Here are 13 books to keep the flame of freedom burning past the 4th

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Independence Day is the perfect day to grab a hamburger or a hotdog and reflect on our freedoms as we enjoy spending some quality time with our friends and family. It's a day that will make the gratitude and pride swell in your heart and cause even the toughest among us to shed a tear or two. But sometimes it's hard to keep those patriotic feelings going as we get back into the ups and downs of day-to-day life.

In commemoration of the 13 original colonies, here is our list of 13 books to help keep the flame of freedom burning year round.

This is the quintessential book on America's founding

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1776

by David McCullough

America's beloved and distinguished historian presents, in a book of breathtaking excitement, drama, and narrative force, the stirring story of the year of our nation's birth, 1776, interweaving, on both sides of the Atlantic, the actions and decisions that led Great Britain to undertake a war against her rebellious colonial subjects and that placed America's survival in the hands of George Washington.

In this masterful book, David McCullough tells the intensely human story of those who marched with General George Washington in the year of the Declaration of Independence—when the whole American cause was riding on their success, without which all hope for independence would have been dashed and the noble ideals of the Declaration would have amounted to little more than words on paper.

Based on extensive research in both American and British archives, 1776 is a powerful drama written with extraordinary narrative vitality. It is the story of Americans in the ranks, men of every shape, size, and color, farmers, schoolteachers, shoemakers, no-accounts, and mere boys turned soldiers. And it is the story of the King's men, the British commander, William Howe, and his highly disciplined redcoats who looked on their rebel foes with contempt and fought with a valor too little known.

Written as a companion work to his celebrated biography of John Adams, David McCullough's 1776 is another landmark in the literature of American history.

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So many of America's founders have been written out of history

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Written Out of History: The Forgotten Founders Who Fought Big Government

by Senator Mike Lee

In the earliest days of our nation, a handful of unsung heroes—including women, slaves, and an Iroquois chief—made crucial contributions to our republic. They pioneered the ideas that led to the Bill of Rights, the separation of powers, and the abolition of slavery. Yet, their faces haven't been printed on our currency or carved into any cliffs. Instead, they were marginalized, silenced, or forgotten—sometimes by an accident of history, sometimes by design.

In the thick of the debates over the Constitution, some founders warned about the dangers of giving too much power to the central government. Though they did not win every battle, these anti-Federalists and their allies managed to insert a system of checks and balances to protect the people from an intrusive federal government. Other forgotten figures were not politicians themselves, but by their thoughts and actions influenced America's story. Yet successive generations have forgotten their message, leading to the creation of a vast federal bureaucracy that our founders would not recognize and did not want.

Senator Mike Lee, one of the most consistent and impassioned opponents of an abusive federal government, tells the story of liberty's forgotten heroes. In these pages, you'll learn the true stories of founders such as...

  • Aaron Burr who is depicted in the popular musical Hamilton and in history books as a villain, but in reality was a far more complicated figure who fought the abuse of executive power.
  • Mercy Otis Warren, one of the most prominent female writers in the Revolution and a protégé of John Adams, who engaged in vigorous debates against the encroachment of federal power and ultimately broke with Adams over her fears of the Constitution.
  • Canasatego, an Iroquois chief whose words taught Benjamin Franklin the basic principles behind the separation of powers.

The popular movement that swept Republicans into power in 2010 and 2016 was led by Americans who rediscovered the majesty of the Constitution and knew the stories of Hamilton, Madison, and Washington. But we should also know the names of the contrarians who argued against them and who have been written out of history. If we knew of the heroic fights of these lost founders, we'd never have ended up with a government too big, too powerful, and too unresponsive to its citizens. The good news is that it's not too late to remember and to return to our first principles. Restoring the memory of these lost individuals will strike a crippling blow against big government.

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Don't believe everything you hear about Thomas Jefferson

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The Jefferson Lies: Exposing the Myths You've Always Believed About Thomas Jefferson

by David Barton

The American public was nearly deprived of the opportunity to read this book.

In 2012 popular historian David Barton set out to correct what he saw as the distorted image of a once-beloved Founding Father, Thomas Jefferson, in what became a New York Times best-selling book, The Jefferson Lies.

Despite the wildly popular success of the original hardcover edition, or perhaps because of it, a campaign to discredit Barton s scholarship was launched by bloggers and a handful of non-historian academics.

What happened next was shocking virtually unprecedented in modern American publishing history. Under siege from critics, the publisher spiked the book and recalled it from the retail shelves from coast to coast. The Jefferson Lies is thus a history book that made history becoming possibly the first book of its kind to be victimized by the scourge of political correctness.

But more than three years later, it s back as an updated paperback edition in which Barton sets the record straight and takes on the critics who savaged his work.

And that s just part of the story. Why did this book spark so much controversy?

It could only happen in an America that has forgotten its past. Its roots, its purpose, its identity all have become shrouded behind a veil of political correctness bent on twisting the nation's founding, and its Founders, beyond recognition.

The time has come to remember again.

This new paperback edition of The Jefferson Lies re-documents Barton's research and conclusions as sound and his premises true. It tackles seven myths about Thomas Jefferson head-on, and answers pressing questions about this incredible statesman including:

Did Thomas Jefferson really have a child by his young slave girl, Sally Hemings?

Did he write his own Bible, excluding the parts of Christianity with which he disagreed?

Was he a racist who opposed civil rights and equality for black Americans?

Did he, in his pursuit of separation of church and state, advocate the secularizing of public life?

Through Jefferson's own words and the eyewitness testimony of contemporaries, Barton repaints a portrait of the man from Monticello as a visionary, an innovator, a man who revered Jesus, a classical Renaissance man, and a man whose pioneering stand for liberty and God-given inalienable rights fostered a better world for this nation and its posterity. For America, the time to remember these truths is now.

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Progress can be slow but every now and then it takes a gigantic leap

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The 5000 Year Leap: A Miracle That Changed the World

by W. Cleon Skousen

The nation the Founders built is now in the throes of a political, economic, social, and spiritual crisis that has driven many to an almost frantic search for modern solutions. The truth is that the solutions have been available for a long time -- in the writings of our Founding Fathers -- carefully set forth in this timely book.

