Recently, I watched a Bill Whittle episode that covered the top 12 concerns of the Left vs the Right. It’s amazing how different they are, and just shows you how much influence the corrupt mainstream media has on the Left. They really believe the stuff they’re hearing on TV, and they refuse to read/watch anything that conflicts with their world view. This is what we’re up against.
Concerns of the Right:
1. Illegal immigration
2. Lack of support for Police (and how that negatively impacts the black community)
3. High taxes
4. Liberal bias in the mainstream media
5. Moral decline of the country
6. Socialism (100-200 people have historically died from the effects of Socialism
7. Antifa violence
8. China’s influence in US politics and the world
9. Legal abortion in the 3rd trimester
10. Election fraud
11. Big Tech censorship
12. Discrimination against Christians
Concerns of Left:
1. Trump supporters
2. White nationalism
3. Systemic racism
4. Gun violence
5. Lack of health care coverage
6. Domestic terrorism
7. Police brutality
8. Discrimination against LGBTQ
10. Voter suppression
11. Student debt
Not on either list - Climate change
Censorship. Not only is it happening, we aren't supposed to talk about it.
Facebook, Twitter, Google and other tech giants are censoring certain phrases, hashtags and discussions, such as #stopthesteal in regard to the recent coup... uh, I mean "election". I'd say most of us on the conservative side have had our posts "flagged" for false information (even when it's factual), and/or had our accounts suspended for violating guidelines... which would be fine if the guidelines were fair. But they're not - they're horribly imbalanced favoring the side of Leftists and so-called progressives. (Note: I don't use "liberal" and "Leftist" interchangably. They're different. Dennis Prager has a really good video that addresses this issue.)
During the week surrounding the 2021 Inauguration, I had my own Facebook account suspended for a week, (first time EVER for me) and when I tried to ascertain the reasoning behind it, they cited a post of mine from last August that was "fact-checked" and said to contain false information. From August! That's really stretching.
You're not allowed to even suggest that the "election" might have been stolen, or talk about voting irregularities (supposedly because this was not "proven". But the courts worked against the evidence ever being heard. There WAS evidence.)
Social media platforms like Parler for example, have been completely de-platformed and essentially put out of business. Why? Contrary to the narrative that it's because they only represent conservative speech, it's actually because they represent FREE speech - which is a BAD thing to the Left. I saw plenty of discussions on Parler where liberals jumped in to debate issues, and even used their typical fall-back position of name-calling and being personally insulting, but I never heard even one liberal complain that their account had been suspended because of expressing an unpopular opinion.
To the Left, FREE speech is bad. You should only be able to express "correct" opinions and values - and THEY define "correct". As much as they used to complain about Trump being Nazi-like, that's a classic example of the pot calling the kettle black. That's downright Pravda-worthy.
Some BIG names in conservative media (Glenn Beck, Steven Crowder, Milo Yiannopoulos, Breitbart, InfoWars, Tommy Robinson, Zero Hedge, The Federalist, Oath Keepers, James O'Keefe of Project Veritas, Katie Hopkins, just to name a few) have either BEEN de-platformed or have been threatened with same.
I've noticed lately that some of them have been tip-toeing around the subject of election fraud. They won't even discuss it outright. Why? I think they've either been threatened or they see what is happening to others who speak out, and they're scared.
This is definitely a scary time in US history. But we have to at least try to push back and not allow our voices to be silenced. Find other First-Amendment-friendly social media. Find 1A friendly web hosts, use email that doesn't collect and sell your data (I recommend ProtonMail), and so on. Give your business to other conservatives. It's up to us to make choices that support freedom.
Thanks for reading.
The website has been updated to include the newly elected Ohio House Representatives and Ohio Senators. I have also included an updated list of the United States Representatives for OHIO (meaning Federal, not State). I say this because some people don't understand the difference between State Reps and Senators and Federal Reps and Senators. If you're not sure, there's a good discussion of that on the Ohio Solidarity Discussion Forum. Please sign up, if you haven't already.
I'm working on some more good updates, among them:
I believe there are now 23 counties included in the Private Citizen Affidavit effort. They include:
Adams, Allen, Ashtabula, Belmont, Brown, Clermont, Franklin, Greene, Hancock, Highland, Lake, Licking, Lorain, Marion, Miami, Montgomery, Pickaway, Richland, Summit, Union, Warren, Washington, Wood.
