Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Statue Toppling Is Bringing Mob Rule to America

“Mobocracy is coming to America.

A debate over policing, race, and history has degenerated into general lawlessness, as mobs have swarmed and destroyed statues in our biggest cities from coast to coast.

And these mobs have hardly been discriminating.

They’ve targeted Christopher Columbus, Founding Fathers, Confederate generals, Union generals, abolitionistsblack Civil War unitspriests, and even a novelist.”

Read the entire article here by Jarrett Stepman at The Heritage Foundation.

America's Jews and Christians Are Failing the Test of Their Lives

Dennis Prager hits it out of the park this week. . . .

"If you are a Jew or Christian in America, the seriousness of your Judaism or Christianity is now being tested.

People look back in time and wonder how religious people, especially religious leaders -- specifically, the clergy -- could have failed in times of moral crisis. The failure of most rabbis, priests and pastors to speak out today -- when the risk to personal safety is so much less than it was in communist and fascist countries -- should provide the answer: Religion doesn't have all that much impact on most religious people. During comfortable times, it provides two essentials to a happy and fulfilled life -- community and meaning -- but when tested, it often fails like an umbrella that fails to expand just as it starts to rain.

America is being taken over by violent mobs; a vast amount of destruction and stealing has taken place (with little police intervention and the apathy of our political leaders). Why aren't all clergy delivering thundering sermons about the Seventh Commandment, 'Thou shalt not steal'? Does it now come with an asterisk?"

Picture used by permission from Pixabay.

Monday, June 22, 2020

Very Black and Proud

That’s what his t-shirt said in large letters – a man I saw when I stopped at a Quick Trip gas station in Charlotte after work today.

I thought, “What would he – and many others – think if I stepped out of my car with a shirt that said VERY WHITE AND PROUD?”

Or if I started a magazine called Ivory (instead of Ebony), a White

Scholarship Fund, the National Association for the Advancement of White People, the White Movie Awards, Miss White America, Miss White USA, the White Reel Awards, the National Association of White Journalists, a White Entertainment Network, or start a television show called White-ish. That’s just to suggest a few.

No, those would not be allowed. There would be an immediate outcry of racism. The Leftist forces would band together to courageously strip the land of such hatred and ignorance. What a bad, awful, white man.


Stop Talking About Color

If we don’t want racism to be a thing, then we must deal with the reality that racism and discrimination goes many ways.

If we want to get past racism, one of the best ways is to STOP TALKING ABOUT COLOR. Stop talking about white people and black people, white Americans and black Americans, European-Americans and African-Americans.

The Left and the media love to keep a crisis spinning in our country so that we “need” them. And they must keep our differences before us constantly in order to achieve the purposes of the Left.

There are two things that matter when you see a person – (1) the fact they were made by God in His image, and (2) their character. Those are the two things that should define us.

Shelby Steele, Senior Fellow of the Hoover Institution – and a black American, says, "It seems to me that in many ways it’s about power. In order to pursue power as they do, you have to have victims. Wow, the excitement that creates on the Left. It validates their claims that America is a wretched country, and they must get their recourse. It feeds this old model of operation that we’ve developed, that America is guilty of racism, guilty of this sin, and has been for 400 years, and minorities are victims who are entitled.

So when people start to talk about systemic racism, built into the system, what they’re really doing is expanding the territory of entitlement. We want more. We want society to give us more. Society is responsible for us, because racism is so systemic. Well, that’s a corruption, and I know it’s a corruption, because the truth of the matter is blacks have never been less oppressed than they are today."

Not Defined by Color

A white man can be good or bad. A black man can be good or bad.

Good people should stick together. The bad ones certainly do enough of that.

My color does not define me. 

My character – and my Creator – define me. My color is just one part of who God made me. And when I see you, I don’t want to see you primarily for your color, but for a person made in God’s image. That goes much deeper than pigment.

