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Subject: GOP Platform
 
Date Sent: 9 Jul 2024
 
The Republican party is currently working to establish their platform – what they stand for. Perhaps they will consider America might best be served if Republicans (not in any particular order) vow to:
 
1) Secure all borders.  
2) Honor all SCOTUS decisions.
3) Reverse the Democrat’s “appease” foreign policy.
4) Support politically, financially and militarily our allies.
5) Encourage pro-life supporters to seek a constitutional amendment.
6) Amend the Constitution to give SCOTUS enforcement powers for their decisions. 
7) Re-instate Trump era environmental policies and trade sanctions, barriers and strategies.
8) Continue endorsement of the 2nd Amendment. 
9) Recognize the greatest threat to America – the world – is Muslim ideology and China’s military and cyber imperialism. 
10) Promote the fact that America is a republic – not a democracy. In a democracy the voters directly decide all issues, whereas in a republic the voters elect representatives to run the nation and decide issues. The Dems have made strong claims that Republicans are a threat to democracy. Maybe so … but America is not a democracy; America is a republic that needs of strong, unequivocal leadership to return prominence. 
 
Politicians come and go but the platform "is foundational." 
 
Chuck Klein, Columnist: American Free News Network
https://chuckklein.com
 
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Subject: The Pledge
 
Date Sent: 2 Jul 2024
Me personally
PLEDGE 
Promise
ALLEGIANCE
An oath of loyalty, duty, devotion
TO THE FLAG OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
The symbol - the representation of the 50 states joined together as one people
AND TO THE REPUBLIC
A nation that lives by the rule of law
FOR WHICH IT STANDS,
Not only do I pledge my allegiance to the flag and the Republic, but together we – my brother and sister citizens - promise our loyalty and devotion to the principles on which this Republic is founded
ONE NATION 
United as a single people
UNDER GOD,
By the grace of a supreme being
INDIVISIBLE,
Facing all enemies we stand together back-to-back, shoulder- to-shoulder, rich-to-poor, liberal-to-conservative
WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL
Freedom, fairness and honor for everyone who is within our sovereignty to protect.
 
I believe all Americans agree this is our goal, our destiny … it’s just that some have different concepts on how to get there. 
 
Chuck Klein, Columnist, https://AFNN.US 
https://chuckklein.com
 
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Subject: Consequences
 
Date Sent: 25 Jun 2024
 
The consequences of… 
 
1) Fostering a two-front war against Israel, refining uranium plus that direct attack might result in the nuking of Iran. 
 
2) The Dems, finally realizing Biden is not mentally fit, can end in drafting another candidate. This might have been the plan all along – to get the GOP to focus on Biden’s ills, thus not allowing enough time for the GOP to trash the new guy/gal. This would be the Republicans’ worst nightmare - a younger, middle-of-the-road Dem to be sprung on them at the last minute.
 
3) Easy credit card access and fear of armed robbery is producing a cashless society that may cause an economic crunch. The consequences of greenbacks rendered obsolete is a catastrophe. 
 
4) Trump losing his cool and failing to ask Biden tough “gotcha questions” during the debate is a lost election. 
 
5) Biden not effectively answering unscripted questions will be his Waterloo. The consequences of a pre-debate emergency – real or created – might be the out the Dems need. 
 
6) Shuttering coal-fired power plants and not building nuclear facilities will hamper proliferation of EVs and AI capabilities while giving a leg up to China’s quest for world dominance. 
 
Chuck Klein, Columnist, https://AFNN.US 
https://chuckklein.com
 
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Subject: Drug Costs
 
Date Sent 18 Jun 2024
 
Suppose 1M people are afflicted with a life-altering condition for which there is no cure. A drug company discovers a cure that requires one pill/day for 10 days. The cost of ingredients, production, packaging, distribution is $1/pill. However, when factoring in the expense of years of research (read scientist, lab workers, overhead….) and testing, the full cost of this miracle drug is $6/pill. In addition, overhead expenses continue while waiting for FDA approval.  
 
