I have, for a long time, said that the biggest way in which the Left has managed to make relatively mainstream economic and political ideologies like socialism and communism (one and the same, really), is through the indoctrination of children in public schools.
Children are very malleable and the things that they learn early on are things that they carry with them the rest of their lives, even subconsciously. While not all children who are subjected to this indoctrination end up as little Marxist puppets later on, it does negatively influence a lot of people and that has major implications for the future of this country.
One of the pillars of power I have talked about in the past is education. The side which controls the education system controls the future of the country and the Democrats have controlled it for more than half a century now.
And things are only getting worse and worse in that respect, with freedom of speech being stamped out in college campuses by both staff and fellow students. Holding a conservative point of view in a college campus is bound to get one heavily reprimanded or perhaps even outright expelled.
Which is why it’s so important to have patriotic education in our schools which undo the heavy damage the Left has caused over the past few decades. Kids today are taught that America is a hellish landscape born out of racism and bigotry, created by slave owners for the benefit of slave owners, when nothing could be further from the truth.
Great men in history like George Washington, Christopher Columbus and Thomas Jefferson are marred as bloodthirsty bigots looking out only for themselves, when history shows that to not be the case at all.
The Left is straight up lying about the history of this country (it took me doing research on my own to discover that Columbus didn’t genocide Natives or that the first Thanksgiving was held by the pilgrims celebrating a successful harvest after having tried and failed with a socialistic system) so that people believe it is not worth defending against the idea of globalism or against the idea of fundamentally changing it.
After all, if you’ve been taught all your life that this country is fundamentally and systematically racist, then naturally, you would come to the conclusion that it should not exist or that it should be fundamentally changed. This is the ignorance that many carry with them because the modern school system is not designed to teach them the truth of our history (or other subjects, as even math is becoming politicized). However, there is good news on this front.
A recent Rasmussen poll showed that a majority of likely voters agreed with President Trump on the idea of instilling patriotic education into our schools.
According to the poll, 57% of likely voters agree with the following statement issued by Trump: “The only path to unity is to rebuild shared national identity focused on common American values and virtues of which we have plenty. This includes restoring patriotic education in our nation’s schools, where they are trying to change everything that we have learned.”
Only 30% disagree and 14% are undecided on this issue.
Unsurprisingly, this issue is largely a partisan one, as 78% of Republicans agree with Trump compared to just 43% of Democrats and 49% of unaffiliated voters.
This sort of split is completely unsurprising, though it is rather interesting that that many Democrats agree with this. I can only imagine those are the types of Democrats seeing where their party is headed and cannot bear to go along with it.
Furthermore, 53% of Republicans and 49% of unaffiliated voters (a plurality) think most school textbooks are more preoccupied with being politically correct as opposed to teaching accurate information. 51% of Democrats think the books are more focused on providing accurate information.
What’s more, 73% of all voters (different from likely voters) agreed with President Trump when he made the following statement in his Independence Day speech last year: “[T]ogether we are part of one of the greatest stories ever told – the story of America. It is the epic tale of a great nation whose people have risked everything for what they know is right.”
So clearly, the Left hasn’t completely won in the fight regarding education, which is as I thought. There are still plenty of people out there who are patriotic and who love this country, even if they are drowned out by those with megaphones who scream obscenities about this country and those who support it.
When professional athletes are paid tens of millions of dollars under this capitalistic system of ours kneel in a sign of defiance against the country that afforded them such lives of leisure, many will boo those actions because they are worthy of being booed.
This is not a nation that deserves such hatred and scorn. And no, I don’t buy it for a second that they aren’t protesting against the country as a whole. I don’t buy it that they are kneeling for the “injustices” of the current justice system. They kneel only during the national anthem. Not at any other point. They do it to disrespect the flag and the country.
It also doesn’t help them when they stand in solidarity with a sexual assaulter (Jacob Blake) or people who were defiant against the police, in some cases, to the point of trying to harm them. It doesn’t help when they support a Marxist organization which does not actually care about black lives.
But even the examples that I have shared here are examples of a system of indoctrination. These athletes have been told that this country is racist from an early age and they believe it. They keep hearing it over and over again and assume it must be true. They see particular situations through the lenses that have been given to them by the evil Left.
This is among the many reasons why we need patriotic education in our schools. We need to teach our kids the TRUTH about this country: that it’s not racist, it was not built by racists or for racists, and that it is the single best nation in the world and can be even better if there were no Leftist communists here to try and ruin it.
I’m glad that so many likely voters (the people that actually have some amount of influence in elections) are in agreement with Trump’s statement. I just wish that the number was considerably higher, but I suppose that would come once such patriotic education is actually implemented and the anti-patriotic education is completely stamped out.
“Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, the people whom he has chosen as his heritage!”
Author: Freddie Marinelli.
In this day and age, with the dominance of social media and its censorship of conservatives, not to mention poll after poll indicating a rise in popularity for socialism and communism among America’s youth, it is easy to get discouraged about the future of this country.
However, a recent poll by Young America’s Foundation (YAF) and Echelon Insights, reported by TownHall, shows a rather interesting picture about the way in which America’s youth views this country.
According to the poll, 82% of surveyors held a “very” or “somewhat” favorable opinion of the American flag, with 91% of high-school students and 73% of high school graduates saying the same. This tells us something very interesting which I will get to in a minute, though I doubt you haven’t figured it out yet.
In any case, 57% of respondents said “they believe America is ‘exceptional and unique’ and is a country that ‘values liberty.’” 54% also felt that America offers “opportunity for all who work for it,” and 46% said America is both a “good example for other countries” and that the nation “values justice”; 43% said the country “values equality.”
63% of respondents said they felt “extremely” or “very” comfortable standing for the national anthem and 58% were comfortable with reciting the Pledge of Allegiance.
80% of surveyors also reported a “very” or “somewhat” favorable view of war veterans, 75% favor the military, 72% the Constitution, 65% the Founding Fathers, and 57% favored the history of this country as a whole. Interestingly, 34% of respondents said they would be “extremely” or “very” willing to serve the country if we were to be attacked, 31% said they would serve if we went to war and 30% said they would serve during “peacetime.”
Now, there is a very important aspect to this poll, which takes me back to one of the figures earlier: the 91% of high school students and 73% of graduates who have a favorable opinion of the American flag. This is an indication of the sort of Marxist indoctrination that students go through post-high school, specifically in college.
The demographical makeup of the poll is as follows: 47% of respondents were male, while 53% were female. 42% of surveyors were high schoolers, or high-school aged, 13% were students working towards an associate’s degree, 31% working towards a bachelor’s degree and 7% towards a graduate degree. 21% of respondents reported being either “very” or “somewhat” conservative, 33% said they were “very” or “somewhat” progressive and 33% said they were moderate.
Perhaps the most important figure here is the number of high schoolers. A sizeable majority of the people surveyed here are still in high school, and while it’s been a long while since I have been in high school, I don’t exactly remember it as having been extremely Leftist to the point where I felt they were essentially indoctrinating me. Now, this was some time ago, as I said, and I was a bit more liberal at the time, so maybe I just didn’t really notice it too much, but I have no doubt that high schools generally indoctrinate kids less than universities do.
For example, there is this story about the daughter of a Republican Congressional candidate from Michigan who went on Twitter and outright begged for people to not vote for her father because he and she disagree on issues like socialism, communism, “systemic racism”, and other Leftist garbage. With the candidate being a conservative, I doubt he didn’t teach his daughter the right things. But whatever he may have taught her, it’s clear that the college he sent her to erased all of that and rewired her brain to be more like their desired communist puppet.
It’s no surprise at all that “college-educated” voters tend to vote Democrat, since colleges all attempt, to one extent or another, to indoctrinate kids to be against Republicans, conservatives, God and the country itself. So it really is no wonder to find such numbers in the YAF poll, considering that a sizable portion of the surveyors were still in high school. This is no knock on YAF, of course, but rather a warning of what sort of damage colleges do: they are meant to destroy any and all patriotism found within kids.
