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The hypocrisy of Trump, the GOP, and Evangelicals over Baby Alfie

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The year was 1982 when a baby boy who became known as Baby Doe—because giving the child a name would validate his life—was born in Bloomington, Indiana. The boy was born with two conditions: Down Syndrome and a correctable birth defect that made eating food orally impossible. Instead of having the surgery done, parents accepted the advice of an obstetrician who advised that the parents do nothing and thus allow the boy to die of dehydration or starvation after a few days. According to the doctor, being a Down Syndrome baby meant that the child’s life was not worth living.

“I believe there are things that are worse than having put [such] a child die, and one of them is that it might live.”

Though an older story, Baby Doe is an example of how America is guilty of murdering the innocent for the sake of convenience. Since Roe v. Wade, America has slaughtered over 60 million Baby Does while still in the womb. And while it’s tempting to judge another country for practicing infanticide, we will be equally judged by the ultimate judge for doing the same thing.

And it isn’t changing anytime soon.

Despite the fact that Planned Parenthood is America’s primary provider of baby-killing services, the budget deal passed by Donald Trump and the GOP provides approximately $1 billion to Planned Parenthood to finance the murder of approximately 600,000 unborn Baby Does during the next two years.

Let’s not forget the socialized medicine part of the equation either. The death panels in Great Britain decided to kill Baby Alfie, and under Obamacare, similar attitudes about who is worthy to receive health care are being formed. Despite promises to repeal Obamacare and stop America’s march toward socialized medicine, Trump and the GOP refused to repeal Obamacare, and they continue to look for ways to save it.

As we approach the midterm election, the Gang Of Phonies are resorting to and relying on the make-a-promise/break-a-promise/repeat playbook they always use when they seek votes and money they haven’t earned. And unfortunately, the Fellowship of Pharisees surrounding Trump and supporting the Republicans continue to play along as they exchange G-O-D for G-O-P.

Preaching the gospel of “cheap grace,” these heretics and charlatans continue to proclaim that Trump is God’s anointed as they defend his immoral behavior and boldly declare that he is “the most pro-life president ever.” Meanwhile, Jerry Falwell, Jr. is warning the body of Christ to reject “fake Republicans,” which translated simply means any Republican who refuses to support Trump unconditionally. Tax cuts and a seat at Trump’s table are paramount to pesky trivialities like abortion and infanticide of millions of Baby Does.

I’m often criticized by Trump-humpers and defenders of the lying liars in the GOP for demanding that our political leaders be ethical men and women of integrity. They say that my expectations are too high; that such “perfection” doesn’t exist. In reality, they are simply attempting to rationalize their decision to compromise their convictions and to defend their slothfulness as they perpetuate the binary lesser-of-two-evils lie that is Washington politics.

In the end, America continues doing the same thing over and over, allowing the status quo to continue while babies—born and unborn—are murdered for being the wrong sex, having Down Syndrome, being a burden on the healthcare system, and for simply being a disposable inconvenience to a woman’s “right” to her body.

Baby Alfie, like literally millions of babies before him, is the tragic story of how little we regard God’s greatest gift; the foundation of our existence and our God-given rights . . . LIFE!

While it’s right to be outraged over Alfie’s murder at the hands of doctors and authorities and to demand justice for his death, we need to realize that we are guilty of the same deeds and that we deserve and will likely receive the same judgment.

I leave you with these prophetic-sounding words from Thomas Jefferson as etched in stone at the Jefferson Memorial:

“God who gave us life gave us liberty. Can the liberties of a nation be secure when we have removed a conviction that these liberties are a gift of God? Indeed, I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just, that his justice cannot sleep forever.”


Originally posted on The Strident Conservative.

 

 

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Louis Farrakhan refers to Ilhan Omar as ‘sweetheart,’ prompting zero outrage

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Louis Farrakhan refers to Ilhan Omar as sweetheart prompting zero outrage

Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan referred to Representative Ilhan Omar (D-MN) as “Sweetheart” as he addressed her during a speaking engagement on Sunday. He apparently caught his faux pas and immediately justified the remark, but at that point the moniker which many consider to be sexist or misogynistic had already been noted.

Nevertheless, it didn’t cause the stir one might expect. As a far-left progressive, Omar is known for being a feminist icon on Capitol Hill even though she hasn’t been in office for a full two months yet. As our EIC noted, the lack of a rebuke was because of the source, not because she now feels it’s okay to refer to her as “sweetheart.”

The statement came as Farrakhan was telling Omar she shouldn’t be sorry for the statements she made last week about Israel, AIPAC, and Jewish influence in Washington DC, particularly over Republicans.

In a world where consistency was still considered a virtue, followers of Omar would be wondering why she’s not expressing outrage over the belittling reference from a powerful man. But the world isn’t consistent and Farrakhan always gets a pass.

 


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Man fined £1,000 for outdated sense of humor

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Man fined £1000 for outdated sense of humor

Jonathon Van Maren, a contributor for LifeSiteNews, recently stumbled across an article in the UK’s Edinburgh News about a construction worker who was arrested for “pointing and laughing” at a biological male who was dressed as a female (transgender woman).

[Author’s Note: It is impolite and unkind to point and laugh at others. This article is not an endorsement of such behavior.]

As Van Maren explained, a construction worker named Graham Spiers was walking with a group of friends. The group pointed and laughed while passing a transgender individual who, suspecting that his appearance had become the subject of ridicule, telephoned the police.

Spiers was arrested five day later.

