Wednesday, July 08, 2020

Tuesday, July 07, 2020

U.S. civil unrest a reflection on public education





A burned down building in Minneapolis following a night of rioting in response to the death of George Floyd.  Photo by David Brickner / Shutterstock.com

“Give me just one generation of youth, and I'll transform the whole world.”
– Vladimir Lenin


Photo:Vladimir Lenin

In the 1920s, Adolf Hitler’s Nazi Party targeted Germany’s youth to maturate their holocaustic movement. Their message misrepresented the party as a youth movement: dynamically resilient, futuristic and enterprising. Millions of young Germans were ushered into the world of Nazism in their classrooms. The system was purged of teachers unwilling to proselytize this doctrine. The Nazis seized control of public education for the sole purpose of creating a society Hitler could use to advance Nazism.


 Photo: Adolf Hitler

Not only did Hitler’s plan allow the Third Reich to indoctrinate impressionable children, but it helped remove them from the influence of the parents who opposed his hate regime. Hitler and his party knew families were cohesive groups and were an obstacle for him to accomplish his goals. Hitler adroitly used public education to destroy the family unit. By destroying family loyalty, he could make youths loyal to him. This is what the left has been doing for years in America with public education.

Since 1979, when Jimmy Carter created the Department of Education (DoED) to buy votes from the National Education Association (NEA), liberal politicians have leveraged this unholy alliance to their benefit. Progressives and socialists have taken positions at every level of public schooling and the NEA. Since state colleges and universities are stocked from this gene pool, they have locked down key positions as college professors, deans, and members of Boards of Regents around the nation.

“Now we can only teach what the Democrats allow us to teach.”
– David Byrd, Oakland, California teacher

Until Carter federalized education, public school and state college curriculum was developed and controlled by local school boards and states. Although leftists had infiltrated education for years, it was not until the election of Barack Obama that they succeeded in exterminating traditional education. In 2008, Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano led a squadron of liberal educators, governors, politicians and corporate officers to literally rewrite public education methodology into the monster it is today.

This entourage developed what is now known as Common Core, aka the liberal education wish list.

Common Core was the mechanism the federal government needed to totally control education. Obama’s policy gurus required states to adopt Common Core to obtain funds from the DoED with delusive federal strings attached. All but five states took this provocative bait. This hammered the coffin shut on local education and allowed the teaching of new liberalism to all future generations. 

Common Core erased or rewrote everything in history leftists didn’t like. This was funded by liberal elitists and influential leftists like George Soros. They disparaged the genuine cultural and political history of our republic to portray socialism superior to capitalism. Textbooks expunged events, left out or misrepresented facts, inserted new unimportant individuals, chastised our founder’s works, and criticized the Constitution as out of date and something politicians could change if they did not like it.

“Our public schools are designed as the great equalizers of our society.”
– Janet Napolitano

Common Core re-educated America’s youth by not only misrepresenting U.S. history, but by also glorifying the benefits of socialism. They eliminated civics courses, the concepts of free speech, religious freedom, and the importance of the Second Amendment. Students no longer learn about the importance of the Electoral College, the Declaration of Independence, and even our Constitution.

It is this demeaning of America that taught today’s students the U.S. is racist, violent, oppressive, homophobic, and is a white privileged society, that has led to the current civil unrest in the United States. When students are indoctrinated with leftist propaganda that every American institution is flawed and they do not have to show respect for our founding documents, and not taught who our real American heroes and villains are, they take the law into their own hands – and they run with it.

We’ve watched America’s cities burn, businesses looted. We've witnessed rioters destroy every piece of U.S. history they get their hands on. We saw the 54th Massachusetts monument to the black Union Civil War regiment vandalized. Humanitarian Paul Harris and abolitionist Matthias Baldwin got the same treatment in Philadelphia. The sacred Emancipation Proclamation Monument in Washington was only spared because of the National Guard. Toppling statues is a bad sign in our republic. It’s less a policy for police reform, and more of a riotous coup to initiate regime change and revolution!

