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Biden’s Crime Problem

I have zero expectation that Biden will actually do anything to address rising crime rates and growing disrespect for the police.

After months of silence, President Biden will deliver a major speech today on the growing crime wave sweeping the country. It’s obvious why Biden is finally addressing this topic. Polling shows that the overwhelming majority of Americans feel less safe and are increasingly alarmed at rising crime in their communities.

But I have zero expectation that Biden will actually do anything to address rising crime rates and growing disrespect for the police. He can’t do anything about those issues because he and his party are deeply implicated in the breakdown of law and order.

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki made it clear that Biden will blame it on “gun violence,” as if guns discharge by themselves. Some big city mayors say lifting COVID restrictions is responsible for the rise in crime. In other words, if no one is allowed to leave their homes, crime drops.

I wonder if the president realizes that there has been a 40% increase in the number of police officers deliberately murdered in the first six months of this year. Another police officer was murdered in the line of duty in Colorado Monday.

Radical leftists and their liberal media allies have fed our country a steady diet of anti-police rhetoric. Morale among law enforcement officers is in the tank. Retirements are up and recruiting is down. Words matter. Policies matter.

There’s another reason why Biden and the left have no credibility on lawlessness. He is personally responsible for the lawlessness taking place every day on our southern border.

The border is increasingly controlled by international drug cartels, gangs like MS-13, human traffickers and illegal immigrants who are pouring into our country by the hundreds of thousands every month because Joe Biden refuses to enforce the law and secure our border.

Biden’s open border policies are guaranteeing that more crime is coming to your city and state. Catch and release is fine in fishing, but terrible when it comes to border security and the security of our communities.

So, Joe Biden will make his speech, crafted for him by the wordsmiths at the White House. But nothing he says or does will have any impact on the crime ravaging your neighborhood, your schools and your city streets.

The Unhinged Left

It’s not unusual in my conversations today that someone expresses their frustration with the growing anti-Americanism in our culture. Sadly, it’s a huge problem on the left.

Yesterday, I told you about a singer who said the Stars and Stripes is no longer a symbol of freedom. She says we need a new flag. Well, here’s another example that has most Americans fuming.

Chelsea Wolfe, a transgender member of the U.S. Olympic team, wrote last year that he wants to win a medal so he can burn the U.S. flag on the Olympic podium.

His hatred of our country was prompted by the commonsense policies of the Trump/Pence Administration meant to keep biological boys out of girls’ bathrooms and locker rooms, and to ensure that girls do not lose out on college scholarships because they are forced to compete against biological boys in athletics.

The U.S. Olympic Committee should kick him off the team now!

Of course, Wolfe quickly deleted his offensive comment and tried to clarify his remarks. But the clarification didn’t help. He claimed that he was “fighting fascism,” and trying to show the world that America is “not all of the bad things that we’re known for.”

So, in his disturbed mind America is generally bad and you’re a fascist for wanting to keep men out of women’s bathrooms and boys out of girls’ sports.

If an athlete made racist comments in the past, they would be and should be kicked off our Olympic team. Expressing hate for America should not be acceptable for members of the U.S. Olympic team either. Remove him now!

I miss Donald Trump. If he were president today, he would demand action from the U.S. Olympic Committee. I hope more elected officials will speak up. This war against reality, normalcy and our country is the most serious battle we’re facing as a nation today.

It’s NOT Fair

The fight to preserve girls’ sports is not an esoteric debate, especially given the left’s incessant demands for “fairness.” There is no fairness in forcing girls to compete against stronger, faster boys.

That’s the whole reason we have girls’ sports in the first place! Again, I just don’t understand why women tolerate this and allow leftists to humiliate their daughters.

As Senator Tom Cotton recently noted, 76 high school boys in 2019 ran faster times in 100 meter races than Florence Griffith Joyner, who currently holds the women’s Olympic record in the same 100 meter race.

There are thousands of male athletes who can outperform the most elite female athletes. If this insanity is not checked, it won’t be long before all women’s athletic records are held by biological men claiming to be women.

Hunter’s Corruption

Little in Washington surprises me anymore, but it is truly shocking how the liberal media are giving Hunter Biden a perpetual “Get Out of Jail Free” card. His casual use of racial slurs was completely ignored, just like his drug use, his womanizing and his sweetheart deals with enemies of the United States while his father served in high political office.

Now we’re discovering that Hunter Biden is really a national treasure — one of the greatest American blow artists ever. If you’re not familiar with blow art, one columnist described it this way:

“Using a metal pipe about the size of a glass crack pipe, Hunter Biden blows some kind of mixture of paint and alcohol onto special paper to create colorful blotches. It is the sort of thing you would tape to the fridge door if your kindergarten child created it with finger paints.”

According to some “experts,” Hunter Biden could get as much as $1 million for each work of blow art. Chances are we’ll never know who is purchasing Hunter’s art. And this windfall conveniently comes as he’s facing major IRS problems and other legal difficulties.

If you don’t think this is corruption, I’ve got a bridge to sell you.

Walter Schaub, a top ethics adviser in the Obama Administration, blasted Hunter Biden’s art sales, saying, “The notion of a president’s son capitalizing on that relationship by selling art at obviously inflated prices and keeping the public in the dark about who’s funneling money to him has a shameful and grifty feel to it.”

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