• #PropheticMessagesFromTheLord2019 #DontPutYourselfInTheTrashCan #BranchesPutIntoTheFire #SelfValueMotivation #SelfWorthMotivation #DontStandInABurningBarrel #SelfDisciplineMotivation #BestChristianSermons2019 #ProduceGoodFruit #HeIsTheVineandWeAreTheBranches #AvoidingGodsJudgment #GarbageDay #GarbageTruck https://youtu.be/MUP0fshZ9kM
    #PropheticMessagesFromTheLord2019 #DontPutYourselfInTheTrashCan #BranchesPutIntoTheFire #SelfValueMotivation #SelfWorthMotivation #DontStandInABurningBarrel #SelfDisciplineMotivation #BestChristianSermons2019 #ProduceGoodFruit #HeIsTheVineandWeAreTheBranches #AvoidingGodsJudgment #GarbageDay #GarbageTruck https://youtu.be/MUP0fshZ9kM
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  • ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ PLEASE READ! ❤️ ❤️ ❤️

    I am putting the finishing touches on my new film, The Art of The Wound.

    This documentary production chronicles my own journey into a devotional life of creativity, and illuminates how I transformed my deepest wounds and a life of adversity into ART that would deeply inspire and transform many individuals and communities. It features personal interviews with some of my closest friends and family who have laid witness to my journey, offering invaluable perspectives into my unconventional moneyless lifestyle and the results of my works.

    My no-budget film (costing ZERO dollars in production) is the result of almost a decade of personal sacrifice, hardship, and a consistent drive to create art that might benefit the world.

    I look forward to publicly sharing The Art of The Wound in the coming days for you to view in its entirety, totally free of charge (as I have done with all of my art).

    Here are a few initial responses:

    “Brilliant! I am so deeply moved to see Cedar’s life unfold, how he impacted others and stayed dedicated to his values. Cedar is amazing. I am so touched by his life. I love how he put all this together. What a masterpiece, and I learned so much!” - Megan Sewell

    “Wow! What a fucking awesome compilation of Cedar’s work and life. It was incredibly compelling and hard not to continue watching. I am in awe and inspired. Seeing and hearing everyone's contributions was so beautiful and true. I can't wait to share!” - Shawn Postma

    “Stunningly beautiful, creative, and profound! Just want to give Cedar a big rainbow-infused hug!” - Mary Brown (Mystical Musings)

    The next step for me is to submit the film to various independent film festivals, so that my story can touch many others. Unfortunately, this part is not free as most independent film festivals have reasonable submission fees. Absent any working budget, I will need your help.

    I have already identified the following appropriate film festivals for submission and plan to add others based on the amount of funding I receive:

    Miami Independent Film Festival
    Slamdance Film Festival
    Big Sky Documentary Film Festival
    Creation International Film Festival
    DaVinci Film Festival

    I am currently accepting donations via PayPal (to cedar.branches@icloud.com or via paypal.me/cedarbranches) to help me achieve these goals. All donors will receive early access to view my new film (as early as today)!

    Thank you for helping me to share my story in a way that is meaningful.

    With much love,
    Cedar

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    ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ PLEASE READ! ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ I am putting the finishing touches on my new film, The Art of The Wound. This documentary production chronicles my own journey into a devotional life of creativity, and illuminates how I transformed my deepest wounds and a life of adversity into ART that would deeply inspire and transform many individuals and communities. It features personal interviews with some of my closest friends and family who have laid witness to my journey, offering invaluable perspectives into my unconventional moneyless lifestyle and the results of my works. My no-budget film (costing ZERO dollars in production) is the result of almost a decade of personal sacrifice, hardship, and a consistent drive to create art that might benefit the world. I look forward to publicly sharing The Art of The Wound in the coming days for you to view in its entirety, totally free of charge (as I have done with all of my art). Here are a few initial responses: “Brilliant! I am so deeply moved to see Cedar’s life unfold, how he impacted others and stayed dedicated to his values. Cedar is amazing. I am so touched by his life. I love how he put all this together. What a masterpiece, and I learned so much!” - Megan Sewell “Wow! What a fucking awesome compilation of Cedar’s work and life. It was incredibly compelling and hard not to continue watching. I am in awe and inspired. Seeing and hearing everyone's contributions was so beautiful and true. I can't wait to share!” - Shawn Postma “Stunningly beautiful, creative, and profound! Just want to give Cedar a big rainbow-infused hug!” - Mary Brown (Mystical Musings) The next step for me is to submit the film to various independent film festivals, so that my story can touch many others. Unfortunately, this part is not free as most independent film festivals have reasonable submission fees. Absent any working budget, I will need your help. I have already identified the following appropriate film festivals for submission and plan to add others based on the amount of funding I receive: Miami Independent Film Festival Slamdance Film Festival Big Sky Documentary Film Festival Creation International Film Festival DaVinci Film Festival I am currently accepting donations via PayPal (to cedar.branches@icloud.com or via paypal.me/cedarbranches) to help me achieve these goals. All donors will receive early access to view my new film (as early as today)! Thank you for helping me to share my story in a way that is meaningful. With much love, Cedar https://youtu.be/lLHM0qI0LFI
    The Art of The Wound Trailer
    An inspirational story of Cedar Branches' transformative journey that features narration by Garrett Askins of Martian Folk, as well as personal perspectives ...
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  • With the #WhopperDiamond campaign, the German branch of the famous fast food chain is calling on their customer base to shove their penises up each other’s assholes – and it’s extremely popular with the goyim.

