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We The People Demand Truth And Transparency

Newsletter | April 20, 2023

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The machination of scheming, lying, and concealing the truth from We The People was further exposed last week with revelations that the U.S. government, from the executive branch to Congress, lied to the American people about the war in Ukraine.

Both Democrats and Republicans have given a corrupt foreign government hundreds of billions of U.S. taxpayer dollars. They’re sending Ukraine arms to wage a reckless proxy war against Russia, a country with a population more than three times its size and with a huge nuclear arsenal. And now the American public knows that despite all the happy talk about taking down Russian President Vladimir Putin, our government knows the Ukrainians are losing, and badly.

How do we know this? Not from government officials. No. This information comes to us through one of the largest leaks of classified intelligence in U.S. history.

On April 13, 2023, a 21-year-old Massachusetts Air National Guardsman was arrested for disclosing classified information that he allegedly posted on the internet. America’s Future believes that it’s vitally important to protect our nation’s secrets and if this young man broke the law, he should face consequences for it.

But we also believe that this information should not have been concealed from the American public. The leaked information shows that the situation is much less optimistic than our leaders let on. In reality: The Ukrainians will be lucky to draw a stalemate; they’re running out of ammunition; the U.S. distrusts the Ukrainians, and contrary to what the White House professes, American troops are on the ground in Ukraine.

That the press has all but buried these revelations is more evidence that We The People have failed our constitutional order.

Obviously, it’s not the first time the government has lied to the public – COVID, Russiagate, secure southern border, etc. – and even about something as important as war. Our federal government is built on a network of lies, with the various nodes along the network going as far as they can to advance their own interests. Our Founding Fathers anticipated as much, and that’s why they left us the Constitution — not to enshrine their thoughts as relics, but rather to guide us through our trials as we must face the effects of the immutable laws of human nature.

The authors of the Constitution gave war-making powers to the legislative branch because they wanted to make it hard for America to go to war. They feared endowing the executive branch and its head – the president – with too much power, such as those that are involved in decisions over war and peace, and life and death. By distributing power through three branches of government, the framers built a sturdy foundation for our system of checks and balances.

And yet the most powerful check and balance is We The People, which is why the First Amendment protects our most crucial right, freedom of speech. The press, once free, but now a slave to partisanship, won’t tell the truth. No matter — we will.

Stand up and speak the truth. It’s up to us, the American people to defend our Constitution and our great nation.

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As Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, former California Congressman Devin Nunes blew open the Russiagate scandal. His investigation into the FBI’s crimes and abuses committed during its probe of the Donald Trump campaign uncovered the biggest political scandal in U.S. history. Last year, he left congress to run Truth Social, a social media and centerpiece of the Trump Media and Technology Group. We spoke with him recently.

We know that social media has played a big part, good and bad, in U.S. elections. What role will Truth Social play in the 2024 election? 

We expect Truth Social will be a primary hub for interaction for campaigns, candidates, and everyday Americans to discuss issues related to the election. Crucially, the platform’s users can be confident that Truth Social will not try to tilt the election by censoring discussion of any topics, as has previously occurred on other platforms. 

Truth Social helped launch several top-rated songs, including two by country star John Rich. Any more big hits on the way? 

We hope so—we’ve already shown that Truth Social is an excellent outlet for launching music and films, and artists are beginning to notice that. 

Did your experience as chairman of the House Intelligence Committee help prepare you for your new job as head of a tech company? 

Yes. I learned about the huge censorship problem while serving in that role, because I saw how people—including myself—who contradicted the establishment’s views on the Russia collusion hoax, impeachment, and scores of other issues were being suppressed and censored on social media. 

Have you been surprised by what the Twitter Files has revealed about the intelligence community using social media to spy on Americans? 

I wasn’t surprised by the fact that it’s happening, since it’s been clear for a long time that the Intelligence Community has been politicized and weaponized against American citizens. But I was surprised by the scale—there were apparently few restraints, if any, in their efforts to squelch entire narratives that they didn’t like. 

If you were still on Capitol Hill, what issues would you be investigating? 

I’d be looking at all issues related to the corruption of the Intelligence Community, especially the Department of Justice and FBI—the targeting of parents attending school board meetings, the role of intelligence officials in promoting censorship in general, and the suppression of the Hunter Biden laptop story in particular, the double standard in how they prosecute adherents of certain political views like January 6 defendants vs. how they handle Antifa, Black Lives Matters rioters, and those targeting abortion clinics, the list goes on. There is simply no bigger threat to democracy than a two-tiered justice system.

