Daily News Roundup

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Joseph Pearce contributor to The Imaginative Conservative: Where there is Pride, there is prejudice; where there is prejudice, there is hatred; where there is hatred, there is the dehumanizing of the enemy; and where there is the dehumanizing of the enemy, there is the extermination that follows.

Glenn Ellmers, John Marini contributors to tomklingenstein.com: When most elected Republicans and conservatives accepted the legitimacy of the globalist interpretation of the 2020 election, they abandoned the rule of law for hundreds of American citizens.

Benjamin Kierstein’s Substack: Elites are inevitable in any human society and by no means undesirable. As Wilfredo Pareto pointed out, in any given system, roughly 20% of those involved will dominate and run it, while the other 80% remain largely subject. Moreover, given the extraordinary specialization of knowledge and skills required to run a modern industrial or post-industrial society, there is essentially no way that things could be otherwise. 80% of the people are not going to become tech innovators or experts in renewable energy. Only a small minority of the population will ever achieve sufficient competence at any given complex skill. This has been the case throughout history.

Mark Tapson contributor to Frontpage Magazine: A quick aside for clarification: when Democrats say “democracy,” they mean totalitarian Democrat rule. When they win elections, that’s democracy. When Republicans win, that’s fascism and “a threat to democracy.”

Arianna Villarreal contributor to The federalist: Biden has reportedly allowed an unprecedented 1.7 million known “gotaways” to enter the country since he took office, leading to more than 10 million aliens illegally entering the United States under his so-called leadership.

Mark Hemingway contributor to The Federalist: You will hear a lot about why Trump is a convicted felon between now and November. But you should really ask yourself why no one is much interested in the more obvious corruption of so many of America’s best-known politicians.

Revolver.news: Well, it’s June, and we all know what that means, right? Every single US corporation, group, and organization will spend the next thirty days worshiping at the feet of the rainbow altar. We never see these same companies, groups, and organizations celebrating traditional family values. They only celebrate the kinky stuff because that’s the very foundation of the left-wing agenda: kink and degeneracy.

Dennis Prager contributor to American Greatness: We are bequeathing our children and grandchildren a completely different country than the one our parents, grandparents and Founders bequeathed to us.

BIDEN’S DEMOCRAT PARTY MARXIST PLAYBOOK: PERSECUTE YOUR OPPOSITION, PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP & HIS FORMER TRUMP EMPLOYEES, SUPPORTERS & WH STAFF

Bauer: Wisconsin attorney general files felony charges against attorneys, aide who worked for Trump in 2020

Felony forgery charges were filed in Wisconsin on Tuesday against two attorneys and an aide who helped submit paperwork falsely saying that former President Donald Trump had won the battleground state in 2020. The state charges are the first to come in Wisconsin and follow separate charges brought in ArizonaMichiganNevada and Georgia related to the fake electors scheme. […] All three are due in Dane County Circuit Court on Sept. 19, according to court records. They each face one felony count punishable by up to six years in prison and fines of up to $10,000.

Read more: https://apnews.com/article/wisconsin-fake-electors-trump-2020-charges-77d00919fc8d8e07438076610090a9b1

THE CORRUPT & DANGEROUS ADMINISTRATIVE STATE

Levy: An Out-of-Control Administrative State Turns a Parking Lot into a Mine

Between the law and the nitty-gritty of its implementation stands the diabolical bureaucracy — without constitutional authority but with seemingly unquestionable powers to frame rules and regulations.  Sometimes, bureaucratic decisions are downright absurd — such as, most recently, designating a parking lot a coal mine! […] The latest victim to raise a voice against such administrative overreach is KC Transport, Inc., a family-owned company based in Virginia and West Virginia.  The company parks, maintains, and repairs trucks; some occasionally haul coal.

In 2019, an MSHA inspector visited the company’s facility in Emmett, West Virginia, and cited the company for repairing two trucks without using blocks to secure the wheels. The inspector claimed that the company’s sporadic coal hauling brought it under MSHA’s jurisdiction and declared that the trucks and the parking lot constituted a coal mine. […] The company’s property, by commonsense, is neither a mine nor near one.  But the trouble lies in the nebulous clauses defining a mine — clauses (h) and (i) of Sec. 3 § 802 of the Mine Act of 1977. From a perusal of those clauses, there seems no reasonable justification for deciding that a parking-cum-maintenance lot for trucks (some of which may haul coal) is a mine.

