President Biden Announces New “Red Flag” Rule Fit For Hunter Biden

President Joe Biden has announced unilateral gun control measures as part of his pledge to crackdown on gun violence like the recent attacks in Boulder and Atlanta.  The measures are unlikely to have a significant impact on such massacres, which is a long-standing problem with claims of politicians on curbing gun violence. What is notable however is the inclusion of a provision that relates directly to the allegations raised against Hunter Biden — allegations of a possible federal felony that have been virtually blacked out in recent media coverage and interviews.

The fact is that the range of possible reforms is very limited and are unlikely to produce transformational change on gun violence from what Biden calls a “public health crisis.” That does not mean that regulating “ghost guns” (home constructed weapons without serial numbers) is not a good idea.  However, such regulation would not have altered past mass shootings. Often individuals engaged in such killings acquire their guns legally. Likewise, the changing of the status of stabilizing braces (allowing a pistol to fire like a rifle) will not impact many such cases. A stabilizing brace was used in Boulder but the absence of such a brace would not have likely made a major difference in such a close quarters shooting.

However, it is the “red flag” provision that stands out on this list. Biden is giving the Justice Department sixty-day period to develop model “red flag” legislation that would allow friends and family members to identify an individual as a potential danger, thereby temporarily preventing the person from accessing a firearm.

That could well be called the Hunter Biden Act. As discussed earlier, Hunter Biden acquired a handgun despite his long-standing drug and alcohol abuse as well as a history of depression. In 2018, the gun was tossed into a trash bin in Wilmington by Hallie Biden, widow of the deceased brother of Hunter. After the death of his brother Beau, Hunter began a sexual relationship with Hallie and she apparently became concerned about what he might do with the gun. That is precisely the concern for the Red Flag law.  In many ways, her action reflected the need for such laws. In desperation, she threw the gun away but unfortunately chose a garbage bin not far from a school.

To get the revolver back, Biden answered “no” on the firearms transaction record that asked whether he was an “unlawful user of, or addicted to” a narcotic drug or any other controlled substance. Lying on that federal form can lead to prosecution under several provisions. The United States code makes it a crime punishable by up to 10 years in prison to “make any false or fictitious oral or written statement” to obtain firearms. Although prosecutions are rare, this should be a major story or at warrant media scrutiny. After all, the son of the president may have committed a federal felony and his father has been calling for greater expansion and enforcement of gun permitting laws.  Now, the issue of unstable gun owners is one of core areas of President Biden’s new reforms.

The question is not whether this proposal would change the conduct of gun owners but whether it will change the focus of the media. President Biden is now seeking a federal law to address precisely the situation that arose with his son. Even that might not make Hunter’s alleged violation newsworthy in today’s media environment. After imposing a virtual blackout on the Hunter Biden laptop story before the election, the media has published false accounts or barely addressed the controversy in a wide range of interviews on Hunter Biden’s new book “Beautiful Things.” When it came to the alleged gun violation, the media avoided any direct questions about the denial of a drug addiction that, according to Biden’s interview and book account, continued until his father’s 2020 presidential campaign.

It is an all-too-familiar pattern. Hunter admitted that he was a crack addict even during period when he was receiving massive payments from foreign companies due to his unexplained “expertise” on energy and other issues. Whether it is a gun felony or influence peddling, the blackout has turned into a media dimming with the book.  Biden is asked cursory questions that resulted in largely identical answers about his lack of memory from his long addiction. He simply cannot remember the laptop, its contents, or even fathering a child with a woman. It does not matter that he can remember details going back to his first drink at age 8. Reporters raised these issues and then quickly move on to other issues.

The new approved narrative was breathlessly described by CNN’s host Brian Stelter who declared it to be an “extraordinary” account of a “real human being.” Stelter gushed that the book’s depiction of “how many times Hunter Biden could have died, the president’s son, it’s breathtaking.”  It is not the book of a deadbeat dad, influence peddler, or the privileged political elite. Biden is instead a hero for our times – a modern Odysseus who overcame every challenge.

Biden life is a tragedy to be sure. Most of us feel great sympathy for his loss of his mother and sister as well as his brother. His addiction is hardly surprising given the painful chapters of his life. If this book and these interviews were fully honest and open, the book would be as breathtaking as Stelter claims. However, at every critical point where Hunter could be held accountable for criminal or unethical acts, he recedes into the claimed dark recesses of his memory. For example, he claims not to have any memory of fathering a child with former GW student, 29-year-old Lunden Alexis Roberts. However, he is not asked about fighting Roberts in her seeking basic parental support after being found to be the father after a DNA test. The court ultimately ordered such payments as “long due” and Roberts’ court filings described Biden as having “no involvement in the child’s life since the child’s birth, never interacted with the child, never parented the child,” and “could not identify the child out of a photo lineup.”

None of those “red flags” for the media have generated the slightest interest from reporters in interviews with Biden. Now, President Biden is pushing a law to address precisely the danger presented by Hunter Biden in 2018. The Red Flag law will be the next test for the media and whether it will confront or continue to evade the unauthorized Hunter Biden story.

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267 thoughts on “President Biden Announces New “Red Flag” Rule Fit For Hunter Biden”

  1. “An ad hominem attack against an individual, not against an idea, is highly flattering. It indicates that the person does not have anything intelligent to say about your message.”
    Nasseem Talib.

  2. “You’re bipolar and you make no sense so I am not going to waste time answering all this line by line.”

    So your counter argument is to diagnose a mental health issue in a person you have never met ?

    Do you lefties EVER accept that you can not read other peoples minds ?

    “Take better medication.”
    If I had a mental health problem – which I do not. My comments would still speak for themselves.

    “However “Mass shootings are incidents involving four or more victims of firearm-related violence.””
    Know, that is just the way you and some of the media has defined them. Worse, you do not even stick to your own defintions.

    Most of us properly view “drive buy shootings” – as gang violence – not mass shooting.
    Interestingly though YOUR definition would count Drive buys – your lists do not.

    I am not particularly fixated on “mass shootings” – as we learned in AU after they implimented draconian gun laws – “mass shootings” declined, but “Mass killings” did not – Arson’s and bombings increased.

    The World Trade Center event was not a mass shooting – but it was certainly a mass killing.
    The same is true of the OKC Bombing.

    Do you count Ruby Ridge or Waco amoung Mass shootings ? Or isn’t is a mass shooting when the government kills people without proper cause ?

    Regardless a “mass killing” is an event where the perpitrators goal is a large body count.

    Drive by shootings are NOT mass killings. Family anihilations are NOT mass killings.
    Armed robberies gone wrong are NOT mass killings.

    Now you can in oerwellian fashion manufacture whatever defintions you wish.

    But when you do as you are currently doing – you are actively engaged in deliberate deception.

    Drive buy shootings are a regular event in Chicago and LA. They have gotten WORSE because of YOUR stupid actions.

    Many people have pointed out to you that existing “red flag” laws are not enforced. Laws that make it a crime for a convicted felon to possess a firearm. This despite the fact that nearly all gun murders are committed by previously convicted felons.

    And yet – in just the past 9 months cities like DC, NYC, and Chicago have all reduced their efforts to identify, arrest and prosecute felons in possession of guns.

    You want people to beleive you are rational, following common sense, Reason. While at the same time your party, your people have actively weakened the most effective laws that exist to reduce violent crime.

    It is not Republicans who have weakened Gun laws – Person’s not to possess laws are common place throughout the country.
    They are very effective where enforced.
    They are not enforced in the very places where violence is worst.
    They are not enforce by Democrats.

    That is not rational, common sense, Reason – that is stupidity or lying.
    Regardless, it is an excellent reason NOT to trust you.

    Actual mass Killings are rare – on average about 20/year over the past 5 decades.
    If you wish to engage in orwellian word play – all that accomplishes is increasing the number of mass killings in the past.

    Further your word games are the standard leftist trick – create a problem through government and then demand more government power to fail to fix it.

    We have had the laws we need to deal with actual crime on our books for more than a century. We do not need more criminal laws.
    We do not need gun control.

    We need to get rid of the myriads of stupid laws that the left has passed – that either criminalize conduct that was already a crime.
    Or that make a crime out of something that is not.

    You claim to want rational laws – but you are not rational, and your laws are not rational.

    It is within your power to reduce violent crime right now in half – all that you need to do is return to the policing that was taking place one year ago – you know that “systemically racist” policing that saved thousands of people from becoming victims of violent crimes.

    You claim to be the savior of the poor, of minorities – who do you think is the victims of your idiocy ?

    The Founders of BLM are busy buying mansions accross the country – Communist leaders with their dacha’s.
    While the very people they – YOU claim to stand up for are being brutalized by your nonsense.

    The majority of crime victims in this country are poor minorities.

    Whites make up 62% of the population but on average only 25% of the crime victims(or less over each of the past 10 years) – according to BJS.

    The prime beneficiaries of the very policing that you oppose are minorities, and the poor.

    You have already ruined their lives by destroying their police protection – and failing to enforce existing laws resulting in a spike of crime in the minority communities that the Left controls.

    Why is it that the left seems to always think the solution to any problem is to take away the rights of people who have absolutely nothing to do with the problem ?

    Why is it that the left constantly seeks to cover up for their OWN failures – by restricting the rights of others ?

    Why should anyone trust you ?

    You ranted on and on about Trump.

    Did Trump make most of the cities in this country – particularly the poor and minority parts of those cities hell holes ?
    Did Trump destroy the educational system in this country – particularly that of the poor and minorities ?
    Did Trump destroy minority families ?

    No, All of these are the damage done to poor minorities in this country by the left.

    Lets just say that Trump actually profited off of Rich foreigners staying at his DC hotels.

    How is that not inconsequential compared to the fact that you profit off by inflicting even more misery on poor and minority communities.

    1. Trump lost. Your whole way of thinking lost.

      Please make way to nearest tall bridge or railroad crossing.

      Thank you for your patronage.

      1. Ben,

        Encouraging someone to harm themselves is wrong. Please stop. If you do not, I may report your comment to JT, and you risk being banned from the site.

        1. Please do not censor Ben.

          I agree that his remarks are wrong.
          But that is self evident.

          One of the huge mistakes of the left today is to silence what they deem wrong.

          “Those who won our independence by revolution were not cowards. They did not fear political change. They did not exalt order at the cost of liberty. To courageous, self reliant men, with confidence in the power of free and fearless reasoning applied through the processes of popular government, no danger flowing from speech can be deemed clear and present, unless the incidence of the evil apprehended is so imminent that it may befall before there is opportunity for full discussion. If there be time to expose through discussion the falsehood and fallacies, to avert the evil by the processes of education, the remedy to be applied is more speech, not enforced silence. Only an emergency can justify repression. Such must be the rule if authority is to be reconciled with freedom. Such, in my opinion, is the command of the Constitution . . .

