John Livingston

Political Truth and Consequences?

I again have not seen Democrats so mad at those who disagree with them since Republicans freed the slaves!

Think about what has been revealed to us over the past week because Republicans finally have control over the House of Representatives. In testimony before two Congressional Committees yesterday:

  1. The military withdrawal from Afghanistan was a surrendering retreat. The chain of command failed to support our troops on the ground and people died. The Taliban gained control of the country within days of our surrendering retreat. Military rules of engagement were suspended and commanders in the Pentagon were consulting with their “Superiors” in the State Department in real time. Soldiers, Marines, and a Navy Corpsmen were not allowed to “fire back” and defend and protect themselves, their positions, and those at the airport who had supported the American cause for over the decade. Nobody has been held accountable. No article 32 investigations, no Court Martials. No inquiring press. Senior leadership has not only lost the respect of the American people, but of the active-duty men and women who they are charged with protecting. Reenlistments are down. Enlistments are down. Combat readiness of our Navy and Air Force is at a 30 year low—only 35% of our air force and 40% of our Navy air assets are combat ready. We are running out of experienced pilots, ship drivers, and senior enlisted personnel with unique skills. What a legacy the current administration has left for those that will try to fix the mess they have made. “Woke” instead of combat readiness has been the priority and the American people have been put in harm’s way by incompetent civilian and military “leaders”.
  2. In another committee hearing we heard from the former head of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Dr. Robert Redfield that he was purposefully left out of the loop regarding a cover-up orchestrated by Anthony Fauci—not a practicing medical doctor he, to create a story that would take away any responsibility that “experts” in the health care government bureaucracy may have had in financing gain of function” technologies and how these contributed to the leak of the Covid-19 virus from the Wuhan Lab. More than one such program was financed with government grants and the promise of future government grants was given to “scientists” who helped fabricate a false story about the origins of the virus. Common sense should tell anyone with an inquiring mind that there is a lot more meet on the “Fauci bone” that has yet to be uncovered.
  3. Many of my readers will not agree with me about the next issue that is now front and center before the American public—The Tucker Carlson tapes. Tucker has done a great service to the American public by releasing the tapes. There never was an “Insurgency”. No policeman died during the demonstrations. There were obviously and in at least 3 cases there were government agents embedded in the crowd that were facilitating chaos. There were outside elements like ANTIFI who were part of the small number of people who were violent—less than 5%. There is no question that the riots in our cities with the burning of Trinity Church on Lafayette Square across from the White House and in cities across our country were far more violent and our Department of Justice (DOJ) has not held participants accountable for those “insurrections” where real people died, and real property was destroyed. But Tucker never really said what has been proven to be true. There is a double standard for the application of justice and jurisprudence in our country. If you are a conservative a stricter standard is sure to apply. The permit to demonstrate at our capital on Jan. 6th did not include occupying legislative chambers or offices of legislators. People that did such things should be held accountable. They should not be held in jail for long periods of time before their trials or have evidence not released to their defense councils that may be exculpatory. If that charge proves to be true and on the face of things it is, then those people should be released and given a new trial ASAP. The venue for any trial should protect the defendant, not ensure the prosecution an outcome. Future trials should be outside of Washington DC—how about in the districts where the defendants reside? A fair trial is not really the point in these cases—a conviction by a prejudiced jury is. What Tucker never said is this: “If you have a chance to demonstrate remember that you are in a “mob” that has its own life”. A mob is an excuse not to have a conscience. Your own conscience and your own actions now become captive to the conscience and actions of the mob. Extricate yourself from the situation as quickly as possible. Civil disobedience is a personal act of conscience and when that act becomes captive to a “mob” then our “free will” no longer is our own. What Tucker failed to say is when a group of people are exercising their right to peaceably assemble, becomes a “mob “remove yourself from the scene. This rule holds true no matter one’s politics. If you want to be blamed for the actions of somebody 50 yards away from you who breaks a window or throws a Molotov cocktail, then join the mob—the choice to extricate yourself from the situation is yours—just get away. There is no guarantee to a “fair trial”, and you may be detained for months before your trial. Tucker never said that—and “that’s a fact Jack”.

When Chuck Schumer and Mitch McConnell joined in “virtue signaling” tirades—along with Mitt Romney and all the major news outlets, in comments yesterday, they once again demonstrated that they aren’t interested in real justice—again there were people in the group that needed to be held accountable, but rather in a political narrative that was never interested in the TRUTH.

There is no such thing as justice—You either receive too much or too little if it is administered by other people here on earth. I haven’t seen so many Democrats—and some “faux” Republicans, so mad since Republicans freed the slaves.

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