Verse(s) for today:
There are many devices in a man's heart; Nevertheless, the counsel of the LORD, that shall stand.
Proverbs 19:21 KJV
But he answered and said, it is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.
Matthew 4:4 KJV
Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.
Ephesians 3:20-21 KJV
Thank you, Dan Brooks]
Thought(s) for the Day:
The FBI just RESCUED 200 Sex-Trafficking Victims and ARRESTED over 125 Perverts…
But… I thought that the Left was saying these Activities were just Right Wing Conspiracies!
The FBI found 200 sex trafficking victims and more than 125 suspects during a two-week child exploitation operation in July, federal officials said Tuesday.
Here are the details of this single operation by one agency that saved hundreds of trafficked victims in just two weeks from a widespread problem that the media spent the last month telling me doesn't really exist:
The Bureau partnered with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) as part of its mission in "identifying and locating victims of sex trafficking and investigating and arresting individuals and criminal enterprises involved in both child sex and human trafficking."
"Sex traffickers exploit and endanger some of the most vulnerable members of our society and cause their victims unimaginable harm," Attorney General Merrick B. Garland said in a statement. "This operation, which located 59 actively missing children, builds on the tremendous work the FBI has undertaken over many years to rescue minor victims and arrest those responsible for these unspeakable crimes”.
I feel obligated to now remind you of something very important in this world where over 50 million people are literal slaves and millions of women and children are trafficked for sex:
(Isn't it interesting that the leader of an elite sex-trafficking/blackmail ring that catered to powerful political and business leaders ended up dead in prison when the security cameras were off and the only person since who has been jailed was the woman who helped him?)
Anyway, back to the FBI, which deserves credit where credit is due. It's amazing what happens when you arrest pedophile traffickers instead of investigating moms at school board meetings.
NCMEC President and CEO Michelle DeLaune put it best:
"Behind every statistic, there is a person with dreams, aspirations, and the right to live a life free from child sex trafficking and exploitation."
Imagine if everyone in our government felt that way. [Patrick Bestall]
Jack Smith forced to admit that all evidence wasn't given to court in documents case:
Special Counsel Jack Smith continues to take heat over his latest indictment of former President Donald Trump related to the 2020 election results and the lead-up to the Jan. 6 Capitol protest.
Breitbart noted the irony that was revealed in a court filing filed earlier this week in Miami by Smith's team in which it admits it didn't turn over all of the case evidence to the court for Trump's legal team to inspect - one of the charges Trump currently faces.
The outlet noted:
Smith has charged Trump with 40 counts in the so-called “documents” case. Among them is the accusation that Trump caused his lawyers to tell the government that they had handed over all of the documents the government wanted, when in fact they had not.
In such trials, the defense is entitled to review all of the evidence that is presented to the court.
Irony: Jack Smith‘s Team Admits Incorrectly Telling Court DOJ Turned Over All Materials https://breitbart.com/politics/2023/08/01/irony-jack-smith-team-admits-incorrectly-telling-court-doj-turned-over-all-materials/… #USA #America #MAGA #Trump2024 #NewJersey #NewYork #Miami #Tampa #Jacksonville #Orlando #Austin #Dallas #Houston #Raleigh #Durham #Charleston #DesMonies #IowaCity
Smith, in his first indictment of the former president, alleged in one of the charges that Trump conspired with several staffers to move boxes of documents so that his lawyers wouldn't be able to present the court with all of the evidence.
On the other side of the fence, in the recent court filing, Smith was forced to admit that all of the video footage was not, in fact, uploaded for the court to provide Trump's team to review.
"A little whoopsie from Jack Smith's office. DOJ admits it did not produce all the Mar-a-Lago camera footage to defense counsel in first batches of discovery==despite making that claim in court last month," Julie Kelly tweeted.
Indictment Opens Door to More Scrutiny of 2020 Election:
Critics charge DOJ with attempting to criminalize political disagreements.
The third indictment of former President Donald Trump could produce unintended consequences for the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), one of his lawyers says.
Legal experts disagree about the strength of the Aug. 1 indictment itself. But in interviews with The Epoch Times, they concurred with Mr. Trump's legal spokeswoman, New Jersey attorney Alina Habba, on one point: DOJ prosecutors may have difficulty proving their case.
