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September 5, 2020

The president consistently has disrespected veterans

By Max Hall
Marshall

With so much going on, it’s hard to keep up these days. When I started this letter to the editor, I was going to write about our president encouraging people to commit a felony by voting twice in the November election. Before I could put pen to paper, Mr. Trump insulted our military and veterans by allegedly calling those who have served and died for this country losers and suckers.

As a veteran and West Point graduate, I am particularly appalled by Mr. Trump’s latest reported broadside against the military. Some will claim that he never uttered these words. The history of the last 3-1/2 years shows us otherwise, and in our heart of hearts, we all know the president did make those remarks.

This is a man who has denigrated our allies, insulted John McCain, scoffed at Gold Star families and belittled veteran and double amputee, Sen. Tammy Duckworth. He has no respect for our military, our veterans or our country. All of this from a man who didn’t serve, when he had his own opportunity.

Whether voting absentee or in person, I urge you to vote only once this year. Cast your vote to remove this man from the presidency. Our veterans, military and war dead all deserve better. As American citizens, so do we.
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karl engels · September 20, 2020 at 6:33 pm
I don’t know how I could have stated this any clearer, but abbeville institute is neoconfederate propaganda
Jeffersonian American · September 19, 2020 at 9:26 am
Farmbum,

You may have missed the 2016 Republican Presidential Primary elections across the nation where candidate Donald J. Trump defeated all of the other Republican Party candidates for U.S. President based on the issues raised by candidate Trump. While I am far to the right of President Donald Trump, his many good and great achievements and promises kept to the American People putting America and Americans First have earned him the right to be overwhelmingly re-elected in 2020 regardless of what the Republican Party Establishment may think. Much of the party today, four years later, is united under President Trump. Of course, I view both major political parties today just as dimly as George Washington, the father of our country viewed the threat and rise of political parties at the establishment of our voluntary union of sovereign states, and their implication for the future. Washington was correct in his warnings about political parties.

Even more significantly, if you believe the American South and the Confederate States of America committed treason, then you are in desperate need of an American history lesson.

The now rapidly disintegrating Lincoln Empire reflects what many of our nobler American ancestors in both the Continental and Confederate States Armies valiantly tried to prevent from happening here in Virginia and across the land in our current time. They largely failed, but it is precisely for these reasons their sacrifices are worthy of our honor, remembrance, education and memorialization today.

for a long while it seemed that the right of a State to secede from the Union was destroyed in the United States by force of arms overwhelming the South in 1861 – 1865. It has been denied by judicial decision, and discredited in literature and politics. It has become by reputation a quaint antique gathering dust, yet it is as real as natural law and human nature itself waiting to be rediscovered by future generations to be used for the good of mankind from the deathless legions which surrendered at Appomattox Courthouse and Durham Station. The Founders bequeathed to us a small, limited national government, essentially providing three functions: law and order; national security (an Army, Navy and a Marine Corps); and delivery of the mail. Prior to the election of Abraham Lincoln, the most interaction any citizen had with their national government was mailing a letter at the Post Office. Much of the balance of power resided among the sovereign states. King George III, when officially recognizing the independence of the former English colonies, cited each one separately by name.
Furthermore, a very key fact to remember in our current time- although it is virtually never spoken- that, at the time of the ratification debates over the U.S. Constitution in 1788, if the sovereign States (both North and South) were told that they never were sovereign in the past; and that they were not now sovereign; and that upon ratification of the U.S. Constitution, that they would never be sovereign in the future, there would have been no voluntary Federal Union and no ratified U.S. Constitution in 1788. (CONTINUED NEXT POSTING)
Jeffersonian American · September 19, 2020 at 9:24 am
(CONTINUED):

It is important to recognize from our vantage point today, the question, "What does it mean to be an American?" has a Jeffersonian answer and a Lincolnian answer. Both views are diametrically opposed to one another.

The distinguished historian Dr. Clyde Wilson, editor of the John C. Calhoun Papers, perhaps summarizes it best when he observes Lee's decision to resign from the U.S. Army to serve in the defense of the invaded South was one of the most important and monumental decisions in American history, similar to George Washington's gradual increasing resistance to the acts of the British ministry (whereupon he came to believe the English government had a deliberate intent to subvert Virginia's traditional liberty). The progression of Lee's thought in regard to Lincoln and the Republican Party was exactly the same. Was George Washington, who had held a royal commission, a traitor for fighting the invaders and would-be conquerors of his country? Was he obligated to fight for the King against the American states?

