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Somebody Has to Say It  May 19, 2020

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Where are the voices of those crying in the wilderness?  Where are the watchers on the walls?  If the alarm isn’t given how will the people know when the enemy enters the camp?

In America today the descendants of those who fought the most powerful empire in the world to gain their freedom, the children of those who scaled Pointe du Hoc and slogged their way from Normandy to the heart of Germany to defeat the Nazi killing machine cower in government mandated lockdowns in fear of getting sick.  The speed with which Americans have surrendered their hard won and hard defended freedom is shocking.  What’s next?  The “Show me your papers,” of tyrannical internal passports, or the ludicrous idea that we keep the economy closed long enough to destroy it?

Politically and economically we’ve not only found the elephant in the room we’re riding it into the ash heap of History.

Much the same situation exists morally and spiritually among the many organizations that call themselves American Christian denominations.  There is a very visible counterpart to the invisible Social Security Flu stalking our land.  And this visible sickness is 100% fatal.

I’m speaking of the life denying sin of infanticide, which the Progressive Ahabs and Jezebels have disguised with the harmless sounding name of Pro-choice.  It is designed by focus groups and PR firms to entice those worshipping self to sacrifice the innocent on the altar of convenience.

Not only have many Christians fallen into this diabolical trap of the enemy, but six large Christian denominations are not only silent in the face of industrial scale murder they endorse it.  These collaborators include: The United Church of Christ, The Metropolitan Community Church, the Presbyterian Church USA, the Evangelical Lutheran Church, the Christ Church (Assembly of God), and the United Methodist Church.

Though many individual Christians and independent ministries stand forthrightly and valiantly attempting to throw the monkey wrench of public indignation into the gears of the abortion industry those denomination which proclaim they’re against America’s holocaust say little if anything publicly. As the saying goes all that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good people to do nothing.

There’s one denomination that’s spoken out against this sin consistently and publicly.  Unfortunately, the word doesn’t seem to make it from the headquarters to the pew.  In most cases the courageous words of the leaders are not expressed from the pulpit being replaced in many places by an “I’m Okay you’re okay” lukewarm mishmash of platitudes at best and New Age gobbledygook at worst.

Bishop Thomas J. Tobin of Providence, Rhode Island, recently wrote on Twitter, “Just saw a headline in a Catholic newspaper with the phrase ‘pro-abortion Catholic.’ Sorry. That’s a contradiction in terms. You can’t be a Catholic, at least not an authentic one, and be ‘pro-abortion.’ Or ‘pro-choice.’ It’s the same thing.”

And Bishop Tobin is not a solitary public voice among the leadership of the Roman Catholic Church.

Denver Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila wrote in the diocesan newspaper, The Denver Catholic, “Catholics in good conscience cannot support candidates who will advance abortion.”  The Archbishop explicitly refuted attempts to assert the “moral equivalency” of different ethical and social issues pointing to those “who divide ‘the personal’ from ‘the public.’”

The Archbishop continued, “When people of faith do not stand up for their beliefs, the government will become ‘god’ and impose its beliefs on the citizens.  One only needs to look to the Health and Human Service contraceptive mandate, or the attempt by President Obama to force a transgender agenda onto public schools.”

With a bravery lacking in many protestant leaders the Archbishop even ventured to relate these spiritual and moral teachings to the political world where real world decisions are made saying, “Catholic voters must make themselves aware of where the parties stand on these essential issues.  The right to life is the most important and fundamental right since life is necessary for any of the other rights to matter.”

And to drive the point home that the sin of abortion is fundamentally different from all other social issues the Archbishop said, “There are some issues that can legitimately be debated by Christians, such as which policies are the most effective in caring for the poor, but the direct killing of innocent human life must be opposed at all times by every follower of Jesus Christ. There are no legitimate exceptions to this teaching,”

Becoming even more specific in his comments of a political nature the Archbishop said, “Christians must reflect on the platforms of both parties, with an emphasis on the human life issues.  If you truly live your Catholic faith, you will not find complete alignment with any political party, and that is okay.  But in voting, Catholics must look at how each party platform supports human life from conception through natural death, the freedom of religion and the freedom of conscience, the family, and the poor.”

