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Newsletter | January 25, 2024

We The People

The stage is set for what may be a historic constitutional showdown between the federal government and one of the fifty states. After Texas shut down its border to defend its territory and the sovereignty of the nation, as a whole, the Joe Biden administration went to the Supreme Court to keep it open. This week, we learned that five Justices sided with the White House and four with Texas, but Texas officials say it’s not over.

“Texas’ razor wire is an effective deterrent to the illegal crossings Biden encourages,” Governor Greg Abbott posted on X, formerly Twitter. “I will continue to defend Texas’ constitutional authority to secure the border and prevent the Biden Admin from destroying our property.”

It can hardly come as a shock to any American that the Lone Star State cowboyed up. With a storied history of rugged individualism, and its legendary willingness to fight at the drop of a hat, Texas has been sorely afflicted by the administration’s open borders policy with illegal aliens overwhelming local communities. Of course Texas was going to punch back at some point.

What is surprising is that a Supreme Court nominally dominated by conservatives, six of them, sided with an initiative devised to depress American wages, flood the country with new Democratic Party clients, and import militias loyal to the ruling class. Chief Justice John Roberts and Donald Trump appointee, Amy Coney Barrett, partnered with the three liberal Justices to undermine the country’s territorial integrity.

Lots of people have taken to calling what’s happening at the southern border an invasion but it’s something worse than that when people from the inside are opening the door. The Biden administration has tried to obscure its degenerate and destructive project by blaming it on Republicans. It’s the opposition, say Biden validators, who don’t want to fix America’s “broken immigration” system. The reality is that it’s not a “system,” it’s not about “immigration,” and it’s not just “broken.” Rather, it’s a fundamental assault on the constitutional order.

Article 4, Section 4 of the U.S. Constitution stipulates that: “The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion; and on Application of the Legislature, or of the Executive (when the Legislature cannot be convened) against domestic Violence.” And, in 1925, the Supreme Court acknowledged that a primary and essential right of each state is self-preservation.

In the present case, the government of the United States is compelling a state to facilitate its own invasion and illegal occupation by a foreign population. The authors of the Constitution could not have foreseen a chief executive abandoning the border to trafficking cartels, his party aiding and abetting his treason, or a Supreme Court stopping states determined to stop the incursion and thereby save the Union.

The Constitution wasn’t written for perfect human beings. “If angels were to govern men,” as Federalist 51 famously asserts, “neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary.” But it wasn’t written for psychopaths either. The Constitution alone can’t reign in a class of pathological elites who actively subvert America’s founding principles and prevent the enforcement of laws in order to advance their interests at the expense of the American people and the sovereignty of the nation. If we’re going to win, we’re going to have to stand up alongside the Constitution and fight for it. And now 25 Republican governors have signed a letter in support of Governor Abbott, with some states already sending their Guardsmen to the Texas border.

The next Republican administration, which polls show may come into office as soon as 2025, must hold to account those responsible for endangering American lives and forfeiting our sovereignty, from the President himself to the directors of federal agencies who have implemented his deranged open borders policy. In the meantime, we stand with Texas, its proud natives, and Governor Greg Abbott, who may be on the verge of writing one of the most important chapters in our history.

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 - Jeff Carlson

Jeff Carlson is an investigative journalist and co-host of “Truth Over News” on Epoch TV. We spoke with Jeff recently about the media, and how alternative media is giving Americans news and insights they won’t find in the mainstream press any longer.

You’ve broken lots of important stories on Russiagate and the Covid coverup. Why are these stories so important for Americans to understand?

Getting the truth in front of folks – facts that the corporate media refuses to report – is always extremely important. And like so many in the new media, we always strive for source documents as the basis of our information. But the larger, more important story is the rise of the citizen journalist – primarily because corporate media has abandoned their traditional role in favor of political activism. People are beginning to understand on a broad level that the media is biased and shouldn’t be trusted – and they are starting to search for better sources of news by looking for those who offer facts rather than narratives.

Do you think alternative media like Epoch Times has replaced the mainstream media with the information and insight it provides readers?