Read more at American Thinker.

THE CORRUPT & DANGEROUS U.S. INTELLIGENCE AGENCIES

Vespa: Former Mueller Investigation Attorney Says the Quiet Part Out Loud Concerning Biden and the DOJ

It was already bad enough that Andrew Weissman, a former general counsel to the FBI and a top attorney for the Mueller investigation, expounded on his man crush on Judge Juan Merchan. Yet, he also spilled the beans on something that many of you already know: Joe Biden can direct the Justice Department to do whatever he wants. It’s that glaring bit of truth that the liberal media skirts around regarding the legal circus involving Donald Trump.

Read more/Watch the two short videos: https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2024/06/05/andrew-weissmann-biden-has-the-power-to-tell-the-doj-what-he-wants-it-to-do-n2639951

Hemingway: America’s Corrupt Political Class Should Be Prosecuted, Not Trump

The people telling you Trump is uniquely corrupt want you to ignore decades of worse crimes committed by politicians favored by the establishment. In By the People: Rebuilding Liberty Without Permission, Charles Murray’s terrific book on the death of American constitutional order, the famed social scientist tells a remarkable anecdote that suddenly seems very prescient: A former member of the US Attorney’s Office in New York has written about a popular training exercise among the staff: Name a famous person and then tell the junior prosecutors to figure out a plausible crime that could be pinned on him. The junior prosecutors win the game by finding the most obscure offense that fits the character of the celebrity and carries the toughest sentences. Indeed, Murray goes on to note that this isn’t merely a game — there are many notable examples of how prosecutorial discretion is indistinguishable from lawlessness and that this seems to be particularly evident when America’s law enforcement apparatus gets involved in cases involving celebrities or high-profile targets. In the infamous case of financier Michael Milken. . . .

Read more: https://thefederalist.com/2024/06/05/americas-corrupt-political-class-should-be-prosecuted-not-trump/

Corsi: Did The Government Frame Lee Harvey Oswald? A Forged Object In An X-Ray Says ‘Yes’

Dr. David Mantik, M.D., Ph.D., in conducting his optical density (OD) measurements of the three extant JFK autopsy skull X-rays in the National Archives, was perplexed at finding a 6.5 mm object inside JFK’s right orbit on the anterior-posterior (AP) skull X-ray. This (apparent) bullet cross-section was clearly the largest metal-like object in the X-ray films. But—under oath—none of the three autopsy pathologists could recall seeing it at the autopsy, nor did they remove it. Even more mysteriously, that piece of “metal” is not in the National Archives. […] Dr. Mantik’s optical density proves that the 3.5 mm object superimposed in the JFK A-P autopsy skull X-ray adds evidence to the conclusion that the U.S. government from the first moments after the assassination. . . .

Read more at American Thinker.

AMERICA’S RULING CLASS: CANCEL WE THE PEOPLE

(Excellent piece) Ellmers & Marini: Convicted by the ‘Rational State’

Donald Trump’s criminal conviction in New York last week must be understood in terms of a political war that has been going on since Watergate. This 50-year fight—between the American people and an increasingly powerful ruling class—is the last stage of a project that began over a century ago, when progressive intellectuals imported German political science into America with the explicit aim of transforming the Constitution. In place of a representative government chosen by the sovereign American people, a new ruling class claimed superior intellectual authority, derived from “rational” empirical science and its methodology. The Constitution may continue to exist in name, but it has mostly been replaced by an administrative state of bureaucratic experts. Trump is the greatest threat to this ruling class since Richard Nixon. He has therefore aroused more raw political passion than anyone in recent memory. Making him a convicted felon is a calculated gamble to keep him from returning to the White House. There is a risk it could backfire. But the ruling class knows that Trump is entirely alone in the political establishment. He has the support of millions of voters—almost certainly a plurality of the American people. But he is opposed by virtually all of the influential social, economic, political, and cultural interest groups that determine the outcome of elections.

Read more: https://tomklingenstein.com/

Kerstein: An ordeal of the most grievous kind. . . .

Americans must now face the difficult task of saving themselves from their own ruling class. Civilizations tend to die in interesting ways. Likely because few civilizations have escaped eventual extinction, the topic of how they do so has obsessed historians and poets since the Fall of Troy.

[…] Civilizational collapse, both in general and in particular cases, has been ascribed to numerous causes. Today, perhaps the most popular is the ecological. Given the current obsession with climate change, this is not surprising. Nonetheless, it has resulted in a benign neglect of other, less concrete forces.