In The 5000 Year Leap: A Miracle That Changed the World, Discover the 28 Principles of Freedom our Founding Fathers said must be understood and perpetuated by every people who desire peace, prosperity, and freedom. Learn how adherence to these beliefs during the past 200 years has brought about more progress than was made in the previous 5000 years. These 28 Principles include The Genius of Natural Law, Virtuous and Moral Leaders, Equal Rights--Not Equal Things, and Avoiding the Burden of Debt.

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We have 'Founding Fathers' and here are our 'Revolutionary Mothers'

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Revolutionary Mothers: Women in the Struggle for America's Independence

by Carol Berkin

The American Revolution was a home-front war that brought scarcity, bloodshed, and danger into the life of every American. In this groundbreaking history, Carol Berkin shows us how women played a vital role throughout the conflict.

The women of the Revolution were most active at home, organizing boycotts of British goods, raising funds for the fledgling nation, and managing the family business while struggling to maintain a modicum of normalcy as husbands, brothers and fathers died. Yet Berkin also reveals that it was not just the men who fought on the front lines, as in the story of Margaret Corbin, who was crippled for life when she took her husband's place beside a cannon at Fort Monmouth. This incisive and comprehensive history illuminates a fascinating and unknown side of the struggle for American independence.

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Wanna know why Washington was called the 'Indispensable Man?' — Read this.

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The Real George Washington: The True Story of America's Most Indispensable Man

by Jay A. Parry and Andrew M. Allison

There is properly no history; only biography, wrote Ralph Waldo Emerson. If that is true of the general run of mankind, it is particularly true of George Washington. The story of his life is the story of the founding of America. His was the dominant personality in three of the most critical events in that founding: the Revolutionary War, the Constitutional Convention, and the first national administration. Had he not served as America's leader in those three events, all would likely have failed -- and America, as we know it today, would not exist.

Why, after two centuries, does George Washington remain one of the most beloved figures in our history? The Real George Washington answers that question by giving us a close look at this man who became the father of our country and the first American President. But rather than focus on the interpretations of historians, much of his exciting story is told in his own words. The second part of this 928-page book brings together the most important and insightful passages from Washington's writings, conveniently arranged by subject.

Published by the National Center for Constitutional Studies, a nonprofit educational foundation dedicated to restoring Constitutional principles in the tradition of America's Founding Fathers. The National Center for Constitutional Studies...is doing a fine public service in educating Americans about the principles of the Constitution. -- Ronald Reagan, President of the United States

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It took a lot of hard work to build our nation, but don't forget about all the divine intervention

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Seven Miracles That Saved America: Why They Matter and Why We Should Have Hope

by Chris and Ted Stewart

"When the odds were stacked against us, and there have been many times when the great experiment we call America could have and should have failed, did God intervene to save us?"

That question, posed by authors Chris and Ted Stewart, is the foundation for this remarkable book. And the examples they cite provide compelling evidence that the hand of Providence has indeed preserved the United States of America on multiple occasions.

Skillfully weaving story vignettes with historical explanations, they examine seven instances that illustrate God's protecting care. Never, at any of these critical junctures, was a positive outcome certain or even likely. Yet America prevailed. Why?

"No man is perfect," write the authors. "And neither is any nation. Yet, despite our weakness, we are still, as Abraham Lincoln said, the best nation ever given to man. Despite our faults, this nation is still the last, best hope of earth." In short, God still cares what happens here. This reassuring message is a bright light in a world that longs for such hope.

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America is across the ocean from Israel but the connection is much closer

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The Covenant, One Nation Under God: America's Sacred & Immutable Connection to Ancient Israel

by Timothy Ballard

Every freedom-loving patriot in modern times (in every nation of the world) has already been inspired by the blessings emanating from the "just and holy principles" upon which America was founded. Could it be that America was designed to be much more than just a political entity and that her founders understood and endeavored to teach the rising generations what it would take to preserve those blessings forever?

While as a nation we have breached the Covenant in many instances and suffered as a result, this book is written to leave all without excuse. We have within our grasp the freedom to choose to honor or to violate the terms of the Covenant and surely as a nation, we will live or die by the consequences of that choice.

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He may have been short in stature but John Adams was truly a giant

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John Adams

by David McCullough

The Pulitzer Prize–winning, bestselling biography of America's founding father and second president that was the basis for the acclaimed HBO series, brilliantly told by master historian David McCullough.

In this powerful, epic biography, David McCullough unfolds the adventurous life journey of John Adams, the brilliant, fiercely independent, often irascible, always honest Yankee patriot who spared nothing in his zeal for the American Revolution; who rose to become the second president of the United States and saved the country from blundering into an unnecessary war; who was learned beyond all but a few and regarded by some as "out of his senses"; and whose marriage to the wise and valiant Abigail Adams is one of the moving love stories in American history.

This is history on a grand scale—a book about politics and war and social issues, but also about human nature, love, religious faith, virtue, ambition, friendship, and betrayal, and the far-reaching consequences of noble ideas. Above all, John Adams is an enthralling, often surprising story of one of the most important and fascinating Americans who ever lived.

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His story went untold for generations but now his name is up in lights

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Alexander Hamilton

by Ron Chernow

In the first full-length biography of Alexander Hamilton in decades, Ron Chernow tells the riveting story of a man who overcame all odds to shape, inspire, and scandalize the newborn America. According to historian Joseph Ellis, Alexander Hamilton is "a robust full-length portrait, in my view the best ever written, of the most brilliant, charismatic and dangerous founder of them all."