Absolutely. Epoch has always done a great job of reporting the facts and allowing the reader to decide. They’ve provided me with the journalistic freedom to pursue whatever stories or topics I find of interest. But my definition of alternative media is really quite broad. And with the increasing availability of great podcasters, YouTube and Rumble channels, along with X, there’s no shortage of amazing content to choose from. The exposure to diverse opinions and viewpoints from an array of smart people is unparalleled. And like many, I relish the longer formats where topics and details can be fully explored. I don’t know anyone who relies on corporate media anymore.

Has Elon Musk’s ownership of X, or Twitter, advanced free speech?

I’ll respond with a qualified Yes. In many respects, what Elon did with his purchase of Twitter, or X, was heroic. The ongoing publication of the Twitter Files by Matt Taibbi and others has exposed an astonishing level of government censorship and free speech violations. We’d long suspected – and in some cases had proof of this censorship – but the broad-based exposure is really something to behold. That story alone was worth the price of admission. That said, the algorithmic throttling and suppression of conservative accounts is still a very real thing. And, X’s new monetization policies often place a premium on spam and sometimes outright theft by large accounts at the expense of disseminating real information generated by research-based accounts.

What will be the most important stories this election year?

A tough question to answer. It’s always the stories you don’t see coming that prove the most important. Of course, we have the overarching story of the election – one that’s truly crucial to the future of our country. But I would also provide a distinction between Big Stories and Big Issues, which are usually more fundamentally important. And for me, the Big Issues are things like immigration, which has become a truly structural societal problem. The Left’s increasing reliance on Lawfare poses a real challenge for our society and reflects the hard left turn of our judicial system. I concurrently worry about our broken federal agencies, the implementation of DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion), and a two-tiered system of justice – which are all semi-related to the outbreak of lawfare.

Our $34 trillion in National Debt represents another structural problem for our country and has been ignored far too long – swept aside by a policy of easy money and the smug sense that the U.S. would never go broke – we could always just print more money. But now we’ve reached crisis proportions. And looming behind all of this is the pending issue of Artificial Intelligence. Most have not yet looked closely at this issue, but like it or not, they will be forced to do so shortly. I think that the changes will be profound.

What is your prayer for America?

Oh boy. Where do I start? My prayer for America would be for a return to faith and a return to our Constitution – the document that lifted America up and made us the envy of the world — a charter of negative rights that values the individual over the collective. A recognition that our Constitution is superior to international law. A move back towards a sense of loyalty to our nation and a shared communal identification with our fellow citizens.

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

America’s Future Files SCOTUS Brief Supporting Due Process Owed to Donald Trump and Every American

On Thursday, January 18, 2024, America’s Future filed an Amicus brief in the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) in Donald J. Trump v Norma Anderson, et al., Dkt. No. 23-719.  You can access all filings in this case here.  Oral argument in this case is scheduled for Thursday, February 8, 2024.  The audio will be live streamed, and, thereafter, it will be published on the SCOTUS website here.  For additional information regarding oral argument audio recordings and written transcripts, click here.

In this case, America’s Future filed an Amicus brief supportive of the petitioner, former President of the United States, and current leading candidate for U.S. President in 2024, Donald Trump. This case is poised to determine whether America is going to sit idly by while current rulers, political operatives, and a D.C. establishment, continue their assault on our national character and their offensive against all the fundamental legal principles that this country has championed for over two centuries including equal application of the law and the most sacred notion that without due process, no person shall be denied life, liberty, or property.  Their assault and offensive must not prevail.

Notwithstanding, the precise issue before the SCOTUS is: 

Whether Section 3 of the Fourteenth Amendment applies in this case, and if so, whether President Trump engaged in an insurrection against the United States on January 6, 2021?

The answer is no.  The plain text of the Fourteenth Amendment, at Section 3, it reads,

No person shall be a Senator or Representative in Congress, or elector of President and Vice President, or hold any office, civil or military, under the United States, or under any State, who, having previously taken an oath, as a member of Congress, or as an officer of the United States, or as a member of any State legislature, or as an executive or judicial officer of any State, to support the Constitution of the United States, shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellionagainst the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof. But Congress may by a vote of two-thirds of each House, remove such disability. [Emphasis added]

By way of background, on December 19, 2024, the Colorado Supreme Court issued a ruling excluding Donald Trump from the 2024 Republican presidential primary ballot.  In a 4-to-3 “word salad” opinion, that court ordered that Donald Trump is disqualified from capturing the 2024 election for the Office of the President of the United States based on a malformed legal conclusion that Donald Trump “engaged” in an “insurrection” on January 6, 2021, against the United States, despite presiding over the same at all relevant times, as Commander-In-Chief.

