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Gary Bauer / May 4, 2021

Resisting Critical Race Theory

If MLK were alive today, he would be heartbroken over what’s happening in America now.

Even in a deeply divided America, there some things that all decent people can agree on. One point of agreement is that Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., was correct when he said that we shouldn’t judge people by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.

When King said that, he was obviously speaking on behalf of black Americans, but he was making a universal point. He was stating the obvious: That a person’s moral core is far more important than their skin color.

As a pastor, he knew that good people and bad people come in all colors. But if King were alive today, he would be heartbroken over what’s happening in America now.

Exploiting the decency of the American people, the left has devised a perverted program called critical race theory. It’s being introduced into businesses, schools and even our military. Its goal is to promote racism against white Americans.

It promotes a Marxist philosophy. The founders of the Black Lives Matters organization are self-described “trained Marxists.” In the past, Marxism tried to stoke revolution by dividing people based on economic class. Today’s Marxists are dividing us based on race.

They are encouraging our children to believe that whites are guilty of racism simply because of their DNA and the color of their skin. Thankfully, it is being exposed. Parents and teachers are pushing back at school board meetings and the ballot box. (See below.)

It is imperative for you as a parent, grandparent or a concerned citizen to resist this radical ideology. By doing so you will be saving the legacy of Martin Luther King and our country.

I have fought racism all my life. And I am committed to fighting this Marxist left-wing racism. I hope you will stand with me as we work for racial reconciliation, and strive to unite us around our traditional American values.

Rudy’s Raid

As you know, the home of Rudy Giuliani, President Trump’s personal attorney, was raided by the FBI last week. Leaks to the media claim the raid is related to an investigation of whether Giuliani represented the Ukrainian government and failed to register as a foreign lobbyist.

Those claims are in dispute. What is not in dispute is that Hunter Biden represented Ukrainian interests and was paid millions for it. How’s that investigation going?

Multiple media outlets using another leak tried to smear Giuliani even more by suggesting he received a defensive FBI briefing warning that the Russians were trying to compromise him. Here we go again — another version of the Russia collusion story.

But over the weekend, the New York Times, the Washington Post and NBC News all had to issue retractions. Giuliani never received the alleged FBI briefings.

These media smears happened repeatedly throughout the Trump presidency. There was damaging story after damaging story, especially in the beginning, so Donald Trump never had the traditional “honeymoon” that president’s usually get. But then months later we would be told, “Oh, well, that wasn’t actually true.”

By the way, Giuliani is the third Trump attorney the federal government has investigated. Last week, the FBI also raided the home of Victoria Toensing and her husband Joseph diGenova.

I suspect the purpose of these raids has little to do with Ukraine. I suspect they are fishing expeditions meant to find information on Donald Trump. Powerful forces in Washington lay awake at night fearing Trump may return to power someday.

Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz said that what happened to Giuliani is what happens in banana republics when the government sets out to destroy opposition figures.

Of course, the big question is how do we depoliticize our federal law enforcement and intelligence agencies, which are conspiring with the cultural and political left?

Censoring Celebrations

The Biden Administration has warned that unless we behave ourselves, there will be no July 4th celebrations. I have news for the president: The American people will decide for themselves how they will celebrate Independence Day.

But I have noticed some disturbing things in the last few days. It appears as if the Biden Administration has declared war on love of country if it in anyway involves conservatives.

For the second year in a row, there will be no parade in Washington, D.C., on July 4th.

Over the weekend, word broke that the Pentagon denied a permit to AMVETS to use the Pentagon parking lot for their annual Memorial Day “Rolling To Remember” event. That’s the first time in more than 30 years that the group has been denied a permit. Of course, being mostly veterans, they were enthusiastic supporters of Donald Trump.

Then news broke that the Interior department refused Gov. Kristi Noem’s request to host a Fourth of July patriotic event at Mt. Rushmore. You’ll recall that Donald Trump held a wonderful event there last year. Of course, the left hated it.

But Mt. Rushmore itself was also attacked because the giants of our history, carved into the mountain, are seen by the woke left as examples of white supremacy and the evil of America.

There are no coincidences in Washington, D.C.

Centers For Declining Credibility

For much of the past year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has been busy slapping down small businesses and restaurants that were going under. Whenever entrepreneurs or pastors, who resisted church closings, complained about overly restrictive rules, the CDC huffed and puffed and said, “You’re not scientists. You’re not doctors.”

Well, we now have proof that the CDC altered its advice to schools after getting a memo from the American Federation of Teachers, one of the big teachers’ unions and a huge donor to the Democrat Party. Predictably, the changes provided more excuses for keeping schools closed and union teachers out of the classroom.

By the way, the Biden Administration still won’t commit to having schools fully open in the fall. Then again, if they’re going to push critical race theory in our classrooms, maybe that’s not such a bad thing!

Alive & Well

Some special elections in Texas this weekend proved that the MAGA movement is alive and well!

Democrats thought they had a chance to win the 23-way race for the Sixth Congressional District. At a minimum, they hoped to secure a place in the runoff. Instead, they were locked out as two Republicans emerged as the top voter-getters for the upcoming runoff election.

It’s worth noting that Michael Wood, a vocal anti-Trump Republican, finished ninth, behind four Republicans and four Democrats. Wood’s campaign was based on the idea of taking the GOP back, and he was heavily supported by other Never Trumpers like Liz Cheney, Adam Kinzinger and Bill Kristol.

That gives us a pretty good idea of what Wood meant when he said he wanted to take the GOP back. Back to when it promoted endless unwinnable wars, back to when it ignored the interests of Main Street Americans and back to being a party more interested in style than actually winning the fight.

We don’t know who the GOP nominee will be in 2024. But we know that there is no future for a Republican Party that disavows the America First agenda.

In addition, conservative candidates overwhelmingly won two open school board races in the Dallas suburb of Southlake. What makes their victories so important is that critical race theory was the critical issue in this campaign. Both candidates, Cameron Bryan and Hannah Smith, have vowed to purge critical race theory from Southlake’s schools.

I am pleased to report that Smith is a former clerk for Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito. While her work for Justices Thomas and Alito was undoubtedly important, what she is doing now at the grass roots may well be even more important!

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