Other than that, with the recent news about collusion by big tech against Parler which resulted it being de-platformed, I just think it's more important than ever that we wean ourselves away from fascist social media sites like Facebook and Twitter.
I think many of us are still searching for websites we like, and trying to figure out how to re-connect with others. Right now, the popular choices seem to be MeWe, Rumble (as a replacement for YouTube), and Gab or Clouthub (as a replacement for Facebook). There's also Spreely ("speak freely") which is still in development but seems like it has a good start. I hear talk of Telegram but I don't know much about it. I'll be researching that shortly.
Please try out some of these and make comments below about what you like, or don't like. We'll get this figured out.
I hope everyone is having a wonderful Christmas holiday, and that we are remembering the Reason for the Season - the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Now I'd like to share some updates. We have 21 counties where Private Citizen Affidavits have been filed. Since there are 88 counties in Ohio, that's not quite 25%. We need to get more filed, especially in the smaller counties where there might be less political pressure to conform and we might find a Prosecutor who will actually take his or her job seriously. (In the larger counties like Cuyahoga, it's probably pointless, but wouldn't hurt to try it anyway, just to get it on record.)
Don't forget that we have a Discussion Forum where topics are divided up by county, so that you can connect with others in your county for whatever purpose... peaceful demonstrations, meeting in person to plan strategies, or maybe just going to the grocery store with others who are also unmasked (for moral support). Please join us there. It's free - you just need to sign up with an email address and please indicate which Ohio county you live in.
I have added a page to link to another website - it's called Stay Open Stay Free (dot com). It's a resource for connecting businesses that are staying open and customers that are looking for businesses to support. What a great idea! Please go to the "For Businesses" page and follow the link. It appears to be a free service.
I have removed the ballot information since the election is over, and will soon be removing the "Currently Serving" list of our Elected Elite since many of them will be changing as of January 1st. Stay tuned, as I will be updating the list of Reps and Senators and their contact information, hopefully by the first or second week of January.
Feel free to make comments below... suggestions, questions... whatever. Thanks for reading.
I've added some links to other groups under the "Promote Your Group" tab. Those include Everett Gagnon's "Ohio For Freedom" group, Melissa Ackison's "Patriots For Ohio" and I'm not sure who owns this one, but I recently ran across "Arise Ohio" so I added them, too.
If you have a non-Facebook group you'd like promoted, please call or text Lynn at (937) 397-5775 and she will see about adding it. I'm not including Facebook groups because they have threatened to shut down (or have actually shut down) lots of conservative pages, so I don't see them as being anything more than temporary. That includes my own Facebook page which I am maintaining now but I realize it may go away without warning.
I also added a link to our new Discussion Forum (which is not hosted as a sub-domain of this site but rather at the "dot org" version of Ohio Solidarity. So Ohio Solidarity dot COM and Ohio Solidarity dot ORG are both mine.
I'm very excited about the Forum, because it has breakdowns for each of the 99 House Districts of Ohio, so that we can discuss what's going on in each district and share our opinions about whether or not our Reps are representing us well. It also allows us to connect locally for planning, activism, and social involvement if we choose to.
I'll be adding the Senate Districts soon (there are 33 of those) for the same purpose. I'll also add the 88 Ohio Counties, where we can keep tabs on County Commissioners, and if members want to, we can break it down even more locally to include Mayors, City Councils, etc.
Other changes: I re-worked the Ohio Reps page because of Larry Householder's arrest (his district now shows as "vacant" on the Legislature website) and I updated Robert Cupp to be shown as the new Speaker (along with his new Twitter ID). I also highlighted the names of THE FOUR (as I call them) who stood up for Ohioans by supporting the impeachment of our "Governor Gone Wild" (as John Becker likes to say... and he's right). They are John Becker, Nino Vitale, Candice Keller, and Paul Zeltwanger. Their names are shown in green text and highlighted in yellow. I don't want their names to be forgotten. They are taking a huge risk in supporting us. I'm sure it's not easy. So they deserve to be remembered and rewarded.
I'm will also be setting up a system whereby people can donate to this effort if you think it is valuable. Just so you know, some people have generously offered to contribute, but so far I have not taken any donations from anyone. I have funded everything myself so far (but it's getting expensive, plus it takes time away from the profitable business I'd usually be working on). So I have set up an LLC to protect myself (hopefully) in the event the Ohio political mafia decide to get nasty with me like they have certain others. I doubt that will happen but better safe than sorry.
