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Border Under Siege—The Truth Behind WHY

By ACT For America!

Two days ago, GOP senators delivered a fiery rebuke to the Biden administration’s handling of border security amidst high stakes spending negotiations. In a charged press conference, Senators Ted Cruz, Lindsey Graham, Marsha Blackburn, John Kennedy, Thom Tillis, Katie Britt, and John Cornyn didn’t just express their displeasure; they painted a vivid picture of their frustrations.

Cruz deemed the border situation an “unmitigated disaster”, accusing Democrats of attempting a cover-up. They spotlighted the plight of stranded migrant children, the escalating menace of drug smuggling and human trafficking, and the strain on cities like New York who’s facing down bankruptcy.

While the Senate’s current Continuing Resolution (CR) neglects additional border security funding, the House is fervently pushing for the “Secure the Border Act” which finally puts stronger restrictions on our loose asylum seeker laws. This showdown promises to be a political spectacle, with the fate of border security hanging in the balance.

Biden’s response to the border crisis focuses on streamlining the flow of traffic at the open border, with measures such as CBP One, increased tent facilities, and expanded work permits.

The Biden administrations and DHS has recently reclassified Venezuela for Temporary Protected Status (TPS), providing work permits and a shield from deportation to 472,000 that entered prior to July 31st. The cost of this one TPS grant cost Americans 56,640,000,000!

Uncoincidentally, the southern border is experiencing a surge of predominantly Venezuelan single adults with 4,000 entering this week alone, knowing that Biden has authorized the entry of 30,000 Venezuelans, Cubans, Haitians, and Nicaraguans every month under a ‘humanitarian parole program’ and would likely extend the TPS Status to parole’s entering after the current cut-off. America is choking on special programs that are allowing the Biden Administration to circumvent our laws and these special grants should be challenged in the courts!

Is the Biden administration’s aggressive push for ‘Temporary Protected Status’ indicative of a calculated strategy to promote socialist ideologies among illegal migrants from Mexico, Central America, and Venezuela, potentially altering the political and cultural landscape of the United States?

Venezuelans, having endured the disastrous consequences of their socialist economic policies in their homeland, are now flooding the United States, enticed by the promise of taxpayer-funded welfare programs. Rather than staying and fighting to rebuild their economy and demand political reform in Venezuela, some argue that this migration pattern raises concerns about an anti-capitalist, dependency mentality. This situation fuels a debate about the balance between humanitarian assistance and fostering self-reliance and change in their home country. 

Beyond the immediate fiscal strain on American taxpayersa deeper concern lies in the potential cultural and political impact of welcoming tens of millions of individuals with socialist and communist ideologies. These immigrants predictably and overwhelmingly will vote for the Democratic Party, further altering the nation’s political landscape, if granted citizenship. Many illegal aliens are living in battleground cities and states where elections are already determined by a razor’s edge. The sudden injection of such a substantial voting bloc will result in a seismic shift in political dynamics, affecting the local, state, and federal elections. This raises questions about the balance between compassion for refugees and the potential transformation of American culture and politics.

The outcomes of Biden’s immigration policies reveal a deeper intention within the Democratic Party. Their policies are intentionally encouraging a global surge in illegal immigration while coaching migrants on claiming amnesty and fear-based asylum to secure temporary entry into the United States.

The Left’s ‘Get Out the Vote’ strategy includes defending lax voter registration, lax voter roll maintenance, and eliminating Voter ID at the polls while identifying individuals with non-citizen driver’s licenses, registering them for vote-by-mail, and closely tracking these ballots for collection and delivery to voter drop boxes.

As Democrat policies create fractures among Democrat voters and contribute to the deterioration of cities, the economy, and law and order, the urgency to expedite the influx of migrants from socialist countries is viewed by some as critical for the Democratic Party’s survival and its prospects in future elections.

Clearly, the Democrat party has abandoned the American people and the American dream. They have decided to Move On (.org) and create a new America for the sole purpose of securing voters to secure their power, as their base begins to reject their destructive, self-enriching, and self-serving interests on the backs of taxpayers.


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VIDEO: Illegal Migrants Fist Bump Border Patrol Agent After He Cuts Through Border Wire

By The Daily Caller

EAGLE PASS, Texas — Illegal migrants fist bumped and thanked Border Patrol agents for cutting through barbed wire that had been erected by Texas authorities to secure the border, the Daily Caller News Foundation observed Thursday in Eagle Pass, Texas.

Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott recently instructed Texas authorities to place more wire along the Rio Grande River to address the influx of illegal crossings. Border Patrol agents cut through the wire to take into custody a group of migrants that had crossed the Rio Grande and arrived at the U.S. side of the river.

The migrants who crossed illegally Thursday thanked Border Patrol and the U.S. after they were let in.


The area has been overwhelmed by the surge in migrants crossing illegally, leading the mayor of Eagle Pass to declare a state of emergency.

”I want to be crystal clear – what’s happening is not the fault of the men and women of the U.S. Border Patrol. They have been thrust into an untenable no-win chaotic situation. Place blame for the lawlessness at our borders where it belongs – the Biden Administration,” former acting Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Commissioner Mark Morgan told the DCNF regarding the exchange.


“If you want to stop the invasion of people, drugs, criminals, and national security threats pouring across our borders, President Biden could do so tomorrow with a stroke of a pen! We must not fall into their trap to allow the scapegoating of the Border Patrol,” Morgan added.

“It is a federal responsibility to enforce U.S. immigration laws. U.S. Border Patrol continues to enforce U.S. immigration laws. Migrants who cross the Rio Grande from Mexico to Texas are on U.S. soil and subject to U.S. immigration laws,” CBP told the DCNF. “Those who cross unlawfully are subject to the lawful pathways rule, which places common-sense conditions on asylum eligibility, with certain exceptions. Migrants who do not establish a legal basis to remain in the United States will be removed.”

The number of illegal migrants in Border Patrol custody nationwide surpassed 22,000 on Tuesday evening, according to internal Customs and Border Protection (CBP) data obtained exclusively by the DCNF. As of Tuesday, the Del Río Border Patrol sector, which encompasses Eagle Pass, was 280% over capacity.

Border Patrol has recorded more than 1.8 million illegal crossings at the southern border between October 2022 and August, according to federal data. In fiscal year 2022, the number of illegal crossings hit a record 2.2 million. In August, Border Patrol saw more than 181,000 illegal crossings in the region.

Editor’s note: This article has been updated to include comment from CBP.



Investigative journalist.

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Went to the Eagle Pass border crossing to see what’s really going on

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) September 29, 2023

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Biden’s Brother James told the FBI that the Bidens tried to help a Chinese firm tied to China’s president buy U.S. Energy Assets

By The Geller Report

President’s brother told agents Hunter Biden believed CEFC company was tied to China’s president

By: John Solomon, JTN, September 28, 2023:

President Joe Biden’s brother told the FBI the first family – including Hunter Biden – tried unsuccessfully to help a Chinese company buy U.S. energy assets and did so believing the firm’s leader was tied directly to Communist Chinese President Xi Jinping, according to explosive new documents made public Wednesday by the House Ways and Means Committee on the eve of the first congressional impeachment inquiry hearing.

James Biden told the FBI in an interview last year about efforts by him and Hunter Biden to help the CEFC energy firm in China buy a liquid natural gas facility on Monkey Island off the coast of Louisiana, and that he personally met once with the company’s chairman, Ye Jianming, according to the FBI interview report released by the committee.

“James B noted (Hunter) portrayed CEFC to him as Chairman Ye was a protégé of President Xi,” FBI agents wrote in the report.

You can read the full interview report here.

File: T19 Exhibit 401-Memo-FINAL Memo of Interview w James B SPORTSMAN-09.29.2022_KPM Unredacted_Redacted.pdf

Upon the revelations, Georgia Republican Rep. Austin Scott deemed such activities treasonous, expressing that sentiment on the “John Solomon Reports” podcast on Wednesday.

“It just means it’s even worse than even I thought it was that they would go that far. If you look at some of those ports in Louisiana, and I don’t have a map in front of me, but like Port Fourchon, that area of Louisiana, just a tremendous portion of the energy that we use inside the United States come comes through those hubs,” he said.

“And the idea that you would help the Chinese acquire assets in that area to give, you know, an adversary… the ability to control the energy supply inside the United States… I don’t understand how much more of a traitor you could be than to do such a thing,” Scott added.

The bombshell revelation further contradicts President Biden’s claim dating to the 2020 election that his family made no money from China. It was released as part of a cache of documents turned over to the committee by FBI whistleblowers Gary Shapley and Joseph Ziegler.

Documents previously released by federal prosecutors as part of Hunter Biden’s now-rejected plea deal show Hunter. Biden was paid millions from China, including from the CEFC deal. But James Biden’s FBI interview filled in crucial details about what the first family knew about CEFC, its leader and what it assisted with in return for payments from China.

Keep reading.

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Traditional Political Polling is Dead: LunarCrush Launches Groundbreaking U.S. Election Category

By Dr. Rich Swier

, CA /PRNewswire—Challenging the status quo of antiquated political polling methods, LunarCrush declares the dawn of a new era with its innovative U.S. Election category. As doubts rise over the efficacy and accuracy of classic polling practices, LunarCrush offers a transformative lens to view political dynamics and a clear picture of which candidates are the most talked about.

Click here to view the LunarCrush U.S. Election site.

Traditional Political Polling is Dead, LunarCrush Revolutionizes Election Insights. Taps Into Real-time Social Metrics to gain a Pulse of U.S. Politics.

