I am not an anti-vaxxer, and plenty of my friends and colleagues have been vaccinated. And, from the perspective of those who believe that the COVID-19 vaccinations are safe and effective and even life-saving, I can understand the desire to see everyone vaccinated. But what I cannot possibly understand is the threatening, vindictive, heavy-handed bullying in conjunction with the mandates. Not only are these unfair and even cruel, but they give fuel to the fire of those who view the mandates as nothing less than dangerous governmental overreach.
In America in 2021, citizens’ loud but nonviolent demonstrations before elected officials are tantamount to domestic terrorism and “hate speech,” while the Black Lives Matter and Antifa insurrectionary violence of 2020—which resulted in at least 30 deaths, over $1 billion in property damage, and the brief rise of lawless “autonomous zones” in Seattle, Philadelphia, New York, and Richmond, Virginia—is “fiery but mostly peaceful protest.”
The danger is clear and present—it simply depends upon who is protesting. As one wag put it on Twitter, “The DOJ used to go after MS13. Now you want them to go after Moms of 13-year-olds?”
Posted in Education
Tagged Antifa, Black Lives Matter, COVID–19, Critical Race Theory, Department of Justice, Derrick Bell, Doreen Diaz, Fair Housing Act, Hans Bader, hate speech, Joe Biden, Kyrsten Sinema, mask mandate, National School Boards Association, Parent Empowerment Act, Parent Revolution, Terry McAuliffe, The Parent Power Handbook, U.S. Justice Department
Dr. Jason Valentine of Mobile, Alabama has stated that he will, effective Oct. 1, no longer treat patients unvaccinated for COVID 19. The Web site, “THINK” attempts to examine the ethics of the good doctor and others who have made similar choices or have indicated they are weary of treating patients who have refused to get the vaccination.
With the increasingly extreme attack on parental rights and medical freedom represented by Governor J.B. Pritzker’s COVID mask and vaccine mandates for schools, there has never been a better time for parents to sever all ties with the government's “education” system.
As if the dumbing down, perverse sexualization and extreme indoctrination were not serious enough already for parents to make serious moves protecting their children, government officials in Illinois decided last month to double down on the extremism.
Recently, I compared crucial vital signs for Americans aged 18 to 44, surveyed in the respected National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG). I compared the data released in 2013 to the same survey released just six years later, in 2019. Here’s what the data show:
Leftists here in Illinois have been heeding the opportunistic control freak Rahm Emanuel’s instruction:
You never let a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean by that it’s an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before.
Most Illinoisans going about their business, working hard and raising children, have heard nothing about the power grab underway right now by leftist swamp creatures in Springfield. As citizens continue to battle governmental authorities—both elected and unelected—who have used the pandemic crisis to usurp our rights, swampsters in Springfield are busy passing legislation to ensure the government will …
The COVID-19 school lockdowns have led children to live lives of social isolation, which have increased rates of anxiety, depression and suicide. Additionally, the learning loss has been incalculable. And now, many of those who have been able get back to in-person classes are being subjected to woke schooling and its foundational underpinning, Critical Race Theory (CRT). Those who condemn CRT pedagogy... usually comes from those who have an issue with its inherent radicalism. But what about its effects on children’s psyches?
Back in 1994, a worried Delaware taxpayer sent a message to his senator. "Please don't force me to pay for abortions against my conscience," he said. Joe Biden sent an unambiguous response.
"I will continue to abide by the same principle that has guided me throughout my 21 years in the Senate: those of us who are opposed to abortion should not be compelled to pay for them," he wrote.
Posted in Sanctity of Life
Tagged Abortion, American Rescue Plan, Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Chris Smith, COVID–19, EWTN, House Ways and Means Committee, Hyde Amendment, Jackie Walorski, James Lankford, Joe Biden, Jose Gomez, Justice Department, Owen Jensen, Planned Parenthood, Pro-Life Caucus, Roe v. Wade, tax funded abortion, U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, U.S. Supreme Court, Virginia Foxx
The state of Illinois long ago made the embarrassing leap from local joke to national joke. The Land of Lincoln is now the corrupt, insolvent, morally vacuous, leftist dystopia of U.S. Senators Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth, Springfield mob boss Mike Madigan, Governor J.B. Pritzker, and Mayor Lori Lightfoot. I guess the lazy, irresponsible, anti-science, and morally vacuous community organizers that comprise the Chicago Teachers’ Union thought Illinois was not getting quite enough national PR, so on Sunday, they tweeted,
The push to reopen schools is rooted in sexism, racism and misogyny.
