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Concerning God: The debate over the existence of God

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I got inspired by Myra Adams, when I watched her diary about the Shroud of Turin, so thanks, Myra. I needed to see that, today, and it reminds me how little I digest of the Bible, the far too few times I read it.

I came across an interesting debate on the “Oxford Union” debates channel on Youtube, and just got engrossed by both sides of the arguments. I am a believer, and the “God Does Not Exist” side, while trying their darned best to persuade, fell short, but one man, Professor John Lennox, to me, made the most compelling argument for the existence of God, I think I ever heard, and it touched me how he used his expertise in the science and mathematics to make his case.

Peter Hitchens was another who made a very compelling argument in the existence of God, to the point that he made me want to rediscover my roots in the Episcopal Church, and that may be problematic, because of the way my church has strayed, but, still, he inspired me. Hitchens tells a lot about his past, being a communist in his youth, and his discovery, in other videos, so you might want to look at those, but, for now, I’m just posting this video:

There are six videos in this debate, one which is by a former priest who claims to have fallen from grace and wishes to destroy any idea of God’s existence. His name is Dan Barker. For some reason, mostly my lack of knowledge of all things internet, I can’t seem to put his video up, but it is one of the six, so go and look it up.

When I do this, going and trying to expand my feeble mind, I always end up having so many more questions than before, but I get a calming feeling when I hear educated and polite people engage in serious discussions, like what the Oxford Debates demonstrate, even when the bulk of the audience is against the discussion, but often you can be pleasantly surprised how the audience can often be persuaded like I get.

I got very interested in Professor Lennox’s debate, and dug up a few others of his lectures on this subject, and am so inspired, because of his use of his academic background and religious teachings, that it gives me hope, one day, that more of those “Atheist” scientists can once again, open their mind to God.

I try to steer away from the religious aspects of arguments concerning the right to life, by using the words from our Declaration of Independence(Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness, which is the foundation to start from, for me), the biology of life(cells and the continual generation of new cells) and the way it always strives to survive, to make my argument, mainly because I might not be the best one around here to make those arguments, but when I can make it without touching the Bible, it makes the use of the Bible more compelling, to me, at least. It’s very inspiring to find a scientist, like this, to make a unique argument for the Existence of God.

Anyway, I hope you like the videos, and God Bless you.

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‘School Shooting’ Hoodie Featured At NY Fashion Week Show Sparks Outrage

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Parents wait for news after a reports of a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Joel Auerbach)

 

This is not okay. Featured at New York’s Fashion Week, “Bstroy,” a company which designs “haute” streetwear, has introduced a new line of hoodies from their Spring 2020 menswear collection, featuring the names of schools where major shootings have occurred. You can choose between Columbine, Virginia Tech, Sandy Hook and Marjory Stoneman Douglas. As if they needed to further drive their message home, each hoodie is riddled with “bullet holes.”

In an email to the fashion site, The Cut, designers Dieter Grams and Brick Owens wrote, “We wanted to make a comment on gun violence and the type of gun violence that needs preventative attention, while also empowering the survivors of tragedy through storytelling in the clothes.”

The company provided a card which was handed out at the event. It said, “Nirvana is the goal we hope to reach through meditation and healthy practices that counter our destructive habits…Sometimes life can be painfully ironic. Like the irony of dying violently in a place you considered to be a safe, controlled environment, like school. We are reminded all the time of life’s fragility, shortness, and unpredictability yet we are also reminded of its infinite potential.”

Needless to say, many on social media were outraged by the hoodies, as they should be.

Kyle Kashuv, a familiar name from the Marjory Stoneman Douglas shooting, wrote: “I would just like to say, what actual the hell is wrong with you. goddamn monetizing off a school shooting. disgusting.”

A second Parkland survivor posted, “My dead classmates dying should not be a f***ing fashion statement.”

Another survivor wrote, “As a victim of Columbine, I am appalled. This is disgusting. You can draw awareness another way but don’t you dare make money off of our tragedy.”

A friend of teacher Victoria Soto, who was killed during the Sandy Hook shooting, tweeted, “This is just absolutely horrific. A company is making light of our pain and other’s pain for fashion. Selling sweatshirts with our name and bullet holes. Unbelievable.”

