God Bless America!

God bless America, land that I love

Stand beside her and guide her

Through the night with the light from above

From the mountains to the prairies

To the oceans white with foam

God bless America, my home sweet home

God bless America, my home sweet home

Yes, God please continue to bless America…, and we will continue to fight to preserve the greatest, and the freest, country, under God, this world has to offer.

This is just a reminder to those who desire to ruin our great country, that the good people of America are not going to let it happen!

This is a message to Illegitimate Joe Biden, Cackling Kamala Harris, all of the Biden administration liberal hacks, the weaponized Department of (in)Justice, The Federal Bureau of Investigation (the new Gestapo), Dr. Evil…, er, I mean Dr. Fauci and all of his FDA, CDC, and NIAID treasonous accomplices, all of the anti-American democrat (and republican) senators and congress people, all of the swamp monsters who inhabit our federal systems, the complicit and propagandistic fake news media, and all of the liberal democrat puppets out there who either hate America as well, or blindly support all of the above.

Our message is: We know who and what you are. No matter how hard you try to destroy this great nation, the good people of this country will always defy you, and resist you, and stand up for what is right.

No matter how hard you try, we patriots will “stand beside” this “land that we love.” We will not let you succeed.

God bless America.

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My Favorite Fauci Memes

Normally this would be an edition of “My Favorite and Funniest memes,’ but there is absolutely nothing funny about Dr. Anthony Fauci.

Nothing.

If you follow my blog at all, you already know how I feel about this walking sack of evil treasonous garbage, otherwise known as Anthony Fauci, and the CDC (Center for Democrat Control).  

That being said, just to recap:

“Meme” is pronounced [MEEM], and rhymes with “seem,” if you’re not already familiar with the term.

A “meme” is a humorous image that is copied and enhanced (often with the addition of a message, joke, or saying) and spread rapidly by Internet users.  

Now, without any further adieu…, let’s bring on the memes!

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Is Dr. Fauci EVIL personified?

Is The Pope Catholic?

As if we needed another reason to abhor Anthony Fauci…, in an exclusive report, Dylan Housman, the healthcare reporter for “The Daily Caller,” reports that, “Fauci-Funded Experiment Killed Dozens of Puppies Using Taxpayer Money.”

In case you’re not familiar with “The Daily Caller,” it is a news and opinion website based in Washington, D.C. It was founded by now-Fox News host Tucker Carlson and political pundit Neil Patel in 2010.

I’d like to apologize in advance for some of the images I’m going to be including in this blog. They may be disturbing to you. I know they are to me.

Housman goes on to say, “Documents from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) obtained by a taxpayer watchdog organization reveal that the National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), led by Dr. Anthony Fauci, spent $1.68 million on unnecessary research that killed dozens of beagle puppies.”

They’re not even smart enough to not document this type of behavior.

The real problem is it’s not because they’re not smart…, the real problem is they don’t actually see anything wrong here.  

“Between October 2018 and February 2019, NIAID-funded research at SRI International involved force-feeding or injecting 44 beagle puppies aged 6-8 months old with an experimental drug before killing and dissecting them, according to documents obtained by White Coat Waste Project (WCW), a taxpayer watchdog organization with a focus on scientific research.”

“The NIH documents stated the experiments were conducted ‘to provide data of suitable quality and integrity to support application to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and other regulatory agencies.’”

Say what?

“However, following reporting by the Daily Caller and others on previous WCW investigations, the FDA stated this summer it ‘does not mandate that human drugs be studied in dogs.’”

“The SRI research involved cutting the dogs’ vocal cords so they could not bark.”

Oh, I get it. We wouldn’t want their barks of agony to be too annoying to the evil “scientists.”

This whole thing is actually starting to make me sick.

According to Jackie Salo of The New York Post, “People are naming puppies after Anthony Fauci (during the so-called “pandemic”), but he’s actually dogs’ and taxpayers’ worst nightmare.”

Ya…, a nightmare that was real.

Salo continues by saying, “From poisoning puppies here at home to funding gain-of-function experiments in China, the government’s highest paid employee has proven he can’t be trusted to spend taxpayer dollars responsibly,” WCW vice president of advocacy and public policy Justin Goodman said. ‘With NIH director Francis Collins retiring, Fauci should be the next one to go.’”

