Newsletter | August 10, 2023
Pretenders masquerading as truth-tellers have been around since the beginning of time. As more Americans are awakened to the pretenders – the ruling establishment – in our midst today and the truth is revealed about its corruption, we begin a new series with this edition of our newsletter focusing on key areas of their campaign to destroy America. We start with the corruption of language and meaning.
Take the word “disinformation,” for instance. It’s supposed to describe a statement that is purposefully untrue, but we already have a word for that — it’s called a lie. If you were raised right, your parents and teachers drilled into you the importance of telling the truth, and when you didn’t, you were punished for it. But unless you’re in front of a court or an officer of the court like a policeman, lying isn’t illegal. In fact, telling whoppers is protected by the First Amendment.
So why do we need the word “disinformation”? Because it doesn’t describe false statements, it describes speech that is inconvenient to the ruling establishment. When news of Hunter Biden’s laptop broke in the press, 51 former U.S. intelligence officials claimed it was Russian “disinformation.” Except it wasn’t — it was real. The ex-spies lied to protect their preferred political candidate and support government efforts to keep news of the Biden family’s corruption from American citizens. That’s called censorship, which is prohibited by the First Amendment. When Barack Obama says that disinformation hurts democracy, he’s inverting language and meaning: What he really means is, his political faction is determined to censor the opposition party.
It’s like we’re living George Orwell’s nightmare. Remember the various ministries in his famous novel 1984? The Ministry of Truth is really a propaganda ministry. The Ministry of Peace is in charge of waging permanent war. The Ministry of Love enforces loyalty to Big Brother through repression and torture. When Big Brother wills it, the inhabitants of Oceania must acknowledge that 2+2=5.
The trans identity movement is the ruling party’s version of 2+2=5. According to major medical associations, the public health bureaucracy, psychologists, social workers, and public school teachers, the primary marker of individual identity is a social construct. If a child believes he’s a girl or she’s a boy, their parents are obliged to ensure their access to what the White House calls “gender-affirming care.” If their mothers and fathers don’t want their children sterilized and mutilated, states like California offer trans youth “asylum” — which in reality means taking them away from those who truly love them and exposing them to predators who butcher children for profit.
Climate change is the greatest threat to human existence — except for Joe Biden’s climate czar John Kerry who flies a private jet, or for Obama, who owns two beach-front properties. Isn’t he afraid of the rising tides predicted by climate change activists? Of course not — all the ruling class knows it’s a lie, but one that makes them rich with investments in climate change infrastructure mandated by the government. That is, the ruling class’s corruption of language and meaning isn’t just to rationalize their pathologically criminal habits — for instance, “minor-attracted-persons” are just pedophiles — it also augments their power and wealth.
The best way to fight this totalitarian-minded faction is to tell the truth and keep telling it. Tell the truth about Covid, the truth about the mRNA vaccines, the truth about Biden family crimes, the truth about the rot at the core of federal law enforcement agencies like the FBI and Justice Department. The truth is breaking through, bit by bit, you can see people waking up to it every day. Keep pushing against the lies — the light is just on the other side.
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John Solomon is an award-winning investigative journalist who has worked at the Associated Press, Washington Post, the Washington Times, and The Hill. In 2020, he founded Just the News, a print and broadcast media juggernaut that reflects his unbounded energy. Solomon’s hard-nosed reporting has broken numerous scandals, maybe most importantly, Joe and Hunter Biden’s secret financial and political arrangements with Ukrainian officials and businessmen. Attacked relentlessly by mainstream media organizations for digging into the Biden story, Solomon kept pushing for the truth. An old-school newsman, he is one of America’s greatest journalists, and we spoke with him recently to get his view on the current situation.
You were the first to report on the Bidens’ financial arrangements with Ukraine — and you were attacked for it. Do you feel vindicated now that others are starting to see the extent of the ties between the Bidens and Kyiv?
It’s funny because I never felt a need to be vindicated. I knew then that my sources were accurate because I provided the documentary proof embedded in my stories to back them up. I think the more important dynamic of what has happened in the last few months of revelations is that the American people have finally been able to get the unadulterated truth they were denied during the 2019 impeachment proceedings and the 2020 election. They were denied that truth by the legacy media, certain members of Congress, the State Department, the 51 intelligence analysts, and Joe Biden himself. And more truths are forthcoming that will expose just how the electorate was misled. All people ever wanted was the truth and facts so they could make an informed decision. For a while, those truths were obfuscated. Today they are sitting in plain view. And that is a good, however delayed, thing!
Just the News is one of the few media organizations reporting on the video taken of the events on Capitol Hill on January 6. Can we expect more big revelations?
Yes, thus far we have reviewed hundreds of hours of tapes and made public about a dozen newsworthy moments — all of them major security failures. They included the failure of the Secret Service to detect the bomb at the DNC before bringing Kamala Harris there, the failure of the cops to protect law enforcement gear that was then used against them, and a major mistake that unlocked a Capitol door that allowed hundreds of protesters to flow in unchallenged. All of these are from Capitol building security cams. I think the next round of revelations this fall may come from police bodycams. We are committed to exposing any newsworthy moments the footage reveals.
