Asking For Your Prayers
I am sure you have seen the news that five members of Vice President Mike Pence's staff have contracted COVID-19. Unfortunately, one of the five is our son, who is Pence's personal aide and travels with him everywhere.
Carol and I would appreciate your prayers for Zach's quick and complete recovery.
He has worked tirelessly the last four years and particularly so during this election. If you have time to send a note of encouragement for him, I will share the messages with him. (Please use this link.)
Barrett Advances Again
The Senate was in a rare weekend session Saturday and Sunday due to the Democrats' obstructionist tactics in their desperate attempt to stop the confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the United States Supreme Court. Senate Republicans voted yesterday afternoon to break the Democrat filibuster. The vote was 51 to 48.
The vote came after more than two-dozen Democrat attempts to adjourn, take up other legislation or just waste time.
For example, Republicans defeated a Democrat effort to send Barrett's nomination back to the Senate Judiciary Committee, even though every single Democrat refused to attend the committee's vote on her nomination. Republicans also defeated a motion by Senate Democrat Leader Chuck Schumer to "indefinitely postpone" Barrett's nomination.
As a result of Senate Republicans holding firm, Judge Barrett, a highly respected jurist and mother of seven children (including two adopted children from Haiti), will be confirmed later this evening.
As of now, it appears that all 47 Senate Democrats will vote against her confirmation. Why? There's only one reason, and it's spelled A-B-O-R-T-I-O-N.
Democrats are scared to death that they might lose the imaginary right to abortion on demand, which nobody could find in the Constitution from 1789 until 1973. That so-called "right" regularly devours other rights, such as the right to demonstrate outside of an abortion clinic, and it demands that men and women of faith subsidize it with our tax dollars.
For decades, Democrats have been using the court to do their dirty work. No Congress would have ever voted to take prayer out of the schools. They counted on leftist judges to do it for them.
No Congress would have ever voted to make abortion on demand legal. They counted on unelected judges to do it for them.
State after state voted on the definition of marriage, and traditional marriage won every time. But the left counted on the "Supremes" to overrule the American people, and they did.
The left is terrified that with five solid conservatives and a weak-kneed John Roberts, it will no longer be able to count on the Supreme Court to advance a far-left social agenda.
And so they will do whatever they must to ensure continued control, which is why a "President Biden" or "President Harris" will pack the Supreme Court.
That's what is on the ballot in 8 days.
Peace Is Breaking Out
Late Friday, news broke of yet another peace deal between an Arab-majority state and the Jewish state of Israel. This time it was the nation of Sudan taking the unprecedented step of recognizing Israel.
These peace deals prove just how terribly wrong our foreign policy elites have been. Over and over and over again, Washington's entire foreign policy establishment has insisted that there could be no "separate peace" with Israel unless and until there was a Palestinian state.
The Arab world doesn't need another radical Islamic state carved out of the nation of Israel. What Arab countries care about most is peace and stability, and you get peace in the Middle East by constraining Iran.
Unfortunately, the Obama/Biden Administration and most of the Democrat Party were wrong about that too.
They alienated Israel and moderate Arab nations in order to appease Iran with a terrible nuclear deal. They gave the world's leading state-sponsor of terrorism billions of dollars in sanctions relief. Far from constraining Iran, they empowered the ayatollah and unleashed more chaos and mayhem.
President Trump has spent the past four years fixing the Obama/Biden mess in the Middle East. Our troops are coming home from Iraq and Afghanistan. The ISIS caliphate has been crushed. Iran is being contained. The U.S. embassy in Israel is now in Jerusalem, and three Arab nations have made peace with Israel.
No one thought it was possible. Donald Trump and Mike Pence did it!
Anti-Semitism On Full Display
Yesterday, a car parade organized by "Jews For Trump" traveled through New York City. People on overpasses threw rocks and eggs at the Trump cars filled with Jewish families. In one case, a woman sprayed pepper spray into a vehicle with four children. Far-left rioters attacked Jewish Trump supporters at a Manhattan rally site.
There have been Trump events in New York without violence before. The fact that this "Jews For Trump" event resulted in such hatred and violence is further evidence of the growing anti-Semitism on the left. What happened in New York is the kind of thing that happened in 1930s Germany. But only conservative media are reporting this violence.
Consider this mental exercise: How would the media react if a "Muslims For Biden" caravan was attacked in Dallas, Nashville or Oklahoma City? The president's critics would be raging non-stop until Election Day about the hate and bigotry that Trump had stoked.
But virtually no leading Democrat is speaking out against the constant incitement against Israel that is taking place on our college campuses. Few progressive leaders are condemning the incitement that is taking place against Orthodox Jews in Bill de Blasio's New York City.
The silence today from Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, Governor Andrew Cuomo and Senator Chuck Schumer is outrageous. And I hope it is not going unnoticed by liberal Jews.
A Warning To The Deplorables
The tyrants of tolerance are coming for those Americans Hillary Clinton once derided as "deplorable and irredeemable." Sounds extreme, right?
Well, I shared with you Keith Olbermann's vision of a progressive future in which President Trump and his supporters are "prosecuted and convicted and removed from our society." And Olbermann's not alone.
Robert Reich recently tweeted:
"When this nightmare is over, we need a Truth and Reconciliation Commission. It would erase Trump's lies, comfort those who have been harmed by his hatefulness, and name every official, politician, executive, and media mogul whose greed and cowardice enabled this catastrophe."
This is a communist-style attempt to punish free speech and political expression! And this is precisely where the left is headed. Again, this is what Antifa is all about.
Robert Reich is not some wacko relegated to the fringes of society. He is a former Clinton cabinet secretary and adviser to Barack Obama. He has lectured at premier institutions like Harvard University, Brandeis and Berkeley. Undoubtedly that is what qualifies Reich to tell us what is true and what we must think.
It sounds like Reich and Olbermann want to see the "deplorables" and "irredeemables" sent off to reeducation camps.
Maybe Hunter Biden can cut a deal for his buddies in communist China to build some reeducation camps here in America, just like the hundreds they have in Xinjiang. And if some progressives get their way, they're going to need a lot of camps.
I know it won't surprise you to learn that left-wing academics are comparing the Trump Administration to the Confederacy, Nazi Germany and Saddam Hussein's Iraq. But you may be surprised to learn that they are plotting the "de-Trumpification of America."
According to their theory, Trump is "backed by an amalgam of forces, including 'the bulk of conservative civil society,' and even if he's defeated, Trumpism . . . will survive the election and continue to be an existential threat . . . unless, that is, the United States were to undergo a thorough de-Trumpification."
Did you catch that?
Even if Trump is defeated, "the bulk of conservative civil society" remains "an existential threat" in the view of some leftists.
Is that how an empowered left under "President Biden" or "President Harris" plans to unite the country – by silencing dissent and smashing the conservative movement?
Big Tech and Big Media are already doing their part by dictating what news you can know. And if Robert Reich gets his way, we could soon be getting daily broadcasts from the Ministry of Truth.