A Veteran’s Thoughts

By Ski Ingram

July 2023

One of the first things I was taught as a child was the difference between right and wrong. As a police officer it was imperative that each officer understands the difference between the two. When interviewing citizens or interrogating suspects if they don’t understand the difference the interview or interrogation is worthless. Courts in America hold people blameless if they are incapable, through mental illness or intellect, and cannot or do not understand the difference between truth or lies.

I am sure that everyone reading this understands the difference between right from wrong, good from evil? I once interviewed a 12-year-old boy who had just hours before murdered another 12-year-old boy in a gang initiation. This boy had no remorse. He wasn’t worried about going to jail, because as he told me “12-year-old boys do not go to jail.”  Well, he is wrong about that, but the point is he was the only person I’ve ever talked to that I believe did not understand the difference between what is right and what is wrong.

On June 22nd, the house of Representatives voted to censure Congressman Adam Schiff for the many false statements he made to the American people during the Russian collusion investigation of President Trump. We saw him on news shows for months telling the public that he had seen the evidence showing that President Trump had colluded with Russia. He kept repeating this statement; however, we were never shown the evidence he said he had. Now we have learned from the Durham report that there never was evidence showing that President Trump ever colluded with Russia.

Adam Schiff is saying that he is going to wear this censure as a badge of honor, because in his mind, he did nothing wrong. I won’t go into all the harm that he caused the country and the Trump family because if you don’t understand it by now, you probably never will. If Schiff does have the evidence maybe this is the time to show it to the world. If it was all a lie, maybe, he should do the right thing and take responsibility for his actions.

In 2018 Hunter Biden took one of his laptop computers to John Paul MacIsaac to be repaired. When the repair was completed, Mr. MacIsaac repeatedly called Hunter to notify him that his computer had been repaired and to pick it up. After more than 90 days MacIsaac, knowing of the criminality on the laptop, notified the FBI and turned the laptop over to them for an investigation. Fortunately, MacIsaac copied the hard drive just in case it would be needed later.

The FBI has had the laptop for almost five years and yet they are still investigating it to determine if a crime has been committed. I want to know what the holdup is. Anyone who wishes to can go online and see what was on that hard drive. Now we hear that Hunter may be pleading guilty to a few low-level misdemeanors as a way to stay out of prison. One of those charges is falsifying a federal form while buying a gun. We know the Biden administration is working hard to take away our 2nd Amendment rights yet that same administration is planning to let Hunter walk on a very serios gun charge. Does this seem wrong to you? Would you, if charged with the same crime get off this easy? I believe it’s safe for me to say, no, you would not.

We have also learned in the last few days how the Biden administration has been colluding with social media companies to violate our first amendment right to free speech. That alone is bad enough, but what we are hearing from the “fake media” is even worse. They are saying that the federal judge who is reporting the constitutional violation is “preventing the federal government from protecting its citizens from misinformation during Covid.”  As we now know, most of the information from the government has been proven to be false.

The first amendment states, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or the press; or right of the people peaceably to assemble and petition the government for a redress of grievances.”

During Covid the government, under the Biden administration, did violate our freedom of religion by closing down our churches for months on end. They violated our free speech by making it almost impossible to state an opposing view of how to deal with the pandemic. They violated the press by cancelling and condemning all opposing views about the pandemic. They violated our right to protest by not allowing us to peaceably assemble while at the same time not stopping the many violent riots we all witnessed on TV. And they manipulated the outcome of the general election when they suppressed the Hunter Biden laptop story through social media and those 51 former intelligence officers who stated that the laptop was in fact “Russian misinformation” when they had to know they were lying to the American people.

I had a friend in the Army who would always repeat, “lie to me once shame on you, lie to me twice shame on me.”  I, for one, am sick and tired of being lied to every day, sometimes twice a day. Mark Twain said, “Right is right and wrong is wrong, and a body ain’t got no business doing wrong when he ain’t ignorant and knows better.”  Jean Paul Sartre said, “The worst part of being lied to is knowing you weren’t worth the truth.”  I’m tired of being taken for granted, being lied to and our Constitution being treated as if it is out of date and doesn’t matter anymore.