaby snowflakes sick and tired of living in a land of freedom and opportunity and — while often described as “mostly peaceful” by the liberal media — are marked by violence, looting, and vandalism. Cubans cry, “Freedom!” and “Fatherland and Life!” and — while crowding the street outside the Communist Party headquarters — “Cuba isn’t yours!” Antifa and BLM cry, “No Justice, No Peace!” “F**k the Police!” and “Burn it down!” while demanding the very communism from which Cubans cry to be free.

All of that is to say that when this writer describes the protests in Cuba as being mostly peaceful, it is not the same thing as the liberal media describing a BLM/Antifa riot as “mostly peaceful” as the fires of revolution burn in the background. In fact, it is almost the exact opposite.

Of course, there have been reports of Cuban protesters throwing rocks at government security forces there. But, frankly, that is to be expected; Cuba’s communist regime has a history of silencing all opposition by rounding people up, imprisoning them, and even executing them, all without anything approaching due process or a fair trial. So, far from the situation in the United States where BLM claims to live in fear of police while dancing on police cars, Cubans who dare challenge their tyrannical government have a legitimate reason to fear. That is why many thousands of them have — in the more than 60 years since Castro’s revolution plunged the former island paradise into a despotic hole of misery — crossed the sea to Florida in makeshift rafts unfit for calm waters, much less the ocean. Those Cubans risked their lives to escape a fate they seem to deem worse than death.

Cuba was seized in a revolution. The communist government there was born in violence; it will likely have to die in violence. So, if protesters who have gathered peacefully to demand that the communists loosen the reins find themselves being arrested and dragged off as political prisoners, perhaps they can be forgiven for throwing a few rocks at security forces.

Here in America, we can only pray for the true liberation of Cuba and that God saves us from a similar fate.

Loudoun County, VIRGINIA Churches Obeying God Rather Than Virginia

BY MARK TAPSCOTT

SEE: https://pjmedia.com/culture/marktapscott/2021/07/15/loudoun-county-churches-obeying-god-rather-than-virginia-n1462074;

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It happened in Jerusalem and it was the greatest blow struck in the ancient world on behalf of the establishment of individual liberty when Peter and the other apostles replied to the order of the Jewish authorities to shut up about the recently executed Jesus.

“We must obey God rather than men,” they said, according to Acts 5:29.

There is nothing else said or done in the ancient world, not in Rome or Athens or anywhere else, that so clearly established that the state is not the ultimate authority and is in fact subordinate to God.

You want to trace the path that led to the “inalienable rights” of the Declaration of Independence? You gotta start with this courageous statement by Peter and the other apostles.

Of course, shortly after uttering those words, the apostles were flogged for their efforts to proclaim that Jesus Christ had been crucified dead and buried, then resurrected as proof that He is exactly what He claimed to be, God Incarnate.

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The state never gives up its presumption of ultimate authority easily and those floggings were succeeded by a dreary succession down through the centuries of persecution, including far more cruel and horrific beheadings, burnings at the stake, and drawing and quartering of Christians who refused to bow down to any but the sovereign Lord.

They don’t face such severe trials in Loudoun County, Virginia, not yet anyway, but Christians there must cope with a new law that constitutes nothing short of official persecution. And they are doing something about it, going to court to challenge the Virginia Values Act (VVA) in the Loudoun County Circuit Court. The case is Calvary Road Baptist Church v. Herring.

What is so bad about the VVA? According to Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), whose lawyers are in court on behalf of a coalition of local churches and faith-based groups, the VVA, the law:

Compels churches, religious schools, and Christian ministries to hire employees who do not share their stated beliefs on marriage, sexuality, and gender identity. A companion law requires the ministries and others like them to include in employee health care plans coverage for sex reassignment and “gender-affirming” surgeries that run contrary to their beliefs. It also prohibits the ministries from offering sex-specific classes for parenting, Christian discipleship, and sports.

The VVA’s most prominent advocate is Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, the liberal Democrat made famous for his collegiate exploits wearing blackface on campus social occasions. Were Northam a Republican who did those things, he would no longer be Virginia’s chief executive, having been run out of office by Cancel Culture’s cacophony of enforcers of contemporary secular progressive orthodoxy.