Mr. Trump is scheduled to appear in a Washington federal court today, Aug. 3, on a four-count indictment. It alleges that the former president willfully made untrue claims that the 2020 election of Democrat President Joe Biden was fraudulent.
The election dispute culminated in a protest in Washington; a number of agitators breached the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, against Mr. Trump's expressed wishes as Congress was preparing to certify Mr. Biden's victory. More than 1,000 people, including some who committed no violence, were charged.
The DOJ is alleging that Mr. Trump orchestrated a conspiracy against the U.S. government during the two months leading to Jan. 6, 2021, the indictment says.
Under presidential immunity and free speech rights, Mr. Trump is allowed to dispute the election, Ms. Habba said. She also questions how the government can show that Mr. Trump knew he was making false assertions.
"The thing that makes this case the weakest is: How are you going to prove what he actually believed?"
Ms. Habba said in an interview with The Epoch Times on Aug. 2, a day after the new indictment was filed.
Mr. Trump has never conceded defeat and has continued to assert that the election was "rigged" or "stolen" ever since Mr. Biden was inaugurated as the 46th president in January 2021.
Ms. Habba and many other lawyers are denouncing the latest indictment of Mr. Trump as an attempt to criminalize political disagreements.
Attorney Mike Allen, a legal analyst based in Cincinnati, Ohio, told The Epoch Times: "Even if what Trump said was not accurate, he's allowed to do that; the First Amendment protects lies. It's not a pretty thing. But that's the way it is."
Accused of Going Too Far
Mr. Trump and his supporters say the latest indictment is another example of a "weaponized" justice system's disparate treatment of him.
They point out that no one was charged for the false statements that fueled the years-long and costly "Russian collusion" investigations of Mr. Trump. The FBI would never have launched that probe if it had followed its own rules, Special Counsel John Durham concluded in a May report.
Further, Mr. Trump and his allies point out that Democrats faced no repercussions for their strenuously objecting to the results of several elections and alleging that Mr. Trump "stole" the 2016 election.
A New York lawyer and former federal prosecutor, Kevin O'Brien, says that, while disputing election results "goes way back in American history," Mr. Trump allegedly forged new territory with his alleged actions.
Despite even trusted advisers telling Mr. Trump that he lost the election, he allegedly took "steps to try to overturn that, including using force and intimidation and high-pressure tactics," Mr. O'Brien told The Epoch Times.
"This is absolutely unique in the history of this country. And I think one of the things that's most impressive about the indictment is it makes that point."
'A Dangerous Proposition'
But Ms. Habba says that, by bringing the latest charges against Mr. Trump, the government is taking a number of risks.
"These cases are tough to prove on a good day, but they [the DOJ prosecutors] also forget that they've exposed themselves," she said. "When you bring a lawsuit, you now open the door to subpoenas. You now open the door to us being able to ask you questions about the legitimacy of the 2020 election, for us being able to look at things like that."
"So, you know, it's a dangerous proposition, and I'm not sure it was well-thought-through, to be honest," she said.
Ms. Habba called the indictment "sloppy" and said the repeated prosecutions of Mr. Trump have made federal prosecutors' political motivations very clear. "It's for the headline, not for the win," Ms. Habba said.
DOJ spokesman Peter Carr declined to comment.
But Mr. O'Brien praised the 45-page indictment of Mr. Trump as "a remarkable piece of work." It is clear, well-written, and rather concisely lays out "a very, very complex fact pattern" in easily-understood language, Mr. O'Brien said.
Clear communication from prosecutors is key, he said, because criminal defendants are entitled to trials by jurors—ordinary citizens tasked with digesting complex legal circumstances.
Even with a well-explained indictment, the case against Mr. Trump poses considerable hurdles, Mr. O'Brien said.
Some aspects of the case are "vague," he said. Also, it will be challenging to prevent jurors from getting distracted by the politics of the case, he said.
"It's not about 'a bad actor in the White House,' however you define that; it's about specific crimes as alleged, and the focus has to be on those things," Mr. O'Brien said.
Prosecution Seems 'Political'
Polls show Mr. Trump is the clear frontrunner for the Republican presidential nomination to challenge the Democrats' nominee, presumably Mr. Biden, in the 2024 election.
Mr. Allen said that, to him, the prosecution seems to be "political."
He also observed that, when Special Counsel Jack Smith announced the charges during a short news conference on Aug. 1, "he was visibly nervous."
