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Statue of Frederick Douglass — Former Slave and Abolitionist — Torn Down and Damaged in New York

First the confederate flag was taken down across the nation, then statues of confederate soldiers, then statues of anyone with an association to slavery, now…statues of slaves who fought for freedom?

That’s right. The statue of Frederick Douglass, a former slave who fought for abolition and education, was ripped down in Rochester, New York on Sunday. It was removed from its pedestal by unknown vandals and found by authorities nearly 50 feet from its base leaning against a fence next to the Genesee River. The despicable act was carried out on the 168th anniversary of Douglass’s famous “What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?” speech given in the same town in 1852.

Carvin Eison, a member of the initiative ‘Re-energizing the Legacy of Frederick Douglass’, the group responsible for putting up the statue, told the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle another statue will have to be erected as the damage is so severe. He noted it was painful to see “a monument that we put so much work and thought and love and care into” mistreated and vandalized.

“I feel (we should) put a monument back here immediately so whoever did this knows that we are not going to be deterred from what our objective is, and our objective is to continually celebrate Frederick Douglass,” Eison told the local outlet.

The city of Rochester, New York has 13 statues of the abolitionist throughout the city — the memorials were unveiled in 2018 to commemorate the bicentennial of Douglass’s birth.

The famous speech, “What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?” delivered 168 years ago in Rochester, called out Americans for celebrating Independence Day while slaves were still in chains.

“What, to the American slave, is your 4th of July? I answer; a day that reveals to him, more than all other days in the year, the gross injustice and cruelty to which he is the constant victim,” Douglass said in the famous oration. “To him, your celebration is a sham; your boasted liberty, an unholy license; your national greatness, swelling vanity; your sound of rejoicing are empty and heartless.”

Born into slavery, Douglass was chosen to live in his owners’ home and learned the alphabet from the slaveholder’s wife, Sophia. She was ordered to stop teaching but Douglass continued to seek knowledge from white kids in the neighborhood.

He learned to read and did so constantly. He taught other slaves how to read the New Testament until slaveowners broke the meetings up with weapons.

Moved around frequently, Douglass worked for different masters until his escape to New Bedford, Massachusetts where he hid from slave hunters for three years.

His intellect and speaking skills landed him as agent for the Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society. He went on to write his famous biography, The Life and Times of Frederick Douglass, a classic in American literature. He also started an anti-slavery newspaper, The North Star.

Douglass later befriended Abraham Lincoln and served as an advisor to the sixteenth president throughout the civil war.

According to Britannica, he went on to serve as assistant secretary of the Santo Domingo Commission, marshal and recorder of deeds in Washington D.C. and U.S. Minister and Consul General to Haiti.

Douglass fought and spoke for abolition for the his entire life — he also was an early advocate for women’s rights.

“To suppress free speech is a double wrong. It violates the rights of the hearer as well as those of the speaker,” Douglass once said.

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Not Again: China Says It Confirmed A Case of Bubonic Plague

Months after the detrimental COVID-19 pandemic originated in China, the country is now reporting a positive case of the Bubonic Plague in a hospital in Bayannur, Inner Mongolia, according to the South China Morning Post.

Officials are asking residents and tourists to stay out of the grasslands overnight and avoid contact, especially consumption, of wild animals. If someone develops a fever, they are asked to report history with animals and travels in the grasslands.

A herdsman was reported as a potential case on Saturday evening and confirmed Sunday. The region initiated a third-level alert which asks the public to report any cases of suspicious fevers or plague symptoms, bans hunting, and requires the reporting of sick or dying marmots — a rodent and most common host of the plague in inner Mongolia.

While cases of the plague have been confirmed in Asia in recent years, it is quite uncommon. According to the Jerusalem Post, between 2009 and 2018, China reported just 26 cases and 11 deaths.

The Bubonic Plague is one of the deadliest diseases in history. Referred to as the “Black Death” in the Middle Ages, the plague wiped out between 75 and 200 million people in Eurasia and North America in the mid 1300s — roughly one out of three people in Europe.

