In an attempt to maintain complete transparency, all research and statistical fact-checking for articles published in 2020 can be found below

The Republican Legislation Which Could Legalize Murder During A Riot

 

Utah Roadway Obstruction Amendment:

https://le.utah.gov/Interim/2020/pdf/00004501.pdf
 

Oklahoma HB 1822:

https://openstates.org/ok/bills/2021/HB1822/

 

Anyone who “accosts, insults, taunts, or challenges a law enforcement officer with offensive or derisive words, or by gestures or other physical contact, that would have a direct tendency to provoke a violent response.” Offenders would have faced up to 90 days in jail and fines, and the proposal also would have increased penalties for rioting.

https://apnews.com/article/breonna-taylor-legislation-kentucky-crime-louisville-7b29e3cb57fb09be57707fd2c2d29cb8

Texas SB 912:

https://capitol.texas.gov/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=87R&Bill=SB912


US Protest Law Tracker.
https://www.icnl.org/usprotestlawtracker/
 

These included imposing term limits on members of Congress, abolishing the federal income tax and placed severe limits on the federal government’s ability to levy taxes, implement new regulations or spend money.

https://conventionofstates.com/cos-simulation

“a constitutional convention would be a Brexit-scale crisis for the US.”

https://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-super-constitutional-convention-balanced-budget-amendment-20160706-snap-story.html

The 2020 Election; This Nightmare Will Never Be Over (A Tale of Division During the Digital Age)

Fraud—and by this, I mean actual election fraud, not fraud as currently used by the Republican administration as a tool to stoke fear:

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/history/2020/11/voter-fraud-used-to-be-rampant-now-an-anomaly/

 

Mr. Trump had said the U.S.-China trade tariffs were great for the country ... we know they nearly bankrupted the farming industry:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/stuartanderson/2020/01/21/trump-tariff-aid-to-farmers-cost-more-than-us-nuclear-forces/?sh=3c083e046c50

 

Or when Nancy Pelosi illustrates why she is the pinnacle of "Karen Technology:

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/congress/it-was-setup-pelosi-snips-salon-publicized-her-rule-violating-n1239139

The Supreme Court Rulings Untethering Police From The Law

Heien v. North Carolina

https://www.npr.org/2014/12/15/370995815/supreme-court-rules-traffic-stop-ok-despite-misunderstanding-of-law

 

According to Henry A. Wallace Police Crime Database, along with the Washington Post's police shooting database, between the years of 2005 and 2014 there were around 1,000 people fatally shot every year by police officers.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/investigations/police-shootings-database/

 

The first happened on June 27th, 2005 in the case of Castle Rock v. Gonzales.

barneslawllp.com/blog/police-not-required-protect

 

Justice Antonin Scalia wrote, "Our cases recognize that a benefit is not a protected entitlement if government officials may grant or deny it in their discretion."

https://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/545/748/

Section 230 And The Real Constitution Crisis: The Freedom of Speech

47 U.S.C. § 230, a Provision of the Communication Decency Act

https://www.eff.org/issues/cda230

Two months later during a Senate Hearing, Professor Eugene Volokh of UCLA School of Law and Feinstein got into a back-and-forth about free speech.

https://reason.com/2017/06/19/in-major-free-speech-victory-scotus-rule/

Senator Patrick Leahy Quote 11/29/18 (D Senator VT):

The First Amendment was the most important part of our Constitution because it promised the freedom of speech.

https://www.leahy.senate.gov/press/112918defendingpressfreedom

 

Freedom of speech executive order

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-colleges/trump-vows-executive-order-requiring-free-speech-at-colleges-idUSKCN1QJ0JD

Mitch McConnell calling the SJW's:

“the grievance-industrial complex,”

https://nypost.com/2020/07/22/mitch-mcconnell-quotes-salman-rushdie-in-cancel-culture-speech/

 

EARN IT ACT

https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/116/s3398

Section 230 is one that would do so by stripping it of all its protections. These protections would only be given back if internet companies follow a list of "best practices" set up by a government commission of 15 people.

eff.org/deeplinks/2020/03/graham-blumenthal-bill-new-path-doj-finally-break-encryption

The Separation Of Church And State Does Not Exist In America

According to a study done by Christianity Today in 2020, for United States Protestant pastors ...

https://www.christianitytoday.com/news/2020/october/pastors-endorse-political-candidates-personal-pulpit-lifewa.html

 

2020 study done by Lifeway Research ...

https://lifewayresearch.com/2020/10/27/more-pastors-endorsing-candidates-apart-from-church-role/

 

Trump catered to them by signing an executive order relaxing the IRS ban ...

https://www.abajournal.com/news/article/trump_expected_to_sign_order_relaxing_irs_ban_on_political_activity_by_tax

 

But until you use some of that Netflix money ...

https://variety.com/2018/tv/news/satanic-temple-chilling-adventures-of-sabrina-lawsuit-netflix-1203034905/

 

They also found through the National Election Pool exit poll, Bush received 78% of the vote among white evangelicals, up 10% from 2000.

https://www.pewresearch.org/politics/2004/12/06/religion-and-the-presidential-vote/

Kamala Harris: Hillary Clinton Version 2.0

The first was her reticence towards the support and implementation of state-wide body camera laws for police officers in 2015.