    The advertisement, posted to Burger King Germany’s YouTube page, features a cocksucking Eastern European couple who moved to Germany so they could fuck each other in the ass in public – literally, ram their cocks into each other’s anuses – without fear of stigma." - Andrew Anglin

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    With the #WhopperDiamond campaign, the German branch of the famous fast food chain is calling on their customer base to shove their penises up each other’s assholes – and it’s extremely popular with the goyim. The advertisement, posted to Burger King Germany’s YouTube page, features a cocksucking Eastern European couple who moved to Germany so they could fuck each other in the ass in public – literally, ram their cocks into each other’s anuses – without fear of stigma." - Andrew Anglin https://dailystormer.name/burger-king-encourages-customers-to-get-fucked-up-the-ass-by-men/
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  • I'm honored to be filling the Friday night headline slot at this awesome music festival and to support such a good cause.

    Free and Equal Elections & Knead Peace Presents:

    UNITED WE STAND CONCERT OF PEACE

    July 4th-6th at Knead Peace in Belton, TX

    THURSDAY:
    The Brothers Wayfare - Rylee Hearn - Madstone

    FRIDAY:
    Corey Ipock - Rylee Hearn - Cedar Branches

    SATURDAY:
    Terra Living's Cob Project - McKenzie Reeve's Sound Bath - Carrie Ahr "Eat Your Weeds!" - Grace Lawhorn - Charles Edward Ott - 80 Proof Eddie - Martian Folk

    VIDEO:
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    INFO:
    https://www.facebook.com/events/1205970722911139/

    DONATE:
    https://www.freeandequal.org
    I'm honored to be filling the Friday night headline slot at this awesome music festival and to support such a good cause. Free and Equal Elections & Knead Peace Presents: UNITED WE STAND CONCERT OF PEACE July 4th-6th at Knead Peace in Belton, TX THURSDAY: The Brothers Wayfare - Rylee Hearn - Madstone FRIDAY: Corey Ipock - Rylee Hearn - Cedar Branches SATURDAY: Terra Living's Cob Project - McKenzie Reeve's Sound Bath - Carrie Ahr "Eat Your Weeds!" - Grace Lawhorn - Charles Edward Ott - 80 Proof Eddie - Martian Folk VIDEO: https://youtu.be/UPhdrJwR32o INFO: https://www.facebook.com/events/1205970722911139/ DONATE: https://www.freeandequal.org
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  • https://freedomfighterradio.com/2019/06/19/exposed-16-likely-democratic-president-candidates-endorse-terrorist-organization-the-muslim-brotherhoods-american-branch-aka-cair-known-as-the-council-on-american-islamic-relations/
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  • Straight to Wall Street Fundraiser After Leaving Poor People's Forum, Biden Tells Fat Cat Donors: 'You Guys Are Great'
    https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/06/18/straight-wall-street-fundraiser-after-leaving-poor-peoples-forum-biden-tells-fat-cat
    Eoin Higgins, staff writer

    Just hours after appearing at Monday's Poor Peoples Campaign event in Washington, D.C. and promising to work for the less fortunate, 2020 Democratic frontrunner Joe Biden went straight to a Wall Street fundraiser in New York City where he solicited donations from, among others, a pro-Trump billionaire.

    The fundraiser was held at the Manhattan penthouse apartment of investor Jim Chanos.

    According to CNBC reporting, Biden told wealthy attendees "you guys are great" and "you guys are incredibly important" before singing the praises of working class Americans.

    Biden also "suggested" to the crowd that he had raised nearly $20 million already for his campaign, citing 360,000 donors that have contributed an average of $55, approximately $19.2 million.

    At one point during the evening, CNBC reported, the former vice president asked supermarket magnate John Catsimatidis for help, but the plea didn't result in any benefit for the Democratic frontrunner.

    Catsimatidis told Biden he was set on Trump and, on Tuesday, tweeted that he and his family—major figures in New York Republican circles—were all in for the president.

    Biden's appearance at Chanos's apartment came on the same day the former vice president took the stage in Washington to wax on his strategies to end poverty.

    But the former vice president's remarks concentrated mainly on his relationship with former president Barack Obama, The Washington Post reported, and his desire to work with the GOP—at one point leaning over moderator Joy Ann Reid to tell her that it was possible to "shame" Republicans into working with Democrats.

    "Joy Ann, I know you're one of the ones who thinks it's naive to think we have to work together," said Biden.

    "The fact of the matter is, if we can't get a consensus, nothing happens except the abuse of power by the executive branch. Zero."

    Biden also used his time onstage to take issue with those calling for real change rather than incrementalism.

    "Folks, look, if you start off with the notion there's nothing you can do, well, might you all go home then, man?" Biden said.

    "Or let's start a real, physical revolution if you're talking about it."

