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Encore of Revival: America, June 15, 2020

America faces a new kind of reconciliation. Democrat voters in Seattle have decided that government can be overbearing. Usually, that was a patent held by Republican-voting Conservatives. A group of citizens expected the government to obey their desires, another idea Conservatives faced opposition for. And, the news media falsely claims that this group in Seattle wants to become a separate nation and erase all borders. Usually, slander from the media was an honor reserved for Conservatives.

Things have reversed.

If a group of people have bad beliefs, the best way to survive those beliefs is to have those beliefs known so they can be rebutted fair and square. Listening is a vital part of proving someone wrong. The nation has a lot of growing up to do.

Democrat voters and Republican voters hold this in common more now than ever: refusal to listen. Republican voters believe that if a group in Seattle has an opinion, they are automatically wrong and therefore shouldn’t be heard nor should any claim of what they say be confirmed. Likewise, Democrat voters think if Trump says something, he is automatically wrong and anyone who says otherwise should be ignored without checking facts.

We have much more in common than we thought. But, the mutual refusal to listen tells us that fighting will only increase. Peace only comes to those who want it. Perhaps, the troubles our voluntarily deaf ears create will drive us to want to not fight more than we want to not listen—maybe.

Russianewsgategate

GOP votes to give chairman authority to subpoena Obama officials // The Hill

Tim Graham: Rosenstein testifies – and suddenly mainstream media say this about Russia collusion // Fox News

Hillary must testify
JW v State HRC testimony hearing order 01242 5056 // Judicial Watch

Full court hearing
Hillary Clinton – June 1, 2020: The United States Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit // YouTube @ United States Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit

Hillary Clinton Lost Her Appeal In Court – Will Have To Testify In Email Case // JoshWho NEWS

Trump

Jim Jordan’s Big Idea: Enact FISA reform to fix ‘system-wide problem’ // Fox News

Nothing negative in this, interesting
New Melania Trump book says she renegotiated her prenuptial agreement // CNN

CNN is on record!
The remarkable collapse of Donald Trump’s polling numbers // CNN

Dissent
As George Floyd protests rage across the US, why does Donald Trump insist on posing in front of churches? // SCMP

Trump to restart MAGA rallies this month despite coronavirus // Politico

White House is considering a Trump speech to the nation on race and unity // CNN

Election

We’ll see in November…
Trump Wins Again! ‘…according to CNN and MSNBC, he’s united 90% of the country in hating him’: AdviceAnimals // reddit

Flashback 3 years…
How did Trump win if so many people hate him?? – NoStupidQuestions // reddit

State & Local

Polling Places in Black Communities Continue to Close Ahead of November Elections // Governing

The official demands of CHAZ
The Demands of the Collective Black Voices at Free Capitol Hill to the Government of Seattle, Washington // Medium

Spin sin
Tammy Bruce on Seattle ‘mayhem’: Americans have to stand against this // Fox News

Official:
Our Demands | Black Lives Matter Seattle-King County // Black Lives Matter Seattle-King County

Trump renews military threat against Seattle’s Capitol Hill // kiro7.com

Seattle Mayor says President’s threat to send military is unwelcome, illegal // MyNorthwest

Trump threatens to ‘take back the city’ if Seattle, state officials don’t // KING5 NBC Seattle

Trump says domestic terrorists have taken over Seattle and demands CHAZ be retaken // Daily Mail

Antifa Activists Claim First Territory in Seattle // City Journal

Rapper organizer of the Seattle autonomous zone says Trump has ‘put a hit on his head’ // Daily Mail

A dam problem!
Whitmer wanted to cut dam repair program; $1.6M denied for Edenville dam // Detroit News

In Whitmer’s face!
Michigan Supreme Court sides with barber who reopened in defiance of Whitmer’s coronavirus lockdown // Fox News

Republicans

Bec ‘lynching’ is anything, as defined
Rand Paul stalls bill that would make lynching a federal hate crime // Guardian

