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By William Haupt III | The Center Square
President Ronald Reagan shakes hands with Pope John Paul II on the podium at Miami International Airport, Fla., in this Sept. 10, 1987 file photo. Bob Daugherty / AP file photo
“Socialism and Communism rob people of their liberty, freedom, dignity and security. But nobody can steal their spirit, faith and beliefs, since those belong to God the Almighty.”
– Bishop Sheen
World War II altered the world forever. Before the ink was dry on the Paris Peace Treaty, Joseph Stalin was remaking history. From 1945 through the 1960s, the USSR gutted institutions by tactically maneuvering terrorist campaigns. With political murders, outright theft of God-given rights, and the outlawing of worship, organized tyranny subjugated Eastern Europe from the world for decades.
Since Communism and religion are in conflict, Stalin immediately outlawed all religion. He attacked Christians and Jews. Clergymen were shot or sent to labor camps. Religious teaching and worship was forbidden. In 1929 at an Agitprop conference, he said religion is a weakness and all allegiance must be to him as leader of the state. Anyone refusing to follow his orders would be executed in a public square.
“There is an easy solution. No churches, no priests, no problems.”
– Joseph Stalin
During decades of Communist terror, celebrating Christmas was a crime. Stalin’s atheist regime denied our Savior’s birth and replaced Christmas with a celebration of his own birthday. Former Christian holy days were replaced with days of extra labor for the state. The word Christmas was banned, and Santa Claus was replaced by Father Frost, who gave children candy on New Years.
According to the Reds, the only wise men were the Communist party leaders in the Eastern Bloc.
Those who dared to worship did it secretly in the shadows of cellars in their meager homes. Only their most trusted friends and family were invited to attend. They exchanged UN rations as gifts.
Jews made Menorahs from matchsticks in fireplaces, well camouflaged behind smoldering logs.
But Christians never lost hope. They received packages from Americans and UN Relief Funds and tons of U.S. military rations, including candy that parents would hide and give away as gifts. Radio Free Europe brought hope at Christmas to families imprisoned within the dungeons of Russian hell.
On Christmas, Radio Free Europe would turn up their transmitters and retell how Mary and Joseph followed the shining star to Bethlehem and gave birth to the Savior of the world. Radio Free Europe assured them Jesus had united all Christians to fight for a return of Christmas to the Eastern Bloc.
“Russia can’t keep Christmas from you when we celebrate it with you on the air.”
– Georgi Markov
The Eastern bloc hoped that with the death of Stalin in 1941, that Nikita Khrushchev would allow them to worship in private on special days like Christmas and Hanukkah. But Khrushchev’s anti-religious campaign was as brutal as Stalin’s desire to cleanse the region. Khrushchev ordered his atheist army to demolish 200 Eastern Orthodox churches. His 1954 Resolution Act closed over 58,000 churches and synagogues. By 1965, the USSR was void of any reference to the Lord or to religion.
“Saying ‘in the name of God’, is a bad habit all Soviets have to break.”
– Nikita Khrushchev
The Cold War lingered on for decades, and all attempts by U.S. and other world leaders could not penetrate the Communist barricade that had isolated them from religion or Western influence. They had additionally allied with other communists around the globe, who were a continual threat to world peace. When Cuba joined their axis of evil, communism became a deadly threat to U.S. freedom.
In October 1978, divine intervention would bring Christmas back to the Eastern Bloc along with a surprise gift. It was not some abrupt changes in thinking by the Soviets, international pressure or a threat of war. It was the election of the first non-Italian pope in the history of the Catholic Church. God would bring Christmas to the USSR and give them a special gift: He’d end Communism also.
When Pope John Paul I abruptly died, 120 Cardinals were called to Rome. They spent a week in prayer seeking consensus on a new pope. After seven ballots, with Italian nominees, none gained 75 votes. Cardinal Franz König, a brilliant diplomat, suggested they nominate the Polish Cardinal Wojtyla. The other cardinals soon concurred. The time was right to elect a Pope from a Communist nation.
“When we worship, God is there. Communists fear Him more than us.”
– Pope John Paul II
On March 30, 1981, in the nation’s capital, President Ronald Reagan, the leader of the free world, was shot by a would-be assassin. On May 13, 1981, in the heart of St. Peter’s Square, Pope John Paul II, leader of the world’s largest Christian faith, was shot by a would-be assassin. This divine consequence would forever unite the world’s most prolific Christian leaders and end Communism.
