Speaking the truth

Matthew 5:37 New King James Version (NKJV)

37 But let your ‘Yes’ be ‘Yes,’ and your ‘No,’ ‘No.’ For whatever is more than these is from the evil one.

If you aren’t already following Vox Day’s blog I highly suggest that you do.  This is a passage he often brings up.

There are signs all around us that western civilization is crumbling.  Much of it has to do with the removal of Christianity from the equation, one of the three main pillars of western civilization.  I could be wrong, but in no other major religion is it explicitly stated to always tell the truth.  This is a distinctly Christian value.  There are exceptions where one can lie in Judaism, and lying is explicitly allowed in Islam as well.  Contrary to what many may think, telling the truth is not a self-evident virtue.  Nor is it part of Judeo-Christian morality, as this is a made up term and does not exist.

There may be no more telling evidence of how important Christianity is to western civilization than this.  We see it every day, notably in politics and science.  And the more people accept and rationalize that it is okay to lie, and the more that it is done and allowed to be done without any repercussions, the worse it will continue to get.

Take politics.  There are very few people left in politics that one can say are truly Christian.  Combine this with a population that is becoming less Christian and you have a recipe for disaster.  Lying becomes normalized.  It becomes accepted.  Tolerated.  To the point where it becomes more surprising when someone is actually punished for lying than the other way around.  How many people have lied under oath and had no repercussions?  Who knows how many times Hillary Clinton has lied under oath.  The Benghazi fiasco is just one of probably many.  Swamp creature James Brennan lied under oath about the NSA spying on Americans.  The depths of lying under oath for the Hillary Clinton email scandal and Russia scandal witch hunt, with any luck, will all come out some day.  Lying has become normalized and expected.  And there are very few, if any, Christians left in Congress to stand up for the truth and enact punishments for these people who have committed perjury and often times treason.  No good Christian would lie under oath.  And anything goes for all of these non-Christians who are under oath and are lying outright.  Why not, if you think you can get away with it and see no other higher reason to tell the truth?

You see the same in the science community as well.  Scientific study was funded by churches early on, and many scientists were Christian.  Somehow throughout the years Christianity has been stigmatized in the science world, and Christians have been ridiculed and driven out in many disciplines.  Is it any surprise that science has a reproducibility crisis?  Even in the hard sciences!  When there is no greater purpose to tell the truth, to let your yes be yes and your no be no, anything can be rationalized.  When you tell yourself everything is subjective, that there is no objective truth, anything can be allowed.  “Oh, I need to fudge these numbers, or omit this piece of data that would refute my work, or I wouldn’t get the funding I need.”  Or lying to protect one’s life’s work, even if it is demonstrably false.

These are just two of many examples.  Humans are not inherently wired to tell the truth regardless of the situation.  It would do western civilization a world of good, and its very survival depends upon, restoring the pillar of Christianity to it.  To bring back Christian morals.  To let your yes be yes and your no be no, as Jesus Christ taught.

They don’t even hide it anymore

Bernie Sanders has hired an illegal immigrant to be his press secretary.

Sen. Bernie Sanders’ new deputy national press secretary likely won’t be eligible to vote in the 2020 election due to what she says is her status as an undocumented immigrant.

The hiring of Belen Sisa, an Arizona leftist activist, was announced Wednesday evening. Sisa, who says she was brought to this country illegally from Argentina by her parents at age six, is currently protected from deportation under President Barack Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program.

Despite her immigration status, Sisa has remained active in liberal politics over the years. In 2016, she worked as a page to the Arizona delegation at the Democratic National Convention and in Latino outreach for Sanders’ 2016 campaign.

You would think that if President Trump were “literally Hitler” that this woman wouldn’t be so brazen in speaking out so loudly or taking this position.  But what do I know.

They really do not even care anymore or try to hide it.  We have normalized lawlessness so much to the point that she can take a high visibility job to have an even greater platform to push her agenda.