Few figures in American history have been more hotly debated or more grossly misunderstood than Alexander Hamilton. Chernow's biography gives Hamilton his due and sets the record straight, deftly illustrating that the political and economic greatness of today's America is the result of Hamilton's countless sacrifices to champion ideas that were often wildly disputed during his time. "To repudiate his legacy," Chernow writes, "is, in many ways, to repudiate the modern world." Chernow here recounts Hamilton's turbulent life: an illegitimate, largely self-taught orphan from the Caribbean, he came out of nowhere to take America by storm, rising to become George Washington's aide-de-camp in the Continental Army, coauthoring The Federalist Papers, founding the Bank of New York, leading the Federalist Party, and becoming the first Treasury Secretary of the United States.Historians have long told the story of America's birth as the triumph of Jefferson's democratic ideals over the aristocratic intentions of Hamilton. Chernow presents an entirely different man, whose legendary ambitions were motivated not merely by self-interest but by passionate patriotism and a stubborn will to build the foundations of American prosperity and power. His is a Hamilton far more human than we've encountered before—from his shame about his birth to his fiery aspirations, from his intimate relationships with childhood friends to his titanic feuds with Jefferson, Madison, Adams, Monroe, and Burr, and from his highly public affair with Maria Reynolds to his loving marriage to his loyal wife Eliza. And never before has there been a more vivid account of Hamilton's famous and mysterious death in a duel with Aaron Burr in July of 1804.

Chernow's biography is not just a portrait of Hamilton, but the story of America's birth seen through its most central figure. At a critical time to look back to our roots, Alexander Hamilton will remind readers of the purpose of our institutions and our heritage as Americans.

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A lot of people are trying to redefine the type of man Thomas Jefferson was

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The Real Thomas Jefferson

by Andrew M. Allison

Jefferson is the central figure in American history, and...he may yet prove to be the central figure in modern history. So stated noted historian Henry Steele Commager. And as the English novelist Samuel Butler once wrote, Though God cannot alter the past--historians can. His observation is especially applicable to our changing perceptions of great historical personalities, most of whom are relentlessly reinterpreted by each new generation of biographers.

There is no better example of this kind of metamorphosis than Thomas Jefferson, author of the American Declaration of Independence and third President of the United States. Since his death in 1826, he has been alternately vilified and deified by writers of varying motivations. In The Real Thomas Jefferson, by allowing Jefferson to explain his life and ideas in his own words, we have tried to ensure that his spirit, not ours, will breathe in these pages so that all who read them will become acquainted with Jefferson himself -- not another second-hand interpretation. His biography is set forth in Part I, and Part II brings together the most insightful passages from his writings, arranged by subject.

Highly acclaimed by many, including Glenn Beck of the Fox News Channel. Published by the National Center for Constitutional Studies, a nonprofit educational foundation dedicated to restoring Constitutional principles in the tradition of America's Founding Fathers. The National Center for Constitutional Studies...is doing a fine public service in educating Americans about the principles of the Constitution. -- Ronald Reagan, President of the United States

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Who did more killing, the Brits or Bill O'Reilly?

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Killing England: The Brutal Struggle for American Independence

by Bill O'Reilly

The breathtaking latest installment in Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard's mega-bestselling Killing series transports readers to the most important era in our nation's history, the Revolutionary War. Told through the eyes of George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and Great Britain's King George III, Killing England chronicles the path to independence in gripping detail, taking the reader from the battlefields of America to the royal courts of Europe. What started as protest and unrest in the colonies soon escalated to a world war with devastating casualties.

O'Reilly and Dugard recreate the war's landmark battles, including Bunker Hill, Long Island, Saratoga, and Yorktown, revealing the savagery of hand-to-hand combat and the often brutal conditions under which these brave American soldiers lived and fought. Also here is the reckless treachery of Benedict Arnold and the daring guerilla tactics of the "Swamp Fox" Frances Marion. A must read, Killing England reminds one and all how the course of history can be changed through the courage and determination of those intent on doing the impossible.

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Seek and ye shall find

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Our Lost Constitution: The Willful Subversion of America's Founding Document

by Senator Mike Lee

In Our Lost Constitution, Senator Mike Lee tells the dramatic, little-known stories behind six of the Constitution's most indispensable provisions. He shows their rise. He shows their fall. And he makes vividly clear how nearly every abuse of federal power today is rooted in neglect of this Lost Constitution. For example:

  • The Origination Clause says that all bills to raise taxes must originate in the House of Representatives, but contempt for the clause ensured the passage of Obamacare.
  • The Fourth Amendment protects us against unreasonable searches and seizures, but the NSA now collects our private data without a warrant.
  • The Legislative Powers Clause means that only Congress can pass laws, but unelected agencies now produce ninety-nine out of every one hundred pages of legal rules imposed on the American people.

Lee's cast of characters includes a former Ku Klux Klansman, who hijacked the Establishment Clause to strangle Catholic schools; the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, who called the Second Amendment a fraud; and the revered president who began his first of four terms by threatening to shatter the balance of power between Congress and the president, and who began his second term by vowing to do the same to the Supreme Court.

Fortunately, the Constitution has always had its defenders. Senator Lee tells the story of how Andrew Jackson, noted for his courage in duels and politics, stood firm against the unconstitutional expansion of federal powers. He brings to life Ben Franklin's genius for compromise at a deeply divided constitutional convention. And he tells how in 2008, a couple of unlikely challengers persuaded the Supreme Court to rediscover the Second Amendment's right to keep and bear arms.

Sections of the Constitution may have been forgotten, but it's not too late to bring them back—if only we remember why we once demanded them and how we later lost them. Drawing on his experience working in all three branches of government, Senator Lee makes a bold case for resurrecting the Lost Constitution to restore and defend our fundamental liberties.

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Modern eugenics: Will Christians fight this deadly movement?

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Last month, without much fanfare, a new research paper disclosed that 94 percent of Belgian physicians support the killing of new-born babies after birth if they are diagnosed with a disability.

A shocking revelation indeed that did not receive the attention it demanded. Consider this along with parents who believe that if their unborn babies are pre-diagnosed with a disability, they would choose to abort their child. Upwards of 70 percent of mothers whose children are given a prenatal disability diagnosis, such as Down Syndrome, abort to avoid the possibility of being burdened with caring for a disabled child.

