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Is The American Pendulum Swinging Back To Reason? Maybe, But It Will Be A Long Fight

November 21, 2022

It should be considered an embarrassment for the states and districts involved, but the 2022 midterm elections are still being counted as I write this. In some cases, ballot drop boxes, mail-in ballots and “malfunctioning” voting machines have created a suspicious fog of uncertainty, and the uncertainty always seems to work in the favor of the political left.

Needless to say, some kind of change needs to happen – The majority of Americans are aware that ongoing trends of national deconstruction cannot be allowed to continue. Even the people that refrain from voting are watching the elections, just to see if the momentum of the country has shifted even a little. And, many people who tend to refrain are on the independent/libertarian side of things.

Times change and circumstances evolve, even if some people are too bitter or jaded to see it. The old guard Neocons trained in the Chicago school by Leo Strauss along with the acolytes of Irving Kristol are losing favor among conservative voters and many are dying out. The era of Bush family politics is going extinct; they were never conservative anyway.

What is left behind is a kind of philosophical stew – A mixture of libertarians, independents, Republicans and patriots that don’t necessarily affiliate with every aspect of the GOP but they will vote for a candidate with a strong stance against the woke propaganda and globalism of the political left. That’s what they are looking for.

For example, Ron DeSantis and his epic win in Florida shows us that the GOP is now being forced to address real conservative issues and concerns, whether they like it or not. Because if they want to win big like DeSantis they will have to start promoting the same policies and arguments as DeSantis. Republican candidates that don’t will not succeed, at least nowhere near the same level.

Many people assume that Trump was the impetus for this new wave of conservatives which has abandoned the Neocon coup. But in reality, the wave started at least a decade ago and we are only now beginning to see the results. Trump rode the wave, he didn’t create it.

Despite the claims of the mainstream media, there was indeed a red wave this year, but at the state level and in terms more subtle.

I consider keeping my own state red a matter of urgency. Montana conservatives recently witnessed what happens when we get lazy about voting leftists out of power. Our governor at the beginning of the covid event was Steve Bullock, a Democrat posing as a “middle of the road” pro-gun, pro-freedom guy. But when the federal government’s calls for mandates hit, Bullock followed right along with all other blue state politicians in trying to enforce unconstitutional restrictions and was incredibly malicious towards groups questioning such policies.

In 2020, we booted him out of office and most Democrats along with him. We learned our lesson – Keep the state red because in the event of crisis these people will exploit the situation to steal power and assert dominance.

I’ve had a lot of folks tell me over the years that voting is irrelevant and that conservative leaders at the state and county level would fold and submit to the whims of the feds when the time came for our liberties to be stripped away. These people were wrong.

The time did come; the pandemic was the perfect opportunity for establishment authoritarians to take all that was left of our freedoms forever. They certainly tried with all the tools available to them, including the controlled corporate media, big tech social media platforms, federal bureaucracy, etc. We passed within a short breath of full-spectrum tyranny.

The covid cult failed and they failed because red states across the country refused to comply, from the voters to the politicians. Conservative state leaders did not “fold” as many predicted, which means there is a chance to fight back on a level beyond defending our front porches with guns in hand.

At the very least, the actions of red states have bought us more time, and that is a precious commodity in an era of quickly escalating crisis. The situation is not quite as dire as I believed many years ago, and not as definitive as many liberty activists believe now. The end is not nigh. Our efforts are having an effect.

Am I putting blind faith in the elections? No. But there is valuable information to be derived from the elections and some of it tells a story of a country battling back from the brink of progressive insanity. Here are just a few factors to consider after the midterms:

Conservatives Were Out In Force

While the media constantly mentions a higher turnout for young voters this season, the real news is that conservatives had at least 3.5 million more voters overall than Democrats. Since the leftists are so fond of majority rule, it is interesting to point out the separation in active voters.

It is also odd that Democrats continue to declare “victory” in 2022 given they lost control of the House of Representatives. How can they declare a win when they came out the other side of the election with less than they had before?