Ya…, “the next one to go” to jail, and then to hell!

“Previous WCW investigations revealed that NIAID directed hundreds of thousands of dollars to research that involved deliberately infecting beagles with parasitic diseases before they were scheduled to be euthanized. In August, Republican lawmakers demanded Dr. Fauci explain his agency’s involvement in abusive animal testing deemed unneeded by the FDA.”

Only republican lawmakers found a problem with this? Not one democrat would demonstrate any decency?

Sad…, but to be expected.  

Jackie Salo of “The New York Post” also reported, “In a letter to Fauci, the Beagle Freedom Project demanded that he and the agency stop funding the ‘cruel’ tests in which the dogs are allegedly injected with disease-causing parasites, TMZ (an on-line newspaper) reported.”

‘“Bearing witness to what you and your organization does to these animals is nothing short of criminal. It is time to end it, and now the world is watching,’ president and founder Shannon Keith wrote.”

“Keith slammed the experiments, which allegedly also involve locking the dogs in cages with hungry sandflies so that the insects could eat them alive, as ‘unethical.’”

Saying these “experiments” are “unethical,” is putting it about as mildly as you can.  I would be more inclined to use words like “sickening,” “disgusting,” “evil,” “ungodly,” or “vile,” just to name a few.

Housman continues, ‘“Dr. Anthony Fauci should face charges if his National Institutes of Health division continues to fund a lab in Tunisia that allegedly tortures and kills dozens of beagle puppies for twisted scientific experiments,’ a rescue organization said.”

“Twisted” is good word to describe these experiments as well.

My only hope is that there is a special kind of hell reserved for a monster like Fauci, along with all of the “scientists” who took part in these “experiments.”

I mean, really…, what kind of person could actually do these types of heartless things to helpless animals?  To dogs and puppies no less?  

And where is the mainstream media on this?

Is ANYTHING the Biden administration or “the liberal swamp” gets caught doing justifiable somehow, or just ignored?

Remember, silence is approval.

   

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“Paging John Durham, paging John Durham.”

Where the hell are you, John Durham?!

Ronn Blitzer of Fox News reports that, “[General] Flynn slams Durham, Senate for slow probes: ‘We’re sick and tired of waiting’”

“Generally” speaking, General Flynn is right!

“[General] Flynn spoke out a day after his criminal case was dismissed.”

“Former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn expressed impatience over the drawn-out investigations of the Russia probe’s origins that are being carried out by John Durham and the Senate Judiciary Committee, criticizing both for not moving more swiftly.”

“In an interview with FOX Business’ ‘Mornings with Maria [Bartiromo],’ Flynn spoke out on the circumstances surrounding his criminal case — which spun out of the FBI’s Russia investigation — a day after Judge Emmet Sullivan dismissed it due to a pardon from President Trump.”

‘“We’re sick and tired of waiting,’ Flynn said about Durham’s probe.”

Yes, we are General.

First, they told us his report would be ready by late spring…, then by early summer…, then by late summer…, and then by early fall.

Then we were informed he didn’t want to release his report so close to the election.

Well, THE ELECTION IS OVER!!!

IT’S BEEN OVER THREE MONTHS NOW!!!

Please…, I’m dying to hear your new release date and you your latest excuse.

“Durham, the U.S. attorney for Connecticut, has been looking into the FBI’s actions in the early stages of their investigation of the Trump campaign for potential ties to Russian interference with the 2016 election.”

As a side note, Connecticut is really just one big suburb of New York City…, so, that’s where Durham is coming from.  It may help put his actions, or lack thereof, in a more understandable perspective. 

“A Department of Justice Inspector General report revealed that the FBI made misrepresentations to a court when seeking a warrant to investigate former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page, and documents released pertaining to the FBI’s investigation of Flynn cast doubt on their motives. Handwritten FBI notes indicated that there was an internal question as to whether the bureau interviewed Flynn in order to learn the truth or to get him to lie so authorities could pressure him with prosecution or termination.”

“Flynn was then charged and pleaded guilty to giving false statements regarding his communication with a Russian ambassador.”

This after threatening to destroy his son’s life, as well as his, if he didn’t plead guilty.

