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Tuesday News Roundup: The Supreme Court Betrays America and the Constitution in Pennsylvania Decision

Hey, remember how your Democrat friends all told you what a wonderful, fair, cerebral, non-partisan judge Merrick Garland is supposed to be? – Yeah, he’s just another leftwing partisan Democrat who refuses to honestly answer questions in a congressional hearing:

“I don’t know…I don’t know…I don’t know…I don’t know.” He’s the perfect attorney general for this sock puppet presidency.

We are so screwed.

Today’s Short-Term Memory Reminder. – I’m old enough to remember when it was Donald Trump who was supposed to be a totalitarian. But hey, that was always a lie – everyone with functioning synapses in their cranial cavities knows it is the Democrat Party that has always striven to take our country down the road to despotism, and today’s Democrats are no exception to that 200-year rule.

Yesterday, we discovered that congressional Democrats are now trying to bully cable/streaming companies into dropping news networks that they do not approve of. Take a look:

Hilariously, these authoritarian Dems pretend to base their efforts at censorship on “moral or ethical principles”:

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It’s absolutely surreal. You could never make this stuff up if it didn’t already exist.

Speaking of authoritarians… – Congressman Ro Khanna served as campaign manager for The Commie, Bernie Sanders, for a very good reason: He’s a commie, too.

You don’t have to believe me – just listen to him talk to some fake journalist on CNN about his desire to put any business that can’t afford to pay a $15 minimum wage out of business:

That’s pure communism. You either redistribute your wealth exactly the way the government demands you do it, or you don’t stay in business. Profits don’t matter; your business’s value to the community doesn’t matter; the fact you’d have to fire half your employees in order to pay that hourly wage doesn’t matter; you either do as your government masters tell you to do or you don’t do business.

And Ro Khanna and Bernie Sanders and 2/3rds of the congressional Democrat caucus will the thrilled to see you and your jobs go. Despicable.

How about this walk down memory lane? – Check this out as China Joe Biden tells David Letterman that he was arrested for going into the U.S. senate chamber and taking over the presiding officer’s seat, just as that nitwit in the viking horns did on January 6:

Now, there’s little doubt Biden’s lying here, given that he lies with the regularity that most people urinate, but man, what a thing to admit to doing. Just another inconvenient little video for the Democrats and their mindless voters.

Right on cue, the Supreme Court betrays the American people one more time. – I warned you all a few weeks ago that the decision by the Supreme Court to schedule a day to consider whether to formally hear three of the Trump election challenges in Pennsylvania, Georgia and Michigan would likely end badly for us and the Constitution.

Many were excited because they labored under the misimpression that the Court had agreed to hear these three cases, but in reality all it was doing was trying to decide whether or not to put any of them on the docket. I also told you that it was almost certain that the Court would refuse to hear the Georgia or Michigan cases, but that it should hear the Pennsylvania case since it so clearly involved a stark constitutional violation in which the state’s courts changed voting rules by judicial fiat. But I also warned you that the justices would find some technical excuse not to hear that case as well.

All of that came to fruition on Monday, as the Court refused to hear any of the three cases:

From the story at National Review:

Few things are worse for public confidence in elections than having the rules changed in the middle of the game (or after it). An epidemic of late-in-the-day changes to the rules was particularly corrosive in 2020. Courts are ill-equipped to referee those changes when partisan tempers are running hot. The Supreme Court just threw away its last opportunity to remedy that problem before the next election cycle.

The Court this morning turned away the remaining challenges to the 2020 election in Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Georgia, Arizona, and Michigan. Some of these challenges were legally meritless, and none of them offered any legitimate grounds to change the outcome of the presidential election, but the Pennsylvania case in particular raised a serious, recurring issue of election law: whether state courts or state executive officials can use the general, open-ended terms of state constitutional provisions to throw out specific rules passed by state legislatures governing federal elections. Articles I and II of the Constitution reserve to state legislatures the power to set rules for federal elections.

