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America’s Choice: Government Control or Liberty

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The Biden administration has helped unleash a new epidemic that is far more dangerous to our republic than any virus known to man—it’s a virulent epidemic of legitimized government control. The spread of China’s COVID 19 certainly provided the grounds for the start of our government control “addiction.” Yes, using government power is addictive. We’ve known that power corrupts, and the only way to feed the corrupt addiction is to find reasons to exercise more power and to attack anyone who tries to stop it.

Once the COVID lockdown was in place, it was far too easy to extend controls. A taste of such power reinforces the importance of the politicians who control it. They now know they can keep people home—keep people from meeting—make people be vaccinated—make changes in voting options—take from some citizens to give to others. Once addicted to such power, it’s tempting for politicians to take advantage of other opportunities to inflict their will.

Recent mass shootings are being used to push for radical gun control laws. At a time, many liberal DAs are not prosecuting dangerous criminals and have made more crimes misdemeanors, citizens feel unsafe. The sales of guns are on the increase. Why? Self-protection in an increasingly dangerous world is a top priority. Bad guys can always get guns. Having no-gun zones is an open invitation to crime. Guns are critical in hardening soft targets and protecting our schools. Leftists want to control a citizen’s access to weapons but seem to have no trouble allowing their own security teams to carry the very same weapons to protect politicians like them. Guns don’t commit crimes; people do. Control criminals, not citizens!

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With Democrats waving the rainbow flag to further LGBTQ rights, the gender madness is spreading to controlling schools, sports competitions, and restroom access. If states pass laws prohibiting transgender “women” from using women’s bathrooms and competing in women’s sports, government funds for school lunches may be cut. The vast majority of women do not want “women” with male genitals in their locker rooms and bathrooms. Enough! South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem has threatened to sue if Biden persists with his radical plans.

Democrats keep using “white privilege” and claims of “white supremacy” to justify special support for anyone other than whites. OK, they leave Asians out, too; they are too successful to be victims. Far too many minority Americans want government control to usher in more special programs for victim groups, reparations in CA for past racial sins, and a return to “affirmative action” in hiring and school admissions. Training people to be victims dependent on government entitlements and making any citizen feel guilty for taking responsibility for their own lives is not the answer. Using a new racism to correct past racism perpetuates a racial divide. Liberty works if you work, no matter what the color of your skin.

Democrats are sure that the “proven” threat of global warming means we must force you out of your gas-driven automobiles and into fully electric vehicles. We’ll make this happen by ending energy independence—limiting drilling, canceling pipelines, and letting inflation take gas prices to the stratosphere! There are not enough “green” cars at a price citizens can afford. These crazy rules are hurting low-income Americans who must drive to their jobs. Democrats don’t care. Clean energy is a god of the left, and their god requires that they control your choices even if it moves our country into a recession.

Democrats claim any attempt to limit voting to time-tested same day voting is “voter suppression.” They want to require states to have multiple days, mass mailing of ballots, and limits on what IDs can be required. For decades, citizens have been able to find a way to get to the polls to vote, to secure and show a valid ID, and to arrange for a mail-in ballot if needed. There is low trust in our elections because there are now more ways to cheat. The federal government wants to take control. They want to end the time-tested history of states managing their own voting to ensure that only citizens vote on a timely basis. Stop making it easier to cheat; make it more secure so we can trust the outcome.

Frustrated by decisions that have not gone their way, some key Democrats have threatened to change the way the political game is played. If they don’t like the makeup and decisions made by the US Supreme Court, they want to pack the courts with more judges they can control. They don’t like the minority party being able to limit their congressional action. As a result, they want to get rid of the filibuster, use liberal judges to legislate from the bench, and depend on executive orders to control the outcome.

Even locally, in response to drought conditions in the West, local water authorities are imposing their will on citizens. Instead of establishing a clear water allotment for homes and businesses and consequences for not honoring those limits, they over control, micromanaging even the days you can water. Let citizens take responsibility for their own choices about how they use their allotted water. If their efforts to curtail their water use fall short, charge them more and eventually use stronger consequences.

