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Almost immediately after his inauguration, President Joe Biden began creating new government dictates via executive orders. Many of these executive orders concern coronavirus, fulfilling Biden’s promise to make ramping up a coronavirus-inspired attack on liberty a focus of his first 100 days.

One of Biden’s executive orders imposes mask and social distancing mandates on anyone in a federal building or on federal land. The mandates also apply to federal employees when they are “on-duty” anywhere. Members of the military are included in the definition of federal employees. Will citizens of Afghanistan, Iraq, and other countries where US troops are or will be “spreading democracy” be happy to learn the troops shooting up their towns are wearing masks and practicing social distancing?

Another one of Biden’s executive orders forces passengers on airplanes, trains, and other public transportation to wear masks.

Biden’s mask mandates contradict his pledge to follow the science. Studies have not established that masks are effective at preventing the spread of coronavirus. Regularly wearing a mask, though, can cause health problems.

Biden’s mask mandates are also an unconstitutional power grab. Some say these mandates are an exercise of the federal government’s constitutional authority to regulate interstate commerce. However, the Constitution gives Congress, not the president, the power to regulate interstate commerce. The president does not have the authority to issue executive orders regulating interstate commerce absent authorization by a valid law passed by Congress. The Founders gave Congress sole law-making authority, and they would be horrified by the modern practice of presidents creating law with a “stroke of a pen.”

Just as important, the Commerce Clause was not intended to give the federal government vast regulatory power. Far from giving the US government powers such as the power to require people to wear masks, the Commerce Clause was simply intended to ensure Congress could protect free trade among the states.

Biden also signed an executive order supporting using the Defense Production Act to increase the supply of vaccines, testing supplies, and other items deemed essential to respond to coronavirus. The Defense Production Act is a Cold War relic that gives the president what can fairly be called dictatorial authority to order private businesses to alter their production plans, and violate existing contracts with private customers, in order to produce goods for the government.

Mask and social distancing mandates, government control of private industry, and some of Biden’s other executive actions, such as one creating a new “Public Health Jobs Corps” with responsibilities including performing “contact tracing” on American citizens, are the type of actions one would expect from a fascist government, not a constitutional republic.

Joe Biden, who is heralded by many of his supporters as saving democracy from fascist Trump, could not even wait one day before beginning to implement fascistic measures that are completely unnecessary to protect public health. Biden will no doubt use other manufactured crises, including “climate change” and “domestic terrorism,” to expand government power and further restrict our liberty. Under Biden, fascism will not just carry an American flag. It will also wear a mask.

(Republished from The Ron Paul Institute by permission of author or representative)
 
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  1. I never would have guessed that fear of a common cold virus would bring fascism to America.

    • Agree: Achmed E. Newman
    • Replies: @Curmudgeon
    , @Anon
    , @SteveK9
  2. @Adam Smith

    It won’t. Fascism was opposed to usury. If fascists took over, the Fed would be gone the next day. Call me when that happens.

    • Replies: @Adam Smith
    , @HaHa777
  3. The problem is not fascism as all power is fascist. The question is WHO controls it.

    US is under Jewish Supremacist gangster fascism. THAT is the problem.

    A true liberal democracy never existed and is impossible. Every system is dominated by one group and its arm of the deep state. And there’s always bound to be close working relation between big government and big business. Japan Inc. developed that way. So did Germany in the 19th century. So, if state + industry means fascism, even democracies have been fascist. Israeli state and Israeli industry help one another. If that is the definition of fascism, Israeli is fascist.

    The real problem is the use of power in the US is centered on Jewish Supremacist interests.

    We see this in the apotheosis of the tranny. Now, did most women want this? Did they want to take a backseat to a bunch of freako men pretending to be ‘women’? No. It was Jews who wanted it. Why? Jews seek to suppress any notion of majority identity and pride. Among womenfolk, real women are more than 99% whereas tranny faux-women count for less than 1%. And yet, women now have to make way for trannies as champions of female sports.
    Why? Jews see tranny power/privilege as analogous to Jewish power/privilege. In both cases, it’s the minority-elite dictating and dominating over the vast majority. When the great majority of goyim let themselves to fall under Jewish Power, stuff like globo-homo and tranny stuff were almost inevitable as furtherance of Jewish Power Strategy. Jews see it as cultural rhyming. Jewish minority elite power rhymes with tranny minority elite power.