That’s exactly what happened in Pennsylvania: The Pennsylvania supreme court used the Pennsylvania Constitution’s general guarantees of “free and equal” elections and “free exercise of the right of suffrage” as an excuse to invalidate the state legislature’s explicit deadline for mail-in ballots to be received by 8 p.m. on Election Day — the same time the in-person polls close. That deadline was enacted in 2019 and left untouched in revisions to the mail-in ballot rules during the pandemic in 2020. The Court should have heard the case before Election Day, in order t0 ensure that the rules of the road were set in advance. Refusing to hear the case either before the election or after the election guarantees that the issue remains unsettled for the next election.

Justice Clarence Thomas, joined by Justices Samuel Alito and Neil Gorsuch, wrote a dissent blasting the Court for repeatedly ducking this issue (Alito added his own dissent). Normally, federal courts will not hear cases once they are moot, and that would normally be the situation here: Justice Thomas noted that there was no evidence in the record that the Pennsylvania deadline extension changed the result of any federal election…

[The Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s] decision to rewrite the rules seems to have affected too few ballots to change the outcome of any federal election. But that may not be the case in the future. These cases provide us with an ideal opportunity to address just what authority nonlegislative officials have to set election rules, and to do so well before the next election cycle. The refusal to do so is inexplicable. . . . An election system lacks clear rules when, as here, different officials dispute who has authority to set or change those rules. This kind of dispute brews confusion because voters may not know which rules to follow. Even worse, with more than one system of rules in place, competing candidates might each declare victory under different sets of rules.

That does sound familiar, doesn’t it? Thomas detailed why contests involving mail-in ballots, which were once treated with skepticism even by the New York Times and election-law experts, were more complicated to litigate quickly, and thus presented even greater mootness problems: “Five to six weeks for judicial testing is difficult enough for straightforward cases. For factually complex cases, compressing discovery, testimony, and appeals into this timeline is virtually impossible.” He specifically noted the compressed timeline imposed in presidential elections by the Electoral Count Act of 1887. And Justice Thomas warned of the particular problems the Court faces in trying to handle politically charged cases in the middle of voting, pointing to a South Carolina case where the Court ended up ordering one rule for ballots cast after its decision, and another for ballots already cast.

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Note that two of President Trump’s three nominees for the Court ruled against the American people and the Constitution in this decision, and you see how screwed we all really are.

Be careful out there.

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The COVID Pandemic Could be Ending – and That’s a Real Problem for Biden

Lots of media chatter happening today about the dramatic fall in COVID-19 infection and hospitalization rates since the first of the year. Here are some examples:

It seems the vaccines that were fast-tracked by the Trump Administration are proving even more effective than first thought, thanks to the rapid distribution and administering program implemented by the Trump team, which had more than 1 million doses being delivered every day by the time China Joe Biden was installed into the presidency. That reality, combined with the build-up of herd immunity in the country is now leading to a dramatic drop in the infection, hospitalization and death rates related to the viral gift from China.

From the New York Post story linked above:

A Johns Hopkins professor and surgeon says that the coronavirus could be “mostly gone” by April.

Marty Makary, who teaches at the university’s School of Medicine and Bloomberg School of Public Health, said in an opinion piece published in the Wall Street Journal on Friday that daily infections have declined by 77 percent since January.

“There is reason to think the country is racing toward an extremely low level of infection,” Makary wrote. “As more people have been infected, most of whom have mild or no symptoms, there are fewer Americans left to be infected. At the current trajectory, I expect COVID will be mostly gone by April, allowing Americans to resume normal life.”

Vaccinations and the high number of people who have already been infected in the US — more than 28 million — could contribute to herd immunity in the spring, Makary said. Herd immunity occurs when enough people become immune to a virus, ending its spread. Makary also said it would protect against new strains of the coronavirus from spreading.

“When the chain of virus transmission has been broken in multiple places, it’s harder for it to spread — and that includes the new strains,” he said.

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Of course, none of this is in any way in the Biden/Fauci plan to keep Americans holed up in their homes and wearing double-masks into perpetuity. Even worse, it is crystal clear that these suddenly much more positive outlooks are the result of actions taken by the Trump administration, and that neither Biden nor his evil handlers can take credit for any of it.