Florida Sweep

Ron DeSantis crushed leftists in Florida based on a very vocal anti-woke, anti-establishment platform. He proved that this is what Americans want. Not middle of the road, not riding the fence or trying to be diplomatic, but remaining steadfast and uncompromising in the face of irrational zealotry and underhanded agendas.

Some people in the liberty movement have their complaints about DeSantis, but what I’m looking at is results and he has done more to stop the woke agenda in his state than any other state government in the country. He also stood firm against covid authoritarianism. Results are what matter most.

The “Blue Invasion” Threat Was A Lie

All the wailing and screaming I heard over the past two years about leftists relocating into red states during covid and changing the demographics was complete nonsense. I’ve been saying since the pandemic began – Leftists don’t move away from their hive and they aren’t taking over red states, at least not in the past few years. The latest midterms prove that the fear of “blue invasion” was pure paranoia. If anything, in Montana we saw far more conservatives escaping blue states to live somewhere they felt was safe.

After this election I don’t want to hear another half-baked theory about the Dems turning Texas or Florida or other strong red states to the dark side.

The Abortion “Blue Wave” Never Happened

Remember after the Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade the number of media outlets proclaiming that conservatives would be destroyed during the elections? Apparently, average Americans are not as concerned with the “right” to kill babies as they had assumed. States that have moved to ban abortion are not facing a blue wave and these laws will most likely remain in place.

This fact upends a long running narrative in the mainstream than any attempt to stop abortion is doomed to failure and that any political candidate that supports banning abortion would be soundly defeated. The narrative was merely a scare tactic to create a false consensus.

Ballot Harvesting And Mail-In Options Always Favor Democrats

One could debate the reasons why, but the Democrat tactic of relying on non-traditional voting methods always works in their favor. There is also the issue of potential voter fraud when it comes to mail-in ballots and ballot harvesting, as we are currently seeing investigated by the Attorney General of Arizona. The only way to be sure that such sabotage does not occur is to do what Florida did and require most voters to appear at polls in person.

In battleground states where this is not an option, it would seem that conservatives are going to have to learn the ballot harvesting game that Democrats play and use the tactic against them.

Americans Place The Economy Above All Other Concerns

Regardless of how the elections pan out, public polling before the midterms consistently revealed that the majority of Americans are worried about inflation and economic decline above all else, and the social issues that leftists typically run on are at the bottom of the list.

This means that the longer the economic crisis goes on the more Dems in power will be questioned about their solutions. It is perhaps ironic that leftists are so keen to hold onto government control when they are only going to continue to take the bulk of the blame for the continuing economic fallout.

They have no plan, and they don’t intend to do anything about it except spend more money they don’t have, which is what caused the crisis in the first place. At least conservative candidates are acknowledging the threat; leftists still refuse to admit the threat exists.

I believe the economic danger will continue to grow, and there is little that can be done about it with Democrats still clinging to the Senate and with Biden in the White House. Which means the work will fall to individual states to protect themselves from the shock. I suspect that in the end red states will survive while blue states implode.

Is our cultural pendulum swinging back to reason? Yes, I see signs of it everywhere, but the fight ahead is going to be long and arduous. It’s not just the globalists that we have to contend with, it’s the woke activists and useful idiots within our population that need to be diminished. It took decades for us to get to the terrible spot we are in as a society and it will most likely take decades to get us out of it. That said, there is hope. Over time this fight can be won and there are many millions of us at the ready.  If we can’t stop the current crash, we can at least determine who will rebuild.



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  • Purrsun November 21, 2022 at 9:41 am

    Thanks for positive tidings. Easy to become overwhelmed and allow proposed reset to become a tsunami. But individually, we have choices and actions. For example, evaluate/ fine-tune consumer alliances, esp banks linked to carbon emissions and digital “trial periods”.

  • Greg B. November 21, 2022 at 9:46 am

    I think a lot of people in the conservative camp have been too quick to call defeat over the midterm results. And you are right: the Red Wave did happen, just not in the way they were expecting it to. Just because something didn’t happen the way you wanted it doesn’t mean it didn’t happen at all. We should be thankful for the victories we did achieve, like Florida becoming a full-blown red state and Beto being btfo in Texas for the umpteenth time.

