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Joy Reid fears common Americans

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Joy Reid fears common Americans

According to Progressive talking head Joy Reid, rural Americans are a threat to our democracy. Her tweet reads as follows, “This is the core threat to our democracy. The rural minority — the people @JYSexton just wrote a long thread about — have and will continue to have disproportionate power over the urban majority.” She follows this with a link to a tweet by an MSNBC fellow named Kyle Griffin.

Griffins tweet says, “By 2040, about 70% of Americans are expected to live in the 15 largest states. They will have only 30 senators representing them, while the remaining 30% of Americans will have 70 senators representing them. based his tweet upon a Wall Street Journal article.

The crux of complaint is that, given current demographics, most Americans will end up living in large, cities, while a minority will inhabit the rest of the land.

Reid is expressing a fear and loathing for the citizens of our Republic. Not the fear of the  political mob that was expressed by the Founders. Nor Jonathan Swift’s distaste for people who were not as good as they could be. Reid’s is a self-serving contempt for the common people, for the bumpkins who dwell in flyover states, which don’t have large urban centers.

Reid, and those like her, treat American’s outside the major cities as foreign creatures, barely human, who are to be controlled, not treated as human persons. British philosopher Michael Oakeshott held that we can model civil society after a conversation. In a conversation, each participant gives of his best, for the benefit of the conversation, and is silent when others are speaking. All are respected as persons, all having a place in the conversation, albeit not always an equal voice.

For Reid, our society isn’t a conversation, and has nothing to do with treating fellow citizens as they deserve. For her, and other media elites, the denizens of low-density states, are a pack of troglodytes, clinging to God, guns and the Constitution.

We white, working-class folk aren’t worthy of being considered citizens, made in the image of God. We’re the ones who need to be scolded by people like Reid. Reid and her sort go to Harvard University, then go on to high-paying, white collar jobs, where contact with the daily life of Americans is mercifully avoided. There is no need to understand their fellows, because we’re not their fellows. We’re their inferiors. Sowell’s ‘vision of the anointed’ is clear in Reid’s post. She fears being governed by the ilk of the Republic, she’d rather be governed by the faculty of Harvard.

Common American’s aren’t to be trusted wholly, held in contempt or entirely feared. We are persons, like any other. We share enough things with people like Reid that, if they were willing, we could try to heal some of the rifts our Republic faces. We share the fear of what may happen if our widening gulf cannot be bridged.

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Hanging by a thread

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Hanging by a thread

Consider the horrifying implications for Liberty in the Kavanaugh confirmation process.

One can predict future events by considering the initial conditions at present coupled with the overall trends. This time around the event is primarily an accusation bereft of any circumstantial facts. The trend is the Left’s use of the axiom ‘The Ends Justifies the means’.  If successful, this trend will only expand in scope, with fewer and fewer facts being necessary to destroy anyone that raises the ire of the Left. Add to this the crass double standard rewarding those on the Left with special privileges, while punishing those on the right for the unpardonable crime of existence while being Conservative.

This is not on the issue of whether the accusation is true or not. There are so few facts here that it’s difficult to even begin to assess the veracity of the claims. This about the trend itself, not the specific circumstances of this case, this is about what the Left is doing to the cause of Liberty and the rule of law. Consider what will happen if this trend continues. Soon enough, anyone on the Pro-Liberty Right running for office or up for a government appointment will have this virtual sword of Damocles hanging over their head.

At any point, an accuser can sally forth issuing some charge of criminal activity or some other impropriety without any evidence or facts for that matter. It can simply be something along the lines that the target of the insinuation committed some crime in the distant past, disqualifying them from political office. Harry Reid, helped this process along with his false charge that Mitt Romney hadn’t paid his taxes. When confronted later on, Mr. Reid proudly asserted the end results of his means with the words ‘he didn’t win’. Meanwhile, it can be easily envisioned that those on the Left will be granted immunity from such charges for simply being on that side of the political spectrum.

The more indiscriminate the allegation the better.

For the Left, the lack of factual basis for an accusation will be a feature, not a bug. This will have multiple advantages for them. It will make it that much harder to investigate, insuring delays in the clearing of one’s name. It will also makes it far easier to fabricate a damming narrative.

The 5th and 6th amendments are now on the chopping block.

It should also be patently obvious that people who supposedly cherish Liberty are assaulting the government limiting power of the bill of rights. They’ve had the 1st amendment in their sights for quite some time, with ever more overt attacks coming forth with each passing day. It should also go without saying that the 2nd amendment is undergoing the same treatment, it’s almost a cottage industry for the Left to dream up new infringements.

They’ve also been going after the country’s culture of Liberty, working to steady undermine the 4th amendment encouraging everyone to belch forth word of every life event. Rendering personal privacy a thing of the past. The common refrain of ‘none of your business’ has been replaced with ‘if you’re not doing anything wrong, you have nothing to worry about’. Never mind that the standard for doing something wrong is incessantly changing thanks to the Socialist-Left.

What happened to due process?