What if the number of afflicted are only 10K or only one pill – once - is needed. The cost is still the same, but the selling price would have to be higher to amortize the costs. These scenarios cover costs of a successful drug development – but research into drugs that did not test out are added costs. 
 
How much should the drug sell for? Cost plus government-set profit? Free - the government (taxpayers) will reimburse the company for the cost? Whatever the market will bear? If the owners/stockholders are government restricted in setting a price that will turn a profit, where’s the incentive to develop life-saving drugs in the first place? Capitalistic nations, lead the world in creating new products, concepts and procedures. 
 
Chuck Klein, Columnist, https://AFNN.US 
https://chuckklein.com
 
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Subject: United....
 
Date Sent: 11 Jun 2024
 
Recently, a U.S. Congressperson and a radio show political commentator have posited that America’s best chance of survival is to become two separate nations – red states and blue states. The problem is an almost equal number of democrats and republicans can be found in each state. 
 
Therefore, the split might best be along ideological lines, i.e., Democrat cities and Republican counties. Call these combined municipalities: United Cities of America. Label the rest of the country: United Rural America. (Originally suggested in my editorial: America Divided, 2012). The outer interstate belts that typically surround the large metropolises would be de facto borders.
 
The UCA can then enjoy the pleasures of giving their constituents all the free housing, cell phones, debt-cancellations, open borders, gun control, entitlements and socialist programs they want - sans URA’s taxes. 
 
United Rural America probably won't need to pass a lot of laws, but you can bet they’ll secure their boundaries. 
 
Navy and Marines to the cities, Army and Air Force to the URA. The FBI – but only as an investigative agency – USCG, FAA and SSA will be joint efforts. All other federal bureaus and agencies will close.
 
Chuck Klein, Columnist, American Free News Network
https://chuckklein.com
 
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Subject: Lessons
 
Date Sent: 4 Jun 2024
 
What we learned from the recent college campus “protests”: 
 
1) There are a significant number of Muslims in America. 
2) They are very well funded and organized. 
3) They have infiltrated universities stirring young malleable minds to champion their anti-Judeo/Christian cause. 
4) They have integrated into political territories then voted together – as Democrats - to promote Shira law. 
5) The Biden administration is forsaking the traditional Jewish vote for the larger number of Muslim voters as evidenced by his unconscionable halting arms shipments to Israel, an ally actively engaged in a war. 
6) Though most Christians are supportive of Israel/Jews, they are slow to accept the fact that Muslims don’t like them either. 
7) The enemy is not Hamas, Iran, Hezbollah, Houthis, ISIS… but the ideology of the Muslim people who are either members of an enemy fighting force or are in sympathy therewith. 
8) Bias of the media is evident by the negative Jewish term, anti-Israel, and positive spin, pro-Palestinian.
 
Suggestion: Each neighborhood form ad hoc groups to promote Judeo-Christian values, teach self-defense and encourage firearms ownership. The only criteria, no Muslims allowed. Yeah, I know, that might be discrimination – let ‘em sue – the publicity would be worth it. 
 
Chuck Klein, Columnist: American Free News Network
https://chuckklein.com
 
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Subject: Trump Trial
 
Date Sent: 31 May 2024
 
Are you celebrating or lamenting the comeuppance of a political threat by the successful weaponization of the criminal justice system?
 
Chuck Klein
https://chuckklein.com
 
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Subject: The Judge
 
Date Sent: 28 May 2024
 
Judges officiate in criminal jury trials for the primary purpose of ensuring a fair trial. They are referees or umpires whose duties lie in making sure the playing field is level - not to pass judgment. Judgments are reserved to the jury as required by the 6th Amendment: “The accused shall enjoy the right to … trial by an impartial jury….” It doesn’t say by a judge - it specifies an “impartial” jury.
 
A government employee, using his or her powerful judicial position to “charge” or “instruct” a jury, is imparting bias to that jury. The judge’s uncontested influence renders the jury no longer impartial. Uncontested because a judge won’t allow attorneys to dispute his/her instructions/charge. 
 