    I also agree with your sentiment on conservatives using the loose election rules of blue states to their advantage. They keep loosing in those areas because they’re too busy trying to fight fair in an arena where there are no rules and their opponents are more than willing to fight dirty. If they want to win conservatives are going to have to be just as aggressive if they want to uproot the progressives in those states.

  • DILLIGAFinPA November 21, 2022 at 12:33 pm

    Great article Brandon. What people fail to realize is this. DeSantis put a stop to the ballot harvesting, massive mail-in “voting”, voter ID required, etc. If every other state would have had the same measures in place, the red wave that DID happen would’ve shown much, much more in the house and the Governor races, Senate races would have been over in most by 9pm est.

    States like mine here in PA are so corrupt and once they were able to do the fraud on steroids, it made it so much harder to win elections. No one or nothing stopped it. PA legislature has the power to stop it and they didn’t. Republican controlled rino filth.

    It all comes down to fraud, whether it be ballot harvesting/mail-in, machines, etc. People who are true representatives need to end it, otherwise it won’t matter if Trump or DeSantis or any other republican runs in 2024.

  • Roundball Shaman November 21, 2022 at 1:04 pm

    “… the 2022 midterm elections are still being counted as I write this.”
    Actually, they are still ‘counting’ the 2020 votes as well. Still filling up the overworked shred machines to remove all traces of the crime.
    “Needless to say, some kind of change needs to happen – The majority of Americans are aware that ongoing trends of national deconstruction cannot be allowed to continue.”
    Not sure it’s the majority of Americans. A hard core does… the UNWOKE. The rest of this Captured Nation is enjoying and cheering on the deconstruction.
    Remember back in grammar school there were always lots of (mostly) boys who just loved to break and destroy stuff? And then they’d laugh about it and look for something else to ruin? And even give grief to small animals? Well, those boys grow up to be heads of State and major Corporations and major Media networks and phony ‘social justice’ organizations and pharmaceutical workers. They went from breaking someone’s windows to breaking all of America and the American Way of Life.
    “… Ron DeSantis and his epic win in Florida shows us that the GOP is now being forced to address real conservative issues and concerns, whether they like it or not.”
    People may or may not like DeSantis. But no one can question that he alone (along with the Governor of Texas) stood up for personal freedom at a time when everyone else was falling in line with the Slave State Fauci Thugs and the like. DeSantis is already the true head of the Party. But whether the Party is smart enough to embrace the way he is leading is questionable. Not when Rinos are running loose in the Washington Jungle.
    “One could debate the reasons why, but the Democrat tactic of relying on non-traditional voting methods always works in their favor.”
    We have the best elections money can buy. No doubt about that. Not to mention the dark algos programmed into the black box software that ‘tallies’ the ‘votes’.
    “… public polling before the midterms consistently revealed that the majority of Americans are worried about inflation and economic decline above all else, and the social issues that leftists typically run on are at the bottom of the list.”
    Also near the top of concerns (whether the polls reflect this or not) for many parents is which bathrooms students are allowed to use when their daughters visit the rest room. You never know who or what you’re going to find in there any more. Lots of screaming going on.
    “It took decades for us to get to the terrible spot we are in as a society and it will most likely take decades to get us out of it.”
    Seeds were planted over the decades. But all those seeds have certainly come to flower and bad fruit certainly since year 2000 if not a bit earlier.
    It’s been a bumper, bad crop of Wokester Weeds that is choking off the sunlight away from the good seed that still hopes to grow and flourish.
    And those Good Seeds may still yet prevail. Since the Wokesters are great at spreading nothing but fertilizer around… the Good Seeds have plenty to feast upon to give them — and us — hope and life.

  • Ranger November 21, 2022 at 2:22 pm

    State Lottery Officials sold over 300 million lottery tickets over the weekend. After 4 hours, State Lottery Officials knew how many tickets were sold, how many tickets were winners, where the tickets were sold at, down to the specific store locations.
    After 21 days, Election Officials still don’t know how many people voted, who they voted for, where they voted at, and after 3 weeks they still have no idea what the results are.

