How They Voted on Doubling County Commissioner Terms

by Adam de Angeli      Posted April 6, 2022
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For no other purpose than to benefit the political class and make politicians less accountable to voters, the Michigan Legislature passed a law last year extending the terms of county commissioners from two years to four years.

This was a bill that slipped past our watch.

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Here's the vote:

In the Senate, everyone voted yes except Republican Senators Tom Barrett, Ken Horn, Jim Runestad, and Jim Stamas.

In the House, everyone voted yes except these Republicans:

Berman, Carra, Damoose, Eisen, Fink, Frederick, Howell, Johnson, LaFave, Maddock, Makkanen, Meerman, Reilly, Rendon, VanWoerkom, Wakeman.

And these Democrats:

Aiyash, Brixie, Tyrone Carter, Cherry, Haadsma, Hood, Hope, LaGrand, Neeley, Rabhi, Shannon, Sowerby, Stone.

Big Lies, Bigger Cowards

by Adam de Angeli      Posted January 6, 2022

The one-year “anniversary” of the events of January 6, 2021 – what could charitably be called a protest, cruelly called a riot, or falsely called an insurrection – will serve to remind us of the nature of our enemies, and perhaps even teach us a few things we didn’t know.

It’s a day of hysteria and propaganda. Every major Democrat politician and their supplicants in the mass media will spend today lying about the facts of that fateful day (as they have every other day of the past year, but more vociferously).

The biggest lie is that the protest was anything remotely akin to an insurrection.

Trump’s supporters in Washington genuinely believed the election was stolen, genuinely believed that their state legislatures had failed them, and genuinely believed that the court system had failed them.

Whether they were right or wrong isn’t the issue. They came to Washington to stand up for their President, and as even the Justice Department sheepishly admitted, none of them had any organization or plan for any sort of “insurrection.”

The attendant lie, critical to the media’s false narrative, was that Trump’s supporters killed a Capitol Police officer that day, Brian Sicknick.

It’s easy to forget this one, because it was debunked less than a month after that fateful day. But that makes it all the more pernicious, because the lie is still truth to millions of the media’s brainwashed victims.

The New York Times, citing two anonymous law enforcement officials, alleged that Sicknick died “from brain injuries he sustained after Trump loyalists who overtook the complex struck him in the head with a fire extinguisher.”

The entirety of the mass media parroted the lie for weeks, until it was exposed that the allegation was completely untrue and fabricated from whole cloth. The Times retracted the story.

By then it was far too late. Democrats had honored Sicknick in a rare Capitol Rotunda memorial ceremony to gin up hatred for Trump supporters before the second sham impeachment trial, and after Trump’s acquittal, Joe Biden lied, saying Sicknick died “protecting the Capitol from a riotous, violent mob.”

The only people killed that day were Ashli Babbitt, an unarmed woman shot to death by a Capitol Police officer, and possibly Rosanne Boyland, who witnesses say was bludgeoned to death by the police.

But to the brainwashed viewers of the mass media – which includes most liberals – January 6 was, as MSNBC told them, “worse than 9/11” – the worst terrorist attack on American soil, in which 3,000 Americans were killed.

As critical as it is that these lies be debunked at every opportunity, there’s another point that’s ever bigger:

Even if these terrible lies were true (and they are not), the legal double standard is appalling: Trump supporters, and only Trump supporters, are singled out for prosecution to the fullest extent of the law.

In the context of 2020, what happened on January 6th pales in comparison to numerous left-wing acts of “insurrection.”

These included hundreds of riots, in which at least 25 people were killed, more than a billion dollars of property was destroyed, and countless acts of arson, looting, and malicious destruction of property were perpetrated.

In Seattle, anarchists seized six city blocks, declared it an “autonomous zone” where laws did not apply, and held it for nearly a month. Five shootings occurred; two people were shot to death and one was left in critical condition.

In Portland, rioters carried out violence for over 100 days. Police buildings and cars were burned and vandalized. In Lansing, a police car was flipped over.