When we see nonviolent protesters burning our flag, an act 30 years ago that created such outrage it spurred Congress to pass a law against it, today it doesn’t even get media coverage? And these revolutionary sentiments have been repeated by liberal politicians, reporters and corporate officers who support them. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said “250 years of American racism excuses violence.” In Fairfax, Virginia, a leftist official said, “Rioting is an integral part of our march towards progress.”

“Ah, don’t you tell me over and over again, we’re not on the eve of destruction.”
– Barry McGuire

The DoED is responsible for this. This national display of disrespect for law and legitimate ways to remedy abuse and corruption have very little to do with the murder of George Floyd and everything to do with the quality and credibility of Common Core public education. We used to have a collection of books and foundational education materials that embellished ideas that entrenched a bedrock of values and principles. This developed strong character and knowledge in our youth.

“The only ones keeping Common Core afloat now are teacher unions and people like Bill Gates.”
– Linsey McGoey

Since 2008, the degrading of the U.S. and promoting of socialism in our schools has resulted in 51 percent of our youth preferring socialism to democracy. According to a recent Harris poll, 72 percent of the voters under 34 favor a government guaranteed income. Two thirds of the millennials believe America is a racist and sexist country and 40 percent think America is “the most unequal society in the world.” These recent Common Core grads have adopted the same illiterate worldview of those who hate America.

Adolf Hitler once said, “He alone, who owns the youth, gains the future.” Hitler conquered Germany by dividing the youth from their families and obligating them to turn in any family member who did not support the Third Reich. This is what the left has been doing since they sold Common Core to our states. And they used the nation’s largest public sector union, the NEA, to police and enforce it.

Education is about character and morality, which involves religion. Hitler banned religion in German schools to keep the youth subservient to him – just as we did with Common Core. We can’t mention religion or God without the risk of violating new liberalism. If we dare mention patriotism, we will be accused of nationalism. How long can America exist under Common Core’s liberalism before our republic meets the fate of Hitler’s Germany? Today’s riots validate we could be one election away.

“Whenever a vicious portion of a population shall be permitted to gather in bands of hundreds and thousands, and burn churches, ravage and rob provision stores, shoot editors, hang and burn the obnoxious persons at pleasure with impunity, this government cannot last.”
– Abraham Lincoln



Photo: Abraham Lincoln


Contributing Columnist William Haupt III is a retired professional journalist, author, and citizen legislator in California for over 40 years. He got his start working to approve California Proposition 13.




Monday, July 06, 2020

Frederick Douglass Statue in Rochester Vandalized on 168th Anniversary of Famous Speech He Gave There


BY TYLER O'NEIL | PL Media


Frederick Douglass photograph, circa 1879. Public domain in the U.S. National Archives.


Protests over the horrific police killing of George Floyd infamously devolved into riots and looting that destroyed black livesblack livelihoods, and even black monuments. The iconoclastic vandals who began by toppling Confederate monuments moved on to defacing statues of America’s Founders, Indian nationalists like Mahatma Gandhi, and even a monument to the 54th Massachusetts regiment, the first black volunteers to fight for the Union in the Civil War. Yet one of the most grotesque acts of vandalism came on Sunday when vandals toppled a statue of former slave Frederick Douglass in Rochester, N.Y.

Vandals somehow removed the Douglass statue from its base and dropped it near the Genessee River gorge, the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle reported. Located in Maplewood Park, the statue “had been placed over the fence to the gorge and was leaning against the fence” on the side of the river, Rochester police said in a statement. Authorities found the statue about 50 feet from its pedestal.

The vandals dislodged the statue exactly 168 years after Douglass delivered one of his most important speeches. He delivered “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July” on July 5, 1852, speaking to the Ladies’ Anti-Slavery Society at Corinthian Hall in Rochester. Douglass, who escaped slavery in 1838 and settled in Rochester, lamented the horrific institution and the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850. The black community in Rochester celebrated American independence on July 5, rather than July 4.

