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Gary Bauer / July 8, 2020

Media Malfeasance

I have reviewed more media accounts of the president’s speech last week at Mount Rushmore. Next to the vile Charlottesville hoax, this has been one of worst examples of the media blatantly lying about what the president said.

I have reviewed more media accounts of the president’s speech last week at Mount Rushmore. Next to the vile Charlottesville hoax, this has been one of worst examples of the media blatantly lying about what the president said.

Not only did virtually every major media outlet, except for Fox News, twist the president’s remarks, multiple Democrat officeholders lied through their teeth without any interviewer fact-checking them.

For example, Sen. Tammy Duckworth of Illinois said the president “spent more time worried about honoring dead Confederates” than anything else. Trump never mentioned Confederate generals in his speech!

Again, if you missed the president’s address at Mount Rushmore, I encourage you to watch it here. It was a rousing defense of America, and nothing at all like what the media are describing.

Never-Trumpers Lie Too

As you may know, the Lincoln Project is a cabal of Never-Trumpers led by George Conway, Steve Schmidt, and Rick Wilson. It recently released an ad suggesting that President Trump thought Operation Desert Storm took place in Vietnam.

The ad is intended to make you think Trump is losing his mental faculties. It’s totally false. In fact, Twitter flagged the ad as “manipulated media” because it was so grossly edited in order to present a false impression that Trump is not up to the job.

Republicans like Schmidt and Wilson got paid big money teaching Republican candidates like John McCain and Mitt Romney how to lose. Now they are working hard to make sure another Republican loses again, this time to a candidate who clearly isn't up to the job.

They also want to make sure that Republicans lose control of the Senate. These so-called “Republicans” want the left to completely dominate America just because they don’t like Donald Trump.

They don’t want any checks at all against “President Biden,” Speaker Pelosi, and the radical left’s agenda. That tells you everything you need to know about these swamp creatures and why it has been so hard for the GOP to be a majority party over the decades!

Since they have taken the name “The Lincoln Project,” I suggest they do something productive and devote their time and money to stopping the left from attacking Abraham Lincoln memorials and statues.

Garden of Heroes

Over the July 4th weekend, a statue of famed abolitionist Frederick Douglass was torn down in Rochester, New York. This is just the latest example of the insanity the radical left has unleashed on America.

President Trump has boldly spoken out against the destruction of our historical monuments and memorials. But he has also called for something else — building a “Garden of Heroes” featuring statues of some of our greatest citizens.

Among those to be included in the “Garden of Heroes” are: Susan B. Anthony, Clara Barton, Frederick Douglass, Amelia Earhart, Billy Graham, Martin Luther King, Jr., Christa McAuliffe, Audie Murphy, Douglas MacArthur, Ronald Reagan, Jackie Robinson, Antonin Scalia, Harriet Tubman, and Booker T. Washington.

I would love to see this happen! Instead of tearing down memorials, let’s build more of them honoring truly great Americans. Make it a new American shrine to teach our children who we really are.

While the left is committed to attacking and denigrating America, President Trump is dedicated to making America great again and to honoring the Americans who made this such a great nation.

Choosing Chaos

It is hard to be a great nation when lawlessness prevails in your city streets. So I was pleased to see Georgia Governor Brian Kemp get serious Monday about restoring order. In a bold and significant development, Kemp deployed the National Guard to get control of the violence in Atlanta.

There’s been an uptick of violence there, but it has not been nearly as bad as what is taking place in Chicago, New York, and Philadelphia, where the left dominates everything. But it doesn’t have to be this way.

Monday, Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf said that the federal government is ready to help states and cities restore law and order, but the progressive politicians must ask for help first because law enforcement is primarily a state and local issue.

“I think that any city that is having increases in violence, burning, rioting, looting is [doing so] by choice at this point," Wolf said. "Those local elected officials are making a choice to keep their cities very unsafe and dangerous. The president has been very clear we’re here to support and provide resources. We’ll do that at their request.”

But they are choosing not to ask for help. Instead, some progressive politicians are blaming the violence on the coronavirus.

Sadly, it’s minority communities that are most victimized by such violence, and I believe they would welcome the deployment of more law enforcement and even the National Guard to provide safe streets.

Many Americans want schools to reopen in the fall since the virus presents little risk to children. But I would be worried about the danger to our kids from growing lawlessness, violence, and drugs. If mayors and governors were serious about keeping our children safe, they would ask for additional support from the federal government to restore law and order.

Pray for America

The headlines of recent weeks have been disturbing. From the pandemic to protests, from economic stress to mass killings in our cities, millions of Americans are anxious and hurting. But I know that big government doesn’t have the answer to every problem.

Many leaders in the Evangelicals for Trump coalition are calling on men and women of faith to participate in a prayer campaign for America. Please join me in this crucial effort. (Go to Evangelicals for Trump and sign up for more information.)

From racial reconciliation and economic recovery to the preservation of religious liberty, there is so much to pray about. You can start by encouraging friends and family to consider the words of II Chronicles:

If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.

Pray for a quick end to the coronavirus. Pray for an end to the divisions in our homes, our communities, and our country. Pray for wisdom for our elected leaders and protection for the men and women of law enforcement. Pray that America would be restored and remain a shining city upon a hill.

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