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Welcome, welcome, welcome Ed Martin here on the Pro America Report. ProAmericaReport.com check it out.
Heading into the weekend. I hope everybody has a great weekend. My St. Louis Cardinals are playing the San Diego Padres all weekend long. Great baseball, both teams in the hunt for the wild card. I will enjoy it all. All of it. It’ll be great.
So, listen, we got some great interviews. As always, I just want to encourage you. Go to ProAmericaReport.com. All these interviews, all these things that are going on – yesterday’s interview with Martin Dugard about the book Taking Paris is really cool. Check it out.
All right. Okay. What you need to know, what you need to know. Let me tell you what you need to know today. Alright? Now, let me give you a lesson that I only learned how to describe well, because I was playing with my children. I was playing baseball with my children, especially baseball is what I picture. But there is a sense that what you focus on, what you focus on becomes what you aim towards. Right?
So if you are focusing on, I don’t know, being healthy, then if you wake up in the morning, you say, I want to be healthy, you suddenly think, what am I gonna eat for breakfast that gets me healthy? If you wake up and you say, I want to be healthy and you think what am I gonna do to exercise? What you focus on moves your body and your life and your mind and your soul in the direction.
It’s one of the reasons why I have a great spiritual movement going right now in my life. Someone suggested that when you wake up in the morning, I used to wake up in the morning, I’d say, thank God for… then I’d list the things literally. My eyes open, “Thank God!”
But someone else, and I think it was from Norman Vincent Peale, his book, which I have as an audio tape. The Power of Positive Thinking. I think it’s in his book where he says, when you wake up first thing in the morning, say, I believe, I believe. And in this case, I believe in God, in Christ. But what you focus on is what you come to do and value, it happens in your life.
And I was telling this to my son because we were learning to throw a baseball. And I was saying to him, look at the place you want to throw the ball and your body will adjust to get it there as you practice. So when you’re throwing to the glove and I said, don’t look at the face of the person you’re throwing to, look at their glove. And somehow your body knows to adjust to what’s happening, especially as you get more adept at doing it.
So over and over, you practice, throw to the glove. Look at the glove. Throw to the glove. Look at the glove, throw to the glove. The challenge is when you start to say, play football, you’ve got to lead someone. You’ve got to throw further ahead of them. So you’ve got to be a better, more skilled thrower or passer in that case. And I practice it with my sons and my daughter. I notice playing softball and the same thing.
Look at the place you want and over time, you get to that. Now in this country, right now, in this nation, what are we being forced to focus on? We’re being forced to focus on COVID, death in Afghanistan, fear in the world. We talked about this yesterday. All this stuff. What you focus on starts to become who you are. What you focus on starts to shape how you see everything.
And if the messages are negative and fearful, you start to focus on that, it’s who you are. Now, and what should we be focused on? Here’s the thing about what’s happening. We’re not focusing on things that ought to be sort of newsworthy and worthy of discussion.
So, for example, they put up fences around the Capitol, the US Capitol again, just a few blocks from my office on Capitol Hill. They put up fences around the US Capitol. Why? Because on Saturday, September 18, there will be a gathering of people who are concerned about all the folks who were arrested after January 6 and are in jail still, being held without any chance to get out. But without a trial, no speedy trial there.
But what do we get? We get the focus on the fences. So instead of Nancy Pelosi having to answer questions of the Democrats or the powers that be – forget about which party – the powers that be having to answer questions about the focus. The focus is there’s, like five or 600 people in jail for seven or eight or nine months in very unhealthy, very bad environments. Some of them may have done something wrong. I’m not saying all are innocent. In fact, I know all aren’t as innocent.
I know enough about human nature and what I saw on the coverage of that that there was some people that did some things wrong, but all 500 or 600 are sitting in a jail and no speedy trial, no chance to get out. This isn’t right. And instead of answering questions on what the focus is, the September 18 event was supposed to say, let’s pray for, let’s care for, let’s worry about these people that are being held in prison.
Instead, Nancy Pelosi shifted and we’re talking about the wall, the fences and the threats. What you focus on becomes who you are as a people. Here’s another example, two days ago, there was an indictment handed down by Durham, John Durham. I think it’s his first name, the prosecutor who’s been… the Durham investigation. And it was reported in the news. The news said a lawyer was indicted for lying to the FBI.
