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Thursday, November 14, 2019

The justices are considering whether the Trump administration can shut down a program that shields about 700,000 young immigrants from deportation. read more


Wednesday, November 13, 2019

The one-child policy' involved slaughtering hundreds of millions of babies.

Using the aggressively bland term "one-child policy" is a bit like saying that 1942 Germany had restrictions on Jews. You may never have thought much about how a huge nation enforces a limit of one baby per family, but the horrifying details of China's Holocaust of children emerge in a powerful documentary told by a woman whose family was one of the countless millions who suffered.


Friday, November 01, 2019

The House vote to establish procedures for a possible impeachment of President Trump, along party lines with two Democrats opposing and no Republicans favoring, was exactly was Alexander Hamilton feared in discussing the impeachment provisions laid out in the Constitution.

Hamilton warned of the "greatest danger" that the decision to move forward with impeachment will "be regulated more by the comparative strength of parties than the real demonstrations of innocence or guilt." He worried that the tools of impeachment would be wielded by the "most cunning or most numerous factions" and lack the "requisite neutrality toward those whose conduct would be the subject of scrutiny."

It is almost as if this founding father were looking down at the House vote from heaven and describing what transpired this week...


Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Former President Barack Obama chided "woke" social media activism for popularizing so-called cancel culture during a speech on Tuesday at the Obama Foundation Summit in Chicago for "not bringing about change."

"This idea of purity, and you're never compromised, and you're politically woke, and all that stuff " you should get over that quickly," Obama told the audience. "The world is messy. There are ambiguities. People who do really good stuff have flaws."


Tuesday, October 29, 2019

There are legitimate grounds to probe the intelligence officials behind the all-consuming Trump-Russia affair.

The Justice Department's inquiry into the origins of Russiagate has now expanded into a criminal matter, raising alarm bells among intelligence officials, Democratic leaders, and media pundits who promoted the theory of a Trump-Russia conspiracy.

There is no doubt that Donald Trump would like to exact political revenge on those behind the Russia probe, and it is fair to be skeptical of his Department of Justice. But it would be a mistake to reflexively dismiss the inquiry, which is led by US Attorney John Durham and overseen by Attorney General William Barr. The public deserves an accounting of what occurred. And given the intrusion of the nation's intelligence's services into domestic politics, a failure to learn lessons and enact safeguards could leave future candidates, especially on the left, vulnerable to similar investigations.


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An Open Rant Aimed at Those Who Would Repeal the Second Amendment

This piece really hits home to the reality of what the would-be gun-grabbers are really up against.

Here are a couple of highlights:

You'll have to tell anybody who will listen to you that they need to support you; that if they disagree, they're childish and beholden to the "gun lobby"; that they don't care enough about children; that their reverence for the Founders is mistaken; that they have blood on their goddamn hands; that they want to own firearms only because their penises are small and they're not "real men." And remember, you can't half-ass it this time. You're not going out there to tell these people that you want "reform" or that "enough is enough." You're going there to solicit their support for removing one of the articles within the Bill of Rights. Make no mistake: It'll be unpleasant strolling into Pittsburgh or Youngstown or Pueblo and telling blue-collar Democrat after blue-collar Democrat that he only has his guns because he's not as well endowed as he'd like to be....

....repealing the Second Amendment won't in and of itself lead to the end of gun ownership in America...It'll mean going to all sorts of groups " unions, churches, PTAs, political meetings, bowling leagues " and telling them not that you want "common-sense reforms," but that you want their guns, as in Australia or Britain or Japan. Obviously, the Republicans aren't going to help in this, so you'll need to commandeer the Democratic party to do it. That means you'll need their presidential candidates on board. That means you'll need to make full abolition the stated policy of the Senate and House caucuses. That means you'll need the state parties to sign pledges promising not to back away if it gets tough. And if they won't, you'll need to start a third party and accept all that that entails....

And when you've done all that and your vision is inked onto parchment, you'll need to enforce it - with force. When Australia took its decision to Do Something, the Australian citizenry owned between 2 and 3 million guns. Despite the compliance of the people and the lack of an entrenched gun culture, the government got maybe three-quarters of a million of them " somewhere between a fifth and a third of the total. That wouldn't be good enough here, of course. There are around 350 million privately owned guns in America, which means that if you picked up one in three, you'd only be returning the stock to where it was in 1994. Does that sound difficult? Sure! After all, this is a country of 330 million people spread out across 3.8 million square miles...

...it's slightly odd that you think that we can't deport 11 million people but we can search 123 million homes...


You can read the whole thing here:

www.nationalreview.com

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