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Is the Deep State Coup Headquartered in Salem, Massachusetts

Theory: the Salem witch trials in the early 1690s resulted in the executions of 19 women and men among the 200 accused of “practicing witchcraft.” The Democrats’ pursuit of President Trump is a similar mass psychosis.

Let’s explore this theory further. First, some background on the Salem witch trials:

The Salem witch trials occurred in colonial Massachusetts between 1692 and 1693. More than 200 people were accused of practicing witchcraft—the Devil’s magic—and 20 were executed. Eventually, the colony admitted the trials were a mistake and compensated the families of those convicted. Since then, the story of the trials has become synonymous with paranoia and injustice, and it continues to beguile the popular imagination more than 300 years later.

Several centuries ago, many practicing Christians, and those of other religions, had a strong belief that the Devil could give certain people known as witches the power to harm others in return for their loyalty. A “witchcraft craze” rippled through Europe from the 1300s to the end of the 1600s. Tens of thousands of supposed witches—mostly women—were executed.

Controversy also brewed over Reverend Samuel Parris, who became Salem Village’s first ordained minister in 1689, and was disliked because of his rigid ways and greedy nature. The Puritan villagers believed all the quarreling was the work of the Devil. In January of 1692, Reverend Parris’ daughter Elizabeth, age 9, and niece Abigail Williams, age 11, started having “fits.” They screamed, threw things, uttered peculiar sounds and contorted themselves into strange positions, and a local doctor blamed the supernatural.

Another girl, Ann Putnam, age 11, experienced similar episodes. On February 29, under pressure from magistrates Jonathan Corwin and John Hathorne, the girls blamed three women for afflicting them: Tituba, the Parris’ Caribbean slave; Sarah Good, a homeless beggar; and Sarah Osborne, an elderly impoverished woman. All three women were brought before the local magistrates and interrogated for several days, starting on March 1, 1692. Osborne claimed innocence, as did Good. But Tituba confessed, “The Devil came to me and bid me serve him.” She described elaborate images of black dogs, red cats, yellow birds and a “black man” who wanted her to sign his book. She admitted that she signed the book and said there were several other witches looking to destroy the Puritans. All three women were put in jail.

With the seed of paranoia planted, a stream of accusations followed for the next few months. Charges against Martha Corey, a loyal member of the Church in Salem Village, greatly concerned the community; if she could be a witch, then anyone could. Magistrates even questioned Sarah Good’s 4-year-old daughter, Dorothy, and her timid answers were construed as a confession. The questioning got more serious in April when Deputy Governor Thomas Danforth and his assistants attended the hearings.

Dozens of people from Salem and other Massachusetts villages were brought in for questioning. [R]espected minister Cotton Mather wrote a letter imploring the court not to allow spectral evidence—testimony about dreams and visions. The court largely ignored this request and five people were sentenced and hanged in July, five more in August and eight in September. On October 3, following in his son’s footsteps, Increase Mather, then president of Harvard, denounced the use of spectral evidence: “It were better that ten suspected witches should escape than one innocent person be condemned.”

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Saner heads eventually prevailed, and the governor of the colony finally put a stop to the trials by prohibiting arrests and squelching the use of “spectral evidence” in the courtroom. It took years to restore the good names of those who escaped execution. But what really cased the hysteria among the people of Salem and the nearby villages? Many historians and psychologists have been fascinated by the events surrounding the witch trials. How could neighbors turn on each other based on the flimsiest coincidental evidence and illogic? How could people come to believe things that were absurd in retrospect? Belief in the supernatural or mass psychosis (“everybody” believed it)?

While there are a lot of potential reasons that have been postulated, I happen to like this particular explanation. Among several possible explanations for the event is this contributing factor: “factionalism, politics and socio-economics,” as explained here:

Salem was very divided due to disagreements between the villagers about local politics, religion and economics. One of the many issues that divided the villagers was who should be the Salem Village minister. Salem Village had gone through three ministers in sixteen years, due to disputes over who was deemed qualified enough to have the position, and at the time of the trials they were arguing about the current minister Samuel Parris. Rivalries between different families in Salem had also begun to sprout up in the town as did land disputes and other disagreements which was all coupled with the fact that many colonists were also uneasy  because the Massachusetts Bay Colony had its charter revoked and then replaced in 1691 with a new charter that gave the crown much more control over the colony. “Predictably enough, the witchcraft accusations of 1692 moved in channels which were determined by years of factional strife in Salem Village.”

