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SATURDAY 11-25-23

Saturday BLOG 11-25-23

 

Verse(s) for today:

The LORD bless thee, and keep thee: The LORD make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee: The LORD lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace.

Numbers 6:24-26 KJV

 

Rejoice evermore. Pray without ceasing. In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 KJV

 

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: And I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.

Psalm 23:6 KJV

 

 

The Place of the SKULL:

Ronald Taylor rt@luke810.com

  The story of David and Goliath is one of the best known Bible stories.  We know it so well that we sometimes overlook things.  For example, Goliath made his blasphemous boasts before the army of Israel for forty days.  Forty is the number of testings.  Jesus was tested in the wilderness for forty days.  The Israelites were being tested by the Philistines. 

 

Also, David chose five smooth stones and put them in his shepherd’s pouch.  Was this because he knew that Goliath had four brothers who were giants also? (II Samuel 21:22) This story also contains the statement to Goliath that declared David’s faith in the Lord, “for the battle [is] the LORD'S, and he will give you into our hands.” (I Samuel 17:47)

 

After the stone from David’s slingshot sunk into the forehead of the giant, and he fell facedown before David, David took Goliath’s sword and cut off his head.  And here is the remarkable part; Scripture says that David took the head to Jerusalem.  At this time Jerusalem was under the control of the Jebusites.  Some speculate that David took the skull of Goliath to Jerusalem when he conquered that city many years later, but Scripture says “head” and not “skull.”  Others speculate that David took the head of Goliath to Jerusalem as a warning to the Jebusites that the God of Israel was able to overcome even the mighty.

 

The Bible does not tell us what David did with the head of Goliath in Jerusalem.  Perhaps David, under the leading of the Holy Spirit, buried the head just outside of Jerusalem.  Then, over one thousand years later, the prophesied descendant of David, Jesus the Messiah, was crucified on Golgotha, which means “The Place of the Skull.”  I do not know if this refers to the skull of Goliath.

 

I do know that Calvary or Golgotha is not necessarily on a hill.  We have been taught by hymns that the Cross was on a hill, but Christian hymns are not Scripture.  The Gospels do not tell us that Calvary or Golgotha was on a hill.

 

The Greek word golgotha in the New Testament is derived from the Hebrew word gulgolet (Strong’s H1115) which also means “skull.”  The letters that spell gulgolet tell an interesting story.  It is spelled gimel lamed gimel lamed tav.  According to the rabbis, gimel means loving kindness and culmination, and lamed means teaching.  These two letters are repeated, giving an emphasis to loving kindness and teaching.  The Lord repeats statements when He wants our attention.  The tav means truth and perfection.  It appears that the word gulgolet tells us of being taught about loving kindness.  It also speaks of culmination. 

 

The sacrifice Jesus made at the Place of the Skull was done in loving kindness, and it was the culminating sacrifice.  No further sacrifice for sin is needed.  And the final letter of gulgolet, the tav, completes the statement in “truth and perfection.”  The sinless Lord Jesus is truth and perfection. (John 1:14)

 

May His wonderful name be praised throughout eternity!

[Ronald Taylor]

 


 

 

Jordan Peterson describes how praying the Rosary transformed his wife's life: 

(LifeSiteNews) — During an exclusive interview with LifeSiteNews, prominent Canadian and anti-woke psychologist Jordan Peterson described how his wife Tammy’s devotion to praying the Rosary has transformed her life. 

“The daily practice of prayer that Tammy engages in has made her calmer – better able to deal with the often-intense challenges of the days, weeks, and months ahead,” he told LifeSiteNews. 

“This includes the challenge of a number of serious illnesses within her immediate family (father and sister) as well as the demands of a continuous international tour and public life,” Peterson continued.  

He further revealed that the Rosary has helped Tammy to focus “to a significant degree on maintaining a grateful perspective, focusing on those elements of her life characterized by love, companionship, abundance, and opportunity.” 

“This, along with an equal emphasis on humility, helps her avoid the temptations of resentment, arrogance, and pride that constitute such a present danger to psychological integrity and community alike,” he continued.

 

Peterson told LifeSite that while he had never joined his wife in praying the Rosary, “she walked me through the practice and described to me in detail what she does and what she has learned from it.” 

“This includes the salutary consequences of meditating upon and courageously and faithfully facing the tragedy, suffering, malevolence, and possibility of redemption that characterizes human life,” he added.  

