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  • Victoria, A State of Disaster

    08/08/2020 3:49:50 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    XYZ ^ | August 9, 2020 | Mark Moncrieff
    A week ago, on Sunday the 2nd August 2020 at 1:43pm the State of Victoria was declared to be in a State of Disaster. This was of course due to Covid-19. Between the start of February and the 2nd August, 123 people have died with Covid-19 in their body in Victoria. 123! A State of Disaster basically means that the government can use all government resources, including financial to help to alleviate any disaster. Are we in a disaster? In 2018 there were 158,493 recorded deaths in Australia, that works out to 434 deaths a day. As of the 6th...
  • Aphorisms on Liberty

    08/05/2020 4:34:16 PM PDT · by Politically Correct · 3 replies
    Blog and Mablog ^ | 5 Aug 2020 | Douglas Wilson
    Say it with aphorisms. Free men will fight for their liberty, but slaves will not. So if a slave fights, he is already free. Liberty is not porn and pot. Liberty is much praised and rarely treasured. True liberty is greatly praised, and not at all understood. When Mammon is the master, the people are slaves. When liberty is master, then mammon is a servant. The slaves were brought out of Egypt long before Egypt was removed from the slaves. Pharaoh offered a rigorous full employment program. Christians drift into slavery because they have allowed slaves to preach to them....
  • Gun Control Sneaks by Lackadaisical Republicans

    07/25/2020 7:04:52 AM PDT · by The Houston Courant · 22 replies
    The Houston Courant ^ | July 25, 2020 | A. Johnson
    House Republicans were asleep at the wheel this week and missed a major piece of gun control legislation buried deep in the original text of H.R. 6395, a $740.5 billion National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) on Tuesday—legislation they had unanimously voted out of committee. While the House Armed Services Committee vote to move the bill to the Floor of the House of Representatives two weeks ago went swimmingly for interested parties, the road to the finish line was brutal. Hundreds of amendments were proposed, and the parliamentary proceedings to sort through the mess forced members to physically stand on the...
  • NYC banner shows de Blasio holding Lady Liberty’s severed head

    07/21/2020 4:41:46 PM PDT · by DFG · 24 replies
    NY Post ^ | 07/21/2020 | Tamar Lapin
    It’s Blaz the impaler. A banner unfurled over the Staten Island Expressway Tuesday shows New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio smirking in a Che Guevara shirt — while holding up Lady Liberty’s severed, bloody head. “It’s what he’s doing to New York, he’s severing the head of the greatest city on earth,” said the artist behind the eye-grabbing work, Scott LoBaido. The Staten Islander was spurred to take a stab at Hizzoner over his response to the Black Lives Matter protests raging in the Big Apple. “New York has turned into a sh–hole because of this guy,” LoBaido said...
  • Complying with Tyranny on Masks will bring Tyranny not Less

    07/18/2020 9:33:22 AM PDT · by KarenKataline · 45 replies
    The Western Journal ^ | 7/16/20 | Karen Kataline
    ...Previously polite, law-abiding citizens must unmask themselves and let their voices be heard. Unlike their oppressive opposition, they have little interest in vilifying those who choose to wear a mask for their own reasons. In the 1982 film “Gandhi,” Ben Kingsley portrayed Gandhi as saying, “100,000 Englishmen simply cannot control 350 million Indians, if those Indians refuse to cooperate.” It’s time to stop cooperating.
  • Ringing of the Liberty Bell (to call the citizens to hear the reading of the Declaration of Independence)

    07/09/2020 8:55:52 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 1 replies
    American Minute ^ | July 8, 2020 | Bill Federer
    The Pennsylvania Assembly ordered it to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Quaker leader William Penn founding the Colony in 1701 and writing the Charter of Privileges. Quakers were the first and strongest voices to end slavery.  In 1751, Pennsylvania's Assembly declared a "Year of Jubilee" and commissioned the bell to be put in the Philadelphia State House. Speaker Isaac Norris read the Leviticus chapter 25 verse 10: "And ye shall make hallow the fiftieth year, and PROCLAIM LIBERTY THROUGHOUT ALL THE LAND unto all the inhabitants thereof; it shall be a jubilee." "Jubilee" in the Israelite calendar was, after...
  • I Joined FR 22 Years Ago (June 28th, 1998)

