A central element of the left's strategy seems to be lying to the American people. I don't mean run-of-the-mill exaggerations, which all politicians do. I'm talking about fundamental lies about our country. The media almost never call out these lies, which are often intended to stoke racial tensions.
- After losing in 2016, the left lied when it claimed that Donald Trump colluded with Russia to steal the election.
- Liberals lied after the 2017 Charlottesville riot when they falsely said Trump had praised neo-Nazis as "very fine people." He did not say that. Trump condemned them. But Biden and others repeated that lie throughout the entire campaign last year.
- Vice President Harris has compared the brave men and women who protect our border and enforce our immigration laws to the KKK. That's a really ugly lie. The Klan hung black Americans from trees. Border Patrol and ICE agents protect people of all races.
- More recently, they have lied about Georgia's election reform law. They are telling minorities that the law is meant to keep them from voting. That's a raw race-baiting lie. The law expands voting opportunities.
- Leftists are lying about science. They say an unborn baby is not really a human being. They say a man can be trapped inside a woman's body and vice versa. No science supports that.
Now consider this: The same leftists who are regularly lying to us control virtually every major American city. Yet we're supposed to believe they are telling the truth when they say there was no cheating on Election Day.
Biden's Court Packing Scheme
As we reported Friday, President Biden has signed an order creating a commission to study changing the composition of the Supreme Court. The number of justices on the high court has changed occasionally during our history, but it has been fixed at nine since 1869.
After a series of setbacks on his New Deal legislation, President Franklin Roosevelt attempted to pack the court with six new liberal justices sympathetic to his agenda. But the heavy-handed attempt by the executive branch of government to control the judicial branch backfired spectacularly. So much so that no president has ever tried it again.
At various points in his career, Joe Biden has condemned court packing. He called Roosevelt's effort a "boneheaded idea," a "terrible, terrible mistake" that "put in question" the Supreme Court's independence.
That was then. This is now.
Polling shows that the American people are overwhelmingly opposed (here and here) to packing the courts. But the "nice guy" who insisted that he just wants to unite the country is now attempting to secure iron-clad control over all three branches of government. The left is trying to gut all the checks and balances that the founders gave us.
- After Hillary Clinton lost, the left insisted that we abolish the Electoral College.
- The left wants to change the Senate rules to abolish the filibuster so it can pass whatever it wants.
- Now the left wants to change the number of justices on the Supreme Court because it's frustrated that Donald Trump was able to appointment three new justices.
By the way, the same week Biden created this commission, he attacked the Second Amendment and made the troubling statement that "no constitutional amendment is absolute."
So, it's not surprising that he's asking a stacked commission to look into whether the number of liberal justices should be increased and whether the justices should be subject to term limits, something Biden and the left have opposed applying to members of Congress.
In related news, the Supreme Court ruled 5-to-4 Friday night to overturn California's pandemic restrictions on home churches and Bible studies. That may sound like good news, but Chief Justice John Roberts once again joined the court's liberals in voting to restrict religious freedom.
In other words, we just learned that we have only a one-vote margin on the critically important issue of religious liberty.
Never Trumpers Gave Us This Nightmare
Many Never Trumpers insist that people who served in the Trump Administration, including people like me as a Trump-appointee to the U.S. Commission on International Religious Liberty, were complicit in anything untoward that happened during Trump's years in office.
As a result of our "guilt by association," they began compiling an "enemy's list" to make sure that former Trump aides were denied jobs and "held accountable." Well, that goes both ways.
The Never Trumpers, in my view, are complicit in everything that is being done to our values right now. They are complicit in forcing taxpayers to subsidize abortions.
They are complicit in the chaos at the border. They are complicit in the appeasement of Iran.
They are complicit in efforts to pack the courts. They are complicit in massive tax hikes, and the damage they cause to working-class Americans.
Never Trumpers should never be part of the conservative movement again!
Mansions For Marxists
Black Lives Matter was formed in 2013 and rose to national prominence last year in the wake of George Floyd's death. In 2020, the organization raised at least $90 million from woke celebrities and corporations, as well as many well-meaning Americans. Now we know how some of that money has been spent.
It turns out that one of the movement's co-founders, Patrisse Khan-Cullors, went on a home-buying spree. In recent years, she purchased four homes worth on average at least $800,000. Their combined value is well over $3 million.
But that's not all. She and her husband also flew to the Albany, an "ultra-exclusive resort" in the Bahamas, to inquire about another property. It's not known whether they purchased anything, but one resort worker said, "People who buy at the Albany are buying their fourth or fifth home. This is not a second-home residence. It's extremely high-end."
Khan-Cullors's real estate collection is ironic given that she is a self-described Marxist. I wonder if she was getting real estate advice from Bernie Sanders? Needless to say, other BLM activists are demanding a thorough investigation of the movement's finances.
Khan-Cullors is merely following in the footsteps of the historic Marxists she so admires. Castro, Mao and the Soviet commissars always found a way to live the "the good life."
Ad Wars & Our Future
Watch this recruitment ad for communist China's People's Liberation Army. It's tough. It's action-packed. It appeals to masculinity, strength and love of country.
Now watch this ad from the U.S. Army. It's focused on confronting racial division, and creating "an environment in which people feel comfortable expressing their grievances."
One of these ads projects confidence and the will to achieve victory, while the other reflects a nation consumed by self-doubt.
Don't get me wrong, friends. The American military has a long and proud history of racial integration. But at the end of the day, the military has one purpose – to win America's wars, not to satisfy Nancy Pelosi, the New York Times and the members of the Berkeley faculty lounge.