I don’t need to burn my copy of “Gone with the Wind” or my DVD collection of “The Dukes of Hazzard” – nor will I throw away my model car of Bo and Luke’s The General Lee. I certainly don’t need to applaud the absurd removal of Aunt Jemima and Uncle Ben - or the Orwellian expulsion of President Teddy Roosevelt's statue in New York. 

I do not need to throw in my towel with the Black Lives Matter movement - which is rooted in Marxist and unbiblical ideology - though I do affirm that every black life - and every life - matters.

I do not have to cave into the media's narrative, the cultural frenzy, nor the politically correct movement. I can, instead, speak the truth in love.

I won’t regret doing my term paper on Robert E. Lee in the eleventh grade.  Nor will I apologize for slavery, Jim Crow laws, or segregation – which all happened years before I was born. And I will not act like I owe a person of a different color something – other than love.

What I will do is try and do good to others and treat them like I want to be treated – with kindness, respect, and civility. Because, “Red and yellow, black and white, they are precious in His sight. Jesus loves the little children of the world.”

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See my other articles, America: Where Most Blacks and Whites Don't Hate Each Other, and They Are Playing Us: 7 Lies America is Believing

Also, see 5 Ways Christians are Getting Swept up into a Secular Worldview in this Cultural Movement.

See An Open Letter to the Black Community by Bishop Jackson E. W. Jackson and Dr. Walter William's The True Plight of Black Americans.

See 3 Generations of Brainwashing Pays Off for the Left.

See The Left: The Greatest Threat to Freedom and America

Sunday, June 14, 2020

Four A’s for Dismantling America

How does a culture that once called itself a Christian nation become a place where mayhem erupts in the streets, public voices disdain authority, law, and order, and organized riots destroy businesses, national monuments, and people’s lives?

The past 100 years or so, America has slid down the slippery slope of the four A’s. Much like what happened in the Old Testament during the time of the books of Joshua and Judges, our culture – and Western culture in general – slid down and now may be in a deep pit.


For much of Western – and American – history, society embraced moral and spiritual absolutes. Even into the 1950’s, the Supreme Court made some decisions with the conviction that this was specifically a Christian nation. The large majority of our Founding Fathers embraced biblical Christianity – not deism as modernists would have us believe – and expected our civilization to work only if the moral laws of the Bible were embraced.

Western Civilization embraced a Judeo-Christian worldview, and the biblical values and roots pushed the West toward incredible blessing, fruitfulness, and prosperity. U.K. atheist author Tom Holland recently wrote the scholarly book Dominion: How the Christian Revolution Remade the World. In it, he recognizes that Christianity yielded the West, and that Europe will not return to prominence and prosperity unless she again embraces Christianity.


In the Old Testament Torah, God’s people were to accept His words, write them on their hearts, impress them on their children, and obey its content. God instructs Joshua in chapter one, before beginning to conquer the Land of Promise, that success would come only as he meditated on the Book of the Law day and night. After his death, the generation that followed became apathetic towards God and His Word.

With the financial prosperity, emphasis on human rights, and the sexual revolution of the latter part of the 20th century also came a spirit of apathy towards the “God of our fathers.”

After several generations of liberal theologians, influenced by the higher criticism movement of German theologians, moved into America’s seminaries and some churches, it became more and more normative to ask the same question as did the serpent in Paradise – “Did God really say that?”

Leftism destroyed countless lives and numerous societies in the first half of the 20th century around the world. Then, in the second half of the century and the beginning of the next, Leftism began flourishing in America’s secular universities and her three centers of media influence: New York, Washington, D.C., and Hollywood – three places often out of touch with mainstream Americans.

Remember, what a parent does occasionally, their child may do in excess. With a generation or two that perhaps gave lip service to God, the Bible, church, and traditional values, the ones that followed have often thrown those things out altogether.


Apathy eventually leads to its child, apostasy. Apostasy simply means to live without God – or “the abandonment or renunciation of a religious or political belief.”

As the late Ravi Zacharias said, the West is in danger of not remembering correctly. This crisis is why Moses warned the people prior to his death to not forget the Lord and not forsake His Word. It is the difference between life and death!