In Kenosha, rioters tried (but failed) to murder a teenager for interrupting their arson attacks; the teenager was charged with multiple murders and put on trial for defending his life.

And yet everywhere, we read that hardly any of the perpetrators of these crimes were prosecuted. Every day, journalist Andy Ngo’s Twitter feed during that summer of violence had a long list of stories: “So-and-so arrested for arson/destruction of property/assault & battery… charged with disorderly conduct… quickly released without bail.”

Of course, the history of leftist political terrorism in America goes back far further than 2020.

In 2020, Senator Elizabeth “Pocahontas” Warren invited thousands of liberal protesters to disrupt the confirmation hearings of Brett Kavanaugh for the U.S. Supreme Court.

When Donald Trump was inaugurated in January 2017, rioters in “black bloc” garb burned cars, smashed windows, blocked checkpoint entrances, and assaulted police in Washington DC. This was after congressional Democrats fought unsuccessfully to block the count of Trump’s electoral votes.

Of course, these countless left-wing rioters never face the same criminal justice system as Trump’s supporters.

Just last week, a Portland rioter charged with assaulting police officers had a federal case dropped after completing 30 hours of community service.

Meanwhile, hundreds of Trump supporters, charged with such high crimes “civil disorder,” “disorderly conduct in a Capitol building,” and “parading, demonstrating, or picketing in a Capitol building” wither away in Washington gulags, denied bail and facing the full force of the U.S. Department of Justice.

The resounding message to Trump supporters (and anyone paying attention) is that overt, coordinated political terrorism by the Left is forgiven, pardoned, excused, and in every way possible minimized, while anyone on the Right who breaks the law in the slightest way will be jailed, prosecuted, libeled, slandered, and tormented by federal judges, prosecutors, and jailers.

And through it all, the overwhelming majority of Republicans will say nothing of this double standard.

If anything, they endorse and espouse the same talking points as radical leftists: a total divorce from moral reality.

No less than three times, including just yesterday, Senator Ted Cruz called the January 6th protests “terrorist attacks.”

“We are approaching a solemn anniversary this week. And it is an anniversary of a violent terrorist attack on the Capitol, where we saw the men and women of law enforcement demonstrate incredible courage, incredible bravery, risk their lives for the Capitol,” Cruz said at a hearing yesterday.

This isn’t Lindsay Graham; Ted Cruz is a darling of the Tea Party. He was a popular 2016 presidential candidate, and rumored to be planning to run in 2024.

But if there’s any Republican who deserves our scorn on this solemn anniversary, it’s none other than President Trump himself.

Trump’s decision to cancel today’s news conference is just the latest in a full year of his failure to stand up for his supporters turned political prisoners.

On the rare occasion that Trump even mentions January 6, it’s all about himself. Thus last July 26, Trump issued a statement asking:

Will Nancy investigate herself and those on Capitol Hill who didn’t want additional protection, including more police and National Guard, therefore being unprepared despite the large crowd of people that everyone knew was coming?

Will Nancy and her Committee study the massive Voter Fraud that took place during the 2020 Presidential Election, particularly in swing states, that was the reason hundreds of thousands of people came pouring into Washington and, therefore, must be a big factor in the final Committee Report? Now would be a very good time to study the large scale Voter Fraud in our Presidential Election.

It’s not about his supporters being ensnared in this cruel, un-American prosecution. It’s about him and his election.

October 21, 2021, Trump issued a statement, reading in its entirety: “The insurrection took place on November 3, Election Day. January 6 was the Protest!”

This is Trump’s response to a full-blown media campaign to vilify him and his entire movement of supporters? A snarky one-liner?

Other than asking about who shot Ashli Babbitt, Trump has said nothing to defend the people whose lives were destroyed supporting him.

Which is all the more disgraceful because Trump’s own carelessness is what caused this in the first place.

In December 2020, I attended meetings begging people not to go to Washington on January 6 — because what happened was entirely predictable.