“Your high independence only reveals the immeasurable distance between us. The blessings in which you, this day, rejoice, are not enjoyed in common. This Fourth July is yours, not mine. You may rejoice, I must mourn,” Douglass said. Yet he praised the Founders and insisted that the Constitution’s principles and purposes are “entirely hostile to the existence of slavery,” a marked departure from the mindset of the anti-American “1619 Project.”

“Now, take the Constitution according to its plain reading, and I defy the presentation of a single pro-slavery clause in it. On the other hand it will be found to contain principles and purposes, entirely hostile to the existence of slavery,” Douglass wrote. He expressed hope — even on the brink of the Civil War — that “the doom of slavery is certain.”

Americans have taken to reading Douglass’ historic speech on the Fourth of July, and his descendants did so this year. It is heinous to see the great man’s statue dislodged on the very anniversary of his most famous speech.

According to Carvin Eison, a leader of the project that brought statues of Douglass to the city, this particular statue suffered damage too extensive to be repaired. The base and the lower part of the statue suffered damage, as did the finger on the statue’s left hand. Eison promised, however, that another statue will take its place.


Even the statue’s location was historically significant. Maplewood Park includes Kelsey’s Landing, where Douglass, Harriet Tubman, and others helped slaves escape to freedom via the Underground Railroad.

Douglass is buried at Mount Hope Cemetery in Rochester. After his death, he became the first black American to be commemorated with a statue — a monument that now resides at Frederick Douglass Memorial Plaza. In 2018, Eison led the effort to place thirteen additional Douglass statues — including the one at Maplewood Park — around the city, in remembrance of his 200th birthday.

“It’s particularly painful that it happened at this time,” Eison told the Democrat and Chronicle. In comments to WROC. he wondered whether the toppling of Douglass’ statue is a form of “retaliation” for the toppling of Confederate monuments. “Is this some type of retaliation because of the national fever over confederate monuments right now? Very disappointing, it’s beyond disappointing,” he said.

While most cases of vandalism have involved graffiti leaving clues as to the intention of the vandals — the 54th Massachusetts monument was spray-painted with Black Lives Matter and George Floyd-themed graffiti, for example — Rochester police said they did not find any graffiti on the statue or by its base. Given recent trends, it seems possible that either Black Lives Matter/antifa vandals mistakenly dislodged the statue or that white nationalists targeted the monument to this black American giant.

In 2017, my alma mater, Hillsdale College, erected a statue honoring Frederick Douglass. On January 21, 1863 (in the middle of the Civil War), the former slave spoke at Hillsdale in a speech entitled “Popular Error and Unpopular Truth.” He honored Hillsdale because the college opposed slavery. Hillsdale College’s 1844 charter committed the institution to accept students “without regard to race, sex, or national origin.”

The Douglass statue stands in a circle around Hillsdale’s monument to the Union soldiers who fought to hold America together and to free the slaves. The circle also includes a statue of Abraham Lincoln.

“Douglass came here to remind us what a college is. It’s not just a proclamation of the evil of slavery. It’s a proclamation on the nature of man—of all of us, of what we can do, of what we’re made for,” Hillsdale President Larry P. Arnn said at the unveiling of the Douglass statue.

While Confederate statues are rightly controversial, vandals have also targeted statues of America’s Founders, including writing “1619” on a toppled statue of President George Washington. This reference to The New York Times‘s “1619 Project” shines light on the iconoclasm. The project claims that America’s true founding came with the arrival of slavery in 1619, not the Declaration of Independence in 1776. If so, America is irredeemably racist and it makes sense to throw out the entire project. Yet Douglass himself shows that this is not true — his comments about the Constitution stand as a powerful rebuke to the “1619 Project.”

Even so, some on the left have shamefully joined the bandwagon, refusing to condemn the vandalism of statues commemorating America’s heroes and even suggesting that Mount Rushmore represents oppression or “white supremacy.”