Reagan was the first president to form a spiritual bond with a Pope. But it was these mutual attempts upon their lives only one month apart that made them cognizant that God had appointed them to lead the army to end Communism in Soviet nations and restore the right to worship freely.
Both leaders knew the USSR was in socioeconomic turmoil, and were ready to strike at any time.
Reagan worked with Pope John Paul II on a plan to restore religious freedom in the USSR. In early 1987, Reagan met with Gorbachev, but he said. “It is not what is best for the party.” Reagan turned to Pope John Paul II for advice and he said: “Its God’s will it is done before next Christmas.”
Reagan returned to Russia June 12, 1987, to speak to the people of East and West Berlin about the benefits of uniting Berlin. He asked to speak at the Brandenburg Gate. He promised Pope John II, he would appeal directly to the people about freedom of religion and building a new free society together. As he neared the end of his plea for unification, he said, “Mr. Gorbachev tear down that wall!” Within months the wall came down, and religious freedom was being restored in the USSR.
Reagan was the first president to establish diplomatic relations with the Vatican. Like our Savior, assassins tried to stop him and Pope John Paul before they completed their mission. The bullets that flew in Washington and Rome drew them closer. These aging statesmen had a vision: to restore religion and end Communism in the Eastern Bloc, and they did that for God and country.
Divine intervention returned Christmas to the Eastern Bloc, and their first gift was liberty. In 2012, Polish officials unveiled a statue of President Reagan and Pope John Paul II in “Ronald Reagan Park,” honoring them for bringing religion and liberty back to Eastern Europe. Each Christmas, they are honored in church services in nations that were under Soviet control in East Europe. Ronald Reagan told Pope John Paul at their final meeting, “Look how evil forces were put in our way and Providence intervened.” Pope John Paul replied, “It was God’s way of uniting our spirits for Him.”
“Those who said we’d never see the end of Soviet Communism in Eastern Europe never imagined what a Catholic Pole in the Vatican and an American Protestant in the White House would tell the Russians if they did not end Communism: Either you do it or, we’ll do it for you!”
– Ronald Reagan
Contributing Columnist William Haupt III is a retired professional journalist, author, and citizen legislator in California for over 40 years. He got his start working to approve California Proposition 13.
Author: Frances Rice
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By David Catron
Emerging information from the states render his victory less and less plausible.
During the weeks following November 3, innumerable election experts and statistical analysts have pored over the voting data upon which former Vice President Joe Biden’s purported campaign victory ostensibly stands. A growing body of evidence ranging from straightforward ballot audits to complex quantitative analyses suggests that the tabulation of the votes was characterized by enough chicanery to alter the outcome of the election. Consequently, a consensus has gradually developed among the auditors of publicly available information released by the states, and it contradictsthe narrative promulgated by the Democrats and the media. The more data experts see, the less convinced they are that Biden won.
Among the analysts who question the legitimacy of Biden’s victory is Dr. Navid Keshavarz-Nia, a cybersecurity expert whose technical expertise was toutedby the New York Times last September and who has been described as a heroin the Washington Monthly. It’s unlikely that either publication will be singing his praises for his work pursuant to the recent election. His damning analysis of the electronic manipulation of votes that occurred in the early hours of November 4 appears in a sworn affidavit included with C.J. Pearson v. Kemp, a lawsuitfiled by Attorney Sidney Powell in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. His nine-page affidavit(Exhibit 26) describes how it is possible to manipulate votes, where this occurred, and sums up his findings as follows:
I conclude with high confidence that the election 2020 data were altered in all battleground states resulting in hundreds of thousands of votes that were cast for President Trump to be transferred to Vice President Biden. These alterations were the result of systemic and widespread exploitable vulnerabilities in DVS, Scytl/SOE Software and Smartmatic systems that enabled operators to achieve the desired results. In my view, the evidence is overwhelming and incontrovertible.
Dr. Keshavarz-Nia is by no means the only expert to reach the conclusion that widespread vote-tampering occurred. This examinationof the election results, for example, uses quantitative analysis to identify some very odd anomalies in the 2020 vote patterns. But it isn’t necessary to be a sophisticated statistician or cybersecurity expert possessed of arcane knowledge of how voting machines operate to see that enough ballot fraud occurred to change the election results in several states. That Keshavarz-Nia provides his findings in a sworn affidavit, under penalty of perjury, renders him highly credible. Still, his conclusions are rather opaque to anyone without an enormous amount of training and experience in his field. This requires many of us to take what he says on faith.