U.S. Election category on LunarCrush

LunarCrush: a more comprehensive and accurate pulse on the U.S. election than traditional polling

The brand-new U.S. Election category on LunarCrush allows users to:

  • Assess the Dominance of Political Figures: Understand which political figures are spearheading the conversation.
  • Stay Updated with Trending Posts: Monitor the most trending posts associated with each candidate, offering a real-time gauge of public sentiment.
  • Acquire a Clearer Picture: Obtain a clearer perspective on the intricacies of the U.S. political landscape through social metrics such as Social contributors, Social dominance, Number of Posts, and Interactions on those posts.

“Our mission at LunarCrush has consistently been to equip our users with comprehensive insights derived from social data. We are resolute in our commitment to offer clarity on the subjects that matter most,” says Joe Vezzani, CEO of LunarCrush. “In an age where over 100k social posts across all major social networks generate millions of interactions every hour, we firmly believe our U.S. Election category offers a more comprehensive and accurate pulse on the U.S. election than traditional polling could ever aspire to. Compared to polls sampling a mere 1,000 individuals, our insights provide a far more holistic view of the political landscape.”

Recent trends support the company’s innovative approach. A staggering one-third of tweets from U.S. adults now revolve around politics. Moreover, 48% of young Americans aged 18-29 relied on social media for their election news in 2020. It’s evident that the world is more interconnected today, and recognizing these social dynamics is pivotal.

“Transparency in elections is democracy’s backbone. LunarCrush’s innovative approach is lighting the path, offering an unprecedented, clear insight into U.S. Election dynamics. A game-changer for informed political engagement.” – Aly Madhavji, Managing Partner, Blockchain Founders Fund

For those looking to genuinely understand the pulse of the U.S. Election and who are skeptical of conventional polls sampling just 1,000 individuals, LunarCrush’s U.S. Election category is the definitive destination.

About LunarCrush:

LunarCrush is dedicated to forging mindful media pathways and amplifying transparency in global social media dialogues. Whether it’s tradable, betable, or electable, our platform, initially pioneered in the cryptocurrency and financial sectors, now gathers critical insights to empower users with informed decision-making. We stand as a beacon in the bustling realm of social media, presenting a tailored alternative to discern information beyond the confines of conventional algorithms. Visit LunarCrush on social media: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, YouTube, and TikTok.

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America’s Cities In Crisis: Daily Caller’s ‘Lawless’ To Expose Fallout Of ‘Defund The Police’

By The Daily Caller

In 2022, the Daily Caller’s debut documentary, “Damaged,” exposed the gut-wrenching truth about children victimized by the transgender movement. But the trans social contagion is just one of many crises in American life today. Now, the Daily Caller is undertaking a new venture to expose the failed policies and corrupt ideology of our ruling elites. Our new feature film, “Lawless,” debuts Oct. 26 and will expose the real cost of the “Defund the Police” movement.

There is an epidemic of violence in cities across America. Millions of Americans feel unsafe commuting to work, enjoying public spaces or even just leaving their homes. The most beautiful cities in America have been consumed by brazen crime, mental illness, violence and drug use.

Tent cities, once a hallmark of the third world, are now all too common from New York to San Francisco. Once-thriving commercial districts have collapsed, leaving local communities impoverished and isolated. Subways and buses have transformed into mobile homeless shelters, filled with the stench of human decay. People living in America’s major cities put their lives on the line every time they go outside.

This decline is not fate. It is not inevitable. It is, in fact, a choice — a choice made by progressive leadership across the country since 2020. With the help of our dedicated Patriots subscribers, the Caller will help show America that we do not have to live this way any longer.

“Lawless” will expose the true human cost of turning against law enforcement. We are traveling across the country to discover the terror that has been unleashed upon American cities as a result of the “Defund the Police” movement. We will uncover how the movement became as powerful as it did and give a voice to the forgotten men and women who bear the brunt of the violence in their daily lives. We will reveal the true stories that the corporate media has worked tirelessly to conceal since the “mostly peaceful” riots began in 2020.

More importantly, we will investigate the impending crisis that is yet to unfold. The “Defund” movement is still fairly recent and its effects are just beginning to be seen. But its proponents have entrenched themselves in the system and settled in for the long-haul. They are determined to abolish the police altogether. We will uncover just how much worse things could get as a result of this depraved movement while we strive to empower citizens with the facts and foresight they need to resist the madness.

In 2020, the most radical elements in American society found the opportunity they had long been seeking when Devin Chauvin was recorded with his knee on George Floyd’s neck. The incident was said to represent the worst of America, a truth that had long been obscured — that America’s institutions, including the police, are shot through with racism.

Amidst the chaos of the 2020 election and COVID-19 pandemic, the “Defund the Police” movement was born as millions of well-meaning Americans were bullied into submission by anti-police ideologues. Chant the slogans, wave the flags, take to the street — from corporations, to celebrities to the government and media, every power center in America issued the same commands. Americans accepted — or at least were too afraid to speak out against — the idea that a mysterious, ever-present racism plagued our society and that the system itself must be “reimagined.”

Facing unprecedented hostility and abuse from local officials, police officers around the country are quitting their at a “rate never before seen,” according to the Fraternal Order of Police. While liberal elites can hide in their gated communities guarded by private security, the most vulnerable communities suffer.

If we stay on the current course, younger generations will no longer remember what it was like to live in safe and vibrant communities. Already, too many have adapted to this “new normal,” accepting that chaos is just the price of life in a big city. It doesn’t have to be this way. We can reject this new normal and strive for better. The Daily Caller aims to help America do just that.

The Daily Caller’s documentary productions are made possible by our faithful Patriots members, and we wouldn’t be able to do it without them. For the best political analysis in the business, please consider subscribing.




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DOT Invests $100 Mil to Help Disadvantaged Communities by Fixing Broken EV Chargers

By Judicial Watch

Besides subsidizing the electric vehicle (EV) industry with a staggering $15.5 billion, the Biden administration is investing an additional $100 million in federal funding to prioritize the repair and replacement of EV charging stations throughout the U.S. The venture will “ensure disadvantaged communities benefit from upgraded charging infrastructure,” according to the Department of Transportation (DOT), which is doling out the money. The costly EV charger project is part of the administration’s Justice40 Initiative which requires 40% of all federal government investments to flow to “disadvantaged communities that are marginalized, underserved, and overburdened with pollution.” The president signed an executive order within days of taking office to allocate unprecedented public funds to poor minority communities in the name of environmental justice.

The multi-million-dollar EV charger restoration project will operate under a Justice40 initiative known as National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula Program that provides states with money to strategically deploy charging stations and establish an interconnected network to facilitate data collection, access and reliability. “The Biden-Harris Administration has set a goal of building a convenient, affordable, reliable, equitable, and Made-in-America electric vehicle (EV) charging network along the Nation’s highways and within our communities,” according to the grant announcement issued this month by the DOT. Because it is a Justice40 program the feds will use a White House Climate and Economic Justice Screening Tool to track how assisted chargers aid needy communities. “Recipients of awards under this program can also use the tool to ensure disadvantaged communities benefit from upgraded charging infrastructure,” the grant document states, adding that “the tool can be used to help prioritize and sequence projects to maximize benefits to disadvantaged communities.”

The White House launched the Climate and Economic Justice Screening Tool in response to the president’s January 2021 order to tackle the “climate crisis at home and abroad.” The directive includes an extensive section dedicated to securing environmental justice for disadvantaged, historically marginalized and overburdened communities, by among other things, creating a White House Environmental Justice Interagency Council consisting of top government leaders. The heads of key federal agencies—including the attorney general, secretaries of defense, labor, transportation and energy—were essentially ordered to address environmental justice in minority and low-income populations. “Agencies shall make achieving environmental justice part of their missions by developing programs, policies, and activities to address the disproportionately high and adverse human health, environmental, climate-related and other cumulative impacts on disadvantaged communities, as well as the accompanying economic challenges of such impacts,” according to Biden’s order.

It is not clear what the EV ownership rate is in marginalized or overburdened communities or the demand for chargers because the government has failed to provide that information. However, the administration does reveal that as of this month, 6,261 public charging ports out of 151,506 nationwide were identified as being temporarily unavailable. California has the largest number (1,707) of broken chargers followed by New York (541), Texas (379), Florida (356) and Massachusetts (265). The objective of the administration’s $100 million investment is to enhance and maintain the reliability of the charging network by focusing on the repair or replacement of existing chargers that are currently non-operational, a goal it asserts “will be aligned with the Biden-Harris Administration’s Justice40 Initiative.” The connection is not fully explained.

Just weeks before the charger allotment the administration announced that, as part of the president’s Investing in America agenda, the Department of Energy is disbursing $15.5 billion to “support a strong and just transition to electric vehicles.” The money will focus on “retooling existing factories for the transition to electric vehicles,” according to the agency. Jennifer Granholm, Biden’s energy secretary, claims the funding shows that the president “understands that building the cars of the future also necessitates helping the communities challenged by the transition away from the internal combustion engine.”


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WATCH: Veterans Become Homeless After Democrats Give Nursing Home Rooms To Criminal Illegal Aliens

By The Geller Report

Meet Frank Tammaro of New York.

Frank is a decorated Korean War veteran. Frank signed up to serve his country in 1950. He fought honorably. How have Biden Democrats repaid Frank for his service?

Frank was left HOMELESS to make way for millions of criminal illegal aliens that Biden Democrats welcomed into the country. Frank’s nursing home was converted to a “Migrant Shelter” because of New York’s “Sanctuary City” status.