What can you say about these slimy, deep state, turds?

“His [Flynn’s] lawyers claimed that notes from former FBI official Peter Strzok showed that then-FBI Director James Comey downplayed Flynn’s calls during the presidential transition with Russia’s ambassador as ‘legit’ during a meeting where then-President Barack Obama and then-Vice President Joe Biden also weighed in.”

“Durham’s investigation of the Russia probe has yielded a guilty plea from former FBI attorney Kevin Clinesmith, who admitted to doctoring an email that was used to support an application to monitor Page, but so far there has been nothing in terms of accountability for anyone higher up in the FBI or DOJ.”

Clinesmith was obviously deemed expendable and got thrown under the bus. I’m sure he was compensated quite nicely to “take one for the team” and to keep his mouth shut. 

Clinesmith has since received the harshest of penalties…, probation.

What a joke.

Is there any question we have a two-tiered “justice” system?

‘“I would give a lot of room, space to Bill Barr,’ Flynn said about the attorney general, claiming that Barr has had to deal with a ‘swampy Department of Justice.’ He was less forgiving of Durham and the Senate Judiciary Committee, which has been conducting their own investigation.”

I wouldn’t be that empathetic to Bill Barr, General Flynn.  He may have been dealing with a “swampy” Department of (in)Justice, but he was the boss over there after all.

‘“If you’re going to do something, do it,’ Flynn said about the Senate committee. The committee has already held multiple hearings on the subject which have featured testimony from figures including former FBI director James Comey and former acting director Andrew McCabe. The hearings have so far failed to determine who knew what about the FBI’s failures, as the former leaders have claimed ignorance or a lack of memory when asked for names.”

That’s odd!

“McCabe accused Comey, McCabe, and former CIA director John Brennan of being ‘arrogant’ and ‘smug,’ and said they lied to the American people about the Russia investigation while the media enabled them.”

“As for his particular case, Flynn said it is clear what the FBI’s motive was.”

‘“We all know that this was an effort to get Flynn to get Trump,’ he said. Flynn accused government agencies of having ‘an anti-American bent,’ while praising President Trump for his accomplishments in the face of adversity.”

‘“Look at what President Trump has been able to do despite the kinds of assault that he’s been under,’ Flynn said.”

Agreed.

“Flynn also addressed President Barack Obama, who advised Trump during the transition period not to hire Flynn. Flynn claimed that Obama feared him because he wanted to take on Washington, D.C.’s ‘bloated’ bureaucracy.”

‘“He still should be afraid of me,’ Flynn said of Obama, although he did not explain why.”

“Flynn concluded by speaking out about November’s presidential election and was confident that when the legal challenges are done, President Trump will prevail.”

‘“If you ask Mike Flynn on a scale of one to 10 who’s going to be the next president, I’ll tell you that it’s a 10 that it’s going to be Donald Trump,’ he said.”

I had hoped you’d be right, General Flynn, but sadly the democrats managed to keep President Trump from getting a second term. It was imperative to them that he not be re-elected, by hook or by crook.  

All of these “investigations” (Spygate, Hillary’s email, the attempted “deep state” coup by the FBI and DOJ, Hunter Biden, election fraud, etc.) will now quietly die in the “swampy” quicksand of the corrupt “deep state,” democrat, beaurocracy…, with the help of their co-conspirators, the fake news, mainstream media.

Yes, my friends, it’s sad state of affairs…, and it doesn’t look to get better anytime soon.  

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KABOOM!!! That’s the sound of my head exploding!

Ronn Blitzer of Fox News reports that, “The Department of Justice Inspector General’s Office announced Monday that they were investigating whether any current or former DOJ employees attempted to alter the results of the 2020 presidential election.”

“Investigating whether any current or former DOJ employees attempted to alter the results of the 2020 presidential election!!!”

KABOOM!!!

How about investigating the hundreds and hundreds of sworn depositions from people who witnessed election fraud?!!!

How about investigating states that chose to arbitrarily create new election procedures while choosing to ignore their actual election laws?!!!

How about investigating that?!!!

First of all…, excuse me, but we have to recognize that we no longer have a “Department of Justice!”

