The polarizing, illegal and totally farcical articles of impeachment charging former President Donald Trump (R) with incitement to riot, of insurrection, on the basis of his speech to fellow Americans near the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021; plopped down again in the Senate recently.
As Trump did not encourage people to break into legislators’ offices, destroy property, steal others’ personal belongings or injure others–all of which unfortunately occurred by a minority who should be punished — this vengeful impeachment theatre should be stopped. Now. However, if Congress is sincere about impeaching federal elected officials and charging them with incitement to riot, of insurrection on the basis of speech justifying and cheering on protests even though they have degenerated into destruction, looting and violence, Vice President Kamala Harris (D) should be the first one charged. Listen to then-vice presidential candidate Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) praising the insurrection protests across the country, especially in Seattle and Portland, that began last summer and are still continuing in some cities, as “essential” and “brilliant.” “Necessary” even, because they are a “mark of democracy.” According to the New York Post: Kamala Harris says the ‘protests’ are essential for our ‘evolution’ as a country.” (snip) “Nothing that we have achieved that has been about progress, in particular around civil rights, has come without a fight, and so I always am going to interpret these protests as an essential component of evolution in our country — as an essential component or mark of a real democracy,” the California senator said during an interview held as part of the NAACP’s national convention Friday, which was held virtually because of the coronavirus pandemic. Protests were “necessary,” the Democratic candidate for Vice President said, as “the people’s voices must be heard, and it is often the people who must speak to get their government to do what it is supposed to do, but may not do naturally unless the people speak loudly — and obviously peacefully.” Harris also praised the “brilliance” and “impact” of Black Lives Matter, without criticizing the ongoing violence at rallies held in the organization’s name in cities across the country, nor the shooting of two police officers in Louisville. “I actually believe that ‘Black Lives Matter’ has been the most significant agent for change within the criminal justice system,” the former California Attorney General said. In other words, Harris excused the violence, encouraged the looting and was unfazed by the deaths. Although she initially failed the California bar exam, as district attorney for San Francisco, and later as attorney general for California, Harris should certainly be more than conversant with the difference between lawful peaceful protests and the illegal, destructive, violent ongoing demonstrations which have also caused death and injuries to many and have wracked the country for the past eight months. Nevertheless, her fitness for the office of vice president of the United States was not questioned; she continued campaigning undisturbed and along with Joseph Biden, apparently “won” the election. For a fun little mind game, just change the name Kamala Harris for Donald J. Trump in the above quote; replace the NAACP convention with the Capitol grounds on Jan. 6, 2021, and imagine Democratic heads exploding. O.K., you don’t have to imagine, it is still happening to Trump. So yes, Vice President Harris must be impeached. And she should be barred from ever holding public office.
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Joe Biden is officially breaking his promise to provide all Americans with a $2,000 direct stimulus check. Instead, Biden and Democrats in Congress plan to ram through a bill for a $1,400 stimulus check, claiming that the $600 provided by Republicans under the Trump administration was a “down payment” for the total of $2,000. “The president also had the opportunity to meet in the Oval Office just a few minutes ago to meet with [Senate Majority] Leader Schumer and the Democratic chairs of the Senate committee with jurisdiction over the American rescue program,” said Biden White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki.
“They were in agreement over the need to move swiftly to be sure that we get $1,400 direct payments to middle and working class Americans as quickly as possible.”
They’re doing $1400 checks, not $2000 checks. #PressBriefing pic.twitter.com/c7xRAwt0JF
— The Columbia Bugle 🇺🇸 (@ColumbiaBugle) February 3, 2021
Biden and the newly-elected Senate Democrats from Georgia promised voters that they would receive a $2,000 check immediately after Biden took the White House on January 20.
As Forbes noted, Biden’s final pitch to Georgia voters prior to the January 5 runoff election that saw two Democrats elected to the Senate, was that if voters elected the Democrat candidates, they would receive $2,000 from the government.
Now, two weeks after Biden took the reigns of power in the United States, that promise has been modified. Biden will instead offer $1,400 to Americans.
This payment amount is lower than the average mortgage payment in the United States, which Business Insider reports was $1,556 in 2018.
It is also lower than the average monthly rent payment in the United States, which was $1,468 in 2020.
Last weekend on Twitter the hashtag #BidenLied went viral and was the top trend on the website as leftists and Democrats became enraged that Biden appeared to be breaking his promise to provide direct stimulus payments.
By Jose Nin
Crazed Democrat Sheila Jackson Lee wants to destroy the right to bear arms.
The gun control mob is not resting.
Texas Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee kicked the year off by introducing H.R. 127, a gun control bill that would require gun owners to undergo psychological evaluations, licensing, gun registration after the fact, and even possess a license for modern sporting rifles.
The pro-Second Amendment organization the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms said on January 29, 2021 that this gun control bill is “insanity on steroids”.
“Over the years we’ve seen some astonishingly bad legislation originate on Capitol Hill, but this one takes the term ‘abomination’ to an entirely new level. One look at this bill and you wonder whether Congresswoman Jackson Lee ever heard of the Bill of Rights, which includes the Second Amendment,” declared CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb.
Under H.R. 127, firearm owners must provide the ATF with the make, model, and serial number of every gun they have in their possession. This includes firearms people may have owned for multiple years. On top of that, Ammoland noted that “gun owners would have to report the identity of any person to whom, and any period of time during which, the firearm will be loaned to that individual.”
According to the licensing requirement, the license applicant has to go through a criminal background check. After that, they must undergo a psychological evaluation to determine if the person is psychologically fit enough to own a firearm. It doesn’t end there, however. Ammoland also observed that “Successful licensees must show they have an insurance policy which will cost $800.”
H.R. 127 is a constitutionally-challenged monstrosity. It ignores the fact that the Second Amendment protects a fundamental right to keep and bear arms, not some strictly-regulated government privilege. Government cannot require a psychological evaluation to exercise a right enumerated in the Constitution.
Is it possible Sheila Jackson Lee skipped high school civics.This legislation treats firearms owners like second-class citizens for exercising their Second Amendment rights. It’s an outrage that a member of Congress could even conceive of such a measure, much less propose that it become law.
Instead of subjecting gun owners to such Draconian requirements, maybe it’s time to require psychological evaluations of each member of Congress.
Christopher Dorr, the President of the American Firearms Association, said the following about H.R. 127:
“This legislation is designed for just one purpose: to disarm an entire country of gun owners, reducing us to helpless serfs who are powerless against criminals and tyrants alike!”
Lee’s gun grab is just the next step in the litany of gun control that the federal government has shoved down Americans’ throats over the past 90 years. Second amendment advocates must be ready to quickly mobilize against these gun grabs.
With a Democrat trifecta, anti-gunners will try to pull off all sorts of shenanigans to undermine the right to keep and bear arms. With the right amount of pushback against moderate Democrats in relatively pro-gun states, this gun grab and countless others could potentially be derailed.
Not everything is set in stone in politics.