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/politics/how-kamala-harris-record-on-police-body-cameras-fits-into-the-2020-debate-on-criminal-justice

 

The second was when she had worked with the Legislative Black Caucus of California in 2015 on helping to make changes when it came to police shootings.

https://www.latimes.com/local/politics/la-me-pol-ca-harris-police-shootings-20160118-story.html

 

In 2016 it was made abundantly clear through an email information dump on Wikileaks

https://wikileaks.org/dnc-emails/

 

Old Guard vs New Guard

https://www.politico.com/story/2019/07/11/nancy-pelosi-alexandria-ocasio-cortez-feud-1407292

Qanon: The Most Dangerous American Conspiracy Theory

A study published on April 7, 2011 in the Current Biology journal

https://www.cell.com/current-biology/fulltext/S0960-9822(11)00289-2

The most famous incident that involved the pedophile ring was "Pizzagate."

https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2016/12/5/13842258/pizzagate-comet-ping-pong-fake-news

 

For those of you unfamiliar with Qanon, it is a conservative conspiracy group/theory that top Democrats like Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and George Soros are the leaders of a worldwide pedophile ring.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/how-three-conspiracy-theorists-took-q-sparked-qanon-n900531

 

Agency Advance Democracy, a nonpartisan nonprofit that tracks misinformation, found that 1 in 7 tweets about “#Dominion”

https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2020/11/16/5-facts-about-the-qanon-conspiracy-theories/

 

"The Storm."

https://www.nytimes.com/article/what-is-qanon.html

 

Qanon falls silent after election

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/qanon-donald-trump-2020-us-election-b1721362.html

 

the FBI has classified Qanon as a domestic terrorist group.

hsdl.org/c/conspiracy-theory-trends-qanon/

The New Year's Resolution That Democrats Need To Make — And Complete — In 2021

AOC calls Amazon jobs a 'scam' because more than 4,000 of its employees are on food stamps.

In 2019, she called into question why Amazon paid zero in federal income taxes on more than $11 billion in profit.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/news/aoc-calls-amazon-jobs-a-scam-because-more-than-4000-of-its-employees-are-on-food-stamps/ar-BB1c3Zry?li=BBnb7Kz

Walmart and McDonald’s are among the top employers of beneficiaries of federal aid programs like Medicaid and food stamps, according to a study by the nonpartisan Government Accountability Office.

https://www.gao.gov/assets/720/710203.pdf

Other notable companies with a large number of employees on federal aid include Amazon, Kroger, Dollar General, and other food service and retail giants. About 70% of the 21 million federal aid beneficiaries worked full time, the report found.

Walmart recently reported net income of $5.14 billion for its most recent quarter, while McDonald’s reported net income of $1.76 billion for the same period.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/11/19/walmart-and-mcdonalds-among-top-employers-of-medicaid-and-food-stamp-beneficiaries.html

In a 2013 study by Americans for Tax Fairness, it was found that Walmart's low-wage workers cost U.S. taxpayers an estimated $6.2 billion in public assistance including food stamps, Medicaid and subsidized housing, according to a report published to coincide with Tax Day, April 15.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/clareoconnor/2014/04/15/report-walmart-workers-cost-taxpayers-6-2-billion-in-public-assistance/?sh=5f8f13fb720b

Though the full-year net income fell 5.7% in 2013, they still generated a net income profit of $16 billion.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/maggiemcgrath/2014/02/20/wal-mart-lowers-outlook-as-profit-falls-and-same-store-sales-decline-could-a-family-dollar-acquisition-turn-things-around/?sh=3f210b1b1cdc

It shows there are 41.2 million working people, or nearly 30 percent of the workforce, receiving public assistance such as food stamps, housing subsidies and cash assistance to make ends meet.

https://www.ibtimes.com/welfare-america-most-low-wage-full-time-workers-use-food-stamps-housing-assistance-2300713

The Stimulus Part Two: More Giveaways

Tucked into Congress’s massive stimulus bill: Tens of billions in special-interest tax giveaways