We have a herd of swamp donkeys masquerading as “Department of Justice” employees, but we have no real “department of Justice” anymore.  And that would include the Federal Bureau of Incompetence as well.

‘“The investigation will encompass all relevant allegations that may arise that are within the scope of the OIG’s jurisdiction,’ the announcement from Inspector General Michael Horowitz said, noting that this jurisdiction covers the conduct of past and present DOJ employees but ‘does not extend to allegations against other government officials.’”

Gee…, thanks for clarifying that, Michael “swamp donkey” Horowitz!

Hee haw!  

“The official announcement did not go into any further details, but a source familiar with the probe pointed to Friday’s New York Times report about now-former President Donald Trump working with certain Justice Department officials to possibly replace then-acting Attorney General Jeff Rosen with someone who would have been more open to overturning election results.”

KABOOM!!!

Excuse me, there goes my head, again…, but has the New York Times ever speculated about, or even bothered to report about the treasonous attempted coup, directed by former President Obama, weaponizing the DOJ and the FBI, against the newly elected President Trump back in 2016?!  

And this is no “conspiracy theory,” like the fake news likes to hide behind.

This actually occurred…, and it’s well documented now.    

“The [New York Times] report said that Trump and DOJ attorney Jeffrey Clark had discussed a plan involving replacing Rosen [Acting Attorney General, Jeffrey Rosen] with Clark and pressuring Georgia to overturn the results of the election in that state by sending a letter to lawmakers saying they were looking into voter fraud allegations and the results should be vacated.”

So?

Ooooh…, he’s going to send a letter to lawmakers!

And it’s going to say he’s looking into voter fraud allegations!

OMG…, Really?

“White House counsel Pat Cippollone reportedly advised Trump not to do this, and Trump eventually decided not to pursue that course.”

Again, so what if he did or didn’t pursue it…, big deal. 

“Clark denied to the Times that he was involved in any plan to have Rosen removed, and said details of the talks he had with Trump had been distorted.”

Even if they were planning on removing Rosen, so what?

Isn’t it within the President’s rights to fire and hire AGs as he sees fit?

Ding, ding, ding! 

That’s right, Johnny…, now tell him what he’s won!

You’ve won one, all expenses paid “Atta boy!”

Maybe now I can afford to go to Journalism school and become a world class idiot!

‘“There was a candid discussion of options and pros and cons with the president,’ Clark told the newspaper. ‘It is unfortunate that those who were part of a privileged legal conversation would comment in public about such internal deliberations, while also distorting any discussions.’”

That’s what happens, Mr. Clark, when you are operating within… the… “swamp zone!”

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The attempt to steal an election.

It is appalling to me that the democrats are blatantly trying to steal the 2020 presidential election, and their co-conspirators, the mainstream media, and the “deep state” DOJ and FBI, are just looking the other way. 

Is there any justice left in America?

We’ll see.

We still have a month and a half until Joe Biden would be sworn in.

In the meantime, I see more and more states rushing to “certify” their elections…, as if this was some sort of irreversible determination.  

Please remember that “nothing is written in stone.”

The word “decertify” is also a word we felt the need for in the English language.

Decertify: To remove a certificate or certification from (someone or something), typically for failure to comply with a regulating authority’s rules or standards.

Hmmm…, it seems like that may be applicable in some of these states before too long.

It’s been quite clear, these last four years, that the democrats would stop at nothing to try and delegitimize President Trump, remove him from office, or insure he wasn’t re-elected.

Having failed to remove him from office, it’s apparent that the democrats targeted “swing states” to fraudulently win the election.

The only problem they encountered was that President Trump’s margins for victory were much higher than they anticipated, forcing them to stop the counts in these states, which allowed them to inject the needed number of votes to put Biden ahead.  

The ordered recounts haven’t exposed their fraud because they’re just recounting all of the votes, legal or not.

And who’s to say that these recounts are even being handled properly?

I mean, once the whole election process has been called into question, why would anyone trust the vote in these “swing states?”  

We saw the counting be inexplicably halted on election night.

Then we saw thousands and thousands of votes magically appear for Joe Biden in the wee hours of the morning.

We saw republican election monitors banned from election polling places.

And we actually saw election officials covering up the windows of their counting rooms!

What exactly were they hiding?

