08/13/2017

Charlottesville Violence Requires Tough Response From Trump, GOP And All Of Us [Watch]

Erick Erickson, Fox News

For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. As the left-wing social justice warriors have created mobs across America intent on destroying lives for daring to engage in wrong-think, an equal and opposite white supremacist movement has risen up. Both would silence the other side for wrong-think. Both work at the extremes of American politics.

Both the social justice warrior left and white supremacist alt-right will continue on this course unless an external force is applied to stop them. Those of us who find both abhorrent must be that force. But for now, following the planned white supremacists rally that turned into a day of violent clashes in Charlottesville, Va. on Saturday – leaving at least one person dead and 19 injured when a car rammed into a group of counter-protestors – we should focus on the white supremacists.

White supremacists, white nationalists, or alt-right are a group of people who have decided to embrace left-wing tactics and strategies to advance the noxious idea that the white race is superior to others. There is actually no evidence for this. In fact, the idea flies outside the bounds of both science and theology.

Scientifically, we are all largely biologically equal, though we have different colors of skin, eyes, and hair and different widths and heights. Theologically, we are all created in the image of God and are therefore all born equal. White supremacy is a sin against God because it posits that God created one race of people superior to others. There is no scriptural evidence for that and it is therefore a sin to think it.

Read full article



You May Also Like:

Tax Reform And IRS Resistance Kimberley A. Strassel, The Wall Street Journal

The Awful Republican Budget Is A Reminder That Federal Revenues Are Way Too High John Tamny, Forbes.com

Robert Mueller’s Alarming, Reassuring Indictment David French, National Review

The Mueller Dogs Bark, But The Caravan Moves On Clarice Feldman, American Thinker

Is The Mueller Indictment A Joke? Francis Menton, Manhattan Contrarian

We Can’t Have A Debate About Guns If Liberals Keep Lying About Them David Harsanyi, The Federalist

Teacher Pens FB Post About Florida School Shooting. It’s Gone Mega-Viral For All The Right Reasons. Chris Enloe, TheBlaze

What Do We Do About The Biased And Incompetent FBI? Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

America’s Missing Money Terrence Leveck, City Journal

Justice Department Official Hid Wife’s Payments By Anti-Trump Researcher Luke Rosiak, Daily Signal

Women’s March Organizers Plan ‘National School Walkout’ For Gun Control Michele Blood, LifeZette

Foreign Meddling Won't Undermine Tyranny, But This Will Matt Daniels and Doug Bandow, Foundation for Economic Education

How Can Companies Best Help Society? Make More Money. Sally Pipes, Fortune

De Blasio Can’t Get Away With Giving Taxpayer Money To Donor New York Post

DePaul U Permitted Fundraiser For Terrorist Rasmea Odeh On Campus, But Won’t Let Steven Crowder Speak Mike LaChance, Legal Insurrection

Judicial Watch Sues State Dep't For Samantha Power's Unmasking Documents Michael W. Chapman, CNSNews

How Medicaid Funds And Fuels The Opioid Epidemic Joe Jarvis, Daily Bell

For More go to the Home Page >>>

Join Our Email List



section

Bookshelf

FreeMarket Central

Some titles recent, all recommended -

Special Video Feature

FreeMarket Central

Voices From The 2017 International Students For Liberty Conference

section

In Search Of History

The Reagan Tax Cuts Worked

Thanks to "bracket creep," the inflation of the 1970s pushed millions of taxpayers into higher tax brackets even though their inflation-adjusted incomes were not rising. To help offset this tax increase and also to improve incentives to work, save, and invest, President Reagan proposed sweeping tax rate reductions during the 1980s. What happened? Total tax revenues climbed by 99.4 percent during the 1980s, and the results are even more impressive when looking at what happened to personal income tax revenues. Once the economy received an unambiguous tax cut in January 1983, income tax revenues climbed dramatically, increasing by more than 54 percent by 1989 (28 percent after adjusting for inflation).

 

-- Daniel J. Mitchell,

Shadow Stats Snapshot


FreeMarket Central

ShadowStats alternate economic indicators are based on the methodology of noted economist John Williams, specialist in government economic reporting.

  • Unemployment:
    FreeMarket Central BLS: 4.15%
    FreeMarket Central Shadow Stats: 21.8%
  • Inflation:
    FreeMarket Central January Year-to-Year: 2.11% (CPI-U*)
    FreeMarket Central Shadow Stats: 9.9%

*[cpi-u is the Bureau of Labor Statistics inflation rate for all urban consumers]

section