In Frank’s own words, he was “given 2 weeks” to leave his long term nursing home and was made “homeless” by Democrat open border policies.

Frank has been kicked to the street by Biden Democrats for a new population imported into America to give the Democrat Party more power.

A vote for Biden Democrats is a vote to make 95 Year-Old American Heroes Homeless

Remember this evil.

🚨 95-Year-Old Veteran Becomes HOMELESS After Nursing Home Room Given To Criminal Illegal Aliens By Biden Democrats

Meet Frank Tammaro of New York.

Frank is a decorated Korean War veteran. Frank signed up to serve his country in 1950. He fought honorably. How have Biden…

— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) September 27, 2023


Pamela Geller


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Three aides of Robert Malley, Biden’s special envoy for Iran, part of an Iranian government network

KEEP VOTING DEMOCRAT: Mass Looting in Philadelphia, Huge Mobs Loot, Destroy Apple, Lululemon, Foot Locker in “Coordinated Attacks,” “It’s Just Started and We Ain’t Finished!”


TRUMP CALLS OUT JOE BIDEN’S WEAK CROWDS: “I mean he came here yesterday. What did he have? Nine people right? We have nine THOUSAND people outside.”

— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) September 28, 2023

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Mass Looting in Philadelphia, Huge Mobs Loot, Destroy Apple, Lululemon, Foot Locker in ‘Coordinated Attacks’

By The Geller Report

The poison fruit of Democrat rule. Defund the police! Decriminalize crime. Limousine, Lear jet liberals should be forced to live in the hellscape they designed.

On an ironic side note, the companies looted (i.e. Apple Store, Lululemon et al) were huge supporters and funders of BLM riots.

Subsequent incidents of looting were reported in quick succession.

Philadelphia swarmed by alleged juvenile looters targeting the Apple Store, Lululemon, Footlocker and others

Philadelphia police responded to reports of widespread looting on Tuesday night

By: Sarah Rumpf-Whitten, Landon Mion Fox News, | Fox News September 27, 2023 6:08am EDT

Philly police make several arrests after juvenile looters targeting Apple store, Lululemon

NEW: Mass looting breaks out in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania as criminals were seen stealing IPhone 15s from the Apple Store.

Luckily, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez explained in 2020 why people loot: To feed their families!

I’m sure those IPhone 15s will taste great.

“They go out and…

— Collin Rugg (@CollinRugg) September 27, 2023

Philadelphia police responded to popular retailers like the Apple Store, Lululemon and Footlocker after they were allegedly being ravaged by swarms of looters taking over the City of Brotherly Love Tuesday evening.

At about 8 p.m. Tuesday, police responded to reports of large crowds of juveniles allegedly looting stores in the Center City business corridor of the 9th District.

“In a proactive measure, officers from the 9th District stopped a group of males dressed in black attire and wearing masks at the intersection of 17th and Chestnut Streets,” a police spokesperson said in a statement to Fox News Digital.

Philadelphia police responded to Center City for widespread reports of looting. (FOX 29 Philadelphia)
T-Mobile Store

A T-Mobile store in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania was destroyed in a smash-and-grab robbery on Tuesday night. (FOX 29 Philadelphia)

As of midnight on Wednesday, police confirmed between 15 and 20 people were arrested during the looting and at least two firearms were recovered.

As officers were speaking with these individuals, they began to receive reports of looting at the Foot Locker on Chestnut Street.

Responding officers arrived at the Foot Locker and discovered the store had been ransacked in a “coordinated attack,” according to the statement. A number of juveniles then fled the scene and at least one adult was arrested.

Keep reading.


Pamela Geller


I don’t care about looting in Democrat-run Philadelphia. Democrat voters in these large cities vote for crime-infested, filthy hellholes and that’s exactly what they get. Enjoy.

Again – don’t give AF.

— Catturd ™ (@catturd2) September 27, 2023

More video from their parking lot meeting

— Dixie (@OSiiNT) September 27, 2023

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‘A Hit Job On Michigan And On Detroit’: Trump Calls Biden EV Push A ‘Government Assassination’ Of Auto Jobs

By The Daily Caller

Former President Donald Trump ripped President Joe Biden’s push for electric vehicles, calling it a “hit job” on Detroit and the auto industry.

Trump spoke in Clinton Township, Michigan, to a crowd of union workers instead of attending a debate at the Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California, that aired on Fox Business Network Wednesday. Trump currently leads a 42.2% lead over Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida among Republican primary voters in the Real Clear Politics average of polls from Sept. 14 though September 26, drawing 56.6% of the vote, compared to 14.4% for the Florida governor.


“Biden’s mandate isn’t a government regulation. It’s a government assassination of your jobs and of your industry. The auto industry is being assassinated, and it makes no difference what you get,” Trump told those attending the speech. “I don’t care what you get in the next two weeks or three weeks or five weeks, they’re gonna be closing up and they’re going to be building those cars in China and other places. It’s a hit job on Michigan and on Detroit.”

The UAW walked off the job at three auto manufacturing plants in Ohio, Michigan and Missouri at midnight Sept. 15, after failing to reach an agreement with Ford, General Motors and Stellantis (formerly Chrysler). The union sought a four-day work week and a 36% salary increase over five years, according to Bloomberg.

“But on the electric vehicles, this year to comply with the mandate, a sixty thousand loss. They’re gonna lose sixty thousand dollars for every car produced. That sounds like a great deal, but honestly, for UAW and for auto workers and for everybody and for the country, it’s not sustainable,” Trump said.

Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act, which spends $370 billion to combat climate change, into law in August 2022. The legislation is loaded with green energy provisions, including a $7,500 tax credit for electric vehicles.

Despite Biden’s push for electric vehicles, the Biden administration blocked efforts to start mining for copper and nickel near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area in January, the Wall Street Journal reported. In addition, the Environmental Protection Agency made a determination Jan. 31 that would block the mining of 1.4 billion tons of copper, gold, molybdenum, silver and rhenium in Alaska in order to protect salmon.





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Don’t ever forget how Joe Biden actually feels about working class Americans.

What kind of elected leader talks to voters that way?

— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) September 27, 2023

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And Lead Us Not Into Temptation

By Jerry Newcombe

“Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” — John Adams

In scanning the headlines, it’s amazing how many of them chronicle the fall of those who have given themselves over into one temptation after another.

We are all sinners. We all need the salvation Christ has provided for sinners through His atoning death. But when He enters a life and forgives the sinner who believes, Jesus puts His Holy Spirit in that person and gives them the power not realized before to resist temptation.

Throughout the centuries, the bells of Christendom have pealed a tune that actually reminds the knowledgeable hearer of our need for God’s help to overcome temptation that very hour.

This tune I refer to is called “the Westminster chimes,” as in Westminster Abbey. This tune is heard in churches and college campuses across America—and if you own a grandfather clock, or any kind of chiming clock, you too are very familiar with this 16-note melody that plays at the beginning of every hour.

The words to the hourly tune go like this: “Lord, in this hour, be thou our guide, that by thy power / no foot shall slide.” A foot sliding was an old-fashioned way of referring to falling into sin.

We can learn about dealing with temptation through the Biblical account of Cain and Abel, especially in the dialogue between God and Cain. By way of review, Cain and Abel were the first born sons of Adam and Eve after our first parents were expelled from paradise because of their sin.

Cain was a farmer. Abel was a shepherd. They both made offerings of their harvest to God, but the Lord accepted Abel’s and not Cain’s. This made Cain sullen and angry at his brother. He kills Abel, and when God confronts him about it, he replies—as if he could hide from God—“Am I my brother’s keeper?”

But before Cain does his evil act, God reaches out to him to offer him a way of escape from himself:  “So the Lord said to Cain, ‘Why are you angry? And why has your countenance fallen? If you do well, will you not be accepted? And if you do not do well, sin lies at the door. And its desire is for you, but you should rule over it” (Genesis 4:6-7).

In John Steinbeck’s book, East of Eden, there are four elderly Chinese men who study the first sixteen verses of Genesis 4 over a period of two years. Initially, they think that God’s command to Cain was that he shalt or that he must master sin. But they learn from the original Hebrew that it could be better translated as “thou mayest” (implying choice).

Steinbeck goes on to say that it is this choice that makes a man a man (rather than a beast). He is pointing out that God has given man the possibility of triumphing over sin. We are not puppets who are predetermined to do evil.

The founders of America gave us limited government, which requires people to act in self-controlled manners, not giving in constantly to temptation.

After the founding fathers wrote the Constitution in Philadelphia, a woman asked Ben Franklin what kind of government they had given to us. He famously replied, “A republic, madam, if you can keep it.” One of the ways we keep it is through greater self-control.

Dr. Os Guinness was a guest in our Providence Forum series of films on America’s Judeo-Christian heritage. It’s called “The Foundation of American Liberty.”

In the episode on the Declaration of Independence, “Endowed by Their Creator,” Guinness, the eminent Christian writer and thinker, tells our audience: “The key question for the founders [was]: how do you sustain faith? Faith of any sort requires freedom. Now, rather like the recycling triangle, it goes round and round ad infinitum. Freedom requires virtue, virtue requires faith, faith requires freedom, which requires virtue, and so on.”

Guinness added, “Now, the trouble is, the word virtue today has become sort of goody-goody. But for the framers, virtue, obviously, [comes] from the classic understanding, that all ethics has to be rooted in courage…[V]irtue included honesty, loyalty, patriotism, and above all, character, who you are when no one sees.”