Peterson’s comments come in response to a video published by True Faith TV describing how praying the Rosary may have brought about Tammy’s miraculous recovery after she was diagnosed with a “very rare cancer that was 100% fatal.”  

In 2015, Tammy was diagnosed with renal cell carcinoma and had surgery to remove half of her kidney. Tammy later suffered from complications; last month she told LifeSiteNews that she first “experienced flank pain.” 

“That symptom was later associated through biopsy with a Bellini tumor, a deadly disease,” she continued. “I was told there was no possibility of successful treatment with chemotherapy or radiation. They said surgery was my only option, that even that was improbable, and that I had a prognosis of 10 months to live.” 

Tammy began praying the Rosary with her friend and recent convert to Catholicism, Queenie Yu, finding the prayer a place of peace and refuge.  

“So, we would pray, and I would tell her my life story, and I would cry, but it really soothed me,” Tammy recalled in the video. 

Following her lengthy stay at the Toronto hospital, Tammy travelled to Philadelphia for further tests. Before leaving, she received a blessing from her friend, Father Eric Nicolai. Nicolai also shared a novena to St. Josemaría Escrivá, the founder of Opus Dei, which Tammy says she faithfully prayed. 

 

However, when the day came for Tammy’s surgery, doctors discovered that the medical issue had resolved itself on its own and canceled the surgery. 

Tammy said that her miraculous recovery, which took place on the fifth day of her novena, is a result of God’s intervention, in addition to a radical change in her diet that involved cutting out everything but meat and water. 

Following her recovery, Tammy decided to join the Catholic Church. She is set to officially enter the Catholic Church this Easter, having recently been instructed under the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, or RCIA. 

Peterson revealed that Tammy’s conversion came after she discovered the identity between Christ and the Truth. 

Expanding on what he means by this during his interview with LifeSiteNews, Peterson said, “There is no difference between striving to live in truth and facing the realities of life, and there is no difference between facing those realities and the Passion of Christ.” 

While his wife has announced her entrance into the Catholic Church, Peterson has yet to publicly affiliate himself with one specific religion but has said he remains dedicated to searching for the truth. 

[LifeSite]

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Iran's Other Willing Accomplice:

The European Union

by Majid RafizadehNovember 25, 2023

  • ·         Germany is the top European trade partner buying oil and non-oil commodities from Iran.

  • ·         "UANI [United Against Nuclear Iran] said that research had led to the identification of 2,500 businesses around the world, suspected of having involvement with Iran, with hundreds in Europe. They will publish their names if they do not receive satisfactory answers." — The National, September 22, 2023.

  • ·         The EU's trade with Iran, increasing the Iranian regime's revenue, is doubtless making it easier for the theocratic establishment to provide weapons to Russia, repress its own people even further, strengthen its military presence in Venezuela and Cuba, help its proxies escalate their goals of trying to annihilate Israel and the Jews, and above all, top off its nuclear weapons program with which to blackmail everyone.

  • ·         If this is the damage the Iranian is doing without nuclear weapons, just think what it will do with them.

  • ·         The Europeans' continuing business with Iran repeats the same mistake they made with Nazi Germany: feeding a war machine that will ultimately turn on them. Appeasing anyone will only encourage him to become an even greater threat. Although Europe and the US most probably will not do it, the time has come to stop.


In spite of the Iran's increasing involvement in the war against Ukraine and against Israel and Jews, the European Union, as well as the US, appear more than happy to continue appeasing the Iran's ruling mullahs. Shouldn't this make them considered accomplices?

Iran and Russia are fast making headway constructing a plant based in Russia that will mass-produce Iranian-designed kamikaze drones, presumably to help Moscow attack Ukrainian targets.


Yet, no sanctions or pressure have been imposed either by the United States or the European Union just on this project, let alone Iran's lethal nuclear program or the 60+ attacks on US troops in Syria and Iraq just since October 17.

According to a recent report by the Institute for Science and International Security:

"Now, not later, is the time for the U.S. government to take the lead, work with partner governments and industry, and use leverage against those less inclined to cooperate, to hinder Alabuga from succeeding in providing the Russian military with thousands of Shahed-136 drones. With winter fast approaching, and Alabuga's Shahed output increasing, Russia can be expected to accelerate its Shahed-136 attacks against Ukraine's vital energy infrastructure, causing brutal living conditions for the civilian population. A key, overdue first step is for the United States and its allies to sanction JSC Alabuga and its associated companies".


