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Kids aren’t scared of a 71-year-old grandfather, but teachers’ unions are terrified of Trump

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Kids arent scared of a 71-year-old grandfather but teachers unions are terrified of Trump

My kids love Donald Trump.

I have 8 and about-to-be-7-years old boys, and you would be hard pressed to find two kids who think more of our president. Given that I’ve written book-length content crammed with Trump’s faults and political incompetence, one would think my own progeny would be terrified and filled with venom over the man I once called “Biff for President.”

Here’s why they’re not. Well, two reasons: once they saw that kindly Donald sent a signed Christmas card in 2015, they were hooked.

The second reason is that I have never, to my kids, disparaged the president as a man, or called him a monster. I’ve made plenty of political comments, and not a few about Trump’s relationship with God. But those were in the context of “let’s pray for him.” We have prayed as a family.

There is no reason–zero–for any child to be terrified by Donald Trump. Yet Lily Eskelsen Garcia, president of the NEA, the nation’s largest teachers’ union (in fact, the largest union in the U.S., period), told the National Press Club that Trump “creates fear in children.”

“We are facing a reckless, irresponsible administration that creates chaos and confusion — which is bad,” Eskelsen Garcia told the National Press Club. “But [Trump] does something worse: He creates fear in children. And that is unforgivable. For the first time in our country’s history — and I’ve talked to these teachers — we have had to comfort crying children because they are afraid of their president.”

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Why would these kids be scared of a 71-year-old billionaire, who himself has 9 grandchildren?

I can give you 20,439,212 reasons.

That’s the amount the NEA spent on political donations in 2015-2016, making them #12 on the list of top political spenders. If you add in the American Federation of Teachers, the other teachers’ union, the total is a whopping $60.8 million. Teachers’ unions, as a group, are #2 on the list of all political donors in the 2016 election cycle.

Every dime went to Democrats.

If I spent $60 million smearing a political figure and did it through the adults who spend more time with children than their own parents for nine months of the year, I’m sure I could find some crying, terrified kids. They were terrified by their teacher’s statements about our president.

They worshipped Barack Obama, who illegally began DACA, then they told those kids Trump would have them deported. The ironic part here is that Trump probably–almost certainly–won’t deport them. He will likely make their amnesty legal using Congress to do it, or he’ll do his own version of DACA.

Trump is the illegal immigrant kids’ savior, or he should be.

That includes comforting girls wearing hijabs or children named Mohammed, Alfredo and Juanita, as well as transgender children who just want to use the restroom, Eskelsen Garcia said.

Oh please! Spare us the political drama: Save it for the 2020 Democratic National Convention. I’ll stock up on popcorn.

The truth is that kids are only terrified by what adults tell them. And ultra-liberal, ultra-political teachers’ unions are terrified of a 71-year-old grandfather.

Also posted at The Resurgent.

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Ben Shapiro to testify in Ohio

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Ben Shapiro to testify in Ohio

The states are the “laboratories of democracy” (Justice Louis Brandeis) and “education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom” (George Washington Carver). These two quotes will be put to the test with Ohio House Bill 758, the FORUM Act, which aims to protect and promote free speech on state campuses.

DailyWire editor-in-chief Ben Shapiro will be one of several experts to testify on behalf of the bill. Shapiro is arguably the left’s favorite target when he goes to college campuses around the nation to speak, drawing protests and “trigger warnings” because of his conservative views. He is often accused by left-leaning campus groups of spreading dangerous ideologies, defending hate speech, and being antisemitic.

Shapiro is Jewish.

Alliance Defending Freedom senior counsel Tyson Langhofer is also scheduled to testify.

ADF: Ohio bill sends right message on campus free speech

http://www.adfmedia.org/News/PRDetail/10647“The free and open exchange of ideas is essential to democracy, and perhaps no place is it more important than on public university campuses,” Langhofer said. “Public colleges and universities are meant to be marketplaces of ideas—where our future teachers, lawyers, judges, community leaders, and voters can exercise their constitutionally protected freedoms. Unfortunately, public universities are some of the most ideologically intolerant places in the entire country. This bill will help ensure that public universities again become places where intellectual diversity flourishes and all students are able to engage in the exchange of ideas rather than censorship on campus. We commend Ohio lawmakers for considering legislation that protects students’ First Amendment freedoms.”

The FORUM (Forming Open and Robust University Minds) Act is designed to reduce efforts to suppress free speech on state-funded campuses. It will eliminate “free speech zones,” allow students to hold events and activities on campus without interference, and promotes expression on campus regardless of political party or ideological preferences.

My Take

Universities have been turned into leftist indoctrination factories. The predominance of left-leaning faculty at most colleges has not only assisted in this systematic indoctrination, but has also emboldened students to utilize intimidation techniques against any high-profile conservative speakers.

Reading through HB 758 reveals some interesting measures that other states should consider. This isn’t really a defense of the 1st Amendment, though the attachment of state funds allows it to be framed within that narrative. But of greater importance is the practice of free speech itself in all of its non-detrimental forms on campuses that desperately need to hear both sides.

While progressives often try to suppress conservative ideas by labeling them as “dangerous” to justify their unhinged actions, most conservatives generally welcome dialogue on campuses from every side of a debate. We recognize that through dialogue we have our greatest opportunity to open minds and change hearts.

Conservatives, by our nature, will not suppress ideas as progressives often do on campuses. We need bills like these to give us a chance of breaking through the indoctrination. The greatest fear of campus progressives is someone like Shapiro spreading the truth.

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Pro-Israel group has amazing response for upcoming antisemitic conference at UCLA

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Pro-Israel group has amazing response for upcoming antisemitic conference

We’ve grown accustomed to opposing sides attempting to quash each other. Leftists often do everything they can to prevent conservatives from speaking at universities. Conversely, right-wing extremist groups often show up to intimidate leftist protesters. It’s a sad and dangerous ebb and flow that often seems impossible to resolve.

One might expect a similar reaction from pro-Israel groups when antisemitic groups come to town. Students for Justice in Palestine, a BDS (boycott, divestment and sanctions against Israel) group that operates on campuses around the nation, is having their 8th annual conference at UCLA from November 16-18.

The response from Stand With Us, a pro-Israel organization, is not what most are accustomed to hearing. Charline Delkhah, Southwest Campus Coordinator for Stand With Us, didn’t call for protests or for the school to shut down the conference as many have done to her organization.

“But because we live in a country where freedom of speech is one of our basic amendments, they’re given the same rights as we would be given those rights to have a conference on any campus.”

As most campus groups work to stifle their opposition, it’s refreshing to see one embracing the 1st Amendment by defending the right to free speech even from those with opposite views.

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Beto O’Rourke’s accomplishments through the eyes of his educated supporters

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Beto ORourkes accomplishments through the eyes of his educated supporters

Texas A&M is one of the most prestigious universities in the state. Its criteria for entry are stricter than other state schools and it has built a reputation of churning out some of the brightest minds in the Longhorn State.

They love their football, steaks, and politicians. Many of them love Beto O’Rourke.

Unfortunately, they don’t really know why they like him.

He’s charming, attractive, funny, and down to earth. He’s inclusive. They can gather all of this information from his smile and his political party. Beyond that, they seem to know very little about the Senate candidate. They definitely don’t know much about what he’s done in his adult life, the majority of which has been in politics.

This video by Campus Reform yields predictable responses. We have grown accustomed to the brightest minds of our future, particularly those on the left, knowing next to nothing about the people who “lead” our nation.

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