Dr. Wilson further notes, in Virginia with the carefully considered official act of secession, a solemn act of the sovereign people representing the consent of the people, represents the most fundamental principal of American government. How could the people of Virginia commit treason against themselves? How could any act in their defense be treason? Despite Lee's personal feelings against Virginia secession, for a man of Lee's inheritance, the Union was not the government, especially when it was under the control of a minority party obviously hostile to a part of the voluntary Union. Lee could not accept the Republican redefinition of the Union as centralized force. Lincoln and his accomplices were modern statists, and the Union meant to them the machinery of the federal government, under the control of their party, to be used for their agenda. As Lee and his fellow southrons understood it, the original Union was a gentleman's agreement and not a group of buildings in Washington, D.C., from which sacred commandments were issued.

Dr. Livingston adds further illumination to the epoch struggle of 1861-1865 by observing no responsible person today would ever disagree that slavery is evil; but slavery is not the only evil in the world- though it is indeed evil. Livingston observes America has never fully come to terms with the evil of waging total war against a civilian population of unimaginable horror and brutality that ravaged the South- the bloodiest conflict of the 19th Century that left Europeans aghast at the destruction unleashed against the southern States, a mere 80 years after the greatest triumph of human liberty and the right to self-determination the world has ever known- killing one-fourth of its able-bodied male population and leaving untold hundreds of thousands of women, children, the elderly, slaves and freemen orphaned, homeless, starving and destitute merely to preserve a Northeastern industrial empire. Livingston also observes many people today contend Lincoln waged the war to preserve the Union. They mistakenly believe Lincoln took the oath of office as President to preserve the Union. But Lincoln took no such oath- he took an oath to uphold the Constitution. Imagine if the "Red States" of today decided to secede from the "Blue States," with the Blue States launching a total war in accordance with the "Lincoln Doctrine" calling for a "destruction of the rebellion" at a cost of over 5 million Red State Americans dead (adjusting for population growth as a percentage today). Dr. Livingston notes such a calamity would be rightly denounced around the civilized world as a massive crime against humanity. This is the proper historical perspective behind the seismic event known correctly as "The War Between the States.” (CONTINUED NEXT POSTING)
Jeffersonian American · September 19, 2020 at 9:19 am
(CONTINUED):

To bring this brief American history lesson to a close, it is also important to remember General R. E. Lee was brought before the U.S. Congress after his Appomattox surrender to be charged with treason. General Lee testified before our Congress in part that his army was fighting for constitutional government. Most significantly, both he and Confederate States of America President Jefferson Davis were never charged with treason in 1865 because legally, the United States Government had no case against them.

Furthermore, “The War Between the States” or the "War to Prevent Southern Independence," is the more correct terminology to describe the great conflict, not a "Civil War," which is defined as when two or more sides fight for control of the national government. Southern leaders like Jefferson Davis and Robert E. Lee were not fighting for control of Washington, D.C., in 1861, any more than Benjamin Franklin and George Washington were fighting for control of the British Crown in 1776. The South simply wanted to be left alone- with peaceful, legal secession as allowed under our Constitutional Government. The 1861-1865 war was waged over control of territory and resources; it was a war of tariffs; it was in every respect an immoral and unnecessary war whose best solution would have been a peaceful, negotiated settlement forming an alternative union of states. It was between two constitutionally-sanctioned governments that the war was waged. The Confederate States of America wanted to leave the northern Union states intact and its United States Government untrammeled. Southern states voted after careful deliberations in those states to form an alternative union to maintain a purer form of Constitutional and limited government as bequeathed by our Founding Fathers.

Sadly, many of those same issues of 1776 and 1788, and 1860-61, remain unresolved all of these many decades later- and our Natural Law Rights ordained by God are still waiting, as recorded in Thomas Jefferson's Declaration of Independence, George Mason's Bill of Rights, and our own Virginia Declaration of Rights, to be re-discovered by current generations of Americans to illuminate the remedies for addressing the many current ills of Mr. Lincoln's Empire, and our God-granted rights to self-determination.

So please remember- the citizen voters of 1861 Virginia who voted in favor of Virginia Secession after the most careful and solemn debates conducted statewide in the most fundamental American representation of the "consent of the governed" (the vote count here in Fauquier County was 1,809 to 4 in favor of Virginia Secession) could not have committed treason against themselves.

