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The Liberty Update. This week's need-to-know news.

Published in Blog on September 05, 2023 by Article V Patriot

Patriots, we hope you enjoyed the long Labor Day weekend!

As we jump back into the fight for liberty, be sure to catch up on your latest need-to-know news, as covered on last week’s episode of the Liberty Update. Listen here, or read the stories below.

1. Biden's botched Afghan withdrawal just got worse

Did anyone expect America to have a "Senior Advisor to the Secretary of Defense for Climate" or a "Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Environment & Energy Resilience" (and if you can decipher what those titles mean, please share!)? Well, it turns out we do. And what's even more surprising, while U.S. troops were facing a chaotic and bloody withdrawal from Afghanistan in 2021, these two Pentagon officials were hard at work… hashing out a climate change initiative.

According to James Fitzpatrick, a member of the U.S. Army Reserve, recently uncovered Pentagon emails reveal that during the tumultuous withdrawal from Kabul under the Biden Administration, Department of Defense officials were rushing to finalize a military "climate adaptation plan" in coordination with the White House.

Read more here.

2. Here we go again... Feds expected to flex their authoritative, mask mandate muscle

Skeptics knew it wasn't over.

Covid-19 was just the start of authoritarian practices coming down from D.C. crooks. The same people who spend their lives profiting off of taxpayers were the same people telling millions of Americans if they could leave their homes. 

Mask up. Vax up. Shut up. Lock down, sit down, bow down. That was the name of the game for two years, as we all distinctly remember. And above all else, listen to the authorities – no questions asked.

CDC aficionados cheered in relief when the deadly, once-in-a-lifetime pandemic had subsided. As stay-at-home orders were lifted and restaurants reopened, freedom returned to people's lives. Happy ending, right?

Read the rest of this important story here.

3. Washington Post blasts COS Founder Michael Farris in sensationalized hit piece

The message The Washington Post delivered in its recent Michael Farris hit piece is a simple one: Michael Farris, co-founder of Convention of States Action, is a terrifying threat to American society.


Click here to learn more.

4. School backtracks after video shows student booted from class over Gadsden flag

A 12-year-old boy was kicked out of his class for displaying a Gadsden flag patch on his backpack, but the school is walking back its actions after national attention spurred by a viral video.

"We can't have that around other kids," a school administrator remarked during a meeting that was recorded with an undercover camera. The student was told he could return to class without the symbol, known as the "Don't Tread on Me" banner with the coiled rattlesnake.

Read the rest of the story here. And learn more about the real history behind the Gadsden flag here.

For more news like this—in a quick, easily accessible format—every week, subscribe to the Liberty Update and tune in every Friday morning for a brand-new episode.

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