Funding Putin’s War

Thomas Paine: American Philosopher, & Revolutionary

From 1776 through the formation of The Constitution I helped create America. Now I have returned to help save America. Please join my Facebook group American Patriots in a free and open discussion to further the cause of FREEDOM.  

The mainstream media propaganda is once again on full display. In a CNN article headlined, “A remarkable Republican statement on the Ukraine invasion”, analyst Chris Cillizza vilifies Elise Stefanik (R-NY), the 3rd ranking Republican in the House of Representatives, as a Trump loyalist, implying that all Trump supporters are bigoted, hillbilly, “deplorables”, and any statements from such ilk should be discounted as illegitimate, unworthy among the morally superior intellectuals such as himself. 

Her quote that he calls “remarkable” follows:

“After just one year of a weak, feckless, and unfit President of the United States and Commander-in-Chief, the world is less safe. Rather than peace through strength, we are witnessing Joe Biden’s foreign policy of war through weakness. For the past year, our adversaries around the world have been assessing and measuring Joe Biden’s leadership on the world stage, and he has abysmally failed on every metric. From kinetic and deadly attacks on our allies and partners, to the catastrophic withdrawal and surrender in Afghanistan, to the cyber attacks impeding American industry and infrastructure, to today’s Russian invasion of Ukraine, Joe Biden and his Administration have failed America and the world.” [1]

Every word of her statement is accurate.  It doesn’t matter to the so-called “experts” at CNN.  The message is clear; never question our opinion, shut up and conform to our ideology, or suffer our public ridicule.  For some reason you are supposed to ignore factual data and bend a knee to their authority.  Those are the prerequisites for political correctness and wokeness.  Where can I sign up?

Marisa Schultz of Yahoo Finance quoted Stefanik as saying:

“President Biden’s weakness on the world stage has emboldened our adversaries, look no further than Ukraine and Afghanistan.  The world is less safe because of his failed leadership.” [2]

Stefanik also said, “Putin is a deranged thug and authoritarian war criminal.”  Then followed with, “The liberal media, who pushed the Russia hoax, is now serving as Joe Biden’s stenographers and melting down over the truth that Biden’s weakness has caused the world to be less safe.  And the American people know it.”

Schultz wrote that Stefanik took shots at the media for coming to Biden’s defense, as if you are supposed to think that is despicable rather than a reasonable assessment. Two anointed “journalists” spewing the same propaganda, with the complete admiration of their editors. But Stefanik is absolutely spot on!

Just look at what has happened.  On Biden’s very first day in office he cancelled the Keystone pipeline and signed other executive orders that were designed to cripple the energy sector.  When Trump left office we were essentially energy independent and the world’s largest producer of oil and natural gas.  Biden ruined that right out of the gate.  Today the national average of a gallon of regular gas at the pump is $3.59, compared to $2.38 (a $1.21 increase, or 50.8%) when he took office.

Then he announced we would be pulling all US troops out of Afghanistan and botched the withdrawal, leaving 13 dead American soldiers and hundreds of stranded civilians in the wake.  The world was watching and Putin took notes.

In the past few weeks, Biden sat helplessly on the sideline while warning us that Putin had amassed over 100,000 troops on the Ukrainian border and an invasion was imminent.  We sent them a few anti-tank missiles to help the Ukrainian military defend their sovereign country, but as the invasion unfolded, it was clear that was too little, too late.

As the Ukraine capitol of Kyiv falls under siege that could be catastrophic for millions of civilians, now surrounded and apparently ready to resist, we find out the “significant sanctions” imposed by Biden exclude the Russian energy exports, and in fact we are still buying oil today from Putin.

“Russia producers nearly tripled shipments of oil to the United States in 2021 – in 2020, the United States imported from Russia on average 76,000 barrels per day (bpd), while in 2021, that figure rose to 209,000 bpd, according to data from the Energy Information Administration (EIA) of the U.S. Department of Energy.” [3]

So, at $100 per barrel we are paying Russia nearly 21 million dollars per day while they are at war with the Ukraine.  American taxpayers funding Putin’s war.  I’m guessing CNN didn’t bring that to anyone’s attention.

• Does that sound like we are defending their sovereignty?

Please don’t try to make that argument. You can’t make chicken soup out of chicken shit.