    Against Jewish gangster-fascism, we need fascism of our own. The problem in America is not the threat of fascism but lack of our fascism against their fascism.

    Ron Paul is a nice guy and all. He means well, but liberatarianism is useless as a power strategy because it atomizes people into individuals who only care about ‘muh freedom’. To fight the concentrated unity of Jewish supremacism, goyim must unite into ‘ouh power’.
    Why did Western frontier towns need sheriffs? Whereas the outlaws led by Lee Marvin were united in their nastiness, the townsfolk were divided as individuals and too disorganized to come together as a fighting force against the bullies and baddies. It’s like Frank Miller and three men can subdue an entire town in HIGH NOON because the folks don’t think and act as one; each person thinks only of ‘muh life’.. It’s like a small pride of lions can kill lots of wildebeest because the latter never unite as a fight force but only flee with ‘muh life’ in mind. If wildebeest acted as one, there’s no way lions could kill them.

    The weakness of liberatarianism is evident on John Matze’s post:

    https://parler.com/

    The pooter-boy posted a comment saying:

    Many upsetting things have occurred over the last year. The natural reaction is to cast blame, or to jump to pre-mature conclusions.
    We should, in the spirit of Parley, place aside our differences, place aside our biases of one another, and have a respectful conversation in order to improve our society. We shall check our baggage at the door, and start fresh with one another.
    I believe everyone in the tech community, political, and others should put their differences aside to move forward together.

    What a wuss. Big Tech companies under direction of nasty Jews all colluded to shut his company down, and Big Media, also run by Jews, praise the censchwarzship and smear his reputation(and encourage antifa types to make threats to his family), but pooter-boy Matze sheepishly pleads for civility and discourse.
    A man who so incapable of righteous anger is worthless, but that is the essence of libertarianism, and it affects so many even on the Dissident Right. The sheer dweebiness is sickening. While mere anger doesn’t get anyone anywhere, neither do mere ideas or facts. It is rage, anger, passion that fuels whatever ideas one believes in or facts one espouses. Andrew Torba of Gab has the passion along with the idealism. In contrast, Matze is a wuss, a dweeb, a pooter-boy.

    Even funnier is his notion that ‘in the spirit of Parley, place aside our differences…’

    What? The whole spirit of a site like Parler is to air the differences and have honest discussions and let the chips fall where they may. If the spirit of Parler is to hold hands and sing kumbaya, Matze should serve as waterboy on the Oprah Show. This is why libertarianism is useless. It is weak. And many dissident right types are weak at heart because they began as libertarians who never appreciated the power of unity via fascism.

    All power is fascist. So, we need to stop denouncing bad power as ‘fascist’. Rather, we should identify the bad power correctly as THEIR FASCISM while working on constructing OUR FASCISM.

    It is war. When the enemy is united and attacking as a force, the last thing you want is to tell the men on your side, “fight as individual soldiers and never unite into a fighting force as that would be ‘fascist’.” But that’s libertarianism. Ron Paul is a nice guy and means well, but his ideals are utterly useless in the real world.

    • Agree: SS-The Independent
    • Replies: @Jokem
    , @Fidelios Automata
  4. An atomized people will lose to a united people, indeed even when the former outnumbers the latter by a huge margin. Always. Consider. If there are 1,000 goyim and just 10 Jews BUT if goyim only act as individuals whereas Jews fight as a group of ten, Jews will win every encounter. There is no power without unity, and that is one of the essences of fascism. Jews act fascist but smear others as ‘fascist’. It is a power strategy to keep the advantage of fascism for themselves while discouraging it among others. We need to call out on Jewish fascism and build our own counter-fascism. If you’re honest, you’ll know it’s the only way.

    • Agree: SS-The Independent
  5. @Curmudgeon

    I’m opposed to usury. I would love to see the fed ended. I think America should return to lawful money. I guess that makes me a fascist.

    Is there such a thing as an anti-authoritarian fascist?

    Or as Priss might put it, a libertarian fascist?

    • Replies: @advancedatheist
  6. Jokem says:
    @Priss Factor

    We were never intended to be a Liberal Democracy here in the USA. We were supposed to be a Democratic Republic.

  7. Chris Moore says: • Website
    @Priss Factor

    We need to call out on Jewish fascism and build our own counter-fascism

    Hitler tried that. The problem is fascism — Judeofascism — is the Jewish game. They’ve been at it for centuries… millennia.

