Liz Cheney Lectures Republicans

Liz Cheney Lectures Republicans at January 6 Commission Hearing: ‘Remember Our Children Are Watching’

WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 27: U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) questions witnesses during a hearing of the House Select Committee investigating the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol on July 27, 2021 at the Cannon House Office Building in Washington, DC. Members of law enforcement testified about the attack …
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Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) on Tuesday lectured fellow Republican lawmakers at the opening of the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the Capitol, urging them to remember “our children are watching.”

“I pray that we all remember our children are watching. As we carry out this solemn and sacred duty entrusted to us, our children will know who stood for truth and they will inherit the nation we hand to them: a republic, if we can keep it,” Cheney said.

Cheney is one of two Republicans hand-selected by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) to serve on the committee. The other is Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL). Both lawmakers voted to impeach then-President Donald Trump after the January 6 breach of the Capitol building.

House Republican leadership at first defended Cheney for her vote, but then stripped her of her position as the GOP conference chair after she continued to vocally attack Trump and fellow Republicans who supported him.

Cheney, who has become somewhat of a pariah in the GOP, continued to lecture her fellow Republicans at the hearing.

“No member of Congress should now attempt to defend the indefensible, obstruct this investigation or whitewash what happened that day,” she said. “We must act with honor and duty and in the interest of our nation.”

She called for subpoenas to be issued and enforced “promptly.”

“We must get to the objective truth. We must overcome the many efforts we are already seeing to cover up and obscure the facts,” she said. “Those participating in lawlessness and violence must be arrested and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.”

Cheney is the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, one of the architects of the almost decade-long Iraq War that saw the deaths of more than 4,000 service members.

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Unconditional Surrender:

Unconditional Surrender: Joe Biden Submits to More Coronavirus Mandates

President Joe Biden takes off his mask to speak about the COVID-19 pandemic during a prime-time address from the East Room of the White House, Thursday, March 11, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
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President Joe Biden surrendered to more coronavirus restrictions, just days after corporate media continued pressing the White House for more masking and vaccine mandates.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will reportedly recommend that even fully vaccinated people wear masks indoors again in places with high coronavirus infection rates.

The reported decision reverses the CDC’s move in May to lift national masking mandates that kicked off an effort by the Biden team to declare substantial progress in fighting the virus.

While many state and local Republican officials have used their own discretion to restrict mask and vaccination mandates, the Biden administration has repeatedly vowed to blindly obey any such restrictions that federal health officials propose.
“The President favors using the CDC as his North Star and what the health and medical experts are going to advise on how to save more lives and protect people,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Monday.

The administration also announced a vaccine mandate for front-line workers in the Department of Veterans Affairs on Monday.

The decision also proves Biden’s declaration of victory over the virus was premature, despite an effort on July 4 to “declare our independence from this virus” and enjoy an “a summer of freedom, a summer of joy.”

The Washington Post reported Saturday that Biden officials are “increasingly anxious” about the pandemic in America “spiraling out of control” and threatening his agenda.

The Biden White House has pivoted its messaging to blame the unvaccinated for the resurgence of the virus and social media platforms like Facebook for the spread of “misinformation” about the vaccines.

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10 Reasons to Question the Election

10 Reasons to Question the Election

By Rob Jenkins
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It’s frustrating to hear people on the Right, including some who should know better, claim there’s “no evidence” of significant, possibly outcome-changing fraud in the last presidential election — even as the forensic audit in Arizona uncovers multiple discrepancies.

Clearly, they’re confusing “evidence” with “proof.”

No, there may not be absolute, incontrovertible proof of election fraud — yet.  But there is plenty of evidence, good reasons a rational person might question the outcome.  Here are ten that come to mind, in no particular order:

Eyewitness testimony.  Since November 3, hundreds of people have come forward to report that they personally witnessed various irregularities in the vote-counting process: ballots run through tabulating machines multiple times; “pristine” mail-in ballots; ballots that appeared to have been printed on different paper or filled out by machines — the list goes on.

Two questions come to mind.  First, what would these witnesses stand to gain by making knowingly false claims?  Many submitted actual affidavits, subjecting themselves to potential legal liability.  Second, could that many people simply be mistaken?  It seems unlikely.

Our own eyes.  Actually, the eyewitness testimony confirms what many of us have since seen for ourselves, via security camera footage: cases of ballots being pulled out from under tables in Fulton County, Georgia, right after observers were told to go home for the night.  Vans pulling up to TCF Center in Detroit, with dozens of boxes unloaded in the dead of night.

We also saw, live on television, huge, sudden jumps in vote totals for Biden, in some cases accompanied by corresponding drops in Trump’s totals.

