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Republicans Should Stop Talking Out of Both Sides of Their Mouths On China

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U.S. President Donald Trump shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping after a joint press conference at the Great Hall of the People, Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017, in Beijing. Trump is on a five-country trip through Asia traveling to Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

As tensions with China and the NBA boil over, we’ve seen a remarkable showing of unity among all corners of American life. It seems we’ve finally reached a point where people recognize what China truly is and that the long term dangers of continuing to shovel cash and influence their way outweighs the short term gains.

At the same time, I find myself frustrated by some of the double talk I’m seeing on the issue because my fear is this new, widespread epiphany may not last.

Let’s remember, it was just five minutes ago that many Republicans within the beltway and their subsequent media circles were vehemently stumping for unfettered free trade with China. I can’t count how many “Trump is an idiot and will destroy the economy” tweets I’ve seen over the past few years. The consistent message has been to call for a total normalization of trade relations with China, absent any additional tariffs or leverage being used to press them.

Take this example of contradiction at play.

I actually agree with French on that point. But here’s the thing, none of this is new.

We’ve known for a long time that China is a human rights violator. We’ve known they cheat and steal when it comes to trade. It’s well documented that they put people in concentration camps and that they’ve killed minority groups via genocide. Heck, there are stories of them harvesting organs of prisoners.

No offense to Guy, because he’s right to point out what China is doing with Muslim minorities, but at the same time, he and many others like him have found Trump’s trade war with China highly objectionable on economic grounds. But if the Chinese are evil and reprehensible, why would anyone support China being such a large trade partner in the first place? These are questions many Republicans haven’t properly grappled with, instead choosing to illogical compartmentalize them.

Getting back to French, since he knows everything about China’s history of atrocities, why has he spent so much of his time levying critiques such as this?

When you hear Donald Trump claim that he can magically negotiate “winning” trade deals with China or Japan, here’s what it means in the real world: more expensive goods at home as tariffs drive up prices, and less opportunity for exports abroad as trading partners retaliate with import restrictions of their own. We won’t see textile mills spring open across the land — we’ll just pay more for shirts and socks.

Again, French isn’t necessarily wrong in a vacuum, although he was wrong about manufacturing not coming back. It actually has increased over Trump’s presidency, but tariffs do hurt American companies in the short term (they also hurt the Chinese). Yet, if he truly believes China is a tyrannical dictatorship and is a dangerous threat, why exactly would he be stumping for the status quo of enriching them and expanding their influence?

You can’t have it both ways. You can’t stump for unlimited trade with China, allowing them exponential growth to challenge us and our ideals, while at the same time proclaiming how terrible they are and how they are destroying democratic freedoms.

It’s time to choose a side and stick to it, even if there’s a cost.

I’m not writing this to call anyone out. I’m writing this to challenge Republicans to come up with a message on China that’s not a convoluted mess. When Trump started hitting China early in his tenure, the Republican response should have been to steer him into doing it for the right reasons (to blunt Chinese aggression and influence), not castigating him for not retreating and letting China do whatever they want just because it may benefit us financially.

You can’t demand unfettered free trade with China out of one side your mouth and then proclaim the vast, dangerous evils of China out of the other. That is a contradiction that can not be squared and Republicans should stop trying.

It’s good to see some are finally getting the message but they need to keep their eye on the ball going forward. China will be far, far more dangerous 20-30 years from now if we continue to heavily rely on them, passing mountains of cash in their direction along the way. It’s fair to say that I even part ways with the President on this matter. I don’t think we need a “better deal” with China (as Trump wants). I think we need to push American businesses to ween themselves off the communist teat completely. The long term gain and security will far outweigh the short term pain. China is not the only country on earth that can make cheap cloths and electronics, among other things.

In the end, the historic normalization of China was a mistake. I understand the purpose was to blunt the Soviet Union, but all we ended up doing was creating a monster. We’ve got precious little opportunity left to cut them down to size. Right now, the U.S. still holds tremendous financial leverage over them and we should use it.

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Bronx Residents Assault Police Officers For Helping Put Out a Fire

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Here’s another example of why the outrageous, generalized rhetoric against police officers we hear from the left is dangerous.

A fire broke out in a Bronx building last last week, drawing a crowd as firefighters battled the blaze. The police showed up to provide crowd control and multiple assaults took place against the officers.

The local New York media covered in ridiculous fashion, making it seem as if the officers were out for a brawl and were part of the cause. Take this story entitled Fight Breaks Out Between Cops and Residents As Firefighters Battle Bronx Blaze.