    Jewry baited Hitler and Germany into fascism, because it knew it had already infiltrated Imperialism, Communism, and even much of Germany. And look how deeply it has infiltrated America.

    What worked in the past to smash fascist Jewry? Muscular Christianity, which snapped off the Jewish snout the second it began flaring its nostrils. It’s guided Western Civilization for ages.

    Judeofascists would love it if atomized factions of the U.S. coalesced into breakaway, Nazi-style fascism. It would then unleash the might of the Jewish-infiltrated state and the ignorant, angry masses it has assembled to crush them.

    But if the spotlight can put on the Judeofascists and relentlessly kept there, the tables have been turned, and it is the Zionists who will be slowly crushed by the wheels of justice.

    Patience, discipline and relentless quest to bring the Judeofascists to justice for their crimes, not hot-headed reactions to systematic, organized Jewish provocations and baiting, will win the day.

    • Replies: @Priss Factor
  8. HaHa777 says:
    @Curmudgeon

    The fed is already part of the government treasury. They havent been “independent” in years if they ever were. Also debt cancelation is already in the cards. You’ll own nothing and be a happy Davos man. Just ask Clause Schultz.

  9. gay troll says:

    The pandemic response in California remains comical. Despite 98% of the state’s population being ordered to stay home due to low ICU capacity, Governor Newscum is now lifting his stay at home order because of projections of ICU capacity four weeks from now. All while sputtering that his flip floppery has nothing to do with the recall petition that threatens to smother his political career. “Trust the science”, yeah right, that must be some fancy science that allows you to predict future ICU capacity, especially with fearmongering about a UK variant, a South African variant, and a disastrous vaccine rollout in the news. If you ask me, vaccine rollout issues are due to limited demand, not limited supply. I also believe that the chatter about “mutant strains” to be a last ditch media campaign to scare more people into vaccine compliance. Be like Nancy Reagan, and just say no!

    • Agree: Mark G.
    • Replies: @turtle
  10. @Chris Moore

    Hitler failed because he shared the Jewish disdain for Slavs.

    He should kept the partnership with Russia.

    • Replies: @Jokem
  11. SafeNow says:

    The fascist dictates have prevailed under the guise of “the science.” Incorrect, irrational science has not been rebutted by top academics. They are more obscure and phlegmatic than the chief snake-oil salesman, Dr. Fauci, but if they had spoken up en masse, it would have overcome the archetypal American receptivity to the snake-oil salesman. Academics feared loss of federal grants. It thus fell to journalists to collect the opinions of such academics under the promise of anonymity. This the journalists failed to do, and still fail to do. If the working academics had still refused to speak up, I think retired experts would have spoken up. I can’t prove it, but I believe that 100 out of 100 experts in rollout logistics would have said that the rollout was being under-funded by an order of magnitude.

  12. Chinaman says:

    Let’s play with some syllogism..

    If masks are facists, then condoms are ?
    If Social distancing is 1984, then sex is ?

    Ron and Americans lives in a world where ordinary daily objects can take on ideological meaning and becomes politically symbols.

    Americans are really fucked up…

    • Troll: Achmed E. Newman
    • Replies: @advancedatheist
  13. Anon[972] • Disclaimer says:
    @Adam Smith

    Adam Smith, you need to get a freaking dictionary are read it. Was your education really that much of an epic fail?

    • Replies: @Adam Smith
  14. @Chinaman

    When whites want healthy social distancing from blacks, our elites and their shills in the media and academia call it “racism.”

  15. @Adam Smith

    “Lawful money”? That just acknowledges that money is not a fact of nature or some spooky metaphysical reality that we can’t deny or change. Money has always been a politically constructed fiction; and this fiction is useful for extending man’s ability to cooperate with strangers beyond his family and community. Yuval Harari describes how this works in his book Sapiens. *

    To me it is just hilarious that hard-money obsessives view fiat money as fake or fraudulent, but they think that their titles to property, copyrights, trademarks, patents and other political constructs are somehow “real.” All of these things are just ideas in man’s mind that we agree to use because they make our lives better.

    * Harari is a dumb man’s smart person like Jordan Peterson; but like Peterson he does pass along some valid insights into how the world works.

    • Agree: Adam Smith
  16. @Priss Factor

    On the other hand, look at the atomized, deracinated and childless accident of m0dernity and globalization who became our Vice President the other day. At least Obama had roots in this country on his mother’s side of the family. We face the prospect that someone fundamentally alien to our nation could become President when the elites decide to pull the 25th Amendment trigger on the current office holder.