This disdain for the disabled hits close to home for me. In 1997, my family received a letter from Michael Schiavo, the husband of my sister, Terri Schiavo, informing us that he intended to petition a court to withdraw Terri's feeding tube.

For those who do not remember, in 1990, at the age of 26, Terri experienced a still-unexplained collapse while at home with Michael, who subsequently became her legal guardian. Terri required only love and care, food and water via feeding tube since she had difficulty swallowing as a result of her brain injury. Nonetheless, Michael's petition was successful, and Terri's life was intentionally ended in 2005 by depriving her of food and water, causing her to die from dehydration and starvation. It took almost two excruciating weeks.

Prior to my sister's predicament, the biases that existed towards persons with disabilities had been invisible to me. Since then, I have come to learn the dark history of deadly discrimination towards persons with disabilities.

Indeed, some 20 years prior to Germany's T4 eugenics movement, where upwards of 200,000 German citizens were targeted and killed because of their physical or mental disability, the United States was experiencing its own eugenics movement.

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas documented some of this history in his concurring opinion in Box v. Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky, Inc., Justice Thomas describes how eugenics became part of the academic curriculum being taught in upwards of 400 American universities and colleges.

It was not solely race that was the target of the U.S. eugenics movement. Eugenicists also targeted the institutionalized due to incurable illness, the physically and cognitively disabled, the elderly, and those with medical dependency.

In 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down Roe v. Wade, which wiped out pro-life laws in nearly every state and opened the floodgates to abortion throughout the entirety of pregnancy. Since then, 60 million children have been killed. Abortion as we know it today has become a vehicle for a modern-day eugenics program.

Since the Catholic Church was established, the Truth of Christ was the greatest shield against these types of attacks on the human person and the best weapon in the fight for equality and justice. Tragically, however, for several decades, the Church has been infiltrated by modernist clergy, creating disorder and confusion among the laity, perverting the teachings of the Church and pushing a reckless supposed “social justice" agenda.

My family witnessed this firsthand during Terri's case. Church teaching is clear: it is our moral obligation to provide care for the cognitively disabled like Terri. However, Bishop Robert Lynch, who was the bishop of the Diocese of St. Petersburg, Florida, during Terri's case, offered no support and was derelict in his duties during the fight for Terri's life.

Bishop Lynch had an obligation to use his position to protect Terri from the people trying to kill her and to uphold Church teaching. Indeed, it was not only the silence of Bishop Lynch but that of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), which also remained silent despite my family's pleas for help, that contributed to Terri being needlessly starved and dehydrated to death.

My family's experience, sadly, has turned out to be more of the rule than the exception. Consider what happened to Michael Hickson. Hickson was a 36-year-old, brain-injured person admitted to a Texas hospital after contracting COVID-19. Incredibly—and against the wishes of Michael's wife—the hospital decided not to treat Michael because they arbitrarily decided that his “quality of life" was “unacceptably low" due to his pre-existing disability. Michael died within a week once the decision not to treat him was imposed upon him despite the efforts of his wife to obtain basic care for her husband.

During my sister's case and our advocacy work with patients and their families, it would have been helpful to have a unified voice coming from our clergy consistently supporting the lives of our medically vulnerable. We desperately need to see faithful Catholic pastoral witness that confounds the expectations of the elite by pointing to Jesus Christ and the moral law.

A Church that appears more concerned with baptizing the latest social and political movements is a Church that may appear to be “relevant," but one that may also find itself swallowed up by the preoccupations of our time.

As Catholics, we know all too well the reluctance of priests to preach on issues of abortion, euthanasia, assisted suicide, and other pro-life issues. We have heard that the Church cannot risk becoming too political.

At the same time, some within the Church are now openly supporting Black Lives Matter, an organization that openly declares itself hostile to the family, to moral norms as taught by the Church, and whose founders embrace the deadly ideology of Marxism.

For example, Bishop Mark J. Seitz of El Paso, Texas, knelt in prayer with a cardboard sign asserting his support for this ideology.

Recently, during an online liturgy of the mass, Fr. Kenneth Boller at The Church of St. Francis Xavier in New York, led the congregation with what appears to sound like questions affirming the BLM agenda. Moreover, while reading these questions, pictures of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery, assumed victims of racial injustice, were placed on the altar of St. Francis Xavier Church, a place typically reserved for Saints of the Catholic Church.

Contrast these two stories with what happened in the Diocese of Lafayette, Indiana, where Rev. Theodore Rothrock of St. Elizabeth Seton Church fell victim to the ire of Bishop Timothy Doherty. Fr. Rothrock used strong language in his weekly church bulletin criticizing the Black Lives Matter movement and its organizers. Consequently, Bishop Doherty suspended Fr. Rothrock from public ministry.

In 1972, Pope Pius VI said, “The smoke of Satan has entered the temple of God." It seems that too many of our clergy today are enjoying the smell.

I encourage all who are concerned about the human right to life and about Christ-centered reforms in our culture and our Church to raise your voices for pastoral leadership in every area of our shared lives as Christian people.

Bobby Schindler is a Senior Fellow with Americans United for Life, Associate Scholar at the Charlotte Lozier Institute, and President of the Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network.

America's end? How the left is paving the way for revolution

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What if I were to tell you that we're all being set up for a Civil War? I know, I know... You're not supposed to say things like that, but it's ABSOLUTELY true. The left is grooming us for revolution, and they're not even trying to hide it anymore. They're being so blatant. It almost makes you wonder: is this by mistake or by design?

I want to show you what's been happening just in the past 2 weeks. I started to notice a trend about a week ago. Axios ran this article on September 1st.

A top Democrat data and analytics firm, Hawkfish, said in an interview on HBO that it was “highly likely" that President Trump will appear to have won in a landslide on election night, but will actually ultimately LOSE after all the mail in votes are counted. They said:

We are sounding an alarm and saying that this is a very real possibility, that the data is going to show on election night an incredible victory for Donald Trump... When every legitimate vote is tallied and we get to that final day, which will be some day after Election Day, it will in fact show that what happened on election night was exactly that, a mirage.

