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No, we shouldn’t ‘unmask’ Antifa. Just let police do their jobs.

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No we shouldnt unmask Antifa Just let police do their jobs

Emotions drive poor choices. It isn’t universal; I probably wouldn’t be happily married for 26 years if emotions weren’t part of the original decision-making process. But when it comes to politics, there’s a reason progressives often back policies that make no sense. They’re driven primarily by emotion instead of intellect, and the “intellectual” politicians who espouse progressive ideas often realize they won’t work but embrace the emotional aspect as the easiest path to gain and retain power.

But sometimes, emotions seep in and make conservatives select poor choices as well. The latest example is the rise in calls for Antifa to not be allowed to wear masks. On an emotional level, it makes sense since their attacks on Andy Ngo and others yielded few arrests. The masks worn by almost all Antifa members at the Portland event made it challenging to identify the dozens of attackers involved.

When hyper-leftist Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler called for a ban on masks at these events, I was surprised at how many conservatives agreed. This is an emotional response. As conservatives, we want criminals brought to justice. But there’s a much better solution that does not infringe on basic rights protecting one’s ability to clothe themselves as they see fit. Why don’t we let law enforcement do their jobs? Wheeler, who also happens to be the police commissioner, has had his department take a hands-off approach to Antifa. Let police protect and serve and suddenly, we could have had justice. In fact, Ngo and the others attacked may not have been accosted in the first place.

Peaceful gatherings of protesters should never be hindered, but it’s the duty of law enforcement to act when things get out of hand. Destruction of property and physical confrontations are grounds for action as long as politicians get out of the way. Our society has become so sensitive to the potential for police overreach that we’re kept them reserved and often fearful of repercussions if they do their jobs properly.

By no means am I suggesting we need a police state situation or that law enforcement needs to be more empowered outside of what the law provides, but the actions of Antifa are often well within the mandate police have (or should have) to engage with violent protesters and protect private property. When politicians like Wheeler interfere, their solutions are lame. It does not behoove conservatives to embrace his idiotic solution just because emotionally, it makes sense at first. If we let the police do their jobs, Antifa could wear full burkas over radiation suits and they’ll still get arrested and identified if they break the law.

The problem with Antifa isn’t the masks. If anything, allowing them to feel secure in the anonymity might make them act out more, and as long as police are present and unburdened by political considerations, they can catch the thugs in their acts of terrorism.

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What mainstream media knows: Fear of recession causes recessions

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Fear of recession causes recessions and the media is hoping to do it again

President Trump’s concerns over mainstream media outlets painting the economy as being on the verge of recession are legitimate. He’s well aware that perceptions drive large portions of the economy. Fears that the market might tumble cause people to sell, which then makes the market tumble. Businesses concerned about the economy slowing may stop hiring, which helps the economy to slow. The circular reasoning becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy, which is why the President’s concerns are real.

And the media is playing it up like the rest of the fake news they’re peddling in hopes that stoking fears will prove their premise correct.

It doesn’t matter to them how many people get hurt by this dastardly propaganda technique. They have one goal: Make Trump lose in 2020. If they knock off the Senate Majority and keep the House, that’s a plus as well. But the President is their sole target.

The funny part in this whole scenario is they’re blaming the one progressive component in President Trump’s economic plan for the worldwide economic downturn they’re predicting. The trade war with China is modeled after Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer’s and presidential candidate Bernie Sanders’s plan. This is, of course, conveniently overlooked as they’ve inverted the stances on tariffs to make them wholly owned by President Trump.

Speaking of inversions, the buzzword of the week is “inverted yield curve.” In layman’s terms, it’s a sentiment indicator that shows when it’s cheaper for the government to borrow for ten years rather than two. It goes against conventional economic wisdom and is claimed to be a precursor to recession. But there’s one factor in the current curve that’s not being taken into consideration. This market-based fear is not a worry about the current or near-future economy as much as it’s an indicator the prospects of Democrat winning the White House in 2020 will erase the progress that has been made in the economy.

