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Gary Bauer / September 22, 2022

A Dangerous Time

What if Putin has become, as some suggest, mentally unbalanced? What if he refuses to go down in history humiliated?

I am happy to see the recent Ukrainian successes on the battlefield. Russian leader Vladmir Putin is obviously a bad guy.

But I have also been deeply skeptical about the idea that we should be all in on the Ukraine war, particularly when our courageous men and women in uniform would be under the leadership of this commander-in-chief and his woke generals. After Biden’s disastrous retreat from Afghanistan, I have zero confidence in him and his secretary of defense.

I have urged our leaders to support negotiations to settle the Ukraine conflict. Sadly, no one seems interested in that. Now, with his back against the wall, Putin is mobilizing 300,000 reserve troops, and he is once again threatening to use nuclear weapons on Ukraine.

I have asked several congressmen what their plan is if Putin does resort to the use of small, battlefield tactical nuclear weapons. They all say, “Oh, he won’t do that.”

Really? That’s their plan — just assume Putin is bluffing? Well, he insists he isn’t bluffing.

What if Putin has become, as some suggest, mentally unbalanced?

What if he refuses to go down in history humiliated?

“What ifs” are important when you’re talking about the possibility of nuclear war.

So, we certainly need to pray that a solution is found before the world stumbles into another unimaginable conflict.

Speaking Of Unhinged Leaders…

What if our current president is unhinged? Some medical experts have suggested that he is showing symptoms of dementia.

He’s labeled half the country “semi-fascists” and unleashed law enforcement on his political opponents. He frequently lies.

Biden has demonstrated over and over again that he is willing to fan the flames of racial discord and stoke racial hatred if it benefits him politically. What kind of man does that?

Shouldn’t we also assume that Biden is likely to exploit something as serious as the Ukrainian/Russian war and threats of nuclear weapons? We know how the left loves to exploit every crisis, whether it’s COVID or climate change.

Think about this scenario: Suppose things continue to escalate between Kyiv and Moscow. Two weeks from now, Biden goes on national TV and demands the country come together because “there is evidence Russia is meddling in the election” (we’ve heard that before!) and may engage in terrorism on Election Day. So, he orders governors to authorize mail-in voting.

We all saw how the left used COVID to override voting laws in one state after another.

My point, my friends, is that we do not live in normal times. We can’t continue to make the mistake of underestimating what the unhinged left is willing to do to maintain power.

Blood On His Hands

Three weeks ago, Joe “Mr. Unity” Biden delivered an outrageous speech that grossly smeared millions of patriotic Americans as “extremists” and “fascists.” He and his administration have continued to pound home this theme in both their rhetoric and actions.

Now, Biden has actual blood on his hands.

Eighteen year-old Cayler Ellingson of Grace City, North Dakota, was murdered over the weekend after he got into an argument with a drunk man who then struck and killed Ellingson with his car.

Why did he do that? The man told police that the teenager was part of a “Republican extremist group.”

This is what Antifa does. That Marxist extremist group believes it must attack anyone it believes is a “fascist.” If Joe Biden was really worried about “violent domestic extremism,” he would be cracking down on Antifa, not concerned parents at school board meetings.

Instead, Joe Biden is fueling this left-wing extremism, and now a young man is dead.

Biden should be ashamed of himself. Every Democrat candidate should be forced on the record to condemn Ellingson’s death and Biden’s irresponsible rhetoric. But I doubt you will hear about this on the evening news or read about it in your local paper.

It’s little comfort to Cayler’s friends and family members, but the American people see through Biden’s cynical smears.

According to the latest Harvard/Harris poll:

  • 56% of Americans opposed Biden’s Philadelphia speech.

  • 60% said it was divisive.

  • 56% said it was “inappropriate” to label conservatives as “semi-fascists.”

  • 59% said Biden’s attack on MAGA conservatives was simply his way of avoiding serious issues like crime, inflation and immigration.

  • 55% of voters said they were more concerned about the “socialist left” than “MAGA conservatives.”

That 55% had better vote like it this November!

It’s All About The Money

Matt Walsh and our friends at the Daily Wire deserve a Pulitzer Prize for journalism. They’ll never get it, of course, but their latest investigation is an incredible public service. It’s also a serious warning to parents, taxpayers and elected officials.

Walsh and his team decided to look into Vanderbilt University Medical Center (yes, that Vanderbilt University in the heart of Tennessee!) to learn more about the hospital’s “gender affirming care.”

The left insists that it’s all about “healthcare,” “mental health” and “preventing suicides.” What Walsh discovered is that this insanity, which is harming our children, is really all about the money.

In one online video, one of the hospital’s leading transgender specialists bragged about how much Obamacare is paying — that would be your tax dollars! — for chemical castrations of little boys and body mutilations of young girls.

“The female-to-male bottom surgeries, these are huge money makers,” she said, “up to $100,000.” “Chest reconstructions” make up to $40,000 for VUMC.

That’s bad enough. But it gets worse.

At a different lecture, a supposed “health legal expert” warned other medical professionals that their religious values and deeply held beliefs had better not stand in the way of the hospital’s profits. While suggesting that those with serious objections would be “accommodated,” she warned:

“If you are going to assert conscientious objection, you have to realize that that is problematic… I just want you to take home that saying that you’re not going to do something because … of your religious beliefs, is not without consequences… If you don’t want to do this kind of work, don’t work at Vanderbilt.”

If you are a Vanderbilt alumnus and a donor to the university, stop it now!

Kudos to Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee. In response to this shocking news, the governor declared:

“We should not allow permanent, life-altering decisions that hurt children or policies that suppress religious liberties, all for the purpose of financial gain. We have to protect Tennessee children, and this warrants a thorough investigation.”

My friends, this isn’t a matter of “live and let live.” Joe Biden, Planned Parenthood and congressional Democrats are all in on this transgender insanity.

They are doing this to children who can’t consent to tattoos and ear piercings in most states. It’s sick! And they mean to force you to participate in it and pay for it.

We must fight back!

Barbarians Inside The Gates

According to the latest report from the Border Patrol, 78 illegal aliens on the terrorist watch list have been caught at the southern border this year. That’s three times the total number of potential terrorists caught at the border over the past four years combined!

Why are so many suspected terrorists attempting to cross into the country now? Because they know Joe Biden and his Democrat allies are advocates of open borders and absolutely gutless when it comes to border security.

But wait… There’s more!

We also know that Venezuela has opened up its jails and sent violent criminals marching north in migrant caravans.

Biden’s open borders policies are getting people killed. There is nothing compassionate about encouraging illegal immigration.

Let me repeat it one more time: Border security is national security. On this issue alone, Joe Biden deserves to be impeached!

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