    Biden continued to attend fundraisers in New York on Tuesday, according to Newsday's Emily Ngo, though it was unclear if he courted any additional deep-pocketed Trump backers.
    Straight to Wall Street Fundraiser After Leaving Poor People's Forum, Biden Tells Fat Cat Donors: 'You Guys Are Great' https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/06/18/straight-wall-street-fundraiser-after-leaving-poor-peoples-forum-biden-tells-fat-cat Eoin Higgins, staff writer Just hours after appearing at Monday's Poor Peoples Campaign event in Washington, D.C. and promising to work for the less fortunate, 2020 Democratic frontrunner Joe Biden went straight to a Wall Street fundraiser in New York City where he solicited donations from, among others, a pro-Trump billionaire. The fundraiser was held at the Manhattan penthouse apartment of investor Jim Chanos. According to CNBC reporting, Biden told wealthy attendees "you guys are great" and "you guys are incredibly important" before singing the praises of working class Americans. Biden also "suggested" to the crowd that he had raised nearly $20 million already for his campaign, citing 360,000 donors that have contributed an average of $55, approximately $19.2 million. At one point during the evening, CNBC reported, the former vice president asked supermarket magnate John Catsimatidis for help, but the plea didn't result in any benefit for the Democratic frontrunner. Catsimatidis told Biden he was set on Trump and, on Tuesday, tweeted that he and his family—major figures in New York Republican circles—were all in for the president. Biden's appearance at Chanos's apartment came on the same day the former vice president took the stage in Washington to wax on his strategies to end poverty. But the former vice president's remarks concentrated mainly on his relationship with former president Barack Obama, The Washington Post reported, and his desire to work with the GOP—at one point leaning over moderator Joy Ann Reid to tell her that it was possible to "shame" Republicans into working with Democrats. "Joy Ann, I know you're one of the ones who thinks it's naive to think we have to work together," said Biden. "The fact of the matter is, if we can't get a consensus, nothing happens except the abuse of power by the executive branch. Zero." Biden also used his time onstage to take issue with those calling for real change rather than incrementalism. "Folks, look, if you start off with the notion there's nothing you can do, well, might you all go home then, man?" Biden said. "Or let's start a real, physical revolution if you're talking about it." Biden continued to attend fundraisers in New York on Tuesday, according to Newsday's Emily Ngo, though it was unclear if he courted any additional deep-pocketed Trump backers.
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  • "Several U.S. tech giants including Google, Microsoft and Intel Corporation have filled top positions with former members of Israeli military intelligence and are heavily investing in their Israeli branches while laying off thousands of American employees, all while receiving millions of dollars in U.S. government subsidies funded by American taxpayers."

    https://www.mintpressnews.com/neocon-billionaire-paul-singer-driving-outsourcing-us-tech-jobs-israel/259147/
    "Several U.S. tech giants including Google, Microsoft and Intel Corporation have filled top positions with former members of Israeli military intelligence and are heavily investing in their Israeli branches while laying off thousands of American employees, all while receiving millions of dollars in U.S. government subsidies funded by American taxpayers." https://www.mintpressnews.com/neocon-billionaire-paul-singer-driving-outsourcing-us-tech-jobs-israel/259147/
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  • #Yehuda Trump


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    BREAKING: A federal judge denied a request by House Democrats to block President Donald Trump from transferring funds from appropriated accounts to construct his wall.

    Judge rejects House Democrats' attempt to block border wall
    Judge says House lacks standing to bring challenge
    By: Katelyn Polantz, CNN
    Posted: Jun 03, 2019 04:30 PM MDT

    Updated: Jun 03, 2019 05:11 PM MDT

    A federal judge in Washington on Monday denied a request by House Democrats to block President Donald Trump from transferring funds from appropriated accounts to construct his wall.

    Judge Trevor McFadden said the House lacks standing to bring the challenge and also he does not believe the court should step into the fight between the President and Congress.

    "The Court declines to take sides in this fight between the House and the President," McFadden wrote.

    "This case presents a close question about the appropriate role of the Judiciary in resolving disputes between the other two branches of the Federal Government. To be clear, the court does not imply that Congress may never sue the Executive to protect its powers," he added.

    McFadden also said lawmakers have more options than the court system to fight the President's proposals.

    "Congress has several political arrows in its quiver to counter perceived threats to its sphere of power," he wrote. "These tools show that this lawsuit is not a last resort for the House. And this fact is also exemplified by the many other cases across the country challenging the administration's planned construction of the border wall."

    McFadden, a Trump appointee, held a nearly three-hour hearing on the matter last month.

    Earlier this year, the Democratic-led House joined several organizations in filing a lawsuit against the President's national emergency declaration.

    The lawsuit argues Trump's choice to move funds for the wall violated the Appropriations Clause of the Constitution, which gives Congress power over the designation of federal spending. It asks McFadden to block spending of money transferred for the wall in addition to future transfers.

    The suit received notable support from former members of Congress and former House general counsels from both sides of the aisle.

    A bipartisan group of more than 100 former House members signed an amicus brief that stated, "Rarely in our Nation's history has the Executive Branch launched such an assault on Congress's exclusive legislative powers."

    "Without action by this Court to prevent the Administration's usurpation of congressional authority, the unchecked expansion of the Executive's power at the expense of the Legislative Branch will threaten our democracy," the brief said.