This author of the excellent article below is considered by many distinguished scholars today as "America's Greatest Living Historian." Well worth the read, it is a continuing national calamity these facts are no longer taught in American public school elementary, high school and college classrooms:

https://www.abbevilleinstitute.org/clyde-wilson-library/robert-e-lee-and-the-american-union/
Savefauquiercounty2019 · September 18, 2020 at 5:32 pm
Dear Max, stop watching liberal news. Just stop. You are not living in the real world.
farmbum · September 18, 2020 at 10:06 am
JA,

While you continues to wrap yourself in the Marxist-Communist excuses of an unrealistic portrait of American history current events elude you.

Donald Trump was brought on by Republican indifference and amongst other moral and legal discrepancies fomented by a serious lack of backbone by the Republican Party at the time. Indeed they have scurried from the political stage to date.

The American South in 1861 to 1865 committed war against the Republic. The Confederate States committed treason and are linked forever to the wrong side of history, morally and ethically.
Jeffersonian American · September 18, 2020 at 7:50 am
Farmbum,

Never forget that the illegitimate, unconstitutional elevation of the undocumented Marxist-Communist Barack Hussein Obama Barry Soetoro in 2008 to the office of U.S. President- and all of his subsequent unconstitutional actions usurping our U.S. Constitution- were directly responsible for the election of President Donald J. Trump in 2016 by the American people.

It has been documented since the Lyndon B. Johnson Democrat Administration that Americans' Trust In Government statistics have declined steadily since LBJ (since the polling question was first originated in 1964). Just look at the Democrat Devastation over the past 87 years in particular and you can see why.

The American South was right in 1861-65 Mr. Lincoln's War to Prevent Southern Independence was the bloodiest war of the 19th century, in which he destroyed the original constitutional republic of our American founders and replaced it with an Empire that after the passing of 155 years, finally appears to have exhausted its moral, spiritual and economic resources as well. The central issues of the question, "What does it mean to be an American?" has both a Jeffersonian answer and a Hamiltonian/Lincolnian answer- and both views are diametrically opposed to one another. Thus, these very issues that have dogged our nation since its very founding in 1776 and 1861 are still unresolved today- that of a massive, centralized national Government as force versus a decentralized, small, limited national Government in the original confederation of states in a constitutional republic.
farmbum · September 17, 2020 at 11:38 am
JA,

Your use of socialist and Marxism should be directed at the current administration.

Their tactics of lies, deceit, ineptitude and malfeasance have destroyed our citizens trust in all things government.

Truer traits of authoritarian tendencies have never been on political display since McCarthy. Truer traits of Treason have not been seen since the Civil War.
Jeffersonian American · September 17, 2020 at 8:03 am
Mr. Hall,

As the distinguished West Point graduate has effectively noted below, your attack OP-ED is refuted by the letter he signed, a letter in which 235 senior military officers backed President Donald Trump’s reelection in a letter warning that 2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden will lead to socialist and Marxist influences on American government.

https://www.donaldjtrump.com/media/235senior-military-leaders-endorse-president-donald-j.-trump-condemn-joe-bidens-record-on-service-members-and-veterans/

The signed, Open Letter to the American Public states:

“It can be argued that this is the most important election since our country was founded,” the 235 retired senior military officers wrote, adding, “With the Democratic Party welcoming to socialists and Marxists, our historic way of life is at stake."

The letter continued: “We believe that President Donald Trump is committed to a strong America. As president, he will continue to secure our borders, defeat our adversaries, and restore law and order domestically.”

The letter is signed by at least one Medal of Honor recipient, retired Marine Major General Jim Livingston, eight four-star generals or admirals and 42 three star generals or admirals, according to the military news outlet.

The letter’s release follows a widely circulated September 3 story from the Atlantic, “Trump: Americans Who Died in War Are ‘Losers’ and ‘Suckers,’” which reported that Trump called fallen soldiers “losers” and “suckers.” The story cited four anonymous sources with “firsthand knowledge” of the comments.

Multiple former and current members of the Trump administration who were on the trip where Trump allegedly made these remarks have denied Goldberg’s story, according to NBC News (Goldberg Says He Kept Sources Anonymous Because People Would Be Mean On Twitter).

Trump also denied the report himself, according to The New York Times, saying: “If people really exist that would have said that, they’re lowlifes and they’re liars. And I would be willing to swear on anything that I never said that about our fallen heroes. There is nobody that respects them more.”

President Trump added, “What animal would say such a thing?”
Jeffersonian American · September 17, 2020 at 6:35 am
Mr. Marx-Engels,

George Orwell correctly noted in a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.