    07/01/2020 5:59:26 AM PDT · by usconservative · 150 replies
    Self ^ | 06/28/2020 | USConservative
    I cannot believe I missed my own anniversary. I joined FR 22 years ago, during the height of the Clinton Impeachment. So many great memories. Met Henry Hyde with some local Illinois Freepers, protested Clinton when he was here in Chicago (He turned around and looked at us when I yelled "How's Monica's throat?") and so much more. Hoping some fellow Class of '98'ers chime in and let me know they're still here.
  • Oregon Emergency Bill Would Suspend Due Process Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

    06/24/2020 9:36:20 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 43 replies
    PJ Media ^ | June 24, 2020 | Jeff Reynolds
    Oregon Governor Kate Brown (D-Portland) convened the Oregon legislature into emergency session on Wednesday, which is expected to last two or three days. The agenda has several bills, including HB 4212. That bill includes a clause written by Martha Walters, the chief justice of Oregon’s Supreme Court, at the request of Brown. This clause will allow Walters to suspend due process for up to sixty days if she deems it necessary during the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead of the legislature reining Gov. Brown in after her illegal orders under the CCP coronavirus pandemic, they have proposed to expand...
  • How Beautiful We Were

    06/24/2020 7:02:12 AM PDT · by Politically Correct · 17 replies
    American Digest ^ | 23 Jun 2020 | VANDERLEUN
    How Beautiful We Were by VANDERLEUN on JUNE 23, 2020 A short list. In no particular order. We told our children that any child could grow up to be President. And then we made it come true. We had car shows, boat shows, beauty shows and dog shows. We ran robots on the surface of Mars by remote control. Our women came from all over the world in all shapes and sizes and hues and scents. We actually believed that all men are created equal and tried to make it come true. Everybody liked our movies and loved our television...
  • We can't trust SCOTUS to give us liberty and self-governance

    06/21/2020 12:12:51 PM PDT · by Nateman · 54 replies
    Convention Of States ^ | June 18, 2020 | Convention Of States
    By now you've heard about this week's decisions from the U.S. Supreme Court. Conservative Review's Daniel Horowitz sums them up well in a piece entitled, "Conservatives get massacred by fake 'conservative' SCOTUS": Within 35 minutes today at 10 a.m. Eastern, what some thought was the most conservative Supreme Court of all time concocted a fundamental right to transgenderism in the context of labor law, erased the Second Amendment, and interfered with a state death penalty case, but declined to interfere with a California law that criminalizes law enforcement cooperation with federal immigration agents. Taken in totality, the “conservative” legal movement,...
  • Washington Post Devours It's Own at Elite's Stalinist Halloween Party Blackface Debacle

    06/18/2020 7:10:39 AM PDT · by qwertyz · 11 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | June 18, 2020 | Rod Dreher
    A stupid costume choice at a Halloween party two years ago is front-page news in the newspaper of record in the capital city of the Empire? What on earth? ... I read it first with bemusement at the moral panic, and then finally, with horror over what we are doing to ourselves.... Honestly, what kind of white idiot shows up in blackface these days? Granted, this was 2018, but blackface was extremely taboo then. That’s what Schafer’s joke was about: how Megyn Kelly got herself in a world of trouble by suggesting that blackface was not that big a deal....
  • Clinton Says Females Are Superior Leaders [semi-satire]

    06/17/2020 9:40:31 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 14 June 2020 | John Semmens
    Using the COVID pandemic as an illustration, unsuccessful presidential candidate Hillary Clinton boasted that "women are superior leaders. Out of all the governors called upon to deal with the virus the one who stands head-and-shoulders above the rest is Gretchen Whitmer of Michigan. She is my hero." "Gov. Whitmer was quicker than anyone else to recognize that ordinary people are incapable of making wise decisions on their own," Clinton asserted. "She was the first to neutralize individual self-reliance and the most thorough in establishing the widest authoritarian control ever seen in America. Her ruthless enforcement of her executive directives is...
  • How Defunding The Police Endangers American Lives, Liberty, And Property

    06/16/2020 8:40:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 16, 2020 | Joshua Lawson
    The government does a lot that is absurd, foolish, and wrong, but the last thing we should cut is the state’s role in protecting our lives and property. The government does a lot that is absurd, foolish, and wrong, but the last thing we should cut is the state’s role in protecting our lives and property.
  • Tucker Carlson: Cultural Revolution has come to America – brainwashing underway

    06/06/2020 9:53:19 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 6, 2020 | Tucker Carlson
    Every cult has the same goal: the utter submission of its members. Cult members surrender everything. They give up their physical freedom – where they can go, who they can see, how they can dress. But more than that, they give up control of their minds. Cult leaders determine what their followers are allowed to believe, even in their most private thoughts. In order to do this, cults separate people from all they have known before. They force members to renounce their former lives, their countries and their customs. They allow no loyalty except to the cult. The first thing...
  • What is needed? Law and Order? Or Reassertion of Liberty?