The EU continues to trade with Iran -- a move also in violation of the US sanctions. Germany is the top European buyer oil and non-oil commodities from Iran. Tehran Times recently wrote:

"Germany was Iran's fourth source of import during the five-month period....Iran's import of goods in the five months of this year reached 14.4 million tons worth $24.2 billion, indicating a 7.49 percent growth in value and a 2.17 percent increase in weight, year on year...The average customs value of each ton of imported goods was 1,677 dollars in the mentioned five months."


Hundreds of European companies are, in fact, doing business with the Iranian regime. According to The National:

"A pressure group, United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI), has embarked on a campaign to persuade hundreds of businesses to sever links with Iran and will hold events in European capitals to publicly name companies that do business in the country.

"UANI said that research had led to the identification of 2,500 businesses around the world, suspected of having involvement with Iran, with hundreds in Europe. They will publish their names if they do not receive satisfactory answers.

"The companies have been contacted to seek 'clarification' about their dealings in the country.


"The pressure group has chosen Sweden, which has at least two citizens being held by Iran, to launch its campaign."

The beneficiaries of EU's increased trade with Iran are most likely the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. The EU's trade with Iran, increasing the Iranian regime's revenue, is doubtless making it easier for the theocratic establishment to provide weapons to Russia, repress its own people even further, strengthen its military presence in Venezuela and Cuba, help its proxies escalate their goals of trying to annihilate Israel and the Jews, and above all, top off its nuclear weapons program with which to blackmail everyone.

If this is the damage the Iranian is doing without nuclear weapons, just think what it will do with them.


The Iranian regime, probably knowing that the European Union will not take any action against it – a sad example of greed trumping not only moral clarity but national security -- is ratcheting up its construction of a drone factory in Russia, and exporting weapons to Russia. As Sky News reported in March 2023:

"Iran has secretly supplied large quantities of bullets, rockets and mortar shells to Russia for the war in Ukraine and plans to send more, a security source has told Sky News. The source claimed that two Russian-flagged cargo ships, departed an Iranian port in January bound for Russia via the Caspian Sea, carrying approximately 100 million bullets and around 300,000 shells. Ammunition for rocket launchers, mortars and machine guns was allegedly included in the shipments. The source said Moscow paid for the ammunition in cash."


The Europeans' continuing business with Iran repeats the same mistake they made with Nazi Germany: feeding a war machine that will ultimately turn on them. Appeasing anyone will only encourage him to become an even greater threat. Although Europe and the US most probably will not do it, the time has come to stop.

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh is a business strategist and advisor, Harvard-educated scholar, political scientist, board member of Harvard International Review, and president of the International American Council on the Middle East. He has authored several books on Islam and US Foreign Policy. He can be reached at: Dr.Rafizadeh@Post.Harvard.Edu                                                                                                       

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Biden White House Opens Up on Rocky Relationship Between Him and Eric Adams:

By Robert Cunningham

Silence speaks volumes in politics.

The year-long absence of dialogue between President Biden and New York City Mayor Eric Adams underscores a growing rift over the migrant crisis and investigation into Adams' campaign finances.

The communication breakdown, last tracked to January 2022, is a telling sign of strained relations. Despite the clamor of New York City's migrant predicament, which Mayor Adams squarely attributes to a lack of federal support, there's been no discourse, either publicly or privately, from the White House on the issue.

Investigation Adds to the Strain

Compounding the tension is an ongoing investigation into Mayor Adams' 2021 campaign contributions, specifically focusing on potential illegal donations from Turkish entities. This probe adds a layer of complexity to an already fraught relationship.

Mayor Adams vocally criticized the federal government's handling of the migrant situation, claiming Washington D.C. has left New York City to fend for itself. The city, which has welcomed over 100,000 migrants in the past year, has been forced to make significant budget cuts across essential services to manage the crisis.

NYC's Financial Burden and Service Cuts

In response to the financial drain attributed to the influx of migrants, Mayor Adams announced reductions in funding for key city services, including the NYPD, sanitation, and education. This decision underscores the dire financial straits the city faces, with millions already spent on addressing the migrant influx.

Mayor Adams' prediction that New York City is receiving 10,000 migrants per month paints a grim picture of the challenges ahead. The strain on the city's resources and infrastructure is palpable, with Adams expressing a rare hopelessness regarding the crisis.