    The American Voting System is Rigged and Broken on Purpose.

    • Gauntlet33 November 22, 2022 at 12:53 pm

      Exactly…I so wish I could upvote your comment.

  • Jeff November 21, 2022 at 2:33 pm

    Been following your articles for years Brandon – you are always spot on, more so than anyone else I know. There are some gems in this article as well. Finally someone is talking about “conservatives are going to have to learn the ballot harvesting game” too.
    With that said, i was very surprised to see you say “The covid cult failed”. I have to respectfully and stringently disagree. The covid cult and the globalists they work for succeeded spectacularly – they derailed Trump’s second term but more importantly they got their “vaccine” which will kill many, many people. We cannot forget that depopulation is their holy grail. Gaining control of our lives and removing freedoms are just a means to that end.
    Is our cultural pendulum swinging back to reason? No way. Has it reached its zenith of insanity? Perhaps. I suspect it will be a very long time before our cultural pendulum will see anything resembling reason.

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      Brandon Smith November 21, 2022 at 2:58 pm

      Sorry, but your view of the situation is very narrow. The goal of the covid hype was the vaccine passports. The deaths from myocarditis are nowhere near what they would need for population control and are dependent on the number of boosters involved. Without the passports, they have nothing – The passports were the key to their entire agenda. So, yes, they failed and continue to fail. Also, Trump was surrounded by globalists in his own cabinet. He didn’t really need to be derailed, they had a very close eye on him regardless.

      • Ted Seay December 3, 2022 at 5:39 pm

        I think the truth is somewhere in between — vaccine passports to control the purebloods and mRNA technology to do a great deal more damage than just myocarditis.

        We’re not seeing accurate excess-death statistics yet, and we won’t be able to see the full effects of mRNA “therapy” on demographics for years to come.

    • Dawn November 21, 2022 at 3:36 pm

      Remember Operation Warp Speed? That was Trumps. He unleased the jabs on America and bragged about it. Trump is no savior and his behavior is not something any of us should emulate.
      He surrounded himself with globalists and certainly did not drain any swamp. Some things did seem better under his presidency but in the end, The Donald is all about himself.

      I am more hopeful that state governments will begin to take back the power that belongs to them and listen to the people. Gov. DeSantis is a pretty good example of the people’s will. We do not need any more years with Trump at our helm.

      • Gauntlet33 November 22, 2022 at 12:57 pm

        I agree. The difference between Trump and Biden is this: Biden is the pitcher who will give up a homer to every batter, whereas Trump will simply walk every batter. In the end, it doesn’t matter because every batter scores a run, but Biden just brings the downfall that much quicker.

  • Todd Campbell November 21, 2022 at 3:49 pm

    Excellent article and insights. We will not be able to take our country back and we certainly will not win a national election again, as that ship has sailed demographically and with endless immigration. However, the inevitable financial implosion all but ensures the split up of the nation. My state of Missouri, like yours, has gotten redder over time. We had a Democrat governor (Jay Nixon) as recently as 2016 and the execrable Claire McCaskill as one of our senators. Now, we have the trifecta with a super majority in both chambers of the legislature, in addition to having Josh Hawley and just elected Eric Schmitt who has been an absolute champion as State Attorney General. Food production, supply chain problems and fuel shortages are only just getting started. Better here than anywhere else.

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      Brandon Smith November 21, 2022 at 3:53 pm

      We can win elections, as Florida shows, but only with hardcore candidates that are willing to fight the woke agenda. That said, yes, a separation of states is the most likely scenario as the economy tanks. Red states can’t allow the failing blue states to drag them down.

  • Caroline November 21, 2022 at 5:06 pm

    Great article and encouraging. Unfortunately, I live in California and can’t leave due child custody orders. However, I live in a very red area in LA County. If it weren’t for San Fran and Los Angeles voters, we would have voted out the super majority Dems in Sacramento and LA County.

  • Gonna Gitcha November 21, 2022 at 5:52 pm

    elections are a farce. so who will do something about it? people keep saying the american public must but they keep doing so and the liars and criminals in office keep cheating and the years go by. only war will remove the criminals from their lofty positions and allow for the republic to return to the way it should be. so who will organize that? this isn’t simple, which is why they took decades to prepare for their criminal upheaval and why they will take us down with them unless we can organize and overcome them now… now… now.