Do people think this will continue on its current track, or that it will end well?  We are coming closer to the brink every day.  People take for granted the relative civility and peace we have here in America.  It will not last forever, especially when they continue to push and prod and nudge those who are here legally and follow the laws.  Whether it is illegals working in high profile positions to promote socialism and a socialist president, or politicians and high ranking Silicon Valley CEOs blatantly lying to Congress (often times under oath) with no repercussions, the average actual American citizen sees this and does take note.  The more lawlessness is normalized the higher the chance people will begin to resort to vigilante justice and start to disrespect the law if it is only preferentially doled out to some individuals but not others.

It is looking more and more like this country will need to be taken back by force, sadly.  Right now each side is playing by a different set of rules.  That will be thrown out the window once you push one side until their backs are to the wall and you leave them no choice.

In 27 month period California refused 5,600 requests from ICE to turn over illegals…before California adopted their sanctuary policy

Obviously that number will only be higher now that it is official policy.  Via Breitbart.

The sanctuary state of California refused 5,600 requests by federal immigration officials over two years to turn over criminal illegal aliens, state data finds.

In an exclusive interview with SiriusXM Patriot’s Breitbart News Tonight, Immigration Reform Law Institute (IRLI) Executive Director Dale Wilcox revealed that within a 27-month period, the state of California had failed to honor about 5,600 Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainers which are the holds ICE agents file to local jails and police to request that an illegal alien be turned over to them for arrest and deportation.

Of these 5,600 failed ICE detainers, more than 3,400 were lodged against an illegal alien who had been classified “level 1” and “level 2” offenders — meaning that these illegal aliens had been charged with crimes like homicide, kidnapping, sexual assault, robbery, aggravated assault, drugs, and fraud.

“The bottom line is, sanctuary cities are neither humane or compassionate,” Wilcox told Breitbart News Tonight. “They’re dangerous policies that cost Americans lives … what will it take for these anti-borders politicians to wake up and put the safety and security of their citizens, their legal residents before the interests of criminal aliens.”

About 250 of the ICE detainers not honored had been filed to Napa County and Sonoma County law enforcement officials. These two California counties had sanctuary city policies before the state’s statewide sanctuary policy.

The 5,600 failed requests by ICE to have criminal illegal aliens turned over to them came before California enacted their statewide sanctuary policy, where all local jails and counties are prohibited from cooperating with federal immigration officials.

IRLI researchers said records after the passage of California’s sanctuary state policy are likely to show an increased number of cases where local jails and law enforcement officials refused to turn criminal illegal aliens over to ICE.

As he says, this is neither humane nor compassionate.  Nor is it fair to honest, tax-paying citizens.  It is an absolute travesty that a state as rich in resources and natural beauty as California has been overtaken by demons who have absolutely zero concern for their constituency in their quest for more power.  This is nothing more than a way to get more votes.  Plain and simple.  And likely far more sinister intentions by the very higher-ups to destroy America by sowing derision amongst groups who all have different interests in mind.  Multiculturalism and godlessness kill Western civilization, both of which are in abundance in California.  And the globalists get their voting bloc.  It really is the only way to keep up, as most of their policies are not broadly supported by anyone.  Nor should they be.  Importing foreigners to take over and ruin a country they had no hand in creating while simultaneously literally killing babies is a Satanic platform to run on.  It is no surprise that over half of California residents wish they could leave.  Get out while you can.

Chicago the most corrupt city in US

Not exactly shocking news here.

Chicago may be known as the “Second City,” but it remains Number 1 in the ranking of most corrupt big cities in the nation, according to a new report.

The report, titled “Corruption in Chicago and Illinois,” released Monday from the University of Illinois at Chicago notes that while there’s been a decline in recent years of federal convictions for public corruption, the Windy City still leads other localities.

“Additionally, Illinois remains the third most corrupt state when compared on a per capita basis to other large states and the District of Columbia,” the report’s authors note.

The group used the most recent figures from the Department of Justice’s Public Integrity Section, which found that there were a total of 25 public corruption convictions during 2017 in the Northern District of Illinois, which includes all of Chicago and the northern third of Illinois. That was down from 30 in 2016 and down an average of 33.6 per year over the last 10 years.