Look at the multiple source links contained in the very first NEWS JOURNALISM REPORTING citation I provided for the Hate Group Southern Poverty Law Center. You may want to actually read the news reporting linked in the article instead of calling it an opinion piece. The SPLC has been thoroughly discredited in recent decades, long after it strayed from its original noble mission to combat and expose the evil Ku Klux Klan and American Nazi Party organizations. Now the SPLC attacks all aspects of our American culture and history they disagree with- even publishing locations of all historic monuments they want to see others destroy.

You would also benefit immensely from the documented history and scholarship presented by the Abbeville Institute from the vast historic record to date presented in articles, book reviews and historic publication listings, audio lectures, video lectures, academic seminars, daily historic blog articles and Summer School programs. An excellent reference for discerning colleges and universities, in addition to countless Private School and Home School curriculums, the Abbeville Institute consortium of over 125 national and international scholars address all aspects of our American and Southern heritage and history under the universal guise that the study of history is a never-ending search for the truth. These distinguished scholars of our time have greatly aided my understanding of our American history- and those of many friends and acquaintances from all walks of life, for it has been said the moment you stop learning is the moment you stop growing, thinking and caring as a human being.

I encourage you and all others who are interested in a factual and truthful presentation of our American history to explore the Abbeville Institute web site to learn more of our American and Southern heritage and history- all of it- no topics are left unexplored. Expanding one's education and learning on a daily basis is a rewarding, virtuous, life-long endeavor as embraced by the international consortium of scholars at the Abbeville Institute:

https://www.abbevilleinstitute.org/recommended/books/

In Greek mythology, it was believed that drinking from the Pierian Spring would bring you great knowledge and inspiration. Thus, Alexander Pope explained in his poem below, how if you only learn a little it can "intoxicate" you in such a way that makes you feel as though you know a great deal. However, when "drinking largely sobers" you, you become aware of how little you truly know.

"A little learning is a dang'rous thing;
Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring:
There shallow draughts intoxicate the brain,
And drinking largely sobers us again...

Contrast the scholarship and learning offered by the Abbeville Institute to the lawless mobs of Democrat bigots and racists (and local Virginia politicians and County Boards) who currently seek out and are destroying (or voting to remove) all of our historic American monuments they know nothing about and disagree with in the ultimate evil acts of hateful intolerance and Historic Ignorance On Fire.

karl engels · September 16, 2020 at 9:52 am
Opinion articles really aren’t good sources, and abbeville institute is neoconfederate propaganda
Jeffersonian American · September 16, 2020 at 8:40 am
UnfairandUnbalanced, quoting a discredited Hate Group such as the Southern Poverty Law Center only enhances the reputation of the distinguished national and international consortium of scholars that comprise the Abbeville Institute. May I politely encourage you and all other Americans who wish to learn more essential truths of our American founding and our enduring Virginia and Southern heritage- a distinct heritage and culture which pre-dates the United States of America and is foundational to it- to learn more from the fine on-line scholarship repository of the Abbeville Institute. The Abbeville Institute is used by countless private individuals, and universities, private and home-school education programs who value intellectually honest, source-documented American history learning:

https://www.abbevilleinstitute.org/topics/united-states-constitution/

https://www.abbevilleinstitute.org/topics/thomas-jefferson/

https://www.abbevilleinstitute.org/topics/southern-history/

https://www.abbevilleinstitute.org/topics/southern-culture/

https://www.abbevilleinstitute.org/topics/clyde-wilson/

https://www.abbevilleinstitute.org/topics/political-correctness/

https://www.abbevilleinstitute.org/topics/war-for-southern-independence/

https://www.abbevilleinstitute.org/principles/

As for the discredited Hate Group Southern Poverty Law Center and its Fellow-Traveler hate groups who attempt daily to export Cultural Marxism and the spreading of Spectacular Lies about our American history in particular, you may wish to view these references (just the tip of the iceberg of damning articles on the real agenda of the modern discredited Hate Group, the so-called "Southern Poverty Law Center"):

https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/tyler-o-neil/2019/04/05/letter-amazon-must-disavow-splcs-permanently-compromised-hate-group-list-n64935

https://townhall.com/columnists/joshgoldstein/2017/07/26/splc-hate-group-n2360208

https://lidblog.com/splc-hate-group/

https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2019/08/17/southern-poverty-law-center-hate-groups-scam-column/2022301001/
G Schumacher · September 16, 2020 at 8:23 am
Max, As a fellow veteran and West Point graduate, I'm distressed by how you and others accepted the Atlantic story as true. You even say "it's been reported" and "alleged", but then go off on a tirade about unproven comments from anonymous sources. It's been debunked by multiple individuals. Yes, his comment about John McCain was in poor taste, but every other thing I've seen and heard from this President about honoring our military and Veterans completely goes against these spun assertions. I was proud to add my name to a list of 230 retired flag officers who support our President.