Everyone testifying before a jury must swear, under penalty of perjury, to tell the whole truth and nothing but the truth. The judge is exempt from this rule because he/she is not expected to testify. However, judges do testify in the form of their “instructions” or “charges” to the jury. Not being sworn to tell the whole truth they fail to advise the jury that they have the right and power to ignore the instructions and determine the facts as well as the law. 
 
Chuck Klein, Columnist, https://AFNN.US 
https://chuckklein.com
 
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Subject: Immigration II
 
Date Sent 21 May 2024
 
Last week’s observation (https://afnn.us/2024/05/14/illegal-immigration-has-various-impacts-on-all-nations/) tendered a short-term solution to illegal immigration. The crux of the problem is NOT immigration overload, soil, water, air pollution, wars, food supply, energy. These are only symptoms of the core problem: Human Over-Population. If the planet’s human population could be returned to pre-1800 levels all of the symptoms would disappear.
 
Beginning in 1979 China tried to control their unwieldy population by curtailing birth rates … and learned a generation later that there were not enough young people to replace/care-for the workers/retirees. 
 
Possible Long-Term Solutions:
1) Halt all treatments and medications (except for pain) to persons over 75 who are no longer productive and dependent on care of others. 
 
2) Offer kits with instructions for self-euthanasia. This could be a new lucrative industry, albeit one without repeat customers.
 
3) The China plan – Covid24 with an antidote available to those who can pay (attention conspiracy theorists: China might have been trying to do that with C19, but failed. How else to explain that no world leaders succumbed to the virus?). 
 
5) Someone start a nuclear war.
 
4) If you think everything is hunky-dorry - do nothing and experience lethal chaos for survival as fish, clean water/air/food disappear. 
 
Chuck Klein
https://chuckklein.com 
 
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Subject: Immigration I
 
Date Sent: 14 May 2024
 
Illegal immigration has various impacts on all nations. 
 
Good: As Western birth rate continue to fall, immigrants are needed to sustain their work force. These new citizens-to-be will not only become taxpayers as they join the workforce, but will be needed to service the aging population who are exhausting health care and retirement systems. 
 
Not-So-Good: The influx of unskilled, undocumented invaders are becoming dependents costing the existing taxpayers and driving inflation as governments expand social services. These new arrivals, whose numbers are significant, are overwhelming monetary and education systems; and as they become voters they will influence the political and military direction of the invaded nation. In addition, lapses of vetting encourages contraband smuggling and allows penetration of terrorist. 
 
The worldwide shift in population density is but a symptom.
 
Short Term Solution: All illegal aliens will be returned to their country of origin; though the country they fled might not want them back. Therefore, a fee will be paid to the country of origin for each person returned. The negotiable fee could be in the form of humanitarian aid, defensive weapons, trade-advantages or…. 
 
Long Term Solution: See next week’s column. 
 
Chuck Klein, columnist www.AFNN.US 
https://chuckklein.com 
 
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Subject: Absolute
 
Date Sent: 7 May 2024
 
The Constitution absolutely states Congress is forbidden from “abridging the freedom of speech”. However, those who have verbally incited a riot or induced panic found their freedom absolutely abridged by non-congressional laws. The “shall not be infringed” line of the 2nd amendment seems to be absolute – except to those with the legislative, bureaucratic and/or judicial power to say it ain’t absolutely so. 
 
All judges have the Constitutional power and right to restrict what is spoken in their courtroom and absolutely no Constitutional right hinder what is said outside their fiefdom. Recently, a NY judge might have missed this point when he fined Donald Trump $10K for utterances made outside the judge’s courtroom. Of course, Mr. Trump can appeal … but appeals are not an absolute. 
 
We Americans have the absolute right to life, liberty, the pursuit of happiness; to be free from cruel and unusual punishment, excessive fines and a public trial by a jury… while having the absolute right and power to elect our representatives. Of course, that absolutely depends not only on the definition of those words and terms, but enforcement thereof. 
 