“There were a total of 34 cases of public corruption convictions in all of Illinois, proving that public corruption is not just a big city problem,” the authors noted.

Since 1976, when the DOJ began keeping track of public corruption statistics, there were 1,731 people convicted of public corruption in the Chicago area. In the same time period, there were 1,534 people in Los Angeles, 1,327 in New York, 1,165 in Miami and 1,159 in Washington D.C.

“These five districts, Chicago, Los Angeles, Manhattan, Miami and Washington D.C. led all of the 93 federal judicial districts for the 47-year period since 1976,” according to the report.

Let’s take a quick look at who has been running Chicago for the past 47 years, shall we?

 

Probably just a coincidence.  Totally coincidental too that all of those five districts are heavily blue.  I seem to remember some other guy coming out of Chicago who rose up the ranks too around 2008 or so.  Probably totally clean.

More abortion atrocities

This time in Virginia.  A bill has been proposed there to abort up to…and after…birth.  Via freebeacon.com:

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D.) commented Wednesday about a controversial 40-week abortion bill and in so doing said the law allows an abortion to take place after the infant’s birth.

“If a mother is in labor, I can tell you exactly what would happen. The infant would be delivered. The infant would be kept comfortable. The infant would be resuscitated if that’s what the mother and the family desired, and then a discussion would ensue between the physicians and the mother,” Northam said, alluding to the physician and mother discussing whether the born infant should live or die.

A Democratic lawmaker in the Virginia House of Delegates proposed a bill Tuesday that would allow abortions through the end of the third trimester of pregnancy. The video of Delegate Kathy Tran presenting her bill led to an exchange where she admitted that her bill would allow for a mother to abort her child minutes before giving birth.

“How late in the third trimester could a physician perform an abortion if he indicated that it would impair the mental health of the woman?” Majority Leader Todd Gilbert (R.) asked.

“Or physical health,” Tran said.

“Okay,” Gilbert replied. “I’m talking about the mental health.”

“I mean, through the third trimester,” Tran said. “The third trimester goes up to 40 weeks.”

“Okay, but to the end of the third trimester?” Gilbert asked.

“Yup, I don’t think we have a limit in the bill,” Tran said.

“Where it’s obvious that a woman is about to give birth, she has physical signs that she’s about to give birth, would that still be a point at which she could request an abortion if she was so certified?” Gilbert asked. “She’s dilating.”

Tran responded that is a decision between the woman and her doctor would have to make. Gilbert asked if her bill would allow an abortion right before the infant was born.

“My bill would allow that, yes,” Tran said.

And a little further down:

Northam continued by saying government shouldn’t be involved in these types of decisions and that legislators, especially male legislators, shouldn’t be telling women what to do.

“I think this was really blown out of proportion. But again we want the government not to be involved in these types of decisions. We want the decision to be made by the mothers and their providers. And this is why Julie, that legislators, most of whom are men by the way, shouldn’t be telling a woman what she should or shouldn’t be doing with her body,” Northam said.

I don’t need to be a woman to know that it’s fucking MURDER to abort a baby 10 seconds before a woman gives birth.  Lady, that is not your right.  Do these people have any compassion at all?  How utterly self-centered and morally deprived does one have to be to take the position that this is okay?  This is pure evil.

Again, as with the NY abortion law, this country may not be worth saving if this is the direction we are going to go.  I do not want to live in a country where this becomes acceptable.  We have to fight back against this.  Literally murdering children.

Are people enjoying the civilization we have now since we removed Christ from the equation?  Is this really better?  Do people really feel like we’ve hit some kind of moral nirvana, some higher level of moral consciousness, since we became a post-Christian nation?  I for one do not think allowing babies to be murdered seconds before they are born, or after they are born, is a step in the right direction.  I will post this video once again as long as the link stays up to remind people what a third trimester abortion entails.

NY approves horrific abortion law

Something those at CNN will no doubt applaud as progressive and some great step forward.

