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“Neither the wisest constitution nor the wisest laws will secure the liberty and happiness of a people whose manners are universally corrupt.” —Samuel Adams (1749)
IN TODAY’S DIGEST
- When Evil Assaults Innocence
- Candidates Matter
- Executive News Summary
- FBI Brass Were Eager to Get Trump
- Be ‘Prideful’ or Be Accused of ‘Homophobia’
- On Gas Prices, Biden Says the Quiet Part Out Loud
- DAILY FEATURES: Videos, Best of Right Opinion, Short Cuts, Memes, and Cartoons.
Violence is a culture problem, and infusing sociopaths with violent fantasy is deadly.
An 18-year-old sociopath murdered 19 elementary school children and two adults in a classroom in the small town of Uvalde, Texas, between San Antonio and the Mexican border. As a parent and grandparent, my heart breaks for these victims and their families, and the larger community traumatized by such violence. As a former law enforcement officer, the reality of that violence is visceral.
I have stopped to pray for these families many times in the last 24 hours, as I have over the last week for the families of those murdered by another 18-year-old in Buffalo, New York. Many of you have done the same.
The attacker was killed by a Border Patrol tactical unit officer who was working nearby when the call for help came. He was wounded in the attack but is in stable condition. Texas Department for Public Safety spokesman Lt. Chris Olivarez said the assailant was “evil,” a word repeated across the spectrum. And evil is the common denominator in every such case. Indeed, on the fringes of American culture, there is a sickness, a cancer that manifests as the darkest form of evil.
In this case, the assailant was the product of the social entropy and cultural devolution that has permeated the fabric of our nation. Typical of mass assailants, he was a deeply troubled youth from a badly broken home, with no father to affirm and protect him, no faith context to support him, and caught up in the gender confusion cult.
All of these factors are red flags that should have prevented this individual from legally obtaining a firearm.
However, what I believe is the single most significant contributing factor scripting this particular type of assault, but one that will get the least attention, is the fact that the assailant was steeped in the desensitizing violence of video games — spending countless hours through his formative years in a fantasy first-person killing role. Tens of millions of young people are submersed in these games and don’t emerge as sociopathic killers. But in those rare instances when a young person does become a mass assailant, their pathology, combined with their killing fantasy, results in bloodshed.
For example: The 1999 Columbine High School murderers were immersed in the violent game “Doom,” achieving “berserk mode.” The 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School murderer logged 83,496 kills in one violent video game, including 22,725 headshots.
The leading voice connecting gaming violence to acts of violence is Lt. Col. Dave Grossman (USA Ret.), a former West Point psychology professor whose books on killing in warfare are mandatory warfighter reading.
More than two decades ago, Grossman linked media violence with mass assailants in his 1999 book, Stop Teaching Our Kids to Kill: A Call to Action Against TV, Movie and Video Game Violence. That was a careful study of the connection between fantasy and reality world violence. His 2016 book, Assassination Generation: Video Games, Aggression, and the Psychology of Killing, irrefutably makes this link.
According to Grossman: “There is a generation out there that has been fed violence from its youngest days and has been systematically taught to associate pleasure and reward with vivid depictions of inflicting human death and suffering. These young people are coming to our old folks’ homes, our movie theaters … our kindergarten classes, our little league games, our hospitals, and day care centers.”
To that end, a joint statement from the American Psychological Association, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Psychiatric Association, the American Medical Association, and the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry declares, “At this time, well over 1,000 studies … point overwhelmingly to a causal connection between media violence and aggressive behavior in some children.”
That was in 2000. But the commercial and media forces aligned against making that connection and taking action are staggering.
And this happened as the FBI reports that the number of active shooter incidents, while rare, increased from 40 in 2020 to 61 last year. Among the 21,000 murders last year, 243 people were killed in mass assaults.
Predictably, the leftist Beltway politicos, including Joe Biden, paused from their advocacy for killing the most innocent among us, roughly 2,200 children before birth every day, and did what they always do, politicized the incident. They will spend the coming days insisting this was the result of “gun violence” and avoiding any suggestion that, first and foremost, violence is a cultural problem.
That is much more convenient and politically expedient than having to formulate a solution cognizant of the reality that criminals and sociopaths don’t obey laws.
Georgia’s primaries yesterday illustrated a fundamental truth irrespective of Trump’s endorsement.
