The small city of Waskom, Texas, declared itself a “sanctuary city” for the unborn after it unanimously passed a resolution virtually outlawing abortion of any kind within its city limits. The ordinance specifically declares “Roe vs. Wade and other laws permitting abortion ‘to be unconstitutional usurpations of judicial power, which violate both the Tenth Amendment the Republican Form of Government Clause, and are null and void in the City of Waskom.” City leaders hope to be sued over the measure in order to take their case before the Supreme Court. If the Waskom move catches on, look for dozens more cities around the U.S.-largely in the South-to get in on the action.
Here’s more from Washington Examiner…
The local government in a small Texas city on the border with Louisiana has declared itself a “sanctuary city” for the unborn.
The city of Waskom, Texas passed a resolution Tuesday virtually outlawing abortion of any kind within the limits of the city of less than 3,000 people.
“Sanctuary city,” is the official term for American cities that have publicly said they will not cooperate with federal immigration officials looking to find and deport illegal migrants.
A new video from Customs and Border Protection confirms that it’s not just Central Americans fleeing alleged “gang violence” to breach our borders. The video shows the “first large group”-116 in total-from Angola, Cameroon, and Congo wading across the Rio Grande River into the United States.”Large groups present a unique challenge for the men and women of the Del Rio Sector,” Chief Raul Ortiz said in a news release. “This large group from Africa further demonstrates the complexity and severity of the border security and humanitarian crisis at our Southwest border.” As for that river being a “natural barrier,” it barely reached the adults’ waists.
Here’s more from The American Mirror…
A group of illegals from Angola, Cameroon and Congo waded across the Rio Grande River and into the United States, video from Customs and Border Protection shows.
The video shows male and female adults walking through the water and into Texas, several with children on their shoulders.
The attempted invasion occurred on Thursday, according to the agency.
The river — or “natural barrier” — was so shallow, the surface didn’t reach the adults’ waists.
Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) apparently forgot world history during her speech at the first ever Congressional Islamic Iftar dinner Monday night. She used the opportunity to dismiss millennia of fighting between the two religions and instead blame Republicans who fear “fellowship.” “Right now there’s an effort…[Republicans] pitting communities against one another that have never and have no business being pitted against one another,” Ocasio-Cortez told her audience. “This is just the template. They try to import that division.” Because, you know, Jews and Muslims have never been in conflict before. AOC might consider sticking to garbage disposals rather than complex political subjects.
Here’s more from The Daily Wire…
Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) said on Monday night at the first-ever Congressional Islamic iftar dinner that Republicans are responsible for pitting “Jew” against “Muslim” and “citizen” against “immigrant.”
Ocasio-Cortez: GOP Led By Mad King Wants To ‘Dismantle Our Democracy Into A Creepy Theological Order’
Ocasio-Cortez made the remarks after Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) delivered tame comments at the event after facing months of controversy over their deeply held anti-Semitic beliefs.
Ocasio-Cortez said that she believes all prayer went to the same place, “up,” and that Republicans “fear” that “fellowship.”
New York Republican Congressman Lee Zeldin called out Nancy Pelosi this week for inviting an anti-Semitic Texas imam to deliver a call to prayer on the House floor last week. “Either the speaker’s office did not vet this imam at all, or worse, they did vet the imam and then decided that it would have been OK for the imam to come onto the floor of the House of Representatives anyway,” Representative Zeldin told “Fox & Friends.” Imam Omar Suleiman has repeatedly supported the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas, going so far as to refer to the Israeli government as “Nazis.” The ironies are too numerous to count, but rest assured the Democrats aren’t winning any new Jewish votes in 2020.
Here’s more from Fox News…
Rep. Lee Zeldin, R-N.Y., told “Fox & Friends” on Sunday that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., had made “a bad call” by allowing a Texas imam with a history of anti-Israel comments to deliver the noon prayer in the House of Representatives last week.
“Either the speaker’s office did not vet this imam at all, or worse, they did vet the imam and then decided that it would have been OK for the imam to come onto the floor of the House of Representatives anyway,” said Zeldin. “It’s a bad call to have this person. It’s horrible judgment, and after the 2019 that we’ve had so far, where members of their own caucus are pushing anti-Semitism and anti-Israel hate, it was a bad judgment.”
The imam, Omar Suleiman of Irving, Texas, was introduced by Pelosi before he delivered the prayer from the rostrum on Thursday. He had been invited to speak by Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson, D-Texas.
Progressive NBA commissioner Adam Silver just got ahead of the Social Justice Warriors curve with a new declaration putting into place a gender quota for hiring coaches and referees. Silver announced the new “goal” of a 50-50 male to female hiring ratio, bemoaning that the referee position has been “so male-dominated for so long.” “We have a program too. There’s no reason why women shouldn’t be coaching men’s basketball,” Silver said.
Here’s more from The Daily Wire…
While the commissioner of the NFL is frequently criticized by the sports media for not being progressive enough, the commissioner of the NBA, Adam Silver, enjoys a sterling reputation for standing on the woke side of social justice issues. His recent declaration about a gender quota for both coaches and referees is sure to only help his progressive credentials.
At an event Thursday hosted by The Economic Club of Washington, D.C., Silver touted his new “goal” for the league he helms: a 50-50 male to female hiring ratio for both coaches and referees.
Speaking about referees currently in the league, Silver lamented that the position has been “so male-dominated for so long.” His new goal: that half of the new referees hired by the league will be women.
We all knew the statues were the first step, but “traumatized” liberals are now claiming to be triggered by a mountain… or to be more specific, the face of President Thomas Jefferson on Mt. Rushmore. According to some Hofstra University students, the writer of the Declaration of Independence is the poster child of a “culture of bias and discrimination.” They have even formed a committee dubbed Jefferson Has Gotta Go (JGG) with the help of Planned Parenthood and community organizers in Hempstead, New York. According to a report from CampusReform.org, the Jefferson statue on campus has already been defaced with “DECOLONIZE” and “Black Lives Matter” signs and stickers.
