February 16, 2023 3-5PM ET
Thursday on The Robert Scott Bell Show:
Sacred Fire of Liberty!
It’s that time of the week where we get to explore the political healing that this country needs so desperately! Jonathan Emord is back to help us dissect the latest political news that’s fit to print:
Suparna Dutta Will Be Back After she challenged Virginia Board of Education member Anne Bright Holton Kaine (Senator Tim Kaine’s wife and the former Virginia Education Secretary whose Department introduced CRT to Virginia schools), Suparna Dutta became a target of the radical left. They financed an extensive smear campaign to cause her removal from office on a false charge of racism. It worked. Virginia State Senator Ghazala Hashmi introduced an amendment that removed Dutta’s nomination. The amendment passed on a strict party-line vote. But Dutta may well have the last word. When the dust settles following the 2023 Virginia Senate elections, parents across the state may teach the Democrat Party a civics lesson: Parents’ rights over the education and upbringing of their children may not be sacrificed on the alter of radical leftist ideology. Dutta brilliantly outwitted Kaine before the Board, an embarrassment that did not go unpunished. Kaine said she was “uncomfortable” with two foundational principles in Youngkin’s public school learning standards: (1) that the “Declaration of Independence and the Constitution are remarkable documents” and (2) that socialism and communism are “incompatible with democracy and individual freedoms.” Kaine equated the greatest documents in defense of individual liberty ever to arise in Western civilization with white supremacy and slavery (apparently oblivious to the fact that the Declaration’s “all men are created equal” plainly refers in context to humankind, not white men, and apparently in ignorance of the 13th Amendment abolishing slavery and the 14thAmendment commanding equal protection of the laws regardless of race or gender). Kaine proclaimed: “You cannot reference the Declaration of Independence and Constitution as remarkable documents without also acknowledging that they contain fundamental flaws of enshrining slavery and limiting the protections that they provided for only white propertied men [sic].”
Time to Reclaim the Seventh Amendment Should the government be allowed to require citizens to receive a medical product if the product’s manufacturer is shielded from legal liability? That is the question in front of multiple state legislatures. In North Dakota, HB 1406 proposes preventing state agencies from requiring vaccines “unless the manufacturer of the medical product is liable for any death or serious injury caused by the medical product.” The West Virginia legislature is considering a similar bill. In “How Government Insulated Big Pharma from Liability,” I discuss how the federal government effectively sold the Seventh Amendment right to a jury trial to the largest lobbying force in the country, Big Pharma. Citizens cannot sue vaccine manufacturers for harms resulting from the Covid shots because of HHS Secretary Alex Azar’s invocation of the PREP Act in February 2020. This transferred power from the citizenry to the nation’s ruling class and exchanged a constitutional right for a corporate liability shield. Now, some state legislators are seeking to prohibit mandatory medical treatment unless the manufacturer of the product can be held liable for injuries. These lawmakers have an opportunity to promote the legal rights of their citizens and to restore a primary purpose of the Seventh Amendment.
‘Complete embarrassment:’ Buttigieg blasted for touting ‘rail safety,’ blaming Trump for Ohio train derailment Department of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg faced intense criticism Wednesday after he took the opportunity of the train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio, to tout his department’s “work on rail safety.” Buttigieg tried to lay out the steps his agency is taking to address the issue in a Twitter thread Tuesday evening while deferring blame for an ongoing disaster that happened under his watch. “In the wake of the East Palestine derailment and its impact on hundreds of residents, we’re seeing lots of newfound or renewed (and welcome) interest in our work on rail safety, so I wanted to share more about what we’ve been doing in this area,” Buttigieg tweeted at the beginning of the long thread. “We are making historic investments on rail safety through funding in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, work that accelerates this year and continue in the years to come,” he continued before listing billions in grants and proposed rules and regulations. After waiting 10 days to address the disaster at all, many thought Buttigieg’s tweets were tone-deaf and too little too late. “YOU’RE JUST NOW TALKING ABOUT IT??” actor and director Stephen Ford reacted. “This is an absolutely insane thing to tweet,” said Jack Kennedy of Barstool Sports. Talk show host Mike North wrote, “He did command a 60 bus fleet in south bend .. what a horrid hire this goof is . as weak a person as you could have..”