The primary thing that we can learn from yesterday’s primaries is that candidates matter. While most of the Leftmedia is talking about whether Donald Trump won or lost with his endorsements, the reality is that individual candidates often make all the difference.
That isn’t to say that the best candidates always win. It’s painfully obvious that the worst candidate, however deceitful and even demented, can sometimes win 81 million* votes and the White House. But candidates either resonate with voters or they don’t. They either make the case or fail to. We’ll point to a few Georgia races.
Georgia Governor Brian Kemp easily held off a Republican primary challenge from former Senate David Perdue, more than tripling the latter’s share of the vote and winning by 52 points. In 2020, Perdue was defeated by the unimpressive Jon Ossoff after Trump depressed voter turnout in the runoff with his over-the-top complaints about his own loss in Georgia. Trump then recruited Perdue to challenge Kemp, who was one of the unfortunate targets of Trump’s wrath and blame.
But as it turns out, Kemp is a good governor, Mike Pence endorsed him, and primary voters overwhelmingly rewarded him with a shot at a second term. He’ll face off once again against another politician who claims to have been cheated out of winning Georgia — Democrat Stacey Abrams. She lost to Kemp in 2018 and as recently as October 2021 insisted, “Just because you win, doesn’t mean you won.” Trump once said Abrams “might be better” than Kemp, though Perdue said after losing that Kemp is “a much better choice than Stacey Abrams.”
Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger was in the same boat as Kemp. In fact, he was the recipient of that infamous Trump phone call in which the president said: “I just want to find 11,780 votes, which is one more than we have. Because we won the state.” Raffensperger rejected Trump’s claims and yesterday handily defeated a Trump-recruited challenger in Representative Jody Hice, whose sole purpose for running was revenge for Trump’s 2020 loss.
But elsewhere in Georgia, the very Trumpian Marjorie Taylor Greene had no trouble winning 70% against a crowded field of challengers for the state’s 14th District House seat. That reveals two things: Greene resonates with the people in northwest Georgia, and northwest Georgia is not suburban Atlanta.
Herschel Walker, the former Heisman-winning University of Georgia running back, broke tackles in a crowded field to score the nomination to challenge Democrat Senator Raphael Warnock. Walker’s fame combined with his everyman appeal helped him cruise ahead of five others with 68% of the vote. It’s unlikely that Trump’s backing mattered.
Candidates matter. Trump’s endorsement sometimes did and sometimes didn’t. Georgia-based commentator Erick Erickson argued, “Georgia Republicans do like Trump, but they’re tired of his bulls**t and want to move on.” That’s true and it isn’t. A lot of voters in Georgia are still incensed about what happened in the state in 2020. That doesn’t mean all of them are in every part of the state, or that Trump’s vendetta against other Republicans always paid off.
2022 should be a banner year for Republicans. Democrats have wrecked the country in short order in just about every measurable way — inflation and gas prices, hateful division, and so on down a long list. But Republicans will prevail only if they’re able to rally around a common cause, and that common cause does not appear to be relitigating the 2020 election.
ISIS plot to assassinate GWB busted, San Fran mayor to skip Pride parade, Indiana legislature safeguards girls’ sports, and more.
Thomas Gallatin & Jordan Candler
Top of the Fold
- ISIS plot to assassinate George W. Bush busted: The Justice Department recently announced that it has thwarted an assassination plot against former President George W. Bush and charged an Iraqi citizen who was living in Columbus, Ohio, with aiding in it. The suspect, Shihab Ahmed Shihab Shihab, arrived in the U.S. via a visitor visa in 2020 and had subsequently filed an asylum request that was pending. As part of the plot, Shihab had paid individuals to illegally smuggle in an assassination team of foreign coconspirators across the U.S. southern border. But Shihab was more than just the money guy. The FBI affidavit notes, “Shihab stated that he wanted to be involved in the actual attack and assassination of former President Bush and did not care if he died as he would be proud to have been involved in killing former President Bush.” George P. Bush, the nephew of the former president, responded to the news by highlighting Joe Biden’s border crisis: “It just underscores the need for a perspective that this is a national security crisis that’s occurring on our southern border. I’m a military veteran who served in Afghanistan specializing in high value targets and spectacular attacks from ISIS … and this is what I’ve been talking about on the southern border, that if we have a porous and open border policy, it welcomes people.”