You can find the video of the incident at the link above.

Firefighters battling flames inside a Bronx building weren’t the only ones getting hot Tuesday afternoon, as tempers flared between police officers and residents right outside the burning building.

More than 100 firefighters were called to battle the flames shooting out of a sixth floor apartment kitchen near East 171st Street in Grand Concourse. The fire broke out around 4:30 p.m., and neighbors used the fire escape to climb from the smoke-filled units to safety.

Meanwhile, a fiery confrontation was going on outside the building, as tensions rose between heated tenants and police officers called to the scene to help clear the crowds, in order for the firefighters to quickly get in and out of the building.

The fight started as crowds refused to make way as cops demanded they move. Police say a 39-year-old woman ripped an officer’s body camera off and threw it to the ground, while another person threw a carton of milk at the cops before running off.

For the life of me, I don’t get what the point of this is. The officers are there trying to make room for firefighters to save the building these people live in, and they repay that by getting violent. Further, five firefighters were injured trying to serve these people.

Something has to change with how police are treated in this country. The vast majority are underpaid public servants just trying to do a tough job. You will always be able to find bad apples in any profession. That’s not a reason to spread overwrought, false propaganda against cops that leads to this kind of nonsense happening. You probably won’t see Bill de Blasio or anyone from New York City’s government push back on this because they are essentially complicit at this point, never missing a chance to undermine police.

The behavior exhibited by these Bronx residents would have caused a lot of people to throw their hands up and leave them to fight the fire themselves. They are lucky that firefighters and law enforcement abide by a code of duty that requires them to help even those who don’t deserve it.

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NBC News Proclaims That Heterosexuality Is “Just Not Working”

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Someone in NBC’s newsroom apparently thought it would be a good idea to publish an editorial praising the destruction of marriages as a triumph over the patriarchy because everything is stupid.

Over the past week, an assortment of trending stories — from Jeffrey Epstein to the Dayton and El Paso mass shooters, to Miley Cyrus’s separation and Julianne Hough’s declaration that she’s “not straight” — together have laid bare the strictures of an American patriarchy on the edge of a nervous breakdown. As the status quo, heterosexuality is just not working.

What does the El Paso shooting have to do with the patriarchy? I’m pretty sure that was about a crazy person and white supremacy. But when your currency is victimhood, one can essentially tie everything to supposed inequalities among identity groups and that’s what this author is doing.

She proclaims that “heterosexuality is just not working,” you know, except for it populating the earth for the entirety of human existence and forming the basis of the family unit that has given us the innovations and societal advancements we enjoy today.

Who is the model of proper sexuality and relationship this author wants us to learn from? Why, Miley Cyrus of course.

Shortly after it was announced that Cyrus and her husband, Liam Hemsworth, were splitting up, photos of the singer kissing a woman in Italy made the tabloid rounds. But even before the break-up, Cyrus embraced her nonheterosexual identity in Elle’s August cover story. In language that echoed Hough’s ownership of, and responsibility for, her sexuality and marriage choices, Cyrus noted that she “made a partner decision” by choosing to marry Hemsworth in late 2018 because he was, she explained, “the person I feel has my back the most.”

Cyrus thoughtfully explains how her sexuality is both distinct from and influences her definition of what a relationship looks like. “Being someone who takes such pride in individuality and freedom, and being a proud member of the LGBTQ+ community,” she writes in a personal memo in Vanity Fair in February, “I’ve been inspired by redefining again what a relationship in this generation looks like. Sexuality and gender identity are completely separate from partnership.”

Or, and hear me out, maybe Cyrus’ perverse view of marriage was just really stupid and that’s why it led to her recent divorce. Perhaps marrying someone just because you feel like they “have your back” while giving nothing back in the relationship is not enough to sustain marital bliss? Perhaps her “redefining” of what a relationship looks like just sucks?

Sometimes I wonder what freakish timeline I’ve accidentally found myself in. What’s written in this woman’s piece isn’t just a recipe for relational disaster, it’s a blueprint for the downfall of civilization. Marriage is not a compact centered around selfish desires. It’s a compact centered on loving, caring for, and prioritizing your spouse over yourself.

I also shouldn’t have to point out that heterosexuality, contrary to the assertions made, is actually working and is the basis for the continuation of humanity. Maybe lay off bashing it too much.

What this article really shows is just how dangerously narcissistic left-wing thought has become. Everything is about self gratification in the here and now, those around us be damned. Self-sacrifice in relationships is being actively discouraged and that leads to a very dangerous place.

