A new poll revealed that a disturbing percentage of college students are in favor of using violence to stop a campus speech. Thesurvey, by the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, Real Clear Education, and College Pulse polled 20,000 students from 55 different colleges, found that nearly one-fifth of college students believe it is acceptable to use violent means to shut down speech that they may agree with or deem offensive…
With all the “hate” for America being spewed from the likes of Antifa, the so called ‘woke folks’ and many on the far left I often wonder what keeps them from just leaving; do they need help packing?
America may have it’s issues but they care far fewer than most countries. If we could get past the past, the rhetoric of the socialists and the hype of the media maybe, just maybe we could see America for what it is, an exceptional (actually the greatest) country to be blessed and privileged to live in.– Mike
Why American Exceptionalism Is Different From Other Countries’ ‘Nationalisms’
They were the biggest gatherings, by far, but in Washington, D.C., where one reporter said it “felt as if the entire city had emptied into downtown,” the atmosphere felt different. Calmer. Despite the steady stream of crowds outside the White House, there were some signs of summer nights from simpler times. By dusk, there were ice cream trucks and little children playing on the grass. Strollers were parked outside restaurants where families were eating under umbrellas. In some places, people held hands and danced to street musicians — a far cry from the sounds of sirens and shattered glass the weekend before…
On the 46th memorial of Roe v. Wade, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law the Reproductive Health Act which repealed legal protections for infants who survive abortion. The celebration of this law in New York City, followed by comments by Virginia Governor Ralph Northam which seemed to endorse infanticide has launched the question of born-alive abortion survivors into the conscience of America.
Congress and state legislatures across the country have responded to these radical positions by putting forth legislation to protect infants who survive abortion. However, Democrat politicians have blocked efforts in Congress and in state legislatures to pass the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act…
Chinese Churches Can Reopen… If They Preach Party Doctrine
While coronavirus restrictions may be lifting for state-approved churches in China, many find themselves facing an even more dangerous situation — being told what to teach by an officially atheist authoritarian regime.
Catholic churches in the Chinese province of Zhejiang have been told by the state-affiliated Chinese Catholic Patriotic Association that Mass may resume this month provided churches preach “patriotism.” This instruction is deeply problematic. To the Chinese Communist Party, “patriotism” means pledging your loyalty to the Party, which is increasingly hostile to religion under the leadership of Chinese President Xi Jinping…
Dr. Mohler on the Riots, the Church, and America’s Greatest Threat
Dr. Albert Mohler couldn’t have predicted when he started his book that the title would be so tragically appropriate. The storm is most certainly here — in the unrest of one man’s death and the uncertainty from 110,000 more. Most people, Dr. Mohler insists, have no idea about the deepest challenge we face. What is it — and what can we do about it? Find out in his interview on “Washington…
Mac Donald writes; rather, crime and suspect behavior, not race, determine most police actions. Mac Donald writes:
In 2019 police officers fatally shot 1,004 people, most of whom were armed or otherwise dangerous. African-Americans were about a quarter of those killed by cops last year (235), a ratio that has remained stable since 2015. That share of black victims is less than what the black crime rate would predict, since police shootings are a function of how often officers encounter armed and violent suspects. In 2018, the latest year for which such data have been published, African-Americans made up 53% of known homicide offenders in the U.S. and commit about 60% of robberies, though they are 13% of the population.
The police fatally shot nine unarmed blacks and 19 unarmed whites in 2019, according to a Washington Post database, down from 38 and 32, respectively, in 2015. The Post defines “unarmed” broadly to include such cases as a suspect in Newark, N.J., who had a loaded handgun in his car during a police chase. In 2018 there were 7,407 black homicide victims. Assuming a comparable number of victims last year, those nine unarmed black victims of police shootings represent 0.1% of all African-Americans killed in 2019. By contrast, a police officer is 18½ times more likely to be killed by a black male than an unarmed black male is to be killed by a police officer.
Mac Donald further highlights violence that was committed against blacks over the weekend in Chicago and notes that the reason that blacks die from homicide at a rate 8X higher than whites and Latinos combined is not because of the police, but because of crime.
OKAY COULDN’T RESIST; OPINION:
Is there Police Violence, sure, but as the stats show it is rare. It is also something we should expect as long as men and women are human and sinful creatures they can possibly succumb to the evil in their hearts. No one, not even law enforcement officers are perfect, and neither are those pointing fingers at them and surely not those acting out in a violent riotous manner.
The big difference an entire community (or groups in various cities) band together and react violently against an isolated incident of an evil cop and the media and many politicians see it as a good thing. Lets us change the scenario and what if, the cops banded together and went on a violent rampage every-time one of their own was murdered, how would the media and politicians react then. Yeah I didn’t think so!
Violence… is a problem of the heart… and it’s from this point… that analysis needs to start. For the society we’re in… has been desensitized today… by things seen on television, video games and words some say. And there’s a bitterness… and anger that seems to linger… that causes many to become violent… when something becomes a trigger. And like a drunk driver’s wrong… and the vehicle’s not to blame… the gun’s not at fault… when a crazed shooter goes insane. And like a pharmacy is not at fault… with a drug addict buys or deals… the problem is in the heart… of one who kills, destroys, and steals. For there is much violence… seen in many homes today… and children are desensitized… when they witness any violence this way. So what can we do… as a society to make a change… we need to have God in our hearts… so our lives will not be the same. We need to invite God back… in our schools and in our homes… then transformation can occur… when the Love of Christ is known. For only God can being healing… to the hardness of any heart… so He is the Key to our future… where all violence will depart.