Here’s more from World Tribune…
The Left’s attack on history is expanding well beyond the removal of Confederate statues.
To some students at Hofstra University, Thomas Jefferson, who wrote the Declaration of Independence, represents a “culture of bias and discrimination.” The students are demanding a statue of Jefferson be removed from the university.
Some at a northern California public high school – specifically George Washington High School – are calling for a mural of the school’s namesake and U.S. founding father to be removed in order to ease the suffering of students who are “traumatized” by its presence.
According to CampusReform.org, the Jefferson statue “has been the center of controversy” on the Hofstra campus in Hempstead, New York.
California Senator and 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful Kamala Harris believes two biological sexes warrant at least three gender options for federal government identification and other documents. It comes as no surprise given Harris’s San Francisco stomping grounds and long track record of LGBTQ rights agenda, including refusing to defend a ban on same-sex marriage as California Attorney General. Harris is not the only Democrat contender for the White House supporting a “third gender” option, with Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) supporting a similar proposal.
Here’s more from The Daily Wire…
Human biology may only know two sexes, but California senator and 2020 Democratic presidential nominee Kamala Harris (D-CA) apparently thinks that there should be more than two gender options for purposes of the federal government IDs and other documents. Politico reports:
Sen. Kamala Harris said Tuesday that she supports placing a third gender option on federal identification cards and documents, bolstering her record on LGBTQ issues.
Harris was asked about adding a third gender option during an event at Keene State College in New Hampshire. “Sure,” she replied.
Harris — a product of the San Francisco Bay Area with a long record on LGBTQ rights, including refusing to defend a ban on same-sex marriage as attorney general of California — used the question to denounce what she described as rising hate in America.
According to new projections from Princeton Policy Advisors, there could be as many as 1.28 million border apprehensions this calendar year. Of that number, up to 300,000 migrant children are expected by September, potentially wreaking havoc on public school systems in the new year that will be tasked with absorbing them. “Should the situation not be resolved and asylum seeking continue at the pace we anticipate for the coming year, by September 2020, nearly 1,000,000 asylum children could be in the US.” Whether the situation at the border is a crisis is now no longer up for debate. What’s still in question is whether or not Congress has the political will to do what’s necessary. We’re not laying down any chips in the direction of “yes.”
Here’s more from Breitbart…
Nearly one million migrant children could enter the United States, either unaccompanied or with their border crossing parents, before the 2020 election if projected rates of illegal immigration pan out, new research finds.
Current illegal immigration projections by Princeton Policy Advisors researcher Steven Kopits predicts that there could be about 1.28 million border apprehensions this calendar year — a rate of illegal immigration that would exceed every fiscal year of former Presidents George W. Bush and Obama.
Kopits’ finds that up to 300,000 migrant children could enter the country by the time school begins in September for most students under a scenario where illegal immigration continues at projected rates throughout the next year and a half.
Politicians love campaign cash, but the Left is increasingly rejecting-even refunding-donations from anti-Semite Representative Ilhan Omar (D-MN), which may be a very bad indication of her long-term political prospects. According to a Washington Free Beacon report, Representative Lucy McBath (D-GA) refused to report a $2,000 contribution from Omar because they decided to reject it; separately, Representative Dan McCready (D-NC) also returned a $2,000 donation to Omar, with a spokesman telling a local reporter, “Dan believes there is no place for divisiveness in politics, and he didn’t feel it was appropriate to accept the donation.” If this becomes a trend, the strident AOC caucus of the Democratic Party may vanish before it ever really gets going, which is too bad. We were starting to enjoy watching Pelosi squirm.
Here’s more from The Daily Wire…
Democrats in the House of Representatives have started to reject and refund campaign donations from Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) over Omar’s anti-Semitism scandal and her recent trivialization of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
The Washington Free Beacon reported on Wednesday that the reelection campaign for Rep. Lucy McBath (D-GA) left a $2,000 contribution from Omar off its quarterly fundraising report, and, when pressed by the Free Beacon, admitted that they left the money off the report because they decided to reject it.
“McBath’s rejection of the donation is more important than it may sound,” the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. “The Sixth District has a significant Jewish population – particularly in Sandy Springs and east Cobb County.”
Amid the battles in Washington, DC, around the country and at our borders, one crisis has until recent months flown far under the American radar. The opioid crisis has crashed onto the cultural scene as rampant addictions to fentanyl and other opiates, which have claimed the lives and livelihood of tens of thousands of Americans, have skyrocketed.
Among those ruined lives are stories of innocent victims who have fallen prey to an epidemic of addiction and abuse of prescription drugs resulting from routine pain management prescribed by medical professionals. This epidemic has spawned a new black market of illegal opioids crossing our borders at a rate and in quantities that rival illegal narcotics.
Tyler Borstein was one such victim. Recognized as a gifted athlete from an early age, Tyler excelled at every sport he played. But when an injury forced him to seek medical attention, pain management was naturally a part of the process of recuperation. Tyler was prescribed opiates to mitigate the pain which quickly led to an addiction that outpaced his doctors’ legal limits to prescribe. That addiction led to heroine and ultimately to an overdose which took his took at the age of 23.
Tyler’s story is tragic and one that is all too familiar to families and communities across the country. It is a tragedy that led Tyler’s family to establish Hope United a organization created to raise awareness to students, parents and communities about the scourge of drug and alcohol abuse. Hope has reached thousands of students in the US and continues an aggressive campaign to raise awareness across the country to stop the tragedy of addiction in its tracks.
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