Kamala Harris Says Chinese Spy Balloon Episode Should Not Impact Relations with China Vice President Kamala Harris told Politico during an interview Tuesday the U.S. military downing a suspected Chinese spy balloon should not impact diplomatic relations with communist China. “I don’t think so, no,” she told the outlet while arguing the Biden administration seeks “competition” with Beijing and “not conflict or confrontation.” The vice president also noted she made similar comments to the Chinese communist dictator Xi Jinping in November when they met at the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Bangkok. “Everything that has happened in the last week and a half is, we believe, very consistent with our stated approach,” she said. Tensions between China and the U.S. appeared to grow after the U.S. military shot down a Chinese vessel believed to be surveillance aircraft in early February over the Atlantic Ocean off the Carolina coast.Despite U.S. officials claiming it was a spy balloon with surveillance capability, China maintains it was just an off-course weather balloon. Last Thursday, a senior State Department official said that newly declassified intelligence indicated that the equipment on the balloon was “inconsistent” with what would be aboard a weather balloon since it had “multiple antennas to include an array likely capable of collecting and geo-locating communications.” The same person also claimed that the balloon was “part of a PRC (People’s Republic of China) fleet of balloons developed to conduct surveillance operations” with a manufacturer tied to China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) and that the U.S. “will also explore taking action against PRC entities linked to the PLA that supported the balloon’s incursion into U.S. airspace.”
Republicans Push the ‘IRS Funding Accountability Act’ Republican lawmakers are pushing the “IRS Funding Accountability Act” as a response to the “Inflation Reduction Act,” which vastly inflates the IRS with enough money to hire tens of thousands of new IRS agents. The Inflation Reduction Act, which does little to nothing to reduce inflation, as it largely focused on green initiatives and Obamacare programs, boosts funding for the IRS by $80 billion, making the agency “larger than the Pentagon, State Department, FBI, and Border Patrol combined,” as Breitbart News detailed. The funding, according to lawmakers, also comes without any oversight measures. This is where the IRS Funding Accountability Act comes into play. “Democrats and the Biden administration have weaponized the IRS over the last two years to pay for their tax-and-spend agenda. The time for oversight is now,” Rep. Mike Kelly, Chairman of the Ways & Means Subcommittee on Tax, said in a statement, explaining that the $80 million would result in the IRS “unfairly” targeting “low-and-middle income Americans.” “The goal of my legislation is to provide much-needed oversight and accountability that the Inflation Reduction Act lacks. This will hold government accountable to the American people and ensure the IRS is properly using taxpayer dollars,” he added. Sen. John Thune (R-SD), ranking member of the Subcommittee on Taxation and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Oversight said it is “dangerous and irresponsible” that the Inflation Reduction Act bloats the IRS without true accountability.
Poll: Half Say Media Intend to Mislead, Misinform Public Fifty percent of Americans say the national media intend to mislead, misinform, and persuade the public, as just 35 percent say most news organizations could be relied upon, a Gallup and Knight Foundation poll found Tuesday. While 50 percent say the national media tried to push a false narrative, only 25 percent say the national media do not intend to mislead, misinform, or persuade the public. Twenty-three percent neither agreed nor disagreed. Nearly 75 percent say the news businesses have enough resources to accurately report the news. Moreover, just 26 percent have a favorable opinion of the news media, the lowest level recorded in the past five years by the poll. Fifty-three percent hold an unfavorable view. Thirty-five percent of respondents say national news organizations, such as CNN, MSNBC, NPR, the Washington Post, and Politico care more about pushing cultural activism than reporting news that interests their readers, viewers, or listeners. The poll also revealed which news networks Americans trust the most: Forty-five percent of Americans who name a cable news outlet (CNN, Fox News or MSNBC) as their top news source exhibit low emotional trust in national news organizations overall; only 19% report high emotional trust. Network news consumers are more trusting of news. Only 17% percent of those who turn most often to U.S. network news outlets (ABC, CBS or NBC) report low emotional trust in national news organizations, while 37% report high trust. Of U.S. adults who turn to news sources outside of the top 20 most-commonly used in America, 70% exhibit low emotional trust in national news organizations, while only 5% of these news consumers report high emotional trust.
