March 19/20 · 21

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Welcome to The Republic Journal.  My writing style is casual and furiously fast. My goal is to inform my readers of worthy news while avoiding useless gossip.  I keep the political commentary to an absolute minimum and provide educational insight to legislation that you need to know about.   From news to political strategy to heart warming encouraging articles, you will find it all here.  Thank you for joining me on this journey we all call life. I provide updates throughout each day M-F.

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Daily Roundup

  • The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has directed ConocoPhillips to give shareholders a detailed plan on how they plan on cutting emissions by customers who use their products.  In other words, how can they help reduce the emissions when you burn fuel in your car.  This is scary stuff that the SEC is involving itself in matters outside of their jurisdiction.  They are attempting to radically increase the cost of gasoline in your vehicles as this type of approach has far-reaching implications.  From the production of food, to product distribution, to the cost of your home this could radically increase the cost of everything within the next four years.
  • Governor Kristi Noem of SD has done an about-face over her support of female-only sports.  She returned the legislature-approved bill requiring them to add her changes before she will sign it.  This is a sneaky way of not vetoing the bill but has the same effect.  In early March Kristi praised the bill but has since changed her mind.  She wants protections for high school students but not for college female students.
  • A new strain of COVID first discovered in Africa has shown up in MS and CA.  Most viruses can have hundreds of variants thus negating vaccine strategies.  It’s like the flu where everyone who got the shot got the flu as well because they got a different strain.
  • Texas AG Ken Paxton worked out an agreement with energy providers who are under a lawsuit to forgive $29m in unpaid electric bills from customers as a result from the winter storm.
  • Israel discovered that those who take aspirin as a preventative medicine were 29% less likely to contract COVID and when they did acquire the virus they were not likely to have major complications.  Medical researchers cross-referenced 10,477 results to see what preventative drugs those patients were taking when they discovered the potential benefits of Aspirin.  Now researchers are looking into why this appears to be the case.
  • 30 million Africans are on the verge of starvation in a new report.  Instead of blaming the starvation on global warming like most liberal organizations do a Catholic-based organization cites regional violence especially from Islamic terrorists as the primary culprit.  Boko Haram who was sought after during Obama’s years has displaced more than 2 million Nigerian citizens through his terrorist activities.  They have been specifically targeting farmers over the last decade to starve out citizens in several African countries. Obama refused to give up Boko Haram when the world was searching for him and now look at the misery those two have brought to citizens around the world.
  • Kenya announced that as many as 1.4m could starve this year due to a short rain season and continued unrest in the country.
  • Georgia passed massive election reforms about a week ago but left out one of the most important aspects of the reform package.  They don’t require systems with protected logs!!!!!!!! You just can’t make this stuff up.  Dominion Voting Systems don’t have protected electronic logs which means someone is able to go in a delete any activity they don’t want others to find out about.
  • Dominion Voting Systems reject ballots at historical levels.  In Maricopa CO they usually had 2% of ballots that had to be adjudicated.  In the 2020 elections, it was over 11%.  In Fulton Co GA it was through the roof.  States should be looking at the adjudicating process to ensure election integrity in the future.
  • Congress moving to revoke retirement benefits to veterans who were involved in the Capitol 6th riots.  However, this would lose in court because you can’t take away benefits from someone who already fulfilled the requirements of their contract.  But don’t let such legal precedence stop Democrats from trying.  However, when the GOP wanted to stop all public assistance to those involved in destroying American cities Democrats opposed that bill.
  • San Francisco school board ordered to drop their attempt to rename 41 schools since they didn’t follow the rules set forth decades ago.
  • Democrats blocked an effort to allow DHS to deport green card applicants with criminal records” John Solomon
  • House Democrats voted down an amendment requiring gun shops to report illegal aliens to ICE who attempted to purchase a firearm.
  • GA GOP Senators are furious over GA House Republicans who shot down one of their main goals this year.  The GOP senators voted to review all tax credits given to industry groups in GA while the House Republicans balked at such a conservative idea.
  • WV GOP passed a HOPE scholarship bill that will allow parents to start saving up for their child’s education very early.
  • AL passed the largest state education budget in its history in its efforts to acquire 5-star teachers.
  • TN Senate passed a bill that will allow law-abiding citizens to carry a firearm without a permit.
  • TN voted to extend texting to 911 to all counties. – I’m 50/50 on texting.  Now a store-bought phone can text prank 911 calls with no recourse for an investigation since they will no longer have access to a person’s voice.
  • Montana has passed a telehealth bill with unanimous consent in the legislature.  This gives residents the right to engage in medical care via a live video conference.
  • Wisconsin’s Governor Evers is now under investigation for his role in slaughtering the state’s elderly resulting from his nursing home mandates.
  • Michigan Governor Whitmer under investigation now for possibly covering up nursing home deaths after she forced those homes to take in COVID patients.
  • Republicans voted to expand school choice in Arizona against Democrats who are content with the racist policies of the NEA.
  • Arizona Election Audit
    • State Senate President Fann announced an undisclosed winner for conducting the Maricopa County audit.  I suspect that by April 15th, or sooner we will have a finalized report.
    • The audit will
      • Test the machines
      • Hand recount of ballots
      • Test the ballots for authenticity
      • Testing for IT breaches
      • Scanning the ballots through the machines to test the recounts
    • GOP Chairwoman Kelli Ward announced they will appeal a liberal judge ruling that those who brought election challenges to the court must pay for the legal fees of the defendants including the secretary of states.  First of all, the election was challenged because the secretary of state refused to abide by state law.  This liberal judge has engaged in communist rule by forcing those who complained about their leaders not following the very law they took an oath to follow.  I’m 100% that his ruling will be overturned in a higher court.  The justice would be for the higher court to rule that the Secretary of State’s office should have to pay the plaintiff’s attorney fees.

Quote for of the Day

“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.” Jeremiah 29:11

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