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The Gettysburg Address and Lovely Lies

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Yesterday was the 150th memorial of the Gettysburg Address. Aglow with Lincoln hagiography and pride at our cultural progress, many modern Americans don’t understand the real significance of the Gettysburg Address for its time. So I thought it would be a good opportunity to open this can of worms.
Opting not to give a speech at the 150th anniversary commemoration, Obama instead hand-wrote a note of appreciation for the landmark political speech. One cannot help but think that Obama had himself in mind when he described Lincoln’s mid-war emotional state and personal burden:

I linger on these few words that have helped define our American experiment: “a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.”
Through the lines of weariness etched in his face, we know Lincoln grasped, perhaps more than anyone [“aside from me, of course”], the burdens required to give those words meaning. He knew that even a self-evident truth was not self executing . . .

I’m sure Obama believes that he himself is engaged in a similar battle. And perhaps he is. Because Lincoln’s battle was not actually one of right, it was one of might. That Lincoln eventually got his way in the conflict ended in the ruin of a good idea and the establishment of a bad one. Listen to the wise words of famous curmudgeon H. L. Mencken concerning the Gettysburg Address:

The Gettysburg speech is at once the shortest and the most famous oration in American history. . . . It is eloquence brought to a pellucid and almost child-like perfection—the highest emotion reduced to one graceful and irresistible gesture. Nothing else precisely like it is to be found in the whole range of oratory. Lincoln himself never even remotely approached it. It is genuinely stupendous.
But let us not forget that it is oratory, not logic; beauty, not sense. Think of the argument in it! Put it into the cold words of everyday! The doctrine is simply this: that the Union soldiers who died at Gettysburg sacrificed their lives to the cause of self-determination — “that government of the people, by the people, for the people,” should not perish from the earth. It is difficult to imagine anything more untrue. The Union soldiers in that battle actually fought against self-determination; it was the Confederates who fought for the right of their people to govern themselves. What was the practical effect of the battle of Gettysburg? What else than the destruction of the old sovereignty of the States, i. e., of the people of the States? The Confederates went into battle an absolutely free people; they came out with their freedom subject to the supervision and vote of the rest of the country—and for nearly twenty years that vote was so effective that they enjoyed scarcely any freedom at all. Am I the first American to note the fundamental nonsensicality of the Gettysburg address? If so, I plead my aesthetic joy in it in amelioration of the sacrilege.

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So, the Gettysburg Address is a beautiful lie. The cult of Lincoln, like the cult of Obama, wants desperately to believe something that just isn’t true. Beautiful words, like sugar for medicine, help the lies go down, and stay down. I truly appreciate the Gettysburg Address and the Emancipation Proclamation (which, contrary to the test for American citizenship, didn’t free a single slave) as brilliant pieces of political maneuvering. But I am tired of hearing about Lincoln’s love for freedom, black people, or the Union. Lincoln, in effect, despised all three. His tyrannical disregard for executive restraint is famous, his racism is infamous, his love for the Union dubious. So perhaps Obama is right to align himself so squarely with Lincoln, since he’s also a racist tyrant dedicated to the destruction of our country.
The legacy of the Gettysburg Address is one where beauty and rhetoric trumps logic and sense. It is one where a hand-written note sopping with postured sincerity will stand in for real transparency and effective leadership. I applaud it for its political prowess, but must denounce it for its lies. I’m deeply, profoundly sorry if that offends you. If you want, I can even write you a hand-written note of apology.

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Fox News Silences Newt Gingrich From Explaining How George Soros Has Corrupted District Attorney Elections

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On Fox News, former Speaker of the House, Newt Gingrich was met with an awkward silence as he brought up the role of how billionaire left-wing financier George Soros is funding the election of left-wing prosecutors in many cities over the last several years.

His comments prompted the show’s co-hosts to confront him on why he was invoking the liberal philanthropist, which was their way of essentially trying to get him to stop talking about it.

However, Gingrich did not let up.

He argued that the rise in crime in many Democrat-run cities is partly the result of the election of many left-wing district attorneys who had received financial assistance from Soros. He said:

“Look, the number one problem in almost all these cities is George Soros-elected, left-wing, anti-police, pro-criminal district attorneys who refuse to keep people locked up. Just yesterday they put somebody back on the streets who’s wanted for two different murders in New York City.”

He continued: “You cannot solve this problem — and both [Kamala] Harris and [Joe] Biden have talked very proudly out what they call ‘progressive district attorneys’. Progressive district attorneys are anti-police, pro-criminal, and overwhelmingly elected with George Soros’s money.

“And they’re a major cause of the violence we’re seeing because they keep putting the violent criminals back on the street,” Gingrich said.

“I’m not sure we need to bring George Soros into this,” Francis replied.