Though truth is absolute; truth is never absolutely conclusive.
 
Chuck Klein
https://chuckklein.com
 
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Subject: Simple Answers
 
Date Sent: 30 April 2024
 
1)  Should the President have immunity from criminal prosecution?
 Yes, but only while in office or if he/she is no longer able to run for the office due to impeachment or term limit. In other words, a President should not be subject to criminal charge while in office or after leaving office IF he/she is legally allowed to run for the office (has not been impeached or term limited out). Once a person can’t run, they are no longer a threat to the opposition. Yeah, I know, some “crimes” are not discovered until after a President leaves office and vindictiveness will always exist … nothing’s perfect.
 
2) When pro-Hamas/Iranian protesters gather, why is it labeled anti-Semitic but when pro-Israel protesters gather, it’s never called anti-Muslim? 
It’s all about the ballot box; there are more Muslim voters than Jewish voters. 
 
3) Of the tens of thousands of current college campus protesters, what is the percentage of Christians? Zero (true Christians, that is). Israel is the canary in the mine, the red-flag, the line-in-the-sand, the warning that if the Muslims are successful in their “from the river to the sea” goal the Catholics will be next, then one Protestant after another…. 
 
Chuck Klein
https://chuckklein.com
 
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Subject: Cynic
 
Day Sent 23 Apr 2024
 
In the Spring 2024 issue of WWII History magazine is an interview with a veteran whose diary reads: “12:30am attacked by German planes. We were at our guns but did no firing. We only hoped they couldn’t see us in the darkness.” Then he relates: “…[he] despised having to make dozens of pies to feed the crew…. [I] would go to the top of the ship and start flinging off the pie tins.” This man then had the audacity to continue: “I was glad I did my duty…and did it well”. 
 
Some have said, if you are paid, given educational, medical and retirement benefits to do a job you volunteered for; “serving” in the military or as a LEO or firefighter, doesn’t make you a hero and are owed anything other than a thanks. 
 
Back about 1990, the CEO of a Free Food Bank bragged he was paid $100K/year. GoFundMe type projects are great for tax deductions and especially good for the executives of these 501C3s who take their (very generous) cuts off the top and are proud to say, “I was glad I did my duty…and did it well”. 
 
Chuck Klein
https://chuckklein.com
 
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Subject: A couple of Things
 
Date Sent: 16 April 2024
 
1 American Free News Network (www.afnn.us) will be running my weekly email editorials on Wednesdays, beginning 22 May 2024. They are currently serializing my 26 Question and Answer piece on the use of lethal force. 
 
2 Biden said of Netanyahu: He needs to have a “Come to Jesus moment”. Perhaps it is Biden who should take his own advice on the border, foreign policy, crime….
 
3 The NY AG might have over-played his hand by forcing the Hush Money trial to begin. Now, Trump might keep the trial running past the election whereas his other trials must be put on hold while at the same time gaining nightly free media exposure. 
 
4 In the police academy we were told that when dispatched to a scene: “Do something”. Hey Congress: re. The border, aid to Israel, Tiawan, Ukraine …. That’s why cops are called, and politicians are elected.  
 
5 Israel’s response to Iran’s embarrassing missile attack: Notify Iran the date, time and locations of the missiles Israel will be sending. These missiles won’t have warheads attached, thus no damage or lives lost – just a non-escalation PR campaign to show the world that Iran can’t defend against them. 
 
Chuck Klein
https://chuckklein.com
 
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Subject: Wrongs
 
Date Sent: 9 Apr 2024
 
There are two kinds of wrongs: Malum Prohibitum – wrong because society says it’s wrong and Malum In Se - wrong in and of itself, evil - we don’t need a law to tell us it’s wrong to murder or racially or politically persecute. 
 
“There's no way to rule innocent men. The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren't enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws.” (Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged, 1957). 
 