In the case of the United States today, it seems not to be the ecological or the economic that threatens the collapse of the republic, if such a collapse is indeed in the offing. If the US suffers from any potentially terminal condition, it is likely the metastasizing pathologies of its ruling class—that is, its elite. […] The question then, is not whether there should be elites. There will be elites whether we like it or not. The question is whether that elite serves the good. However, as Gibbon noted in the Decline and Fall, this is not just a question of morality or even practical considerations. It is an existential question.

Read more: https://benjaminkerstein.substack.com/p/an-ordeal-of-the-most-grievous-kind

BIDEN CRIME FAMILY

Cleveland: No, Hunter Biden’s Trial Does Not Exonerate America’s Two-Tiered Justice System

Even now, with Hunter Biden in the heat of trial, the contrast between his treatment and Donald Trump’s couldn’t be sharper. Hunter Biden trial shows America’s justice system isn’t so rigged after all,” a CNN headline proclaimed following the start of the criminal gun case against the president’s son. To the left-wing outlet, there is a cognitive dissonance between raging over Donald Trump’s conviction and applauding the prosecution of Hunter Biden. In truth, the disparate handling of the two cases confirms the righteousness of Americans’ umbrage over the get-Trump prosecutions.

Read more: https://thefederalist.com/2024/06/05/no-hunter-bidens-trial-does-not-exonerate-americas-two-tiered-justice-system/

Turley: Hunter’s cynical defense in gun case: You’re not going to convict a Biden, are you Delaware?

On the first day of his trial, Hunter Biden spoke to the jury. . . against himself. The prosecutors in his Wilmington gun trial read long excerpts from Hunter’s book on his long addiction to drugs and his self-proclaimed “superpower — finding crack anytime, anywhere.” Listening to himself was the President’s son, whose counsel had just suggested that Hunter may have had a brief moment where he was drinking as opposed to snorting or smoking.

Read more: https://nypost.com/2024/06/04/opinion/hunters-cynical-defense-in-gun-case-youre-not-going-to-convict-a-biden-are-you-delaware/

Watch Turley on Ingraham Angel: https://www.foxnews.com/video/6354323065112

Leonard: Crack cocaine every fifteen minutes, bedding his dead brother’s wife, booze and hookers: TOM LEONARD on the ‘non stop debauchery’ of the President’s son – as Hunter’s gun trial begins

When Hunter Biden went out in his father’s black Cadillac one evening in October 2018 and bought a Colt Cobra revolver from a local gun shop, it was perhaps the least disturbing detail of his darkly chaotic life. He admits he was so addicted to crack cocaine that he was smoking it every 15 minutes and so careless of discovery that he left crack pipes lying around for his estranged wife and children to find. He was simultaneously drinking ‘insane amounts of alcohol‘, frequently hiring prostitutes and obsessively trawling the internet for pornography. Six years later, however, it is the .38 Special calibre gun purchase rather than the drug addiction or the tawdry sexual habits that have landed Hunter — and the re-election efforts of his devoted father President Joe Biden — in serious trouble. Yesterday, 54- year-old Biden Jnr became the first child of a serving US President to face criminal prosecution when opening statements were delivered in his trial for illegally buying a gun while a drug addict. […] Biden denies the three charges: he has been accused of lying to a federally licensed gun dealer, making a false claim on the application by saying he was not a drug user, and illegally possessing the gun for 11 days.

Read more: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-13495331/cocaine-dead-brothers-wife-booze-hookers-TOM-LEONARD-President-Hunter-gun-trial.html

Cathell: LIVE: Day 3 of Hunter Biden’s Gun Trial

 Day 2 of Hunter Biden’s gun trial was a fever dream. “Nazi piece of sh*t!” Hunter’s current wife, Melissa Cohen Biden, yelled at former Trump White House aide Garrett Ziegler in the hallways of the federal courthouse where her husband is facing felony firearm charges. “You have no right to be here!” she shouted, pointing her finger at Ziegler, who had published parts of Hunter’s infamous “laptop from hell” on his non-profit’s website, Marco Polo. The out-of-court confrontation occurred between breaks, before a celebrity appearance of the laptop itself. […] Hunter’s tales of woe just may sway the jurors, many of whom have personal ties to dealing with drug or alcohol abuse. In fact, the sad story Lowell told of Hunter looking for answers at the bottom of a bottle or at the end of a crack pipe might have elicited a tear or two from a choked-up juror who was spotted reaching for tissues to dab her eyes. Some of the jurors said in the midst of jury selection that they view addiction as a disease.