In the book of Judges, we witness a slow descent morally, spiritually, and socially. Samson, the last judge, or leader, of the people recorded in the book, was a pitiful example, controlled by his anger, pettiness, and sexual lusts. You find a priest recorded in the pages who embraced idolatry. These were dark days for God’s people.

Secularism, the attempt to strip America and the West of God, the Bible, and their Christian roots, influenced a few generations who have been taught to not remember correctly. They’ve been fed lies that America was not a Christian nation, that she is not exceptional and God-blessed, that racism is in her DNA, and that we should apologize for our nation and her history. Now we fight over what would have once been considered basic building blocks of our society: the Ten Commandments  and the Bible in the public square, prayer in public gatherings, believing traditional Christian orthodoxy, defining marriage traditionally, and invoking and praying in the name of Jesus.

Leftists and secularists have worked relentlessly for years to lead us into apostasy, thinking it would create a Utopia. However, when you play the fool, you get burned.

The slippery slope from absolutes to apathy to apostasy leads to one deep pit.


The last four chapters of the book of Judges, when “everyone did right in his own eyes,” documents a terrible ending of this chapter in the life of the nation of Israel. The people who united to enter Canaan and conquer the land end up in a nasty, bloody civil war against their brothers.

When you throw out a social, moral, and spiritual framework of absolutes, then it eventually leads to every man for himself. It leads to mayhem and murder in the streets. It leads to looting, burning, defacing, and terrorizing.

When society rejects God’s sexual norms, confusion and foolishness become habitual, with biological men competing in women’s sports. The rejection of moral absolutes gives way to a society desperately needing them. When we reject the authority of the police, the darkness of Gotham City becomes normative. 

Enter a fifth A - Antifa – a political movement that would overthrow our very system and way of life. Might becomes right, using fear and threats to silence disagreement.  And destruction routine.

There is one hope for such a society. The people of Israel became great again only as they submitted to the God of their fathers and His Word under the leadership of the prophet Samuel and King David. It required repentance, reform and renewal.

Without it, we are doomed, and our nation - formed to be a City on a Hill - will lose her light.

Read my article, "America: Where Most Blacks and  Whites Don't Hate Each Other"

Saturday, June 13, 2020

Black Leaders Speak on "Sanitizing" Our History of the Southern Confederacy

A frenzy sweeps across our country this week to remove Confederate

Gone With the Wind, the most successful movie in history, is now too "offensive?" Amazon may pull The Dukes of Hazzard? Really? Are we really that childish?

Condeleeza Rice said“When you start wiping out your history, sanitizing your history to make you feel better, it’s a bad thing."  Read more from Rice here. She warns to not tear down monuments in order to sanitize history: ""I am a firm believer in 'keep your history before you' and so I don't actually want to rename things that were named for slave owners."

African American leader, Allen West spoke in response to the Charlottesville riots
"This all began because someone decided, as other elected officials have across the country, to cave in to partisan political pressures and seek to erase American history. History is not there for us to love or hate, but for us to learn from and seek to not repeat its mistakes.  If there are those who truly believe we protect ourselves by trying to revise history due to false emotions, then we miss out on who we are as a nation, and our evolution. The statues of long since deceased leaders of the Confederate Army do not stand to remind anyone of oppression. And if a statue can oppress you, then I submit that you have greater issues."

Walter Williams, an African American Professor of Economics at George Mason University, wrote in his article Rewriting American History, "Slavery is an undeniable fact of our history. The costly war fought to end it is also a part of the nation’s history. Neither will go away through cultural cleansing. Removing statues of Confederates and renaming buildings are just a small part of the true agenda of America’s leftists. Thomas Jefferson owned slaves, and there’s a monument that bears his name — the Thomas Jefferson Memorial in Washington, D.C. George Washington also owned slaves, and there’s a monument to him, as well — the Washington Monument in Washington. Will the people who call for removal of statues in New Orleans and Richmond also call for the removal of the Washington, D.C., monuments honoring slaveholders Jefferson and Washington? Will the people demanding a change in the name of J.E.B. Stuart High School also demand that the name of the nation’s capital be changed? . . . 

