A new voice in America’s battle against political corruption
Joe Angione is a former columnist for The Villages Daily Sun, and can be reached by email by clicking HERE
Joe Angione Live Interview on Freedom in America
Latest Edition 3/22/20
Will the Corona virus be the catalyst that brings liberals and conservatists to the point of war, or will it nurture the bipartisanship so vital to peace in our nation...and to defeating this deadly pandemic? There’s a glimmer of hope that Congress will come together to pass the legislation necessary to restore health and prosperity to America. We can only hope...and pray for God’s intercession.
“Hell is empty, and all the devils are here”
This quote from Shakespeare’s, The Tempest. shows the great playwright knew that the devil and his henchmen were all loose across the land to torment and bring suffering to those in his age. We should know just as much. That Satan is not confined to Hell. He and his minions have been great missionaries dispensing evil down through all the ages of mankind.
The difference between evil in Shakespeare’s time and now is that, back then, people were more likely to invoke God’s protection and assistance. We, today, are far less prone to do this.
John Horvat, vice president of the catholic website, Return to Order.org. notes that “Our reaction to the Corona virus reflects the crisis of our secular, godless society. Management of the Corona crisis accepts no help from outside. God has no meaning or function inside all the efforts to eradicate it” ....and so, “it [management] has not produced the desired results.”
Supporting Horvat’s statements is the fact that, to my knowledge, God has been mentioned only once in public around the nation as the Devine source of assistance against the horrors of Corona. President Trump declared Sunday, March 15th as a “National Prayer Day” to ask God to come to our aid. This received very little coverage in the media because it despises the idea of a loving God and wants to drive belief in Him out of our minds and hearts forever.
The Corona virus has a religious “dimension.” Horvat adds that this virus does have a religious dimension. “The Corona virus comes at a time when most in [our] society feel they do not need God. For these, God has long been replaced by “bread and circuses. The modern pleasures point to no need for heaven. The postmodern vices proclaim no fear of hell.”
There is a growing movement to separate our country from its Christian roots. It’s a serious affront to God. It’s also a rejection of His powerful love that can set things right for us. We must be on our guard against encroaching secularism. Historically, when most Christian societies have turned away from God, they’ve begun to crumble. They see no need to respect His Law or Morality. What follows is that God-given rights and freedoms disappear, and persecutions, plagues and other terrible events rise up to dominate our lives.
In the United State today, although about 80 percent of people say they believe in God, those who really mean it, and actually allow God into their lives are a dwindling minority. Too few want to maintain a relationship with the Almighty, who, among other things, is the greatest healer in the universe. What virus could withstand God’s healing power? None at all.
But God owes us nothing. He can do with us as He pleases. But He gives us everything, if we believe in Him, trust in His love, and ask for His intercession. We’ve been invited to "knock and it stall be opened unto you".... to ” ask and it shall be given to you.” And yet, we continue to reject His benevolent invitations.
Today, America faces the “perfect Storm.” The Corona virus claims more victims, takes more lives every day. No vaccines are available. No Corona-specific treatments have been discovered. Our best defense is to quarantine ourselves away from friends, family, everyone.
Those who can’t work from home are about to lose their jobs. Unemployment will soon skyrocket. Restaurants, retail shops and many other small businesses will no longer have the customers they need to stay afloat. The stock market is in free-fall. We’ve been energy independent, but as the prices of crude oil fall, it may soon be unprofitable to pump it out of the ground and refine gasoline. Our economy may, in a matter of a few months fall into a full recession. The economies of our most dangerous enemies—China, Russia, Iran—are suffering worse than ours. How soon will this compel these countries to go to war to get what they can’t produce at home. Thanks to the Corona virus, the world has truly become a “powder keg.”
Will we continue to ignore God as the Savior who can deliver us from all this suffering and chaos? As President Trump said to the nation’s black community that for decades has been ignored by the Democrat Party, “What have you got to lose” by voting Republican? What have you got to lose by reconnecting with God? He’s waiting for us to come back to Him...to beat the virus...to reboot the economy ...to return America and the world to normalcy.