Thus, the only recourse available for the Biden people to take is of course to try to revise history, which is why we saw the DC Swamp Sock Puppet-in-Chief say this on Friday:

BIDEN: “Just over four weeks ago, America had no real plan to vaccinate most of the country. My predecessor, as my mother would say, ‘failed to order enough vaccines,’ failed to mobilize the effort to administer the shots… That changed the moment we took office.”

This is obviously an outright lie, but hey, he’s a Democrat, so what else would we expect?

To be clear: Nothing changed the moment Biden took office. In fact, it is painfully obvious from his and Fauci’s constantly-shifting narratives that they had no plan whatsoever related to COVID-19 on January 20, and still don’t have any real plan – other than to needlessly keep schools closed at the behest of teacher’s unions – today, one full month later.

And now, their plan to keep Americans frightened and masked for years to come is imperiled by the solutions made possible by the executive actions of Donald J. Trump.

For actual Americans, the potential for their lives to return to something resembling normalcy is cause for celebration. But for Biden and his fellow Democrats, it’s the worst possible scenario.

That’s the truth, and we shouldn’t be shy about saying it.

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Monday News Roundup: China, not Russia, is America’s Real Adversary

While the Democrats and corrupt news media – all of whom are beholden to China – were distracting the nation by painting Russia as our nation’s boogeyman, here is what was really happening in the world. – If you read just one item of news today, read the op/ed piece Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe authored for the weekend edition of the Wall Street Journal.

In that piece, DNI Ratcliffe details chapter and verse why China – not Russia and a fading Putin – is America’s #1 adversary in the world, and how it is infiltrating our economic, economic and political systems to subvert our country to its will without firing a shot.

Here is an excerpt from that piece just to whet your appetite:

Within intelligence agencies, a healthy debate and shift in thinking is already under way. For the talented intelligence analysts and operators who came up during the Cold War, the Soviet Union and Russia have always been the focus. For others who rose through the ranks at the turn of this century, counterterrorism has been top of mind. But today we must look with clear eyes at the facts in front of us, which make plain that China should be America’s primary national security focus going forward.

Other nations must understand this is true for them as well. The world is being presented a choice between two wholly incompatible ideologies. China’s leaders seek to subordinate the rights of the individual to the will of the Communist Party. They exert government control over companies and subvert the privacy and freedom of their citizens with an authoritarian surveillance state.

We shouldn’t assume that Beijing’s efforts to drag the world back into the dark will fail just because the forces of good have triumphed before in modern times. China believes that a global order without it at the top is a historical aberration. It aims to change that and reverse the spread of liberty around the world.

Beijing is preparing for an open-ended period of confrontation with the U.S. Washington should also be prepared. Leaders must work across partisan divides to understand the threat, speak about it openly, and take action to address it.

This is our once-in-a-generation challenge. Americans have always risen to the moment, from defeating the scourge of fascism to bringing down the Iron Curtain. This generation will be judged by its response to China’s effort to reshape the world in its own image and replace America as the dominant superpower. The intelligence is clear. Our response must be as well.

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Think of how America’s posture towards the ChiCom government is going to shift if China Joe Potato Head Biden, whose family has profited to the tune of millions from Chinese interests over the past decade, is installed into the presidency. Think of how easy it will then become for Xi Jinping and the ChiComs to subvert our political system, especially if the Democrats win both runoff elections in Georgia and assume control of both houses of congress.

In the media, talking heads at every major TV and radio outlet and newspapers have been spouting ChiCom talking points for years now, with their social media cohorts censoring anti-China messaging on their platforms. Our major universities have for years now taken millions from ChiCom interests to fund pro-China propaganda classes and professors.

This is serious stuff, folks. Deadly serious.

In the political system, ChiCom efforts to bribe and influence politicians is not limited to Washington. Watch the reactions of several governors as Sec. State Mike Pompeo details Chinese corruption at the state level at their Winter Meeting of the National Governors Association:

If you think it’s not really important for President Trump to prevail in his efforts to overturn the stolen election, think again. If you think the results of the Georgia runoffs and who ultimately controls the U.S. Senate are not important, think again.