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‘Kaepernick, I reject your seemingly misplaced hate for America.’ We are the most equitable, charitable and just nation on Earth.

It’s difficult for me to understand the contempt and hate from those on the left, along with others, for America. Most of these people are not immigrants who sacrificed everything to get to America but are young American born citizens, whose concept of our nation is deeply flawed.

Colin Kaepernick is one of them. He appears to have a deep disdain for America that he just can’t seem to shake. Still, it is this very nation that has allowed Kaepernick to amass allegedly more than $20 million for basically playing football.

He is actually in the top one percent of some of the wealthiest people on the planet. As of today, he never has to worry about where his next meal will come from and healthcare isn’t a problem.

For so many people, those goals are simply unattainable. They live in nations where the individual isn’t honored, corruption runs deep and liberty is only a fleeting thought.

I reject Kaepernick’s seemingly misplaced hate for America.

On July 4th, Kaepernick shared a video on Twitter. He said in his Tweet that America’s Independence Day is “a celebration of white supremacy.”

He is entitled to his opinion but it’s filled with hypocrisy.

The video was of actor James Earl Jones reciting Fredrick Douglas’s historical speech, “What To The Slave Is The Fourth of July.” It is a remarkable poem that evokes the sadness and horror of our past.

It is a past that we should never forget and never repeat.

Everyday I’m reminded of our nation’s bloody civil war. In Alexandria, Virginia the past is blended with the present and I imagine as I walk through the parks, in Old Town and along some of the cities oldest cobblestone streets that the blood spilt for the Union was not in vain and it fundamentally changed our nation.

We are not defined by our past but by our present and future. For the most part, as a society we have condemned racism in all its forms and have fought for justice throughout our history. That is something we should be proud of.

Why should we take from our ancestors the great sacrifices made to free our nation? Their legacy, sacrifice led to a point in our present where women could vote, slavery was abolished, children’s rights are protected and justice is a concept that is fought for daily.

Kaepernick – along with others like him – want you to be believe that the present must be judged by the actions of people and a society that we never knew. It’s impossible to reconcile the two. There is nothing anyone can do to change the past but learn from it.

Don’t fall for the marxist ideology poisoning our society today. Nothing good comes from tearing down a world so many people scarified so much for.

Yes, we should never forget the horrors of our past but similarly, we must never forget the great men and women who sacrificed so much to make us one the most equitable, charitable and just nations on earth.

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Mark Meadows: The Pres. will do more in the next four weeks than Biden did in the last 40 years

In his first live television appearance since his start as White House Chief of Staff, Mark Meadows joined “Fox & Friends” Monday telling, the Fox News hosts that President Donald Trump is full steam ahead with his agenda and will be signing a number of upcoming executive orders.

“This President will do more in the next four weeks than Joe Biden and his team did in the last forty years,” Meadows explained. “And, so you just need to stay tuned because starting this week, you’ll see executive orders, you’ll see business that actually goes forward from the oval office….”

The executive orders expected include addressing China, overseas manufacturing, immigration, and prescription drug prices, Meadows said, adding “And we’re gonna get them done when Congress couldn’t get them done.”

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Chicago Violence: 79 Shot, 15 Fatally Over Independence Day Weekend

Violence in Chicago continued this past Independence Day weekend when 79 people were shot, 15 fatally, according to the Chicago Sun Times.

The report noted that eleven of the victims were minors. Two of the young victims, one 7-year-old girl, and one 14-year-old boy, died from their wounds.

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot posted a statement on Twitter on Saturday night after the 7-year-old girl was shot and killed while celebrating the holiday.

“Tonight, a 7-year-old girl in Austin joined a list of teenagers and children whose hopes and dreams were ended by the barrel of a gun,” Lightfoot wrote.

She added, “As families gather to commemorate the founding of our nation, we must ask ourselves: is this who we are as a city of as a country? We cannot grow numb to this. We are making progress in slowing shootings, but we have to do better, every single one of us.”