          Moreover, even imminent danger cannot justify resort to prohibition of these functions essential to effective democracy, unless the evil apprehended is relatively serious. Prohibition of free speech and assembly is a measure so stringent that it would be inappropriate as the means for averting a relatively trivial harm to society.”
          Justice Brandeis Whitney V California.

          I want Ben to be able to speak as he wishes,
          and I want him to be judged for what he says.

          I am not so mentally feeble as Ben seems to think that his insults and taunts would actually bring me to jump off a bridge.

          I think that most people will grasp that his insults and taunts are the signs of a failed argument.
          And should be judged as such – not silenced.

      2. One love
        One heart
        Let’s get together and feel alright (hear the children crying)
        One love (hear the children crying)
        One heart (sayin’)
        Give thanks and praise to the Lord and I will feel alright (sayin’)
        Let’s all get together and feel alright (whoa whoa whoa whoa)

      3. “Trump lost.”
        If YOU beleived that, if Biden beleived that, if the courts beleived that,
        no one would have fought tooth and nail against the slightest inquiry.

        In state after state – we still have not reconciled the number of people who voted against the number of ballots counted – there remains in the swing states just under a 400K discrepancy between the total ballots counted and the total voters known to have voted.

        I honestly do not know the extent of Election fraud in 2020 – and anyone who claims to know left or right is full of Schiff.
        What I do know is that the election was conducted lawlessly – and contra your claims Ben – even several courts have now concluded that.

        But we have no means at the moment of correcting that.

        There is no fear that an election official who does not follow the law will be prosecuted. In fact atleast one has been promoted to the Biden administration.

        I have been lobbying for election integrity since just after the 2000 Bush Gore election.

        It has been self evident for 20 years that we have a huge problem in US elections.
        We are seeing more and more races won by razor thin margins. This is not a new problem – it has been true for 20 years atleast.
        WE have had 3 presidential elections in 20 years that turned on less than 100,000 votes across the country – one that turned on a few hundred. We have had house elections turn on as little as 6 votes – out of more than 100,000.

        If you are unable to grasp that is a recipe for disaster – you are an idiot.

        In the last election we spent $15B on the election. That is $100 for every single vote. The PV undercover video found that Ballots harvestors in Rep. Omar’s district were being paid $300 for each vote.

        It should be self evident that it is far easier to buy votes than to buy advertising to try to get votes.

        The incentives for election fraud – large and small are enormous.

        Yet those on the left have their head in the sand.

        You keep saying that Biden is respected internationally – you can not seem to grasp that questions about the integrity of the election completely undermine the government.

        In another Post JT notes that Twitter is censoring the story that a BLM founder is buying $1.4M houses.

        If our media is censored – how is it we are to know we have the truth ?

        You keep spewing the same nonsense about the election – but you do not KNOW it.
        Your oppinion regarding the results is based purely on Trust.
        You trust the people who tell you that Biden won.

        But there is no need for confidence in elections to hinge on trust.

        It is not actually very hard at all to run an election that people can KNOW was honest.

        Secret ballots, inperson elections, voter ID, ballot handling and counting all in public, automatic random audits and public access to all ballots and election records immediately after the election is all that is needed.

        It is not hard at all to make certain that any fraud will be caught.

        Yet, we do not do what is necescary to assure results that we can KNOW are correct.

        This should not be a left/right issue – but it is. And that is disturbing.

        Starting with the 2000 election the left started claiming that every effort to secure elections was voter supression.

        Measures like Voter ID which have the support of over 80% of the people – including a majority of all minorities – are constantly harped as racist. What is racist is the idiotic claim that minorities are too incompetent to get ID.

        Regardless, if you are going to spend $15B on an election – then your party can afford to help its voters get ID’s.
        Democrats especially have a long history of transporting voters to polls. Why can’t they get the two voters in each state without ID through the process of getting ID ?

        “The lady doth protest too much, methinks”

        The vigorousness with which democrats fight popular measures to improve election integrity draws one to the natural conclusion that democrats are protecting their own fraud.

        The Times article on the election was incredibly damning. It detailed much of the organized effort of the democratic party to win this election. It openly admitted a vast well organized “conspiracy” to subvert by any means necescary state election laws and state constitutions – particularly in the 6 key swing states.

        The openly admitted plan was one that made election fraud trivial. It was also rife with racist assumptions.

        There is nothing wrong with a campaign doing everything in its power to legally win an election.
        But the more that the ends justifies the means, the more that “legally” means – going arround the law – disregarding the law,
        the more that it is not the campaigns that are doing whatever it takes to win the election – but those withing government – the greater the danger of fraud.

        It is one thing for DNC lawyers to be arguing in court for favorable election law changes – it is another thing entirely for those – of either party, inside government to be seeking to change the law – without going through the legislature.

        And where there is this lawlessness – fraud is not likely far behind.

        I would note that though MOST of my fighting for election integrity has been against democrats – it did not start that way.

        My initial conflict was with Bush and the Helping America Vote Act. This foist on us nationwide millions of black box unauditable voting machines and counting machines. It has taken two decades to MOSTLY get rid of those opaque black boxes.

        WE can not have machines in any part of an election where there is not an automatic audit. PERIOD.

        Both parties have been complaining for two decades about mysterious vote flips by machines. Is this error ? Is this fraud ? Is it even real ?

        We do not know – and without audits we can not know.

        Personally I would entirely eliminate all voting machines. Manually counting 150M ballots in one day is perfectly feasable.

        Elections in france are hand counted paper ballots with results the same day.

        Buit it is possible to use machines – but not without automatic audits that are independent of the machines.

        It is not good enough with elections to say “trust me”

        “Your whole way of thinking lost.”
        It has ? I am not republican. I did not vote for Trump in 2020 or 2016.
        I am libertarian – and though libertarian politicians are not very popular – libertarian policies are incredibly popular.

        “Please make way to nearest tall bridge or railroad crossing.”

        This is your idea of an argument ?

  3. “𝐘𝐨𝐮’𝐫𝐞 𝐛𝐢𝐩𝐨𝐥𝐚𝐫 𝐚𝐫𝐞𝐧’𝐭 𝐲𝐨𝐮? 𝐎𝐫 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐬𝐨𝐦𝐞 𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐦 𝐨𝐟 𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐚𝐥 𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐬?”
    Neither. I am a perfectly normal person. I adopted two children – from asia and was required to get a clean bill of mental health to do so.

    “𝐘𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐩𝐨𝐧𝐬𝐞𝐬 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐥𝐢𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐫𝐲 𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐨𝐟 “𝐏𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐮𝐫𝐞𝐝 𝐬𝐩𝐞𝐞𝐜𝐡.””
    What orwellian nonsense.

    I am free to speak as I wish – no one has preasured me, just as you are.

    “𝐈 𝐡𝐚𝐝 𝐚 𝐠𝐢𝐫𝐥 𝐨𝐧 𝐦𝐲 𝐛𝐨𝐚𝐭 𝐢𝐧 𝐇𝐚𝐰𝐚𝐢𝐢 𝐰𝐡𝐨 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐛𝐢𝐩𝐨𝐥𝐚𝐫 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐬𝐡𝐞 𝐝𝐢𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐮𝐫𝐞𝐝 𝐬𝐩𝐞𝐞𝐜𝐡 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠.
    𝐁𝐚𝐛𝐛𝐥𝐞𝐝 𝐨𝐧 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐨𝐧 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐦𝐚𝐝𝐞 𝐧𝐨 𝐬𝐞𝐧𝐬𝐞.
    𝐓𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐢𝐬 𝐰𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐩𝐨𝐧𝐬𝐞𝐬 𝐚𝐫𝐞.
    𝐈 𝐝𝐨𝐧’𝐭 𝐤𝐧𝐨𝐰 𝐰𝐡𝐲 𝐈 𝐰𝐚𝐬𝐭𝐞 𝐦𝐲 𝐭𝐢𝐦𝐞, 𝐛𝐮𝐭 𝐈 𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐬.”

    I am glad you learn things – so far the only one making no sense and blbbering on and on is you.

    “𝐍𝐨 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐰𝐚𝐲 𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐩𝐨𝐤𝐞, 𝐛𝐮𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐮𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐫𝐮𝐩𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐟𝐥𝐨𝐰 𝐨𝐟 𝐁𝐒 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐜𝐚𝐦𝐞 𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐦𝐨𝐮𝐭𝐡.
    𝐇𝐞’𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐏𝐚𝐭𝐡𝐨𝐥𝐨𝐠𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐥 𝐋𝐢𝐚𝐫.”

    So what are the big lies ? Most everything the left has claimed he lied about – he did not.
    The FBI/DOJ/CIA did spy on him and his campaign.

    “𝐅𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐮𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐥𝐲 𝐀𝐦𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐚 𝐰𝐨𝐤𝐞 𝐮𝐩 𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐯𝐨𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐡𝐢𝐦 𝐨𝐮𝐭.”
    Not “real people”

    “𝐆𝐫𝐨𝐰𝐭𝐡 𝐨𝐟 𝐰𝐡𝐚𝐭?”
    The economy – standard of living, income.

    “𝐂𝐞𝐫𝐭𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐥𝐲 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐩𝐨𝐩𝐮𝐥𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐚𝐬 𝟓𝟎𝟎,𝟎𝟎𝟎 𝐩𝐞𝐨𝐩𝐥𝐞 𝐝𝐢𝐞𝐝.”
    At the end of Trump’s term the total C19 deaths were a bit over 300K
    US deaths are now 561K.
    Trump averaged less that 1000 C19 deaths per day in 2020.
    The death rate under Biden has been about tripple that – and is currently rising – even with alot of the country vaccinated – a Gift from Trump.

    Total 2020 deaths are consistent with a trend going back atleast 5 years – probably further.
    There are no actual excess 2020 deaths unless you presume that the number of deaths per year must be constant – despite the fact that population and total deaths have both been increasing for decades.

    Further life expectancy INCREASED in 2020. Put simply the overall number of life years lost in 2020 was LESS that previous years.

    But lets for a second Assume you are magically correct.

    What exactly was Trump to do ? If you presume that Trump has the ability to preclude those deaths. Then you must know how he could have stopped them.

    We are 80 days into the Biden presidency
    19% of the population is fully vaccinated, 34% has received one dose.
    And yet the deaths per day are higher than trump and rising.
    If Government has the means to reduce C19 deaths – why hasn’t that happened ?

    Todate the actual evidence is that Biden has done much WORSE than Trump on C19.