Bearing this in mind, Matt Braynard of the Voter Integrity Project (VIP) approached the 2020 results in a far less arcane fashion. His team analyzed publicly available data on absentee ballots, and he explainedhis findings in a way that any intelligent voter can understand. VIP looked at suspicious ballot activity in Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin. Among the most significant VIP findings involved people who changed their state of residence, yet voted absentee using their prior address. In Arizona, which Biden “won” by 10,457 votes, there were 19,997 questionable votes. In Georgia, which Biden “won” by 12,670 votes, VIP found 138,221 such votes. In Wisconsin, which Biden “won” by 20,608 votes, there were 26,673 such votes. As Braynard toldthe Epoch Times:
This election, it appears to me, has been decided by ballots that are highly questionable.… I can give you the list of the people who voted in this election, who filed National Change of Address cards in Georgia, moving themselves to another state.… I can also show you the subsequent state voter registrations of these individuals in other states, who then cast absentee ballots back in Georgia.… I have no confidence that Joe Biden is the deserved winner of this election.
Braynard has been asked to present the findings of the Voter Integrity Project to Monday’s hearingwith members of Arizona’s legislature. Moreover, as Braynard tweetedFriday, “The VIP findings have also been included in court filings in PA, GA, MI, WI, and AZ, including declarations we collected.” Sunday, another tweet by Braynard revealed that the FBI has proactively requested VIP findings that may indicate illegal ballots. Meanwhile, no discussion of 2020 election skulduggery is complete without a discussion of the Democrat precincts that record more votes than registered voters. Rep. Bill Posey (R-Fla.) tweetedthe following on that perennial topic: “According to an affidavit in the MI lawsuit, one Michigan precinct/twnship had 781.91% turnout. How does this happen?”
Good question. No fewer than six precincts listed by Rep. Posey experienced turnout exceeding 120 percent. Another 10 allegedly enjoyed 100 percent turnout. This is an insult to the electorate’s intelligence, and it happened in Democrat precincts all across the nation. From World War II through 2016 average turnout in a presidential election was about 56 percent. Yet we are expected to believe that, in 2020, the national turnout was 66 percent. It simply does not pass the laugh test. This looks to be the result of widespread Democrat chicanery facilitated by high-handed flouting of federal, state, and county election laws. Joe Biden’s victory is no more legitimate than his plagiarized rhetoric or working-class credentials. His Potemkin presidency would be no more authentic than the man himself.
Author: Frances Rice
WHITLOCK: BLACK PRIDE RELIGION ORDAINED BY WHITE LIBERALS TAKING BLACK PEOPLE AND AMERICA STRAIGHT TO HELL
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By JASON WHITLOCK
The objection is to the culture, not the people. The objection is to the people manipulating and controlling the culture, not the people being manipulated and controlled.
The puppet masters want you to read my words as a rebuke of black people. It’s a rebuke of the puppet masters, the organizers of the “Unapologetically Black Olympics” that I referenced last week in columns that explored comedian Dave Chappelle’s Saturday Night Live monologue.
I am repulsed by the people who have worked tirelessly for more than 400 years to convince black people that our skin color is our most prized asset and defining characteristic. This conceit originally led to our physical enslavement. It has now led to our mental enslavement.
The stewards of the zeitgeist — i.e. the spirit, mood, characteristics of a particular time in history — have persuaded black people to pursue blackness above all else, above faith, intelligence and freedom.
I object. Passionately.
This blinding, irrational pursuit is leading to the destruction of black people and the destabilization of our country.
I object because I love black people, I love America and I love God.
I do not love the stewards of the zeitgeist, and they do not love me or any other black person who would dare object to their racist manipulation of black consciousness and black culture.
The root of my disdain is biblical. Sixty years ago, the hallmark of black culture was religious faith. It carried us through slavery, Jim Crow segregation, lynching and was the power source of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Civil Rights Movement.
In 1965, political sociologist Daniel Patrick Moynihan authored what would come to be known as the Moynihan Report, a study of The Negro Family: The Case for National Action. Written to influence President Lyndon Johnson’s policies regarding America’s black-white racial dilemma, the 16,000-word Moynihan Report spelled out the devastating impact of 350 years of racial oppression on the black family. It predicted that the growing matriarchy defining black culture would undermine the progress of black people in a Western society built for patriarchal families.
Today, the Moynihan Report reads like a biblical prophecy. Fifty-five years ago, Moynihan argued black people’s survival in America was a modern miracle.
“A lesser people might simply have died out, as indeed others have,” Moynihan wrote.
We didn’t die out because of our religious faith, the world’s primary source of hope. Faith in a higher power made our spirit unbreakable.