All we have to do is reach out to God...return to our churches, synagogues and other places of worship...and pray, pray, pray. When we draw closer to God, God draws closer to us. And remember that among the lives you help save by prayer may be your own.
Obama’s pandemic: Swept under the carpet
It seems that media coverage of pandemics depends on who is president. Let’s look back at the numbers from the Swine Flu global pandemic of 2009-2010:
More than 700 million were infected worldwide – greater than the 1918 Spanish Influenza pandemic.84 million Americans were infected. 300,000 Americans were hospitalized as a result of the disease. The CDC’s estimate of worldwide deaths from Swine Flu is 75,400. Deaths in The United States amounted to 17,000.
And who knew these terrible facts? Almost no one. Why do you suppose that happened?
The answer lies in the realm of leftist politics and a corrupt media. It’s because the president at that time was Barack Obama, and the media was going out of its way to hide the facts, praising how he was handling the crisis, and keeping his image from being tarnished by his lackluster efforts to protect the American people from the Swine Flu. There was hardly a “peep” of criticism, and there was no ‘chicken-little’ panic like the one fueled by coverage of the Corona virus that’s raging across the nation, killing hundreds and devastating our economy that was at its peak only a little more than a month ago.
Keep this in mind as you watch events unfold with the Corona virus. It’s obvious there is an enormous political aspect to how the media is handling news about Corona, creating fake reports about how President Trump is grossly mishandling containment of the virus, and lying about the medical community’s poor performance against the disease.
What’s behind it all? First, is the media’s visceral hatred of Trump. About 95 percent of its coverage of the president is negative.
Second, is its support for the Democrats’ commitment to run a “senile hack” as their presidential candidate; a “gaff bag” who can’t remember which state he’s in, has verbally assaulted attendees at his rallies, and has challenged at least two attendees to fights.
Third is the media’s objective of driving down the stock market and, if possible, throwing the United States into a recession...a sure-fire way, so the media think, to defeat Trump in November.
We might remember Rahm Emmanuel, Obama’s former right-hand man, who infamously said, “Never let a crisis go to waste.”
The idea that health care is a right is immoral
The socialism championed by Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden claims that health care is a right of everyone. This seems like a good idea? Why shouldn’t we all have access to the medical services that keep us alive, pain-free and healthy? But, upon close scrutiny to claim that health care is a right is actually immoral.
According to the U.S. Constitution and the natural law, if we are all free and equal human beings, then no one can claim ownership or a “right” to any service from anyone else. It makes no difference if the service is health care or haircuts.
The natural law, in this context, stands higher than our own Constitution. It is the law that exists independently of the laws of a given political order, society or nation-state. It’s determined by the obvious nature of things. It’s implied to be objective and universal. The natural law exists independently even of human understanding.
And so, if current human understanding argues that health care is a right and should be free to everyone, it’s saying that everyone is entitled to ownership of the education, skills and services possessed by those would provide health care. It wrongly rescinds their right to the ownership of what they possess, and robs them of the right to decide for themselves how to dispense their services, and to be compensated for them. As the Bible says, “A laborer is worth of his hire.” To claim a right to health care denies the right of health care providers to ownership of their own skills and services.
Therefore, if we rescind the ownership rights of those who dispense health care, then they are no longer free and equal human beings. This same argument holds true for any product or service that belongs to someone else. To want to take it away and claim this as your right is immoral and cannot be condoned.
Great orators of today’s “Demonrat” Party
Here are some of their recent gems of wisdom:
"It depends [on] what your definition of 'is' is?'' William Jefferson Clinton
“Gorsuch isn’t fit to serve because he uses law and not emotions.” Kamala Harris
"What difference does it make?" (re: Benghazi) Hillary Clinton
"America is, is no longer, uh, what it, uh, could be, uh, what it was once was, uh, and I say to myself, uh, I don't want that future, uh, for my children." Barack Obama
"I have campaigned in all 57 states." Barack Obama (Quoted in 2008)
"You don't need God anymore; you have us Democrats." Nancy Pelosi (Quoted in 2006)
"Paying taxes is voluntary." Sen. Harry Reid
“Homicide is the leading cause of murder.” Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee
“No ordinary American cares about Constitutional rights.” Joe Biden.
