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My Personal State of the Union: Short Term Dangerous, Long Term Positive

Hi Everybody,

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This column concludes my series on the Biden presidency at least for now. This is my own “State of the Union”.

LJF

Currently Dismal but redemption is in sight

By Larry Fedewa, Ph.D.

(Washington DC, February 16, 2022) The current state of the Union is: “surrounded by actual and potential disasters”:

·       9.7% inflation (PPI),

·       southern border sins against humanity,

·       worst urban crime wave in history,

·       World War III threats in Europe, Middle East, and Taiwan Strait,

·       downgraded military readiness, and

·       perceived abuse of federal and state government powers related to COVID19 and K-12 education as well as

·       enemy infiltration of Higher Education

– to name the most obvious.

It is hard to believe that most of these situations have occurred because of actions taken in a single year by the current administration. So, one could say that the state of the union is rather dismal.

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Biden’s Tantrums leading the USA to War

Obsession with reversal of Trump policies proving disastrous

By Larry Fedewa, Ph.D.

(Washington DC, January 29, 2022) On 30 September 1938, British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain joined France and Italy in the Munich Agreement which pledged that these countries would not interfere with Germany’s annexation of the Sudeten section of Czechoslovakia, which was inhabited by ethnic Germans.

This treaty became known as the “Munich Betrayal” because it violated mutual defense treaties signed in 1924 and 1925 by France and Czechoslovakia. Subsequent events showed that this treaty simply allowed Adolph Hitler the additional time he needed to conquer Europe one victim at a time. Eventually, he turned on Britain as well. For those reasons, Neville Chamberlain’s name has become synonymous with “appeaser”, “coward” and “naïve”.

In 2022, Joseph Biden is facing a similar dilemma. Russia and China are both asserting the same claim that Hitler used as an excuse to begin his invasion of most of Europe, namely, the ethnic heritage of the target countries. To date, Biden, like Barack Obama, seems inclined to imitate Chamberlain rather than Churchill.

The irony is that Biden himself has created this dilemma. His predecessor had implemented a set of solutions aimed at avoiding the very problems Biden is now facing. Underlying all of these problems is the Bidens’ lack of understanding that many actions taken in governing the homeland have foreign policy consequences as well. Biden and his cohorts appear to be living in a little bubble. Keep Reading

The Biden Mystery

Hi Everybody,

It has been a while since I have sent you a column, but I am resuming my column on a periodic basis. The current trends in the American government are simply too important to leave unexamined.

I am still on the radio each week at 7-8 pm ET for “The Resistance Hour ” co-hosted with my colleague, Tom Donelson. Best heard via telephone at 1.646.929.0130.

For more columns and other writings and appearances (see below).

LJF

The growing mystery of the Bidden Administration: Who is the puppet master?

By Dr. Larry Fedewa (Washington D.C., August 30, 2021)
The withdrawal of all American troops from Afghanistan was the final move in the ghastly ballet featuring the surrender by the President of the United States of America to the victorious Taliban in the Afghan War, which we have been fighting for 20 years.
More and more Americans are wondering just who is actually directing the policies of this Administration. Many observers question the mental capacity of this President to launch so many varied Executive Orders in so many different areas as he has in the first eight months of his term.
Personally, I would never reach such a diagnosis about anyone whom I had never even met in person, and never examined, tested and validated both his physical and mental condition. And then, I would be bound to confidentiality. These TV-based, off-the-cuff, amateur proclamations of Joseph Biden’s condition are, in my estimation, spurious, worthless and harmful.
I do not need to impute to Mr. Biden mental or age-related deficiencies in order to arrive at an answer to the question of who is actually making the decisions of the Administration. I don’t really care. What I do know is that this President has done more harm to “the land that I love” in six months than any president in my lifetime.
Consider some highlights:
1.     He has surrendered Afghanistan to the Taliban under conditions that are beyond stupid, careless or impetuous. They are evil. The implications for America’s standing in the world are breathtakingly significant (e.g. How would you like to be Taiwan today?)
2.    He has virtually killed America’s energy industry, putting the USA at the mercy of Russia and OPEC, and reopened the troubles of the Middle East, not only for us but also for Israel and America’s Arab allies – this after the “impossible peace” had finally been achieved.
3.    By reversing the resignation from the Paris Accord, he has committed the USA to basically funding the world’s absurd attempt to regulate Nature’s climate cycles.
4.    His resumption of Obama’s Iran policies has re-ignited the rise of global terrorism on the Shia side of Islam and the resurgence of Al Qaeda in Afghanistan will revive from the dead the Sunni equivalent. Another attempted 9/11 is virtually assured.
5.    Finally (so far) perhaps the most insidious of all is the conditions at the southern border, with its inhumane living conditions, criminal trafficking, and expansion of drugs and criminals throughout the USA.
Whoever has used the power of elected office to execute such activities clearly hates our country and is attempting to transform it into something more like Nazi Germany or Soviet Russia than the America of our hopes and dreams. This is a multi-faceted, multi-layer attack. There are not likely to be so many fanatics in so many areas of expertise in a single political movement, Political movements tend to be concentrated on a few specific ideas.