Grams and Owens, who once staged a fashion show in a funeral home, saying its clothes were designed for a post-apocalyptic world, tried to defend themselves from the onslaught of criticism.

Owens blames racism for the sharp criticism. “Also built into the device is the fact that our image as young, black males has not been traditionally awarded credit for introducing avant-garde ideas. So many people have assumed our message to be lazy just because of what they’ve been taught about black men. These hoodies were made with all of these intentions in mind, and to explore all of these societal issues.”

The duo says they are trying to “highlight overlooked issues. These hoodies are a commentary on gun violence and are supposed to EMPOWER the survivors of mass shootings. Why? Because the hoodies are telling THEIR story.”

His comments are utterly ridiculous. They’re not empowering the survivors of mass shootings, they are exploiting them.

They are using the shock value of the hoodies to put themselves on the map as designers so they can make money.

They are not avant-garde. They are pathetic.

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A Quick and Compelling Bible Study for Those Who Don’t Read the Bible

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“Quick” is the operative word since the Bible passage discussed below has only 55 of them. Found in Genesis, the first book of the Old Testament (or Hebrew Bible if you are Jewish), the passage is mysterious, provocative, and revealing.

As indicated by the title of this piece, four minutes from now the mystery is solved and you will have a new appreciation for a “priest” named “Melchizedek.”

The 55 words are:

Then Melchizedek king of Salem brought out bread and wine.

He was priest of God Most High, and he blessed Abram saying,

“Blessed be Abram by God Most High, Creator of heaven and earth.

And blessed be God most High who delivered your enemies into your hand.”

Then Abram gave him a tenth of everything (Genesis 14:18-20).   

Immediately Melchizedek is “mysterious” because he has no introductory lineage. He appears without context or connection — highly unusual in the Bible.

Millenniums later, the mystery of Melchizedek’s identity continues when the meaning of his name is written in the New Testament’s Book of Hebrews:

First, the name Melchizedek means “king of righteousness”; then also, “king of Salem” means “king of peace” (Hebrews 7:2).

In the Genesis passage, Melchizedek’s first title, “King of Salem” provides us with important clues about his “real” identity and why lineage was unnecessary. The word “Salem stems from the Hebrew verb “Shalem” meaning to be, make whole or complete. The word itself means peace or perfect. And later in the Old Testament, Salem eventually becomes Jerusalem.

In the opening sentence, Melchizedek’s impeccable credentials validate his first action, “brought out bread and wine.”

Now, fast forward to Jesus’ Last Supper and the first Holy Eucharist that today is celebrated in millions of masses around the world:

And he took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me.”

In the same way, after the supper he took the cup [of wine] saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you (Luke 22:19-20).

Hence, Melchizedek immediately bringing out “bread and wine,” raises the key question associated with this mysterious passage:

“Is Melchizedek the pre-figuration of Jesus Christ in the Book of Genesis?”

The clues are revealed in his identity:  “He was priest of God Most High.”

And what he does next:  “…and he blessed Abram saying, “Blessed be Abram by God Most High, Creator of heaven and earth.”

Since Melchizedek gives Abram a blessing, “by God most high” has to mean Melchizedek is himself, “God most high.”

Moreover, if Melchizedek is Jesus Christ, who was both fully man and fully divine, then the next sentence supports that belief when Melchizedek also praises God with a blessing, saying to Abram:

“And blessed be God most High who delivered your enemies into your hand.”

The final sentence of the passage establishes what churches today call a “tithe.”

“Then Abram gave him a tenth of everything.” 

Note that Melchizedek did not ask Abram for anything. But Abram, a wealthy man, was moved to submit a “tenth of everything” to this man’s  commanding presence. Even though Abram does not utter a word to Melchizedek there had to be a powerful connection because in the next chapter, Genesis 15, God makes his official covenant with Abram, and in Genesis 17, God renames Abram saying:

No longer will you be called Abram; your name will be Abraham, for I have made you a father of many nations (Genesis 17:5).

Now let’s explore the Melchizedek references and explanations post-Genesis, first in the Old Testament Book of Psalms, and again in the New Testament Book of Hebrews.

Many Christians believe, as I do, that Jesus is the Messiah spoken of as “a priest forever in the order of Melchizedek” (Psalm 110:4).