    “𝐆𝐫𝐨𝐰𝐭𝐡 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐥 𝐝𝐞𝐛𝐭?”
    Absolutely I oppose the growth of the national debt under Trump.
    I opposed the first Covid Bill, I oppose both of those under Trump, and Biden’s covid bill as well as his “green new deal”

    “𝐈 𝐛𝐞𝐥𝐢𝐞𝐯𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝟑𝟔%.

    𝐒𝐭𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐠.”

    Then it is also appalling under Biden – who will have increased the debt more in his first year than Trump in all 4 years.

    “𝐓𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐢𝐬 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐬𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐧 𝐚 𝐫𝐞𝐜𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧.”
    Yes, because it is unnecescary and self inflicted.

    As to the economic consequences – no it is not worse than a recession. It is weird, we have had nothing like it ever before.
    The closest we ever had was the 1921 depression which was very severe and 18months start to full recovery.

    ” 𝐈 𝐝𝐨𝐧’𝐭 𝐤𝐧𝐨𝐰 𝐰𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐲𝐨𝐮’𝐝 𝐜𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭. 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐨𝐧𝐥𝐲 𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐨𝐧 𝐀𝐦𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐚 𝐢𝐬 𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐟𝐮𝐧𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐢𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐠𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐧𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐢𝐬 𝐰𝐫𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐛𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐫𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝐢𝐧 𝐜𝐡𝐞𝐜𝐤𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐤𝐞𝐞𝐩 𝐀𝐦𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐚 𝐚𝐟𝐥𝐨𝐚𝐭.”
    Complete economic idiocy. Displaying ignorance of the difference between wealth and money.
    Wealth is what we produce. BTW 2020 GDP – the total wealth produced is the same as 2019. We had no recession.
    We had a year of zero percent growth. The trillions pumped into the economy had nothing at all to do with that.
    Wealth must be produced. Pumping more money into the economy than the wealth produced just inevitably creates inflation.
    And we are seeing that – more money chasing the same amount of goods and services.
    Just about every economist is predicting significant inflation – many are predicting hyper inflation.
    Housing prices have already bubbled – as have asset prices in general – Asset prices are always the first warning of impending inflation.
    As when people expect inflation they buy assets that will hold their value.
    We have huge spikes in housing prices, asset prices, percious metal prices, crypto currency prices – they are all huge bets that we will have high future inflation.

    The massive money pumped out had nothing at all to do with economic production.
    Free markets figuring out how to adapt to the pandemic did – as they always do.

    “𝐁𝐮𝐬𝐡𝟒𝟑 𝐡𝐚𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐆𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐭 𝐑𝐞𝐜𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐢𝐭 𝐰𝐚𝐬𝐧’𝐭 𝐬𝐨 𝐠𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐭.”

    No recession is good. The recession caused by the collapse of the housing bubble was again the result of bad government – like nearly all recessions – bad monetary policy. – interest rates too low for too long. ‘

    Interest rates control the level of risk that investors will take. High interest rests result in very risk averse investing, while lower rates increase the amount of risk investors will accept.

    Regardless, I have no desire to defend Bush – he was an awful president – almost as bad as Obama.
    But he did not specifically cause the “great recession”.

    That said – while Obama did not cause it either, he is responsible for its duration. Reagan inherited a far worse recession – a misery index over 30 – we have never seen that. The Reagan recession was also deliberately cause by the Fed – that was what was necescary to purge stagflation from the economy. And we may see that again if inflation predictions are correct.
    But the reagan recession was short – recovery was fast.

    In fact historically – protracted recessions ALWAYS occur when government attempts to interveine, and short recessions occur when governments excercise fiscal restraint – again see the 1921 depression, and the 1980 recession vs, the great depression and the great recession.

    The wharton economic model is currently predicting that the Biden “stimulus” will produce atleast a 3 decade reduciton in growth of about 0.89% – that will bring the US below European levels of growth.

    This BTW is fully consistent with half a centruy of economic data that demonstrates that ever 10% of GDP that government spends reduces growth by about 1%/year. This is why growth rates in europe are lower than the US. This is why the standard of living in europe is about 30% lower than the US depending on the country.

    Over the past 50 years the US has absorbed more than 45M immigrants legal and otherwise mostly at the bottom of the economy and still ended up with a 30% higher standard of living than europe.

    Well keep this up and you can kiss that goodbye.

    Regardless, I will be happy to criticize Trump for his spending – as well as Biden.

    “𝐓𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐢𝐬 𝐢𝐧𝐟𝐢𝐧𝐢𝐭𝐞𝐥𝐲 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐬𝐞 𝐛𝐮𝐭 𝐡𝐞𝐥𝐝 𝐮𝐩 𝐛𝐲 𝐩𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐦𝐨𝐧𝐞𝐲,”
    Nope and nope.

    This is pretty bad for those at the bottom.
    It is also bad because it was self induced.

    We had no abiltiy to stem the pandemic.
    But we had the ability not to destroy our economy.

    Doing nothing about Covid inarguably was a far better choice.

    “𝐇𝐨𝐨𝐩 𝐝𝐞 𝐝𝐨: 𝐌𝐨𝐫𝐨𝐜𝐜𝐨, 𝐔𝐀𝐄, 𝐒𝐮𝐝𝐚𝐧 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐈𝐬𝐫𝐚𝐞𝐥?
    𝐁𝐢𝐠 𝐝𝐞𝐚𝐥.”

    Then Obama, Bush. or Clinton could have brought them about – they did not.

    BTW there are 8 countries in the Abraham Accords. And several more that will follow unless the Biden administration drops the ball – which looks likely.

    These normalize relations between these countries – it opens up these countries to trade with each other. This is both a trade and peace deal. And both tend to go together. It is harder for countries that trade together to fight with each other.

    It also is a huge impediment to regional terrorism – it is much harder for these countries to support terrorist groups.

    “𝐃𝐢𝐝𝐧’𝐭 𝐤𝐧𝐨𝐰 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐲 𝐰𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐚𝐭 𝐰𝐚𝐫 𝐞𝐚𝐜𝐡 𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫.”
    Shows what you know.

    “𝐀𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐨𝐬𝐞 𝐩𝐞𝐚𝐜𝐞 𝐝𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐬 𝐫𝐚𝐫𝐞𝐥𝐲 𝐥𝐚𝐬𝐭.”
    The Carter 1979 agreement with egypt continues today. The 1996 Clinton agreement with Jordan continues through today.

    “𝐈𝐅 𝐓𝐫𝐮𝐦𝐩 𝐡𝐚𝐝 𝐝𝐞𝐦𝐢𝐥𝐢𝐭𝐚𝐫𝐢𝐳𝐞𝐝 𝐈𝐫𝐚𝐧 𝐨𝐫 𝐈𝐫𝐚𝐪, 𝐧𝐨𝐰 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐰𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐛𝐞𝐞𝐧 𝐬𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠.”
    The US military presence in Iraq and Afghanistan has been dramatically shrunk.
    But for the US military lying to Trump it would have come to an end.
    US Forces in Syrian had been eliminated – until Biden sent them back.

    “𝐓𝐫𝐮𝐦𝐩 𝐝𝐢𝐝 𝐧𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐞𝐱𝐜𝐞𝐩𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐥 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐠𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐧𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐛𝐚𝐢𝐥𝐞𝐝 𝐩𝐞𝐨𝐩𝐥𝐞 𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐠𝐚𝐳𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐝𝐨𝐥𝐥𝐚𝐫𝐬.”
    If he did nothing exceptional – then what were you ranting about the past 4 years ?
    While I think Trump has some amazing accomplishments – especially in foreign policy,
    On the whole he is a C+ president. But he is still the best president of the 21st century by far.
    Bush and Obama were failures.

    But you are correct – C+ is not exceptional. 2.5% economi growth for 3 years only looks good compared to Bush’s 2% and Obama’s 1.8%.

    “𝐍𝐨 𝐢𝐭 𝐰𝐚𝐬𝐧’𝐭. 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐠𝐮𝐲 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐚 𝐝𝐢𝐬𝐚𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐛𝐞𝐠𝐢𝐧𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐨 𝐞𝐧𝐝 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐂𝐨𝐯𝐢𝐝 𝐣𝐮𝐬𝐭 𝐡𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐥𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐝𝐢𝐬𝐚𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐫.”
    If Covid is your standard – then Biden is a much bigger failure – he has had double the deaths per day even though he has a vaccine.
    And the leaders of most of the rest of the world are even worse failures.
    Can you name a western country that did significantly better than the US ? Sweden maybe.

    Regardless, you can perfectly predict C19 deaths accross the world suing demographics and geography.

    There is ZERO correlation between C19 deaths and any government actions of any kind.

    “𝐀𝐦𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐚 𝐧𝐞𝐞𝐝𝐞𝐝 𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐝𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐡𝐢𝐩 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐡𝐞 𝐝𝐢𝐝𝐧’𝐭 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐚 𝐜𝐥𝐮𝐞.
    𝐒𝐭𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐝𝐨𝐞𝐬𝐧’𝐭.”

    By all objective measures – Biden is doing worse. What is your measure of leadership ?
    Mumbling nonsense and platitudes ? Not being attacked by a stupid and hostile media ?

    If you claim something would have made a difference – you need evidence.

    Biden has done worse.
    Other western leaders did worse.

    There is no evidence that any government policy anywhere was effective.

    So if Trump failed – what should he have done ?
    And why isn’t Biden doing that ?

    “𝐖𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐢𝐬 𝐑𝐨𝐨𝐬𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐥𝐭/𝐓𝐫𝐮𝐦𝐚𝐧 𝐡𝐚𝐝 𝐥𝐨𝐬𝐭 𝐖𝐨𝐫𝐥𝐝 𝐖𝐚𝐫 𝐈𝐈?”
    A virus is not a war, nor is the US in any danger of losing it.

    “𝐈𝐭𝐬 𝐨𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐥𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐥”.
    Not even close. Again Biden is doing worse.
    But it does not matter – because as before – C19 does not give a $hit about the policies of any government.

    It is highly contageous – pretty much unstoppable – which we knew from its R0 rate. We can not stop the Flu – which has a 1.4 transmission rate. Why would anyone expect to stop a virus with a 2.4-3.8 transmision rate.

    BTW Wilson fought WWI while having an epidemic far worse than Covid.
    Spanish Flu deaths in the US were 675,000 with 13 the current population – worse the Spanish flu was more deadly for young adults – leaving millions orphaned and homeless – and still we fought and won WWI.

    C19 is not even close to the spanish flu.

    It is more comparable to the 1967 Flu that occured during Woodstock. One in which we did nothing,
    With half the total population it had a mortality rate comparable to C19.

    But C19 is also unique in that nearly all those who die from it are in the last months of their lives.
    While most virus’s have higher mortality with age – C19’s age curve is dramatic.
    The deaths under 20 are miniscule – those under 40 much less than the Flu – even deaths under 60 are less than the flu.
    But if you are over 80 and get C19 you have a 1:3 chance of dying.

