Big govt, Media, Politics

Facebook Labels Revered Christian Quote as “Hate Speech”

Facebook has it out for St. Augustine, labeling a quote of his-included in the Roman Catholic Church’s official liturgical books-as “hate speech.” It’s worth noting that Facebook defines hate speech as “a direct attack on people.” Yet, the quote’s only possible “hate” rhetoric is that it calls out sin. Facebook has repeatedly blocked the quote and even threatened to remove user accounts for posting it. “Let us never assume that if we live good lives we will be without sin; our lives should be praised only when we continue to beg for pardon.” Read more…

Here’s more from WND…

Facebook has labeled a quote by St. Augustine as hate speech, according to the director of a pro-life group.

“Facebook has repeatedly banned a quote from St. Augustine every time I’ve posted it. And it’s not some fire and brimstone ‘Sinners are going to hell!’ quote, but in fact, quite the opposite,” wrote Domenico Bettinelli, director of community engagement for Massachusetts Citizens for Life, in a blog post.

PJ Media reported the quote came from a St. Augustine homily included in the Roman Catholic Church’s official liturgical books.

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Abortion, Big govt, Politics

Trump Declares Title X Abortion Restrictions Effective Immediately

The Trump administration announced Monday that the “Protect Life Rule,” prohibiting family planning clinics from referring women to abortion providers if they receive Title X grants, will be effective immediately. According to a report by the Washington Examiner, about $260 million in grants to “family planning clinics” are subject to the new rules, which also include a stipulation that these clinics cannot share facilities with abortion providers. In other words, President Trump just slashed Planned Parenthood’s taxpayer-funded slush fund. Read more…

Here’s more from Washington Examiner…

The Trump administration announced Monday that family planning clinics are prohibited from referring women to abortion providers if they receive Title X family planning grants.

The Trump administration’s “Protect Life Rule,” which many abortion rights advocates call a “gag rule,” will prohibit recipients of the grant from directly referring for abortions. The rule applies to some Planned Parenthood clinics.

The anti-abortion group Susan B. Anthony List praised the Trump administration Monday, saying, “Without reducing Title X funding by a dime, the Protect Life Rule simply draws a bright line between abortion and family planning, stopping abortion businesses like Planned Parenthood from treating Title X as their private slush fund.”

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Big govt, News, Politics

Trump Announces Census Citizenship EO

President Trump just outflanked the Swamp’s bureaucratic red tape by announcing Thursday that he plans to put the citizenship question on the 2020 census through Executive Order. “They’re spending 15 to 20 billion dollars on a census. They’re asking everything except, ‘Are you a citizen of the United States?’ How ridiculous is that? So we are moving forward. We have a couple of avenues.” Read more…

Here’s more from The Hill…

President Trump on Thursday plans to announce an executive action related to the census, according to a White House official.

The action is expected to address the citizenship question that the Supreme Court recently blocked the administration from adding to the 2020 census. Trump tweeted that he will hold a news conference in the afternoon “on the Census and Citizenship.”

White House officials declined to discuss the content of the executive action, but said it may not be a full-blown executive order.

Trump has hinted in recent days that he may use an executive order to force the inclusion of a citizenship question on census forms following the high court’s decision in late June.

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Abortion, Big govt, Politics

NEA Embraces “Fundamental Right to Abortion”

The National Education Association continued its hard Left push this week with a new “business item” adopted over the weekend… outlining support for “the fundamental right to abortion under Roe v. Wade.” “The NEA vigorously opposes all attacks on the right to choose and stands on the fundamental right to abortion under Roe v. Wade.” The statement also deems the political stance as necessary because “the most misogynistic forces, under Trump, want to abolish the gains of the women’s right movement.” Read more…

Here’s more from National Review…

Over the weekend, the National Education Association adopted a new “business item” declaring its support for “the fundamental right to abortion under Roe v. Wade.” The NEA is the most influential teachers’ union in the United States, and with more than three million members is also the nation’s largest labor union of any kind.

Here’s more from Business Item 56:

The NEA will honor the leadership of women, non-binary, and trans people, and other survivors who have come forward to publicly name their rapists and attackers in the growing, international, #MeToo movement.

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Big govt, Immigration, Politics

Hispanic Pastor Calls out AOC over Detention Facility Disinformation

Reverend Samuel Rodriquez, a Hispanic pastor and veteran of immigration advocacy in the U.S., told Fox News in an interview that he’s “shocked at the misinformation of the crisis at the border” being perpetuated by U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and that his experience at that same El Paso County, Texas, facility was “drastically different.” “We found no soiled diapers, no deplorable conditions, and no lack of basic necessities,” Rodriguez explained. He said he asked Border Patrol agents if they staged the facility in response to the negative press. “They unequivocally denied it-we were witnessing the identical conditions the attorneys saw when they toured the facility days earlier.” Read more…

Here’s more from Breitbart…

A Hispanic pastor said his tour of the same facility visited by U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Costa (AOC) left him with a “drastically different” perception of the facility. The paster said her comments about the Border Patrol detention facility in El Paso County, Texas, left him “full of indignation.”

