By John Kass
July 2, 2023
John Trumbull was an American painter, American diplomat, and a veteran soldier in our War of Independence from the greatest superpower on earth, the British empire led by Mad King George III.
He painted “The Declaration of Independence” that is set at the top of this column, and fills me and most every other patriot I know with a great sense of reverence. He was witness to pain and suffering and great American courage as an aide to George Washington, and you might as well call him “The Painter of the Revolution.” Others did. His painting “Declaration of Independence”—one of four of his paintings that hang in the United States Capitol rotunda—is often seen by Americans in documentaries of Independence Day.
The 56 brave men who signed it and their families risked certain death. And many did in fact, die as a result, their families risked torture and loss of fortune. And it also may have been first and the last time that the well-suited clique that we now refer to as the so-called “Washington political establishment” risked what the people risked—pain and suffering for our beliefs–and pain for demanding our liberty.
But they weren’t gods, though we treat them as such, with their images on our coin, great marble statues of them in our public squares and mythology about the cherry trees and honesty, in our monuments, obelisks and reflecting pools, their gigantic heads peering down on us from the Olympian heights of Mt. Rushmore.
Not gods but wise imperfect men who understood human nature, and to treat them as gods encourages the drooling iconoclasts who have no religious beliefs but their own power and topple old statues as they shriek their hatred of America.
At Independence Day celebrations this week, you’ll be encouraged to stuff yourselves with hot dogs and barbecue, corn and beer. You’ll wipe the rib sauce from your faces and maybe you’ll think about how Americans learned to catch the crafty and indominable wild pig. (hint: with the bribe of tasty government corn, that’s how.)
You’ll watch sports on TV and some of you will idly count the number of dead in urban mass gang shootings, you might also consider what our Founding Fathers would think of us.
And gods or not gods, I wonder what Trumbull and the Founding Fathers would think of the photograph below, of then Vice President Biden puckering his lips to loudly and publicly kiss the behind of China, and the benefactor of the Biden Crime Family. Would they see it as evidence of flannel mouthed grifters betraying everything they worked and risked their lives to build?
Xi Jinping is pictured–Biden held the festivities in his honor just as we’ve learned the Biden Grift Machine was working overtime–though other Biden Inc., benefactors including earthy players from Ukraine and Romania were not pictured. Coincidence? Or are the Bidens just lucky?
And what would Turnbull and Washington think of the Bidens?
There is a back story that makes this picture worth at least $40 million words, but if you get your news from members of the corrupt Washington Democratic Media Complex you might miss the true flavor. This involves Joe Biden’s crackhead son Hunter.
Hunter sounds as if he’d been fully hatched at Chicago’s City Hall, a spoiled child complete with a viper’s tongue, just a sneering Chinatown tough guy. All of his extortionate demands of Biden Crime Family corruption can be read in transcripts here, and were released the other day by the House Ways and Means Committee.
Credible IRS whistleblower Gary Shapley Jr. testified before a house committee. His testimony and Hunter Biden’s incriminating text messages were included in the transcripts. Predictably, Hunter’s attorneys and White House media suck-ups called Shapley a liar. The corrupt media from the New York Times to the flesh eating harpies of “The View” bleated and bleated that Joe was just a father who loved a troubled son. Really?
Study the official photograph. There, smirking on the left, is China’s strongman, Communist leader Xi Jinping. China Joe Biden his glass raised, is oozing at those who fill his pockets, making with a grand toast in 2015. What isn’t mentioned is that Hunter Biden and his father Joe are thought to have reportedly picked up tens of millions of dollars in Chinese cash, not to mention other payments from from power players in Ukraine and Romania.
The text messages from Hunter to Chinese officials are quite damning, but sound rather like the son of a political boss threatening clout reprisals, backed up by his father’s army and corrupt Department of Justice.
“I’m tired of this Kevin,” Hunter told one of them. “I can make $5 million in salary from any law firm in America. If you think it’s about money, it’s not. The Biden’s [sic] are the best at doing exactly what Chairman wants from this partnership. Please let’s not quibble over peanuts.”
Of course you can, Hunter. You can easily make millions. Smoke some more dope. And you can make millions and millions more from selling the finger paints you pass off as “artwork.” It reminds me of what crooked Cook County judge was accused of, selling his wife’s “artwork” to lawyers hoping for an edge in his court. It all works, the corrupt Chicago Way becomes the Delaware Way becomes the American Way, allowing for Democratic grift and graft. And fortunes made at the expense of the people. Just take the audio of Biden’s cheap grifter’s toast to Xi Jinping and mix it with the sound of Chinese boots marching down Pennsylvania Avenue.
It will work as long as American people allow the Biden Department of Justice and the Democratic Media Complex in Washington to protect the Biden Crime Family’s every move. The other day, pundits in knee pads were saying all this drama is really only about a father’s love for his son. And that father is the president of the United States.
In another of the bombshell Hunter Biden corruption texts released by the House Ways and Means Committee, Hunter talks about sitting next to his daddy, also known as “The Big Guy” and “President 10 Percent.”
In another text, Hunter Biden responds angrily and threateningly to Raymond Zhao a translator for a Chinese energy company that reportedly was to give Biden Inc a five million dollar “sweetener.”
“I am sitting here with my father and we would like to understand why the commitment made has not been fulfilled. Tell the director that I would like to resolve this now before it gets out of hand, and now means tonight,” Hunter wrote. “And, Z, if I get a call or text from anyone involved in this other than you, Zhang, or the chairman, I will make certain that between the man sitting next to me and every person he knows and my ability to forever hold a grudge that you will regret not following my direction. I am sitting here waiting for the call with my father.”
Sounds like extortion to me. Wonder what the Founding Fathers would say?
Would they brandish their canes and give Biden and his enablers-Democrat, Republican and supine media-a much needed and thorough good thwacking? Or would George Washington be so disgusted that he would simply turn his face from us in disgust?
I think he would consider Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton’s cash machine, and Donald Trump’s narcissistic vulgarity, and simply turn away.
And what do the Bidens do now? I suppose they’ll still have the Kamala Insurance Policy.
Vice President Kamala Harris is so stupendously dumb that no one in their right mind would dare try and replace China Joe with Kamala, or the world would band together like angry ants and take us down for our arrogance in electing her.
Now, all Joe, Jill and Hunter can do is give each other a few touching hugs and wait for the walls to crash in. As Sir Walter Scott once said, “Oh, what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive.”
But China Joe, the plagiarist, liar and serial fabulist who destroyed careers and cashed in on a half a century of grift and graft as leader of the Biden Crime Family, including cash from foreign powers who despise America, and his garage of one his many mansions where he illegally kept state secrets he lifted when he was a Senator has been deceiving us for at least 50 years. Smiling at us, smirking, he ate his ice cream.
It all must end for China Joe. Or it will end badly for all of us.
President Joe Biden hugs his family during the 59th Presidential Inauguration ceremony in Washington, Jan. 20, 2021. (DOD Photo by Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Carlos M. Vazquez II)