Mayor Adams, speaking on the severity of the crisis, said:

"Let me tell you something, New Yorkers. Never in my life have I had a problem that I did not see an ending to. I don't see an ending to this. This issue will destroy New York City."

Migrant Crisis Predicted to "Destroy" NYC

The Mayor's somber forecast in September, claiming the migrant crisis would "destroy" the city, was a stark warning of the potential collapse of New York City's societal framework. This followed his removal from President Biden's campaign advisory board in May, which signaled a deepening divide.

The absence of collaboration and support at the federal level has been a significant point of contention for Adams. His passionate pleas for help and dramatic predictions have not catalyzed any known response from the Biden administration.

A recent report highlighting the lack of communication between President Biden and Mayor Adams for over a year brought this disconnect to the forefront.

A Year Without Words

As the months have passed, the silence has become more pronounced. White House officials maintain that President Biden has not spoken about Mayor Adams in public or private since their last interaction in early 2022.

The relationship, once seen as a potential partnership to address shared concerns, appears to have cooled significantly. Mayor Adams' position on the advisory board could have been an avenue for collaboration, but his removal has severed this potential link.

The White House has yet to comment on the removal or the mayor's assertions of being "abandoned" by the federal government.

Federal Support: A City's Plea

Mayor Adams' frustration with the federal government was palpable when he stated, "D.C. has abandoned us, and they need to be paying their cost to this national problem." This sentiment encapsulates the city's plea for assistance and shared responsibility in addressing the migrant issue.

The lack of federal engagement, as perceived by the mayor, has left the city to manage an unprecedented situation on its own, further straining the already delicate relationship between the city and the federal government.

As the investigation into Mayor Adams' campaign contributions continues, the complexity of the relationship between the Biden White House and the Mayor's office grows, with each side seemingly entrenched in their positions.

Conclusion and Reflections

The unfolding story of the relationship between President Biden and Mayor Adams is one of unspoken tensions, unmet expectations, and unresolved issues. The lack of communication is a stark indicator of the underlying issues that have yet to be addressed, with the migrant crisis and investigation into campaign contributions sitting heavily on an already laden table.

The year ahead will be crucial in determining whether these two leaders can find a way to bridge the divide or if the silence will continue to speak louder than words.

As the city grapples with these challenges, the need for a collaborative approach between federal and local governments has never been more evident.

  • ·         Over a year without dialogue between President Biden and Mayor Adams amid the migrant crisis.

  • ·         Investigation into Mayor Adams' campaign finances adds to the tension.

  • ·         Significant budget cuts in NYC due to the financial burden of the migrant influx.

  • ·         Mayor Adams was removed from Biden's campaign advisory board, indicating a strained relationship.

[Robert Cunningham]




DeSantis Ally Resigns from His Super PAC Ahead Of 2024 Run:

By Robert Cunningham

Amidst escalating internal conflicts and strategic disagreements with DeSantis's 2024 presidential campaign, Chris Jankowski stepped down from his position at the helm of the influential super PAC.

Jankowski's departure from Never Back Down marks a significant moment in the run-up to the 2024 presidential election.

His decision was influenced by what he described as "untenable" conditions, primarily stemming from differences in strategy with the DeSantis campaign.

Leadership Shakeup in PAC

The catalyst for Jankowski's resignation appears to have been a tumultuous meeting held last week in Atlanta involving the leadership of Never Back Down.

During this meeting, fierce disagreements led to a shouting match between strategist Jeff Roe and Scott Wagner. The fallout from this altercation was significant, contributing to the creation of a new PAC called Fight Right.

The formation of a new PAC in such proximity to a significant resignation suggests a deep and possibly irreconcilable divide within the DeSantis support base, Washington Examiner reported.

Interestingly, Fight Right was established by three close allies of DeSantis. It seems the infighting within Never Back Down was a catalyst for this new formation.

The disputes within the PAC extended to financial allocations. There was disagreement regarding a substantial $1 million transfer to Fight Right. It was intended for the creation and airing of attack ads against fellow GOP 2024 hopeful Nikki Haley.

Attack Ads Backfired

These ads, which compared Haley to Hillary Clinton, were aired in Iowa. Regrettably, this move backfired, causing damage to DeSantis's image rather than Haley's. As a result, the ads were promptly pulled from circulation.