Mr. Allen detected that Mr. Smith's voice was "quivering somewhat," and "he just did not seem sure of himself."
"I think he knows he's out on a legal limb on this thing," Mr. Allen said.
"You know, this is an indictment of the former president of the United States and the leading Republican candidate for the election in 2024—pretty important stuff to the American people," Mr. Allen said. "Why wouldn't he take questions? Again, I think it speaks volumes."
Mr. Trump's allies allege that his political rival's administration prosecuting him constitutes a type of election interference. But Mr. Biden has denied influencing Mr. Smith's pursuit of charges against the former president.
Both Major Candidates Embroiled
Mr. Smith has secured grand jury indictments of Mr. Trump in two separate cases.
Besides the Washington case alleging a post-election conspiracy in 2020-21, Mr. Trump is also facing 40 charges in a Florida case alleging mishandling of government records after he left the White House.
In addition, he is facing state business records charges in New York and is widely expected to be indicted for his challenge of the 2020 election results in Georgia.
Altogether, if Mr. Trump were to be convicted of all the charges, he would face a maximum of more than 600 years in prison.
Many of Mr. Trump's allies, including Ms. Habba, say the timing of the indictments seems to be intended to deflect attention from the emerging scandal swirling around Mr. Biden.
House Republicans are making allegations of corruption. They say they found bank records showing millions of dollars from foreigners were paid to members of Mr. Biden's family while he served as vice president under Barack Obama. They say the payments appear to have been made for access to Mr. Biden's political influence.
Ms. Habba alleges the DOJ's indictments have followed a pattern: "One day after a bad news cycle for the Biden family, every single indictment, exactly 24 hours later, hit Trump with an indictment. I mean, that says it all."
For example, on July 31, lawmakers grilled Devon Archer, a friend and business associate of the current president's son, Hunter Biden. The topic: of the closed-door session: Mr. Joe Biden's possible involvement with his son's foreign business dealings. The next day, Mr. Trump was indicted on the 2020 election charges.
Mr. O'Brien, however, sees those purported bombshells as duds thus far.
Questions of Timing
He acknowledges that the criticism of the DOJ's timing of the indictments could have been avoided if the probe had been launched sooner. But he thinks that Mr. Biden had no desire to "be bothered with it" after he was inaugurated in January 2021.
"So, far from being a pet project of Joe Biden, it was exactly the opposite," Mr. O'Brien said. "He didn't want to have anything to do with it."
But televised congressional hearings about the events of Jan. 6 aired in mid-2022. Revelations from those hearings apparently forced Mr. Biden's administration to act, Mr. O'Brien said.
Attorney General Merrick Garland appointed Mr. Smith to look into Mr. Trump's past activities in November, just a few days after the former president announced his 2024 presidential run.
At the time, Mr. Garland said Mr. Trump's candidacy played a role in launching the investigation.
“Based on recent developments, including the former president’s announcement that he is a candidate for president in the next election, and the sitting president’s stated intention to be a candidate as well, I have concluded that it is in the public interest to appoint a special counsel,” Mr. Garland stated when he appointed Mr. Smith.
Expected Charges Excluded
While many legal experts had predicted that Mr. Smith might pursue charges of seditious conspiracy against Mr. Trump, that charge is notably absent from his Aug. 1 indictment. His foes were salivating over the notion that a conviction on that charge would forbid Mr. Trump from holding elected office in the United States.
The seditious conspiracy charge can be used to prosecute people for conspiring "to overthrow, put down, or to destroy by force the Government of the United States."
More broadly, the law also can be applied to two or more people who work together to "prevent, hinder, or delay the execution of any law of the United States, or by force to seize, take, or possess any property of the United States."
Some analysts believed that a string of convictions against Jan. 6 defendants on that charge earlier this year could buttress such a prosecution of Mr. Trump.
But others said Mr. Trump's own words, which had been held against him, could also help him defend against such a charge.
Even though Mr. Trump said people have to "fight like hell" for what they believe in, he encouraged protesters who had gathered at The Ellipse to march "peacefully and patriotically" to the Capitol, about a mile away.
More Action Possible
It was wise for Mr. Smith to avoid unnecessarily complicating the case against Mr. Trump with seditious conspiracy charges, Mr. O'Brien said.
