From Breitbart News:
In an op-ed published in the Hill titled “Censoring the Biden Story: How Social Media Becomes State Media,” legal scholar Jonathan Turley criticized social media giants Facebook and Twitter for their censorship of a recent story from the New York Post which could be damaging to Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s campaign.
Breitbart News recently reported on the story that indicated that Joe Biden may have met with an adviser to the board of Burisma while he was Vice President, arranged by his son Hunter, who was working as a lobbyist for the company at the time. Joe Biden has previously said, “I have never spoken to my son about his overseas business dealings.”
But, the leaked emails allegedly show that Hunter introduced his father to a Bursima executive less than a year before Biden, acting as Vice President, pressured the Ukrainian government into firing a prosecutor who was investigating the company. Shortly after the story broke, many found themselves having trouble sharing it across social media. This censorship comes just weeks after executives from both Facebook and Twitter joined the Biden transition team. Continue reading
Reality is far more complicated, but agenda-pushing activists don’t want to discuss it
The screaming headline said “Black Americans 2.5X more likely than whites to be killed by police.” The statement is false. It is the kind of assertion that is used to claim police are systemically racist. It leads to fewer police, fewer arrests, more crime, more racial discord, and more innocent black deaths.
Accurate, honest statistics show just the opposite. When police must use deadly force, whites are more likely to be killed than blacks. But we rarely see these statistics, because they do not support claims of systemic, systematic racism against blacks. The statistics we do see are too often agenda-driven.
The sad reality is that, as a percentage of their total American population, black deaths by police are around 2.5 times white deaths. But this has nothing to do with likelihood, because the vast majority of people of both races have near-zero likelihood of being killed by police.
In fact, up to 88% of people killed by police were armed and being arrested at the time of their deaths. Such people are indeed at greater risk of being killed. However, racism has nothing to do with it. Continue reading
Their 1619 Project would eviscerate, denigrate and replace American history with racist lies
Leftists have launched what they hope can be their final assault on America. Their goal is to obliterate everything good that America ever did or aspired to achieve, erase its citizens’ memories, and sow the seeds for future generations to revile and reject everything that is decent and noble in our country.
They intend to fundamentally change America’s historical narrative away from events and circumstances that made our country the world’s beacon of hope for freedom and representative government. They intend to replace well-documented reality with a false narrative of America being the scourge of the world, based on its enslaving and stealing from minorities to enrich and aggrandize white ruling elites.
Their plan is called the “1619 Project,” an alternative history curriculum for American elementary and secondary students. It was announced in July 2019 with a series of front-page stories in the New York Times, and other major newspapers, explaining its content and the need to:
“reframe the country’s history, understanding 1619 as our true founding, and placing the consequences of slavery and the contributions of black Americans at the very center of the story we tell ourselves about who we are.” Continue reading
Donald Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court, Amy Coney Barrett, currently serves on the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals. In her confirmation hearing to that court in 2017, she went through a grueling inquisition from Sen. Diane Feinstein, who said Barrett’s set of Christian convictions “lives loudly in you.” She said it like it was a bad thing, at the same time exposing her own ignorance of the centrality of religious liberty to the Constitution and to America.
But Barrett held up under such scrutiny admirably, and was advanced to the Circuit Court by a comfortable margin. If ultimately advanced to the Supreme Court, Justice Barrett, with her strong convictions, can be expected to help us reclaim a true understanding of our founding document, in part because she actually knows what’s in it, unlike a lot of judges in our system today.
I once heard a lawyer for the ADF (formerly the Alliance Defending Freedom), one of the premier First Amendment law firms in the land, give a speech at a luncheon. He spoke of delivering a lecture at Stanford Law School, one of the top law schools in the country.
In his luncheon remarks, he raised the importance of the Federalist Papers. (Note: The Federalist Papers were written in 1787 and 1788 by Founding Fathers Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay to urge New Yorkers to ratify the just-proposed Constitution. They are an invaluable and indispensable aid to understanding the Constitution. In fact, it is impossible to understand the Constitution without them.) Continue reading
The regional government plans to borrow money to implement its new income taxes.
Hardly a week goes by that Metro isn’t reaching into your pocketbook or getting deeper in debt. This week, Metro will move forward on issuing $28 million in bonds.
Why does Metro need to borrow $28 million? There are two reasons.
First, Metro needs the money because that’s how much it’s going to cost to set up its new system to collect TWO new income taxes that go into effect in the New Year.
We warned you it would be expensive to implement two new taxes on short order. But, even we had no idea it would cost a whopping $28 million. It takes a lot of money to take a lot of money.