- San Francisco mayor to skip Pride parade: The Democrat mayor of one of America’s most liberal cities, San Francisco, recently announced that she would not be marching in the city’s annual Pride parade. Mayor London Breed’s somewhat surprising decision is not due to her having a sudden change of heart regarding her support for the LGBTQ agenda; rather it’s in reaction to the Pride parade organization’s actions to ban uniformed police officers from marching in the event. San Francisco Pride executive director Suzanne Ford had defended the parade’s restriction against uniformed officers by saying that “for members of our community, the presence of the police in the parade is difficult for them given their history with the police department, so we want to honor and make sure we protect and make people feel safe.” For her part, Breed is standing behind her pro-law enforcement comments made last December: “It’s time that the reign of criminals who are destroying our city, it is time for it to come to an end. And it comes to an end when we take the steps to be more aggressive with law enforcement. More aggressive with the changes in our policies. And less tolerant of all the bulls**t that has destroyed our city.”
- Indiana legislature overrides veto of law banning boys in girls’ sports: By a House vote of 67-28 and a Senate vote of 32-15, Indiana’s Republican-controlled legislature overrode Republican Governor Eric Holcomb’s veto of HB 1041, saving a bill that banned male-born athletes from competing in girls’ sports. “The purpose of this bill,” explained sponsor and Republican state Representative Michelle Davis, “is to maintain fair competition in girls’ sports now and in the future. As a former Division I athlete, I know that female athletes deserve fair competition and an even playing field, and this bill ensures just that: a fair and equal opportunity to compete for Hoosier girls.” Indiana now becomes the 17th state to enact measures aimed at protecting girls’ sports. Governor Holcomb justified his decision to veto the bill this past March by suggesting it created an inconsistent policy that would invite lawsuits. Following the override, the American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana announced a lawsuit on behalf of a male 10-year-old student who competes in girls’ softball.
- Biden keeps Iran’s IRGC on terrorist list (Politico)
- K-12 schools must put boys in girls’ bathrooms to get federal lunch money (The Federalist)
- Home sales absolutely plummeted last month (Not the Bee) | Warning: The spike in home prices is steeper than it was before 2008 (National Review)
- Walmart releases “Juneteenth” ice cream, then cancels it because of woke backlash (Daily Wire)
- U.S. birth rate rises for first time since 2014 (Axios)
- WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus reappointed to second five-year term (AP)
- Policy: Why Biden’s contradictions on Taiwan are dangerous (The Federalist)
- Humor: 4D space chess: Elon Musk switches back to Democrat Party, harassment accusations immediately withdrawn (Babylon Bee)
For more of today’s editors’ choice headlines, visit Headline Report.
The trial of Clinton crony Michael Sussmann is laying bare the rottenness of the whole Russia-collusion affair.
It’s long been an article of faith on the Left that Donald Trump was a Russian tool who colluded with our adversaries to swing the 2016 election and thereby deny Hillary Clinton her rightful place in history.
The truth, though, is that he wasn’t and he didn’t.
We’ve known all this to be a hoax and a dirty trick since early 2017, when then-House Intel Committee Chairman Devin Nunes alerted Trump that the Obama administration had been spying on him. And in recent months and weeks, and most acutely during the ongoing trial of Clinton crony Michael Sussmann, Special Counsel John Durham’s investigative ocean of facts has melted away what remains of that tiny Clintonian “collusion” ice floe. Leftists can loathe Trump all they want, but facts are stubborn things. As the New York Post reports:
On Sept. 21, 2016, two days after Hillary Clinton campaign attorney Michael Sussmann gave then-FBI General Counsel James Baker info about a supposed digital back channel between the Trump Organization and Moscow-based Alfa Bank, agent Joe Pientka texted colleague Curtis Heide: “People on 7th floor to include Director are fired up about this server.”
The “7th floor” refers to the most senior FBI agents and officials [including then-FBI Director James Comey], who have their offices on the seventh floor of bureau headquarters in Washington.
Think about that: The highest echelons of leadership within our nation’s premier law enforcement agency were “fired up” about getting Donald Trump based on information provided them by his opponent’s presidential campaign. This was the dirtiest of dirty tricks and a deep-state conspiracy.
Due to revelations during the Sussmann trial, we now also know that line-level agents at the bureau had been led to believe that Sussmann’s now-debunked claims of a secret back channel between Trump and a Russian bank had come from the Department of Justice — when in fact they came from Sussmann himself.
