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Grounding A Nation By We The People

Newsletter | September 7, 2023

We The People

Addressing the corrupt character of our deranged ruling class and the instruments they use to divide the country and implement their pathological policies is the crux of our series focused on key areas of those out to destroy America. Case in point – the relentless war on half the electorate and the leader it has chosen twice and is prepared to elect in 2024.

Over the last eight years of the establishment’s incessant attacks on Donald Trump, first as a candidate, then as president, and now as the favorite to win the November 2024 election, we’ve become so accustomed to the broad conspiracies joining spy services and the media, to the one-party regime that runs our federal government, that staying balanced and informed is imperative. The election is just over one year away. It’s time to ground ourselves, clear the deck of all the noise, and pay close attention to the situation at hand because if we don’t, we’re likely to lose our country.

The plot against Trump began before Americans elected him president. His predecessor tasked U.S. intelligence and law enforcement agencies to spy on him while the media smeared him as an agent of a foreign power. He was impeached twice on absurd charges. He was accused of fomenting an insurrection, his home was raided, and he’s been charged criminally in two federal courts and two state courts.

We are right to marvel at a man who is not only still standing after these assaults but seems to grow stronger, more determined with each blow he absorbs. We are watching something historical, a heroic figure at the head of a movement to win back the Republic.

But look at the terrain we’re fighting on — it’s apocalyptic. The Biden administration’s anti-Trump campaign has ravaged the landscape. To stop Trump from being elected, they’ve abused our trust and destroyed all faith in our electoral system.

Evidence of fraud in the 2020 election continues to mount, most recently from Michigan, where state authorities discovered an operation to push fraudulent ballots into the system and referred the case to the FBI. Naturally, the same agency that interfered in the 2016 vote by spying on Trump, and in 2020 by censoring news of Biden family corruption, buried the Michigan evidence. We can assume the same is being prepared for the 2024 election and worse. Indeed, ruling-class activists are probing ways to circumvent the Constitution and get Trump’s name taken off the ballot in several states.

With more than a year before Americans choose their next president, the election has already been compromised by the faction Joe Biden leads. Should Trump win, Biden voters have been primed to regard his victory as illegitimate. After all, Biden and allies have spent the last eight years framing him as a spy and a criminal. If Trump loses, his supporters, having watched the most public campaign of election interference in U.S. history, will rightly refuse to accept it.

Where does that leave us if elections, the mechanism our Founding Fathers devised to keep our country whole and at peace with each other, are no longer regarded as legitimate? How do we settle our domestic disputes if we can no longer count on voting to change our circumstances? Without elections, how are executive authority, control of the army, and the purse, transferred?

We can be sure of one thing: the same ruling establishment that lost two wars in the Middle East, thrown billions of dollars at a corrupt regime in Ukraine to wage a proxy war against a nuclear power on its borders, crippled U.S. energy production, opened our borders to criminals, terrorists, and spies, has proven their worthlessness for peace and prosperity in America. They’re flying blind and leading the country into a hurricane destined to do untold damage.

It’s time for us to get our bearings. We need to assess the situation clearly and ready ourselves for the next year, and after. Use this time to build ourselves and our families, and get involved in our communities. Our fight for the Republic depends on us joining hands and standing as one. We didn’t choose this fight, but we’re blessed to be here for it.

Please participate in our Reader’s Survey. Your insights and thoughts are important as we learn what is on the minds and in the hearts of our fellow Americans. We read them all and share some of them Mondays at 9 a.m. during America’s Future live broadcasts with our Executive Director Mary O’Neill on America’s Mondays With Mary. Thank You!

America Patriots - Chanel Rion

Chanel Rion is the chief White House correspondent for One America News. Known for her fearless reporting, Rion went to Ukraine in late 2019 to get answers. President Donald Trump had asked Ukrainian officials for information regarding allegations of the Biden family’s corrupt financial arrangements there and was impeached for it. It was a cover-up run by Democratic operatives, rogue intelligence officers, and the media to shield the Bidens. But in her interviews with Ukrainian officials, Rion uncovered the truth. The former Vice President of the United States had extorted a foreign government in order to enrich himself and his family members. We spoke recently with Rion to get her ideas on the current state of our country.