Believe it or not, the second reason is even worse. Metro is out of money. Continue reading
Recently a friend posted on Facebook showing V.P. Pence speaking at a prayer rally at Washington, DC, on September 26th describing it as “Disgusting” and then claiming the gathering of over 100,000 was no more than a political, white supremacy rally in support of Trump. With all the violent riots happening across the country labeled as peaceful, I was floored this prayer event could be seen as disgusting?!
I was not sure how to respond. Unfortunately, in our society right now being white and an evangelical Christian is not very popular and we’re encouraged to stay quiet. Although I agree all of us need to be slower to speak and quicker to listen, now is not the time to cower or act timid about our beliefs. I think we approach each situation carefully with prayer.
I do not begin to say I have all the answers, nor do any of us. We might disagree on certain matters, but I think we should use these disagreements as a time to learn from each other, not let them cause a divide. Although I am very blessed, I did not come from a pampered, white privileged background.
I am a good portion American Indian. My parents and grandparents came through extreme poverty and adverse conditions. This country is made up of gut-wrenching stories and incredible testimonies on all sides. We are all in this together. Respecting and supporting Persons of Color (POC) should not mean feeling guilty and remaining quiet. Continue reading
Democratic Party has been taken over by radical leftists, who no longer hide their support for a violent takeover of the country for the cause of yet another Marxist utopia. If Trump wins in November, there will be incessant riots, we are told. If Trump doesn’t win, we can likely say good-bye to many Constitutional freedoms, including the first two amendments.
I want to share my perspective as someone who grew up under communist regime in Poland, studied its history and philosophy (as required in all University programs) and saw it fall in 1989 under the political pressure and the weight of its own contradictions and inefficiency.
First, when I came to the US in September 1989, just weeks before the Berlin Wall was taken down, I was convinced that the evil of Marxism has been defeated for good. Election rhetoric surrounding Barack Obama’s campaign in 2008 and his eventual ascent to the White House opened my eyes: the radical left are not dead, and no longer confined to the nooks of academia, where their ideas live in peace and quiet, interrupted only by the clunking of Birkenstock-clad professorial feet.
Leftism was and continues to be on the rise in this country, and after a four year long barrage of lies and fabrications aimed at President Trump, it now brought fearmongering on the wave of COVID-19 and widespread shutdowns hurting the economy (booming under Trump), street riots, and fires in the suburbs. A local business property South-East of Portland, owned by a vocal conservative and Republican supporter was damaged by suspected arson, the resulting fire destroying a nearby house and nearly destroying a private music school. The fight has indeed been brought to the suburbs, as we were told. Continue reading
We are getting prepared for the Senate to give President Trump advice and consent on his newest nominee, Amy Coney Barrett, who by all accounts is an outstanding choice. Philip Jauregui of the Judicial Action Group, who has been monitoring Supreme Court nominees for a long time, says Barrett is the best nominee he’s ever seen.
Perhaps the preeminent qualification Barrett brings to the bench is that she is an originalist, committed to interpreting and applying the actual text of the Constitution as the Founders intended it to be understood and applied. This column and the several to follow are about why having originalist justices on the bench is so important.
The two books I take into the studio every day
When I go on the set of my daily radio show, I always take two books with me: the Bible and the Constitution. The first is the authoritative guide for all of life. It holds ultimate authority even over the Constitution itself, should the two ever disagree, and over the Supreme Court should the two ever disagree. For instance, abortion is morally and ethically evil regardless of what the Court says, and marriage is between a man and a woman, no matter what the Court says.
The second book I take into the studio is the Constitution. It is the authoritative guide for our common and shared political life as Americans. It is the supreme law of the land. It holds authority over laws passed by Congress, should they conflict, and it holds authority over Supreme Court rulings should they ever conflict. Continue reading
Ignore the Climate Alarm, Clean Energy and Cancel Culture Industry con artists. See the movie.
Weekly, daily, even hourly, we are told that global temperatures are rising, ice caps are melting, and hurricanes, tornadoes, wildfires, floods and droughts are all getting more frequent, intense and destructive because of climate change. Not just climate change, of course, but manmade climate change, due to humanity’s use of fossil fuels – which provide 80% of all the energy that powers America and the world.
The claims assume Earth’s climate and weather were unchanged and unchanging until recent decades. That presumption is belied of course by multiple glacial and interglacial periods; the Roman and Medieval Warm Periods; the Little Ice Age; the Dust Bowl, Anasazi and Mayan droughts; the Galveston, Texas hurricane of 1900 and Great Labor Day Hurricane of 1935; the 1925 Tri-State Tornado; and countless other climate eras and extreme weather events throughout history. Continue reading