• Could there be an underlying motive to allow this war to progress to its inevitable conclusion, a complete Russian takeover?

Well, all we see and hear 24/7 from the media, is Russia, Russia, Russia.  Notice how the domestic policies have disappeared from the social consciousness?  In Biden’s first year 2,000,000 illegal immigrants have stormed over our southern border, welcomed with open arms by every Democrat.  Now they are outraged about the Ukrainian border while showing no concern whatsoever for our own citizens.  Biden himself admitted that Americans will feel some “pain at the pump” from this war, but he assures us he will minimize the impact.  After crippling our own energy sector, and tripling our oil imports from Russia, he says he’ll release “strategic reserves” (SPR) to mitigate the skyrocketing gas prices.  Sure, Joe.  And then how will you replace them?

• Are we powerless in convincing Putin to curtail his ambitions?

Basically, yes.  He will not be deterred in his quest to overthrow the government of the Ukraine and install a puppet who pledges fealty to him.  His vision is to reinstate the former Soviet Union and its territories, establishing a dominate geopolitical power, similar to Hitler’s takeover of the Sudetenland and Czechoslovakia at the outset of World War II. 

• Will Putin be satisfied with his conquest of the Ukraine, or does he plan to expand into the Baltic states of Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia?

Those former Soviet republics are all NATO members, which would compel the other 27 NATO countries to invoke Article 5, whereby an armed attack against any member is considered an attack against them all, and they are to collectively defend the ally attacked.  The Ukraine is rich with natural resources and the former “bread- basket” of the Soviet Union.  The Baltic states are not that valuable economically, but it could get real very soon.   

Comments welcome

[1] Cillizza, C., CNN, dated Feb 24, 2022

[2]  Schultz, M., Money, Yahoo, dated Feb 24, 2022

[3] Global Energy, dated Feb 22, 2022

CDC Withholds COVID Data

Thomas Paine: American Philosopher, & Revolutionary

From 1776 through the formation of The Constitution I helped create America. Now I have returned to help save America. Please join my Facebook group American Patriots in a free and open discussion to further the cause of FREEDOM.  

Now we find out the CDC has been withholding critical data related to hospitalizations by age, race, and vaccination status.  Their official explanation is they feared the public would misinterpret the data.  Critics say that data may have worsened the pandemic as full knowledge may have helped direct resources to the most vulnerable. [1]

They have also been withholding information on cases of reinfection for fully vaccinated people unless they are hospitalized, or die; and the effectiveness of booster shots for those under age 65.

Here is an excerpt from the Gazette article with an unbelievable quote:

“Agency spokeswoman Kristen Nordlund, who spoke with the New York Times, said the CDC has been slow to put out the streams of data ‘because basically, at the end of the day, it’s not yet ready for prime time’ and the public could misconstrue it.” [2]

I’ll bet that quote was “pre-manufactured” and pre-approved.  Never mind the notion that the general public is too stupid to understand the data and might spread “disinformation”.  What about health professionals who could have used the data to formulate more effective plans?

The CDC also has a bureaucratic responsibility to alert the Department of Health and Human Services, the parent agency of the CDC, which must in turn notify the White House, about signing off on any decisions pursuant to the release of COVID data to the public.  So the White House controls the information and we can reasonably assume they have the ability to create whatever narrative they want to be made public.  For instance, if they want the mask mandates to be kept in place indefinitely, they can withhold any data that might contradict reasons for relaxing the restrictions.

Could there be a motive?


What if someone wanted to cripple our economy?

Have you noticed how easily they justified shutting businesses down?

Couldn’t that be a precursor to implementing a socialist agenda?

Oh, that’s just a “right-wing conspiracy theory”, right?

What if I told you the DNC was under the influence of a supreme leader, who has repeatedly demonstrated an unmistakable penchant for destroying the American culture and our traditional values?

I have said elsewhere, and “The Great One”, Mark Levin, has broadcast it; Democrats hate America.  They didn’t always hate America, but they do now.

Do you really think Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are running the country?  Neither one of them can barely string a coherent sentence together.  Biden has dementia and Harris is a blabbering idiot.  Do we have a “central committee”?  I don’t think so.  If not, then who is the man behind the curtain?  I could give you a lot of clues and I have a prime suspect who emerges from he shadows when the dots are connected.

