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Why the surge of far-left progressivism is the most dangerous thing we’ve seen in decades

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It’s time to start taking this radical leftist insurgence in the Democratic Party seriously. I covered it yesterday in an article. Today, I thought it necessary to follow up with a video because it seems like many are not seeing how big of a threat this really is.

We can’t wait for the Democrats to fix their own problem. It seems as if they’re embracing it rather than quelling it. That means it’s up to their opposition to expose these radicals for what they are and prevent their ideas from ever seeing the light of day in the legislature.

Here are some key quotes from the video:

Real threat brewing in America.

Article this morning missed the mark.

Socialism, Marxism, and radical progressivism are rapidly emerging as the new normal. Scholars often point to a death by a thousand cuts, also known as creeping normalcy, as the path through which dangerous ideas can go mainstream, but this is different.

Logic is out the window. It’s like a zombie apocalypse of the mind.

I’m not a Trump fan, but I recognize that many of his policies are very beneficial to America. It’s when he dives into his leftist leanings on things like new gun laws, Chuck Schumer’s tariffs, and consolidating power in DC that I take offense.

The real threat to America’s future isn’t Nancy Pelosi. It isn’t Chuck Schumer. It isn’t a Democratically controlled House.

We’re witnessing a seismic shift in the their Marxist ideas are being normalized.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Beto O’Rourke, Kamala Harris, and Eric Swalwell are rising in prominence in the Democratic Party.

Both driven by and driving this far left uprising.

The people are listening to them.

Trump has galvanized them around whatever cause opposes him, even if that cause is ludicrous.

Many conservatives aren’t helping because they’re focusing on things that don’t really matter. Attacking Ocasio-Cortez over how she dresses or a dance video she made in college is playing right into her hands. She’s stronger when the focus is on her personality and not her destructive ideology.

Bernie might have lit the flame, but he’s going to be tossed away quickly and far-left politicians are lining up to grab hold of his mantle.

These new radicals aren’t carrying around a tiny scalpel making a thousand cuts into the collective ideology of the left. They’re wielding Marxist broadswords and they’re swinging wildly. And they’re hitting the mark.

They’re being treated like Marvel superheroes. I call them The New Radicals, sort of like the Justice League but with worse ideas and a better script. Unfortunately, they’re ideas are so dangerous we might as well call them the Legion of Doom.

Don’t bet on them losing. This isn’t the Tea Party that made strides before getting unceremoniously brushed aside by the Republican Establishment. They’ve learned from the Tea Party’s mistakes and they’re going at the Democratic Party even harder than their conservative counterparts did with the GOP.

Every effort must be made to stop their rise before they get a foothold on America’s psyche. Their popularity is contagious. If we don’t stop them now in their movement’s infancy, we may see their radical ideas become a reality.

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Justin Amash for President in 2020 sounds good to me

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Justin Amash for President in 2020 sounds good to me

My mission at the Strident Conservative is to promote conservative values over political parties and to hold members of every political stripe accountable when they fail to uphold those values. I’m particularly motivated to expose people who fail to defend conservatism while claiming to be conservative.

Lately, I’ve been receiving some heat for exposing faux conservatives like Sen. Mike Lee for partnering with Ivanka Trump to advance her feminist socialist agenda; the House Freedom Caucus for selling out to the GOP establishment; the Senate Conservatives Fund for abandoning conservatism for Trumpism; and BlazeTV for becoming a pro-Trump echo chamber and a home for faux conservatives in the media.

In an environment such as this, it’s often tempting to walk away from this mess, move off-grid to Alaska, and wait for the zombie apocalypse. Fortunately, with the support of my wonderful wife and like-minded friends like the awesome Shannon Joy, I’ve adopted the words of the Apostle Paul from his letter to the Philippians (3:12-14, The Message):

I’m not saying that I have this all together, that I have it made. But I am well on my way, reaching out for Christ, who has so wondrously reached out for me.

Friends, don’t get me wrong: By no means do I count myself an expert in all of this, but I’ve got my eye on the goal, where God is beckoning us onward — to Jesus.

I’m off and running, and I’m not turning back.

In the face of such adversity, I’m often asked about how we should proceed in our fight for liberty and a return to conservative values and the Constitution — a tough question to answer.

Those who regularly read or listen to the Strident Conservative know of my resolve to see a new party rise from the ash heap of unibrow Washington. And even thought the odds may be against us, a recent POLITICO/Morning Consult Poll showed a majority of independents and half of respondents overall support the need for a third party.

And that brings me to the recent rumors that Libertarian Republican Rep. Justin Amash may run for president in 2020 on the Libertarian ticket. Personally, I would be all over this.