And those are all not to mention the hundreds of affidavits submitted by people who witnessed additional wrong-doing during the election.

I guess we’ll just have to wait and see.

Could the Supreme Court delay the transfer of power until the integrity of the election was determined?

Could the Supreme Court order a revote in the states in question?

This may be the only fair way to resolve this election.

Like I said, we’ll find out very shortly if there is any justice left in America.

For all of our sakes, I really hope there is.     

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My, how things have changed.

In the beginning, the states pretty much ruled themselves.  They were like their own separate, little, “countries.” 

But they were connected to each other, physically, economically, and ideologically.   

They recognized the value of banding together for protection internationally and the value of being able to deal with other countries as a single, united, entity.  

So, the states created The Constitution to spell out how this collection of states would function under a single federal government umbrella.

They had no idea how immense and all-encompassing and all-controlling that federal “umbrella” would become.   

Lenore T. Adkins, for the “ShareAmerica” website, writes, ‘“We do need a State Department. We do need a Department of Defense,’ says Karla Jones, director of international relations and federalism at the American Legislative Exchange Council, referring to the federal entities responsible for implementing the country’s foreign and defense policies.”

“The U.S. relies on a system called ‘federalism:’ Powers not granted to the federal government are reserved for the states and the people. It’s an important concept to understand because citizens encounter different levels of government daily, but in several ways.”

It’s also important to recognize that the federal government seems to be expanding its “powers,” and encroaching on states’ rights more and more all the time.

So, what does the federal government do?

Better said, what does the federal government do that we and the states have allowed it to do?

“Only the federal government can regulate interstate and foreign commerce, declare war and set taxing, spending and other national policies.”

But the federal government has accumulated power exponentially over the years.  Power that it was never intended to have.

Let’s take a look at our federal government and how grotesquely “obese” it has become.

Here is a list of the major departments that the federal government is broken into, along with their number of employees, their annual budgets, how many subsidiaries they have and some of the highlights of what they do: 

Department of State

Employees: 69,000

Budget: $52.404 billion

Includes 62 different offices and bureaus, including the Office of Global Intergovernmental Affairs, the Office of Civil Rights, the Office of Global Women’s Issues, and the Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs.   

Department of the Treasury

Employees: 86,049

Budget: $20 billion

Includes 17 different offices and bureaus, including the IRS and the federal mints. 

Department of Defense

Employees: 2.86 million     

Budget: $721.5 billion

Includes 23 different agencies and departments, including the Army, Navy and Air Force, and also the National Security Agency.

Department of Justice

Employees: 113,543

Budget: $29.9 billion

Includes 47 different offices and bureaus, including the Office of the Attorney General, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the United States Marshals Service, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). The department is also responsible for running the federal prison system.

Department of the Interior

Employees: 70,003

Budget: $20.7 billion

Includes 62 different offices and bureaus, including the Office of Emergency Management (OEM), the National Parks Service, the Office of Indian Affairs, and the Bureau of Land Management.  NASA (The National Aeronautics and Space Administration) technically falls under the Department of the Interior, although it is an independent agency of the U.S. Federal Government responsible for the civilian space program, as well as aeronautics and space research.

Department of Agriculture

Employees: 105,778

Budget: $155 billion

Includes 20 different offices and agencies, including the Farm Service Agency, the Food Safety and Inspection Service, and the United States Forest Service. 

Department of Commerce

Employees: 43,880

Budget: $9.67 billion

Includes 16 different bureaus and services, including the International Trade Administration, the Bureau of the Census, the Patent and Trademark Office, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and the National Weather Service.

Department of Labor

Employees: 17,450

Budget: $12.1 billion

Includes 30 different offices and administrations, including the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs, and Job Corps.

Department of Health and Human Services

Employees: 79,540

Budget: $1.286 trillion

Includes 22 different centers, offices and agencies, including the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Department of Housing and Urban Development

Employees: 8,416

Budget: $32.6 billion

Includes 11 different offices, including the Office of Equal Employment Opportunity, the Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity, and the Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships (HUD).

