As someone that follows hundreds of California progressives on Twitter and follows progressive news sources, I have been seeing for the last two weeks— since President-Elect Trump won the election— a tremendous amount of coverage for so-called hate crimes across our nation. The latest being that of Jordan Jackson in Louisiana, a young boy beat up by bullies telling him to go back to the cotton fields. These stories have been very disgusting and none of the conservative, Christian, or Trump-supporting friends of mine like seeing this and are very appalled at it. Every one of them would give their lives to protect a kid like Jordan. I was the guy in school that fought the bullies for kids like Jordan.
But here’s the thing. The Left is swinging this to be a problem on the Right:
This is real. Don’t look away. And next time you see that red election map, I want you to picture a gaping, bloody wound. America in 2016, bleeding out.
Those that were involved, which videoed the incident in pride, were arrested and are going to trial. This is justice. And just like with these young men that assaulted a man in Chicago, I want justice for the young boy Jordan in Louisiana. That’s how this works, justice. I don’t know a single person that wouldn’t want this young boy’s attackers to face punishment for their crime.
So, let’s cool down and stop the violence, no matter which side it comes from. We all agree that this is ugly and wrong. We are united on that front.
"I'm an economic nationalist. I am an America first guy," Bannon said in the interview.
"And I have admired nationalist movements throughout the world, have said repeatedly strong nations make great neighbors. I've also said repeatedly that the ethno-nationalist movement, prominent in Europe, will change over time. I've never been a supporter of ethno-nationalism."
Bannon said that "the black working and middle class and the Hispanic working and middle class, just like whites, have been severely hurt by the policies of globalism."
This, I agree with and is what I’ve been trying to articulate on Facebook over the last week. Nationalism isn’t necessarily bad, but ethno-nationalism or white nationalism is. And I’ve never seen an article on Breitbart stand by either.
A lot of numbers in this article, but here is the gist:
Indeed, if we add in the number of non-white evangelicals (about 20 percent), the number of evangelicals ineligible to vote because of a felony conviction (since 28.9 percent of Americans identify as evangelical and 6.5 million Americans have a felony conviction, we can estimate that nearly 1.7 million would be ineligible), the number of “culturally Christian” voters who identified as evangelical, and so on, the actual number of evangelical Trump voters would be even lower, likely between one-third (roughly 35 percent) and two-fifths (about 40 percent).
Whether you consider that final estimated number to be too high or too low, one thing is certain: it is substantially less than the 81 percent figure that is being touted as representing the voting figures for our faith community.
Many things will be said today. Many people will give their opinions as to how we got here. Many will celebrate. Many will mourn. Many will be indifferent. I figured that I would follow up my post from a few months back .
I did not vote for Donald Trump. I held my word. I made a protest vote for Evan McMullin. I couldn't vote for Trump. I couldn't explain that to my daughter. Since my post that has become more and more true.
But here we are, with Trump as president. Unprecedented victory. All the way until the last minutes before the polls closed, Hillary was presumed to be the victor. The same was true earlier this year with Brexit, and I think much can be linked between the two. Many Democrat friends are already calling half our nation racists, bigots, and misogynists. Take note of this.
For the last eight years, I have been called all of these things. I stood for enforcing our current immigration laws: you're racist! I stood for businesses being able to choose who they serve: you're a bigot! I stood for the rights of the unborn: you're a misogynist! The list goes on. The last eight years have seen the Left shove their agenda down the throats of the overwhelming majority of Americans that disagreed and shove it with force. Threats of removing funding from schools, shutting down businesses with $100,000 fines, and death threats galore.
Many American's are tired of this rhetoric. So were Brits. So America fought back. Not necessarily for Trump. No, exit polls showed yesterday that people voted Trump to prevent Hillary winning and people voted Hillary to prevent Trump winning. No one wanted 2016. Including Cardinals fans. But half of America clearly didn't want another four years of the same. They wanted change. And maybe some hope.
So I guess you can say that the pendulum has swung. But don't take that to mean that the Right will start calling names. Hopefully it means that the name calling stops. So maybe, today, instead of assuming the victors to be racist, bigoted, misogynists, step across the line and have civil discourse.
To use Obama’s oft used phrase, “Let me be clear” this is tyrannical. We have the executive telling STATE schools to allow transgender people to use whatever bathroom they deem appropriate for how they’re feeling that day. And not JUST bathrooms, but locker rooms, where boys and girls strip down and get naked. Your president, ladies and gentleman, has just issued a war on women.
Yes, I said it. The left, in an attempt to be all “inclusive” has just said women don’t matter. Our feelings of security and safety do not matter. Our privacy does not matter. Our gender, the left says, is merely a societal construct. This issue right here, transgenders in bathrooms, and transgenders being supported cart blanche, is ultimate proof modern feminism is a farce. It is a failure.
If you consider yourself a feminist and support this kind of lunacy, you no longer have my ear nor my sympathy.
If you are an American and do not see the tyranny of a President putting forth a "guideline" or edict with threat of removing federal funding from schools, you need to get educated on why this nation exists. Laws are created by the legislative branch, not the executive. Funding is controlled by the legislative branch, not the executive. The President is in breach of the Constitution and way out of line.
Many politicians, even Republicans, would sidestep this kind of confrontation to save face. But Cruz gives humble, honest answer about the importance of law and order and the need for immigration reform.