Rewriting American history is going to be challenging. Just imagine the task of purifying the nation’s currency. Slave owner George Washington’s picture graces the $1 bill. Slave owner Thomas Jefferson’s picture is on the $2 bill. Slave-owning Union Gen. Ulysses S. Grant’s picture is on our $50 bill. Benjamin Franklin’s picture is on the $100 bill. . . . 

The job of tyrants and busybodies is never done. When they accomplish one goal, they move their agenda to something else. If we Americans give them an inch, they’ll take a yard. So I say, don’t give them an inch in the first place. The hate-America types use every tool at their disposal to achieve their agenda of discrediting and demeaning our history. Our history of slavery is simply a convenient tool to further their cause."

African-American author Sylvia Thompson writes in her article, A Confederate Flag Does Not Divide Us, Leftist Ideology Does, "Today's opportunists taking advantage of black folks are called Leftists: Marxist types, some claiming the mantle of Christianity; garden-variety evil doers of all stripes; and of course the elitist class of well-heeled people who think only they are fit to rule over us, the sweaty masses. A primary goal of the Left is to ensure that the age-old rift between American blacks and whites is never resolved, because blacks will no longer be enslaved to them if it is resolved. . . . Do not ever believe that taking down a flag will be the end of it. The Left will demand no less than the destruction of America's soul." 

And African-American leader Alan Keyes writes in his article The Flag of Robert E.
Lee about the move to cleanse America of reminders of the Confederacy: "The demand also has something to do with the elitist faction's desire to suppress all thought of the venerable American view that resistance to tyranny is obedience to God. This view led many Southerners who rejected slavery to object to 
what they (mistakenly) believed to be the North's interference with their right of self-determination. It's a view understandably repugnant to the snarling demagogues presently intent on establishing elitist, totalitarian government in the United States."

Or what about NBA legend Charles Barkley?  When asked about the Confederate monuments, Barkley replied, "I’m 54 years old. I’ve never thought about those statues a day in my life. I think if you ask most black people to be honest, they haven’t thought a day in their life about those stupid statues. . . . I’m not going to waste my time worrying about these Confederate statues — that’s wasted energy,” he said. “You know what I’m gonna do? I’m gonna keep doing great things, I’m gonna keep trying to make a difference — number one, in the black community because I’m black — but I’m also going to try to do good things in the world.”

Hurry up! Someone better tell Al Sharpton!

And isn't it funny that Nancy Pelosi hasn't seemed to be bothered by these Confederate statues for the past thirty years?

Friday, June 12, 2020

How to Not Obsess in a World Out of Control

Stressed out over the fact that there are many large scale issues out of your control? Dan Miller shares good advice this week . . .

I Want to Change the Wold

In his classic book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen R. Covey distinguishes between two circles. The first is our Circle of Concern. This includes a whole range of things – global warming, the state of the economy, the current pandemic, societal attitudes including racism and bigotry, the apparent collapse of political systems, the demise of the American church, and more. The actual list will depend on the individual, but the important thing is to understand there may be little you can do about these large scale issues since they are outside your influence. Devoting energy on them may be a waste of time - the equivalent of yelling at the television - and our energy is thus depleted.

Our Circle of Influence will be much smaller but includes the things we can actually do something about.

People who focus on their Circle of Concern - because they have very little direct control - are often reactive and maintain an attitude of victimization and blame.

The extent of your control will obviously be related to your power - if you’re the President of the United States, the chairman of NASA, the CEO of General Motors, or the Pope, you may have far more influence than the average person. But the key is to focus our energy on those things we can influence. And thus we can in fact initiate effective change. And when we do this with wisdom and decisive action, we’ll find our Circle of Influence will increase in scope. Conversely, if all your energy goes into things you cannot control, your Circle of Influence will shrink. Not only will you waste your energy and perhaps destroy the very resources needed for positive change, you’ll feel frustrated, drained of energy, and others will see you as a negative force to be avoided.

