Big govt, Elections, Issues, Politics

Bernie’s “Free the Felons” Voting Includes Terrorists

Socialist Bernie Sanders isn’t backing down from his plan to allow felons still serving time behind bars, even life sentences, to vote from their prison cells. To wit, Breitbart News compiled a list (pun intended) demonstrating just whose rights Bernie is preoccupied with restoring just in time for 2020. It includes Charleston Mass Murderer Dylan Roof, Boston Marathon Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, Olympic Child Molester Larry Nassar, Charlottesville Car Attacker James Alex Fields, Jr. to name just a few. Read more…

Here’s more from Breitbart…

This week, socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) endorsed a plan that would allow felons serving time behind bars the right to vote from their prison cells.

“So, I believe people who commit crimes, they pay the price and they get out of jail, they certainly should have the right to vote,” Sanders said during a town hall. “But, I believe even if they are in jail, they’re paying the price to society, but that should not take away their inherent American right to participate in our democracy.”

Initially, Sen. Kamala Harris said, “I think we should have that conversation” when asked about allowing convicted criminals to vote from their cells, but she has since backtracked on that statement, declaring that she actually opposes giving felons in prison the right to vote.

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Big govt, Issues, Media

Faith Organizations Fight Anti-Conservative Censorship

The Family Research Council (FRC) and the American Family Association (AFA) are joining ranks with SPLCexposed.com, blasting the anti-Christian and anti-conservative media and tech industry and its alliance with the hate-mongering Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC). A joint ad buy in the Wall Street Journal slammed SPLC as the real hate group after the organization declared FRC and AFA as “hate groups” for promoting Christian family values. The ad specifically urges Spotify, YouTube, Amazon, PayPal, CNN, and MSNBC to stop using SPLC “as their authority on hate and extremism.” Read more…

Here’s more from Breitbart…

Organizations promoting family and faith have purchased an ad in the Wall Street Journal that calls upon media and tech industry giants to stop aligning themselves with the disgraced Southern Poverty Law Center’s (SPLC) smears of conservative and Christian groups.

Family Research Council (FRC) purchased the ad in conjunction with the American Family Association (AFA) and in cooperation with SPLCexposed.com. The SPLC has declared both FRC and AFA as “hate groups” because of their promotion of Christian family and sexuality values.

The SPLC – notorious for its labeling of many conservative and Christian organizations as “hate groups” – has recently been accused of racism, corruption, and sexual harassment by employees, and several of the group’s top leaders have left the SPLC in the wake of those accusations.

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Immigration, Issues

The Silent Crisis in America

Amid the battles in Washington, DC, around the country and at our borders, one crisis has until recent months flown far under the American radar. The opioid crisis has crashed onto the cultural scene as rampant addictions to fentanyl and other opiates, which have claimed the lives and livelihood of tens of thousands of Americans, have skyrocketed.

Among those ruined lives are stories of innocent victims who have fallen prey to an epidemic of addiction and abuse of prescription drugs resulting from routine pain management prescribed by medical professionals. This epidemic has spawned a new black market of illegal opioids crossing our borders at a rate and in quantities that rival illegal narcotics.

Tyler Borstein was one such victim. Recognized as a gifted athlete from an early age, Tyler excelled at every sport he played. But when an injury forced him to seek medical attention, pain management was naturally a part of the process of recuperation. Tyler was prescribed opiates to mitigate the pain which quickly led to an addiction that outpaced his doctors’ legal limits to prescribe. That addiction led to heroine and ultimately to an overdose which took his took at the age of 23.

Tyler’s story is tragic and one that is all too familiar to families and communities across the country. It is a tragedy that led Tyler’s family to establish Hope United a organization created to raise awareness to students, parents and communities about the scourge of drug and alcohol abuse. Hope has reached thousands of students in the US and continues an aggressive campaign to raise awareness across the country to stop the tragedy of addiction in its tracks.