Thanks for reading. Please use the Contact form on this website or text 937-397-5775 if you have questions, suggestions, comments.
There has been much discussion about filing lawsuits against Governor DeWine for various things - mandating masks, putting restrictions on worship services, closing businesses, etc. And that's fine, I'm glad someone is fighting back and holding him accountable.
But the thing I don't like is this: It always puts citizens on the defensive. He mandates, then we file lawsuits to get our rights back - rights that should never have been taken away to begin with. So even if we win, we end up where we started, with our rights intact again, but at what cost? We have to spend time uniting, mobilizing, deciding on a course of action, collecting funds, finding a good lawyer, filing papers... lots of money, time and effort goes into this. And what does DeWine have to do? Not much. He doesn't have to worry about paying legal fees, or spending much time on this, as he pretty much knows he's going to lose anyway. He doesn't care. From his point of view, I'm sure he's happy just to slow us down. (I firmly believe he's working with the Democrats or Soros or some anti-American entity to destroy Trump's economy and try to turn Ohio blue.) My point is - he's out NOTHING. It doesn't hurt him one bit to throw out whatever crazy "mandates" he wants because either people (sheeple) will shut up and do as they're told, or - worst case scenario - he gets taken to court and loses. Still, no big penalty for him, while we fight like hell.
I'd rather play offense than defense. I've often advocated taking our case to social media (Twitter is especially good for this) to pressure (and embarrass) the legislature into doing their jobs and impeaching him. (In Ohio, the Governor and the Legislature cannot be "recalled", they must be impeached.) You may think "social media is nothing... it's not effective enough". Really? Then why did DeWine himself hire a company called Amplify Ohio to go onto social media and pay trolls to boost his reputation, and pretend to support his mandates, and pretend he's some kind of great guy for saving us from the dreaded Covid? Yes, that's what he did, so HE MUST think it's effective. I like the idea of turning it around on him and using social media not only to hammer on DeWine about his policies, but to hammer on the Legislature to DO THEIR JOBS.
For anyone who's not up to speed, there is a very legitimate reason for requesting DeWine's removal from office. He corrupted the Ohio Primary election by changing the date of voting the night before the election, (changed it TWICE actually), even after a judge ruled that he could not (Judge Frye, Frankly County). He also changed the method of voting (by mail as opposed to in person). He did this with full knowledge that the Ohio Constitution states that only the General Assembly has the power to make such a decision. This is BIG. Our vote is our most important tool to communicate what kind of governance we want. Take that away and you take away our power and our choices - which I'm sure was purposeful. He needs to be removed. Comments?
I remember seeing an interview where Judge Jeanine Pirro talked about the power of social media and how effectively it can be used to promote change. She told about how difficult it was for her in the early years of her career to get noticed and get her message out to people. Everything was filtered through the press (which can be heavily biased).
But it's different now. You like a product or a person running for office? Or you have an opinion or complaint you want to share with the world? Post something on social media. It may be shared, and even "go viral" if you're lucky.
We've been conditioned to make phone calls or write letters (these days, it's email) to let our Elected Elite know how we feel. But the truth is, emails and phone calls are a one-on-one communication, so they can be easily ignored by the recipient. However, social media is different.
Most of our Ohio Reps and Senators ARE on Twitter. (Facebook is just so-so for connecting with our Elected Elite, because they can delete your comments off their page if they want to. Not so easy on Twitter.)
I would encourage you to sign up for a Twitter account if you have not already and connect with other like-minded Ohioans, and get your message out there. Be sure to "tag" your Ohio Reps and Senators, news media, etc. and include the hashtag #impeachDeWine (or whatever your issue is).
It's also important to use Twitter to praise the Reps and Senators who are doing a good job for us. This is not only a nice encouragement for them to continue, it also sets a positive example for others who might want to be publicly praised, too.
Note: I know about Parler, the new app which is intended to replace Twitter. I have a Parler account myself and I fully support Parler, because the censorship on other social media platforms is immoral and has become problematic. BUT... for right now most of our Reps and Senators are on Twitter, not Parler. So while I'm advocating for people to switch over to Parler, I also think it's important to keep our Twitter accounts for now... at least until the November election.
Thanks for reading! Now let's get busy and do some "Twitter bombing". Click here to get started.