Instead, Mr. Smith relied on "bread-and-butter statutes" often used to prosecute conspiracies, Mr. O'Brien said. However, "obstruction of an official proceeding" is a less-commonly-used charge, he said.
Mr. Allen, the Ohio attorney, said the government might be planning to unleash the seditious conspiracy charge on Mr. Trump later in an updated indictment.
Such a superseding indictment also could be used to charge any or all of the six unnamed "co-conspirators" described in the original Aug. 1 indictment.
Just last week, Mr. Smith used a superseding indictment to add charges and a third defendant to the Florida classified-documents case against Mr. Trump.
In the 2020 election-dispute case, Mr. Allen noted that four of the six alleged co-conspirators are identified as attorneys.
That poses another obstacle for prosecutors: attorney-client privilege, which prevents lawyers from divulging information from clients.
Giuliani: Trump Had 'Good-Faith' Basis
Based on descriptions in the indictment, it appears that former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, a longtime Trump ally, is among the four attorneys. Mr. Giuliani made a number of public statements on behalf of Mr. Trump's crusade to challenge the 2020 election results.
Mr. Giuliani's spokesman, Ted Goodman, would neither confirm nor deny media reports identifying Mr. Guiliani as "Co-Conspirator 1."
But, in a text message to The Epoch Times, Mr. Goodman said: "Every fact Mayor Rudy Giuliani possesses about this case establishes the good-faith basis President Donald Trump had for the action he took during the two-month period charged in the indictment."
"This indictment eviscerates the First Amendment and criminalizes the ruling regime's number-one political opponent for daring to ask questions about the 2020 election results," Mr. Goodman wrote.
The prosecution of Mr. Trump also "underscores the tragic reality of our two-tiered justice system," he said. There is one system "for the regime in power" and another for "anyone who dares to oppose the ruling regime."
"This indictment is particularly egregious in light of the growing evidence proving that Joe Biden and his family made millions of dollars in bribes from America's most intransigent adversaries," Mr. Goodman said.
Jackson Richman contributed to this story.
[The Epoch Times Media]
"Since NYC doesn't do much, the hard-working people have no choice but to take matters in their own hands. Great job guys
https://t.co/7fEPGXfe0I" / X
· Walk softly and carry a big stick.
· Sikhs are pretty hard core, it’s no wonder we see more of them as security guards.
Police no longer provide protection No bail laws release criminal’s immediately Citizens have no choice but to protect themselves, their families, and businesses. [Fil Beorchia]
Alvin Bragg's Office Suffers Major Setback in Donald Trump Case
A New York state magistrate has just shut the door on Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg's desire to examine Melania Trump's emails.
According to CBS News, New York State Supreme Court Judge Juan Merchan denied Bragg's request to review correspondence between former Trump executive assistant Rhona Graff and former first lady Melania Trump, as The Western Journal reported. Merchan found that the scope of Bragg's subpoena was excessive.
CBS reports that Merchan also blocked a subpoena for emails between Trump Organization employees and White House officials, more than two years of the former president's travel itineraries, and emails from Graff to Keith Schiller, the former director of White House operations.
Regarding Bragg's attempt to read Melania Trump's emails, Merchan wrote, “This request would yield significantly more responsive records than necessary."
As part of Bragg's effort to convict Trump of falsifying business records in 2016, Bragg desires to obtain Trump's full, videotaped deposition in the federal lawsuit filed by former advice columnist E. Jean Carroll, who accused Trump of rape and defamation.
Merchan did not object to the subpoena, but stated that a federal magistrate must decide the matter. According to The New York Times, the former first lady currently leads a private existence.
“From her point of view and her friends’ point of view, she’s been through a lot and she’s come out a strong independent woman,” said R. Couri Hay, a publicist, who knew Melania Trump before her White House days, told the Times= in an article published Wednesday.
“She’s learned how to close the door and close the shutters and remain private. We don’t see a lot, we don’t hear a lot,” he said.
Former Trump aide Kellyanne Conway stated that Melania Trump is “all in” on the campaign for the former president. She is the former president’s “most trusted and transparent adviser,” according to Conway.
“I know few people as comfortable in their skin as Melania Trump. She knows who she is and keeps her priorities in check. Melania keeps them guessing, and they keep guessing wrong,” Conway told the Times.