On January 4, 2021, I wrote this:

The rally in Washington, DC this Wednesday could easily turn into a bloodbath. Violent attacks from Antifa are a certainty. Provocateurs are a certainty. And no matter whether 90, 95, 99, or 99.9% of demonstrators are unarmed and peaceful, the small, even infinitesimal minority of conservatives that come armed will be used to smear all the rest.

The only man who can pre-emptively stop this is President Trump, by declaring that those welcome are only the disciplined, the peaceful, the smart and the safe people who are there only to protest the theft of their votes and of their president's second term.

But no. Instead, Trump tweeted: "Should be wild!"

It was an easy prediction anyone familiar with the Left and the Deep State could have made. Certainly Trump and his advisors should have.

And then, on the day itself, Trump closed his speech by saying “So we’re going to, we’re going to walk down Pennsylvania Avenue, I love Pennsylvania Avenue, and we’re going to the Capitol… so let’s walk down Pennsylvania Avenue.”

But Trump didn’t walk down Pennsylvania Avenue with his supporters.

He went back to the White House.

Of course, that does not justify the sham impeachment that followed, because Trump broke no law. He never suggested anyone should break the law.

But his lack of culpability doesn’t mean Trump is blameless.

It was a leadership failure of colossal magnitude, and for a full year, Trump has said and done nothing to stand up for the people his lack of judgment put into harm’s way.

It’s time to say “enough is enough.”

We’ve spent six years defending Donald Trump.

When our time came, he didn’t defend us.

The Republicans who have, we can count on one hand.

Ron DeSantis. Matt Gaetz. Marjorie Taylor Greene.

If there are more, feel free to let me know.

(UPDATE 1/7/22: Readers apprised me to add Congressman Thomas Massie, raising the total to four.)

But that’s about it.

January 6 is a day to reflect on the unmitigated gall, hypocrisy, and dishonesty of the mass media; the lawlessness, ruthlessness, and barbarity of the radical Left and the Democrats who serve them; and the cucked cowardice of their Republican opposition.

We have a long way to go to take back our own party, much less our country.

We had better work hard this year.

New Year's CHEERS to a Victorious 2022

by Adam de Angeli      Posted December 30, 2021

On December 30, 2021, Rescue Michigan capped off our first year with a marathon 7-hour livestream with a fantastic panel of guests. The conversation went everywhere from redistricting, to grassroots leadership, to Judge Michael Warren casually announcing he's running for the Michigan Supreme Court.

Featuring co-hosts Adam de Angeli, Shane Trejo, and Amber Harris, with special guests:

State Representative Steve Carra

State Representative John Reilly

State Board of Education Member Tom McMillin

Judge Michael Warren

State GOP Co-Chair Meshawn Maddock

State GOP Grassroots Vice-Chair Marian Sheridan

West Michigan Action Conservatives' Anna Timmer

Michigan Campaign for Liberty's Tony DeMott

Michigan Conservative Union's Linda Wildern

Pure Integrity for Michigan Elections' Patrice Johnson

UsAgainstMedia's John Clore

Defeating Communism PAC's David Dudenhoefer

Hillsdale County GOP officer Jon Smith

Foundation for Applied Conservative Leadership's Shawn Dow

The Lynching of Kyle Rittenhouse

by Adam de Angeli      Posted November 14, 2021

In August 2020, riots erupted in Kenosha, Wisconsin because police had non-fatally shot a man who, in the course of kidnapping his children from their mother, reached for a knife in his car while resisting arrest for a felony warrant.

In sworn testimony last week, police admitted that they were directed to do nothing to stop the arson, looting, and malicious destruction that beseiged the city. About $50 million of property was torched; 40 buildings were destroyed and another 100 damaged.

It was amidst that environment – the town he grew up in, beseiged by anarcho-fascist terrorists – that Kyle Rittenhouse went to Kenosha to protect the innocent city.

Kyle cleaned up graffiti throughout the day, and when the violence came, Kyle protected property, extinguished fires, and administered medical aid.