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      Brandon Smith November 21, 2022 at 7:09 pm

      Some elections are a farce, not all. It’s important not to throw the baby out with the bathwater.

  • Daniel H November 22, 2022 at 12:24 am

    The Republican donor class/neocons will do anything to prevent a second Trump term. Look how they behaved this election. Condoning Democrat election rigging and failing to put their full weight behind many candidates who could’ve won. A major victory in the midterms didn’t suit their purposes because it would’ve all but guaranteed Trump’s nomination in 2024. They want to promote the narrative that Trump’s “done” but DeSantis is just Trump without the baggage so don’t worry about it! Just the fact that many leftists are already praising DeSantis but still froth at the mouth when Trump’s name is mentioned is a clue.

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      Brandon Smith November 22, 2022 at 12:41 am

      The problem with your narrative is that the Neocons hate DeSantis, the leftists hate DeSantis, and Trump was surrounded by globalists in his cabinet for his entire term. The claim that DeSantis is some kind of distraction from a nation-changing Trump presidency is an establishment disinfo campaign. There is no indication that DeSantis is even going to run, but if he did, he has far more anti-globalist cred than Trump does.

      • YT November 22, 2022 at 10:36 am

        Mr. Smith, I’m not even sure who this bloke really is…

        Should my pals in FL. be on the side of Caution?

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          Brandon Smith November 22, 2022 at 11:00 am

          It doesn’t look like a single claim in the article is backed by concrete evidence. Also, their primary argument is that DeSantis “didn’t do enough” to stop the covid vaccines, even though Florida was one of the most aggressive states in the country (besides Montana) when it came to blocking the mandates. As I said in the article – I care about RESULTS. I could not care less about obscure theories and other people’s pet peeves when it comes to politicians. When a candidate says something and does the opposite, I take note with suspicion. But, when he makes a stand against the establishment agenda and takes risks, I also take note. I would keep a close eye on every political leader, but frankly, the liberty movement will NEVER be satisfied with any politician. They will set impossible standards because, in truth, too many of them think THEY should be in charge or that NO ONE should be in charge. Neither thing is going to happen, so the movement needs to learn to give credit where credit is due and be thankful when you luck out and get a governor in office that actually defends a majority of your interests.

      • Daniel H November 22, 2022 at 1:10 pm

        I agree that Trump was very flawed and blundered and compromised throughout his term in office. But the singular significance of Trump is the MAGA movement since it’s a force outside of the party elite’s control. It’s the only thing that can challenge the globalist stranglehold on US politics, thus why they will try to destroy or co-opt it. You go to war with the army you have, not the one you want…

        And DeSantis has certainly done many great things as governor, I don’t disagree. But when you look at the megadonors backing him or see neocon publications like National Review favor him or hear ultra-leftists like this talk about campaigning for him, it shows who DeSantis will really serve:

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          Brandon Smith November 22, 2022 at 1:21 pm

          The MAGA movement was just a co-option of the Tea Party movement started by Ron Paul. Trump rode the wave, he didn’t create it. Also, again, the Neocons consistently attack DeSantis and so do the leftists. This is a fact. Many candidates get campaign donations from numerous sources. Even Ron Paul got money from some questionable people. That doesn’t mean anything. It’s their actions that matter. Again, the peripherals are meaningless. Unless you can show me actions by DeSantis that directly contradict conservative efforts or that support the globalists, then I’m not interested.

  • CaptHank November 22, 2022 at 12:32 pm

    So Brandon,
    How do the red states protect themselves from the coming CBDC?

  • CaptHank November 22, 2022 at 2:51 pm

    “ States like Texas, Utah and Louisiana (currently Dem controlled) all have legislation in place to utilize gold and silver as legal tender. Such efforts need to be expanded to as many states as possible, and the list of alternatives needs to grow. Gold, silver, copper, and other commodities like oil, electricity, wheat and grains could be used to back a state recognized currency system. Is it constitutional? Not technically,”

    Well I live in Texas, so I guess I will be much better off than most.