The author of “First Women:The Grace and Power of America’s Modern First Ladies,” Kate Andersen Brower, stated that Melania Trump is quite content to live life on her own terms.
“She’s the most obviously unknowable first lady,” said Brower. “There’s something radical about it. First ladies are expected to want to please people and I’m not sure she really cares.”
During “The John Fredericks Show,” he stated, “It’s always unpleasant when you have to go in and tell your wife that, ‘By the way, tomorrow sometime I’m going to be indicted.’”
“And she says, ‘For what?’ And I say, ‘I have no idea. I have absolutely no idea,’” he said.
Taylor Swift hands out 'life-changing' bonus checks to every person working on record-setting Eras Tour:
It has been anything but a cruel summer for Taylor Swift.
The pop superstar, who embarked on her massive Eras Tour in March, has distributed "life-changing" bonus checks to the crew members who have helped her make the tour an unprecedented success.
Sources confirmed to People magazine that Swift distributed $55 million in bonus checks to every person working on the tour, from her dancers to the sound and lighting technicians, the stage riggers, and the caterers — everyone. The approximately 50 truck drivers hauling materials from city to city, in fact, each received $100,000, TMZ first reported.
Mike Scherkenbach — founder of concert transportation company Shomotion, which is hauling materials for Swift's tour — described the bonus money as "life-changing."
"She's giving a sum of money that is life-changing for these people," Scherkenbach told Rolling Stone. "A lot of these drivers are not homeowners, and a lump sum like this gives you the ability to put a down payment on a home. That’s what makes me really happy. That generosity is a game-changer for these people."
Scherkenbach told CNN the "large amount is unbelievable" because "the typical [bonus] amount" that a star of Swift's magnitude hands out is $5,000 to $10,000.
The drivers learned of their bonuses on Monday. While they prepared in Los Angeles for the last stop of the U.S. leg of the tour, Swift's father, Scott Swift, showed up at Scherkenbach's meeting.
"Scott gave a speech saying that he had discussed this with Taylor and they thought that it was only right that everybody received a bonus. Taylor insisted on writing a handwritten note to each driver and [added] a wax seal on the envelope with her monogram," he told CNN.
After performing six shows at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles beginning on Thursday, Swift will take several weeks off before beginning the international leg of the tour. She will perform shows in Mexico, Brazil, Japan, Australia, Singapore, Poland, Austria, and Canada. She also plans to perform more U.S. shows late in 2024.
It is estimated that the U.S. tour has generated an economic impact of $5 billion. Forbes estimates that Swift has personally netted — after every tax and expense has been paid — $30 million from the tour so far.
[The BLAZE News Media]
The Untold Story of how Lockdowns came about:
The "bandwagon" effect… Countries just kept ‘Jumping onto the Bandwagon’!
The ‘MOTTO’ simply became… “Take POWER from the PEOPLE”!
This is an excellent ARTICLE… thank you, Patrick! [Patrick Bestall]
Jan 6 a "set up" - new reveal from former Capitol Police Chief:
"The entire intelligence community seems to have missed this," he wrote.
Sund also intimated that the Capitol Police had been set up to fail.
Sund told WTTG-TV that he had asked House and Senate security officials for their permission to bring in the National Guard days ahead of the protests, but was denied. He also indicated he had asked for the National Guard several more times during the protests, but was repeatedly denied until their ultimate arrival at 5:40 p.m. on Jan. 6.
Around 19 minutes into the "Tucker Carlson Tonight" interview, which is being released by the National Pulse piecemeal, Sund says, "If people were reporting the intelligence correctly, if I was allowed to do my job as the chief ... we wouldn't be here. This didn't have to happen," stressing, "I'm a little pissed off."
"Everything appears to be a cover-up," continued Sund. "Like I said, I’m not a conspiracy theorist, but when you look at the information and intelligence they had, the military had, it’s all watered down. ... I’m not getting intelligence, I’m denied any support from National Guard in advance. I’m denied National Guard while we’re under attack for 71 minutes."
"You describe this as a failure to get intelligence to people who needed it, but it sounds like ... they were hiding the intelligence," said Carlson.
"That's what I'm getting at," said Sund. "Could there possibly be actually … they kind of wanted something to happen? It’s not a far stretch to begin to think that. You know, it's sad when you start putting everything together and thinking about the way this played out. ... What was their end goal? You look at what's happening. Was that their end goal?"
