Monthly Archives: December 2020

Will President Trump Release the Dogs of War?

J. Robert Smith has a weekly article that appears at American Thinker. His archived articles can be found here.

J Robert Smith

  • Dec. 27, 2020
  • 3 min read

Updated: Dec. 28, 2020

President Trump faces perhaps the most momentous decision a president has had to make. Will he invoke the 2018 executive order pertaining to elections fraud and foreign interference therein? The truth is, the president may have no other choice. The federal courts – the U.S. Supreme Court, to date, in particular – have turned their backs on redressing November’s historic elections fraud. GOP controlled legislatures in contested battleground states aren’t likely to decertify Biden electors (fraud slates) and install electors who reflect the will of a majority of voters. And, really, what do we expect from Congress on January 6?

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Do You Respect Sausage or the Law? Then We’ve Got Bad News for You

Rob Meyne

  • Dec. 23, 2020
  • 4 min read

One of the oldest sayings regarding politics is this: If you have any respect for sausage, or the law, you should never watch either being made.

That comes to mind in the wake legislation providing Covid “relief” to the American people. If you can watch this fecal festival without screaming or throwing things against the wall, you’re bereft of standards or simply just don’t care.

To paraphrase William F. Buckley, I would rather be governed by the first 535 names in the Terre Haute, Indiana, phone book than by the U. S. Congress. It would be a step up.

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Days of Great Crises Lay Ahead

J. Robert Smith has a weekly article that appears at American Thinker. His archived articles can be found here.

J Robert Smith

  • Dec. 22, 2020
  • 3 min read

I’m not pretending to be an Old Testament prophet, no Jerimiah. I don’t have to be. Anyone willing to look reality hard in the eye can see: The nation is moving inexorably toward crises. Dark days are just over the horizon. The American people will be tested in ways at no time since the Civil War. Our liberties, the rule of law, our nation under God, hangs in the balance. Will we be free or will tyranny prevail?

Speaking the truth doesn’t make us drama queens (or kings) or Chicken Littles. Let’s remind ourselves of key facts that compel this gloomy assessment:

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Bring on 2021… the Country is in for a Rough Ride

This article originally appeared at American Thinker.

J Robert Smith

  • Dec. 15, 2020
  • 5 min read

It was in the musical Camelot (the movie) when King Pellinore (Lionel Jefferies) advices Arthur (Richard Harris) that the “uglier the truth, the truer the friend who tells you.”

Now, with mere weeks to go before the year changes, we have to confront an ugly truth. 2020 is just prelude to crises and conflicts to come. When they end, we cannot say. The 2020s may prove a troubled decade. I don’t pretend to have a crystal ball. But there are matters we can be sure of. One need only survey the scene – the wreckage, really – of 2020 to understand that America faces the gravest risks to its existence as a free and united country in 160 years.

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Grifting Can Be A Good Way to Pay the Bills

Rob Meyne

  • Dec. 13, 2020
  • 5 min read

No discussion of anti-Trumpers would be complete without a look at the Lincoln Project. They were promoted as Republicans who were so offended by President Trump’s character, rhetoric, actions, or morals they simply could not support him. They claim to be conservative constitutionalists who find Trump so reprehensible they would prefer to have a far left/nascent socialist in office.

That’s worthy of reflection. Assume for a moment you’re a hardcore Constitutional Conservative. Short of compelling proof of a crime, a candidate going on a killing spree, kidnapping elderly nuns, or assassinating puppies, what would they have to do to persuade you to support the most extreme leftist ticket in your lifetime? Right. Hard to think of anything. Especially once your candidate had established an actual governing track record that was indisputably conservative in most ways.

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If the Elections are Stolen, the Biden Nightmare Begins

This article originally appeared at American Thinker.

J Robert Smith

  • Dec. 11, 2020
  • 5 min read

Immersed as we are in President Trump’s efforts to wrestle victory from a sinister collection of fraudsters, we’re understandably sparing little time to consider what happens if addled Joe Biden’s handlers get away with stealing the elections. These gleeful rogues – Democrat hacks, malignant leftists, BLM grifters, Antifa spoiled brats, DC lifers, traitorous RINOs, Big Tech plutocrats, MSM propagandists – all suffering a variety of conceits, are convinced they’re pulling off the biggest heist in their wretched existences. Maybe a new Leni Riefenstahl will be found in Biden’s press pool to immortalize the feat?

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Who Needs the Anti-Trumpers?

Rob Meyne

  • Dec. 8, 2020
  • 4 min read

Future footnotes to the 2020 election will include discussions of a small but vocal cohort of former Republicans who turned against the President. Known collectively as anti-Trumpers or never-Trumpers, it includes people who used to be rank and file Republicans, folks who used to be part of a Republican administration, and those who feel marginalized, left out, and uninvolved.

The latter group is essentially in a hissy fit because they are no longer relevant and mad that Trump managed to win the nomination and election without their help or support.

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America Won’t Agree on Solutions if We Don’t Share a Common Understanding of the Problems

Rob Meyne

  • Dec. 3, 2020
  • 4 min read

The discussion about 2020 vote fraud mirrors, in many ways, the status quo on public affairs more broadly. And that isn’t a good thing.

If you are reading these words, you are more than likely a very well-informed citizen. That isn’t a compliment to us. It’s a compliment to you. And not because our site is special. But if you have found your way here, in a maze of thousands of options, you must be fairly interested in the health of our nation. It also means you must not take much of what you see on tv or read in the papers at face value. Again, good for you. Our intention here is to raise questions, invite scrutiny, and offer opinions with which you may or may not agree. We are all about free speech, even as one of our major political parties no longer champions it.

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This is War

This article originally appeared at American Thinker.

J Robert Smith

  • Dec. 1, 2020
  • 5 min read

We are at war with enemies of liberty, domestic and foreign. Domestic enemies are now pressing us all the more. Why shrink from the word “enemy,” the simple definition of which is “one seeking to injure, overthrow, or confound an opponent.” Who other are these warmakers?

This war is much more than disputes over fraudulent elections, though that would be cause enough. The Democratic Party is a means. The new war has been imagined, developed, and phased in over decades by the left. It’s unconventional, asymmetric, and cunning. It’s insidious, and has been about stealth and infiltration more so than outright confrontation – until this year, when state shutdowns have been imposed to test the limits of tyranny… to gauge the level of tolerance of unconstitutional centralized rule over a free people. Targeted violence has been employed in cities to engender angst, a sense of helplessness, and, consequently, to demoralize us.

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