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  1. a political party does not have its foundation in the determination to advance a cause that is right and that is moral, then it is not a political party; it is merely a conspiracy to seize power.

    DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER, speech, March 6, 1956

    1. Yes but while all this is going we forgotten about Joe Biden lied while campaign in Georgia for Senator Jon Ossoff and Senator Rev. Raphael Warnock about Americans receiving immediately $2,000 relief checks.

    2. @smart knucklehead While they should have honored that I believe Biden was informed that the checks should be $1400 plus the $600 hundred that went out adds to $2000. It doesn’t make it right at all but to compare it to what the commenter stated in their post is ridiculous!

    3. Excellent quote and nailed it as always. He also warned what we are egregiously weighed down on; The Military Industrial Complex that is robbing us blind more than anything other expense. And it is not needed to be that high. It is absolutely unnecessary that we need to continue making more bombs for anything!

  2. “The secret of freedom is educating the people, whereas the secret of tyranny is keeping them ignorant.” ~Robespierre
    “Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities” ~ Voltaire
    “There can be no successful appeal from the ballot to the bullet.” ~Abraham Lincoln
    “If we are to have another contest in the near future of our national existence, I predict that the dividing line will not be Mason and Dixon’s but between patriotism and intelligence on the one side, and superstition, ambition and ignorance on the other.” ~ Ulysses S. Grant, 1875
    “The problem with the world is that the intelligent people are full of doubts, while the stupid ones are full of confidence.” ~ Charles Bukowski
    ~ “Everybody has a right to their opinion, but nobody has a right to be wrong in their facts.”
    ~ Bernard Baruch, quoted in 1946 AP article.
    “It’s easier to fool people than it is to convince them that they have been fooled.”
    ~ Mark Twain
    “It is certain, in any case, that ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have.” ~ James A. Baldwin
    “When fascism comes to America it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross.” ~ Typically misattributed to Sinclair Lewis, the original source of this quote is unknown, but likely derived from labor activist Eugene V. Debs 1917 quote, “Every robber or oppressor in history has wrapped himself in a cloak of patriotism or religion, or both.”

    Before World War II, Charles Lindbergh typified American heroism with his daring flights, including the first solo transatlantic flight, and his celebration of new technology. He parlayed his fame and heroic stature into a leading role in the America First movement, which opposed America’s entrance into the war against Nazi Germany. In 1939, in an essay entitled “Aviation, Geography, and Race,” published in that most American of journals, Reader’s Digest, Lindbergh embraced something close to Nazism for America:

    “It is time to turn from our quarrels and to build our White ramparts again. This alliance with foreign races means nothing but death to us. It is our turn to guard our heritage from Mongol and Persian and Moor, before we become engulfed in a limitless foreign sea.”

    The America First movement was the public face of pro-fascist sentiment in the United States at that time. In the twenties and thirties, many Americans shared Lindbergh’s views against immigration, especially by non-Europeans. The Immigration Act of 1924 strictly limited immigration into the country, and it was specifically intended to restrict the immigration of both nonwhites and Jews.

    In this era, the likes of Toxic Trump and Marginalized Greene have become the face of the new “America First” fascist movement built up over the last four decades by the GOP, Reich-wing plutocrats, demagogues, and media. But, as with Lindbergh, the American people gradually come to recognize their dysfunctional poison and reject it. Most Americans want competent leaders who speak truth, who strive to unite, who are not corrupt, who care about them. So, it should come as no surprise that President Biden is already receiving high marks from the public, while Toxic Trump never managed to rise above even a 50% approval rating.

    1. @Nietzsches Muse ~ Even in this darkest of times in American history, their is still hope to be found. As a Jeffersonian believer in democracy, have faith that the majority will always come to do the right thing.

      As political commentator and former Republican presidential advisor Mark McKinnon so aptly put it just recently, “The Republican party is at dysfunction junction.” May disagree with conservative ideology and with their stances on many issues, but do value and respect LOYAL opposition–a duty that the GOP has for too long forgotten and abdicated, putting personal and party interests before country. That is not only harmful to their party, it is harmful to our democracy and institutions. And it has come to represent a clear a present danger to our nation, a serious threat to our very security.