On the 46th anniversary of Roe V. Wade, New York state passed a law to protect women’s access to abortion if the historic case is overturned.

“Today we are taking a giant step forward in the hard-fought battle to ensure a woman’s right to make her own decisions about her own personal health, including the ability to access an abortion. With the signing of this bill, we are sending a clear message that whatever happens in Washington, women in New York will always have the fundamental right to control their own body,” said Gov. Andrew Cuomo after signing New York’s Reproductive Health Act on Tuesday night.
Not only will the law preserve access to abortions, it also removes abortion from the state’s criminal code. This would protect doctors or medical professionals who perform abortions from criminal prosecution. The law also now allows medical professionals who are not doctors to perform abortions in New York.
“The old law had criminal penalties. It was written that the doctor or professional could be held criminally liable,” Cuomo said during an interview on WNYC Wednesday.
The law also addresses late-term abortions. Under New York’s Reproductive Health Act, they can be performed after 24 weeks if the fetus is not viable or when necessary to protect the life of the mother.
“It’s about the health and safety of the mother and it’s always been the point where the conservatives wave the flag, they want to roll back Roe v. Wade — this is not gray here it’s black and white,” said Cuomo.
Atrocious.  This is not progress.  This is a disaster and morally reprehensible on so many levels.  Essentially they’ve legalized 3rd trimester abortions.  They now allow less qualified people to perform abortions.  And they’ve removed it from the criminal code so if a woman is assaulted and the baby and/or the mother dies the consequences are much less.
This whole notion of “my body, my choice” bullshit has gone way too far.  How about this ladies, if you make terrible decisions why not live with the consequences of your actions?  Getting blackout drunk and sleeping with numerous random partners will have consequences.  The fact that we’ve removed said consequences does not absolve the bad behavior.  It’s clear that these women clearly aren’t mother material in the first place, but it’s disgusting to think that they’d end a life, a defenseless life literally depending on you to survive, because, welp, “my body my choice”.  Please spare me the BS about the health concerns.  The amount of sketchy stuff that goes on in abortion clinics, as we’ve seen with Planned Parenthood executives bargaining to sell baby parts, does not give me any hope that they’ll have strict guidelines at all regarding the health issue.  Mental anguish will surely be enough to “warrant” this 3rd trimester abortion.
Nope.  This is pure evil.  A baby can be delivered prematurely months before they are due.  This is not just a few cells.  This is a baby.  The fact that this even needs to be discussed shows you how deep the moral rot is in our country.  Remove Christianity from Western Civilization and this is what you get: celebration over being able to abort a baby minutes before it’s born.
I’ve tried to temper my judgement for people defending this in the event that maybe they just don’t know what goes into a 3rd trimester abortion.  Share this video, if it even survives on YouTube, on 3rd trimester abortions.  Gruesome stuff.

Supreme Court upholds Trump decision on transgenders

I thought it’d be funny to use CNN’s take as I’m sure they hate this:

The Supreme Court allowed President Donald Trump’s transgender military ban to go into effect on Tuesday, dealing a blow to LGBT activists who call the ban cruel and irrational.

In an unsigned 5-4 order, the justices took no stance on the legality of the ban, first proposed in a surprise tweet by Trump in 2017, but Tuesday’s action clears the way for it to take effect while lower courts hear additional arguments.
The four liberal justices objected to allowing the administration’s policy banning most transgender people from serving in the military to go into effect.
The policy, first announced by the President in July 2017 via Twitter, and later officially releasedby then-Secretary of Defense James Mattis in 2018, blocks individuals who have been diagnosed with a condition known as gender dysphoria from serving with limited exceptions. It also specifies that individuals without the condition can serve, but only if they do so according to the sex they were assigned at birth.
In a statement released after the Supreme Court action, the Pentagon sought to clarify that its policy is not a ban on all transgender persons from the military.
“As always, we treat all transgender persons with respect and dignity. (The Department of Defense’s) proposed policy is NOT a ban on service by transgender persons. It is critical that DoD be permitted to implement personnel policies that it determines are necessary to ensure the most lethal and combat effective fighting force in the world. DoD’s proposed policy is based on professional military judgment and will ensure that the U.S. Armed Forces remain the most lethal and combat effective fighting force in the world,” Lt. Col. Carla Gleason, a Pentagon spokesperson, told CNN.
Really it’s a no-brainer.  The military should be allowed to determine who is fit to serve and who is not.  If you are confused about what your gender is, maybe, just MAYBE, the military may find that problematic from a cognitive standpoint when it comes to military action.  Probably the same reasoning that’s being used when saying a schizophrenic shouldn’t be serving either.

