While my staffers and I are enjoying a Fourth of July break from the headlines, I still want to share major news that I think is important for you to know…
President Trump made some history in his meeting with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un, and let’s hope and pray more comes from it. This is the type of thing that career diplomats sniff at because it “simply isn’t done,” but that a businessman approaches by saying, “Well, if what’s always been done never has worked, why don’t we try what hasn’t been done before?”
President Trump also gave an exclusive interview to Tucker Carlson, which you can watch here:
Trump also signed the bipartisan “Taxpayer First Act” which will help modernize the IRS, protect whistle blowers, stop taxpayer identity theft and prevent the IRS from seizing Americans’ assets without due process of law.
So when you’re voting in 2020, just remember: Trump is the person who cut and reformed taxes. Whoever is running against him is the person who wants to raise your taxes.
And if you think the Democrats will only raise taxes on the rich, congratulations: you’re rich now.
The ultra-“progressive” leaders of Portland, Oregon, are apparently okay with letting fascist thugs physically assault a gay minority member on the street, as long as he’s a conservative. But there are a growing number of people in Washington who are finally waking up to this officially-sanctioned assault on the First Amendment and discussing actions that might have to be taken to force leftist-run cities to obey the law and the Constitution.
Here’s a legal expert’s opinion on this organized leftist violence and governments that turn a partisan blind eye to it, and what can be done about it. Or as I’d put it, “what should have been done a long time ago.”
It’s absolutely appalling to see so many leftist media members trying to spin or excuse the Portland government’s (lack of) actions, or even justify violence in the name of promoting their special brand of “love and tolerance.” But here, from the victim’s attorney, is a message to Antifa that needs to be the attitude of all local legal authorities in America; and if it’s not, then the feds may have to step in again to protect civil rights.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez gave an example of how feminists support other women only if they agree with them politically by denigrating Ivanka Trump’s qualifications for being at the G-20 Summit. My daughter Sarah no longer works at the White House, but she couldn’t let an easy slowball like that go unswatted.
Piers Morgan also weighed in, outlining Ivanka Trump’s outstanding record of accomplishments compared to AOC’s two-line resume (“Bartender…Congress member.”)
Speaking of AOC, she finally went to the border to see a detainee camp, and that went about as well as you’d expect. FYI: Institutional plumbing fixtures that combine a sink on top with a toilet on the bottom do not mean you are “drinking out of a toilet.” Warning: Graphic content. I wish people would remember that when you have the facts and the law on your side, it’s best to stay with that and not descend to your opponents’ level of nasty fake memes and ugly personal attacks.
Fortunately, we do have some Congress members who see the crisis at the border for what it is, rather than as a backdrop for histrionic political theater.
I’ve asked this before, but to those who keep screaming about children being separated from their parents (or people who claim to be their parents) when they’re apprehended trying to enter the US illegally: Have there ever been any American citizens who were allowed to bring their kids to jail with them? And these camps aren’t even jails: the detainees came voluntarily and can go home. Since the Democrats are now insisting that this issue should be solved by making illegal entry legal, why not solve the problem of apprehended bank robbers being separated from their kids by making bank robbery legal? Considering all the other crimes “progressive” D.A.’s are making legal, that’s probably next.
Incidentally, here’s the latest brilliant legal reform from the People’s Republic of Austin. Note that the liberal pols don’t allow this behavior where they work, but it’s fine for it to go on where you live and work:
How did Nike choose to celebrate the Fourth of July? By prioritizing Colin Kaepernick’s triggered feelings over the flag made by Betsy Ross that was carried by the Revolutionaries who created this great nation where a whining, unpatriotic ingrate can become a millionaire. And a salute to Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey for taking a stand, and for pointing out what a show of disrespect this is to the contributions of one of the most important women in American history.