The First Amendment to the Constitution begins with what George F. Will once called “the most beautiful five words in the English language”: “Congress shall make no law.”
No law respecting an establishment of religion.
No law prohibiting the free exercise of religion.
No law abridging the freedom of speech, or the press.
No law abridging the right of the people to assemble peaceably to petition for redress of grievances.
But the government has found a way around that. They don’t need a law. They just need a new executive branch bureau with the power to make and enforceregulations that Congress never sees. The Biden administration has decided that George Orwell’s 1984 isn’t a cautionary tale, but an instruction manual and has created its own Ministry of Truth, or as Orwell abbreviated it, “Minitrue” – the “Disinformation Governance Board,” – and headed it with a woman well-schooled in disinformation, because she has extensive practice at it.
Do you understand why the Left so desperately needs a majority on the Supreme Court?
The 250th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence comes in 2026. I wonder if we’ll make it there intact?
As an aside, the Nobel prize used to mean something and now it doesn’t. In 1970, (Norman) Borlaug got a Nobel prize for saving an estimated one billion human lives. In 2007, Al Gore got a Nobel prize for a PowerPoint presentation. In 2009, Barak Obama got a Nobel prize for breathing.
One of the things that has gotten America into such cultural and moral trouble is the Left’s ability to seize and transform words into what they would like them to mean, instead of what they actually do mean. So powerful has this movement been, so successful, that perfectly innocent words like “stereotype”—and morally positive words such as “discriminating”— have taken on an entirely negative connotation, while formerly negative terms such as “tolerance” have instead been elevated to cardinal virtues. – “Zero Tolerance for Tolerance,” – Michael Walsh 4/24/22
‘When I use a word,’ Humpty Dumpty said, in a rather scornful tone, ‘it means just what I choose it to mean, neither more nor less.’ ‘The question is,’ said Alice, ‘whether you can make words mean so many different things.’ ‘The question is,’ said Humpty Dumpty, ‘which is to be master – that’s all.’ – Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll, 1865.
According to the New York Times, files from the laptop are now part of the evidence in Hunter’s federal prosecution for alleged tax fraud, money laundering and illegal foreign lobbying.
Among the files on the laptop are a raft of emails and documents showing Hunter’s dealings with Burisma, a Ukrainian gas firm that became the center of Trump’s first impeachment in December 2019.
‘The FBI had this on the ninth of December 2019,’ he said. ‘I suppose the first person betrayed was a sitting US president in an impeachment hearing, when the FBI had the exculpatory evidence in their hands to have that end instantly, and they did nothing.
‘The second group of people to be betrayed were all of the Democratic candidates in the spring primaries that year,’ he added.