The 2024 GOP nomination is shaping up to be a battleground. Both Haley and DeSantis are vying to present themselves as alternatives to former President Trump.

The political landscape remains fluid, with both DeSantis and Haley potentially in a position to take on President Biden.

Chris Jankowski, upon his resignation, stated to CBS News, "Never Back Down's main goal and sole focus has been to elect Governor Ron DeSantis as President. Given the current environment it has become untenable for me to deliver on the shared goal and that goes well beyond a difference of strategic opinion."

DeSantis's Campaign Remains Uncertain

Chris Jankowski's resignation as CEO of the Never Back Down PAC is a significant event in the political landscape.

The internal disputes within the PAC have revealed the complex dynamics at play within major political campaigns.

As the race for the GOP nomination heats up, these developments could have important implications for the success of Ron DeSantis.

Conclusion

  • ·         Chris Jankowski resigned from the CEO position at the Never Back Down PAC

  • ·         Disagreements over the PAC's direction led to the formation of a new PAC, Fight Right

  • ·         A conflict emerged over a $1 million transfer to Fight Right for attack ads against Nikki Haley

  • ·         These ads backfired, hurting DeSantis's campaign

  • ·         Haley and DeSantis are contesting to be the GOP's alternative to Trump for the 2024 nomination

[Robert Cunningham]

 



 

'Stop the Rancor': 

Biden urges 'Unity' amid own Agendas Dividing Nation:

This story was originally published by the WND News Center.

Joe Biden's agenda repeatedly has openly and deliberately divided the nation.

With his pro-abortion ideology, he openly defied the spirit of the U.S. Supreme Court's Dobbs decision.

With his campaign to describe conservatives as terrorists, he allowed no middle ground for political discourse.

With his pro-transgender campaigning, he's positioned himself on the edge, the extreme edge, of leftism.

And with his dark and threatening "soul of America" speech in Philadelphia, he characterized Republicans, some half of the nation, as an "extremism that threatens the very foundations of our republic."

So when he phoned in to the hosts doing the broadcast of the Macy's Parade on Thanksgiving Day, his theme to Al Roker was unity.

 

"We have to bring the nation together," he charged. "On this Thanksgiving Day, Al, we have to come together. You know, we have – we can have different political views, but there's – we have one view. The one view is, we're the finest, greatest nation in the world."

He said, "We should focus on dealing with our problems and being together. … And stop the rancor. We have to bring the nation together, and we have to treat each other with a little bit of decency."

Responded to a We commentary at Twitchy: "Biden's theme in yesterday's holiday statement? 'Unity."

“Oh come on, stop laughing!"

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"Then he should stop trying to divide us," was on social media.

The Biden family, under investigation for a possible influence peddling operation that apparently netted family members millions of dollars in recent years, spent Thanksgiving on Nantucket, is a borrowed home estimated to be worth $34 million.

Twitchy continued, "'Stop the rancor'? Everybody remembers Biden's 'battle for the soul of the nation' speech in Philadelphia last year, and so many other examples that prove when it comes to calling for unity, this president needs to take all the seats."

On social media, Mike LaChance said, "I seem to remember Biden calling half of the country terrorists."

Twitchy said, "Creating division is the Biden White House's political strategy, so it's always laughable when they come out and call for 'unity.'"                                                                                                               [Patriot News ALERTS]

 


 

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"Carousel" Crime Schemes:

Elaborate frauds known as carousel schemes are using fake business transactions to reap fraudulent tax refunds from the Canada Revenue Agency, costing Canadian taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars. CBC’s The Fifth Estate and Radio-Canada’s Enquête teamed up to search for the missing money.

Why can foreigners get away with committing financial crimes in a country like Canada while living in another country?  Maybe because governments want financial chaos, so they can bring new world order with an international court and police force?  

[Patrick Bestall]

[Michael Dunne]


UPHILL? or DOWNHILL?

They are going Uphill:

It's necessary to add that they built 5000 more churches in 6 years, adding 10,000 clergy, and provide incentives to grow Christian families at home and attract them from abroad.

 


#2. WE are going Downhill:

Everyone I talk to lately says it looks like there more traffic on our streets lately.  There is.  It's planned congestion to discourage car ownership and save Mother Earth from choking on our emissions.  Give her a mask!

