Values Voter Summit
The 2019 Values Voter Summit, the year's premier gathering of social conservatives, is underway!
For those who could not join us in person, you can watch the proceedings live online at valuesvotersummit.org.
If you missed my address to the Summit this afternoon, you can watch it here.
A Striking Contrast
President Trump delivered a rousing pro-America speech at his rally in Minneapolis last night!
He presented the 2020 election as a stark choice, and correctly so in my view, between those who want to preserve religious liberty, free markets, the sanctity of life, our Second Amendment rights and our national sovereignty against those demanding open borders, abortion-on-demand, socialism and gun control.
I was particularly struck by how the president talked at length about what it is like to be commander-in-chief. It involves regular trips to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, which are rarely covered by the media. On those visits, the president sees first-hand the horrific wounds our soldiers endure.
It involves going to Dover Air Force Base to receive the bodies of fallen heroes. It involves writing personal letters, not form letters, to every family who loses a loved one serving in the military.
It was a side of the president people don't see very often. When I am at the White House, I see him in a very different mood than what is presented by the media. He is a much more compassionate man than the left would like you to believe.
Sadly, there was violence after the rally ended. MAGA hats were burned. Trump supporters were assaulted. Leftists waved the flag of communist China. Police officers had to create a path for cars to leave because demonstrators were attacking vehicles in the parking garage.
It was a striking contrast. Inside the Target Center, Trump praised our brave men and women in uniform, our soldiers and police officers. He defended our flag and our country.
Outside, the left-wing radicals, the activist base of the Democrat Party, were attacking cops, burning flags, yelling their hatred for America and assaulting conservatives.
I'm not suggesting that Joe Biden or Elizabeth Warren would be part of that crowd. But there's no question which candidate that crowd would vote for come November, and it won't be Donald Trump. Nor is that crowd ever denounced by the leadership of the Democrat Party.
On Fox News last night, a Democrat consultant was asked about the violence at the rally. Of course, he insisted it was wrong, but then proceeded to justify the violence by suggesting it was a natural reaction to Trump!
If, after any speech by a leading Democrat, a mob formed outside and began punching people and attacking cars, every network would be running the footage non-stop. Every Republican would be forced to condemn it on the record.
But no elected Democrat today will be asked to condemn what happened on the streets of Minneapolis last night. And I won't hold my breath waiting for any progressives to voluntarily distance themselves from the protests.
Extremism On Display
For the second time in as many months, the Democrat presidential candidates held a town hall dedicated to LGBTQ issues. I still remember when the homosexual rights movement insisted it was all just about the right to privacy for two consenting adults. Clearly, that's not the case anymore. Now we're having town hall events on cable news networks featuring nine year-old kids.
Needless to say, the extremism of the Democrat candidates, and the left generally, was on full display last night. Among other things, we learned it was "violence" to mispronounce a transgendered individual's name.
Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren fully supported taxpayer-funding for sex change operations. Biden also insisted that he would make gay rights a top priority in his foreign policy agenda.
Kamala Harris felt it was important to let the nation know that her pronouns were "she, her, and hers." Evidently, they are Chris Cuomo's preferred pronouns too!
And Cory Booker promised to do even more to push the gay agenda in the public schools.
But the clear winner of the night's "Crazy Award" goes to Beto O'Rourke.
His campaign is melting down politically, but it has nothing to do with the radical positions he's taking. O'Rourke is being abandoned simply because he can't compete against Biden, Warren and Sanders on the national stage. But all the other candidates shares his views on open borders and gun confiscation.
I bring this up because last night O'Rourke officially declared war on America's churches and non-profit ministries. He said that any religious organization that opposes same-sex marriage will lose its tax exempt status.
This issue has always been a battering ram to marginalize and attack the church. O'Rourke has done us a favor by stripping away the camouflage.
We predicted this years ago. If normal marriage is defined as bigotry, then no traditional faith-based group is safe.
Justice Samuel Alito raised the specter of religious institutions losing their tax-exemptions during the 2015 case that legalized same-sex marriage. The Obama Administration attorney replied, "It's certainly going to be an issue. . . I don't deny that."
Neither does Beto. And if asked, I'm sure every other Democrat would agree with him.
My friends, you see what is at stake next November.
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Deal Or No Deal?
President Trump and Chinese Vice Premier Liu are meeting today to discuss trade issues. There is considerable hope that the two men can iron out some sort of a deal, even a partial deal. And the Chinese are clearly eager for one.
One of the communist regime's main propaganda outlets printed an editorial today declaring:
"A partial deal is a more feasible objective, and one that would be in the common interests of both sides. Not only would it be of tangible benefit by breaking the impasse, but it would also create badly needed breathing space for both sides to reflect on the bigger picture. . ."
Whether there is a deal or not, this much is clear: The president would have been much more successful if he only had to deal with the Chinese communists. Unfortunately, he has also had to contend with a big swath of U.S. capitalists.
Whenever a Chinese delegation came to the U.S., they often flew into New York City first, where they would meet with Wall Street CEOs. As they headed to Washington, the CEOs would start lobbying on China's behalf.
As Lenin reportedly said, "The capitalists will sell us the rope with which we will hang them."
"Season of our Rejoicing!"
Carol and I wish all of our Jewish friends and supporters a blessed Sukkot as they celebrate God's providence.
NOTE: Our office will be closed Monday for Columbus Day.
The "End of Day" will resume Tuesday, October 15th.