It was when Kyle extinguished a fire in a dumpster — that rioters were attempting to roll into a gas station — that one rioter, a convicted child rapist named Joseph Rosenbaum, told Kyle he would kill him when he got him alone.

And at the moment Kyle became separated for his friends, Rosenbaum chased Kyle until cornering him an alley. Then he screamed at Kyle, "F--- you" and lunged for his gun.

Only once Rosenbaum's hand was on the barrel did Kyle finally press the trigger.

Kyle immediately began running for the police when the mob chased after him. That was when Anthony Huber, a lifelong criminal whose history includes beating his sister, stabbing his brother, and kidnapping another man, hit him in the shoulder with a skateboard.

Kyle continued running, stumbled, and fell. Another rioter jump-kicked him in the face, and Huber went in with his skateboard. A split second before the skateboard's steel trucks would have crashed into Kyle's skull, Kyle discharged his rifle again.

Then another rioter, Gaige Grosskreutz, approached Kyle with a loaded Glock in hand. With Grosskreutz's gun (an illegal gun: he had a prior conviction for intoxicated use of a firearm) pointed directly at Kyle, Kyle fired once more, disabling the fourth assailant's arm, and at last made his way to safety among the police.

In every moment, Kyle Rittenhouse acted with pure innocence – and extraordinary discipline. It was his innocence that led him to protect Kenosha that day. He never once pointed his rifle at anyone until the moment he needed to fire, and then, did so with expert accuracy. Not one innocent bystander was harmed.

All of this was proven on countless videos recorded on the scene, and now corroborated by every eyewitness.

Instead of being venerated for the American hero he is, Kyle has been on trial these past two weeks for murder and related charges.

In the 14 months leading up to the trial, the mass media was waged a propaganda war to demonize Kyle. Why?

To poison the jury, to rile the mob in the event of an acquittal, to scar Kyle Rittenhouse for life, and to gin up civil war among the American people.

The campaign of endless lies was effective. Lies about Kyle flew across the Internet for the past year.

"The gun was illegal." False.
"Kyle took the gun across state lines." False.
"His mom should be in jail for driving him there." She didn't.
"Kyle had no connection to Kenosha." His dad lives there.

Fair-minded liberals on Twitter were surprised to learn the assailants were white, not black.

The lies about Kyle are shocking, and seemingly endless.

What's all of this really about?

What's really on trial isn't just Kyle.

It's the right to resist being lynched.

Watch: The Lynching of Kyle of Rittenhouse

Lynchings are something worse than murders. Participants boasted of them. The goal was to terrorize black Americans into total submission.

That is what the radical Left wants most of all.

They tried to destroy Kenosha. Kyle stood in their way, so they tried to murder him.

He stopped them, so they want him dead now more than ever.

They can't wait for the media to declare Kyle a murderer. They can't wait to accuse anyone who told the truth about Kyle of defending a murderer.

This is a good time, right now, to take stock of how the "right wing" media, supposedly on our side, is covering the case.

After saying almost nothing for a year, Kyle had a few good days in court (his own testimony was extremely brave, and compelling), and only then, once it looked like Kyle would be acquitted, did they begin speaking up.

Problem is, conservative media is still media: they don't get the full story and don't know what they're talking about.

Kyle's defense team have made errors of shocking magnitude. See the video above for the details.

I pray for Kyle's acquittal, or that the judge throws out the case.

But if, God forbid, Kyle is convicted, watch what conservative media does.

See who stands up and rages against this injustice. See who continues to trumpet "Free Kyle!"

And see who moves on and pretends it all never happened.

See if the NRA says anything about the right to self-defense being murdered by the mob.

See if the Federalist Society says anything about this perversion of justice.

See if your "law and order" Republicans speak out, or turn away in shame.

And realize what every patriot must do: speak out, and fight back.

The America we love is almost gone. Every day brings a new travesty.

Our country is controlled by sociopaths. This is no exaggeration.

If we aren't fighting with every spare moment to save our country, we're going to lose it.

