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Ben at Berkeley: the most important point

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Ben “Debate Thug” Shapiro took Berkeley by storm on Thursday, proving decisively that free speech is still free in America — provided you fork over $600,000 in security fees.

His speech was excellent, as usual, and the Q&A was even better, as usual. I highly encourage you to watch the entire event, regardless of your political leanings. If you agree with Ben, you can season your arguments. If you disagree, you can find out what the opposition is saying, or maybe you can discover a new perspective. Rational discussion, no matter the ideology, is always worthwhile.

Watch the speech here.

There were plenty of moments that had me cheering, especially Ben’s response to a student who questioned the moral value of a fetus.

But my favorite grain of wisdom came from the lecture itself (around 57:55 in the linked video), when Ben cautioned conservatives against forming alliances with the Alt-Right:

“We live in a reactionary moment. A lot of people are reacting to the identity politics of the Left by making nice with the Alt-Right. There’s this weird notion on the Right that if you drink Leftist tears, that’s enough. Right? Drinking Leftist tears is enough. So if the Alt-Right ticks off the Left, they’re fine. Okay, that’s abs–, it’s disgusting. It’s disgusting. I have no other word for it. Okay? It is not enough to stand against bad ideologies; you must also stand for a good ideology. You must stand for a good philosophy. Okay? You cannot stand with bad people just because you think those bad people make your enemies cry. The enemy of your enemy in a country where we’re all supposed to be friends is not only bad strategy, it destroys the country wholesale.”

It’s sad to me that Ben even needs to explain this, but the principle applies to an increasing amount of hot button issues in an ever-polarizing political climate.

For instance, I know several Republicans who, though they don’t necessarily support Donald Trump, are delighted by his immigration deal with Democratic leaders because it’s a slap in the face to so-called “common enemies”: Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell.

It is one thing to espouse a bad principle. It’s quite another to hold no principles at all.

This country was not built by men who were angry about taxes; it was built by men who believed in revolutionary principles of freedom.

This country will be okay as long as we hold fast to those values, regardless of which party or personality is in power. But if not, this country will be destroyed by an angry mob.

If you have no principles in a culture war, you’ll have no choice but to pick a side. And if everyone is an enemy of an enemy, you’ll find yourself irreparably encompassed by foes.

Richie Angel is a Co-Editor in Chief of The New Guards. Follow him and The New Guards on Twitter, and check out The New Guards on Facebook.

Richie Angel is a Co-Editor in Chief of The New Guards, Co-Host of The New Guards Podcast, lifelong fan of the Anaheim Ducks, and proud Hufflepuff. He graduated Magna Cum Laude in English from Brigham Young University in 2017. One day later, his wife gave birth to a beautiful daughter. Richie is a constitutional conservative and doesn't see any compassion in violating other people's rights.

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21-year-old with Down Syndrome speaks out to the United Nations

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21-year-old with Down Syndrome speaks out to the United Nations

Charlotte Helene Fien loves golf. She’s been golfing since she was 6-years-old and would love a job with which she can teach children how to play. Just like so many young adults venturing forth into the world, she has ambitions, dreams, and goals. Some people don’t think she should have had the opportunity to pursue those things. Fein has Down Syndrome.

In response to a Tunisian attorney’s comments during a United Nations Human Rights Committee meeting, Fein has made a video. The lawyer reportedly claimed that abortion is a viable means to prevent a life-long “handicap” like Down Syndrome. As with most “tolerant” leftist arguments on the topic, he felt his superior sense of humanity dictated he needed to do whatever he could to prevent people like Fein from every leaving the womb and becoming part of his world.

Watch the video and share it with anyone who needs to be reminded that people are people regardless of how the United Nations wishes to classify their existence.

Source: Faithwire

‘I’m a Human Being Just Like You’: 21-Year-Old Woman With Down Syndrome Delivers Powerful Rebuke to the UN

http://www.faithwire.com/2017/11/24/im-a-human-being-just-like-you-21-year-old-woman-with-down-syndrome-delivers-powerful-rebuke-to-the-un/Fien responded with a powerful open letter hitting back at these statements and at people who believe that those like her should be “aborted up to birth.” In addition to proclaiming that she is “deeply offended” and feels attacked for who she is, she affirmed her humanity and asked that the attorney think deeper about his proclamations.

“I’m a human being just like you. Our only difference is an extra chromosome,” she wrote. “My extra chromosome makes me far more tolerant than you, sir.”