“He paid for it,” Gingrich, who was obviously taken aback by the interruption. “I mean, why can’t we discuss that fact that millions of dollars….”.

“No he didn’t,” Harf interjected. “I agree with Melissa. George Soros doesn’t need to be a part of this conversation.”

“Okay, so it’s verboten,” Gingrich said, using the German word for “forbidden.”

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1,666 Uncounted Ballots From NJ Primary Found In A Bin

Hey, mail-in ballots, what could go wrong?

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1,666 Uncounted Ballots From NJ Primary Found In A Bin

Officials have counted 1,666 ballots from New Jersey’s July primary that were found last week in a “mislabeled” bin. The ballots are from Sussex County were placed in a “secure area” at the county election office and were not discovered until Thursday.

It continues to astonish me that ballots, even when kept in “secured areas” go missing and then “magically appear” months later. Leftists are prepping US citizens to accept ballots found after the election.

NBC:

Officials have counted more than 1,600 ballots from New Jersey’s July primary that were found last week in a “mislabeled” bin.

The 1,666 ballots from Sussex County were placed in a “secure area” at the county election office and were not discovered until Thursday, the New Jersey Herald reported.

After notifying the state of the error, the remaining votes were counted Saturday, said Board of Elections Administrator Marge McCabe. She said the newly tallied votes “did not change the outcome” of any races.

“The Board of Elections is confident that all ballots received have been processed and the security of all the ballots has remained in place,” McCabe said. More

This is exactly why Democrats want mail-in voting, and this is why Hillary Clinton said that Joe Biden shouldn’t concede under any circumstances. Whether or not those 1666 votes would have changed it, it means that there is legitimate cause to question the validity of the election.

President Trump will win by a huge landslide on election night because most pro-Trump voters will go to the polls since they don’t trust Democrats. Democrats will then try to argue that they have some unknowable number of mail-in votes that overturn the election. Nobody will believe them.

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TREASON? Gen. Mattis Considered Taking ‘Collective Action’ To Stop Trump

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James “Mad Dog” Mattis has never seen a war he won’t support. This put him squarely in conflict with President Donald Trump during his time as Defense Secretary, eventually leading to his departure from the position in early 2019. 

Now it is becoming clear that his departure was far less smooth than previously known, and could have ended violently, according to journalist Bob Woodward.

To preface, much of Bob Woodward’s new book, “Rage” is almost certainly fake news to smear the President. Woodward is known for launching these kinds of hit jobs to keep himself relevant. But there is a lot of evidence backing the claims made about Mattis.

In the book, Woodward claims that then-General Mattis often expressed his concerns about President Trump, believing he isn’t fit for the job he holds. In particular, he was known to air these grievances to former Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats.

Woodward cites one particular occasion, occurring during the heat of the 2017 conflict with North Korea. Woodward states that Mattis was at the Washington National Cathedral in prayer when he confided in Coats, suggesting that they may need to take action against Trump, saying:

“There may come a time when we have to take collective action” since Trump is “dangerous. He’s unfit.”

Considering both Mattis and Coats are among the highest ranking military officials, it is difficult not to interpret that as a threat of a military coup, as many on Twitter are stating.

Woodward is not the first to accuse Mattis of attempting to take down President Trump during his time in as Defense Secretary.

In 2019, Big League Politics published evidence of Mattis planning to challenge President Trump in the 2020 election during his final months in his position. Their report includes pictures of detailed notes taken by a political consultant who was approached about joining the team to launch the presidential bid.

So there is evidence showing that Mattis was not below working to undermine President Trump while working under him.

 

 

 

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15 Armed USPIS Agents from New York Sent to Arrest Triple Amputee War Hero Brian Kolfage

It’s a political hit.

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15 Armed USPIS Agents from New York Sent to Arrest Triple Amputee War Hero Brian Kolfage

Another US Government Abuse of Power! Two weeks ago war hero and triple amputee Brian Kolfage was arrested along with former Trump Chief Strategist Steve Bannon and two others for charges related to building a wall on the Southern Border. –TGP

Fifteen (15) members from the New York United States Postal Inspection Service (USPIS) showed up on Brian Kolfage’s doorstep to arrest him on the August 20, 2020. It took 15 USPIS officers to arrest a triple amputee war hero in a wheelchair!

The USPIS agents looked through his children’s rooms.

On the morning of August 20th at least five cars, all with New York state plates, showed up outside war hero Brian Kolfage’s house.  Out came 15 USPIS agents, armed and ready.  The agents no doubt thought through their actions on the long drive from New York to Florida.  They came prepared with guns, gloves and masks so COVID wouldn’t slow them down.