    06/05/2020 6:32:54 PM PDT · by Ozguy1945 · 10 replies
    America is the light of freedom to me. What is happening now breaks my heart. The thuggery of SOME of the "protesters" against what seems to be the brutal and unnecessary murder of George Floyd has now gone way beyond the damage of the original alleged crime in lives lost and all the other harm done. In response Pat Buchanan has quoted Edmund Burke: "Society cannot exist unless a controlling power upon will and appetite be placed somewhere; and the less of it there is within, the more there must be without. It is ordained in the eternal constitution of...
  • 6 Ways That COVID-19 Shows How Elections Matter

    05/31/2020 6:02:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | May 31, 2020 | Debbie Wuthnow
    COVID-19 has dominated every aspect of our lives, and in fact, it’s even revealing why the upcoming elections matter. At iVoterGuide, we hope these six reasons will encourage you in your passion for our country’s government. Reason #1: COVID-19 reminds us that elected officials can make life and death decisions.In America, “we the people” govern, and we get the government we deserve. Elected officials can make life and death decisions that affect massive numbers of people, the viability of the entire economy and the future of generations. Elections aren’t just about “politics.” They are about life, death and the future....
  • ‘Americans Don’t Get Ruled’ – Illinois Judge Unloads on Pritzker’s Stay-at-Home Order (total knockdown)

    05/26/2020 9:46:16 AM PDT · by sickoflibs · 19 replies
    RedState ^ | May 26, 2020 | Susie Moore
    Lost in the shuffle of the Memorial Day holiday weekend — unusual, though it was — an Illinois judge unloaded on Governor J.B. Pritzker’s still-in-effect stay-at-home order this past Friday. I’ve written previously regarding the significant distinction between Chicago — and even Springfield — and “outstate” or “downstate” Illinois. This judge’s decision further highlights that great divide. The back story: State Rep. Darren Bailey, a Republican from the state’s 109th District, filed a lawsuit against Pritzker in April, asserting that Pritzker’s stay-at-home order unfairly affected the residents of his home county. Clay County Judge Michael McHaney issued a temporary restraining...
  • Contact Tracing is Orwellian: Government Will Track You and Everyone Near You – For the Greater Good

    05/28/2020 3:06:58 PM PDT · by A44MAGNUT · 56 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 05/28/2020 | Joe Hoft
    They will track you and tell you what you can and cannot do. You will be a puppet of the state. You must do what they say for the greater good. Freedom will be lost forever.
  • Curtis Sliwa defies de Blasio no-swimming order in front of Parks cops

    05/24/2020 12:39:39 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 28 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 24, 2020 | Reuven Fenton and Kate Sheehy
    Curtis Sliwa hopped into the water off Coney Island on Sunday, defying Mayor Bill de Blasio’s no-swimming order — and mocking hapless city Parks Department cops who watched him from shore as a crowd cheered him on. The mayor had warned last week, “Anyone tries to get in the water, they’ll be taken right out of the water,” while also threatening summonses for violators as the city battles to keep the coronavirus under control by banning swimming for now. But Sliwa, dressed in a wet suit — and his trademark red Guardian Angels beret — strolled into the surf and...
  • Contact tracing: the next authoritarian frontier

    05/24/2020 6:36:35 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 54 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 24 May, 2020 | Carol Brown
    Oh, joy! “Contact tracing” is ramping up. Under the guise of concern for public health, contact tracing allows the left to continue their totalitarian advance, as the federal government leaves it up to states to develop these intrusive measures Contact tracing + tech overlords = We are tracking your every move, we know where you are, and we will deliver tyranny to your front door. SNIP Whitmer noted that it’s critical that people answer their phone for this to work and so you can be informed that you’ve had contact with someone who’s had contact with someone who’s had contact...