The late Dr. Walter Williams told our viewers, “Our Constitution and our government was made for a moral people, people who love liberty. And the reason why is that initially we had very, very few laws, because people’s behavior was governed by customs and tradition and religious values. Today, we’re moving away from that…we’re seeing more and more laws being written to control human behavior, as opposed to personal values.”

Self-rule under God is the essence of the American experiment. To succeed it requires that citizens must, of course, with God’s help, rule ourselves first.

©2023. By Jerry Newcombe, D.Min. All rights reserved.

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POLL: 33% of Democrats say Americans have ‘too much freedom to speak freely’

By The Geller Report

Freedom of speech is worth fighting for, worth dying for. Our once-great nation was founded on it, and it’s the hill we must die on.

Freedom of speech is the foundation of a free society. Without it, a tyrant can wreak havoc unopposed, while his opponents are silenced.

Putting up with being offended is essential in a pluralistic society in which people differ on basic truths. If a group will not bear being offended without resorting to violence, that group will rule unopposed while everyone else lives in fear, while other groups curtail their activities to appease the violent group. This results in the violent group being able to tyrannize the others.

Americans have ‘too much freedom to speak freely,’ one-third of Democrats say: Poll

By: Candace Hathaway, Blaze, September 25, 2023

A recent poll from RealClear Opinion Research found that one-third of registered Democratic respondents feel Americans have “too much freedom to speak freely.”

The poll, released in September, surveyed 1,000 individuals. Of those interviewed, 377 identified as Democrats, 369 as Republicans, and 255 as independent or “other.”

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POLL: Is Censorship a Partisan Issue?

By Carl M. Cannon – RCP Staff September 22, 2023

The concept of free speech dates to the 5th century B.C. in ancient Greece and was codified in America’s founding documents on Dec. 15, 1791, with the ratification of the Bill of Rights. The 45-word First Amendment prohibited Congress from “abridging freedom of speech, or of the press,” and has been long understood to include any branch of government.

James Madison, the drafter of the first 10 constitutional amendments, originally drafted a more fiery version of the First Amendment, one that included its underlying rationale: “The people shall not be deprived or abridged of their right to speak, to write, or to publish their sentiments; and the freedom of the press, as one of the great bulwarks of liberty, shall be inviolable.”

“Inviolable” is a powerful word, notwithstanding the fact that the right to speak and write freely has always come with various limitations. They range from libel and slander laws to national security secrets, obscenity statutes, and the notorious analogy popularized by Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. of “falsely shouting ‘fire!’ in a theater and causing panic.”

Most citizens accept some of these caveats; others do not. But by overwhelming majorities, Americans generally still cherish their rights to free expression — at least in theory. A new poll on censorship by RealClear Opinion Research shows that 90% of voters in the United States express support for the Founders’ curbs on government power.

Topline findings: The full polling breakdown

“Overall, 9 in 10 voters in the U.S. think First Amendment protections for freedom of speech is a good thing, while only 9% think it is a bad thing,” said pollster Spencer Kimball, who directed the RCP survey. “This is agreed upon across the demographics, like party affiliation, age, and race.”

For those who oppose censorship and put a premium on the free flow of ideas, that’s the good news. But there is bad news, too. Inevitably in our nation’s current hyper-partisan political environment, when one bores down on this subject, deeply divergent perspectives emerge — partisan differences.

Painting with a broad brush, Democrats grant significantly more deference to government than do Republicans when it comes to regulating free speech. This wasn’t the only fault line revealed by the RCP survey.

Some of what is dividing these differences is generational, as Millennials and Gen-Z have come of age in a digital age environment in which reasonable expectations of privacy seem a relic of the past. “Those under 30 are most open to censorship by the government,” Kimball noted, adding that 42% of this cohort deem it “more important” to them that the government protect national security than guard the right to free expression. Among those over 65 years old, the corresponding percentage was 26%.

Also, a gender gap reveals itself, one that dovetails with the discrepancy in party registration between men and women — but which is more pronounced. Asked whether they support free speech even if it’s “deeply offensive,” 78% of men answered affirmatively, compared to 66% of women.

But the most glaring gap is between conservatives and liberals, i.e., between Republicans and Democrats. On the issue of free expression, at least, Republicans are not the authoritarian party. That distinction belongs to the Democrats, the party launched by Thomas Jefferson — the Founding Father who famously said that if he were forced to choose between “a government without newspapers or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter.”

This is a relatively new development. Traditionally, opposing censorship — whether imposed by government or corporations — was a bedrock principle of liberalism in this country. The American Civil Liberties Union was founded in 1920 to promote and defend free expression. And this ideal was at the heart of liberal thought, liberal lawmaking, and liberal jurisprudence during most of the 20th century.

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Hunter Biden’s Chinese Business Associates Put Joe Biden’s Address On Two Payments, House Oversight Finds

By The Daily Caller

Hunter Biden’s Chinese business associates sent Hunter more than $250,000 worth of wires and listed Joe Biden’s Delaware home as the beneficiary address, the House Oversight Committee found.

Hunter Biden was paid $10,000 by Chinese business associate Wang Xin on July 26, 2019 and $250,000 by Chinese business associate Jonathan Li on Aug. 2, 2019, according to the House Oversight Committee. Joe Biden’s Wilmington, Delaware, home was listed as the beneficiary address on both wires, Fox News first reported. Joe Biden announced his 2020 presidential campaign before the payments from China listed his address.


A few months after Joe Biden announced his candidacy in 2019, information available to the Committee shows Hunter Biden received two wires from China for $250,000 and $10,000, including from Jonathan Li.

More alarming, the…

— Oversight Committee (@GOPoversight) September 26, 2023

Hunter Biden’s former business associate Devon Archer testified in July that Joe Biden had coffee with Li in Beijing and wrote a letter of recommendation for Li’s daughter’s college application. Li was CEO of BHR Partners, a joint business venture with Hunter Biden’s investment firm Rosemont Seneca Partners and Chinese investment firm Bohai Capital, Fox News reported.

House Oversight has released bank records showing the Biden family and its business associates received more than $20 million from Ukrainian, Russian, Chinese, Romanian and Kazakh business associates. The committee now has records showing the Biden family and its associates received an estimated $24 million, according to Fox News.


I just subpoenaed & obtained two bank wires revealing Hunter Biden received payments originating from Beijing in 2019 when Joe Biden was running for President.

Joe Biden’s Delaware home is listed as the beneficiary address for both money wires from China.

— Rep. James Comer (@RepJamesComer) September 26, 2023

“Bank records don’t lie but President Joe Biden does. In 2020, Joe Biden told Americans that his family never received money from China. We’ve already proved that to be a lie earlier this year, and now we know that two wires originating from Beijing listed Joe Biden’s Wilmington home as the beneficiary address when he was running for President of the United States. When Joe Biden was vice president, he spoke on the phone and had coffee with Jonathan Li in Beijing, and later wrote a college letter of recommendation for his children,” House Oversight Chairman James Comer said in a press release.

“Joe Biden’s abuse of public office for his family’s financial gain threatens our national security. What did the Bidens do with this money from Beijing? Americans demand and deserve accountability for President Biden and the First Family’s corruption. The Oversight Committee, along with the Judiciary and Ways and Means Committees, will continue to follow the evidence and money to provide transparency and accountability,” Comer added.

Hunter Biden was also in business with Chinese firms CEFC China Energy and State Energy HK, according to bank records, emails, IRS whistleblower testimony, Hunter’s failed guilty plea and emails on his abandoned laptop. Hunter Biden also created a business entity, Hudson West III, with a CEFC associate and his uncle James Biden, that brought in roughly $1 million for the younger Biden in 2017, his guilty plea states. Hunter Biden’s failed guilty plea also confirms he spent the summer of 2019 in California after he married his current wife and the payments with Joe Biden’s Delaware address on them were sent.

Joe Biden falsely stated during an October 2020 presidential debate Hunter Biden never made money from China, despite the fact Joe Biden apparently met with CEFC associates in May 2017, Hunter Biden’s former business associate Rob Walker told the FBI in an interview publicized by IRS whistleblower Gary Shapley. The whistleblower confirmed Walker’s statement about the CEFC meeting when he testified publicly in July.

In addition, Shapley released an apparently threatening text Hunter Biden allegedly sent to a Chinese business associate where Hunter references his father’s presence in the same room.

“I am sitting here with my father and we would like to understand why the commitment made has not been fulfilled. Tell the director that I would like to resolve this now before it gets out of hand, and now means tonight,” Hunter Biden said, according to Shapley.

“I will make certain that between the man sitting next to me and every person he knows and my ability to forever hold a grudge that you will regret not following my direction. I am sitting here waiting for the call with my father,” Biden added. Images from Hunter Biden’s laptop show he was with Joe Biden on the day he allegedly sent the text messages, the Washington Free Beacon reported.

The House Ways and Means, Judiciary and Oversight Committees are leading the impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden related to his son’s foreign business dealings and IRS whistleblower testimony accusing the Department of Justice (DOJ) of giving Hunter Biden special treatment during its ongoing investigation into Biden’s alleged tax and gun offenses. The first impeachment hearing is scheduled for Sept. 28 and will have three expert witnesses.

The White House said in June Joe Biden was “not in business” with his son.



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Biden Admin Set To Deport German Family Who Sought Asylum After Being Persecuted For Homeschooling

By The Daily Caller

U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) told a German Christian family that was persecuted for homeschooling their children that they needed to prepare to be deported after living in the U.S. for 15 years, according to Kevin Boden, an attorney for the Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA), who spoke with the Daily Caller News Foundation.

