“The news coming out of Georgia is beyond incredible. The hand recount in Fulton County was a total fraud! They stuffed the ballot box—and got caught. We will lose our Country if this is allowed to stand.”
DeSantis at a news conference Thursday, July 22 - Indian River State College in Fort Pierce:
"There's been talk about potentially people advocating at the federal level imposing compulsory masks on kids. We're not doing that in Florida, okay? We want kids to be able to be kids. We need them to be able to breathe. It's terribly uncomfortable for them to do it. There's not very much science behind it."
The governor said parents can equip their children to go back to school however they want, but stressed that there shouldn't be any mandate from the state or federal government to force face coverings. MORE
Throwing out the first pitch at the 2021 Little League Baseball State Tournament in Palm Coast
Free to Be Americans
MORE - House GOP Unveils Bill To Give Funding To Border States That Want To Continue Building WallBiden is paying contractors $2 billion NOT to build the wall. In the meantime, CBP encountered a 20-year high of illegal migrants crossing our border & confiscated 508 pounds of fentanyl last month alone. Stop wasting tax dollars to watch the materials & just finish the wall.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has launched the construction of his state’s own fence along the southern border in an effort to slow the border crisis.
Asked what a chain link fence is going to stop? Texas [Department of Public Safety] says the idea is to cut the feds out of the equation. No trespass signs allow them to arrest on local charges. Instead of calling Border Patrol, they will take migrants to jail for violating Texas law. MORE
Ron DeSantis visits Texas border
Gov. DeSantis took aim at the ridiculousness of the Biden administration when it comes to their COVID policies:
"I got a little bit perturbed when I was at the southern border, when I started thinking about if you wanted to fly from Brazil or you wanted to do certain travel, the way you would be treated by the federal government under the auspices of COVID mitigation.
Some people wouldn’t even be allowed to come. A lot of these flights aren’t even allowed. If you wanted to go on a cruise ship, the federal government doesn’t want you except under extreme circumstances. So they’re very, very rigorous with lawful commercial activity in travel.
But if you just want to hopscotch across that border, they don’t care about COVID. They’re letting you straight in. They’re throwing you on a bus and they’re sending you all over the fruited plain in this country. So, I don’t understand how you square that.
If you’re saying that cruises have to go through all of these procedures because of COVID, wouldn’t you want people coming from a hundred different countries to just not be able to pour in the country effectively, with very little pushback?
So I think it’s a huge, huge problem and the idea that we would treat American citizens and their right to travel with more disfavor than we’re treating foreign nationals illegally entering our country – that didn’t sit well with me and I was really frustrated to see that." MORE
Texas and Florida understand the 10th Amendment
Republican Party - 153,822 . Democrat Party - 132,714
How bad are things for the Democrats in the upcoming midterm elections? So bad that some of them are hiding their party ID in campaign ads.
Democrats running for elected office in the House and Senate from rural America are starting to depart from using party identification in their ads in hopes of attracting more voters.
This means many candidates for office are running against the platform of their own party, according to Axios. Since the 2020 election, the Democrats in both chambers of Congress have had a wafer-thin majority, and the Republicans are looking to overtake them in the fast-approaching midterms next year.
Democrat Rep. Tim Ryan (OH), running for one of Ohio’s Senate seats, released a campaign ad roughly three minutes long. The Democrat did not mention his party affiliation once. MORE
*NOTE: May 2017 was when Volusia County (founded 1854) saw Republican registered voters, for the first time ever, surpass the Democrats.
Now we need more volunteers out there helping us.Thank you,.MaryAnn PistilliRPOF State Director of Voter RegistrationRPOF/VICTORY
Gov. DeSantis traveled to Tampa on Sunday to deliver a speech at Turning Point USA’s Student Action Summit where he said sales for his “Don’t Fauci My Florida” merchandise are “through the roof.”
DeSantis began selling this branded merchandise in an effort to push back against Dr. Anthony Fauci, a move for which media elites criticized him.