    https://www.kvia.com/news/politics/judge-rejects-house-democrats-attempt-to-block-border-wall/1083308174?fbclid=IwAR0CobFVhb0_n1qs3h3x7bf9aLHAv1pWcke1BGa126MLH4kiyFG61IdJLlA
    #Yehuda Trump KVIA ABC-7 52 mins · BREAKING: A federal judge denied a request by House Democrats to block President Donald Trump from transferring funds from appropriated accounts to construct his wall. Judge rejects House Democrats' attempt to block border wall Judge says House lacks standing to bring challenge By: Katelyn Polantz, CNN Posted: Jun 03, 2019 04:30 PM MDT Updated: Jun 03, 2019 05:11 PM MDT A federal judge in Washington on Monday denied a request by House Democrats to block President Donald Trump from transferring funds from appropriated accounts to construct his wall. Judge Trevor McFadden said the House lacks standing to bring the challenge and also he does not believe the court should step into the fight between the President and Congress. "The Court declines to take sides in this fight between the House and the President," McFadden wrote. "This case presents a close question about the appropriate role of the Judiciary in resolving disputes between the other two branches of the Federal Government. To be clear, the court does not imply that Congress may never sue the Executive to protect its powers," he added. McFadden also said lawmakers have more options than the court system to fight the President's proposals. "Congress has several political arrows in its quiver to counter perceived threats to its sphere of power," he wrote. "These tools show that this lawsuit is not a last resort for the House. And this fact is also exemplified by the many other cases across the country challenging the administration's planned construction of the border wall." McFadden, a Trump appointee, held a nearly three-hour hearing on the matter last month. Earlier this year, the Democratic-led House joined several organizations in filing a lawsuit against the President's national emergency declaration. The lawsuit argues Trump's choice to move funds for the wall violated the Appropriations Clause of the Constitution, which gives Congress power over the designation of federal spending. It asks McFadden to block spending of money transferred for the wall in addition to future transfers. The suit received notable support from former members of Congress and former House general counsels from both sides of the aisle. A bipartisan group of more than 100 former House members signed an amicus brief that stated, "Rarely in our Nation's history has the Executive Branch launched such an assault on Congress's exclusive legislative powers." "Without action by this Court to prevent the Administration's usurpation of congressional authority, the unchecked expansion of the Executive's power at the expense of the Legislative Branch will threaten our democracy," the brief said. https://www.kvia.com/news/politics/judge-rejects-house-democrats-attempt-to-block-border-wall/1083308174?fbclid=IwAR0CobFVhb0_n1qs3h3x7bf9aLHAv1pWcke1BGa126MLH4kiyFG61IdJLlA
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    A federal judge in Washington on Monday denied a request by House Democrats to block President Donald Trump from transferring funds from appropriated accounts to construct his wall.
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  • Bills criminalizing abortion as murder and rejecting the authority of the courts to say otherwise have been introduced in the state legislatures of Oklahoma, Indiana, Texas, Idaho, and Washington.

    Due to errant Constitutional understanding, most Republican and pro-life leaders oppose such bills, calling them unconstitutional. They claim that Roe v Wade is the law of the land and, while they want to stop the killing, unconditional submission to whatever the Supreme Court says is required of them.

    This sentiment is terribly mistaken. We’ll address it quickly before moving on to the primary concern; namely, what would happen if a bill abolishing abortion were passed and signed into law? Would Oklahoma or Texas be able to successfully enforce it?

    Can We Lawfully Resist the Courts?

    First, let’s examine the Constitutional question. Is the Supreme Court infallible in its opinions? Must they always be obeyed? Earlier this month, Daniel Horowitz at Conservative Reviewposed the question to conservatives: “If a judge ordered Trump to resign, would that be the law?” He detailed the many ways in which the lower courts are, in effect, giving Barack Obama a third term by treating his executive actions as if they were the Constitution itself. He proceeded to ask conservatives whether there was a bridge too far that the courts could possibly cross at which point conservatives would take action.

    If the last half-century is an indicator, the answer is no. Conservatives have been willing to tolerate any opinion from the the courts, up to and including rulings that have directly caused more than 61 million killings.

    How about the Dred Scott ruling, where the Court stated that black men and women are not people but are property? How about the Buck decision in 1927 in which our (in)justices declared that the Federal government could sterilize Americans against their consent? As Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes opined, “Three generations of imbeciles is enough.”

    Such rulings as these are wrong, and further, they are evil. Are the states and the people bound by them? Writing to early judicial supremacist Charles Jarvis, Thomas Jefferson addressed this exact question.

    “You seem to consider the judges as the ultimate arbiters of all constitutional questions; a very dangerous doctrine indeed, and one which would place us under the despotism of an oligarchy. Our judges are as honest as other men, and not more so. They have, with others, the same passions for party, for power, and the privilege of their corps…. Their power [is] the more dangerous as they are in office for life, and not responsible, as the other functionaries are, to the elective control. The Constitution has erected no such single tribunal, knowing that to whatever hands confided, with the corruptions of time and party, its members would become despots. It has more wisely made all the departments co-equal and co-sovereign within themselves.”

    The courts are often wrong. They are often absurdly wrong. Fortunately, they’ve not been given the authority of a single tribunal with ultimate power over constitutional interpretation. When they abuse their office, it is both the right and duty of the other branches of government, as well as state and local governments, to check them. This has not been happening for over 100 years, thus the secular progressives have effectively used the rogue courts as their vehicle to circumvent our democratic processes and impose their ideology upon the states. As Pastor and author Matt Trewhella has said, the courts have created “social transformation without representation.” Appointing conservative justices has done little to reign in these abuses as generations have been taught a false understanding of judicial supremacy, ingraining the idea even in most conservatives.

    There have been and presently are many examples of state and local governments applying proper checks and balances to the abuses of the Federal government. Many northern Statesdefied both Federal court opinion (Dred Scott) and Federal Law (the Fugitive Slave Act) 150 years ago. We celebrate them as heroes for their courage. In fact, this was the soil from which the Republican party sprung into being.

    Today, over 20 states are now defying Federal law over recreational marijuana usage. The Federal government under both Trump and Obama has stood down and not enforced those federal prohibitions. Other federal action on issues ranging from immigration, to health care, to environmental regulations, to gun control have already been nullified in numerous states with very little push back from D.C. Would the feds do the same if a state defied Roe and asserted their state sovereignty to protect innocent human beings in the womb? We don’t know.

    We do know that pro-life Republicans currently have total control of 22 States – total control meaning they have majorities in both the State House and Senate as well as the Governor’s mansion. What if every pro-life politician and every pro-life leader in these states were to act like babies are being murdered, would reject this false notion of Judicial Supremacy, and would end abortion in their states? The Feds wouldn’t be able to do a thing in the face of 22 States defying them. This would be the end of Roe and might usher in the end of judicial supremacy altogether.

    Almost one million babies have been killed in those 22 pro-life states just during Trump’s tenure thus far, but, alas, our pro-life leaders do not think killing babies is a big enough deal to warrant standing up to the court.