You went to Ukraine in December 2019 to interview former Ukrainian general prosecutor Viktor Shokin about the Bidens’ corrupt practices. Do you feel vindicated now that some corporate media outlets, like Fox News, have finally come around to reporting the story?

indication comes only with justice. Did I or OAN or Rudy Giuliani get credit as Fox seemed to miraculously “discover” this story anew? No. I’m not surprised. Fox is the establishment’s puppet. Establishment puppets neither give credit where due nor are they brave enough to fight on the front lines of stories like this. I am glad Fox found their courage four years later. True vindication for me will be when the Bidens are confronted with unadulterated justice. That day will be vindication not for me but for the American taxpayer, the American people, and American history.

Do you believe there’s any connection between the Bidens’ corruption in Ukraine and the Biden administration’s financial, military, and political support for current Ukrainian leadership?

Absolutely there is. US AID to Ukraine has been handled largely through the hands of an incestuous web of NGOs operating under our U.S. State Department. Ukraine has been one of the easiest places to launder U.S. tax dollars because the corruption and the ease by which money can disappear there is unprecedented. It is the second most corrupt country in Europe after Russia for a reason.

There is a connection between Biden coverups in Ukraine and Biden’s financial support there now.

First, former Prosecutor General Victor Shokin told me he filed a lawsuit and called for an investigation into the circumstances around his firing in 2020 and 2021. The criminal suit Shokin filed was buried by Ukrainian officials because they refused to allow Shokin to even USE the name “Joe Biden” in his complaint – replacing it instead with “American citizen.” Shokin tells us further the Ukrainian government is actively covering for Joe Biden to this day because not only is it lucrative to do so, they’re also afraid. The “shielding” of Biden’s name from court records is just one example of this.

Second, in the fall of 2020, I procured from a source inside Ukrainian Secret Service copies of the audio recordings Victor Shokin had told us about. These audio recordings were of Joe Biden and then Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko. Those recordings affirmed everything I had reported on to that date, affirmed Shokin’s story, and further showed how Biden pressured Ukraine to fire Shokin despite “no evidence of corruption against him,” which is a direct quote from Poroshenko to Biden. These audio recordings created such a firestorm, that even Ukraine’s now president Zelensky vowed to investigate these recordings and the allegations made within them. Fast forward to the Biden administration and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and suddenly, Zelensky’s desire to investigate these recordings vanished into the ether. Ukraine is not a land of coincidences.

What are the biggest challenges in the current media environment for independent journalists like yourself?

One America News’ biggest challenge as a network that is NOT part of the establishment is currently the “whole of government” assault on the First Amendment. The challenges faced by independent news sources NOT owned by Blackrock or China is the constant fight against censorship through NGOs that are currently trying to suffocate our ad revenue. Where normal censorship, like shadowy algorithms online were even failing to suppress the truth, now they’re going after us by attacking our advertisers. This a massive assault against the free flowing of information from sources like OAN. Now, Congress has been enlisted to add an official veneer to this censorship. Is it a coincidence that OAN was yanked off the cable airwaves after we released the Ukraine Biden Bribe Tapes? Is it a coincidence we were labeled by Democrats in Congress as purveyors of “disinformation” for having reported that COVID came from a lab in Wuhan, and I broke the news (with documentation) that the Wuhan lab had NIH funding to research COVID? Democrats in Congress wrote a threatening letter to our cable providers and took us off big cable providers like Verizon and AT&T. On over six million boxtop sets across America, OAN was the number 4 news outlet. In my agency under OAN, I face the same censorship and shadow-banning challenges that the network faces. The challenges we face are challenges America is facing, knowingly or not.

What do you think is the biggest scandal of the Biden years?