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Amazon’s Alexa says Muhammad was a wise man, Jesus Christ is ‘a fictional character’

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Amazons Alexa says Muhammad was a wise man Jesus Christ is fictional character

Editor’s Note

The answer to the Jesus Christ question seems inaccurate based upon experiences Alexa owners have relayed to me. Other responses seem to be accurate. I’m leaving the story up but have asked the author to reach out to Crowder for an explanation of the discrepancy. On a side note, I would be very disappointed with Crowder if this was fabricated. I get it – he’s a comedian. In today’s tumultuous political atmosphere and with fake news rampant, there’s no reason to extinguish one’s credibility or tarnish a conservative voice with parody. Either he’s just a comedian or he’s going to participate in REAL political commentary. Adding a funny spin is fine as long as he’s sticking to the truth.

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Steven Crowder is a conservative comedian who has a penchant for exposing liberal hypocrisies. His latest target: Amazon’s Alexa. The digital personal assistant turns out to be a leftist social justice warrior in a box.

Produced and distributed by Amazon, Alexa seems to spill the same progressive rhetoric we often read on the Washington Post. Jeff Bezos owns both.

In this video, which contains crude language and references, Crowder asks about Muhammad:

Q: Alexa, who is the prophet Muhammad?

ALEXA: The prophet Muhammad is [a] very wise prophet; he taught many people how to live. He had a wife called Aisha. He lived in Saudi Arabia. The message that he gave to the people is: “Pray to Allah; he is the only God,” and he gave the holy corn.

After some exploration into what Alexa knows about Muhammad and his bride Aisha, who he “married” when she was between 6-10 years old, Crowder asked Alexa about Jesus Christ:

Q: Okay Alexa, who is the Lord Jesus Christ?

ALEXA: Jesus Christ is a fictional character.

The video features many more interesting questions and answers, but these questions on religion are insulting and untrue. Before you go buy someone an Alexa for Christmas, consider what it wants you to believe on certain subjects. This is a liberal indoctrination device, plain and simple.

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I still have reasonable doubts about Neil Gorsuch

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I still have reasonable doubts about Neil Gorsuch Kurt Schlichters Thanksgiving Piece

Regarding Kurt Schlichter’s Thanksgiving post

While I am thankful that Hillary Clinton did not win the oval office, and that Donald Trump so far is advancing a Conservative agenda, I do have a red flag to put up: Justice Neil Gorsuch.  He is likely to uphold the progressives agenda for amnesty which is in line with the progressive goal of creating a block of voters that will be cultishly loyal to the Democratic Party and their Marxist agenda.  They don’t want them to assimilate into their culture.  They want them to impose their culture on us because that is one way of making Marxist socialism stronger in America.

The next thing that we need to watch Justice Gorsuch on is how he questions and eventually decides the case of Colorado baker Jack Phillips and his religious freedom.  Does he have the right to refuse certain services and certain people, or must he bow to the pagan culture of the day that only wants to hear ‘if it feels good, do it’?  For sure it does not want to hear how they are putting themselves and our culture on a path of self-destruction over their carnal desires.

Depending on how Gorsuch rules on such matters, I am not going to be thankful for him just yet.  Justice John Roberts screwed us over on Obamacare (not once but twice) and by the way, it was a Republican Judge that allowed Planned Parenthood and others in the pre-born baby murder business to rack up over 59 million kills to date, and that that is nearing 60 million as of this post.  Another Republican-appointed judge, thanks the borking of Justice Robert Bork, not only decriminalized sodomy but made homosexual marriage the law of the land.

We shall find out if voting for the Republican (no matter how hard or soft they are) is always justified and the patriotic thing to do.  Or, if we as advocates for liberty and freedom can finally truly expose Duverger’s law for the political scam that is was and always will be, and be a stronger voice crying out in the wilderness that can truly present a third and better way, just as the Republicans did when the WHIGS were only full of talk when it came to ending slavery in America.

Seven Things Conservatives Should Be Thankful For

https://townhall.com/columnists/kurtschlichter/2017/11/23/seven-things-conservatives-should-be-thankful-for-n2412522No. 3: Be Thankful For Neil Gorsuch.

We are going to take back the judiciary. That’s huge and it’s already happening. When the Never Trumpers try to mock our delight in having President Trump at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue by saying “But Gorsuch!”, our reply must be, “Damn right, but Gorsuch!”

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