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An 80-mile-long convoy of truckers quietly wound through the country from coast to coast. Convoy participants were greeted as modern-day heroes taking on government tyranny, as patriots lined the route with American flags, the applause of appreciation, food, gas money donations, and love; lots of love and respect. But some had no idea as the one-sided activist media focused their sole attention on the invasion of Ukraine and the first State of The Union address by President Joe Biden. Unfortunately, the cable news also kept silent a few notable victories, including the apparent abduction of one medical expert and a reboot of the death penalty.
Freedom – What the US and Canada Demand
Trucking convoys protesting the tyranny of overreaching government mandates have North Americans standing their ground and banding together. The logjam of truckers in Ottawa so panicked Prime Minister Justin Trudeau that he receded into oblivion after issuing his government’s Emergencies Act. As the point was made, Canadians began to disperse just in time to witness the American’s convoy rumble across the United States.
And flyover folks cheered from every state. In Conroy, TX, James Adams spoke for many, stating with respect: “Proud of every single one of these truckers and the people supporting them. God bless them and their families. They reflect the true American spirit.”
Carla Wilson was in Zanesville, OH, as the convoy rolled through, and her sentiment rings true for heartlanders everywhere, “We saw the Convoy! We stood on an I-70 overpass to watch them once in a lifetime. I hope they make it all the way. I wanted to be with them.”
All right, everyone: Where did he go? Where did Dr. Anthony Fauci go? He’s been in our living rooms, at the office, and on the radio for two years. He confused us, taunted us, attempted to frighten us every day. Does anyone miss this guy? Are we to social distance, wear masks, and wash our hands every other Tuesday – or is it Wednesday now? Flyover folks have been posting milk carton photos of the missing-in-action figure all week as the Biden administration sort of, maybe, kind of declared the “thingy” was over.
No one seemed unhappy as some joined in social media threads with mirth and wonderment. Much like Jacenta Jan Sims in McKinney, TX, who bluntly typed, “Hopefully, he will stay missing.” But Helle Lee Door in Tucumcari, NM, offered one step further: “Hopefully at the Nürnberg Court getting what all the Gestapo doctors got after WW2.”
As a former senator, thrice-candidate for president, vice president, and finally president, Mr. Biden has waffled the length of his public career on the death penalty. In 2020, he campaigned on a promise to abolish capital punishment. His Department of Justice took offense to one specific case: convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit reversed the death penalty and instead instated a life sentence. The DOJ had other ideas and took a public stand for killing Tsarnaev.
This week, the Supreme Court stopped the discussion dead in its tracks with a ruling, 6-3, reinstating the terrorist’s death sentence. And although Mr. Biden continues to believe that the DOJ should “not carry out executions,” the president did not elaborate on the outcome. And that prompted Teddy Fitzgerald in League City, TX, to ponder: “Will the US Supreme Court take up a case regarding a compromised sitting US President?”
~ Read more from Sarah Cowgill.