The Biden DOJ’s kid-glove handling of Hunter Biden in order to shield Joe Biden. The DOJ is compromised beyond repair. The Biden administration is ensuring that it stays compromised.

What is your prayer for America?

My prayer for America is that courage is the contagion that wins. Under that simple sentiment and prayer lays all other victories against evil – regardless of scale. I pray that the vectors of extraordinary courage also march on in the spirit of Micah 6:8 – “Oh mortal, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.”

It only takes a few courageous insiders to take a stand and take it all down. We can enable those courageous insiders by promising an outsider is going to stand with them when they emerge.

Editor’s Note: To read other Speaking With American Patriots interviews, please click here

States Gear Up To Fight Child Trafficking

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States are lining up to Get In The Fight to help end child exploitation and trafficking in their communities.  Hundreds of individuals from throughout Florida participated in the kick-off of America’s Future Get In The Fight campaign held on August 17th in Sarasota, and over the last few weeks, local organization leaders and individuals in other states have reached out to America’s Future to schedule Get In The Fight summits and training programs through 2024.

These states are answering the call to mobilize grassroots awareness efforts and training programs to stop the tragedy of child exploitation in their communities and at the urging of America’s Future Executive Director Mary O’Neill, who said in her remarks at the Florida event, “I am asking all of you to commit to getting in the fight…stand united with us with the power of purpose and truth as a guide for our children. We must be relentless, persistent, and loud – we must not be silent. And above all less, we must be fearless in our work.”

Watch the video above for a recap of the Get In The Fight launch in Florida, and listen and learn from one of the campaign summit panelists, Bazzel Baz, founder and president of the 30-year-old Association for the Recovery of Children, describe the Get In The Fight 10-point Community Call To Action strategy in a video here. “If our children are to be safe in America, it will not be because we had a giant task force, it will be because the community decided that I’m not going to let this happen in my community,”  I’m not going to let this happen in my state. I’m not going to let this happen on my block. I’m not going to let this happen in my school.”

Announcements of dates and locations of campaigns in various states across the country are forthcoming as schedules are confirmed. If you or an organization you are affiliated with are interested in coordinating a Get In The Fight campaign in your state, please email Lisa MacDonald, America’s Future Director of Strategic Planning and Development, at [email protected].

America’s Future Get In The Fight nationwide campaign was established to build a grassroots network across the country determined to help end child exploitation and trafficking in America. It is presented as part of America’s Future Project Defend & Protect Our Children (PDPC) and the PDPC Little Flower Advisory Board. Click here to join the PDPC network and receive news and information about upcoming events. To register for the October training programs in Florida, please click here.

Keeping You Informed
SCOTUS Upcoming Term to Feature Watershed Cases

On Monday, October 2, 2023, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) will begin its new term.  From the first Monday in October through the 30th day of June each year, SCOTUS is considered to be “in session.”  During this timeframe, the Justices preside over oral arguments presented by attorneys for litigants in cases that are granted for review.

According to the SCOTUS website, “[t]he Court receives approximately 7,000-8,000 petitions for a writ of certiorari each Term. The Court grants and hears oral argument in about 80 cases.” Unless unforeseen circumstances dispose of a case from the SCOTUS docket beforehand, thus far, the SCOTUS has announced 23 cases that are or will be, scheduled for oral argument during the upcoming October Term 2023.  The most recently published list of petitions granted or cases to be heard during this upcoming term is located here.

To understand why the Court takes some cases over others, it is important to grasp the concept of a petition for writ of certiorari. Often referred to as a “writ” or a “writ of cert,” a writ of certiorari is the formal name of the type of petition submitted to the SCOTUS by an aggrieved party requesting the SCOTUS review the judgment of the lower court.  Writs of cert are similar to appeals; however, litigants are not entitled to be heard by the SCOTUS, rather, these types of petitions are only granted at the discretion of the Justices.  The Justices will grant a petition for writ of cert if the Justices determine there is a significantly compelling reason why the case, at issue, should be resolved by the highest court in the land.