We also know that Sussmann lied to the bureau’s then-general counsel, James Baker, when he texted him to shop that falsehood to the bureau in order to have it open up a counterintelligence investigation on Trump and his campaign team. Sussmann told Baker he was acting on his own, as a concerned citizen, rather than as a stooge of the Clinton campaign. He’s being charged with making a false statement to the bureau, and his own words are the smoking gun. Here’s the verbatim language of that text message:
Jim — it’s Michael Sussmann. I have something time-sensitive (and sensitive) I need to discuss. Do you have availability for a short meeting tomorrow? I’m coming on my own — not on behalf of a client or company — want to help the Bureau. Thanks.
As for the FBI’s involvement, we also now know that it’s conducting an internal investigation of its handling of the FISA warrant process in the Trump-Russia case, also known as Crossfire Hurricane. The bureau’s purported abuse of the FISA process during the final weeks of the Obama presidency was the means by which it secured the ability to spy on Donald Trump and his campaign team.
The FBI has 37,000 employees, and untold thousands of them do their jobs in accordance with the bureau’s motto: “Fidelity, Bravery, Integrity.” But the same can’t be said for its leadership, which seemed to become corruptly partisan during the Barack Obama years, especially when it slow-walked the investigation of Hillary Clinton’s “private” email server and then launched the aforementioned “investigation” of Donald Trump. More recently, the bureau’s attempted entrapment in the “plot” to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer and its still-secret involvement as agents provocateur during the January 6 Capitol riot have further tarnished its image.
Will anything come of its investigation? Doubtful. After all, this FBI fish is rotten at the head. But perhaps it’s a start.
As Biden continues standing up for the LGBTQ crowd, it’s worth asking who’s standing up for Christians.
It’s nearing that time of year again. In June, the rainbow flags and motifs come out and those in corporate America once again celebrate our “diversity” by overexposing it everywhere for a month — only to have it be put away like winter clothes as they shift gears toward their rah-rah patriotism for Independence Day before sliding into back-to-school sales after the holiday. Just can’t wait for that summer clearance sale!
Rather than just toe the corporate line, though, there are some of us who recall what the rainbow was originally meant to convey in the Book of Genesis, and it wasn’t a token of diversity or acceptance.
Be that as it may, the reason we bring this up is to note that the Biden administration recently put out a statement commemorating what’s known as the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia. (If you didn’t know about it and missed it entirely, join the club.) Part of the statement claimed: “LGBTQI+ people are an essential part of families and communities — teachers, first responders, public officials, doctors, lawyers, front-line workers, and friends who enrich and strengthen every single country. And make no mistake: hateful legislative attacks against members of our own LGBTQI+ community cannot be tolerated in America or anywhere else. They spur discrimination and can stoke violence. And they are rooted in the same ignorance and intolerance that we see around the world. Hate is hate — and all of us have a responsibility to speak out against hate wherever we find it.”
The most interesting aspect of what is otherwise a rather boilerplate statement by a president who was elected on the pretense of unifying us — besides choosing to lead off the “essential part of community” clause by mentioning teachers at a moment in time when “grooming” in schools is front and center on the minds of millions of parents — is the part about “hateful legislative attacks.” Of course, we get no examples or evidence of such attacks from the Biden statement.
Many of us still believe, as our Mark Alexander put it, that “the private affairs of consenting adults, however sordid, are their business — until they attempt to normalize and nationalize them.” We can point to the fact that the “LGBTQ+” community has acquired a number of rights in the eyes of the law in a very short amount of time. Plus they get a whole month to celebrate their identity to boot. To use a catchphrase of a bygone era, “You’ve come a long way, baby.”
But here’s a thought exercise: Re-read the Biden statement, but this time imagine the word “Christian” in lieu of “LGBTQIA+.” Not only does the statement make sense, but it gets us to ask just what efforts the Biden administration is making to advance the human rights of Christian people both here and abroad. Are Christians being served as we attempt to “speak out against hate wherever we find it”?
Given that the prevailing approach of Democrat administrations has been to instill tolerance by diktat instead of letting Christians love the sinner but not condone the sin without undue harassment, it’s worth noting that Christians have to pray for affirmative court rulings to maintain their rights in the face of government policy. Bear in mind the Christian Employers Alliance, which brought the suit, is not seeking a ban on procedures sought by people wishing to resemble the opposite gender — it just don’t want to be forced to pay for an employee to have it done.