A Friendly Reminder

Could you imagine how big a story it would be if it was discovered that a Republican Congressman had a Chinese spy working on his staff for 20 years?  That’s a question posed, surprisingly, by The Washington Post in an article from August of 2018 with regards to the revelation that Diane Feinstein had just that.  It is now six months later and this story has been completely forgotten.  From that article:

Feinstein acknowledged the infiltration but played down its significance. “Five years ago the FBI informed me it had concerns that an administrative member of my California staff was potentially being sought out by the Chinese government to provide information,” Feinstein said in a statement — which means the breach took place while Feinstein was heading the Intelligence Committee. But, Feinstein insisted, “he never had access to classified or sensitive information or legislative matters” and was immediately fired. In other words: junior staffer, no policy role, no access to secrets, quickly fired — no big deal.

But it is a big deal. I asked several former senior intelligence and law enforcement officials how serious this breach might have been. “It’s plenty serious,” one former top Justice Department official told me. “Focusing on his driver function alone, in Mafia families, the boss’s driver was among the most trusted men in the crew, because among other things he heard everything that was discussed in the car.”

A former top CIA clandestine officer explained to me what the agency would do if it had recruited the driver of a senior official such as Feinstein. “We would have the driver record on his phone all conversations that Feinstein would have with passengers and phone calls in her car. If she left her phone, iPad or laptop in the car while she went to meetings, social events, dinners, etc., we would have the driver download all her devices. If the driver drove for her for 20 years, he would probably would have had access to her office and homes. We would have had the source put down an audio device in her office or homes if the opportunity presented itself. Depending on the take from all of what the source reported, we would use the info to target others that were close to her and exhibited some type of vulnerability.”

“In short,” this officer said, “we would have had a field day.”

This would be nonstop coverage from the mainstream media if it were indeed a Republican Congressman.  Don Lemon would be crying and demanding justice on a nightly basis.  Dig a little deeper and you notice that they certainly try to obfuscate this fact and cover it up.  Snopes.com, whom we are to believe is the bastion of truth, says this claim is unproven.  Because any company that does the fact-checking for Facebook should be blindly believed, right?  But we are a society with an ever decreasing attention span, so once a story leaves the news cycle I guess that means the issue is settled, huh?

Looking ahead into 2019

There was a lot to be learned in 2018 if one was paying attention.  Here’s a few observations that we can learn from to use in 2019.

The Programming Runs Deep

People really can be programmed.  The more someone listens to the mainstream media news, or talk shows, or Netflix, or a variety of other narrative-approved sources, the stronger the connection.  Scott Adams likens it to two movies on the same screen.  Essentially people’s opinions and thoughts can be altered by the information they allow to feed into their brains.  This sounds obvious on the surface.  But the level of control and the amount of control is scary.  Social engineering.  This has been known for a long time.  Check out Edward Bernays and the Art of Public Manipulation.

It starts small.  Maybe it’s an innocuous image or two of a multi-racial family in a print ad or TV commercial.  Innocent in and of itself until you realize what they’re trying to do.  Or maybe it’s a slight change of lettering or wording.  The Berenstain Bears instead of the Berenstein Bears.  Or inventing terms like Judeo-Christian.  Or how about using Google vs Bing for your search results.  If you can accept that maybe there is a deeper, darker, more sinister objective to these types of seemingly innocent things you can begin to see what is going on.

