Daily News Roundup
Kim Yo Jong North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s sister sent a message to President Biden: We take this opportunity to warn the new U.S. administration trying hard to give off (gun) powder smell in our land … If it wants to sleep in peace for coming four years, it had better refrain from causing a stink at its first step.”
President Vladimir Putin responded to Biden’s remark that Putin is a killer: I remember in my childhood, when we argued in the courtyard with each other we used to say: it takes one to know one. And that’s not a coincidence, not just a children’s saying or joke. The psychological meaning here is very deep. We always see our own traits in other people and think they are like how we really are. And as a result we assess (a person’s) activities and give assessments.
Admiral Philip Davidson, head of Indo-Pacific command, in testimony to the Senate Armed Services committee regarding action being taken by China: I cannot for the life of me understand some of the capabilities that they’re putting in the field, unless it is an aggressive posture.
Matthew Vadum contributor to FrontPage Magazine: . . . let the world beware that Kamala Harris isn’t going to stop reminding the planet’s inhabitants that America is a rotten, violent, racist country, even when she replaces the mentally feeble placeholder president who chose her.
Rep. Jim Jordon (R-OH): They’ve been taking bills around the Judiciary Committee straight to the floor, almost every piece of legislation that’s passed in the last three weeks, we had jurisdiction over but the full committee is yet to have a hearing. We’ve said why not have a hearing about this crisis on the border. Instead, they go around the committee, and they passed just 40 minutes ago, Maria, they pass a bill that gives amnesty to 3 million illegal immigrants. So, amnesty while there’s this chaos on the border, that I mean, this is so out of touch with where the American people are, but this is how radical left the Democrats are.
Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) House Speaker prior to voting through an amnesty bill: This legislation is protecting “dreamers,” and TPS [Temporary Protected Status] and DED [Deferred Enforced Departure] recipients, honors the truth that immigrants are the constant reinvigoration of our country. When they come here with their hopes and dreams and aspirations, these parents bringing their children, their hopes and dreams and aspirations for a better future for their children, that courage, that determination, those aspirations, are American traits, and they all make America more American, with all of that. Indeed they are true and legitimate heirs, these dreamers are, of our founders. E Pluribus Unum, from many one, we talk about that all the time.
Rick Moran contributor to PJMedia: It was bound to happen. The conspiracy theories of Trump administration loyalists burrowing deep into the Biden administration to sabotage his policies were inevitable once Biden proved he wasn’t up to the task of governing. Some excuse had to be found to distract from the incompetence and this one’s a no-brainer.
Kurt Schlichter contributor to TownHall: Let’s understand something – the military has been running on empty for a long time. Thirty years ago right now, I was in Saudi Arabia in the wake of the Gulf War, the high point of American power. The military was rebuilt by visionaries who embraced high standards and focused on warfighting rebuilt the devastated post-Vietnam military and proved the concept in those sands by annihilating a relatively powerful nation’s entire force in six weeks of air war and 100 hours of ground war. We were not woke. We were not politically correct. We were just unbeatable.
U.S. CONSTITUTION UNDER ATTACK
Arkes, Hammer, Peterson and Snedeker: A Better Originalism
An appeal to conservatives for an originalism of moral substance. Conservatives have taken a certain pride in the doctrines of Originalism that have won their devotion over the last 30 years, and they have found a deep satisfaction in seeing some of their most accomplished young lawyers appointed to the bench over the last four. But in truth—in sobering truth—the theories that have been offered us in the name of “conservative jurisprudence” have been muddled for decades. And now those doctrines threaten to disarm conservative judges as we are about to plunge into the gravest crisis of the regime since the Civil War. The Biden Administration plans to challenge the American constitutional order and initiate a radical regime change by means of both legislative force and sweeping executive orders. The aim of the Biden Administration and America’s tightening oligarchy is to bring forth a structural change in our form of government and our laws. It hardly overstates the matter to say that a critical aim of the Left is to establish, in effect, a one-party state. […] Thanks to the Trump Administration and a Republican Senate, the federal courts now include a number of judges celebrated by the Right for having a more serious perspective on jurisprudence than their peers. But just as “conservative jurisprudence” steps up to bat, it finds itself in its own serious crisis. […] Now, we, the undersigned, call for a rejuvenated jurisprudential order based upon the following organizing principles of our own. 1. We hold that moral truth is inseparable from legal interpretation. We believe that judges, like constitutional actors in the political branches, cannot—indeed, must not— […] 2. We hold that the Anglo-American legal order is inherently oriented toward human flourishing, justice, and the common good. The Declaration of Independence, which announced the formation of the sovereign American people, rested its claim on certain self-evident truths about the . . . 3. We reject . . . 4. We believe in a jurisprudence that is, . . .
Read more At American Mind.
DiLorenzon: The Road to Perdition
Engel v. Vitale, Rowe v. Wade, Obergefell v. Hodges. We know communists and fascists began infiltrating our nation in the early twentieth century. We know they declared that our culture must be eradicated and our faith in God broken for a totalitarian socialist state to rise out of the ashes of a free republic. Who opened the door to this contagion and left it wide open? Who caused the plague to spread to a point where it has now infected the whole of our society and our culture, now unrecognizable to anyone over 50 years of age? Our Constitution was God inspired to men of faith and like Scripture itself was supposed to be timeless, not a living document that changes with the times. God does not change. People don’t change, only societies that give license to people to become corrupt, depraved, and engage in their baser instincts. In three fateful decisions, the Supreme Court turned the entire nation from a God-fearing, faith-based society into a proverbial secular free for all. A perfect host for a communist/fascist takeover. Supreme Court Justices, judges and politicians like for us to think that interpreting the Constitution is a task only for the greatly learned in our society. Not true. Almost any question can be answered by the founders of our country who wrote letters to each other in prolific amounts. These letters speak plainly of the original intent of the Declaration of Independence, and the Constitution, especially the Bill of Rights. Justices are supposed to decide what the law says, not what it should be. These founders still speak if we are willing to listen. In Engel v. Vitale – 1962, affirmed in 1992…the decision that ended . . .