It's no surprise what's going on here... We've known from the start why the left wants to fundamentally alter how Americans vote. If they were ACTUALLY concerned about people not being able to go to the polls, they'd tell everyone to vote absentee. But that's not what they did. They proposed mailing out ballots IN MASS. That would give them WEEKS after election night to pull off a little magic trick. My question now is, what happens during those weeks when the left furiously begins jimmying up the votes? What happens in the streets, AND from the left side of Washington D.C.?

I then saw this Politico story hit, one week later, on September 7th.

Chuck Schumer and Bernie Sanders have teamed up to WARGAME what they'd do if Trump “refuses to leave office." Sanders referenced the “red mirage" that Axios and Hawkfish warned about — that Trump would have appeared to have won on election night, but weeks later would have lost after all the mail in ballots are tallied.

These are not the actions of a party that expects to win LEGITIMATELY. They see the writing on the wall. And it's no surprise who Hawkfish works for: both the DNC and multiple Joe Biden Super PACs.

I'm going to come back to this later, but a week after Sanders and Schumer began voicing their concerns that Trump might now step down if he lost, the Daily Beast reported that Democrats were secretly planning for violence after election day.

One day later, on September 9th, the New York Times ran an INSANE story about what might happen on election day. Everything that might make the election delegitimized, including the Russians (of course), false flags, disinformation, extending the vote, pollers getting Coronavirus, and... uncounted mail-in votes.

It kind of feels like we're being prepped for something doesn't it? Like we're being GROOMED for something on election night. We all need to be familiar with these two words: Color Revolution. If you live in Eastern Europe you know exactly what I'm talking about. They always occur after a contested election. Street activists come out in force the night of or the day after the election. Violence ensues. Government buildings are occupied, eventually — if successful — culminating in a successful revolution. We've seen it successful in both Georgia and Ukraine, and it was ATTEMPTED in Russia in 2011.

Ukraine and Russia... What did those two revolutions have in common? The Obama Administration, the Obama State Department, organizations like USAID and the National Endowment for Democracy, and allied outside agitators like George Soros. The SAME people and strategy behind Eastern European style Color Revolution are planning the EXACT SAME THING for mainstreet U.S.A.

You know, it really is amazing how everything I've been talking about over the past year is all connected. I showed you what Obama and Biden were up to in Ukraine. Civil Society 2.0 and their tech camps were all about inciting revolution throughout the world. I showed you how U.S. funds were funneled into Ukraine to support street activists. They used people like George Soros to topple governments with leftist mobs, and then rewrite constitutions.

I showed you how Black Lives Matter has had a financial relationship with George Soros since 2015. BLM met IN SECRET with Soros' organization, Democracy Alliance. I'll discuss this later.

Project Veritas outed Soros for funding Refuse Fascism, an organization created by 60's era leftist radicals, which supports ANTIFA.

Now put that in perspective. Remember when I exposed the global plot to destroy Capitalism called The Great Reset? Remember Soros' speech at the World Economic Forum?

The stock market, already celebrating Trump's military success, is breaking out to reach new heights. If all this had happened closer to the elections, it would have assured his reelection. His problem is that the elections are still 10 months away and in a revolutionary situation, that is a lifetime.

Why do you think Democrats STILL say that Stacey Abrams won the Georgia governor's election? Who is she? She doesn't matter IN THE SLIGHTEST — unless it was NEVER about her. They wanted to plant the seeds of what they're doing RIGHT NOW — that an election could be stolen — and burn that into our brains.

Why did Democrats refuse to condemn the violent riots? Why are they starting to push Russian election interference again?

What was up with that ridiculous conspiracy theory about the Post Office rigging the election?

Why did Hillary Clinton say this a few weeks ago?

ALL of the same people are connected and they are ALL involved. Their goal… is Color Revolution. THIS IS WHAT THEY DO BEST! They've done it before and they're attempting to do it again. They're not even really trying to hide it. They're talking about it IN THE OPEN. The question you might have is why? And the answer is… they can't let it look like a conspiracy. We're being softened up and desensitized to what's about to happen IN JUST 2 MONTHS. They want to remove the elected president of the United States, and they want US to believe that it was all HIS fault.

It really is kind of brilliant. It's INSANE, but brilliant. The entire plan hinges on two things. First, they're relying on us being stupid. Everything falls apart if we understand and recognize what they're really doing. And second, they're counting on us not connecting what they did in places like Ukraine to what's going on here at home.

I'm pulling back the curtain on ALL OF IT. Who's behind it, and how are they pulling it off. The process has already begun.

I'm not saying the CIA was involved, but...

The Intelligence Community teaches a little formula for pulling off a successful coup in a foreign country.

It's called “The Three M's." Before the CIA would even attempt to assist in a foreign coup, they would first ensure they had control of the media, the military, and a whole lot of money.

I'm not saying the CIA was involved, but you saw this play out to a T in the recent coup attempt in Turkey. The coup was driven by a large faction in the military.

Soldiers then seized newspaper outlets and even took over CNN.

Coup sympathizers were flush with cash.

That drove Erdogan to begin seizing banks.

It's simple but effective.

Now this is how violent coups go down in FOREIGN countries. All of this is what's needed for radical actors to pull off a successful revolution and upend the country.

Also we have the media. Just like in the CIA's “Three M's," you have to control the flow of information. The left has already DOMINATED this step. They have everyone — MSNBC, CNN, the New York Times, the Washington Post — ALL OF THEM. Independent outlets like Blaze Media are basically all that's left. We've got Fox, but for how long? Roger Ailes is gone. Rupert Murdoch is 89 years old, and his family isn't too conservative.

I would also group Hollywood here. Some people don't watch the news, but pretty much EVERYONE watches TV and movies. If you can't indoctrinate through the news, you go straight at them via culture. Democrats have infiltrated and dominated Hollywood for a long time. The bias is painfully obvious. You can't even watch an awards show anymore. Events like the Oscars and Emmys are the left's version of an extravagant liberal tent revival.