Traffic laws are purposely designed to be enforcer-subjective, e.g., it is impossible to drive a MV on a public road without committing a violation thus creating probable cause to conduct a “witch-hunt”. Likewise, weaponized political power uses ambiguous, archaic, blanket-encompassing statutes to also “witch-hunt”. 
 
We’ve come to recognize that many Blacks, with long rap sheets, are victims of enforcer-subjective (read racially inspired) traffic stops and thus are not the criminals they are purported to be. Many Americans see 7-years of Trump persecution as Malum In Se, weaponized, political powers - masquerading as Malum Prohibitum laws - for the sake of eliminating competition. 
 
Chuck Klein
https://chuckklein.com
 
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Subject: Lies
 
Date Sent: 2 April 2024
 
There are all types of lies: big, little, bold, bald-faced, white, damn, outright, hidden, admitted, lying under oath and lies about lying. 
 
Is it ever okay to lie? How ‘bout if your life depended on telling a lie? When is opinion a lie? Is it okay for a political leader to lie to further the interest of a nation? How ‘bout bluffing to negotiate a better deal? Is it a lie if you believe what you say is the truth even if you’re wrong? Is it only a lie if you’re caught?
 
What kind of lie is:
* Puffing up your resume?
* Spinning news accounts?
* Withholding evidence?
* Not telling the whole truth? 
* I’ll call you – when you have no intention of calling?
 
Are any of these old sayings lies?
* A lie well told and stuck-to is as good as the truth.
* Money isn’t everything.
* Of course, I’ll still love you tomorrow.
* I really value your opinion. 
* The check must have been lost in the mail. 
* I never speed officer, honest. 
* I’m from the government and I’m here to help … you, the government, my political party….
 
Chuck Klein
https://chuckklein.com 
 
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Subject: The Interview
 
Date Sent: 26 Mar 2024
 
I had the opportunity to ask these prominent figures: “What would you do if you were the Emperor, Potentate - the unmitigated Ruler of the World?”
 
Trump: “You mean I’m not?”
 
Biden: “The second first thing compounded Iran then the final… what was the question?”
 
Harris: Potentate? Who’s he?
 
Putin: “We are eliminating those who doubt that I am.”
 
Ayatollah: “Kill ‘em all; let Allah sort ‘em out.” 
 
Netanyahu: “The Messiah is coming soon; I will then abdicate.”
 
Elon Musk: “King – schming. Money is the power. There are only two kinds of wealth: Rich and Super Rich. The Rich can’t spend the interest on their investments – the Super Rich can’t spend the interest on the interest of their investments. In other words, expenditures expand to meet income until income exceeds the proficiency to expend.”
 
Taylor Swift: “I’d make Travis the King.”
 
My wife: “You can expect to be making your own dinner from now on.”
 
CNN’s: Wolf Blitzer: “Now I can finally smile!”
 
FOX’s Bret Baier: “Come-on, Greg would never allow that.”
 
Yeah, I made this stuff up… but I’d bet I wasn’t far off!
 
Chuck Klein
https://chuckklein.com
 
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Subject: Police Headlines
 
Date Sent: 19 Mar 2024 
 
LEOs comply with their sworn duties every day and sometimes … it’s their last day. Recent headlines from online police news sources - the mainstream media tend to ignore.: 
 
AZ police sniper wounds gunman who fired on officers, leading to fatal shootout. 
 
FL man murders coworker, shoots at deputies before fatal Officer Involved Shooting (OIS). 
 
NY sheriff’s office sergeant killed during struggle to detain suspect. 
 
NYPD officers rescue woman preparing to jump from bridge.
 
U.S. Border Patrol agent, 2 NY National Guard soldiers killed in Texas helicopter crash. 
 
LAPD officers rescue teen driver, passenger from burning car.
 
NM PD releases graphic surveillance, body camera footage of officer stabbed to death. 
 
Man kidnaps LASO deputy during traffic stop before OIS.
 
Man with documented contempt for LE rams cruisers, swings metal weapon at Iowa officers before OIS.
 