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What the hell is going on?

 

Amy Coney Barrett sworn in by Chief Justice John Roberts as husband watches (2020)

 

Where is AG Barr? Where is the FBI?

By Larry Fedewa, Ph.D.

(Washington DC, December 6, 2020) Pardon us if we are a little confused regarding the current status of the 2020 election results. We have been saying all along that we are dedicated to following the rule of law. Now, however, we are watching all levels of the Judiciary —  who personify the law in the USA – rejecting what appears to many of us as highly suspicious behavior on the part of the vote counters. Some without even hearing the evidence of the plaintiff. These rejections are north of 60 cases, at all levels of the judiciary from Circuit courts to federal appellate courts.

What is going on? And where are the chief law enforcement organizations, the Justice Department and the FBI, who should be leading the investigations into allegations of monumental crimes of election fraud? Instead of leading the search for truth, they are nowhere to be found. Attorney General William Barr, thought to be a non-partisan pillar of integrity, ducks out of his responsibilities by saying that his department could find no crimes which would change the outcome of the election. This without citing any such investigatory efforts. Keep Reading

Giving Thanks in the midst of political strife. . .

“Patience: (noun):  the ability to bear provocation, annoyance, misfortune, or pain, without complaint, loss of temper, irritation, or the like; an ability or willingness to suppress restlessness or annoyance when confronted with delay” (Wikipedia).

 

By Larry Fedewa, Ph.D.

(Washington, DC, November 24, 2020) Here we are: The fate of the nation is at stake; we wait helplessly as the wheels of justice slowly begin to turn, triggering a breathlessness in our chests, and the waiting goes on. And then along comes Thanksgiving, exhorting us to give thanks!

“For what?” we think – “for the biggest mess since the presidential election of 1824, when the House elected John Quincy Adams instead of the more popular Andrew Jackson. You gotta be kidding!!”

We are totally dependent for a legitimate outcome on other people. I, personally, have not interviewed a single person who claims fraud or innocence, nor have 99% of the general population. We are totally dependent on the word of others, with no means of validating their claims. That is, of course, the responsibility of the Judiciary – the slowest process in politics.

So, with no other choice, we take another look at giving thanks. Surprisingly, there is a great deal of food for thought in that direction. First, we can give thanks for living in a country which allows such fundamental disputes to be decided peacefully. We can be thankful that there is in fact a chance for every citizen to express a choice for all the individuals who will exercise power over our lives, as well vote for that choice. We can be thankful that the nation cares enough about protecting the right to have each citizen’s vote be counted to go through a harrowing trial such as this year’s election results.

There are other life experiences also which merit our gratitude. High on this list is the fact that the American culture we live in so values personal freedom that it is the hallmark of our political identity. Americans will tolerate intrusions on their personal liberty — as the COVID lockdowns have recently demonstrated – but only so far, as the “recovery” has also proven. This is not a virtue won by anyone now living. but rather one which was formed and passed down to us by our elders. Our contribution is to adapt our freedom to contemporary conditions and to pass on an updated sense of our national treasure to those who come after us.

Yes, giving thanks is good for the soul (and the blood pressure!)

Happy Thanksgiving, everybody!

 

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“It ain’t over till it’s over!” (Yogi Berra)

Let the rule of law prevail

By Larry Fedewa, Ph.D.

(Washington DC, November 8, 2020) This is a difficult time for Trump supporters. The unofficial, unelected, arrogant news media took it upon themselves to declare Joe Biden the 46th president of the United States, thereby confusing a lot of people by giving them the impression that this election is over.

That is nor true. Nothing official has changed between noon and 6 pm on November 7, 2020. Until the recounts and investigations with their resulting lawsuits have been settled, THERE ARE NO WINNERS OF THE 2020 ELECTIONS. The nominal deadline for the official announcement of the winner is December 14, 2020, when all electors are due to cast their votes. But they will not do so if there are unresolved legal actions pending.

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