But the Psalm description conflicts with what was written in Exodus (28:1-3) that Jewish priests originate only from Aaron, the brother of Moses and his sons known as the “Levitical priesthood.” This priestly class stems from the Tribe of Levi but more specifically the decedents of Kohath, one of Levi’s sons from which “Kohanim”, the Hebrew word for priests, is derived.

However, centuries later, the writer of Hebrews raises a question about the insufficiency of the Levitical priesthood:

If perfection could have been attained through the Levitical priesthood—and indeed the law given to the people established that priesthood—why was there still need for  another priest to come, one in the order of Melchizedek, not in the order of Aaron? (Hebrews 7:11).

That is an insightful question with two simple answers: Humans are flawed, and humans are sinners. But here is a more detailed explanation from BibleStudy.org:

“Jesus, however, came from the tribe of Judah, a tribe which Scripture says nothing concerning the priesthood (Hebrews 7:13 -14). He was not eligible to be a priest. How could he then “legally” serve in such a capacity after his resurrection? The answer is the creation of the order of Melchizedek.

God intended, in advance, that the Old Covenant Levitical priesthood last for only a short time (Hebrews 7:11 – 12, 9 – 10) and be replaced. This is why the Biblical appearance of Melchizedek (Genesis 14:18 – 20) occurred many decades before Levi (Abraham’s great-grandson) was born and more than 300 years prior to Israel receiving the law (Exodus 20).

The existence of his order, prior to the giving of the law, meant that it would not be bound by its rules regarding the priesthood. This made it possible for Jesus to serve, after his resurrection, as High Priest before God.”

What a brilliant, strategic move to have Jesus “grandfathered” in as “a priest forever in the order of Melchizedek” before the priestly law was given to Moses.

Ultimately, around the year A.D. 32, Levitical priests were threatened by Jesus’ growing power and influence among their people. Then, after trumping up charges of blasphemy, they successfully managed to turn him over to the Roman authorities for death by crucifixion.

I am not afraid of speaking the truth because I am a Jew who believes that Jesus was the Messiah. Ironically, my father was descended from Aaron’s line of Kohanim my maiden name is Kahn and Cohen was his mother’s and my mother’s maiden name.

Yes, my love for Jesus and this Melchizedek passage is complicated but — like the root of Salem — “perfect,” “whole,” and “complete.”

Tell me if you enjoyed this four minute Bible study and I look forward to your comments.

Myra Adams is a media producer and conservative writer with numerous  national  credits. She is also Executive Director of  SignFromGod.org  a ministry that evangelizes the Shroud of Turin and currently acting as principle advisers to the Museum of the Bible in Washington D.C. for their groundbreaking exhibit about the Shroud scheduled for January 2021.  Contact Myra: MyraAdams01@gmail.com 

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Over a Hundred People are Arrested in a Central Ohio Sex and Human Trafficking Sting

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Wow.

In Ohio, over 30 law enforcement agencies have come together to expose a gigantic sex trafficking ring, and the participants run the gamut.

A large-scale sting by the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force blew off the doors in three counties — Franklin, Delaware, and Fairfield.

According to Maj. Steven Tucker of the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office — as reported by WBNS — arrests included 24 men who turned up at an undisclosed location so they could have sex with a child they’d met online.

But surprise: the “child” was a police officer.

Steven laid it out:

“The reality that they were operating in, is that there absolutely was a child at the other end of that device, and that’s who they were coming to see.”

So how do they know for sure that the guys were specifically gonna have sex? Well, there were a few clues:

“They show up with sex toys, they show up with lubrication.”

That does seem suspicious.

“They show up with things that clearly somebody isn’t going to show up to a house with, unless they intended to engage in sexual activity.”

More from CBS 10:

“This four-part simultaneous operation involved more than 30 law enforcement agencies,” said Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost, announcing the operation Friday.

It was focused not just on internet predators, but human traffickers and the men who feed the sex trade with their dollars.

“Criminals involved in trafficking other human beings prey upon those individuals that are already at risk, subjecting them to prostitution and addiction,” Yost said. “Predators who seek to harm our children and grandchildren are not hiding in the bushes, they’re lurking on the internet.”

Among the bamboozled were a 31-year-old emergency room doctor and — possibly worse — a former church youth director.

