In a podcast interview with The Daily Signal, Lori makes critical points about mob destruction of our national treasures, and calls citizen patriots to action through ACRU’s Protect Monuments project. She makes a unique observation about national and personal forgiveness for history's wrongs. Podcast and transcript available through link.
Liberals have made quick use of the coronavirus crisis to promote all manner of policy prescriptions that, under less dire circumstances, would be ignored or lamented by conservatives. The left’s latest gambit is the George Soros-backed vote-by-mail scheme, which promises an election cycle ripe for fraud.
On the floor of the U.S. Senate Thursday, Republican Sen. Mike Lee of Utah delivered an impassioned speech condemning mob violence in the United States. Lee offered a resolution, which his Democrat colleague, Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey, attempted to amend by inserting language attacking President Donald Trump. Menendez then repeatedly tried to silence Lee. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, served as the presiding officer and overruled Menendez. A lightly edited transcript and video are below.
Horowitz: As murder skyrockets and criminals are released in Chicago, mayor threatens political dissenters with arrest
This juxtaposition of perversion is probably the most powerful display of the America we knew and loved being turned upside down beyond the worst nightmares of our early founders. “We will shut you down, we will cite you, and if we need to, we will arrest you,” announced Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot in a public address on Saturday. “Don’t make us treat you like a criminal, but if you act like a criminal and you violate the law and you refuse to do what is necessary to save lives in the city in the middle of a pandemic, we will take you to jail. Period.”
Numerous reports abound from cities and counties that officers will not be sent to "non criminal" or "non violent" complaints due to fears of COVID-19 contagion. It begs a question we've never had to ask before-the balance between crime, personal safety and restricted policing policy. As we ponder this balance, the Second Amendment is still in the Constitution, every citizen still has a right to self protection, and we pray for safety of our first responders.
Christopher Puente is a Mexican national convicted of numerous aggravated felonies, including sex crimes. Therefore, ICE asked Chicago to hand him over for deportation. Chicago refused. He then raped a three year old girl in a McDonald's. Did he feel above the law? There is nothing "racist" about enforcing laws and protecting the public. Politicians who push these policies should be held accountable.
8/7: ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams outlines why President Trump's comments about Baltimore point to some truths about the beleaguered city.
7/24: ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams explains why controlling crime is the real key to turning around impoverished areas.
6/26: ACRU Policy Board Member Hans von Spakovsky and Greg Walsh explain how criminals exploit sanctuary policies in cities to endanger Americans.
4/3: ACRU Policy Board member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams explains why an increased police presence won't solve the rampant crime problem in Baltimore.