Russia is just a Democrat fantasy, propaganda pushed out to the public for the last 5 years in a concerted effort with the corrupt news media to obscure the real threat to our nation posed by China. America has one clear and present adversary that is a real threat to its ultimate survival, and Vladimir Putin has nothing to do with it.

Meanwhile, in other news…. – Rudy Giuliani tested positive for COVID-19, because of course he did:

*sigh*

Hey, look, the FBI appears to be doing something productive! – It’s probably just a shiny object aimed at propping up the dumpster fire Bureau’s disastrous reputation, but FBI agents did seem to conduct an actual raid on a residence in Arizona’s Maricopa County (home to Phoenix and more than half of the state’s voters) on Sunday:

From the story at Forbes.com:

On the morning of November 5, as the 2020 election hung in the balance, Arizona federal agents raided a two-story house in Fountain Hills, Maricopa County, a county that had become a key battleground in the presidential race. The agents were looking for evidence of a cyberattack on an unnamed organization and stolen voter data. They left with eight hard drives, three computers and a bag of USB sticks. The resident of the property, a 56-year-old IT expert named Elliot Kerwin, was served the warrant. He is not yet facing charges and was unreachable for comment at the time of publication. There is no indication that anything other than voters’ information, which can be acquired for a few hundred dollars in Arizona counties, was taken from the affected office.

The warrant, discovered by Forbes this week, reveals investigators have been looking into a computer intrusion at an unnamed “victim office,” which occurred from October 21 to November 4. At the Kerwin residence, they were looking for any evidence within the seized computers that showed they’d been used to access the IT network at the office, as well as “protected voters’ information” and any indication that it had been disseminated to other people.

Of the 15 county recorder’s offices contacted by Forbes about the investigation, only one, Maricopa County, confirmed voter data had been stolen, noting that a federal investigation was under way. The Maricopa County Recorder’s office, which is just 30 minutes’ drive south from Kerwin’s home, did not confirm whether or not the investigation was the same as that referred to in the search warrant.

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Ok, so, the raid took place over a month ago and the county officials claim that a “federal investigation” is taking place. Meanwhile, the Electoral College is scheduled to meet and vote a week from today. Do any of you think the FBI and DOJ will produce a shred of results from their “investigation” if those findings would benefit Donald Trump and his quest to prove the massive voter fraud that the Democrats perpetrated in the state of Arizona?

If so, shoot me an email. I’ve got some prime real estate I’d like to talk to you about buying. Thanks.

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COVID Data Manipulation is in no way Unique to the Nashville Mayor

Trust me, this has happened all over the country. – Emails made public yesterday reveal that Democrat Nashville Mayor John Cooper and his staff intentionally withheld information related to the number of bar-related China Virus infections in his city because the numbers were too low.

From a story at the New York Post:

The mayor of Nashville and his health department have been accused of withholding data about the low number of COVID-19 cases linked to bars and restaurants in the city — all while placing strict restrictions on the venues.

Internal emails published by FOX-affiliate WZTV purportedly show top officials in the Tennessee city discussing the low figure and whether certain data should be made public.

In a June 29 email correspondence, Benjamin Eagles, the senior advisor to Nashville Mayor John Cooper asks Metro Nashville Health Department epidemiologist Leslie Waller for countywide contact tracing data over the last 14 days.

“Looking to see what sort of activity has been most related to new cases,” Eagles wrote, according to the email.

Waller, in response, asked for time to pull the data together before writing, “This isn’t going to be publicly released, right? Just info for Mayor’s Office?”

“Correct, not for public consumption,” Eagles replied, according to the report.

A month later, a local reporter asked the health department about a claim that there are only 80 coronavirus cases traced to bars and restaurants.

“The figure you gave of ‘more than 80’ does lead to a natural question: If there have been over 20,000 positive cases of COVID-19 in Davidson and only 80 or so are traced to restaurants and bars, doesn’t that mean restaurants and bars aren’t a very big problem?” Tennessee Lookout reporter Nate Rau asked, according to WZTV.

Health department official Brian Todd then asked five health department officials, “Please advise how you recommend I respond,” according to the news outlet.

