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Gary Bauer / Mar. 3, 2021

The Left vs. Dr. Suess

Any school board wasting its time on this foolishness should be fired!

Yesterday was Read Across America Day. Launched in the 1990s to encourage children to read, the day coincides with the birthday of award-winning author Theodor Geisel. Chances are you know him better by another name: Dr. Suess.

But, of course, we live in woke times, and now we have a big problem on Read Across America Day.

Presidents Obama and Trump regularly issued proclamations celebrating Read Across America Day. They always applauded Dr. Suess for the joy his books have brought to children for many, many years.

But the Biden White House dropped Dr. Suess from its statement this year. What’s going on?

The woke social justice warriors, the same people trying to erase Christopher Columbus and George Washington from our history, have decided that Dr. Suess has to go.

Eighty years ago, Suess published cartoons that would be offensive by today’s standards. But no one is perfect, and we can’t judge everyone in the past by today’s new and ever-evolving woke standards. Some school districts are already following Biden’s lead and dropped Dr. Suess from this year’s Read Across America Day.

I don’t know whether to laugh or cry. This shows the obsessive desire of the left to regulate everything you do, say, think, and even what you can read to your children.

Our children have lost an entire year of in-school instruction. They are falling behind kids in other countries that followed the science and kept their schools open. But in the U.S., the left is worried about our kids being exposed to Dr. Suess? Give me a break!

Any school board wasting its time on this foolishness should be fired!

Years ago, a major controversy erupted when it was discovered that some individuals were using public library computers to access online pornography. Needless to say, parents and taxpayers were justifiably outraged.

Legislation was proposed to require Internet filters on the computers at libraries that received taxpayer subsidizes. The left-wing librarians’ association fought this commonsense measure all the way to the Supreme Court. It was more important to them to ensure taxpayer-funded access to online pornography than it was to protect our children.

Now the left wants to ban Dr. Suess. There’s something wrong with a society that promotes dozens of genders but finds green eggs and ham beyond the pale!

Reparations for Farmers?

President Biden’s emergency COVID relief bill passed the House last week and is now under debate in the Senate. The bill has come under intense scrutiny from conservatives for its wasteful spending. Last week, Biden mockingly asked, “What would they cut?”

Well, let’s start with the $1 billion program that provides loan repayment assistance “equal to 120 per cent of the outstanding indebtedness” to socially disadvantaged farmers.

Presumably only minority farmers would qualify because, as the left constantly tells us, only minorities are socially disadvantaged in America. This sounds an awful lot like a form of reparations to me, an idea overwhelmingly opposed by the American people.

Over the weekend, Cedric Richmond, a senior Biden adviser, said in an interview with Axios that the Biden White House won’t wait for a congressional study on reparations. “We’re going to start acting now,” Richmond said.

Biden’s Border Crisis

There is a brewing crisis at the southern border, and the Biden administration is doing its best to downplay it. Monday, Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas denied there was a crisis at the border. He told reporters, “I think there is a challenge at the border that we are managing.”

Well, the numbers don’t lie, and they tell a very different story.

  • Border crossings doubled this January to 78,000 illegal crossings compared to last January.

  • Also in January, Border Patrol agents took in nearly 6,000 unaccompanied minors at the border. They are now expecting 13,000 to arrive by May.

  • Former Obama officials are predicting, based on current trends, that more than one million migrants will attempt to cross the southern border this year.

The Biden White House insists that it is not keeping children in cages. But when pressed why there are no photos of the current conditions at child detention facilities, reporters were told that they can’t tour the facilities due to the pandemic. That sounds like a cover-up to me.

Here’s something else the left doesn’t want you to know: According to an analysis of government data, one in five federal prisoners is an illegal alien.

Investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson looked at data from the Government Accountability Office from 2011 to 2016. She found that more than 700,000 illegal aliens were imprisoned in the U.S., charged with 7.5 million offenses. The charges involved:

  • 1 million drug crimes.

  • 500,000 assaults.

  • 133,800 sex offenses.

  • 24,200 kidnappings.

  • 33,300 homicide-related offenses.

  • 1,500 terrorism-related crimes.

The cost to the taxpayers to keep these criminal aliens behind bars: $15 billion.

If we were serious about controlling our borders, very few of these crimes would have happened and thousands of Americans never would have been victimized. Border security isn’t about xenophobia or bigotry. It’s just common sense.

Cuomo’s Crises

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is facing multiple crises in Albany. Already in trouble over the nursing home scandal, the governor is now facing accusations of sexual harassment and assault from three women.

New York Attorney General Letitia James has launched an investigation into the accusations. James also exposed Cuomo’s cover-up of the nursing home scandal.

Hillary Clinton, who had been silent for days, finally said there should be a thorough investigation. Other New York Democrats, such as Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, are discussing Cuomo’s resignation and impeachment.

No word yet from Vice President Kamala Harris, who wanted to impeach Justice Brett Kavanaugh over fake allegations of assault.

Predictably, Big Media are doing their best to cover for Cuomo. For example, they devoted nearly four times as much coverage to Ted Cruz’s ill-planned Cancun vacation than to the federal investigation into Cuomo’s nursing home scandal.

Will the #MeToo movement end the Empire State’s Cuomo dynasty when the deaths of thousands of innocent seniors couldn’t? Stay tuned.

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