“Having an abortion is no different than having one’s tonsils removed.” Elizabeth Warren
“Owning guns is not a right. If it were a right, it would be in the Constitution.” ~Alexandria Ocasio Cortez (2018)
"Bill is the greatest husband and father I know. No one is more faithful, true, and honest than he is." Hillary Rodham-Clinton (Quoted in 1998)
“Another brilliant gem of wisdom, from the "Mother Superior of STUPID:” "We just have to pass Obama's Healthcare Bill to see what's in it." Nancy Pelosi (Quoted in March 2010). (As one Doctor said: "That is also the perfect definition of a stool sample.")
“ AND THE [BEST] FROM THIS DYSFUNCTIONAL, STUPID BUNCH: “"My fear is if North Korea nukes us, Trump is gonna get us into a war." ~ Maxine Waters in 2017
“You need to vote for the Democrats otherwise the illegal aliens will lose their rights!” ~ Nancy Pelosi in 2019. What planet is she from exactly?” ~~Source: The “Tolley’s Topics” web site, July 6, 2019. Sheila Tolley, Publisher
"Dirty Harry"comes clean
Clint Eastwood, one of Hollywood's few conservatives, sees through the bull crap the movie industry puts out regarding gun control and what's driving America to violence. At 89, his mind can still boil things down to the simple, basic truths about how the nation has allowed progressive ideology to screw us up big time. If we, the people, down wake up and work hard to reverse all the wrongs we've contributed toward destroying America's greatness, we will not survive for another decade. Please take Clint's 19 words to heart and put them into practice.
Don’t let Islamists control America
In spite of CAIR’s terrible attack on American Constitutional law and religious freedom, Democrat Congresswomen like Illan Omar and Rashida Tlaib embrace radical Islamist philosophy. Just like CAIR’s Omar Ahmad, they, too, are here to convert the nation--that means you and me--into radical Muslims who will accept America as an Islamist Caliphate. The beliefs of these U.S.-based Islamists are the same as those who are winning the battle to destroy the Christian-based culture of Western Europe. Islamist fundamentalist nations, such as the middle eastern nations of Iran and Syria, cannot hide the inhuman tyranny that is at the heart of an Islamist Caliphate. This must not be repeated here.
New Salvadoran president takes blame for migrant caravans
Fox News reports that the newly elected president of El Salvador, Nayib Bukele, has taken responsibility for the migrant caravans exiting his country for the U.S., and also for the sad deaths of Salvadorians, Oscar Alberto Martinez and his daughter, who perished while attempting to cross the Rio Grande river.
President Bukele said the onus is on his government to make the country a safer place -- and one “where migration is an option, not an obligation." He took office just a month ago and promised to make El Salvador “a safer and better place”...and that “his government is responsible for fixing the problems that have forced hundreds of thousands of people to flee in the first place.”
Bukele also told Sky News, owned by the Fox organization, that his government will work to "make our country more prosperous and create jobs. So, if people have an opportunity for decent jobs, a decent education, a decent health care system and security, I know that forced migration will be reduced to zero," he said.
Although Bukele accepted blame for his country’s forcing the caravans to leave for the U.S., he went on to say that he did condemn the treatment of migrants in the United States and Mexico. This was totally unfair. More than 35,000 families from El Salvador were rescued by our Border Patrol agents at our southern border in the first eight months of fiscal year 2019.
Bukele should understand that it’s virtually impossible to accommodate these Salvadorians and those from other countries—more than 100,000 each month--in the U.S. and lodge them all in comfortable, uncrowded conditions. Some may be sleeping on the floor, eating the most basic foods available, and often lack recreational opportunities. But, we took them in when El Salvador threw them out. Without our compassionate acceptance, they would have died for lack of any assistance at all.
Personal sacrifice needed to stop migrant invasions
It seems that every time President Trump decides to do something unconventional to stop the invasion of hundreds of thousands of migrants across our southern border, the Demon-Rats and their media slaves begin scare campaigns to set the public against the president.