“If a kid gets locked out of school for a year, that kid got Fauci’d. If someone is out of work for a year because of lockdowns, that worker got Fauci’d. If a family loses a business due to the lockdown, that family got Fauci’d. We’re not gonna allow that in the state of Florida.”
“This is a guy who thinks he has been right on everything, and he’s been wrong on so much,” DeSantis continued. “He deserves to be held accountable for the money that went to the Wuhan lab."
May 11, 2021 on Capitol Hill, Fauci admits $600,000 of American taxpayer money went to Wuhan Institute of Virology. MORE
.. to ensure "correct narratives" are promoted.
. Donald Trump Jr. challenges the White House’s newest approach to work with social media on the crackdown of so-called 'disinformation'. Trump’s remarks came after the White House recently announced plans to work with Facebook to flag and censor social media posts.
UPDATED – Saturday, July 17, 2021
Donald Trump Jr. @DonaldJTrumpJr"Question, under the White House’s new proposed social media ideals .. will all those who thought the Wuhan Lab Leak Theory was a very plausible explanation to the start of the pandemic get their accounts back .. and will those who chastised and censored them be thrown off all platforms?"
Facebook began reversing its censorship of the lab leak theory in early May after issuing suspensions for those pushing the theory. Critics slammed Facebook for keeping in lockstep with the government in deciding what is and isn’t “disinformation.”
“We’ve increased disinformation research and tracking within the Surgeon General’s Office. We are flagging problematic posts for Facebook,” said White House press secretary Jen Psaki, confirming on Thursday that the world’s biggest speech platforms take direction from the government in choosing what content to suppress, amplify, or remove.
“Health misinformation has led people to resist wearing masks in high-risk settings. It’s led them to turn down proven treatments and to choose not to get vaccinated." said Surgeon General Vivek Murthy.
The demand for censorship — and Psaki’s admission of government involvement — follows a series of flip-flops from health officials who contradicted themselves throughout the pandemic .. issues such as mask efficacy, as well as censorship of claims that later gained credibility, such as the theory that COVID-19 leaked from a Chinese lab. Neither Psaki or Murty would answer a question about the fact that Dr. Anthony Fauci, the government’s top infectious diseases expert, did not promote mask-wearing in February, March, April 2020 .. but later pushed wearing two masks at a time.
On Friday afternoon, Joe Biden said Facebook was ‘killing people’ .. “They’re killing people. The only pandemic we have is among the unvaccinated. And they’re killing people."
"You take an oath to support and defend the Constitution, and you need to be willing to do that without fear or favor and you need to be resolute, and you need to get the job done."
DeSantis demanded that conservatives weather hostility from the culture and the media: “that’s what the battlefield looks like .. and if you stand up for the truth, you’re going to face the wrath of these institutions in many respects."
"The media will almost assuredly try to smear you, Big Tech may censor you, and big business may even try to boycott you, boycott your state, boycott your jurisdiction, but that’s what you have to be willing to put up with.
Academia, corporate media, big tech, big business – all of them adopt in various degrees a leftist, woke perspective in terms of what they want to see. Most of them are entirely hostile to any type of conservative values or traditional principles. That’s just for sure.
Refusing to rule correctly or even to rule at all for fear of any type of extraneous consequences is cowardice, and we can’t have cowardly people in these positions at this moment in our history”
- "Flat-Out Criminal Fraud"
Chairman Paul Deering administered the oath of office to ten newly elected Precinct Committeemen and Committeewoman at the July meeting of the Republican Executive Committee of Volusia County. Our membership has swelled to more than 150 members, the largest in Volusia GOP history.
Florida House Speaker-Designate Paul Renner (on right) unveiled a new video explaining how Republican lawmakers are defending Florida as a firewall of freedom. Paul is seen here with (left to right) Florida House Representative Webster Barnaby, Florida's County Court Clerk of the Year Laura Roth (both members of RECVC) and Volusia GOP Chairman Paul Deering.
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.Rubio: Biden Called Cuban Regime 'Authoritarian,' Not Marxist, Communist or Socialist"I don't know why it's so hard for them to criticize Marxists," Sen. Marco Rubio said on Monday, after President Joe Biden finally spoke about the street protests in Cuba. He finally said something. He still left out the word 'Marxist' and 'communist' and 'socialist'. MORE @ CNSNews.com.