Are there innocent, plausible explanations?  Perhaps.  But I have yet to hear any.  Mostly, we’re just told, “Move along, folks.  Nothing to see here.”

Statistical anomalies.  Some of the most persuasive evidence comes from mathematicians like Edward Solomon, who have conducted in-depth statistical analyses and concluded that the reported election results are highly improbable, if not impossible.  Documented anomalies include repeated percentages that could not occur naturally and number sequences that appear to violate Benford’s Law, governing the standard distribution of first digits.  Both are considered valid indicators of fraud in criminal cases.

Expert testimony.  Along with Solomon, we also have other internationally recognized experts like Jovan Hutton Pulitzer who have put their reputations on the line — in Pulitzer’s case, by devising a method of forensically examining ballots using computer imaging.  These are people who have little to gain from taking an unpopular position.  That they do so openly, for no other reason than that they value the truth, speaks volumes.

Credible proponents.  When pressed to choose between two sides of a controversial issue about which I’m unsure, I typically look at the proponents of the opposing views.  If one side appears more honest, rational, and credible than the other, I tend to lean that way.

Beyond the experts, there are many election skeptics whose opinions I respect.  Some are friends and family members; others are national figures like Garland Favorito; Matthew DePerno; and especially David Clements, on whose Herculean efforts much of this information is based.

Constitutional questions.  For me, one of the biggest issues is whether or not the election was conducted in accordance with the Constitution.  It appears that, in several states, it was not.

The Constitution expressly cedes authority for conducting elections to state legislatures.  But in Pennsylvania, election laws were changed by the Executive Branch and then upheld by the Judiciary, over the objections of the Legislature.  In my home state of Georgia, much of the election process seems to have been shaped by back-room deals between the governor and the “shadow governor,” Stacey Abrams.  I don’t see how either can be constitutional.

Lack of evidentiary hearings.  “But the courts have debunked all these allegations,” the left cries.  Not exactly.  Yes, most (but not all) of the lawsuits brought so far have been dismissed, mostly on technicalities.  Very few courts have actually taken time to hear the evidence.

This brings to mind the old philosophical conundrum about the tree falling in the forest: if you have actual evidence, but the courts refuse to hear it, does it make a sound?

Democrat obstructionism.  Despite all those “wins” in court, and amid absurd claims that this was “the most secure election in history,” Democrats seem oddly reluctant to allow for investigations.  In fact, in Arizona and elsewhere, they appear to be in a state of abject panic, willing to do almost anything to disrupt, discredit, or delay audits.

Why, if there was no fraud, are they so adamant?  Approximately half the country questions the election.  Why not allow the audits to proceed and put those doubts to rest?

Big Tech propaganda.  Whether or not actual fraud occurred, there’s no question Big Tech had its thumb on the scale — promoting false narratives that helped Biden (Russian collusion, the “good people” lie, accusing Trump of downplaying the pandemic) while suppressing factual reports that might have hurt him — in particular, the Hunter Biden laptop story.  Zuckerberg, Dorsey, et al. have essentially admitted as much — and they continue propping up the Biden administration to this day, using the same tactics.

That, folks, is propaganda—and I’m not aware of any situation in history where propaganda was necessary to promote the truth.

The smell test.  Finally, there is this: the whole thing just stinks to high heaven.  A sitting president earns more votes than any sitting president in history; he increases his vote totals among Blacks, Hispanics, and women; he wins 18 of 19 “Bellwether Counties,” along with Florida, Ohio, and Iowa — long the guarantors of presidential victory; his party picks up seats in the House; and he still loses?

That makes no sense.  I might not be able to prove it isn’t true, but I’ll tell you this: I don’t believe it for a minute.

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Open Borders Lobby

Open Borders Lobby Begs for Amnesty After DACA Ruled Unconstitutional

Protesters gather near Trump Tower to protest against attacks on immigrants under policies of US President Donald Trump, August 15, 2017 in New York. / AFP PHOTO / Eduardo MUNOZ ALVAREZ (Photo credit should read EDUARDO MUNOZ ALVAREZ/AFP/Getty Images)
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Open borders activists are decrying Judge Andrew Hanen’s ruling that declared former President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program unconstitutional, stating that amnesty for illegal aliens is now more important than ever.

On Friday, Hanen ruled that the Obama administration had illegally implemented the DACA program to shield hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens from deportation. The program, Hanen ordered, must be effectively shut down to new, illegal alien applicants.

In response, the nation’s leading open borders organizations are blasting the ruling and demanding that Congress pass an amnesty to keep millions of illegal aliens enrolled and eligible for DACA in the United States.