You founded Just the News in 2020 to deliver the kind of hard-hitting fact-based reporting frequently missing from the current media environment. How have your readers responded?
Just the News now has millions of consumers each month who read, watch, and listen to our content. We produce nearly 100 pieces of original news content a day, including a podcast and TV show. It has been rewarding because our audience isn’t just a group of consumers — they join us in the reporting. They daily use the DigIn tool on each story to do their own sleuthing and often led us to important things that become new stories. It is one of the many rewarding experiences from having started a new brand.
What are the challenges for a journalist and publisher in the current media environment?
Censorship and cancel culture — both overt and hidden. Big Tech and Madison Ave continue to throttle audience and ad revenues to many sites that dare to tell the truth. It is an existential question for many news organizations today.
What is your prayer for America?
That in this moment of great political tumult that American voters take a deep breath and put country before party, freedom ahead of intolerance, and truth before falsehoods.
Editor’s Note: To read other Speaking With American Patriots interviews, please click here
On Monday, August 7, 2023, America’s Future filed an Amicus brief in the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in a blockbuster case regarding the Biden administration and its agencies’ attempt to covertly censor and suppress the free speech rights of any American who dare to debate facts, disagree with their “official” policies or oppose their political narrative.
The case is Missouri v Biden, 5th Cir. Dkt No. 23-30445, and the plaintiffs in this case include the states of Missouri and Louisiana and five individuals, all of whom have readied themselves for a court battle of epic import. Armed with evidence and the facts on their side, the plaintiffs are taking on the biggest bullies in the schoolyard. Only now, the bullies have formed an alliance, and they don’t fight fair. Lies and hypocrisy are their battle cries and intimidation, abuse of power, abuse of process, and targeted persecutions-prosecutions are their swords. The defendants are intent on ruling this land and subjugating We The People.
The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals acquired jurisdiction over the case when the defendants filed an appeal seeking to reverse last month’s July 4th Independence Day court order, which granted the plaintiffs a preliminary injunction prohibiting the federal government, its departments, agencies, and agents from continuing to assault and violate the First Amendment rights of Americans. It was refreshing to read the 155-page Independence Day ruling of injunctive relief authored by U.S. Federal District Court Judge, the Hon. Terry A. Doughty, from Louisiana’s Western District.
America needs more judges like him – judges that are willing to stand up for America, speak truth to power, and decide cases and controversies honestly, without fear or favor. He shined a light into a dark abyss; he dedmonstrated that a dastardly “censorship-by-proxy” scheme was ongoing, continuous, and incessant, being carried out by a shameless executive branch and a compromised administration.
As our brief explains, “[i]n the United States, the government is [without authority to decide] ‘what actions citizens and businesses can and should take to advance the public good,‘ but rather, the People make those decisions for themselves. The government appears to have
forgotten what James Madison explained so clearly, that: ‘the censorial power is the people over the government, and not in the government over the people.”
Our brief provides well-reasoned important insight to the court and explicates the significance of this case through a historical lens at times, for example, and as set forth in our brief, “[t]he censorial actions taken by the government can neither be ignored, nor excused, for they violate one of the nation’s core principles that has never been better stated than it was by Justice Jackson seven decades ago:
If there is any fixed star in our constitutional constellation, it is that no official, high or petty, can prescribe what shall be orthodox in politics, nationalism, religion, or other matters of opinion or force citizens to confess by word or act their faith therein. If there are any circumstances which permit an exception, they do not now occur to us.
There is no good, rational, or valid reason for the Fifth Circuit to disturb the preliminary injunction ordered by the lower court in this case. Judge Doughty’s injunction was supported with evidentiary facts, admissions, documents, and communications. We pray the plaintiffs will prevail in this action.
The district court laid out the facts plainly and fully demonstrated that since his 2020 campaign, Joe Biden and “crew,” including his administration, our executive branch, and the departments and agencies of our federal government, all intended and acted in a manner designed to mislead, manipulate, propagandize falsehoods, suppress dissent, suppress information undesirable to them, censor truth, censor experts, and cancel all viewpoints inconsistent with the “official” viewpoint. These acts usurped our free speech rights. Out of desperation, a “Censorship Enterprise” was formed. Our executive branch, our federal government, a cabal of D.C. “good ole boys” politicians, and our administrative state bureaucracy tethered themselves to and found comfort from Big Tech, Big Media, Wall St., and the screaming leftists filled with vengeance and anger.
The goal of this grouping is, at its core, to dismantle and destroy the protective shield inherent in strong family units and robust communities. America’s Future stands for freedom and reason. We stand against censorship and compromised government officials. We urge the Fifth Circuit to leave the lower court’s preliminary injunction undisturbed. There is nothing righteous, just, or honorable about a “Censorship Enterprise” existing in America, especially one led by our government and working against America and her best interests.
Editor’s Note: To read all of our Amicus briefs, please visit our Law & Policy page.
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Defund the U.S. Agency for International Development
This is the sixteenth entry in our IN FOCUS section highlighting some of the most abusive and oppressive federal agencies and programs that House Republicans should target for ending. Readers will find the previous articles of the series here.