As the court ruling notes, the Alliance was put in place “to support Christian employers and develop strategies for them, so that they, as part of their religious witness and exercise may provide health or other employment related benefits to their respective employees and engage in other employment practices in a manner that is consistent with Christian values.” Fortunately, the court found, “Compliance with the mandate requires the Plaintiff and its members to violate their religious beliefs, convictions, and practices. This is an irreparable injury.” Judge Daniel Traynor’s preliminary injunction saved the day for now, but only until a higher court rules otherwise.
In the meantime, even those on the thoughtful Left are figuring out what we are up against. “If we can’t admit that, in certain enclaves, there is some level of trendiness to the idea of being anything other than straight, then this is not a serious science-based discussion,” observed lefty humorist Bill Maher. “It’s a blow being struck in the culture wars, using children as cannon fodder.”
When our children see that the world allocates the rainbow to celebrate “pride” for a whole month, it’s worth reminding them that Scripture tells us pride defiles a man.
The Left’s long-established goal has been to instigate an “incredible transition” away from fossil fuels entirely.
Joe Biden’s agenda when it comes to America’s energy is similar to his border policy — say one thing and do the opposite. With the border, the Biden administration has effectively implemented a de facto open-borders policy, which has resulted in more than two million illegal border crossings (that we know of), as well as record numbers of migrants caught crossing month after month. At the same time, the administration is pushing to end the Title 42 policy, with the only logical purpose being to increase the volume of migrants illegally entering the U.S. Meanwhile, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas repeatedly insists that there is no border crisis and that everything is under control.
Biden’s energy policy is decidedly anti-fossil fuel. Indeed, recall that on the campaign trail Biden said, “We are going to get rid of fossil fuels.”
Fast-forward to today, and that plan is well underway, with prices at the pump topping $4.00 a gallon on average across the entire nation and setting records daily for the last two weeks. Of course, high gas prices are not exactly popular with Americans, so the Biden administration has been spinning the blame on Vladimir Putin and his invasion of Ukraine, as well as on those “greedy” oil companies.
But the truth is that, like the immigration crisis, this was the Biden administration’s plan from the beginning. And Biden admitted as much when he recently responded to a question about the high price of gas:
When it comes to the gas prices, we’re going through an incredible transition that is taking place that, God willing, when it’s over, we’ll be stronger and the world will be stronger and less reliant on fossil fuels when this is over.
An “incredible transition” is the key takeaway from Biden’s comment. It explains why his administration has continued to work to shut down any new efforts for gas and oil companies to expand their drilling and extraction processes within the U.S. It explains why Biden has continued to block drilling on federal lands and why administration officials are going to the likes of Venezuela to procure needed oil.
The goal is clear: Force the nation to end its dependence on fossil fuels by strong-arming the leftist environmental pipe dream of a carbon-neutral future. In other words, force the impossible. The only winners in this scenario are America’s biggest geopolitical foes, China and Russia. Which just might be why both those nations have been heavily engaged in funding the promotion of anti-fossil fuel propaganda here in America, an ideology that neither of them would ever be foolish enough to adhere to.
On the Web
- Emmy Griffin: Pelosi Ignores the Discipline of Her Church — Her archbishop declared that she was not to be admitted to Holy Communion, which she blatantly ignored last Sunday.
- Douglas Andrews: The Inconvenient Truth About Violent Crime — By ignoring the data about violent crime in America, Joe Biden does us all a deep disservice.
- Roger Helle: ‘Strength and Honor!’ — Contrary to the media and Hollywood, Vietnam had its share of legends.
- In Brief: Ethanol and Inflation — In the interest of lowering prices and protecting the environment, biofuel mandates should be eliminated.
- Everybody Loses Brain Cells Listening to This — Larry Elder reflects on comments from the queen of word salad, Kamala Harris.
- Why Do They Care So Much? — Whoopi Goldberg and Joe Scarborough, two non-Catholics, seem to care too much about the San Francisco archbishop banning Nancy Pelosi from communion.
- Canada Sues Biden Over Keystone XL Cancelation — Sen. Steve Daines (R-MT) questions witnesses from the Canadian government and energy companies about cooperation between the U.S. and Canada.
- Satire: Pelosi Denied Communion — How dare they follow their own rules.