FairandBalanced · September 15, 2020 at 7:32 pm
WASHINGTON — Republican senators facing tough re-election fights this fall are expressing support for insurance protections for people with pre-existing medical conditions, running ads at odds with their own recent votes and policy positions.

The latest example came Tuesday when Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., who has voted repeatedly to repeal the Obamacare law that established those federal protections, released an emotional ad in which he sits with his mother and discusses her successful battle with cancer.

"Cory wrote the bill to guarantee coverage to people with pre-existing conditions — forever," she says, looking directly at the camera.

"No matter what happens to Obamacare," the senator adds.

But experts say the bill he cites doesn't do that.

Gardner is one of several Republicans to obscure their record on pre-existing conditions as rising public support for Obamacare turns the issue into a liability for senators who have voted to repeal it.
FairandBalanced · September 15, 2020 at 7:29 pm
Donald Trump’s administration has yet to repay the U.S. Postal Service for a postcard it sent out in March prominently displaying the president’s name alongside a series of guidelines for combating COVID-19, according to a report from USA Today.

The cost of producing and sending the postcards to an estimated 138 million addresses across the U.S. was $28 million, USA Today reported, with $4.6 million spent on printing alone. USPS spokesperson David Partenheimer informed the paper that the Trump administration had been negotiating payment in May, but “no reimbursements have been made at this time.”

The White House received flak when it sent out the postcard on March 16 due to its large headline, which read “PRESIDENT TRUMP’S CORONAVIRUS GUIDELINES FOR AMERICA.”
Linda Ward · September 15, 2020 at 6:46 pm
America or Trump. I'll take America with all her warts, over Trump and his venereal warts any day.
FairandBalanced · September 15, 2020 at 2:51 pm
Scientific American has endorsed Joe Biden for president, the first time the venerable science magazine has backed a presidential candidate in its 175-year history.

The endorsement was published in Scientific American’s October issue, in which the magazine’s editors explained their reasons for publicly supporting Biden, adding that they “do not do this lightly.”

They said they were motivated to endorse Biden after seeing how science has been ignored and politicized by President Donald Trump and his administration.
karl engels · September 15, 2020 at 10:38 am
The entire western seaboard is on fire, but Oh CLiMaTe ChAnGe is a DeEp StAtE LiE
FairandBalanced · September 15, 2020 at 8:21 am
Jefferson! Your citations are useless, false, misleading, racist examples of extreme right wing nut thinking! Fox News? NYPost? Here is what the SPLC says about Abbeville:

"It is is a reactionary, revisionist branch of American white nationalism typified by its predilection for symbols of the Confederate States of America, typically paired with a strong belief in the validity of the failed doctrines of nullification and secession—in the specific context of the antebellum South—that rose to prominence in the late 20th and early 21st centuries."

But let's dive into this one further!

https://nypost.com/2020/09/14/oregon-man-freed-after-starting-brush-fire-set-six-more-cops/

It never mentions Democrats or Islam or liberalism or associates any arson with any of these groups or concepts.

It does say, an arsonist..."was taken to a hospital for a mental health evaluation and issued citations for six additional counts of reckless burning, the bureau
said.

It does say, "The suspected Molotov cocktail attack comes as officials have also denied rumors that fires have been deliberately started by militants connected to ongoing Black Lives Matter protests."

It does say, "Ashland Police Chief Tighe O’Meara last week called rumors that one of Oregon’s worst fires was being eyed as started by Antifa “100% false information.”



