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Gary Bauer / January 27, 2021

Biden Blocked

Judge Drew Tipton imposed a nationwide injunction blocking Biden’s deportation ban.

Responding to a lawsuit filed by the state of Texas, federal Judge Drew Tipton (a Trump appointee) imposed a nationwide injunction blocking enforcement of President Biden’s 100-day deportation ban.

Expect more of Biden’s unprecedented executive orders to run into a buzz saw of Trump-appointed judges.

The Apologies Begin

Pop quiz: How can you tell when a liberal Democrat administration is in office? It begins by apologizing to the world for America’s imaginary sins.

Exhibit A: Special Climate Envoy John Kerry. While addressing the United Nations Climate Summit on Monday, Kerry told the delegates that he “regretted” America’s “absence” from the Paris climate accord, and he promised to “do everything in our power to make up for it.”

The idea that the United States, with just a little over four percent of the world’s population, must stop our economic activity to save the world from climate change is laughable. Moreover, many of the technological breakthroughs that can mitigate climate change are happening in the U.S.

Telsa has put electric vehicles on the map. Fracking has given us the most environmentally friendly form of mass energy other than nuclear power, which the left hates. Our cities don’t have to lock everyone down because of horrific pollution, like China and India frequently do.

Before John Kerry apologizes for America again, he should read the latest UN report, which shows the United States is leading the world in greenhouse gas emission reductions — without the Paris climate accord.

Impeaching You

I want to remind you again about why Democrats are obsessed with impeaching President Trump. This whole effort really isn’t about Donald Trump.

It’s aimed at you and every American who might have buyer’s remorse four years from now. The left is terrified of Trump running again, and it doesn’t want you to have the opportunity to vote for him again.

While I can’t count 17 Republican votes the Democrats need to convict Trump, I am worried about the final outcome. Just as Democrats don’t want to see Trump run again, a significant part of the GOP establishment also doesn’t want him to run again. That’s why there is talk of making the impeachment vote a secret ballot.

This fake impeachment is a sham, and it should be aggressively opposed! Taking such monumental action with no accountability to the voters would be a supreme act of cowardice. I hope every Republican senator understands that they cannot hide behind procedure.

Kudos to Senator Rand Paul for forcing his colleagues on the record!

Immediately after senators were sworn in as impeachment trial jurors, Sen. Paul offered a resolution declaring the impeachment of a private citizen unconstitutional and out of order. Only five Republican senators (Collins, Murkowski, Romney, Sasse, and Toomey) opposed Paul’s resolution.

About That Poll…

I know there is a lot of frustration with the GOP. I share it.

And I know there is a lot of sentiment for Donald Trump to start a new party. There was a lot of buzz Monday about a new poll that showed the GOP coming in third place behind a Trump-backed “Patriot Party.”

But the main point from the poll is this: With the conservative vote divided, the Democrat Party easily dominates.

If the country is divided 50/50 and you split the conservative vote, we lose. And that does nothing to advance the conservative cause.

Thankfully, President Trump appreciates that reality, and he publicly disavowed the newly formed Patriot Party. According to a senior adviser, Trump’s goal “is to win back the House and Senate for Republicans in 2022.”

Stop Vaccinating Teachers… Unless

I bet that headline got your attention. Let me explain. More and more teachers unions are refusing to return to their classrooms, with many making outrageous demands.

Over the weekend, 71% of the Chicago Teachers Union voted to refuse to return to the classroom. Given the poor results, however, online learning is a poor substitute.

In Fairfax County, Virginia, the teachers union is once again moving the goal posts, this time demanding that all students be vaccinated before schools reopen. That’s absurd!

The vaccines haven’t been approved for children under the age of 16. But, more importantly, the science shows us that students are not at serious risk of getting or transmitting the disease.

Nevertheless, many states and localities have taken steps to prioritize teacher vaccinations in order to get schools reopened. Fair enough. But if they won’t agree to return to their classrooms, then there is no reason to put them ahead of others who want a vaccine.

To be clear, if teachers agree to go back to their classrooms, then, and only then, should they receive the vaccine on a priority basis.

The education bureaucracy is one of the biggest, if not the biggest, burden on every state and county budget. What are parents getting for it?

What many parents and children are getting instead of a decent education is a lot of frustration and heartache. Sadly, it took a significant spike in child suicides to get one school district to reevaluate its pandemic policies and priorities.

Turning a Corner?

Thankfully, there is some good news. New COVID cases fell 21% last week. COVID-related deaths dropped nearly 7%, and the test positivity rate fell to its lowest level in two months.

Now, let’s be clear about this: Joe Biden has been in office for just seven days. Nothing he has done is responsible for the drop in new cases and deaths because he hasn’t done anything yet. In fact, it sounds like he’s surrendering.

After mandating we all wear masks, Biden said, “There’s nothing we can do to change the trajectory of the pandemic.”

Wait a minute… Biden said repeatedly that he had a plan to defeat the pandemic. And if there’s nothing we can do, what’s the point of the continued lockdowns? That self-inflicted economic and psychological damage is, in many ways, worse than the disease.

Hopefully, we are beginning to turn the corner on this national nightmare. Thanks to President Trump’s leadership, we were hitting Biden’s goal of one million vaccinations a day before he took office.

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