Kolfage states:

I’ve taken direct hits from mortars fighting for my country overseas, now I’m taking mortars from a politically corrupted and weaponized judicial system who has made it their #1 goal to target all Trump associates. With reckless regard for the constitution they have set out on a mission to destroy people’s lives by intimidation through a weaponized mainstream media platform that regurgitates and tries defendants in the court of public opinion before facts are even known. This is not the type of freedom I raised my right hand to defend, this is totalitarianism to take political prisoners.

They are coming after us for one reason, we embarrassed them, we proved that Americans wanted border security. ‘We the people’ then built the wall and cut off major human smuggling routes. We showed Americans that we can accomplish the “impossible” with a little good old fashioned hard work. Everything we accomplished went against the tainted beliefs of these socialists from NY who are after us. They want the permanent political class to stay in power. And in order to achieve that they need globalism and open borders to keep the power on their side.

When the facts come out over the next few months they are going to have to drop this case; it’s that’s simple, this case is 100% TAINTED by political motivations. That’s why they timed it to the eve of the Republican National Convention, just as Steve Bannon was beginning to advise the Trump Campaign again.

You can donate to Brian’s fund to cover his legal expenses here.

No wonder the USPS can’t turn a profit. Arresting one person probably cost them $100,000 when they could have just called him and asked him to come in.

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New York Gov. Cuomo: Trump Had ‘Better Have An Army’ To Protect Him If He Comes To NYC

Sounds like a threat.

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo: “He better have an army if he thinks he’s gonna walk down the street in New York. New Yorkers don’t want to have anything to do with him.”

Liberals just never learn. Don’t challenge the president because he enjoys it. 

NY Post:

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday all but threatened President Trump’s safety if he returns to New York City in a rant responding to an exclusive story by The Post that Trump is looking to pull federal funds from “lawless” cities including New York.

Cuomo called an emergency press briefing within a half-hour on Wednesday night to tear into Trump for the order, which cites New York’s rising murder rate and defunding of the NYPD.

“He better have an army if he thinks he’s gonna walk down the street in New York. New Yorkers don’t want to have anything to do with him,” the Democrat said, all but threatening the commander-in-chief.

But Cuomo — who, like Trump, hails from Queens — wasn’t done. “He can’t have enough bodyguards to walk through New York City, people don’t want to have anything to do with him.” More

So think about this for a minute. Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the POTUS would need an army to walk the streets of NY. What a rousing endorsement of his and De Blasio’s policies and there effect in New York.

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Trump Supporter Kicked In The Head By Black Lives Matter Rioter

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Trump Supporter Kicked In The Head By Black Lives Matter Rioter

A Trump supporter was kicked in the head by a Black Lives Matter rioter while flat on his back. The cheap shot took place during the president’s visit to Kenosha, a week after the Wisconsin city was devastated by riots.

Here’s the video of the “mostly peaceful” event.

The Blaze:

While WDJT-TV characterized things as “mostly peaceful” Tuesday as President Donald Trump visited riot-ravaged Kenosha, Wisconsin, one incident caught on camera proved anything but.

As Trump supporters and protesters gathered near the courthouse to express their views, the station said most banter between the groups was disrespectful and heated.

Trump supporters were angry about rioting and looting in the wake of the police-involved shooting of a black man, Jacob Blake, that captured attention nationwide.

“Does Black Lives Matter give them opportunity to burn a town down?” one Trump supporter said, according to WDJT. “No. Is that what they represent? I’m against it for that reason.”

As tensions boiled over video caught the moment when a Trump supporter — who was flat on his back amid a physical altercation — was kicked in the head by a Black Lives Matter militant. More

A second video caught what happened next as it appeared some of the victim’s adversaries tried to prevent further damage and let him get up and walk away. As he did, one person from the group can be heard melodically chanting — in childlike style — “He just got his a** beat! He just got his a** beat!”

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Watch Portland Mayor Blame Republicans And Trump For Murder Of Trump Supporter

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Watch Portland Mayor Blame Republicans And Trump For Murder Of Trump Supporter

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler attacked President Donald Trump after the president criticized his leadership and claimed it was to blame for the escalating unrest in the city.

“It’s you who have created the hate and the division,” Wheeler said. “It’s you who have not found a way to say the names of Black people killed by police officers even as people in law enforcement have. And it’s you who claimed that white supremacists are good people. Your campaign of fear is as anti-democratic as anything you’ve done to create hate and vitriol in our beautiful country.”

The president reacted to the mayor’s press conference with fury: “Ted Wheeler, the wacky Radical Left Do Nothing Democrat Mayor of Portland, who has watched great death and destruction of his City during his tenure, thinks this lawless situation should go on forever. Wrong! Portland will never recover with a fool for a Mayor….”

President Trump weighed in again this morning:

Full press conference:

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