In addition to the child sex sting, thirty-six dudes were taken into custody for trying to buy the ol’ S-E-X.

But men weren’t the only ones involved: Forty-three women were arrested for selling it.

Those chicks’ll be taken to social services, among them Franklin County’s CATCH Court program.

Charly McClain said it in 1980:

Who’s cheatin’ who, who’s being true
Who don’t even care anymore
It makes you wonder
Who’s doing right with someone tonight
And who’s car is parked next door

You never know what’s going on with people.

As for the two dozen: Thanks to some who found out, perhaps a few more children are safe in Ohio tonight.

-ALEX

 

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VIDEO. Antifa Goons Get Thrashed By Federal Protective Service As They Attack An ICE Facility

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Yesterday, a couple of thousand people showed up in Portland for the Climate Strike. This was a coordinated worldwide event in which the least educated and most credulous among us demanded that the rest of us join them in moving society back to the Stone Age. [Every once in a while I muse over just how few of the Michael Mann types would survive in the society they are trying to create where there would be no major income streams of grant money, they would have to actually work to survive, and we might be inclined to hunt them for sport.]

As you know, you can’t have a demonstration in Portland without antifa or bloc or whatever they are calling themselves. So, naturally, they set out to attack the DHS/ICE facility in Portland. That’s when they found out that they weren’t opposed by Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler’s ineffectual and anarchist-sympathetic police force but by people who took their duties and responsibilities seriously.

It is really a shame that no one has yet identified the noxious little toad who appears at 0:23 because it would be a service to the nation to treat him the way that CNN treats a meme maker.

Not surprisingly, these clowns are major league p***ies when they aren’t hitting people from behind with bicycle locks

What sniveling little b****es they are.

If more police forces aggressively confronted this nonsense…and more prosecutors took this nascent terrorism seriously and started charging felonies…this crap would cease. As it is, it is pretty inevitable that eventually one of these clashes is going to turn deadly and leave some of these cretins dead and we’ll have to pretend that we are sad or something.

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Over a Hundred People are Arrested in a Central Ohio Sex and Human Trafficking Sting

Westlake Legal Group amsterdam-2551_1280-620x413 Over a Hundred People are Arrested in a Central Ohio Sex and Human Trafficking Sting Uncategorized Front Page Stories Featured Story

 

 

Wow.

In Ohio, over 30 law enforcement agencies have come together to expose a gigantic sex trafficking ring, and the participants run the gamut.

A large-scale sting by the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force blew off the doors in three counties — Franklin, Delaware, and Fairfield.

According to Maj. Steven Tucker of the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office — as reported by WBNS — arrests included 24 men who turned up at an undisclosed location so they could have sex with a child they’d met online.

But surprise: the “child” was a police officer.

Steven laid it out:

“The reality that they were operating in, is that there absolutely was a child at the other end of that device, and that’s who they were coming to see.”

So how do they know for sure that the guys were specifically gonna have sex? Well, there were a few clues:

“They show up with sex toys, they show up with lubrication.”

That does seem suspicious.

“They show up with things that clearly somebody isn’t going to show up to a house with, unless they intended to engage in sexual activity.”

More from CBS 10:

“This four-part simultaneous operation involved more than 30 law enforcement agencies,” said Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost, announcing the operation Friday.

It was focused not just on internet predators, but human traffickers and the men who feed the sex trade with their dollars.

“Criminals involved in trafficking other human beings prey upon those individuals that are already at risk, subjecting them to prostitution and addiction,” Yost said. “Predators who seek to harm our children and grandchildren are not hiding in the bushes, they’re lurking on the internet.”

Among the bamboozled were a 31-year-old emergency room doctor and — possibly worse — a former church youth director.

In addition to the child sex sting, thirty-six dudes were taken into custody for trying to buy the ol’ S-E-X.

But men weren’t the only ones involved: Forty-three women were arrested for selling it.

Those chicks’ll be taken to social services, among them Franklin County’s CATCH Court program.

Charly McClain said it in 1980:

Who’s cheatin’ who, who’s being true
Who don’t even care anymore
It makes you wonder
Who’s doing right with someone tonight
And who’s car is parked next door

You never know what’s going on with people.