On August 1, 2023, Congressman Matt Gaetz (R-FL), joined by five other Representatives, announced they would be co-sponsoring a bill to defund and abolish the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). That bill has now been officially introduced, designated as H.R. 5108, and referred to the House Foreign Affairs and Appropriations Committees. In this noble effort, Mr. Gaetz has been joined by Representatives Andy Biggs (R-AZ), Eli Crane (R-AZ), Paul Gosar (R-AZ), Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA), and Anna Paulina Luna (R-FL). Bravo, to these courageous ladies and gentlemen.
USAID is not often in the news, so some background is useful. It was created when President John F. Kennedy issued an Executive Order after the passage of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, to coordinate U.S. civilian foreign assistance aid. The Biden budget requests USAID be given an 10 percent increase, giving USAID $32 billion to spend around the world for seemingly laudable goals, such as fighting poverty and famine, providing disaster relief, and assisting with economic development projects.
Before discussing how USAID went off track, there are some threshold questions about foreign aid that should be asked. First, why does Congress believe it has the money to give away to countries when our federal government is running an annual deficit of approximately $1.4 trillion, and domestic problems such as homelessness expanding? Second, when was the last time Congress carefully analyzed whether the hundreds of billions spent by USAID were well spent? Third, where in the U.S. Constitution does Congress find the power to engage in acts of international charity? But for now, we will put aside those rarely-asked, thorny questions to focus on what USAID actually does.
By now, we all know that we should never assume that spending decisions being made by government are made for selfless purposes – and USAID shows this point clearly. As just one example, USAID subsidizes countries to use Genetically Modified seeds that create plants termed Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO). While plants from those genetically engineered seeds can repel insects leading to greater crop yield, many scientists believe that GMO plants are a long-term danger to health. Also, GMO plants do not generate seeds that can be saved and used the next season, making farmers dependent on companies like Monsanto to buy their seeds each year. In our Crony Capitalist Controlled Administration, U.S. corporate interests ensure USAID funds are spent to help their business interests, even if they impoverish foreign farmers. But we should not worry because Bill Gates is a big proponent of GMO experiments in Africa, and he says they are safe and effective.
Last year, the Heritage Foundation released a devastating report entitled: “Congress Must Stop Biden’s Misuse of U.S. Foreign Aid to Impose His Radical Social Agenda on the World.” If anything, the title understates the case to abolish USAID. The report explains how the Biden Administration has turned USAID away from focusing on food, clean water, and disaster relief, to exporting the most radical left-wing agenda imaginable. According to the Report, USAID now has become “a global platform from which to implement overseas a rigidly ideological and domestically divisive agenda to promote abortion, climate action, ‘gender equity,’ and ‘racial justice,’ goals that are likely to undermine the economic prospects and self-reliance of USAID’s beneficiaries.” (Emphasis added.)
To advance the Biden Administration goal to increase “sexual and reproductive health rights,” America now pays to facilitate abortion overseas through partnerships with the UN and the World Health Organization (WHO). Heritage explains that Biden’s USAID has reduced religious freedom to the same level as LGBTQI+ and abortion rights. As a result of the Biden Administration’s 2021 National Gender Strategy, taxpayer-funded foreign aid now uses “‘an intersectional approach that considers barriers and ‘oppressed’ identities confer greater victimhood to select categories of people.” It is, as Heritage Foundation, notes, “the first time the U.S. government explicitly endorsed Marxism as the guiding principle for foreign assistance.” (Emphasis added.)
USAID has also become a hub for promoting so-called “diversity, equity, and inclusion” (DEI) dogma across the world. As Heritage notes, “Applying this domestic DEI obsession globally is absurd. Most beneficiaries of U.S. foreign aid are ‘people of color’ (mis)governed and mistreated by other ‘people of color.’” “As a condition for aid, USAID is requiring ‘communities of color’ to accept an alien value system that runs counter to their firmly held values and belief systems …, the antithesis of the Administration’s progressive theology.”
USAID pushes the Biden climate agenda, prioritizing a theoretical future climate problem over today’s poverty and hunger. Heritage reports that many Africans understand that agenda to be harmful to underdeveloped nations:
An African civil society leader denounced Western NGOs (which stand to receive billions in donor funding to execute “climate” programs) for lobbying against the use and production of fossil fuels in Africa, highlighting that “more than seven percent of children in sub-Sahara die before they turn five years old” due to poverty,” and adding that while Africa is sympathetic to global efforts to curb the negative effects of climate change, they should not be forced “to pay [for it] with our lives.”
Gaetz’ bill chronicles a long list of other USAID misdeeds.
Gaetz convincingly argues that “USAID does not serve a meaningful purpose. It is used as a slush fund for international wokeism.
Over the Arch at Washington Square Park in New York City is engraved a quotation from George Washington: “Let Us Raise a Standard to Which the Wise and Honest Can Repair. The event is in the hand of God.” Matt Gaetz has done just that with his bill. Now we will see how many Republicans will rally to that banner in the hope that God will give us a victory in this continuing war against atheistic Marxism.
Editor’s Note: To read the articles in this series, please click here.
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