..Marco Rubio @marcorubio.President Barack Obama and his Cuban counterpart Raul Castro at a baseball game between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Cuban national baseball team in Havana, Cuba, March 22, 2016.***************
Cubans wave the American flag while marching against the island’s 62 year-old communist dictatorship on the streets of Havana. Never forget what America represents to millions across the world. #PatriaYVida
Florida supports the people of Cuba as they take to the streets against the tyrannical regime in Havana. The Cuban dictatorship has repressed the people of Cuba for decades & is now trying to silence those who have the courage to speak out against its disastrous policies.
— Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) July 11, 2021
Ted Cruz Responds - “It has brutalized & denied freedom to generations of Cubans."
MIAMI (CBS Miami) – Chanting “we are not afraid,” thousands of Cubans took to the streets Sunday to demand the end of the communist dictatorship. MORE Video/Pics/Reaction
It was nice. Actually, it was glorious. What was the “it” of which I speak? .. it was my journey to real America – a land before masks where human beings shake hands. I got the hell out of the Washington, DC, area, and spent a week in Michigan.
On the way to Michigan, we spent the night in Sandusky, Ohio, and got our first taste of life beyond the confines of paranoia and overreaction. No one in the hotel wore a mask. It didn’t even feel like the staff had one handy, just in case the boss showed up, or something. It was just people smiling and talking, conducting life.
The next day, we had breakfast with a friend of mine the public knows as “Joe the Plumber.” Yes, the real guy. We met back in 2008 and remain friends. His house is on the way and it was a good chance to catch up. No masks, just handshakes and hugs. It was great to see our kids playing together, able to breathe, while we and our wives caught up. It was…normal.
A trip to Mackinac Island sealed the deal. It’s traditionally tough to get on the island in summer, and by “tough” I mean crowded. We only went over for the day, to get a sense of how the economy was recovering – a holiday weekend with great weather. It was actually quite nice. The same was true for Traverse City, another tourist Mecca, especially during the National Cherry Festival.
It still exists, that real America .. just real people with jobs and families simply going about their business the way adults always have, at least before last year.
I don’t know how that will translate when it comes to voting next year or in three years, but every political sign I saw, and I mean every single one, was a Trump sign still up and clearly maintained.
Real America is back.
Derek Hunter is the host of a free daily podcast (subscribe!), host of a daily radio show on WCBM in Maryland, and author of the book, Outrage, INC., which exposes how liberals use fear and hatred to manipulate the masses. Follow him on Twitter at @DerekAHunter.Read more
. OAN Newsroom - Friday, July 9, 2021
Blaming 'climate change' .. Calif. Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) has asked residents and businesses to cut their water use by 15 percent as the state faces an ongoing drought. Facing an upcoming recall election, Newsome said;
"The hots are getting hotter & the dries are getting drier - that is the reality of climate change.".The new state of emergency adds to Newsom’s still-existent emergency COVID powers, which he extended back in May. While all Californians across the state are being asked to reduce water consumption, large Democrat-led cities including Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco are not included under the emergency proclamation. MORE
"Maintaining basic order and the rule of law is the first duty of government; a healthy society depends on people feeling secure. Secure people are free to pursue their dreams. Florida is America’s freest state, according to a Cato Institute survey: No. 1 in fiscal freedom, No. 1 in educational freedom."
Life can vary greatly in America depending on where you sit. Those differences are growing into a chasm of philosophical and practical contrasts between two basic models for the American future. On many critical questions facing our culture, our economy and our society, California and Florida offer radically different answers.
- Should lots of new housing be built in the interest of affordability? California says no, Florida says yes.
- Should homeless people be allowed to turn public spaces into tent cities? California says yes, Florida says no.
- Should public elementary schools teach critical race theory? California says yes, Florida says no.
- Should gas be $4 a gallon? California says yes, Florida says no.
- Should biological males be allowed to dominate girls’ sports? Florida says no. California not only says yes, but it is trolling Florida by forbidding its employees to take state-funded trips to Florida, as well as 16 other states.