Control the flow of information and culture and you direct the narrative, but you have to ensure you indoctrinate the young and vulnerable — that's why you also need education. Progressives have been infiltrating colleges and universities since the turn of the century.

A new study published by the National Association of Scholars found that the ratio of Democrat professors to Republican is 12.7 to 1! They're indoctrinating young adults who then go out into the workforce — many of whom become school board officials, union heads and teachers. I just spent two weeks exposing Marxism, Black Lives Matter and critical race theory, all being taught in K through 12 schools. They're backed up by powerful unions like the National Education Association — THE LARGEST UNION IN THE ENTIRE COUNTRY!

Next is GOVERNMENT. Democrats already control the House and the radical wing within the party are rapidly pushing it further to the left. They lack the Senate and Executive, but elements of the liberal Deep State are picking up the slack.

The State Department was using a Soros-linked media tracking tool to monitor conservatives and Trump allies. And all this is not to mention what the DoJ, FBI and CIA were doing to Trump.

I also have the military.

Multiple former high level military brass have come out publicly against Trump. Ok ok, so that's FORMER military, but remember Lt. Col. Vindman?

We now know that it was he, NOT THE WHISTLEBLOWER, that started the entire impeachment fiasco. This was an attempted coup... FROM WITHIN THE MILITARY!

Next is money. For Socialists to get everything they want, they need an unlimited supply of money. Well, not to worry. The Coronavirus is giving them EVERYTHING they could have ever dreamed of. As I showed you in my specials on both Event 201 (the Coronavirus wargame), and The Great Reset, this virus is providing them the tools to turn capitalism into a form of National Socialism. Have you seen what the Fed is doing? After all is said and done, the Coronavirus response is projected to exceed $10 TRILLION. People are starting to say it out in the open now.

The Fed is moving towards Modern Monetary Theory. It's the belief that governments with sovereign currencies can “print" or “coin" money to support full employment or essentially any government program they want. It goes against every SANE economic model from the history of time. Debt? Means nothing. Inflation? Means nothing. And we're the science deniers?

Modern Monetary Theory is how they plan on creating the ultimate centrally controlled authoritarian welfare state. Now you know why they CONTINUE to say we need to lock everything back down.

Next, they need control over the local police. This is part of the reason for why Black Lives Matter exists. BLM hits the streets, and the mainstream media perpetuates the lies that all police are racist. Democrat lawmakers then have the leverage to push for things like defunding, and even disbanding, entire police departments.

And if that strategy fails, George Soros — while simultaneously funding Black Lives Matter — is ALSO quietly buying up District Attorneys all over the country. They're undermining police and completely overhauling the U.S. Justice System.

But none of this is even doable without a strong Bottom Up street movement. They need people causing chaos. They NEED protests. They NEED riots. This is why almost ZERO Democrats have condemned the rioting. They won't speak out on Antifa and they sure as heck won't condemn BLM. It's why the media refuses to do the same. It's how the Wisconsin rioting can be called “mostly peaceful" despite Kenosha being burnt to the ground.

Along with the media and Hollywood, they also need Social Media. Do I even need to go through this one? Google, Facebook, Twitter. When was the last time a prominent member on the left was censored for ANYTHING? When was the last time they were shadow banned or kicked off a platform?

Some are doing it blatantly out in the open.

Like Twitter doing their own “ fact checks." Well, with their own liberal bias of course.

Others, like Google, are doing it quietly. As I exposed with Robert Epstein, Google is trying to manipulate your vote, and the way YOU THINK, without you ever knowing it happened.

Think about all of this. The left controls every single step to pull off a successful revolution. And the final point: Compliance. Infiltrate every point on this board, and gain full public compliance, and you've successfully stolen a country. Just look at how easily Americans were willing to comply in the shadow of Covid. How easily the Bill of Rights was willing to be shredded over a virus with a 99% recovery rate.

They've got LITERALLY EVERYTHING, and I think the election defeat of Hillary Clinton escalated their plan for revolution. It went into overdrive in 2017, and it culminates THIS NOVEMBER. It's a multi-step process, and we're seeing it go down week by week, day by day. The closer we get to November, the closer THEY get to pulling off their plan.

As I mentioned earlier, Color Revolution is what they do. It's what they're good at. They LITERALLY WROTE THE BOOK ON IT.

Something happened and it changed the entire game.

Ok. I've shown you how the Intelligence Community pulls off coups, and I've shown you what is needed for a successful revolution to take place — eerily similar. But I don't think the left even thought they needed to do anything drastic. After 8 years of Obama and a shoe-in victory predicted for Hillary Clinton, they assumed all was proceeding as planned. They had everything they needed. But something happened and it changed the entire game: Donald Trump won and blew everything up.

The left has been using the word “revolution" a lot lately, and we had better start taking them at their word here. It's no longer hyperbole. Listen to this from John Kerry while attending a panel for the Alliance of Democracies.

Kerry was addressing a question about the American system, IN GENERAL, and threw in that line about not having access to vote.

If you begin to deny people the capacity of your democracy to work, even the Founding Fathers wrote in the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, we have an inherent right to challenge that.

Wow. But for Kerry, all is not lost. He is “encouraged" by something.

What encourages me is this incredible spontaneous reaction to the killing of George Floyd by those police officers has unleashed a torrent of awareness, that people see this unfairness now and it is, I think, becoming a voting issue.

I wonder if the rioting, looting, fires, and deaths are part of what he describes as “encouraging" and the “torrent of awareness"?

You see, I think John Kerry knows EXACTLY what he's doing here. He's seen all of this before. In fact, he was a part of it during the Obama Administration in 2013 and 2014, but it wasn't here, it was in Russia and Ukraine.

This is a photo of John Kerry strolling through Red Square in Moscow back in 2013. It was an interesting time in Eastern Europe. Color Revolutions were breaking out all over. When this photo was taken, Russia itself was in the tail end of their own, called the Snow Revolution.

