Friday, September 18, 2020
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Speaker Nancy Pelosi finally went to the floor of the House of Representatives and publicly condemned the violence engulfing many of America's cities. Of course, she did not specifically condemn Antifa by name.
As she spoke, I could sense the panic in her voice, which tells me one thing: She's worried that the public perceives the left as being soft on crime and tolerant of looting and rioting. That's why she is speaking up now.
Keep in mind, the rioting started over 100 days ago. During that time, Pelosi referred to federal law enforcement officers as "stormtroopers." Progressives have not only embraced the "defund the police" movement, they engaged in demonizing rhetoric that leads to ambushes and assassination attempts against law enforcement.
Not surprisingly, polling shows the public believes there is a war on police. They're right. And it's being led by the radical left.
When asked about the attacks on historical monuments and the Founding Fathers, Pelosi said, "People will do what they do." And when conservatives condemned the growing violence, progressives accused them of being bigots for condemning the "peaceful" social justice protests.
So, is Pelosi a bigot now?
Hundreds of law enforcement personnel have been seriously injured in multiple progressive-run cities. Officers have been murdered. Many are retiring early, making these progressive-run cities even less safe. The financial toll of this left-wing insurrection has broken all records compared to past periods of unrest.
And Pelosi's just now condemning it.
Speaking Of The War On Cops. . .
The reward for information leading to the arrest of the individual who attempted to assassinate two Los Angeles sheriff's deputies has grown to $675,000. Not one penny is from Lebron James.
I wonder how many more police officers have to die before an NBA player will wear one of their names on their jersey.
Meanwhile, Los Angeles officials are trying to force Sheriff Alex Villanueva to resign. He's leading an investigation to find the wannabe assassin of two officers and they want to get rid of him!
I suspect they are furious that Sheriff Villanueva had the audacity to expose the hypocrisy of people like Lebron James, who are preaching about social justice while showing little if any sympathy for the lives of law enforcement officers.
Local officials in Nashville have a lot of explaining to do. They have kept "Music City" in a partial lockdown for no good reason apparently, and now they are facing charges of "orchestrating a cover up."
An email exchange between a top public health official and the mayor's office shows that the city could trace only 80 COVID cases to area bars and restaurants, when nursing homes and construction sites accounted for more than 1,000 cases.
Nashville is tremendously dependent on tourism and its downtown is a great attraction that provides many jobs. Needless to say, many local business owners and workers are furious.
Some are asking why city officials would maintain such tight restrictions without clear evidence. Are you kidding me? One country superstar blasted Nashville's mayor as the "Bill de Blasio of the South."
And there's your motivation. COVID is virtually non-existent in New York City, yet de Blasio still refuses to reopen.
A top education official in Los Angeles said the schools there would not reopen "until we are done with the election."
Whether it's the socialists running New York, a pretend moderate in Nashville or a public school official in California, they all know what their assignment is: To keep as much of the country in economic pain and emotionally distraught as long as possible.
Incomes Set New Record
Lost in all the headlines this week was the news from the Census Bureau that median household income hit a record high in 2019 of just under $69,000. It also hit a record high in 2018. In addition, the poverty rate fell to its lowest level in 60 years.
Household incomes among Hispanics grew 7.1%. Among black households incomes increased 7.9%. Asian households saw their incomes increase 10.6%. And median earnings for women increased 7.8%.
"Bring It On!"
Last week, I predicted that Pastor John MacArthur might soon be preaching from behind bars. Well, he's ready for that very possibility.
During an appearance on Laura Ingraham's show Tuesday, MacArthur said he has received a notice from California officials warning that he could go to jail for six months. His response:
"Of course, my biblical hero apart from the Lord Jesus Christ is the apostle Paul, and when he went into a town, he didn't ask what the hotel was like, he asked what the jail was like because he knew that's where he was gonna spend his time.
"So I don't mind being a little apostolic if they want to tuck me in a jail. I'm open for a jail ministry. I've done a lot of other ministries and haven't had the opportunity to do that one, so bring it on."
Values Voter Summit
American Values is a proud co-sponsor of the Values Voter Summit. (Just one example of what your generous support enables us to do!)
Like so many events this year, the Summit will be held virtually with all the great speakers and educational sessions that have made the Values Voter Summit the premier conservative event of the year!
- Sen. Marsha Blackburn
- Ambassador Sam Brownback
- HUD Secretary Ben Carson
- Pastor Jack Hibbs
- Abby Johnson
- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell
- Eric Metaxas
- Dr. Albert Mohler
- Secretary of State Mike Pompeo
- And many more!
Breakout sessions will focus on a wide array of topics, including:
- The left's assault on our history and country.
- The future of education.
- A biblical assessment of "Black Lives Matter."
- The challenges and opportunities for international religious freedom.
- The biblical case for cultural engagement.
Register now at ValuesVoterSummit.org.
To all of our Jewish friends and supporters, Carol and I wish you a happy Rosh Hashanah!