Other voices ring out from the Catholic Hierarchy some even venturing into a hotly contested presidential campaign.  In 2016, Kansas City Archbishop Joseph Naumann wrote in a column in his diocesan newspaper, The Leaven, “It was painful to listen to Senator Kaine repeat the same tired and contorted reasoning to profess his personal opposition to abortion while justifying his commitment to keep it legal. He said all the usual made-for-modern-media sound bites: It is not proper to impose his religious beliefs upon all Americans. He trusts women to make good reproductive choices. And when all else fails, there is always the question, Do we really want to criminalize and fill our jails with post-abortive women?

Regarding the imposition of religious beliefs, Senator Kaine appears to have no qualms with his public positions conforming with his religious beliefs with regard to such issues as the church’s opposition to racism or our preferential option for the poor. He appears not to be conflicted with our public policies mirroring the Ten Commandments with regard to stealing, perjury, or forms of murder, other than abortion.”

I’m not a disinterested party.  If not for the forgiveness I’ve received in and through Christ, I’d stand convicted of my part in four abortions.  My children were all offered up as sacrifices to convenience on America’s version of the altar of Moloch.

I’m not writing this to heap condemnation on those who through fear, ignorance, or even those who knowingly killed their babies.  Instead, as a fellow participant in the sin of infanticide, I want to tell those who agonize over their decisions to still those tiny lives that there is hope.  There is forgiveness.  When Jesus hanging on the cross took on the sins of all humanity our sins were included in the weight pulling against the nails. When our Blessed Savior cried out “It is finished,” the tyranny of sin, death, and the devil was broken even for us.  Instead of mourning each day for who might have been, instead of wallowing in the condemnation due for our crimes we have a way of escape.

All we must do is confess Jesus as the Lord and Master of our life and believe in our heart that God has raised Him from the dead and we will be saved.  And I don’t mean just saved from hell fire somewhere off in the future.  We are saved from every aspect of the condemnation which is a natural part of our fallen human existence.  The instant we’re born-again we step out of the darkness and into the light.  We become children of God able to stand in the presence of God without any sense of sin, guilt, or shame.

We’ll never forget our children.  We may never be able to hold them or watch them grow.  But we can rest assured when we step through the door separating this mortal reality from the immortal reality beyond, we’ll get to spend eternity with them there.

Some of this might be hard to hear but somebody has to say it.

This is not only a message of forgiveness this is a call to all American Christians: stand up for life with your words, your actions, and your votes.

Dr. Owens teaches History, Political Science, Global Studies, and Religion.  He is the Historian of the Future @ http://drrobertowens.com  © 2020 Contact Dr. Owens drrobertowens@hotmail.com   Follow Dr. Robert Owens on Facebook or Twitter @ Drrobertowens or visit Dr. Owens Amazon Page / Edited by Dr. Rosalie Owens

 

 

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How Fake News is Manufactured  May 12, 2020

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Our President has pointed out the fake news at many of his rallies and news conferences.  He specifically identifies CNN, MSNBC, The AP, The New York Times and The Washington Post as primary sources for the misinformation and downright lies that pass for news among the low-information voters.

The Democrats who identify as journalists served up a perfect case in point on Friday.

Every freedom loving patriot celebrated the dismissal of the trumped-up charges against General Michael Flynn.  After years of news articles calling him everything from a liar to a Russian agent the media begrudgingly had to report that all charges were dropped.  Why after ruining this good man’s finances and career did the Justice Department finally release him from their gulag of lies?

The US attorney reviewing the Flynn case, Jeff Jensen, recommended the move to Attorney General William Barr last week and formalized the recommendation in a document this week saying, “Through the course of my review of General Flynn’s case, I concluded the proper and just course was to dismiss the case.  I briefed Attorney General Barr on my findings, advised him on these conclusions, and he agreed.”  The Justice Department said it had concluded that Flynn’s interview by the FBI was “untethered to, and unjustified by, the FBI’s counterintelligence investigation into Mr. Flynn” and that the interview on January 24, 2017 was “conducted without any legitimate investigative basis.”