Pray for Kyle.

And share his story.

Jonathan Tukel, RIP

by Adam de Angeli      Posted September 17, 2021

Michigan Court of Appeals Judge Jonathan Tukel has died. He was 60. No cause of death has been provided to the public. Tukel was the dissenting judge in the Michigan Court of Appeals upholding Gretchen Whitmer using the Emergency Powers of Governor Act to be a dictator.

"Taken together, these statements by the majority mean that a governor can order anything, forever, a truly striking concept in a democratic republic," Tukel wrote in his brilliant 21-page dissent. (Read it here.)

The Michigan Supreme Court surprised observers by taking Tukel's position and overturning the Emergency Powers of Governor Act. It's very likely that Tukel's meticulously-argued dissent gave them the intellectual basis to do so.

All of the Republican-supported judges on the Supreme Court and none of the Democrat-supported-judges voted to strike down the EPGA. But in the Court of Appeals, Jane Markey, who ran for Michigan Supreme Court multiple times as a Republican, ruled with liberal judge Mike Kelly that it was fine for the legislature of 1945 to give the governor dictatorial power today.

Tukel's term would have lasted to January 1, 2027.

Now, Gretchen Whitmer will have the privilege to appoint a partisan lunatic to replace him for the remainder of his term.

Trump's Big Tech Lawsuit is So Badly Drafted, It's "Either Extreme Legal Malpractice or Overt Corruption," Barnes Warns

by Adam de Angeli      Posted July 12, 2021

Prominent attorney Robert Barnes warned viewers on his YouTube show with Viva Frei that the class action lawsuits filed by Donald Trump against Big Tech giants Facebook, Twitter, Google and subsidiary YouTube are horribly flawed – and may have been intentionally designed to fail by corrupt swamp lawyers.

"He has the right idea; credit to him for pursuing it in the court of public opinion, pursuing it in the court of law, to elevate the attention to the issue; credit to him for wanting to do it on a class action basis. He has the right purpose, the right idea, very poor execution because of who the lawyers are. And I have some serious doubts about what their motivation really is," Barnes began.

But Barnes was quick to point out the enormous flaws in Trump's lawsuits.

"They've managed to bring the weakest possible claim, and forego the strongest possible claims. That's why I wondered, once I dug into who the lawyers were, whether this was a deliberate poison pill to kill the cases.

"For example, Trump's got the right idea to go after Big Tech. He was the President of the United States, and he's the most egregious example of censorship that's ever occurred, and its most problematic consequences. What he could have brought was a combination of claims," Barnes noted.

He went on to explain how Trump could have brought class-action claims on political censorship, on the grounds that major social networks are essentially the "public square" of today, and also individual claims against the networks on the harm done to him – acting essentially as state actors in doing so.

"The only way you're going to get the state actor [claim] – is to say specifcally... ‘Vice President Kamala Harris, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, and CDC Director Fauci, instructed Jack Dorsey, Mark Zuckerberg, instructed each of them to remove the President of the United States's accounts from being available to communicate to the people.’ And that's it. [...]

"Does he have proof? No, but it would get him to discovery, which I guarantee would be revelatory. Instead, they went out of their way not to allege that," Barnes continued.

Instead, Barnes noted, Trump's lawsuits claim that Big Tech's censorship of Trump was motivated by the idea that a state actor will be happy with their actions and therefore give them some benefit – a notion that his own case citations make clear is not valid.

"Where the suit is going right now, it's likely to get transferred to California, it will likely be dismissed on anti-SLAPP grounds because that's enforceable in federal court, and Trump is going to end up paying Twitter, Facebook, Google, YouTube attorneys' fees. And it almost seems deliberate."

"SLAPP" is an acronym for "strategic lawsuit against public participation," referring to lawsuits that aim to constrain another's right to free speech. California law directs courts to award legal fees to defendants in such cases. Big Tech would claim censorship is part of their right to free speech, and deny being government agents – leading to dismissal and an award of legal fees against Trump.