Read more at Canada Free Press.
Fox News: Jim Jordan: Do we actually have a functioning First Amendment?
Watch Rep. Jordon’s the 8 minute interview with Maria Bartiromo.
CHINA: AMERICA’S MORTAL ENEMY
Saavedra: China Mocks And Attacks The United States On U.S. Soil; Biden Admin Struggles To Respond
The Biden administration struggled during its first face-to-face meeting with communist China this week, which happened on U.S. soil, as the Chinese turned what was supposed to be an affair only lasting several minutes into a “public blowup” that lasted more than an hour. The meeting was supposed to get both sides to the table to set the tone for relations between the two under President Joe Biden’s new Democrat administration. It was expected that the U.S. was going to bring up issues involving China, like human rights and its increasing aggression in numerous domains, but what was not expected was that China would mock the U.S. on U.S. soil. Many critics were stunned by the level of aggression that China showed to the U.S. and the weak response of the Biden administration. […] The meeting began with Secretary of State Antony Blinken saying . . . […] Yang touted the power that the Communist Party of China has in their country and highlighted what he claimed were Chinese achievements before immediately going on the attack against the U.S. Yang’s initial attacks on the U.S. included: . . . […] Sullivan then pivoted from responding to China’s attacks to saying the U.S. had just landed another rover on Mars.
Yang immediately fired back in an even more hostile manner, launching a new wave attacks on the U.S.: . . . […] According to the U.S. government’s transcript, Sullivan and Blinken did not respond to the attacks at the end made by China. [NOTE: Danger – this show of contempt and disrespect did not happen when President Trump was in the WH. China sees Biden and his administration as weak.]
Read more at Daily Wire.
Pollak: China Rebukes Biden’s Foreign Policy Team; Cites ‘Black Lives Matter’ on U.S. Human Rights Abuses
Ahead of the meeting, the White House boasted that it had successfully insisted that the summit happen on home soil. Press Secretary Jennifer Psaki also promised earlier Thursday that the U.S. would bring up concerns about human rights in China. But when Blinken spoke of the “rules-based international order,” and expressed “deep concerns” with China’s behavior in “Xinjiang, Hong Kong, Taiwan, cyberattacks on the United States, economic coercion toward our allies,” Jiechi struck back. He objected to what he called a violation of diplomatic protocol, and said the U.S. could not lecture China from a position of strength. He also claimed that the U.S. had “deep-seated” human rights problems: . . .
Read more at Breitbart.
Tan: Here are the highlights from the heated exchange between the U.S. and China in Alaska
What was initially meant to be a four-minute photo shoot ended up lasting more than an hour as both sides traded barbs on issues from U.S.-China relations to concerns from Washington’s allies. Reporters were told not to leave as both sides wanted to add their rebuttals. […] Here are some excerpts and highlights from the meeting: . . .
Read more at CNBC.
A CULTURE IN DELCINE
0’Connell: Do Foreigners Have an Unmitigated Right to American Citizenship?
Immigration, Lazarus Style: The grist of this global pseudo-law is found on the famed plaque attached to the Statue of Liberty, taken from a poem titled, New Colossus, written by equine-faced Anarchist and political activist Emma Lazarus, two decades after the statue was erected:
“Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”
Shame Based Immigration Policies: The above poem represents an anarchist’s view of immigration, where the only qualification for those seeking citizenship is poverty. This same shame-based immigration policy returns with Biden’s Open-the-Floodgates rule changes. It’s obviously directed towards the great mass of Americans who claim no religion, but insert their ideas of charity for old-time religion. It’s therefore helpful to realize French philosopher August Comte went insane, escaped the sanitarium, then created a humanist Religion of Humanity. This basically took Catholicism, banished God & replaced the Pope with philosopher kings. The Religion of Humanity was described by Thomas Huxley as “Catholicism minus Christianity.” Border Disaster Switches Security for “Charity”: The main problem with Biden’s new border policy . . .
Read more at Canada Free Press.
Malkin: The Nuking of the American Nuclear Family
“Gay poly throuple makes history, lists 3 dads on a birth certificate.” That’s an actual headline from The New York Post, which last week featured an unsettling trio of men who recruited two female friends to help them conceive and deliver a baby girl named Piper. Piper is now 3 years old and has a 1-year-old brother named Parker. According to the “gay poly throuple,” Piper told her preschool classmates how proud she was of her plentiful progenitors by bragging: “You have two parents. I have three parents.” Actually, the “throuple” is really a quintet. […] Dr. Ian Jenkins, one of Piper’s polyamorous pops, wrote in a newly released book about their “adventures in modern parenting” that the arrangement is “just not a big deal.” Nothing to see here, move along. Two, three, whatever. […] Neighborhoods, cities and nations are safer, healthier and more prosperous where nuclear families are the norm. But for the sake of social justice and modern progressivism, we are all just supposed to shake our heads politely and keep our alarm about the sexual slippery slope to ourselves.
Read more at The Unz Review.
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