Twenty-Sixth Amendment – Voting Age Lowered To 18
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Welcome back to our series surveying the 27 constitutional amendments ratified over the course of our history as a sovereign nation, a Constitutional Republic.  Each amendment revises our Constitution, alters the course of history, and, in one way or another, advances America closer on her path to exceptionalism.  The article below reviews the Twenty-Sixth Amendment.

The Twenty-Sixth Amendment was proposed by Congress on March 23, 1971, and ratified by the states on July 1, 1971. The Amendment gave the right to vote to citizens 18 years old and older. Although the issue of lowering the age to vote had been raised previously, it became a rallying cry during the Vietnam War Era. 

During that time, the American public joined together to express overwhelming and fierce objection to the reality that America’s youth were being conscripted to fight a war in a faraway land for a cause they may not have believed in, and yet at the same time, they were denied the right to vote. Sentiment culminated in the streets of America with synchronized shouts of the maxim, “Old enough to fight! Old enough to vote!”

In response to the public outcry, in 1970, Congress attempted to amend and extend the protections guaranteed by the Voting Rights Act (1965) by passing a federal law mandating that all American citizens who are eighteen years old or older shall not be denied the right to vote in America’s federal, state, or local elections.  However, practically before the ink was dry, the Supreme Court ruled that although the Constitution conferred power to Congress to regulate federal elections, Congress lacked authority to regulate state and local elections.  The law, therefore, was struck down as unconstitutional.

After the Supreme Court declared it was beyond congressional power to lower the age requirements for voting in state and local elections, a different path was taken to achieve the will of We The People.  Indeed, Congress proposed, and the states ratified the Twenty-Sixth Amendment.  Working in lockstep, the Amendment was swiftly effectuated, as stated in its entirety below:

Section 1
The right of citizens of the United States, who are eighteen years of age or older, to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of age.

Section 2
The Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.

For The Love Of Country – Know The Constitution

God blessed America with its Founders’ love of freedom, and now We The People must not squander the gifts they passed down to us by way of our Constitution. 

In our mission to educate our fellow Americans about the Constitution, America’s Future has published two books, Exploring Our Founding Documents and Understanding The Separation Of Powers Principles, and encourages you to place your order to receive these books for free direct to your home. You can also access the digital versions of the books on our website here. These highly visual and informative books offer learning opportunities to increase your knowledge of American history and the Constitution. Homeschoolers are free to add them to their curriculum and resource tools. Order your print copies of the books and renew your commitment to the beauty and bounty of the greatest nation in the world.

Unequal Justice Under Law

Merrick Garland’s Continuing Leftist Jihad

This is the sixteenth entry in our expanded IN FOCUS section addressing corruption in the U.S. Department of Justice and the self-destruction of the FBI. Readers will find the compilation of the complete series of articles at Unequal Justice Under Law.

Merrick Garland’s record as Attorney General of the United States has been that of a radical leftist who has politicized and weaponized the Justice Department to a degree that undermines any notion of “equal justice under law.”  Repeatedly, Garland has demonstrated contempt for the Constitutional rights of Americans.  He is the Attorney General who has directed the FBI to investigate parents of school children for disagreeing with government school policies, placed agents in Catholic churches, refused to examine election fraud, ruthlessly prosecuted those near the Capitol on January 6, refused to investigate Hunter Biden’s laptop, pushed for abortion on demand up to birth, worked with social media to censor conservatives, raided the home of former President Trump, allowed the ATF to abuse Second Amendment rights of Americans, and the list goes on.  (These and other abuses have been detailed in earlier articles in this series.)

Other than strongly worded letters, where is the Republican opposition?  Part of the problem is that on March 10, 2021, Garland was confirmed by the Senate for Attorney General on a 70-30 vote.  Amazingly, 20 Senate Republicans supported Garland’s confirmation:  Blunt (MO), Burr (NC), Capito (WV), Cassiday (LA), Collins (ME), Cornyn (TX), Ernst (IA), Graham (SC), Grassley (IA), Inhofe (OK), Johnson (WI), Lankford (OK), McConnell (KY), Moran (KA), Murkowski (AK), Portman (OH), Romney (UT), Rounds (SD), Thune (SD), and Tillis (NC).  

When these 20 Republican Senators portray themselves as constitutional conservatives, they should be reminded that they voted to confirm the most lawless, Leftist Attorney General in history. And if they didn’t know who he really was, they should have known.  Garland’s record had been totally exposed when President Obama thrust him on the national stage five years earlier.