This recommendation led to the court action by the Justice Department.  U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia Timothy Shea said in a court briefing, “The United States of America hereby moves to dismiss with prejudice the criminal information filed against Michael T. Flynn.  The government has determined, pursuant to the principles of federal prosecution and based on an extensive review and careful consideration of the circumstances, that continued prosecution of this case would not serve the interests of justice.”  Without prejudice means the government cannot refile these charges.

These conclusions, recommendations, and actions were based on the release of previously secret Justice Department documents relating to the Flynn case that included a handwritten note from former FBI counterintelligence director Bill Priestap.  After he met with then-FBI Director James Comey and then-Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, Priestap wrote: “What’s our goal? Truth/Admission or to get him to lie, so we can prosecute him or get him fired?”

Another document in that release indicates the FBI was planning to close the investigation into Flynn before Trump took office in January 2017.  But, then two weeks before Trump’s inauguration, anti-Trump former FBI official Peter Strzok wrote: “Hey, don’t close RAZOR,” using the codeword for a probe into whether Flynn was a Russian agent.  Strzok wrote that “7th floor involved.” The 7th Floor is a reference to FBI leadership.

The Flynn part of the coup attempt was summed up by President Trump, “He’s in the process of being exonerated if you looked at those notes.  These were dirty, filthy cops at the top of the FBI.”

So here we have an innocent man hounded and railroaded into pleading guilty to a crime he didn’t commit.  The wheels of justice slowly roll around and he’s completely exonerated.  Here is where the fake news industry gets rolling.  Enlisting their biggest spokesman himself fires off the following broadside of bilge.

The next day President Obama emerges from his palatial retirement and does his best to cast the mud of these false accusations back on a man who served this country’s military honorably for more than thirty years saying, “The news over the last 24 hours I think has been somewhat downplayed about the Justice Department dropping charges against Michael Flynn.

And the fact that there is no precedent that anybody can find for someone who has been charged with perjury just getting off scot-free. That’s the kind of stuff where you begin to get worried that basic — not just institutional norms — but our basic understanding of rule of law is at risk. And when you start moving in those directions, it can accelerate pretty quickly as we’ve seen in other places.”

These opinions were then published, broadcast, and in general swilled out for those locked into the Corporations Once Know as the Mainstream Media.

These outrageous statements didn’t require more than twenty-four hours for even other Progressives to start punching holes in them.

According to Jonathan Turley a professor at the George Washington University Law School, a legal analyst in broadcast and print journalism, who has testified in United States Congressional proceedings about constitutional and statutory issues, who participated in the impeachment of President Bill Clinton and the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump, and who is a self-avowed liberal said, “It is a curious statement. First and foremost, Flynn was not charged with perjury.  Second, we now know Obama discussed charging Flynn under the Logan Act which has never been used successfully to convict anyone and is flagrantly unconstitutional.  Third, this reaffirms reports that Obama was personally invested in this effort.”

Continuing Turley pointed out there’s precedent for the Justice Department’s sudden decision.  And to find it President Obama had to look no further than his own Attorney General, Eric Holder.

To give substance to his statement Turley said, “There is a specific rule allowing for this motion under Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure 48(a). There are specific Supreme Court cases like Rinaldi v. United States addressing the standard for such dismissals.  The Justice Department has dismissed cases in the past including the Stevens case.  That was requested by President Obama’s own Attorney General Eric Holder for the same reason: misconduct by prosecutors. It was done before the same judge, Judge Sullivan. How is that for precedent?”

Lies are propagated and disseminated as truth broadcast 24/7 by the discredited media which is nothing more than a Democrat echo chamber.  In this case they’re straining at the bit and trying valiantly to keep the Russia Hoax which was the center piece of their failed coup attempt alive, at least in the minds of the low-information voters.