"They've chosen to abandon the direct allegation that's necessary to get [to trial], and bring the theory they know is going to get dismissed. They're telling the judge, they're giving the clerk a road map to ‘by the way, here's how frivolous our case is.’" Barnes explained.

He continued to explain what would have been the correct class action claim: arguing the PruneYard decision should extend to social networks. The PruneYard case was a landmark First Amendment case in which the U.S. Supreme Court held valid a California law that defined mall interiors to be public spaces where the public is entitled to free speech.

The class action claim to have brought was to bring a claim challenging the PruneYard doctrine in federal law. This also would have discouraged them from trying to move it to California and reduce the attorney fee risk for Trump, because in California the PruneYard doctrine still applies...

And then you bring other common law claims. I thought for sure Trump would bring a claim that says “all these people got rich off of me. The reality is, monetizing me off the last four years made them millions, likely billions of dollars.”

Trump had the ultimate unjust enrichment claim. No individual in the world had as strong an unjustment claim as Trump. And it would highlight the issue, it would play great politically--it'd be like ‘these guys made billions of dollars off of me and then they tried to silence me because they wanted to go a different political route.’

And he also could have alleged consumer fraud as well, under the Florida statute. And that makes it harder to remove to California.
Barnes was quick to observe that the lawsuits are so bad, they're suspicious.

"I was stunned because there's nobody that's in this field that is on this lawsuit. No First Amendment lawyers, no big constitutional lawyers, no Big Tech lawyers, and then I started asking around. None of them had even been consulted. [...]

"He can still bring those claims, it's just-- As long as he as these lawyers are involved, it's obvious those claims won't be brought. This claim is made to look – when it happens that he ends up having to pay the other side's legal fees, loses – it's made to make state actor claims look bad, make Trump's claims look bad, and it's not a surprise when you dig in. It's one of these fake America First groups. It's called "America First Policy Initiative" or something like that. You dig in, it's all Big Oil money. They're all corporate lobbyists. A lot of them are Wall Street connected. They're a lot of Jared Kushner's pals."
Barnes' cohost Viva Frei observed that the "class action" suit lacked many elements required of class action suits: the practicality of the class, the ability of the law firm to handle the class, the appropriateness of the representative of the class.

"There's no chance of the class ever being certified," Barnes replied. "It's not a class action until the federal judge certifies it. That will never occur. It'll get dismissed before that ever happens. It's hurtful, not helpful, to Trump's causes and claims.

"And the part they brought that's a class action makes no sense. Because what they're really saying is, Trump was specifically targeted by state actors using Big Tech. That's not a class. That's only Trump. There aren't a million other Trumps.

"The class action part would have been unjust enrichment, some part of that, consumer fraud, some part of that, but the big one would have been treating this as a public square, a digital public square under the Marsh doctrine and PruneYard doctrine, arguing for a change in existing law to extend that to the modern space."

Barnes continued to note that the lawsuits seemed to intentionally ignore a recent dissent from Justice Clarence Thomas, in which the Supreme Court Justice laid out what would be an effective argument against Big Tech censorship.

"And by the way, I thought they would follow Thomas's guide, but they ignored every point that Thomas raised. They don't bring a single point up that Thomas talked about. Not the public utility argument – Thomas doesn't like this precise state actor argument. He likes other claims. They ignored all of them.

"And it's because 3 or 4 of the lawyers, they work in a Virginia real estate law firm, where what they do is help you get your title transferred. What are they doing being the main drafters of such a case? Then another lawyer is a local an insurance lawyer, and the only guy with a name who appeared is Greta Van Susteren's husband, who the last time he did something interesting, it was the 1980's. This is a disaster of a list of lawyers."

This is going to be another defeat for Trump and the movement supporting him and supporting freedom of speech online. And few lawyers with genuine sympathies to Trump are speaking out.

"Trump has the best claims of anybody, and I think his motivations are completely correct in this, he just has these corrupt corporate lawyers. This was always his problem. He has corrupt insiders and crazy outsiders.