“This ruling is wrong and is subject to appeal. But Dreamers’ futures shouldn’t be in the hands of the courts,” the American Civil Liberties Union’s Omar Jadwat said in a statement:

It is absolutely urgent that Congress acts now through the budget reconciliation process to provide Dreamers and other undocumented members of our communities with reliable status and a pathway to citizenship. [Emphasis added]

CASA’s Gustavo Torres said in a statement that his group “is furious that Judge Hanen has once again attacked the immigrant community from the bench” and vowed to “fight back against this terrible decision.”

“Nothing should be more urgent than for Congress to move on citizenship for all, including DACA holders, immediately,” Torres continued.

United We Dream, an open borders group linked to billionaire George Soros, wrote in a statement that Hanen’s ruling is “vindictive and cruel” and pleaded with Senate Democrats to pass amnesty through a filibuster-proof maneuver known as reconciliation that would only require majority support in the Senate.

“Just this week, Senate Democrats included a pathway to citizenship for millions in their proposed budget resolution, which was a direct result of our movement’s power,” United We Dream’s Greisa Martinez Rosas said. “Democrats must act now to make citizenship a reality.”

The American Immigration Council, a powerful mass migration lobbying organization, said Hanen’s ruling only underscores the necessity that Congress pass amnesty:

Despite the fact that the legality of DACA has already been settled by multiple courts, Judge Hanen has now done what the Trump administration tried unsuccessfully for years. Congress has a unique opportunity to finally do what is right, not just for DACAmented youth, but also for the millions of people who have been forced to live in the shadows for far too long. The time is now. [Emphasis added]

Sen. Alex Padilla (D-CA) suggested this week that President Joe Biden is on board with slipping an amnesty through Congress via the filibuster-proof reconciliation maneuver.

Should Democrats try to sneak an amnesty into a budget via reconciliation, it will be up to Senate Parliamentarian Elizabeth MacDonough to halt the plan on the grounds that the measure is not budget-related but actually alters federal immigration law. MacDonough previously stopped Democrats from increasing the federal minimum wage via reconciliation.

A DACA amnesty would put more U.S.-born children of illegal aliens — commonly referred to as “anchor babies” — on federal welfare, as Breitbart News reported, while American taxpayers wouldpotentially be left with a $26 billion bill.

Additionally, about one-in-five DACA illegal aliens, after an amnesty, would end up on food stamps, while at least one-in-seven would go on Medicaid.

At the southern border, a DACA amnesty has the potential to trigger a border surge that could triple the number of illegal aliens pouring through the border. Since DACA’s inception, more than 2,100 recipients of the program have been kicked off because they were found to be either criminals or gang members.

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BLM Defends Police Brutality in Cuba

BLM Defends Police Brutality in Cuba, Condemns ‘Inhumane Treatment’ by U.S.

A man is arrested during a demonstration against the government of President Miguel Diaz-Canel in Arroyo Naranjo Municipality, Havana on July 12, 2021. - Cuba on Monday blamed a "policy of economic suffocation" of United States for unprecedented anti-government protests, as President Joe Biden backed calls to end "decades of …
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The Black Lives Matter (BLM) organization defended police brutality by Cuba’s communist regime — a regime estimated to have killed tens of thousands of its own people – in a social media post on Thursday responding to nationwide protests on the island.

In the Thursday post, BLM blamed U.S. government sanctions and America’s alleged “inhumane treatment” of Cubans for crippling the country. Then, BLM asserted Cubans have chosen their own government and that support for pro-democracy dissidents inhibits their right to self-determination.

“This cruel and inhuman policy, instituted with the explicit intention of destabilizing the country and undermining Cubans’ right to choose their own government, is at the heart of Cuba’s current crisis,” the post reads. (Emphasis added). …

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Mandatory vaccinations

CNN medical analysts call for mandatory vaccinations

By Eric Utter
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CNN is all in on forcing Americans to receive experimental drugs, cozying up to a violation of the Nuremberg Code, featuring several “medical analysts” calling for mandatory coronavirus vaccinations.

CNN’s own medical analyst, Dr. Jonathan Reiner, told host Erin Burnett, “I do think it’s time to start mandating vaccines.  And I think that private industry and private organizations will do that.”  Reiner added, “75 million adults have chosen to not get vaccinated, and that choice has consequences.  Now, we can’t force you to take a jab in the arm but there are many jobs perhaps that can prevent you from working if you decide not to get vaccinated.”  (“Arbeit macht frei“…unless you are unvaccinated?)

Leana Wen, the former president of Planned Parenthood, also recently appeared on the flagging network to say unvaccinated Americans should be subjected to more draconian restrictions.  Wen is on the record as stating that businesses should be allowed to return to full capacity only if “they are checking for proof of vaccination.”  Except in the case of illegal aliens undocumented workers, I’m sure.  Does she think businesses should be forced to check for proof that their employees and customers are AIDS-free as well?  And that they have had their measles shots, “regular” flu vaccines, etc.?  If not, why?  (If not Wen, does the WHO?)