Jeffersonian American · September 15, 2020 at 7:05 am
My fellow American citizens, here is a useful summary of the details of the updated 1963 Communist Manifesto/2020 Democrat Party Platform that the Vile News Media do not want you to know about (or suffer through reading it at http://www.joebiden.com )

https://www.foxnews.com/transcript/mark-levin-breaks-down-the-bernie-sanders-joe-biden-manifesto

Anyone who tries to blame "Climate Change" or President Trump for the disastrous California/Oregon/Washington wildfires is in a state of self-denial (decades of liberalism, failure to perform proper forest and timber management and Radical Left Arsonists are the most responsible in these three Democrat-controlled western states):

https://dailycaller.com/2020/09/13/california-oregon-wildfires-land-management-climate-change/

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/09/not-climate-change-oregon-woman-catches-arsonist-property-matches-holds-gunpoint-police-arrive-video/

https://nypost.com/2020/09/14/oregon-man-freed-after-starting-brush-fire-set-six-more-cops/

Finally, ever notice how some of the "First Amendment," and "Free Speech!" Democrat Advocates posting below descend into profanity and psychotic reaction whenever someone else engages in their First Amendment right to free speech which they disagree with without any rational debate? So much for the Democrat Party so-called champions of tolerance, love, peace, charity, multiculturalism and diversity when it comes to preservation of our historic-Confederate American monuments and all other noble figures and aspects of our American history. Tell that to the over 70 million descendants of Confederate-American Veterans as they watch Democrat Nation of Islam elected officials in Richmond and Charlottesville responsible for fomenting deadly rioting, destruction and removal of beautiful and inspiring monuments to the immense character and legacy of one of our greatest sons Virginia and our nation has ever produced- General Robert E. Lee.

No Democrat Party tolerance, peace, love, charity, multiculturalism and diversity to be found in those Democrat-controlled cities and State of Virginia.

https://www.abbevilleinstitute.org/blog/a-land-without-heroes/

https://www.abbevilleinstitute.org/blog/landscape/

https://www.abbevilleinstitute.org/blog/cancel-culture-will-decimate-us-if-we-let-it/

https://www.abbevilleinstitute.org/blog/can-liberty-survive-the-marxist-purge/

https://www.abbevilleinstitute.org/blog/the-remnant-part-iii/

https://www.abbevilleinstitute.org/blog/what-did-19th-century-black-americans-think-about-confederate-monuments/
FairandBalanced · September 14, 2020 at 5:00 pm
Hey Jefferson! Move on up! But don't kill me, send me to another land, point a gun at me, ridicule me and detest me just because I disagree with you and your politics. For the record here is the current Democratic Platform:

To promote social programs, labor unions, consumer protection, workplace safety regulation, equal opportunity, disability rights, racial equality, regulations against environmental pollution and criminal justice reform. Democrats tend to support abortion rights and the LGBT community, as well as a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants. Democrats typically agree with the scientific consensus on climate change and favor a multilateral approach in foreign policy.

Nothing more and nothing less. Nothing about Marxism, utopia, unlimited welfare, zero taxes, destruction of jobs or the eradication of any religion.
FairandBalanced · September 14, 2020 at 4:43 pm
For weeks, President Donald Trump was largely silent on the wildfires that have charred more than 3.3 million acres in California, triggered Oregon officials to prepare for a potential "mass fatality incident," and created apocalyptic orange skies and clouds raining ash that have drifted across cities throughout the West Coast.

In California, Trump did not acknowledge the climate crisis facing the country and the world and instead continued talking about the need for forest management. When a state official warned of the dangers of ignoring science and putting "our head in the sand and thinking that it's all about forest management," Trump responded by telling the official: "It'll start getting cooler. You just watch."
"I wish science agreed with you," the official told him.

"I don't think science knows, actually," Trump said.

WOW!
FairandBalanced · September 14, 2020 at 4:37 pm
How Donald Trump's indoor campaign rally reveals how little he understands about being president....

President Donald Trump's most basic calculation -- in, well, everything he does -- boils down to this: How does this affect me?

So when his campaign made the decision to hold a campaign rally indoors in Nevada on Sunday night, Trump was, first and foremost, looking out for No. 1.

"I'm on a stage and it's very far away," Trump told the Las Vegas Review Journal when asked whether he was nervous about getting Covid-19 from the indoor rally.
"And so I'm not at all concerned."

Trump's sentiment isn't surprising given his "me"-centric view of the world. But it is yet another piece of evidence that proves how little he actually understands what it means to be president.