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This has gone on for years.  It is not a new phenomena.  But it has hit a tipping point with many people.  Changes are happening faster over a shorter time period now.  Heck, look at Democratic talking points from 2018 vs 2008.  A 2008 Democrat was very anti-war.  Now they are mad President Trump is pulling out of an illegal war in Syria.  Once they were for the “little guy”.  Now they are all about big corporation funding.  A fence/wall, which they were all for in 2006 and 2013, is all of a sudden now the hill they’re willing to die on.  Most Democrats weren’t for gay marriage until about 10 years ago either.  Nor were they for illegal immigration.

All this is to say to be careful about what you watch and what you allow your loved ones to watch.  They do not report the news in an unbiased manner.  They have an agenda.  Look up who owns the NY Times or the Washington Post.  Do you really think these billionaires don’t have an ulterior motive other than presenting the news and facts as they are?  Of course not.  It’ll only get worse.  And the inversion of our values will only get worse.

For better or worse, it’s made me question a lot of the things I once took for granted.  We’ll get into this more later this year but even things like the moon landing are now questionable events that I once took for undisputed truth.  You will never go wrong by pursuing the truth.  You may get led down dark paths and discover things you never wanted to know, but this is ALWAYS preferable to lying to yourself.  Once you lie to yourself you can rationalize all sorts of evil and undesirable behavior and actions.

Evil is Real

This ties in a bit with the first point.  True evil does exist out there.  We’ve spoken about the rampant pedophelia problem in DC and Hollywood.  One of the ways the Cabal controls people is through blackmail.  Subscribe to Owen Benjamin if you want a rational, down to Earth view of the dark, sinister shit that goes on in these circles.  He was in these circles but couldn’t give in to the evil that necessarily seems to go along with making it “big” in Hollywood or DC.

Evil is real.  Sometimes it’s easier to spot evil than it is to spot good.  For me, I began to really notice and take seriously true evil around the time of Pizzagate.  That link is a pretty good starting point.  Check out neonrevolt.com and crazydaysandnights.net to go down that rabbit hole a little bit more.  It is not for the faint of heart.  If you can accept that evil is a real thing then you are on the path to truth.  It has rejuvenated my interest in Christianity, something I took for granted but now realize how much it has shaped our civilization and we’ve all gotten a glimpse of what a post-Christian Western civilization world looks like without it.  It is not pretty.  If you can accept that true evil exists then that is a good starting point to seeing that truth and true good also exists.  This is the path to Christ.

Protect Yourselves

2018 saw an unprecedented amount of censorship and deplatforming.  Dissident personalities like Alex Jones were rigorously ostracized and attacked for having views that did not fit with the accepted narrative.  Alternative news sources and individuals were demonetized and deplatformed on Twitter and YouTube like never before.  This is not an accident.  They are trying to silence the voices of those who speak truth and offer alternative viewpoints to the thoughts and opinions they want you to think.  “They” being the Master of the Universe aka Silicon Valley and their Deep State backers.  The cat is out of the bag.  This isn’t some tinfoil hat conspiracy theory anymore.

It’s a dangerous time to be a conservative in America.  You can easily be doxxed and have your life ruined for sharing your opinions.  I debated using a pseudonym or not when starting this site.  It’s certainly a risk to use one’s real name these days.  Be careful with what you post.  Consider what is at stake and what you’re willing to risk to share your opinions.  One should always post and profess the truth.  Just be careful with whom and how you share the truth.  It is not an even playing field out there.

2019 is going to be a good year.  The pieces are in place to have the hammer drop on the swamp creatures in DC and Hollywood.  Let’s learn from what happened in 2018 and continue to grow and adapt.  The attacks that come at us will only make us stronger.  Our arguments and positions are sharpened from all the criticism and vitriol.  We are antifragile.

A Week of Gratitude 2018: Supreme Court Judges

As we near Thanksgiving and reflect on the past year there is much to be thankful for despite all the negativity and evil out there.  And even though Supreme Court Justice Gorsuch was nominated and confirmed in 2017 both his and Justice Kavanaugh’s appointments are something we should be very thankful for.