Read the rest here. In short, there were significant contention and animosities among a number of the villagers that led to false accusations by people against their neighbors. And the justice system of the time was perverted to support the accusers until saner heads prevailed after people were executed. The lessons-learned helped contribute to eventual changes in U.S. court procedures, including the guarantee of the right to legal representation, the right to cross-examine one’s accuser, and the presumption of innocence rather than of guilt.

Now let’s fast-forward to today’s political events. The Democrats and legacy media have been on what has been characterized by many normal and rational Americans as a “witch hunt” against President Trump for almost three years now. We have seen EXACTLY the same signs among Democrats and their lickspittle media regarding accusations against @POTUS as occurred among the various accusers during the Salem witch trials:

  • Factionalism and politics. Who could argue that the political division in the US is a wide and deep as it’s ever been perhaps since the Civil War? The likes of Hillary Clinton and her sycophants have refused to accept the results of the 2016 election, and the Democrats in Congress have been attempting to stymie ever single policy position and associated legislation put forth by the Administration from the get-go. And they have stimulated crazy actions, including violence, among Democrat rank-and-file and other assorted leftists against Republicans and Trump supporters. No elected Democrats condemn Antifa; in fact, they PRAISE Antifa when it suits them politically to do so.
  • False accusations. How many allegations against @POTUS have proven to be outright lies during the “muh Russia” hoax? All of his accusers jumped on the fake dossier bandwagon and every related conspiracy theory. And the exact same playbook complete with false allegations is being used by Democrats in the Ukraine kerfuffle, too.
  • The accusations become more fantastic over time. In Salem, the allegations made against the innocent started as a trickle and became a deluge against 200 or more people over time. Every little occurrence was blamed on “witches.” Everybody with a grievance piled on. Nowadays, everything is blamed on @POTUS by the Democrats and their media allies, including the incidence of hurricanes! Or how about their insane and continuing accusation that @POTUS is a “Russian agent under Putin’s thumb”? And the accusations continue unabated.
  • A perversion of the justice system. The magistrates assigned in Salem bowed to public pressure and were themselves caught up in the anti-witch fervor of the time. There was no due process involved; instead, summary judgments were rendered based on the “evidence.” Eventually, at least one of the judges in Salem admitted guilt and error in the trials and restitution was paid to some of the accused (albeit a pittance). What we have in the Russia and Ukraine hoaxes is a similar perversion of the justice system in which POTUS was accused and thoroughly investigated for two years without cause and based on manufactured “evidence” just as happened in Salem. The Obama DoJ and FBI illegally surveilled US citizens, spied on the Trump campaign, and manufactured evidence of Russian collusion using paid informants and assets like Josef Mifsud. Hopefully, we’re in the corrective stage in which AG Barr’s DoJ uncovers all of the illegality of the previous administration, and perhaps one of the DoJ/FBI cabal will even publicly recant just as a few of the Salem magistrates did.
  • Use of spectral evidence. In Salem, the “evidence” from dreams and visions was used to “prove” witchcraft. I maintain that the conspiracies being concocted by Democrats accusing POTUS of this and that are pretty much dreamt up by crazies, don’t you? Take the ridiculous claim in the fake dossier that @POTUS supposedly hired Russian prostitutes to urinate in a Moscow hotel bed once slept in by the Obamas. What depraved mind dreams up such nonsense? But worse, think of all the fools on the Left who actually believe it to this very day? If that’s not evidence of a prevailing mass hysteria, then nothing is.

Speaking of mass hysteria, it is almost certain that the people in Salem were caught up in a textbook example. And that is EXACTLY what is going on with Democrats and the legacy media regarding their continuing “get Trump” psychosis:

Groupthink is a psychological phenomenon that occurs when a group forms a quick opinion that matches the group consensus, rather than critically evaluating the information. Mass hysteria can be seen as an extreme example of groupthink. Groupthink seems to occur most often when a respected or persuasive leader is present, inspiring members to agree with his or her opinion. Groupthink is sometimes positive but is more often seen in a negative light, particularly in the U.S. and other countries that value individual opinion.

Read the rest here.