- RICH LOWRYThe Big Lie About Georgia Voting Has Been Exposed
- BEN SHAPIROThe Elitists Who Want to Rule the World
- JOHN STOSSELGovernment Delays Flights
- TONY PERKINSState Farm, Where Radicalism Is Ensured
- BETSY MCCAUGHEYDon’t Let Big Brother Silence Scientific Debate
For more of today’s columns, visit Right Opinion.
“Books won’t stay banned. They won’t burn. Ideas won’t go to jail. In the long run of history, the censor and the inquisitor have always lost. The only sure weapon against bad ideas is better ideas. The source of better ideas is wisdom.” —A. Whitney Griswold (1909-1963)
Inquisitive Minds Want to Know
“Have we reached the ultimate stage of absurdity where some people are held responsible for things that happened before they were born, while other people are not held responsible for what they themselves are doing today?” —Thomas Sowell
“Can someone please explain how California has a water shortage…next to the Pacific Ocean? Call the Israelis and ask about their desalination plants. Droughts come and go, but California is next to an ocean. No excuse for a water shortage.” —Katie Pavlich
Re: The Left
“We are apparently fated to have our heartbreak and sorrow aggravated by a certain breed of politician. The breed finds the moment of unspeakable tragedy a fit moment to undertake histrionic displays and hysterical lectures promoting their favored causes. Among this number is President Biden, who could have met the moment but chose not to. He failed it.” —Scott Johnson
Standing on Caskets
“As a nation, we have to ask: When in God’s name are we going to stand up to the gun lobby? When in God’s name will we do what we all know in our gut needs to be done? … I am sick and tired of it. We have to act. And don’t tell me we can’t have an impact on this carnage. I spent my career as a senator and as vice president working to pass commonsense gun laws. We can’t and won’t prevent every tragedy. But we know they work and have a positive impact. When we passed the assault weapons ban, mass shootings went down. When the law expired, mass shootings tripled.” —Joe Biden
“Spare me the bulls**t about mental illness. We don’t have any more mental illness than any other country in the world. You cannot explain this through a prism of mental illness, because … we’re not an outlier on mental illness. We’re an outlier when it comes to access to firearms and the ability of criminals and very sick people to get their hands on firearms. That’s what makes America different.” —Senator Chris Murphy
“The only adjectives left to describe yet another school shooting are ‘sick’ and ‘tired’ of conservative extremists blocking common-sense steps to reduce the risk of these atrocities ripping away the lives of children and leaving their families to grieve their devastating losses.” —Senator Ron Wyden
“There is no such thing as being ‘pro-life’ while supporting laws that let children be shot in their schools, elders in grocery stores, worshippers in their houses of faith, survivors by abusers, or anyone in a crowded place. It is an idolatry of violence. And it must end.” —Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
“Another shooting. And the GOP won’t do a d*mn thing about it. Who the hell are we if we cannot keep our kids safe. This is preventable. Our inaction is a choice.” —California Governor Gavin Newsom
The BIG Lie
“The United States continues to enforce its immigration laws. … The restrictions at our Southwest border have not changed. … The bottom line is that U.S. borders are not open.” —DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas (“In April alone, DHS released 118,000 migrants into the U.S., more than the 113,000 they removed.” —Bill Melugin)
“I wonder about [the] death penalty, which I am opposed to. So is the [Catholic] Church, but they take no action against people who may not share their view. … We just have to be prayerful. We have to be respectful. I come from a largely pro-life Italian American Catholic family, so I respect people’s views about that, but I don’t respect us foisting it onto others. Now our archbishop has been vehemently against LGBTQ rights, too. … So this decision, taking us to privacy and precedent, is very dangerous in the lives of so many of the American people. And again, not consistent with the Gospel of Matthew.” —House Speaker Nancy Pelosi
Non Compos Mentis Award
“The question about voter suppression and voter turnout … [is] correlation without causation. We know that increased turnout has nothing to do with suppression.” —Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams (“If it dramatically improves voter turnout, it needs a name other than ‘voter suppression.’” —Seth Dillon)
“When we talk about the children of the community, they are a children of the community.” —Vice President Kamala Harris
“On May 25, 2020, George Floyd was shot and killed in police custody.” —The Washington Post
“Right now thousands of climate activists are flying on private jets to a climate summit in Switzerland. This is the equivalent of opening your clean water convention with an oil spill.” —Jimmy Failla
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