Parents tend to teach their kids to love this country, but colleges undo all of that. The ONLY reason the Left wants to make college free for anyone is so that more and more people attend and so that more and more people get indoctrinated.
People, including young generations, tend to be more patriotic when they are not subjected to mass indoctrination in colleges. Of course, government schools still try and do that, albeit to a lesser extent, but protecting oneself from the indoctrination of colleges is really the best solution, in my opinion.
Leftists might be calling to defund the police, but conservatives should be calling to defund universities (for a variety of reasons, not simply because they indoctrinate children, considering many colleges have ties to China, and that alone poses a massive national security threat for this country).
But apart from that, I am happy to see that even younger generations still typically hold conservative, patriotic beliefs. We must ensure, however, that the Left does not succeed in eroding such beliefs from our youth.
Happy Independence Day!
“How can a young man keep his way pure? By guarding it according to your word.”
Author: Freddie Marinelli.
Amid the wave of insane demands by the Leftist mob, such as calls for the defunding/abolition of police departments, the “social justice” mob is now after black people who appear on famous brands, such as Aunt Jemima’s pancake mix and syrup, and Uncle Ben’s rice. In an apparent effort of fighting racism, the Left is trying to do away with black characters on brands. Yes, they are just that stupid.
But with this stupidity comes the actual danger that it poses: they are eliminating not only part of this country’s history, as they were/are doing with the statues of various historical figures - from both people who were pro- and anti-slavery showing that either A) these protesters just want chaos regardless of politics or B) they don’t actually know any history or C) a bit of both - but they are also eliminating the legacy and memory of someone who honestly ought to be considered a role model for black people (and anyone, really, but particularly for black people).
As you could probably tell, I will talk about the story of the first “Aunt Jemima” and why she is an inspiration for everyone, particularly for black people.
The woman who would be recognized as “Aunt Jemima” was a black woman named Nancy Green. She used to be a slave, born in 1834, and eventually became “Aunt Jemima” when in 1890, the R.T. Davis Milling Company bought the formula of a ready-mixed, self-rising pancake flour and sought a black woman to become a living trademark for the product. Davis found Nancy Green in Chicago and employed her to be said living trademark.
Nancy Green, at the time, was a cook for a family in Chicago, and helped raise the children of said family (African-Americans often were hired, after the abolition of slavery, by wealthy families to help raise the children, cook and overall be basically maids/butlers in the house).
Three years after she was first hired, the Davis Milling Company began “an all-out promotion of ‘Aunt Jemima’ at the World’s Colombian Exposition in Chicago,” according to the African American Registry. Green demonstrated the pancake mix and made and served thousands of pancakes. “Green was a hit, friendly, a good storyteller, and a good cook. Her warm and appealing personality made her the ideal ‘Aunt Jemima,’ a living trademark. Her exhibition booth drew so many people that special policemen were assigned to keep the crowds moving. The Davis Milling Company received over 50,000 orders, and Fair officials awarded Nancy Green a medal and certificate for her showmanship.”
Green was signed to a lifetime contract to continue promoting the brand and be its face as “Aunt Jemima” (the name, by the way, was taken as “inspiration” by a vaudeville show where Chris Rutt, one of the people who made the formula and sold it to the Davis Milling Company, heard a song called “Aunt Jemima” sung by black singer Billy Kersands).
Unsurprisingly, this made Nancy Green very rich, making millions (for the time) and helping to organize a number of charities and programs from organizing the Olivet Baptist Church and “[h]er career allowed her the financial freedom to become an activist and engage in antipoverty programs,” according to Rush Limbaugh.
She was a missionary and an advocate against poverty and for equal rights. She helped many people in many ways.
Nancy Green was one of the many people who embody the American Dream. Making something of yourself out of nothing is the American Dream. This country is the only one where you can really start with nothing but the clothes on your back, and given the right amount of hard work, dedication, focus and savvy, you can make it far (kowtowing to the Left and being a particularly loud voice also helps, unfortunately).
Nancy Green was literally born a slave and she went on to make millions and be very wealthy for her time. She went from being considered property to owning property and having the financial freedom and muscle to help with causes she saw as valuable and important.
Now, I know what some might try and argue: “Wasn’t she given the opportunity to be rich by some white dude who wanted to use her as a living trademark? Isn’t that a bad thing for black people to view in a role model, needing the help of a white person to succeed?” To which I say a few things.
First of all, it’s not like Green was just given all her money. She had to work for it. She had to use her natural charisma, yes, but it’s not like success simply fell on her lap. She was given an opportunity by the owner of a company, but being given an opportunity, in and of itself, isn’t enough to get one to succeed. If I were given the opportunity to play for the Miami Heat, that doesn’t mean that I will become a superstar player and become extremely wealthy. I would need the right skill set and the dedication to work hard to succeed. That is the case for just about everything, including Nancy Green’s story.
Secondly, realize my earlier point that making something of yourself out of nothing is the American Dream. Nancy Green isn’t the only person to have done this. She’s not even the only black person to have done this. People like Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, Barack Obama, Rush Limbaugh, Howard Schultz, Ben Carson, Oprah Winfrey, even George Soros, despite not necessarily liking the vast majority of these people, all embody the American Dream (regardless of whether they love or hate this country).
They all started with little to nothing and worked their way up to make something of themselves. Nancy Green is no different and someone who ought to be considered a role model for black people – a reminder that, even coming from what is considered the lowest possible place in the social totem pole, you can become a massive success in many different ways.
You see, something I have mentioned in the past is that African-Americans are being essentially “trained” by the Left to believe that their skin color will systematically predispose them to be discriminated against, racially profiled against and overall mistreated by others who do not look like them or think like them. They are taught, from a very young age, to live with a chip on their shoulder, believing the world, and this country in specific, to be automatically against them and there is little to nothing they can do to fight back.
That the only real way to success is by tearing others down and taking what is theirs as your own. That the people who are wealthy today are only as wealthy as they are because they stole and took from the little guy – which is themselves (many people, not just black people, are trained to think this way). Black people are taught that the system in the United States was created for the purposes of keeping black folk down, elevate white people and that your success was largely determined by the color of your skin.
And so, organizations and slogans like “Black Lives Matter” emerge, which are basically true (black lives do, indeed, matter and very few people would disagree, but this is because all lives matter), but exclude everyone else whose lives are theretofore assumed to either not matter or not matter as much as black lives.
Black lives matter because all lives matter. It’s not an either-or thing when talking about the idea itself. The idea that all lives matter naturally includes black lives. But many black people are basically forced to chant that slogan because they are taught to have a mindset of inferiority. The Democrat Party of the past is no different than the one from today: they still try to tell black people they are inferior beings to white people. The only difference is that they used to frame that inferiority as a good thing. But they still teach black people that they are inferior when they, in actuality, are not.
However, many black people do feel inferior and it shows. The way the Left frames things is how they cause so much damage. For example, what is being considered as the reason for PepsiCo to drop the “Aunt Jemima” brand is a TikTok video of a black woman claiming the character to be racist. A black woman is possibly the reason that another black woman’s story and legacy is essentially being eliminated. This is the damage the Left has caused to the black community over the past few decades: blacks eliminating the history of other blacks.
Black people feel inferior when they really shouldn’t. There are plenty of stories of great success by black people that should tell them they are not inferior. Even Charlamagne tha God (real name Lenard Larry McKelvey), who spoke with Rush Limbaugh about racial problems in America, believes wholeheartedly that this country is racist and is predisposed to put black people down, even though he himself has a net worth of $10 million and a yearly salary of $3 million for his show. He is someone who had a troubled past (multiple stints in jail for a number of things) and yet, he has made something of himself out of basically nothing.
He is someone who believes this country systematically keeps black people down despite himself being an example that that is not the case at all (and the fact that so many other black people are also wealthy shows that he is the example to the rule, not the exception).
Nancy Green, like Charlamagne, made something out of herself from basically nothing. She should be a role model for black people, particularly young black kids, that it is very possible for them to succeed in this country. And yet, her story and legacy are essentially being erased by Leftists claiming to fight for racial progress.
Nancy Green is an inspiration to anyone who wishes to succeed. I hope the damage the Left has caused to the black communities for centuries now will soon be undone. Only then, would we see true racial progress and justice.
“Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established.”
Author: Freddie Marinelli.
Over these last few days, many American cities, particularly Democrat-owned cities, have been practical warzones with endless cases of looting, arson, vandalism, assaults and even a few murders here and there.
Given all the destruction and chaos we have witnessed over social media, television, etc., I cannot help but thank the Lord for our 2nd Amendment rights. I mean, good grief, if there ever was a better reason to own a gun, it is this insanity.
Amidst this chaos, we have seen people looting and burning businesses. But not just any businesses. The businesses that these animals have been looting and destroying all have one thing in common: they were not being protected by armed people.
Take for example a place called Corbo’s Italian Bakery, located in downtown Cleveland, Ohio. The rioters very well could have ransacked the place for its food or just burned it to the ground. However, two armed individuals made sure that there would be no looting or pillaging of the store. That place was not ransacked and razed to the ground precisely BECAUSE of armed people protecting it.
Those two individuals are doing good work. Better than some police departments, too. I have seen some attempts by law enforcement to quell the riots, but clearly they are being rather ineffective (not everywhere, of course). Matter of fact, Raleigh Police Chief recently said: “I will not put an officer in harms way to protect the property inside of a building.”
In other words, you’re on your own. While no one would disagree that a person's life is more valuable than property, it is the job of the police to protect both life AND property. We are not asking her to send "an officer", implying only one. We are asking her to send however many officers it takes to make sure PEOPLE'S BUSINESSES AREN'T RUINED AND THEIR LIVES DESTROYED AS A RESULT! THAT is the job of the police, otherwise they are not worth the tax money we pay them.
Your business could be facing a massive threat, be it via people looting it AT BEST or people outright setting it on fire, supposedly as a means to “honor” George Floyd. The police won’t be there to stop them, that much is clear. The police won’t protect your business. You have to do it yourself and you sure as heck are not going to be able to do it with words of “peace” or whatever liberal nonsense one might try. You’re not going to convince rioters not to destroy your business because you are also outraged at Floyd’s death; they don’t care about George Floyd, else they would not be doing this. You’re not going to convince them not to destroy your business if you tell them you are their “ally” or are also “progressive,” as Left-wing news outlets like CNN have also been attacked. Not even a knife or a melee weapon would be enough to stop them, since the rioters are generally equipped with such weapons of their own.
The only thing standing in the way of these savages and your business is you and your ability to wield and use, if necessary, a gun. A big one would be preferable, and one that intimidates people. These people are ANTIFA, after all, and they scare easily at the sight of a gun that looks scary. An AR-15 would be pretty ideal.
But considering the gun control legislations in place, it can be difficult for one to acquire a gun to protect themselves or their business. Why else do you think that these riots have occurred pretty strictly in Democrat-controlled cities, counties, states, etc.? And why even in red states like Georgia and Texas, these riots have only occurred in blue cities and counties?
John Nolte from Breitbart put it best: “Antifa knows Democrats are cucks who will allow them to riot. Antifa knows Democrat-run cities have gun control laws that ensure you remain defenseless… Antifa knows you’re stupid enough to vote for the same Democrats who coddle them, who fund them, who aid and abet them by looking the other way (clearly talking about the Democrat voters who live in the Democrat cities that have riots going on). Antifa knows you’re stupid enough to vote for Democrats who disarm you so you cannot defend your family or business. Antifa knows you’re stupid enough to vote for Democrats who arrest people who go to church in their car but not the predominantly white left-wing Antifa thugs who loot and burn black neighborhoods (because white Democrats have been looting and burning black America since Reconstruction).”
In sum, Antifa is rioting in cities that they KNOW won’t put up much resistance. The ONLY reason they were successful in destroying Minneapolis’ 3rd police precinct is because they knew that the city’s limp-stick, Trudeau-Chinese-knockoff mayor would order the police to allow them to do it. When they attack any other police station that is allowed to fight back, they get quickly taken down and they don’t try the same stupidity again.
Moral of the story is that when people are allowed to fight back, the insane and violent people in the world tend to screw off. They know perfectly well that if a particular target of theirs is armed and is not afraid to fight back/doesn’t have orders to stand down, that person is not one that they should target or try anything with.
Wherever these insane and dangerous people meet resistance, particularly of the lethal weapon variety, they tend to be a bit more cautious. They want to riot, destroy and kill, if they can get away with it, but they won’t risk their lives in the process.
Of course, there are those who are just insane enough to get a gun themselves and open fire on people, such as in Oakland, California, where a BLACK police officer was shot and killed last Friday night (I guess his black life didn’t matter) and a second officer was reportedly wounded as well. But that only further demonstrates We the People’s need to be able to defend ourselves.
These people are bad guys and they are particularly threatening and scary when they are the ones with guns. Few of them do, but still, they are too dangerous to be allowed to do this sort of thing. Gun control law doesn’t keep bad guys from getting guns, it only keeps good, law-abiding citizens from getting them.
And such gun control laws show some of their horrible effects in these rioting cities, which generally feature gun-control-heavy laws and police officers being told to stand down to one extent or another.
These last few days have utterly butchered the Leftist idea that “you don’t need a gun” because “the police will be there to help you.” That was never true before, but that talking point was utterly annihilated these days. The only person you can ever trust with your life and your safety is yourself, and that comes through the means of arming oneself.
Even assuming that there aren’t a LOT of bad apples in police departments (and I’m not just talking about racist cops, since a WaPo database shows that, out of 41 unarmed people who were shot and killed by police, 19 were white, 9 were black, 6 were Hispanic, 4 were other and 3 were unknown, so police brutality extends past race), the idea that calling the police is all you need to protect yourself would be laughable if the subject matter weren’t so serious. Often times, the cops aren’t there on time.
Sometimes they might be, sometimes they might be nearby or inside a store being robbed, or something, but the average police response time in the U.S. is TEN MINUTES, according to American Police Beat (ignore the unfortunate name). Police can’t realistically be everywhere and help everyone. In the case of an emergency, where you need prompt action, you simply CANNOT rely on the police to handle everything for you.
For example, if your home were to be intruded and you weren’t armed, you stand the risk of losing your life. Most people would seek some sort of hiding place, like a bedroom closet or a bathroom, etc. However, unless you are living by yourself in a massive mansion (and such places are usually well-guarded by people with GUNS), it’s only a matter of time before you’re found out, at which point you are at the mercy of less-than-reputable individuals.
In high-stress situations, ten minutes feel like an eternity and a lot can happen. Only the fortunate ones live through such experiences without being discovered.
The police simply cannot be one’s lone lifeline in case of an emergency. There is a reason it is a RIGHT for people to protect themselves and their property. When someone kills another person, if it is proven that it was in self-defense, the “killer” is allowed to walk because they were being attacked and they have the right to defend themselves.
Guns are the means through which millions of Americans rightfully and justly defend themselves and their families and property. I can guarantee that if each of the places that were looted and/or burned had armed guards posted on them, be it a small mom-and-pop shop or even Target itself, rioters would think twice about causing mayhem there.
The police, even when allowed to work uninhibited, can only do so much to help even when they want to.
So I don’t want to hear anyone on the Left tell me that I don’t “need” guns because this past weekend has PROVEN otherwise. I need any and all kinds of guns. I need as much ammo as I possibly can have for them. I need to be able to defend myself from clearly disturbed individuals who have little to lose other than their lives and would love nothing more than to see my own end in an instant.
The gun control debate is over. Forever.
“Of David. Blessed be the Lord, my rock, who trains my hands for war, and my fingers for battle.”
Author: Freddie Marinelli.
One aspect of people’s lives that largely goes unnoticed is the emotional well-being of people as they have to go through collective hardship, such as the Chinese coronavirus, and the subsequent restrictions to limit its spread. We have talked extensively about people’s health and about people’s financial well-being, but an important aspect of humanity itself is our ability to feel emotions and as of late, things have started to make a turn for the better.
According to a recent Gallup poll measuring people’s emotions from April 27th to May 10th, U.S. adults are beginning to worry less and be a little bit happier now that the worst is (hopefully) over.