The vandalism of Frederick Douglass’ statue should serve as a wake-up call. The vandalism has not stopped with Confederate monuments. Trump has rightly responded with force, ordering the prosecution of vandals when possible. The Department of Justice has arrested more than 100 people for rioting and destruction. Left-leaning officials may have comforted themselves with the idea that rioters are only targeting Confederate monuments, but this has not been true for some time. State and local officials need to follow Trump’s example and crack down on the vandalism.

Americans on both sides should be incensed at this attack on Douglass, a former slave, masterful orator, and patriotic American. The vandalism needs to end.

Tyler O’Neil is the author of Making Hate Pay: The Corruption of the Southern Poverty Law Center. Follow him on Twitter at @Tyler2ONeil.

Sunday, July 05, 2020

They Tried To Warn Us (Lost Video From 1984)




This video includes the words of Malcolm x (1960s) and the 1984 interview with former KGB Agent Yuri Bezmenov.

In this video recorded 32 years ago, Yuri who fled the Soviet Union in 1970 explains how to brainwash a nation and how America would turn Marxist.

Ronald Reagan was president when Yuri did this interview. It provides some Insights about what’s happening today. As he said, Americans won't believe it until it happens to them ....sad commentary.


 Screengrab of the Video


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Former KGB agent Yuri Bezmenov exposes the four stages of a Communist takeover of a country in rare 1984 interview

By OpIndia Staff | Opindia.Com


Screengrab of the Video

In an interview with G. Edward Griffin in 1984, former KGB informant Yuri Bezmenov had exposed the insidious operations of the Soviet Union and how the Communist apparatus viciously overtakes the conscience of a country.


He began his interview by revealing that people who towed the Soviet foreign policy, in their home country, were elevated to positions of power through media and manipulation of public opinion. However, those who refused to do so were either subjected to character assassination or killed. Bezmenov cited the example of the city of Hue in Vietnam where 1000s of people were executed in one night for being sympathetic to the United States. The city was under the seige of a mass political organization named Viet Cong for about 2 days when the mass killings took place. Even though the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) could never understand how the operation was carried out, Bezmenov pointed out the extensive network of local informants set up by the Soviet Union to execute those who didn’t tow its line.

Recounting his time in India, the KGB informant revealed how he was shocked to discover the list of known pro-soviet journalists in India who were doomed to die. He said that even though those journalists were idealistically leftists, yet the KGB wanted them dead as ‘they knew too much’. Benzmenov emphasized, “Once the useful idiots (leftists), who idealistically believe in the beauty of Soviet socialism or Communism, get disillusioned, they become the worst enemies.”

The former KGB informant reiterated there are no grassroots revolutions but one engineered by a professional, organized group. He revealed that the Awami League party leaders were trained in Moscow, Crimea, and Tashkent. He also added that the Indian Government chose to unsee the movement of 1000s of ‘students’ from India to East Pakistan (now Bangladesh). His colleague at the Soviet Consulate in Kolkata had discovered guns and ammunition in his basement in a box titled ‘Printed material’ scheduled for Dhaka University. It indicated the role of the Soviet Union in arming the Mukti Bahini during the war.

The ideal recruits of KGB

He was instructed by the KGB to not bother the ‘political prostitutes’ but instead surround himself with large media persons, rich filmmakers, academicians, and cynical egocentric people. According to Benzmenov, the potential recruits and reputable people in the eyes of the KGB were narcissistic, greedy, morally devoid individuals who can help destabilize their country of origin. Citing the example of the United States, he stated that the KGB recruited professors and civil rights defenders to subvert and destabilize the country. “When their job is completed, they are not needed anymore. They know too much. Some (recruits) get offended when Marxists-Leninists come to power because they hoped they would come to power. That will never happen. They will be lined up against the wall and shot,” he remarked.

The Plan to execute Indian journalists

The KGB informant reiterated that when the ‘useful idiots’ serve their purpose, they are either executed or exiled or held up in prisons. “We are a bunch of murders. There is nothing to do with friendship and understanding between the nations… We behave like a bunch of thugs in a country that is hospitable to us. I did not defect but I tried to get my message across. Nobody wanted even to listen, least of all to believe me,” he sighed recounting the inner turmoil he faced on learning about the scheduled execution of pro-Soviet Indian journalists known to him.

