“The Oklahoma House of Representatives passed a bill Thursday that would allow the state to put the brakes on the power of President Joe Biden’s executive orders there.
HB 1236 would allow the Oklahoma state legislature to review each executive order and determine if the order should be given to the Oklahoma attorney general, who would determine if it is allowed under the U.S. Constitution.
If the attorney general deemed an executive order unconstitutional, the bill seems to indicate the attorney general could sue for a court order invalidating the executive order.
If the attorney general decides not to take action on an order, the legislature could conduct a majority vote declaring it unconstitutional.
If the legislature invokes its option to declare an executive order unconstitutional, the statute is unclear whether the Oklahoma government would file suit or the state would ignore the order inside the state, leaving it to the federal government to enforce or try to take it to court.
The bill states:
Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the state, county, political subdivision or any other publicly funded organization shall not implement any action that restricts a person’s rights or that the Office of the Attorney General or the Legislature by a majority vote determines to be unconstitutional.”
“In a statement, Sheriff Norris said it is not the Sheriff’s Office job to get involved in citizen’s health. He said that should be left between citizens and their doctors.
“It is my opinion that the facts are becoming clear with COVID-19, certain risk groups should take extra precaution,” Sheriff Norris wrote. “But the vast majority of healthy people who contract COVID-19 will experience flu symptoms and recover from the virus.”
“I received this email from a young person the other day, and all I can say is: I cannot understand how we’ve allowed the deranged lunatics who are doing this to him to claim the moral high ground.
This isn’t pleasant to read, but as you’ll discover, it needs to be read:
I am a college student at a major US university pursuing a degree in STEM. A few years ago I was diagnosed with a very mild form of schizophrenia. I am considered extremely high functioning. I have friends, do well in school, and I am able to hold a part-time job where I get along with everyone.
Ever since the lockdowns began, our school has treated us in a manner that can only be described as abusive. Our online education has essentially meant that we have to teach ourselves, because our instructors won’t. The workload for every single class for everyone I know doubled as soon as we got sent home, since every instructor believes we have all the time in the world now. Homework and exams have been made more difficult in an absurd attempt to prevent “cheating.” (This is their own explanation.) They have given us no resources to work with, and instructors treat us in an almost combative manner.
I am a hard worker, but I can’t do this anymore. Last semester, I was working for about 16 hours every day, seven days a week, with no outside assistance outside of our halfhearted lecture videos. Near the end, I had five weeks in a row where I worked for 48 hours straight with no sleep to try and make deadlines I couldn’t even hit. A friend of mine was falsely accused of an academic integrity violation, given virtually no chance to appeal, and is now on probation for the remainder of his time here.
Our families are paying a fortune for us to teach ourselves through YouTube.
Walking onto campus feels like going to a wake. There is a morose atmosphere in the air, and everywhere is as quiet as a library. There is absolutely no social interaction except amongst friends who already know each other. There are volunteer students who act as the school’s Stasi to enforce covid guidelines.
I myself am reduced to a broken mess. I feel like I have nothing. All my friends are depressed from stress and work. My family cares for me but doesn’t know how to console me. The doctors just want to experiment with a cocktail of medications that have every side effect imaginable, and they aren’t even confident it would help me. I have nobody anymore.
I have always appreciated the work you and others have done to help advance the cause of liberty. I know you were aware of how much of a racket higher education was before all this madness again, but now it feels like a hostage situation. I can’t think of ever starting a family now if my child would have to go through this just to do decently well in life. I needed to write this so I could know that someone out there understands what they are doing to us.
I can’t stress how bad it is, sir. There are freshman killing themselves here. My mental health can’t take this. I feel like my youth has been stolen from me, and turned against me. Life doesn’t feel worth living anymore.
Please never stop fighting against this. This is a horrific institution run by genuinely evil people. The people at these universities are more soulless than anyone in office. People like you are all we have left.
I am truly speechless.
Even before the virus fiasco, we lived in a society in which major institutions treated people like you and me with open contempt.
Things are suddenly far worse.
The K-12 system isn’t exactly our friend, either, needless to say.
The well-known “serenity prayer” is probably the one good thing Reinhold Niebuhr ever did: “God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference.”
I can’t change the university or K-12 systems.
But I can create parallel institutions, which is what I’ve done with Liberty Classroom, for adult victims for educational malpractice, and I helped create the self-taught Ron Paul Curriculum to give parents a top-notch alternative to the K-12 indoctrination factories.
“This is the greatest public health fiasco in the history of the world, and the media has distorted it so badly, that much of the general public is celebrating villains and hissing at heroes. And, even — perversely enough — celebrating the destruction of their own lives and their children’s lives.”