Read more about day 2: https://townhall.com/tipsheet/miacathell/2024/06/05/hunter-biden-gun-trial-day-3-n2640008

GLOBALISM (GREAT RESET/ONE WORLD ORDER) & TRANS HUMANISM (AI HUMANS 2.0) ARE INEXTRICABLY LINKED

War Room: Clay Clark Warns Of The Dangers Of Transhumanism And The Fourth Industrial Revolution

Are we in a modern day Holy War?

Watch the 12:39 minute interview: https://rumble.com/v4zk4di-clay-clark-warns-of-the-dangers-of-transhumanism-and-the-fourth-industrial-.html

FAUCI: CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY

War Room: Dr. Wolf Demands Republicans To Hold Dr. Fauci Accountable For His Most Malicious Acts

A pathetic  showing of Republicans in the Fauci hearing. The most serious evidence was left on the table.

Watch the 8:20 minute interview: https://rumble.com/v4zk08c-dr.-wolf-demands-republicans-to-hold-dr.-fauci-accountable-for-his-most-mal.html

TYRANNY IN THE NAME OF CLIMATE DOOM MYTH: GLOBALIST POLITICIANS & BIG BUSINESS ACCUMULATE MORE  POWER & CONTROL

Tennant: Cleaner Air Causes Global Warming, Leftist Newspaper Reports Breathlessly

In a development sure to discombobulate those who trust the United Nations’ experts to save the planet, it turns out that one UN agency’s anti-pollution regulations have inadvertently counteracted another agency’s anti-global-warming rules, at least according to one study.

Published Thursday in the journal Communications Earth & Environment, the study concludes that the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) 2020 regulations forcing a reduction in ships’ sulfur emissions allowed more sunlight to reach the Earth’s surface, causing a significant increase in alleged global warming.

Read more: https://thenewamerican.com/us/environment/cleaner-air-causes-global-warming-leftist-newspaper-reports-breathlessly/

REPUBLICAN U.S. HOUSE MAJORITY

(6/4/2024) America First: Matt Gaetz Questions Grand Lawfare Eunuch, Merrick Garland

Watch the 5:08 minute hearing exchange: https://americafirstnews.substack.com/p/matt-gaetz-questions-grand-lawfare

(6/4/2024) Forbes Breaking News: ‘You’ve Seemed To Whine Quite A Bit Today’: Harriet Hageman Clashes With AG Merrick Garland

At today’s House Judiciary Committee hearing, Rep. Harriet Hageman (R-WY) questioned Attorney General Merrick Garland.

Watch the 5:29 minute hearing exchange: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04gcElV4gIo

BIDEN/HARRIS/OBAMA’S AMERICA LAST REGIME: THE FUNDAMENTAL TRANSFORMATION OF FOREIGN POLICY

Siegel: Biden’s secret support for Iran America is far from Israel’s best friend

This past Memorial Day, as Americans honoured their war dead, the Biden administration was running interference for an Iranian regime whose Supreme Leader has described “death to America” as his official state policy. A report in the day’s Wall Street Journal described how the US was “pressing European allies to back off plans to rebuke Iran for advances in its nuclear programme”. This followed a confidential report by the International Atomic Energy Agency that assessed Iran has increased its stockpile of enriched uranium to more than 30 times the limit set in the 2015 nuclear deal — enough to produce three to four nuclear weapons within a week, according to experts. Theoretically, the news should have troubled officials in Washington, who often still speak as if they oppose the proliferation of nuclear weapons to rogue states that vow to destroy the US-led international order. So why, then, did the US block the effort led by its allies France and England to censure Iran? 

Read more: https://unherd.com/2024/06/bidens-secret-support-for-iran/

WAR IN ISRAEL

Daily Mail: Syrian gunman opens fire on US embassy in Lebanon after Netanyahu threatened to attack the country

An attack on the US embassy in Lebanon was foiled after a Syrian man opened fire and was captured. The man was was arrested after the shooting near the US embassy in Beirut on Wednesday, the Lebanese army said, with the embassy saying its staff were safe. The embassy, in the northern suburb of Awkar, ‘was subjected to gunfire by a person holding Syrian nationality.’ the army said in a statement on X, formerly Twitter. ‘Army personnel deployed in the area responded to the sources of fire, wounding the shooter,’ the statement said, adding that ‘he was arrested and transported to hospital.’ The attack came after Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Israel was ‘prepared for very intense action in the north’ in a visit to a border city hit by Hezbollah rockets.