As for the two dozen: Thanks to some who found out, perhaps a few more children are safe in Ohio tonight.

-ALEX

 

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Vigorously Heterosexual Cory Booker Tells Staff He’s on the Verge of Dropping out of the Democrat Primary

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A lot of people thought Cory Booker was The Man this year. He had a good resume. He was telegenic. He was not as profoundly stupid as many of his rivals. I don’t know if Joe Biden pronounced him an “articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy” but he was the beau ideal of vigorously heterosexual maleness…I mean he even had one admitted instance of sexual assault to demonstrate his brush with toxic masculinity and received absolution from CNN…and naturally he has a sorta hot (YMMV) girlfriend and his campaign floated rumors that there may be an engagement in the offing. Unfortunately, the more people saw of Booker the less they was Spartacus and the more they realized what kind of a pathetic poseur and loser he is and so his campaign never caught fire. Right now, in the RCP average, he’s trailing Andrew Yang (who dat?).

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CREDIT: RealClearPoltiics,

This anemic polling has led to anemic fundraising and while you can win the Democrat primary as a poseur and loser (see Clinton, Hillary) you can’t win it as a broke poseur and loser. Now we’re down to crunch time and Booker has told his staff the situation is grim:

[Booker campaign manager, Addisu] Demissie said the campaign has enough money to keep going at its current pace if it wanted to, but not enough to expand operations before voting starts early next year and that Booker doesn’t want stay in the race if he doesn’t think he can win.

“If our campaign is not in a financial position to grow, he’s not going to continue to consume resources and attention that can be used to focus on beating Donald Trump, which needs to be everyone’s first priority,” Demissie wrote.

Booker’s campaign has struggled nationally. He averages at just under 3 percent support in the polls, according to Real Clear Politics.

He warned other candidates were in similar situations and that the historically large 2020 field “is about to narrow dramatically.”

“Booker might not be in this race for much longer — the same is true for other important voices in the field,” Demissie wrote.

He argued there probably only four campaigns with the “money necessary to build and sustain the national organization needed to win,” presumably referring to former Vice President Joe Biden, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Indiana, who raised more money last quarter than any other candidate.

I think Demissie is correct. Outside of the four top fundraisers he lists, only Yang has the resources to stay in the race much past the October debate. If Joe Biden doesn’t self-immolate or hasn’t been extradited to Ukraine by then, only people with the money to enable them to compete in actual caucuses and primaries are going to be in the race. He’s obviously trying to open wallets and checkbooks and PayPal accounts among progressive voters, but so is everyone else and when you’re living in Mom’s basement and working as a barrista, you don’t have much left over for political donations after your weed budget is set aside.

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Border Agents Have Begun Vetting the One-Million-Plus Migrants Claiming Asylum. What’s Next?

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For quite some time now, there’s been much talk of asylum seekers coming across the U.S.-Mexico border. Some have claimed many are misusing the asylum angle to get into the U.S. Is it true?

Border officials are ready to find out.

Hence, along with asylum officials, BP agents have begun conducting “credible fear” interviews to gain a better understanding of the crisis.

The initiative was announced in May, in response to a big ol’ backlog of asylum applications being submitted to the south. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services began training border security to assist in the interview process.

And now it begins.

Under the Credible Fear Pilot Program, there are now 55 agents participating in the interviews.

And there are lotsa interviews to be held — good grief. The Daily Caller reports:

The program aims to help reduce the number of migrants who are waiting for a decision of their asylum claim. In the backdrop of the ongoing illegal immigration crisis, the Trump administration has been faced with an unprecedented number of asylum claims. The U.S. immigration court’s active backlog, for example, surpassed one million at the end of August 2019.

55 to help 1 mil? Hmmm…that may not be enough.

But everybody’s doing what they can.

More explanation from TDC:

The Trump administration is doing what it can to help relieve the flow of active cases that are bottlenecking. Two soft-sided facilities recently opened up in Laredo and Brownsville, Texas, in order to process more asylum claims. The cases pertain to the administration’s “Remain in Mexico” program. Judges from across the country can adjudicate cases via video conference at these temporary structures.

