What a crazy week we have just lived through. We are happy that, by the skin of our teeth, we have survived the Democrats attempt to by-pass the Constitution's guidelines on elections.
Constitutionally, elections are under the control of each individual state. The Democrats were trying to nationalize the process and make law all the shady techniques they used in the 2020 elections. They will not stop trying. We must reman vigilant to all of their ploys.
* We have received many comments and suggestions regarding the news that Sidney Powell has been subpoenaed by the House Committee investigating January 6.
Sidney welcomes this opportunity to provide the committee members with information they have missed. We will keep you updated as this situation evolves.
* We will also have more information coming as Defending The Republic is providing the defense for Oath Keeper, Stewart Rhodes.
* If you missed the live hearing with Sidney for Couy Griffin/Cowboys for Trump, in Colorado this morning, the audio version will be available here.
Here is this weeks GOOD NEWS!
1- This seemed to come out of the blue. Congratulations to Great Britain for returning to sanity!
England Ends All COVID Passports, Mask Mandates, Work Restrictions
QUOTE: Restrictions including COVID-19 passes, mask mandates, and work-from-home guidance will be removed in England, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced on Wednesday.
Johnson also suggested that self-isolation rules may also be thrown out at the end of March as the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus pandemic becomes endemic.
Effective immediately, the UK government is no longer asking people to work from home.
And from Thursday, indoor mask-wearing will no longer be compulsory anywhere in England.
The requirement for secondary school pupils to wear masks during class and in communal areas will also be removed from the Department for Education's national guidance.
Roaring cheers from lawmakers could be heard in the House of Commons following Johnson's announcements on masks.
2- The Czech Republic joins with England on dropping all mandates.
Czech Republic scraps vaccine mandate as daily cases hit record high
QUOTE: The Czech Republic's new government has scrapped a decree making Covid vaccines mandatory for over-60s and key workers in some professions, with the country's health minister describing the previous administration's plan as "nonsense from the start".
The mandate - which was supposed to come into effect in March for the elderly as well as health and care workers, police officers and firefighters - was dismissed by Prime Minister Petr Fiala's new centre-right government as daily Covid cases hit a record high in the country.
"We see no reason for compulsory vaccination. We do not want to deepen the divides," Mr Fiala said at a press conference on Wednesday. However, he emphasised that the government still considered vaccines as "the best way to fight Covid".
3- Shockingly, the ultra-left company, Starbucks, has reversed the company's vax mandate for employees.
These mandates are horrible for companies large and small. Do not discount the impact of the thousands of employees who held firm and refused to get the "clot-shot" in reversals like this.
Starbucks nixes vaccine mandate after Supreme Court ruling
QUOTE: Starbucks is no longer requiring its U.S. workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19, reversing a policy it announced earlier this month.
In a memo sent Tuesday to employees, the Seattle coffee giant said it was responding to last week's ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court. In a 6-3 vote, the court rejected the Biden administration's plan to require vaccines or regular COVID testing at companies with more than 100 workers.
"We respect the court's ruling and will comply," Starbucks Chief Operating Officer John Culver wrote in the memo.
Starbucks employs 228,000 people in the U.S.
4- In November, the nation was stunned by the clean sweep election in Virginia. But there was another similar election in Greensburg, Pennsylvania that has gotten very little attention. It is worth knowing about because it indicates a massive shift in America.
Salena Zito tells this interesting story. You will enjoy reading the entire article.
There is a big change coming this year.
Why Greensburg turned red in 2021
QUOTE: For the first time in Westmoreland County (PA) history, no Democrat was elected to a countywide office seat in the November 2021 off-year elections.
Not only did Republicans sweep all of the row office races here, they also won the district attorney and coroner races, ousting longtime officeholders that many in the community respected.
"They won a statewide Supreme Court seat and other judicial races, but they also won seats outside of the more conservative west in the Philadelphia suburbs in county government and for township supervisors, seats they had lost during the Trump years," said G. Terry Madonna, a political science professor at Millersville University and a frequent commentator on Pennsylvania politics.
It turns out this wasn't an outlier. A full year's look by Gallup at political preferences in 2021 shows that they have undergone a dramatic shift away from the Democratic Party. Whereas a 9 percentage-point plurality perceived themselves as Democratic one year ago, Republicans had surged to a 5-point edge by the fourth quarter of 2021. Both the 9-point Democratic advantage in the first quarter and the 5-point Republican edge in the fourth quarter are among the largest Gallup has measured for each party in any quarter since it began regularly measuring party identification and leaning in 1991.
Youngstown State University professor Paul Sracic said it is pretty unprecedented for a party to fall this far from grace in just one year. "This big party shift just doesn't ever happen, and these numbers are just stunning." Sracic speculates the numbers just have to make Democratic strategists sick to the stomach. "It is hard to think of a worse-case scenario," he said.