During her CNN appearance, Wen bemoaned the fact that “it’s easy if you’re unvaccinated, you can do everything you want to do anyway.”  She recently wrote an op-ed in the Washington Post in which she said President Biden should have instituted a national vaccine mandate and chided him for failing to use the White House Independence Day event to tell folks that choosing whether or not to get vaccinated is not an “individual decision.”

That’s interesting.  So Wen believes that what happens to your body is not up to you, but is really the government’s bailiwick?  Goodbye, America.  Hello, Chinese Communist Party–style totalitarianism.  This is particularly preposterous coming from the erstwhile head of an organization that strongly supported the mantras “my body, my choice” and “keep the government out of our bedrooms.”

Wen opined that if people wanted to opt out of the vaccinations, they should be forced to “sign these forms” and get “twice weekly testing.”

“It needs to be hard for people to remain unvaccinated,” she stated.

Since when is it the American government’s job to selectively make life harder for some of its citizens?  Who decided the whole “life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness” thing was a relic of the white male patriarchy that should be expunged with all due haste?  Why, Wen, should we appropriate the un-representative forms of government that so many other nations have used to brutalize their peoples throughout history?

(When I was younger, my parents used to take me to a theme park where hens, ducks, and gerbils were kept in glass-enclosed cages.  If they performed the “correct” action or made the “right” choice from among several options, they were “rewarded” with a bit of food.  Kind of like the current Chinese social score system.  That isn’t “right” for the hens, ducks, and gerbils, let alone for human beings.)

Conversely, Wen averred that government needs to inform Americans, “If you are vaccinated, you can do all these things.  Here are all these freedoms that you have.”  Yes, if you do as the government tells you to, the government will allow you some freedoms!  Isn’t that great, fellow hens, ducks, and gerbils?

It saddens me to no end to think that many Americans now have to be reminded that our freedoms don’t come from others; they come from God.  If they didn’t, then people like Leana Wen and Dr. Fauci could tell the rest of us what freedoms we do or don’t have.

So, yes, Wen and Reiner, let’s mandate vaccinations against COVID-19.  Let’s mandate vaccine passports and proofs of vaccination.  Let’s also make opting for abortion legal through the third trimester.  But let’s prohibit polling places from requiring any form of ID to vote in American presidential elections.

Maybe one day someone will develop a vaccine against idiocy, hypocrisy, bullying, evil.

Maybe I will then assert that those vaccinations should be mandatory.

Democrats, “experts,” and their sycophants in Big Business, Tech, Academia, and Media would go crazy, shouting, “How dare this bigoted, radical, right-wing fascist try to impose his will on the rest of us?  It’s our body, our choice!”

Point proven.

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January 6, 2021 was a Calculated Set-Up

So Much Evidence that January 6, 2021 was a Calculated Set-Up

By Steve McCann
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Political persecution and isolation of vast swaths of the citizenry by the Justice Department, the Intelligence Community, and the Judiciary in the wake of the January 6, 2021, Capitol incursion should bring a chill down the spine of every American. This same troika, but with different nomenclature, was mobilized by 20th Century despots to eliminate their political enemies and establish a police state.

(I attended the January 6, 2021 rally at the U.S. Capitol and observed first-hand what the media and the Democrats have falsely and with malice claimed was an “armed insurrection.”)

The initial step in consolidating power is to incessantly demonize as enemies of the state one’s political opponents.  The second is to isolate and delegitimize them by either staging or so exaggerating an incident that any and all steps to quash them are acceptable in order to “save the nation.”  Therefore, the question is: was January 6th pre-planned by legitimate Trump supporters, was it spontaneous or was it a calculated set-up? …

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Undermined Coronavirus Vaccine

Nolte: No One Undermined Coronavirus Vaccine Confidence More than Biden and Harris

Former vice-president and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden briefly removes his mask as he greets supporters alond with his wife Jill Biden and Senator from California and Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris outside the Chase Center in Wilmington, Delaware, at the conclusion of the Democratic National Convention, held virtually …
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Although no one has done more to undermine confidence in the coronavirus vaccine than His Fraudulency Joe Biden and Her Vice Fraudulency Kamala Harris, the flailing White House is now blaming the political right’s “fake news” and “false information” for the slowdown in vaccination rates.

To combat that, the administration is turning to fascism, coercion, and spying.