One of the officials whose name was cut off replied, “My two cents. We have certainly refused to give counts per bar because those numbers are low per site,” the report said.

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So, why would these Democrats do this? Isn’t the answer obvious? Of course it is.

Naturally, the Mayor’s office responded by hilariously saying that the emails are “taken out of context.” No curious journalist could summon the personal integrity to ask exactly in what possible “context” these emails could be placed that would make their content and obvious intent look any less evil?

Here’s the most repugnant thing about this episode: Nashville and its despicable Democrat Mayor are in no way unique. In the months to come we are going to gradually discover that this same kind of data manipulation designed to keep businesses closed and keep people frightened, cowering in their homes was engaged in by Democrat Mayors, County judges and other public officials all over the country.

What our nation has suffered through for the last six months has been a highly-organized, intentional effort by the Democrat Party to use the China Virus as a tool to destroy the U.S. economy for pure political advantage. If you think the Democrat mayor of Nashville is the only Democrat mayor or county judge of governor who intentionally withheld and manipulated data related to the viral gift from China, you are living in an alternative universe.

And all of this, every bit of it, was willingly facilitated by our utterly incurious, utterly corrupt news media, which refuses to make any effort to hold Democrat officials accountable unless – as happened in Nashville – the information is spoon-fed to them.

An honest, properly functioning media establishment would now be assigning multiple reporters in every major city to demand the release of all COVID-related communications from mayoral offices in light of this Nashville scandal, but that won’t happen. Because our media, like the Democrat Party, is a raging dumpster fire fueled by dishonesty and anti-Americanism.

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Corrupt New York AG Files Political Suit Against NRA Boogeyman

Just another Soros-funded communist Democrat attorney general undermining the constitution. Nothing to see here. – New York Attorney General Letitia James is a real glutton for punishment, and it runs both ways.

She is fond of punishing the taxpayers of New York by running up huge bills prosecuting idiotic lawsuits that have no chance of prevailing. Like she did in her infamous pursuit of ExxonMobil, a lawsuit that ended up with her unceremoniously being poured out of court by a Democrat state judge because her claims were so idiotic. So she dishes the punishment out to New Yorkers and defendants named in her moronic pursuits, and she gladly takes it when judges roll their eyes and issue their summary judgments.

Because Letitia James is a Soros-funded Alinskyite radical, her lawsuits are not about winning: They are about politics and the destruction of the American justice system. They are about constructing boogeymen and slandering them in the fawning press, which is every bit as corrupt as she is. They’re about doing the bidding of the Democrat Party and its funders, like Soros and the radical climate alarmist lobby.

Thus it was that we saw Ms. James step before the gathered press on Thursday and announce that she has filed a major lawsuit demanding that the National Rifle Association be disbanded, mainly based on the idiotic grounds that the NRA’s longtime President, Wayne LaPierre, apparently cheated massively on his expense account.

Huh?

Not kidding. If you watched her presser – which I painfully did – you saw this evil hack AG speak for about 20 minutes on the topic of LaPierre’s expense account: The lavish dinners; the trip paid for by NRA donors, the golf outings with politicians, and on and on and on. If this sounds like an instance in which the NRA ought to be suing LaPierre and having him personally prosecuted for embezzlement, well, you’re not alone.

But hey, you don’t get your money from George Soros front organizations.

Since the NRA is chartered in the state of New York, Ms. James seeks to disband the organization mainly because its President is apparently a greedy embezzler. Obviously, this is not a lawsuit Ms. James should even be bringing, much less expect to win. But again, she is not about winning: She is about corrupting the legal process and making news shortly before a major election by demonizing a group that is tightly associated with the Republican Party.

This is what today’s Democrat Party has become, folks. As it sits today, it is the second-largest communist/terrorist organization in world history, just behind the Russian Bolsheviks. If you vote for Democrats – any Democrat – you are voting for your country’s destruction.

This is not complicated.

But if Ms. James thought the NRA would take this prosecutorial abuse sitting down, she was sadly mistaken. The group immediately responded by filing a counter-suit of its own.