The Defection of Yuri Bezmenov


His decision to defect and switch sides came during the Bangladesh Liberation War which was described by an American correspondent as the ‘Islamic grassroots revolution.’ Under the patronage of the KGB, Yuri Bezmenov lived a lavish lifestyle. He was, however, in love with India so much so that he did not want the country to be ‘irreparably damaged’ under the Soviet influence. Despite an affluent career and labels of treason against the nation, he finally defected from the KGB.

And he disappeared as many had done in the past. The only possible difference was that he lived to tell the story. Interestingly, Indian newspapers carried ads citing a reward of ₹2000 for information on him. But, the informant had by then impersonated an American hippie and flew from Mumbai airport to Greece where he met with CIA officials. All of this happened under the nose of the KGB.

The concept of ‘Ideological Subversion’

Yuri Bezmenov explained that KGB was more concerned about the psychological warfare against the American government through ideological subversion rather than espionage activities, which constituted only 15% of their work. He highlighted how brainwashing techniques were used on the American population to infuse an ideology, distinct from Americanism. He further emphasized how manipulation of public opinion can make people reject obvious facts to cater to the existing perceptions and interests.

Demoralization of a population


The former KGB informant stated that the Soviet Intelligence Agency used four methods to alter the mindset and behavior of people in foreign countries. The first step is that of demoralization which according to him took 15-20 years. During the phase, young people are influenced to question the integrity of a country and raise suspicions through media propaganda and academia. Perception takes the center stage and facts become meaningless. He attributes it to the lack of moral standards in society.

For a population self-absorbed in a world of propaganda, and theories of Marxism and Leninism, truth loses its grip on the society. The older generation also loses control over the population due to consistent attacks on their moral fabric. Yuri Bezmenov revealed that the ‘demoralization’ phase was completed before the interview and the Soviet Union was surprised at the ease of its execution. He also explained how those from the 60s were occupying high positions in the government, mass media, and civil services at the time of the interview. Yuri Bezmenov further claimed that another 20 years would take to create a new generation of patriotic American citizens.

Destabilization, Crisis and Normalization

As per the former KGB informant, destabilization of a country also referred to as the second step, meant altering the nation’s foreign relations, economy, defense systems. He said that the process takes 2-5 years to execute. He stated that the Marxist-Leninist hold over the American defense and economic sector was ‘fantastic.’ Bezmenov said that he never thought that the process would be so easy to execute in the US when he landed there in 1971. He highlighted that a country could be brought to a state of crisis, the third step, in a short time as six weeks and cited the example of Central America to make his point.

Coupled with a violent change in power structure and economy, the fourth phase of normalization is kicked in that can last indefinitely. The word normalization is derived from Soviet propaganda that seeks to downplay a drastic change in a country as a normal phenomenon. “This will happen in America if you allow the Schumuks to bring the country to crisis, promise people all kinds of goodies and paradise on Earth, destabilize your economy, eliminate the principle of free-market competition, put a Big Brother government in Washington DC with benevolent things,” he remarked.

Yuri Bezmenov reiterated that the US was in a state of undeclared war, against the principles on which it was founded, under the Communist conspiracy. “You don’t have to be paranoid… Unless the United States wakes up! The time bomb is ticking every second and the disaster is coming closer and closer. Unlike myself, you will have nowhere to defect,” he emphasized.

Saturday, July 04, 2020

Great Highlights of President Trump’s Fourth of July Speech at Mount Rushmore




"No movement that seeks to dismantle these treasured American legacies can possibly have a love of America at its heart."
– President Donald J. Trump



July 4, 2020 – President Trump’s Mt Rushmore speech of 47 minutes is condensed to 13 minutes.  An eloquent and well-crafted speech, designed to inspire his supporters and argue that the attempts by the radical left to erase our history are terribly misguided.