Gallup reports that, from April 27 to May 10, 72% of surveyors reported “happiness” “during a lot of the day yesterday.” This is up 5 points since March 23-April 5, when the restrictions began to be put into place and the economy began to be shut down.
Similarly, 47% reported feeling “worried”, which is down 12 points from late March/early April, when 59% of people reported they were “worried”. “Boredom” has also fallen from 46% to 41% in that same time span and loneliness has remained the same, though it slightly went up two points in the middle of April.
This shows a pretty good turnaround from the doom and gloom many people (especially on the Left) were harping about with relation to our current situation. Things are beginning to get better as we are opening back up and they will improve further once we are completely open once again.
Splitting things up by demographics, we find that those who earn less than $36,000 are less likely to be happy than those who earn between $36,000 and $90,000, as well as those who earn over $90,000 a year.
Only 56% of people who earn less than $36,000 said that they were “happy” as opposed to 74% of those earning between $36,000 and $90,000, and 75% for those who earned more than $90,000. This is not even a little bit surprising for a number of reasons.
Generally, when you have more money, you tend to be happier. Whoever said that “money can’t buy you happiness” has clearly never been on a jet ski. All jokes aside, the numbers generally show that wealthier people tend to be happier than those who are poorer and when the economy is shut down, those at the bottom suffer the most.
Which is another reason as to why lower-earners are less happy than higher-earners. Millions upon millions of people have lost their jobs. The first to go are usually the ones who are least valuable/have the least experience and those tend to be at the bottom. Aside from general financial worries that lower-income people have to contend with when there isn’t a pandemic that got our leaders to shut down our economy, they now have to contend with exactly that scenario which is overall bad for most people, but especially for bottom-earners.
Which is also why it’s not particularly surprising to see those earning less than $36,000 be more worried (58% compared to 44 and 48% for the other two higher income brackets respectively), experience more boredom (49% compared to 41 and 39) and are more lonely (38% compared to 23 and 19 percent) than those who earn more than $36,000.
Thankfully, as restrictions are being lifted and people are capable of returning to work a little bit more, people will begin getting some of their jobs back, including low-income people.
Along party lines, we find that Republicans experience the most happiness (77%), while Independents are close behind (74%) and Democrats are the least happy (66%). Not that this is surprising in the least. Leftist ideologies require one to be perpetually outraged, angry, distraught, disheartened and generally unhappy. The Left is never happy even when they get everything they want. They cry about injustice in America when it is one of the most just countries in the world, at least relatively speaking.
Pandemic or not, the Left is never happy. Matter of fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if Leftist happiness WENT UP as the economy began to be shut down, the stock market fell and they could try and blame Trump both for the number of deaths due to the virus and the unemployment rate. As we are beginning to open back up for business, I wouldn’t be surprised if happiness among Democrats FELL.
In any case, staying with the party demographics, we find that 38% of Republicans express feelings of “worry”, as opposed to 44% of Independents and 58% of Democrats. This is not surprising either because the Left chooses to listen to the fake news media to be “informed” and the fake news media sows nothing but discontent and “reports” nothing but bad news. This has generally been the case for the last three and a half years, but it’s been particularly bad in recent time. People who watch the fake news media believe that there is no hope at all, that the economy will never recover, that believing drugs like Hydroxychloroquine could help with treating the virus is just “false hope” and that this period of economic downturn is “the new normal”, like Obama had insisted after his tenure being the worst economic president of all time.
When it comes to getting feelings of boredom, everyone was about as equally bored, with 40% of Republicans, 43% of Independents and 42% of Democrats all experiencing boredom. As far as “loneliness” goes, only 19% of Republicans experienced “loneliness”, while 23% of Independents and 28% of Democrats said the same.
That one is also not particularly surprising. I imagine Republicans generally had less concerns with the virus and were more willing to meet up with friends and family, so that would naturally translate to not feeling quite as lonely.
Dividing things up by marital status, we find that 77% of married people and 76% of widowed people reported feeling “happy”, while 61% of single/never married people and 62% of divorced people said the same. This one is also not too surprising, except for the widowed people part. Considering this pandemic has resulted in around 100,000 people dying, most of which tend to be older people, one would expect a number of people have recently become widowed and I am surprised that widowed people in general would report as much happiness as they do.
Of course, I’m not saying that widowed people can’t feel happy, it’s just surprising that it’s as close to what married people report as it is. I don’t know what that says about the married people.
In any case, 45% of those who are married reported feeling worried, while 38% of widowed reported the same, and 50% of both single/never married and divorced people responded the same. When it came to boredom, surprisingly both married and divorced people reported feeling this at the same rate (39%), while 45% of widowed said they were bored and 46% of single/never married people said the same.
And when it came to loneliness, completely unsurprisingly, those who are married reported the least amount of loneliness at just 17%, while those who are widowed reported the same at a rate of 26%, divorced people were lonely at a rate of 35% and single/never married people were the most lonely at 36%.
By gender, we find that 73% of men reported being happy, which is two points higher than women. 44% of men reported being worried as opposed to 51% of women. Both were close when it came to boredom, with 43% of men and 40% of women reporting feeling this. And when it came to loneliness, women were lonelier at a rate of 27% as opposed to 20% of men.
But of course, the biggest takeaway from all of this is the fact that people are beginning to feel happier as time goes on and as restrictions begin to be lifted.
We find a pattern of increased happiness and decreased worry and boredom from late March/early April to mid-April and now.
Happiness went up by two points in mid-April from late-March/early-April (67 to 69%), while worry went down by a lot from 59% in late-March to 53% in mid-April, while boredom had only slightly decreased in that timespan.
My point here is that it’s not a simple fluke to find the numbers that we are. There is a pattern of American adults beginning to feel better and more comfortable as time goes on, being happier and less worried about the situation with more of the restrictions being lifted and more people being able to do the things they could do before the restrictions were put into place, be they outdoor activities or simply going to work.
Here’s hoping we continue down this road, see this trend going in a positive direction and we can get back to the economic prosperity we were experiencing pre-Chinese coronavirus.
“Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.”
Author: Freddie Marinelli.
While plenty of other things have been on the news as of late (including a certain virus from China that I will do my best not to mention because it’s being talked about in every other media to an obscene extent), something that has flown under the radar is a slight correction made by the 1619 Project, the New York Times’ attempt at rewriting history for the benefit of an ideological war against this country.
Earlier in the month, a historian named Leslie M. Harris wrote an essay for Politico. According to National Review: “Harris claimed that Times fact-checkers reached out to her prior to the publication of the 1619 Project’s seminal essays to solicit her expertise on the relevant history involved. Harris wrote back to the fact-checkers, insisting that she ‘vigorously disputed’ the factual basis of one of the project’s central claims.”
What claim was she heavily contesting? The following passage from the Project: “Conveniently left out of our Founding mythology is the fact that one of the primary reasons the colonists decided to declare their independence from Britain was because they wanted to protect the institution of slavery.”
This, Harris contends, is not factually accurate (unsurprisingly). The entire reason behind the Project’s absurd claim is because of the Dunmore Proclamation, a proclamation made by the British governor of Virginia, Lord Dunmore, that was meant to preserve his rule as a representative of the monarchy by “drawing the slaves of rebellious colonists into his militia in exchange for their freedom,” according to Phillip Magness of the American Institute for Economic Research.
Magness continued: “The Dunmore Proclamation revealed one of the many ways in which slavery cut across the other dividing lines of the revolutionary period, but it did not portend a coming general emancipation from the Crown. Indeed, most slave-owning colonists perceived the measure as an attempt to incite a slave revolt against opponents of the British rule, rather than a sign of slavery’s weakening position. The proclamation conveniently exempted the slaves of loyalist plantation owners, and Dunmore himself left a sordid record as supporter and beneficiary of slavery in the British colonial system. Meanwhile, as the long fight to abolish the institution made all too clear, supporters of slavery maintained a firm majority in the British Parliament at the time – and would continue in power for several decades to come.”
