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Please send your IL. state representative an email today and tell him or her to vote “NO” on the income tax hike.

 
The Illinois House of Representatives voted to pass Madigan’s $36.5 billion spending plan, which relies on more than $5 billion in tax hikes.

Republicans are currently working to get the votes to pass a 32 percent income tax hike tomorrow.

Please send your state representative an email today and tell him or her to vote “NO” on the income tax hike. https://www.illinoispolicy.org/contact-your-rep/reject-the-senates-30-income-tax-hike/

Source: Will County News

The week’s news that wasn’t

The week’s news that wasn’t

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Disentangling, disconfirming and divulging the most revisionist, eugenicist and Marxist fakeries in the week’s fake news.

No, Jefferson never held an iftar dinner

The mainstream media lost its collective mind after realizing that Ramadan – Islam’s holy month – was concluding without President Donald Trump hosting an iftar dinner at the White House, claiming it was a break from long-standing tradition from previous presidents.

Proving they were more concerned over whether Trump “properly” recognized Ramadan than over the hundreds of people killed an injured in Ramadan terror attacks, several media outlets – including the always fake Washington Post — went so far as to write that the tradition of hosting an iftar went all the way back to Thomas Jefferson and was therefore more than 200 years in the making.

While Jefferson did host a Muslim envoy and he did push the start time for a state dinner back to accommodate him, the occasion was not a celebration of Ramadan or iftar. There is no evidence that Jefferson made any other accommodation for the envoy.

After the USS Constitution captured Tunisian vessels attempting to run a blockade by American ships at Tripoli that had been instituted in response to the Barbary pirate attacks on American shipping, Tunisia sent Sidi Soliman Mellimelli to negotiate for restitution and to barter for tribute.

Mellimelli arrived at the Washington Naval Yard on November 30, 1805 to much fanfare and curiosity. Jefferson scheduled a dinner for December 9 with Mellimelli to begin at the customary time of “half after three,” but changed it to “precisely at sunset” upon learning that Mellimelli couldn’t dine until later because of Ramadan.

The actual first iftar dinner at the White House was held by Bill Clinton – and it was planned by Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin, whose mother was a prominent official in the women’s division of the Muslim Brotherhood terrorist organization – and was a politically-motivated bit of Muslim pandering.

George W. Bush continued the tradition of pandering to Muslims in order to give himself cover as he waged war on some Muslims by arming others as he prosecuted the so-called “War on Terror,” which as we now know had nothing to do with “terror” and everything to do with propping up the petrodollar and the military-industrial complex and ensuring the dominance of Saudi Arabia and Israel in the Middle East on behalf of the globalists and Zionists.

And of course, Barack Obama, a closet Muslim himself, continued it. Obama was one of the first to spout the lie about Jefferson and iftar, uttering that falsehood back in 2012, saying:

“As I’ve noted before, Thomas Jefferson once held a sunset dinner here with an envoy from Tunisia — perhaps the first iftar at the White House, more than 200 years ago.”

White supremacy stands in the way blacks getting more abortions… or something

I told you last week that feminism is nothing more than man-loathing socialism. It’s also, apparently, white- and self-loathing socialism.

The radical feminist blog Medusa Magazine (they say they embrace the term) last week called for the destruction of “the white family unit” through the abortion of all white babies.

In a genocidal screed laced with psychobabble, identity politics and eugenics, “author” Nicole Valentine — who may or may not be a white woman married to a black man and have a biracial child — blamed white families for all the world’s ills and called for their removal. And while abortions are good, she says, the appeal to abortions as having a “Constitutional” construct (they do not) reinforces white supremacy. “In fact, Constitutionality is often synonymous with  ‘exclusively beneficial to the white race,” she writes, conveniently omitting the 13th and 14th Amendments, the Civil Rights Act, racial quota laws, Brown v. Board of Education, etc., etc.

Further, she writes:

[T]he notion of “choice” in abortion is inherently white supremacist and ableist. Women of color do not often have the same privilege to choose termination as do white women. For social, religious, economic, and ethical reasons, women of color may experience roadblocks on the path to body autonomy that white women would never be forced to confront due to their privilege of being born in a white supremacist society that continually looks out for their needs. Under present circumstances, women of color simply do not have the absolute choice when it comes to their bodies. It is time to stop pretending that they stand on equal footing with white women, when it has been proven that the embedded systems of white supremacy do not act impartially to all women. Because white supremacy prevents women of color from their freedom to choose, we must level the playing field by other means.