Sherriff Robert Fife scolded Mr. Spiers’s sense of humor and actions:

Transgender insanity: Police now jailing people for laughing at men in women’s clothes

https://www.lifesitenews.com/blogs/transgender-insanity-police-now-jailing-people-for-laughing-at-men-in-womenSheriff Robert Fife also piled on, informing Spiers that, “Your offensive comments were not funny at the time and are not funny now. Your children should grow up understanding gender differences and would be ashamed at your behavior that comes from a different era has no place in today’s society.” Fife then told Spiers that in addition to the cash he had to pay to the biological man for laughing at him, he also had to pay an additional fine of another five hundred pounds.

Graham Spiers was ordered to pay a total of £1,000 for his actions “from a different era,” 500 of which was paid to the complainant.

Of the actions by police and the court in this instance, Van Maren opined:

It is disgusting enough that law enforcement would arrest and charge someone for this triviality. That alone indicates that freedom in Scotland is truly dead. But the fact that law enforcement then lectured Spiers on being a throwback from a different age (that different era being about a decade ago, for the record) and telling him his children should be ashamed of him? And that Spiers was expected to cower and listen to this tongue-lashing from his betters so he could get re-educated and realize that men could now become women and that laughing at their attempts was forbidden by law? That should absolutely repulse any liberty-loving person and terrify everyone who values freedom.

My Take

Pointing and laughing at others is unquestionably unkind. I am repulsed at the thought of such outward meanness. However, that this behavior so would be considered illegal and result in one’s arrest is punitive at best, and is undoubtedly a waste a valuable time and resources. Furthermore, the punishment in this case is brazenly excessive.

This is yet another instance of big government run amok. The Founders knew the dangers of big government. It would be prudent of us to heed the Founders’ advice, lest we find ourselves in the position of Mr. Spiers: subjugated beneath the arbitrary boot of “benevolent” governmental authority.

 


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The anti-MAGA hoax epidemic

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The anti-MAGA hoax epidemic

There’s a trend that’s been quietly, consistently rearing its ugly head against the President of the United States and his supporters since before the 2016 election. We’ve seen it among unhinged journalists, virtue-signaling celebrities, and Democratic politicians. We’ve seen it manifest in the ugliest form of hatred – the common hate-hoax – and it’s doing more to divide America than the source of the perpetrators’ anger.

They hate President Trump. They hate the people who got him elected. The hate the idea of making America great again because as much of the MAGA agenda comes to pass, they’re learning they’ve been wrong the whole time. I know first hand. I’ve been proven wrong myself.

No, I’m not a hate-hoaxer, but I’ve been against the President to varying degrees for over three years now. Before he officially won the GOP nomination in 2016, I opposed him because I felt he would do too much damage while delivering only a moderate amount of good policies. He wasn’t as bad as John Kasich or Jeb Bush, but we had Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, and Rand Paul as better candidates. Nevertheless, he won the nomination, prompting me to spend the final leg of the 2016 election without a horse in the race. I didn’t like the idea of Trump being President, but under no circumstances did I want Hillary Clinton to be President, either.

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After he won, I became a cautious but hopeful watcher. While we worked on alternatives to bring limited-government federalism to the forefront of local, state, and national politics, I took a case-by-case stance on the President himself. When he did well, I praised him. When he did poorly, I criticized him. This stance has remained until this day, though there have been times when I was more supportive or more critical, depending on the policy discussion of the day. Tax and bureaucratic cuts – good. Tariffs and bump stock bans – bad. The recent cave on the border omnibus – very bad. Most foreign policy moves (leaving Iran deal, leaving Paris accords, moving embassy to Jerusalem) – very good.

Unfortunately, it seems many on the left have been unwilling to recognize even the remotest possibility anything the President is doing is good. What’s worse is that some have been so aggressive in their desire to prove their point that they’ve pretended to be victims for the sake of getting their “victims’ perks” of love and affection from their peers while painting anyone wearing a MAGA hat as bigoted and hateful.

Thus, the anti-MAGA hate hoax was born and it’s been so prominent over the last two-and-a-half years, one must wonder how mainstream media and Democrats became so gullible that they fall for it every single time.

Andy Ngo at Quillette put together a comprehensive list of hate hoaxes that leftists have perpetrated to paint the President and his supporters as racists. It’s absolutely stunning when you see the magnitude of the hatred – THEIR hatred – that makes them willing to tell bald-faced lies just to prove the movement they oppose is as bad as they think it is.

I’ve had ideological disagreements with nearly every presidential candidate (let alone every President) since I became an adult. There’s nothing wrong with disagreement as long as one is willing to not be blinded in one direction or the other. There are plenty who blindly follow President Trump to approximately the same degree that supporters blindly followed President Obama. The herd mentality seems to have become the way of the political world in America for our last two presidents. But that blind devotion is simply an annoyance. The blind hatred that drives people to commit these hoaxes is far more dangerous.

It’s likely when the details are fully revealed regarding Jussie Smollett’s hate-hoax, it was driven more by a narcissistic desire to advance his career rather than pure hatred for the MAGA crowd or the President, but obviously the latter hatred played a role in his decision-making process. This type of action is never acceptable. We have enough outrage in America. There’s no need to manufacture even more for false reasons.

It’s time for the unhinged left to stop assuming every MAGA supporter is racist and start asking how the actions of those on their side of the political aisle drove massive amounts of people to support President Trump. Perhaps then, they’ll realize the hatred is coming mostly from them.

 


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