Now with people who laughably label themselves as ‘Liberal’ working overtime to sweep away any and all constraints on government, they have a new way of destroying personal Liberty. We are witness to the present case where man’s career and reputation are being destroyed before our very eyes without any form of due process or evidence for that matter. Couple this with the latest trend in tyranny, the ‘Extreme Risk Protective Order‘ in which a person’s property can be seized and Life destroyed based on the slightest allegation that something is wrong.

Confronting witnesses.

Now in their ‘two for one’ liberty destroying special, the Left would like the 6th amendment to go by the wayside. The implications of what is taking place are akin to a ‘criminal prosecution’ so this aspect of the case has to be considered.

For those who are unfamiliar with the latest vestige of Liberty the Left would like to eviscerate:

6th Amendment
In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defence.

One has to hand it to the Left in their shotgun approach to attacking everyone’s basic human rights. One can almost envision their plan of attack based on a reading of these two amendments. Not only are they stalling to violate the first portions, but they are also only vaguely asserting the charge and playing games with the presentation of witnesses. Of course, in their continuous efforts against that which they pretend to support, they also are making a two fold effort. Not only are they going after basic Liberties but they are also working to lay the foundation for even future degradations.

Leftist propaganda has it that the accuser is making the supreme sacrifice in this instance. Never mind that people in these cases are forever lauded by the Left. This is supposed to somehow prove the veracity of the allegation while setting the future precedent of validity of anonymous accusations. The founding fathers knew that would be a death knell for justice and the reason it is spelled out in the Bill of Rights.

The Takeaway.

It should be obvious that if this abomination is allowed to fester and grow the trends seen today will continue to the point that anyone not in the orbit of the socialist-Left will be subjected to this kind of abuse. In many ways this is but a vestige of Left’s ideology of unlimited government. For them, government is a Swiss army knife that solves all of their problems, this weaponizes justice to be used against any and all opponents, we should take pause in letting them continue down this dead end road.

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Netflix spins “Reversing Roe” documentary to paint pro-lifers as ignorant, evil, or both

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Netflix spins Reversing Roe documentary to paint pro-lifers as ignorant evil or both

It shouldn’t surprise anyone anymore that the vast majority of mass media outlets, from news channels to Hollywood studios to political websites, are propaganda tools for the leftist agenda. One important component of their agenda is abortion. One of the biggest outlets of all, Netflix, was tapped to deliver the unabashedly biased documentary, “Reversing Roe.”

Here’s the trailer:

Even in the two and a half minute trailer, the intention of this documentary is clear. They want pro-abortion activists to seem like reasonable science-driven biological proponents of truth while making pro-lifers seem like backwards religious fanatics who are puppets of the patriarchy. The actual documentary itself, which I do not recommend watching, is even worse.

Don’t get me wrong. I am not against the filmmakers for shooting this documentary or even Netflix for distributing it. What unnerves me is the blatant attempt to draw in pro-lifers and make them feel stupid for their position. There are scientific, non-religious reasons to be pro-life. More and more people are coming around every day to the realization that a conceived human being is indeed an actual human being. This isn’t based on a religious conviction or conservative manipulation. People are simply looking at the scientific evidence and coming to the right conclusion. Abortion is murder.

Conspicuously excluded from the documentary are valid arguments or articulate pro-life activists. Instead, the pro-life arguments are ridiculed and the people they chose to represent the pro-life argument aren’t exactly major league heavy hitters.

Shame on filmmakers Ricki Stern and Anne Sundberg for excluding the science behind the pro-life movement and shame on Netflix for deviously promoting this film in an effort to push their abortionist agenda.

As Live Action noted, the timing of the release of this documentary around the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation hearings was intentional.

Netflix documentary “Reversing Roe” shows network’s pro-abortion bias

https://www.liveaction.org/news/netflix-reversing-roe-pro-abortion/Last week, Netflix released a documentary that aims to explain how abortion became a politicized issue. The 90-minute film “Reversing Roe” has been aptly described as “beyond-timely,” as the release coincides with the confirmation hearings of Judge Brett Kavanaugh and the final weeks before the midterm elections.

Netflix filmmakers Ricki Stern and Anne Sundberg present a narrative that legalized abortion is the logical choice, and any pro-life position likely has ulterior motives. As the Los Angeles Times notes, there’s no question about the pro-abortion bias of the filmmakers; the LA Times states,

“The inclusion of interviews with anti-abortion voices (some who appear scarily robotic) interspersed with reasoned, wary Planned Parenthood leaders seems more to make the history complete than present a both-sides sheen.”

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Democrats aren’t seeking justice. They’re stalling and Republicans are falling for it.

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Democrats arent seeking justice Theyre stalling and Republicans are falling for it

Brittany M. Hughes from the Media Research Center encapsulates the issues perfectly in her latest Reality Check Video.

Sometimes one comes across a video that frames the issues perfectly, and aside from conflating Leftist with Liberal (ahem.. ), she nails the point home in less than 5 minutes.

Democrats Aren’t Seeking Justice — They’re Stalling, and Republicans Are Falling For It

Here’s the bad news: Senate Democrats are willing to destroy a man’s entire reputation based on unproven accusations if it means buying time and stalling a Supreme Court nomination – all under the thinly veiled guise of seeking justice.

Here’s the worse news: apparently, Senate Republicans are dumb enough to fall for it.

 

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