And yes, this presents a very dicey balance. If we assume our Circle of Influence is small and thus we have no power or impact, we can justify inaction on large scale issues. We can bury our heads in the sand, protect our tiny space or escape to a place of isolation. So what do we do with problems like lack of clean water in foreign countries? What about challenges of adequate food or housing right here in the United States? What do we do when desperate immigrant families are locked up when approaching our borders? How do we correct racism and police brutality?

If I watch TV and scream in anger at the injustice or join the incensed mob in breaking windows in my home town, I may be acting righteously in my Circle of Concern, but the likelihood of positive change is slim.

On the other hand, if I focus my energy on working with my neighbors on cleaning up the local park, or leave an extra tip at the newly reopened restaurant, or provide work for an immigrant family, or supply a hand-up to a young black lady who just got out of prison, or be an example of health and optimism in the face of a pandemic, I can expand my Circle of Influence, and create a small positive change on those larger issues.

When I spend my mental, emotional and spiritual energy serving others and adding value to their lives, rather than tearing things down, I can create a tiny ripple toward the major challenges in the world. And each of us is equipped with unique skills to accomplish that. We don’t all need to find positions with nonprofits, church or political organizations; rather, finding work that engages God’s greatest gifts to you is likely your best way to improve your life and, subsequently, help improve the lives of your family, your friends, the members of your community, and ultimately, the entire world.

I’m reminded of this inscription on the tomb of an Anglican Bishop in Westminster Abbey, dated 1100 A. D. (I used this with permission in No More Dreaded Mondays)

“When I was young and free and my imagination had no limits,
I dreamed of changing the world.
As I grew older and wiser I discovered the world would not change –
So I shortened my sights somewhat and decided to change only my country,
But it too seemed immovable.
As I grew into my twilight years, in one last desperate attempt,
I settled for changing only my family, those closest to me,
But alas, they would have none of it.
And now I realize as I lie on my deathbed, if I had only changed myself first,
Then by example I might have changed my family,
From their inspiration and encouragement I would then have been able to better my country,
And who knows, I might have even changed the world.”

Picture used by permission from Pixabay.


Black Leaders Speak on Systemic Racism and White Privilege

The following is collection of black voices in America. I will only include a portion of what they wrote or said here. Click on the links to see more. We need to hear more African American voices than just the likes of Al Sharpton, Cory Booker, and other favorites of the Left.

Bishop E. W. Jackson writes on open letter  to the black community:

"I write to you with great concern for the future of our country and the black community. Like most Americans, I too am angry over the killing of George Floyd. His death was a monstrous act, and former police officer Derek Chauvin deserves to have the full weight of the law brought against him. If the video we witnessed is accurate, Mr. Chauvin must be imprisoned for a long time. 

However, my sadness reaches well beyond this single tragedy. The riots, looting and violence which have occurred in cities across the country will not reform, heal, unify or improve the lives and safety of black Americans. In fact, these actions are radically regressive and self-destructive.

Black businesses are burned down, the owners are assaulted and essential grocery stores and pharmacies are destroyed. Cops and innocent bystanders are victimized and killed. The irony is that the victims are primarily those for whom the rioters claim to be seeking justice. History teaches us that communities wracked by riots and looting do not recover easily, if at all. They tend to become more impoverished and dangerous than they were before the upheaval. . . ."

Larry Elder explains his thoughts in the video, Is America Racist?:

Star Parker shares why it is not true that America is systemically racist:

"We lost ourselves in the civil rights era. After the Civil Rights Act was signed into law, we, as a people, should have done what Dr. [Martin Luther King Jr.] asks us to do in his 'I Have a Dream' speech.

And that was to go back into the communities and build, because

once the Civil Rights Act was signed into law, we should have no longer, as a nation, thought about race as a special interest, thought about race as a collective.