The ADF barristers have quite an enviable record on behalf of religious freedom, having won 12 significant Supreme Court victories in recent years. They sound confident about this case, too:

“Religious organizations are free to make employment decisions without fear of government punishment, yet a Virginia law is violating this protected freedom by requiring them to abandon their beliefs or pay a devastating price,” ADF Senior Counsel Denise Harle said in a statement announcing the suit against the VVA.

“Virginia communities benefit greatly from the services provided by churches and faith-based schools and nonprofits, and the commonwealth must respect their right—just like anyone else’s—to continue operating by their own internal policies and codes of conduct about life, marriage, and sexuality,” she continued.

Similarly, ADF’s Kevin Theriot, who is vice president of ADF’s Center for Life, declared in the same statement:

Being able to freely live and work according to one’s beliefs is fundamental to who we are as Americans and is protected by the Constitution. What we’re seeing in Virginia, however, are government officials trying to control churches and religious groups and force them to abandon their convictions. The commonwealth has no business dictating how a faith-based organization should handle its employment decisions.

As it happens, there is no predicting how a Virginia state court will rule on such issues these days, but if ADF takes this one to the federal level, odds are quite positive, thanks in no small part to a recent decision by the federal Appeals Court for the Seventh Circuit in Chicago.

There, the judges reversed an appellate panel’s prior decision against the Archbishop of Chicago and Saint Andrew the Apostle Parish in Calumet City, Illinois. The lower court had agreed the Catholic church could not fire former music director Sandor Demkovich.

Demkovich claimed he was terminated because he is gay and married to another gay man, and that he was the victim of a hostile work environment stemming from the same factors.

Demkovich lost because the court ruled, a ruling in his favor “would not only undercut a religious organization’s constitutionally protected relationship with its ministers, but also cause civil intrusion into, and excessive entanglement with, the religious sphere.” The kind of intrusion and entanglement that is barred by the First Amendment.

“Worship is sacred. That’s why worship leaders who select and perform elements of worship are ministers of the faith, conveying its teachings to the faithful,” said Daniel Blomberg, senior counsel at the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, which also has an enviable litigation record on behalf of religious freedom.

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“That’s also why the church — not the state — gets to make sure that its music ministers are directing its congregation in a way that’s faithful to its beliefs,” Blomberg said.

Between the Seventh Circuit opinion, multiple recent opinions in the U.S. Supreme Court, and an impressive record of litigation compiled by ADF, defenders of the VVA might be well advised to back off in Loudoun County. Their vessel has D-E-F-E-A-T written all over it.

Chick-fil-A Might as Well Actually Fund ‘Anti-LGBT’ Groups

BY TYLER O'NEIL

SEE: https://pjmedia.com/columns/tyler-o-neil/2021/07/15/hey-chick-fil-a-you-might-as-well-actually-fund-anti-lgbt-hate-groups-n1461979;

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LGBT activists are relentless in forcing their agenda on the American people. It’s not enough for companies to fly rainbow flags every Pride month — they have to use special pronouns, too. It’s not enough for businesses to serve LGBT people — they have to bake custom cakes celebrating same-sex weddings and gender transitions, too. It’s not enough for Christian companies to stop funding outspoken political groups — they have to stop funding Christian groups, too.

Take Chick-fil-A, for example. Back in 2012, LGBT activists targeted Chick-fil-A for a “kiss-in,” to protest the fast-food joint’s stance defining marriage as being between one man and one woman. At the time, outlets like Forbes reported that Chick-fil-A had given about $5 million to “anti-gay marriage groups since 2003.” Chick-fil-A’s crime? Supporting conservative nonprofits like the Family Research Council (FRC) and Exodus International, which offered therapy for people to overcome unwanted same-sex attraction (often demonized as “conversion therapy”).

The WinShape Foundation had given $1,000 to FRC, which the far-left smear factory the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) had branded an “anti-LGBT hate group” and placed on a map with the Ku Klux Klan. Liberal news outlets like HuffPost cited the SPLC’s accusation that FRC is a “hate group,” and many branded the fast-food chain “Chick-fil-hate.” The backlash mounted after CEO Dan Cathy defended marriage as between one man and one woman. LGBT activists called a boycott.