Carlson responded, "There's no question that what happened on January 6 has really helped the Democratic Party. It's gravely politicized the U.S. military and the intelligence agencies and the FBI. And those are all, I think, bad for America and violations of the Constitution, but they're all good for the Democratic Party. That's the facts."
Sund agreed, adding that in the wake of Jan. 6, the establishment has seen fit to strip the blindfold of neutrality from Lady Justice.
Raheem Kassam, editor in chief of the National Pulse, noted on Twitter that the Sund interview is "absolutely extraordinary" and emphasized that "none of us are suicidal, for the record."
The next interview excerpt will reportedly broach the subject of Ray Epps and his involvement in the Jan. 6 protests.
Carlson previously indicated Sund had told him, "'That crowd was filled with federal agents.'"
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Lead the way, Alberta!
Alberta politicians violated provincial health act with COVID restrictions, judge rules
In a case involving three individual citizens and two Baptist church communities that assembled during the COVID-19 pandemic, Judge Barbara Romaine declared that their rights were infringed upon by the government.
(LifeSiteNews) — A Calgary judge ruled that Alberta politicians made decisions regarding COVID-19 restrictions without authorization, violating the province’s health act.
On Monday, Justice Barbara Romaine released a 90-page decision that declared certain regulations infringed upon the rights of citizens that are protected under the Alberta Bill of Rights (ABR) and the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
The case involved three individual citizens and two Baptist church communities who alleged that their rights to peaceful assembly, religious practice and protest of government action were violated through the enforcement of certain regulations related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Province of Alberta and its Chief Medical Officer of Health (CMOH) at the time, Dr. Deena Hinshaw, were listed as respondents in the case.
Though she conceded to certain allegations and dismissed others, Romaine ultimately ruled “that the impugned Orders [mandated COVID-19 regulations] were ultra vires the [Alberta] Public Health Act.”
“The Public Health Act requires that decisions with respect to public health orders must be made by the CMOH, or her statutorily authorized delegate,” the judge explained. “The final decisions implemented by the impugned Orders in this case were made by the cabinet of the government of Alberta or by committees of cabinet.”
“While the CMOH made recommendations and implemented the decisions of the cabinet and committees through the impugned Orders, she deferred the final decision making to cabinet,” actions that are “not permitted by section 29 of the Public Health Act.”
Although Romaine ruled that some restrictions “infringed” some rights, she maintained that they were “not unconstitutional” because they were “enacted pursuant to a valid legislative purpose.”
The regulations being challenged included restrictions on nonresidents visitors, indoor and outdoor gatherings, quarantine and visiting those in isolation, business closures and school closures for certain grade levels.
The religious communities involved in the lawsuit — Heights Baptist Church and Northside Baptist Church — were both found to have experienced “infringement” of their Charter rights surrounding indoor gatherings and private residence restrictions. Similar violations were conceded to against the individual plaintiffs, in addition to allegations related to the quarantine regulations.
The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms reacted to the decision in an August 1 press release,saying that the group was “pleased” with Romaine’s ruling to “invalidate” the orders issued during the pandemic. They also noted that the case paves the way for similar lawsuits challenging unjust COVID regulations to be ended in favor of other churches and citizens practicing their constitutional rights.
The group pointed out that the government had “produced no comprehensive studies, reports or data analyzing lockdown harms” and that Romaine “nevertheless concluded that lockdowns were justified violations of Charter freedoms because they produced more good than harm.”
“Significant injustice has taken place in the past three years under these draconian public health measures,” Justice Centre president John Carpay said per the release. “We are hopeful this ruling will mean the withdrawal of charges against Pastor James Coates, Fairview Baptist Church, Ty Northcott, and other courageous citizens who refused to comply with unjust and utterly unscientific measures.”
Heights Baptist Church pastor Patrick Schoenberger, however, felt that the decision was lacking. In an email statement sent to LifeSiteNews, the pastor shared that those involved in the case “are mostly disappointed.”
While acknowledging the “positive outcome” that the ruling “may lead to charges against some pastors and others being dropped,” Schoenberger lamented the fact that “the judge did not view the lockdowns and restrictions themselves as unjustified violations of our Charter rights, which is what we were wanting the court to recognize and acknowledge.”