According to the Rules of the SCOTUS, the SCOTUS decides the case on its merits if one of the following strict conditions apply:

  1. If a ruling from a federal circuit court of appeal contradicts a ruling issued by at least one other federal circuit court of appeal such that the rulings are so fundamentally opposite that they cannot both co-exist and both be proper;

  2. If the high courts in at least two states issue rulings that are diametrically opposed;

  3. If “a state court or a U.S. court of appeal has decided an important question of federal law that has not been, but should be, settled by this Court, or has decided important federal question in a way that conflicts with relevant decisions of this Court”; or

  4. If a lower court “has so far departed from the accepted and usual course of judicial proceedings, or sanctioned such a departure by a lower court, as to call for an exercise of this Court’s supervisory power.

Condition number four (4), above, is considered a “catch-all” condition.  It brings to life the notion of “equal justice under the law” and stands for the idea that our Supreme Court Justices will, when called upon, resolve a case in the interests of fairness and to ensure that the outcome is just and equitable.

Keeping in mind that each ruling issued by the SCOTUS is binding on every other court in the nation and considering it settles important questions of law that have rendered lower courts inharmonious with one another, rulings handed down each term almost always include watershed or landmark decisions. The upcoming October Term 2023 is shaping up to reinforce this concept.

To keep our readers up-to-date and well-informed, this week, we kick off our second annual newsletter series, identifying and offering brief commentary about key cases the SCOTUS will undertake in the upcoming term.  We select cases for comment based on public interest, significance, and the potential impact on Americans.

With growing concerns over government overreach and abuses of authority by government agencies and officials, this week, we focus on what could be the most significant case regarding our Separation of Powers principles and our system of checks and balances in decades.

Loper Bright Enterprises v Raimondo

In Loper Bright Enterprises v Raimondo, Dkt No. 22-451, the SCOTUS is presented with an opportunity to interpret and exercise our Separation of Powers principles and the American system of checks and balances meaningfully.

The Petitioner, Loper Bright Enterprises, is asking the Court to overturn Chevron (1984), a 40-year-old landmark decision that many argue has served as the catalyst for the modern bureaucracy and administrative state.

The ruling out of Chevron established that courts shall afford great deference to administrative agencies when it comes to agencies creating and carrying out their own regulations.  Ever since that fateful decision, issues of abuses of power and government overreach by administrative agencies, e.g. CDC, FDA, CMS, FBI, IRS, etc., have run rampant.  Government agencies are often managed by lifer- bureaucrats and major government contractors, both known as having a proclivity to covertly carry out their own political or financial agendas when the opportunities arise – for example, in concert with lobbyists willing to fork over money, power, favors or all of the above.

Forty years have passed since Chevron. Over this time period, Americans began realizing the dangers brought about by affording such deference to administrative agencies operating in the shadows by unelected bureaucrats.  From gender politics to woke ideologies to political persecution and targeting of Americans, administrative agencies have become emboldened, imposing irrational and capricious rules into the daily lives of Americans.

The Justices have an opportunity to reverse many of the offensive conditions by using Loper as the mechanism to finally overturn Chevron. And, from what can be gleaned from Hon. Justice Gorsuch’s well-reasoned dissent in Buffington v McDonough, Dkt. No. 21-972, explaining how the Chevron ruling undermined our Separation of Powers principles, the court may just be ready to do just that.

“As some tell it, Chevron effected a revolution in 1984. As the story goes, the decision overthrew all that came before and enshrined a new rule requiring courts to defer to Executive Branch interpretations of the law. No longer did executive officials have to be right about the law’s meaning to prevail in court—all they had to do was point to some relevant statutory ambiguity or silence and avoid being egregiously wrong.” 

In Focus Using The Congressional Impeachment Power
Biden Impeachment Resolutions Pile Up, But No Action

This is the fourth entry in our IN FOCUS section examining the impeachment power to help give readers a historical and constitutional context to this political process. To access previous articles, please click here.