    • Replies: @turtle
  17. @Anon

    Epic. Unfortunately I went to school in America.

  18. I fully concur with Dr. Paul. All of this crap would be held illegal if courts still operated according to constitutional norms and/or the rule of law. I’m sick of the enforcers of mask mandates, whom I call the suffocation squad because that is their role. Are military recruits now going to have to be put through their paces with masks on? That will certainly help recruitment, although economic collapse will probably more than cancel out the drag the mask mandates cause.

    The regime and its suffocation squad is the first in history to put restrictions on the right to breathe, making that aspect more odious than any prior regime, including history’s worst actors, the Stalin dictatorship and the Nazi regime. The contempt of the new yankee regime for science is reminiscent of Stalinist biology, which was based on discredited Lamarckian evolution rather than genetics. My final word is that masks represent facism, facial fascism, and reveal the ultimate contempt of the power structure for the peons. Even medieval aristocrats knew that the plebs had to be able to breathe to perform the required labor.

    • Agree: Adam Smith
    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  19. @advancedatheist

    “Lawful money”, bimetallic or otherwise, is no more a fact of nature than “government” or any of the other legal fictions you mention. I think fiat currency has proven to be more detrimental to productive society than hard money as one does have some intrinsic value while the other is more completely fictional and therefore more easily manipulated for fraudulent purposes. Unfortunately some of the destructive political constructs are “real” in many people’s minds. The more fictional the construct the more violence it takes to achieve compliance; Violence the people of the enforcer class eagerly inflict as they are often true believers themselves. Some people will believe anything, no matter what their lyin’ eyes tell ’em.

  20. Jokem says:
    @Priss Factor

    Hitler failed because he put faith in German Superiority instead of proper preparation for the war with the USSR. Overconfident.

    The pact with the Soviet Union was not going to last. Neither Stalin nor Hitler considered it to be worth the paper it was printed on. They would have broken it the moment it was no longer convenient.

  21. Jokem says:
    @advancedatheist

    Hard money represents something of tangible value, so do copyrights, trademarks, titles, etc.
    The problem with it is the value of what it represents can vary depending upon the market.

  22. @advancedatheist

    Real money (Gold and silver) has intrinsic value and is scarce, so it can be used as an accurate measurement of economic progress. That is the reason the banking cartel has to get rid of them. The erosion of the currency would be immediately evident if the supply were inflated. Since the banking cartel was established in Jewmerica in 1913 the currency has depreciated at a steady (but now increasing) rate of 50% ap. every 17 years. Much of this has been covered up by the greatest economic expansion in history.

    We would all be miles ahead had we stayed on a gold based currency, as the increased productivity and efficiency of the economy would increase the value of the currency held by the people rather than having their wealth and productivity siphoned off by the insiders at the top. The banking cartel is not worried about your Bit Coin computer entries anymore than the never ending extension of debt from government fiat. However their game would come to a halt immediately if tied to real money.

    I don’t know what former U.N. shabbos goy Peterson has to do with this. He would probably just tell us all to go straighten up our room.

    • Agree: Achmed E. Newman
  23. Cyrano says:

    When fascism comes, it will be wearing a mask of socialism – pretty much like the last time around, in the good old 30’s.

    Wait, it’s already doing that, but instead of socialism, today’s fascism is pretending to be of some unspecified leftist orientation.

    Here is where the major disconnect from reality comes. The “west” has always maintained that left wing “ideologies” are evil – there are numerous wars against left wing countries to prove that – which the capitalism has fought.

    Notice how all the left wing governments are “ideologies” and only the capitalism is for “real”. Why, if capitalist ideology is so naturally good and beneficial to human existence, why then it feels the need to put on a mask of leftism?

    Why does “good” feel the need to pretend that it’s “bad”? Or maybe it’s the other way around? Another question – why there has never been a leftist government which pretended to be right wing? Isn’t it a little bit contra-intuitive? I mean, you know that If you are a left wing government in any country anywhere in the world, you are basically painting a target on your back to be attacked by the capitalist ideology.

    Wouldn’t it then make sense, let’s say if you are North Korea, to at least pretend that you are right-wing in order to avoid hostility from the capitalist ideology?

    I don’t know how would you go about it, pretending to be a right wing, when you are actually leftist, you might rely heavily on propaganda – like the capitalist ideology is doing it in their little masquerade of “leftism”, but it would just look phony and foolish – exactly like the capitalists look when they pretend to be “leftists”.