Ms. Valentine conveniently also overlooks the fact that although blacks make upon 13.3 percent of the U.S. population, black women have 35.6 percent of all abortions, almost equaling the percent of white abortions (37.3 percent) even though whites make up 76.9 percent of the population. Black women abort babies at rate of 420 per 1,000 live births.

Furthermore, Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion mill, was founded by Margaret Sanger, a longtime sponsor and board member of the American Eugenics Society. Sanger, in a 1925 essay titled “The Need of Birth Control in America,” wrote:

Such human weeds [defined by her in published writings alternately as morons/defectives, delinquents/misfits/the maladjusted, and dependents/the poor] clog up the path, drain up the energies and the resources of this little earth. We must clear the way for a better world, we must cultivate our garden.

To “clear the way” Sanger wanted to segregate and neuter those deemed by her and society to be racially or socially undesirable, and for Sanger and her ilk, that included blacks.

Planned Parenthood has continued with this path to this day. Reports have found that Planned Parenthood places its abortion clinics near neighborhoods with inordinately high numbers of blacks and Hispanics. The Cincinnati-based Life Issues Institute determined that 79 percent of the organization’s surgical abortion facilities are within walking distance of predominately black or Hispanic neighborhoods. So there are more than ample opportunities for black women to “choose,” and they do so in mind-boggling numbers.

And let’s just overlook the fact that had Ms. Valentine written that any other race or creed other than whites should be destroyed, she would be accused of “hate speech,” and drummed out of society via Twitter, Facebook and elsewhere. But she’d be right at home in the American Eugenics Society.

Repealing Obamacare won’t result in mass die-offs

Despite what Communist loons like Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and Ezra Levin tell you, repealing Obamcare won’t result in mass death, whether the bad and Orwellian-named Republican Better Care “repeal bill” passes or not.

Obamacare is a Marxist health insurance/government subsidized  health insurance bill. It has nothing to do with health care… except to the extent that it makes it more difficult for doctors to “practice” medicine and makes actually getting health care more expensive and more difficult.

In fact, studies show that Obamacare is responsible in the exponential growth of opioid addictions and deaths.

There are no ‘drastic cuts’ to Medicare in the GOP ‘repeal’ bill, but there should be

The above-mentioned communist loons and the MSM have shouted loud and long that the Republicans’ phony Obamacare repeal bill makes “drastic cuts” to Medicaid spending. Only in the District of Criminals is a reduction in projected spending a cut.

What the GOP bill does is it reduces the amount of annual Medicaid increases called for in Obamacare by a mere 26 percent over the course of the next 10 years. That’s less than a 3 percent reduction per year in increases, not in actual spending. Big difference.

Source: Will County News

Trump News June 30, 2017

Watch President Donald J. Trump’s weekly address to the Nation:

TODAY’S EVENTS

9:30 AM: President Trump speaks to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey

10:10 AM: President Trump welcomes President Moon of the Republic of Korea – Watch

10:15 AM: President Trump meets with President Moon

10:35 AM: President Trump leads an expanded bilateral meeting with President Moon

11:15 AM: President Trump gives joint statements with President Moon – Watch

2:00 PM: Press Briefing with Principal Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Sanders

4:20 PM: President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump depart Washington, D.C. en route to Bedminster, New Jersey

PHOTO OF THE DAY

President Donald J. Trump at the Department of Energy | June 29, 2017 (Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks)

OBAMACARE FACT OF THE DAY

FACT: Six issuers have abandoned Obamacare in Kentucky and nearly 50% of counties have only one provider and no choices.

WHITE HOUSE UPDATES

Yesterday, President Trump delivered remarks at the Unleashing American Energy Event at the Department of Energy.

Last night, President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump hosted President Moon Jae-in and First Lady Kim Jung-sook of the Republic of Korea for a working dinner at the White House.

Yesterday, Vice President Pence met with Senators to work on repealing and replacing Obamacare.

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Source: Will County News

What do we see when we make visible the invisible?

What do we see when we make visible the invisible?

