May 1st, 2021. Truth Matters had the opportunity to attend the Utah 2021 GOP state convention. It was at this convention that Senator Mitt Romney and Governor Spencer Cox were booed and heckled, the latter was booed for nearly two whole minutes. (1) (2) There was also a resolution to censure the Senator, but that was defeated by a vote of 798-711. (3) The real story coming out of the convention however was the election of new state party leadership. Governor Cox, and many other state leaders, had endorsed a slate of candidates for state Republican party leadership, such as state Chair, and Vice Chair, Secretary. (4) With the exception of the incumbent Treasurer, Mike Bird, an entirely new party leadership was voted in, and the candidates endorsed by Governor Cox were defeated by a significant margin.
The indispensable necessity of complete authority at the seat of government, carries its own evidence with it. It is a power exercised by every legislature of the Union, I might say of the world, by virtue of its general supremacy. Without it, not only the public authority might be insulted and its proceedings interrupted with impunity; but a dependence of the members of the general government on the State comprehending the seat of the government, for protection in the exercise of their duty, might bring on the national councils an imputation of awe or influence, equally dishonorable to the government and dissatisfactory to the other members of the Confederacy.- Federalist 43, James Madison (1)
"The US is the embodiment of evil, then they complain why we chant 'Death to America. As long as America continues its wickedness, the Iranian nation will not abandon 'Death to America.”-Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Supreme Leader of Iran. (1) In 1979 there was an overthrow of the Iranian Shah, Reza Ali Pahlavi. The overthrow is officially called the Islamic Revolution, was led by Sayyid Ruhollah Musavi Khomeini, an exiled Islamic scholar who would become known to the world as Ayatollah Khomeini. (2) The result of this ‘revolution’ was the establishment of a theocratic regime that has based its entire legal system off of Islamic law, or rather Sharia law, a system that establishes a patriarchal system, and has historically been abusive towards women. (3) While the country does have elected officials, such as a President, a Prime minister, and a legislative body, the true power of Iran’s political system rests with the Supreme Leader, who controls the military, state run media, and the judicial system, and a twelve, person body called the Guardian council that vets, and approves of which political parties and individuals can hold political office. (4) Another thing that must be considered is that since 1984, the Islamic Republic of Iran has been labeled by the US State Department as a State Sponsor of Terrorism, on a list that includes North Korea, Syria, and Cuba. (5) Iran has also exerted immense political influence in the Southwest Asian, or Middle Eastern region,(6) even having a former president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, calling for the nation of Israel to be ‘wiped off the map.’ (7)
“The last thing we need to do is turn the Supreme Court into just a political football, whoever has the most votes gets whatever they want.”- President Joseph R. Biden As of April 9th, 2021, President Biden has signed an executive order creating a commission to study the issue of expanding the United States Supreme Court,(1) bringing to the forefront an issue that has remained largely unpopular amongst the general public since the issue was last polled in October of 2020, in the middle of Justice Amy Coney Barrett’s Supreme Court confirmation hearing.(2) Furthermore, the current number of Justices on the Supreme Court has not been changed for more than one hundred and fifty years.(3) However, within the first one hundred years of America’s inception as a nation, it has been subjected to changes.(4)
Good Ol’ Dominion voting. What are they up to now? Well let’s see; Fox News is being sued for defamation by Dominion for $1.6 billion dollars after some in the company pushed the so-called ‘conspiracy theory’ that Dominion rigged the 2020 presidential election, naming Lou Dobbs, Maria Bartiromo, and Jeanine Pirro as defendants.(1) Sadly, Fox News has pulled back from many of these claims as a result as far back as December of 2020, and they are not alone in that move. Newsmax has also pulled any content referring to the 2020 election as being a stolen election,(2) as has One America News Network (OANN).(3) They are also suing attorney Sidney Powell,(4) and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani for $1.3 billion each,(5) MyPillow founder and CEO Mike Lindell, who is also launching a new social media platform called Frank,(6) for an additional $1.3 billion, and threatening to go after anyone else who seeks to spread these ‘conspiracy theories.’(7)
Vice President Kamala Harris is a skilled political operator. Now why would one say that? Well, a quick dive into the political career of the first Asian American, and woman Vice President will shed some light on her political prowess. First of all, does the name of Willie Brown sound familiar? In California Democratic circles, this man is a political legend who served in the California state assembly for thirty years, serving as speaker of the California State Assembly for fifteen years, upon his retirement, he was elected Mayor of San Francisco, and from 1994 to 1995 the 60 year old Brown was in a public relationship with a then 29 year old Kamala Harris, and when she ran for San Francisco District Attorney in 2003, he supported her.
A quick recap of the recent successes of the Biden Administration's foreign policy is in order. First, after President Biden, in an interview with former Clinton White House Communications Director George Stephanopoulos on ABC, called Russian President Vladimir Putin a ‘killer.’ How did Putin respond? He challenged the American President to a live discussion, saying ‘I want to propose to President Biden to continue our discussion, but on the condition that we do it basically live, as it’s called.
“It changes the paradigm. For the first time in a long time, this bill puts working people in this nation first. It’s not hyperbole. It’s a fact.”- President Joseph R. Biden Jr. On March 11th, 2021, or the American Rescue act, or H.R. 1319 a $1.9 trillion COVID relief package, was signed into law by President Biden, and due to the passage of this bill, the President and Vice President Kamala Harris have embarked on a tour to promote the bill. The tour is to be called the Help America tour. Since the COVID-19 pandemic began in March of 2020, the countries economy, schools, and essentially lives of the American people has been shut down, with a few noticeable exceptions. As of today, there has only been two other stimulus bills, both of which were passed in 2020, the $2.2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security act or CARES act, S.3548, the most popular component of this act being the $1,200 stimulus check that the American people were given, and the Consolidated Appropriations Act, H.R. 133, which according to the Senate Historical Office is the longest bill in history, with 5,593 pages.
“The crisis at our southern border continues to escalate because of Biden Administration policies that refuse to secure the border and invite illegal immigration.”- Governor Greg Abbott of Texas, March 6th 2021 According to the US Customs Border and Protection (CBP) agency, a subsidiary of the Department of Homeland Security, there is more than 328 ports of entry in America through which immigrants are allowed to enter legally, allowing them the opportunity to apply for naturalization on the long road to citizenship. However, in 2021 there has been a rise in people crossing the Southwest land border, or Mexican- American border, illegally. In the month of February alone, the CBP reported 100,441 illegal crossings in comparison to February of 2020 when there were only 36,687.
As of March 3rd, 2021, and according to the official recall organization, there were 1,927,000 signatures on a petition to recall California’s current Governor, Democrat Gavin Newsom. If the recall is successful, which is almost a certainty at this point, and an election occurs, Newsom would be making history by being the fourth governor in America who has been successfully subjected to a recall election, one of which happened in California in 2003, resulting in the then governor, Democrat Gray Davis, to be replaced by actor and Republican nominee Arnold Schwarzenegger. The first ever recall of a governor of a state took place in 1921, in North Dakota, resulting in the removal of Republican/Non-partisan league nominee Lynn Frazier, being replaced by Republican/Independent Voter association candidate, Ragnvald Nestos.