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Fmr FDA Chief: ‘The case fatality rate is going down’

Former FDA Commissioner, Doctor Scott Gottlieb was on ‘Face the Nation’ on CBS News on Sunday to discuss recent spikes of Covid-19 cases. 

“The President has tweeted yesterday that the media is focused too much on these growing number of cases, and he is making the point that deaths and the all-important mortality rate is going down, and we’re not hearing enough about that. How do you understand what is happening with deaths and mortality?” asked host Margaret Brennan. 

“Well, we need to separate the number of deaths going down from the actual case fatality rate, how lethal is this? The case fatality rate is going down, although we’re not able to measure it right now because we’re able to save more people who are hospitalized and get critically ill because of advances in care,” responded Dr. Gottlieb.

“The number of deaths has gone down because the number of infections went down for a period of time. And more of the new infections right now are in younger people. And we’re protecting more vulnerable populations like people in nursing homes. But the total number of deaths is going to start going up again as the number of hospitalizations starts to spike again. So we’re going to see deaths creep up. And I wouldn’t be surprised in the next two weeks to see deaths go over a thousand. That doesn’t mean the case fatality rate, the actual death rate isn’t declining. But when you have more infections, even if the death rate is declining, you’re going to get more deaths tragically. So if we cut the death rate in half, if we make this half less lethal than it was, but we double the number of infections, we’re going to get more deaths. And I think we’re going to start to see that. So we shouldn’t just focus on the crude mortality rate, the number of deaths to tell the story of what’s happening medically. Medically, we are improving. But we just have so much infection around this country, we’re going to see, unfortunately, a lot of lethalities.”

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Dems like Taliban Target Historical Statues, Want to Erase National History

CNN anchor Dana Bash asked Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) if she believed that the statues of George Washington come down?

“Well, let me just say that we should start off by having a national dialogue on it at some point,” responded Duckworth.

Sara Carter, reacted to the democrat senator on a tweet, saying that:

“It will never end —- the cancel culture will never be satisfied until everything they know or find offensive is gone… I remember the Taliban blowing up The Buddhas of Bamyan statues they found offensive, or children’s suicide camps in #FATA where they wouldn’t allow depictions of peoples faces, while they spewed lies – what about book burnings in Germany during WWII – should the Pyramids be blown apart because they were built by Slaves? Should we dismantle all societies because every single one has committed some offense or atrocity? When does it end?”

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Heavily Armed Black Protesters Walk Through Georgia’s Stone Mountain Park (Video)

A group of heavily armed protesters marched through Stone Mountain Park near Atlanta on Saturday. Many of the protesters carried rifles, including military-type weapons, and ammunition belts.

In a video shared online, one member of the group also spoke about the reason they chose the location, describing the park to fellow members of the group as the “birthplace of the Ku Klux Klan” – referring to how it was restarted atop the mountain in 1915.

“I want the heart of the Ku Klux Klan to hear me no matter where the f*** you are,” he said. “I’m in your house. Where you at? You made a threat. We don’t threaten.”

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Fmr. Trump Advisor To Demand Documents Regarding Mueller’s Investigation

President Donald Trump’s former campaign foreign policy advisor Dr. Walid Phares says he will be demanding documents that led to an intrusive investigation into his life during the Department of Justice’s former Special Counsel investigation into the Trump campaign.

He first revealed his intentions to request the classified documentation on Thursday’s episode of “The Sara Carter Show” podcast.

Last week, The New York Times published what Phares describes as a “smear piece” outlining that in 2017 he was “investigated by the (Robert) Mueller probe” over his alleged ties to the Egyptian government.

Phares is just one of five associates to the campaign that were under Mueller’s microscope. That group included Carter Page, Paul Manafort, George Papadopoulos, and Michael Flynn. Although they all had different roles, they were alleged to all have been working for foreign nations to influence an election and an administration.

All five names were mentioned in the memo signed by the then-Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein that allowed for Mueller to probe those individuals, only Phares’ name was redacted in its later public release.