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Free Greta: Why Letting Children Perform For the Entertainment Of Adults Is Serious Business

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Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg, centre, arrives for a meeting in the French National Assembly, in Paris, France, Tuesdays, July 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Rafael Yaghobzadeh)

Greta Thunberg is a world-wide Climate Warrior sensation She is a thought leader, a movement maker and a world-traveler.

Greta is also 16-years-old.

She is (and has been since age 12) a bonafide star in the climate change industry; and “industry” is exactly what has popped up around environmental issues in the last 40 years. Eco-tourism is branded as your “last chance” to view any particular wonder for climate change kills it. Traveler’s checks accepted.

Environmental/climate conferences are huge business. Google hosts an elite, exclusive climate summit every year in the most glamorous and high-end of locations. The world’s biggest celebrities and politicians fly in individually on their private jets and then (individually) hop on their giant, diesel-fueled yachts and consume more resources in a few days than some small countries do all year.

With political utterances becoming more and more dangerous for celebrities and their careers, climate change is a win-win cause. Who doesn’t love Earth?

Win-win.

But you know who is losing, right now? Greta Thunberg.

Western culture’s obsession with idolizing children is disturbing at best, dangerous at worst. The #MeToo era has also ushered in a greater awareness of how children are treated in the entertainment industry. There is an ugly truth behind the shiny Hollywood veneer.

A child who gets paid to perform for the entertainment of adults is already in trouble.

You may think Greta is climate warrior, but she is really just an eco-entertainer. Her age is her brand. Her every move is controlled by adults. Adults are the ones praising her, inviting her all over the world to speak, invading her space for comments and interviews. Adults are the ones profiting from those clips and words and appearances. Adults are the ones sharing Greta’s activism and holding her up as an example of their own definition of perfection.

Greta herself has made unsettling comments about why she became an “activist” in the first place. Her family claims she has Asperger’s, which already isolates her socially. Greta says she has lived in fear and loneliness most of her life, feeling like she was the only person concerned about climate.

That really struck a chord with me, because I too spent a large portion of my youth terrified that the world would end before I got the chance to enjoy it. Global warming, holes in the ozone layer, the next Ice Age, rising seas, acid rain – you name it, we worried sick about it in my house. I’m 45 years old, but at 16 I was convinced the disintegrating world would never let me see this age.

It isn’t natural or healthy for a child to feel like they are solely and singularly burdened with saving the world.  What child can bear that type of fear and emotional trauma without lasting consequences?

And what child can bear the probing, judging eyes of the entire adult world as they scrutinize her development, maturity and opinions? Like any normal person, Greta will grow and evolve. Her opinions and feelings will change and her experience will inform her outlook. However, now she is locked into a single phase in her life. She is forever preserved in stern-looking magazine covers and fawning memes. All aimed at the pleasure of adults, who share her images and silently (or publicly) wish their own children were this smart, this motivated, this aware.

Ask any former child star how that type of pressure works out for growing children?

Greta seems smart, and is smart but what is happening to her is no different than the off-putting child beauty pageant circuit. She’s not being forced to cake on make-up and imitate adult physicality for recognition. She is being being asked to put on the mantle of a fully-formed adult, and take on the burden of rescuing humanity. She is being asked to imitate an adult mentality for the pleasure of real adults. Some may think they are just supporting environmental issues, but those people can’t see how much pleasure they are getting out of the actions of a child who is working as though she is 30 years old.

Greta is not in control of her life. I don’t care how mature you think you were at 16, you weren’t either. Even if you were independent for whatever reason, your brain and emotions were still so susceptible to interference you were making decisions based on what other people thought was best for you even if you didn’t know it.

Like the children the media hails as “drag kids”, the political “stars” like C.J.Pearson or the beauty pageant contestants like Honey Boo Boo, Greta’s singular attraction in the world of climate change is that she is a child.

We should all be concerned when a child becomes the object of entertainment and idolization by millions of adults.

Greta will never be able to move on from this mindset without great public attention or outcry. She may not think like this at 30, but will she feel free to tell that to the world? Or will she still need to protect her brand for the comfort of others? Greta’s parents could still allow her to work in favor of environmental issues. They don’t need to trot her all over the world, stunting her in this mental state for the rest of her life.

Forget about the politics of this issue. This isn’t an op-ed about climate change. This is an op-ed about children, and how to protect them, and how perverse it is for anyone of any political bent to objectify a child in any manner.