Read more: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-13497249/Syrian-attack-embassy-Lebanon.html

BIDEN/HARRIS/OBAMA’S AMERICA LAST REGIME: THE FUNDAMENTAL TRANSFORMATION OF AMERICA

Biden’s border sham: Executive order shuts down nothing and makes invasion-level illegal immigration ‘PERMANENT’. . . .

Resident Joe Biden is expected to sign an executive order Tuesday that would allow his regime to halt asylum claims at the US-Mexico border once apprehensions reach 2,500 per day. Yes, you heard that right: AFTER apprehensions hit 2,500 per day. Talk about closing the barn door when the horse has already bolted—but actually, it’s even worse than that. This is nothing more or less than an executive order that essentially cements the “legal” crossing of illegals but caps it at a certain number. This does nothing to truly close the border or stop the flow. Like everything Biden does, it’s smoke and mirrors around an election. Time Magazine: […] The entire move is nothing more than a disastrous political stunt. […] But don’t worry, Biden’s media lapdogs will spin this “border closing” into an election-time “victory,” even though Joe’s already allowed in millions of unvetted illegals and is doing nothing to actually stop the madness.

Read more/Watch the short videos: https://revolver.news/2024/06/bidens-border-sham-executive-order-shuts-down-nothing-and-makes-invasion-level-illegal-immigration-permanent/

Watch Team Trump’s 3 minute response to Biden’s political stunt: https://x.com/TeamTrump/status/1798033326764343398

War Room: Bensman Breaks Down The Political Angle For Biden To Shut Down The Border While Faulting Republicans

Biden’s so-called executive order border shutdown is a sham.

Watch the 4:50 minute interview: https://rumble.com/v4zk4rw-bensman-breaks-down-the-political-angle-for-biden-to-shut-down-the-border-w.html

(Worth your time to read) Ayaan Hirsi Ali: We Have Been Subverted

What is at stake in our ability to see the threat plainly? Nothing less than the preservation of our way of life. If you wonder why I—a woman of color, an African, a former Muslim, a former asylum seeker, and an immigrant—look at the antics of today’s anti-Israel, anti-American protesters with such fear and trembling, allow me to explain. […] The question, of course, is who is doing the subverting. Who is trying to unravel America and the West? Again, I am feeling only my part of the elephant, but I can discern at least three forces. The first: American Marxists. This category includes old card-carrying communists, red-diaper baby socialists, antifa anarchists, and many of whom we now call woke. Though the Soviet Union collapsed decades ago, the Soviet worldview has found familiar proponents: young Americans and their professors. They are no longer advancing their cause merely through class struggle, but through the fusion of racial, class, and anticolonial struggles. Theirs is now a cultural communism; they lead subversion through the institutions with the ultimate aim of overthrowing the West. The thundering socialists of the past (think of poor Bernie) seemed to earnestly care about the working class. Perhaps they did so naively, but at least they loved the poor. Does AOC? Rashida Tlaib? My former countrywoman, Ilhan Omar? The second force is the radical Islamists. . . .

Read more: https://www.thefp.com/p/ayaan-hirsi-ali-we-have-been-subverted

Prager: America Has its First Show Trial

To understand the damage done by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, Judge Juan Merchan, and the Manhattan jury in the Donald Trump corporate records trial, one must first understand the most important rule of modern life: Everything the Left touches it destroys.

The Justice Department and the American legal system are only the most immediate examples. Here are 25 other examples:

  • 1. Universities.
  • 2. High schools.
  • 3. Elementary schools.
  • 4. Children’s innocence.
  • 5. Marriage and family.
  • 6. Children who say they are the other sex.
  • 7. Journalism.
  • 8. Women’s psychological health.
  • 9. Black life.
  • 10. Black-white relations.

[…] In the case of the Trump trial, the Left has done something never done before in American history: put on trial a former president and the opposition political party candidate for president. […] When dictatorships do this, such as in the former Soviet Union, we call it a show trial — because the verdict has been predetermined. The “hush money trial” was such a trial. The first such trial of an American president and head of the opposition in American history.