Despite some criticism over security guys and gals assisting immigration vetting, the newbies do undergo 5 weeks of training prior. And, as USCIS spokeswoman Jessica Collins assures, everything’s being reeeeal supervised:

“Importantly, USCIS provides training to Border Patrol agents so that they can be thoroughly trained on the credible fear screening process, and like every officer conducting credible fear interviews, show that they understand all applicable laws, regulations, policies, and procedures before being allowed to conduct interviews on their own. All credible fear determinations will have to be reviewed and signed by a supervisory asylum officer before a final determination can be made. This humanitarian and security crisis requires an all-hands-on-deck approach from DHS.”

There certainly is a crisis down toward the bottom of the map. And the situation also begs another question: If you have 1 million people who are legitimately in need of asylum, in what manner does the U.S. absorb so great a number? Not to mention: If a large number are rejected, what will be the Dems’ next move?

At least there’s now an effort being made to gain clarity. The alternative — people just yelling at each other on TV — doesn’t seem to be working all that well.

Better beef up that 55, though.

-ALEX

 

See 3 more pieces from me:

Sen. John Kennedy In Light Of The Border Ban: The Dems’ Stance On Immigration Is ‘On-The-Pipe Crazy’

Georgetown Students Recoil At Trump’s Racist Statement On Immigration – Until They Find Out Obama Said It (Video)

An Elderly Man Walks Into The Hospital For A Bladder Procedure, Walks Out Circumcised – Accidentally

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Candace Owens Eviscerates White Dems Lecturing Her on White Supremacy – ‘I’ve Been Black in America My Whole Life’

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You know who could use a lecture on white supremacy? A black chick.

So arguably believed participants in a House Oversight Committee hearing Wednesday, after white witnesses schooled Candace Owens on the subject.

But Candace had a thing or two to say back.

Not only did she rip the people tellin’ her stuff, but Democrats in general for being so obsessed by race and making it the issue of every election:

“I’ve been black in America my whole life, all 30 years, and I can tell you that you guys have done the exact same thing every four years we have an election cycle and it needs to stop.”

So what exactly is white supremacy? Earlier in the exchange, Candace provided an answer:

“It’s a fringe occurrence that is being used in my opinion by Democrats to scare Americans into giving up their votes to a party that can no longer win based on simple ideas, which is why we’re seeing so many of these hearings back-to-back despite other threats that are facing this nation. I want to reiterate that point. White supremacy is real, just as racism is real, but neither of these ideologies are real in this room. They have become mechanisms for the Left to continue to call these hearings and to distract from much bigger issues that are facing this country and which threaten minorities, much bigger issues that they are responsible for.”

Candace then turned the conversation toward a breakdown of the family, in her view bolstered by the very people claiming to be on the side of the black community:

“White nationalism sounds a lot better as a threat than father absence. When are we going to call a hearing on the 74 percent of single motherhood rate in black America today? My guess is probably never, since Democrats are the author of that epidemic, which leaves us – black Americans – 20 times more likely to end up in prison, nine times more likely to drop out of high school, and five times more likely to lead a life in poverty and to commit crime.”



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That didn’t sit well with the University of Chicago’s Dr. Kathleen Belew, who The Daily Beast describes as “a professor and historian who’s researched the rise of the white power movement.”

She went about tellin’ Candace what’s what in the realm of Klannish behavior:

“I just have to say that I object strenuously to your use of the word ‘hilarious.’ To me, this feels a lot like your reaction to being named in one of these manifestos. Now, you’re of course not responsible for the words of somebody writing that document. But I do think that laughing at it is a real problem, because these are real families that are impacted by this violence. And I think that our efforts toward talking about this have to start from a place of mutual respect, which is what I’ve heard from this side of the table. Now, the reason we don’t have those numbers, I want those numbers as much as you do, but to say the numbers don’t show something is simply not supported by the data.”

As noted by The Daily Wire, Democratic Maryland Rep. Jamie Raskin asked for clarification from Kathleen:

“You reject the idea that it’s something that doesn’t matter, or it doesn’t really matter?”

“Absolutely reject,” she replied.

But Republican North Carolina Rep. Mark Meadows came to Candace’s defense:

“Ms. Owens, obviously this is a gang-up on you; we’re giving these witnesses the ability to do a rebuttal on you. And so, I find it unfair, Ms. Belew; candidly, for you to show ‘mutual respect’ and then go after Ms. Owens, it’s not appropriate. So Ms. Owens, you can have four minutes and thirty-four seconds to respond however you like.”

