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Wednesday, July 3, 2019 -- The Left vs. America, Confusion Over The Census, Demonizing Law Enforcement

The Left vs. America
Here we are on the eve of the Fourth of July.  I'll be sharing some thoughts later this afternoon about our great country, ways we can honor America and how you can resist the left's efforts to undermine our country.  But first, I want to comment on the ongoing culture war over the meaning of America. 
Increasingly, the left's attack against conservatives is morphing into an attack against the country itself.  The New York Times recently ran a video op-ed the theme of which was, "Quit telling me America is great." 
As I noted yesterday, the leftists who run Nike caved in to the leftist who is its chief "brand ambassador," Colin Kaepernick, when it pulled shoes featuring the "racist flag" of Betsy Ross. 
By the way, some investigative journalism at Breitbart discovered that Nike has made shoes with whatever flag you want on them, including the flag of communist China. According to our State Department, China is the biggest human rights abuser in the world, with millions of people in real concentration camps
I guarantee you that Kaepernick would not object to shoes featuring the Chinese flag.  He has a problem with America.
The progressives who control Charlottesville, Virginia, have just decided that they will no longer recognize the birthday of Thomas Jefferson, the author of our Declaration of Independence, and the man who founded the University of Virginia, located in Charlottesville.
Remember when Donald Trump warned that attacks on Civil War monuments would eventually lead to attacks on the Founding Fathers and other symbols of our country?  Clearly, he was right.  The left now sees the Betsy Ross flag and Thomas Jefferson as beyond the pale.
Speaking of Trump, he is promising that tomorrow we will see a Fourth of July celebration in Washington unlike any other.  Of course, his plans are under attack from the entire left-wing complex. 
MSNBC is refusing to air his address live.  CNN has not committed to broadcasting the event either.  According to Politico, it currently plans to run a "special report" on the rise of white nationalism -- on July 4th of all days.  What a way to "honor" America, CNN
This denigration of our country is exactly what I am so outraged about this morning.  Where is the CNN special report on Antifa and the rise of left-wing fascism?  Oh, that's right, CNN supports Antifa!
I don't believe these attacks are happening because this a Trump Fourth of July celebration but because the theme is the greatness of America. 
Yesterday the president publicly thanked the two pyrotechnic companies, Phantom Fireworks and Fireworks by Grucci, who are providing tomorrow's fireworks free of charge.  Police were stationed outside the Youngstown, Ohio, headquarters of Phantom Fireworks after it received multiple bomb threats.
Years ago, Dr. James Dobson and I wrote that we were in a civil war over values.  It is a sobering thought this Fourth of July that the left is increasingly deploying threats of violence and actual violence against anyone who defends the American idea and has the audacity to praise America's history and accomplishments.
Confusion Over The Census
There are mixed reports today as to whether the administration will continue to insist that a citizenship question be included on the census or if there is simply no way to feasibly delay the printing. 
After reports emerged that the printing had begun, the president tweeted last night, "I have asked the Department of Commerce and the Department of Justice to do whatever is necessary to bring this most vital of questions, and this very important case, to a successful conclusion."
But I was pleasantly surprised this morning to see the results of the latest Harvard poll -- 67% of the American people, including 88% of Republicans, 63% of independents and even 52% of Democrats, support including the citizenship question on the census.  It's only the radical open borders fringe that opposes this common sense question.
Demonizing Law Enforcement
There is a full-throated effort by the media, every Democrat presidential contender and the cultural left to vilify and demonize the brave men and women of the U.S. Border Patrol.  Progressive politicians are once again accusing Border Patrol agents of abusing migrants and children.
In addition to our military and police officers, Border Patrol agents have the most challenging and increasingly thankless jobs in America.  They have family members, spouses and children too. 
And every day their family members, spouses and children are hearing left-wing politicians compare their loved ones to Nazis and concentration camp guards, accuse their husband or wife, their mother or father, their son or daughter who serves as a Border Patrol agent of child abuse. 
Whenever conservatives question the effectiveness of a government policy, the left's first reaction is to become outraged that we would dare question the hardworking men and women of the civil service.  They even defended the IRS during the Lois Lerner scandal! 
When Trump questioned the deep state's efforts to meddle in the 2016 election, the left blasted Trump for smearing the brave men and women of the FBI and CIA. 
But if your job as a federal employee is to guard the borders of the United States, the left acts as though you are wearing white sheets and hoods.  It is disgusting, but not surprising given the left's usual disrespect for law enforcement.