The former two-time Fulbright Scholar, an expert in modern American populism, said it is also fascinating that these voters are moving away from Democrats despite a tremendous amount of cultural pressure. "And that is an important nuance to include at looking at this historic shift."
5- This is certainly good news. However, we caution you to not relax. We must keep working on all fronts to win this victory in November.
Midterm blowout: Republicans have a 13-point lead
QUOTE: The Trafalgar Group is very accurate in its polling. It found 55.7% of voters prefer a Republican candidate in the upcoming congressional races. 42.2% prefer a Democrat.
Remember the 2010 congressional races when the Tea Party flipped 63 seats for Republicans, which gave them their largest majority in decades?
Republicans received 51.7% of the votes overall. Democrats got 44.9%. That was a 6.8-point gap.
This is a 13.5-point gap. For those who have to take off their shoes to count past 10, that is double the gap of 2010.
6- We strongly urge parents and grandparents to remove their children from all public schools. It is good to see that a majority of parents are considering other options. All Republican candidates should be pushing for school choice and vouchers in their states.
POLL: 52% Of Parents Considered New Schools For Their Kids
QUOTE: A new poll from National School Choice Week uncovered that 52% of parents considered, or are considering, new schools for their children in the past year.
The poll, released Monday, asked parents with children between the ages of five and 18 if at any point in the past year they considered "finding a new or different school for any of the children" in their household? Eighteen percent of parents said they chose a new school for their kids, 20% said they looked into school choice options and decided against a switch, and 14% said they are "currently considering it." An additional 47% of parents said they "wish [they] had more time to consider the schooling options" for their children.
The survey was conducted from Jan. 3 to Jan. 6 and was delivered to 2,715 respondents via Survey Monkey's National Audience. The margin of error was +/- 2 percentage points.
Black and Hispanic parents are actively looking for new school options at higher percentages than their white counterparts, according to the study. Support for school choice is also higher among black and Hispanic parents than white parents. Overall, 73% of black parents, 72% of Hispanic parents, and 69% of white parents support school choice, according to the poll.
7- Another citizen pushes back on her local politicians. This is a lesson in tough political love from Bethany Mandel. You can watch the video at the link and read her comments. It is an awesome performance. It takes place in Montgomery County, Maryland.
We mentioned Bethany a few weeks ago. She has written a series of children's books highlighting the lives of well-known conservatives. Facebook de-platformed her because we sure would not want children to know about the lives of successful Americans.
But you can find them here: Heroes of Liberty.
"This is gonna be the end of your cushy government bureaucratic careers": Bethany Mandel went full Tombstone on her county council over proposed vax passports
QUOTE: Here's a little of Bethany's comments:
So everyone here is going to tell you why this is bad for businesses and for residents. I'm here to tell you why this is bad for you as politicians. This is gonna be the end of your cushy government bureaucratic careers.
Here's the thing. The seats for this council are up for a primary vote in June. That's the deciding election in this county. An election the only truly motivated people bother to vote in during off-election years. Unfortunately for you, you've made us care. And we've filled these speaking slots within three minutes of them opening.
For those of you who are facing term limits, we're coming for your seats. For those of you who plan to run again, we're coming for yours. This resolution is the final straw for a number of businesses, groups and individuals in this county who have seen you come close to destroying everything they've built.
8- Defending The Republic is very involved in cases surrounding the January 6 events and the bogus investigation. The unravelling of this lie is welcome news.
The January 6 Narrative is Starting to Unravel
QUOTE: The Democrats and the propaganda ministry have tried to portray the events of January 6 as the greatest assault on democracy... in like, forever. But it seems like that narrative is starting to unravel. The unraveling began when many people began to suspect that the whole thing was a setup and started looking into it.
It wasn't law enforcement or MSM journalists investigating -- they could be controlled. It was amateur citizen investigators using the power of the internet. Ah... the internet -- allowing average citizens to cross reference and collate a limitless sea of information. Our Founders would approve.
Citizen investigators began to identify individuals who were clearly involved in inciting the riot on January 6. But a curious number of them had not been arrested by the FBI, even though their identity was well known. One such individual is Ray Epps. Epps is seen on video urging the crowd to enter the Capitol building. He lives in Arizona on a ranch and hasn't been arrested. There are numerous others, just like him. The question became unavoidable: Did the federal government have involvement in January 6? We don't know the answer to that question -- and that's a problem for a constitutional republic.
QUOTE: After a year of investigating an insurrection that the FBI said wasn't an insurrection, the questions started to get a bit too inconvenient for San Fran Nan's committee. So, she did what masters do. She jerked the leash hard, and her twin dogs barked. The committee released a statement defending Ray Epps, and the FBI arrested Stewart Rhodes, the leader of the Oath Keepers, and a number of his fellow travelers.
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