‘Faux-Cahontas’ Sued for Trying to Get Book Suppressed

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When she’s not carousing in the Senate…

When a U.S. Senator writes to the head honcho of a major book distributor to get them to stop promoting a book, censorship is standing on the doorstep.

Sen Elizabeth Warren charged that the book, The Truth About Covid-19, is chock-full of “misinformation.” Sen. Warren is famous for having long claimed to be a Native American–a claim that was dramatically refuted by DNA evidence when she ran for president last year.

The suit against her has been filed by the publisher, Chelsea Green Publishing, the co-authors, Dr. Joseph Mercola and Robin Cummins, and the author of the forward, Sen. Robert F. Kennedy Jr. The plaintiffs say Warren–who falsely claimed to be a Native American–is trying to deprive them of their First Amendment rights.

What legal theory is she trying to push on us? [Note: Warren has falsely claimed to be a Native American–and cashed in on it.] Supposedly this book has to be suppressed because it contains “misinformation.” What does that mean? Has it got its facts wrong? Did the authors include a lot of B.S. that they made up? Are some things confused with others?

Because if “misinformation” means what most of us think it means, then no one’s safe from censorship–and possible criminal penalties!–because anyone can be… wrong. Crikey, CNN and MSNBC wouldn’t last ten minutes without misinformation. And what would happen to political campaigns? And advertising?

Or does “misinformation” merely denote something that deviates from the party line as laid out by prominent Democrats, at least one of whom pretends to be an Indian?

When a U.S. Senator suggests that maybe you’d better stop promoting a book, if you know what’s good for you–well, it would take someone bolder than the CEO at Amazon Books to tell her to go pack up her teepee.

Amazon promised to stop promoting the book, and stopped offering the e-book for sale.

King Rehoboam–and the Democrats

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Sometimes unrelated things fit so perfectly together, you can’t help thinking there’s a purpose to it.

This week’s elections were a thorough shellacking of the Democrats and an emphatic rejection of their whole Far Left Crazy program–ruptured borders, high energy prices, inflation, fomenting racial fear and hatred, insane government spending, and “mandate” after mandate: by and large, America hates what they’re selling. 

But how did they respond? Well, they doubled down on it, didn’t they? “We’ll show you deplorables!” They’re going to go right ahead, as far and as fast as they can.

At the same time, my daily Bible reading brought me to 1 Kings, Chapter 12–the story of Rehoboam, son of Solomon.

King Solomon’s famous building program wore out the people of Israel; and when he died and Rehoboam took his place, the people pleaded with the new king to ease up on them.

Rehoboam’s older advisers counseled him to listen to the people, cut their taxes, give them some breathing space–and then the people would be happy to serve him as their king. But the young men in his court advised him to threaten and coerce the people–“My father scourged you with whips, but I will scourge you with scorpions” (v. 15). And that was the end of the kingdom founded by David and Solomon. Ten of the twelve tribes revolted from Rehoboam and never came back. Indeed, when Rehoboam sent out his tax collecter, the people stoned the man to death (v. 18).

To anyone in government the message should be clear: you can only exasperate the people for so long before they turn against you–and only brute force will keep them down. You can govern without the consent of the governed, but it’ll be ugly.

And to those of us who follow history, there is another lesson that’s quite clear–the big shots almost never listen to the people. They always have to be pulled off their thrones before they even notice that their people are angry with them.

Rehoboam will not listen. He will not change his policy. Don’t waste time pleading with him. Just take away his power.