Being president isn't about looking out for numero uno. It's about putting what you want behind what you believe is the right thing for the country. Trump has never -- and will never -- operate like that.
karl engels · September 14, 2020 at 4:32 pm
For being such a red blooded “Jeffersonian” American, you sure do hate the first amendment along with anyone exercising it
Jeffersonian American · September 14, 2020 at 6:13 am
I find it detestable that all the so-called America-loving Democrats posting here (and one truly awful, profane Marxist Democrat Wretch) all rabidly support a so-called national political party which advocates open borders- placing our U.S. Constitution and our lawful American citizens and their families in grave peril of losing our freedom and way of life to satisfy their insane vision of a Marxist Communist Utopia, shared misery and economic serfdom on a Massive Corrupt Government Plantation; citizenship for illegal aliens with unlimited welfare for half the population which currently pays zero taxes; voting for unvetted, non-U.S. Citizens for U.S. President (their recent elevation of Barack Hussein Obama Barry Soetoro may yet prove fatal to our republic- just look what the Kenyan who promised "...to fundamentally transform the United States of America" has unleashed across our landscape including treason at the very highest levels of our Federal Government to obstruct and overturn the results of the 2016 national election); destruction of our American economy and jobs and the ability to work and earn a living for the productive, tax-paying half of our American society; voting to eliminate American energy independence from our world's most abundant resources and supply of clean burning technology oil, natural gas, coal and nuclear power; voting for a radical party advocating for all kinds of legal depravities like recognizing multiple and even dozens of human genders- bathroom, marriage and adoption rights for LGBTQXYZ biological men who think they are women and vice versa and inside out and upside down; voting for a national party endorsed by the National Man-Boy Love Association and other Radical Left organizations and who seek the systematic eradication of traditional Judeo-Christian laws and values which have allowed our nation to provide the greatest standard of living and human advancement the world has ever seen; voting for a national candidate for U.S. President endorsed by the Communist Party USA, by Communist China, Russia, CAIR, and all kinds of lesser enemies of our American Way of Life; a national party actively engaged in the destruction or removal and erasure of our Virginia and American history they disagree with or are too ignorant and illiterate to learn through basic study, etc. And that's just the tip of their truly awful political iceberg outlined in their updated 1963 Communist Manifesto 2020 Democrat Party Platform. Democrats actually put it all in writing at: http://www.joebiden.com and the vile national media don't ever mention a word of it- they don't want you to know anything about what has been written down in the 2020 Democrat Party Platform. Anyone who claims to love America by voting for a national party that embraces all of these radical Socialist, Marxist, Communist, Atheist and destructive ideals are either very stupid or very dangerous.

But "Those People" who constantly lie and cheat can't have it both ways- as our American founders warned us over two centuries ago, the price of our American freedom, liberty and the right to self-determination requires wisdom,
enlightenment, personal responsibility, sacrifice by each successive American generation and Eternal Vigilance. And personally, I prefer to proudly cast my lot with this half of our American population in times of peace and war.
Heather Johnson · September 14, 2020 at 5:56 am
BalancedFart: go get your medication.
FairandBalanced · September 13, 2020 at 11:11 pm
whats good for Falwell is good for everyone else!
FairandBalanced · September 13, 2020 at 11:05 pm
teehee
FairandBalanced · September 13, 2020 at 11:05 pm
actually. both of those divorced wives live with me now. and they love it! and they are going to vote the Biden/Harris ticket with me! in person. at the voting station. no mail ins for us. we are for real and we want our votes counted on election day. the election will be called by 11. but we will all be in bed.
FairandBalanced · September 13, 2020 at 10:57 pm
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FairandBalanced · September 13, 2020 at 10:56 pm
lunkhead worthoglunkhead! i don't recall talking about education with you. Or about nose cleaning. or recipes for success. or about race. or victimhood. but, if you want to go there with me let's go! i eat at the diner across from the BK and i will be glad to meet you there. just ask donkey or patriot. i kicked their asses, put them back in their trucks and sent them home. their wives, they tell me, divorced their coward, beaten asses and now they both live in a flea bitten trailer outside of Culpeper and the sheriff deputies have to do continuous welfare checks because they are both on oxygen but they can't pay their electric bill so the oxygen keeps getting cut off.
FairandBalanced · September 13, 2020 at 10:12 pm
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FairandBalanced · September 13, 2020 at 10:01 pm
Trump bought the mansion in 2004 for more than $41million dollars and had trouble selling the sprawling 62,000-square foot property.

In 2008, it was finally purchased by Russian fertilizer king Dmitry Rybolovlev for $95 million, nearly double what Trump paid for it, leaving Trump pocketing an over $50 million profit.

President Donald Trump believed Russian leader Vladimir Putin was behind the sale of his languishing Palm Beach mansion that saw him pocket a $54 million profit.
FairandBalanced · September 13, 2020 at 9:51 pm
ridicule is all these fellas got. they can't argue. just school yard tactics of taunting and insulting and ridicule.