But when you think about what happened after King, after the riots of the ’60s, we politicized race. 

The perception of racism became a business because we started having affirmative action programs and racial preference programs."

Brand Tatum explains How to End White Privilege:

Larry Elder writes what is behind the Left's call to reform the police era in his article, Police Force Diversity.

"The racial 'diversity' achieved by city police departments, as in New York City and Los Angeles, has not and will not stop charges of "institutional racism" as long as the true intent of many of the "reformers" is for black criminals to go unpunished."

Ben Carson reflects on the death of George Floyd and its aftermath:

"We’re in the place where we say, ‘Well, the president has to do this, or the government has to do this, or the mayor has to do this.’ No, you have to do it. You start right with yourself in your own home. … Are you helping your fellow man and facilitating his betterment? Or are you exacerbating the situation? If we all begin to think that way, it makes a big difference."

Taleeb Starkes shares What Are The 5 Issues Facing Blacks in America?:

Pastor Corey Brooks grieves how the recent violence in Chicago has set the black community there back decades with their most violent weekend in 60 years:

"Liberal politicians in Illinois and across the country have fanned the flames of anger over the past several years. Their policies and worldview emphasize government as the solution to all problems, except, paradoxically, when we need police. Our mayor, Lori Lightfoot, has been unable or unwilling to put a stop to the violence in the streets of our home city, in part because she has been unable to offer a strong defense for good law enforcement agents doing the necessary work of making our neighborhoods livable.

Lost in the liberal messaging is the reality that the foundation of our society is the rule of law. The tragic killing of George Floyd reminds us that we need better training and screening for police officers. But the vast majority of the law enforcement agents in our nation advance racial equality, and help black Americans participate in the American dream."


" 'Well, you don’t have to agree with everything. Just pick out the good things in the #BlackLivesMatter movement,' I’m told. Really? Let’s apply that same logic to another example. I’ve been repeatedly approached to partner with New Black Panthers in anti-abortion billboard campaigns. We agree on the violent injustice

of abortion, and that’s it. Our worldviews are diametrically opposed. But, but, but they believe unborn lives matterThat doesn’t matter. Their mission is not my mission. I cover all of this in-depth in my new podcast, Life Has Purpose

Yes, #BlackLivesMatter. But Truth matters. As a Christian, the Church should be leading on these issues instead of sheepishly following a deceptive movement hostile to the Gospel."

Dr. Walter Williams shares what he calls The True Plight of Black Americans:

"While it might not be popular to say in the wake of the recent social disorder, the true plight of black people has little or nothing to do with the police or what has been called 'systemic racism.' 

Instead, we need to look at the responsibilities of those running our big cities."

Meeke Addison writes 3 Reasons Black Lives Matter is Inconsistent with Biblical Christianity:

"Does God care about justice? Absolutely! In fact, God says of Himself in Isaiah 61:8, 'For I, the Lord, love justice.'

What about life? Does God care about life? Of course! Psalm 139 powerfully communicates the value, worth, and sanctity of human life.

God’s concerns for life and justice are woven throughout the Bible, and the two are not mutually exclusive. So we as Christians should care about justice and defend life. Likewise, we must make sure that our endeavors to plead for justice or defend life don’t inadvertently align us with covert missions and agendas that seek to undermine God’s standard of holiness.”

How to End "White Privilege"

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Pay Attention: Your Freedom is Fragile

"Our society is rooted in freedom, yet 'freedom is never more than one generation away from distinction.' This week, Dennis Prager discusses how the protests are a sham based on the myth of white privilege, systemic racism, and why defunding the police will do more harm to black communities." 

- from Prager U.

The Narrative of Systemic Racism Among the Police Force

Heather MacDonald argues to yes, hold officers who use excessive force accountable, but shows there’s no evidence of widespread racial bias in the police force.

“Political commentator and attorney Heather Mac Donald posted an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal this week that argues police should be held accountable when they use excessive force, but evidence of ‘widespread racial bias’ by police doesn’t exist.

