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So The Purge Begins

On Friday, Twitter joined a slew of other social media companies in permanently suspending Donald Trump’s accounts. Subsequently, many conservative users found themselves de-platformed by the tech giant. The tech oligarchs argue that Trump’s social media presence incites violence, as evidenced by the riot in the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday.
Twitter argued that several of Trump’s tweets violated its Glorification of Violence policy, which states, “You may not threaten violence against an individual or a group of people. We also prohibit the glorification of violence.”

Unsurprisingly, countless Twitter accounts regularly call for harm or violence, a violation of Twitter policy, yet this has been allowed to persist. While the president’s posts and remarks have included some awful things, they have been in no way worse than much of what transpires on the platform.

Ayatollah Khamenei, the supreme leader of Iran, has an intact Twitter account that consistently glorifies acts of violence, yet the brutal dictator has not faced any censorship or suspension. After the heartbreaking beheading of a French teacher because he showed a political cartoon depicting Mohammad, and a mass stabbing in a church in Nice, Khamenei focused vitriol on those murdered, claiming the “rage” of Muslim extremists had demonstrated its “vitality.”

Khamenei also called for Israel to “perish” and has promised “revenge” on the United States. But Twitter is more offended by President Trump than a theocratic dictator who supports terror attacks and threatens other countries.

During this summer’s Black Lives Matter demonstrations, politicians, celebrities, and other users praised those taking to the streets in protest. Many also championed the associated riots, which cost livelihoods and at least 30 lives as cities burned.

Football player turned activist Colin Kaepernick was vocal in his support for the violent rioting that overtook many American cities. He has been both “glorifying” actual violence and encouraging it to continue. Rather than censor his account in any way, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey donated $3 million to Kaepernick’s organization.

Floating around social media was the Martin Luther King Jr. quote, “A riot is the language of the unheard.” Ignoring the context and nuance of his words from a speech. In which the civil rights leader refused to condemn rioting. He also did not encourage it, advocating instead for nonviolence.

Vice President-elect Kamala Harris joined many public figures in tweeting support for the Minneapolis rioting. She also posted the link for the Minnesota Freedom Fund that collected bail for those arrested while rioting. Such activity actively helped elongate and encourage violence, which took two lives and caused more than $500 million in property damage.

Harris has publicly called for the removal of President Trump from Twitter. For encouraging rioters, despite being guilty of the same behavior herself.

There are a shocking amount of tweets that declare that all members of certain groups deserve to die, including but not limited to “republicans,” “white men,” and “cops.” The entire platform, filled with threats of murder, assault, and rape. How do these posts not directly contradict Twitter’s supposed ban on calls for or glorification of violence?

Twitter’s permanent suspension of President Trump’s account is not about the rules. It is an exercise of power over its political opponents.

Wednesday’s riots were not the cause, but the excuse used for Big Tech to do what they have wanted to do for years — keep conservatives from speaking on public platforms.

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What Percentage Group Are You?

4064170156?profile=originalOver the last 144 years we as a nation have given up our freedom a little bit at a time. Every year we give up a little more and a little more the following year. In the mean time we tell ourselves, “wait till the next election”. Now, I ask you, what has changed? All we get is unfulfilled promises until the next election.

The Democrats, the Republicans, The Libertarians, and Independents are all full of crap. We no longer have any form of representative government in this country. The ones in office will never put their political careers on the line in order to do what should be done on behalf of their constituents.

We have a Supreme Court that thinks it can pass laws, a House of Representatives and Senate that only votes party lines, and a President with an Executive Branch that bought their job or title because they donated a bunch of money to the party.  Is this what our Founding Fathers envisioned?

At the State level, we have politicians just waiting their turn to step up to the next office. The same with county/parish, city, town etc. Everywhere you look we put the same type in office. Greedy and power hungry people that think they are above the law.

I for one am tired of it.

Will we change and do something about it, no, we’ll just wait for the next government handout and keep our mouths in check. They have us divided and we are to dumb or afraid to do anything about it.

Every party uses scare tactics:

  1. The government will be shut down by the Republicans.
  2. The President is building FEMA camps.
  3. White cops are shooting blacks
  4. Blacks are shooting whites.
  5. They’re going to take are guns away.
  6. They will declare Martel Law

YOU GET THE PICTURE. They will keep us divided, one of the oldest tactics going and we fall for it.