Read more: https://www.frontpagemag.com/america-has-its-first-show-trial/

Anderson: Biden’s Destructive Pot Gambit

Amid a huge urban crime spike, a rash of addict-occupied tent cities, a surge in fatal car crashes involving impaired drivers, rampant illegal immigration, and rising prices, President Biden has apparently concluded that what we really need is more marijuana. He essentially instructed his administration’s Department of Health and Human Services and Department of Justice to find a justification to move marijuana from a Schedule I drug—its classification for more than half a century—to a Schedule III drug, and the agencies are dutifully obliging. Thus, without congressional consultation, the Biden administration is on the cusp of implementing what the Congressional Research Service (CRS) says would be “a major shift in the federal government’s policy on marijuana.” […] In several comparisons, marijuana fares far worse than cocaine in general and far worse than alcohol per user—and sometimes worse than both. [NOTE: MisterH comment following the article: There’s nothing better for creating a permanent one-party state than to encourage and foster the use of drugs that keep the user in a constant haze of indolence and passivity….and dependence on the state.]

Read more: https://www.city-journal.org/article/bidens-destructive-pot-gambit?skip=1

Le Mahieu: Biden Campaign Says It Will Continue To Accept Dark Money, Despite Previous Condemnations

President Joe Biden’s 2024 presidential campaign said this week that the stakes for the upcoming election are “sky high” so it will again accept dark money donations despite previously condemning such donations. Biden’s campaign made the statement to CBS News as it reported on a massive $64 million anonymous donation that was sent to his campaign in 2020. The donation was routed to his campaign coffers through the Impetus Fund, a 501c4 tax-exempt organization that says it is focused on “social welfare.”

Read more: https://www.dailywire.com/news/biden-campaign-to-keep-accepting-dark-money-despite-previous-condemnations?topStoryPosition=2

DEMOCRAT PARTY MARXIST PLAYBOOK: ANTI POLICE ANTI VBICTIM PRO CRIMINAL

Yeatman: Chicago woman loses unborn baby after she and husband were attacked on date night by ’14 year-old boy and 17 year-old girl’

A group of teens forced a woman to miscarry with a brutal attack after she and her husband dared to stray onto a Chicago street that the youths claimed as their own. The 41-year-old mother was returning home with her husband from a date night on Friday when they were surrounded by at least 10 young people in the city’s notorious Streeterville neighborhood. The woman, who gave her name only as Nina, told Fox32 that she was pepper-sprayed in the face, kicked in the stomach and lost a clump of hair as her husband was held back by the mob. ‘They didn’t steal anything. They said like, “we own the street, we own the street. […] Police who arrived at the scene of Friday’s attack arrested a 14-year-old boy and a 17-year-old girl. Both have been charged with one count of misdemeanor battery and have been released by police pending appearances at Cook County Juvenile Court.

Read more: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-13495835/Chicago-unborn-baby-streeterville-pregnant-attack-teenagers-gang.html

A CHURCH IN CRISIS

Blake: If Churches Are Really Pro-Marriage, They Will Discipline Its Destroyers

We cannot allow unrepentant destroyers of marriages and families to reside in the body of Christ. If churches want to promote marriage, they should excommunicate more people. Conservative Christians, from academic sociologists to NFL kickers, agree that America needs more and better marriages and that we ought to prioritize families and children over mammon. Despite the freakout over Harrison Butker’s viral speech to Catholic university graduates, he was essentially right. It is undeniable that as Americans are increasingly unmarried, childless, and materialistic, they are also increasingly unhappy. There is no single cause for the vast cultural shifts behind this nor any single solution; churches alone cannot fix these problems, but they do have an essential role. Christian marriages ought to be models of love, faithfulness, and stability amid a despairing, lonely, transitory culture. Too often, they are not. To change this, church leaders need to understand not only the difficulties that bedevil forming and sustaining strong marriages and families today but also the essential help churches can provide in our culture. This help includes disciplining their members, for culture and community require that standards be enforced.

Read more: https://thefederalist.com/2024/06/05/if-churches-are-really-pro-marriage-they-will-discipline-its-destroyers/

OTHER NEWS, COMMENTARY, OPINION

Vives: South Lake Tahoe split over proposal to tax property owners who leave homes vacant

Owning a vacation home in South Lake Tahoe could get more costly if residents approve a ballot measure that imposes a tax of up to $6,000 on housing units left vacant for more than half a year.