"But Trump is in the best possible position, and he brought the weakest possible claim. You dig in, these are Rick Perry's people; these are big government, big corporate lobbyists. These are people who are good on issues like school choice, regulation, taxation, things like that. They have no business in this space.

"And once I saw they cited the very cases in the lawsuit that make it clear to the clerk and the judge that these cases are basically frivolous, that made we wonder what was the real motivation of some of these people involved.

"This is either extreme legal malpractice or overt corruption, that's my view," Barnes concluded.

"It's a suit that Trump, who doesn't understand law, would think is a good suit because they include all those tweets and comments. And it praises Trump a lot. It was designed to make Trump think it's a good suit when it's actually not. That's why I have serious doubts about their motivation. Then when I saw who this was, I was like "These are the same corrupt actors that misdirected the White House for four years."
Watch the full interview here.

IRS Declares God's Teachings Are Republican Partisanship

by Adam de Angeli      Posted July 6, 2021

In an amazing admission, the IRS denied the Christian organization "Christians Engaged" non-profit status as a 501(c)3 – a designation for churches, education institutions, and charities – because the group encourages its members to vote according to Biblical values.

According to the IRS:

You are like the organization described in American Campaign Academy v. Commissioner [a bad decision in which the court held that an organization that operated a school to train individuals for careers as political campaign professionals, but "could not establish that it operated on a non-partisan basis"], because you are serving the private interest of the Republican party more than incidentally in contravention to Treasury Reg. Section 1.501(c)(3)-1(d)(1)(ii) as well as serving a substantial nonexempt private purpose.

For example, you educate believers on national issues that are central to their belief in the Bible as the inerrant Word of God. Specifically, you educate Christians on what the bible says in areas where they can be instrumental including the areas of sanctity of life, the definition of marriage, biblical justice, freedom of speech, defense, and borders and immigration, U.S. and Israel relations. The bible teachings are typically affiliated with the Republican party and candidates. This disqualifies you from exemption under IRC Section 501(c)(3)."
There you have it, folks, from no less an authority than the IRS: Christianity is Republican.

Obviously, this is all insane, but this is where we are. The IRS is once again controlled by partisan lunatics and the IRS's war on conservative organizations and charities is resumed.

Read the full IRS letter here.

Michigan Court of Appeals Suspends First Amendment

by Adam de Angeli      Posted July 2, 2021

On Wednesday, Adam de Angeli of Rescue Michigan and Mark Gerhard, father of Lucas Gerhard, held a news conference at the Michigan Hall of Justice to discuss the Court of Appeals' decision in Lucas's case to effectively suspend the First Amendment in Michigan.

De Angeli explained to John Clore of UsAgainstMedia:

[This decision] is a dangerous rollback of our right to free speech and puts every single person in Michigan in legal jeopardy.

It declares "open season" on anybody, really, making hyperbolic statements on the Internet.

Someone could file – and perhaps even maliciously file – charges of terrorism, claiming that they felt threatened or were threatened, even if they weren't. And a prosecutor going rogue and bringing these charges – and we think certainly in Lucas's case, in bad faith – and destroying their lives.

So it's had a chilling effect on free speech across Michigan, and it puts all of us in serious danger.

CLORE: So it's almost as if this case is going to set precedent on how the courts decide to infringe on our first amendment rights moving forward.

DE ANGELI: If it's not reversed by a higher court, this IS precedent.

The court of Appeals has just given prosecutors all across Michigan – basically they've said it's open season on anybody that says something that's going to offend others.

If they take it to be a threat, we can call it a threat. And we drag you through a court system that's currently backlogged for years because of Covid.

Lucas has been awaiting justice for almost two full years now, and he's going to be waiting a lot longer. - until we get hopefully a reversal at a higher court, and if not, victory at trial.
Read the full story and watch the full interview here.

The Importance of Keeping a Clear Head During This Election Fraud Crisis

by Shane Trejo      Posted June 29, 2021

We are living in revolutionary times, perhaps the most insane times that the world has ever known. This is causing stress within us that is unprecedented, and frankly, many patriots are not holding up well through these conditions.

