Pardon the baseball jargon, but even non-fans of America’s favorite pastime sport know that a “strike out” is not a success story. The Supreme Court (SCOTUS) on Monday February 22nd, dismissed eight lingering legal challenges to the 2020 election process from numerous Republican parties. The most salient of the lawsuits involved concerns about the constitutionality of Pennsylvania’s electoral law changes, its ensuing date extension for receipt of mail-in ballots and the overarching conflicts with states legislator’s exclusive primacy in drafting electoral laws and equal protection considerations, both, inherent in the Constitution.
Does this signify a demolition of the election irregularities, anomalies, and unconstitutionalities arguments? No, it does not. The fact is that the likelihood that a case will be heard before the SCOTUS is practically nil. In 2017, for example, that precise figure was 2.8 %, according to data compiled by the Administrative Office of the United States Courts, recorded in the Sourcebook of Criminal Justice and published by the Supreme Court Press. They point to the irony that it is easier to get admitted into Harvard, than to have a case heard in the nation’s highest court.
The refusal by the Supreme Court is procedural in nature
‘Biden Has Become a Puppet of the Left’: Interview with Ambassador Otto J. Reich.
Serving three United States presidents, Ambassador Otto J. Reich has been a key player in helping forge American foreign policy in Western Hemispheric affairs and national security areas. The Reagan Doctrine’s policy objectives of rolling back Soviet communism counted Reich as one of its seminal foot soldiers.
First as assistant administrator of the Agency for International Development (1981-1983) and then the first director of the State Department’s Office of Public Diplomacy for Latin America and the Caribbean (1983-1986), he acutely marked a trend for Reagan’s freedom crusade, with particular emphasis in Latin America. The chapter of service under the 40th president’s tenure concluded as America’s ambassador to Venezuela (1986-1989).
The presidencies of George H. W. Bush (father) and George W. Bush (son) also bore witness to Reich’s diplomatic expertise. Acting as a private citizen, he served as the Alternate U.S. Representative to the UN Human Rights Commission in Geneva (1991-1992), as well as Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs (2001-2002) and the Special Envoy for Western Hemisphere Initiatives (2002-2004), the latter two being in an official diplomatic capacity.
Most Americans Believe Biden is a ‘Puppet of the Radical Left’.
Most Americans believe, according to a recent Rasmussen Reports poll, that Joe Biden is s “puppet of the left”. This telephone and online national survey of 1,000 likely United States voters was conducted between February 16th and 17th. The tabulation yielded a commanding 54% conclusion that the 46th president is subservient to leftism. These results, less than a month after Biden’s inauguration, sheds light on a far greater problem for his government.
The findings convey a position that was sustained consistently throughout the 2020 presidential election. This was the position of both Donald Trump as well as moderate and conservative outsiders. The poll’s three questions were straightforward. The first question: “How much influence does the left-wing of the Democratic Party have on President Biden?” The second: “How much influence does big business have on President Biden?” And finally: “Do you agree or disagree with this statement: ‘Joe Biden’s not the moderate nice guy that they made him out to be. He’s a puppet of the radical left.'”
The result of the final questions pours scorn on the efforts of the Biden administration to portray themselves as anything less than a regime focused on a radical leftward schism attempt to shift America away from her natural rights, rule of law democratic ideological base into the realms of socialism, spearheaded by identity politics and cultural Marxism. A solid portion of Americans proves that the trojan horse cloak that the Democratic Party had choreographed to subterfuge the citizenry has not been successful.
The magnitude of what this national poll reveals cannot be underestimated. The second question addressing the understood “influence” of big business on Biden captures fully the accomplice role that woke capitalism is having in trying to deconstruct America. When one considers the role the mainstream media now has of political activism, instead of objective reporting, and that this new propagandizing task is built into every news that is reported, it is impressive that 54% of the electorate have not been duped. When one factor in the results of another Rasmussen Reports poll of a few days earlier about whether Biden’s election victory was “fair”, the greater concern of electoral integrity is also laid bare.
In the second cited national survey of February 10th and 11th, 61% of Republican voters indicated they did not believe that the 2020 election was fair. Additionally, the specific factor of mail-in voting was believed by those polled to have led to “unprecedented voter fraud”. This presents an enormous challenge to notions of political legitimacy in modern America. If a large number of Americans believe that the recent election was not legitimate and the current administration is a tool of the radical left, the country is in for great challenges ahead.
The most positive consequence of this tragic gauntlet that the United States is experiencing is the awakening of civic consciousness, unseen in many years. Times of crisis tend to bring this about. A virtuous society is consolidating. Eventually, Americans will confront and defeat the blitzkrieg of the left.
🖋️Author Julio M. Shiling Julio M. Shiling is a political scientist, writer, columnist, lecturer, media commentator, and director of Patria de Martí and The CubanAmerican Voice. He holds a master’s degree in Political Science from Florida International University (FIU) in Miami, Florida. He is a member of The American Political Science Association and The PEN Club (Cuban Writers in Exile Chapter).
Marxist Indoctrination in America’s Elementary Schools.
Roger Kimball warned in Tenured Radicals: How Politics Has Corrupted Our Higher Education(1990) how higher education had become corrupted by radical politization. The renowned art critic, editor and media commentator has not been alone in this observation. Dinesh D’Souza, (Illiberal Education: The Politics of Race and Sex on Campus, 1998) and Allan Bloom (Closing of the American Mind, 1987) have been among other respected thinkers who have raised the same concern. There is no doubt that cultural Marxism has, detrimentally, managed to permeate profusely one of its most toxic intellectual artifacts, Critical Theory, into the curriculum of practically every American college and university. The socialist insurrectional offensive, in place since the death of George Floyd in May of 2020, has aggressively extended this indoctrination campaign to the elementary school level.
Given the priority that the left in America has given to the issue of race with its calculated false claims of systemic racism, Critical Race Theory (CRT) has been the most overt manifestation of this subversive penetration into the grade school system. CRT, it must be noted, has not been the exclusive tool of the cultural Marxist’s propagandist war chest. Gender Ideology and Critical Queer Theory has also invaded America’s public primary level education system.