  1. Get the FDA to rush official approval of the vaccine.
  2. Send government-approved emissaries door-to-door to have a little talk with the unvaccinated.
  3. Push for schools and businesses to mandate vaccinations.
  4. Fact check our text messages (which is spying).

None of that will work. If the government muscles the FDA to approve the vaccine, the vaccine-hesitant will simply say, and not without cause, The government muscled the FDA to approve the vaccine. Other than increasing resentment towards the government and our institutions, the other three items on that list will change nothing.

Regardless, let’s not forget that Joe Biden and Kamala Harris worked overtime for months to undermine people’s confidence in the vaccine. If you’re like me and would like to see everyone vaccinated, their words and actions have been appalling and irresponsible.

To begin with, during the 2020 presidential election, both Biden and Kamala Harris went on a terror campaign to undermine public confidence in the “Trump Vaccine.” Both repeatedly said they didn’t trust the former president to deliver a safe vaccine, even though both were eventually vaccinated with it and the “Trump Vaccine” is now the very vaccine they’re trying to sell to the public.

 

“In terms of the whole notion of a vaccine, we’re for a vaccine, but we don’t trust [Trump] at all, nor do you. What we trust is a scientist,” Biden said in front of the whole country during one of the presidential debates.

“Let me be clear. I trust vaccines. I trust scientists. But I don’t trust Donald Trump. And at this moment, the American people can’t either,” Biden said during a September 2020 speech.

Kamala was worse.

“If the public health professionals, if Dr. Fauci, if the doctors tell us that we should take it, I’ll be the first in line to take it, absolutely. But if Donald Trump tells us that we should take it, I’m not taking it,” Harris said during the vice presidential debate.

During a September appearance on far-left CNNLOL, when asked if she would “get” a vaccine approved while Trump was in office, she said, “Well, I think that’s going to be an issue for all of us. I will say that I would not trust Donald Trump… I will not take his word for it.”

And then what happened?

After they apparently won the election, Biden and Harris were stuck selling the very same “Trump Vaccine” they repeatedly undermined.

Then, and this was by far their stupidest move — and I’m talking gobsmackingly stupid — after being fully vaccinated, Biden and Harris told us how awesome and perfect the vaccine was and still ran around (including outside) wearing masks! In every single public appearance, these two vaccinated clowns wore masks that blared the following messages: 1) the vaccine doesn’t work as well as we say it does, 2) even if it does work, we’re still going to force you to wear a stinky mask, and 3) we don’t have a lot of confidence in the vaccine.

 

Then, for no rationale or medical reason, the Biden-Harris administration took the Johnson & Johnson vaccine out of play right in the middle of their own vaccination campaign! Because there was no reason to pull it, it was quickly put back in play, but what a bungle.

Repeatedly, and for almost a year now, these two nitwits have stupidly and consciously undermined confidence in the coronavirus vaccine.

Imagine the impact on people had Biden made a big show of removing his mask after he was fully vaccinated and the two-week waiting period was over. “I’m free!” he could’ve said. “It’s over for me!”

But instead of doing that, by keeping that mask on (even while outdoors!), they both sent a mixed message that played perfectly with their comments about not trusting the “Trump Vaccine.”

Maybe that was always the plan? Maybe they wanted low vaccination rates. Think about it. Now they have an “excuse” to read our text messages, send people to our homes, and set precedents for schools and businesses government-approved mandating behavior.

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America’s Streets Will Run with Blood’

James Woods Rips Biden, Lightfoot: ‘As Long as Democrats Continue to Defund the Police, America’s Streets Will Run with Blood’

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 27: "Once Upon A Time In America" cast member James Woods attends the 52nd New York Film Festival at Walter Reade Theater on September 27, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)
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Actor James Woods took blasted President Joe Biden meeting with Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot (D) amid a surge in violent crimes, theft, and shootings in the city, saying “as long as Democrats continue to defund the police, America’s streets will run with blood.”

“Criminals will always have guns and will always use them with little regard for the lives of innocents,” James Wood tweeted, responding to a Fox News story about President Biden meeting with Mayor Lightfoot after Chicago experienced its most violent weekend of 2021 over the Fourth of July holiday weekend.

“The only way to end crime is to wage war on gangs in America,” the Casino and White House Down star said. “As long as Democrats continue to defund the police, America’s streets will run with blood.”

 

Indeed, a total of 72 people were shot in Mayor Lightfoot’s Chicago over the July 4th weekend — including several children.

Moreover, violent crime has been surging in America’s streets while Democrats push to defund police departments nationwide.

Last month, in an attempt to shift the crime wave blame onto Republicans, the Biden Administration falsely accused the GOP of “defunding the police.

