Thursday, November 14, 2019

First public hearing in Trump impeachment probe

The first hearing featured testimony from Ambassador William Taylor and Deputy Assistant Secretary George Kent. Taylor currently serves as the Chargé D'affaires for the U.S. State Department in Ukraine. Kent serves as Deputy Assistant Secretary in the European and Eurasian Bureau at the U.S. Department of State.

Rep. Jordan's full questioning of Bill Taylor | Trump impeachment hearings

Rep. Ric Crawford from Arkansas 'temporarily' stepped down from the House Intelligence Committee so that Rep. Jim Jordan from Ohio could 'temporarily' step in...and step in he did! Way to go Jim...and on Friday don't stop!!!

Trump Addresses 'Witch Hunt' Hearing During Erdogan Presser

Trump Addresses 'Witch Hunt' Hearing During Erdogan Presser
President Trump praised Turkey as "a great NATO ally" during his joint press conference with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday.
 
The two men had "a frank and productive conversation" on a range of topics, including the delicate situation in Syria, Trump said. The U.S. and Turkey were able to help broker a ceasefire agreement in the region after a visit from Vice President Mike Pence and Trump was happy to relay that that ceasefire "continues to hold." He thanked Erdogan for his cooperation on that front.

"I'm a big fan of the president," Trump said of Erdogan.

The U.S. and Turkey have the same goal, Erdogan agreed. To fight terrorism. In addition to the recent elimination of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, he reported that they've captured several terror-aligned prisoners who had tried to escape.

UN tries to restore its shattered credibility, condemns Islamic Jihad rocket attacks against Israel
By Robert Spencer / Jihad Watch


UN tries to restore its shattered credibility, condemns Islamic Jihad rocket attacks against Israel
Too little, too late, after a rain of condemnations of Israel for many years for the crime of defending itself. “Israel’s military campaign against Islamic Jihad enters second day, UN condemns rocket attacks,” by Andrew Carey, CNN, November 13, 2019: Jerusalem (CNN)Twenty-four Palestinians, among them 17 militants and a seven-year-old boy, have been killed by […]

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Op-ed:
What America Is and What America Needs
By: Diane Sori / The Patriot Factor / Right Side Patriots on American Political Radio

“A constitutional republic is a government of laws and not of people." 
- Founding Father and second president of the United States, John Adams

As we head into what will surely be a heated and nasty election year, especially with impeachment being the catch word in the mainstream media's 24/7 news cycle, it's amazing to me that some even on our side of the political aisle still do not understand how the differences between certain key political, economic, and governmental entities affects not only how we voted in the past, but why we voted the way we did, as well as seeing how a misunderstood vote cast could quite unintentionally have had some negative sway over election results.
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For example, some voters still don’t understand government 101, as in not only how our government functions and works but what our form of government actually is and why. For example, some continue to confuse the differences between a constitutional republic and a democracy, as well as exactly how both those respective government entities differ from communism let alone from socialism. And still others don't understand the true differences between a capitalistic, a socialistic, and a true communist economic system. And while there are indeed many differences between them all, some folks are still trying to intermingle what are diametric opposites in a misguided attempt to claim that socialism and even a somewhat diluted form of communism is better for what they hope in the near future will become a new racially, more ethnically diverse and culturally “blended America,” which in and of itself would destroy from within the very fabric of our long held Judeo-Christian American society and the corresponding values and morals we hold dear.

But let's briefly look at the different components mentioned before we get into the actual ramifications of one not understanding said differences, and lets start with the differences between a constitutional republic and a democracy. Simply, a constitutional republic is where representatives are freely elected by the people to govern over them as per rules established by the law of the land...in our case the rule of law being the United States Constitution...the very document that wisely limits the power of each officeholder and allows for a true and much needed separation of powers. A constitutional republic is America's form of government whether those who claim we're a democracy like it or not. But why aren't we a democracy per se as some claim...because democracy itself basically amounts to “mob rule” where the majority makes the rules, minorities are given certain rights, and sometimes but not always free elections are held.

And while a "true democracy"* as opposed to a "flawed democracy" ** does afford what's called “supreme power” to be vested in the people directly or indirectly through a system of representation and free elections...the same as a republic does...there still are some major differences between a democracy and a republic involving both the extent by which the people control the process of making laws...as in how a bill becomes a law...as well as the actual limits placed on government by the law, in our case the law again being the Constitution.

So while many Democrats claim that democracy itself is more “efficient” than a republic with more people reaping the actual benefits of living in said democracy, and that democracy saves both time and money thus allowing funds to be used in areas where the people deem they're needed, we're actually not seeing that premise working in today's America as many mainstream Democrats are fed up with their representatives wasting both time and their taxpayer dollars on impeachment nonsense they know well will die in the Senate. But most importantly, democracy is supposedly designed to prevent the minority from dictating to or overruling the wants and needs of the majority, and that too is failing if our country were to be deemed a democracy what with the majority, for example, now being forced to cater to the whims and ways of numerous vocal in-your-face minorities and their liberal supporters. Two instances that immediately come to mind are both the political and societal catering forced upon the majority by the LGBTQ community as well as by the muslim community with it's now in effect sharia courts existing in certain areas of our country.

