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 10/21/19
We’re still one minute away from doomsday. Only God is holding the hands back. But how long will He? There are now 12-percent fewer Americans than a decade ago who count themselves members of a particular religion. Christianity is losing out bigtime. It seems we’re becoming far more of an atheist/irreligious nation than we once were. God is not happy. And never before has America been in greater need of God’s intervention.
Turmoil and disaster are all around us. And yet we sit here, stupidly, waiting for oblivion. Go back to your religion...return to God. And if you somehow don’t believe in God anymore...you better pray to God that you’re right. We’re lost. Nothing good will happen for this nation if we continue to abandon Him.
Impeachment IS NOT a political process...
Don’t let anyone tell you impeachment is supposed to be a political process. They’re either stupid or stupid liars.
Impeachment is designed to be a legal process, being composed of two parts: an indictment as is specified in the U.S. Constitution to be the sole responsibility of the House of Representatives; and a trial as is the sole responsibility of the U.S. Senate.
At the heart of an impeachment of a president, or of any other government official, are “high crimes and misdemeanors.” They all must be proved or disproved through legal proceedings conducted in both the House and the Senate.
High crimes and misdemeanors are defined under the law as actual misconduct by officials, such as treason, bribery, dishonesty, negligence, perjury under oath, abuse of authority, intimidation, misuse of public funds or assets, failure to supervise, dereliction of duty, unbecoming conduct, refusal to obey a lawful order, chronic intoxication and tax evasion.
It must be understood that charges of high crimes and misdemeanors against a government official have to be more than simply asserted; they must be proved, as would any criminal charges have to be proved in a regular court of law.
Also, an impeachment under the U.S. Constitution must involve all members of the House and all members of the Senate, regardless of political party affiliation and regardless of which party controls either or both houses of Congress.
Under no circumstances should impeachment proceedings be dictated by the dominant political party in either house with no rights given to the other party or to the accused to issue subpoenas and call their own witnesses. This would prevent a proper defense from being provided for the accused.
It’s best to think of impeachment proceedings as nearly identical to proceedings in any court of law. There must be both a stalwart prosecution and a stalwart defense. The only difference between impeachment and any other criminal court trial is that the jury, those who decide guilt or innocence, are not outsiders convened from the general public to either acquit or convict.
Past impeachments set legal precedents for future impeachments. Wikipedia and other reference sources note that, in the history of our nation, there have been three instances when a sitting president has undergone some aspect of impeachment. In 1868, President Andrew Johnson was impeached (indicted) in the House of Representatives. The charge (crime) against Johnson was that he violated the Tenure of Office Act, passed by Congress a year earlier. Johnson was indicted for violating this law when he fired Edwin M. Stanton, the Secretary of War, whom the Tenure Act was designed to protect. Because Johnson refused to obey a lawful order (a high crime) his indictment was a true proceeding under law. Whatever the politics of that day was, his indictment was a legal proceeding; not a political act.
However, when the indictment was brought to the Senate, Johnson was put on trial--again a legal proceeding--but the Senate failed to convict him by a vote of 35 to 19.
In October 1973, an impeachment process began in the House of Representatives against then President Richard Nixon. The infamous “Watergate scandal” brought it on. The crime that was to be the lynchpin of a possible indictment was Nixon’s involvement in the 1972 break-in at the Democratic National Committee headquarters at the Watergate office complex in Washington, D.C. Charges included obstruction of justice and abuse of power.
Nixon escaped indictment in the House of Representatives by resigning the presidency in 1974, after a tape of his conversations with others involved in the break-in exposed his complicity in the crime and his attempts to cover it up.
Just a few decades ago, in 1998, President Bill Clinton was impeached (indicted) in the House of representatives essentially for perjury –lying under oath—in his testimony given in the Starr Report prepared by Independent Counsel Ken Starr. Clinton’s perjured testimony was in regard to his sexual escapades as described in a sexual-harassment lawsuit filed against Clinton by Paula Jones. Besides perjury, Clinton was indicted on the charge of obstruction of justice.
This impeachment indictment was overturned by trial in the Senate. Clinton was acquitted because the charges against him didn’t receive the two-thirds majority vote of all the senators necessary for conviction and removal from office.
The unlawful “politics-based” Impeachment of Donald Trump. So far, all impeachment attempts against U.S. presidents have been legal proceedings to remove a president from office employing the criminal indictment and trial measures available under the U.S. Constitution.