Texas officers save life of choking boy, get a hug in return. 
 
Man convicted of first-degree murder in 2021 ambush shooting of Baltimore Officer Keona Holley. 
 
FL officers shoot at armed suspect after pursuit ends with car in pond.
 
Man fires shots in apartment, starts to raise rifle at Ariz. officers before fatal OIS.
 
Texas officers confront armed student who had ‘intentions of harming others. 
 
Chuck Klein
https://chuckklein.com
 
 
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Subject: Moves
 
Date Sent: 12 Mar 2024
 
1) The Palestinians in Gaza are trapped in the southern region without food, water and medical facilities while IDF continues to advance. Why don’t they charge the Egyptian border where the trucks carrying these essential goods are waiting to enter? Egypt has minimal troops at this border and if rushed, how could they deny entry to these war-torn refugees? Once on Egyptian soil, the IDF won’t be attacking. 
 
2) It might be a smart move for Biden to grant a blanket pardon to Trump and offer to negotiate a congressional bill to settle his civil fine? That way he could claim he is healing America and bringing us together. Public opinion, media and voters might take a dim view of Trump if he refused.  
 
3) With Russia, Iran and America expending 100% of their respective war material capacity, wouldn’t a move by China to attack Taiwan or NKo to invade SKo be opportunistic? 
 
Chuck Klein
https://chuckklein.com
 
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Subject: Appeasement
 
Date Sent: 5 Mar 2024
 
America is a republic where voters elect representatives to govern according to a set of written rules – a constitution. Though Iran calls itself a republic, they are de facto controlled by religious doctrine of the Koran. These Muslims have made it clear they envision an Islamic world were an Ayatollah – religious monarch – rules by dictates of their “bible”. 
 
Due to Great Britain’s need of Arab oil, they have fostered a long-term, open-border appeasement of Muslims that is currently creating havoc. These now-citizen, idealistic, Muslim loyalists have been incrementally voting their members into Parliament while intimidating and physically attacking MPs who oppose them. This is a pattern beginning to appear in the USA as Biden appeases Palestinians, Iran, the radical left…. Infiltration of Muslims in America is evidenced by the number of these religious fundamentalist having elected themselves to local, state and federal offices (witness: The Squad, MN, Detroit….). This is not islamophobia – it’s Judeo/Christian-Posiphobia. (made up term to specify a positive belief). 
 
Winston Churchill defined appeaser as someone who “feeds a crocodile hoping it will eat him last”. The upcoming American elections will provide two choices: The open border, cower to Muslims appeasers or … MAGA, build-the-wall, confront-the-enemy, Judeo/Christian-Posiphobia appeasees? 
 
Chuck Klein
https://chuckklein.com
 
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Subject: Take-Over
 
Date Sent: 27 Feb 2024
 
Immigrants have made the USA what it is because America is such a great place to live, work and worship; billions want to move here – and that’s the rub. There are forces out to render their own rendition of the American dream by taking us over, to wit:  
 
China is endeavoring to conquer America by electronic means including, but not limited to: AI, Hacking of infrastructures, satellites, communications….
 
Muslims plan is to dominate via the ballot box. So far, they have been successfully congregating in regional districts, garnering enough votes to control local communities and elect their members to Congress. 
 
Russia historically tends to physically destroy their target before conquering. 
 
The Hispanics, numbering in the tens of millions, are illegally infiltrating our porous borders. They might inadvertently take over by sheer numbers. 
 
The Jews have never been imperialistic … they’ll survive but will continue to depend on the kindness of gentile strangers.
 
Black & White Christians Americans: Though a super and divided majority, they will continue to run things … but as puppets of any new regime. 
 
New book coming soon: The Rise and Fall of the American Empire. The only unknown: In what language will it be published? 
 
Chuck Klein
https://chuckklein.com 
 
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Subject: The Visitor
 
Date Sent: 20 Feb 2024
 
The inspiration for this came to me in a dream – just as I was awakening - the night before last.
 