Friday, July 03, 2020

The French pay tribute to America July 4, 1917




A statue of Benjamin Franklin stands outside of the Old Post Office Building in Washington, D.C. - Daniel M. Silva / Shutterstock.com



“This Treaty between America and France brings us lasting friendship and shows our support for each nation’s independence against attempts by the British to challenge our library.”
– Ben Franklin

The British-American colonies experienced tremendous growth during the eighteenth century as European immigrants flocked to the shores of America. The British looked down upon the colonies as a refuge for misfits and castoffs, whose only purpose was to provide raw materials and pay taxes to the homeland. The fly in the ointment for the British was that they expected this motley crew of rejects to kick back and accept their socio-political and economic exploitation without fighting back.

But each time they burdened the colonies with new mandates and taxes, they met opposition. The British never thought this melting pot, which included many enlightenment thinkers, would soon tell them to leave – or else! Due to this political and cultural gap between England and the colonies, it wasn’t if the colonies would revolt, it was when. The colonies were better prepared for insurrection than the British anticipated. They had plans in place for independence long before the revolution.

Our founders had prepared for the revolution years before the first muskets or cannons were fired. Thomas Paine stirred up the colonies with his pamphlets and speeches. Patrick Henry encouraged them to revolt. Samuel Adams planned our first attack. John Adams and Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence. James Madison, George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, and a host of others played strategic roles. But the wisest founder, Ben Franklin, assured them victory.

Franklin’s role in our founding has been eclipsed by his numerous talents, tremendous wisdom and his countless attainments. He was a doctor, a writer, printer, a philosopher, politician, inventor, postmaster, humorist, scientist, civic activist, a teacher, a statesman, diplomat and more. He was also our wisest founder who helped mediate the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. Above all he formed strategic foreign alliances the colonies needed to start and win the Revolution.


Our founders knew they could not fight the British on their own. Ben Franklin volunteered to seek out nations willing to form alliances against the Crown. He knew the Dutch and British fleets were battling for trading turf so he negotiated a treaty with the Dutch to remain neutral. So this enabled them to sell us arms and gunpowder they could ship to neutral St. Eustatius Island. This benefited both the Dutch and the colonies.

“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.”
– Ben Franklin

On April 19, 1775, when the British were defeated at Lexington and Concord, the British rearmed and seized New York. As the Revolution moved forward, the strength of the British army became obvious. The colonies knew they needed help. Knowing the British and the French were at odds, Franklin and John Adams drafted a treaty between the two nations and Franklin set sail for France.

The Treaty of Alliance was for mutual security. If Britain attacked France, America would ally with them. And the French would ally with America against the British. It was signed on Feb. 6, 1778. The Treaty of Alliance required that neither France nor America agree to separate treaties with Great Britain. And an independent America would be a condition of any future treaties. The Treaty of Alliance included trade protections for both nations.

When the British were defeated at Saratoga, the French eagerly entered the war to help their American friends gain independence. Fourteen decades later, America was about to return the favor. By 1917 during World War I, every French family had been touched by the injury and loss of loved ones. The war was entering its fourth year with no end in sight. On July 3, 1917, members of the U.S. 2nd Battalion arrived in Paris. These Americans were an instant symbol of deliverance for the people who had waited for hours to greet them at the Gare d’Austerlitz. French nurses fed them lunch and tended to the ill. They were then escorted to their barracks for a much-needed rest and dinner, which included their best champagne.

Members of the U.S. battalion knew the next day was the 4th of July but didn’t give it much thought. The French were in the middle of a war fighting to keep their freedom and that was more important. But the next morning, the French Republican Guard marching band arrived in front of Gen. John J. Pershing’s residence in Paris with a cheering crowd. Pershing came to a window when he heard the Star Spangled Banner as the crowd removed their hats and held their hearts in respect for him.


