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Gary Bauer / July 7, 2020

The Unhinged Left

Friday evening, President Trump delivered a stirring patriotic address at the foot of Mount Rushmore. It was a tremendously pro-America speech that hailed the greatness of our nation and the four presidents honored there.

Friday evening, President Trump delivered a stirring patriotic address at the foot of Mount Rushmore. It was a tremendously pro-America speech that hailed the greatness of our nation and the four presidents honored there.

The president also defended our history against the mobs that have been attacking our monuments and memorials. If you missed it, you can watch it below.

Let me give you this brief excerpt:  

We declare that the United States of America is the most just and exceptional nation ever to exist on Earth. We are proud of the fact that our country was founded on Judeo-Christian principles, and we understand that these values have dramatically advanced the cause of peace and justice throughout the world…

We believe in equal opportunity, equal justice, and equal treatment for citizens of every race, background, religion, and creed. Every child, of every color — born and unborn — is made in the holy image of God.

With that in mind, here’s how the mainstream media attacked the president’s address.

One CNN reporter got the ball rolling with this pre-speech description: “Kicking off the Independence Day weekend, President Trump will be at Mt. Rushmore where he’ll be standing in front of a monument of two slave owners and on land wrestled away from Native Americans.”

That was just the news coverage of the event, before any commentary had started!

Later, the Associated Press ran a story with this headline: "Trump Pushes Racial Division, Flouts Virus Rules At Rushmore.“

The New York Times labeled Trump’s remarks "dark and divisive.” This is coming from the paper that insists the country began in 1619 and that the primary purpose of the American Revolution was to preserve slavery. That is not only dark and divisive, it is a lie.

A front-page Washington Post story accused Trump of launching an “unyielding push to preserve Confederate symbols and the legacy of white domination” and of “stoking culture wars.”

I don’t know what speech the Post reporters watched, but it wasn’t the one I saw. For the record, he never uttered the words “Confederate,” “Confederacy,” or even “Southern.”

As I have written many times before, it’s the left that started the culture war by attacking America and our values. We’re living through a time when every symbol of the country is under attack, even the most obvious symbols of unity — our flag and national anthem.

We’ve had to deploy federal law enforcement to stop mobs, heavily influenced by Marxism and enabled by corporate big media, from tearing down those symbols. And when the president or anyone else attempts to defend them, the lying media tell the country that Donald Trump and Mike Pence have launched a culture war. Get it?

What they wanted was a cultural surrender by the president and the rest of us. When we defend our country, we’re the ones launching a culture war. It’s our fault for fighting back against the left’s radical agenda.

By the way, Joe Biden and some Never-Trumpers have already surrendered to the radical left. So when the progressive mob continues its rampage through our institutions and history, the only question will be how much in reparations, financially and in terms of our liberty, the rest of us will be required to pay.

Speaking of Divisive…

If you want a “dark and divisive” image of America, look no further than the left’s leading spokesmen.

Colin Kaepernick denounced the Fourth of July as a “celebration of white supremacy.” Why any corporation (Nike and Disney, I mean you!) or any NFL team would want to be associated with that is beyond me. It speaks volumes about the rot in corporate America and professional (corporate) sports today.

And then there was Joe Biden’s Independence Day message. Newt Gingrich blasted Biden’s speech, saying it “may be the most anti-American speech ever given by an American presidential candidate.”

Like most pessimistic progressives, Biden focused largely on the negative, declaring that America had a history of “systemic racism” against “the marginalized, the demonized, the isolated and the oppressed.” Of course, “President Biden” would save them all.

Keep in mind that Biden has been a fixture of the DC swamp for 47 years, eight of them as the vice president to the first black president. Can anyone name one thing the Obama/Biden administration did for the marginalized, demonized, isolated, and oppressed?

In fact, they added to the ranks of people who would fit into those categories by hastening the destruction of middle America, selling out to China, and sending our jobs there. Now Biden is going to rescue us?!

Meanwhile, one of his potential running mates admits she is “open-minded” about tearing down monuments to George Washington. I suspect all his running mates are.

An Important Victory

The Supreme Court yesterday ruled 9-0 that states can remove and punish so-called “faithless electors” who refuse to cast their Electoral College votes for president according to the will of the voters in their state. The case arose in the aftermath of the 2016 election, when a massive left-wing effort attempted to intimidate electors into opposing Donald Trump.

The case could have potential implications for another massive left-wing effort to sway future elections — the National Popular Vote Compact.

In Other News…

The Hong Kong government, now completely under Beijing’s communist thumb, has started removing books from school libraries written by anyone known to be sympathetic to liberty. The books will be reviewed so that offending parts can be removed or kept out of libraries in their entirety.

No word yet on whether the Hong Kong government is getting advice from the progressive movement in this country that is trying to censor our history.

Last week, a secret Iranian nuclear facility that was producing advanced centrifuges mysteriously exploded. Tehran initially downplayed the incident, suggesting it was an accident.

Now there are hints that the devastation may have been the result of a “kinetic cyberattack” by Israel, sending a clear message to the ayatollah’s regime that he will not be allowed to develop nuclear weapons.

By the way, if Joe Biden were president today, I guarantee that his secretary of state or national security adviser would be on the phone to Jerusalem warning Israel to back off. Biden strongly supported Obama’s disastrous nuclear deal with Iran and he has vowed to rejoin it if he wins this November.

The holiday weekend turned out to be a horrific time in Chicago as 79 people were shot. Fifteen people were killed, including two children. Again, I must ask, where are the progressive protests expressing concern for these black lives?

Destroying America

What would you do if you wanted to destroy America?

The first thing you would do is take control of the education system and teach children that they are living in an evil country. Then you would undermine the police, the military, and law enforcement.

You’d use every opportunity you can to divide people by race, religion, and class. You would stoke feelings of grievance regardless of how much progress was being made to promote racial reconciliation and equal opportunity.

Read more in my latest opinion piece at the Washington Examiner.

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