Both Biden advisor Cedric Richmond and White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki had made accusations, with Richmond claiming “[Republicans] defunded the police,” and Psaki insisting the GOP has pushed to defund the police by not voting for Biden’s $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan — also known as the COVID-19 Stimulus Package.

Evidence as to who has been defunding the police, however, points to the contrary. The far-left Washington Post on Wednesday blew up the Biden White House-Democratic Party talking point.

Although Republicans all opposed Biden’s coronavirus relief package, no one voted to cut, or defund, anything.

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[V]oting against a one-time infusion of cash is not the same as voting to cut funding, so there is little basis to claim that Republicans are trying to “defund the police.”

As Breitbart News recently reported, New York, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Seattle, and Portland — all of which are run by Democrats — are just a few of the big cities that have slashed police department budgets this past year.

And for Chicago, it’s particularly bad.

Thus far, the Windy City has suffered more than 350 shooting deaths this year among a total of 2,100 shooting victims

According to ABC News, shootings in Chicago are four times higher than the rate in New York City and 2.5 times higher than that of Los Angeles.

Indeed, it is common for victims of gun crime to also have been accused of being shooters themselves.

Most of the gun crime in Chicago, though, is a result of gang activity. ABC also noted that there are an estimated 100,000 gang members in Chicago compared to only 12,000 police officers. And that there has been a 25 percent increase in gang activity in Chicago between 2009 and 2012.

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Air Force Prof. Who Says She Teaches CRT

Cotton: Air Force Prof. Who Says She Teaches CRT Should Start Looking for a New Job Since Austin Says Military Doesn’t Teach It

On Wednesday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “The Story,” Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) reacted to an op-ed by Air Force Academy Political Science Professor Lynne Chandler García arguing in favor of teaching critical race theory and saying that she teaches CRT by stating that since Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has said the military doesn’t teach CRT, “Ms. García probably should start looking for a different place of employment, in my opinion.”

Cotton said, “[S]he has no business teaching the Constitution or political science to cadets at the Air Force. Secretary Austin has testified at least twice that our military does not teach, instruct, condone critical race theory. So, Ms. García probably should start looking for a different place of employment, in my opinion.”

He added that it shouldn’t require an op-ed to have oversight of what’s being taught to cadets.

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Happy Birthday America

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Joe Biden gets it wrong

When it comes to America, Joe Biden gets it wrong

By M. E. Boyd
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Recently, during a naturalization ceremony, Joe Biden stated a very troubling idea. He said that America is founded on an idea — an idea, moreover, that we’ve invariably failed to live up to). As is so often the case with Biden, he’s wrong. America is not about “an idea.” America is about an enduring truth. This truth is the basis of our Rule of Law, and our Rule of Law, in turn, is the foundation of our social order.

Biden made it clear that he was talking about the statement in the Declaration of Independence that all men are created equal. The problem is that America is not about an idea, and all men are not created equal if equal means, as Biden seems to believe, sameness.

What Thomas Jefferson meant by the phrase “all men are created equal” is that no person is of noble birth. Article I, Sections 9 and 10 forbid the federal government or any state government from granting titles of nobility.

When it comes to our United States Constitution, equality involves due process under the Rule of Law. Each person is equally due a certain established process relative to government power, and if people are entitled to certain rights and privileges, we all possess them equally. Equality and equity in the context of one’s relationship to government are best understood as a type of fairness of procedure. There is no such thing as equal outcome.

What, then, if not an idea is America about? The Founders knew the answer to that.

America is about an enduring truth. That truth, that self-evident actuality, is that there is a Creator or God from whom our natural rights derive, and to whom human beings owe a duty. This is the starting point for our Rule of Law along with the understanding that human nature, if left to its own devices, tends toward the negative.

One of the purposes of the Rule of Law, then, is to dampen the negative and inspire the positive in human nature. Unless ideas or notions are connected to a universal truth, they can be very dangerous to individuals and to whole societies. The following is the truth that Jefferson speaks of that represents the starting point for American society:

We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness. – That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, – That whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form as to them shall seem most likely to affect their Safety and Happiness.

What Joe Biden might have said is that America is founded on the existence of a Creator, or God, and that God endows all Americans, equally, with the rights to Life and to the Liberty to pursue their own happiness within the Rule of Law. It’s important to understand that America’s founding is predicated on a truth and not an idea is that truth provides a boundary for ideas. Otherwise, anyone can simply create a theory based on an idea, however unrelated to the reality of human nature, and, if implemented as governance, can wreak havoc on the people governed.

Our Rule of Law is tethered to the truth that God exists, and this tethering provides the needed “check” on what constitutes the Rule of Law and what constitutes the duty individuals have to their Creator. It also helps create a stable social order. The French took American notions of Liberty and Equality but left out God, and all hell broke loose in the French Revolution, with Napoleon emerging as dictator and Emperor. The bloodbath was hideous.