    Or maybe many of them simply think it is wrong to only “save some” and would rather do nothing until they can “save them all” by overturning Roe or passing a Constitutional amendment at the national level? I think it makes more sense to try to save those we can at the state level.

    If Roe is overturned, great. The court has an obligation to right its wrongs, but we needn’t wait for the court’s permission to make murder illegal. God’s word and the Constitution command us to uphold the right to life, regardless of the opinion of any earthly judge. “I was just following orders” was no excuse for mass murder enablers of the past and it’s no excuse now.

    What Will Happen?

    A state ignoring Roe and abolishing abortion would have both legislative chambers and the governor committed to the cause, and they would be unable to pass such a bill if a large and active portion of the population weren’t on their side. With these things in place, a state could very much succeed in ending abortion.

    Almost 80% of the citizenry in Oklahoma profess to be pro-life. Even most Democrats are afraid to support abortion. Only two of 29 State House Democrats voted against Oklahoma’s dismemberment abortion ban in 2015. 15 excused themselves from the vote and 12 voted for it. The people would be behind an effort to end abortion in the state. It would be extremely difficult for the federal government to squash the will of nearly an entire state standing unified against it for a just cause.

    That doesn’t mean the feds under the leadership of a Democrat wouldn’t try. A Democrat President would likely withdraw federal funds. States like Oklahoma or Texas which pay more in than they get from the Feds should not be intimidated by such a threat.

    It’s conceivable that a Democrat President would put boots on the ground to physically keep the killing centers running, but unlikely. To defy the will of the people of Oklahoma, Indiana, or Texas in order to keep a murder legal would be a serious black eye for the federal government.

    A potentially more significant threat would come from corporate America. Many companies would threaten to boycott, music artists would cancel shows, late night comedy (the word “comedy” being used loosely) would ridicule and lampoon and foam at the mouth. This kind of pressure has caused conservative leaders in the past to fold on lesser matters.

    The ability of big business and celebrities to blackmail states is waning, however. In the face of massive Hollywood boycotts,Georgia passed a pro-life bill. Consequently, Governor Brian Kemp’s favorability ratings surged. Not only do Republicans benefit politically from standing up to the elites, Newsweek‘s Peter Roff pointed out, in a well-done piece, how much leverage states actually have against Hollywood if celebrities continues to pick fights.

    Two things would be imperative for success in defeating the feds and boycotts. First, strong, courageous leadership from people capable of articulating the moral and legal issues effectively and unflinchingly in the face of threats. Abortion is murder. In a state that’s 79% Christian, it’s not difficult to rally people behind the cause of abolishing murder. All that’s needed is someone to rally the troops. As 2016 Oklahoma abolitionist gubernatorial candidate Dan Fisher put it, “I believe that a state must stand squarely and firmly on its principles [of abolition] and let the chips fall where they may, and I would like to believe that reason and right would simply prevail.”

    Secondly, if one state were to take this bold action its success would to some degree depend on whether other states joined them. If five or six states immediately followed Oklahoma or Texas, this coalition would make targeted boycotts and financial sanctions or even physical force by the Federal government impossible to effectively execute.

    The question, then, is would other states follow? The biggest impediment to a state abolishing abortion is that the courage needed is not possessed by most politicians. But once they see someone else lead the way, many conservative politicians and states will be likely to follow. Not only that, but Christians across the country will see the action taken by the politicians of the first state to abolish abortion and demand the same from their own legislators.

    Admittedly, enforcement could be messy. The small number of radical pro-abortion folks in these states will gnash their teeth. This will be the case no matter how abortion ends, however. Their blathering shouldn’t be countenanced. Their primary accomplishment will be showcasing to the sane Americans how nasty they are. The majority of the citizenry in these states would go on with their lives unaffected.

    There might be tension between city and state officials if district attorney’s or mayors refuse to protect the right to life. A battle for authority is sure to follow. Fortunately, we have the law of the Constitution and the Supreme law of God on our side. As Fisher said, our responsibility is to do what’s right, letting the chips fall as they may.

    That implementation mightn’t be seamless in some cases is no reason not to abolish abortion. Many laws are difficult to enforce and just about all laws fail to completely eliminate the occurrence of the crime they outlaw, yet these laws remain a great deterrent to these behaviors and bring justice to many.

    The law is a also powerful teacher. Abolishing abortion would send an instructive statement to young and old that little lives matter – that killing an image-bearer of God is murder and should be treated as such. Thousands of babies would be saved. After 46 years of unmitigated bloodshed, justice will finally be established.

    Women would not be dying in the streets. They were not pre-Roe when many clinics and hospitals performed illegal abortions. The coat-hanger abortions were largely pro-abortion propaganda, lies which NARAL’s co-founder later admitted to.

    Women would not fall into a health care crisis. Just as in Ireland, where women arehealthier than in America even while abortion was illegal there for decades, women’s health care would be just fine without legalized abortion in these states.

    Clearly, there remains much educational work to be done to garner enough support and understanding of these ideas. But we will never effectively educate or mobilize people if we do not begin talking about these things and forcing the discussion. That is precisely what these bills are doing.

    As long as we are content to introduce bills instructing doctors on how to perform abortions safely or only up to a certain arbitrary point and call that winning, we will never get to where we all claim we want to be – a culture grounded in the idea that human life has inherent value and that provides equal justice for every image-bearer of God.