What would happen if we all took a stand, stand as an American? 98% of you will come up with some lame excuse as to why you can’t do it. 1% will say “let’s get it done”, then crawl back up on the fence and watch. The remaining 1% will talk the talk and walk the walk.

What percentage group are you?

Am I talking about revolution, military coup, or the overthrow of the government? No. I just want people to take back and defend the law of the land and our republic:

The U.S. Constitution

It’s Not Broken and It Does Not Need to Be Changed.

Only Defended 

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4064112083?profile=originalI have so much discontent and outright anger towards our government that I can’t help but wonder if it’s time to throw it all out and start over as our founding fathers did. ! I don’t think it’s unreasonable to entertain the idea that the mechanisms of our republic have become too distorted to be repaired.

How much longer will people take what our own government is doing to us? For more than 15 years I have been asking this question.

I ask, “Why?” “Why can’t we stop this? Why can’t we take back our country and restore our government to what it should be? Why can’t we secure individual liberty and freedom just as the Founders did?”

The cold hard truth is, in today’s world none of us are willing to risk losing what we have to get it done. We all have grown complacent to easy lives. We have nice homes, cars, computers, jobs, family vacations, RV’s, smart phones, etc. and we want to enjoy every bit of this great lifestyle we have been blessed with. We don’t want to risk losing that. We as a nation would give-up our God given rights for our own personal security.

How many are willing to pledge “our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor” to restore America? Don’t kid yourself and think meaningful change will happen without turmoil and strife. It won’t happen without sacrifice at a level no one has ever seen before. Are we willing to make that sacrifice? I am but how many others are truly willing?

 For those of you who feel it’s time for a new revolution, ask yourself if you are willing to risk and sacrifice as our founding fathers did. Ask yourself if you’re really willing to fight for the country you want, even in the face of an uncertain outcome. I suspect very few can answer with an honest “Yes.” It’s easier just to post your outrage to Facebook or some other social media.

For those of you who think we still live in a free Constitutional Republic where the will of the people guide the rule of government, it is time you wake up and realize that America is long gone and doesn't exist anymore. Keep your heads stuck in the sand and live your complacent easy lives until all our God given rights are lost

So now I ask you. One of “We the People…” what will be the determining factor in whether our country can be restored to the free society it once was, or sparking an armed conflict between the people of the US and the government?  

I do not expect a peaceful resolution the next time around. I also do not expect the government as it exists now to stop clamoring for more control or less corruption. If recent events have proven anything, they have proven that a second American Revolution is inevitable; and all we can do is ready ourselves.

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We as U.S.. American citizens have been in a cold war stand off with our very own government for many years.

Our government began preparing for this cold war. It is a war machine with little need for diplomacy or accountability. For those who stand up to this abuse of power, they are either marginalized, in jail, fled the country, or murdered.

We watched the occupy movement spill across America. Military type assaults on American citizens by police were becoming common place. They began eroding our second amendment rights away. And free speech was relegated to "free speech zones."

We lost mainstream media due to Citizens United vs Federal Election Commission, which politicized businesses and took one more layer of our protection away. Now we are fighting corporate government. The government seems like it is in overdrive, rolling out one unpopular bill after another with a calculated indifference to voters. At the same time, the government put our economy on a roller coaster, loosened up the bolts on every track, and sent it on its way.

It is time for We The People, True American Patriots, to show this government that we are in charge; that in The United States of America, government acts according to our consent, not against our will.

As I have stated before we are in a cold war stand off with our government and it is time to stand up. It is time to let them know that we will not take there crap or there unlawful laws. It is time to "draw the line in the sand."

We have elections coming up in November, we need to put the right person into office. One that will defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic. No more corporate payed for politician, no more you owe us a favor politician. We need good old citizen representation, no more career politicians. We are the only ones that can do that.

We've been torn apart and pit against each other with Politics, Religion, Gender, Sexuality, Race, Ethnicity, Age ... This is how they control us. It's time to UNITE.

Whether you like to Occupy, Tea Party, or Bikini Flash Mob, the First Amendment protects your right to peacefully protest.

The problem is one group will pit against another group just to find out in the long run they are fighting for the same cause. Republican vs Democrat, Red State vs Blue State, North vs South, Black vs White, Poor vs Rich. etc.

Now what would happen if we all united and became An American Citizen? Yes folks just plan American, no White American, no Afro American, no Hispanic American, No Middle Class American, No Rich or Poor American, just plan American. OMG that is just unheard of.