This is how the fake news is manufactured.

Dr. Owens teaches History, Political Science, Global Studies, and Religion.  He is the Historian of the Future @ http://drrobertowens.com  © 2020 Contact Dr. Owens drrobertowens@hotmail.com   Follow Dr. Robert Owens on Facebook or Twitter @ Drrobertowens or visit Dr. Owens Amazon Page / Edited by Dr. Rosalie Owens

 

 

 

Are Democrats Smarter Than Republicans 2020?  May 6, 2020

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I’ve asked this question several times.  Have recent events changed my mind?

Remember this headline, “Nunes steps aside from Russia probe.”  Why?  As Nunes puts it, “Several leftwing activist groups have filed accusations against me with the Office of Congressional Ethics.  The charges are entirely false and politically motivated and are being leveled just as the American people are beginning to learn the truth about the improper unmasking of the identities of U.S. citizens and other abuses of power.”

Do you think if House Intelligence Committee Vice Chairman Democrat Adam Schiff was serving as the head of the committee he would’ve stepped aside?  No way.  If this had been going on against a Democrat, the entire Progressive establishment would’ve attacked the Ethics Committee for even accepting such accusations.

In a second example let’s look at the Attorney General, Jeff Sessions.  He recused himself from the Russian witch hunt over non-issues.  Does anyone remember Obama’s last AG Loretta Lynch meeting with Ex-President Clinton on an airport in Arizona while her department was conducting a criminal investigation of his wife?   Did she recuse herself from overseeing that investigation?  No, only Republicans hold themselves to these standards.

Or look at the fake news tsunami about Russian meddling in the 2016 election.  After all this inquiry there was no evidence to support it.  WIKI Leaks provided documents that show our own intelligence organizations routinely hack computers and make it look like the Russians did it.  And as I pointed out all along if the Russians did hack the election and Hillary won the popular vote who was the recipient of any Russian help?  It has come out that President Obama’s political hatchet woman Susan Rice was the one unmasking people from the Trump campaign and transition team in broad sweep intel gatherings.  So, it looks like if any government was trying to interfere in a fair election it was the Obama Administration.

And yet the media drumbeat, the secret hearings, investigations, and charges continued.  If this happened to a Democrat, say to President Obama what would we have heard?   The media megaphone would’ve shouted day and night it was a racially motivated witch hunt.  And unlike the Republicans who had some of their leaders in and out of government as well as many in the media join in the attacks, in a similar situation the Democrats would’ve circled the wagons to defend the attacked 24/7.

Many members of the media received Pulitzer Prizes for the courageous reporting which ended up being nothing more than the propagation of lies and democrat talking points.  Now that the faced has fallen why don’t these supposed paragons of the Fourth Estate return those prizes or at least admit they were all based on fiction?  Since these were all given to democrats who identify as journalists don’t hold your breath waiting for any one of them owning up to their part in the PR campaign for the failed coup.

Like Charley Brown trying to kick the football repeatedly only to have Lucy pull it away; each time the Democrats keep running the same play and the Republicans keep falling for it.  The Democrats have called every Republican since Nixon illegitimate.  Their shills in the media magnify the false accusations and then try their best to turn the lies into history.

This brings us to the question under consideration, “Are Democrats smarter than Republicans?”

I was a fourth generation Republican who cut my teeth in Nixon’s first presidential campaign back in 1960 and then in Barry Goldwater’s failed Presidential bid.  I worked for Goldwater, Reagan, and all the following Republican flag wavers who tried to rally the country to a return to limited government, personal liberty, and economic freedom.  That is I did until Trent Lott’s Republican Senate Majority gave us the impeachment debacle and the explosion of government growth and spending under Hastert, Lott, and Bush.  When the Republican Senate refused to impeach President Clinton for crimes he later admitted and when they and their House brethren became Democrat Lite as the party of power, I returned my membership card to the party that was no longer the Grand Old Party of my great grandfather and became an Independent.