    Here’s the blueprint for ending abortion in a pro-life state: Draw a line in the sand. Declare abortion to be what it is – the murder of an innocent human being made in God’s image. Only support legislative efforts that will lawfully criminalize all abortion in defiance of the lawless Roe opinion. If such a bill does not exist, begin meeting with legislators and like-minded folks in your city to get one drafted and introduced. Accept nothing less from your political leaders, give them no opportunity to do less than their lawful duty. Educate pro-life people in the cause of abolition and interposition, persuade hearts and minds, and mobilize support for the total criminalization of abortion in your state. For the sake of the nearly one million preborn humans who will be murdered this year, let’s get to work.

    https://theresurgent.com/2019/04/26/what-would-happen-if-a-state-nullified-roe-and-abolished-abortion/?fbclid=IwAR1Qh79rhkTLgSebHBzi2htmArRZSZS2Zk9Ds7cO9qQ_Ggdv5kRMcQYvj-M
    Bills criminalizing abortion as murder and rejecting the authority of the courts to say otherwise have been introduced in the state legislatures of Oklahoma, Indiana, Texas, Idaho, and Washington. Due to errant Constitutional understanding, most Republican and pro-life leaders oppose such bills, calling them unconstitutional. They claim that Roe v Wade is the law of the land and, while they want to stop the killing, unconditional submission to whatever the Supreme Court says is required of them. This sentiment is terribly mistaken. We’ll address it quickly before moving on to the primary concern; namely, what would happen if a bill abolishing abortion were passed and signed into law? Would Oklahoma or Texas be able to successfully enforce it? Can We Lawfully Resist the Courts? First, let’s examine the Constitutional question. Is the Supreme Court infallible in its opinions? Must they always be obeyed? Earlier this month, Daniel Horowitz at Conservative Reviewposed the question to conservatives: “If a judge ordered Trump to resign, would that be the law?” He detailed the many ways in which the lower courts are, in effect, giving Barack Obama a third term by treating his executive actions as if they were the Constitution itself. He proceeded to ask conservatives whether there was a bridge too far that the courts could possibly cross at which point conservatives would take action. If the last half-century is an indicator, the answer is no. Conservatives have been willing to tolerate any opinion from the the courts, up to and including rulings that have directly caused more than 61 million killings. How about the Dred Scott ruling, where the Court stated that black men and women are not people but are property? How about the Buck decision in 1927 in which our (in)justices declared that the Federal government could sterilize Americans against their consent? As Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes opined, “Three generations of imbeciles is enough.” Such rulings as these are wrong, and further, they are evil. Are the states and the people bound by them? Writing to early judicial supremacist Charles Jarvis, Thomas Jefferson addressed this exact question. “You seem to consider the judges as the ultimate arbiters of all constitutional questions; a very dangerous doctrine indeed, and one which would place us under the despotism of an oligarchy. Our judges are as honest as other men, and not more so. They have, with others, the same passions for party, for power, and the privilege of their corps…. Their power [is] the more dangerous as they are in office for life, and not responsible, as the other functionaries are, to the elective control. The Constitution has erected no such single tribunal, knowing that to whatever hands confided, with the corruptions of time and party, its members would become despots. It has more wisely made all the departments co-equal and co-sovereign within themselves.” The courts are often wrong. They are often absurdly wrong. Fortunately, they’ve not been given the authority of a single tribunal with ultimate power over constitutional interpretation. When they abuse their office, it is both the right and duty of the other branches of government, as well as state and local governments, to check them. This has not been happening for over 100 years, thus the secular progressives have effectively used the rogue courts as their vehicle to circumvent our democratic processes and impose their ideology upon the states. As Pastor and author Matt Trewhella has said, the courts have created “social transformation without representation.” Appointing conservative justices has done little to reign in these abuses as generations have been taught a false understanding of judicial supremacy, ingraining the idea even in most conservatives. There have been and presently are many examples of state and local governments applying proper checks and balances to the abuses of the Federal government. Many northern Statesdefied both Federal court opinion (Dred Scott) and Federal Law (the Fugitive Slave Act) 150 years ago. We celebrate them as heroes for their courage. In fact, this was the soil from which the Republican party sprung into being. Today, over 20 states are now defying Federal law over recreational marijuana usage. The Federal government under both Trump and Obama has stood down and not enforced those federal prohibitions. Other federal action on issues ranging from immigration, to health care, to environmental regulations, to gun control have already been nullified in numerous states with very little push back from D.C. Would the feds do the same if a state defied Roe and asserted their state sovereignty to protect innocent human beings in the womb? We don’t know. We do know that pro-life Republicans currently have total control of 22 States – total control meaning they have majorities in both the State House and Senate as well as the Governor’s mansion. What if every pro-life politician and every pro-life leader in these states were to act like babies are being murdered, would reject this false notion of Judicial Supremacy, and would end abortion in their states? The Feds wouldn’t be able to do a thing in the face of 22 States defying them. This would be the end of Roe and might usher in the end of judicial supremacy altogether. Almost one million babies have been killed in those 22 pro-life states just during Trump’s tenure thus far, but, alas, our pro-life leaders do not think killing babies is a big enough deal to warrant standing up to the court. Or maybe many of them simply think it is wrong to only “save some” and would rather do nothing until they can “save them all” by overturning Roe or passing a Constitutional amendment at the national level? I think it makes more sense to try to save those we can at the state level. If Roe is overturned, great. The court has an obligation to right its wrongs, but we needn’t wait for the court’s permission to make murder illegal. God’s word and the Constitution command us to uphold the right to life, regardless of the opinion of any earthly judge. “I was just following orders” was no excuse for mass murder enablers of the past and it’s no excuse now. What Will Happen? A state ignoring Roe and abolishing abortion would have both legislative chambers and the governor committed to the cause, and they would be unable to pass such a bill if a large and active portion of the population weren’t on their side. With these things in place, a state could very much succeed in ending abortion. Almost 80% of the citizenry in Oklahoma profess to be pro-life. Even most Democrats are afraid to support abortion. Only two of 29 State House Democrats voted against Oklahoma’s dismemberment abortion ban in 2015. 