“Even as a veteran of immigration advocacy in the U.S., I was shocked at the misinformation of the crisis at the border,” Rev. Samuel Rodriguez told Fox News. The pastor serves as president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference and senior pastor of the New Seasons Christian Worship Center in Sacramento, California.

Rodriquez places the blame for the broken immigration system that led to the current border crisis on consecutive White House administrations and especially on Congress — both Republicans and Democrats — who he implored to “address the system they created.”

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Big govt, Politics

Kamala to Give Away IT Jobs by Expanding Green Cards

Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) has been called out for her political hypocrisy claiming to support working families on the 2020 Democratic presidential campaign trail but fervently supporting expanding green cards to hundreds of thousands of Indians to come take IT jobs away from Americans. Jessica Vaughan, policy director at the Center for Immigration Studies, argues that the scheme amounts to “white-collar labor trafficking” with “the potential impact go[ing] way beyond IT-healthcare, accountants, and other professional jobs will be at risk.” Read more…

Here’s more from Breitbart…

Sen. Kamala Harris is declaring herself the supporter of working families — but she is the lead Democratic sponsor on legislation which offers green cards to hundreds of thousands of Indian college grads who agree to take middle-class jobs sought by young American graduates.

If Harris’ outsourcing law is adopted, the rush of Central Americans migrants at the southern border will be overshadowed by a huge rush of Indian college graduates walking into professional jobs throughout the United States. “It is impossible to understate the significance of this,” said Jessica Vaughan, policy director at the Center for Immigration Studies. Vaughan continued:

A lot of people believe this is only for IT [professionals] but the potential impact goes way beyond IT – healthcare, accountants, and other professional jobs will be at risk.

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Big govt, Politics

Manufactured Claims of a ‘Manufactured Crisis’

Democrats must think voters have short memories, particularly when it comes to their role in the spiraling immigration crisis at the southern border.

Dozens of high-ranking Democrats including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and presidential hopefuls have told the American people repeatedly for the past six months it’s all just a

“manufactured crisis” created by the president to get his silly wall along the border and fulfill a campaign promise.
They flat-out denied an immigration crisis exists, despite the tragic accounts of migrant women being raped en route to U.S. border by cartels. Democrats turned a blind eye to the migrant children being used as pawns by coyotes and exploited in sex trafficking operations. Not to mention the overcrowded detention centers where thousands of migrants are being held in subpar conditions.

If that’s not problematic enough, Democrat lawmakers also overlooked the deadly drugs like fentanyl pouring into our country, the members of violent gangs including MS-13 and the dangerous weapons making their way into the United States.

In March this year, presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., tweeted: “A fake crisis at the border is fear-mongering of the worst kind — and we’re not falling for it. I voted to terminate the president’s ridiculous ‘national emergency.'”

Schumer said it’s “a crisis that does not exist” while Pelosi trumpeted that it’s “a fake crisis at the border.” In lockstep, scores of other top Democrats and Trump haters in media echoed those same talking points to no avail — on cable news channels and other left-leaning outlets.

Meanwhile, in May alone this year, over 144,000 illegal immigrants were apprehended at the border — a crisis by any definition.

But instead of recognizing the gargantuan humanitarian and immigration crisis long ago and working with the president to uphold U.S. Customs and Immigration Laws — or reforming the laws and loopholes exacerbating the crisis — Democrats have been more fixated on scoring political points with their far-left base than passing comprehensive immigration reform.

It’s all about winning elections, no matter the collateral damage or plight of migrants trapped in the system.
Flash-forward to today. Left-wing lawmakers including New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are lambasting the migrant detention centers at the border, comparing them to Nazi concentration camps. They are taking to social media and TV about the inhumane treatment of migrant children being held there, highlighting illegals sleeping on the floor or lacking basic necessities.

Of course House Democrats take no responsibility for any of it, despite having blocked every good-faith effort the administration has made to fix the crisis. This week, House Republican Whip Steve Scalise tweeted: “The hypocrisy from House Dems is unbelievable. They like to grandstand about the humanitarian crisis at our border. Yet they’ve blocked @realDonaldTrump’s request for money to actually solve it 17 TIMES. They need to quit obstructing & work with us to get funding signed into law.”