    As I noted before – US life expectance ROSE during the pandemic. HOW ? Because, there is a radical difference between the number of people who died and the number of life years lost. C19 had negligable impact on total 2020 deaths and even loss on life years lost.

    To a large extent C19 replaced Pheumonia as the cause of death for people who were dying of something else.

    You keep trying to make C19 into a huge deal it is only a huge deal if you are terrified of things that are inconsequential.

    “𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐜𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐭𝐫𝐲 𝐢𝐬 𝐛𝐞𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐩𝐮𝐭 𝐛𝐚𝐜𝐤 𝐭𝐨𝐠𝐞𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐚𝐬 𝐰𝐞 𝐬𝐩𝐞𝐚𝐤.
    𝐁𝐲 𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐩𝐨𝐧𝐬𝐢𝐛𝐥𝐞 𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐝𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐡𝐢𝐩, 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐚 𝐯𝐢𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐟𝐮𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐞.”

    How so ? Biden is doing far worse on C19 despite having a vaccine. JHU had 12.6K deaths yesterday
    A number Trump never reached. So how is Biden doing better ?

    Biden has a disaster at the southern border. More unattented minors than during the entire Trump administration.
    He is rapidly backpedaling to Trump’s policies.
    He is trying to renegotiate the Stay in Mexico or Central america, policies that Trump instituted – but now with hostile governments that he has pissed off.

    Russia is increasingly beligerant as is China.

    So what is it that Biden is doing better at ?

    Wasting Money ?

    “𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐞𝐥𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐟𝐚𝐢𝐫 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐬𝐪𝐮𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐲𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐮𝐩 𝐭𝐨 𝐒𝐂𝐎𝐓𝐔𝐒 𝐤𝐧𝐨𝐰𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭.
    𝐓𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐧𝐨 𝐜𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠.”
    Of course there was – there always is. that is an idiotic left wing nut myth.

    BTW No court decided the election was “fair and square” – they decided things like Trump did not have standing, or it was too late, or as SCOTUS did that the issue was moot because congress certified the election.

    There are however several – and increasing findings of assorted fraud, illegality and corruption.

    Atleast 4 different states have been found by courts to have conducted their election in violation of their own election laws.

    I already noted that the very limited random sample of signature verification that was done in Cobb county GA if true in Fulton county – which was near certain far worse than Cobb – would have flipped the election.

    GA courts have since found that GA was required to do signature matching by law – which they did not do.

    There remain substantial legal challenges to the election that are moving forward – these are near universally going bad for democrats.

    But they will not change anything – because a democratic house is not going to impeach a democratic president for election fraud.

    “𝐃𝐞𝐦𝐨𝐜𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐬 𝐝𝐨𝐧’𝐭 𝐜𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐭. 𝐑𝐞𝐩𝐮𝐛𝐥𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐧𝐬 𝐝𝐨.”
    Pure idiocy.

    The incentive to cheat in elections is always high for both parties – that you beleive it does not occur is a reflection of your own stupidity.

    Please look into the history of election fraud in the US. The US has a long long history of election fraud.
    It was horrible in the 19th century – that resulted in 28 states passing constitutional amendments requiring secret ballots.

    No mailin election can EVER meet the requirements of a secret ballot. Regardless, without secret ballots buying and selling votes was common place. As was prefilling out ballots for people and giving them to them, or even delivering them for them.

    Today we call that ballot harvesting – which is illegal in most of the country and most of the world – but was rampant in 2020.

    It is likely that Kenedy won the 1960 presidential election was a result of large scale election fraud in Illinios.
    It is well known that Lyndon johnson won his TX senate seat with over 80,000 fraudulent votes.

    Regardless, election fraud is far easier and more commonplace in cities – and nearly all cities in the country are controlled by democrats.

    I do not think Republicans are especially more honest than democrats – but they normally have less opeortunity for effective election fraud.

    But mailin elections open the flood gates.

    As I told you before – give me $1M – that is chicken feed in an election where $15B was spent – and I can flip all size “swing states”.
    It is trivial. It is almost undetectable – and the only means of stopping me would also result int he rejection of an equal number of democratic mailin votes.

    Do you honestly think that Republicans will not think of that in 2022 or 2024 ?

    If you truly beleive there was no fraud in 2020 – then you have nothing to worry about in 2022 or 2024 – because if swign state election officials actually caught all the illegitimate votes – then they will also block all GOP efforts to cancel those fraudulent votes in 2022 and 2024.

    But if there was real fraud in 2020 – you can expect a GOP landslide in 2022. Because it is very easy to cancel the fraudulent votes that likely occured in 2020.

    “𝐘𝐚𝐝𝐝𝐚 𝐲𝐚𝐝𝐝𝐚 𝐲𝐚𝐝𝐝𝐚. 𝐁𝐥𝐚𝐡 𝐛𝐥𝐚𝐡 𝐛𝐥𝐚𝐡.”
    Not an argument.

    I would also note that the huge GOP gains in the house are strong evidence of Fraud. Contra your arguments this election was determined by 6 cities which delivered far more biden votes than would be predicted and far more than comparable large cities alsewhere in the country – even deep blue cities.

    “𝐓𝐫𝐮𝐦𝐩 𝐥𝐨𝐬𝐭 𝐛𝐲 𝟏𝟎 𝐦𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐯𝐨𝐭𝐞𝐬 𝐨𝐫 𝐬𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠.”

    And how many of those were real people ?
    We saw voter turnout numbers that were unheard of – but ONLY in the places where Biden MUST get that turnout to win.
    Regardless, it does not matter – you do not know – no one verified that. Democrats fought tooth and nail against all effort before, during and after the election to validate that votes were cast by real people.

    There are still 400K votes from swing states that have not been properly reported – i.e. there are 400K more ballots than voters.

    BTW Trump lost by less than 45K votes in 3 states.
    Not a landslide.

    100K votes would hav e flipped the house and the senate.
    Not a landslide.

    “𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐚𝐦𝐞 𝐥𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐬𝐥𝐢𝐝𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐓𝐫𝐮𝐦𝐩 𝐛𝐞𝐚𝐭 𝐇𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐚𝐫𝐲.”
    Actually Trump beat Hillary by about 90K votes.

    But there are many differences – no one doubts the Trump votes in 2020 or 2016 are real people.
    Trump won a lawful election.
    Trump won by getting 2.5M democrats in those states to vote republican – and they all voted republican again in 2020.

    “𝐀𝐦𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐚 𝐠𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐓𝐫𝐮𝐦𝐩 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐰𝐡𝐞𝐥𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐫𝐚𝐬𝐩𝐛𝐞𝐫𝐫𝐲”
    I travel alot – in blue and purple parts of the country.
    The Biden signs are gone.
    The Trump signs are still up.

    “𝐀𝐟𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐦.”
    I do not expect Trump will run in 2024.
    But if he does – he will win.

    Biden is already a disaster. And it will only get worse.

    Democrats winning elections is a self punishing act.
    When democrats win they must govern.

    In 2020 Democrats struggled – but mostly successfully spoke out of both sides of their mouths during the election.
    Biden pretended to be moderate to moderates, and pretended to be a socialist to the left, he pretended to have answers to Covid to those terrified by it.

    Frankly Biden is not president. The children in the whitehouse are. They TRIED to deliver for the socialist left.
    That is blowing up in their faces. If the Biden admin continues its rapid backtracking to Trump policies – Biden will be Trump’s 2nd term.

    If not – democrats will not get elected dog catcher in 2022

    “𝐈𝐦 𝐬𝐮𝐫𝐩𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐆𝐞𝐨𝐫𝐠𝐢𝐚 𝐟𝐥𝐢𝐩𝐩𝐞𝐝 𝐛𝐥𝐮𝐞 𝐛𝐮𝐭 𝐠𝐥𝐚𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐲 𝐝𝐢𝐝.”

    But it did not. There is very little doubt GA did not flip.
    To get a Trump victory in GA does not even require significnat fraud – though the likelyhood of large scale Fraud in fulton county is Huge.

    All that is required in GA is to properly count the votes.

    “𝐍𝐨 𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐡𝐞𝐥𝐝 𝐥𝐚𝐰𝐥𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐞𝐥𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬. 𝐓𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐛𝐚𝐛𝐥𝐲 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐦𝐨𝐬𝐭 𝐜𝐚𝐫𝐞𝐟𝐮𝐥𝐥𝐲-𝐦𝐨𝐧𝐢𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐞𝐝 𝐞𝐥𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐢𝐧 𝐡𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐲.

    𝐘𝐨𝐮’𝐫𝐞 𝐛𝐞𝐥𝐢𝐞𝐯𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐁𝐒 𝐛𝐮𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐧 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐛𝐢𝐩𝐨𝐥𝐚𝐫, 𝐬𝐨 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐰𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝.”

    No I am just familiar with the facts. The courts have already found that 4 of 6 swing states held lawless elections.
    And the claim that this was a carefully monitored election is ludicrously stupid.

    Just about all after midnight counting in the 6 major cities that flipped the election to Biden overnight was done with absolutely no oversight, no observers at all. This is a FACT that the media was reporting at the time.

    “𝐍𝐨 𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐦𝐚𝐝𝐞 𝐮𝐩 𝐥𝐚𝐰𝐬 𝐚𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐲 𝐰𝐞𝐧𝐭.”
    Of course they did. 5 of the 6 switng states have state constitutional amendments that require secret ballots.
    No mailin ballot ever is a secret ballot. In each of those 5 states the election was conducted outside the state constitution.
    In 4 of those 6 states various courts have found that the state election commisions of secretaries of states authorized voting provisions that violated existing state laws.

    Grow up – the lawlessness of the election is beyond any doubt at all. It is an established fact.

    What is not know is how much fraud took place and how much fraud that lawlessness enabled.

    “𝐀𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐄𝐥𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐚𝐥 𝐂𝐨𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐠𝐞 𝐢𝐬 𝐬𝐭𝐮𝐩𝐢𝐝 𝐚𝐧𝐲𝐰𝐚𝐲.”
    Then change the constitution.

    “𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐯𝐚𝐬𝐭 𝐦𝐚𝐣𝐨𝐫𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐨𝐟 𝐀𝐦𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐧𝐬 𝐰𝐚𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐁𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐧 𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝐓𝐫𝐮𝐦𝐩.”
    Again – without a lawful election you can not know that.

    “𝐌𝐚𝐣𝐨𝐫𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐫𝐮𝐥𝐞𝐬. 𝐓𝐡𝐚𝐭’𝐬 𝐡𝐨𝐰 𝐢𝐭 𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝 𝐛𝐞.”
    Absolutely wrong. Total idiocy.
    We do not have a democracy. Our founders hated democracies.
    Democracies are terrible forms of government.