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workhardgetahead · September 13, 2020 at 9:35 pm
Unfair and unbalanced is a fine example of how our education system has deteriorated. Everyone is entitled to an education in this country but being indoctrinated is a different story. This lunkhead could be telling folks working hard and keeping your nose clean is a recipe for success in this country no matter your race but this person keeps bowing to the folks that want to keep him down and wants to claim victimhood and live by the law of "do as I say and not as I do".

See you at the voting booth Pajama Boy.

FairandBalanced · September 13, 2020 at 9:20 pm
Trump tells Nevada rally he will 'negotiate' a THIRD term in the White House because he's 'entitled to it based on the way we were treated'
FairandBalanced · September 13, 2020 at 7:06 pm
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FairandBalanced · September 13, 2020 at 7:04 pm
The assembled protesters have a right to do so when they remain peaceful and unprovoked. Once they are poked and teargassed and fired at by anybody they get to fight back by any means available to them and for as long as it takes to stop the provocation, teargassing and tyranny.
FairandBalanced · September 13, 2020 at 6:15 pm
President Donald Trump appeared to support law enforcement officers who take criminal justice into their own hands after U.S. marshals killed a man suspected in a fatal shooting in Oregon last month. “There has to be retribution when you have a crime like that,” Trump said.

Trump’s apparent endorsement of extrajudicial killing came after members of a fugitive task force shot and killed Michael Forest Reinoehl, 39, a self-described anti-fascist, on Sept. 3. Reinoehl was wanted on suspicion of fatally shooting a member of a far-right group in Portland, Oregon, on Aug. 29.

Sounds like Warthoghead!

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FairandBalanced · September 13, 2020 at 6:10 pm
no. no death threat here!? do you see any death threats? not me? where's a death threat? here's another one from you worthoghead. two death threats! that's 1st degree murder!

"you and yours just need to be eradicated from the country."

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I say, vote, instead of killing people who disagree with your politics. For the record, the rioters in this country are breaking the law. The assembled protesters have a right to do so when they remain peaceful.





FairandBalanced · September 13, 2020 at 5:46 pm
more ridicule! that's all you fellas got! and lies. to wit: "And I hope you do so there is a chance that someone can deep six your sorry pansy behind." its just politics worthoghead. no need to kill someone. just vote.

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workhardgetahead · September 13, 2020 at 5:25 pm
No death threat, you and yours just need to be eradicated from the country. Now go to your local Antifa meeting. Dont forget your Umbrella and your black helmet Pajama Boy.
FairandBalanced · September 13, 2020 at 4:51 pm
wow. more ridicule and then the death threats and wishes! you're no veteran worthoghead. you're a commie lover.

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workhardgetahead · September 13, 2020 at 4:47 pm
I guess you didnt get the Memo Unfair and Unbalanced. No Collusion you SPOS. You don't have a brain. You are a indoctrinated sad excuse. I'm a 20 + year military veteran and YOU and your ilk are the enemy of this country. Now go burn a building down and loot a retail store.
Those are your people, go join them. And I hope you do so there is a chance that someone can deep six your sorry pansy behind.

FairandBalanced · September 13, 2020 at 2:30 pm
More ridicule from an orange trash bag lover. If i am a marxist then what is that communist trump who cuddles up to communist putin and communist chinese Ji and communist north korean kim who gives away top secrets to the communist russians and lets the communist chinese gain an unfair trade advantage with the US and sends love letters to communist kim? you must be a communist worthoghead. ridicule is all you fellas got!

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workhardgetahead · September 13, 2020 at 1:23 pm
Hurry, Fair is Unbalanced. He's not an American. He's an unhinged marxist. It's people like him why we have concealed carry laws
FairandBalanced · September 13, 2020 at 12:50 pm
JA, your position, opinion and arguments are indefensible. So all you got left is ridicule. Good luck with that.

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Jeffersonian American · September 13, 2020 at 9:05 am
My fellow American Citizens who love our constitutional republic of our American founders:

What more can I say to commend these Marxist-Democrat Wretch posters to your detestation?
FairandBalanced · September 12, 2020 at 7:44 pm
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FairandBalanced · September 12, 2020 at 7:36 pm
passion, worthoghead, is much different than a concealed weapons permit. when some louse tells me i don't love these United States of America I get worked up. when someone declares you don't love this country you shoot them. tell me? who is working with a better decision tree? you or me? ridicule is all you fellas got.
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