Jordan Candler / May 6, 2021

Thursday Short Cuts

Notable quotables from Betsy McCaughey, Gary Bauer, Star Parker, and more.

Insight: “The policy of seeking values from human beings by means of force, when practiced by an individual, is called crime. When practiced by a government, it is called statism.” —Nathaniel Branden (1930-2014)

For the record: “To unionize America, Biden stretches the meaning of ‘infrastructure’ to include anything he can pay for with your tax dollars. The biggest item is a whopping $400 billion to pay home health workers who will be given ‘an opportunity to organize or join a union and collectively bargain.’ In 2020, Service Employees International Union, which represents these aides, supported Biden, and candidate Biden pledged $450 billion for more health aide jobs. On your tab, of course. Biden’s plan fleeces taxpayers and sabotages the rights of nonunion workers. All under the guise of ‘infrastructure.’” —Betsy McCaughey

Observations: “[Democrats] are in fact defunding the police by demoralizing the police. As we have previously reported, cities across the country are reporting massive police resignations and retirements. Meanwhile, recruitment of new officers is nearly impossible. Why? Because many of our elites, including the president, constantly claim that American law enforcement is racist. Hollywood celebrities compare our police to Nazis. Millionaire athletes call our police pigs. Now the Biden Justice Department is launching investigations of entire police departments. Would you stay in a job where you risked your life every day only to be called a racist, a Nazi and a pig? Make no mistake about it: There is a war against cops in America. Some on the left are open about it. They demand we get rid of the police. Others claim they disagree. But they use rhetoric and push policies that will result in only one logical outcome — more crime and fewer police to protect you.” —Gary Bauer

Political futures: “Joe Biden raised eyebrows recently for suggesting that his administration has ‘gotten control’ of the border crisis. … Here’s what many still don’t understand: Joe Biden’s idea of ‘control’ isn’t your idea of control. He’s not talking about border security or controlling illegal immigration, which is expected to hit a record two million crossings this year. He’s talking about faster processing of children and illegal migrants at the border. The ‘crisis’ Biden is concerned about is that there’s a record number of illegal aliens in border detention facilities. The ‘control’ he’s talking about means getting them out of the detention facilities as quickly as possible, giving them access to medical care and teachers, getting them into hotels or your community even faster. Joe Biden and the Democrats have no intention of ‘controlling’ who crosses the border and enters our country. Their goal is to make it easier for them.” —Gary Bauer

Re: The Left: “Today’s Democrats want to blame racism for the persistence of problems in low-income communities. In some respect, they are right. It is their own racism that refused and refuses to accept that low-income Americans can and must be free. … Instead of wanting to bring the capitalism of the healthy parts of America to the broken parts of the country, they want to bring the failed welfare-state socialism of the broken parts of the country to the rest of the country.” —Star Parker

And last… “Facebook’s Oversight Board says they were right to suspend Trump because he violated their rule ‘prohibiting praise or support of people engaged in violence.’ Last year, nearly the entire media and Democratic Party praised people engaged in the most costly riots in US history.” —Ben Shapiro

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