Faith Under Siege
Last week, as a wave of anti-Semitism swept the country, a debate broke out among American Jews about the fear gripping their communities. The debate got really lively when Aaron Keyak, the Jewish Engagement Director for Joe Biden's presidential campaign, tweeted:
"It pains me to say this, but if you fear for your life or physical safety take off your kippah and hide your [Star of David]."
Keyak should be banned from speaking to any Jewish audience!
This is the United States of America in 2021. Not 1930s Germany. No Jew in America should ever feel they must hide their Jewish identity.
Breitbart's Joel Pollak responded, "The only thing you should conceal (legally) is your firearm. The Second Amendment protects the First." He's right!
Meanwhile, Elizabeth Turner, a Christian high school student in Michigan, was chosen to give the valedictory address at her school's graduation ceremony. Turner had planned to say that her future is built on her relationship with Jesus.
But Principal Amy Goldsmith tried to muzzle Turner's faith, telling her, "You are representing the school in the speech, not using the podium as your public forum."
That's not exactly how it works. The valedictorian isn't representing the school. People want to know what's unique about her and her values that resulted in her success. It's her speech, not the school's speech.
No Christian in America should be forced to hide their faith!
America was built on Judeo-Christian values. But today Jews and Christians are under assault by thugs on the streets and bureaucrats who want to silence religious expression in the public square.
My friends, we're going into Memorial Day weekend. Please find a way in your family and community to fight back and protect the liberties that so many have sacrificed so much to give us.
Biden's COVID Whiplash
The pressure to expose the truth about the origins of the coronavirus is clearly getting to the Biden Administration.
Amid mounting evidence that the virus likely leaked from a communist Chinese lab, news broke that the Biden Administration canceled the only U.S. investigation into the origins of the virus.
Consider this Tuesday headline: "Biden Team Shut Down State Dept. Inquiry Probing Possible Lab Link To COVID."
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki stonewalled at the White House microphone all the way until Tuesday night. She constantly deferred to the World Health Organization, which everyone knows is hopelessly compromised by communist China.
As Sen. John Kennedy put it, "If you took [Chinese] President Xi Jinping and turned him upside and shook him, the World Health Organization would fall out of his pocket."
New polling shows that 68% of voters believe it's likely that the virus came from a Chinese lab. Only 16% believe the propaganda – whether it's coming from the Chinese Communist Party or the American media – that the virus originated in nature.
It seems the Biden Administration is aware of that polling. Within 24 hours, their entire tone changed, and Jen Psaki didn't lead yesterday's White House press conference.
The president who abolished the only American investigation into the origins of COVID-19 suddenly demanded that U.S. intelligence agencies produce a report within 90 days on the origins of the virus.
Consider this headline from yesterday afternoon: "Biden Orders Deep Investigation Into COVID-19 Origins."
Needless to say, I have little faith in the Deep State. They are reportedly divided over the origin of the virus, and they won't get any cooperation from Beijing. Meanwhile, communist China is telling the world that COVID-19 originated in an American lab.
Will Big Tech use its power to censor that communist disinformation?
Biden's Bloated Budget
The Biden White House is getting ready to release a budget and it's a whopper. It will reportedly total $6 trillion, a third higher than anything Donald Trump proposed.
Among other things, it balloons the debt to 117% of America's gross domestic product, exceeding the debt record set during World War II. Defense spending is largely flat, while domestic spending grows by 16%.
As one left-wing media outlet put it, Biden's budget "is an unabashed call for a bigger role for government in the U.S. economy, [making spending] larger than any level before the pandemic."
By the way, there are reports that communist China has rejected three requests for top level military meetings between Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin and his Chinese counterpart, General Xu Qiliang.
Just like the diplomatic fiasco in Alaska, this is another example of Beijing pushing Joe Biden around, and it's not surprising. Communist China believes America is well on the way towards cultural and economic collapse.
The GOP's Future
Rep. Liz Cheney clearly thinks quite highly of herself. She declared that her primary election is a referendum on the future of the Republican Party.
At last, there's something Cheney and I agree on! But we part ways on what the outcome of her election means. She believes that her victory will be a sign that the party has a future. I think if she wins her victory would be a sign that it has no future.
Political disagreements within parties are expected. But it is untenable for any party leader to savage their own president. No party will long survive if it insists that a major principle is fighting endless wars that we can't fight to win.
At least eight candidates have lined up to challenge Cheney, and that probably works to her advantage as they will likely cannibalize the conservative vote, allowing Cheney to prevail.
Meanwhile, former Speakers Paul Ryan and John Boehner are holding fundraisers for Cheney and other weak-kneed Republicans. Conservatives should think twice about asking Ryan for help. He's reportedly going to attack Donald Trump tonight during a speech at the Reagan Library.
And when he's not lobbying for the marijuana industry, John Boehner seems to spend his time attacking conservatives like Ted Cruz rather than going after liberals.
- Former President Donald Trump and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich are working to develop a new Contract with America.
- A judge has ordered Fulton County, Georgia, to audit 145,000 absentee ballots.
- Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey signed legislation banning vaccination passports.
- Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed legislation cracking down on Big Tech censorship.
- Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee signed legislation banning critical race theory in public schools.
- President Trump's 1776 Commission is still meeting, in spite of Joe Biden's attempt to shut it down. This week, it issued a call for parents to fight critical race theory.
- Congressional Republicans are introducing legislation to fight the surge of anti-Semitic hate crimes.
- The Senate approved Republican amendments banning taxpayer-funding of "gain of function" research and banning U.S. tax dollars to the Wuhan Institute of Virology.
- Fifteen conservative state treasurers are warning that they will aggressively push back against efforts by the Biden Administration to pressure banks into canceling loans or investments in fossil fuel projects.
- A judge issued a permanent injunction against COVID-19 restrictions that shut down church services in California. The judge also ordered the state to pay $1.35 million in attorney's fees to Harvest Rock Church, which spent a year fighting Gov. Gavin Newson's assault on religious liberty.
- Lebanon City, Ohio, declared itself a "sanctuary city for the unborn."