The ruling out of Colorado’s highest court is patently absurd and politically corrupt – in fact, after finding that Donald Trump “engaged in an insurrection” of the United States while President of the United States, the court then made the giant leap that this supposed conduct disqualified Donald Trump from being elected President in 2024 based on its erroneous interpretation of Section 3 of the Fourteenth Amendment.  The decision is just one more example of throwing everything at Donald Trump to see what sticks.  This won’t.  It can’t.  No matter the pressure, a square peg won’t fit into a round hole.

Our brief deconstructs this constitutional provision to ensure each word or phrase germane to the issue can be properly understood and meaningfully addressed.  After carefully deconstructing the legalese so that it is manageable, the brief employes plain language and short explanations to illustrate precisely that the Colorado Supreme Court erred in its interpretation and application of this constitutional provision to the facts and case at bar.

Furthermore, the Colorado Supreme Court, deemed the following to be true, without one iota of cross-examined, validly tested evidence and in direct violation of Donald Trump’s due process rights: (1) an “insurrection” took place on January 6, 2021; and (2) that on that date, the current frontrunner in the 2024 U.S. presidential election “engaged in an insurrection” against the United States while serving as the 45th U.S. President, Commander-In-Chief, and the leader of the free world.

The December 19, 2023, decision by the Colorado Supreme Court is an affront to liberty, justice, and our U.S. Constitution. By coupling together the fact that the United States Code includes “Rebellion or Insurrection” as a criminal offense under 18 U.S.C. § 2383 along with the fact that no such offense has been charged against Donald Trump despite dozens of bogus criminal charges piled up against him by a weaponized DOJ, a counterfeit administration, and a set of corrupt state prosecutors, the December 19 Colorado Supreme Court decision must be reversed by the SCOTUS with dispatch, as unlawful per se.

We urge the SCOTUS to reverse the Colorado Supreme Court and instruct Colorado to restore President Trump to the Colorado Republican 2024 presidential primary election ballot, as well as the general election ballot. 

Editor’s Note: To read all of our Amicus briefs, please visit our Law & Policy page.

Action Required To Protect Children
Boy in the Rain

Stunning numbers of illegal aliens enter America daily. News broadcasts and whistleblowers have alerted Americans that hundreds of thousands of illegals are flown from southern border states to airports around the country and simply “dropped off” by proxies of the current administration. And this includes the most innocent and vulnerable – and now we know that tens of thousands of minor children are “missing,” and left to fend on their own with unvetted individuals, cartels, and criminals, often forced into sex and labor trafficking. If you missed America’s Future Where Did The Children Go, it is as important as ever to watch it now to understand the crisis at the border regarding unaccompanied migrant children. It hasn’t stopped.  In fact, it appears this crisis is getting worse.

Now, Iowa Republican Senator Chuck Grassley is demanding answers from government agencies and officials as to how, exactly, the administration continues allowing children to be placed in harm’s way. In his letter this week (January 23) to FBI Director Christopher Wray and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, Sen. Grassley forces this issue, stating, “it’s painfully apparent that HHS [Department of Health & Human Services] hasn’t heeded this warning and has failed to take corrective action to prevent children from falling into the wrong hands.” The “warning” Senator Grassley refers to is a 2021 Senate Committee On Finance Investigative Report that called the HHS and DHS to task at that time. Senator Grassley’s letter directs the FBI and DHS to “provide a preliminary update no later than February 6, 2024.”

