George Soros and his cronies in the media were certain Hillary Clinton was going to be president.
They just knew their "socialist justice" movement here at home, and the undermining of the United States on the world stage that they were achieving under Barack Obama, would continue under another "President Clinton."
But freedom-loving Americans had a different idea, and they delivered a bold, decisive leader who has the guts to stand up to the radical left and put an end to America's decline.
President Trump is proving over and over again that he has the international experience, courage and edgy personality it takes to stop the socialist globalist efforts to turn America into the world's dumping ground.
Make no mistake: George Soros and his minions will do everything in their power to undermine Mr. Trump and conservative elected officials. Mr. Soros loves the establishment and the deep state because he is one of them. He was a co-chair of the Ready for Hillary PAC's finance panel and is a longtime comrade of Bill and Hillary Clinton. Mr. Soros funded resistance against Mr. Trump before the election (Remember the Trump rally in Chicago that had to be canceled due to violent protests in the streets?), and he continues to do so across the country.
Mr. Soros' money has been traced to the #Resist movement, including funding to #disrupt the presidential inauguration. (Perhaps Americans should consider anew the definitions of sedition and treason?)
But with every Soros-sponsored, ranting feminist march and radical protest designed to incite racial divides, attentive Americans are beginning to realize that the leftists are so intent on gaining power that they are even willing to tear our nation apart and pit neighbor against neighbor.
Mr. Soros also spends millions of dollars to advance his open borders and illegal migration in order to achieve a "permanent progressive majority." Of course, this means promoting amnesty, giving noncitizens the right to vote and doing away with voter verification.
Mr. Soros knows that hardworking, freedom-loving Americans want to protect our country and individual freedom. His goal is to bring in as many people from the outside as possible and make them dependent on our government so they will always be willing to cast their votes for liberal and leftist politicians who care more about power than they do about helping people become independent.
For confusing optics and sound bites, Mr. Soros even "rents" leftist "ministers," like Sojourners founder Jim Wallis. Listen carefully as they use words like "progress," "justice," "fairness," "fact-checkers," "faith" and "democracy" in clever linguistic twists.
Mr. Soros and other leftists specialize in weaponizing gender, race and economic "class"; they've become experts at staging "protests" and inciting riots because they know that capturing images of such street theater is equivalent to a porn addiction for their leftist cohorts in the media.
But Americans are waking to these fallacies and warmed-over Marxist tactics.
Author Kelly Kullberg, co-founder of the American Association of Evangelicals, a group of faith leaders who are sharing the timeless Gospel and confronting opposition to the church and nation, maintains: "Genuine disagreement, grievance and protests are aspects of free speech and assembly, for which we're thankful. But the growing industry of paid activists and media to purposefully, systematically deceive the American people is unjust, unloving and wicked. I beg news reporters and journalists to take the time to discover the money behind the optics and events that shape our daily news."
She's right. But don't wait for the "professional" journalists to tell you what's really going on. We live in a time of "citizen journalism," where we have access to tools to help expose the truth and cut through the mass propaganda the media is all too eager to feed us from the Soros table of plenty.
The Soros folks try to discredit anyone who shines the light on their sordid activities. But the money trail is evident for all who care to follow it.
Although tracing Soros money is something of a shell game, it isn't that difficult. Simply Google, download and read the IRS 990 forms of his $20 billion Open Society Foundation, the National Immigration Forum (Mr. Soros is the largest donor, followed by the Ford and Rockefeller foundations), and the Tides Foundation, for a start.
A five-minute video, "Rent A Riot: Soros's Assault on Trump & America," helps connect the dots. You can find it on YouTube. Share it with your friends and anyone else who shakes their heads in dismay at the endless displays of disruption across the country.
Although we live in a time of real political differences, it's really just a handful of powerful, rich leftists who are doing their best to cause upheaval.
Visit sites where there are copies of legal documents and filings that reveal the truth. Three great resources are DiscovertheNetworks.org, InfluenceWatch.org and AmericanEvangelicals.com.
The most powerful motto in the history of nations is ours: "E pluribus unum." It means "from many, one," and it brilliantly illustrates how America is a land of diverse people who come together in support of freedom. Don't sit by and watch as the left dissects us.
⦁ Rebecca Hagelin can be reached at email@example.com.