It’s morning, a fog seemed to be rolling in from the south field of our remote, heavily forested farm. I’m pulling the tractor out of the workshop – only it’s not me – it’s me watching me. A Sheriff’s cruiser is coming toward me - red, white and blue lightbar flashing. Just short of the apron he turns around, creating a furrow in the rain-soaked lawn. A man wearing a Deputy Sheriff’s uniform exits the vehicle. The tractor is running at a fast idle, but I heard exactly what he said: “Those who have kept the covenant with G-d will endure. Stay the course.” 
 
I couldn’t read his name tag and his badge was a 6-pointer made up of two triangles, not the traditional 8-point star.  Though the engulfing fog was casting a surreal glow to the area, his eyes were bright, wide-open, intense and unblinking. I started to ask…. He held up his hand and continued, “All circumcised males who trace their linage to Abraham through Issac and Jacob are Hebrews. Keeping the covenant need not have been the result of a religious ceremony, just that it was done. Disseminate”. He then returned to his cruiser and drove into the fog. I watched myself climb down from the tractor, go into the shop, retrieve an iron rake to smooth over the furrow before it dried out … but it was gone as was the fog.
 
Chuck Klein
https://chuckklein.com
 
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Subject: Books
 
Date Sent: 13 Feb 2024
 
MIRACLES at the GARDEN is a collection of miracles as told to Bill and Pat Miller. The authors describe a miracle as “Extraordinary events that can’t be explained by natural laws … an unusual event, thing or accomplishment considered to be the work of G-d”. Some of these testimonies are amazing accounts that “can’t be explained by natural law”. Probably most of us have experienced the same “extraordinary events” but might not recognize them as “the work of G-d”. Amazon .com 
 
Pete Bronson has produced another Cincinnati based book, THE MAN WHO SAVED CINCINNATI. This is a heavily detailed and footnoted historical accounting of a portion of the Civil War and bio of the “Man” – a General who also wrote Ben-Hur. Included is coverage of a secret plot to assassinate Lincoln while he was in Cincinnati. I found it well written and interesting, especially the section on Shiloh where my Great, Great Uncle, Captain Moses Klein, fought. Amazon .com 
 
Free online book: Wattpad .net is a free online platform that allows users to read and publish portions or complete books. I’ve posted a few chapters/excerpts of my book, Circa 1957 in hope of stimulating sales.
 
Chuck Klein
https://chuckklein.com 
 
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Subject: CO2
 
Date Sent: 6 Feb 2024
 
The “experts” tell us climate change is due to the increasing carbon dioxide in the global atmosphere caused by the burning of fossil fuels such as gas, oil, wood - and products made from these essential elements, i.e., bombs. Sure, we pollute with commercial and private MVs and powerplants, but what about the CO2 produced by all the combined nations’ war materiel plus their delivery systems, i.e., ships, planes and tanks?
 
Currently, over 20 countries are actively embroiled in some form of CO2 generating warfare with no incentive to cease hostilities. Suppose there was single “event” that would influence these combatants to stop the war-production of CO2. Surely it would significantly help the environment as well as save innocent lives. 
 
There is one nation that is a common enemy of the East and the West and could be made the guineapig, sacrificial lamb, scapegoat … savior. Perhaps if we – along with China - preemptively launch a few well-placed nukes it would not only destroy this propagator of evil but would send the message that any nation that does not cease CO2 producing hostilities would suffer the same fate. Thus, wouldn’t killing the evil doer kill hostilities while saving the planet? 
 
Chuck Klein
https://chuckklein.com
 
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Subject: XIV
 
Date Sent: 30 Jan 2024
 
Recently some states have tried to exclude Trump from the Republican primary ballot citing Section 3 of the 14th Amendment: “No person shall …  hold any office … who shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion….” Notwithstanding the subjectiveness of “insurrection, rebellion, engaged,” had his persecutors read a little further they would have come across Section 5 of the same Amendment: “The Congress shall have the power to enforce, by appropriate legislation, the provisions of this article.” In other words, states do NOT have the power to enforce this Amendment. “Some citizens are less equal than other citizens” (Apologies to George Orwell). 
 
