Well, no cannonballs did fly, no rifles cut us down
No bombs fell from the sky, no blood soaked the ground
No powder flash blinded the eye, no deathly thunder sounded
But just as sure as the hand of God, they brought death to my hometown
They destroyed our families, factories, and they took our homes
They left our bodies on the plains, the vultures picked our bones
—”Death to My Hometown,” by Bruce Springsteen
Editor’s Note: In this 11-minute video, Tucker Carlson details how billionaire Hedge Fund manager Paul Singer, a prominent donor to the Republican party and major contributor to LGBTQ causes and NeverTrump efforts, destroyed the lives of thousands of middle-class Americans in the small town of Sydney, Nebraska, just so he could add tens-of-millions more to his bank account. All the while, he buys the silence of Republican politicians through his political donations.
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