Now, if you’re a normal American, you look up and here comes a lawyer joke. If you look up and you say a lawyer lied, you say what else is new? It’s a lawyer. But that’s not the story. I have in my hand the indictment. And it’s 27 pages. And it’s not just an indictment of a lawyer lying to the FBI. It’s not just an indictment of one actor doing something that was dishonorable. It’s an indication, not proven yet, that there was a real hoax around Russia, Russia, Russia. What we’ve been calling a hoax. And the coverage, what you focused on, was it got dropped off the face of the map because what, the mainstream media, the fake news media, the big media, big tech, big government doesn’t want you to focus on it.
And this document, the indictment – and you have to know a little bit about federal indictments. Federal indictments are laying out the facts. And usually, this is probably not a good thing, but usually a federal indictment is kind of almost impossible to beat. They will sort of overcharge it. They might try for more stuff, more filings of crimes to get you to plead to something. But as to the facts, they’re the federal government. They have more resources and more ability to build a case.
So what happened? We didn’t focus on that. And most of the country still believes more than half the country still believes that there was a Russia, Russia, Russia hoax, that there was Russia overturned the election or whatever, whatever Hillary… and what this indictment shows, again has to be proven, but a federal indictment is significant enough that the lawyer who was being paid by Hillary Clinton staff had a plan, or was working with people who had a plan, to spread this not just disinformation, but lies in a way that would affect the election and lied about it to the FBI, covered it up to the FBI.
It should be the front page. If this had happened in the UK, to the UK government or in Russia, to Putin or whatever you’d have coverage of it. And what we focus on, what we focus on is dueling reports on Covid deaths. Dueling reports on, gleeful coverage of people who are suffering from Covid who happen to be unvaccinated. Gleeful. You can feel that right? No matter where you land on the vaccinated thing, you can feel that. What you focus on as a culture, as a nation, as a person, what you focus on becomes what you do, who you are. That’s the power of focus.
It’s why, again, when you have children, you don’t just teach them to throw a baseball by looking at the glove. You don’t just teach them to throw a pass by figuring out how to aim it. You teach them to focus on the right things. You don’t teach them to focus on hate, negativity, sins of the past.
You may acknowledge some of them if they’ve hapened, not made up. Most them are made up right now by the media. I mean, by the academia. But what you tell young people, my children, sort of focus on the things that matter. You know, God, family, a future, you know, what could happen. What you focus on is who you become, as a man and as a nation.
Right now we have, oh, here’s another one – we’re starting to see a little bit of coverage, but it goes away as quick as it comes up – is our southern border is about to be invaded. And yesterday it’s a court judge, a federal judge in Washington, DC, made a ruling that said, the government of the United States, cannot stop thousands, tens of thousands, a hundred thousand illegals from coming across the border.
I’m not allowed to stop them because the socalled public health exception that allows the federal government to say “stop” doesn’t apply now. What?! I thought you said, the public health exception means the government can tell us to wear a mask here and get a shot there and here a mask, there a shot, everwhere a mask shot.
But it can’t… A single federal judge can stop our government from securing our borders from people that are flooding across that might be infected with measles (that’s from Afghanistan) or COVID. A federal judge. What you focus on is who you become as a man and as a nation. And what we’re focused on is the wrong things. And we have to be the part, we have to be the leaders of the country that get us back to focus on what we should be focused on, the real problems, the real future, the opportunities.
And today, the Constitution, the Constitution of the United States, if it’s abided by and not ignored, is the greatest guide, the greatest opportunity to focus on. That’s what the focus should be in everything we do. And then when you do that, you say huh, threats to the nation by lying lawyers who were part of a conspiracy with campaigns and covering up. That’s a threat to the Constitution. That’s the definition of the deep state.
The Constitution says we can secure our borders. We can protect ourselves. That’s the Constitution. The Constitution is a document that effectively says if there’s one phrase that captures the Constitution and the men that created it and vouched for it on this day, on the anniversary, September 17, the phrase that sticks is not only We the People, We the People, but in the case of a mindset, be not afraid. Be not afraid.
The Constitution can guide us. And right now, what are we focused on as Americans, as a nation? We’re focused on fear – and what you focus on, you become. We have to turn our focus to the Constitution, to its values, to what it’s about and become fearlessly, focused on the right things, not on the wrong things. God, family, the nation.
It works every time. It only works every time. That’s what we got to do. That’s what you need to know. That’s what you need to know.
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And let me say again, this weekend is a great weekend. I told you, the San Diego Padres are playing the Cardinals. It’s so much fun. I love both cities so much. It’s really a blast. And I mean, I hope the Cardinals win all the games. I hope the San Diego Padres play well.
All right. We’ll take a break and be right back. Ed Martin here in the Pro America Report. Back in a moment.