TAMPA—Vice President Mike Pence portrayed a stark contrast facing America during a visit Wednesday to the swing state of Florida.
“We stand at a crossroads of freedom,” Pence said. “Before us lie two paths: One based on the dignity and worth of every individual, and the other on the growing control of the state. One road leads to greater freedom and opportunity, and the other road leads to socialism and decline.”
He added, “The choice we face is whether America remains America.”
Pence’s words drew strong applause from the 250 supporters gathered in the hotel ballroom. It was Pence’s third and final stop in the Tampa area, where he was greeted with flag-waving and sign-toting supporters along the route of the motorcade. Pence also visited a women’s medical clinic and a Baptist church Wednesday.
Throughout the day, Pence touted the Trump administration’s pro-life achievements and commitment to religious freedom while offering a warning to supporters on what the future might hold.
Black Lives Matter protestors in Seattle took their wokeness to a new level on Monday when they filed a lawsuit against the City of Seattle, demanding the city provide them with “expensive protective gear.” According to the Seattle Times, equipment includes “helmets, gas masks, protective clothing, goggles, gloves, boots, umbrellas and other gear they say are needed to fend off police pepper spray, less-lethal projectiles and other crowd-dispersal tools.”
The protestors cited the Seattle Police Department “shooting toxic substances in the air, deploying projectiles at departing protesters, and tossing blast balls into close areas of protesters marching” as the reason the city should pay for protestors’ protective equipment.
The argument is that protective equipment necessary to protest safely is expensive so the city should bear the cost. The plaintiffs said not having access to the equipment, particularly because they aren’t in a position to afford it, prohibits them from practicing their First Amendment rights.
“Their noxious gases, ‘blast balls,’ chemical sprays, and projectile weapons rendered public street wielded by the community as a protest path into a war zone,” the lawsuit stated. “Because protestors now must purchase expensive equipment to be assured that they will be able to protest safely, the indiscriminate use of weapons by SPD implicates equal protection.” http://www.townhall.com
My thoughts–do we live in an alternate universe? Wokeness taken to stupidity, and the sad part is they will probably get all they are asking for.
Amidst a tense and interruption-filled hearing, Representative Ken Buck (R-CO) used a portion of his time to speak to Attorney General Barr, his fellow members, and Americans watching about the dangers Antifa poses to the nation — and why they must be stopped.
Buck referenced a peaceful pro-police rally held in his home state of Colorado. Families and older individuals were among the rally-goers who joined to express their appreciation for the men and women in blue.
“Counter protestors were given plenty of space to advocate their message,” Buck said. “But as the afternoon wore on, a swarm of violent Antifa thugs infiltrated peaceful Black Lives Matter counter protestors and began assaulting pro-police Americans.”
The Congressman said the local police were ordered to retreat once members of Antifa were seen at the rally. He highlighted one lieutenant who stayed to protect the peaceful protestors.
From the article: “What is astonishing is that the media has refused to see what should be one of the biggest stories in decades. The Obama administration targeted the campaign of the opposing party based on false evidence.”
More willful blindness on a part of the main stream media by the Obama administration. Thehill.com
Every American who cares about this country needs “to step out of [their] comfort zone and go out and defend this republic. Because being on cruise control anymore is not going to work.” -Katharine Gorka @Heritage
It’s time to fight like the 3rd monkey on the ramp into the ark.
Whatever it takes we must never give up. Fight for this country. It is worth it.
“The Chinese Communists are murdering, lying, torturing tyrants,” the Texas Republican said.
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, warned Wednesday that China represents the chief threat currently confronting the United States, calling Chinese communists “murdering, lying, torturing tyrants.”
“The overwhelming challenge for this body and this country for the next century going forward is how we stand up to the threat of China. China is waging a thousand year war. And for the sake, not only of Americans, but for the sake of the free world, America needs to win this contest,” Cruz declared in a Senate floor speech.
“The coronavirus pandemic has thrown into high relief the fact that China is our most dangerous threat,” he added.
The China hawk and former presidential candidate pleaded to lessen U.S. dependence on Beijing and blasted American businesses for compromising while pursuing profits from China.
“Big business, giant corporations, the media, Hollywood, all are terrified to take on Communist China. All see the billions they can earn from access to the Chinese markets as more important than free speech,” Cruz said.