When Trump decided to declare a national emergency to get money to build a wall, the Demon -Rats and their media bootlickers (lets simply call them all the Deep State) shouted that he was violating Article One of the U.S. Constitution, mis-using funds needed somewhere else, and creating a situation where some future Democrat president would use a national emergency to pass the “green new deal” into law. Ridiculous.
Just recently, when he said he’d close the border with Mexico as a last resort for ending Mexico’s support for migrant invaders by assisting them in crossing Mexico to overrun our country, the deep state unleashed a wave of messages telling Americans of all the Mexican fruits and vegetables and other products from that country that would no longer be available in the U.S. And they attempted to terrify business people about all the trade they’d lose with Mexico.
The deep state knows how very spoiled and selfish many Americans are when it comes to product availability and low prices. They want instant gratification that’s dirt cheap. Tell them that strawberries or tomatoes won’t be on store shelves for a time, or will cost a lot more when supplied from somewhere other than Mexico, and you’d think their life depended on these foods or perhaps on some seafood item caught by Mexicans off their coasts.
Rationing toughened America’s “greatest generation.” Few of us remember the stringent rationing of food items and many other products that was necessary to help win World War II. Our parents and grand-parents took that scarcity in stride, knowing it was vital to ensuring their freedom from terrible enemies. And none of them died because they were short of anything.
But today, too many of us are selfish and unwilling to sacrifice anything to protect the land of the free and the home of the brave. We understand that American lives may be lost in fighting for our freedom. But when it comes to some trivial thing we like to put on our dinner table, we won’t give it up without raising a big stink.
And what about American businesses that may suffer losses because they can no longer trade with Mexico? So what about them? Let them help themselves by finding new products to sell and new markets to serve. No one has guaranteed them a right to survive forever. No one ever guaranteed me a right to a job or permanent employment. No one has guaranteed that right to anybody.
So suck it up America! We need border protection whatever the cost. Get creative. Become inventive in solving your problems without the government having to guarantee you anything other than your natural, basic rights to life and liberty. In this day and age, as always, personal sacrifice must be accepted by everyone if America is to continue to exist.
President Trump, close the border for as long as needed. Courageous, selfless Americans will deal with the consequences.
White House salaries:
Trump saves tax money;
Obama pissed it away~
It was revealed that, on Friday, February 15th, the Trump administration released their annual report to Congress on White House Office Personnel. It includes the name, status, salary and position title of all 377 White House employees.
The report also said that Trump decided not to take a dime of his salary; instead he donated it to an amazing patriotic cause.
The report also showed that President Trump is far better at saving money than Obama was. The total annual White House salaries under Trump are $35.8 million vs. $60.9 million under Obama, a savings of $25.1 million.
...Here are some other key findings:
There are 140 fewer employees on White House staff under Trump than under Obama at this point in their respective presidencies.
Thirty-nine fewer staffers are also dedicated to assisting The First Lady of the United States (FLOTUS). Currently, there are only five staffers dedicated to Melania Trump compared to forty-four staffers who served Queen Michelle Obama in 2009.
However, it's what the report said Trump did with this salary that has everyone talking. Instead of taking his salary, Trump donated all $400,000 to the Department of the Interior where it will be used for construction and repair needs at military cemeteries. That’s amazing. It's so great to have a president who loves our brave military men and women so much.
As you might have guessed: the administration’s announcement about employees and their salaries received virtually no attention in the liberal media.
Gov. Cuomo bashes Trump’s Corona assistance to New York
New York’s Governor Andrew Cuomo has, from time-to-time, brashly criticized the efforts of President Trump to provide Corona virus protection items, testing kits and live-saving ventilators to the state’s apparently overwhelmed hospital facilities.
Cuomo rants “Where are the masks...” where are the face shields” ...” where are the protective clothing” doctors and other health care specialists are supposed to have to avoid getting the Corona virus themselves.”