When Labor Day 2023 drew to a close, most Americans dutifully went back to work— but not the U.S. Congress.  The House will need to take another week to rest up before reconvening on Tuesday, September 12, 2023.  It’s not as if there wasn’t anything to do.  The continuing resolution for FY23 runs out on September 30, and the mainstream media is doing what it can to create a panic if it is not extended.  Although Speaker McCarthy probably would like to continue “business as usual” by pushing the deadline back into December, the House Freedom Caucus is having nothing of it, taking a strong position on borders: “No security, no funding.

All those on the government dole will loudly oppose a dreaded “government shutdown,” while many taxpayers would welcome shutting down the bloated federal government — even if only for a week or two.  But the media are already trying to frame any time spent working on the impeachment of President Biden as an unjustified diversion from the true business of government — spending money.

Since nothing new on impeachment can occur until the House returns, we thought it useful to review the various bills of impeachment that have already been filed against Biden.  Mostly ignored by the mainstream media, 14 impeachment resolutions have been filed against Biden by seven House Republicans, beginning with Representative Marjorie Taylor-Greene’s resolution filed on January 21, 2021, Biden’s second day in office, up to the most recent resolution filed by Representative Lauren Boebert on June 13, 2023.

During a recent National Public Radio segment, the host asked a guest: “What possible reason would they have to impeach President Biden?”  The guest’s immediate response was to defend the Biden regime: “That’s the point — there is none.”  A review of the grounds set out in these impeachment resolutions might help inform our state propagandists at NPR as to some of the possible grounds:  participation in Ukrainian corruption, leaving open our borders, the botched Afghanistan withdrawal, jeopardizing energy security, and obstruction of justice.

Rep. Marjorie Taylor-Greene (R-GA)
1. H. Res. 57 (Jan. 21, 2021).  Rep. Marjorie Taylor-Greene (R-GA) (MTG) filed an impeachment resolution almost immediately upon Biden’s inauguration.  Drafted well before explosive testimony from former Hunter Biden associate Devon Archer, H. Res. 57 nonetheless alleges “abuse of power” by then-Vice President Biden in connection with Hunter’s dealings with Ukrainian company Burisma and with Communist Chinese officials.  The resolution cites Biden’s intervention in threatening to withhold U.S. financial assistance to Ukraine if its government did not remove “Ukraine’s top anti-corruption prosecutor, Viktor Shokin,” who at the time “had an active and ongoing investigation into Burisma….”  The resolution also references apparent “quid pro quo” communications between Hunter Biden and his associate Sean Conlon, referencing a $10 billion bond deal, of which Hunter and Conlon would receive a 10 percent commission, with one of the parts of the deal being Hunter arranging a meeting between the Vice President and the parties to the deal.

2. H. Res. 596 (Aug. 23, 2021).  Later in 2021, in August, MTG introduced three additional impeachment resolutions.  The first charged Biden with “usurping Congress’s legislative authority and willfully circumventing the express guidance of the United States Supreme Court by extending the COVID–19 eviction moratorium.”

3. H. Res. 597 (Aug. 23, 2021).  MTG’s second August resolution would impeach Biden for his failure to secure the border.  The resolution stated that Biden “has willfully refused to maintain operational control of the border as required by the Secure Fence Act of 2006.  His actions have directly led to an increase in illegal aliens and illegal narcotics, including deadly fentanyl,” entering the country.  The resolution also stated that Biden’s failure to maintain former President Trump’s Title 42 policy was allowing foreigners infected with COVID-19 to enter the country, endangering U.S. citizens.

4. H. Res. 598 (Aug. 23, 2021).  MTG’s third August resolution charged that Biden’s botched U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan cost American lives, armed America’s enemies, and endangered America’s allies in Afghanistan.

5. H. Res. 1362 (Sept. 19, 2022).  Last year, MTG introduced a resolution to impeach Biden for his decision to sell oil from the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve to China and other nations, while cancelling and barring production of U.S. energy sources.  The resolution also accuses Biden of threatening America’s national security.

