It’s easy to look around at everything taking place in our nation today and get discouraged. The coronavirus and related economic impact are lingering into the summer. Some states are experiencing record numbers of new cases, suggesting the fight could continue for some time. The George Floyd killing and its aftermath have brought racial issues in America to the foreground once again. Although America has done a lot to move beyond the problems of our past in relation to race, there’s undoubtedly more that can be done. But we’ve also seen the unfortunate truth that some elements in our society will exploit such tragedies for their own purposes.
Why is it safe to wait in a car for a liquor store to open but dangerous to wait in a car to hear morning prayers?
Posted in Religious Liberty
Tagged Ann Coulter, Coronavirus, COVID–19, DOJ, Dr. Richard Land, Florin T. Cimpean, Liberty Counsel, lock-down, Lori Lightfoot, Mat Staver, Philadelphia Romanian Church, Planned Parenthood, shelter-at-home, William Barr, WirePoints
In mid-March, Politico ran a series of short essays from "experts" on how coronavirus would change the world permanently. If you're curious why I designate them as "experts" rather than experts, the authorities they assembled consisted of a cadre of college professors, including commentator Tom Nichols. Predictably, Nichols spent the majority of his time taking hyperbolic hate shots at the president...
The coronavirus crisis of 2020 has exposed the dark underbelly of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and the dangers of U.S. dependency on China. Not only was the CCP irresponsible in concealing the outbreak while allowing it to spread across the globe, but they also threatened to withhold pharmaceuticals so that America would be “plunged into the mighty sea of coronavirus.”
A recent article written primarily by a medical doctor in Alabama claimed that, “The way in which the media has pushed fear nonstop amounts to psychological warfare against this country.” He added, “If it hasn’t occurred to you that we have heard one story and essentially one story alone for literally two months, well, that should have aroused suspicion.” Is this doctor correct? Or is the media doing its best to be responsible in the midst of an unprecedented crisis?
My wife and I have noticed something interesting recently, and it’s one of the more visible—and positive—side effects of the coronavirus lockdown we’ve observed.
There’s a nature park just outside our town that I’ve been visiting for virtually my entire life. It boasts nearly 700 acres of woods, meadows, creeks, ponds, and trails. I spent countless hours there as a child and teen hiking, biking, and enjoying cookouts with my family.
I introduced my wife to the park even before we were married (she was from out of town), and now that we’re parents, we’ve introduced our children to it …
Illinois law only grants the governor emergency authority for a period of 30 days, the extensions of Gov. Pritzker's "stay-at-home" order, which closes businesses and forbids church services and assemblies in excess of ten citizens, constitutes an overreach of executive authority. Thankfully, State Representative Darren Bailey (R-Louisville) took Gov. Pritzker to court over this very issue and won an important decision that may lead to a definitive strike-down of the governor's dangerous precedent.
There’s nothing quite like a crisis to bring out the best in people. There’s also nothing quite like a crisis to bring out the worst in people. Case in point, Michigan governor Gretchen Whitmer’s idiotic defense of prohibiting doctors from performing “non-essential” surgical procedures, including joint replacements, while allowing doctors to continue to perform freely chosen, that is, elective abortions.
Before discussing Whitmer’s idiotic statement, let’s remember that abortion—i.e., the deliberate killing of a human prior to his or her delivery—is never necessary to save the life of a pregnant woman. While there are emergencies that require a pregnancy …
On March 9, 2020, Governor JB Pritzker declared every county in Illinois is a disaster area. The Illinois Emergency Management Agency Act (20 ILCS 3305/7) allows the Governor to proclaim a disaster exists, by which he can give himself authority under the Act to exercise certain emergency powers.
The most noteworthy of the powers he has exercised is the power to control the movement of persons within a disaster area, and the power to control and restrict the use, sale, or distribution of goods and services.
The liberal media are urging Joe Biden to form a shadow government to upstage President Donald Trump's crisis response effort, which illustrates its consuming partisanship — and its insufficient attention to the health and welfare of the American people.
Posted in Media Watch
Tagged Anthony Fauci, Coronavirus, coronavirus task force, Deborah Birx, Donald Trump, Jim Messina, Joe Biden, MSNBC, Paul Waldman, Shadow government, Stephanie Ruhle, Washington Post
How he managed to say it without choking on his own tongue I will never know. As President Trump began to dress down the hostile press that was attempting to use his Monday White House briefing to smear him as negligent, CNN cut away immediately to anchor John King who managed to prattle out these words without even a sniff of irony...
Posted in Media Watch
Tagged Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Brett Kavanaugh, Brian Stelter, Christopher Cuomo, CNN, Coronavirus, COVID–19, Democrat Party, Don Lemon, Donald Trump, Jake Tapper, Joe Biden, John King, Michael Avenatti, Nancy Pelosi, Peter Heck, Steve Cortes, Stormy Daniels, Ted Cruz
In the midst of the COVID-19 craziness, it is alarming to recognize there are many who are willing to use our current health crisis for their own gain and/or agenda. As these snollygosters and media types grandstand, I cannot help but think of Rahm Emanuel’s infamous quote, “never let a crisis go to waste.”
Ironically, Emanuel first used that phrase in 2008 during the nation’s financial crash and then again last week in response to our nation’s coronavirus emergency. Is it a repackaging of one of Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals, in which he writes “in the …
Posted in Illinois Politics
Tagged Abortion, Coronavirus, Gambling expansion, gasoline tax, JB Pritzker, LGBT History Mandate, minimum wage, Rahm Emanuel, rainy-day fund, Rules for Radicals, Saul Alinsky, SB 25
President Donald J. Trump has called for a National Day of Prayer this Sunday. While there is never a lack of serious issues to pray about, the level of anxiety and even fear among citizens is at a level many of us have never seen before. The need for national corporate prayer by Christians is indisputable.
While some politicians and media pundits are working overtime to have us believe that the federal or state government can save us, we know that God is sovereign (Psalm 103:19) over the affairs of all creation. It is to Him we must turn when …
A meme circulating Facebook depicts a disconcerting dystopian scene: A man in a trench he cannot climb out of is warming himself before a fire; he has used the rungs of the ladder he could have used to climb out of the trench to build the fire. So, he has destroyed his own means of freedom for temporary comfort.
Posted in Faith, Media Watch
Tagged AIDS, Alex Azar, Anne Schuchat, Anthony Fauci, Coronavirus, COVID-19 Task Force, Debbie Brix, HIV, Jessica Tarlov, Martin Luther, Mike Pence, needle exchange, Newsweek, Robert Redfield, Stephen Hahn