President Trump responds that, on the advice of his Corona virus task force, many of these requested virus-control devices and supplies have arrived at N.Y. hospitals, and the rest are being quickly produced and will arrive very soon.
Cuomo fires back “yeah, but we need all of what we need right now” and faults Trump and his Corona team for dragging their feet, and ramping up production of these lifesaving items far too late.
Rarely, Cuomo has admitted that New York is getting help thanks to Trump. But every time he lets up on criticizing the president, it seems that the “Demonrat” leaders high up in the Democrat National Committee pressure Cuomo to re-energize his attacks on Trump. Their objective is to give the voting public a negative impression of the Trump administration’s handling of the Corona threat. It’s immensely obvious they want Trump defeated in November and will dishonestly use the Corona pandemic against him.
You can’t just throw money at the Corona problem. It’s been reported that “There is a lot of bull crap being slung by Cuomo in this. He’ll swear he’s on top of things, but the feds are screwing him...” [Even though New York has the greatest number of Corona victims and deaths of any U.S, state,] “The odds of New York needing 30,000 ventilators, [as Cuomo demands], is pretty slim.”
Also, it’s reported that “In the current situation, no matter how much money you throw at the problem, it will be difficult for manufacturers to either increase production or retool their existing production lines to churn out 30,000 FDA-approved medical devices in a two week period.”
As of just a few days ago, “health officials confirmed at least 44,635 total Corona cases in New York State and over 25,398 cases in New York City. Of those confined to N.Y. hospitals, roughly a quarter of them are in intensive care units, where ventilators are frequently used to save lives. But this doesn’t mean all intensive care patients must be on ventilators. Many do, but realistically, new additions to patients in New York’s ICUs in the next few weeks will not require 30,000 more ventilators.
Not everyone dies in a Corona ICU. Many are cured and taken off ventilators that can then be used on new patients. Only if nothing happened to bring additional ventilators to New York hospitals would there truly be a “life and death crisis.” A new supply of over 4,000 are ready for Cuomo’s New York needs. But he’s acting like this is far too little, too late. It’s also reported the ventilators remain stored in a New York warehouse. Hopefully, Cuomo won’t forget where they are.
Cuomo’s rants aren’t weakening the president’s image. Trump’s reputation remains strong among the American people. More and more of them are giving high marks to his efforts against Corona. Their approval rate for the president now stands at an extraordinarily high 60 percent. And this positive response comes at a time when Corona cases and deaths are still on the rise here.
Intelligent and honest Americans acknowledge how difficult it is to prepare for an unexpected, serious health emergency. They know that the Corona virus and its great potential for massive sickness and death were virtually unknown only about three months ago. They also understand that ramping up production of all the equipment and items necessary to deal with the Corona threat is a lengthy process. Manufacturers must vastly expand their production facilities; others new to the fight against Corona must retool and find supplies of raw materials. And all of what they produce must then meet the high standards imposed on them by the CDC and other health agencies tasked with ensuring these medical items save lives and don’t contribute to victims’ suffering and death.
Who’s really to blame? Instead of criticizing President Trump, the biggest share of the blame for any unpreparedness in our war against the Corona pandemic, lies at the feet of Cuomo, himself and also stains the hands of former President Obama. Both failed to appreciate the possibility of other, new respiratory epidemics that might easily befall us on the heels of previous U.S. epidemics of diseases like SCARS, MERS, and the H1N1 Swine flu, the one that ravaged the country early in the Obama administration.
When agencies like FEMA and the CDC recommended that Cuomo purchase another 16,000 respiratory ventilators in 2015, that were available then at a low price, he turned down this wise purchase. Obama did the very same thing, rejecting purchases of a wide range of respiratory equipment and other virus fighting items, right after the H1N1 Swine flu ran its course in 2009 and 2010. Both Cuomo and Obama like to hide their own bad decisions and other short comings in the constant battle to protect America against the new strains of deadly virus that have exploded out of China in recent decades.