The Moynihan Report was written to make the case that America should take extraordinary measures to invest in the black nuclear family. It was written as a rebuttal of President Johnson’s Great Society initiative. The Johnson administration disavowed the Moynihan Report and its author. The mainstream media spent the next several years framing Moynihan as a racist.
Over the last 55 years, the stewards of American culture have worked to disconnect black people from our religious faith, our salvation. Black pride is our new religion. Our skin color and the degenerate behaviors white liberals have deemed as authentically black have become the hallmarks of black culture. There’s nothing blacker than repeatedly saying “nigga” in public spaces or having a baby mama/daddy or dealing drugs to survive poverty. The highest form of blackness is being a victim of racism, especially if it involves a white cop.
According to the stewards of the zeitgeist, George Floyd is 100 times blacker than Dr. Ben Carson.
Black entertainers are instructed to and rewarded for evangelizing for blackness and celebrating black victimhood. Being a victim of a racial slight often causes the victim to speak in tongues. Victimization is so coveted that some believers fake racial incidents and speak in forked tongues.
Black Lives Matter is a mega church for the religion of blackness. LeBron James and Colin Kaepernick are pastors at the Nike denomination of BLM. It was James’ and Kaepernick’s responsibility to change the culture of sports from worship of God to worship of blackness.
Look at what has happened in our lifetime. As a child, the most frequent message you would see at a televised sporting event was a fan in the stands holding a sign reading “John 3:16.”
For God so loved the world, He gave his only begotten Son; that whosoever believeth in Him, may not perish, but may have life everlasting.
Now, we are bombarded with messages promoting the salvation of loving blackness. Some NBA players wore jerseys with “Love Us” emblazoned on the back. Can they not recognize their narcissism?
Loving a skin color, loving a millionaire black athlete, loving a black rapper improves the world? Really?
Salvation, justice and fairness are delivered through the love of God, not through the love of man regardless of his skin color. We used to understand this. Love, submission and obedience to God ended slavery and Jim Crow, and they will retard the last vestiges of American bigotry.
White liberals have convinced black people to take God out of the equation and replace Him with Barack Obama, LeBron James, Dr. Harry Edwards, Colin Kaepernick, Black Lives Matter and all the other approved symbols of unapologetic blackness.
I object to this insanity. Love of my skin color is not America’s salvation. Random white people loving me is not the key to my happiness, freedom or success in this country.
The worship of skin color creates a dangerous level of racial division. White liberals, socialists and communists are using black people to promote racial anarchy. Every tenet of Karl Marx’s political theory can be seen in the Black Lives Matter movement.
The antipathy toward religion is the greatest tell. Marxism and its political soulmates, socialism and communism, cannot exist in a faith-based society or culture.
Black people had been America’s religious backbone, our moral compass. This extends well beyond Dr. Martin Luther King and Malcolm X to men and women such as Frederick Douglass, Sojourner Truth, Bishop Richard Allen (founder of the AME church) and Adam Clayton Powell.
The key to bringing down America and installing socialism and then communism is disconnecting black people from religion and connecting us to political theories hostile toward Christianity and other religions.
The mission is nearly complete. Black Lives Matter is the final piece of the puzzle. Skin color and liberal politics are the new hallmarks of black culture. That’s why Pastor LeBron James preaches a regular BLM sermon.
And that’s why I keep criticizing James. I don’t dislike James. I dislike the culture his handlers make him promote. It will lead to the destruction of black people and America.
Love Us or Love God?
The answer is easy for any person — black or white — who understands the history of America. God promises love. America promises freedom. We’re looking for love in the wrong places.
Jason Whitlock is a longtime sports writer, TV personality, radio host, podcaster and the newest member of the Outkick family. If you are interested in a media appearance by Jason Whitlock, please click this link and give us the details.
Author: Frances Rice
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By Debra Heine
Dominion Voting Systems Thursday night abruptly backed out of attending a fact-finding hearing that was set for Friday morning with the Pennsylvania House State Government Committee.
At a press conference Friday morning, State Govt Committee Chair Seth Grove said the 1.3. million Pennsylvanians who used Dominion’s voting machines have been “hung out to dry and slapped in their faces.”
Pennsylvania lawmakers had scheduled the hearing with the voting machine manufacturer “to help identify and correct any irregularities in the election process,” according to the House Republican Caucus.
“It is vitally important voters have faith in the machines they use to cast their ballots. On the heels of Gov. Tom Wolf unilaterally decertifying every voting machine in the Commonwealth, we need to know whether these new machines met expectations, whether they are reliable and whether they are not subject to interference,” said Rep. Grove (R-York).