Sometimes the theory isn’t conspiratorial at all.  Sometimes it’s just a theory that turns out to be true.

Comments welcome

[1] The Gazette, Feb 22, 2022

[2] ibid

Clinton Criminality Proven in Durham Report

Thomas Paine: American Philosopher, & Revolutionary

From 1776 through the formation of The Constitution I helped create America. Now I have returned to help save America. Please join my Facebook group American Patriots in a free and open discussion to further the cause of FREEDOM.  

The extent and scope of DNC corruption is almost beyond belief. Just when you thought the evidence was gathered, more crimes come to light. Remember when Hillary admitted she deleted 33,000 emails about yoga classes and wedding plans by smashing hard drives and cell phones with hammers? (more on that below)

This past Friday, Special Counsel John Durham submitted a court filing that alleges criminality conducted by the Clinton campaign when they hired a tech firm to spy on former President Trump before and after he took office.

Durham’s filing claims an executive of “Internet Company 1”, used his access to nonpublic government DNS data to analyze purported links between Trump and a Russian financial institution, named as Alpha Bank.  Internet Company 1 had access and maintenance agreements to dedicated servers for the Executive Office of the President (EOP).  Durham found that Rodney Joffe, named only as “Tech Executive 1” in the court filing, exploited his company’s contract by “mining the EOP’s DNS traffic and other data for the purpose of gathering derogatory information” [1] about the former President.

Friday’s filing was a result of Durham’s prosecution of Michael Sussman, an Attorney for the Clinton presidential campaign, charged with lying to the FBI.  Sussman told an FBI Attorney that he did not represent any client, when in fact he was being paid by the Clinton campaign.  Sussman’s Attorneys deny that he billed the Clinton campaign for a meeting he had with the FBI in September 2016.  It should be relatively easy to determine who is lying on that.

Trump’s ties to Russia were investigated by former Special Counsel Robert Mueller for nearly two years before he announced they had found nothing to support the claims propagated by Hillary Clinton.  It is common knowledge that the Clinton campaign funded opposition research that enlisted false claims in the Christopher Steele dossier designed to sick the FBI on then presidential candidate Donald Trump.  All of the allegations against Trump were proven false.

Sussman’s lawyers filed a response to the Durham allegations on Monday [2],  stating the Special Counsel filing on Friday was intended to “politicize this case, inflame media coverage, and taint the jury pool.”  They further claim that Durham’s allegations regarding the DNS data mining post-dated the single charge of lying to the FBI in September 2016 and are therefore irrelevant to the case against their client.  Of course additional misconduct by Sussman may be relevant to proving he was indeed actively engaged in undermining the President of the United States before and after he took office.  Moreover, in Paragraph 5 of the filing, the Sussman lawyers insinuate that Trump was attempting to inflame other Republicans, calling this scandal “far greater in scope and magnitude than Watergate”, as if Trump had no right to comment on the matter.  Incidentally, he’s right!

The New York Times headline reads, “Court Filing Started a Furor in Right-Wing Outlets, but Their Narrative Is Off Track”.  Oh really, does the so-called “Right-Wing” media have a responsibility to bury such a huge story to protect the Democrats? And how exactly, is their narrative “off“?

By Tuesday the 15th, CNN had crafted their version of the story by saying, “the accusation – which Durham couched in vague, technical language in a court filing late Friday – has been seized upon by Trump and his supporters, who claim the former President was subjected to a smear campaign”, followed by “Durham says in the filing that Michael Sussman, the Democrat lawyer, spoke about internet data related to Trump in a meeting with a federal agency, which sources say was the CIA, more than five years ago.”  Notice how they added the phrase “more than five years ago”, to make the reader think this allegation is “ancient history” and not worth pursuing.  In calling the filing “vague”, the Times also implies that the man-on-the-street can’t possibly understand it.  I don’t know about their readers, but I followed it just fine.  It’s also noteworthy that the CIA was gathering intel from Sussman on domestic spying campaign.  The CIA is by law restricted to limited domestic relations.  A Commission appointed by President Gerald Ford [3] reported that certain activities performed by the CIA on behalf of President Nixon were beyond the scope of their authority.  Apparently, by 2020 CIA activities designed to entrap the sitting President were completely legitimate, especially when requested by a political opponent.  