I understand it is too late to ask for people to let Greta just be a girl. But maybe, down the road when she is feeling used and abandoned because her youth has faded (and thus, her attraction as an activist…again, disturbing) she’ll find this post in the way-back machine and know that at least someone was concerned, and voiced that concern. Maybe it will be some small measure of comfort.

Free Greta.

 

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Andrew Cuomo on reducing mass shootings: Let’s have a federal mental health database

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A solid sign that we’re in the midst of a panic is someone flinging “federal mental health database” onto the policy negotiating table. But there are at least three things working in Cuomo’s favor here:

1. None other than Wayne LaPierre has suggested the same idea. Jeryl Bier pointed me to this speech delivered by LaPierre in 2012 after the Sandy Hook massacre. So frantic was the NRA to steer the conversation away from gun regulations that it proposed having the feds keep tabs on America’s mental illnesses instead.

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If righties attack Cuomo on grounds that his proposal is a gross invasion of privacy, he’s going to point them right to that speech.

2. How many Democratic presidential candidates have endorsed Medicare for All at this point? If the federal government is the country’s only health insurer then the federal government will have a very robust list indeed of who’s receiving medical care for mental health, coast to coast. It feels strange to ding Cuomo for wanting to keep a database of one specific aspect of Americans’ health with an eye to limiting mass shootings when Bernie Sanders and his fellow travelers are proposing a de facto comprehensive database of all aspects of Americans’ health — an idea that carries majority support within the Democratic Party at last check, do note.

3. New York State already does something like this under a 2014 law that was signed by — ta da — Andrew Cuomo. “The Safe Act,” as it’s called, has created predictable problems, per this NYT story from 2014:

A newly created database of New Yorkers deemed too mentally unstable to carry firearms has grown to roughly 34,500 names, a previously undisclosed figure that has raised concerns among some mental health advocates that too many people have been categorized as dangerous…

The way the law has played out, local officials said, frontline mental health workers feel compelled to routinely report mentally ill patients brought to an emergency room by the police or ambulances. County health officials are then supposed to vet each case before it is sent to Albany. But so many names are funneled to county health authorities through the system — about 500 per week statewide — that they have become, in effect, clerical workers, rubber-stamping the decisions, they said. From when the reporting requirement took effect on March 16, 2013 until Oct. 3, 41,427 reports have been made on people who have been flagged as potentially dangerous. Among these, 40,678 — all but a few hundred cases — were passed to Albany by county officials, according to the data obtained by The Times.

Makes sense. If you’ve been deputized by the state to report on mentally ill people who might conceivably be dangerous, odds are you’ll err on the side of reporting them. Same with federal no-fly lists: Why take any chances and then have to answer a difficult question later about why you didn’t file a report on someone who eventually went on a rampage? According to Cuomo’s own fact sheet on the Safe Act, more than 139,000 reports involving 98,000 people have been filed with the state since the law was passed. How many would end up in a federal mental health database? 500,000? A million?

And would they even know they were on it via an official notice from the government? Even if not, a perpetual worry with systems designed to keep tabs on the mentally ill is that the fear that they’re being monitored might discourage them from seeking help in the first place. Once the public knows that tabs are being kept on the mentally ill at the highest level of government, with at least one constitutional right at stake for those on the list, troubled minds may decide that it’s not worth the risk to find treatment. The promise of confidentiality feels less … firm, shall we say, when Uncle Sam’s in the room with you and the psychiatrist.

Exit question: Do we know for a fact that the El Paso shooter had mental health issues that might have placed him in a federal mental health database? The Dayton shooter certainly did, but offhand I don’t recall any major mental-health omens about the Las Vegas shooter either. Cuomo’s proposal may end up being both overinclusive in trying to stop mass shooters and underinclusive.

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Mario Lopez Gets Woke In a Hurry After Backlash for His Transgender Comments

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This is sad to see. Not because I care anything about Mario Lopez, but because it’s more evidence of just how bad of a place we are in.

Yesterday, Lopez found himself in a firestorm after he made some very common sense comments on transgenderism. Namely, that a three year old has no ability to choose their gender and that allowing them to do so is dangerous.

Here are the comments via my RedState colleague, Alex Parker.

“I’m kind of blown away, too. Look — I’m never one to tell anyone how to parent their kids, obviously. … And I would say if you come from a place of love, you really can’t go wrong. But at the same time, my God, if you’re three years old, and you’re saying you’re feeling a certain way or you think you’re a boy or girl or whatever the case may be, I just think it’s dangerous as a parent to make that determination then, ‘Okay, then you’re going to be a boy or girl’ or whatever the case may be. It’s sort of alarming and, my gosh, I just think about the repercussions later on.”