Uwe and Hannelore Romeike fled with their family from Germany in 2008 after getting thousands of dollars in fines for refusing to stop homeschooling, which was outlawed in 1918, and sought asylum in the U.S. before being granted “indefinite deferred action status” in 2014, allowing them to remain indefinitely in the country, according to an HSLDA press release. During a routine check-in with the agency in early September, the New Jersey parents were informed that they needed to have their passports ready in four weeks to be deported to Germany.

“They did not tell them why,” Boden told the DCNF. “They were just told there was a change in orders. We don’t know where the orders come down from, they may have come to the local office from the field office director or the deputy Field Office Director, which probably came from ICE headquarters. Whether it came from the Biden administration or somebody more at the executive level, we don’t know, just the change in orders, get travel documents and get ready to go is effectively what they’re told.”

After 10 years of peacefully living in the US, the #Romeike family, #homeschool family of 7, have been informed they will be deported back to #Germany. We are stunned by this news and are actively working to secure their continued, lawful future here.

— HSLDA (@HSLDA) September 19, 2023

The parents were also reportedly given no written document explaining the situation or the next steps, nor were they given instructions regarding what would happen to their two minor children, who are 12 and 10 years old and were born in the U.S., according to Boden. He said that the Romeike’s five adult children’s status is also of concern; some are married to U.S. citizens and others are not.

“We just don’t know at this point, which is part of the scary nature of it,” Boden told the DCNF. “You can imagine showing up in two weeks and not knowing ‘Will they take me or my wife into custody and then what happens to our two minor children who are literally US citizens?’ So the uncertainty of this is just remarkable.”

The Romeike’s faced similar issues a decade ago when the Obama administration threatened to deport them in 2012 after they were initially granted asylum by an immigration judge two years earlier, according to HSLDA. The judge’s decision was overturned and the family appealed but the Supreme Court declined to review the case.

A petition was sent to the White House with over 120,000 signatures demanding that the executive branch take action to protect the Romeike family, according to the Christian Post. In 2014, the Department of Homeland Security granted the family “indefinite deferred action status” in March.

Boden told the DCNF that HSLDA is looking into its legal options and that they are circulating another petition in hopes of raising public support and “spreading awareness.” He said that the Romeike’s have been “a delightful family” as he’s worked on their case and that anyone “who meets this family would appreciate and enjoy who they are and would have a desire that they be allowed to stay.”





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UK Report: Over One Third of Children on Puberty Blockers Experienced Worsened Mental Health

By Family Research Council

New research from the United Kingdom is showing that over a third of children placed on puberty blockers and hormone drugs suffered severe mental health deterioration afterwards.

A 2011 study conducted at the Tavistock Gender Identity Development Service (GIDS) clinic for children reported that children who were put on puberty blockers suffered no adverse mental health effects. However, new analysis conducted by Susan McPherson, a professor of psychology and sociology at the University of Essex, and retired social scientist David Freedman found that the majority of children put on puberty blockers and hormone drugs experienced erratic and fluctuating mental health, including over a third whose mental health “reliably deteriorated.”

The original study, conducted on 44 children between the ages of 12 and 15, was reportedly based on group averages, while the new analysis relied on individual results, which McPherson and Freedman explained “allows us to look at how a treatment is performing in terms of the percentage of patients improving, deteriorating, and showing clinically significant change. … It is possible, using this approach, to look at patterns, such as who is benefitting and who is not.”

Last year, Britain’s National Health Service (NHS) opted to close down the Tavistock GIDS clinic after a government report found that the staff rushed and even pressured minors into taking puberty blockers and hormone drugs with almost no psychological or medical oversight. A reported 96% of child patients were placed on puberty blockers by Tavistock staffers, and concerns were raised over a tendentious focus on “gender dysphoria,” instead of considering other psychological factors in recommending drugs or surgeries for minors, which were summarily dismissed. In fact, the situation was so concerning that Dr. Hillary Cass, the pediatrician tasked by the government with investigating the claims against Tavistock, offered her recommendation to shut down the clinic several months early, saying she had enough information already to justify closing Tavistock.

Cass particularly stressed concerns she had over the use of puberty blockers and other hormone drugs, which the Tavistock clinic had been prescribing to children as young as 10 years old, many of whom were already on the autism spectrum or suffering various mental health issues like depression or eating disorders. In her interim report to the NHS, Cass noted, “There is lack of consensus and open discussion about the nature of gender dysphoria and therefore about the appropriate clinical response.” She added, “There has not been routine and consistent data collection, which means it is not possible to accurately track the outcomes and pathways that children and young people take through the service.”

Over the years, numerous whistleblowers — former staff governor Dr. David Bell, consultants and nurses like Marcus and Sue Evans, child safeguarding officer Sonia Appleby, and countless former patients who now, as adults, regret being put on puberty blockers and hormone drugs — have sounded the alarm over the Tavistock clinic’s practices. Most have pointed out that children and their parents were often denied informed consent as staffers rushed children onto puberty blockers after only three or four meetings. Some whistleblowers even explained that topics like “sexual orientation” were effectively off-limits and that a transgender identity and a battery of hormone drugs were the only options explored by clinicians. Others pointed out that the drastic rise in children going through Tavistock (from about 250 “patients” in 2011 to over 5,000 in 2021) and linked it to the growing puberty blocker and hormone drug industry.

The findings of the new analysis of the Tavistock study are in line with research conducted and published by Family Research Council. Dr. Jennifer Bauwens, director of FRC’s Center for Family Studies, explained earlier this year:

“At one time, gender dysphoria was considered a mental disorder, but now, due to the increasing prevalence of a worldview shaped by gender identity ideology, it has morphed into a human rights issue. The ideology borrows from the mental health aspects of gender dysphoria in order to justify medical ‘intervention.’”

She continued, “Advocates of gender-affirming care insist it is both lifesaving and evidence-based health care for those who identify as transgender. But the research used to make such a claim is full of methodological errors and can be easily disputed as a research body that is incomplete.” Notably, the original Tavistock study from 2011 focused on group studies instead of on individual situations and results. Bauwens added, “Not only are the currently published studies problematic, but there is a lack of ongoing and long-term follow-up reports that address the impact of cross-sex hormones and surgeries.”

In June, the NHS banned the use of puberty blockers and hormone drugs on minors, following a growing swath of European medical experts who have backed off gender transition procedures for children. France, Sweden, Finland, and Norway have also put restrictions on the use of puberty blockers and hormone drugs on children. The U.S. still hasn’t.


S.A. McCarthy

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Slavery has no Color: Karl Marx, Slavery and Stalinist/Socialist Charlatans

By Simona Pipko

Senator Tim Kaine gave a speech on the Senate floor on June 16. He said “The United States didn’t inherit slavery from anybody. We created it.” Read the transcript here. Tim Kaine Speech Transcript: Says US Created Slavery, Didn’t Inherit It, June 16, 2020

I watch his speech and when I heard those words, my jaw dropped. I have followed this man for several years and found him radically anti-American. Since American’s haven’t been taught American History for decades, he could say ridiculous bromides like that and get away with it. I didn’t like him then and I don’t like him now! I am a former Soviet attorney and in addition to Soviet Law, I studied history and Marxism for four years at Law School and know that slavery is a global phenomenon of our world—no country escaped slavery. Unfortunately, in America, the issue of slavery provided Socialist Charlatans with a narrative to exploit the division between whites and blacks—ignorance has become a radical force fighting the political system designed and left to us by our Founding Father…

My Response to Senator Tim Kaine

Studying in Leningrad Law School at the time of Iron Curtain, I loved Marxism—it was the only information from the West.  Any literature, books, magazines and newspapers from the West were forbidden under the Soviet Socialist regime. Marxism was a mandatory subject and we studied it for all four years of Law School. I knew Marxism pretty well. Yet, I didn’t like Marx for his militancy, though all his words had become axioms for me. Coming to the West, I found out a different assessment of his personality and his legacy. Of course, as the historical figure Marx was very controversial. Judge for yourself:

Karl Heinrich Marx was a German philosopher, economist, historian, sociologist, political theorist, journalist and socialist revolutionary. Born in Trier, Germany, Marx studied law and philosophy at university. Wikipedia .

Karl Marx (1818–1883) is best known not as a philosopher but as a revolutionary, whose works inspired the foundation of many communist regimes in the twentieth century. It is hard to think of many who have had as much influence in the creation of the modern world. Karl Marx (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)

The Communist Manifesto, originally titled Manifesto of the Communist Party (German: Manifest der Kommunistischen Partei) is a short 1848 book written by the German Marxist political theorists Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. It has since been recognized as one of the world’s most influential political manuscripts. The Communist Manifesto: Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels … ›

Marx’s theory of history is centered on the idea that forms of society rise and fall as they cause progress and later impede the development of human productive power. Historical materialism, also known as the materialist conception of history, is a methodology used by some communist and Marxist historiographers that focuses on human societies and their development through history, arguing that history is the result of material conditions rather than ideals. Wikipedia, Historical Materialism.

The last quotation from Wikipedia is exactly correct: history is the result of material conditions rather than the theory of such ideas as Socialism and Communism. As a historian and economist Marx had produced a very valuable study of history and the economy of capitalism. My first acquaintance with capitalism came from his Das Capital, we had to read and discuss it at Law School. The book was written in a very dry language was quite difficult to read, but I got an elementary knowledge of capitalism from it: capital, labor and money. The historical part of his theory and four stages of development civilization were also logical, understandable and clear to me then. Today, I see something discussible in his presentation if not wrong and dishonest.