October 14, 2020 | By Thomas E. Woods, Jr. | Bitchute |
“When it comes to Covid-19, bureaucrats and politicians keep moving the goalposts, changing the rules, and engaging in bait-and-switch tactics, so they can maintain the “new normal” dictatorship. Those who object, we’re told, “just want people to die.” It’s now becoming clear that “you can’t have your life back in some states unless you take it back.”
From the 2020 Supporters Summit, presented at the historic Jekyll Island Club Resort on Jekyll Island, Georgia, on 9 October 2020.”
February 7, 2021 | by Chris Nagavonski | Townhall.com | Source
Biden’s Foreign Policy Will Be Obama-Bush Redux. Conservatives Have to Push Back.
“America’s foreign policy establishment just received a massive jolt of energy from the new Biden administration. Unlike his predecessor, who waged a bitter but largely ineffective campaign against America’s permanent bureaucracy, Biden’s statements and cabinet picks have sent a clear message. America is back – to a foreign policy dominated by the same Washington insiders who have enabled decades of bipartisan military adventurism and reckless nation-building.
As of now, Biden has no effective opponents. While the Trump presidency breathed new life into non-interventionist sentiments on the right, most Republicans still believe that fixing the world is America’s job. If conservatives want to restrain the Biden administration, they need to internalize two basic truths. First, America cannot successfully take on nations that pose a genuine threat without getting her own house in order. After all, the United States is losing its dominance on the world stage thanks to accelerating industrial and societal decline, as well as growing economic and military competition from China. Second, America should generally stay out of other nations’ affairs unless they directly affect the American people.
If Biden goes unopposed, nations that are on America’s bad side should expect the American foreign policy apparatus to continue lashing out at them. The new administration will likely move on Middle East policy first. Biden has opposedwithdrawing troops from Syria, Afghanistan, and Iraq, and he called Trump’s decision to pull out of Syria a “complete failure.” Just one day after his inauguration, a large American convoy re-entered the war-torn nation. The GOP is largely unwilling to push back; prominent Republicans like Lindsey Graham, Nikki Haley, and Marco Rubio essentially agree with Biden, and only a few committed non-interventionists such as Rand Paul supported the withdrawal in 2019.
And pointless it is. After decades of shifting objectives and failure to understand the region, There is simply nothing left for the United States to do. Overthrow Assad and potentially cause another Libya-style disaster? Not with Russia backing the Syrian regime to secure a foothold in the Mediterranean. Protect the Kurds? An ex post facto justification for our presence in Syria that fails to account for internal conflict between Kurdish groups, some of which profess Marxist ideology and attract far-left extremists from America. Protect the interests of Israel and Saudi Arabia, both of which see Assad as a threat? Not by sending American troops to get picked off an in endless low-intensity conflict.”
Americans and the Good People of the World don’t want war. Whoever has seen the 1997 movie, “Wag The Dog” can recognize the strategy of creating crisis to distract from election fraud, the covid scandal and government corruption. -JD
“Biden ordered airstrike after determining Iran supported rocket attacks
President Joe Biden’s decision to order a U.S. airstrike on a border crossing used by Iran-backed militia groups in eastern Syria on Thursday came after U.S. officials determined Tehran facilitated a series of recent attacks endangering Americans in Iraq, according to defense officials.
Planning for a potential military response began soon after Feb. 15, when a dozen rockets targeted coalition forces outside Irbil International Airport, killing one non-U.S. contractor and wounding nine more people, including five Americans, according to one of the officials.”
Biden’s Reckless Syria Bombing Is Not the Diplomacy He Promised
“The February 25 U.S. bombing of Syria immediately puts the policies of the newly-formed Biden administration into sharp relief. Why is this administration bombing the sovereign nation of Syria? Why is it bombing “Iranian-backed militias” who pose absolutely no threat to the United States and are actually involved in fighting ISIS? If this is about getting more leverage vis-à-vis Iran, why hasn’t the Biden administration just done what it said it would do: rejoin the Iran nuclear deal and de-escalate the Middle East conflicts?
According to the Pentagon, the US strike was in response to the February 15 rocket attack in northern Iraq that killed a contractor working with the US military and injured a US service member. Accounts of the number killed in the US attack vary from one to 22.
The Pentagon made the incredible claim that this action “aims to de-escalate the overall situation in both Eastern Syria and Iraq.” This was countered by the Syrian government, which condemned the illegal attack on its territory and said the strikes “will lead to consequences that will escalate the situation in the region.” The strike was also condemned by the governments of China and Russia. A member of Russia’s Federation Council warned that such escalations in the area could lead to “a massive conflict.”
Ironically, Jen Psaki, now Biden’s White House spokesperson, questioned the lawfulness of attacking Syria in 2017, when it was the Trump administration doing the bombing. Back then she asked: “What is the legal authority for strikes? Assad is a brutal dictator. But Syria is a sovereign country.”