Department of Transportation

Employees: 58,622

Budget: $75.1 billion

Includes 11 different offices and administrations, including the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the Federal Highway Administration, the Federal Railroad Administration, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Department of Energy

Employees: 12,944

Budget: $27.9 billion

Includes 12 different offices, administrations and programs, including the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the National Nuclear Security Administration, the Cybersecurity, Energy Security and Emergency Response program, and the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Program.

Department of Education

Employees: 3,912

Budget: $68 billion

Includes 19 different offices, boards and councils, including the President’s Advisory Board on Historically Black Colleges and Universities, the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, the National Assessment Governing Board, the Office of Federal Student Aid, and the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education.

Department of Veterans Affairs

Employees: 383,040

Budget: $180 billion

Includes 5 different administrations and offices, including the Veterans Health Administration, the Veterans Benefits Administration, the National Cemetery Administration, and the Veteran Employment Services Office.

Department of Homeland Security

Employees: 229,000

Budget: $51.672 billion

Includes 15 different agencies and offices, including the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the U.S. Coast Guard, and the U.S. Secret Service. 

Then we spend over $8 billion dollars to fund and operate Congress and the Senate per year.  This is for 535 members of Congress and staff members of over 13,000.

We also spend over $7 billion to fund the federal Judiciary per year.  The federal judiciary has over 30,000 employees.

Lastly, we have expenses for The White House, The White House staff (377) and for The President and The Vice-President, which run around $100 million annually.

That’s a total of:

372 different agencies, offices, bureaus, programs and administrations…,

Representing 4,185,091 (that’s over 4 million) total employees and elected officials…,

At a total cost of $2.867 trillion (that $8,600 annually for every man, woman and child).  Now think about how many people don’t pay federal income tax.  That $8,600 goes up pretty quick for the rest of us.

Wow.  Those are some staggering numbers!

And that’s just to support our federal government’s operations. 

We’re not even talking about how much we pay to fund our state and local governments as well!

Remember, these are only the federal government’s costs of doing business.

This does not include the taxes collected and then redistributed back to the American people [and people here illegally] monetarily, or in some other form of value, like infrastructure, housing, etc.  

Please note:  In American public finance, discretionary spending is government spending implemented through an appropriations bill. This spending is an optional part of fiscal policy, in contrast to entitlement programs (non-discretionary) for which funding is mandatory and determined by the number of eligible recipients.

Please be aware that there were only three original departments created back in 1789, the State Department, the Treasury Department, and the War Department, which evolved into the Department of Defense.   

All of the other departments were created at much later dates.

The Department of the Interior was created in 1849, followed by the Department of Agriculture in 1862.

Next was the Department of Justice in 1870, followed by the Department of Labor in 1913.  

1913 was also the first year for federal income tax as we know it.  We’ll talk more about taxes later.

In 1937 the Department of commerce was created, followed by the Department of Health and Human Services in 1953.  

After this is when the federal government really started to balloon.

The Department of Housing and Urban Development was created in 1965.

The Department of Transportation was created in 1967.

Department of Energy in 1977.

Department of Education in 1979.

Department of Veteran’s Affairs in 1989.

And the Department of Homeland Security in 2002.    

I mentioned earlier we’d get to talking about taxes…, well, here we are.

Here is the history of federal taxes:

In order to help pay for its war effort in the American Civil War, Congress imposed its first personal income tax in 1861.  It was part of the Revenue Act of 1861 (3% of all incomes over $800, rescinded in 1872). Congress also enacted the Revenue Act of 1862, which levied a 3% tax on incomes above $600, rising to 5% for incomes above $10,000. Rates were raised in 1864. This income tax was then repealed in 1872.

So, at this point, we’re back to no federal income taxes.

Forty-one years later, the 16th Amendment was ratified in 1913, which states:

“The Congress shall have the power to lay and collect taxes on incomes, from whatever source derived, without apportionment among the several States, and without regard to any census or enumeration.”

So, now the taxation gravy train was off and running!

Congress then enacted an income tax in October 1913 as part of the Revenue Act of 1913, levying a 1% tax on net personal incomes above $3,000, with a 6% surtax on incomes above $500,000.

By 1918, the top rate of the income tax was increased to 77% (on income over $1,000,000, equivalent of $16,717,815 in 2018 dollars to finance World War I. The average rate for the rich however, was 15%.