So it is not even remotely true that preserving slavery was a reason for the Revolutionary War. The Dunmore Proclamation, as Magness noted, was nothing but an attempt at crushing the rebellion by getting rid of revolutionary colonists’ slaves, promising them freedom if they fought for the Crown, while exempting loyalist colonists from that proclamation. Slaves were nothing but a tool, as they largely were considered back then, at furthering a goal.
But even then, the 1619 Project remains arrogant about its claim. While they offered a correction, it’s minimal. Instead of eliminating that factually-ignorant claim from its essays, the Project said that preserving slavery was the purpose of SOME colonists rather than all of them. But that claim IS STILL WRONG!
That, combined with the fact that the Project ignored or dismissed historians and fact-checkers who disagreed with their erroneous claims and dismissed the 1776 Project, a counter-project run by conservative African-Americans to maintain the fact that our founding was in 1776 and not when the first slaves arrived in 1619, shows that the point of the 1619 Project was never about simply revising and uncovering hidden histories of this country, but rather, destroying the very founding principles and concepts of this country, declaring everything from its governmental system to its economic system as stained and discredited as a result of its history of slavery (completely ignoring the fact that slavery was found in many other places around the world and still can be found in places like the Middle East and China).
The reason I make this assertion is because at the end of the aforementioned National Review article, we find: “[Magness’] piece… is worth reading in its entirety for its portrait of a project that succumbed to ideological ambition and, in so doing, lost a bit in the way of historical accuracy.”
The 1619 Project didn’t “succumb” to ideological ambition. Ideological ambition WAS ITS ENTIRE PURPOSE! It was never meant to be a recounting of our nation’s history, it was meant to be a REWRITING of our nation’s history, seeking to delegitimize our nation’s institutions. One of the sociologists brought in by the Project basically admits as much, having essentially argued that the country’s plantation economy stained and discredited modern American capitalism.
The entire point of this project wasn’t to offer a plausible alternative to the typical founding story we are taught in school. It wasn’t supposed to be about uncovering a secret truth behind our nation’s founding that has been buried for centuries. It was always supposed to be an ideological piece to fuel a war on American institutions and its very legitimacy. So for the writer at National Review to suggest it succumbed to ideological ambition, losing “a bit in the way of historical accuracy” is not putting it the right way.
This is the New York Times we’re talking about; some of the same people that right now (and I am about to break my promise about not taking about the Wuhan virus) are deflecting the blame from China for the damage it has caused the entire world as a result of the Chinese coronavirus that originated in China and has spread because of the CCP’s negligence (at best). The same people that lionized Chinese Communist dictator Mao Zedong in remembering his death back in September and absolved radical Islamic terrorists from any blame for the 9/11 attacks on the WTC during the 18-year anniversary.
Do you really think anyone at the New York Times would do honest research and fact-checking for a revising of history like the 1619 Project, leaving any semblance of ideological ambition or politics out of it? They do not care about history, as those two examples with Mao and the 9/11 remembrance tweets show. They care about setting a narrative and nothing more.
They cared about one of the most evil people in the history of the world seeming like an innocent son of a peasant farmer rising to the challenge of leading a nation and its people (conveniently leaving out his death toll standing in the tens of millions on the low end). They cared about the radical followers of a deadly religion by absolving them of any guilt on 9/11. They are not going to care about making this country look good or honest or legitimate. Whatever they can do to strip it of its legitimacy, they will do it, as evidenced by the fact that they dismissed any and all dissidents, including fact-checkers, numerous historians and a counter-project run by African-Americans who know the history of this country.
Their purpose, from the Project’s very conception, was bashing America and everything it stood for as being illegitimate because of its history of slavery, again, dismissing the fact that slavery has been used by practically every other country and is still widely used in Middle Eastern countries and in China (largely through concentration camps). History and facts were damned by these people and still continue to be. The ONLY reason they issued any sort of correction is because a fact-checker, whom they previously contacted and voiced her disagreement with a particular wild claim, wrote an essay for Politico that drew attention to the Project’s erroneous claim.
Their correction was barely even a correction, still implying that protecting slavery was the purpose of some of the colonists involved in the revolution, when there is no evidence to be found of that and the evidence USED by the Project does not show it. Again, the Dunmore Proclamation was just a method of snuffing out the rebellion, not a measure by the Crown and British Parliament to attempt to abolish slavery in the colonies, particularly because slavery wouldn’t be abolished in Great Britain until 1833, nearly 60 years after the revolution.
The reason for this Project in the first place is because the Left hates this country and thinks it illegitimate, arguing with whatever load of crap they can to deceive as many people as possible.
2 Thessalonians 2:3
“Let no one deceive you in any way. For that day will not come, unless the rebellion comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction.”
Author: Freddie Marinelli.
It’s an utter shame that one Hollywood celebrity giving thanks to the United States military is so rare as to be fairly newsworthy, but this is where we are right now, given the communist hellhole that is Hollywood. But when it does happen, even despite the current situation in Hellywood, credit must be given where it’s due.
With the Oscars having happened last Sunday night, actress Renee Zellweger did something controversial: avoid attacking Trump, the country, white people or political dissenters. Matter of fact, she did three things in particular that are rare for the Hollywood crowd: thank the military, thank police (as well as firefighters and other first responders, but there is good reason I’m focusing on police) and take notice of the American dream that people, even immigrants (who are coming here legally and do not intend on being a financial burden for American taxpayers), strive to accomplish.
Renee Zellweger won an Oscar on Sunday for Best Actress for her role in “Judy”, a movie about acting icon Judy Garland, who is most famous for her role as Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz. This is what she said in her acceptance speech:
“Thank you to the Academy. Thank you for inviting me here alongside one of the most special collaborations and meaningful experiences of my life. My immigrant folks, who came here with nothing but each other and a belief in the American dream, how about this? Thank you to you. And I have to say that this past year of conversations of celebrating Judy Garland across generations and across cultures has been a really cool reminder that our heroes unite us – the best among us who inspire us to find the best in ourselves. They unite us.”
“When we look to our heroes, we agree. And that matters. Neil Armstrong, Sally Ride (an American astronaut), Dolores Huerta (a labor leader and civil rights activist), Venus, and Serena, and Selena (not sure who she is referring to here), Bob Dylan, Fred Rogers, Harriet Tubman, we agree on our teachers. And we agree on our courageous men and women in uniform who serve. And we agree on our first responders and firefighters. When we celebrate our heroes, we’re reminded of who we are as one people, united.”
She also went on to talk more about Judy Garland and the fact she was snubbed from getting the same award Renee had just won and mention that Garland was also a hero to her, after which she ended her speech.
But the speech, while fairly brief, is not bad at all, especially considering the communist garbage the other award winners gave (with one Oscar winner literally quoting the Communist Manifesto in her speech).
Now, this isn’t the first time a Hollywood celebrity has chosen to thank our servicemembers for their sacrifice or overall didn’t give a negative message about America in recent time. Chris Pratt has also done this, thanking servicemen and women, and Gary Oldman thanked the opportunity this country has given him to succeed at the Academy Awards almost two years ago. But given the utter vitriol one sees come from Hellywood on pretty much a daily basis and given just about each movie that has political subtext basically brought to the forefront, it is nice to hear at least one person in one of these award shows give the virtue-signaling a rest.
It is appreciated that some people actually do still seek the American dream without crapping all over the concept and the system that allows for people to achieve it. It is appreciated that someone would thank first responders (though she didn’t outright specify cops) due to the fact that many on the Left view police with utter disdain, believing them to all be racists and people who kill black and brown people for fun or for sport. It is appreciated that someone would thank the servicemen and women who choose to lay their lives on the line so that we can enjoy our freedoms and our safety from foreign adversaries due to how the Left often believes this country to be an imperial menace to the world, itching to go out and invade any small country and strip it of its resources, leaving behind dead bodies and people driven to poverty.