    “Congress shall have the power …to coin Money…” and, “No State shall… coin money; emit Bills of Credit; make anything but gold and silver Coin a Tender in Payment of Debts;…”

    Doesn’t this part “make anything but gold and silver” give the states the right to make gold and silver coins???

  • Dennis November 23, 2022 at 1:54 pm

    Thank you for this article, Brandon. Not Covid19, but solipsism is the real dis-ease.

  • Luke November 23, 2022 at 9:22 pm

    –“Some people in the liberty movement have their complaints about DeSantis, but what I’m looking at is results and he has done more to stop the woke agenda in his state than any other state government in the country. He also stood firm against covid authoritarianism. Results are what matter most.”

    –Yes….As a Floridian I can tell you this time a year ago I was getting pretty damn upset about forced vax. RDS gave me cover.

    –Guys I don’t want to discuss voting but I do agree the zeitgeist has changed. There is absolutely ZERO logical explanation that a candidate like Dr Oz cannot beat a mentally challenged person. Dr Oz is irrelevant (as a conservative) for every conservatize vote he lost it should have been replaced by a D. I suspect there’s plenty of them that do not like what they have witnessed from inflation to drag queen story hour crap. The point is that Dr Oz was a very reasonable choice and there’s no way that a shitload of fraud didn’t occur.

    –Copy/Pasted from my musings on the Treehouse:

    –A new movie came out called “Died Suddenly.” Its actually pretty good see link below. Watch the first 20 minutes and hone in on the embalmers and those whacked out growths. We should send this link to as many funeral homes/embalmers as possible. This may make them feel more comfortable about bringing this into the medical community (think chain reaction).

    I would approach like this: Please watch the first 20min or so. These embalmers are claiming to find these strange tissues in people. Have you seen anything like this?

    I know its accurate now after seeing these growths in July. Steve Kirsch confirms and has a nice cameo further into the movie/documentary. Let’s be smart and play offense. I have sent to my substack friends as well. It’s time we light the fire.

  • Serge November 25, 2022 at 2:25 pm

    Here’s the special and annual edition of “The Economist: The world ahead 2023″… which presents us with the main issues for the coming year:
    To my mind and “without surprise”, before U.S – or in the same time -, Europe will face more and more enormous economic and social problems.
    P.s: According to a French-speaking author who tried to analyze the 2022 one’s cover, there would be a “hidden date” concerning a major event that could take place at the beginning of 2023 (January 15?), in the 2022 special edition…

  • Misty November 25, 2022 at 5:58 pm

    We don’t have elections – we have selections with pre-determined winners. Either party belongs to a globalized cult of power, either left or right, it simply doesn’t matter and never will. If we’re being honest with ourselves, government is slavery. Define the term gubinare. Thinking we can vote our way out of tyranny is a pipe dream. The solution is self-sovereignty and governing ourselves through Natural Law.

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      Brandon Smith November 25, 2022 at 6:44 pm

      No, we have elections, but at the local level. And we already did vote our way out of tyranny in the red states, where state leadership refused to accept the covid lockdowns and mandates. The fact that some liberty movement people ignore this reality suggests to me that many are addicted to the idea that there is no hope. It’s foolish. National elections are more likely to be rigged, but it’s silly to suggest that every single election in the country is somehow rigged. The proof is in the pudding – Red states were free during covid, blue states were not. If every politician is controlled, then there is NO WAY that could have happened. Get used to the idea that the system is not as controlled as you fantasize. There are many people who are willing to fight back, and the fight must be on many fronts. Beyond that, there will always be some form of government – Anarchy is a pipe dream for children.

  • Exmarine268 November 26, 2022 at 7:55 pm

    Sorry, Montana is not conservative from where I sit. While voting in their useless national Republican House candidates, Montanans simultaneously voted against the Born Alive Infant Protection Act. I have no words to describe how EVIL that is. Voters there are either woefully ignorant, or they have no moral compass. Disgusting. So-called Republicans wont even save helpless babies! Montana deserves NOTHING good after that performance.