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An understanding of government morality is about the most important thing in our lives. Every morning when we awaken, we need to be alert and conscious of the morality of the government and the system under which we live.

The morality of government as we intend to explain it includes the whole relationship of government to the American people, including the physic phenomenon of authoritarian dependency. We believe unequivocally that understanding the morality of government is basic to human liberty. It is an illusion to believe otherwise.

We owe no moral duty to believe the pronouncements of government and its agents and we question their political motivation.

It is the nature of governments that there exists a silent state of hostility between the government and the people. Governments rule by deception and force. The goal of government is to coerce the people into a regimented, docile and obedient mass under a propaganda system based on altruism and self-sacrifice.

This is not altruism as you understand the word. It has a double meaning. Where you understand it as an unselfish devotion and interest in others and their well-being, government uses it to gain power, control and wealth under a veneer of charity and good works.

Unveiled, altruism is hypocrisy, deceit, egotism, love of money, criminal politics, “patriotism,” nepotism among the elite nobility, brotherhood of secret societies, manipulation of the public mind and its production.

To the unsuspecting public it appears good, but it is hypocrisy with a hidden agenda to cover evil. It is the philosophical basis of democracy and benevolent totalitarianism.

Governments are not benevolent. Instead, they are autocratic, and all autocratic systems seek to consume the wealth and resources of the producers of wealth while carrying on perpetual diversions.

Governments are created and organized to monopolize power and wealth. If we consider the growth of government and coercion of the people through a mass of complicated laws and regulations, we can only conclude that the nature of government is force. This means not only force upon our physical mobility, but more importantly force upon our mental processes. We are disciplined to “political correctness” and the giving over of our minds to a self-serving system.

Government propaganda effectively destroys our capacity to see our master/slave relationship to government. Government coercion and force has very high success as long as it is invisible to the great majority of people. Governments justify plunder and theft with self-serving laws. The public is trained to obey all laws without question. They cannot discern the illegality and bad intent of the laws.

It is through this deception that government becomes our external authority, as we discussed in “Liberty is a scary thing.” It is our reliance on external authority that led us into socialism.

How does the invisible become visible? No matter what illusions are created to conceal force and the monopoly power of authority, many people gradually come to perceive the life-consuming influences of government. Careful observers begin to detect the anti-productive nature of government, its politicians, and bureaucrats. Where is the positive value of a self-sacrifice system which constantly drains your life and assets? The system operates under the guise of the “public good” and is nothing less than the invisible manipulation of government force via taxes and regulations.

What to do? Practical and realistic thinking precludes confrontation with force and the triggering of the manipulation of the legal system against ones person and property. Paramilitary groups, “resistance” groups like Black Lives Matter and Antifa, and so-called tax protesters, etc., actually promote and enhance government authority simply because the gullible public is so easily manipulated. If/when these groups become threatening or violent, government grows its police power with the people’s blessings.

Escape from the mental entrapment of government means self-realization and a clear view of the regimented existence of millions of people because they give themselves over to illegitimate power.

To the extent that we ignore or recreate reality, our mental process is dominated by authority. As long as we accept illusions for reality, we are in an altered state of consciousness and are constantly being drained of intelligence, competence, happiness, and money.

Example: We have a friend who recently discovered that he had terminal cancer. By “education” he was a successful engineer. The world would view him as intelligent, rational and alert.

Though exposed to alternatives, he would only consider “orthodox medicine.”

The point is that he is a religious man of the Southern Baptist persuasion. He said that “the Lord has always taken care of me and will continue to do so.” Because he is ignoring reality, he is confusing Christianity with mysticism, and it is costing him his life.

Human liberty can only exist or be restored with an accurate perception of reality. Mind distorting fictions of government and external authority must be exposed. To do otherwise is to keep us dependent on an ivory tower mysticism based on lies and the duplicity of politicians and bureaucrats.

Government is a parasite cult, organized, and disguised behind a peculiar language of code words and phrases.  It uses its esoteric money creation system, wrapped in fictions and legalese, to affect the most massive transfer of wealth in the history of the world from the producers to itself (the nonproducer). Not one in a million even suspects what is happening.

Nothing significant in our lives can or will happen unless and until we challenge our mental processes to investigate the morality and philosophy of government.