A Daily Mail article says former Director of National Intelligence, John Ratcliffe, alerted Durham to a declassified CIA memo that asserts Clinton approved “looking into Trump’s Russia ties as a way of distracting from her email scandal”.  Furthermore claiming that “new bombshell reports now reveal Clinton paid people to hack servers at Trump Tower during the 2016 campaign and White House servers following the election.” [4]  Ratcliffe says former CIA Director John Brennan told then President Obama and his VP, Joe Biden, in 2016 about Clinton’s plan to fabricate Trump’s links to Russia in an effort to redirect the spotlight away from her 33,000 deleted emails, which were actual government property.

18 U.S.C § 2071 – Concealment, removal, or mutilation generally :

“Whoever willfully and unlawfully conceals, removes, mutilates, obliterates, or destroys, or attempts to do so, any record, paper, or document in any public office, shall be fined under this title, or imprisoned not more than three years, or both”.

I’m not Copernicus, but if my math is correct, that felony alone could sentence her to 99,000 years in prison.  But with time off for good behavior, she could be out in time to run for President again in 42,024.  Unfortunately, the statute prevents anyone convicted of said felony from “holding any office under the United States”.

If Brennan told Obama and Biden directly about the Clinton smear campaign, how much “plausible deniability” could they claim? It’s extremely obvious they both knew about it beforehand and quite possible they approved it, considering Obama’s expectation that his agenda would be continued under her administration.

Hillary Clinton, now 74, is also accused of hiring a tech firm to infiltrate servers at the Trump Tower during the 2016 campaign and the White House after he took office, aiming to smear Trump by linking him to Russia.  On October 31, 2016, just days before the election, she tweeted “Computer scientists have apparently uncovered a covert server linking the Trump organization to a Russian-based bank”.  No links have ever been proven, but you can bet your last dollar the MSM blasted that bombshell over every possible outlet right up to the closing of the polls.  That tech firm, named only as “Internet Company 1” in Durham’s Friday filing, is reportedly Neustar, the firm from which Rodney Joffe retired in 2021.

In the end, the American people have a right to know what we have known all along.  The Clinton campaign fabricated a phony dossier intended to damage the reputation of presidential candidate Donald Trump.  The extent of that smear campaign was well planned and executed by highly-ranked Democrat operatives and officials in the federal bureaucracy. The Durham revelations extend the scope of her corruption. Mark Levin, the conservative host of “Life, Liberty, and Levin”, has called this the biggest scandal in American history and questions why Clinton and Obama have never been indicted for their criminality. They are common citizens, holding no office of protection. We certainly can’t expect the current Attorney General to pursue the case against either, but the truth never dies.

“But such is the irresistible nature of the truth, that all it asks, – and all it wants, – is the liberty of appearing.”

— Thomas Paine, Rights of Man, Part II: Introduction

Watergate was a church picnic in comparison to this particular Clinton scandal, which may have been linked to the effort to cover up her own secret private server scandal, the one that had her lawyers and aides smashing hard drives and cell phones with hammers to prevent authorities from discovering the despicable criminal acts of the DNC and the Clinton campaign.  When you know the very top of Democrat leadership is corrupt to the core and every party member lines up in total obedience, you probably should be considering other options with your vote.

Comments welcome.  Is anyone else outraged?

[1] The Hill, dateline Feb 14, 2022 ; Durham alleges cyber analysts ‘exploited’ access to Trump White House server

[2] Thomson Reuters, dated Feb 14, 2022

[3] Report to the President by the Commission on CIA Activities Within the United States, June 1975

and by clicking on the link “Commission Report at the Ford Library” within that article, you can access Chapter 14, “Involvement of the CIA in Improper Activities for the White House”, p.172

[4] Caralle, K., Daily Mail, Ex-Director of National Intelligence ( John Ratcliffe) Claims Biden and Obama Knew About Hillary Campaign Plot to Hack Trump Servers, published Feb 14, 2022

The Ideological War Has Begun: How Can We Save America?