People are voting on all of this with their U-Hauls. California’s population in 2020 shrank for the first time ever, by 180,000 people, whereas Florida had the second-highest increase in population, after Texas.
During the pandemic, California introduced some of the harshest lockdown measures in the country, crashing its economy, while Florida was among the first states to begin reopening, way back in May of 2020, and has been almost entirely open since September.
It wasn’t long ago that America looked to California for guidance; even Ronald Reagan implicitly promised to spread the California way across the nation. Now California is a model only for dysfunction.
President Trump's lawsuit is asking the U.S. District Court to order an immediate halt to social media companies’ illegal censorship of the American people,” and demanding an end to shadow banning, silencing, blacklisting, and banishing.
In the past year, Twitter, YouTube, and Facebook have permanently banned Trump. Trump supporters and conservative news outlets alike, have also experienced routine censorship for airing Trump rallies and freely expressing support for the 45th president.
Harvard law professor emeritus Alan Dershowitz reacted to President Trump announcing a class action lawsuit against Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey (left) and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg (right).
“What’s going on with high tech is unacceptable. I wrote a book about this exact subject, ‘The Case Against the New Censorship: Protecting Free Speech from Big Tech,’ so I’m deeply involved in this issue, and I was also asked to be an expert witness. And I did submit an affidavit for this lawsuit, so I’m not simply an observer.”
“This is a complicated case because these are not just ordinary private companies. They have special exemption under Section 230, and therefore they partake of some kind of government action, and the courts will have to parse this issue. How much of what they do is private? How much of what they do partakes of being public? I think this lawsuit will shake things up considerably." (MORE)
The lawsuit will be filed in Florida by the America First Policy Institute, a non-profit focused on aiding Trump’s legal efforts, to protect freedom of speech for every American.
“President Trump often remarked that if Big Tech is out to get him, it’s because they’re out to get the American people — and he was just standing in the way,” said Brooke Rollins, president and CEO of AFPI. ALL Americans need Donald Trump to win — not for what it will mean for him, but for what it will mean for every American man, woman, and child.”
- The Supreme Court’s response to the arguments made in attacking Arizona’s voting-integrity provisions expose the folly of the Biden administration’s lawsuit against Georgia.
States can now be confident they will be able to pass sensible election laws to prevent voter fraud without undue judicial interference.
The case the Supreme Court decided involved two of Arizona’s voting-related restrictions that opponents claimed violated Section 2. (Section 2 of the federal Voting Rights Act of 1965 bars any law that discriminates in voting based on race).
On July 1st, in a 6-3 vote, the Supreme Court majority interpreted the Section 2 “effects” clause to apply only when the challenged restriction imposes a substantial burden with a significantly disparate impact on members of different racial groups.
One of the restrictions required the invalidation of ballots cast in person in the wrong precinct.
The other restriction prohibited vote harvesting, where third parties such as campaign workers, community activists, etc. go around and collect ballots from multiple voters in different households and deliver them to official polling stations or election offices.
“Mere inconvenience cannot be enough,” Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. wrote for the majority, describing common sense “guideposts” for dealing with Section 2 challenges. The decision treats blacks and other people of color as adults who are capable of taking advantage of the same multiple ways to vote that are available to everyone else.Read more
Now we need more volunteers out there helping us.Thank you,MaryAnn PistilliState Director of Voter RegistrationRPOF/VICTORY
Voter Registration Analysis
The Supervisor of Elections posted the latest voter registration totals on 07/01/2021. This update covers the period from 05/28/2021 through 07/01/2021.