  24. Aside says:

    Fully agree with Ron … the American dream has become a nightmare.

  25. @exiled off mainstreet

    . Are military recruits now going to have to be put through their paces with masks on?

    I can’t say what they do out in the field, though, as light as the physical training is now, to allow for female equity and Social Justice, it probably doesn’t matter. I CAN say that I’ve seen them all lined up off the airplane to take buses to the base for training, and they are all wearing masks now. I walk by without one, and give him a look that says “wait, and you people are going to be defending ME?! It might have to be the other way around.”

  26. We love you Dr. Paul at an unusually high rate of interest. You haven’t changed the world (as if anyone could) you’ve simply nutured and cared for us with your relatively fixed star by which we’ve reckoned our sanity over the years. No finer gift than one individual may give another, and you’ve gifted millions of us. When your time comes, go, knowing you’ll enter His rest. Your people live on.

  27. SteveK9 says:
    @Adam Smith

    It’s been obvious for quite some time that our citizens and most people in the West are more and more obsessed with ‘safety’ and less and less tolerant of any risk. George Carlin long ago started one of his comedy routines with the statement that each year people would trade more and more of their freedom for the ‘illusion’ of safety. A number of years ago, I began a position where I was leading a small group of Scientists. The lunch conversation was not about Sports, or Politics, family, or even Science … it was largely about whether broccoli or Brussel sprouts were more ‘healthy’.

    • Agree: Adam Smith
  28. Well, It sure as hell appears that the vaccines are killing many more people than they are reporting because on November 16, 2020 there were 2,487,350 annual total deaths until November 16,2020. Verses 2.7 million to 2.9 million total deaths per year between 2015 and 2019. On December 22,2021, they report that there have been 3.2 million total deaths in America. So, between November 16,2020, and December 22,2021 there were 712,650 deaths. So, once again, medical error is the third leading cause of death in America, but they are claiming that it is covid. It is their treatment and prevention of covid that is responsible for far more deaths than covid! Of course they claim that the Novemeber numbers might not be accurate, because it is nearly impossible for the government employees to be able to count to over two million and get it right the first time. That is just expecting far more from government employees than they are capable of doing!

    https://apnews.com/article/us-coronavirus-deaths-top-3-million-e2bc856b6ec45563b84ee2e87ae8d5e7

    https://www.politifact.com/factchecks/2020/dec/11/facebook-posts/chart-comparing-2020-us-death-toll-previous-years-/

    Andrea Iravani

  29. Bolshevik, not Fascist.

    • Replies: @Jokem
  30. Jokem says:
    @FredericusAmericanus1776

    What’s the difference?

    • Replies: @turtle
  31. Dumbo says:
    @advancedatheist

    “Hard money” might be just a convention, but at least it’s based on something real, and people accept it as a means of exchange, not like the “money” created out of nothing in a computer and that increasingly has little connection to any actual value.

    I watched a Harari interview and he said little more than platitudes. He even supported “gay marriage” as some kind of great step for mankind, said that we should be terribly scared of Covid, and that “fear of immigration” was bad and that we need a “global government” of sorts. So much for a “great thinker” or even a “dumb man’s smart person”.

    • Agree: Jokem
    • Replies: @Jokem
  32. Jokem says:
    @Dumbo

    Another International Socialist

  33. turtle says:
    @gay troll

    All while sputtering that his flip floppery has nothing to do with the recall petition

    Yeah, it’s a real hoot. 🙂

  34. turtle says:
    @advancedatheist

    could become President

    I give it two years, max.
    By den (pun intended), Placeholder Joe will either have
    a) croaked,
    b) voluntarily resigned, “due to ill health,” or
    c) been “25ed” out

    At which point, we will have Kommi La Ho’ as “our” President, with her kosher husband lurking faithfully in the background.

    Coup complete. No need to send Ol’ White Joe to Dallas, nor waste a single round on his addled pate. He is the patsy.

    • Replies: @Jokem
  35. turtle says:
    @Jokem

    Very little, from an “operational” POV.
    Political space is curved, and “far right” meets “far left” somewhere on the Dark Side…

    AH said he owed a great debt to the “Man of Steel.”

  36. Jokem says:
    @turtle

    But Kommi Chameleon will no longer be VP, with no tie breaker vote in the Senate.