15 excused themselves from the vote and 12 voted for it. The people would be behind an effort to end abortion in the state. It would be extremely difficult for the federal government to squash the will of nearly an entire state standing unified against it for a just cause. That doesn’t mean the feds under the leadership of a Democrat wouldn’t try. A Democrat President would likely withdraw federal funds. States like Oklahoma or Texas which pay more in than they get from the Feds should not be intimidated by such a threat. It’s conceivable that a Democrat President would put boots on the ground to physically keep the killing centers running, but unlikely. To defy the will of the people of Oklahoma, Indiana, or Texas in order to keep a murder legal would be a serious black eye for the federal government. A potentially more significant threat would come from corporate America. Many companies would threaten to boycott, music artists would cancel shows, late night comedy (the word “comedy” being used loosely) would ridicule and lampoon and foam at the mouth. This kind of pressure has caused conservative leaders in the past to fold on lesser matters. The ability of big business and celebrities to blackmail states is waning, however. In the face of massive Hollywood boycotts,Georgia passed a pro-life bill. Consequently, Governor Brian Kemp’s favorability ratings surged. Not only do Republicans benefit politically from standing up to the elites, Newsweek‘s Peter Roff pointed out, in a well-done piece, how much leverage states actually have against Hollywood if celebrities continues to pick fights. Two things would be imperative for success in defeating the feds and boycotts. First, strong, courageous leadership from people capable of articulating the moral and legal issues effectively and unflinchingly in the face of threats. Abortion is murder. In a state that’s 79% Christian, it’s not difficult to rally people behind the cause of abolishing murder. All that’s needed is someone to rally the troops. As 2016 Oklahoma abolitionist gubernatorial candidate Dan Fisher put it, “I believe that a state must stand squarely and firmly on its principles [of abolition] and let the chips fall where they may, and I would like to believe that reason and right would simply prevail.” Secondly, if one state were to take this bold action its success would to some degree depend on whether other states joined them. If five or six states immediately followed Oklahoma or Texas, this coalition would make targeted boycotts and financial sanctions or even physical force by the Federal government impossible to effectively execute. The question, then, is would other states follow? The biggest impediment to a state abolishing abortion is that the courage needed is not possessed by most politicians. But once they see someone else lead the way, many conservative politicians and states will be likely to follow. Not only that, but Christians across the country will see the action taken by the politicians of the first state to abolish abortion and demand the same from their own legislators. Admittedly, enforcement could be messy. The small number of radical pro-abortion folks in these states will gnash their teeth. This will be the case no matter how abortion ends, however. Their blathering shouldn’t be countenanced. Their primary accomplishment will be showcasing to the sane Americans how nasty they are. The majority of the citizenry in these states would go on with their lives unaffected. There might be tension between city and state officials if district attorney’s or mayors refuse to protect the right to life. A battle for authority is sure to follow. Fortunately, we have the law of the Constitution and the Supreme law of God on our side. As Fisher said, our responsibility is to do what’s right, letting the chips fall as they may. That implementation mightn’t be seamless in some cases is no reason not to abolish abortion. Many laws are difficult to enforce and just about all laws fail to completely eliminate the occurrence of the crime they outlaw, yet these laws remain a great deterrent to these behaviors and bring justice to many. The law is a also powerful teacher. Abolishing abortion would send an instructive statement to young and old that little lives matter – that killing an image-bearer of God is murder and should be treated as such. Thousands of babies would be saved. After 46 years of unmitigated bloodshed, justice will finally be established. Women would not be dying in the streets. They were not pre-Roe when many clinics and hospitals performed illegal abortions. The coat-hanger abortions were largely pro-abortion propaganda, lies which NARAL’s co-founder later admitted to. Women would not fall into a health care crisis. Just as in Ireland, where women arehealthier than in America even while abortion was illegal there for decades, women’s health care would be just fine without legalized abortion in these states. Clearly, there remains much educational work to be done to garner enough support and understanding of these ideas. But we will never effectively educate or mobilize people if we do not begin talking about these things and forcing the discussion. That is precisely what these bills are doing. As long as we are content to introduce bills instructing doctors on how to perform abortions safely or only up to a certain arbitrary point and call that winning, we will never get to where we all claim we want to be – a culture grounded in the idea that human life has inherent value and that provides equal justice for every image-bearer of God. Here’s the blueprint for ending abortion in a pro-life state: Draw a line in the sand. Declare abortion to be what it is – the murder of an innocent human being made in God’s image. Only support legislative efforts that will lawfully criminalize all abortion in defiance of the lawless Roe opinion. If such a bill does not exist, begin meeting with legislators and like-minded folks in your city to get one drafted and introduced. Accept nothing less from your political leaders, give them no opportunity to do less than their lawful duty. Educate pro-life people in the cause of abolition and interposition, persuade hearts and minds, and mobilize support for the total criminalization of abortion in your state. For the sake of the nearly one million preborn humans who will be murdered this year, let’s get to work. https://theresurgent.com/2019/04/26/what-would-happen-if-a-state-nullified-roe-and-abolished-abortion/?fbclid=IwAR1Qh79rhkTLgSebHBzi2htmArRZSZS2Zk9Ds7cO9qQ_Ggdv5kRMcQYvj-M
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  • AOC Calls for Ban on Revolving Door as Study Shows Two-Thirds of Recently Departed Lawmakers Now K Street Lobbyists
    https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/05/30/aoc-calls-ban-revolving-door-study-shows-two-thirds-recently-departed-lawmakers-now
    Eoin Higgins, staff writer

    One of Capitol Hill's most popular new Democrats on Thursday called for a total ban on the revolving door that allows lawmakers to jump from Congress into K Street lobbying firms as soon as they leave office.