    The reason that we have LIMITED govenrment – that we have a constitution,
    is specifically to DISEMPOWER the majority.
    To confine government to the very limited role that only government can do.

    Absolutely anything that people can do for themselves – there is no need for govenrment to do.

    We NEED government to prosecute felons who commit additional crimes with guns.

    We do not need government to register guns, or to restrict the rights of those of us that are not felons to own guns – or anything else.

    Government is a necescary evil. There is very very little that MUST be done by government.

    “Majority rule” is totally immoral.

    Can 51 of 100 people decide to take from you your life ? Your liberty ? Your property ?

    Is theft justifiable if only enough people wish to do it ?

    How old are you 12 ?

    Regardless, you clearly have had a really crappy education.

    We have spent 7,000 years learning how to govern ourselves. We have learned many lessons along the way – one of those is that the most totalitarian form of government in existance is “majority rule”

    No king, despot or tyrant can get away with F$#k with the rights of his citizens to the extent that the majority can F#$k with the rights of their neighbors.

    “𝐄𝐥𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐚𝐥 𝐂𝐨𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐠𝐞 𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝 𝐛𝐞 𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐥𝐢𝐬𝐡𝐞𝐝.”
    Then change the constitution.

    Worse still – those states are STILL fighting tooth an nail against any inquiry.
    The Arizona Senate has been trying to audit the Maricopa county results since the election. they have won repeatedly in court.
    They are still tied up in legal battles. And in the mean time – thouasands of 2020 ballots were illegally shredded.

    “𝐒𝐞𝐳 𝐲𝐨𝐮. 𝐅𝐚𝐤𝐞 𝐧𝐞𝐰𝐬.”

    Nope, it is called facts – just because you can not read it in WaPo or NYT does not make it false.
    Try google – or better yet DuckDuckGo – they do not skew results as much.

    Regardless – why do you beleive media that has constantly lied to you ?
    Do you understand that in the past 4 years tin foul hat nut jobs like Alex Jones have been more accurate than New York Times or Washington Post reporters ?

    Regardless, if you live in an idelogical bubble – how do you expect to know the truth.

    Actual “fake news” is easy to deal with – check the facts – we have greater access to actual facts today than ever before.
    And then do not trust those who have lied to you in the future.

    You do not chose to beleive Trump because you claim he has lied. Yet his record of truthfulness is greater than that of Wapo or NYT.

    Conversely even the left wing nut press can not choke down Biden’s lies.

    GA’s new election laws are LESS restrictive than those of New York State – they are not a return to Jim Crow, they are a return to the rule of law. Even the left wing nut media gave Biden 4 pinochio’s.

    But I would ask you – If GA just enected laws that severely restricted the election relative to what occurred in 2020 AND the NEW election laws are LESS restrictive than New York – then why is it that you trust the results of 2020 ?

    BTW Much of what GA enacted does NOT change the GA election process. It just makes it harder for GA election officials to ignore the laws.

    The NEW GA law is not mostly NEW, it is mostly just a harder to circumvent version of the prior law.
    It requires things like voter ID and signature verification that were required before – but ignored.
    It imposes criminal penalties for lawless conduct of election officials.

    Mostly it just makes it harder for election officials to go lawless.

    And Yes, the left is pissed – because without that lawlessness they will not win GA.

    “𝐒𝐨 𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐨𝐢𝐧𝐭 𝐚 𝐣𝐮𝐝𝐠𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐠𝐞𝐭 𝐢𝐭 𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡. 𝐘𝐨𝐮 𝐤𝐧𝐨𝐰 𝐰𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐮𝐥𝐭 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐛𝐞.”
    I do not control that. I can not appoint anyone in GA.

    And yes, /i know exactly what the results will be – There is already a GA senate finding that Fulton county acted lawlessly in the 2020 election. We will see the same results from the court – though likely more egregious as the court will allow discovery and real investigation.

    “𝐁𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐧 𝐰𝐨𝐧.:”
    Not likely

    “Meanwhile the GA Senate investigations find innumerable issues both in Fulton county and throughout GA that would have altered the outcome.

    Google it.
    I do not make claims that are not facts.

    “𝐇𝐞’𝐬 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐜𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐢𝐧 𝐠𝐛𝐚𝐜𝐤 𝐭𝐨 𝐚𝐧𝐲 𝐨𝐟 𝐓𝐫𝐮𝐦𝐩’𝐬 𝐩𝐨𝐥𝐢𝐜𝐢𝐞𝐬.”
    Of course he is.
    After a bunch of stupid initial moves he is rapidly reversing course – while trying to pretend he is not.
    This is really messy.

    Even the recent Gun EO’s which have you worked up are just a distraction from his failed border policy changes as well as trying to hide from the left that he is backtracking on them.

    He is trying to return to “wait in Mexico”.
    Now they are back to building the wall – atleast parts of it.

    “𝐁𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐧 𝐢𝐬 𝐚𝐜𝐭𝐮𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐲 𝐌𝐚𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐀𝐦𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐚 𝐆𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐭 𝐀𝐠𝐚𝐢𝐧:”

    “𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐢𝐧𝐟𝐫𝐚𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐮𝐜𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐣𝐨𝐛𝐬 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐩𝐨𝐬𝐚𝐥.”

    First Biden’s infrastructure bill is not infrasturction it is pork for the big businesses that helped elect him.
    It is more Solyandra’s – are you even old enough to remember that ?

    Europe has already tried this green new deal nonsense – it does not work.

    None of this works – Government can only create government jobs – and those come at the expense of the real economy and our standard of living.

    Even Obama’s ARRA which was tiny in comparison was a huge failure. It did eventually result in significant highway constrtuction – but it did so by devestating commerical construction for several years.

    One of the huge problems – just ONE of many with government programs like this – is that they have no clue about the real economy.

    There are only so many civil engineers as an example. It takes 4+ years to increase their numbers, Decades to do so significantly.
    And no one will go to school to become a civil engineer to get a high paying job that will go away when the infrastructure program ends.

    Regardless if government does something that requiress more civil engineers – that will result in OTHER things not happening – other projects not being built. that will have little effect on civil engineers – but it will have dramatic effects on those who depend on civil engineers doing their job.

    This is quite litterally why the soviet union failed – and why ALL top down central planning fails.
    And we have more than a century of data that proves that.

    It is not possible for those at the top to allocate resources such to meet ALL the demands of a complex economy.

    There is only one resource allocation method that actually works – and that is the bottom up nature of free markets.

    In a free market – resources will always be allocated based on the wants and needs of the people AND the value they place on each of those wants and needs.

    Government – any kind of top down planning can not accomplish that.

    That is also why in a working economy, small businesses start grow, and eventually some become large business and then fail.

    Large businesses have significant economy of scale advantages over small businesses, but they are more fragile and less agile.

    There is only one company in the Fortune top 10 when I was a child that is still there.

    Many on the right are worried about the Amazon’s and FaceBooks, and Googles – I am not. They will adapt or be replaced.
    I do not know what the future brings – but i do know that big businesses rarely survive long without government propping them up.

    BTW everything tru of big business is even more true of govenrment.

    #4 IDEAS RESPEC ranked economist Robert Barro keeps the worlds largest database on government spending and efficiency.
    He has found that government spending is on average 25-35% as efficient as private spending.
    That is near uniformly true – it is true regardless of the form of government.

    And it is why the larger government gets the heavier the burden it is on the country and the more negative the impact on standard of living.

    Economists Reinhart and Roggoff demonstrated that increasing government debt slows economic growth.
    You can find their work many places – including NBER..

    “𝐃𝐢𝐝 𝐓𝐫𝐮𝐦𝐩 𝐚𝐭𝐭𝐞𝐦𝐩𝐭 𝐚𝐧𝐲𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐥𝐢𝐤𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭?”
    Nope, Trump engaged in deregulation with resulted in unemployment going down to levels economists claimed were not possible.

    Trump did not need to spend a penny to “create jobs”. He did not need a stimulus, a federal jobs program.

    BTW can you name a federal jobs program ever that worked ?

    This has been studied by economists. Government jobs programs actually make participants LESS employable and productive.
    Even Denmark studied this and ultimately found that the programs it thought were stellar were just moving jobs arround – not creating them – and all at public expense.

    “𝐍𝐨, 𝐓𝐫𝐮𝐦𝐩 𝐝𝐢𝐝𝐧’𝐭 𝐚𝐭𝐭𝐞𝐦𝐩𝐭 𝐚𝐧𝐲𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠, 𝐛𝐞𝐜𝐚𝐮𝐬𝐞 𝐓𝐫𝐮𝐦𝐩 𝐝𝐢𝐝𝐧’𝐭 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐚 𝐜𝐥𝐮𝐞.”
    Actually Trump had a HUGE clue – Government can F#$Kup the economy, but it can not make it work.

    Here is some advice from 250 years ago, by the greatest economist that ever lived.
    Advice that Trump mostly understood, and Biden and the left just do not.

    “Little else is requisite to carry a state to the highest degree of opulence from the lowest barbarism but peace, easy taxes, and a tolerable administration of justice: all the rest being brought about by the natural course of things.

    Adam Smith”

    “𝐁𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐧 𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝 𝐚𝐜𝐜𝐞𝐩𝐭 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐬𝐞𝐧𝐝 𝐢𝐧 𝐎𝐛𝐚𝐦𝐚, 𝐰𝐡𝐨 𝐰𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝 𝐝𝐞𝐜𝐚𝐩𝐢𝐭𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐏𝐮𝐭𝐢𝐧.”
    Obama is not president. Biden is.
    And Putin is not afraid of Biden.

    Though Biden would be obliterated by Putin in a debate.
    This is not about debates.
    Obama was a better debater than Biden.
    But he was a poor president – and Putin PWNED him,
    And Putin is already delieriously happy with Biden,
    as is Xi.

    “𝐀𝐬 𝐡𝐞 𝐰𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐝𝐞𝐜𝐚𝐩𝐢𝐭𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐓𝐫𝐮𝐦𝐩 𝐢𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐲 𝐡𝐚𝐝 𝐝𝐞𝐛𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐝.”
    I doubt it, but I do not care.

    You keep fixating on this idiotic measures.
    I suspect Trump would have done to Obama what he did to Hillary.
    and what he would have done to Biden with a real debate and the press not protecting Biden from himself.
    Biden lied like a rug in the debates.

    But getting to be president might be about debates. Being president is not.

    I do not even mostly care than Biden has dimentia. The problem is that children who do not know what they are doing are running the country. And the cost of their learning will be very high and it is everyone else who will pay it.

    You make all these rants about Trump – you are almost completely wrong – but even if you were right it would be irrelevant.

    Quite Simply Trump was a better president than Obama or Bush. And so far Biden has been a disaster.
    Frankly much worse than I expected.