On what planet is that controversial? This one apparently.

The online mob absolutely filleted him as a “transphobe” for speaking simple truth about the inability of small children to decide they are the opposite gender, never mind the issues with adults who entertain such.

What’d Lopez do? He got woke in a hurry.

“The comments I made were ignorant and insensitive, and I now have a deeper understanding of how hurtful they were,” Lopez said in a statement. “I have been and always will be an ardent supporter of the LGBTQ community, and I am going to use this opportunity to better educate myself. Moving forward I will be more informed and thoughtful.”

Lopez did just that though. Perhaps he’ll now fade into obscurity again, which is probably what he wants. He’s got a lively hood to protect after all.

It’s still a sad testament to our current society that you can’t even speak nominal truth about the differences in gender, even dealing with small children, without inviting a mob of left-wingers trying to destroy you. What’s more frustrating in this case is that we know radical positions on transgenderism are not actually majority opinions. The support for such is made to seem much larger by a cultural onslaught of pseudo-science and positive press coverage.

I keep thinking this has to stop at some point. There has to be a tipping point where most of the country just says “enough, this is ridiculous.” I’m not so sure though given how easy it is to manipulate public perception these days and the lobbies for these different social justice issues are only growing stronger.

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MSNBC Personalities Dangerously Push Fake Story About CBP Holding Kids Hostage at O’Hare Airport

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Social media was set abaze this afternoon with allegations of CBP holding kids hostage. Rachel Maddow and an MSNBC contributor spread the patently absurd story, accusing CBP of purposely keeping three children in custody at Chicago O’Hare Airport to try to lure the parents in for detainment. This makes no sense for a variety of reasons and turned out to be completely false, which we’ll cover in a moment.

But first, here’s the accusations.

It’s pretty infuriating to see this pampered liberal pretend she’s fighting Nazis by spreading fake accusations of which she had no verification of.

So what actually happened?

Three children showed up at O’Hare with an adult cousin. The adult cousin (a Mexican citizen) was found not eligible for entry. This happens to thousands of people of all races and ethnic backgrounds every single day at ports of entry across the United States. There is a laundry list of reasons why someone might be found inadmissible and having a visa does not automatically get you through customs, nor does even having a U.S. passport for that matter.

At that point, CBP contacted the mother of the children. It is required by law that she or another legal guardian come take custody of them. Because she is an illegal alien though, she didn’t want to go to the airport. Instead, for the next 13 hours, she played games by sending a lawyer down there and eventually officials from the Mexican consulate. Some are trying to blame CBP for the kids being there so long, but it’s clearly the mother’s fault. She could have sent the Pope down there and the law still doesn’t allow CBP to hand children over to non-guardians.

Finally, after much negotiation, the mother herself decided to show up and the children were given to her. There was no trap and the children were not being used as bait. CBP were simply following the law. Furthermore, CBP doesn’t do interior enforcement, ICE does, so the entire premise was ridiculous from the beginning.

Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) also tried to get a photo-op out of this and only made things worse.

U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky had just landed at O’Hare International Airport from Washington, D.C. when she got word of the girls’ situation and headed over to the International Terminal as the situation was unfolding Thursday afternoon.

”I feel that it’s a kind of kidnapping of children by our government and I am really fed up,” Schakowsky said. “They created a situation that didn’t have to be and I am so resentful for this.”

Schakowsky attempted to meet with children to check their well being before they were released but said agents didn’t allow her.

Of course she wasn’t allowed to check on them. CBP can’t let strangers, even if they are elected officials, in to see children that aren’t theirs. No one “kidnapped” anyone and that kind of language is incredibly inciting and dangerous.

This kind of garbage is going to get someone else killed. We’ve already had one person die this past week after being incited to try to firebomb an ICE facility he was convinced was a “concentration camp,” clearly motivated by the rhetoric Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was using. No Democrat has condemned the attack nor even attempted to stop their incitement. The media don’t care and they are actually out there pushing more incitement via fake news stories like this.

Many CBP agents are actually minorities themselves. They are not the Gestapo and for Democrats and the media to keep playing this game is disgusting. Do we really have to wait until an agent is murdered before this crap stops? I fear the answer is yes.