I’m a big fan of Amash and his solid defense of the Constitution — I’ve referenced him many times in articles on Constitutional matters — and he hasn’t been shy about holding Trump, the GOP, and faux conservatives accountable for violating the trust of the American people and failing to protect and defend the Constitution.

There are early indications that Amash would have the support of conservatives worn down by the repeated betrayals of the GOP establishment. Groups like Amash 4 President have been birthed on Facebook, and a petition has been started calling on Amash to run in 2020 as a third-party candidate.

To those who accept the binary lie that a third-party has no chance and that only a candidate belonging to the establishment duopoly can win, I have only one reply … Abraham Lincoln.

Originally posted on StridentConservative.com.

 


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Immortalising terrorism with gun confiscation will only result in more terrorism

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Immortalising terrorism with gun confiscation will only result in more terrorism

Is it fair to punish the innocent for the crimes of the guilty?

Word has it that Jacinda Ardern the Prime Minister of New Zealand will immediately punish millions of innocent people with the taking of their property – at effective gunpoint no less. The plan is to grab the guns first and legislate later. Being that this is exactly what the terrorist wanted, it is the wrong thing to do from a practical and moral standpoint.

Practical because as the miscreant stated, it could have used any number of means to kill people. It is immoral because millions of innocent people will have to pay the price for its insane actions. They will not only be deprived of their property, but they will be left helpless in the face of criminals and terrorists who by definition do not comply with the law.

Why is tyranny quick to exploit a tragedy?

The Prime Minister had stated that previous attempts at depriving the people of their human rights failed to gain any traction. This time in the midst of the raw emotions of the moment the government took quick action to avoid any thoughtful deliberation on this extremely important civil rights question.

If they had contemplated this oppressive action over time, they would have realized that it won’t have the intended result. This will only embolden those who use terrorism to further their goals. This misguided action will only serve to encourage others to attain their own bit of ‘fame’ with these kinds of horrific acts.

As reported in USA Today, In her announcement of the ban and confiscation edict, the Prime Minister of New Zealand forwarded the bizarre presumption that somehow the government was the original owner of these weapons with the line: “We just want the guns back”.

Later on, in the same article, they reported on the statement she had made last Tuesday that

she would deny the man responsible for the nation’s worst terror attack in modern history the one thing he likely craved: fame.

This misguided action by the Prime Minister will have the opposite effect. What better way to gain infamy that to be the reason why millions of people will be deprived of their property and civil rights. This confiscation action will now enshrine the perpetrator of this crime in the history books. This is what happens when someone acts first and thinks later.

Immortalizing a criminal

The miscreant who perpetrated this crime will now be rewarded with exactly what it desired – being immortalized in the history books as the one who caused millions to lose their civil rights.  New Zealand already had strict limitations on Liberty and yet this did nothing to stop this crime from taking place. What will they do the next time around? Take away any remaining firearms in the country? Make no mistake, this will only cause more terrorism and division.

Socialists Bernie Sanders acted quickly to exploit on this serious crisis for political gain with a call for a ‘ban the sale and distribution of assault weapons in the United States.’ While Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez applauded this major denigration of Liberty.

The Takeaway

Leftist often parrot lines about ‘fairness’, ’equality’ and democracy, but this action shows that those are but mere window dressing. They will quickly jettison those precepts when the opportunity to exploit a serious crisis presents itself.

There should be no doubt that more of the Liberty grabber Left in the states will see this ‘progress’ as inspiration to call for gun confiscation as they have far too many times in the past. It will also ‘inspire’ would be terrorists to try to obtain this kind of result in other places. Instead of doing something about terrorism, it will encourage it while endangering the innocent.

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Ben Shapiro on a divided America

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Ben Shapiro on a divided America

The extreme polarization that has taken over political discourse in our nation is clear and palatable. Notions of bipartisanship in DC or common courtesy at events have been tossed aside, replaced by vitriol so putrid, only the bravest gluttons venture forth into “enemy” territory while most stay isolated in their ideological echo chambers reaffirming their biases and remaining blind to any hint of fault in their chosen leaders.

This is a new phenomenon, at least for the modern era. It wasn’t too long ago when there were certain areas of disagreement, but even in those disagreements we could find common ground. Those days seem to be behind us.

In his new book, “”The Right Side of History: How Reason and Moral Purpose Made the West Great,” DailyWire editor-in-chief Ben Shapiro explores much of what has caused this divide. In a nation where radical progressivism has replaced common sense Democratic notions, it’s understandable how this divide has been so easily maintained with the current and previous Presidents. Shapiro points to the statistics surrounding this divide in his book:

“We’re more divided than at any time in the recent past. In July 2017, Pew Research found that 68 percent of Democrats said it was “stressful and frustrating” to talk to political opponents; 52 percent of Republicans agreed.”

You can get a copy of the book on Amazon, where it just hit #1 on the bestseller list.

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