While Senator Grassley uses his bully pulpit and waits for answers, what can grassroots Americans do to help end the exploitation and trafficking of children? Answer: Raise your awareness and get trained to know the signs of a child being trafficked or used in other exploitative ways by attending an America’s Future Project Defend & Protect Our Children (PDPC) Get In The Fight campaign. These campaigns are being held across the country. This weekend, America’s Future will be in Illinois on Friday and Saturday (Jan. 26 and 27) with a summit and a series of training programs led by experts and leaders sharing their knowledge to help individuals, parents, business owners, professionals, and all those wanting more information about the war on children that is occurring across the country – not only in connection with the untold numbers of unaccompanied migrant children entering the country, but also American-born children who are scared and suffering.

To register for the Get In The Fight Illinois, click here. Upcoming state campaigns are scheduled in Texas on February 23-24, which is now open for registration here, Washington State on April 26-27, Pennsylvania on May 17-18, and Ohio on June 14-15.  Additional states are currently in the planning stages. To access the Get In The Fight multi-state schedule, please click here.

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, at [email protected]. Click here to join the PDPC network and receive news and information about upcoming events and other important educational material.

Tools Of Tyrants
Judicial Supremacy

This is the sixth entry in our In Focus series identifying and exposing the tools that modern-day tyrants are using to thwart the will of We The People for power and control. To access previous articles, please click here.

The U.S. Constitution is a continuing source of annoyance to tyrants.  It grants the federal government only a few, limited powers.  It recognizes and protects God-given rights, like the right to keep and bear arms.  If those in public office were faithful to the Constitution, the federal government would not pose a threat to the American People.  So, how do Tyrants get around the U.S. Constitution?

How Tyrants Circumvent The Constitution

Tyrants have a three-step program.  The first step is dumbing down the American People, first  through the government school system.  Some remember that it once was a requirement in Civics courses that students read the Constitution.  It’s only 4,400 words, but now the most we ask is that students read about how the Constitution has been interpreted by courts — which is quite a different matter.  

Ignorance of the constitutional text is not limited to high school and college students.  It may be hard to believe, and you can ask a lawyer if this is true, but many, if not most, law students complete a course in Constitutional Law without being required to read the Constitution itself.  Rather, they read cases interpreting the Constitution.  This process ensures that most Americans — and (incredibly) most lawyers and judges — have no real understanding how the Constitution was designed to work.  They just know something about how it has been applied by judges — often in error — such as Dred Scott, Korematsu, Roe v. Wade, and Obergefell.

The second step is to persuade Americans that the Constitution can only be understood by lawyers and judges.  Hogwash.  The Constitution was written in plain terms to have a clear meaning.  It is only when you want to avoid the plain meaning that you need to have legal training — to devise some new “intellectual” approach to circumvent the text.  When Originalists search out the meaning of the Constitution, they seek out the “original public meaning” – what the People understood it to mean when the Constitution was ratified.

The third and most dangerous step is to persuade the American People that the Constitution means what the federal courts say it means.  This is the doctrine of Judicial Supremacy.  No one ever gave the Supreme Court and the lower federal courts the final say as to what was constitutional and what was not.  Yet federal courts have claimed that role, and it has rarely been challenged — but that may be about to change.

The Texas Border Crisis

In recent months, Texas Governor Greg Abbott has, at last, begun to take real measures to secure Texas’ southern border.  Under his leadership, Texas has installed floating buoys and concertina wire barriers to at least slow the flow of illegals.  Biden ordered the U.S. Customs and Border Protection to cut down the razor wire barrier, and Texas filed suit to stop its destruction.  The district court sided with the Biden Administration, but the Fifth Circuit issued an injunction allowing Texas to continue to protect its border while the case was litigated.  The Biden Administration panicked and ran to the Supreme Court, claiming that the Texas authorities were preventing it from rescuing aliens crossing illegally.  Of course, what Biden wanted was to re-open the border to invasion.  On January 22, 2024, the U.S. Supreme Court sided with Biden, vacating the injunction, by a 5-to-4 vote, and giving no reasons whatsoever for its decision.

The three leftist justices were joined by Chief Justice Roberts and Justice Barrett in issuing an order consisting of only a sentence.  It could take many months — if not all of Biden’s final year — for the merits of the issue to reach the Supreme Court.  By that time, the invasion of America could grow from 3.8 million illegal aliens under Biden’s watch to who knows what — another 3.8 million?  So, the question is, does the Supreme Court Order settle the matter — at least for now?  If you believe in Judicial Supremacy, that is the end of the discussion.  Whatever five lawyers say rules the nation.  Is that the way a constitutional republic should operate?

