“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.
Third parties have always been in existence in American politics, for instance there is the Green party, and the Libertarian party being the current largest third parties. However, they have yet to win anything other than one seat in the Wyoming state legislature, and as history has shown they serve as nothing more than major spoilers in political races, especially when it comes to the American Presidency.
One of the most contentious issues of modern American politics is that of the right to bear arms, or as it is both constitutionally and popularly referred to as the Second amendment. The issue has created a chasm between those arguing for stricter laws and regulation, called gun control, and those opposed to most of said attempts, referred to as gun rights. And while this debate has been occurring since the 1800’s, the earliest recorded legislation to push for gun control was done in 1813 by the Kentucky state legislature, which banned people from carrying concealed weapons in the state, it has only increased in intensity and scrutiny since the first nationally passed gun control bill, the 1934 National Firearms Act, which places a tax on both the manufacturing and transfer of firearms.
While sources for an actual death count for the conflict are scarce and conflicting, one estimate runs to nearly seventeen million. Sadly, as is often the case with communist regimes, the CCP conducted a number of purges that have taken the lives millions, one of which the bloodiest was the Great Leap Forward and is described in the book Tombstone as being responsible for the death of a reported thirty-six million Chinese people. But the truly terrifying thing to consider is that no one historian, government or private agency, has been able to pin down a specific number.
“Perhaps law-abiding states should bond together and form a Union of states that will abide by the Constitution.” Chairman of the Texas state GOP, Allen B. West said this shortly after the Supreme Court of the United States dismissed a case brought by the Lone Star states Attorney General Ken Paxton challenging the election results in the states of Georgia, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Michigan.