“I’m still under shock trying to digest what had happened to me. As you just mentioned. It was revealed to me through an article published by the hit piece, actually by The New York Times, the end of May came to my surprise,” Phares told Carter.

“Never heard from them,” Phares explained. “I learned from The New York Times that there was a redacted part of that initial memo that started the Russia investigation that had my name. I didn’t see it yet. So by the way, there I am going to be asking the DOJ to give me that document I want to see. What did they say about me? Imagine, For four years, a U. S citizen has been investigating. Nobody told him. What was it about?”

Phares added that he previously testified in 2017 before the Senate and House Intelligence about the “so-called Russia connection to the Trump campaign.” However, there was never any follow up. 

Dr. Phares emphasized that he’s consulted the U.S. intelligence community on terrorism threats for decades and that’s probably why he was investigated.

He detailed to Carter his history with the U.S. intelligence community.

“I have been working with probably about two to 3000 intelligence community analysts on counterterrorism on the threat facing America,” he said. “I served twice as a national security adviser, foreign policy adviser to presidential, you know,  candidates. So I was aware and have the knowledge of what was going on in terms of threats against America.”

“This was the reason probably there was a party out there which is not still in the under the light that was not very happy with my position with regard to the Iran deal. I’ll talk about that in a second. with my position with regard to the partnership with the Muslim Brotherhood,” he added. “It’s all about foreign policy. Most likely, I was put under this investigation because somebody somewhere some lobby pressured and introduced does against me, which, after investigation authorities found that there was nothing. It was probably prepared by my political enemies..”

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CNN Has Slammed the Usage of Hydroxychloroquine for Months — Until it Reversed Course In An Early Morning Tweet

After months of claiming hydroxychloroquine is linked to a “greater risk of death” and “doesn’t work,” CNN admitted — at 4 am on the Friday before a holiday — that the drug is linked to significantly higher survival rates in hospitals.

The quietly-announced new study by the Henry Ford Health System in Michigan questions the months of anti-hydroxychloroquine coverage showing that of the 2,541 patients observed, 26 percent of patients not given the drug died, compared to 13 percent of those who did receive hydroxychloroquine.

The research — which is “surprising” according to CNN — was a multi-center retrospective observational study. The full results found that “overall crude mortality rates were 18.1% in the entire cohort, 13.5% in the hydroxychloroquine alone group, 20.1% among those receiving hydroxychloroquine + azithromycin, 22.4% among the azithromycin alone group, and 26.4% for neither drug,” according to the team’s study.

The controversial anti-malaria drug, often touted by President Donald Trump as a potentially effective remedy for COVID-19, was mocked by CNN and other news agencies since mid-March when President Trump began pushing it — and admitting he takes it daily. The Washington Post claimed it was a “false hope” and the Philadelphia Inquirer said it was “the most disappointing, disavowed drug that researchers keep studying for COVID-19.”

CNN wrote in it’s middle-of-the-night discovery that “it’s a surprising finding because several other studies have found no benefit from hydroxychloroquine, a drug originally developed to treat and prevent malaria.”

“President Donald Trump touted the drug heavily, but later studies found not only did patients not do better if they got the drug, they were more likely to suffer cardiac side effects,” CNN said in this morning’s article.

CEO of the Henry Ford Medical Group Dr. Steven Kalkanis, said “It’s important to note that in the right settings, this potentially could be a lifesaver for patients.”

Dr. Marcus Zervos, division head of infectious disease for Henry Ford Health System, said in a news conference that “our results do differ from some other studies.” He noted an important factor is beginning treatment early.

“For hydroxychloroquine to have a benefit, it needs to begin before the patients begin to suffer some of the severe immune reactions that patients can have with Covid,” Zervos told the press.

Peter Navarro, the White House trade adviser, told CNN that “this is a big deal.”

“This medicine can literally save tens of thousands, perhaps hundreds of thousands of American lives and maybe millions of people worldwide,” Navarro said.

With this study shattering previous thought and talking points, perhaps a treatment or highly effective remedy can soon become available — with politics aside.