The Democrats in Congress, as well as Hillary Clinton and her various acolytes who pop up in the legacy media, have been orchestrating groupthink and a dangerous mass hysteria regarding POTUS for almost three years now. They have led their followers into a cul-de-sac of insanity from which their exit will be emotionally and psychologically very painful. Frankly, I hope most of the public figures involved in the charade are silenced and swept completely from the political scene, only to be seen periodically in public to serve as stark reminders of the foolishness which inhabits the Democrat Party.

And there you have it: the theory is proven. The same features of the Salem witch trials exist in the Democrats’ continuing assault on POTUS. Yes, it is indeed a witch hunt just as President Trump and others have said all along! The Salem groupthink/mass hysteria in 1692-1693 led to the execution of 19 innocent people. We cannot allow the Democrats’ groupthink/mass hysteria in 2019 to lead to a similar result, either figuratively or in actuality. The truth will out if we press for it, and the result will be glorious.

The end.

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Like a Good Lapdog, MSNBC Clumsily Backs Clinton in Her Smearing of Tulsi Gabbard

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MSNBC could have chosen to stay neutral, or even support a Democrat who is still in the game, but instead, the network has decided that it would back a failed politician with a habit of being wholly unlikeable.

The ongoing feud between failed 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and 2020 primary candidate Rep. Tulsi Gabbard hasn’t slowed down ever since Clinton accused Gabbard of being a “Russian asset.” The two have exchanged fire since then, with even President Donald Trump stepping in to defend Gabbard.

(READ: Trump Defends Tulsi Gabbard Against The Equivalent Of The Democrat Party’s Mean Girls)

Now, it would appear that the number one left-leaning cable news network is getting in on the deal as well. MSNBC has decided to step into the ring and is now running defense for Clinton.

According to Becket Adams of the Washington Examiner, contributors to the network are being given air time in order to support Clinton, but aren’t exactly offering up a cogent defense:

Embarrassingly enough, the timing and details of the Clinton vs. Gabbard feud have proven too complicated for certain NBC and MSNBC personalities to comprehend.

MSNBC contributor and Washington Post columnist Jonathan Capehart, for example, claimed Saturday that Clinton did not “name names” when she alleged the Russians are “grooming” the Hawaii representative.

Yet, “Congresswoman Gabbard was like, ‘Me! Me! Me! Me!,’” he added, comically raising his hand like an overeager student.

Again: Clinton’s spokesman confirmed the Hawaii congresswoman was the target of the “grooming” remarks.

It’s not Capehart either. Two other contributors seem to be following the same mistaken timeline.

“When Hillary Clinton says there’s a Russian asset, doesn’t say anybody’s name, and Tulsi Gabbard goes, ‘How dare you call me a Russian asset?’” said  NBC News’ Jonathan Allen.

“One thing that was interesting about Tulsi Gabbard’s response, I mean, she went after Hillary Clinton strong, she said she wasn’t going to run as a third party candidate, she never denied being a Russian asset,” said MSNBC contributor Kimberly Atkins. “That was the one aspect that was missing from her response, which you think that would be in the first line or two. It was not there.”

As my readers know, I’m not big on conspiracy theories, but I do pay attention to patterns. One MSNBC contributor mistaking the timeline would be one thing, but here we have three.

This looks more like a narrative creation than analysis.

The question is if they are creating a narrative, then why create the narrative for Clinton? She’s a useless entity in the Democratic party for all intents and purposes. Does she plan to run, or does MSNBC just have that big of a dislike of Gabbard?

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Playing Offense On Impeachment

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House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., talks to reporters about the release by the White House of a transcript of a call between President Donald Trump and Ukrainian President Voldymyr Zelenskiy, in which Trump is said to have pushed for Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his family, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

House GOP knows Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) is in the Russia collusion hoax up to his eyeballs, what with a member of his staff having recently traveled to Ukraine at the height of the whistleblower scandal and Schiff himself’s little-discussed meeting with Fusion GPS founder Glenn Simpson in 2018.

But their attempts to formally censure him Monday failed, with all Republicans voting for the resolution, and all Democrats voting to table it (interesting, former Republican Justin Amash voted to table).

Former House Oversight Committee chair Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), now a Fox News Contributor, said he’s happy that Republicans are playing offense on impeachment, and that they should be doing more of it instead of waiting for the Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s report.

Chaffetz says that despite their inability to censure their colleague, there is much more Republican House members can do to stop Schiff in his tracks.