It kicked off after a disputed election — this is going to sound very familiar in a couple months — by online bloggers who were suddenly very savvy on organizing massive protests using Facebook and social media. Sounds like we've heard this before. Oh yeah. Civil Society 2.0 and Tech Camps.

See if this also sounds familiar.

Russia immediately banned USAID and kicked out the George Soros Foundation.

I'm definitely not saying anything positive regarding Russia, but after knowing what we now know about what the Obama State Department was doing with Soros in Ukraine, I can understand why Putin was so pissed off.

Let's go back to that photo of John Kerry in Moscow.

The man to Kerry's right is Ambassador Michael McFaul. He was a Stanford academic that became the first non-career diplomat to ever ascend to that post. McFaul took office right as the Snow Revolution was kicking off. Let's just say the Russians were highly suspicious.

After arriving in Moscow, McFaul gave an interview to a Russian outlet explaining how he was different from other Russian diplomats. Here's a translated quote from the interview:

Most of the specialists on Russia are diplomats, specialists in security, arms control. Or Russian culture. I'm neither. I can't quote Pushkin by heart. I'M AN EXPERT ON DEMOCRACY, ANTI-DICTATORIAL MOVEMENTS, REVOLUTIONS.

Kind of an odd thing for a newly minted Ambassador to say once arriving in the country.

And similar to how the State Department in Ukraine was supporting the street activists, McFaul was holding meetings with protest organizers in the U.S. Embassy in Moscow. In fact, he met with opposition leaders BEFORE he ever met with Putin. But I'm sure he was on Russia's radar long before he arrived as the new ambassador. In 2005, McFaul wrote an academic paper on what was needed for a successful Color Revolution.

He called it the “Seven Pillars."

In order for a Color Revolution to break out, McFaul identified these specific things that must be present. This is the Obama Administration guide to ejecting an elected leader, and toppling a country.

  1. A semi-autocratic rather than fully autocratic regime.
  2. An unpopular incumbent.
  3. A united and organized opposition.
  4. An ability to quickly drive home the point that voting results were falsified.
  5. Enough independent media to inform citizens about the falsified vote.
  6. A political opposition capable of mobilizing tens of thousands or more demonstrators to protest electoral fraud.
  7. Divisions among the regimes' coercive forces (Military/Police).

All of these “pillars" were present in Georgia in 2003. The government was toppled. They were present again in Ukraine in 2014. The government came down. They thought they were present in Russia in 2013, but it failed. And now, they think they have the components ready for here. Now.

All of the pillars are accounted for.

This one is all about ACTION.

Everything I've outlined represents what's needed for a revolution to begin. All points have been met. I think the plan was to do this gradually over time, but — as I said earlier — Trump came along and escalated the timeline.

Now I want to discuss the Obama Administration's Color Revolution plan. It differs a bit from mine. Mine shows the conditions required, but this one shows how you actually START one. This one is all about ACTION. So let's go through the steps.

1. A semi-autocratic rather than fully autocratic regime:

How many times have you heard it? "Trump is literally Hitler!" It's a meme at this point. There are books on it, and there are DAILY news articles about it.

At first it doesn't make sense. How can you even BEGIN to make the comparison? Would Hitler have moved the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem? Would Hitler have ever been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize for helping to broker peace between Israel and Arabs?

It's so ridiculous. In fact, everything they accuse Donald Trump of being is what THEY would be if given power. Joe Biden called for a national mask mandate. Donald Trump didn't do it. Why? Because HE DOESN'T HAVE THE POWER TO DO IT! An authoritarian would have just done it anyway. Many have called for Trump to send in the troops to quell the riots. Donald Trump has refused. Why? Because it's first a city matter and then THE STATE. The federal government is THE LAST RESORT. Would an authoritarian act like this?

So why are they doing this? They NEED to portray an image to the American people that Trump is a despot. It's the very first step in the process, and it literally started on DAY ONE.

The media began comparing Trump to Hitler the DAY OF THE INAUGURATION. But being an autocrat isn't enough. For the plan to work, STEP TWO, he had to remain an unpopular candidate for the entire term.

2. An unpopular incumbent.

Remember this?

This was 10 months into Trump's presidency. Talk about not aging well. Look at how produced this segment is. Everything from the colors of the set, to Olberman's suit. These videos were designed to engage as many people as possible, to KEEP them engaged and to have them coming back for more.

#THERESISTANCE! It started on day one and spread like wildfire. It's all over the place. The resistance hit Trump for EVERYTHING he did. He was constantly under attack BY DESIGN, but it was always void of facts. That didn't matter. it rarely does. They needed a divided base, and look around. They got it. Keith Olberman KNEW that the Russia collusion narrative was full of crap. That's why he abruptly ended The Resistance videos prematurely before a verdict came out.

Remember when Trump ended DACA back in 2017 and the waves of protests that followed? The left was quick to capitalize on this by doing what they do best — pissing people off and getting them out in the streets. But they never provided the context for what Trump was ACTUALLY doing. Look at that headline:

"Trump Ends DACA, Calls On Congress To Act"

The story wasn't “Trump ends DACA." The REAL story was that Trump gave the power Obama STOLE from Congress back TO THEM! Who's the authoritarian in this? The one that seized power or the one that gave it back?

They never give context because that's not what was needed. They needed the APPEARANCE that Trump was unpopular. Kind of puts organizations like The Lincoln Project and Never Trumpers in a whole new light doesn't it? What drives their hate of Donald Trump? Is it irrational? Or is it just part of a “7 Pillar" plan?

3. A united and organized opposition.

Had anyone ever really heard of Antifa before Trump became the GOP nominee in 2016? Antifa was small-time, but now they're all over the place. This is Tee Stern, an organizer with Refuse Fascism:

Earlier, she admitted that they had been given funding from George Soros. This organization SUPPORTS Antifa. Now we see in this video that the ultimate goal — I'm using her words here — is to get thousands and millions into the streets to force elected officials to step down. Keep in mind, all of this was BEFORE George Floyd.