    Inevitably this will bite democrats in the ass.

    And Honestly if I am wrong great!!!

    When Obama was elected I prayed two things.

    That everything I knew about economics was wrong and that obama would magically be successful.
    Or that Obama would grow to fit the shoes of the president

    Neither prayer was answered. Obama was an abysmally bad president and afterwards we leanr he was also the most crooked president since Nixon – probably worse.

    “𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐠𝐮𝐲 𝐢𝐬 𝐚 𝐤𝐥𝐞𝐩𝐭𝐨𝐜𝐫𝐚𝐭 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐚 𝐜𝐫𝐨𝐨𝐤.”

    And your evidence is ?

    “𝐀𝐧𝐝 𝐛𝐲 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐰𝐚𝐲, 𝐜𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐏𝐮𝐭𝐢𝐧 𝐚 𝐤𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐫 𝐢𝐬 𝐏𝐖𝐍𝐈𝐍𝐆 𝐡𝐢𝐦, 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐰𝐚𝐲 𝐚𝐫𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐝.”

    I am certain that Putin does not think that. In fact I am certain Putin wants the rest of the world to think of him as a killer.
    I also suspect that Russians want Putin to be strong.

    “𝐃𝐨𝐞𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐬𝐞𝐞𝐦 𝐰𝐞𝐚𝐤 𝐨𝐫 𝐜𝐨𝐰𝐚𝐫𝐝𝐥𝐲 𝐭𝐨 𝐲𝐨𝐮, 𝐜𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐡𝐞 #𝟏 𝐠𝐮𝐲 𝐢𝐧 𝐑𝐮𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐚 𝐚 𝐤𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐫?”
    You still seem to have this stupid fixation on words.

    Biden is not strong or weak because of what he says.

    He is weak because what he says and does do not mean anything.

    Putin pushed scads more troops into Ukraine as soon as Biden took office.
    Clearly Putin is not afraid of Biden. Putin thinks Biden is weak.
    Xi begain threatening Tiawan, Japan, even the US militarily as soon as Biden took office.
    The met with the US in Alaska and pissed all over Biden, in ways they never dared with Trump.
    Xi clearly thinks Biden is weak.

    So Biden thinks that Putin is a “killer”.
    Putin is laughing at Biden and KNOWS Biden is NOT a “killer”
    He is a weak vasal. He is not even in charge of his own government.
    And whoever is in charge – does not know what they are doing.

    That is dangerous for all of us.

    “𝐒𝐞𝐞 𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐯𝐞. 𝐁𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐧 𝐚𝐜𝐜𝐮𝐬𝐞𝐝 𝐏𝐮𝐭𝐢𝐧 𝐨𝐟 𝐛𝐞𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚 𝐤𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐫. 𝐖𝐡𝐨 𝐏𝐖𝐍𝐄𝐃 𝐰𝐡𝐨𝐦?”

    Trivial – Putin PWNED Biden.
    If you can not tell – you are smoking too much wacky weed.
    If you can not tell when you have been run over and stomped on you are clueless.

    “𝐓𝐫𝐮𝐦𝐩 𝐝𝐢𝐝𝐧’𝐭 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐚𝐢𝐧 𝐂𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐚 𝐚𝐭 𝐚𝐥𝐥. 𝐓𝐫𝐮𝐦𝐩 𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 – 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐰𝐢𝐩𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐚 𝐩𝐞𝐧 – 𝐝𝐞𝐦𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐝 𝐫𝐞𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐞𝐧𝐬𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐂𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐚 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐥𝐚𝐮𝐧𝐜𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐂𝐨𝐫𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐯𝐢𝐫𝐮𝐬 𝐨𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐥𝐝.”

    Of course Trump contained China. China was PWNED be Trump as president.

    But glad you accept that Covid is the China Virus, the Wuhan Virus – and 90% likely the result of a lab leak.
    From a lab that was partly funded by Obama and that Faucci is heavily tied to.

    “𝐍𝐮𝐥𝐥𝐢𝐟𝐲 𝐭𝐡𝐞 $𝟏 𝐭𝐫𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐢𝐧 𝐀𝐦𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐧 𝐝𝐞𝐛𝐭 𝐡𝐞𝐥𝐝 𝐛𝐲 𝐂𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐚 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐚𝐠𝐞 𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐝𝐞𝐛𝐭𝐨𝐫 𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐝𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐚𝐦𝐞.”

    Non trivial. I think that is something that needs serious consideration. But it has enormous potential consequences.

    Unilaterlally canceling government debt has the potential to devastate financial markets.

    Argentiana and many other countries tried this – and it failed badly. Eventually Argentian ended up paying off all the debt it had cancelled.

    I think there is a strong case to hold China accountable.

    Even ignoring the fact that the Virus 90% probably was a lab leak, it is 100% true that China quarantined Wuhan from the rest of China – while allowing free travel from Wuhan to the rest of the world.

    Had China dealt honestly with C19 – it never would have gotten out of China.

    We have had several similar viruses in the past. Some worse. They were stopped quickly.
    That is possible if you act agressively while only a few hundred are infected.
    But once the virus has spread in population and geographically – it can not be stopped easily.

    “𝐃𝐢𝐝 𝐓𝐫𝐮𝐦𝐩 𝐝𝐨 𝐚𝐧𝐲𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐥𝐢𝐤𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭?

    𝐍𝐨, 𝐡𝐞 𝐜𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐝 𝐓𝐢𝐤 𝐓𝐨𝐤. 𝐓𝐡𝐚𝐭’𝐬 𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐡𝐞 𝐝𝐢𝐝.”

    Trump threatened exactly that. Biden is kowtowing to Xi.

    “𝐖𝐞𝐥𝐥 𝐑𝐮𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐚 𝐢𝐬 𝐚 𝐧𝐮𝐜𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐫 𝐩𝐨𝐰𝐞𝐫 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐢𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐲 𝐰𝐚𝐧𝐭 𝐭𝐨 𝐛𝐮𝐥𝐥𝐲 𝐔𝐤𝐫𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐞, 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞’𝐬 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐦𝐮𝐜𝐡 𝐰𝐞 𝐜𝐚𝐧 𝐝𝐨.”
    Then why didn;’t they do so when Trump was president ?

    Russia invaded Ukraine under Obama – practically with Hillaries invatiation.

    And they have dramatically strenghtened their hold under Biden. Not Trump.

    Biden was correct – Putin is a “killer” – and Biden is weak.

    “𝐀𝐦𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐚 𝐰𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐭𝐨 𝐰𝐚𝐫 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐈𝐫𝐚𝐪 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐀𝐟𝐠𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐧 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐬𝐩𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐛𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬.”
    Actually trillions.

    Regardless, are you saying Russia can invade any country it wants ?

    “𝐍𝐨 𝐚𝐭 𝐓𝐫𝐮𝐦𝐩 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐛𝐞𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐥𝐞𝐭𝐞𝐥𝐲 𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐝𝐞𝐩𝐭𝐡 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐫𝐲𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐨 𝐬𝐰𝐞𝐞𝐭-𝐭𝐚𝐥𝐤 𝐑𝐮𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐚 𝐛𝐚𝐜𝐤 𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐆𝟕.”

    You are really clueless about foreign affairs.

    “𝐌𝐨𝐬𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐆𝟕 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐥𝐝 𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐝𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐝𝐞𝐞𝐩𝐥𝐲 𝐫𝐞𝐥𝐢𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐜𝐥𝐨𝐰𝐧 𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐰 𝐢𝐬 𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐨𝐟𝐟𝐢𝐜𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐀𝐦𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐚 𝐡𝐚𝐬 𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐥𝐥𝐢𝐠𝐞𝐧𝐭, 𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐩𝐨𝐧𝐬𝐢𝐛𝐥𝐞 𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐝𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐡𝐢𝐩 𝐚𝐠𝐚𝐢𝐧.”

    You keep saying this idiocy – and you seem to think that saying things without evidence makes them true.

    What Europe is clear about is that Biden is weak.

    “𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐝𝐮𝐦𝐛𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝟓𝟎% 𝐨𝐟 𝐀𝐦𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐚 𝐡𝐚𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐢𝐫 𝐢𝐝𝐢𝐨𝐭 𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐟𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐲𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐬 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐞𝐱𝐩𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐮𝐥𝐭: 𝐄𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐨𝐦𝐢𝐜, 𝐡𝐮𝐦𝐚𝐧𝐢𝐭𝐚𝐫𝐢𝐚𝐧 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐭𝐮𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐥 𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐚𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐨𝐩𝐡𝐞.”

    US Real GDP 2008 – 2016 15.6T-17.7 – that is a gain of 2.1T in 8 years in REAL GDP.
    2016-2020 17.7-19.2 – that is almost 2T gain in Real GDP in 4 years.

    Further Obama started at the depths of a Recession – he should have seen 2-4 years of 5% growth.
    Trump started at the end of one of the weakest recoveries of all time, and ended with a pandemic that breifly destroy 35% of the economy.
    And still managed almost 2T in REAL GDP growth.

    Inarguably Trump did Better than Obama economically.

    Humanitarian – if you wish to engage in charity – go ahead. I do personally.
    But Charity is NOT the business of govenrment. There is little if any humanitarian role for government.

    But since we are comparing – Biden has a humanitarian disaster at the US boarder one of his own making.
    In only 80 days he has managed to go from very little illegal crossings, very little in the way of unaccompanied minors.
    No “kids in cages” – to the worst situation in 30 years. To people dropping toddlers over fences. To 5 year olds wondering arround in the desert alone. To more unaccompanied minors than the entire Trump administration.

    80 days in and Biden is a total humanitarian disaster.

    And we have Biden and the Biden administration on TV telling these people “please do not come” – and thinking they will listen.
    They are coming wearing Biden T shirts.

    You have this weird idea that empty words matter – that telling illegal immigrants to wait – will do anything when you have thrown open the doors.

    Biden’s head of DHS is saying that Wall construction never stopped – and that it is going to continue, and that it must continue.

    This is not what Biden promised, it is not what he said on Day one.

    I do not even know if it is true.

    But what we all know is that this is a MASSIVE FAIL.

    You say Biden is strong with world leaders. HA!.

    Strength is not the result of a word here or there. It is a result of consistent action everywhere.

    If Biden can not handle the boarder – why beleive he can handle Russia ? Or Xi ?

    But like the typical left wing nut – logic is irrelevant.

    Everywhere you fixate on words.

    Words do matter – WHEN YOU STAND BEHIND THEM.

    Obama drew a line in the sand, and then another, and then another – so no one listened.

    Trump sent US warships into the south china sea. There were several collisions. But US warships kept returning.

    China listened and heard. So did Japan, and Taiwan, and Vietnam. and Philipines, and India. and ….

    It is way early to measure Biden’s success on the world stage – but he is off to a piss poor start.