‘No Jab, No Heart’: Mother Denied Life-Saving Transplant By Australian Gov’t Because She’s Unvaccinated Dan Andrew’s Victorian government has denied an Australian mother-of-two the chance to undergo life-saving heart surgery because she is unvaccinated. Vicki Derderian and her husband John, appeared on Channel Nine’s The Today Show on Sunday to reveal how the government and doctors in Australia’s socialized medical system are denying her access to the life-saving treatment unless she gets jabbed. After suffering heart failure in 2020, Vicki Derderian was forced to rely on a Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) in order to keep blood circulating throughout her body. “Back in 2020, I had a very severe heart failure, which at the time my organs started shutting down. So I wasn’t ready for a transplant back then. So the only choice for me at that time was to go on a ventricular assist device, which is a mechanical pump that pumps blood throughout the body because my heart couldn’t,” Derderian told Channel 9’s Today Show. Watch: “In order for me to do that, I had to undergo a very difficult procedure because these machines were inserted surgically. I was in intensive care for one and a half months. I was on life support because I couldn’t breathe. After being discharged from intensive care, I spent another three months in the hospital and also rehabilitation,” she continued. Due to her pre-existing heart condition, Ms. Derderian stated that she had to “think twice” about receiving the vaccine. She says she is not an “anti-vaxxer” but fears that the experimental COVID-19 shot will cause complications that will make her situation even worse.
Special Guest Nurse Kate Shemirani
Kate Shemirani was born in Nottingham England in 1965. She’s the youngest of three daughters to a working-class family. Kate trained as a nurse over 36 years ago and worked in many clinical areas gaining a plethora of experience. She also worked later as a flight attendant for British Airways and fulfilled a childhood dream of travelling the world. She married in her 30s and had four children in quick succession. She was blessed with two sons and two daughters. When Kate was 46 years of age she was diagnosed with a very aggressive and deadly breast cancer. This event was to completely change her life. Following lots of research she declined chemotherapy and radiotherapy and all other drugs and followed the full Gerson therapy for two years. She is alive and well and cancer free for 11 years. She consults with patients worldwide who wish to know and learn how to avoid and reverse disease naturally. She is a health expert and nurse.
Kate has full knowledge of the tyranny and corruption that is government and pharmaceuticals. When the Covid plandemic came to town, Kate led rallies and was very vocal about bastardized science. She was arrested and had her home raided. She was charged and convicted as criminal.
She is the co-founder of the British Nursing alliance. Her mission is to teach nurses to be true ministers of health, being patient advocates at all times. She is a regular guest on Sons of Liberty radio USA and hosts her own show on Unity News Network.
House readies first GOP-led COVID vaccine probe Congress is venturing into unknown and potentially explosive territory with the first House GOP-led investigation into COVID-19 vaccines. Why it matters: It’s expected to be a showdown across the spectrum of views on vaccine safety and efficacy, from attempting to undermine public faith in them to trying to bolster confidence. The details: The Oversight Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic has been given a broad writ to investigate a wide array of topics from the virus’ origins to federal COVID restrictions to the pandemic’s economic impact. “The jurisdiction is pretty much everything related to COVID,” Rep. Brad Wenstrup (R-Ohio), the panel’s chair, told Axios. That also includes vaccines, according to the rules of the 118th House: “The development of vaccines and treatments, and the development and implementation of vaccination policies for Federal employees and members of the armed forces.” It’s a sharp turn from the Democratic-led panel last year, which was directed to focus on “political interference” by the Trump administration into federal health agencies’ pandemic responses. The state of play: In interviews with Axios, Republicans expressed a wide range of views on how they want to approach the investigations into vaccines. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) said she wants to hold hearings with people who experienced side effects and look at VAERS reports — a public database of unverified reports of post-vaccination health effects often seized on by anti-vaccine groups. Rep. Nicole Malliotakis (R-N.Y.), by contrast, said the goal shouldn’t necessarily be to dent public trust. “We should see if there’s any correlation between the vaccination and people dying,” she told Axios, “And if there isn’t … we should disprove it.”