Source: Will County News

Identity theft an overlooked wrinkle of illegal immigration

Identity theft an overlooked wrinkle of illegal immigration

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According to a recent Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration audit, the labor market includes a shocking 1.4 million employed illegal aliens who in 2015 used falsified or stolen Social Security numbers to get hired. Not only have the illegal immigrants committed a crime by unlawfully entering the United States, but identity theft through fraudulent Social Security number misuse is a felony.

Identity theft, a little discussed criminal component of illegal immigration, creates major headaches for the citizens and legal permanent residents who must explain to the IRS why their tax filings omitted income they never earned.

Inspector General J. Russell George understated the inconvenience identity theft creates for innocent taxpayers when he said in a statement that it represents a “significant burden.” The Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) significantly complicates the problem. The ITIN was created for those who don’t have – and aren’t eligible for – a Social Security number. It is used by aliens who of course are ineligible for Social Security numbers. But their W-2 forms submitted to employers include valid Social Security numbers – that belong to someone else.

The Washington Times reported that 87 percent of online tax submissions with an ITIN showed income associated with a Social Security number which could not possibly belong to the filer. ITIN-based taxes filed using the old-fashioned paper method reflected slightly less, but still significant, fraud of about 50 percent.

The tax fraud illegal immigrants perpetrate is a longstanding problem that has an easy solution. But as with so many other immigration-related problems, the political will to bring about change is nonexistent. First, and most obviously, staunch border security supplemented by interior workplace enforcement would go a long way. Fewer illegal immigrants means less crime.

Second, during the period when the border is being secured, and while federal immigration agents are vigorously monitoring workplace violations, end the ITIN whose major purpose has come to be facilitating alien employment. Citizens and legal residents don’t need ITINs; they have Social Security numbers. About a decade ago, mortgage brokers eagerly accepted ITINs as qualifying documentation to grant illegal immigrants home loans. The under-employed aliens who couldn’t make the payments were one factor in the mortgage meltdown that precipitated the global Great Recession.

Third, a no-brainer, let the IRS communicate with the Department of Homeland Security to check which Social Security numbers may have been used by illegal aliens. Barring the IRS from exchanging information with DHS, the current practice, guarantees that identity theft will continue.

Although the IRS insisted in its official response to the Inspector General’s findings that it takes identity theft “very seriously,” the agency showed little enthusiasm for meaningful reform. The IRS said that it had just completed a pilot program designed to notify identity fraud victims that they’ve been scammed. Good luck. A pilot program to track overseas visitors and workers’ entry and exist passed Congress 30 years ago, but still hasn’t been implemented.

In a final cop out, the IRS’s wage and investment division commissioner, Kenneth C. Corbin, said that his agency doesn’t have sufficient funding to more vigorously pursue illegal alien tax frauds, a disappointing confirmation of the government’s continuing willingness to protect illegal immigrants at the expense of working, taxpaying Americans.

— Joe Guzzardi

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Joe Guzzardi is a Californians for Population Stabilization Senior Writing Fellow. Contact him at joeguzzardi@capsweb.org and on Twitter @joeguzzardi19.

Source: Will County News

Russian official relays a cryptic warning to US hawks


Russian official relays a cryptic warning to US hawks

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The war drums are pounding over Syria. And U.S. officials like UN Ambassador Nikki Haley are making clear that the coming American war against Syria could result in military consequences for its two primary allies, Russia and Iran. A top Russian official is now saying that any offensive U.S. military action against Syria will be met with equal retaliation from Moscow.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov responded to ongoing U.S. tough talk against Syria during a joint press conference with German Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel in Krasnodar, Russia, on Wednesday.

Lavrov called into question the veracity of U.S. evidence that Syrian leader Bashar Assad has, and plans to use, chemical weapons in his country’s ongoing civil war.

“They should not create excuses for more attacks against the Syrian army that is fighting terrorists,” he said.

Russian and Syrian officials maintain that the majority of rebels in Syria belong to ISIS-affiliated groups and that Assad’s ouster will turn the country into an ISIS stronghold.

The ISIS rebels, Lavrov said, could easily fool U.S. intelligence officials into believing Assad is using chemical weapons by staging false flag attacks.