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/12/22/congress-tax-breaks-stimulus/

The Second Stimulus Legislation

https://rules.house.gov/sites/democrats.rules.house.gov/files/BILLS-116HR133SA-RCP-116-68.pdf

 

The PPP is implemented by ...

https://www.severson.com/the-cares-act-litigation-thus-far-and-a-prediction-of-litigation-to-come/

 

One lawsuit contends that the guidance of CARES Act funds ...

https://www.wlvt.org/blogs/cares-act/states-join-in-lawsuit-against-cares-act-education-spending/

 

Conservative Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-New York.

https://www.sltrib.com/news/2020/12/21/exasperated-over-last/

 

Restaurant chains P.F. Chang’s China Bistro and Chop’t received aid of between $5 million and $10 million. Numerous organizations ...

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/07/06/coronavirus-stimulus-list-of-ppp-small-business-loan-recipients-released.html

 

An end to most forms of surprise medical billing is in the legislation. The most significant climate-change legislation in at least a decade (and arguably ever)--which is a surprise given how little the republicans want any funding to go towards that.

https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2020/12/what-is-in-covid-stimulus-omnibus-climate-pell-grants-medical-billing.html

 

In April, another lawsuit came about ...

https://www.maldef.org/2020/08/maldef-statement-on-federal-court-ruling-in-discrimination-lawsuit-on-cares-act/

 

According to the IRS (ITIN):

https://www.irs.gov/individuals/individual-taxpayer-identification-number

The War On Drugs (Or: How To Perpetuate A Failure)

Police still make over 1 million drug possession arrests each year and 450,000 people are incarcerated for nonviolent drug offenses on any given day in the US.

https://www.prisonpolicy.org/reports/pie2020.html

Every 25 seconds, someone in America is arrested for drug possession. The number of Americans arrested for possession has tripled since 1980, reaching 1.3 million arrests per year in 2015--these numbers are especially surprising given they are six times the number of arrests for drug sales.

https://www.hrw.org/report/2016/10/12/every-25-seconds/human-toll-criminalizing-drug-use-united-states

 

As Nixon was quoted as saying, "I want a goddamn strong statement on marijuana … I mean one on marijuana that just tears the ass out of them."

https://www.csdp.org/research/nixonpot.txt

After legalizing everything, the ensuing years ...

https://www.theguardian.com/news/2017/dec/05/portugals-radical-drugs-policy-is-working-why-hasnt-the-world-copied-it

 

After decriminalization, the number of people in Portugal receiving drug addiction treatment ...

https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/law-and-social-inquiry/article/abs/uses-and-abuses-of-drug-decriminalization-in-portugal/1F68DA5A8F0369F3FBA6B2B04E454BBE

 

The present study examined the impact of Project DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education), a widespread drug-prevention program, 10 years after administration. A total of 1,002 individuals who in 6th grade had either received DARE or a standard drug-education curriculum, were reevaluated at age 20. Few differences were found between the 2 groups in terms of actual drug use, drug attitudes, or self-esteem, and in no case did the DARE group have a more successful outcome than the comparison group. -

https://psycnet.apa.org/record/1999-03346-017

 

In 2016 another study was done by the National Institute of Drug Abuse

https://www.drugabuse.gov/sites/default/files/df_high_school_and_youth_trends_june2016_final.pdf

 

After legalizing everything, the ensuing years saw dramatic drops in problematic drug use,

https://transformdrugs.org/drug-decriminalisation-in-portugal-setting-the-record-straight/

The War On Christmas

Dr Fauci: "I don't want to do that," he said. "I want people to be more careful. I want them to limit traveling to the extent possible."

https://www.cnn.com/2020/12/22/health/us-coronavirus-tuesday/index.html

Henry Ford is the one who really kicked off the "War on Christmas" in the modern sense. “Last Christmas most people had a hard time finding Christmas cards that indicated in any way that Christmas commemorated Someone's Birth."

https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2013/12/war-on-christmas-short-history-101222

Looking into the past, it seemed that by the mid 1980s, much of the kerfufle over the "War On Christmas" had died down. Two landmark Supreme Court Cases earlier in that decade

mtsu.edu/first-amendment/article/737/lynch-v-donnelly

“All over the country, Christmas is taking flak. In Denver this past weekend, no religious floats were permitted in the holiday parade there. In New York City, Mayor Bloomberg unveiled the ‘holiday tree,’ and no Christian Christmas symbols are allowed in the public schools. Federated Department Stores—that’s Macy’s—have done away with the Christmas greeting ‘Merry Christmas.’”

https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2013/12/war-on-christmas-short-history-101222