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Big govt, Issues, Politics

Anti-Semite Rep. Ilhan Omar Strikes Again

Representative Ilhan Omar (D-MN) is again showing her true colors, this time bashing Senior Adviser to the President Stephen Miller as a white nationalist. “Stephen Miller is a white nationalist,” Omar tweeted. The fact that he still has influence on policy and political appointments is an outrage.” Miller is in fact Jewish. An additional raison d’etre for open borders, Ilhan Omar’s attack is that Miller is holding the line on strict immigration policies and has the president’s ear. Read more…

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) smeared Senior Adviser to the President Stephen Miller on Monday, falsely claiming that Miller, who is Jewish, was a white nationalist.

Ilhan Omar Calls Stephen Miller A ‘White Nationalist’

“Stephen Miller is a white nationalist,” Omar tweeted. The fact that he still has influence on policy and political appointments is an outrage.”

Omar included in her tweet a link to a fringe website that called Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell a “b*tch” last week after an old video of him falling resurfaced. This is the type of website that Omar often gets her news from. McConnell has a problem walking up stairs because he has a partially paralyzed leg that he got from having polio as a child.

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Abortion, Big govt, Issues, Politics

More Democrats Support Taxpayer-Funded Abortions

Continuing with their legislative priority of pushing abortion on demand, House Democrats are moving to allow taxpayer-funded abortions as part of publicly funded health programs. Reportedly, Democrats will be using their pro-choice majority to revoke the Hyde amendment, forbidding public funding for abortion except under exemptions. The Hyde amendment was introduced with bipartisan support in 1976, but now the Left wants “Medicare for All” complete with mandatory abortion coverage to force single-payer health care and taxpayer-funded abortions on America. Several 2020 Democratic presidential candidates have already endorsed repealing the Hyde amendment, including Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (NY) and Kamala Harris (CA). Read more…

Here’s more from The Hill…

Support is growing among Democrats in Congress for allowing abortion coverage in publicly funded health programs.

House Democrats, who say they have a “pro-choice majority” for the first time in history, are vowing to end a long-standing ban of abortion coverage in Medicaid called the Hyde Amendment.

They also want to ensure that future government health care plans mandate abortion coverage.

“I actually think we have the American people with us,” said Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.), a co-sponsor of a bill to eliminate the Hyde amendment and a sponsor of a Medicare for All bill that mandates abortion coverage.

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Big govt, Issues, Politics

Today’s Real Radicals

Talk about doublespeak. Democrats en masse insist President Donald Trump is “unhinged” and must be removed from office, while simultaneously taking bold strides to upend the U.S. Constitution and abolish long-standing norms and institutions that have served our country well for decades, if not centuries.

Presidential candidates including Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren and other liberal lawmakers are calling for the abolishment of the Electoral College, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and any humane limits on abortion. Add to it Democratic leaders including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi who wants to lower the voting age to 16, while California Senator Kamala Harris champions “Medicare For All,” which, if implemented, would not only abolish consumer choice — it’ll torch the private health care industry.

But that’s not all. A growing number of far-left lawmakers and presidential aspirants also want to reconfigure the U.S. Supreme Court so they can stack the judicial bench with like-minded activist judges to advance their political agenda at any cost. If all that’s not radical enough, the majority of the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates also support the preposterous “Green New Deal,” which would take a sledgehammer to tens of millions of jobs while demolishing countless time-honored industries and norms, such as the automobile and airline industries, as we know it.

Yet these are the same elites that tell Americans on the campaign trail — and on any TV outlet they can find — that Trump is unhinged and unfit to lead our nation.

Seriously, folks? If that’s the case, it must be April Fools’ Day or a modern rendition of “The Twilight Zone.”
With respect to the Electoral College, it’s quite ironic that left-wing politicians who claim to champion “equality” in all its manifestations including income, gender and marriage equality now want to abolish sections of the U.S.

Constitution that protect us from voter inequality — meaning that the Electoral College was created by our founders to prevent a tyranny of the majority living in big populous cities. The Electoral College also compels presidential candidates to campaign nationwide, thereby learning the plight and concerns of all voters versus just catering to the coastal elites.