  37. Incitatus says:

    “Almost immediately after his inauguration, President Joe Biden began creating new government dictates via executive orders. Many of these executive orders concern coronavirus, fulfilling Biden’s promise to make ramping up a coronavirus-inspired attack on liberty a focus of his first 100 days?‘

    Ah, common, Ron. What were you saying before Biden’s inauguration? ‘Stop the Steal’ vis-à-vis son tiny Rand? So many libertarian (wrench-in-the-works) principals sans common moral precepts. Leave it to Texas and Kentucky. Both federal welfare states. Real question? Why can’t you pay own bills Ron, Rand, Mitch and the rest of you? Is it too much to ask?

    “When Fascism Comes, It Will be Wearing a Mask.”

    Indeed. Thus says libertarian Ron Paul. God forbid any wear a mask. It’s ‘fascism’!

    Most might think storming the Capital to stop certified votes (Constitutional due process), murdering police, destroying property and seeking to hunt and execute elected officials was fascism in any rodeo. But not you, Ron.

    You’re really special.

  38. @Incitatus

    You’re coming in weak and unreadable through that face diaper, Comrade. Perhaps you ought to get outside and breath some clean air while you can.

    • Replies: @Incitatus
  39. @Jokem

    You are both unoriginal and wrong. Regurgitated statements from old propaganda rags.

    If you want one reason Hitler lost it was because he was outnumbered 10 to 1. And by waiting, that factor would become worse.

    • Replies: @Jokem
  40. @Priss Factor

    That’s a straw-man view of libertarianism, the sort promoted by Cato and the Koch Brothers. The NAP has nothing against belonging to groups, ethnic pride, organizing. Not even White Nationalism is forbidden by libertarian principles.

  41. @Jokem

    Stalin was prepared to strike the first blow. Hitler beat him to it.

    • Replies: @Jokem
  42. @Incitatus

    More like illegal, unverified, fraudulent mail-in votes. I’m also sick of the Democrap propaganda about red states getting more from the Feds. You need to distinguish whether the funding is for something useful such as infrastructure or paying for people to sit on their asses.

    • Replies: @Incitatus
  43. Jokem says:
    @Alexandros

    Being outnumbered did not stop Germany from making it to the outskirts of Moscow.
    If by waiting, you mean you mean he waited to capture Moscow, you are right.

    • Replies: @Alexandros
  44. Jokem says:
    @Fidelios Automata

    Agreed, but Stalin would have had a big surprise if he tried that. He did not learn enough lessons re: The Winter War.

  45. @Jokem

    That’s about the only time they enjoyed a numerical advantage during the War. Lucky for them that Stalin had his whole army out of position. By Winter parity was restored and it never went back in the Germans favor.

    • Replies: @Jokem
  46. Incitatus says:
    @Achmed E. Newman

    “You’re coming in weak and unreadable through that face diaper, Comrade. Perhaps you ought to get outside and breath some clean air while you can.”

    And you’re the woeful child of stupidity and consumate nonsense, comrade. No wonder your lame ‘Mad Magazine’ moniker. How’s Vlad doing? Paying your bills?

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  47. Incitatus says:
    @Fidelios Automata

    “I’m also sick of the Democrap propaganda about red states getting more from the Feds. You need to distinguish whether the funding is for something useful such as infrastructure or paying for people to sit on their asses.”

    Share the same irritation, but from a state that pays more ($9+ billion more/year) than it receives back, all while labeled ‘socialist’ by GOP welfare states, led by Mitch McConnell and Kentucky ($2.41 back for every $1.00 in tax ; $45.17 billion per year, $10,110 per capita). =

    “Kentucky values” and missives against “Blue State Bail-outs?” Has Mitch no shame?

    Decide for yourself: Rockefeller Institute of Government:

    https://rockinst.org/issue-areas/fiscal-analysis/balance-of-payments-portal/

  48. @Incitatus

    Put that diaper back on. Orders from The State. Comply, Comrade!

  49. Jokem says:
    @Alexandros

    Not true, Germany invaded with about 3 million, the Soviets defended with about 5 million.
    Stalin’s purges, where he executed a bunch of officers and marginalized some of his best ones, really put a crimp in the ability of the Soviets.

    German tactics were far superior. The idea of mobile warfare did not catch on until later.

    If Hitler had either bit the bullet and pushed on to Moscow, or waited and stockpiled more supplies, things would have been very different for Soviet forces.

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