From a report by Fox News:

The National Rifle Association is fighting back against a lawsuit filed Thursday by New York’s attorney general by submitting its own civil suit against the state official, accusing her of defamation and violating its rights to free speech.

The NRA’s lawsuit was filed in the federal court of New York and alleges Attorney General Letitia James “made the political prosecution of the NRA a central campaign theme” when she was running for the AG’s office in 2018, and has not treated the association fairly since.

“Despite hopes that playing by the rules would procure a just outcome, the NRA has not been treated fairly by James’s office,” the 19-page suit states. “The New York Democratic Party political machine seeks to harass, defund, and dismantle the NRA because of what it believes and what it says.”

The defamation allegations stem from James’ public descriptions of the NRA as a “criminal enterprise” and “a terrorist organization.”

“James boasted that she would strike foul blows against the NRA and pound the NRA into submission. She vowed that she would use the NYAG’s investigative and enforcement powers for the precise purpose of stanching political speech (‘deadly propaganda),” the lawsuit states. “She has begun to deliver on her campaign promises to retaliate against the NRA for constitutionally protected speech on issues that James opposes. As NYAG, James has regrettably succumbed to ‘individual passions, and individual malevolence.’”

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That last part is really good, and perfectly accurate. It just left out the malevolent presence of Soros and his front groups who paid to put her in the job in the first place.

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Wednesday News Roundup: The McCloskeys Will See Justice at a Price and Trump’s Shocking Maxwell Statement

Wait, what???? – During his revived COVID-19 press briefing on Tuesday, the President of the United States of America had this to say about accused pedophile madam Ghislaine Maxwell:

Here is the full answer:

Reporter: Ghislaine Maxwell is in prison, and so a lot of people want to know if she’s going to turn in powerful people. I know you’ve talked in the past about Prince Andrew, and you’ve criticized Bill Clinton’s behavior. I wonder: Do you feel she’s going to turn in powerful men? how do you see that working out?

President Trump: I don’t know, I haven’t really been following it too much. I just wish her well, frankly. I’ve met her numerous times over the years, especially since I lived in Palm Beach and I guess they lived in Palm Beach. But I wish her well, whatever it is. I don’t know the situation with Prince Andrew, just don’t know. Not aware of it.

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My goodness. The reporter is correct in that the President has indeed commented numerous times on his Twitter feed about both Prince Andrew and Bill Clinton. This is also the first time he has publicly admitted to meeting Maxwell more than once when they both lived in Palm Beach.

Understanding how communications operations in the political world work, this answer most likely means a couple of things:

– The White House has been made aware that Maxwell has presented the DOJ with evidence that she interacted with Trump on numerous occasions while she lived in Palm Beach, and the White House is trying to get ahead of any leaks of that information that will almost inevitably take place prior to Election Day, and

– The President does not want to make any inflammatory remarks that might negatively impact coming prosecutions against Prince Andrew and Clinton.

Again, knowing how these things work, it is very likely that that reporter was asked by the White House to ask that specific question.

The information that Trump met Maxwell on numerous occasions is not at all surprising given that she spent years living near Mar a Lago and that she, Trump and Jeffrey Epstein for years were all invited to parties and events involving the elite members of U.S. society. We should also remember that Trump famously banned Epstein and Maxwell from Mar a Lago after Epstein was seen behaving inappropriately with a teenage girl on the property.

But still, this statement is disturbing and disappointing in many ways. The only really positive thing about it is that the President did not display any of the body language typical of a nervous or guilty person while making it.

Don’t expect this story just to go away.

The McCloskeys will have their case dismissed. – But the goal of corrupt, Soros-funded St. Louis prosecutor Kim Gardner has already been achieved.

The McCloskeys, if you remember, are the St. Louis couple who wielded firearms in front of their home, on their own private property, as a gang of Antifa/BLM thugs invaded their gate neighborhood. Given that that entire neighborhood, including the streets, is private property owned by the residents, and that the gang of thugs broke down the gate in order to enter it, the action by the McCloskeys was perfectly and unambiguously legal under Missouri law. They literally did nothing wrong.