Something the president tweeted about this week: “Campaigning for the Popular Vote is much easier & different than campaigning for the Electoral College. It’s like training for the 100 yard dash vs. a marathon. The brilliance of the Electoral College is that you must go to many States to win. With the Popular Vote, you go to just the large States – the Cities would end up running the Country. Smaller States & the entire Midwest would end up losing all power – & we can’t let that happen. I used to like the idea of the Popular Vote, but now realize the Electoral College is far better for the U.S.A.”

Notwithstanding, Democratic presidential candidates and a growing cabal of high-profile Democratic lawmakers and officials want to upend how we elect U.S. presidents, despite that the Electoral College has served our country well for the past two and a half centuries.

This illustrates quite definitely that, counter to what they tell us on partisan media outlets, Democrats today are the real radicals.

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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Big govt, Issues, Politics

Elizabeth Warren Blames Family for Lying about Native Ancestry

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) reached a new low on Monday, throwing her family under the bus regarding her self-proclaimed 1/1024th Native American heritage. “How do you respond to people who think that, regardless of the underlying facts, the way you handled the question of your Native American heritage was tone deaf and indicative of a lack of presidential tact?” asked an attendee. “Well, ya know, I grew up in Oklahoma. I learned about my family from my family. And, um, based on that, that’s just kind of who I am, and I do the best I can with it.” Read more…

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

During a Monday night town hall event hosted by CNN’s Jake Tapper, 2020 presidential hopeful Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) was asked about her “lack of presidential tact” in handling her apparently phony claims of Native American heritage.

Warren, looking uncomfortable as she responded, seemingly blamed her family for lying to her about their heritage before pivoting to health care and other issues.

“How do you respond to people who think that, regardless of the underlying facts, the way you handled the question of your Native American heritage was tone deaf and indicative of a lack of presidential tact?” asked a man attending the event.

“Well, ya know, I grew up in Oklahoma. I learned about my family from my family,” she responded. “And, um, based on that, that’s just kind of who I am, and I do the best I can with it.”

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Big govt, Issues, Politics

Democrats Reject God

The latest from Democratic 2020 contenders on the campaign trail affirms that the party is increasingly distancing itself from God to the point of leaving Him out entirely. An op-ed in The Atlantic notes how Beto O’Rourke’s presidential announcement bid did not close with any mention of God, and neither have the “other major white progressive candidates-Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, or Kirsten Gillibrand.” This is in stark contrast to Bill Clinton, Al Gore, John Kerry, and even Barack Obama in 2004. Notably, Obama did not invoke God at the end of his 2007 announcement speech, but he did begin with a humble reflection, “Giving all praise and honor to God for bringing us here today.” Read more…

Here’s more from The Atlantic…

Were a Democrat from the Clinton, Bush, or Obama eras to watch the presidential-announcement video that Beto O’Rourke released on Thursday, they would likely be struck by how it ended. Or, more specifically, by how it didn’t end. O’Rourke did not close with any mention of God.

Until recently, farewells that invoke God were standard fare for Democratic and Republican candidates alike. Bill Clinton ended his 1992 convention speech with the words “God bless you, and God bless America.” At the 1996 convention, he declared, “God bless you, and good night.” Al Gore finished his 1999 presidential-announcement speech with the words “May God bless you. And God bless America.” John Kerry closed his presidential-announcement speech in 2003 by saying, “Thank you, and God bless you all.” Barack Obama ended his keynote address at the 2004 Democratic convention with the phrase “God bless you.” (Although Obama didn’t mention God at the end of his 2007 announcement speech, he began it with “Giving all praise and honor to God for bringing us here today.”) Hillary Clinton closed her announcement speech in 2015 with “God bless you. And may God bless America.”