    In a tweet, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) said that former members of Congress "shouldn't be allowed to turn right around and leverage your service for a lobbyist check."

    "I don't think it should be legal at ALL to become a corporate lobbyist if you've served in Congress," said Ocasio-Cortez. "At minimum there should be a long wait period."

    After the Democratic wave in the 2018 midterm elections, 44 federal lawmakers left office. A Public Citizen analysis, released Thursday, found that of those 44, 26 "were working for lobbying firms, consulting firms, trade groups or business groups working to influence federal government activities."

    Among those that made the switch are former Rep. Joe Crowley, the Democrat who Ocasio-Cortez unseated, and former Rep. Mike Capuano, a Suffolk County, Massachusetts Democrat whose progressive credentials weren't enough to stop now-Rep. Ayanna Pressley from besting him in the 2018 Democratic primary.

    Former legislators like Crowley and Capuano came in for criticism from Public Citizen president Robert Weissman. In a statement, Weissman took aim at what the revolving door does to Washington politics.

    "No lawmaker should be cashing in on their public service and selling their contacts and expertise to the highest bidder," said Weissman. "Retired or defeated lawmakers should not serve as sherpas for corporate interests who are trying to write federal policy in their favor."

    "We need to close the revolving door and enact fundamental and far-reaching reforms to our corrupt political system," Weissman added.

    In the study, Public Citizen provides a path toward fixing the problem.

    Several pieces of legislation would strengthen these ethics laws for former government officials.

    The For the People Act (H.R. 1), which passed the House of Representatives in March, enacts sweeping reforms that would raise ethics standards at all levels of government.

    Importantly, H.R. 1 would define "strategic consulting" as lobbying for former members of Congress, subjecting this activity to the existing revolving door restrictions.

    The legislation would also bar former executive branch officials from doing "strategic consulting" on behalf of a lobbying campaign as well as making direct lobbying contacts for two years after leaving government service.

    But, as Ocasio-Cortez pointed out in a series of tweets, there's more to consider than just banning—or at the least delaying—lawmaker entrance into lobbying firms.

    The nature of congressional pay and the necessities of the work, Ocasio-Cortez said, make the easy money of lobbying very attractive to members of Congress.

    "Keeping it real," Ocasio-Cortez tweeted, "the elephant in the room with passing a lobbying ban on members requires a nearly-impossible discussion about congressional pay."
    AOC Calls for Ban on Revolving Door as Study Shows Two-Thirds of Recently Departed Lawmakers Now K Street Lobbyists https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/05/30/aoc-calls-ban-revolving-door-study-shows-two-thirds-recently-departed-lawmakers-now Eoin Higgins, staff writer One of Capitol Hill's most popular new Democrats on Thursday called for a total ban on the revolving door that allows lawmakers to jump from Congress into K Street lobbying firms as soon as they leave office. In a tweet, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) said that former members of Congress "shouldn't be allowed to turn right around and leverage your service for a lobbyist check." "I don't think it should be legal at ALL to become a corporate lobbyist if you've served in Congress," said Ocasio-Cortez. "At minimum there should be a long wait period." After the Democratic wave in the 2018 midterm elections, 44 federal lawmakers left office. A Public Citizen analysis, released Thursday, found that of those 44, 26 "were working for lobbying firms, consulting firms, trade groups or business groups working to influence federal government activities." Among those that made the switch are former Rep. Joe Crowley, the Democrat who Ocasio-Cortez unseated, and former Rep. Mike Capuano, a Suffolk County, Massachusetts Democrat whose progressive credentials weren't enough to stop now-Rep. Ayanna Pressley from besting him in the 2018 Democratic primary. Former legislators like Crowley and Capuano came in for criticism from Public Citizen president Robert Weissman. In a statement, Weissman took aim at what the revolving door does to Washington politics. "No lawmaker should be cashing in on their public service and selling their contacts and expertise to the highest bidder," said Weissman. "Retired or defeated lawmakers should not serve as sherpas for corporate interests who are trying to write federal policy in their favor." "We need to close the revolving door and enact fundamental and far-reaching reforms to our corrupt political system," Weissman added. In the study, Public Citizen provides a path toward fixing the problem. Several pieces of legislation would strengthen these ethics laws for former government officials. The For the People Act (H.R. 1), which passed the House of Representatives in March, enacts sweeping reforms that would raise ethics standards at all levels of government. Importantly, H.R. 1 would define "strategic consulting" as lobbying for former members of Congress, subjecting this activity to the existing revolving door restrictions. The legislation would also bar former executive branch officials from doing "strategic consulting" on behalf of a lobbying campaign as well as making direct lobbying contacts for two years after leaving government service. But, as Ocasio-Cortez pointed out in a series of tweets, there's more to consider than just banning—or at the least delaying—lawmaker entrance into lobbying firms. The nature of congressional pay and the necessities of the work, Ocasio-Cortez said, make the easy money of lobbying very attractive to members of Congress. "Keeping it real," Ocasio-Cortez tweeted, "the elephant in the room with passing a lobbying ban on members requires a nearly-impossible discussion about congressional pay."
    AOC Calls for Ban on Revolving Door as Study Shows Two-Thirds of Recently Departed Lawmakers Now K Street Lobbyists
    "No lawmaker should be cashing in on their public service and selling their contacts and expertise to the highest bidder."
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