Patriots throughout our state and nationwide are falling to utter nonsense. They are buying the hopium from known hucksters. They are dumping their money in the coffers of false idols, just to avoid the truth of the dire situation that is facing them. They are spewing theories that are making the entire movement look like fools to the broader masses.

We must be better than this.

To those who still “trust the plan,” please try to take a deep breath and think rationally. President Trump was booted from office despite obvious in-your-face voter fraud committed in a coordinated fashion by Democrats throughout the country. The legal response was humiliating. The RNC soaked up hundreds of millions of dollars with nothing to show for it. Everyone is pointing the figures of blame at everyone else.

I hate to break it to you but THIS was the plan. The plan was to screw us, rob us of our vote, and deprive us of America’s comeback. And it’s been very successful. And the delusions of desperate patriots are only making the situation that much worse for us all.

There is no core of the FBI, CIA, NSA and other deep state entities that is patriotic and working for the good guys. The military is flying LGBT flags abroad, teaching anti-white critical race theory to recruits, and purging patriots from the ranks to bring in trannies and communists. How could anyone possibly think these forces would overturn the fraud and reinstate Trump into office?

It is understandable to lose faith in America’s institutions given the current situation. They have failed us in every regard. But we must realize that these failed institutions are not going to rebound and somehow put Trump back into office. Virtually every official, whether elected or appointed and regardless of political affiliation, has gleefully enforced the vote steal or looked the other way out of cowardice.

If we want to restore freedom in this country, we have to see the world around us for what it is rather than what we wish for it to be. To quote a cliche, facts are more important than our feelings. There isn’t going to be some magical court case that will turn this around. There will be no eureka moment that wakes the masses up. The only thing that can restore our lost liberies is blood, sweat and tears from a fighting grassroots.

Rescue Michigan has never offered false hope to our supporters. We have offered the best plan, the best ideas, and the best strategy to become a leader yourself. It doesn’t involve sitting in your home and posting vague gibberish on social media platforms. It involves grassroots action based on proven principles that are known to compel success. There is no easy way out of this disaster. You will need to engage others and develop leaders in order. This is what the Founding Fathers did, and you must be prepared to take every action that they took in order to have success.

Are you up to the task as your heroic ancestors were? Then we would certainly love to have you. But we are separating the wheat from the chaff here. We demand excellence from our activists because that is what it will take to restore our nation and nothing less. We demand serious people to be leaders of men, and we will help you every step of the way to have success. But we will not harbor silly delusions or humor absurd theories. This is a serious movement, and we are intent upon achieving total victory. We hope you can be too.

Whitmer Mooches Billionaires' Plane As Father Makes Miraculous Recovery

by Adam de Angeli      Posted May 11, 2021

Charlie LeDuff reports for Deadline Detroit:

When Gov. Gretchen Whitmer was outed last month for a secretive trip to Florida in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, her office claimed Michigan taxpayers did not foot the bill.

What they did not tell us, however, is that Whitmer asked a group of wealthy Detroit businessmen to provide a private plane they share.

Those businessmen have major dealings in and with the state of Michigan.

“We wondered why she reached out to us instead of booking a private charter,” said one of the plane's owners, who exchanged his candor for confidentiality. “You can't tell a governor no. Who needs that kind of trouble?”

Had Whitmer booked a round trip flight from Lansing to West Palm Beach through a private charter company, it would likely have cost $10,000 to $20,000, or a whopping $40,000 for the actual jet she took, according to private jet websites. The latter is more than 25 percent of the governor's salary -- before taxes.

It is unclear whether Whitmer reimbursed the company – Air Eagle – which manages the aircraft owned by the businessmen. And, if so, at what price and from which bank account?
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This is an absolutely enormous breach of ethics. Elected officials are not permitted to receive gifts of tens of thousands of dollars without at least reporting it.

This is a major scandal that the mass media will refuse to report.

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