Even before his inauguration, Democrats rallied against him with unmitigated hate. Egged-on by “their media”, they then focused on attacking all Republicans including SCOTUS Justices. Then they expanded their un-American bias on anything they found not to their liking by creating the Woke/Cancel Culture. “The liberals doth protest too much, me thinks.” (apologies to William Shakespeare).
 
I support Haley, but if Trump is the nominee, I’ll vote for him not only because Democrats have demonstrated their intent to ignore and/or subvert the law, but because Biden is destroying our country with illegals while failing to destroy our enemies. 
 
Chuck Klein
https://chuckklein.com
 
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Subject: The Enemy
 
Date Sent: 16 Jan 2024
 
Down the same path again … and again where a criminal, mental incompetent and/or a child secures a firearm and kills innocents. Liberals can only tout more laws against owning guns; conservatives want to lock-em all up. Perhaps, we should be looking at this issue in a different light. 
 
The only element we haven’t been able to control/remove is motive - the reason why children - and those who were once children - feel so worthless that they not only want to kill themselves, but to kill fellow countrymen. Their motive seems to be a misguided hatred. In countries where their enemy is officially identified we rarely hear of mass killings of fellow nationalists. Today, Western nations fail to identify a common enemy. Perhaps, if the media and education system began teaching, indoctrinating, brainwashing, propagandizing – call it what you may – our hatred could be channeled toward a declared enemy rather than ourselves – we would all have the same goal. 
 
Prior to WW1 and WW2, there was hatred of Blacks, Jews, gays, isolationists…. Then came the wars and we pulled together - the hatred was channeled against a common enemy. We’re back to pre-war days … again. 
 
Chuck Klein
https://chuckklein.com 
 
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Subject: Klein's Laws
 
Date Sent: 9 Jan 2024
 

1* The secret to life is the ability to adapt to change.

2* We are not a nation of laws - we are a nation of constitutions. Laws, statutes, court decrees, presidential edicts are subservient to constitutions.

3* The Constitution should be amended to say: For every new law, statute or ordinance - two must be repealed.

4* When a judge imparts his instructions or charges to a jury; that jury is no longer impartial.

5* All Americans have the right to remain silent; many, however, don't have the ability.

6* Any man who admits to his wife that he can sometimes be dumb, can get away with a lot of dumb stuff.

7* For every bluff tendered, there should be a plan B.

8* Never being able to satiate aspirations is better than not having any fantasies at all.

9* The measure of one's generosity is not how much, but how much in relation to how much is available.

10* Never steal less than you can successfully hide and comfortably retire on - after you get out of prison.

11* One can't fix stupid anymore that one can teach common sense.

 

Chuck Klein

https://chuckklein.com

 

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Subject: Purpose
 
Date Sent: 2 Jan 2024
 
The federal government has two purposes: 
 
1. To carry out the mandates as laid out in the Constitution. 
 
2. To perpetuate itself. The government (in reality, its employees) must constantly be doing something so as not to seem dysfunctional and useless. If elected officials and bureaucrats - masters of perpetuation – do not continue to create new legislation, rules or controls, they fear voters will consider them unneeded and thus they will soon be unemployed. 
 
Americans want to be all things to all people but are naïve in their beliefs that other nations also think this way. The purpose of the post WW2 Marshall Plan: To help Russia, Germany, Italy Japan and China with reparation funding and favorable trade deals they would enjoy economic freedom and would become like us – peace-loving, democratic, capitalistic and non-imperialistic. China has not only taken advantage of our generosity, but has, through manipulations and theft of trade, military and security secrets, become a threat to the world. Three out of five ain’t so good
If “The purpose of literature is to turn blood into ink” (T.S. Eliot). Then is the purpose of media to turn ink into blood? 
 
Chuck Klein
https://chuckklein.com