The relevant numbers for this period’s registrations are as follows:
Democrats -------140243 --191 --140434
Republicans --158802 -- 727 - 159529
NPAs -------------123395 -- 772 -- 124167
Others --------------8075 -- 46 -- 8121
Totals: ---------- 430515 -- 1736 -- 432251
- Our lead over the donkeys in total registrations now stands at 19095
- Our lead over the donkeys in total active registrations is 20760.
h/t Mike Casey
Joe Fieldus published "The right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed" in VOLUSIA GOP FRONT PAGE 2021-07-05 07:38:18 -0400
Nearly two-thirds of U.S. counties are now 'Second Amendment sanctuaries'
As of June 20, there are 1,930 counties "protected by Second Amendment Sanctuary legislation at either the state or county level," representing 61% of 3,141 counties and county equivalents in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
The Second Amendment sanctuary movement was born out of a grassroots effort, brought on by county or municipal leaders who vowed to not enforce any gun laws imposed by state or federal bodies they deemed were unconstitutional.
The movement is growing in light of statements made by Joe Biden that the federal government will target firearms dealers in an attempt to link the increasing number of homicides occurring in major cities to a lack of gun law enforcement.
.Sheriffs have also made pledges to uphold the Second Amendment ..
.. most recently by every sheriff in Utah.
"Importantly, the Second Amendment of our divinely inspired Constitution clearly states ... 'the right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed,'" a letter signed by all 29 Utah sheriffs states. "We hereby recognize a significant principle underlying the Second Amendment: the right to keep and bear arms is indispensable to the existence of a free people."
....Photos by Vic Baker
'We the People'
is a revolutionary notion where The People grant government its rights, not the other way around.
The fourth of July in 1776 is known as Independence Day because that is the day that the Second Continental Congress adopted the full and formal Declaration of Independence.
Even though we had declared that we were independent, the American Revolution was still being fought, which meant that we were still not independent. So Independence Day celebrations during the American Revolution were modest.
But after the war ended in 1783, July 4th became the most patriotic holiday celebrated in the United States.
"America has brought more freedom and more prosperity to more people than any nation in the history of the world"
Because he paid attention to the details and didn’t accept at face value the claims even colleagues surely fed him and his staff. What a concept: Checking the fine print before you sign on the dotted line.
“SB 146 presents a test for Governor DeSantis. Signing this bill would authorize and fund precisely the politicized and radical activism he has pledged to remove from Florida’s education system. I don’t doubt that few of Florida’s legislators realized this when they voted for SB 146,” wrote Stanley Kurtz last month as the bill hit DeSantis’s desk.
Kurtz detailed how the bill would fund political activism in the name of “civics education,” as do the majority of initiatives with such labels currently, including bipartisan federal legislation. In the deceitful names of “civic engagement” and “civic literacy,” the Florida bill would have essentially sent state funds to two outfits that coordinate youth political activism and openly endorse far-left causes, including the new racism.
The DeSantis veto of S.B. 146 shows that the push-back against protest civics has truly gained traction. It can’t have been easy to veto a bill that passed unanimously. But knowledge of the troublesome practice of protest civics is spreading, and surely this helped to sink the bill.
Grassroots education groups in Florida called on DeSantis to veto S.B. 146, and even a short time ago conservatives wouldn’t have known enough about protest civics to even notice a bill like this. With the grassroots rebellion sweeping the country on education issues, all of that has changed.
This veto is every bit as much a tribute to the parents across Florida now fighting against politicized schools as it is to Governor DeSantis.
As we learned from the Common Core fight a decade ago, and Goals 2000 and so forth before that, the time for autopilot education and autopilot education governance is long over for those who love America as it was founded and want it long to endure. The barbarians are not only inside the gates, they control the commanding heights.
DeSantis says: Not in Florida.
President Trump and Governor Abbott hold a roundtable briefing.
"We're doing all that we can for one reason, and that's because the way that the people on the border are having their lives turned upside down," Abbott said.
“I cannot tell you the number of stories that I’ve heard from people who have had guns put to their heads or guns brandished at them in their ranches, in their homes, in their neighborhoods. They’re afraid to have their children go play in their yards. The ranchers have their homes invaded, their fences ripped up, their livestock lost, their game lost. It is a far more dangerous situation than it’s ever been.”
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"I mean the real question is do they really want opens borders or are they just incompetent? Because you're either incompetent or for some reason you have a screw loose and want to have open borders."
