Remember Pearl Harbor
We ultimately prevailed, defeating the Japanese warlords and Hitler’s Germany. But could we win a war like that against our major adversaries today?
Eighty-one years ago yesterday, Americans woke up to the shocking news of a surprise attack on our Navy at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. As storm clouds gathered in Europe and Asia, Americans in the 1930s wanted to avoid the problems of the world. But the enemy rarely gives you a vote, and Pearl Harbor gave us no choice.
In every city and town, men like my father, Stanley “Spike” Bauer, ran to enlistment centers. It would be months before we won a battle in the South Pacific, where my father fought as part of the First Marine Corps Division. But we ultimately prevailed, defeating the Japanese warlords and Hitler’s Germany.
Could we win a war like that against our major adversaries today? Could we defeat communist China, Putin’s Russia and the Islamic Republic of Iran? While our military is certainly much more powerful, our nation is much weaker in many ways.
Yes, America had problems when World War II began. We had greater poverty, and we had a lot of progress to make on civil rights.
But Americans believed we were an exceptional nation, a blessed nation. The country then overwhelmingly believed in the God of the Bible. There was a consensus on reliable standards of right and wrong.
Today, we’re divided over our Pledge of Allegiance and our national anthem. Our children are indoctrinated to believe that our country is evil and that it was founded on slavery and genocide.
As a result, America’s youth don’t have the same sense that this is a special country worth defending. It’s no surprise at all that the military is struggling to meet recruiting goals.
But every generation is called upon to sacrifice for the preservation of freedom. On December 6, 1941, few Americans appreciated the dangers they were facing. On September 10, 2001, few Americans had any idea what horror was about to be unleashed. I fear we are facing a similar situation now.
Surely our enemies are watching and realize just how divided we are. In fact, it is increasingly difficult to tell the difference between foreign enemy propaganda and the talking points of the neo-Marxist left!
Millions of brave American soldiers who have passed away are watching to see whether we can muster the courage to save this great country, just as they did more than 80 years ago.
Musk Fires FBI Lawyer
In Monday’s report we told you that some of the very same Deep State hacks who spied on Donald Trump’s campaign in 2016 were literally the same people responsible for Big Tech’s censorship of the Hunter Biden laptop story.
It turns out that James Baker, a former FBI general counsel who approved FISA warrants to spy on Carter Page, later went to work at Twitter and played a direct role in shutting down any communications about Hunter’s laptop.
Well, I’m pleased to report that Baker is no longer employed at Twitter. Elon Musk fired him Tuesday. Here’s why.
When Musk announced over the weekend that he was going to start releasing the details of Twitter’s censorship operation, two reporters were selected for the task of publicizing the details — Matt Taibbi and Bari Weiss. But after the formal announcement that the information was coming there was an odd delay.
Weiss, a former New York Times reporter who was driven out by the woke mob at the liberal paper, called over to Twitter headquarters to find out what was going on. She was told that “Jim” was vetting the information first.
“Jim who?” she asked. “Jim Baker,” she was told. Weiss said her jaw hit the floor when she found out exactly who was holding up the information.
That’s right. Even in the middle of Musk’s attempt to expose the truth, the Deep State’s tentacles were still trying to suppress it, and their media allies dutifully spiked the story so that most Americans would never know about it.
By the way, Anthony Fauci’s daughter also worked at Twitter until relatively recently. I’m sure it won’t surprise you to learn that she’s now working with a far-left, Soros-funded “community organizing” outfit.
This is what we’re up against, my friends.
Paul vs. Wray
The fact that James Baker left the FBI to work for Twitter shows the extent of the dangerous relationship between Big Government and Big Tech. It also reminded me of a bizarre exchange that took place recently between Sen. Rand Paul and FBI Director Christopher Wray.
During a hearing last month before the Senate Homeland Security Committee, Paul asked Wray a series of questions about the FBI’s coordination with social media companies and how it uses data from Big Tech.
Wray’s evasive responses infuriated Sen. Paul, who accused the director of deliberately not answering his questions. At one point, Paul said:
“So far, we’re 0 for 2 at getting you to answer this, but you’re pledging you will actually answer the question, because you have to realize the frustration; we’ll write you a letter and your team of lawyers will write back with a 15-page letter that says nothing and you won’t answer the question.”
Here are the questions Sen. Paul was trying to get answered:
“Are you getting data from them [Big Tech] that’s not compelled [by a warrant]?”
“Are you receiving private messages from social media companies through the use of confidential human sources? From Facebook, social media companies?”
The fact that Director Wray could not easily answer “No” to either question is its own answer.
We already know that Big Tech companies were eagerly working with government bureaucrats to censor information. The bureaucrats even had their own special portals to communicate with their social media allies.
And now that we know why Mr. Baker was fired from Twitter, I think it’s safe to assume that he was regularly communicating with his old colleagues at the Bureau during his entire tenure at Twitter. Who knows how much information he gave the government!
Georgia On My Mind
The disappointing results Tuesday night in Georgia capped off a disappointing election year. And there is plenty of blame to go around.
Once again, the Beltway pundits are rushing to blame Donald Trump. Some are even suggesting that he was the biggest loser Tuesday night. That’s lazy analysis and wishful thinking on the part of Never Trumpers.
Let me reiterate, once again, what should be obvious to everyone: Donald Trump did not nominate Herschel Walker. Georgia’s Republican primary voters nominated him. And he is a better man than Warnock, as well as other Democrat senators who were elected this year.
Another surprising spin I heard is that Tuesday night’s results somehow vault Gov. Brian Kemp to the top tier of 2024 contenders. I’m baffled by that logic.
Kemp’s vaunted political machine couldn’t get Walker across the finish line. In fact, Walker performed worse Tuesday night than he did a month ago.
Moreover, Kemp couldn’t even stop his own lieutenant governor, Geoff Duncan, from publicly bashing Walker. Duncan almost sounded like a paid surrogate for the Georgia Democrat Party!
Here’s something else that must be obvious by now: The Republican Party has got to adjust to early voting. I don’t like it, but unless we match the Democrats’ ground game during early voting, we’re going to continue to lose “must win” states like Arizona and Georgia.
Keep in mind that we just lost a Senate race in Georgia to a radical pastor who votes like socialist Bernie Sanders and who supports abortion because, as he put it, “It’s exactly what Jesus would do.”
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