In other words, the fearful dollar brokers are so scared of Democratic economic policies, they’re not willing to bet on the economy should a Democrat take over.

There’s a solution: Stop listening to the polls. As we learned in 2016, polls in the days leading up to the election were highly inaccurate. This far from the 2020 election, hypothetical head-to-head polling as completely useless. But it does drive fear, lending itself to the agenda being pushed by progressive media to help tank the economy by telling everybody the economy is about to tank.

Expect more economic lies from fake news media in the coming weeks. They’re pushing hard to destroy the economy regardless of how many Americans suffer from it. It’s a kamikaze mission to take down the President at any price.

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Buying Greenland is the type of thinking that helped Trump win in the first place

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Buying Greenland is the type of apolitical thinking that helped Trump win in the first place

I’ll keep this very short, barely more than a Tweet. We’re not going to buy Greenland. It’s not that we wouldn’t, but Denmark is unwilling to part with the largest island in the world for some reason. Nevermind that the 56,000 inhabitants of Greenland aren’t happy with Copenhagen even if they’re semi-autonomous. Denmark has said they won’t even entertain the idea of selling off their huge chunk of ice.

Meanwhile in America, the thought he President would even consider it as a possibility has brought in mocking and ridicule from progressive mainstream media. But here’s the thing. This is the type of outside-the-box thinking that helped President Trump win election. Politicians don’t think in terms of buying land from other countries. Real estate developers do. Buying Denmark would be the biggest buy in centuries, literally. It’s a perfect idea to belong to President Trump.

If Americans would have wanted the swampy status quo with no new ideas, we would have elected Hillary Clinton. We voted for Trump because he doesn’t think like a politician even if he knows how to handle them well.

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Can Lacy Johnson beat Ilhan Omar in Minneapolis?

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Can Lacy Johnson beat Ilhan Omar in Minneapolis

Minneapolis is one of the bluest major cities in America. The race for the Democratic nomination for the MN-5 district is essentially the general election because Democrats have held the seat belonging to Minneapolis since 1963. The closest a Republican has come to winning the district in this century was Alan Fine in 2006 who “only” lost to Keith Ellison by 34.3%. Oftentimes, the Democrat wins by over 50 points.

But Republican Lacy Johnson seeks to make history. He’s not making the attempt by being a moderate RINO trying to coax the people of Minneapolis into believing he’s basically a Democrat. His platform is boldly conservative and includes a balanced budget amendment, school choice, and a bear-hug embrace of President Trump’s economic policies.

Growing up with nine siblings in modest circumstances didn’t make him feel poor. It did make him realize it’s his responsibility to support his family as an adult and not rely on government. This is exactly the type of mentality we need more of in Washington DC. It’s the kind of mentality that will serve Minneapolis well.

Under normal circumstances, even being a strong candidate isn’t enough in Minneapolis when you have the letter (R) next to your name on the ballot. But in 2020, Johnson has one major advantage that should give the GOP hope. He’s going up against Ilhan Omar, the “Squad” member who has been nothing but an embarrassment to herself, Minneapolis, and the United States of America. Despite accomplishing essentially nothing outside of Twitter in her brief tenure, she still walks the halls of Capitol Hill as if she’s a diva rockstar. That’s part of the charade her “Squad” members portray; they’re a shame even to Democrats but because they’ve gained nationwide popularity among radical progressives, they’ve been allowed to keep playing their games. For now.

But even as Omar struts around Capitol Hill, she’s ignoring the people who put her in office in the first place. To Omar, Minneapolis is merely a place where she’s forced to campaign. We can see this based on her actions; literally nothing she has done in DC has even come close to affecting Minneapolis residence. That’s uncanny, even for a Democrat.

The people of Minneapolis may finally vote red for two reasons: (1) Lacy Johnson is a winner with great ideas, and (2) Ilhan Omar has been nothing but an embarrassment, absent from Minneapolis since her election. President Trump should endorse him.

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