For most of my life I was a party man: accepting some things I didn’t agree with for the greater good of electing a party with a platform I could agree with.  However, once it became apparent that as far as the budget went we had elected the foxes to watch the hen house, that the conservative social agenda received a tip-of-the-hat during elections followed by no action, and that the only victims of the impeachment were those brave enough to bring the charges the scales fell from my eyes.  Once I saw that the Republicans had lost their moorings and were swilling at the public trough, I realized the platform we conservatives battle so hard for and hold so dear is merely a mirage held in front of social and fiscal conservatives to keep them loyal to a Party captured by the Progressives.

Back in the Dream Time my mind was locked in the glow of Ronald Reagan, his example, and his message of Make America Great Again.  But, even then I wondered, “What’s wrong with these leaders of ours?  Why do the Democrats always seem to outsmart them at every turn?”

Even Reagan, the best of the best until Trump, was hoodwinked by Tip O’Neal in the amnesty bargain: we would grant amnesty and then seal the border.  The problem was the illegal immigrants got the amnesty; however, America’s border was never sealed.  He also signed several tax deals with the Democratic majority.  We the People lost many deductions in exchange for lower rates.  The deductions never came back even though the rates started rising again as soon as the Gipper said good night and George the First forgot to read his own lips.

George Bush the Elder was out maneuvered by the Progressives so many times that 20% of his base ran to Perot opening the door for Clinton and the first attempt to ram national health care down America’s throat.  That time they overplayed their hand and the last great strategist among the Republicans, Newt Gingrich, was able to sell a Contract with America and bring the first Republican majority in Congress in 40 years.

Newt kept the promises and brought some fiscal sanity back to Washington. Within a few short years the Republican led Congress ended welfare as we’d known it for generations and balanced the budget.  Unfortunately, the Party of Lincoln then nominated someone who campaigned as if he’d voted for Lincoln.  The 1996 Republican campaign would’ve had to improve several thousand percent to make it to dull.  Suddenly, with an assist from the Corporations Once Known as the Mainstream Media it was Clinton who’d been dragged kicking and screaming to the benefit and spending cutting table, who was the author of everything positive Congress had accomplished.  The Republicans were outmaneuvered and outsmarted again.

According to every one of the serial re-counts Bush the younger won Florida and legitimately the presidential race of 2000.  Yet, to this day people talk of him being selected not elected.  After the dastardly deeds of 9-11 the rhetorically-challenged George captured the hearts of America and the admiration of the Western world by taking a bullhorn and talking to a crowd at ground zero.  Yet by fighting and winning America’s first preemptive war and then losing the peace through the lack of planning he soon lost the PR campaign which led to the Pelosi-Reid Congress in 2006 and eventually to the absolute triumph of Progressivism in 2008.

Once their secular messiah was enthroned at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue the Progressives with their filibuster proof majority took the reins of single-party rule and imposed their radical agenda to transform America into a Nanny-state based upon the re-distribution of wealth.  This wanton destruction of the traditional American society based on limited government and free enterprise sparked a vast rebellion of the silent majority resulting in the teanami of 2010 which brought a Republican majority back to the People’s House and an expanded minority to the Senate.

And what is the first thing these political savants do?  They reaffirm the same tired leadership and strike a deal that anyone who was paying attention could see was tailor made to save the discredited Obama presidency.  Then they set the stage for him to follow in Mr. Clinton’s footsteps taking credit for anything good the historic election might have made possible.  What were these so-called leaders thinking?  They turned the victory of the grassroots into a capitulation to the elites.  Not only did they sign a deal that extended uncertainty and raised estate taxes, they gave the Administration cover for a stealth stimulus filled with porkulous payoffs designed to help re-elect the President.

Along comes 2012 and the Republican establishment and their friends in the Progressive Media engineer the nomination of the one man who couldn’t beat the worst president in American History with the worst economy since 1932.  They surrender the issue of a massively unpopular Obamacare by nominating the author of its prototype.  Mr. Romney spends the last debate agreeing with the President’s handling of foreign policy and ignoring the raging controversy over the debacle in Benghazi.  He didn’t throw the election, he tossed it away.