The measure, dubbed the “South Lake Tahoe Vacancy Tax,” aims to penalize homeowners who leave thousands of homes empty in the mountain resort town; the tax penalties would go toward affordable housing, road repair and public transportation. The measure is an attempt to incentivize homeowners to rent properties out rather than leaving them vacant. Locals for Affordable Housing, the nonprofit leading the initiative, said it collected nearly 2,500 signatures to place the tax measure on the November ballot — more than the 1,159 needed.

Read more: https://sg.news.yahoo.com/south-lake-tahoe-split-over-100030929.html

Lindquist: Meet The NGOs Facilitating Mass Immigration Under The Banner Of Religion

While much of the blame for America’s unprecedented border crisis falls at the feet of policies implemented by President Joe Biden, a network of government-funded, religiously-affiliated nonprofit organizations is spending massive sums of money to facilitate waves of illegal immigrants into the United States. These groups, which present as religious groups, have cemented roles in the importation of millions of migrants into the United States. They encourage migration along the Central American route that leads to the U.S. border, then offer cash, as well as legal and resettlement services, to many of the more than 10 million people who’ve attempted to cross the border since Biden took office. The NGOs, which on their face represent Jewish, Catholic, and protestant Christian faiths, rake in millions of taxpayer dollars as they create a pipeline from Central America to the Rio Grande and the Sonoran Desert — the doorstep of the United States. The conservative Heritage Foundation has called it a “corrupt money-changing circle,” in which taxpayers are funding “migration weaponization used against America’s interests.”

Read more: https://www.dailywire.com/news/meet-the-ngos-enabling-mass-immigration-under-the-banner-of-religion?topStoryPosition=5

Haley: The Size Of Planned Parenthood’s Global Murder Campaign Will Shock You

More infants have been killed by one International Planned Parenthood Federation program than the number of people who live in Oregon. Planned Parenthood’s recent expansion to supply mail-order drugs for on-demand abortions allows women to request the pills via app and have them shipped to their homes. With no appointment necessary, women in Illinois, Washington, Maryland, and Hawaii can submit a request for mifepristone and misoprostol, the two components of a chemical abortion, and within 24 hours the abortion facility mails out the drugs. The disturbing reality is that abortions carried out by Planned Parenthood are the fourth-leading cause of death in the United States, and the group is a vast organization intent on bringing abortion to every corner of the globe. […] While its objective is relatively obvious among American conservatives, what is less well-known is the sheer magnitude of the organization’s efforts abroad. According to its website, the International Planned Parenthood Federation “is a global healthcare provider and a leading advocate of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) for all.” IPPF was established in 1952, and its founding members were the “family planning associations” of Germany, Hong Kong, India, the Netherlands, Singapore, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Only 72 years later, the IPPF is “​​a movement of 150 Member Associations and Collaborative Partners with a presence in over 146 countries.” 

Read more: https://thefederalist.com/2024/06/05/the-size-of-planned-parenthoods-global-murder-campaign-will-shock-you/

Eldori: ‘Pride Is Not A Virtue’: Jordan Peterson Says He Is ‘Done’ With Pride Month

The clinical psychologist and Daily Wire+ host shared his perspective with Fox News, saying Pride Month involves a “dangerous lie” with “real monsters hovering on the edges.” “I’m just done with it. I don’t like the flag. I think it’s a piece of idiocy. I don’t understand why it changes every bloody week. I don’t know who makes those decisions,” Peterson said. “I don’t like the acronym and all the mystery surrounding it. I don’t like the fact that the LGBT agenda, whatever that is, increasingly dominates the school system. I don’t like the fact that it’s targeted at young people.” […] Peterson added that he thinks transgender surgery is “Nazi, Auschwitz level awful” and such surgeries on children should not only stop, but the surgeons who performed them should be “imprisoned.”

Read more: https://www.dailywire.com/news/pride-is-not-a-virtue-jordan-peterson-says-he-is-done-with-pride-month

Revolver.news: This group of MN Somalian ‘refugees’ outsmarted the US and rigged their food aid scam trial like seasoned pros. . . .

You probably haven’t heard about the massive food aid scam story coming out of Minnesota. Why would you? It doesn’t fit the media’s left-wing narrative about how all “refugees” are budding doctors and physicists. This story involves a group of so-called poor, wayward “Somali refugees” who duped America and stole upwards of $240 million from hard-working US taxpayers over the years. […] “These indictments, alleging the largest pandemic relief fraud scheme charged to date. . . .