The U.S. Constitution requires the federal government to protect the states from invasion.  Well, we know Biden has refused to honor that duty.  But there is another provision as well.  In Article I, Section 10, the Constitution clearly allows states to defend themselves against invasion.  It reads, “[n]o State shall … or engage in War, unless actually invaded, or in such imminent Danger as will not admit of delay.”  Thus, when being invaded, a State has constitutional authority to go so far as to “engage in War,” let alone put up a wire fence.  The Supreme Court totally disregarded these provisions in the Constitution in what is a lawless and unconstitutional decision.

Fortunately, Governor Abbott has not backed down, which is what most state officials have done in the past.  Rather, he responded by stating that the battle “is not over,” and stated that “I will continue to defend Texas’ constitutional authority to secure the border and prevent the Biden admin from destroying our property.”  It is not entirely clear if his continued defense of the border violates the Supreme Court’s ruling, but even if it does, Abbott is on stronger ground than even he may know.

Federal Courts Claim To Be Supreme

The widely accepted notion today that federal courts in general, and the Supreme Court in specific, are authorized to issue the final word on the meaning of the Constitution has not always been the prevailing view.  Why should states believe that Federal judges would be truly neutral?  Federal judges hold federal office during “good behavior,” which as a practical matter means for life.  They are appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate.  They are paid by the Federal government, which provides their comfortable retirement.  They are protected by Federal Marshals.  They can be impeached and removed by the House and Senate.  Their jurisdiction can be limited by Congress.  Many of them are former Federal prosecutors.  Can lawyers with such a Federal pedigree fairly decide disputes between the federal and state government?

What happens when the Supreme Court is wrong?  And there are many reasons they could be wrong.  Could a Justice have a hidden agenda that makes them beholden to those who have promoted their careers?  Is it possible that a Justice could have hidden, dark secrets known only to the Deep State, making them vulnerable to blackmail?  Could it be that a Justice becomes manipulated by the fear that they or their children will be assassinated if they do not vote correctly?  Could a Justice become mentally impaired?  What can we expect from a Justice who believes the Constitution is a living document that needs to be re-interpreted as the nation “evolves?” – or one that cannot tell you what a “woman” is?  Could a Justice be so politically brainwashed that he or she simply doesn’t care what the Constitution – written by those dead, white men — wrote centuries ago?

Nevertheless, even in 5-to-4 decisions, like the recent Texas order, the nation is supposed to bow down to whatever they decide.  The Justices ASSUME that everyone will obey as if their words were the equivalent of the Constitutional text.  In one case, they actually made that claim.  In 1958, the Supreme Court declared that the Supreme Court is the final and sole arbiter of constitutionality:

[Marbury v.  Madison] declared the basic principle that the federal judiciary is supreme in the exposition of the law of the Constitution, and that principle has ever since been respected by this Court and the Country as a permanent and indispensable feature of our constitutional system.  [Cooper v. Aaron, 358 U.S. 1, 18 (1958).]

This statement is outrageous.  Cooper took the inarguable truth that the Constitution is the “supreme law of the land,” and twisted it to conclude that what federal judges say about the Constitution is the supreme law of the land:

[T]he interpretation of the Fourteenth Amendment enunciated by this Court … is the supreme law of the land. [ Id.]

Since those words were written, the doctrine of federal judicial supremacy has been presumed by the Court.  But it was wrong then, and it is wrong now.  States are not administrative subdivisions of the federal government.  They existed before the federal government was formed.  Texas must resist the Supreme Court’s unconstitutional ruling.  If it does not, we face the absurdity of a federal government refusing to perform its constitutional duty to defend the states against invasion, and then having five unelected judges preventing a sovereign state from defending itself.  To be sure, how the nation may arrive at a final decision on such an important matter of Constitutional law can be messy, but that is much better than just accepting whatever five of nine lawyers wearing black robes may decree.

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

Reminders and Updates

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