This is a quick primer on how government works. Note: I slept through Civics class, so I'm no expert and I'm learning as I go, so please feel free to correct me if I get something wrong here. This is important because it affects how we approach our goal of impeaching DeWine.
My understanding is, EACH CITIZEN of Ohio has the following elected public servants serving THEM:
Each Ohio citizen has 2 United States Senators (Federal). For us, those would be Portman and Brown.
Each Ohio citizen has 1 United States Representative (Federal). See the "Who Represents Me" page to find yours.
Each Ohio citizen has 1 Ohio (State) Senator.
Each Ohio citizen has 1 Ohio (State) Representative.
Our Federal-level public servants can't help us with this because they only get to vote on federal issues that will impact our state. This is a strictly state issue, so we are going to have to interact with our STATE level public servants.
If you don't know who your STATE Rep and STATE Senator are, please click on the Who Represents Me? page. It will take you to the official General Assembly site where there's a very easy to use tool. You input your address and it will tell you who represents you for the House (of Representatives) and you'll need to do it again on the Ohio Senate page.
Then, you can either get contact information from the Legislature site, or I have all the informaion on my site too (well, most of it). I have also included Twitter IDs where I could find them. Most ARE on Twitter. I like that forum because it's so public. It's really hard for them to ignore you on Twitter, plus we can "like" each others' posts and "Re-Tweet" them (keep them going). If you don't have a Twitter account, it would be great if you could set one up and play around with navigation and learn how to use it. It's not hard... if I can do it, you can.
Open to questions, comments, ideas. Thanks for reading.
Many of us think Governor Mike DeWine should be removed from office (Ohio requires impeachment, not recall), for various abuses of power. Not only did he illegally change the date of the Ohio Primary election, he actually changed it TWICE, which caused lots of confusion, and he changed the method of voting (mail-in, as opposed to voting at a local polling place as is the custom). This was illegal because as Governor, he has NO SUCH AUTHORITY to change elections - that is supposed to be done with the General Assembly, according to the Ohio Constitution. The General Assembly consists of the Ohio House of Representatives (99 members) and the Ohio Senate (33 members).
A judge actually ruled that Governor DeWine had no such authority to change an election, but guess what? DeWine ignored the judge's ruling and DID IT ANYWAY. This alone is enough to have him removed from office.
Here's an excerpt from an article published at The Hill (dot com) website:
Common Pleas Court Judge Richard Frye said in his Monday ruling that it would be a “terrible precedent” for a judge to change the date and rules 12 hours before the election takes place, the Columbus Dispatch reported. The judge’s decision comes hours after Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine and Secretary of State Frank LaRose called for the election to be delayed as the nation deals with the coronavirus outbreak. The governor’s office filed a suit in Franklin County.
"We cannot conduct this election tomorrow, the in-person voting for 13 hours tomorrow, and conform to these guidelines" DeWine said. "We should not force them to make this choice, the choice between their health and their Constitutional rights and duties."
DeWine is not able to delay the primary to June 2 on his own except in the case of an invasion, so he filed the suit in Franklin County. LaRose also announced after the lawsuit's filing that he would instruct Attorney General Dave Yost (R) not to challenge the suit.
Shortly after the judge's ruling, however, DeWine announced that Dr. Amy Acton, director of the Ohio Department of Health, would order that all polls remain closed and LaRose would then seek a remedy through the courts to extend voting options to Ohio residents.
Many of us also believe that Governor DeWine was excessive in his forced shutdown of Ohio businesses and his dictates for limitations to citizens' personal freedoms. He has violated our rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, and has shown tyrannical leadership tendencies, and a general lack of patriotism. His fear mongering, hysteria promoting words and actions, and his unprecedented governmental overreach are not welcomed and will not be tolerated. He has created unsafe, unAmerican, divisive conditions for Ohio citizens.
According to Melissa Ackison, a Republican from Marysville who challenged Rep. Bill Reineke (District 26) in the GOP Primary (Reineke won, by the way):
“... enough is enough, and it’s time to get Ohio back to work.”
“We have children to feed, businesses to run, employees to pay, and Ohio must end this shutdown now. Those with high-risk categories and compromised immune systems can shelter safely at home while the rest of us can exercise our Constitutional liberties to work and take care of our businesses and children."
“Patriots who love and respect our liberties and the Constitution are sick and tired of the fear-mongering while the governor and (state Health Director) Dr. (Amy) Acton continue to hide the numbers from the public.”
We couldn't agree more.