 

The word "Christmas" is missing again from the public "Holiday" festivities.  For a few years it came back when Christians advocated to "Keep Christ in Christmas".  But now it's out again thanks to our Human Rights commission:

Our courts are getting too political.  A Supreme Court Justice admits it.

“Before 1982, judges accepted that public policy was largely for parliamentarians and ministers, not for           them. After 1982, judges had to adapt to their additional public policy role,” he said.  He described the                legal culture at the time as a “gentle brake on constitutional litigation.” But as confidence in the Charter          grew, legal education and practice became more Charter-oriented.

It's not necessary to detail how police response times are ten times longer, hospital wait times, rising homelessness and all the other results of progressive thinking.  Take consolation in the fact that you're better off now than you will be a year from now.  Pray and ask God to do something about it.  (He must be asking you the same thing.)  We need each other and Him more than ever (that's the silver lining in the devil's cloud).                            [Patrick Bestall]

 



 

 

Supreme Court could take up case of Jan. 6 defendant challenging misapplication of particular obstruction statute:

A man facing multiple criminal charges for his actions during the Jan. 6 Capitol riot of 2021 petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court in July to intervene with respect to one particular count that he asserts is unwarranted and a potential violation of the constitutional rights of himself and others who are similarly situated.

Though it is not guaranteed that the Supreme Court will actually take up the case, much less rule in the petitioner's favor, his initial petition was accepted and will reportedly be considered at an upcoming conference among the justices.

Jan. 6 defendant argues particular charge was misinterpreted and misapplied.

According to the Justice Department, Edward Jacob Lang was arrested and indicted in the first few weeks after the Jan. 6 Capitol riot of 2021 and, at least initially, was charged with more than a dozen counts of various felonies and misdemeanors, and has been held in pre-trial detention ever since.

The Washington Examiner reported in July that Lang filed a petition with the Supreme Court to request that one of those charges in particular that is related to obstruction of justice be dismissed as the statute has been interpreted overbroadly by the DOJ and could be applied toward "anyone who attends a public demonstration gone awry."

That particular statute is 18 U.S.C. 1512(c)(2), which was originally crafted to go after white-collar criminals who've "corruptly" tampered with or destroyed evidence of financial crimes, or "otherwise obstructs, influences, or impedes any official proceeding," but is now being used against hundreds of Jan. 6 defendants like Lang, and carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison.

The charge was actually previously dismissed by a district court judge but was later reinstated by a split circuit court panel, which has resulted in the appeal filed with the Supreme Court.

Waiting for a decision that could impact hundreds of Jan. 6 cases

In a recent phone interview with Real America's Voice, host Grant Stinchfield said to the detained Lang, "You've gotta be on pins and needles awaiting to hear whether or not the Supreme Court will take this case up."

Lang replied that the "whole entire Jan. 6 community, we're all riding on this, I mean, this is what we're counting on -- that they take this case and they do the right thing," otherwise it will signal other prosecutors to continue with the "weaponization of our law code" and the "persecution" of former President Donald Trump and his supporters.

Stinchfield noted that this unprecedented use of the particular obstruction statute has been applied to more than 300 Jan. 6 defendants and that they would all be "vindicated" to an extent if the Supreme Court did decide to toss out the charge for Lang and the others.



Ball now in the justices' court

Lang's petition, filed in July, asks the Supreme Court to consider "Whether the Court of Appeals erred in concluding that application of 18 U.S.C. Section 1512(c)(2), a statute crafted to prevent tampering with evidence in 'official proceedings,' can be used to prosecute acts of violence against police officers in the context of a public demonstration that turned into a riot."

Notably, Lang does not dispute that he acted violently toward police officers -- he plans to argue his actions were in self-defense during trial -- but does dispute the applicability of the particular statute that carries a far more severe penalty than any of the other charges he faces for things like assault, disorderly conduct, and trespassing, among other things.


"Without action from this Court, hundreds, if not thousands, of Americans will face substantial prison sentences for doing no more than speaking out at a protest that evolved into a dynamic conflict," the petition argued. "It is no overstatement to say the future of the First Amendment hangs in the balance. A statute intended to combat financial fraud has been transformed into a blatant political instrument to crush dissent."


According to the Supreme Court's docket for the case of Lang v. United States, the petition was accepted in July and, following the subsequent receipt of related motions and briefs, was scheduled for a conference meeting on Dec. 1, at which point the justices will decide whether or not to take up the case.

[Patriot News ALERTS]



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