During World War II, Congress introduced payroll withholding and quarterly tax payments.

A comedic representation by Clifford K. Berryman of the debate to introduce a sales tax in the United States in 1933 and end the income tax.

I have personally argued my support of a a national sales tax (or a consumption tax) as opposed to a federal income tax. Please see my prior blogs on this subject.

At first, the income tax was incrementally expanded by Congress, and then inflation automatically raised most persons into tax brackets formerly reserved for the wealthy until income tax brackets were adjusted for inflation. Income tax now applies to almost two-thirds of the population. The lowest-earning workers, especially those with dependents, pay no income taxes as a group and actually get a small subsidy from the federal government because of child credits and the Earned Income Tax Credit.

While the government was originally funded via tariffs upon imported goods, tariffs now represent only a minor portion of federal revenues.

In the 1930s, the New Deal introduced Social Security to rectify the first three problems (retirement, injury-induced disability, or congenital disability). It introduced the FICA tax as the means to pay for Social Security.

In the 1960s, Medicare was introduced to rectify the fourth problem (health care for the elderly). The FICA tax was increased in order to pay for this expense.

The total federal budget for 2020 is $4.79 trillion, but we ALWAYS spend more than what we budget. That’s why our federal deficit is in the neighborhood of $26 trillion right now…, but that’s another blog for another day.

Remember I mentioned there are over 4 million total employees and elected officials employed by the federal government…, and more than half of these politicians and bureaucrats live in Washington DC and the surrounding areas of Maryland and northern Virginia.

These areas see a consistent voter registration rate of 90-95% democrat and only 5% republican.

When you hear the term “deep state,” this is what they’re referring to. 

A bureaucratic workforce that is loyal to the democrat party, regardless of who the American people choose to run the country.

The “deep state” is into self-preservation and expanding itself (bigger government).  That is why they have hitched their wagon to the democrat party, and why you can always expect the democrats to pretend to solve any issue by throwing more government, and more of our money, at it.     

“Here endeth the lesson,” as Sean Connery said, when he played a Gman in “The Untouchables.” 

That’s when being a Gman was still an honorable profession!

RIP Sean Connery.

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Calling all patriots!

It’s time to fight back against Google, Facebook and Twitter.

These applications have undoubtedly become unapologetic propaganda arms for the democrats.

They even stooped to trying to influence the election…, which they did.

But we don’t have to be bound to them.

Their disgusting behavior is not a fate we have to accept.

This is not OK.   

It’s time for people who value their freedom, along with their First Amendment rights, to ditch these anti-American, social media manipulators for some much better options.

I wonder what the reaction would be on Wall Street if each of these applications lost million users within a couple of months?

I’m not sure, but I’d sure like the chance to find out!  

I say let the liberals censor each other as much as they want.

Let them continue to propagate their lies to each other to their heart’s content.

But me, I’m checking out.

I’ve been put in “Facebook jail” and censored for the last time.

I refuse to let them and their armies of little Nazis impose their censorship, their “fact checking” and “community values” and “community standards” on my voice any longer.

We are dangerously close to the type of media control we see in Russia, China, North Korea, Iran, etc., with our own “deep state” controlled media and the recent social media censorship. 

   

How many times have you wished there were conservative alternatives to these fascist organizations?

Well, the good news is there are!

Instead of Google, try using 4conservative.com or 4search.com.

And instead of Twitter or Facebook, try using Parler.com.

According to Chris Ciacciaof FOXBusiness, “In the wake of the presidential election, the social media app Parler topped Apple’s App Store for the first time over the weekend.”

“In an email to FOX Business, research firm Apptopia said downloads for the ‘non-biased, free speech’ platform topped 310,000 over the past week, with the peak starting on Nov. 6. In the week prior, the app had been downloaded just over 150,000 times.”

“Earlier this month, Parler CEO John Matze criticized what he described as Twitter and Facebook censorship surrounding the election, saying that the companies had ‘gone too far.”  He added that his app was ‘free of editorial bullies trying to tell you what to think.’”

The sooner we free ourselves from Google, Facebook and Twitter, the better we’ll feel, and the better off we’ll all be.

The next thing you know they’ll be recording our phone conversations and monitoring those for unacceptable speech.