      All of this is mentioned because it is firmly believed that this is not a time for diplomatic, soft-spoken words. This is not a time to be Pollyannaish about our current political landscape, but a time for frankness, a time for acknowledgment of defects, a time for confronting stark unpleasant realities. Our democracy is a fragile construct, only as sturdy, vibrant, and enduring as we maintain it, requiring constant vigilance and due diligence. Just as we don’t forget Pearl Harbor, or 9/11, even more so the attack against our nation’s Capitol on January 6, 2021 by fascist Reich-wing domestic terrorists incited to insurrection by a deranged President against his own government must never be forgotten or forgiven.

      Thus, we MUST condemn both cowardly, corrupt Republican so-called “leaders” defying truth, justice, duty, democracy, and Constitution–and their dysfunctional political party that behaves as a cult–in the strongest possible terms, using the most muscular language that can be mustered. For it is necessary; the very fate of our nation depends upon it. Disaster was narrowly averted with the defeat of Trump, with Democratic control of the House and Senate, but the battle for the soul of this nation is far from over, and we must never again allow ourselves to become complacent. And so it is vitally imperative that we remind each other of this, that we impress these things upon the rest of the citizens of this nation.

    2. @Tommy. Bee. . ~ To conclude where begun, the following quotes are submitted for further reflection:
      “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”
      ~ George Santayana
      “History doesn’t repeat itself. But it does rhyme.
      ~ Mark Twain
      “That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons of history.”
      ~ Aldous Huxley
      “If men could learn from history, what lessons it might teach us! But passion and party blind our eyes, and the light which experience gives us is a lantern on the stern which shines only on the waves behind.”
      ~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge

    3. @Nietzsches Muse ~ Thank-you for your kind, humbling words. Actually, you guessed correctly. Am nobody special, just your average working hare. No fancy colleges for this bunny, largely self-taught. However, do value higher education, and have always yearned to attend college, the motivation more about obtaining knowledge and reason than any degree. Have always been curious and interested in human affairs and the human condition, though, often accused of being a book worm. Do I look like a worm?!?

      Remember waiting at the school bus stop in the second- or third-grade, being given the business, accused by the older neighborhood kids of being pretentious, because they saw I had a volume of Plato, and they couldn’t wrap their tiny minds around the fact that that was what I was capable of reading, understanding, and appreciating. Anyway, thought to share a little about me, because credit my writing skills mostly to my love of reading, honed through practice.

  3. If your leg is rotting, you chop it off to save the body. If we move on without dealing with this it will eat us alive.

    1. I got a bum leg. It’s not going nowhere. I (we) are dealing with it. It won’t get better, but my other leg is doing the best it can. I (we) am are not happy about it.

  4. There is no defense. Guilty as charged. Convict. No salary no Secret Service no future runs. By the way you can’t run for office from prison.

    1. @MrTriple3 just not a possible move unfortunately trumped OUT Trump Is overThe name is BAD for businesses= PGA championship CANCELLED etc etc Good Night Y’all

    1. @Shiloh Saves Everyone responsible for a crime or vile act is held accountable by criminal trial or impeachment. Everyone responsible for helping others is held accountable by getting acknowledgement or a reward.

      What Democrat was involved in sedition?

    2. @Shiloh Saves ?????? Doing the same thing? OK, you please tell us when democrats incited a seditious attack on the government

    3. @Shiloh Saves doing the same thing? What same thing?!?! We know we can’t fight fire with fire but we can turn the flames up. Rioting vs insurrection, there is NO same thing, NOT EVEN CLOSE!!!
      Sorry to burst your delusional bubble

  5. Republicans need to find something else to do.
    I am pretty sure the GOP is done.
    They will NEVER raise to power again. Not a bad thing if you ask me.

    1. Never underestimate the repukes ability to plot, cheat, lie, suppress votes, disenfranchise voters etc. They’re like ticks; they dig in until you burn them out. They’re plotting right now

    1. @Good4You oh I am woke you are the one supporting a traitor!watch the trial and learn a little more than what you see on Newsmax!

    1. Tulsa Oklahoma race massacre rosewood Florida race massacre Google the willimington north Carolina race massacre just to name a few been over a 100 of race massacre in murikkka

  6. The GOPs want this fiasco be the future of America . They feel that’s the only way to win any election anywhere in America …. The president wannabes have Joker cards available in desperate times …..

    1. Claim the election was FAIR. in spite of the bulwark. Fess up WE MADE IT UP HE WON BIDEN!
      and then we will move on (after a trial)

  7. It seems as Republicans don’t give a heck about people lives that was lost. Yes Trump needs removal from office ever again. Trump era is over

  8. Even trump’s own defense lawyer thinks he should be, “arrested”….
    Can this get any better….i hope not…lol

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