But instead of arresting and indicting the criminal thugs, Ms. Gardner arrested and booked the McCloskeys, ordering police to invade their home and seize their legally-owned weapons in the process. On Tuesday, Missouri Senator Josh Hawley called the actions by the prosecutor a “miscarriage of justice,” and urged the DOJ to “open a civil rights investigation into the St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s office.”

Hawley’s demand came a day after Missouri’s Attorney General, Eric Schmitt, intervened in the case with a filing demanding its dismissal.

From a piece at the Daily Caller:

In subsequent tweets, the AG went on to say the following:

The right to defend one’s person, family, home and property has deep roots in Missouri law. Self-defense is the central component of the right to keep & bear arms, which receives the highest protection from the MO Constitution. #2A
MO statutes specifically authorize citizens to use firearms to deter assailants & protect themselves, their families & homes from threatening or violent intruders. #2A
A highly publicized criminal prosecution of citizens for exercising these fundamental freedoms threatens to intimidate & deter law-abiding citizens from exercising their constitutional right of self defense.
My job as AG is to protect the fundamental rights of all Missourians, including the right to keep & bear arm in self defense of one’s person and home. This case casts an ominous shadow over those fundamental rights.#2A
The prosecution sends a powerful message to all Missourians that they exercise their fundamental right to self defense at their peril. Missourians should not fear exposure to criminal prosecution, even prison time, when they use firearms to defend themselves and their homes.
As AG I am vested with authority to enter this case for several reasons: 27.060 grants the AG authority to intervene in actions that threaten the interests of all Missourians.
I have a duty to protect & defend the const & statutory rights of Missourians including the Constitutional right to keep & bear arms & the right to self-defense by way of our Constitution & Missouri’s Castle Doctrine.
I have entered the case and filed a brief seeking a dismissal of the case to ensure ALL Missourians who wish to exercise their fundamental right to defend themselves, their families & their homes without fear of criminal prosecution. #2A
This case is extraordinary. Based on widely reported facts, this prosecution targets conduct explicitly protected both by the MO Constitution & statutes setting forth the “Castle Doctrine” of self-defense. #2A
In other words this is not just a case of the gov’t retaliating against a citizen for exercising a fundamental right – which is bad enough – its also a case where the local prosecutor believes that exercising that fundamental right is – itself – a crime.
This political prosecution is not based in law and as long as it continues it will send a public message to ALL Missourians: If you dare to exercise the fundamental right to keep & bear arms in defense of family and home, you may be prosecuted and sent to prison. #2A
The Right to Keep & Bear Arms in Self-Defense of One’s Person & Home Receives the MO Constitution’s Highest Level of Protection. Self-defense is the “core lawful purpose” & the “central component” of the right to keep & bear arms in both the #2A & MO Const. See Heller decision.
This “core and lawful purpose” includes “the right of law-abiding, responsible citizens to use arms in defense of hearth & home.” See Heller.
The right to keep & bear arms is a “fundamental right” that is “necessary to our system of ordered liberty.” See McDonald case. #2A
The Founders viewed the right to keep & bear arms in self-defense as a natural right that was inalienable.This recognition predated the adoption of the US Constitution & had deep roots in English concepts of liberty forged in the Glorious Revolution of 1689. #2A
Thus under principles of English law that the Founders viewed as fundamental, the right to keep & bear arms was “a recognition of the natural right of defense of one’s person or house as part of the law of self preservation & central to the #2A.”
The Founders knew the right to keep & bear arms, not the gov’t. is the citizens first line of defense against physical attack. Thus, this right received its greatest emphasis during times when gov’t could not not trusted to protect citizens’ personal security. #2A
The landmark Heller decision mentions its importance for anti-slavery advocates & post-civil war firearms for self-defense was often the only way black citizens could protect themselves from mob violence.
If anything, this right is even more deeply rooted in Missouri’s unique history & tradition. The right was explicitly in Missouri’s first Const of 1820 stating; the “right to bear arms in defence of themselves & of the state cannot be questioned.” #2A