Thomas Paine: American Philosopher, & Revolutionary

From 1776 through the formation of The Constitution I helped create America. Now I have returned to help save America. Please join my Facebook group American Patriots in a free and open discussion to further the cause of FREEDOM.

The ideological war has begun.  It is upon us now.  We did not ask for this confrontation.  It has been thrust upon us by the leadership of the Democrat party, their well-oiled Reich Ministry of Propaganda the mainstream media (MSM), and the ideologues who dutifully follow them.

A supercharged political atmosphere hovers over the entire country like a menacing smog.  Its presence is everywhere.  It cannot be ignored.  It has divided us more than any time since the Civil War, when brothers at arms opposed each other across bloody battlefields that claimed over 618,000 sacrificial lambs.

The foundations of America are under attack, from our Constitution, to our institutions, to our economic system, to our societal norms and values, literally every aspect of our way of life.  This is not a drill.

The Democrat Party (DNC) is the metaphoric siege machine, hurling giant boulders into the castle that is America.  We are holding on for now, but the walls are crumbling.  Having the media as their protectorate, they now push their socialist agenda to “fundamentally transform America” by forcing it down our collective throats, every single day.  They have no intentions of engaging in debate, or negotiation, on the merits of their proposals.  They march in lock-step with total unity, softening the language with deceptive phrases designed to fool the masses, expecting them to accept their authority.  Too often, their stated goals are completely disingenuous, and have nothing to do with the real objective.  Everyone who fails to fall into line is vilified, publicly scorned, and outcast from society in textbook fascist fashion.

To be fair, many lifelong Democrat voters are not engaged enough to have realized their beloved party has been hijacked by the extreme left-wing socialist faction that runs it today.  Indeed, most people are so busy in the routines of everyday life, they barely have time to think about anything else at all, let alone politics.  They simply tune in casually every four years and perform their civic duty as they always have, then walk away feeling good about themselves for supporting what they believed were genuine concerns expressed by their favorite partisans.  Hillary Clinton was caught by a hot mic saying, “voters are stupid”.  The DNC actually believes their own voters are “useful idiots”.  I can’t blame them for being loyal, but maybe some of them are ripe for enlightenment.  It is one of the missions of American Patriots to make them aware that their decisions were haphazard at best, and disastrous by the results of their choice.  

All American Patriots [1] are certainly disheartened by the direction this country is taking at the hands of the DNC and the MSM.  It is not enough to get riled up and vent to your like-minded friends on Facebook to see how many “Likes” you can get.  We must do more.  This is a call to action.  But even when you know you must act, it’s a matter of how.  We know we must do something.  But what exactly can we do,  without placing ourselves in legal jeopardy?  It’s one thing to be publicly ridiculed, perhaps even a “badge of honor”.  It’s another level to face federal prison, which I don’t recommend.  At American Patriots, as in all my posts, I suggest we exercise caution before acting, or even saying anything that could be deemed slanderous or libelous towards specific individuals.  For some legal definitions and pertinent statutes, check out my page on Statutes to Avoid

There are some things we can do to help fight the socialist agenda.  You will see that none of these suggestions advocate violence.  They are all peaceful and completely legal means that require some degree of activism.  Generally, I don’t care much for activists, but we must fight fire with fire and employ the same tactics they use rather effectively.

• Speak out

Talk to your family, friends, and neighbors.  In many cases, you may already know how they lean politically, and can avoid the ideologues.  If you are unsure, you can start with subtle hints of your position and watch closely how they react.  Obviously it’s better to do this face-to-face, not via text or phone.  I’m no psychiatrist, but any negative response or defensive body language probably indicates resistance and a sign to stop right there.  If they seem enthused to continue the discussion, it’s likely they are already in our “tent” and it won’t take long to confirm that.  It’s those who seem slightly caught off-guard, ask respectful questions, or seem willing to engage civilly that may be “on the fence” and are potential converts.  It might be best to proceed slowly in light doses, perhaps over several engagements, but you can probably get a few points across eventually that could make them think a little.  Try to keep it respectful, not mean, angry, or condescending.