The American revolution was fought in response to the tyranny of an over-controlling, distant government. Relying on their rock-solid belief in a citizen’s God-given rights, a war was fought, and a government was formed to give control back to the individual.

With government overreach impacting more and more areas of our lives, it’s time to take back our rights.

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Dr. Terry Paulson is a PhD psychologist and author of The Optimism Advantage, They Shoot Managers Don't They, Speak Like a Pro, Meditations for the Trail, and The Dinner: The Political Conversation Your Mother Told You Never to Have. Since founding Paulson and Associates, Inc. in Agoura Hills, CA, Dr. Paulson has presented to such companies as IBM, 3M, Kaiser, Nationwide, SONY, Starbucks, Wal-Mart, and hundreds of hospitals, government agencies, and associations. Dr. Paulson is a past president of both the Global Speakers Federation and the National Speakers Association. He’s been inducted into NSA’s CPAE Speakers Hall of Fame, an honor given to less than 230 speakers worldwide. Dr. Paulson is a long-time conservative Republican who has spoken to numerous Republican groups. He currently is a regular op-ed columnist for townhall.com and politicrossing.com. Terry brings knowledge, tasteful humor, and a passion for conservative principles to every presentation. Dr. Paulson graduated with honors from UCLA and received his PhD in psychology and an MA in theology from Fuller Graduate School of Psychology in Pasadena, CA.



 
 
 

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Allen v. Farrow and the American Quest For Truth

Through his own words, Woody Allen reveals himself.

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In an era where truth is a rare commodity, and nothing seems to be definitive, it’s illuminating to watch a four-hour, four-part HBO series: Allen v. Farrow. In methodical fashion, the long-running legal wrangling between Woody Allen and Mia Farrow over his alleged molestation of seven-year-old Dylan Farrow is explored.

The telecast, first aired two year ago, is absorbing for anyone who’s seen more than one Woody Allen movie, knows anything about the controversy, or has any interest in coming to resolution.

A Pedofile Revealed

Much of the broadcast features Dylan, now 37, married with a child of her own. As she reflects back on her experience at age 7, she is coherent and credible. Mia Farrow, who starred in 13 Allen films, comes off as more balanced than the press has allowed us to see in nearly three decades.

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Through his own words and deeds, Woody Allen, birth name Allen Konigsberg, reveals himself: He was obsessed with the young Dylan. He spent much time alone with her. He couldn’t keep his hands off of her.

He claims that he never ‘took her up to the attic,’ there was ‘no train set’ there, and that everyone who has made such observations is wrong. Yet, we learn about the train set in the attic, and that other Allen contentions are wrong.

The Attempt to Normalize His Obsessions

Why was Allen shielded for so long, by so many media outlets? He made so many movies in and about New York that he became a favorite son and easily one of New York’s most popular celebrities. He brought jobs and economic activity and, in virtually every movie, he showed the upside of New York. Few people wanted to believe he was guilty.

All of Allen’s 60+ films, original scripts, notes, and everything related to the making of his movies is archived at Princeton University, as other producers and directors have their film works archived at other universities.

During the telecast, the curator at Princeton makes a compelling observation: Most of Allen’s films focus on an older man with a younger woman, and Allen has been grooming us for 50+ years to accept his worldview. Following his Oscar winning film in 1978, Annie Hall, Allen’s next film was Manhattan, which many people regard as among his best.

Manhattan depicts the 45 year-old Allen dating a 17 year-old portrayed by Mariel Hemingway. This film, like so many of his others, is Allen’s attempt to normalize his preoccupation with vastly younger women. He married Soon-yi, the adopted daughter of his then-girlfriend, Mia Farrow, when he was 56 and she was 21. He met Soon-yi when he was 53 and she was 18.