Dominion had initially agreed to attend the hearing, before it “abruptly canceled,” Grove said.
“I was impressed at what appeared to be the willingness that Dominion Voting Systems to address accusations and it would have put 1.3. million Pennsylvanians who used their machines at ease—including myself, thinking that Dominion was willing to publicly back up their product which PA taxpayers invested millions to purchase” he noted during the presser. “Unfortunately, last evening, Dominion Voting Systems lawyered up, and backed out of their commitment to the people of Pennsylvania to provide their input in a public format.”
Grove blasted the company for “retreating into the darkness,” rather than appearing at the hearing with “honesty and integrity.”
The committee chair said he wanted to know why a company with nothing to hide would back out.
“Why would a vender of public goods fear discussing their product sold to the public for the public good? If Dominion’s products were successful and operated as they were supposed to, why wouldn’t Dominion take the opportunity to publicly review its success?” Grove demanded. “How hard is it to say, ‘our ballot machines worked exactly as promised and they’re 100 percent accurate’?”
“After weeks of accusations, why has Dominion Voting Systems not released any analysis of the success of its voting machines to the public in order to stop their accusers in their tracks? If they have nothing to hide, why are they hiding from us?” he asked.
“Today I am saddened to report to the taxpayers of Pennsylvania and the 1.3 million voters who trusted Dominion Voting Systems with their ballots, that Dominion Voting Systems has hung you out to dry and slapped you in your faces.” the committee chair declared.
Grove stated that Dominion’s behavior lent credibility to their accusers’ accusations.
Rep. Dawn Keefer noted that fourteen counties used the Dominion Voting Systems software, so they owe it to Pennsylvania voters to show up and answer some questions.
“We trust the workers in our polling places and in our counties,” Keefer said. “But what we don’t know is the role of 3rd party companies. And when they rescind their participation in our hearing, we’re left wondering why.”
Keefer added: “Transparency is key for our election security. Dominion Voting Software is asking us to give them only blind trust. We’re very disappointed in Dominion’s last minute cancelation in today’s hearing.
Author: Frances Rice
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BY GQ PAN
Election workers count ballots at the Philadelphia Convention Center in Philadelphia, Pa., on Nov. 6, 2020. (Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
The Pennsylvania House of Representatives voted Thursday to approve a resolution that establishes a non-partisan audit of the 2020 general election, in an effort to restore the public’s faith in the state’s future elections.
The resolution passed in a largely party line vote of 112–90, reported Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. It allows the Legislative Budget and Finance Committee (LBFC), which is made up by an equal number of Republicans and Democrats from the state House and Senate, to examine the election procedures to both confirm the accuracy of the results as well as provide suggestions for improvement.
The Republicans generally voted in favor of the audit, arguing that a review of the state’s election system is necessary, especially after the confusion and chaos stemming from this year’s high-turnout election with large-scale mail-in voting.
State Rep. Jesse Topper (R), the prime sponsor of the resolution, noted that the audit is not about questioning the results of the 2020 election, but to scrutinize the process to guarantee integrity in future elections.
“Elections are the bedrock of our form of government,” Topper said in a statement. “I firmly believe that this risk-limiting audit by the LBFC, much like similar audits being conducted in other states, will provide a statistical level of confidence in not only the outcome of this past election, but ensure trust in all future elections here in the Commonwealth.”
While the Pennsylvania Department of State does conduct its own audit of every election, which is based on small sample sizes, the LBFC risk-limiting audit would include much larger samples, according to state Rep. Bryan Cutler (R).
“Pennsylvania voters saw a much different election when filling out ballots in November,” Cutler said in a statement. “Every county used new voting machines after Gov. [Tom] Wolf decertified every machine in the state over security concerns, or millions of people voted by mail for the first time. A thorough audit tests assumptions, confirms accuracy, and restores faith in our process for every Pennsylvanian.”
The Democrats mostly rejected the measure, arguing that the LBFC doesn’t have the authority to conduct such an audit.
“The Legislative Budget and Finance Committee has no expertise or role in election administration and no statutory authority outside the fiscal realm, and it is inappropriate to pretend it does,” Governor Tom Wolf, a Democrat, said in a statement. “An audit by the LBFC would be incomplete, duplicative, and unreliable.”
“Interference by partisan legislators in Harrisburg is wrong,” Wolf added. “It creates chaos and confusion and should be rejected. A reliable audit conducted by election experts is the best way for all Pennsylvanians to trust the results of this election.”
Author: Frances Rice