Say what? Even for …
Posted in Education
Tagged 1619 Project, Chicago Teachers Union, COVID–19, Critical Race Theory, Dick Durbin, Illinois Policy Institute, J.B. Pritzker, John Piper, Lori Lightfoot, Mike Madigan, National Education Association, Tammy Duckworth, Wuhan virus
By now many Americans have learned what slimy, deceitful hypocrites California governor Gavin Newsom and his wealthy, well-connected friends are. In a stunning act of arrogant “do what I say, not what I do, PEONS,” he and his privileged co-scofflaws dined at an exclusive restaurant in Napa Valley—indoors without masks—in violation of his own rules.
His co-scofflaws included Dustin Corcoran, the CEO of the California Medical Association, and Janus Norman, the group’s lobbyist and senior vice president. Apparently, some medical professionals don’t really think dining indoors mask-less with friends puts their lives at risk. Now I’m waiting …
Posted in Marriage/Family/Culture, Media Watch
Tagged CNN, COVID–19, Donald J. Trump, Dustin Corcoran, Gavin Newsom, Henning Bundgaard, Janus Norman, lock-downs, Lori Lightfoot, MSNBC, New York Times, Nicholas Kristof, Operation Warp Speed, The New York Times, vaccine, Washington Post, Wuhan virus
One of the more grotesque demonstrations of leftist non-sense and hypocrisy was demonstrated a week ago following an episode of the wildly popular Disney show The Mandalorian when “Baby Yoda” eats the unfertilized eggs of a Frog Woman who is transporting her eggs to her husband so he can fertilize them thereby preventing their species’ imminent extinction. Fans of Baby Yoda freaked out, incensed at the lighthearted treatment of what they deemed genocide by the beloved Baby Yoda.
The moral incoherence and hypocrisy should be obvious. In the Upside Down where leftists live, when a human mother hires someone to …
Posted in Media Watch, Sanctity of Life, Sexuality
Tagged 2020 election, Abigail Shrier, Andrew Cuomo, Baby Yoda, Bernie Sanders, Brian Schatz, Chinese Communist Party, Chris Cuomo, Christine Whitmer, CNN, Cory Booker, COVID–19, Downs Syndrome, Edward Markey, Election 2020, Electoral College, Elizabeth Warren, Free Speech, Gavin Newsom, Harry Potter, Irreversible Damage, J.K. Rowling, Jeff Merkley, John Lewis, Kamala Harris, Kirsten Gillibrand, lock-downs, Lori Lightfoot, Maria Cantwell, Michael Bennet, Nancy Pelosi, Patty Murray, Sherrod Brown, Tammy Baldwin, Tammy Duckworth, The Mandalorian. Ron Wyden. Richard Blumenthal, U.S. Supreme Court, Wall Street Journal
Here are a few of California Governor Gavin Newsom’s mostly tyrannical Thanksgiving “Mandatory Requirements for All Gatherings” (emphasis added):
All persons planning to host or participate in a private gathering … must comply with the following requirements. …
Gatherings that include more than 3 households are prohibited. … The host should collect names of all attendees and contact information in case contact tracing is needed later. …
All gatherings must be held outside. Attendees may go inside to use restrooms as long as the restrooms are frequently sanitized. Gatherings may occur in outdoor spaces that are covered by
With the number of deaths in the U.S. officially attributed to COVID-19 (defined by the CDC as anyone who died with COVID-19, though not necessarily because of it) now around 230,000 and a surge in the number of COVID-19 cases throughout the U.S. over the past few weeks, a growing sense of urgency has been created for a COVID-19 vaccine. Several companies are developing what are said to be promising vaccine candidates, and HHS Secretary Alex Azar said earlier this week that a vaccine should be ready for the most vulnerable subgroups by the end of this year.
Posted in Marriage/Family/Culture, Sanctity of Life
Tagged aborted fetal tissue, aborted fetuses, Alex Azar, Charlotte Lozier Institute, COVID–19, Dr. David Prentice, Dr. Tara Sander Lee, Health and Human Services, measles, mumps, polio, vaccine, vaccine safety
Attorney General William Barr and the U.S. Department of Justice have filed an official "statement of interest" backing the Capitol Hill Baptist Church lawsuit against D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser.
The lawsuit alleges that Bowser has acted unfairly in the application of a ban on outdoor church services that exceed 100 people. The DOJ sided with the church, writing that the actions of D.C. officials have violated the 1st and 5th Amendments, as well as the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.