Slavery has no Color

I never read this document in Law School —Modules on Stages of Economic Development. Soviet professors had taught me and Marx’s four stages of economic development were an authority for me. Now living in America, and having the document in front of me gave me the opportunity to discuss it. I agree with the quote from Wikipedia—human productive power is the force that develops civilization rather than fallacy, a fraud with utopian concept of Socialism/Communism. Here is the document:

Introduction to Karl Marx, Modules on Stages of Development. ACCORDING TO MARX, human civilization has manifested itself in a series of organizational structures, each determined by its primary mode of production, particularly the division of labor that dominates in each stage. 1) The tribal form…

The document lists four stages of socio-economic development of civilization: 1) The tribe form, 2) “primitive communism, 3) Feudal or estate property, and 4) Capitalism.

The tribe form… “…During this stage, it is also possible to see a slave culture established, particularly as the population increases, leading to “the growth of wants” and the growth of relations with outside civilizations (through war or barter). With slave culture, we see the beginning of class society.” The given part of the first tribe stage clearly presents the ties of the tribal form to slave culture, indicating the beginning of economic development of civilization. Considering Marx’s design to show the changes in the human productive power of the stages, doing that, in fact, Marx verifies slavery as a beginning of socio-economic development of civilization and in this he was right.

Slavery has no color—there is no country in the world that has escaped slavery as economic development of civilization. Slavery is a global phenomenon. For your information, slavery was abolished in Russia at the same time that it was abolished in America. Republican President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation and payed a dear price for that—he was assassinated. Yet, the Republican Party has been fighting for freedom and liberty of the black community since.                       

Race and Policing in America

Policing in America is a hot topic all over the country. The conversation is even considering completely defunding the police. Yet, nobody talks about the history of black race. This is the reason I deliberately started a conversation about development of our civilization in the preceding paragraphs. In this part of his study, Marx was right—civilization was developed in four stages. It took five hundred years to develop Western civilization in Europe. America is a part of European civilization consisted of a homogeneous population. African-American migrations—both forced and voluntary—forever changed the course of American history. It is not a matter of color it is a matter of civic literacy brought to us by four stages of civilization for centuries. These developments were not experienced by the black community in America and as a result both sides are suffer.

There were both white and black slave owners and the black slaves were brought from the first stage of civilization to the third or fourth stage into American society. As a result, they missed the centuries of civic literacy teaching and economic development. I am surprised by some talented black individuals who did succeed, but the vast majority of blacks had not, they had missed the centuries to learn and experience the socio-economic development of our civilization…

Moreover, the black community had been attacked by Socialist Charlatans since the 1960-1970s. It was another obstacle to prevent them from succeeding—the ideological inculcation “to divide and conquer” by the Russian Security operatives-agitators. Writing about them, I use the term KGB. Don’t be surprised by “Black Lives Matter,” using propaganda, full fledge force and intimidation, the major methods of Socialist Charlatans. Please, read here my two preceding columns with documents to understand the dangerous predicament in America today.

Under these circumstances to hear the Democrat Sen. Kaine’s statement: “The United States didn’t inherit slavery from anybody. We created it” made me sick. It is a sign of deep ignorance if not treachery. To expose some Stalinist Socialist Charlatans in America, I need a separate column, there are hundreds of them confronting our political system to implement what we know as fraudulent Socialism. I’d rather continue Marx’s presentation as I found dishonesty and some wrongs in it. For your information Karl Marx was a correspondent on the New York Tribune. Marx’s principal earnings came from his work as European correspondent, from 1852 to 1862, for the New-York Daily Tribune.

The man who is writing for an American newspaper is supposed to know American history. If you go to his second stage “primitive communism” you wouldn’t find even an elementary knowledge of history. For me “primitive communism” was established by the Plymouth Colony and William Bradford (1590-1657) a founder and longtime governor of the Plymouth Colony. “For many years, the story of the first failed commune of Plymouth Bay was part of the collective memory of American students. But Progressive Education found that story unhelpful and it has fallen into obscurity.” Jerry Bowyer, Forbs, Occupy Plymouth Colony: How A Failed Commune Led To Thanksgiving.

Jerry Bowyer is right, we are dealing with Dems-Progressives—an army of Stalinist Socialist Charlatans who infiltrated our Universities and created one-party campuses. Unfortunately, nobody is doing anything to stop it. They are using Marx’s name with no knowledge of the utopian theory itself. They have been inculcated since the 1960-70s and are not interested in truth, but instead fight for power– they are the leaders of Antifa and Black Lives Matter-terrorist organizations. They can be exposed only with knowledge of the fallacy of fraudulent Marxism, Socialism and Communism. We must do it, otherwise the American Constitutional Republic is doomed…

I have no a direct answer to why Marx did not use the Plymouth Colony. There are two explanations why he didn’t use the failed communism of Plymouth Colony in his Modules. He didn’t know America’s history, or he invented a fraudulent theory for his personal agenda, to become famous and get married to the rich girl he was in love, Jenny von Westphalen. As the theorist of the utopian future Socialism and Communism, Marx has waged a war against mankind, which is going on today in America and across the world…

Maybe Karl Marx was the first Socialist Charlatan?

To be continued and on

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Report: Baltimore Public School System Producing Little to No Students Proficient in Math

By Family Research Council

In February, news broke that students in the Baltimore public school system were scoring poorly in math examinations, with zero students able to score at a proficient level. In the months since then, it appears that little has changed. On Thursday, Breitbart reported that 13 out of 33 schools in the Baltimore area have zero students with math proficiency, “meaning 40 percent of Baltimore City Schools did not produce a single student proficient in math.”

According to Fox News Project Baltimore, “1,736 students took the test, and 1,295 students, or 74.5%, scored a one out of four,” which is the lowest level one could score. The test scores were not given to Project Baltimore by Baltimore City Schools, who also refuse to participate in any interviews regarding the matter.

Jason Rodriguez, deputy director of the Baltimore-based non-profit People Empowered by the Struggle, classified this issue as “educational homicide,” saying there are “no excuses” for these results. “We’re still dealing with these same issues year after year,” he said, in light of a similar report conducted in 2017 which had some of the same schools on it. “[I]t’s just opening up the floodgates to the school-to-prison pipeline.”

Baltimore City Schools asserted the results can be explained by COVID and “minimal funding.” They sent a statement to Project Baltimore claiming that, despite recent financial “increases,” there are still “years of chronic underfunding that has directly contributed to [the] current incomes.” The statement continued, “That recovery takes an equal or more significant amount of time to remediate.”

Despite their statement, Rodriguez quickly shot down their reasoning. “[I]t’s not a funding issue,” he said. Last school year, Baltimore City Schools received $1.6 billion from taxpayers, with the district receiving an additional $799 million in COVID relief funding. Rodriguez continued, “I think accountability is the issue.”

At Family Research Council’s 2023 Pray Vote Stand Summit, Ben Carson, former U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, gave a speech where he alluded to the issues plaguing public schools. For Carson, a lot of it comes down to the woke agenda of “dumbing down the population” by prioritizing the wrong things in schools. Carson encouraged his listeners to take a stand of courage and use their constitutional rights to “hold people’s feet to the fire.”

Joseph Backholm, senior fellow for Biblical Worldview and Strategic Engagement at Family Research Council, shared his take on the situation to The Washington Stand. “Part of this is almost certainly related to the fact that millions of students just spent two years or more not in school. That created a massive learning loss that, in reality, will never be made up.”

“But that’s not all that’s happening,” he continued, noting how before COVID, many schools failed students. However, “the laws have been written in a way that hold students’ hostage in failing schools just to make sure money continues to flow to those schools,” he said. “The system has long prioritized the needs of adults over the needs of children.” But with the rise of parents choosing homeschooling and other options they find is best for their children, Backholm pointed out that “we can expect to see outcomes start to improve for children.”

“It’s going to take time, though,” he concluded.


Sarah Holliday

Sarah Holliday is a reporter at The Washington Stand.


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‘Would Have Sent Hunter Biden A Subpoena By Now’: Matt Gaetz Blasts McCarthy On Impeachment, Says He’s ‘Not Serious’

By The Daily Caller

Florida Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz blasted Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy about the Joe Biden impeachment inquiry in an interview with Fox News host Maria Bartiromo on “Sunday Morning Futures.”

“We don’t put our pencils down in the investigation of President Biden during a shutdown, so the premise is false,” Gaetz said. “Second, if Kevin McCarthy was actually serious about pursuing the Bidens, he would have sent Hunter Biden a subpoena by now.”

The way to fund the government is not by doing it the same way Congress has since the mid-90s, where it’s one up or down vote on the entire government all at once.

We should have separate single-subject spending bills. @SpeakerMcCarthy promised that in January. He is in breach…

— Rep. Matt Gaetz (@RepMattGaetz) September 24, 2023

The congressman referred to House Republicans as “fundamentally unserious,” comparing their progress on the Biden investigation to House Democrats who “brought in Donald Trump Jr. three times over nothing” when they had the majority.

Despite Gaetz’s dissatisfaction, House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer said that the investigation is “following the money” in an interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity. He told Hannity that they will “continue to follow the money” and “if that leads to Joe Biden, or Hunter Biden, or to Jim Biden,” subpoenas will be issued.

On government spending, Gaetz said he is “not pro-shutdown,” proposing “separate, single-subject spending bills” instead of “one up or down vote on the entire government all at once.” The congressman claimed Kevin McCarthy “promised that in January” and is “in breach of that promise.”