On February 13, 2016, the nation’s most distinguished conservative lawyer and jurist, Antonin Scalia, was found dead in bed while visiting the ranch of a Texas millionaire in a remote location in Texas.  It is not a stretch to say he was the most powerful conservative in America at the time of his death.  Justice Scalia had no medical conditions and no terminal illness, and there was no reason to believe he would suffer a sudden death.  Nevertheless, there was no autopsy causing even CNN to write about his “unexamined death.”  The Atlantic, the leading mouthpiece of the nation’s ruling elites, was quick to label any effort to learn his cause of death a “conspiracy theory,” even though his removal from the Court could be expected to tip its balance against conservatives on scores of issues, such as abortion, gun control, federalism, and homosexual rights.  

In one sense, no one could replace Justice Scalia.  Making it worse was that the President of the United States at that time was no friend of conservatives.  President Obama would certainly not nominate another Scalia or Thomas, but if he nominated another Breyer or Ginsburg, it would radically re-shape the Court.  Who would President Obama nominate?  

President Barack Obama’s selection of D.C. Circuit Court Judge Merrick Garland was greeted by a wave of plaudits from the mainstream media choosing a “moderate.”  The Washington Post hailed Garland’s “instinct for the middle” and “centrist reputation.”  The Los Angeles Times called him “the most moderate Supreme Court nominee anyone could expect from a Democratic president…with a cautious, centrist record.”  USA Today “reported,” that “Garland appears to be a safe (that is to say, centrist) choice.”  

To be sure, the establishment media routinely characterizes committed leftists as “moderates,” and described all the recent far-left Democrat Supreme Court nominees in the same glowing language.  For example, the New York Times lauded Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s “resolutely centrist judicial style,” and Stephen Breyer as “a judge of moderate leanings.”  The Washington Post said of Sonia Sotomayor, “her record is clearly that of a moderate,” and the New York Times called Elena Kagan a “pragmatic centrist.”  So, the effort of trying to “sell” Garland as a “moderate” was no surprise.  

veryone but 20 Senate Republicans saw through the “con-job” to portray Garland as a moderate.  Juanita Duggan of the National Federation of Independent Business wrote in the Wall Street Journal, “This is the first time in the NFIB’s 73-year history that we will weigh in on a Supreme Court nominee…. In 16 major labor decisions of Judge Garland’s that we examined, he ruled 16-0 in favor of the [government].”

As to the First Amendment, Politico varied from the standard liberal media script enough to admit, “Invoking First Amendment rights has become a common vehicle for conservatives to challenge agency regulations, but Garland has shown little receptivity to that argument.”  Garland never viewed the Constitution as imposing a limitation on executive branch power.

As to the Second Amendment, in 2000, Garland sided with Leftist Clinton Attorney General Janet Reno, allowing the DOJ to maintain possession of gun purchase records for six months, despite clear federal law prohibiting maintenance of a gun registry.  Garland, while on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, voted in favor of the District of Columbia’s near-total handgun ban later struck down by the Supreme Court in District of Columbia v. Heller, 554 U.S. 570 (2008). 

A Wall Street Journal editorial noted that “Judge Garland’s 19-year tenure on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals demonstrates a reliable vote for progressive causes.”  Given that Obama trusted Garland enough to nominate him to the Supreme Court, his leftwing extremism should come as no surprise.  One looks in vain for “moderates” among Obama nominations.  

Garland had clerked for the far-left Justice William Brennan, who he later cited as a primary influence on his philosophy along with the infamous “living Constitution” Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes.  His name repeatedly pops up in the administrations of far-left Democrats.  He served in the Justice Department and was nominated to the D.C. Circuit by President Clinton.  One looks in vain for any evidence of “moderation” in Garland’s history.  Were the Senate Republicans not paying attention?  

In his confirmation hearings for Attorney General, Garland refused to say whether illegal alien entry into the United States should continue to be a crime.  Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton noted that “when he did answer questions, he sounded more like a liberal ideologue who would embrace the radical agenda of the Democratic party’s far left base.”  Also during those hearings, Garland argued that Black Lives Matter attacks on a federal courthouse in Portland, Oregon might not count as domestic terrorism because they happened at night when the courts were closed.  Yet 20 Republican Senators still voted to confirm Garland as Attorney General.  

As Elle Purnell wrote in The Federalist, “[t]he 20 Republican Senators who voted to confirm Merrick Garland owe America an apology.”  An apology would be nice, but action would be better.  Now that we have a Republican-controlled House of Representatives, with the power of the purse, House Republicans actually could and must act to defund the agencies and programs that Garland has politicized.  Nothing less will do.

To read the entire series of articles, please click here.

Reminders & Updates

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