In Woody Allen films such as Crimes and Misdemeanors, we see Martin Landau as an older ophthalmologist in a relationship with airline attendant and mistress Anjelica Huston, some 20+ years younger. In other Allen films, the same scenario plays out.

Quite Conclusive

After watching all four one-hour episodes in a single night, it became obvious that Allen, now age 87, is guilty. He has used his money, power, and influence to portray himself as something that he is not.

While dating Mia Farrow for 12 years, he steadfastly maintained that he didn’t want to provide care for her children. Yet, once the allegations related to Dylan surfaced, Allen takes Farrow to court to gain custody of three of her nine children: Moses Farrow, an older Asian boy that Mia adopted; Ronan Farrow, Allen’s only biological son; and Dylan Farrow, the young daughter at the center of the controversy.

I personally recall that during the custody trial, the presiding judge asked Allen if he could name any of Dylan’s classmates or neighborhood friends. He could not. He could not name any friends of Ronan Farrow or of Moses Farrow. Further, Allen had never taken any of their children to the dentist or for a haircut. Not one of the children had ever stayed overnight at Allen’s apartment.

Thoroughly Neurotic

What kind of man would take somebody to court to claim custody of three children about whom he knows nearly nothing? This is the kind of man that Woody Allen was and is: a faker, a charlatan, and so neurotic that the elements of his neurosis revealed in his movies don’t even begin to describe his daily afflictions.

As soon as Ronan Farrow, now a renowned investigative reporter, weighs in and defends Dylan’s assertions, Allen’s then 29-year ruse is vanquished.

Allen, like others in high, high office, is a pedophile with zero jail time. The crowning grace is that he’ll go to his grave knowing that he’s been exposed. He cannot spin the voluminous amount of information and testimony presented; a conclusive body of evidence that lays out the truth for all to see.

Comprehensive Coverage?

If only HBO and other major producers would feature comprehensive exposés of, say, Bill Clinton, James Comey, Robert Mueller, Christopher Wray, John Brennan, Andrew McCabe, Eric Holder, Kamila Harris, Merrick Garland, Loretta Lynch, Alejandro Mayorkas, John Kerry, James Clapper, Christopher Steele, Bruce Orr, Susan Rice, John Podesta, Charles Dolan, Christopher Wray, Merrick Garland, Alvin Bragg, Michael Hayden, Sally Yates, and Susan Rice.

Or, Peter Strzok, Lisa Page, Nelly Ohr, Jussie Smollett, Chuck Schumer, Adam Schiff, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez,  Dick Durbin, Eric Swalwell, Jerry Nadler, Sheldon Whitehouse, Antony Blinken, Ilhan Omar, George Soros, Katie Hobbs, Liz Cheney, Nancy Pelosi, Jeffrey Epstein, Bill Gates, Tom Steyer, Andrew Weissmann, Marc Elias, Andrew Cuomo, David Axelrod, Barack Obama, James Biden, or maybe, gosh, Hunter Biden.

You know, scoundrels like those.

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Treachery Plagues Our Nation: Democrat Election Tampering is Rampant

Top Democrats believe that they alone must control who governs and that the American electorate cannot be trusted

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On this Memorial Day it would be comforting to believe that the 1.3 million U.S. combat deaths sustained in all wars, and the 1.4 million wounded, some severely, occurred in the preservation of our representative republic, and in the safeguarding 0f free and fair elections. We must confront the reality, however, that our election process has been tainted by treachery.

The Grandest Illusion

During the 2016 campaign Hillary Clinton and her backers conspired to frame Donald Trump and portray him as a Russian colluder. Then, EVERY DAY, for the rest of his administration they relentlessly hounded him and unforgivably pursued everyone connected to him.

After her presidential election loss, Hillary Clinton went on dozens of major media interviews claiming that Donald Trump was an illegitimate president. She, above all, knew that he was not. She knew that every time Adam Schiff and others opened their mouths about Trump, they told lies.