Candace explained it isn’t that racism doesn’t matter; it’s that there are other things that “matter much, much, much, much more…”

Hit it, Candace:

“I said that in my opening, and I will say it again: you know that white supremacy and white nationalism is nowhere near, ranks nowhere near the top of the issues that are facing black America. And the reason you are bringing them up in this room is because it is an attempt to make the election all about race as the Democrats do.”

Jamie: “Not in my case, Ms. Owens.”

Owens (frustrated): “Please don’t cut me off.”

Mark: “Mr. Chairman, it’s my time.”

Jamie: “You’ve got your time. Mr. Meadows, I’ll give you three more seconds.”

Then Candace went off, Jack:

“Every four years you bring up race, and you knew exactly what I meant when I said ‘hilarious.’ You just tried to do live what the media does all the time to Republicans, to our president, and to conservatives, which is you try to manipulate what I said to fit your narrative, okay? I was not referring to the subject matter that is ‘hilarious.’ I said that it’s hilarious that we are sitting in this room today and I’ve got two doctors and a Mrs. and nobody can give us real numbers that we can respond to so that we can assess how big of a threat this is, because you know that it is not as big of a threat as you are trying to make it out to be so you can manipulate. And the audacity of you to bring up the Christchurch shooting manifesto and make it seem as if I laughed at people who were slaughtered by a homicidal maniac, is in my opinion absolutely despicable. I think that we should be above that. To try to assign responsibility or any meaning to a homicidal maniac writing a manifesto, which, by the way, also cited Spyro the Dragon, the child’s cartoon; he also cited Nelson Mandela as a source of inspiration. I don’t think that Nelson Mandela has inspired mosque shootings; you can correct me if you think I’m wrong.

“You would rather assign meaning to a homicidal maniac than to actually address the things that I said that are actually harming black America; number one: father absence; number two: the education system and illiteracy rate. Illegal immigration ranks high; abortion ranks high; white supremacy and white nationalism, if I had to make a list of one hundred things, would not be on it.

“This hearing, in my opinion, is a farce, and it is ironic that you’re sitting her and you’re having three Caucasian people testify and tell you what their expertise are. You want to know what my expertise are? Black in America. I’ve been black in America my whole life, all 30 years, and I can tell you that you guys have done the exact same thing every four years we have an election cycle and it needs to stop.”

Watch the video above, and somebody call the red truck — the girl’s on fire.

-ALEX

 

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The Secret Service is Investigating a Community Leader’s Announcement That Mike Pence ‘Should be Shot in the Head.’ Their Position is Pitiful

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The kids are in fine hands…

In North Carolina, the Secret Service is investigating a woman who allegedly announced that VP Mike Pence “should be shot in the head.”

Numerous reports confirm.

Probably so numerous because she did it to a classroom full of people — the murder-endorsing lady’s a high school teacher.

The Charlotte Observerobserves:

The woman allegedly told her class at Cuthbertson High School in Union County that Pence should be “shot in the head,” WJZY reported over the weekend.

She purportedly spread the news to young skulls full o’ mush during the week of Mike’s visit to their town — Union City — to campaign for House candidate Dan Bishop.

As per a statement released to WBTV among other news agencies, the Service that’s not so Secret is taking the situation “very seriously.”

The Daily Wire relays a the school district’s statement:

Union County Public Schools is aware of the allegation of inappropriate comments made by a Cuthbertson High School teacher. District administrators are taking this allegation seriously and an investigation is being conducted. This is a personnel matter and information related to this alleged incident is protected by state law.

Union County GOP Chair Allison Powers told WBTV the whole thing stinks:

“You should not be bringing in those type of viewpoints to your job. … To just wish that kind of violence on anybody is just way out of bounds.”

There was a time when most people couldn’t have imagined a teacher — someone entrusted with guiding the children of their community — saying such a thing about the President of the United States.

But as we’ve seen over and over, if anyone thinks things in schools are still good like that…they ain’t.

According to Charlotte’s CBS 3, the lousy lecturer’s been placed on administrative leave.

What do you believe’s an appropriate outcome here? I look forward to hearing from you in the Comments section.

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