“We’ve heard multiple times that the U.S. has a smoking gun, but they cannot share it with us because they cannot compromise their sources and methods,” he said. “Well, I’m not really interested in hearing those statements anymore.”

If the U.S. insists on attacking Syria, Lavrov suggested that the Pentagon can count on Russian retaliation.

“We will react with dignity, proportionally to the real situation that may develop,” he said.

Source: Will County News

Trump’s agenda could finally get ahead of the scandals

Trump’s agenda could finally get ahead of the scandals

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With congressional inquiries involving 2016 election scandals centering more heavily on the other side this week, President Donald Trump may be moving toward a well-needed opportunity to refocus lawmakers on implementing his agenda. Here’s what you need to know.

If there was a Russian meddling problem ahead of the 2016, election it wasn’t Trump’s problem to handle.

That’s according to a congressional Democrat who likely represents the beginning of the end to the constant controversy surrounding the Trump administration.

Via MClatchy:

Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., and President Donald Trump don’t agree on much about Russia’s meddling in the 2016 U.S. elections, but they agree on this: President Barack Obama should have done more to stop Moscow from interfering.

Obama made a “very serious mistake” in not doing more about Russia’s intervention in the presidential election campaign, Schiff, the top-ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, said Sunday.

“The administration needed to call out Russia earlier, and needed to act to deter and punish Russia earlier,” Schiff said on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “I think the Obama administration should have done more when it became clear that not only was Russia intervening, but it was being directed at the highest levels of the Kremlin.”

Obama did announce in December a series of sanctions against Russia for its attempts to influence the November election, including the expulsion from the U.S. of 35 suspected intelligence operatives.

Schiff said the sanctions should have come sooner and been stronger. Obama also should have let the voters know about Russia’s actions while the campaign was still going on, he said. “What I urged at the time was he should have spoken out to the American people and said, ‘This is what Russia is doing,’” Schiff said.

Trump also questioned why Obama administration officials took no action on Russia before the election. “Since the Obama administration was told way before the 2016 Election that the Russians were meddling, why no action? Focus on them, not T!” he said in a Twitter posting to his 32.8 million followers.

Trump said on Fox News Sunday that if Obama had the information about Russian meddling, “why didn’t he do something about it? He should have done something about it. But you don’t read that. It’s quite sad.”

During the campaign, Trump cast doubts on reports of Russian intervention, at one point suggesting that the hacking could be the work of China, or of “someone sitting on their bed that weighs 400 pounds.”

Schiff said he had to contest Trump’s comments, given that the president had “openly egged the Russians to hack Hillary Clinton’s emails” and Obama didn’t want to “play into the narrative” by Trump that the election was going to be rigged.

“Donald Trump is in no position to complain here,” Schiff said.

While Schiff isn’t giving Trump a free pas, he’s removing a massive part of the left’s argument for the “not my president” rallying cry. The dominoes will only continue to fall.

 

Source: Will County News

Trump News June 29, 2017

After seven failed years of Obamacare, it is time to put the American people back in control of their own health care. President Donald J. Trump and his Administration continue to work with Congress to repeal and replace the disaster that is Obamacare.

TODAY’S EVENTS

10:30 AM: President Trump receives his daily intelligence briefing

2:00 PM: Press Briefing with Principal Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Sanders and Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin – Watch

3:00 PM: President Trump departs the White House en route to the Department of Energy

3:25 PM: President Trump gives remarks at the Unleashing American Energy event – Watch

6:00 PM: President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump welcome President Moon of the Republic of Korea

6:15 PM: President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump participate in a reception with the Republic of Korea delegation

6:30 PM: President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump have dinner with President Moon

PHOTO OF THE DAY

President Donald J. Trump and the 2016 World Series Champions, the Chicago Cubs | June 28, 2017 (Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks)

OBAMACARE FACT OF THE DAY

FACT: 14 out of 17 Nevada counties are projected to have zero insurers on Obamacare’s individual market in 2018.

WHITE HOUSE UPDATES

Yesterday, President Trump held a meeting with immigration crime victims where they discussed taking strong action against illegal immigration and putting Americans’ safety first.

Yesterday, President Trump and Secretary of Energy Rick Perry hosted a tribal, State, and local energy roundtable.

Yesterday, Vice President Pence traveled to Ohio where he met with Obamacare victims and made remarks on healthcare.