“The judge indicated that decisions regarding the health orders should have been made by the Chief Medical Officer of Health instead of government ministers which means that the next time a ‘pandemic’ or ‘emergency’ is declared that we can expect to have our constitutional rights violated by an unelected bureaucrat,” Schoenberger said.
Schoenberger added that the potential for the violations to be repeated is “very concerning.”
“Canada’s courts are supposed to hold governments to account whenever they violate Charter rights and freedoms,” the Justice Centre told LifeSiteNews via email in an additional statement. “The Charter requires governments to prove in court with compelling evidence that their supposedly ‘scientific’ measures are effective, rational necessary and, indeed, scientific.”
Addressing potential disappointment in the outcome of the case, the group added, “To date, neither the Alberta government nor any other government in Canada has met its onus of proving that lockdowns were carefully designed to actually achieve their objectives by submitting a comprehensive cost-benefit analyses before the courts.”
The decision comes several months after Hinshaw and the entire Alberta Health Services (AHS) board of directors, all of whom oversaw the COVID mandates, were fired by Premier Danielle Smith. Alberta health officials later rejected re-enforcing the strict regulations when a new variant of the virus made its way through the province and officially lifted its mask mandate for hospitals in June.
Despite national leaders arguing into 2023 that lockdowns during the pandemic were beneficial to the country — claims completely contrary to medical research — many Canadian citizens continue to fight the restrictions through legal battles and investigations to expose the long-lasting negative impact of them.
In March, LifeSiteNews reported on a hearing that took place in Nova Scotia, where medical professionals testified to the “devastation” of COVID mandates and lockdowns on the mental and physical health of their patients. The witnesses emphasized an increase in untreated cancer and child suicidality as direct results of the regulations.
Within the court system, hundreds of members of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) recently joined a $500 million lawsuit to challenge requirements to take the experimental vaccines, a mandate enforced by military leaders.
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· The Biden Presidency is a charade. The Military White Hats were in Charge
· It’s a good thing White Hats were in charge because according to Mike Adams on Thurs. 3 Aug. Biden declared a Climate Emergency and intended to seize all energy and food production.
· As of Thurs. 3 Aug. the Dutch government (Netherlands) has fallen, with leaders having resigned from office.
· The Federal Reserve and US Capitol were closed, boarded up.
· “The Corona PCR “test” harvests DNA while implanting Nanites – a bioweapons payload for the brain.” …FEMA Whistleblower Celeste Solum
· The fake Mainstream Media was controlled by the Cabal’s BlackRock, Vanguard & State Street – and now was in a rapid downward spiral.
· China, Russia, India and the Middle East have abandoned the fiat US Dollar.
· NATO and the UN were on the verge of Bankruptcy.
· The GOP Congress has said no to increasing the national debt and funding the US Inc. Government. We’re broke.
· Banks around the Globe were collapsing.
· An FBI record allegedly reveals then-VP Biden was engaged in a criminal bribery scheme with a foreign national – clear grounds for impeachment.
· Biden’s presidency was nothing more than a charade anyway, orchestrated by the Deep State, while the real power rested in the hands of the White Hats. Amidst Military Operations led by White Hats, the continuity of government was at play, with a shadow government running parallel to the facade.
· Thurs. 3 Aug. BOOM! Game Theory Military Operations – White Hats, Donald Trump Indictment, Deep State, and the Shocking Revelations That Shook the Nation (video) – American Media Group (amg-news.com)
· In Washington DC the Federal Reserve and US Capital were closed and boarded up.
· China, Russia, India and the Middle East have abandoned the US fiat money banking system, refusing to sell oil to the US. Hundreds of US banks, along with major US stock agencies controlled by BlackRock [Rockefellers], were collapsing. NATO and the UN are teetering on the edge of bankruptcy. The GOP has blocked a bill to fund the US Inc. government and raise the debt limit.
· Criminal Complaint filed against US Attorney General Merrick B. Garland and Judge Nancy Baskin for violations of their oaths of office, dereliction of duty and complicity with Idaho Child Protective Services in the kidnap of Baby Cyrus.
· The fake Mainstream Media controlled by BlackRock, Vanguard and State Street was in a rapid downward spiral. The truth was breaking through their web of deception, causing their empire to crumble.
· Trump fearlessly takes on the CIA in a public showdown, exposing their covert operations to the world.
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