“I’m not here to hold the government hostage,” Gaetz told Bartiromo. “I’m here to hold Kevin McCarthy to his word.”





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Ex-Intel Officials Who Signed The Infamous Hunter Biden Laptop Letter Keep Landing Gigs With The Biden Admin

WaPo Disavows Its Own Poll Showing Trump Up By 10 Over Biden

JOSH HAMMER: Is It Too Much To Ask For Our Leaders To Put On Some Pants?

Jesse Watters Jokes Corporate Media Reported Poll Showing 10-Point Trump Lead ‘Like They Were Covering A Funeral’

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Hamas-linked CAIR Files Suit to Discontinue Terrorism Watchlist

By Jihad Watch

Because there is no more terrorism, rightRight?

Could it be that the Hamas-linked Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) wants to hamstring the little effort that remains to stop jihad terrorists in the U.S.? Oh, surely not!

Civil Rights Group Files Suit to Discontinue Terrorism Watchlist Created After 9/11

by Megan Gates, ASIS International, September 22, 2023 (thanks to The Religion of Peace):

A civil rights group sued U.S. federal government officials this week, alleging a terrorist watchlist is used for “harassment and humiliation” and should be discontinued.

The Michigan Chapter of the Council on American Islamic Rights (CAIR), a grassroots civil rights and advocacy organization, announced the filing of the lawsuit on behalf of 12 plaintiffs against 29 U.S. federal government representatives on Monday, including the U.S. attorney general, FBI director, and the U.S. Secret Service director. Dearborn, Michigan, has the largest Muslim population per capita of any city in the United States.

“In Michigan and across the nation, American Muslims targeted by the federal government’s unconstitutional, discriminatory watchlist and [sic] standing up and demanding justice from the government for 20 years of unjust targeting,” said CAIR-Michigan Executive Director Dawud Walid in a statement. “The time has come for the Biden administration to end the use of the watchlist.”

The lawsuit alleges that the defendants violated Fifth Amendment due process, equal protection under the law, and self-incrimination protections by placing plaintiffs and other individuals on the Terrorist Screening Dataset (TSDS), as well as the No Fly List and Selectee List, without any meaningful process. The suit also charges that the defendants have violated the Fourth Amendment by subjecting watch listed individuals to unreasonable searches and seizures when they cross the border to enter the United States.

In addition, the watchlist program is a violation of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act by “substantially” burdening individuals’ practice of Islam by “repeated and intrusive government inquiry” into their beliefs, religious communities, and religious practices, according to the lawsuit.

The plaintiffs are seeking injunctions that require the U.S. federal government to remedy constitutional and statutory violations by providing individuals on the TSDS and its subsets with a legal mechanism that gives them notice of why they are on the list, as well as a meaningful opportunity to contest their inclusion.

Additionally, the plaintiffs are requesting they be removed from the TSDS and other watchlists that inhibit their travel or ability to access government benefits, that their records of TSDS inclusion be permanently expunged, that the watchlist system be reformed to eliminate any discriminatory focus on Muslim identity or religious practice, and other relief, including a trial by jury and monetary damages.

“Watchlist placement extrajudicially sentences innocent Americans to permanent second-class citizenship,” said CAIR in a statement. “CAIR’s lawsuit reveals for the first time that, even on the rare occasion that the government removes an individual from the watchlist, an individual’s past watchlist will continue to haunt them. Federal agencies retain records of past watchlist status and use them to deny formerly listed individuals access to government buildings, security clearances, federal employment, and other licenses and government benefits.”…

Read more.




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Zelenskyy, Trudeau Honor Yaroslav Hunk a 3rd Reich Nazi with a Standing Ovation

By Dr. Rich Swier

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Ukrainian President Volodomyr Zelenskyy – honored Yaroslav Hunk a WWII Nazi and veteran of the 14th Waffen Grenadier Division (14th Waffen SS) with a standing ovation on Friday.

According to B’nai Brith Canada, Hunka, “who immigrated to Canada after serving in the 14th Waffen SS – a Nazi unit whose members swore allegiance to Adolf Hitler during WWII – received a standing ovation from members of Parliament and senators in attendance.”

Adolf Hitler “was the leader of Nazi Germany, Canada and the free world’s nemesis, and military opponent during WWII. The Ukrainian ultra-nationalist ideologues who volunteered to create the SS-Galician division in 1943 dreamed of an ethnically homogenous Ukrainian state and endorsed the idea of ethnic cleansing,” the B’nai Brith Canada statement continued.

On Friday, he was honored during a session of Canadian parliament in which Zelenskyy addressed the lawmakers to thank them for their support since Russia invaded Ukraine, saying that Canada has always been on “the bright side of history.”

Hunka stood for standing ovation and saluted, according to Canadian television.


A 98-year old was given standing ovation by the Canadian parliament during Zelensky’s speech.

He was hailed as a hero for fighting against the Russians.

Yaroslav Hunk fought for the 14th division of the Waffen SS.

— UNN (@UnityNewsNet) September 24, 2023

In a column titled Yaroslav Hunka: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know reports:

1. Yaroslav Hunka Immigrated to Canada After Serving in the 14th Waffen SS, Reports Say
2. Yaroslav Hunka Detailed His Teenage Years During the War & Condemned the Russians in a Lengthy Blog Post
3. Anthony Rota Has Apologized to the Canadian House & Said He Regretted Recognizing Yaroslav Hunka
4. Videos Show Members of Parliament Giving Yaroslav Hunka a Standing Ovation
5. Yaroslav Hunka Served in a Voluntary Unit Mostly Involving Ethnic Ukrainians

Read the full article.

RELATED ARTICLE: Canadian MP’s give standing ovation to prominent Nazi during Zelensky visit to Ottawa


Liberal House Leader Karina Gould and Canada’s Speaker of the House Anthony Rota holdings hands with Waffen-SS Nazi soldier, Yaroslav Hunka.

— Harrison Faulkner (@Harry__Faulkner) September 24, 2023

House Speaker Anthony Rota addresses the chamber to deliver an apology for inviting and addressing a former Nazi SS soldier in parliament during President Zelenskyy’s visit. Liberal House Leader Karina Gould urges members to avoid “politicization” of the grave error.

— Andy Lee – Special Rebel Rapporteur (@RealAndyLeeShow) September 25, 2023

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Biden Impeachment Inquiry: Scoundrels, Sleaze, and Corruption

By Judicial Watch

Investigations into the Biden family are gaining steam. On September 12, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy opened an impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden. House Republicans, McCarthy said, have uncovered “serious and credible allegations” that “paint a picture of a culture of corruption.”  On another front, on September 14, David Weiss, the conflicted special counsel in the Hunter Biden probe, indicted the presidential son on three gun-related charges.

Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton called the impeachment inquiry “a necessary step for accountability and justice.” JW’s own investigations into the Bidens will continue. We’ve been at it for years. In 2020, JW Freedom of Information actions revealed new details about Ukraine corruption. We have repeatedly sued the State Department, Justice Department, FBI, CIA, and National Archives for information related to the Bidens. Read more about JW’s investigations here.

House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer—who will lead the impeachment inquiry along with Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan and Ways & Means Committee Chairman Jason Smith—has been banging away since January with an investigation of the Biden family’s foreign business practices and international influence peddling schemes, most notably the activities of Hunter Biden. Up to now, there’s little indication that Comer has gained direct access to the financial records of Hunter and Joe Biden. Opening an impeachment inquiry supercharges congressional powers and opens the way to a deeper probe into Biden finances.

But even without direct access to Biden family finances, the Comer Committee produced a remarkable array of witnesses, testimony and documents. The outpouring of facts, documents and witness testimony can be overwhelming to sort out, but Comer went a long way to clarifying the complex story with the release of a Biden family “Influence Peddling Timeline.” It’s an important document, painting an all-too-human picture of scoundrels, sleaze, and corruption.

According to the committee, Hunter Biden and a web of associated business entities and family members raked in over $20 million from 2014 to 2017—not coincidentally the last years of the Obama administration, when then-Vice President Joe Biden wielded considerable influence. The Hunter Biden hustle has all the hallmarks of a classic Washington influence-peddling operation: shady characters, murky deals, money moving between shell companies.

The gravy train started rolling in the spring of 2014, with money first flowing in from Kazakhstan, Russia, and Ukraine: $142,000 from a well-connected Kazakh millionaire; $3.5 million from a Russian oligarch; $6.5 million from Ukraine. In 2015, a Romanian tycoon began payments eventually totaling $3 million. In 2017, $8 million materialized from China.

The Kazakh Connection: A Sports Car for Hunter

The first sign that something was not kosher in Biden World comes in April 2014, when a controversial Kazakh oligarch, Kenes Rakishev, transfers $142,300 to a key Biden-connected financial entity, Rosemont. The next day, Rosemont transfers exactly $142,300 to a New Jersey auto dealership for Hunter Biden’s purchase of a Fisker electric car, which he quickly trades up for a Porsche.

Rakishev was a close associate of Kazakhstan Prime Minister Karim Massimov. Around the time of Hunter Biden’s sports car windfall, someone had arranged for Rakishev and Massimov to be to be photographed at Washington’s Café Milano with Hunter Biden and a very special guest: then-Vice President Joe Biden.

Such a photograph is precious coin of the realm in corrupt countries—an advertisement of power and connections. Corruption in Kazakhstan is a serious concern, according to international watchdogs. Of course this was a fact well known to both Bidens, but it did not prevent them from joining Rakishev and Massimov for dinner at the Café Milano—twice.