Marx and Engels drew on the ideas of Johann Fichte that the dialectic (discourse) consists of a thesis, antithesis, and synthesis, in the context of class struggle. The various versions of Marxism since the mid-19th century and their translation into governance have led to millions and millions of deaths worldwide. Because these ideas are not tethered to the universal truth in the existence of God, the nature of human beings carries individuals away into the swamp of the debauched and the murderous. Substitute race for class in America today and the behaviors in some circles associated with that acceptance of Marxist atheism and you may come to understand the chaos that has resulted.

Think of our Rule of Law as a small boat tied to a dock. The boat is anchored so that it cannot just float away into the currents. The rope that attaches it to the dock becomes an integral part of the vessel itself, preventing its own destruction and injury to others. The Rule of Law in America (the boat) is tethered by duty (the rope) to a Creator (the dock).

Or, think of it this way: God comes first; the duty to obey comes second (the Ten Commandments of Judaism and the Two Commandments of Christianity); and our Rule of Law comes third. What does the Rule of Law consist of? There are four elements:

  • Moral Law – what is right and what is wrong (based on the above Commandments)
  • Natural Law – unalienable (cannot be separated from the person) rights from God to Life and Liberty
  • Positive Law – statutes, rules, and Constitutions created by governing bodies and citizens
  • Unwritten Law – that which guides our relationships with each other – the courteous and kindly

For those whose lives are individually untethered, who float helplessly in the currents of their passions, our social order provides not only a tolerance for this predicament but a stability over time that people may count on should they want to climb out of the swamp they created for themselves. This is such a unique society in that regard, and such a precious social order for developing the individual, that its loss would be devastating to all humanity.

America does not need to be transformed, America needs to embrace and protect what she is, and distance herself from those ideas that have shown themselves, over time, to be nothing but invitations to slaughter and horror. In other words, invitations for human beings to be at their worst. That’s why it is so wrong to the nation and American citizens that we do not teach these basics in our schools.

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Attacks on Police Up 91% Since Last Year

Police Group: Attacks on Police Up 91% Since Last Year

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The National Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) announced on Twitter Thursday that attacks on police have risen drastically in the past year.

The group declared men and women law enforcement officers have seen a surge in ambush-style attacks, rising 91 percent from 2020.

So far this year, the FOP says there have been 150 officers shot, along with 28 officers killed by gunfire. The group also acknowledged there have been 51 officers shot in 50 ambush-style attacks just this year.

In all of 2020, they said there were “60 law enforcement officers were shot in 48 separate ambushes, and 12 died as a result of being ambushed.” That data was published in the 2020 Year-End Summary of Law Enforcement Officers Shot in the Line of Duty.

The published report defined ambush-style attacks as those “carried out with an element of surprise and intended to deprive officers of the ability to defend against the attack.”

 

In a study done by the Police Executive Research Forum, a Washington policy institute, they found that from April 2020 to April 2021, “retirements were up 45 percent and resignations rose by 18 percent in the year.” Those numbers were compared to the previous 12 months.

Recently the FOP also blasted politicians and the media for gaslighting the public with anti-police rhetoric. “As Violent Crime SURGES across American,” the FOP tweeted, “some politicians and some in the media are gaslighting the public into thinking the Police are the Problem…” They include a graphic that showed statistics of the crime surging in major cities.

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Kamala Harris is incompetent

Ezra Klein admits it: Kamala Harris is incompetent

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Not for the first time, Ezra Klein, a youthful hipster leftist writer favored by the elites, has said more than he probably intended to.

Get a load of this from Fox News:

New York Times columnist Ezra Klein feels President Biden is making life too difficult for Vice President Kamala Harris and feels she should be given simpler tasks to enhance her reputation, but critics on both sides quickly found problems with his argument.

“Kamala Harris will probably be the Democratic nominee in 24 or 28. Biden’s team should be giving her portfolios that make it likelier she’ll win. Instead they’re giving her impossible problems that will likely become liabilities,” Klein tweeted.

 

This is exactly the same as saying she should be put at the little table.  She should be given training wheels.  She should be praised for her finger-paint pictures.

She’s not up to the job.

That’s is an amazingly idiotic thing to say since he wants to make her president anyway.  Why should someone who can’t complete presidential tasks be president at all?  Someone who can’t solve the border crisis and isn’t even trying is, in his book, somehow meant for bigger things.

His idea though, is to give her smaller tasks?  The way it’s done when some incompetent is demoted?  Wow.