• Debate them if necessary

I love this one.  I choose my debates wisely, but I’m undefeated.  Why? Because when I decide to engage in debate, it’s already over.  The opponent has no chance to prove his point because he is wrong, period!  Typically, I’ll allow him to present his case, and then destroy it in less than two minutes.  It’s so easy I have gotten bored with the exercise.  How can that be possible? Have you listened to the positions they hold?  Virtually every issue is nonsensical.  Almost everything they say can be easily exposed as hypocrisy, contradicting things they have said earlier about the same issue.  Case in point:

Have you noticed that practically every time they are confronted with anything they deem offensive, the other party is “racist”?  I don’t know what race has to do with anything in the 21st century, but Obama brought it into the social consciousness and now the entire “progressive” movement plays the race card at every opportunity.  They talk about reparations and use affirmative action as reverse discrimination, as if the black community is to receive preferential treatment from now on.  I don’t have any animosity whatsoever towards the black community.  They deserve every opportunity on an equal basis just like the Constitution says.  I’m happy they are included and part of making society a better place to live.  I didn’t even want to bring race into the conversation, but the left wants to go back to conditions before the Civil War as justification for their demands, they need to be reminded that it was the “party of Lincoln” (Republicans) who freed the slaves and fought for the post-Civil War constitutional amendments that acknowledged their rights.  Southern Democrats were responsible for suppressing the black vote.  Now they claim it’s Republicans who are suppressing the black vote.  Republicans aren’t suppressing any voters.  They just want to ensure that all votes are legitimate, cast by actual citizens, each one entitled to one vote.  Democrats, on the other hand, are pushing for nationwide mail-in ballots and voting for non-citizens, which happens to be unconstitutional.  Some major cities like New York and Los Angeles have already approved non-citizen voting.  You might “fact check” that and conclude that Illegal voting doesn’t happen, but be cognizant of the source.  Typically, a left-wing “journalist” will ignore factual data or just blatantly lie.  The current Democrat presidential administration even recruits people from across the globe to come here illegally, apply for free stuff, and vote Democrat to keep the free stuff flowing.  As ridiculous as all that sounds, it’s obvious the debate was over pretty quickly.

• Get involved

Examine the voting records of some of your district Representatives (U. S. House) and listen carefully to what they are saying.  Or listen to new candidates for clues on whether they seem to be patriots or socialists.  Then show your support for those candidates by promoting them on your social media, perhaps even volunteering for their campaign efforts if you have the time.  Don’t waste your time on local politicians, with a few exceptions.  For example, all the hoopla over the school board meetings in Virginia have made national news because they involve national issues, such as the rights of parents to be active in the curriculum of their children, against the school districts teaching Critical Race Theory.  Parental groups could be organized to attend all school board meetings and protest all efforts to teach our young minds socialist ideas.  The indoctrination of our children must be stopped.  But in general, it’s the federal level candidates we need to focus on.  Keep in mind, it’s not necessary to love the Republican party or their candidates.  We need to defeat every Democrat at every opportunity, no matter who the opponent is.

• Protest

The First Amendment guarantees “the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”  The DNC is actively working on destroying the First Amendment through excessive restrictions, but at this writing, no law has been passed that eliminates our right to peaceably protest.

By the way, the January 6th event at the U. S. Capitol the Democrats and the media are calling “Insurrection Day”, was in fact, mostly peaceful protestors.  Yes, there were some who carried out acts of violence and they are justly being held to account for their actions.  Those bad actors appear to have been extreme right-wing groups who descended upon the scene with ill intent, but by no stretch of the imagination did they represent the full body of protestors, nor was anything said by Trump at his rally that morning indicative of a call to storm the building by violence.  The media labelling all Republicans as “white supremacists” is no more accurate than us calling all Democrats morons.  Again, the media using propaganda to influence the perceived idiots that follow their “authority”.  The media essentially assumes their own viewers are idiots, expecting to retain credibility after bloviating such nonsense.


Boycott, divest, and sanction corporations and even small companies that have expressed their socialist ideology.  Mark Levin talks about this in depth in his latest book American Marxism. [2]  Companies that can be identified supporting the DNC and their socialist agenda should be boycotted by true American patriots.  Simply take your business elsewhere.  Conversely, companies that have obviously stood up against these anti-American movements, should be supported by patriotic consumers.  If you have a stock portfolio, review the companies you have invested in and liquidate those assets for redirection to companies that share your American pride.  In other words, sanction goods and services that openly follow socialist movements, and call them directly to voice your concerns.  Media Research Center tracks corporate sponsors of major network news shows. [3]  How many times have you heard that left-wing activists have threatened to cease the sponsorship of prime time opinion shows hosted by Fox news personalities they don’t approve of?  Who says you can’t do the same thing to their favorite talking heads?