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If only the ruse went that far. For at least six years now, top Democrats have enjoyed the perpetuation of this treasonous hoax and, sadly, nearly half of Democrats still believe that Trump colluded with Russia.

Obama, the Corrupt

Barack Obama was aware of the scheme from the outset, in 2016, while he was still in the White House. Joe Biden knew about it as did James Clapper. CIA Director John Brennan briefed Obama, Biden, FBI Director James Comey, Attorney General Loretta Lynch, and other senior administration officials.

These top Democrat office holders went completely silent as the FBI initiated Crossfire Hurricane on the wild and unsubstantiated claim that Donald Trump was somehow a Russian agent.

The Mueller Commission knew about the scheme and proceeded anyway. After two months of searching they knew they had nothing on Trump, but shamefully continued for two years, daily badgering and intimidating his key staff people and his family. They interrogated Trump’s advisors and hit some of them with totally unrelated process crimes.

Andrew Weissmann, Mueller’s chief degenerate bulldog, knew as well that he had nothing on Trump and yet he continued to harass the Trump White House, forcing hundreds of hours of testimony, wasting millions of tax dollars.

The Lapdog Press

The New York Times, under the sordid and twisted leadership of Dean Baquet, made Trump-Russia collusion a daily topic. Rachel Maddow and Lawrence O’Donnell on MSNBC, and Anderson Cooper and Chris Cuomo on CNN, along with so many other talk show hosts, interviewed legions of ‘expert’ guests, who all repeated the claim that Trump was a Russian colluder.

Adam Schiff, on every single Sunday morning political talk show, repeatedly and emphatically said that he had evidence, had seen evidence, or knew of forthcoming evidence. Yet, he had nothing.

Let us be clear: These elected officials are traitors, and these media darlings are no better. And they are much wiser than you. They believe the American electorate cannot be trusted. They’ve decided that they alone must control who governs; the essence of treachery.

The Unending News Cycle

Today, it’s easy to overlook how vigorously the Left maintained this treachery. In the era of the 24-hour news cycle, we all glom on to what’s next and what’s next after that. Even Covid, vaccines, and mandated masks now seem like distant events.

Long after Robert Mueller appeared before Congress, and without offering a shred of evidence thoroughly embarrassed himself on national TV, the Democrats continued on. Hillary didn’t apologize. Obama never spoke up. Biden and his crime family kept enriching themselves by selling out America.

Brennan and Clapper haven’t come clean to this day. Adam Schiff is still playing the same tune and wants to run for the senate. Biden’s henchman are still badgering and persecuting Donald Trump with groundless lawsuits that no other president has had to endure for the same ‘offenses.’

These scoundrels, collectively, do not have an ounce of integrity within them. They could care less that their treachery has been exposed by the Durham Report, because the mainstream press, always providing cover for them, won’t touch the topic, and Attorney General Merrick Garland is their bag boy.

Neither Rachel Maddow nor anyone on MSNBC or CNN has recanted. Anderson Cooper is as self-righteous and bamboozled as ever. Surveys show that most rank and file Democrats remain in the dark.

Saul Alinsky’s Disciples

How can a free nation continue to thrive when half of its citizens are led by such abject liars? How can a representative republic remain intact when so many of its leaders are thoroughly corrupt and willing to stay corrupt?

A Chinese proverb says may you live in interesting times. They are infuriating times. Talk to liberals and they say, “There must have been something between Trump and Russia, otherwise why so much coverage?”

Like the Nazi axiom, repeat a lie often enough and people will start to believe it. Top Democrats are all Saul Alinsky advocates now, in league with the devil. None are worth saving. Many of them belong in prison for treason and most of them should be barred from public office.

Fraudulent Elections, 101

Make no mistake, if this array of top Democrats was willing to go as far as they did to stop Trump, and mask their treachery for seven years now, 2016 is not the only election in which they’ve conspired to interfere in our elections. Not by a long stretch.

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