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Noted Hat Fetishist Rep. Frederica Wilson Goes on Bizarre Rant, Calls to Jail People Who Make Fun of Congress

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I’m under no illusions that the elected officials in Congress are collectively brilliant. Anyone that’s listened to Eric Swalwell or Maxine Waters riff on anything is probably pretty numb to it all. Even still, there are days when one of them says something so ridiculously dumb that it makes you double take.

Enter Frederica Wilson, noted hat connoisseur and crazy person. Last we heard from her, she was spreading the contents of a private phone call to a dead soldier’s widow to take political shots at the President. After she was criticized for her antics, Wilson would go on to attack Gen. John Kelly (who lost his son in Afghanistan) as a man with no honor. Once all that died down, Wilson sunk back into the obscurity she’s known for most of her regrettable career in Washington.

Today, she made her comeback.

“Those people who are online making fun of members of Congress are a disgrace and there is no need for anyone to think that is unacceptable,” Wilson said during a press conference. “We are going to shut them down and work with whoever it is to shut them down, and they should be prosecuted.”

What the heck did I just watch?

That’s one of the most bizarre rants I’ve witnessed in politics, and I don’t just mean her inability to speak complete sentences with proper word usage. A sitting U.S. Congressional member is calling for the prosecution of people who…make fun of Congress online. Could Wilson help us all out by citing the criminal statute she’s referencing? I’ve made fun of Frederica’s ugly hat fetish before. Should I be looking for black helicopters out my window?

I’m not who she’s referencing when she says we’ll “work with whoever” to shut down free speech on the internet, but I’d assume she’s talking about the tech companies.

Hearing someone in a position of power make statements like this would be scary if Wilson wasn’t such a joke. I’m going to sleep soundly tonight knowing she can’t actually do the lunacy she espoused in her speech. What it does show though is a streak of illiberalism that’s readily apparent in the Democrat party. This isn’t actually something new, they are just more emboldened these days to say the bad parts out loud. There’s no accountability anymore for the left. Not only does anything go, anything will be propped up and reinforced.

Had a Republican said something like this, it would be big news and it would be justified in being so. No elected official should be calling for the prosecution of free speech, much less targeting people for joking on the internet. Just as concerning, no politician should be calling to collude with others in positions of power to “shut them down” just because people say something you don’t like.

Despite the bluster we constantly hear about Donald Trump, the real threats to the first amendment consistently show themselves on the left. Will the brave heroes in our fabled news industry take notice of this latest example and condemn it? Nah.

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GOP Representative Dis-Invited From Speaking at Cyber Security Conference Over Unrelated Pro-Life Views

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The “Black Hat Conference” is a cyber security forum that happens every year. It features plenty of politicians but also draws some people with genuine knowledge of the arena. One of those people who actually knows what he’s talking about is Rep. Will Hurd (R-TX). He’s a former CIA officer and specializes in the area.

He was scheduled to be a keynote speaker at the conference until something happened.

The short of it is that some pro-abortion liberals ran and cried about Hurd’s pro-life views and that got him uninvited as a keynote speaker. Here’s what was said by the conference spokesperson in response to the rescinding of the invite.

“We misjudged the separation of technology and politics,” wrote the conference in a emailed statement.

What you misjudged is how many cowards are on your planning committee. This is a cyber security conference. What does someone’s mainstream pro-life views on abortion have to do with anything? And what is gained by caving into those that complained?

Hurd gave your typical boilerplate response to being shunned.

“Representative Hurd was honored to be invited and hopes that the Black Hat Conference is a success,” said Katie Thompson, Hurd’s communications director, via email.

“Congressman Hurd has always sought to engage groups of people that don’t necessarily agree with all of his votes or opinions. That’s why Rep. Hurd is one of the loudest voices for bipartisanship in Congress.

With all due respect to the Congressman, this isn’t going to cut it. Taking the high road is just going to get you thrown off the road all together.

What’s happening here is profoundly dangerous. We’ve already seen numerous examples of this in blue states banning business with red states over the passage of state laws. The new trend on the left isn’t just condemnation when people disagree, it’s complete destruction and isolation. Say something they don’t agree with? They’ll organize a boycott of your advertisers or get you thrown out of a conference. It’s not enough to just say “I disagree” for these people.

This is the future and I don’t mean that dramatically. This is really the future.

Republicans better wake up sooner rather than later and realize the rules of the game have changed. De-platforming, financial destruction, mobbing, and total shunning from society are the left’s tactics now. Responding by wishing them success, as Hurd did here, is not a viable counter strategy.

We either fight on a level playing field or we will lose. Time for some GOP politicians to decide what they want their fate to be because this is coming for everyone.

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