 “They had such faith we came to rescue them. How could we let them down? ”
– General Pershing

Pershing and the 16th Infantry joined the French battalion and marched to central Paris. President Raymond PoincarĂ©, other dignitaries, along with decedents of American Revolution French officers honored Pershing. This symbol of Franco-American friendship occurred at the very location where Napoleon declared a day of mourning for the passing of George Washington. Pershing said, “I do not recall any occasion as significant as this that ever showed the French’s affection for America.”

The American and French battalions along with the military bands marched to Picpus Cemetery to visit the grave of the Marquis de Lafayette. During the American Revolution, French aristocrat and military officer Lafayette fought in our Revolution. He commanded American troops in the battle of the Siege of Yorktown. He was one of the many great French heroes of the American Revolution.

Thousands of Parisians had lined the parade route to cheer as the American soldiers marched by. They waved American flags in honor of the American’s Independence. Others joined their march as they crossed the Seine. As they approached, the Bastille women pushed into the ranks walking arm in arm with the U.S. soldiers. They gave flowers to our soldiers and sang our national anthem. Pershing said, “That was a very special day, we brought a sense of hope to the fatigued Parisians.”

Ben Franklin said, “A man cannot defend his own liberty if he fails to defend his neighbor’s also.” The French came to our aide during the Revolutionary War, and now we had entered WWI to aide them. They in turn showed their gratitude to us by celebrating the greatest day in American history.

In recognition of his role in aiding the American cause, an American flag has flown over Lafayette’s grave since the end of WWI. The flag is changed every July 4 in a highly orchestrated ceremony attended by French and American dignitaries, including representatives of the U.S. Embassy, the French Senate, the Mayor’s Office of the 12th Arrondissement, the Society of American Friends of Lafayette, the Sons of the American Revolution in France, and the Society of Cincinnati in France.

The French showed the love and respect they had for America that day. We can only hope our own citizens do the same this July 4th for the blessings she has given us. Franklin convinced the French that the American Dream was the same as their Dream and they helped obtain that Dream for America. How can anyone disrespect America or her love for us?

"God grant that not only the love of liberty but a thorough knowledge of the rights of man may pervade all the nations of the earth, so that a philosopher may set his foot anywhere on its surface and say: This is my country."
– Ben Franklin

Contributing Columnist William Haupt III is a retired professional journalist, author, and citizen legislator in California for over 40 years. He got his start working to approve California Proposition 13.



Thursday, July 02, 2020

The Economy Is Roaring Back! Jobs Surge By 4.8 million And The Jobless Rate Fell to 11.1%


By John Hinderaker | POWERLINE



The jobless rate fell to 11.1% in June as the U.S. regained 4.8 million jobs.

The job gains in May were also revised upward, from 2.5 million to 2.7 million.

In short, the economy is roaring back. I assume this accounts for the Democrats’ desperate attempts to re-impose shutdowns. They need to keep the economy in a depressed state until November.

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Unemployment rate drops to 11.1% in June as job growth blows past expectations with 4.8M added




Economists expected the unemployment rate to edge down to 12.3% in June

The June jobs report revealed 4.8 million jobs were added last month with the unemployment rate at 11.1 percent.

The U.S. unemployment rate dropped to 11.1 percent in June as businesses shuttered by the coronavirus pandemic earlier this year rehired millions of idled workers.

May's figure was revised up by 130,000 for the addition of 2.7 million jobs last month. Still, the nation's jobless rate is up 7.6 percentage points compared to the start of the year, when it sat at a half-century low. There are 12 million more out-of-work Americans than compared to February.

Leisure and hospitality once again accounted for the biggest bulk of jobs created last month, with more than 2 million new positions added. About 1.48 million of those jobs were added by food services and drinking places — one of the sectors hit hardest by the pandemic as states ordered restaurants and bars to close and directed Americans to stay at home — while the accommodation sector added about 238,000.

Retail saw a gain of 740,000, and manufacturing increased by 356,000. Education and health services rose 568,000.

During a news conference Thursday morning, Trump hailed the report as "spectacular news."