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A new Rasmussen survey finds that 53% of Americans say that cracking down on gang activity would be more effective at ending the violent crime wave than restricting legal gun ownership. Only 35% believe the opposite, with 12% not sure.

https://scottrasmussen.com/to-reduce-violence-53-say-cracking-down-on-gang-activity-better-than-restricting-gun-ownership/

Maybe Democrat politicians prefer to focus on legal gun owners because it’s so much easier than dealing with actual criminal gangs. For instance, it was recently noted that due to record retirements by police fleeing the hostile liberal political leadership of Chicago, gang members now outnumber cops there by about 117,000 to 13,000, or nearly 10-1.

https://fbanews.org/2021/07/18/chicagos-gang-members-outnumber-police-10-to-1-according-to-a-recent-report/

I wish the social workers who are replacing cops the best of luck in convincing 10 gang members each to hand over their illegal weapons.

The president of the International Olympic Committee, Thomas Bach, reaffirmed that Laurel Hubbard will be allowed to compete in the women’s weightlifting competition, despite having “transitioned to being female” just eight years ago at age 35.

https://www.foxnews.com/sports/laurel-hubbard-compete-olympics-current-rules

Apparently, the rules (a word he repeats so many times, he must think it’s a magic talisman) say this is perfectly proper because Hubbard’s testosterone level is beneath the limit – and of course, having all that male testosterone through three-and-a-half decades of physical development couldn’t possibly have afforded “her” an unfair advantage.

However, from all the verbal tap-dancing around the word “rules” and Bach’s admission that said rules might get a second look later on, I think it may finally be dawning on the virtue-signaling IOC members just how outrageously unfair this is, and how monumentally bad it’s going to look on international TV. I did try to warn the transgender activists that they should be careful what they demand with this one because if they got it, it might shine the world's biggest spotlight on the outrageous unfairness of their position.

Angry parents are scoring some victories against the left using schools to indoctrinate children. In Fairfax, Virginia, the superintendent who gutted merit-based standards and did away with the entrance exam to get into the nation’s top high school (leading to a huge drop in acceptance of Asian-American students) has resigned after two groups of parents sued for anti-Asian discrimination.

https://freebeacon.com/campus/superintendent-who-eliminated-entrance-exam-at-nations-top-high-school-to-resign/

After getting a tidal wave of negative feedback, the Biden Department of Education reeled back some of its plans to impose "America's racist" history lessons and reaffirmed parents’ right to have a say in local school curricula.

https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/stacey-lennox/2021/07/18/biden-doe-ditches-prioritizing-critical-theories-in-a-grant-program-after-comment-period-n1462721

And in Russell County, Virginia, the school board voted unanimously to reject the state board of education’s transgender policies that would force schools to accept whatever a student claims his/her/xir gender to be, regardless of the student’s biology. State officials claim the local board is in violation of the law. But the Founding Freedoms Law Center, which is challenging them in court, says it’s the state policies that are legally problematic and that infringe on numerous fundamental rights of parents, teachers and students.

https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/matt-margolis/2021/07/18/virginia-school-board-rejects-states-radical-transgender-policies-n1462682

Bottom line: fighting back against the leftist takeover of schools is working, so keep it up. To quote the late Nancy Reagan, “Just say no!”

White House press secretary Jen Psaki not only revealed that the Administration is colluding with Facebook to ban people who spread what they decide is “misinformation,” but she doubled down by claiming that if you’re banned from one social media platform, you should be banned from all of them. Note to college students who like to call everyone they dislike a “fascist”: this is actual fascism.

https://www.westernjournal.com/literal-fascism-eyes-psaki-says-banned-platforms-banned-one/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=huckabee

Unfortunately for this plan, unless Biden is able to impose actual fascism, he can’t prevent private companies from doing whatever they want, like welcoming all the customers that dumb social media platforms turn away because they care more about promoting leftist political agendas than serving customers and making money. I doubt that Parler, Rumble, MeWe and all the other alternative outlets that are popping up like weeds to challenge the Big Tech monopolies will be quite so willing to turn away millions of customers because Joe Biden doesn’t like what they’re saying.

Along those lines, GETTR, a new social media platform co-created by former Trump spokesman Jason Miller, has added 1.5 million users in record time before most Republicans have even heard of it.

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/washington-secrets/gettr-explodes-passing-1-5-million-users-in-just-11-days

Ironically, if you could be banned from the media for dispensing misinformation, Jen Psaki would be out of a job.

Biden’s VP Kamala Harris, put in charge of border security, allowed a massive surge of illegal immigration to go on for 140 days before telling Guatemalans not to come to the US. His Secretary of State took only 2 days to tell Cubans who might try to flee here from brutal communist oppression not to come to the US. And while the Administration is tying the hands of ICE and the Border Patrol, they're sending in the Coast Guard to block any Cubans from getting here.

https://www.westernjournal.com/biden-admin-took-2-days-tell-cubans-keep-kamala-waited-140-days-tell-guatemalans-thing/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=huckabee

Roger Simon at the Epoch Times has a blistering op-ed about how the Biden Administration is turning its back on Cuban pro-freedom protesters while (in an eerie echo of Obama’s desertion of Iranian pro-freedom protesters) removing sanctions on Iran and kowtowing to the Mullahs to get them to reenter Obama’s Iranian nuclear deal.

https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/462120/

The full article is behind a paywall, but if you’re not a subscriber, that Instapundit link has a substantial excerpt, including this opening, which deserves to be quoted far and wide:

“If I hadn’t left the Democratic Party years ago, I would leave it now. Their namby-pamby, lip-service reaction to the uprising of the Cuban people against 62 years of brutal communist oppression is shameful beyond words.”