And besides, if those who continue to claim that we're a democracy would only accept the fact that it's a republic form of government that if implemented without impediments is what affords for greater freedoms and overall prosperity as it follows an already proven to be successful rule of law...once again...the Constitution.

But here I must state that both a constitutional republic and a democracy are better forms of government than either a communist or socialist one no matter what many progressive Democrats and Democrat/Socialists say. How so...a communist state...a communist government... is administered and governed by a single party guided by Marxist/Leninist philosophy...a philosophy which involves collective materialism; Marxian economic theory, and also a sociopolitical theory known as scientific communism.*** Basically, communism is a dictatorship supposedly of the proletariat where the working class is supposed to hold the power but most times does not...instead a single ruling party of what was or what became an elite class more times than not is who actually holds the reign of power...and where a once capitalistic style economy is replaced by the strictest form of socialism imaginable.

In other words, true communism is just socialism on steroids with its accompanying classless society burdened down by those who hold complete and total control over one's economic and personal life.

And while modern day Russian communism with its still socialism based economy actually works somewhat differently and more successfully, to a certain degree, than let's say North Korean communism or even Venezuelan or Cuban style socialism and communism, they all still hold one thing in common...do as we say or else live with the ramifications and consequences...ramifications and consequences that could actually morph into one losing one's life.

But know that both socialism and communism itself as we know it, especially regarding Russia, is starting to falter more than a bit what with Vladimir Putin himself now having embraced a watered down version of American capitalism to some degree, and where Russian style communism itself is finally beginning to be seen as the final stage of what is always failing socialism...a dream of utopia thankfully never coming to fruition...a dream where everyone is at the bottom rung of the socioeconomic ladder save for those in power who hope to hold onto said power.

And while communism and socialism are but just different ends of the same always failing economic process, both are starting to fall out of favor with all except for the entitlement generation...those always with their hands out...as well as with progressive Democrats who continue to see socialism bordering on communism as a means by which to not only regain the White House but to hold onto it for generations to come. And to hold onto it means they must generationally create even more folks dependent on the government for their every want and need...that is if...and it's a big if...if they can even retake the White House in 2020 that is.

And all this proves is that with the aid of disclosing misinformation coupled with cleverly orchestrated public misunderstandings, the enemy within truly does come in the guise of today's Democrat party run amok...but even more specifically the enemy is those Democrats who take their marching orders not from those who vote for them... not from their constituents...but from the Democrat string pullers buried within “Deep State.” You all know “Deep State” and if not you should for they are the U.N. controlled collective who wants America brought down to both her economic and societal knees...brought down to be replaced by a one world government replete with a one world religion (islam), serious yet highly irrational population and environmental control, with but an ever so carefully selected few moneyed “globalists” controlling it all.

It's “Deep State” even more so than the run of the mill Democrat who is the true enemy in the lead-up to November's presidential election, and it's “Deep State” who wants to keep hidden the fact that neither Russia nor its President Vladimir Putin is an enemy America needs to fear. Remember, Vladimir Putin himself is not a true communist per se, at least not in the old style definition of what a communist is, and that we actually have more in common with Russia than most people think. How so...the fact is that Vladimir Putin is a "statist" as is President Trump...something “Deep State” truly does not like and will use that commonality in an attempt to further drive a wedge between our two countries. Also, remember that President Trump's always rightful goal was, is, and will remain to put America first, just as Putin aims to put Russia first. But with Putin's clearly not wanting to rebuild the old style Soviet Union, but wanting instead to rebuild “Mother Russia” into a modern day reincarnation of her old glory days, Vladimir Putin's wanting Russia to be a key player on the world stage is no different than President Trump's wanting exactly the same for our country.

And when two key players work together for the common good of both countries instead of opposing each other, both “Deep State” and the Democrats have much to fear not only in 2020, but in the years thereafter as well.

Simply think of it this way...if one is able to put partisan politics aside for the good of our country and then makes the effort to understand both the differences and the ramifications between what the Democrats envision for our economy, for our rule of law, and for our country in general, as compared to what the Republicans rightfully envision regarding who America should be as a nation, who America was always intended to be government wise, and who America really needs as its leader...that should be enough no matter one's party affiliation...no matter the constant media indoctrination...to prove that what America needs is to stay the America our Fore Fathers intended her to be, and that come November 6, 2020, President Donald J. Trump needs to be overwhelmingly reelected to a second term in office...for only then can the Democrats and “Deep State's” visions of America becoming a socialist bordering on a communist country be put to rest.
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* A true democracy, sometimes called is direct democracy or pure democracy, is a form of democracy in which people decide on policy initiatives directly. This differs from the majority of currently established democracies, which are representative democracies. Countries like Norway, Sweden and Iceland are considered true democracies.

** A flawed democracy is a democracy where despite free and fair elections as well as civil rights and liberties there are significant weaknesses in other democratic characteristics such as problems in institutional governance, a poor political culture, and lower levels of political participation in public life.

*** Scientific communism is the discipline consisted in investigation of laws, patterns, ways, and forms of class struggle, socialist revolution, and development of socialism and construction of communism.

Copyright @ 2019 Diane Sori / The Patriot Factor / All Rights Reserved. 

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For more political commentary please visit my RIGHT SIDE PATRIOTS partner Craig Andresen's blog The National Patriot to read his latest article, Democrats Pre-Planning Their Own Political Funeral. 

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