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“Real CBO BCRA Headline: No Individual Market Losses in 2018, But Up 1 Million From 2017”

– Josh Archambault in Forbes

Reality check! An analysis by Forbes contributor Josh Archambault reveals surprising flaws in the CBO’s score of the Senate healthcare bill, which concludes 22 million more Americans will be without health coverage by 2026. As Archambault points out, the CBO score is based on an old, inaccurate 2016 CBO estimate of how many Americans will purchase Obamacare. If you use their January 2017 update, Republican legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare would result in only 2 million fewer on the individual market by 2026, and would actually result in no losses and even some gains in enrollment in the years preceding, Archambault estimates.
Click here to read more.

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Anthem Inc.’s decision to leave the Nevada marketplace has created an “Obamacare ‘crisis’ for rural Nevadans,” Bloomberg explains. About 8,000 people in 13 counties and Carson City will be without access to the Obamacare health plans. Bloomberg notes GOP Senator Dean Heller is “playing a major role” in the debate over the future of the Affordable Care Act, and stands in opposition to the Republican Senatorial plan to repair the failing exchanges.

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Michael Needham, the chief executive officer of Heritage Action, writes in Real Clear Politics, Republicans “cannot cede the playing field” on Obamacare repeal and replace because they’re upset with the process. He argues “conservatives are right to fight to improve the bill” where they can, and should evaluate the Senate bill on its own merits and “for the meaningful reforms it contains.”

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In Fox News, Attorney General Jeff Sessions urges Congress to pass Kate’s Lawand the No Sanctuary for Criminals Act, two bills “that would make all Americans safer.” Lifezette details how President Trump gathered families “shattered by criminal aliens” to “highlight two bills that face final vote in the House of Representatives before moving on to the Senate.”

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In terms of Energy Week, the Institute for Policy Innovation’s Merrill Matthews writes in The Hill that increased U.S. natural gas production is not only helping reduce U.S. emissions, but other countries are likely to rely on imports of American LNG to do the same. And The Washington Times reports on President Trump’s pledge during a Wednesday roundtable to bring in a “golden age of American energy dominance” by lifting restrictive federal regulations.

Source: Will County News

The Failure of Leftist Restraint

The Failure of Leftist Restraint

The Failure of Leftist Restraint
Written By Jonathon Clay de Hale Illinois Family newsThe shooting of GOP House Whip Steve Scalise and several other Republicans during an early morning baseball practice this month is as unsurprising as it was dreadful. Some of our deepest expectations were realized in that moment, as the furious rhetoric being churned out by the Left finally expressed itself in the ultimate form of contempt: an attempt to assassinate political leaders.

It wasn’t hard to predict where our national discourse was taking us. For years in the halls of Congress and in the courts, we’ve been engaged in a civil war. There’s been a marked increase in the use of the term “civil war” by those who spend their days opining on culture. It’s all been there but the shooting, and now we can check that box.

Until that happened, we all hoped that what was left of the original American spirit—the rule of law, respect for human dignity, a sense of honor, and love of country—would hold back the baser instincts of human nature. But we could all feel the rope fraying.

Even a cursory look at the last few years reveals a surprising amount of unfiltered and increasingly hostile rhetoric coming from politicians, entertainers, professors, scientists, philosophers, and other public figures.