    Whether you like it or not – it is clear that Xi and Putin are happy with Biden – because they can dominate him.

    We will see if that continues. But changing that could be extremely dangerous.

    Biden took some first steps – he sent the John McCaine down the formosa straights.
    But if he really wants to show Xi (and Putin) how big his balls are, he needs to send an aircraft carrier.

    “𝐓𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐧𝐨 𝐟𝐫𝐚𝐮𝐝. 𝐈𝐟 𝐚 𝐂𝐨𝐧𝐬𝐞𝐫𝐯𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞-𝐦𝐚𝐣𝐨𝐫𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐒𝐂𝐎𝐓𝐔𝐒 𝐬𝐚𝐢𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭, 𝐢𝐭 𝐡𝐚𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐛𝐞 𝐭𝐫𝐮𝐞.”
    Nope, they refused to hear two cases one on standing, and the other because it was moot.
    Mostly they hid.

    “𝐓𝐫𝐮𝐦𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐣𝐮𝐬𝐭 𝐬𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐥𝐨𝐬𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐛𝐞𝐜𝐚𝐮𝐬𝐞 𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐜𝐥𝐨𝐰𝐧 𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐰 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐜𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐨 𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐭𝐨𝐰𝐧.”

    I did not vote for Trump in 2020, or 2016.

    The 2020 election was still lawless. You can hold your breath till you are blue in the face – you can not change that.
    The election was certainly fraudulent too.
    Was there enough fraud to change the results – likely.

    I might eventually find out – because I am actually paying attention.
    It is clear at this point that GA was wrongly decided.
    It may become even more clear in the future.

    AZ is the next major area of inquiry. It is near certain that eventually the Senate indepent audit will take place.

    That will be a big deal.

    We already know than thousands of ballots were shredded since the election.

    Things to look for in the audit when it happens.
    Do the total ballots still in existance match the number of voters who voted.
    Is there evidence of forged ballots.
    Do the ballot counts match those reported and certified.
    Then we can go into – are the voters who are reported to have voted – actual eligable voters.
    Do the signatures and ID of the mailin ballots match.

    The likelyhood of not finding more than enough error to flip AZ is small.

    One of the problems the left has is that actual voter fraud – in a normal election – even an inperson election is more than enough to question an election that was this close.
    While know typical fraud in mailin elections is 20-200 times inperson fraud. \

    Another problem specific to the 2020 election and one of the reasons that recounts usually do not change things is that
    While FRAUD is lopsided, Errors tend to balance.

    We already know that the found discrepancies in counting have favored Trump by about 90:10.

    If the descrepancies were due to error – they would split about 50:50, The odds are unintential errors match the vote results.
    When ever there is a error pattern that is dramatically different fromt he vote itself – it is near certain you have fraud.

    In state after state all audits, recanvasses etc. have resulted in significant trump gains.
    Not enough to flip the election – but more than enough to prove Fraud.
    As an example as I recall the GA “faux recount” had Trump pick up about 6500 votes and Biden gain about 400.
    That is more than 10:1 That is not error, that is fraud. When there is fraud one place it is going to be others.

    “𝐎𝐟 𝐜𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐬𝐞 𝐡𝐞 𝐝𝐨𝐞𝐬.
    𝐂𝐞𝐫𝐭𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐥𝐲 𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐩𝐞𝐜𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐧 𝐓𝐫𝐮𝐦𝐩.”
    You are nuts.

    “𝐓𝐫𝐮𝐦𝐩 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐚 𝐛𝐚𝐝 𝐣𝐨𝐤𝐞 𝐨𝐧 𝐚 𝐛𝐥𝐨𝐭 𝐨𝐧 𝐝𝐢𝐩𝐥𝐨𝐦𝐚𝐜𝐲.”
    That is probably true. But Dipolomats are a joke.
    They are not there to get anything done.
    Trump got things done.

    “𝐍𝐩𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐡𝐚𝐬 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐦𝐢𝐬𝐞𝐝 𝐀𝐦𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐚’𝐬 𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐚𝐥 𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐝𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐡𝐢𝐩 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐧 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚 𝐠𝐮𝐲 𝐰𝐡𝐨 𝐜𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐨𝐧 𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐰𝐢𝐟𝐞, 𝐬𝐜𝐫𝐞𝐰𝐞𝐝 𝐚 𝐬𝐚𝐝 𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐢𝐩𝐩𝐞𝐫, 𝐩𝐚𝐢𝐝 𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐨𝐟𝐟 $𝟏𝟑𝟎,𝟎𝟎𝟎, 𝐥𝐨𝐬𝐭 𝐚 $𝟐𝟓 𝐦𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐥𝐚𝐰𝐬𝐮𝐢𝐭 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐝𝐞𝐟𝐫𝐚𝐮𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐬𝐭𝐮𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬, 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐟𝐢𝐧𝐞𝐝 $𝟐 𝐦𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐨𝐰𝐧 𝐜𝐡𝐚𝐫𝐢𝐭𝐲. 𝐡𝐚𝐬 𝐛𝐞𝐞𝐧 𝐢𝐧𝐯𝐨𝐥𝐯𝐞𝐝 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐬𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐥𝐚𝐰𝐬𝐮𝐢𝐭𝐬, 𝐡𝐚𝐬 𝐠𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐛𝐚𝐧𝐤𝐫𝐮𝐩𝐭 𝐬𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐥 𝐭𝐢𝐦𝐞𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐛𝐫𝐚𝐠𝐠𝐞𝐝 𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐜𝐡𝐚𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐦𝐚𝐫𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐝 𝐰𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐧 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐠𝐫𝐚𝐛𝐛𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐦 𝐛𝐲 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐩𝐮𝐬𝐬𝐲.”

    And yet you elected Bill Clinton the rapist president.
    I would further note that if you are going to treat all allegations as True – then Joe Biden is also a rapist.

    Most Billionaries have gone bankrupt atleast once.
    There is one Forbes 400 billionaire who was homeless for a time.
    The Trump U lawsuit was settled, not lost.
    Regardless the central issue was whether Trump U’s use of Motivational speakers rather than professors was a breach of contract.
    Trump promissed those participating in Trump U the “secret sauce” of success.
    As you are a left wing nut and clueless, i will have to share the secret sauce with you.
    Edison purportedly said Genius is 1 Percent Inspiration and 99 Percent Perspiration
    That applies to pretty much all success. As Jordan Peterson has noted the most important human attribute for success is conscientiousness. That is a combination of incredibly hard work and trustworthiness.

    I have listened to the left – and you rant that Trump is dishonest – a liar. And you cite all this nonsense.

    Yet often your own claims are proof that Trump is both honest and hard working.

    Trump went bankrupt – yup. And STILL people loaned him a small fortune and invested in his future ventures.
    You can be George Maddoff ONCE. But if you REALLY screw people – they never come back. No one comes back.

    You talk about lawsuits – yet people still do business with Trump – over and over.
    I recall claims that Deutch bank loaned him millions.
    Do you think Deutch bank wrote hundreds of millions in bad loans to a crook ?

    One of my businesses provided “due dilligence” services to banks.

    If you have a $3M appartment complex you want to refinance – or a 2B skyscraper. The bank will hire an army of experts to review your loan and your collateral. They will check your finances, they will check your creditors, they will appraise your building – no matter what you claim it is worth. They will check your operations, they will check for hidden environmental problems, and they will check what shape your building is in. In short they will verify every claim you make.
    Recently I reviewed a property with 400 units. I was told that they had 20 units “down”, They lied, they had about 100 units down.
    They probably will not get the loan. Not because 100 units down is too many, but because they lied.
    People do not do business with people they do not trust.
    Even criminals do not do business with people they do not trust.
    Sometimes criminals trust those they do business with – because they know they will kill them.
    But no matter what Trust is essential to business.

    You have claimed over and over Trump is a liar. Yet it is self evident that he is not. People trust him with billions of dollars.
    And they are not let down.

    You rant about hookers and cheating. Trump was open about his relations to women. I did not vote for him in 2016 because of that.
    But he did not lie about it. His wives knew what they were getting.
    He divorced – but he kept the agreements he made, and he took care of his family and his children.

    His children did not grow up to be drug addicts and moochers and sponges and people who lied about guns.
    These are the things your hero’s child did.

    You can judge a tree by its fruit.

    Trump’s children were all born with a platinum spoon. But they have used it to be successful.
    Not get coked out, high on heroin and shag 14 year olds.

    Has Biden ever successfully done anything that was not dependent on government ?
    And he has been pawing children and other peoples wives for decades.
    Secret service agents were warned about bringin their spouses to events with Biden.

    As to your charity nonsense – neither you nor the NY courts seem to understand private Trusts.
    The courts were out of line. This was political.
    The Trump family trust is NOT a public charity. it is not even inherently a charity.
    No one outside the Trump family can put money into the Trump Trust.
    The Trust is answerable to its members – NOT the NY Government. The whole lawsuit should have been dismissed.
    It is likely a part of why Trump left NY.
    When the courts quit following the law and become political it is time to go where the rule of law means something.
    The Clinton Foundation is a public charity.

    1. Bravo John Say. I read every word. I recommend playing this soundtrack that was playing in MY head as I read your patient, instructive, constructive, and respectful response to Ben — even in the face of him calling you mentally ill. I enjoyed reading every word. Had a few really good out-loud laughs, too. Bravo, again.

      Killing ben softly with your words (and your facts)
      Blowing his whole mind….
      Listen for a while, ben…
      da da ta….ha!. 😉

      1. Soundtrack going thru Ben’s mind: “I prayed that he would finish…but he just kept right on….killing me softly….wtih his song….he sang as if he knew me in all my dark despair…and then he looked right through me as if I wasn’t there…and he kept on signing…singing clear and strong….killing me softly with his song…..

        🙂 🙂 🙂

      2. Thank you.

        All Ben needs to do, is start checking his facts before posting.

    2. Btw….John Say and Ben’s exchanges here are more informative, funnier and better than anything SNL has going on. Bravo!

      1. Some faves for those who don’t read all the way through —->

        Ben: Yadda yadda yadda Blah blah blah
        John Say: Not an argument

        John Say: How old are you 12?
        Regardless, you clearly have had a really crappy education.

        John Say: Do you understand that in the past 4 years tin foul hat nut jobs like Alex Jones have been more accurate than New York Times or Washington Post reporters ?Regardless, if you live in an ideological bubble – how do you expect to know the truth?

        And so much more….Enjoy! 🙂

        1. Last thing….Ben, I believe you have a good sense of humor…right?….could be wrong….anyway, I enjoy your comments and this is meant in good fun….peace out. surfer bro left coast dude ; )

          1. Sorry, last thing….maybe it would have been better if I said to myself: “don’t give him too much lip” because he is prolly mental, you know?