Liberal lawmakers also forced a partial government shutdown earlier this year — the longest in history — by refusing to grant the president the funding needed to build the wall and enact other sensible measures to alleviate the crisis. And now we see liberal activist workers at Wayfair, a Boston-based furniture supplier, conduct a #WayfairWalkout this week because hundreds of its employees object to it selling beds and furniture to contractors that support border detention facilities.

The result? These poor migrant children will be sleeping on the floor instead of in proper beds that the Trump administration tried to obtain to help them.

So there you have it. Democrats have insisted over the past year there’s no immigration crisis — and now they’re forced to join us in reality and acknowledge there truly is one.

Naturally, they don’t take any responsibility for the immigration mess or the controversial detention centers. Instead Democrats play the blame game while hoping voters don’t notice they resisted and obstructed virtually every common-sense measure the president has tried to implement to resolve the problem and prevent migrants from dying en route to the U.S.

It’s no wonder a recent Gallup poll revealed 75% of Americans hold a low opinion of Congress.
Who can blame them?

Adriana Cohen is a syndicated columnist with the Boston Herald. Follow her on Twitter @AdrianaCohen16. To find out more about Adriana Cohen and read her past columns, please visit the Creators Syndicate webpage at www.creators.com.

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Abortion, Big govt, Politics

Warren Celebrates Birthday with Planned Parenthood

The irony flew over Senator Elizabeth Warren’s (D-MA) head during a recent celebration of her birthday…at a Planned Parenthood Action Fund even in South Carolina. “What better way to celebrate my birthday than right here with Planned Parenthood?” Warren asked, according to Hot Air. She shared the usual liberal rhetoric against restricting abortions, arguing, “You’re not going to lock women back in the kitchen.” Read more…

Here’s more from The Blaze…

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) celebrated her birthday in South Carolina at a Planned Parenthood Action Fund event focused on expanding and protecting women’s right to abortions, according to Hot Air.

“What better way to celebrate my birthday than right here with Planned Parenthood?” Warren asked, apparently without irony.

Warren’s birthday celebration took place at an event called “We Decide: 2020 Electoral Membership Forum,” described as “an event where Planned Parenthood Action Fund members and 20 presidential candidates will come together to take on tough questions about the candidates’ plans to protect and expand access to reproductive health care—including access to safe, legal abortion.”

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Big govt, Issues, Politics

Buttigieg Town Hall Interrupted by Anti-Police Protestors

South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg was confronted by angry black residents at a hometown town hall, who demanded more information about a recent fatal police shooting of a black man while the officer in question was not wearing a body camera. Mayor Pete oversaw the purchase of body cams on his watch, which did nothing to help his case, considering he had previously fired South Bend’s former police chief, who was black. Buttigieg, 37, remained calm but was still seen temporarily leaving the campaign trail in light of the high-profile incident. Read more…

Here’s more from The Hill…

Tensions spilled over at a town hall held Sunday by South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg following the fatal police shooting of a black man, drawing further scrutiny on the Democratic presidential candidate’s record.

The town hall, which was held in South Bend a week after Eric Logan, an African American man, was killed by a police officer, grew tense as visibly angry black residents confronted Buttigieg and Police Chief Scott Ruszkowski over systemic failures with the city’s law enforcement.

Buttigieg, speaking calmly as audience members grew increasingly vocal, said the city will share information as soon as officials are able to do so.

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Big govt, Issues, Politics

AOC’s Rich Chief of Staff Won’t Disclose Financial Records

Saikat Chakrabarti, Chief of Staff to socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), has refused to file net worth financial disclosures for his income in 2018-and AOC is refusing to use the legal powers at her disposal to compel him to do so. The freshman congresswoman has additionally established her staff salaries below the $126,000 threshold requiring public financial disclosures despite House Ethics Committee rules requiring at least one staff for every representative to file this information. The two PACS cofounded by Chakrabarti are embroiled in a FEC investigation for reportedly funneling more than $1 million to an LLC under his control. Read more…

Here’s more from The Daily Caller…

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s wealthy chief of staff, Saikat Chakrabarti, did not file a disclosure revealing his net worth and outside income earned in 2018, despite the congresswoman having the legal means to compel him to do so.

Chakrabarti cofounded two PACs — Brand New Congress and Justice Democrats — that were instrumental to the New York Democrat’s electoral rise.

The political action committees funneled over $1 million to an LLC Chakrabarti controlled during the 2018 midterms. A complaint filed in March with the Federal Elections Commission (FEC) called the operation “an elaborate scheme to avoid proper disclosure of campaign expenditures.”

 

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