According to a Comer Committee interview of Biden business partner Devon Archer, Hunter Biden and Joe Biden joined the Kazakhs for dinner in April 2014 and again in April 2015. It’s unclear if the famous photograph is from the first or second dinner. In May of 2014, Hunter Biden traveled to Kazakhstan to try to drum up business between the Ukrainian energy company Burisma, Kazakhstan’s KazMunay Gas (where Rakishev served as a director), and a Chinese energy company.

Enter the Russian: A $3.5 Million Payday

 The money trail in the Biden inquiry runs through a private investment firm that began life as Rosemont Seneca Partners and morphed over time into a web of limited liability companies. LLCs offer participants—legitimate companies and crooks alike—maximum secrecy. Rosemont Seneca Partners was founded in 2009 by Biden and two connections from Yale University: Devon Archer and Chris Heinz. Heinz is the stepson of former Secretary of State John Kerry and heir to the Heinz food company fortune. He departed the partnership in 2014.

The Comer Committee offers in its “Second Bank Records Memorandum” a mind-blowing list of twenty-one financial entities associated with the Biden enterprise. Most of them are LLCs and many have the name “Rosemont” or “Seneca” in them. We’ll refer to them simply as “Rosemont entity,” but the diligent reader can find details of the myriad Biden-connected LLCs in the three committee bank records memoranda linked at the end of this report.

Another guest at the Café Milano dinner in Washington in April 2014, according to the Comer Committee timeline: Russian oligarch Yelena Baturina. Two months earlier, Baturina had wired $3.5 million to a Rosemont entity. The Rosemont entity transferred $2.7 million to a bank account in a second Rosemont LLC jointly owned by Biden and Archer. Separately, $750,000 was sent from a Rosemont entity directly to Archer.

The Ukraine Connection: A $10 Million Bribe?

 2014 was a very good year for Hunter Biden’s finances. In May, Biden and partner Devon Archer joined the board of Ukrainian oligarch Mykola Zlochevsky’s embattled energy company, Burisma. Each would be paid $1 million per year.

The committee’s third bank memorandum notes that “then-Vice President Joe Biden visited Ukraine” on an anti-corruption drive aimed at Zlochevsky allies “soon after first payments” were sent to Archer and Hunter Biden. The payments were wired to a Rosemont entity and then “transmitted in incremental amounts to Hunter Biden’s different bank accounts.”

By the end of the year, Hunter Biden had met with a high-level Obama administration official about Burisma. Zlochevsky complained about “government pressure” and urged Biden to contact his father, the vice president. In the interview released by the committee, Archer notes that Hunter Biden “called DC” after being pressured by Zlochevsky and his associates.

Earlier this year, Senator Chuck Grassley released a bombshell FBI informant report of a 2016 meeting with Zlochevsky. In the report, Zlochevsky claimed he had been coerced into paying a $10 million bribe to Hunter and Joe Biden. It “cost 5 [million] to pay one Biden, and 5 [million] to another Biden,” the FBI informant reported Zlochevsky saying.

Zlochevsky told the informant the payments were well hidden. It “would take them ten years to find the records,” he said.

In total, notes the committee, a total of $6.5 million went to “the Biden family and their associates” from the Ukraine connection.

The Romanian Payout: The Robinson Walker Shell

 By November 2015, Hunter Biden had struck up a lucrative relationship with a controversial Romanian real-estate tycoon, Gabriel Popoviciu. Meanwhile, over at the White House, Vice President Biden was taking point on an anti-corruption campaign aimed at Romania. In September, Vice President Biden had welcomed the Romanian president to the White House, declaring his support for the country’s “anti-corruption efforts.”

Popoviciu was fighting bribery and corruption charges connected to a high-profile land deal near Bucharest. Hunter Biden joined the Popoviciu defense team. From 2015 to 2017, according to the Comer timeline, Biden met twice with the U.S ambassador to Romania and traveled at least once to the country. Meanwhile, more than $3 million from Popoviciu flowed to Robinson Walker LLC, an account controlled by a close Biden family associate, John Robinson “Rob” Walker.

According to the committee’s second bank memoranda, the Robinson Walker LLC is at the center of many payments to the Biden family and associates. Robinson Walker “received $3 million from Romanian Gabriel Popoviciu’s Cypriot company and then made payments to the Biden family,” the memo notes. Among the recipients was Hallie Biden, the widow of Hunter’s brother, Beau.

The committee noted that “while Vice President Biden advocated publicly for anti-corruption policies in Romania, bank records show Biden family members and business associates were simultaneously reaping in significant amounts of money” from Popoviciu.

China: “10 held for the big guy?”

 By January 2017, the Obama administration was coming to an end and Hunter Biden and his associates were angling for their biggest score of all: China.

The target, cultivated for years, was the giant conglomerate CEFC China Energy. The Biden business plan was to sell U.S. energy products to CEFC and expand into other deals. CEFC was interested in a relationship.

The total amount paid to “the Biden family and their associates” by China, notes the Comer Committee, is “over $8 million.” Payments by CEFC were sent to the Robinson Walker shell—the same LLC used for the Romanian payouts—and distributed to various Biden family members and associates.

In March 2017—two months after Joe Biden left the vice presidency—a $3 million CEFC payment arrived at the Walker shell. Rob Walker distributed “over $1 million of that money to Biden family members,” notes the second bank memoranda, including payments to Hunter Biden; Hallie Biden; Joe Biden’s brother, business consultant and dealmaker James Biden; and a still-mysterious account simply labeled “Biden.”

Another beneficiary was Hunter Biden’s business partner James Gilliar. The Walker shell wired him $1 million. The British energy consultant was a key figure in putting the Biden network together with CEFC—including, seemingly, Joe Biden.

In a May 2017 email to Hunter Biden and associates about profit-sharing from the CEFC deal, Gilliar asks, “10 held by H for the big guy?”

An IRS agent who worked on the Hunter Biden case was pressed about the Gilliar email in July testimony before Congress. Joseph Ziegler told the House Oversight Committee that “all I can do is speak to the evidence there” and “that email, ‘ten held by H for the big guy’ and from what I understand that to be is his dad, President Biden.”

In August 2017, in the biggest payday of all, CEFC wired $5 million to a new LLC formed by Hunter Biden and Gongwen Dong—a top aide to CEFC Chairman Ye Jianming. The new company would pursue energy and infrastructure deals. Hunter would receive a $500,000 retainer and a $100,000 monthly payment. James Biden would be paid $65,000 per month. Hunter Biden also received an additional $1 million retainer to represent Patrick Ho, a high-ranking CEFC official in the United States.

A month after the $5 million CEFC wire, Hunter Biden was busy in Washington setting up a new office for himself and his CEFC partners. “Please have keys made available for new office mates,” he emailed building management. “Joe Biden, Jill Biden, Jim Biden, Gongwen Dong (Chairman Ye CEFC emissary).” Hunter Biden added: “I would like the office sign to reflect the following: Biden Foundation, Hudson West (CEFC US).”

It looked like happy days were here again for the Bidens and their new Chinese friends. But in fact, the end was near.

The Fall of the House of Hunter

 In November 2017, Patrick Ho—the high-ranking CEFC agent—was arrested in New York on suspicion of bribery and money laundering. Four months after Ho’s arrest, CEFC Chairman Ye Jianming vanished. According to news reports, he was suspected of widespread economic crimes at the helm of CEFC and arrested on the orders of Communist Party boss Xi Jinping. Ye has not been heard from since. CEFC collapsed into bankruptcy. Ho was convicted of bribery and money laundering in 2019 in connection with African oil deals and sentenced to three years in prison.

With Ho’s arrest, Biden business came to a screeching halt. Hunter Biden, by his own account, spiraled deep into a crack cocaine addiction. Many of his associates also did not fare well. Former client Gabriel Popoviciu, the Romanian real-estate tycoon, fought a six-year, ultimately successful battle to prevent his extradition from London to Bucharest to face bribery and corruption charges. Ukrainian oligarch Mykola Zlochevsky has been fending off corruption charges since 2012, accused of large-scale theft of government funds. He is believed to be living in Monaco. Karim Massimov, the former Kazakhstan prime minister who dined with Hunter and Joe Biden in 2014 and 2015, was sentenced to eighteen years in prison for attempting a coup. Business partner Devon Archer was found guilty of fraud in 2018 in a conspiracy to cheat a Native American tribe in a bond scheme; he is appealing the conviction.

Doubtless there will be more to come about Hunter Biden as the impeachment inquiry digs deeper into bank records and the money trail. You lie down with dogs, you get up with fleas. But what about Joe Biden? Some questions are obvious.

Who is connected to that mysterious account named “Biden?”

Is Joe Biden “the big guy” and was “10”—or anything—held for him? Where is it?

Did a Ukrainian oligarch funnel $10 million in bribes to the Bidens? Where are the records?

Other questions may lead the committee deep into a wilderness of mirrors.

For example, is there a relationship between Vice President Biden’s anti-corruption statements and payments to Hunter Biden-connected accounts?

Are there other, unidentified accounts?

What is the financial relationship between James Biden to his brother Joe?

Did foreign intelligence services—no doubt tipped off to Hunter Biden’s activities—play any role in the Biden affair?

Interesting times ahead.



Micah Morrison is chief investigative reporter for Judicial Watch. Tips:


Read the first House Oversight Bank Memorandum (China) here.

Read the second House Oversight Bank Memorandum (China, Romania) here.

Read the third House Oversight Bank Memorandum (Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan) here.

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