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George Shultz, Champion of Freedom, Dead at 100

George Shultz, champion of freedom and longtime Secretary of State to President Ronald Reagan, passes away at age 100.

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Former Secretary of State Shultz, who along with President Ronald Reagan was the architect of the United States’s victory over communism in the Cold War, passed away over the weekend in his home in California. Schultz, who served as Labor and Treasury Secretary under President Richard Nixon, took over the State Department from Al Haig, after his infamous meltdown when President Reagan was shot. He brought a level of calm professionalism to the State Department, along with a steely-eyed determination to defeat the forces of tyranny during the Cold War.

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice praised Schultz as a “great American statesman” and a “true patriot.”

“He will be remembered in history as a man who made the world a better place,” she said in statement.

Shultz served his country honorably in combat during World War 2, as a member of the Greatest Generation. He attended Princeton University, and famously had the Princeton Tiger tattooed on his hindquarters. He rose to the top of 3 disparate field; Academia as a Professor at Stanford University and a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, business as the CEO of construction giant Bechtel Corp., and in leading 3 federal departments as a Cabinet Secretary for Republican Presidents Nixon and Reagan.

Perhaps his finest hour came during the Iran Contra controversy, where he testified before Congress without notes and never hesitated in giving any of his responses. He took on the nakedly partisan efforts of the Democrats leading the hearing to hurt President Reagan and and easily demolished them.

Shultz served as Reagan’s Secretary of State for 6 years, the longest serving person in that position since World War 2. He is recognized as one of the best in history, dues to his efforts to win the Cold War and bring peace to the Middle East. He is ranked in the top 5 SoS’s of all time, along with Henry Stimson, Elihu Root, Cordell Hull, and Henry Kissinger.

Kissinger paid Shultz the ultimate compliment in his diary: “If I could choose one American to whom I would entrust the nation’s fate in a crisis, it would be George Shultz.”

George Shultz. Patriot. Princeton man. Veteran. Warrior for freedom. RIP.

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Woke Leftists Get New Lefty Nickname Canceled – Let’s Make it Famous

Words have power. Every time someone says something goofy, call them “BlueAnon.” They’ll stop eventually.

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As a professional speaker and the author of 22 books, you can imagine that I am particular about words. One of the things that I’ve always thought that the left does better than the rate is to brand their opponent in a particular way by the words that they use. As we all know by now, they have turned the term QAnon into a pejorative word that they not only use for people who are fans of Q, but anyone who holds a conservative position. And frankly, it has worked. Now, when they want to dismiss something, they simply say, “That’s a bunch of QAnon stuff” and everyone nods their head and moves on without giving the thoughts any consideration.

Well, it is time to fight back. We need to use language that positions them. For example, when there were riots, I was one of the first people to call them “the Biden riots,” because they were. Most conservatives were uncomfortable with that.

Think about how the left can take something from two sides and make them look completely different: The events of January 6th are deemed an “insurrection.” The nine months of rioting, looting, torching buildings and cop cars, and killing people are deemed, “Peaceful protests.” This is how they win the war of words.

Now it is time for us to fight back on every front. One way we can do that is to brand anything left of center with the new nickname “BlueAnon.”

Will it be effective? I am guessing it will be, given how quickly the wokesters worked to get that name removed from Urban Dictionary. Check this before and after out:

Even Candace Owens is using it:

So folks, let’s make this famous. If they don’t want to hear it, hear it they will… everywhere. Words have power. Every time someone says something goofy, call them “BlueAnon.” They’ll stop eventually. Just like what they do to us.

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Hold Your Tongue

Marxists groups aside, sometimes it seems as if the U.S. is an authoritarian society.

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We’ve all witnessed the verbal fascism of groups such as Antifa, BLM, and the Left in general: Unless you employ terms and phrases which they approve, watch out. Yet, apart from these Marxists groups, sometimes it seems as if the U.S. is an authoritarian society. I learned early about three statements that you’d better not make, although each of these statements otherwise seems perfectly acceptable.

Don’t Discuss Job Offers

Only once in my life have I ever received unemployment compensation, in between my first and second job. When I was asked by an unemployment office agent if I had been looking for jobs in the last two weeks, I replied yes. In fact, I said, I even got an offer, but it was from a firm significantly far from my residence and for far less salary than I had been earning years ago. So, I had to turn it down.

Bzzzz! Wrong answer. With that, on cue, the agent became indignant. Was this the moment for which she lived? She told me definitively that I would receive no further unemployment compensation. I had violated the rules. The rules encompassed having to accept a job offer, apparently, even if the job paid far less than you are accustomed to be earning, represented a hardship in terms of distance, and was not quite in your field.

I needed another eight weeks to finally land the right job for my needs, and I surely could have used the unemployment compensation during that time. I was 25 years old, with no savings, barely making my way in the career world. Lesson learned, I’ll never volunteer that kind of information again.

Don’t Ask About IRS Procedures

I brought coins to a coin show and was contemplating selling them to a particular dealer. In the back of my mind, I remembered that if you deposit too much cash in the bank on any given day, you might flag the IRS. Never mind that I was seeking to sell coins that I purchased with money which I had earned, and upon which I already paid taxes. Never mind that I was selling the coins at a slight loss.

I harmlessly (or so I thought) asked the coin dealer, “What is the amount that triggers IRS scrutiny?” With this question, the dealer clammed up and told me, “I can’t discuss that with you,” otherwise, I am potentially “colluding to violate IRS rules.” I said, “What? I’m simply asking if you know what the sum happens to be.” He clammed up even further. I could see this conversation was going nowhere, so I stopped on a dime.

Why, in contemporary America, can you not ask a simple question related to the laws of our nation? The Internal Revenue Service used to be called the Department of Taxation. Funny, I’m not sure where the ‘service’ aspect of their activities kick-in.

Don’t Mention Your Reasons

I’m at a local Red Cross chapter, donating blood, as I do every eight weeks. I’ve been donating blood for years. It is helpful to me and it is helpful for those in need. The need presumably is urgent: I continually receive messages from the Red Cross every few days, even after I’ve already donated, asking me to donate again. For health and safety, one is asked to wait at least eight weeks between donations.

During one encounter with the nurse on hand, I said that one of the reasons I donate blood is that I have a high iron count. Donating blood helps to keep it in check. At that point she bristled. Then she regained her composure, and told me I should not mention my reasons. Donating blood for purposes of lowering your iron count, which has some technical name, gets you thrown out of the system.

Well, excuse me.

During the same visit, because I have a blood type that is in demand, I was asked by someone else if I could come in more frequently to make other kinds of transfusion donations? So, you want me to visit more often to donate what you need. Yet, if I seek to make a donation that benefits both the Red Cross and myself, I am violating Red Cross regulations? Guess who’s going to seek another place to donate blood, other than at the local Red Cross?

Today’s Deadly Words

The above scenarios are tame and lame compared to the ridicule, employment termination, career destruction, physical attack, or death that might fall you if you have the temerity to state in public, or in a public forum, “All Lives Matter,” “All Black Lives Matter,” “White Lives Matter” “All Baby Lives Matter,” “All Victims Matter,” or, God forbid, “Blue Lives Matter.”

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