In advocacy work, you often want all the support you can get. You can think of possible support as arranged in concentric circles. The innermost circle contains you and your closest, most committed allies - your core group. The next circle out contains your natural allies - those individuals and organizations that share your beliefs and values, and stand to benefit or to see their values confirmed by the success of your advocacy effort. The third circle encompasses those who are neutral - because they know nothing about the issue, because they're not sure where they stand on it, or because they don't believe it concerns them in any way.

The last two circles are the least likely to be supportive. In the fourth circle out are the opposition's traditional allies, who occupy the same position in relation to your opposition as your natural allies do in relation to you. And finally, in the farthest circle, are your opponents, those who are unalterably against what you're in favor of.

Yet, advocates know that you sometimes find allies in unexpected places. One of those places is among those who normally line up with opponents to your advocacy efforts. Taking direct action - may mean making contact with your opposition's allies.

A House Divided Against Itself Cannot Stand

The phrase "a house divided against itself cannot stand" is literally talking about households, or nations. The meaning is quite simple. And it is similar to the saying "United we stand, divided we fall". This means that if the people of a household or of a nation cannot agree on basic things, that household or that nation will not survive.

I express We the People call a General Strike, one involving the following measures and demands:

1. Tax revolt: refuse to pay income taxes until such time as the following steps are taken to correct the course of this great nation.
2. Form activist /protester groups, march and demand that our demands are meet.
3. Form "good old" American Patriot Militia Groups, train and be ready when called upon. March with the protesters, be there security.
4. Keyboard Commandos write and send letters non-stop. Do not let up.

List of Demands/Grievances

I say to them right now, there is not a Liberal America and a Conservative America - there is the United States of America. There is not a black America and a White America and Latino America and Asian America - there's the United States of America.

1. Affirm the original intent of the Constitution: insist the federal government get back in line with the original definitions of federal authority and abide the limitations placed on the central government as defined.

2. Secure the border

3. Enforce current immigration laws to the fullest; reform the system without granting amnesty
Immediately deport all illegal alien individuals who have a criminal record of any kind.

4. Repeal The Affordable Health Care Act (ObamaCare) Come up with a plan that will work and everyone can afford

5. The current federal income tax system is clearly broken -- unfair, overly complex, and almost impossible for most Americans to understand. But there is a reasonable, nonpartisan alternative that is both fair and easy to understand. A system that allows you to keep your whole paycheck and only pay taxes on what you spend.

6. The FairTax is a national sales tax that treats every person equally and allows American businesses to thrive, while generating the same tax revenue as the current four-million-word-plus word tax code. Under the FairTax, every person living in the United States pays a sales tax on purchases of new goods and services, excluding necessities due to the prebate. The FairTax rate after necessities is 23% and equal to the lowest current income tax bracket (15%) combined with employee payroll taxes (7.65%), both of which will be eliminated.

7. Cut federal spending 20% across the board immediately, and then prioritize spending according to national polls-which will most likely demand inclusion of healthcare for Veterans. Top priorities for most Americans today include jobs, the economy, corrupt politicians, education, government spending, debt, and taxes.

8. Push all authority with regard to abortion and same sex marriage down to the state level, insisting the judiciary stop trying to legislate and allowing the will of the people to prevail as expressed in elections on propositions placed on the ballot by the people. Only states can decide on the matter of public funding of abortion.

9. Term limits in Congress: six terms maximum for Representatives, two terms maximum for Senators.

10. Pass a law that requires an audit of the Federal Reserve System. Then do away with it.

11. Pass a law that requires all government officials to abide by any law they pass.

12. Abolish the IRS. Reform DOJ. Suspend all pending gun control legislation.

13. Each state will have the right to enact and enforce voter identification rules and regulations.

14. Pull out of The United Nations and Defund them and have them leave New York City.

15. Defund any and all nations that have terrorist organizations that are a threat to The United States of America.

16. Defund any country that is not 100% with The United States of America

Well, somebody needs to fire the first shot. My kids do not know better, my wife supports my faith. My neighbors are waiting on me. And all I'm doing is waiting on you. Sickening ain't it. Our reputation is beyond decline, our borders open. What's next, another of our freedoms taken away. Guess what, its been gone. Its not up to our children to make a stand, its up to us! What the hell are we doing here? Its over folks and we should all feel ashamed for waiting on someone else to step up. It was our responsibility and it's damn near passed. Good luck patriots, I hope you're ready.

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