Currently, try as they may, the Democrats (Demonrats) have not been able to define or settle on any particular high crimes and misdemeanors with which to prepare formal “articles of impeachment.” Secretly, behind closed doors, the Demonrats have been attempting to secure testimony from people within the Trump administration that might reveal the president’s connection to some crime against the nation.
Supposedly, the House Demonrats have the right to begin an impeachment inquiry in secret and also to deny Republicans the right to subpoena witnesses who would present testimony in support of the president. This is hugely and directly in conflict with precedents established in the previous presidential impeachment proceedings, where the accused were allowed to subpoena witnesses in order to build a stalwart defense.
This, alone, downgrades the impeachment proceedings against President Trump to a politics-driven ambush by deranged Demonrat malcontents who demand Trump be impeached simply because he beat their candidate (Hillary Clinton) and they hate him for it.
Politics has always been a factor in impeachment proceedings. But the U.S. Constitution, a body of laws, in itself, never intended impeachment to succeed at the whim of unscrupulous, political complainers. Equally important, precedents set forth in all three earlier impeachment cases--as all precedents do—have the weight of law, and cannot be tossed aside.
Regardless of the few words in the Constitution used to assign the House of Representatives the role of indicting the president in an impeachment, the rule of law governing precedents clearly shows the Demonrats are engaged in an unconstitutional “kangaroo court.” Americans should not give any acceptance to anything the Demonrats do to indict—stage a treasonous coup against--Donald Trump.
Most reliable indicators have Trump the big winner in 2020
Just a few days ago, Free Press International, Breitbart News and other news sources told Americans that all three of the 2020 election models, used by Moody’s Analytics, forecast President Donald Trump will win re-election over anyone the Democrats run against him. Even better, two of the Moody’s models predicted a Trump landslide no matter who opposes him.
Moody’s Analytics provides financial intelligence and economic forecasting to many of the largest corporations in the nation. Moody’s election models are regarded as leading gauges of how voters will respond in presidential elections.
Its models look at variables such as gasoline prices, home prices, changes in real personal income, the stock market and unemployment to determine trends that will influence voter choices. At this point in time, nearly all of these indicators favor Trump’s 2020 election win. So much so that, if voters were to vote based on their economic or “pocketbook” gains under Trump, he would “steamroll the competition, taking in 351 electoral votes compared to the Democrats’ 187. In 2016, Trump gathered in 304 electoral votes to 227 for Hillary Clinton.
Trump wins even if the economy slumps. Under all three of Moody’s election models, Trump would win “even if the stock market sunk to multi-year lows,” and the economy had taken a modest tumble. All Moody’s models reveal “Trump would hold on to key industrial Midwest states and pick up New Hampshire, Virginia and Minnesota.”
The Moody’s projections are in clear opposition to the recent Fox News and other media-generated polls that have Trump losing badly to every leading Democrat presidential candidate, including “Sleepy Joe” Biden, the so-called moderate in a field of rabid socialists.
These media polls are worth next to nothing. Their results are the product of bogus surveys based on total respondents heavily weighted in favor of Democrats (48 percent) compared to only 40 percent of respondents being Republicans. The “deck has been stacked” against Trump on every occasion. Everybody knows “figures lie...and liars figure.” But the Demonrats don’t care. Boldfaced lies are their stock-in-trade.
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.
The new Nancy Pelosi
House Speaker, Nancy Pelosi, isn’t courageous or clever enough to curb Alexandria Ocasio Cortez’ asinine rants about a “Green New Deal,” and now her support for a radical Muslim congresswoman, Ilhan Omar, who repeatedly attacks Jewish-Americans and our government’s loyalty to Israel.
Pelosi’s so afraid AOC will take over leadership of the leftist, progressive wing of the Democrat party. She hasn’t got the guts to stand up against the growing stupidity and anti-semitism of her party’s socialist-driven freshman members. Legislative leaders like Pelosi, who won’t challenge dumb-ass ideas that threaten to become destructive laws--and their obvious hatred for Jews--are the “gifts that keep on giving” Donald Trump the power to storm into his second term as president.
Meantime, AOC, the “twitty,” former bartender from the Bronx who know far more about drink “mixology” than she knows about economics and good international relationships, has turned the Democrat Party into an evil, sick joke. Long live Alexandria Ocasio Cortez. And don’t you just love her lipstick that appears to be applied with a plasterer’s trowel. OMG…how could Democrats have sunk so low and become so brainless?
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
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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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.