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Culture, Issues

Losing a Hometown Hero

PITTSBURGH — Baseball is always held up as a metaphor for life in America. The struggles and disappointments, along with the workaday perseverance, form clear parallels.
Both require hope.
Baseball historian David Pietrusza once told me that like baseball, America is all about hope, necessarily tied up with effort and disappointment.
Baseball is a game without a clock. It’s never over until the final out. And no matter what the score is, there’s always a chance. Hope is the 10th guy in every lineup.
Like many traditions in American life that have changed with the times — such as knowing you can stay and prosper in the same town that your father’s father’s father did — the idea that your favorite player will be in the outfield playing for your home team his entire career is also a thing of the past.
Brad Todd lives in the Washington area, and his 9-year-old son’s favorite player, Bryce Harper, just traded his Washington Nationals jersey for a Philadelphia Phillies jersey and a $330 million contract. This brings back memories for Todd.
“I can remember the date, the day and where I was,” he said, a lifelong Atlanta Braves fan and co-author of our book, “The Great Revolt.” “It was August the 3rd, 1990. I was a college student working a summer job at a newspaper, and I remember when, all the sudden, I saw it pop up on my screen that Dale Murphy had been traded, ironically, to the Philadelphia Phillies, and I looked up and everyone in the newsroom was staring at me. They had already seen it and were waiting on my reaction.” But the situation is worse for his son.
He said, “Murphy was at the end of his career. And so I still knew that he would be a Braves legend, and not somebody else’s legend. And that’s the problem I think with Harper. These kids thought that he would play for their team forever, and now he’s going to end up spending the bulk of his career playing for their rivals.” The Phillies and the Nats are both in the National League East division.
Since free agency came about in the ’70s, it has been a mournful rite of passage for young and old fans. This paralleled the broader phenomenon of more Americans leaving the place they grew up and thought they’d stay, having either been pulled away by opportunity, or pushed out by automation or foreign competition.
George Will, the Washington Post columnist who wrote the book on baseball “Men at Work,” says free agency may be one of the best things that happened to baseball. He explained in an interview: “It has, after much tweaking and accommodations, I think, contributed a competitive balance. It has made baseball more interesting. But even if it had done neither, it would be a good idea, because it’s elemental justice that the reserve clause denied. Which is the basic American right to negotiate terms of employment with the employer of your choice.”
Will, who saw his first game at Forbes Field here in Pittsburgh, knows there are plenty of 9-year-old broken hearts across the country every time this happens. “What we learn about baseball is that people are loyal less to particular players and more to the uniform and the logo and the stadium and the whole thing that goes with a team,” he says.
This is likely why in culture, you find loyalty to hometowns in other cities in the most peculiar ways. For instance, the 1,500 Steelers bars that are located across the country provide a way to connect what was lost after thousands and thousands of families were forced to leave when manufacturing collapsed here in the 1970s.
Washington is a jaded city. The adults are going be disappointed but not surprised, and will move past it. But in the end, baseball is a game that lives mostly in the imaginations of little kids and the little kid in all of us. And for that little kid, the loss of a lefty slugger is a little taste of the common sad story of losing hometown things we love.
Salena Zito is a CNN political analyst, and a staff reporter and columnist for the Washington Examiner. She reaches the Everyman and Everywoman through shoe-leather journalism, traveling from Main Street to the beltway and all places in between. To find out more about Salena and read her past columns, please visit the Creators Syndicate webpage at www.creators.com.
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Immigration, Issues, Politics

1.7 Million Illegals Pending Deportation Still in the US

Some 1.7 million illegal immigrants from Central America and Mexico are still living the in the U.S. despite active or pending deportation orders. That’s double the population of South Dakota. According to federal documents obtained by the Immigration Reform Law Institute (IRLI), more than a half million of them are from Mexico. “The illegal immigration problem in America is bursting at the seams,” IRLI Executive Director Dale Wilcox said in a statement. Read more…

Here’s more from Breitbart…

There are more than 1.7 million illegal aliens from Central America and Mexico who have deportation orders or pending deportation orders that have yet to be deported from the United States.

Documents obtained by the Immigration Reform Law Institute (IRLI) reveal that there are roughly 1.74 million illegal aliens from Central America and Mexico that continue living in the U.S. despite orders to be deported.

The federal data found that there are nearly 645,000 illegal aliens from Central America and Mexico who have final orders for deportation and about 1.1 million illegal aliens from Central America and Mexico with pending deportation orders.

These illegal aliens include:

574,170 from Mexico
446,551 from El Salvador
380,912 from Guatemala
339,443 from Honduras

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