It started with words

  • Words from Barack Obama: “they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy toward people who aren’t like them” and “I want you to talk to them whether they are independent or whether they are Republican. I want you to argue with them and get in their face.”
  • Words from Donald Trump: “Anybody who hits me, we’re gonna hit them ten times harder” and “I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody, and I wouldn’t lose any voters.”
  • Words from Hillary Clinton: “You could put half of Trump’s supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables. Right? The racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic—you name it.… Now, some of those folks — they are irredeemable, but thankfully they are not America” and “Laws have to be backed up with resources and political will. And deep-seated cultural codes, religious beliefs and structural biases have to be changed.”
  • Words from DNC Chairman Tom Perez: “[Trump] doesn’t give a s— about health care;” U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY): “Has [Trump] kept his promises? No. F— no;” U.S. Representative Maxine Waters (D-CA): “[Trump is a] disgusting, poor excuse of a man;” and former Clinton running mate Tim Kaine (D-VA): “What we’ve got to do is fight in Congress, fight in the courts, fight in the streets, fight online, fight at the ballot box.”
  • Words from Fresno State University lecturer Lars Maischak: “Justice = the execution of two Republicans for each deported immigrant;” “To save American democracy, Trump must hang. The sooner and the higher, the better”; and “#TheResistance Has anyone started soliciting money and design drafts for a monument honoring the Trump assassin, yet?”
  • Words from Trinity College (CT) professor Johnny Eric Williams: “I’m fed the f— up with self-identified ‘white’s’ daily violence directed at immigrants, Muslims, and sexual and racially oppressed people. The time is now to confront these inhuman a–holes and end this now.”
  • Words from Art Institute of Washington professor John Griffin: “[Republicans] should be lined up and shot. That’s not hyperbole; blood is on their hands.”
  • Words from former Rutgers adjunct professor Kevin Allred: “Will the Second Amendment be as cool when I buy a gun and start shooting at random white people or no?”
  • Words from former CNN personality Reza Aslan: “This piece of s— is not just an embarrassment to America and a stain on the presidency. He’s an embarrassment to humankind.”
  • Words from pop diva Madonna: “Yes, I’m angry. Yes, I’m outraged. Yes, I have thought an awful lot about blowing up the White House;” actress Lea DeLaria: “[O]r pick up a baseball bat and take out every f—ing republican and independent I see. #f—trump, #f—theGOP, #f—straightwhiteamerica, “f—yourprivilege;” comedienne Sarah Silverstein: “Once the military is w us fascists get overthrown;” and actor Johnny Depp: “When was the last time an actor assassinated a president?”

While the words broke an unspoken decorum, they weren’t much without action. Mobs gathered and marched with signs that read, “Become ungovernable” and “This is war” and “The only good fascist is a dead one.” Violent protests shut down presentations deemed hate speech on college campuses: Dr. Charles Murray at Middlebury College, Ann Coulter and Milo Yiannopoulos at the University of California, Berkeley.

From there it was only a few steps to acting out murder fantasies in the form of “art”: comedienne Kathy Griffin decapitating Donald Trump; rapper Snoop Dogg shooting Donald Trump in a “music” video; and a Shakespeare play featuring the murder of “Julius” Trump.

And finally, someone put these sentiments into action, unleashing a hailstorm of bullets on unsuspecting Republican congressmen practicing for a charitable baseball game.

As much as I regret making the distinction, the animus is almost wholly on the Left of the political spectrum. It is the Left that has become hostile to historical, traditional American values. It is the Left that has mocked Christianity and rejected our Judeo-Christian heritage. It is the Left that has labeled the rest of America homophobic, Islamophobic, xenophobic, and misogynistic. It is the Left that accuses white people of having privilege that needs to be checked. It is the Left that has championed the principles of “tolerance,” “diversity,” and “inclusion” as the new American values. It is the Left that has embraced democratic socialism. It is the Left that has twisted American history and alters textbooks, traditions, and monuments.

John Adams once warned:  Should the People of America, once become capable of that deep simulation towards one another and towards foreign nations, which assumes the Language of Justice and moderation while it is practicing Iniquity and Extravagance; and displays in the most captivating manner the charming Pictures of Candour frankness & sincerity while it is rioting in rapine and Insolence: this Country will be the most miserable Habitation in the World. Because We have no Government armed with Power capable of contending with human Passions unbridled by morality and Religion. Avarice, Ambition, Revenge or Galantry, would break the strongest Cords of our Constitution as a Whale goes through a Net. Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious People. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.

In other words, our society was organized with the assumption that our “moral and religious people” would govern themselves under the auspices of godly conduct and that if they didn’t, our country would become a hellhole. Does anyone doubt the truth of his statement?

He wasn’t the first to recognize that laws can’t keep people from wickedness. “When people do not accept divine guidance, they run wild,” wrote the wise man, “but whoever obeys the law is joyful” (Proverbs 29:18).

James T. Hodgkinson didn’t pull the trigger in a vacuum. He did what many of our fellow citizens seem to be calling for. Now that the barrier has been broken, is it only a matter of time before others unbridled by morality and religion step through the breach?”

Source: Will County News