Though the House Republicans’ effort to censure House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., was blocked, Jason Chaffetz said on Tuesday that he’s “glad that Republicans are finally playing offense and they need to do more of it.”

“They can do lots of other things against Schiff: they can file an ethics complaint, they can have a minority day of hearings, they can launch an investigation at leaking that is coming out of the intel community,” the former Utah congressman told “Fox & Friends.”

The former congressman also noted that the President is letting things play out without a sense of extreme urgency because “he knows he’s innocent.” The first calls to impeach Trump began a mere days following his election, and before he was officially inaugurated into office.

Watch the latest video at foxnews.com

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Former Beauty Pageant Winner Is the Current GOP Fundraising Congressional Frontrunner in Nevada

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A GOP star is rising and it comes in the form of former Miss Nevada pageant winner Lisa Song Sutton, who is currently leading the pack of six other Republican candidates when it comes to fundraising.

According to the Daily Wire, Sutton, 34, is the daughter of a Vietnam veteran and a Korean immigrant. She entered the race in the third quarter, and in her first 90 days she raised almost $128 million, taking the lead over candidates who had been fundraising for longer.

Currently, the rankings look like this:

  1. Lisa Song Sutton: $127,998.00

  2. Samuel Peters: $111,704.00

  3. Charles Navarro: $80,013.00

  4. Jim Merchant: $58,185.00

  5. Randi Reed: $ 47,595.00

  6. Leo Blundo: $45,398.00

  7. Catherine Prato: $29,585

Sutton describes herself, not as a politician, but as a “business leader,” according to the Daily Wire.

“I’m incredibly grateful for the momentum my campaign has received in the first 90 days,” Sutton said in a statement. “I’m a business leader, not a politician, and I have shown in my first quarter that we can raise the money to build the grassroots political support needed to challenge Steven Horsford in the general election.”

“Our wide base of support shows Nevada’s 4th Congressional District is eager to elect a Republican who is a young, female, minority, business leader to Congress. The community is tired of career politicians running for office in districts they don’t care about,” Sutton continued. “I’m here to show the community, and Washington, that I will outwork career politician Steven Horsford, and take back Nevada’s 4th Congressional district.”

She may just do it too. Reports show that her donations are coming from more than just the traditional Republican base in Nevada.

“Sutton’s support ranges from traditional Nevada Republican donors, to first-time federal campaign donors,” noted Sutton’s campaign. “The average small-dollar online donation was $58. This wide range of support shows her campaign is able to bring new donors to the Republican party. Her ability to expand beyond the traditional base of supporters and win over a majority-minority house district are anchors to Sutton’s success.”

Sutton believes that career politicians have shortchanged communities, and while she never intended to run for office, she found that she had to in the name of restoring Nevada and setting things right. She’ll put the focus on small business, cutting regulations, the U.S. military, immigrant enforcement, border security, and the Second Amendment.

 

 

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Missile Defense Now – Beats Missile Defense in a Decade…Maybe

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Let’s Play Some Defense, Shall We?

 

The planet has a bit of a nuclear weapon proliferation problem.

Many of the Good Guys have them.

The US Nuclear Arsenal

The Story of How Britain Got Nuclear Weapons

France Has Lots of Nuclear Weapons

India’s Nuclear Weapons Arsenal Keeps Getting Bigger and Bigger

Included herein is a Good Guy – who may or may not have them.

Does Israel Really Have Nuclear Weapons?

And more and more of the Bad Guys have them.

The Big China Nuclear Threat No One Is Talking About

Russia’s Putin Unveils ‘Invincible’ Nuclear Weapons

Pakistan Has Lots of Nuclear Weapons

How Did North Korea Get Nuclear Weapons?

Excellent question.  Often, because the alleged Good Guys – are very, VERY stupid.

You Can Thank Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton for North Korea’s Nukes

If a Bad Guy wants to get there – they can often count on an alleged Good Guy being very, VERY stupid.

Fact-Check: Yes, the (Barack Obama) Nuclear Deal Hands ‘$150 Billion’ Over to Iran

The planet has a bit of a nuclear weapon proliferation problem….

Since They All Have Nukes And Missiles – We Absolutely Should Have Missile Defense

Right now, the only missile defense system we have doing any missile defensing – is the Ground-Based Midcourse Defense (GMD):

“The Ground-Based Midcourse Defense (GMD) element of the Ballistic Missile Defense System provides Combatant Commanders the capability to engage and destroy limited intermediate- and long-range ballistic missile threats in space to protect the United States….