I doubt I am exaggerating in the way the Left, particularly those in Hollywood, view this country, the economic and political system in place, and the police and military members. The values you and I hold mean absolutely nothing to many of these people at best and are viewed as outright demonic at worst (which is richly ironic, considering their demonic pagan practice of sacrificing children for a golden idol). I don’t think Renee has the same values altogether that you and I do, as much of the speech still contained semblances of secularism (hero-worship was practically all over it and worshipping fellow human beings is, of course, idolatrous), but the fact that she at least gave thanks to those who sacrifice their lives for our freedom is worthy of recognition and praise.
The biggest headlines and stories won’t be about her speech. They will be about the “ultra-woke” messages given in the speeches of other Oscar winners. They will be about the same idiotic and erroneous environmental and communist messages that help no one and stand to heavily harm more people than help (as evidenced by literal history that these people refuse to learn from).
But Renee taking the time of her speech to thank servicemembers is, like I said, worthy of praise and recognition. She won’t make headlines in places like Vox or Time, etc., but this gesture is appreciated, even if it goes largely unrecognized by people who often hold contempt for those who serve in our military.
“The good person out of his good treasure brings forth good, and the evil person out of his evil treasure brings forth evil.”
Author: Freddie Marinelli.
As I have said multiple times in the past, I believe President Donald Trump will be re-elected this November for a variety of reasons (though with the warning that people should not be complacent here and go out to vote, while also reminding people that a lot can happen between now and the 2020 election). From the booming economy to the weak Democrat field, there is good reason to believe Trump will be re-elected. And according to a Gallup poll, Democrats will have to combat people being generally happier with the state of this country today than by the time Barack Obama left office.
Gallup recently released a survey in which they asked people a number of questions relating to their level of satisfaction regarding any particular subject, such as the overall quality of life in America or the position of women in the nation or the acceptance of gays and lesbians in the nation.
And the numbers tell a great story for Trump and a frightening one for Democrats.
According to Gallup, the following are the issues with which Americans are broadly satisfied at the start of this new year:
ALL of these numbers, to one extent or another, should worry Democrats trying to get elected because they completely destroy any sort of argument that they can try to make.
Democrats said that Trump would make living life Hell for Americans; Americans are vastly satisfied with their overall quality of life and the ability to attain upward economic mobility through hard work. Democrats said that Trump was “weak” because he wasn’t starting any new wars against our foreign enemies (which they switched to “Trump is a warmonger” because he killed Soleimani, fully expeced that to spark WWIII, when nothing of the sort has occurred); Americans are very satisfied with the strength and preparedness of our country to protect us from foreign enemies and terrorism. Democrats said that Trump’s very election would cause the stock markets to crash and that his policies would lead to economic stagnation, if not a total collapse and recession; Americans are very satisfied with the state of the economy and “fears of recession” were only coming from partisan propaganda outlets in the fake news media. Democrats said Trump would be devastating for women; Americans are very satisfied with women’s positions today.
And perhaps one of the biggest ones: Democrats said Trump would be devastating for LGBT people in America because he’s such a “homophobe”; Americans are satisfied with the acceptance of gay people in the country. Of course, homosexuality is still a sin, but considering how often the Democrats like to accuse Trump of being a homophobe, the fact that Americans are satisfied with how gay people are treated is terrible for the Democrats.
Now, there are a slew of other issues which Americans show a great amount of dissatisfaction in. For example, “the nation’s laws or policies on guns” where 42% of people are satisfied with the way things currently are while 55% are dissatisfied with the way things currently are. However, this could mean a couple of things: either people are dissatisfied because the current gun laws/policies don’t go far enough aka they want more gun control, or people are dissatisfied because they think current gun laws/policies are too overreaching and think there should be less gun control. Conservatives and liberals both could very easily be dissatisfied with the current gun laws/policies in our nation but for two very distinct reasons and the poll does not ask a follow-up question asking if it is because they want more or less gun control.
They just ask the, at times, fairly vague question of whether or not they are satisfied with this issue and, again, there can be different reasons for a particular answer. Meanwhile, the opposite is not the case, because those who are satisfied think that the way things currently are with this level of gun control in America is satisfactory.
The same thing can be applied to the question on “The level of immigration into the country today,” where 35% are satisfied with it and 57% are dissatisfied. Leftists want more immigration to the point where it’s basically uncontrollable and conservatives want less immigration to the point where we almost have closed borders (an idea which I think people should consider, though illegal immigration levels have been declining as of late). And again, regarding the issue of “the nation’s policies regarding the abortion issue,” you find 32% satisfied with the status quo and 58% dissatisfied, with one side of the aisle being dissatisfied because they want abortion up to the point of birth and the other side being dissatisfied because killing babies in the womb is somehow legal and considered morally acceptable by people.
But regardless of that slight problem with the poll, we move on to what I believe to be the most important part of it and the worst thing for Democrats to see: the issues on which people are more satisfied today than by the time Obama left office.
Meanwhile, the overall quality of life, influence of organized religion, the nation’s energy policies, our system of government and how well it works, government regulation of businesses and industries, the size and influence of major corporations, and the moral and ethical climate have all also gone up in the last three years, though by nowhere near as much as the ones listed above, with quality of life having increased by 4 percentage points, the size and influence of major corporations increasing by 2, the moral and ethical climate increasing by 1 and the rest increasing by 3 points.
But if you would care to look back at the issues that increased by a lot over the last three years, what stands out to you? Well, to me, a lot of things stand out, such as the state of the economy, though I was not surprised by that at all. What I am specifically talking about here are two things: the state of race relations and the position of blacks and other racial minorities in the nation.
And here I thought Trump was supposed to be a horrifying racist who will put black people back in chains, segregate everything and send us back to pre-emancipation eras of racial relations. Well, that’s what the Democrats were telling everyone, at least. Perhaps the single most preferred word for the Left to throw at Trump (and his supporters) is the word “racist”. They love calling him that despite not having any real reason to do so. Hollywood, despite having known him for decades, hadn’t called Trump a racist even once until he decided to run for POTUS as a Republican. All Democrats, when they hear Trump and his supporters wanting a wall at the southern border, can’t help but react with scorn and hatred, believing that desire to be for racist reasons rather than security ones.
Trump was supposed to be the “racist-in-chief”, as many on the Left (at least on Twitter) choose to call him, and yet, racial relations are better off today than they were when THE FIRST BLACK AMERICAN PRESIDENT was in office. Race relations, by the end of Obama’s tenure, were awful. And no one was surprised by that, considering how often Obama would support black thugs or criminals when they were, unfortunately, shot and killed by police officers. Showing just about no remorse when police officers in Dallas were shot and killed by a BLM supporter also didn’t help race relations any.
But Donald Trump, the guy most often smeared as a racist by the true racists in the Democrat Party, has helped race relations over the last three years. And not by a little bit, but by a lot. A 14% increase in it is quite good. Granted, the bar was already fairly low by the time Trump entered office, but again, he was smeared as a racist and the Left assured people that he would be awful for blacks and minorities in general. And yet, the complete opposite is true, as is often the case when we are talking about Democrats predicting the future.
Democrats predict we will die in 10 years? A load of crap. Al Gore has been predicting we’d all die in 10 years for 30 years. Democrats predict the economy will collapse with a Trump presidency? The opposite wound up happening. The funny thing is that some Hollywood celebrities and Leftists are trying to tell people “we are screwed” if Trump wins AGAIN.
Just about every prediction the Left has made about anything, let alone about Donald Trump, has been utterly wrong. The economy has gotten better, the country is getting stronger, our enemies fear us again, our “allies” know they can’t take advantage of us anymore, and race relations are better today than when Obama left office. These are all things that should terrify and demoralize the Democrats, particularly if those numbers stay about the same, or even improve, by the time of the election.
“The Lord will cause your enemies who rise against you to be defeated before you. They shall come out against you one way and flee before you seven ways.”
Author: Freddie Marinelli.
In an article where I defended the idea of Christians defending President Trump, I noted how it was sinful to lie and to bear false witness against someone. In this case, I am certainly not surprised that South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg would lie and bear false witness against the Founding Fathers, but I still feel the need to clean the stain that he is trying to leave behind.
Speaking to children in a school (making sure they grow up to hate America just as much as he does), Mayor Pete tried to convince the children present that the Founding Fathers were silly, ignorant troglodytes who did not understand right from wrong and did not understand that slavery was not good.