Then came Trump, he wins fair and square, yet he’s illegitimate.  There was no evidence of any collusion with the Russians, but the seriousness of the charges demand an investigation as is the Democrat standard operating procedure.  All this smoke and mirrors was a cover so no one would investigate the real scandal: the Obama administration spied on and distributed the findings to sabotage the incoming Trump.  And the Republicans are either right in there working with the Democrats, they recuse themselves, or they’re merely ineffective in dispersing the smoke and revealing the truth.

And now the coronavirus lockdown destroys the best economy the world has ever seen.  Many are asking, was it necessary to put the entire country under house arrest?  Was President Trump played?  Some even say the whole reaction to the virus doesn’t pass the sniff test.

So, “Are Democrats smarter than Republicans?”  The answer is they aren’t.  It isn’t a matter of intelligence it’s a matter of people with dedication to something larger than themselves, as opposed to people with dedication to seeing themselves as something larger than they are.

The leadership of the Democrat Party is composed of committed radical Progressives.  They have a long-term agenda to transform America into a socialist welfare state with an unlimited government, and they never lose sight of that goal.  They’re willing to commit political suicide, or more accurately they’re willing to encourage their follow travelers who do not occupy safe seats to commit political suicide usually with pay off jobs in government agencies.  They never take their eyes off the ball.  They’re constantly pushing to move closer to the goal line even if it’s one inch at a time.  And after the debacle that was Hillary they warmed up to the idea of allowing an outright Socialist to become the leader and agenda driver of their Party even if they wouldn’t allow him to carry the ball as their nominee.

They say a leopard can’t change his spots but at least the sheep’s clothing is falling off the Faux Socialists who call themselves Democrats.  It’s interesting to remember that the Communist Party USA went all in for Obama and Clinton.  Why run your own candidate when one of the major parties is doing it for you?  These are some dedicated community organizers who aim at nothing less than fundamentally transforming America.  They realize that two steps forward and one step back is still one step forward.

By comparison, the leadership of the Republicans is composed of professional politicians. They’re pragmatists who do whatever they have to do and say whatever they have to say to retain their seats, their power, and their perks.  They believe the inside the beltway press who tell them how visionary they are to compromise, losing sight of those back home in fly-over country who instead believed the campaign promises and expect their representatives to stand up for principles.

The Party of Lincoln over-and-over chooses to be on the receiving end of Pickett’s Charge instead of behind the split-rail fence firing point blank as their enemy wastes itself in a senseless assault against an immovable barrier.  After the election of 2016, the Republicans controlled the House, the Senate, and the Presidency.  They could’ve been that immovable barrier holding back the advancing forces of socialism.  Instead the Progressives of the right once again embraced the frivolous and spurious attacks of the Left against anyone who is really trying to lead away from the super state.  Led by Paul Ryan they joined the Progressives of left in a bi-partisan campaign to continue the spending, increase the debt, fool the public, and stop President Trump from accomplishing the things he’d been elected to do.

Paraphrasing the first Republican President, Historian Will Durant once wisely observed, “It may be true that you can’t fool all the people all the time, but you can fool enough of them to rule a large country.”

Looking again at the question which is the title of this essay, “Are Democrats smarter than Republicans,” over many years of pondering this question, I haven’t changed my mind.  Singleness of purpose and focusing on a goal will make one appear smarter than someone who is merely in it for what they can get out of it.  In other words, people who’re dedicated to achieving long-term goals who have the ability to delay gratification will always outmaneuver self-serving pragmatists who can see no further than the feathers in their own nest.

Dr. Owens teaches History, Political Science, and Religion.  He is the Historian of the Future @ http://drrobertowens.com © 2020 Contact Dr. Owens drrobertowens@hotmail.com  Follow Dr. Robert Owens on Facebook or Twitter @ Drrobertowens / Edited by Dr. Rosalie Owens

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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