Security & Public Safety

Donald Trump : We will not be defunding, dismantling, or disbanding our police // Christian Daily

Bold experiment
Minneapolis To Disband Police Department // Forbes

The US shoots, kills and imprisons more people than other developed countries. Here’s what the data says // CNN

Culture & People

Gun Sales Shoot Up Amidst Unrest: 80% More In Last Month Than May 2019 // Yahoo News

Flashback 1 week ago…
Morgan County Sheriff experiencing an increase in concealed carry permit applications // WHNT News 19 Huntsville, AL

Flashback 1 month…
Gun Sales Are Up Across Appalachia. Here’s Why // YES! Magazine

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Encore of Revival: America, February 17, 2020

https://youtu.be/Bo68fqsQHh4

Democrats and Republicans are working in evil tandem. In a sense, Republicans have no choice. The attacks against Conservatives in America are so extreme and unfair that our laws might not be suited to defend us from them. Going easy on Roger Stone in his punishment for something that wasn't wrong seems like playing favorites, from more than one angle. It's okay when Democrats do it, but when Democratic Washington attacks men for less than John Brennan has done wrong it seems like those men must be unfair in order to receive justice.

We are in a spiral of decay.

Pure democracy is sheer tyranny of the masses, allowing the 51% to gang up on the 49%. But, a Democratic Republic, like the USA, doesn't—or shouldn't—allow the 99% to gang up on the 1% because every single person has rights that no one else can take away. But, in attempts to punish famous people for supporting a candidate in the "other political party", and in LGBTQ trying to change the rules of restrooms and use prison to punish people for grammar rules without classic literature, we are seeing the 1% try to gang up on the 99%. Some, not all, of the Left want an aristocracy that they steer.

But, it doesn't stop there. While a few in the Left try to gang up on the ever-less-so-silent majority, huge backlash is coming even against more moderate Liberals. The public-funding-driven Liberals, different from the social-driven Liberals, are getting a bad wrap from the Right. People are being hated for believing things they don't believe on both sides of the political spectrum. While the Right is rising up against the Far Left, another backlash is coming back against the Right in the more distant future. That will be when the nation's institutions are shaken, in the days when we all are forced to listen to each other—in the days when the nation's inner turmoil sees daylight and we find our hearts.

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Encore of Revival: America, February 10, 2020

https://youtu.be/TfNq7TwobhI

Trump's acquittal did not come because of party politics or friends in Washington. It came because he stood fast—he held his ground in a party that tried to denounce him early on. He had many good friends helping, but it was Trump himself that empowered their efforts and directed the flow.

The Republican Party is not what it seems. They hated Trump when he didn't do things in their failing manner, but now they acquit him and act like they have always been BFF from the beginning. Any disagreements in Trump's early days don't matter anymore, even though that's not the tone they used at the time, though a number of those Republicans are out of office.

It's typical. The Republicans held their noses while Reagan gave them success. They passed Democratic-oriented, anti-Conservative laws during the W. Bush years viz the Patriot Act. They objected to Conservative voices in media during the 2005 "Build a Fence" movement viz Senator Lott. Thanks to Trump's inability to be railroaded, they are being gifted more success and clout than they ever didn't earn before.

Senator McConnell stayed true to the colors he flew, which is more than can be said for the late Senator McCain or Senator Romney, who took his unofficial place as "Republican Senate maverick". Senator Romney's departure from the fold could make him a one-term Senator—and not from lack of RNC backing. Senator Graham and many others took their stand for law, order, facts, evidence, process, and truth. The Republican Party stood behind their president, this time. Had former House Republicans not been card-carrying members of the metaphorical "never Trumper" movement, Republicans might still hold the House and none of this ugly impeachment would have happened.

Justice came from Republicans this time; don't get used to it. While Democrats are the party of hate and failed "we wanna' help you" platitudes, the Republicans are the party of treachery. Democrats stand together while Republicans usually don't. It was a strange week in Washington. Things will be fine through the Trump years because they will depend on him. But after that, buckle up.

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