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A deranged man named Floyd Corkins targeted FRC for a terrorist attack. He stormed the headquarters with a nine-millimeter handgun and a bag of Chick-fil-A chicken sandwiches. Thanks to the bravery of security guard Leo Johnson, Corkins failed to carry out his planned massacre, but he did seriously wound Johnson. He later told the FBI he targeted FRC because of the SPLC’s “hate group” accusation. He also revealed his plan to smear the chicken sandwiches into the faces of FRC staff after he had killed them.

Corkins pled guilty to terrorism charges and was sentenced to 25 years in prison.

The SPLC did not remove FRC from its “hate group” list after the attack. In fact, as I explain in my book Making Hate Pay: The Corruption of the Southern Poverty Law Center, the SPLC cleaned house at the top following a devastating scandal in which employees complained about racial discrimination, sexual harassment, and a cynical hate-for-pay fundraising “scam.” The SPLC had also used its “hate group” accusations to silence political opponents, like FRC.

Meanwhile, Christians across the country rallied to Chick-fil-A for a “Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day” led by former Gov. Mike Huckabee (R-Ark.), driving sales through the roof. Even so, the company apologized for its comments and the WinShape Foundation stopped funding most of the “anti-gay” organizations, including FRC.

Then something instructive happened. Leftist activists did not stop attacking Chick-fil-A. Instead, they slammed the fast food joint for donations to apolitical Christian organizations like the Salvation Army and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes — because these groups hold their employees to Christian standards of sexual morality. In 2018, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey was forced to apologize after eating Chick-fil-A in June, the designated LGBT Pride Month.

While Chick-fil-A faced airport bans in 2019, the fast-food chain had risen to become the fastest-growing restaurant chain in the nation. Known for good food, excellent service, and closing on Sundays to honor the Sabbath, it is both a natural fit for Christians and a great alternative to McDonald’s. Yet LGBT activists shut down the first Chick-fil-A in Britain.

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On Monday, a New York City assemblyman protested after Chick-fil-A had been approved to open a concession for the New York State Thruway. Notre Dame students and faculty wrote an open letter urging the university’s campus dining organization to exclude a Chick-fil-A location because the fast food chain has a “long history” of donations to “queerphobic groups.” The students cited the far-left LGBT activist group the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), which gave Chick-fil-A a “0” on its Corporate Equality Index.

The mention of HRC seems particularly noteworthy in this context. HRC is very similar to the Family Research Council, just on the opposite side of LGBT issues. While FRC promotes a Christian understanding of marriage and family, HRC aggressively pushes the LGBT agenda.

Yet companies bow and scrape to get in HRC’s good books, while they wouldn’t get caught dead giving a measly thousand bucks to the notorious “hate group” FRC. In fact, I routinely see fast food joints that proudly advertise the fact that part of the proceeds of every sale goes to the Human Rights Campaign as if HRC were not egregiously antagonistic to the religious views of millions of Americans. In fact, HRC aggressively pushes the Orwellian Equality Act, which explicitly guts the 1993 Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

I fail to see why Chick-fil-A has to bow and scrape to the LGBT activists who are intent to find any excuse to destroy this excellent fast-food chain. Chick-fil-A stopped funding “anti-LGBT” political groups, but LGBT activists doubled down on their cancel culture attempts against it.

It is high time for Chick-fil-A to earn the negative reputation it unjustly has among LGBT activists. The Family Research Council is not a hate group, any more than the Human Rights Campaign is a hate group. Christians know it. LGBT activists know it. The Southern Poverty Law Center knows it.

Perhaps Chick-fil-A should announce that it will proudly give 5 percent of the proceeds of every chicken sandwich it sells to the Family Research Council. If the LGBT activists are going to mobilize to put this fine establishment out of business anyway, it might as well do the very thing that hundreds of other restaurants do on the opposite side of the aisle.

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I make this suggestion tongue-in-cheek, of course. I’d rather businesses kept out of politics altogether — a business’s duty is to reward its shareholders by providing excellent goods and services at marketable prices. Chick-fil-A makes delicious chicken sandwiches and provides them with wonderful service. That should be more than enough.

But so long as a horde of activists is going to keep trying to put Chick-fil-A out of business, the company might as well do something to actually help the cause of the family. Maybe WinShape should once again fund FRC and give it far more than a measly thousand bucks.

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