“Similarly, the amendment process; they were wise enough to realize that they didn’t have all the answers, and that some things would change. A good example of this is something like slavery, or civil rights. It’s an embarrassing thing to admit, but the people who wrote the Constitution did not understand that slavery was a bad thing. They did not respect civil rights, and yet they created the framework so that as the generations came to understand that that was important, they could write that into the Constitution too and ensure true equal protection for all,” said the fake Christian.
While it sounds like he is praising the Founding Fathers in some places, he is doing nothing but passive aggressively insulting them when he is completely wrong about this.
Of course, the fake Christian Democrat was blasted online for his words, with people like historian and columnist Jay Cost saying: “The ignorance is astounding” on Twitter.
To further emphasize just how ignorant and wrong Mayor Pete is, he elaborated that the guy who wrote the Constitution, Governor Morris, “gave an amazing series of speeches in Philadelphia denouncing slavery.”
James Madison, on August 8th, 1787, made notes of the debates regarding the text of the Constitution featuring Morris and wrote:
“Mr. Govr. MORRIS moved to insert ‘free’ before the word inhabitants. Much he said would depend on this point. He never would concur in upholding domestic slavery. It was a nefarious institution. It was the curse of heaven on the States where it prevailed. Compare the free regions of the Middle States, where a rich & noble cultivation marks the prosperity & happiness of the people with the misery & poverty which overspread the barren wastes of Va. Maryd. & the other States having slaves. Travel thro’ ye. whole Continent & you behold the prospect continually varying with the appearance & disappearance of slavery. The moment you leave ye. E. Sts. & enter N. York, the effects of the institution become visible, passing thro’ the Jerseys & entering Pa. every criterion of superior improvement witnesses the change. Proceed south widely & every step you take thro’ ye great region of slaves presents a desert increasing, with ye. increasing proportion of these wretched beings.”
“Upon what principle is it that the slaves shall be computed in the representation? Are they men? Then make them Citizens and let them vote. Are they property? Why then is no other property included? The Houses in this city [Philada.] are worth more than all the wretched slaves which cover the rice swamps of South Carolina. The admission of slaves into the Representation when fairly explained comes to this: that the inhabitant of Georgia and S. C. who goes to the Coast of Africa, and in defiance of the most sacred laws of humanity tears away his fellow creatures from their dearest connections & damns them to the most cruel bondages, shall have more votes in a Govt. instituted for protection of the rights of mankind, than the Citizens of Pa. or N. Jersey who views with a laudable horror, so nefarious a practice.”
Suffice to say, as Madison’s own words can be considered, many of the Founding Fathers were vehemently AGAINST slavery and found it to be an abhorrent practice. When Madison writes: “Are they property? Why then is no other property included?”, he is basically talking about the discussion and debates they had been having over this matter. No one was debating whether someone’s house was property, or whether someone’s dog as property or whether someone’s furniture was property. They were debating whether slaves, fellow human beings who very much look like human beings, even if they have a different skin color, are property or are to be considered their fellow Man, and it’s quite clear where James Madison stood on this.
And Madison is far from the only Founding Father to hold slavery with such disdain. Thomas Jefferson, the Founding Father most often demonized for having owned slaves at one point, had originally written this in a draft of the Declaration of Independence but eventually took it out: “He [King George] has waged cruel war against human nature itself, violating its most sacred right of life and liberty in the persons of a distant people who never offended him, captivating & carrying them into slavery in another hemisphere, or to incur miserable death in their transportation thither.”
Jefferson is charging King George III with waging war against HUMAN nature and violating the sacred right to life and liberty of PERSONS in Africa that he sent to the colonies to turn into the slaves of the highest bidders. If he didn’t consider African slaves to be people and humans, he wouldn’t have written this in his draft and the only reason I could consider for having taken it out is because some people were debating in favor of holding slaves and did not want that part in the Declaration of Independence, as it would’ve delegitimized their slave-owning practices.
In a letter to Lawrence Lewis on August 4th, 1797, our nation’s first president, George Washington, wrote: “I wish from my soul that the legislature of this State could see a policy of a gradual Abolition of Slavery.”
Washington, by the way, was another target of the hateful Left as being demonized for having owned slaves at one point, but he clearly loathed the practice.
Our nation’s second president, John Adams, wrote on June 8th, 1819: “Every measure of prudence, therefore, ought to be assumed for the eventual total extirpation of slavery from the United States… I have, throughout my whole life, held the practice of slavery in… abhorrence.”
Our Founding Fathers minced no words about how they felt about slavery. Now, Leftists could say “but if they hated it so much and thought it so evil, why didn’t they do something about it?” and I’ve already explained elsewhere why this is: slavery, as a practice, was dying at the time, not to mention that they did do things to end slavery.
From December 2nd, 1793 to March 3rd, 1795, the 3rd Congress debated and eventually passed a bill to suppress slave trade and prohibiting the U.S. from trading with foreign countries. What’s more, multiple sessions in the Senate and House held debates regarding the abolition of slavery for a very long time.
For a time, the U.S. prohibited slave trading ships from entering and limited the number of slaves. Again, the practice was dying and Congress, at least the Senators and Representatives who wanted to end the practice and had the power to do so, worked towards killing the practice faster. The only thing that made slavery worse and caused a resurgence of it, particularly in the South, was the invention of the cotton gin, which made picking cotton (which used to be extremely difficult and hardly worth the hassle) a far easier thing to accomplish. This drove up demand for slaves to pick cotton and as a result, slave trade continued and, as I said, got worse until the Emancipation Proclamation.
The notion that our Founding Fathers “did not understand that slavery was a bad thing” is completely erroneous and ignorant. The Founding Fathers, particularly the notable ones, ABHORRED the practice of slavery and hoped that it would be put to an end one day, having done what they could with the time that they had. And the work they did in limiting and prohibiting slave trade would’ve been quintessential to ending slavery altogether in the country if the cotton gin had not driven up demand for slavery and caused Congress to amend and lift those prohibitions.
The Founding Fathers made their views on slavery perfectly clear and it is wrong for anyone, let alone a Presidential candidate, to smear them as these ignorant Neanderthals who hardly knew right from wrong and stumbled their way to allowing for future generations to change things for the better. Not that I expect any different from Pete Buttigieg or anyone else on the Democrat Party. Their hatred for this country, particularly for its founding principles, is no secret. Failed Presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke also tried to smear the country’s very founding as racist and bigoted. No Democrat running for president, and no Democrat holding any sort of electoral seat, can be said that they hold any love for this country.
And with ignorant statements such as the ones by Buttigieg, it’s becoming increasingly clear to the American people.
“No one who practices deceit shall dwell in my house; no one who utters lies shall continue before my eyes.”
Author: Freddie Marinelli.
If this seems like a familiar topic, that’s because it kind of is. Back in late September, I wrote an article detailing five polls that should scare the Democrats going into 2020. Today, we will be looking at ten polls, instead of five, that should do the same.
Without further ado, let us begin with:
Poll #1: only 36% of registered voters support a House attempt to impeach President Trump.
According to a recent USA Today/Suffolk poll, only 36% of respondents support the House attempting to impeach the President, with 22% saying Congress should continue the impeachment inquiry but not remove the President, 37% saying the House should end the impeachment probe and 4% are undecided. 46% also report being in favor of convicting President Trump if impeached in the House, with 47% being against.
While these numbers are not exactly great for Trump either, they are terrible for House Democrats seeking to impeach Trump, an effort they have been salivating at ever since Trump won the presidential election of 2016. When looking to impeach a president, the number one thing you need is public support, which is why Adam Schiff had been leaking carefully selected excerpts of the highly secretive testimonies from people supposedly testifying against Trump. If the Democrats are unable to successfully raise people’s desire to impeach Trump, they will only come out of this effort as absolute losers.
Poll #2: Rasmussen’s Daily Presidential Tracking Poll shows Trump’s approval rating at 46%.