Then he roasted vegetable Biden, saying he cannot pass a cognitive test. “I’d like to see Biden ace it — he won’t,” Trump said to his White House doctor-turned Congressman Ronny Jackson.
. Former cop Eric Adams (finally) wins .. Democrats' soft-on-crime rhetoric isn't resonating
July 8: Adams’s message on public safety differed from much of the mainstream Democratic rhetoric as he promoted the idea of taking on crime directly through law enforcement. MORE
NYC mayoral primary race thrown into chaos - Board of Elections botches vote count
The Democratic primary race for mayor was thrown into chaos Tuesday as the city Board of Elections appeared to have botched the count amid the city’s first ranked-choice election —adding more than 140,000 pre-election “test” ballots that hadn’t been cleared from a computer.
Preliminary results released earlier in the day showed a total of 941,832 ballots cast for mayor, an increase of more than 140,000 from the 799,827 that were counted on June 22, the day of the primary.
The glaring discrepancy at first went unnoticed until it was flagged by front-runner Eric Adams. “The vote total just released by the Board of Elections is 100,000-plus more than the total announced on election night, raising serious questions,” an Adams spokesman said.
Yesterday, we heard from a whistleblower within the U.S. government, who reached out to warn us that the NSA, the National Security Agency, is monitoring our electronic communications, and is planning to leak them, in an attempt take this show off the air.
Now, that's a shocking claim, and ordinarily we'd be skeptical of it. It's illegal for the NSA to spy on American citizens. It's a crime. This isn't a third-world country. Things like that shouldn't happen here. But, unfortunately, they do -- and in this case, they did.
The whistleblower, who is in a position to know, repeated back to us information about a story we're working on that could only have come directly from my texts and emails. There's no other possible source for that information, period. The NSA captured it without our knowledge for political reasons. The Biden administration is spying on us. We've confirmed that.
“For decades…, the greatest domestic terror threat has come from radical environmental groups, look it up,” Tuicker said. “White supremacists meanwhile are at the bottom of that list. Federal statistics prove it. Americans are much more likely to die of a lightning strike than at the hands of a white supremacist.”
“White supremacy may be ugly, but it is not a meaningful threat to the nation and claiming otherwise is a lie,” he continued. “So why does the Biden administration persist in telling that lie? It’s a racial attack, obviously, you tell black voters that Republicans are in the KKK and they will keep voting for you. And that’s the idea. Easier than fixing Chicago or raising test scores, which they should be doing.”
“But there’s also a deeper significance, for the Biden administration is signaling a very real change to actual policy,” he continued. “The war on terror now ongoing for 20 years has pivoted, it is now being waged against American citizens, opponents of the regime.”
“We saw this on display at January 6 and told you a couple of weeks ago, based on the language of publicly available indictments, that the FBI has prior knowledge of the riots of the capitol that day and the agents we spoke to confirm that is true.”
Harvard law professor emeritus Alan Dershowitz reacted to the State of New York suspending Rudy Giuliani's law license over his claims of fraud in the 2020 election:
"I taught legal ethics for, I don't know, 35 years at Harvard Law school. I think of myself as a leading expert on legal ethics. I've never ever seen a case where a lawyer was essentially disbarred . . .without a hearing. I mean, the most basic concept of due process is you don't deprive somebody of his living, of his freedom, of his ability to work without a hearing."
"And then the criteria under which they suspended his law license is so vague. It says in the course of representing a client, a lawyer shall not knowingly make a false statement of fact or law to a third person. In other words, if he goes on your show, or he goes on my podcast, or he goes on Fox or anywhere else, and he makes a statement which turns out to be false, and he had reason to believe it was false, he could be disbarred. Do you know how many lawyers we'd have left if we applied that standard across the board?"
Host John Catsimatidis asked if the words "equal justice for all" are dead:
"I think they are mortally wounded. I don't think we're seeing equal justice for all. I think we're seeing selective justice. . .
When a prosecutor runs for office, like the attorney general of New York ran for office on the promise that she will get Donald Trump, is that equal justice? Or is that show me the man, and I'll find you the crime?
You know, that's what happens in banana republics. That's what happens in tyrannical regimes."