These are just a few actions that any citizen can perform to help save America, and we as American Patriots must be willing to step forward and be heard.  America depends on those willing to defend her.

Join the discussion. Comments welcome.

[1] Join my private Facebook group “American Patriots” by searching “Thomas Paine” on Facebook and requesting membership.  Look for the “Thomas Paine” that is listed as living in New Rochelle, New York, to select the right “Thomas”.  The group has been created to attract true American patriots to exchange ideas and discuss ways to save America from the forces that threaten The Constitution, The Bill of Rights, and our American values. 

[2] Levin, Mark R. ; American Marxism, Simon & Schuster, New York, NY, © 2021 ; Chapter 7, pp. 252-276.  I don’t have any financial interest or affiliation with any of Mark’s books.  This book is highly recommended.

[3] There is a lot of information on the website at:

Paine’s Common Sense Offers Constitutional Advice

Thomas Paine: American Philosopher, & Revolutionary

From 1776 through the formation of The Constitution I helped create America. Now I have returned to help save America. Please join my Facebook group American Patriots in a free and open discussion to further the cause of FREEDOM.  

Paine’s Common Sense laid the groundwork for portions of the Constitution. Long before the United States Constitution was created (September 17, 1787) and ratified (June 21, 1788), Paine offered some of his suggestions on the form of government that would equitably represent all of the citizens. 

“If there is any true cause of fear respecting independence, it is because no plan is yet laid down.  Men do not see their way out – Wherefore, as an opening into that business, I offer the following hints; at the same time modestly affirming, that I have no other opinion of them myself, than that they may be the means of giving rise to something better.  Could the straggling thoughts of individuals be collected, they would frequently form materials for wise and able men to improve into useful matter.

Let the assemblies be annual, with a President only.  The representation more equal.  Their business wholly domestic, and subject to the authority of a Continental Congress.

Let each colony be divided into six, eight, or ten, convenient districts, each district to send a proper number of delegates to Congress, so that each colony send at least thirty.  The whole number in Congress will be at least 390.  Each Congress to sit and to choose a president by the following method.  When the delegates are met, let a colony be taken from the whole thirteen colonies by lot, after which, let the whole Congress choose (by ballot) a president from out of the delegates of that province.  In the next Congress, a colony be taken by lot from twelve only, omitting that colony from which the president was taken in the former Congress, and so proceeding on till the whole thirteen shall have had their proper rotation.  And in order that nothing may pass into a law but what is satisfactorily just, not less than three fifths of the Congress to be called a majority.”

  —  Thomas Paine, Common Sense, under Thoughts on the Present State of American Affairs, published at Philadelphia, February, 14 1776

Note that last sentence whereby Paine lays down the argument that all legislation should be widely supported by at least 60% of Congress, the threshold established later as the filibuster rule in the Senate.  The Democrats, operating on the slimmest margin possible, now want to eliminate the filibuster to pass their highly controversial “voting rights act”, which has little to do with securing voting rights, and could be more accurately described as a “right to cheat” act, while protecting the same election officials who kicked observers out of the room and boarded up windows in polling places to conceal their fraudulent activities. Democrats imply that a large segment of their voting base is not capable of voting in person, nor have the ability to obtain valid identification. They ignore the fact that virtually everything regarding identification must be proven by showing a government issued ID card, and insist that anyone should be able to cast a ballot without proving they are who they say they are, which opens the door for multiple votes and non-citizen ballots. Couple that with ballot harvesting practices that allow partisan operatives to collect ballots in large quantities that could be easily altered under cover of darkness, and you’re looking at a potentially massive scheme to rig elections.

The 19th Amendment (ratified August 18, 1920) says, “The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex.” As late as 1920, when women were given the right to vote, it was clear that only citizens were entitled to vote. Republicans seek to ensure that, while Democrats want to eliminate the requirement. Under their insane proposition, anyone in the world with obviously questionable loyalties, could vote in our elections.

Comments welcome