Our Constitution has been under attack like never before in the past few decades and has only ramped up since President Trump took office.  I think perhaps it’s easy to take for granted all that President Trump has accomplished despite the best efforts of the Democrats to stop him.  And so much early success has spurned us to hope and expect for more from him.  And while I can’t speak for anyone else, I distinctly remember going into the election of 2016 that even if nothing else is accomplished, Supreme Court nominations would be the most important thing to win in the presidential election.  This serves as something of a safeguard and the ultimate checks and balances of a government gone amok.  And with the possibility of a progressive party coming into control looking to change the entire outlook of the values and rights this country was founded on, this was not a trivial matter.

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Thankfully, President Trump has delivered.  Justice Gorsuch replaced Justice Scalia, who died under very suspicious conditions.  The court at that time was in a very precarious position, 50/50 divided liberal/conservative.  One can make all the arguments one wants, but the Supreme Court is not supposed to be politically charged or motivated.  It’s one of the reasons why it’s a lifetime appointment; so they are not swayed by political pressures.  And while many want to interpret the Constitution as a living, breathing, document, Justice Gorsuch believes in interpreting the Constitution as our Founding Fathers wrote and hoped to interpret it, rather than bending the words to the day’s topic du jour to make it fit another meaning and enact new policy and change.  Legislation, one should recall, is not meant to be done by judges, much as the left wants that to be the case.  By securing Justice Gorsuch, only 51, he has secured a conservative seat on the bench for several decades.

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Justice Kavanaugh, as everyone by now knows, went through quite an ordeal to be nominated and confirmed.  Justice Kavanaugh, 53 himself, replaced a retiring Justice Kennedy.  Justice Kennedy was widely thought to be the centrist Justice.  This being such an important replacement, one that could tip the scales one way or the other, the Democrats sunk to their usual lows, and perhaps lower than usual, to besmirch his good name.  As the saying goes, you know you’re over the target when you start taking flak.  As I’ve written about before, Justice Kennedy wasn’t keen to judge on cases involving gun control and the second amendment.  This often times left the matter in a precarious position with a less secure future.  This will not be the case with Justice Kavanaugh and the left knew it.  The mud slinging was unprecedented.  Unsubstantiated sexual allegations were coming from all sides, with Christine Ford as the centerpiece.  And while many posited the question “what possible benefit could she have for making this up?” I offer you Exhibit A.  Suffice to say, we should not be weeping for Christine.  This was such a hot issue and really raised an important question to our country: Do we still believe in the notion of innocent until proven guilty?  Shockingly, though perhaps we shouldn’t be shocked by this anymore, this was a country divided on this question.  Many on the left thought Kavanaugh should not be nominated despite the fact there was exactly ZERO evidence supporting her claims, and in fact several of the claims were proven to be outright false.

Thankfully, despite their best efforts, the Democrats failed in both cases and we now have two more conservative judges on the Supreme Court.  Something tells me Justice Kavanaugh will not soon forget how he was treated.  That’s something to consider going forward.  And unless the Democrats try to pack the courts, an idea not unfamiliar to the left, it appears the court is secured for a few more decades.  And with the possibility of filling at least one more seat, President Trump has left us in a good position.  This was the most important issue going into the election and he has delivered in spades.

Thanksgiving is a time for reflection and gratitude.  As we spend time with our families and loved ones this year, let us be thankful for what we have and what has been preserved.  But we cannot rest on our laurels and we certainly need to stop taking our liberties for granted.  We were thisclose to losing the Supreme Court to the most corrupt politician in American history.  And given how spineless most of the Republican party is, a majority in the Senate would not leave me with a good feeling that HRC wouldn’t have prevailed.  Even if she hadn’t, having the option to add several judges once a Democrat majority in the Senate came into fruition was a very real possibility.   Especially knowing how much they have stuffed the ballot boxes during the midterms.

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