And we can't forget Black Lives Matter — the MARXIST organization (something the media will never say). They had all but died out after 2015. We barely ever heard from them, but after George Floyd — like Antifa — they're all over the place. And what are they even protesting anymore? It's not about George Floyd. They protest cops when people try to KILL COPS, like what happened in Lancaster.

All of this is the set up or preamble. They're organizing and building the network for something much larger in November. Professional organizing groups are being brought in to help.

Journalist Stacey Lennox over at PJ Media recently identified this group: the Momentum Community.

They're veterans of Occupy Wallstreet that have trained street activists all over the country.

Their website lists the Marxist groups they train, including Working Families, Black Lives Matter and the Sunrise Movement. The Sunrise Movement has been helping to push the Green New Deal.

Where does Momentum Community get their inspiration? Check this out from their website:

Momentum synthesizes the lessons of various 20th century movements, including the COLOR REVOLUTIONS of Eastern Europe and the ARAB SPRING in North Africa.

4. An ability to quickly drive home the point that voting results were falsified.

This is where the preparation turns to action. This is what's planned for election night. This is also why Democrats radically pushed for mass mail-in voting. It's why the U.S. Postal Service conspiracy was born.

The entire reason for that Axios article I showed you earlier was meant to perpetuate it.

It's the reason why Bernie Sanders and Chuck Schumer made it public that they're making plans in case Donald Trump doesn't step down. They want to give the Bottom Up street thugs the green light, and to let them know that they have support from THE TOP. It's all signaling.

5. Enough independent media to inform citizens about the falsified vote.

Number 5 is easy. Just about every mainstream news outlet except for Fox is all in bed with the left.

That article from the New York Times that I showed you earlier, not only shows you how ridiculous they are, but that they are playing RIGHT ALONG with the Obama Administration's “7 Pillars." They've all been prepping, and will be ready to UNLEASH on election night.

6. A political opposition capable of mobilizing tens of thousands or more demonstrators to protest electoral fraud

Antifa and BLM were prepped, organized, and even put through a trial run over the past few months. What happened then will be NOTHING compared to what happens on election night if the left declares electoral fraud. You wanna know why the left refused to call BLM a Marxist organization, and why they REFUSED to condemn the rioting and violence? Because they're preparing to set them loose! They're being mobilized.

The Daily Beast recently reported that the left has been secretly planning for violence after election day. They've been wargaming what might happen with over 50 organizations, including people like John Podesta and even Bill Kristol. I told you earlier. #Resistance and never Trumpers are together. And who organized this meeting? Something called Fight Back Table.

It's an initiative put on by Democracy Alliance. AKA... George Soros. I mean of course it would be him. He's been there organizing and funding Color Revolutions for the past two decades. There's no way he'd sit this one out.

One source told the Daily Beast what Fight Back Table's mission was all about:

Occupy sh*t, hold space, and shut things down, not just on Election Day but for weeks.

The wargame centered around this document from the “Transition Integrity project."

It includes multiple scenarios for how they'll deal with various outcomes of the election. If you think using the words “revolution" and “civil war" is hyperbolic, read the following quote — and I have to quote the entire thing because it's INSANE:

Team Biden encouraged Western states, particularly California but also Oregon and Washington, and collectively known as "Cascadia," to secede from the Union unless structural reforms were made. In exchange for Trump getting the presidency, Republicans would need to agree to abolish the Electoral College, give Puerto Rico and D.C. statehood, and divide California into five states for better Senate representation.

They're not playing around. This is what they're actively planning to do.

Finally, number 7...

7. Divisions among the regimes' coercive forces.

By “coercive forces," they mean military and law enforcement. This is why the police are being undermined, defunded, and disbanded. It's why Soros has been buying up District Attorneys. It's why rioters are being set free and not prosecuted.

But perhaps the hardest and most important piece to this pillar is the military. In every scenario — the Intelligence Community's, mine, and the 7 Pillars — the military is key. They HAVE to create a division between Donald Trump and the military.

I showed you earlier how multiple high ranking members of the military publicly rebuked the president. How many more ACTIVE members of the military agree with this? We already know that officers like Lt. Col. Vindman are there. How many more? Remember this story?

The Atlantic made the ridiculous claim that Trump called veterans who died in war “losers and suckers."

But when the people that were actually there were questioned, including John Bolton, they said it never happened.

Now at first, I just assumed this was the media being the media, but then I saw this tweet, just two days later, from author of the “7 Pillars" Michael McFaul:

He has lost the military. How can he continue to serve as our Commander in Chief?

Was this more than just some random tweet? Was this the signal that the Seventh Pillar is now set?

These are not the actions from a party that believes they will win. They're pulling out all the stops, and I hope — AND PRAY — that the president is ready.

On the radio program this week, Glenn Beck and Pat Gray discussed a series of recent polls that suggest presidential nominee Joe Biden's expected lead may be slipping with traditionally Democratic voters.

A new poll conducted by the Jewish Electorate Institute shows that two-thirds of Jewish voters still plan to vote for the Biden-Harris ticket in November. However, President Donald Trump's support within the Jewish community is also the highest among any Republican candidate in recent history.

In more bad news for Biden, a CNN poll (yes, CNN) released last month showed growing support for President Trump among black voters in swing states. Meanwhile, his support among Latino voters remains at roughly 33%.

"I don't think it's going to go the way the Democrats hope that it will," Glenn said of the election. "If you look at the groups that the Democrats have carefully fostered ... that's falling apart. If Donald Trump can grow that by 5%, and hurt the Democrats by 5% ... that alone could swing the election."

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We're being set up for a civil war. The Left is grooming us for an Eastern European-style revolution this election, and they're not even trying to hide it any more. The playbook for Mainstreet USA is the exact same that has been used in places like Ukraine, initiated by the same people in order to completely upend the American system.

On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn Beck takes us through a tale of three chalkboards that will connect the dots: the Obama admin in Ukraine, the State Department's relationship with George Soros, Black Lives Matter and Antifa riots, the Great Reset, public school indoctrination, mail-in voting. It all points to something dangerous happening in November if we don't act now.

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