Chicago Tribune poll showed that 68% of respondents affirmed their belief in a War on Christmas.

http://content.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,1868542,00.html

The Eternal Wellspring Of American Exceptionalism

Per Pew Research, a studiy in 2015 showed the US was ranked 38th in math and 24th in science.

https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2017/02/15/u-s-students-internationally-math-science/

 

According to a new study from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington showed that overall, the US ranked 27th in these metrics as of 2016.

https://www.businessinsider.com/us-ranks-27th-for-healthcare-and-education-2018-9

 

In a 2018 study by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation sampled 1,000 Americans and found that only 36% could actually pass the test. Pew research has had similar results with their finding when they have done the same test periodically over the last 15 years.

https://woodrow.org/news/national-survey-finds-just-1-in-3-americans-would-pass-citizenship-test/

 

The history of the world is dictatorship, tyranny, subjugation, whatever you want to call it of populations ..."

https://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2013/09/12/an_explanation_of_american_exceptionalism_for_vladimir_putin_and_barack_obama/

 

In 2018 Glenn Beck surmised that our American Exceptionalism was centered around taking care of your fellow man. "America, this is who you are: You just set a record high in charitable giving this past year. America, you eclipse the world in total dollars given from your own hard-earned wallet. And the vast majority of that money — $287 billion — was given, not by corporations or foundations, but by single individuals. People like you and me."

https://www.glennbeck.com/glenn-beck/america-this-is-who-you-really-are

 

Though there are no specific statistics for people who don't wear masks simply because they don't want to, a Pew Research poll in September of 2020 does give us a clue.

https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2020/10/29/both-republicans-and-democrats-cite-masks-as-a-negative-effect-of-covid-19-but-for-very-different-reasons/

 

Of course, the CDC has said otherwise to this person's assertions about masks and safety.

https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2020/p0714-americans-to-wear-masks.html

 

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnel was heard wondering aloud ...

When the fund was reopened, for instance, 160 members of Congress, nearly all Republicans and including current Vice President Mike Pence, opposed it.

https://www.cnn.com/2019/06/12/politics/jon-stewart-911-bill-first-responders/index.html

 

Per Pew Research, a studiy in 2015 showed the US was ranked 38th in math and 24th in science.

https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2017/02/15/u-s-students-internationally-math-science/

 

According to a new study from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington showed that overall, the US ranked 27th in these metrics as of 2016.

https://www.businessinsider.com/us-ranks-27th-for-healthcare-and-education-2018-9

 

In a 2018 study by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation sampled 1,000 Americans and found that only 36% could actually pass the test. Pew research has had similar results with their finding when they have done the same test periodically over the last 15 years.

https://woodrow.org/news/national-survey-finds-just-1-in-3-americans-would-pass-citizenship-test/

 

The history of the world is dictatorship, tyranny, subjugation, whatever you want to call it of populations ..."

https://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2013/09/12/an_explanation_of_american_exceptionalism_for_vladimir_putin_and_barack_obama/

 

In 2018 Glenn Beck surmised that our American Exceptionalism was centered around taking care of your fellow man. "America, this is who you are: You just set a record high in charitable giving this past year. America, you eclipse the world in total dollars given from your own hard-earned wallet. And the vast majority of that money — $287 billion — was given, not by corporations or foundations, but by single individuals. People like you and me."

https://www.glennbeck.com/glenn-beck/america-this-is-who-you-really-are

 

Though there are no specific statistics for people who don't wear masks simply because they don't want to, a Pew Research poll in September of 2020 does give us a clue.

https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2020/10/29/both-republicans-and-democrats-cite-masks-as-a-negative-effect-of-covid-19-but-for-very-different-reasons/

 

Of course, the CDC has said otherwise to this person's assertions about masks and safety.

https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2020/p0714-americans-to-wear-masks.html

 

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnel was heard wondering aloud ...

When the fund was reopened, for instance, 160 members of Congress, nearly all Republicans and including current Vice President Mike Pence, opposed it.

https://www.cnn.com/2019/06/12/politics/jon-stewart-911-bill-first-responders/index.html

The GOP's Parler Tricks

Alexandria Splonskowski, "I was just sick of being censored for just posting different opinions nothing hurtful, nothing harmful, just having a different viewpoint than the far left."

https://www.kfyrtv.com/2020/11/11/social-media-app-parler-tops-charts-sparks-controversy

 

According to estimates from Sensor Tower ... from November 3rd to November 9th, 2020, Parler was downloaded more than two million times in the United States.

https://www.cnet.com/news/parler-downloads-soar-as-conservatives-flock-to-the-twitter-clone-after-biden-win/