Senate Demonrats continue to block lifesaving abortion reform
Once again, for too many times, Senate Demonrats have blocked votes to continue discussion about ending the most egregious forms of abortion in America ."Cloture" votes on the two bills before the Senate in the closing days of February to stop late-term abortion and infanticide were given a decisive "thumbs down! None of the Democrats even bothered to be in the Senate chamber for any of the debate preceding the votes. And so, cloture was buried.
This meant oblivion to one bill that would protect the lives of babies in the womb who can feel pain. at about 20 weeks. The Grassfire website, a division of Grassroots Action, Inc., a million-strong network of grassroots conservatives reports that "Only a handful of countries in the world are so barbaric to allow abortions after 20 weeks."
Grassfire adds: Pro-death Democrats then repeated their disgusting thumbs down on the second, an infanticide bill; one that would guarantee that babies who survive an abortion receive medical care and aren't discarded as post-birth waste...Once again, Some Democrats insisted on walking down to the front of the Senate to [display] their shocking thumbs down gesture, emphasizing their disgust that Republicans dared to bring up voting to save innocent, unborn human lives.
We must remember and acknowledge that abortion and infanticide are the willful killing of humans in the womb and immediately after they are born that no parent has the moral right to exercise. For example, Christianity teaches that abortion and infanticide are just other conscious forms of murder Once a child is conceived in it's mother's womb, it is a separate and distinct individual with every right to proceed to birth and existance as a living, breathing man or woman potentially with great value to society..
American Catholics have been told that to engage in abortion and infanticide endangers the fate of their immortal souls. One would think that they, including those who may be Catholics in the Senate, should be concerned about they way they spend their eternity: either in the light of God's Heaven or in the darkness of the Devil's Hell.
Tell your Senators to save human lives; not destroy them, and in doing so to accept God's law and the place in Heaven He's promised them for heeding His words of salvation. Tell them to do this now.
Read this poem recounting Trump's impeachment and get a few chuckles. The identity of the poet is unknown, but he/she makes it easy and fun to remember the most vicious and stupid assault ever on a duly-elected president of the United States.
T'was the vote for impeachment
T’was the vote for impeachment, and all through the House
The Dems called him a liar, a scoundrel, a louse.
The witnesses were questioned, their answers unclear
But the Dems were incensed and just didn't care.
They made up some stories, they ignored many facts
They misled with their words, while they pressed their attack.
And Schiff with his bug eyes, and Nadler his naps
Pushed their agenda, while looking like saps.
Then Articles were crafted with no criminal base
And passed unanimously by every Dem in the place.
The Republicans played a part in this farce as well
By attending and legitimizing what the Dems tried to sell.
And out on the lawn at a White House presser,
There was a lady reporter, so Trump stood to address her.
He led with a smile, and with a gleam in his eye
Made it clear to the press corps he wouldn't be shy.
He was calm and sincere when he called it a scam,
All he wanted was justice and to expose this Dem sham.
"So on to the Senate, let's see where this leads.
I've done nothing wrong, I've made no misdeeds."
And he smiled and he waved, and he turned then to leave,
But turned back with a twinkle, touched his head, said "believe."
Then quick as a flash the names were there on his lips,
Each with a nickname, now familiar old quips.
"Now, Nancy, now Adam, now Jerry and Val,
Now Sheila, and Eric, and Maxine you old gal,
There've been lots of bills, so you could have passed plenty,
But instead you've now ruined your chances for '20.
..."So just bring it on, let's get this thing done,
But remember this day, when in November I've won.
It's been a fight for three years, and you've landed no blows
So I can weather five more... I might have to, who knows?
"Still history will show I accomplished a lot,
Despite the resistance your Party has wrought.
So embellish your stories, cast me a villain,
I'll be in the Oval Office, smiling and chillin'.
Evil Pelosi teaches how to smear Republicans
Many wouldn't believe it unless they actually saw it happen. Here's a video showing House Speaker, Nancy Pelosi, teaching fellow Democrats (Demonrats) how to blatantly use lies to smear Republican opponents. She explains how easy it is to do when you have no morals and no conscience. Her instructions are all based on those of the most successful liar/agitator of all times, Saul Alinsky.
Watching this short video should give you every reason not to vote for any Democrat candidate for public office.
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