Without a doubt, that number is not exactly spectacular for Trump, given his history in this particular poll. However, that number is far from the lowest it’s ever been and not even the lowest it’s been since the impeachment stuff began. As it stands, comparatively speaking, his approval rating is the same as Obama’s was at the same time in his own presidency. This is important to note because, while Trump has usually done better than Obama in recent months, being tied with Obama, who handily won his own re-election, is not a good thing for Democrats looking to unseat Trump come next election.
Impeachment won’t work, so their best bet would be to beat Trump at the polls. However, this is an uphill battle for them. None of their current candidates stands much of a chance against Trump at this point. And while we are a little over a year away from the 2020 election, so a lot can happen in that time, it’s unlikely things will improve much at all for Democrat hopefuls.
Poll #3: Most Americans believe government is the problem, not the solution.
In his inaugural address in 1981, President Ronald Reagan said: “government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.” In a recent Rasmussen poll, 59% of Americans agree with that statement.
This is important simply because of who the Democrats are and what they believe. They believe in expansion of government, government-run programs, government-run everything. They believe in the Marxist ideology of communism, even if they wouldn’t outright admit it, and every proposal they give is in an effort to expand government power and influence over the American people, rather than diminish it.
Everything from Medicare-for-All, regardless of whose version it is (and it literally cannot be afforded by taxing the rich even 100% of everything they have), to the Green New Deal to every single proposal by the Democrats is an attempt at growing the size and scope of the government – a government which 59% of Americans agree is the PROBLEM, not the solution to people’s problems.
Poll #4: Most likely voters believe most politicians want to expand the government more than the American people want.
In a similar, but older poll as the last one, we find 66% of likely U.S. voters believing that most politicians want the government to have more power and money than it already has. This one should really be common sense to most people: most politicians in the government are in it to enrich and empower themselves, not help other people. Regardless of what campaign promise or contribution any given politician might make, most will go into government not to actually help their communities and their voters but help themselves and their donors.
Government power often entices people and leaves them lusting after it. It’s for this reason that so many politicians break their promises so easily, quickly and often. The promises they made do not serve their selfish interests past the point of election. Making their communities wealthier and better does not help them retain power because that means more people are financially independent from the government. As long as people are dependent on the government, such politicians will remain in power for life.
Poll #5: Most voters believe government is too powerful.
In another Rasmussen poll that is similar in nature to the last two, we find that 58% of likely voters say that there is too much government power and too little individual freedom. We should note that this poll comes from December of 2018, so it is rather old, but considering how little changed the government’s size has been, I doubt current sentiment is all too different from these numbers.
But this is another poll that goes against what the Democrats wish. Again, the Democrats are all about increasing government power. But most voters believe it already is too powerful as it is and there should be more individual freedom than there is.
Poll #6: Most voters fear a government that is too powerful.
Quickly moving on to the next poll, we again find something similar to the last one. A Rasmussen poll from July of last year finds that 62% of likely voters believe that a government that is too powerful is more dangerous that one that is not powerful enough.
These last two polls really coincide with one another pretty well, I’d say. It is understood by most voters that a government that is too powerful is a bigger threat to people than a government that is not powerful enough. It is also widely believed by nearly as many voters that the government we currently have is too powerful – too big – for our own good. And the Democrats only seek to further expand the power of the government, not reduce it. Granted, many Republicans also seek the same thing, with few actually being able to do much at all to reduce its size and power (Trump’s trying with deregulation, but he can only do so much on his own), but the Democrats don’t even pretend they wish to reduce the size of the government.
Even when talking about our deficit and our national debt, they just try and place the blame on Trump rather than come up with an actual solution to the problem because they don’t care about this problem at all.
Poll #7: Most voters don’t trust the government with their tax money and want a smaller government.
Once again, we find a poll that tells us something similar to the last two. According to Rasmussen, 57% of likely voters want “a smaller government with fewer services and lower taxes over a more active one with more services and higher taxes.”
This one comes from May of this year, so it’s not too old, but not that recent either. This also came around the time Democrat candidates were trying to outbid each other to try and see who could come up with the most expensive and government-power-increasing new system that would be marketed as being completely paid for by the infamous rich people of America. But as we are noticing, the trend is that more government expansion is not what most voters want.
Poll #8: Most Americans believe they are taxed more than their fair share.
A Rasmussen poll from March of 2019 finds that 57% of Americans “believe they are paying more than their fair share of taxes.” Now, obviously, this comes after the 2017 GOP tax cuts were passed and implemented, so people are not paying close to as much as they used to, but people believe they are paying more than they honestly should.
I believe that this comes in some part to Pelosi and Democrats trying to convince people that the Republican tax cuts were actually only tax cuts for the wealthy and most people’s taxes went up, but I don’t think that is much of a contributor here. Even if it was, it’s not like Democrats are promising to lower people’s taxes. We literally have Bernie Sanders trying to convince people that while he will be raising taxes on both the wealthy and middle-class Americans, that it would be okay because they would be “offset” elsewhere (which is a complete and utter lie).
Democrats never promise to lower taxes and that is an action only Republicans have done, even if some people naively and ignorantly believe their taxes were actually raised, not lowered (though they should be noticing the impact of the tax cuts from their paychecks being higher).
Poll #9: Most voters not convinced taxing the wealthy into oblivion will benefit the economy.
Rasmussen asked surveyors in February of 2019 what they thought about raising taxes on the rich and the impact it would have on the economy. 39% believe it would help the economy, 39% say it will hurt the economy and 14% say it won’t have any impact on the economy.
While this poll is not quite so devastating to Democrats as the last few have been, it does present a problem for them. Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders and virtually every other Democrat has proposed highly expensive and outright unaffordable new programs for a variety of things, which they argue will be fully or at least mostly paid for by the rich. However, just as many people are convinced that doing so would hurt the economy as there are who think that it would help it. Again, this is not something the Democrats would want to see.
Finally, we reach poll #10: 89% are proud to be an American, with 70% believing in putting America first.
There are few things that Democrats hate more than the United States of America, regardless of what they might try and argue. They heavily fault America and consider it to be a demon-spawn of a nation, ignoring the overall good it has done for its own people (in large part thanks to its own people) and for the world. They attack it for having allowed for slavery to be legal, despite the fact that virtually every other nation in the world has allowed for slavery and many countries in the Middle East still allow it to this day.
They fault it for its perceived discrimination but will ignore China arresting and often executing Christians, Muslims, Jews and political dissenters. They consider it a threat to the global climate despite the fact that Asia contains the world’s biggest polluters in China and India. So to find so many people being proud to be an American and so many people wishing to prioritize the health, stability and prosperity of our nation ahead of others goes against the globalist Left’s ideals.
These numbers, by the way, don’t come from Rasmussen either. They come from a Grinnell College poll that has Trump’s overall approval rating at 40% (43% with likely voters). It’s not exactly a right-wing poll.
This same poll also said that 87% of people are tired of the political circus we are all witnessing, 33% consider themselves to be politically incorrect, 41% say they are gun enthusiasts, 38% say they consider themselves feminists, 19% say they are socialists, 54% say they consider themselves to be “progressive” and 62% are afraid for the future (reasons not specified). It also says that 63% believe they are moving closer to their personal financial hopes and that 55% believe the economy is better now than it was at the beginning of 2017, when Trump took office.
All of these polls, to varying degrees, should really make Democrats afraid. Impeachment is nowhere near as popular as they would want it to be in order for it to be successful; Trump’s job as POTUS is mostly good; most Americans believe the government is the problem, not the solution; that most politicians want to expand the size and scope of the government; most voters believe the government is presently too powerful; that such a powerful government is a threat to its people and to individual liberty; most voters are distrustful of the way politicians spend tax payers’ money; that people pay more than their fair share of taxes; that taxing the wealthy to poverty will not be helpful to the economy (this is taking the 39% of those who say it will hurt the economy and the 14% who say it wouldn’t do anything to it); and most people are proud to be an American and wish for our leaders to prioritize the country and put America first, as Trump often says.
None of these things are good news for Democrats as they go into 2020. I hope and believe that these numbers will hurt the Democrats completely, as well as this phony and illegitimate impeachment effort they are hellbent on crusading on.
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