‘However sickening the video of Floyd’s arrest, it isn’t representative of the 375 million annual contacts that police officers have with civilians,’ Mac Donald wrote in her piece titled “The Myth of Systemic Police Racism.” Mac Donald continues, ‘A solid body of evidence finds no structural bias in the criminal-justice system with regard to arrests, prosecution or sentencing. Crime and suspect behavior, not race, determine most police actions.’

Mac Donald backed up that claim with federal statistics explaining that police shot and killed 1,004 people in 2019, most of whom were armed and/or deemed dangerous. Out of that number, about a quarter of those, 235, were black, which is roughly the same percentage every year since 2015.”

Read the entire article by Andrew Miller here at The Washington Examiner.

Picture used by permission from Pixabay.

Black Homicides and Other Stats

According to the FBI stats on crime and the police . . .

9 unarmed black men were killed by cops in 2019

19 unarmed white men were killed by cops in 2019

89 cops were killed in the line of duty in 2019 – 45 of which were white males

In 2015, cops killed a total of 1004 people – 235 of which were black men (23.41%)

In 2018, blacks committed 53% of all homicides and 60% of all robberies, though they are 13% of the population

In 2018, black homicides totaled 7407 – only nine of which were unarmed black men killed by cops (0.1%).

A police officer is 18½ times more likely to be killed by a black male than an unarmed black male is to be killed by a police officer (Heather MacDonald’s research of The Manhattan Institute)

Many, many more blacks are murdered by blacks than by white cops. 

Last weekend alone in Chicago, when the police withdrew from the city, Chicago experienced its deadliest weekend in 60 years. 25 people killed with another 85 wounded by gunfire. Their 911 emergency center received 65K calls on May 31 alone – more than 50,000 than usual.

African-American Pastor Corey Brooks writes, “Liberal politicians in Illinois and across the country have fanned the flames of anger over the past several years. Their policies and worldview emphasize government as the solution to all problems, except, paradoxically, when we need police. Our mayor, Lori Lightfoot, has been unable or unwilling to put a stop to the violence in the streets of our home city, in part because she has been unable to offer a strong defense for good law enforcement agents doing the necessary work of making our neighborhoods livable.

Lost in the liberal messaging is the reality that the foundation of our society is the rule of law. The tragic killing of George Floyd reminds us that we need better training and screening for police officers. But the vast majority of the law enforcement agents in our nation advance racial equality, and help black Americans participate in the American dream.

Violence is rampant in Chicago, and it has nothing to do with isolated incidents of police brutality. Over Memorial Day weekend, ten African-Americans were shot and killed in drive-by shootings.

On the south side of Chicago, we don’t need police stepping back and retreating because of political agendas. The logical extension of liberal police reform is for law enforcement agents to retreat from their duties, but this is exactly wrong and will weaken our neighborhoods.”

The media is pushing a narrative. Respond with facts. Don't just react with emotion.

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

The True Plight of Black Americans

"While it might not be popular to say in the wake of the recent social disorder, the true plight of black people has little or nothing to do with the police or what has been called 'systemic racism.' 

Instead, we need to look at the responsibilities of those running our big cities.

Some of the most dangerous big cities are St. Louis, Detroit, Baltimore, Oakland, Chicago, Memphis, Atlanta, Birmingham, Newark, Buffalo and Philadelphia. The most common characteristic of these cities is that for decades, all of them have been run by liberal Democrats."

Read the entire article by Walter Williams here at The Daily Home.

Chicago Pastor: This Week’s Violence Has Set Our Black Community Back Decades

"The question lingers on many of our minds: Will these stores and pharmacies—so essential for daily living here—ever come back? It’s challenging enough in normal times to lure stores and businesses to rough neighborhoods; it’s going to be far more difficult to entice business owners to set up shop in our beleaguered communities now.