Read more: https://revolver.news/2024/06/minnesota-somalian-refugees-food-aid-scam-trial-bags-of-cash-juror-excused-feeding-our-future/

Keenan: My College Commencement Address (If I Gave One)

To the Graduating Class of 2024: My darlings, congratulations. You somehow made it. The last four years have been, well, you know. The French have a word for what we’ve been through: “le shitshow.” I’m still recovering from all of it. And I didn’t have to spend it on a college campus locked down in my dorm room with a six-foot-three female roommate with waggling male appendages and chest hair.You spent your entire college career in the long shadow of the pandemic, George Floyd, Bidenomics, accelerating crime, an unprecedented immigration wave, and the explosion of DEI rules, which put high paying jobs and graduate school admissions almost out of reach for many of you. In 2020, your government wouldn’t let you celebrate your high school graduation. Your college required you to get multiple vaccinations for your “safety,” but then looked the other way as violent protestors took over your campuses. Maybe you were forced to share a dorm with someone of the opposite biological gender, and if you complained, you were accused of bigotry. […] And now, to your future. What other fun things await you—and all of us—in the next years and decades? Will we be living on the Moon or eating bugs in your pods? Will free speech be a thing of the past, with ever more draconian wrong think laws—or will we see a return to the core values that made us great? Will wokeness be dead, or will we all become woke? Which way, future Americans? 

Well, the answer kind of depends on what you guys do. Literally, our fate is in your hands! To help you carry this burden, here is the part of my address where I impart a few nuggets of wisdom unto your young unblemished ears. . . .

Read more: https://americanmind.org/salvo/my-college-commencement-address-if-i-gave-one/

INTERNATIONAL

War Room: Peter McIlvenna Breaks Down The Effects Of Nigel Farage Rejoining UK Politics

Watch the 4:21 minute interview: https://rumble.com/v4zk39b-peter-mcilvenna-breaks-down-the-effects-of-nigel-farage-rejoining-uk-politi.html

Belov: Russia’s New Defense Minister: Who Is He and What It Means for the Ukraine Conflict

After President Vladimir Putin’s inauguration, he approved a new Russian government, bringing in new names and faces. Many have been paying attention to this shuffle of cards, watching the shakedown settle and take form in new positions. After all, these developments can have long-standing consequences not just for Russia but also for the rest of the world. The most eyebrow-raising among them was President Putin’s new Russian Minister of Defense, Andrey Belousov, an economist and civilian politician with seemingly no ties to the military. He replaced Sergei Shoigu, a longtime loyalist, drawing some criticism and surprise. However, it’s not as strange as it seems.

Read more at American Thinker.

BOOK REVIEW: GLORIOUS LESSONS: JOHN TURNBULL, PAINTER OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION BY RICHARD BROOKHISER

Beaton: Painting the Revolution

In 1853, British novelist William Makepeace Thackeray toured the U.S. Capitol with Senator Charles Sumner. Thackeray, who illustrated his own novels with sketches, was impressed by the Rotunda and its four wall-size paintings of scenes of the American Revolution: The Declaration of IndependenceThe Surrender of General Burgoyne at SaratogaThe Surrender of Lord Cornwallis at Yorktown, and The Resignation of General Washington. All were done by John Trumbull, who had died ten years earlier. “Trumbull is your painter,” Thackeray told Sumner. “Never neglect Trumbull.” It’s a telling verdict from an Englishman, an objective endorsement from the enemy, or late enemy. Thackeray seemed to grasp the scope of Trumbull’s achievement. Others depicted single events or did portraits of leading figures—Gilbert Stuart’s George Washington, for example—and a non-American, Emanuel Leutze, gave us Washington Crossing the Delaware, but only Trumbull created a suite portraying the Revolution as an unfolding narrative. Thackeray didn’t see the whole of it, which included four additional scenes: The Death of General Warren at the Battle of Bunker’s HillThe Death of General Montgomery in the Attack on QuebecThe Capture of the Hessians at Trenton, and The Death of General Mercer at the Battle of Princeton. These eight paintings, all done in the artist’s preferred smaller size of two by three feet, plus a life-size standing portrait of Washington, complete the Trumbull series. It can be seen in full not in the Capitol but at Yale University, where it has resided for nearly 200 years. In the mid-1970s, Richard Brookhiser, then a Yale undergraduate, came upon the Trumbull paintings. The story they told seized his imagination. . . .

Read more: https://www.city-journal.org/article/painting-the-revolution

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