Mo has even expanded this language over the years including in 2014 when the overwhelming majority of MO voters including the language “home, person family & property” subject to “strict scrutiny.” #2A
It goes on, “The state of MO shall be obligated to uphold these rights & shall under NO circumstances decline to protect against their infringement.” #2A
By Enacting the Castle Doctrine of Self-Defense, MO Statutes Explicitly Authorize the Use of Firearms to Defend One’s Person, Family, Home, and Property From Threatening and Violent Intruders.
Missouri has adopted one of the strongest versions of the Castle Doctrine in the country. This Doctrine is not merely a creature of statute, but deeply rooted in the Constitutional right to keep & bear arms. #2A
Section 563.031 specifically authorizes MO citizens & homeowner to protect themselves from illegal invasions & intrusions into their homes & private property. It establishes 3 principles: #2A
1. Missourians may defend themselves & others using physical force (including firearm)to deter the imminent use of unlawful force by another person;
2. MOs may use deadly force against a person who unlawfully enters or attempts to enter private property owned by another & threatens to use unlawful force against another; 3. MOs have no duty to retreat from their own residence or property when threatened by an unlawful intruder
Further, the Castle Doctrine specifically shields Missourians who act in valid self-defense from prosecution for unlawful use of a weapon by exhibiting a weapon in an angry or threatening manner under 571.030.1(4). #2A
In fact 571.030.5 states: it SHALL NOT APPLY TO PERSONS WHO ARE ENGAGED IN A LAWFUL ACT OF DEFENSE PURSUANT TO SECTION 563.031. #2A
Thus, this is not a case where the Ds must raise a self-defense as an affirmative defense or assert the exercise of a const right as a defense to justify conduct that otherwise would constitute a crime. Exhibiting a weapon in an act of valid self-defense IS NOT A CRIME AT ALL.
The law is clear and unambiguous, if an intruder invades private property & threatens to harm the homeowner or another person, a citizen may defend him or herself. To display firearms in self-defense as in 563.031 is not a crime & it should not be charged as a crime at all. #2A
The Highly Politicized Prosecution of Missouri Citizens For Exercising Their Right to Keep and Bear Arms in Self-Defense May Intimidate & Deter Other Missourians From Exercising Their Fundamental Right of Self-Defense.
This case reflects the opposite of the state’s constitutional obligation under Art. I sec 23 to “uphold these rights” to keep & bear arms self-defense & “protect against infringement.” #2AShallNotBeInfringed
In fact this political prosecution sends a powerful & dangerous message: You exercise you right to keep & bear arms at your own peril. If you do you may find yourself in prison. #2A
This case has significance that extends well beyond the parties. The pendency of this case chills & deters all citizens from exercising one of our most fundamental right, which receives the highest level of protection in Missouri’s Constitution & laws. #2A
On behalf of all Missourians who wish to exercise their right to keep & bear arms in self-defense of their persons, homes families & property & as AG of the great state of MO I’m seeking a dismissal of this politically motivated case at the earliest opportunity. #2A
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That’s very long, but well worth reading in full.

The McCloskeys will see ultimately their case dismissed, but Ms. Gardner’s evil goal has already been fulfilled: She knew going in she would never get a guilty verdict under the law. Her goal is the goal of all of the hundreds of Soros-funded local prosecutors who have been elected in recent years around the country: Intimidation.

The goal of Marxist thugs like Gardner is never to uphold the laws, but to destroy them, in the process intimidating their opponents into compliant submission. By abusing the rights of the McCloskeys in such a brutal way, Gardner was using them as an example of what can happen to any other law-abiding citizens under her jurisdiction should they exercise their 2nd Amendment rights in opposition to the Democrat Party-sponsored thugs in Antifa and BLM.

George Soros and his hundreds of front groups have invested hundreds of millions of dollars over the past decade to put prosecutors, mayors, city council members and elected judges just like Gardner into office. Ms. Gardner is just one of thousands of such thugs now in positions of power in Democrat-controlled cities all over America.

It’s a civil war, folks. It isn’t a shooting civil war yet, but don’t think they won’t go there to achieve their ultimate goal of destroying our Republic.

Pay attention.

That is all.

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