“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.
A recent study by the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism revealed a ridiculous uprise of hate-crimes against Americans of Asian descent by 149%. And I call it ridiculous because that is what this situation is. Hate crimes against humanity are committed by ridiculous, ludicrous, and preposterous people and schemes. Now this raises a very important question(s) that must be asked. Who is targeting the asians? And what are the motives behind this sudden violence? Here’s a few potential causes that could’ve sparked this controversy. President Trump has routinely referred to the Coronavirus as the ‘China Virus,’ and some believe that while the former President intended simply to be politically incorrect, others are saying that these accusations have led to anti-asian hate crimes. In New York, where the number of anti-Asian hate crimes jumped from three to 28, all but four were related to the coronavirus.
“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.
"Republicans said “no” to pushing the Senate over this precipice. When I could have tried to grab this power, I turned it down… I am grateful that’s been reciprocated by at least a pair of our colleagues across the aisle. I’m glad we’ve stepped back from this cliff. Taking that plunge would not be some progressive dream. It would be a nightmare. I guarantee it."
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.
“What is Trumpism?” A new term being used more and more. I’m hearing that term more and more. I didn’t come up with it. But what it means is great deals, great trade deals. Great ones, not deals where we give away everything, our jobs, our money, like the USMCA replacement of the horrible NAFTA.
There have been rumors, from both sides of the isle, about the State Of The Union (SOTU) Address. Rumors involving when it is required to happen and the precedent of when it has happened in the past. I even played into these rumors for a few days until I started doing my own research for this article. First, I want to put it out there that Joe Biden was scheduled to do the SOTU Address on February 3, 2021. That date was later canceled and his speech was scheduled for February 23, 2021.
In mid-February, Texas faced another historic storm. This time, it was an ice storm. Yep! An ice storm in Texas, you heard correct! According to the Texas Tribune, “The winter storm that left dozens of Texans dead, millions without power and nearly 15 million with water issues could be the costliest disaster in state history, potentially exceeding the $125 billion in damage from Hurricane Harvey.” The ice began forming on Thursday the 11th of February. Texans are not used to driving in such conditions, and being a native Texan myself I can assure you that to be true. I was on the way to the airport in the Permian basin, and as I was on highway 191, I saw 2 car wrecks, 3 off the road, and one car heading eastbound slid off the road, which didn’t stop until it slid across the road going westbound towards Odessa, all within 10 minutes of driving.
“Let me tell you who we conservatives are: We love people. [Applause] When we look out over the United States of America, when we are anywhere, when we see a group of people, such as this or anywhere, we see Americans. We see human beings. We don’t see groups. We don’t see victims. We don’t see people we want to exploit."
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.