Liberal politicians in Illinois and across the country have fanned the flames of anger over the past several years. Their policies and worldview emphasize government as the solution to all problems, except, paradoxically, when we need police. Our mayor, Lori Lightfoot, has been unable or unwilling to put a stop to the violence in the streets of our home city, in part because she has been unable to offer a strong defense for good law enforcement agents doing the necessary work of making our neighborhoods livable.

Lost in the liberal messaging is the reality that the foundation of our society is the rule of law. The tragic killing of George Floyd reminds us that we need better training and screening for police officers. But the vast majority of the law enforcement agents in our nation advance racial equality, and help black Americans participate in the American dream."

Picture used by permission from Pixabay.

Tucker Carlson: Defund the police movement distracts from the left's policy failures with the poorest Americans

"As we've been telling you -- not that you need to be told because it's so obvious -- this is a dark moment in the history of the country.

People will attack you if you dare to tell the truth. They'll denounce you. They'll target your family. They'll try to turn your friends against you and deny you the ability to earn a living.

In the face of that -- and we've said this repeatedly because it's true, nothing is truer -- you cannot give in. Even if you do what the mob tells you to do, you will not be spared. The people on Twitter are predators. Predators are incited by weakness. They exploit it. The only solution in the face of something like this is to tell the truth unapologetically."

Read or view the entire commentary here from Tucker Carlson and Fox News.

"Defund the Police" conservative responses

The following are a few articles put out by conservative voices initially responding to the Defund the Police movement:

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Tucker Carlson: Black Lives Matter is now a powerful political party and has nothing to do with black lives

"America went insane over the weekend. That's barely an overstatement. People in their 80s who have lived in the U.S. all their lives said they've never seen anything like it. Ask an 80-year-old.

This was without precedent in the modern era. A small group of highly aggressive emotionally charged activists took over our culture. They forced the entire country to obey their will. It all happened so fast and with such ferocity that virtually no one resisted it.

People seem bewildered, even stunned by what was happening. Statements of fact and opinion that were entirely within the bounds of reasonable conversation just last Sunday, suddenly, a week later, were enough to get you fired from your job. And a number of people were fired."

View the entire broadcast - or read it - here at Fox News.

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Chaos in America: How Did We Get Here?

"Whereas George Floyd’s tragic death and the sinfulness of racism are inexcusable from any point of view, they cannot and should not be used as an excuse for the massive, wanton and indiscriminate destruction and calculated anarchy that is currently taking place . And neither can the brutality and lawlessness be justified by the fact that America’s founding was established upon address of grievances and the right for public demonstrations.

In wondering where the support for revolution and terror in the streets of America is coming from, there is no question that the rioters have access to essential resources, including organization, know-how, and funding ... nationwide .

While we might assume that an independent news media and press would be eager to investigate who is inciting political and social turmoil in America, they, alas, seem to be complicit in wanting to remove at any price the 45th president of the United States on November 3, 2020."

Read the entire article from the American Renewal Project here.

Democrats Should Take a Knee and Apologize to all Americans

"It is time for Americans to take back their cities from the failed policies and institutions of the Democratic Party.

It is also time to win the argument that Democrats who have controlled our cities for 59, 53, 56, and 89 years are a lot more responsible for the terrible conditions in these cities than the first three years of a Trump administration, which created jobs and opportunity for Americans everywhere.

So, the next time you see Democrats take a knee, thank them for apologizing for the disasters they have created."

Read the entire article by Newt Gingrich here.

The Four Horsemen of America’s Apocalypse

Wise words once again from Dennis Prager . . .

"It takes a lot to build a civilization, and though it is much easier to destroy a civilization, it takes a lot to do that, too.

But now we have four roots of evil that are guaranteed to do so.

No. 1: Victimhood.

The first is victimhood. The more people who regard themselves as victims — as individuals or as a group — the more likely they are to commit evil. People who think of themselves as victims feel that, having been victimized, they are no longer bound by normal moral conventions — especially the moral conventions of their alleged or real oppressors."

Read Prager's entire column here.

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