6. H. Res. 420 (May 18, 2023).  In May 2023, MTG introduced a new resolution of impeachment, dealing with the southern border, modeled on her H. Res. 597 resolution from 2021.

Rep. Randy Weber (R-TX)
H. Res. 635 (Sept. 10, 2021).  Congressman Weber also introduced an impeachment resolution charging Biden with malfeasance in Afghanistan.  The resolution charges that Biden deliberately deceived the American people as to the progress of the Afghan war to improve his political capital, leading to the botched withdrawal.  The resolution cites a transcript of a phone call between Biden and then-Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, in which Biden stated, “as you know and I need not tell you the perception around the world and in parts of Afghanistan, I believe, is that things aren’t going well in terms of the fight against the Taliban.  And there’s a need, whether it is true or not, there is a need to project a different picture.”

Rep. Bob Gibbs (R-OH)
H. Res. 671 (Sept. 21, 2021).  Congressman Gibbs introduced a resolution containing three articles:  neglect of the duty to protect the southern border; violation of his duty to execute the laws by extending the COVID eviction moratorium “despite publicly acknowledging it would ‘not pass constitutional muster;’” and the botched Afghanistan withdrawal which strengthened America’s enemies.

Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO)
1. H. Res. 680 (Sept. 24, 2021).  Also in September 2021, Rep. Lauren Boebert introduced her first resolution which centered around Biden’s botched Afghanistan withdrawal.  The resolution alleged that Biden’s actions weakened America and strengthened our enemies abroad.

2. H. Res. 503 (June 13, 2023).  Rep. Boebert  introduced a second resolution this year charging Biden with abuse of power and dereliction of duty in allowing an invasion at the southern border and the entry of large quantities of illegal drugs, including fentanyl.

Rep. Bill Posey (R-FL)
1. H. Res. 1031 (Apr. 5, 2022).  In April 2022, Rep. Bill Posey introduced an impeachment resolution focusing on Biden’s refusal to secure the southern border.  The resolution alleged that Biden had failed to fulfill his duty under Article IV, Section 4 of the Constitution to protect the states from invasion, allowing “known terrorists” to cross the border.

2. H. Res. 426 (May 18, 2023).  In May 2023, Rep. Posey introduced another impeachment resolution focusing on Biden’s refusal to secure the southern border.

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX)
H. Res. 1532 (Dec. 27, 2022).  As 2022 ended, Rep. Gohmert introduced an impeachment resolution charging Biden with treason.  The resolution included a long list of charges, including dereliction of duty at the southern border, providing the Taliban with information that allowed them to target U.S. allies in Afghanistan, extending the unconstitutional COVID eviction moratorium, infringing freedom of the press by barring press access to migrant facilities at the border, infringing the right to keep and bear arms with executive orders that unconstitutionally infringed gun ownership rights, ending a Trump-era ban on Russian and Chinese interests owning portions of the U.S. power grid, and imposing bans on domestic U.S. energy production.

Rep. Andrew Ogles (R-TN)
H. Res. 493 (June 12, 2023).  Rep. Ogles’ impeachment resolution first charged that Biden has “obstructed, and impeded the administration of justice,” and “weaponized the Executive Office of the President” to cover the influence-peddling schemes of himself and Hunter Biden.  The second article charges Biden for responsibility for human smuggling and drug trafficking across the southern border due to Biden’s willful failure to secure the border.

These seven members of Congress have filed 14 impeachment resolutions containing specific charges.  All resolutions were referred to the Judiciary Committee — where they sit, not acted upon.  They will only be seriously considered when and if the House Republican leadership decides to take them seriously.  Next week, when the House returns from its August recess, we will see if the House Republican leadership makes an impeachment inquiry its first order of business.  Then we will know if the Republicans in the House are “the loyal opposition,” or  “the real opposition.”  

Editor’s Note: To read the articles in this series, please click here.

Reminders & Updates

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