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      Brandon Smith November 26, 2022 at 9:02 pm

      You obviously don’t live in Montana and you clearly have never read the details of the “born alive” act. The act didn’t pass because it didn’t go FAR ENOUGH. The bill does NOTHING to stop an abortion, it only requires that medical care be provided in the event that an abortion is not “successfully” completed, and it doesn’t even outline what that means. The bill was so broad that it basically did nothing to help the child. The Montana legislature is working to remove a law passed in the 1990s which protected abortion, based on the Supreme Court defense of Roe v Wade. Now that Roe v Wade has been overturned, they will be able to eliminate that law. They don’t need the Born Alive act. Do your research and don’t comment on things you don’t understand. And BTW, Montana was the FIRST state to pass laws blocking the covid mandates. It was the freest state in the country during the pandemic.

      • Soldier November 29, 2022 at 7:49 pm

        I don’t understand. The born alive act didn’t pass because it didn’t go far enough? Wouldn’t some requirements from doctors to care for infants from botched abortions be better than none? As it stands now, CAN a doctor in Montana be like f this baby and just leave it to die on an operating table???

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          Brandon Smith November 29, 2022 at 7:58 pm

          The only “doctor” in the room is going to be the abortion doctor, and he’s not going to be saving any babies if the abortion is not successful. Get it? It’s a meaningless bill that was created BEFORE the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade and everyone in Montana knows this. The Montana legislature is already working to ban abortion completely, NOT institute half measures that achieve nothing. The fact that one pointless bill did not pass is not any indication of Montana’s overall position on abortion (the majority are against it). The original poster is a moron for suggesting otherwise and is only seeking to conflate falsehoods.

          • Soldier November 29, 2022 at 8:23 pm

            I am not saying I even understand exactly how an abortion can “fail” and an obviously weakened baby is left on an operating table still alive. Can’t say I get it. However, whatever the evils of abortion are, live baby torture by just letting the baby die without medical treatment is extremely evil. This measure should have passed while any work to completely ban abortion is incoming.

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            Brandon Smith November 29, 2022 at 11:20 pm

            No, if a bill is useless it’s not going to pass. People want an abortion BAN, not a law with a bunch of loopholes that allow abortion doctors to continue doing what they do without oversight. There is no way to enforce the born alive act. None.

          • Somdier November 30, 2022 at 5:39 am

            No way to enforce it? Wouldn’t a nurse be able to film the baby slowly dying? I am really missing something here because I see it if a doctor walks away from a live baby in Montana who somehow was accidentally born alive, it seems like they can.

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            Brandon Smith November 30, 2022 at 6:08 am

            Why would a nurse that works at an abortion clinic film it? I think you are missing the big point here – There is no one else in that room to monitor the situation other than people that have no conscience anyway.

          • Soldier November 30, 2022 at 9:39 am

            Why? There is a difference morally between abortion and post birth murder and torture. Abortion just isn’t as evil as post birth murder / torture. A nurse providing abortions doesn’t necessarily mean he or she can stand a baby gasping for air and slowly dying who was somehow accidentally born alive and abandoned. Even the most ardent Christian proliferation treat pre birth murder aka abortion as not being as wicked and depraved as post birth murder. Abortion must be less evil even though logically a person killed after birth at least got to live and expierence post birth life up to that point.

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            Brandon Smith November 30, 2022 at 9:44 am

            It absolutely means they can stand by and watch. That’s what these people do for a living. They have no feeling or empathy, they don’t see a fetus as a human being that can “suffer”, they see it as a mere appendage. Again, the bill achieves nothing. You are just going to have to accept this fact and move on. Rest assured, abortion will be banned in Montana by the legislature in due course.