“Ground-Based Interceptors are emplaced at Fort Greely, Alaska and Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. A total of 44 interceptors are currently emplaced.”

A key component of the GMD – is the Redesigned Kill Vehicle (RKV):

“The RKV is meant as an upgrade and supplement to the current Exo-Atmospheric Kill Vehicle, or EKV.

“Both systems are ground-based interceptors for the U.S. Missile Defense Agency designed to defend the U.S. mainland against long-range ballistic missile attacks.

“The RKV offers improved maneuverability and targeting performance compared to the EKV, which has a poor test record.”

Except – the Defense Department (DoD) just killed the RKV.

Pentagon Terminates Program for Redesigned Kill Vehicle, Preps for New Competition

Have there been tech issues?  There have:

“The EKV, designed to destroy targets in high-speed collisions after separating from a booster rocket, has struggled in testing….”

There were problems.  As there always are at some point with almost all things – especially things this high-tech and uber-sophisticated.

But we can take solace:

In the history of each and every thing that has worked – there was a time when each and every one of them didn’t work.

And the problems we were having – were being fixed:

“(It) has performed reliably in major test events in recent years including a complex salvo test earlier this year.”

Instead of the current, intact, in-place, improving system – what does the DoD have planned?:

“Now that the RKV is dead in the water, the Pentagon plans to move forward with a new, next-generation interceptor competition, the statement said.”

Except – are we anywhere near a “new, next-generation interceptor?”  We’re not even close:

“The defense official said the Pentagon is still working through the details of a new, next-generation interceptor competition, including when it will be initiated and the pace at which the technology will be developed and fielded.”

The Defense Department hasn’t even yet decided what “new, next-generation interceptor” means.  Because the DoD doesn’t even yet know what a “new, next-generation interceptor” is.

This is like killing the automobile – and then beginning the process of identifying the next mode of transportation.  Which hasn’t even yet been conceived.

Well, in the meantime – we need to get around.  So don’t preemptively kill the car.

And in the meantime – we need a missile defense system.  So don’t preemptively kill the RKV.

Since the current missile defense system is the only missile defense system even conceived – let’s keep it around.

At the very least – until you can actually define what “new, next-generation interceptor” means.

Our national security is far too important – to go fishing all over again…without any safety net whatsoever.

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San Francisco Refuses To Do Business With 22 States Over Anti Abortion Laws That Protect Babies.

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A city worker uses a power washer to clean the sidewalk by a tent city along Division Street Friday, Feb. 26, 2016, in San Francisco. Homeless people have until the end of Friday to vacate a rambling tent city along a busy San Francisco street declared a health hazard by city officials earlier this week. The mayor’s office says about 40 tents remain, down from a high of 140 tents this winter. The tents have lined both sides of a street under a freeway overpass for months, drawing complaints from residents and businesses. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

As you can see from the photo above, San Francisco and California have no other problems to deal with so this state ban does take precedence.

As it has been previously written everywhere, we all know that California and her cities are a bit of a hot mess. San Fran, home of Nancy Pelosi, always makes sure to be one of the cities leading the charge of creating havoc. That, of course, gives them the right to dictate how other cities or states should be run.

Now they want to export their craziness by refusing to spend money in states that they disagree with about abortion. That’s right, states that are moving to protect children shall not benefit from San Francisco and it’s an influence.

How sad.

According to Fox News

City employees in San Francisco are now forbidden to take work trips or do business with companies in 22 states that have “restrictive abortion laws.”

Mayor London Breed and Supervisor Vallie Brown announced the measure last week.

“Every day in this country, women’s reproductive rights are threatened, and we have to fight back. Just as we restricted spending with states that have laws that discriminate against LGBTQ people, we are standing up against states that put women’s health at risk and that are actively working to limit reproductive freedoms,” Breed said in a statement.

She added: “By limiting travel and contracting with certain states, we are sending a clear message to states that disregard the right to abortion.”

The only clear message you are sending is that you are griding an ax about states moving to protect the unborn and you look moronic doing it. Do you think the homeless person you are ignoring and letting suffer on the street gives a flying you know what about your moral preening Mayor Breed?

So what states are they planning on banning?

Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Nebraska, Nevada, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

I’m disappointed that Michigan is not on there.

With the technology of saving and improving life in all stages advancing, this is a big problem for the pro-abortion crowd. They yell CHOICE at any cost but frequently it is becoming clear that life inside the womb can also live outside the womb weeks before previously thought.

So why would you snuff out that life at 18 weeks when it can thrive at 24 weeks? This is becoming more and more obvious for people with a conscious that actually care about human life and don’t just pay it lip service like the politicians in San Francisco.

I look forward to the day where these people are only allowed to travel within California and nowhere else. What a glorious day that will be.

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Watch: AL Congressional Candidate Jessica Taylor Vows to Take on AOC, and Build Squad of Her Own If Elected

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Jessica Taylor, Republican candidate for Alabama’s 2nd Congressional District. Screen grab via her YouTube page.

Back in July, Republican Rep. Martha Roby (AL-02) announced she would be retiring from Congress at the end of her term after serving since 2011.

Since that time, a number of GOP competitors have jumped into the primary race. But on Monday, a new candidate entered the race with a splashy ad that is turning heads and has people wanting to know more about her and what she stands for.

Jessica Taylor threw her hat into the ring, making herself the sixth Republican – and first woman – to declare their intentions for the Congressional seat. She vowed to take on AOC and the rest of the “Squad”, and declared that she is an unapologetic conservative and Trump supporter:

Prattville attorney and businesswoman Jessica Taylor announced her candidacy for Congress in Alabama’s 2nd District Monday, saying she wants to form a “conservative squad” to take on liberal Democrats led by Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-NY.

In a campaign video, Taylor highlighted her rural Alabama roots, business career, and family with former State Sen. Bryan Taylor. But it’s her love of playing on the basketball team that Taylor connects to using teamwork to support President Donald Trump.

“I’m sick of arrogant socialists like AOC, who’ve never even run a lemonade stand, trying to tell us how to live in Alabama and that more government is the answer,” she says in the video.

“I have zero interest in being a professional politician, but conservatives like us need a squad of our own — and I’ll build it.”

Watch her debut ad:

She told “Fox and Friends” in an interview this morning that “We need somebody who can convince my generation and others that more government is not the answer. More government is the problem.”

Indeed.

The 2nd district is reliably Republican, and has been red since 1965, outside of Democrat Bobby Bright’s term from 2009-2011.

The Alabama primary is scheduled for March 3, 2020.

Hat tip: Twitchy

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Texas Father Forced to Put His Child Through Gender Transition Therapy After Losing Custody Battle to Ex-Wife

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Jeffrey Younger, a father in Dallas, Texas, lost his court battle for custody of his son on Monday. This custody battle, however, wasn’t like many others. More than just who had control over his son was on the line.

His ex-wife, Dr. Anne Georgulas, aimed to transition Younger’s son into a girl named “Luna” through chemical castration. After a long court battle, Georgulas has won thanks to a nearly unanimous jury who ruled against Younger according to LifeSite News:

A jury has ruled against Jeffrey Younger, the father who is trying to protect his seven-year-old son, James, from chemical castration via a gender “transition.” This means James’ mother, Dr. Anne Georgulas, will be able to continue “transitioning” him into “Luna,” and now has full authority to start him on puberty blockers and eventually cross-sex hormones.

The jury’s decision likely means that Mr. Younger will be required to “affirm” James as a girl, despite his religious and moral objections, and will also be forced to take a class on transgenderism.

With a consensus of 11 of the 12 jurors, the jury decided not to grant Mr. Younger Sole Managing Conservatorship over his two twin boys. They voted that the current Joint Managing Conservatorship should be replaced by a Sole Managing Conservatorship, but that Mr. Younger should not be that person. Judge Kim Cooks will read her ruling on possession, child support, and Dr. Georgulas’ other requests at 1:30 p.m. CST on Wednesday.

The tragic result of this court battle comes after Younger attempted to convince the court that his seven-year-old son isn’t actually transgender like his ex-wife claims. When at his home, or in the presence of his friends, James refuses to wear girl’s clothing and partakes in masculine activities. It’s only when the child is in the presence of the pro-transgender mother that James suddenly switches to being “feminine.”

As I wrote previously, this doesn’t sound like a child with gender dysphoria, it sounds like a child who is trying to please his parents.