Harris is a textbook case of someone, in C. Northcote Parkinson’s observation, who’s reached her “level of incompetence,” a level she reached long ago, actually.  She’s been promoted and promoted, and now she’s unable to do her job with any leadership, so she’s set to stay just where she is under normal conditions.  Achievers get bigger tasks.  Underperformers get lesser ones.  That’s human behavior in any organization.  Even bin Laden promoted only the best, from his point of view.  China and Russia, whose leaders rule by holding onto power, wouldn’t dream of anything as stupid as this.

Ezra, though, would.  By his statement, he seems to be seeking a kakistocracy, rule by the worst instead of the best, with his call to give Harris little tasks more suited to her limited ability.

After all, Klein seems to think the border surge is intractable.  Never mind that President Trump solved it with one hand tied behind his back as leftists gummed up his every effort to fix it with their junk lawsuits and obstructions.  Trump fixed it anyway, with great determination, in a model of competent crisis management.

It was only Joe and his idiocies undoing all that Trump achieved that brought the mess we are in.  Latin American presidents, in Mexico, Guatemala, and elsewhere, have repeatedly pointed out this very fact.

Solving the crisis can be done easily by restoring Trump’s achievements.  But Harris, who is a cog in the administration that created the problem, somehow can’t do it.  So now the problem is claimed by Klein and others to be “impossible,” beyond Harris’s capabilities.

Harris actually has no capabilities, and the reason for that is clear enough: every step up the rung of her political ladder was based on sucking up to some older man, not performing well in some job or another.

She got her leg up in politics by serving as Willie Brown’s mistress.  After that, she got cozy with Barack Obama.  She was pals with unlikeable Hillary Clinton.  She was always looking for her next job, as those in her circle have told the press.  Now that there’s just Joe, with his vindictive wife Jill probably leaking on her (as Andrea Widburg in this terrific post noted), those tactics don’t work anymore.  She’s out of tricks now but holds the strategic high ground.  She’s now Biden’s apparent chosen successor, so there’s no getting rid of her.  She’s just waiting now for the passage of time to have the presidency handed to her, which explains her lack of interest in accomplishing anything serious.

So she doesn’t have a single success to her name.  Her successes are in charming older men to get better jobs, not in governing well with a track record to show for it.

So now Klein wants her to have some little tasks in order to claim some kind of record of achievement.  He knows there’s a problem. yet he’s convinced she must be president anyway, perhaps to make him feel virtuous for electing a “historic first.”

He can’t bring himself to admit that maybe Kamala herself is the problem.  And now it’s getting embarrassing.

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‘Defund the Police’ Doesn’t Fly With Majority of Voters

Poll: ‘Defund the Police’ Doesn’t Fly With Majority of Voters

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While leftists have made “defunding the police” their rallying cry, less than one in five voters think America should spend less on police.

In fact, 52 percent of voters actually think America needs to spend more on police, according to a Rasmussen poll released on Tuesday. Only 18 percent think the country should spend less on police, and 23 percent say the current amount of funding for police is about right.

Sixty-six percent of voters agree with this statement: “The radical and reckless decisions by some jurisdictions to defund their police forces have had a real and devastating effect on American communities.”

“That’s a quote from a letter that Republican Reps. Kevin McCarthy and Jim Jordan sent to Attorney General Merrick Garland this month. Only 24 percent of voters disagree, while 11 percent are not sure,” according to the poll report.

Sixty-five percent of whites, 62 percent of black voters and 70 percent of other minorities also agree with McCarthy and Jordans’ statement.

Big cities funneled millions of dollars away from departments over the past year after the death of George Floyd. Many city leaders are walking back their plans, as violent crime spikes across the country.

Breitbart News previously reported:

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is planning to reinstate $92 million to build a new precinct cut from the budget last year. From January 1 through May 23, 2021 there were 531 shootings in the city, up from 295 during the same period last year.

In Baltimore, Mayor Brandon Scott, who as a city councilman led efforts to cut the police budget by $22 million, is now proposing a $27 million increase.

In Oakland, California — where by mid-April the city had recorded 41 homicides, up from 13 over the same period last year — city lawmakers voted in April to put $3.3 million of the $29 million it had slashed back into the police budget.

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti wants an increase in police spending of about $50 million after the city cut $150 million last year.

“The president pointed to what his administration has acknowledged is a spike in violence — homicides in the first quarter of 2021 were up 24 percent over the same period last year, it said — as justification for stricter gun laws,” Breitbart News reported.

President Joe Biden’s strongest supporters are against increased police funding. A quarter of his strongest supporters think the country should spend less on police. In contrast, 76 percent of voters who strongly disapprove of Biden’s performance favor more spending.

The survey of 775 U.S. likely voters was conducted on June 24 and 27, 2021. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95 percent level of confidence.

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