            🙂 anyhoo, peace out benji

    1. No I agree. Let all the ignorant proles buy and make all the guns they want and shoot each other down at will.

      Good idea.

      1. And yet they are not doing that.

        Todate there is not a single gun crime associated with a garage made firearm.

        That will change, someday. But the fact still remains. Gun crimes are committed almost exclusively by criminals, mostly by people who already can not legally posses a firearm.

        There are already laws on this. Enforce those and crime drops radically – we already know that.

        1. “Bloviating nutter.”

          That was it. Let me define that for you.

          blo·vi·atec/ˈblōvēˌāt/ verbINFORMAL•US
          gerund or present participle: bloviating
          talk at length, especially in an inflated or empty way.

          /ˈnədər/ noun INFORMAL•BRITISH
          a crazy or eccentric person.

          1. My replies to your comments would be much shorter if you would make fewer errors.

            Please check the facts before posting.

            And all the ad hominem does is make you look stupid.
            It is not an argument.

            When all you can do is insult people who argue the error of your claims, the logical conclusion is you have no argument.

  4. Of course people should not be able to make their own guns.

    Nor should they be allowed to grow their own food,
    or raise their own kids,

    People should not be trusted to do anything for themselves.

    That is why we have government – because we are all dangerous and stupid and need the elites to run our lives.

    1. @John Say,
      First off, technically the only gun part that you are making is the receiver.

      What is being sold is a gun kit where the receiver is roughly 80% complete.
      Note that its really the last 20% which requires some skill and not just simple machining a blank.
      Recoil magazine did an article on one of these kits.
      While they were semi-skilled machinists they attempted to build a gun using what a typical person would have in their workshop. Aka a dremel and a drill.
      (Not a drill press.)

      They built a gun that worked, but I wouldn’t call it safe or accurate.

      And the kicker. They could have bought a new gun cheaper. Definitely a used gun would be better.

      Now the real question… who’s building ‘ghost’ guns and how many are used in crimes?
      Less than you would think or what the MSM has been hyping. Note also that its illegal to xfer them.

      That said…
      Before the WH goes around making EOs … enforce the laws that are on the books.
      Hunter should be arrested and tried for his gun related crimes. He lied on his forms when he first purchased the guns.
      He’s not legally allowed to own one.

      1. “First off, technically the only gun part that you are making is the receiver.”
        Wrong – that is commonplace. But there is no reason that you can not fashion an entire gun today without buying any manufactured parts.

        And if you pass laws that bar the sales of parts other than receivers – you will find more and more that garage made guns are constructed entirely from self manufactured parts.

        I beleive Defense distributed has CNC code for the entire Colt 1911 – that is the semi-automatic Pistol that was used for officers in the US military from WWI through to vietnam I beleive.

        “What is being sold is a gun kit where the receiver is roughly 80% complete.
        Note that its really the last 20% which requires some skill and not just simple machining a blank.
        Recoil magazine did an article on one of these kits.
        While they were semi-skilled machinists they attempted to build a gun using what a typical person would have in their workshop. Aka a dremel and a drill.
        (Not a drill press.)

        They built a gun that worked, but I wouldn’t call it safe or accurate.

        And the kicker. They could have bought a new gun cheaper. Definitely a used gun would be better.”

        You are concurrently right and wrong. All of what is being done is NOT the same. All is not the same quality. All does not start at the same level.

        We are increasingly seeing the tools for the low skilled manufacture of increasingly complete and high quality weapons.

        I would also note that many of the people participating in this are NOT low skill – nor are they paying more to get less.
        With small increases in skill level and equipment capability, comes the ability to get more, better, more highly customized for less.

        I would further note – this is a trend that goes beyond guns.

        We are seeing alot of custom manufacturing returning to the US – where factories full of CNC equipment produces products often one at a time that are highly customizable and highly automated.

        The US ability to do this is moving SOME manufacturing from China.

        We are also seeing more and more semi automated home production of all kinds of goods. While it is not quite affordable at home yet – we have equipment that is capable of produce just about any drug by molecular assembly – and every few years the price drops exponentially.

        We are essentially at a point where we have equivalents to Star Trek Replicators – atleast at a primative level.

        And whatever we can do today – we will be able to do more and cheaper and better tomorow.

        It will become increasingly difficult for government to stop people from having whatever they want.

        “Now the real question… who’s building ‘ghost’ guns and how many are used in crimes?
        Less than you would think or what the MSM has been hyping. Note also that its illegal to xfer them.”

        As I noted before – there is todate no reported instance I am aware of, where a “ghost gun” was used in a crime.
        That will not continue forever.

        It may be illegal to tansfer them – but how do you prove that occured ?
        There are no serial numbers. Unless you catch people in the act – how do you prove it ?

        “That said…
        Before the WH goes around making EOs … enforce the laws that are on the books.”

        There are major problems with these EO’s.
        The president has no unilateral law making power.
        An executive order is a directive by the president regarding either the internal administration of government,
        OR directing the executive with respect to implimenting powers that the executive already has – either by law or constitution.

        Trump’s immigration EO’s implimented powers given to the president by the constitution.
        But to Build the wall – he had to find funding in the existing budget.

        These Biden EO’s are subject to challenge and have a high probability of failure.
        I am not aware of any existing Federal Law that this could credibly fall under – even using the ludicrously broad nonsense that the courts allow today.

        “Hunter should be arrested and tried for his gun related crimes. He lied on his forms when he first purchased the guns.
        He’s not legally allowed to own one.”

        I am not personally especially after Hunter.

        I am after the left for their hypocracy.

        The “deep state” tried to destroy Gen. Flynn for a purported lie that no one has as of yet actually identified, and that was not part of a legitimate investigation.

        We need to disempower the “deep state”.

        We need to eviscerate those in power who use that power to play favorites – to prosecute Flynn while ignoring Hunter Biden. ‘

        I am libertarian and I want govenrment discretion narrowed as much as possible.

        We are all subject to the same laws and should all face the same possibility of prosecution.

        Any law that is routinely not enforced should not exist.

        BTW 18 US 1001 is extremely old. Its original purpose was to make it a crime to lie on federal forms. NOT as DOJ/FBI have used it.
        It was never about investigations. It was about assuring that required reporting to the federal government was not whatever people thought they could get away with.

  5. “That does not mean that regulating “ghost guns” (home constructed weapons without serial numbers) is not a good idea.” (JT)

    It’s an immoral idea. A right is the antithesis of a government permission.

    1. Actually you can’t. Meaning anyone can go out and make their own guns from scratch.
      The key is that he’s going to attempt to regulate selling gun kits that are almost complete.

      Turley should actually do some research and run on this.

      Imagine if someone posted the code for a CNC machine that could be used to mill a blank billet into an upper or lower receiver for an AR rifle.
      There’s still a bit more gunsmithing to do like creating the chamber and what not…

      As long as the gun is single shot or semi-automatic… its legal to manufacture your own weapon.

  6. “To get the revolver back, Biden answered “no” on the firearms transaction record that asked whether he was an “unlawful user of, or addicted to” a narcotic drug or any other controlled substance.”

    Mr. Turley, “To get the revolver back” language has appeared at least 3 times in your posts. It is my understanding that the BATF form 4473 is filled out during the background check for the purchase of a gun, not to retrieve one from a dumpster. None of the stories I have read about this have indicated that Hunter had to do anything to get the gun back beyond asking for it. Please be kind enough to enlighten me if I do not correctly understand either the law or the facts in this case. Reporting (and the date on the pdf of the form) indicates Hunter filled out the 4473 on October 12, 2018 and Hallie threw the revolver in the dumpster October 23, 2018. The form is dated before the gun was dumped and retrieved.

    I share both your belief that a “red flag” law to remove guns from a dangerous situation (like from a drug addict in a household with children to put a fine point on it) is a good thing but that the due process issues are profound.

    Naming legislation to expand background checks the “Hunter Biden, drug addicts, criminals and crazies impediment act” would seem appropriate. However, if there are no consequences for lying on the form, expanding background checks will not do much other than inconvenience law abiding purchasers. Crazy people tend to acquire legally sold guns while criminals have their own illicit distribution channels for often times stolen guns.

    FWIW 3 days seems plenty of time for the FBI to get off its butt and complete the very small number of background checks that are not promptly decided. Give the Bureau more time and it will exceed that too.

    1. I am disappointed that JT chose to unnecessarily focus on Hunter Biden in his discussion of Red Flag legislation. While disappointing, it is not surprising given his continual focus on Hunter Biden and that he wrote this article for Fox.

      1. I’m listening to Hunter Biden on the Marc Maron podcast.

        Interesting chap: 50% superstar, 50% screwup.

        Losing his mom in a car crash that might have given him brain damage could have something to do with it.

        And being Irish probably has something to do with it.

        I’ve been to Ireland.

        A lovely place full of lovely people but also the mental illness capitol of the world from what I saw: From bipolar disease to alcoholism.

        That’s not intended to be insulting to the Irish, it’s just the truth.

        I’ve always suspected climate had something to do with bipolar disease and alcoholism and mental illness.

        Modern humans have learned how to conquer climate but for centuries we just had to deal with it/suffer from it:

        The depressing gloom of winter and the ecstatic highs of summer = set up a bipolar wave in the human brain that is still undulating.

        He’s not a dumb guy at all, but he’s clearly a troubled guy.

        Looks like America is willing to give him a break, but enough of the naked photos please.

      2. @Concerned Citizen.
        Actually Johnathan Turley isn’t focused on Hunter other than the fact that Hunter has broken the laws and there is an ongoing federal investigation into him. So he’s no Baron Trump by any means.

        JT’s blog post is also timely in that Meat Puppet Joe is trying to enact laws while not even willing to enforce the laws on the books.
        Hunter Biden broke the law when he purchased the gun. He lied when answering no to two of the questions.

        So before we create these laws to harass gun owners… why not enforce the law and charge Hunter? Let him plead guilty to the felony and no jail time.

    2. @Lefty
      You bring up an excellent point.
      Yes you are correct about the BATF form to purchase.
      Hunter lied to two of the questions. That’s a felony purchase.

      Hunter should have been charged and potentially gone to jail. (Although rarely prosecuted.)
      [He should be flagged in the system]

      To your point too about Red Flag laws.
      Its a legal nightmare.

      And here’s where you run into issues.
      Suppose you get that former Yale psychiatrist who kept saying Trump was crazy and not mentally fit for office… to now file complaints against anyone who owned a gun because she doesn’t like guns.

      Think of the ramifications and costs caused by this. Suppose its your child’s pediatrician who asked Lefty jr. if daddy had a gun at home.
      And he red flags you?

      Not good.

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