Oh wait…, I forgot they already do record our conversations!

They just haven’t gotten to the point where we receive warnings in the mail or something about our unacceptable speech which they have detected!

Just wait…, it’s coming folks.

It’s coming.   

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Treasonous James Comey…, otherwise known as “Notorious TJC.”

Former FBI [Federal Bureau of Incompetence] Director James Comey testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday as part of the committee’s probe into the origins of the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

James Comey isn’t “incompetent,” however…, he knew exactly what he was doing.

According to CBS News, “Comey, who was fired by President Trump in 2017, oversaw the investigation, called ‘Crossfire Hurricane,’ which was eventually taken over by special counsel Robert Mueller.”

Yes…, Mr. Mueller is very, very “special,” if you know what I mean.

In my opinion, “Crossfire Hurricane” would have been more aptly named “Excrement Storm.”

“A report by the inspector general for the Justice Department [Sometimes known as The Department of Injustice.] published in December found 17 ‘significant inaccuracies and omissions’ in the FBI’s handling of FISA (Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act) applications to surveil Carter Page, a former Trump campaign aide.”

Oh…, only 17 “significant inaccuracies and omissions?”

Well, just let me know if we get to 20 “significant inaccuracies and omissions,” because that’s my limit.

“The report also found, however, the FBI was justified in launching the investigation and showed no political bias.”

FOUND NO POLITICAL BIAS???!!!

Unbelievable.

“Comey repeatedly told the committee he had been unaware of major problems with each of four applications the FBI submitted in 2016 to 2017 to eavesdrop on Page.”

I just have a quick question for you Mr. Comey.

WHAT ELSE DID YOU HAVE GOING ON THAT WAS SOOO IMPORTANT THAT AN INVESTIGATION INVOLVING SPYING ON THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES DIDN’T DESERVE YOUR COMPLETE AND UNDIVIDED ATTENTION??????!!!!!!

“He said he had been overly confident that the surveillance process was working as it should. He noted that Page accounted for just ‘a slice’ of the investigation but that he wouldn’t have signed off on the surveillance had he known of the problems.”

AGAIN…, WHAT ELSE DID YOU HAVE GOING ON THAT WAS SOOO IMPORTANT THAT AN INVESTIGATION INVOLVING SPYING ON THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES DIDN’T DESERVE YOUR COMPLETE AND UNDIVIDED ATTENTION??????!!!!!!

I’m just saying…, wouldn’t you think everything you did in this case would be double checked, then triple checked, with every “i” dotted and every “t” crossed?

“Comey also acknowledged ‘concerning’ and ‘embarrassing’ problems in the handling of surveillance applications.”

HELL YES THESE WERE “CONCERNING AND EMBARRASSING PROBLEMS!”

And that’s putting it mildly.

‘“In the main, it was done by the book, it was appropriate and it was essential that it be done,’ Comey said.”

“Done by the book?”

Can we see this “book,” Mr. Comey?

And what “book” exactly are you referring to…, “A traitor’s guide to undermining a president?”

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Thank you, Captain Obvious!

Yes…, Captain Obvious, aka FBI Director Christopher Wray, stated, while appearing at a House Homeland Security Committee hearing, that “Antifa is a real thing.”

Reeeeeally?!

You don’t say?!

Thank you, thank you, for this brilliant insight Captain Obvious!

Can you possibly share anything else the FBI has learned?

That the earth is round?

That Chicago is a dangerous place?

That you ought to be fired, just like your fellow deep state partners in crime, James Comey, Andrew McCabe, and Peter Strzok?

That everyone in the prior Obama administration, including former President Obama himself, are guilty of treason?

Please, tell us something we don’t know, Captain Obvious!

Please tell us something we don’t know!

Acording to By Ronn Blitzer of Fox News, “Wray’s words were in response to Rep. Debbie Lesko, R-Ariz., who claimed prominent Democrats have called Antifa a ‘fantasy.’”

Ha! “A fantasy?!”

More like a nightmare, I’d say.

“In July, Rep. Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., had dismissed the idea of Antifa violence in Portland as ‘a myth that’s being spread only in Washington, D.C.’”

These democrats are all such pathetic liars.

And they love to try and talk you out of believing what your eyes are actually seeing.

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