The wise thing to do would be to hold off on any life-altering chemicals until the child grows up and is fully able to comprehend the nature of what’s going to happen to him. As children grow, they naturally gain and lose interest in things. LifeSite reported that protesters attempted to appeal to Texas lawmakers to pass this kind of law:

On Friday, protesters called on Texas lawmakers to pass legislation making it illegal for anyone under 18 years of age to begin a medical transition. They argued that children cannot fully understand the lifelong consequences of their decisions and parents should not be allowed to make this decision for their children.

Currently, there aren’t any U.S. laws that restrict the use of puberty blockers or cross-sex hormones or outline a minimum age of administration.

LifeSite also listed what kind of permanent things can happen to a child who is put on these hormones:

  • A blood clot in a deep vein (deep vein thrombosis) or in a lung (pulmonary embolism)

  • High triglycerides, a type of fat (lipid) in your blood

  • Gallstones

  • Weight gain

  • Elevated liver function tests

  • Decreased libido

  • Erectile dysfunction

  • Infertility

  • High potassium (hyperkalemia)

  • High blood pressure (hypertension)

  • Type 2 diabetes

  • Cardiovascular disease, when at least two other cardiovascular risk factors are present

  • Excessive prolactin in the blood (hyperprolactinemia) or a condition in which a noncancerous tumor (adenoma) of the pituitary gland in the brain over produces the hormone prolactin (prolactinoma)

With all of these consequences on the line, you would have figured that a doctor and a jury would be far more cautious about injecting hormones into a child. However, it would appear that activism has won over common sense, and the child will now be “transitioned,” and with the father forced to help.

This isn’t just tragic, it’s cruel. A jury has decided to impose state-enforced child abuse.

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Elizabeth Warren Threatens Israel With a Quid Pro Quo

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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks about her two-cent tax plan during a campaign event, Monday, Sept. 2, 2019, in Hampton Falls, N.H. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Oddly enough, the media aren’t describing Warren’s threat as a quid pro quo even though it clearly is. Weird, right?

The presumptive (but not necessarily actual) frontrunner of the Democratic party primary went on record yesterday announcing that she’ll withhold aid from Israel unless they do what she wants, which is negotiate and make concessions with terrorists.

Lest we pretend this isn’t to Warren’s political benefit, this is a major, major issue on the left and there’s no logical reason to punish Israel outside of quelling her base. Sticking it to the Jewish state and delivering the goods to the terrorist supporting Palestinian Authority is like crack for liberals.

Andy McCarthy notices the hypocrisy here.

Of course it’s extortion, or more aptly a quid pro quo. She’s quite literally saying that unless Israel does what she wants, she’ll cut off vital military aid (we stopped giving economic aid a while ago). And this is a far more relevant and damaging quid pro quo to U.S. interests than anything to do with Ukraine.

Now, some might say “well, that’s different!” How? How is different than Mulvaney saying we weren’t going to give Ukraine money unless they investigated corruption dealing with 2016? Because I’m pretty sure the media lost their minds and published half a million “Mulvaney Admits to Quid Pro Quo” headlines in response.

The answer is that it is not different. All foreign policy is a quid pro quo. All aid comes with strings attached. The only question involving Ukraine was whether Trump did something that could provably be shown to only be political. Mulvaney clearly said that situation had nothing to do with Biden and only legitimate concerns about corruption, something Joe Biden himself threatened Ukraine over, yet the media still called it an evil “quid pro quo” and feigned outrage.

Even on the legal aspects, this is hypocritical. If Congress appropriates the money for a certain country to receive aid, the President either has power to hold it up or not. With Trump, we are assured it’s impeachable and illegal for him to do so. So why are the media not pointing out what Warren is saying would be impeachable and illegal as well?

What you see here is a prime example of how the left uses language to push their narratives. When Mulvaney points out that all foreign policy has conditions, it’s a quid pro quo and super bad. When Elizabeth Warren threatens to extort one of our closet allies by withholding aid, it’s just her being tough.

Also, note that Warren whined and complained when the Trump administration cut off aid to the Palestinian Authority for not negotiating in good faith, yet she wants to punish Israel. That’s some mighty fine anti-Semitism on display because there’s no other logical reason for her flip-flop on the issue.

In closing, our mainstream media are partisan hypocrites and Elizabeth Warren shows that she toes the typical Israel hating line of her party. We also call that Tuesday.

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