          • Soldier November 30, 2022 at 3:43 pm

            Well this is my final word on this. I don’t know if Montana has a death penalty but they must have a provision to allow for life in prison at least for awful crimes. I am fairly certain if a prisoner becomes Ill there are laws which require that prisoner to be cared for. If a doctor / prison warden was like uh oh guess you get to die early oh darn and refuse to help the person on death row or with a life sentence (or two) the law would find those people guilty. Otherwise why even have prison guards and a jail at all if you can just lock someone up and refuse care until they die? It’s cruel and unusual punishment aka torture. Now I imagine most prison guards probably would be thrilled if some of these criminals just so happened to die. Yet the law is the law. As it stands in Montana if a baby has the mis fortune of being born somehow accidently from a botched abortion if can now legally be left to die without care which I am fairly certain is not legal for the worst of Montana criminals. That isn’t right end of story and shame on you and other Montana citizens for not voting for it even if it is lip service and hard to enforce. Many laws are hard to enforce. We still have them in the books though.

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            Brandon Smith November 30, 2022 at 4:06 pm

            You still miss the point and are using an anecdote that is naive. If a prison tries to execute a prisoner, they KEEP GOING until it is done. If you really think that an abortion doctor is going to stop trying to kill the baby because the abortion was not completed because of one broad and ambiguous law then you are delusional and don’t understand how the minds of these people work. There is NO WAY TO ENFORCE THE LAW, which is why such laws tend to fail in every state, not just Montana. Montanans want a law to BAN abortion, any other law is pointless. Getting just ANY law on paper does not solve the bigger problem – It’s not about making yourself feel better even though you accomplished nothing, it’s about ending an evil practice.

  • John November 27, 2022 at 1:03 pm

    How do you assess the recent G20 meeting where there was complete consensus for the use of vaccine passports when the globalists decide to unleash the next plandemic?

  • Soldier November 29, 2022 at 7:45 pm

    Well Brandon I think we can say that Stewart Rhodes is not a government agent. Government agents aren’t held accountable. There has been no mention ray Epps but Stewart was just found guilty of seditious conspiracy.

    • dipdooo November 29, 2022 at 9:50 pm

      This certainly doesn’t mean he’s not a government agent. Convicted doesn’t mean he spends any real time. And if he does, there are plenty of times when they sacrifice some of their agents for their purposes.

      Are you saying Epstein also wasn’t an agent because he was jailed, convicted, and killed?

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      Brandon Smith November 29, 2022 at 11:26 pm

      Informants get thrown under the bus all the time. Stewart just outgrew his usefulness in my view. Also, informant sentences in political situations are often commuted after the fact in these cases. They get sentenced to 10-20, the sentence is reduced to 5 and then they end up serving an actual 2-3 years total until parole. Rhodes will be out far sooner than his initial sentence. The leftists will call it a “travesty of justice” while some conservatives will celebrate him like a hero.

      • Soldier November 30, 2022 at 5:35 am

        Lol so why do people be informants if they know or should know they could be betrayed at any time? I guess the temporary power and privileges really is attractive.

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          Brandon Smith November 30, 2022 at 6:07 am

          Usually they are blackmailed into it by the feds with evidence of a separate crime. Sometimes they are offered money and protection from prosecution for a while (usually this doesn’t last). You might be surprised how cheap it can be to buy certain people off or frighten them into compliance. If you are not a true believer in your cause or you are a fraud, then the feds will target you.

          • Soldier November 30, 2022 at 9:34 am

            Thanks Brandon. I wonder what your take is on Ray Epps. He must be still highly useful as a fed because the video is still up of him the day before on Jan 5 saying “we need to go into the capital”. Surely he is also guilty of seditious conspiracy.

          • Greg B. November 30, 2022 at 9:41 am

            Question is what did they have on Stewart to get him turn informant and undermine his own org? Maybe the part he played in the Bundy Ranch standoff?

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            Brandon Smith November 30, 2022 at 9:54 am

            One can only speculate, but I do know that he had anxious meetings with the FBI in Kalispell on at least a couple occasions and that was around the time he started to abandon CPT training and anything related to security preparedness (right after Bundy Ranch). He was suddenly scared of everything. After I quit Oath Keepers it got worse, apparently. At least three people close to Stewart and Oath Keepers were arrested on various charges after meeting with him, and in each case they had been recorded saying something that implicated them. The recordings were taken by “someone” in confidence and used by the prosecution to bury them. There are other things that I can’t get into, but there came a point where all the evidence suggested that he was compromised.

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