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One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors. -- Plato (429-347 BC)

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

An Officer Died & The Left Lied, Waters Is Out Of Order, Bush Is Back

by Gary Bauer: An Officer Died & The Left Lied
Late yesterday, and without any fanfare, the Washington, D.C., medical examiner's office announced that Capitol Hill Police Officer Brian Sicknick died of natural causes on January 7th after suffering two strokes.

Officer Sicknick was a U.S. military veteran, and he did his job protecting the Capitol. His family deserves our full support and prayers. Yet, in spite of his family's pleas not to politicize his death, that's exactly what the left did for its own political gain.

It would have been better if the breach of the Capitol Building had never happened on January 6th. But it is absolutely clear that there was an intentional effort by the left to label those events as an "insurrection," and to smear the entire conservative movement as illegitimate, violent and a danger to the country.

For weeks, virtually every media outlet referred to January 6th as a "deadly insurrection." Many outlets also said that Officer Sicknick had been bludgeoned to death by Trump supporters. All of that was a lie, and we knew it very early on.

But the New York Times didn't correct its inaccurate reporting until well after the false narrative had taken root all over the country, and, most tellingly, only after the president's impeachment trial had concluded.

So, now we know that the only person who suffered the consequences of deadly force on January 6th was Ashli Babbitt, a former U.S. military veteran who served in Afghanistan and Iraq. To this day, we still do not know the name of the Capitol Hill security officer who shot her.

The Left's Propaganda
Let's review what happened over the past year.
  • Throughout 2020, there were many "insurrections" across America in which federal courthouses, ICE offices, police departments and historic monuments all came under attack from radical leftists. Dozens of people were killed, including law enforcement personnel.
  • Not only did Joe Biden and Kamala Harris rarely condemn the violence, their staff did their best to bail out the rioters as quickly as they were arrested. (Here and here.)
  • Before COVID hit, there were many Trump rallies all over the country. Conservatives leaving the events were often attacked by violent leftists.
  • Those of us who attended the last night of the 2020 Republican National Convention at the White House had to run a gauntlet of crazed radicals to get back to our cars.
  • The White House itself was under siege for days. More than 60 Secret Service agents were injured.
  • None of this was labeled an "insurrection" by congressional Democrats.
None of this was taken by the media as evidence of an extremism problem on the left that needed to be subdued and dealt with.

But after just one event on Capitol Hill, in which no one died other than Trump supporters, the entire federal law enforcement apparatus and the media have established a false narrative that conservatives are violent and the left is just seeking social justice.

That is the very definition of propaganda.

Waters Is Out Of Order
Yesterday, we reported on the outrageous comments by Rep. Maxine Waters, urging protesters in Minneapolis to "get more confrontational."

Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz said Waters "borrowed precisely from the Ku Klux Klan" by trying to intimidate the jury, which is now deliberating the fate of Police Office Derek Chauvin, who is facing charges of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in the death of George Floyd.

Not surprisingly, Chauvin's defense team seized on the congresswoman's remarks to demand a mistrial. Judge Peter Cahill denied the request, but then said this:

"Congresswoman Waters may have given you something on appeal that may result in this whole trial being overturned. . .

"I wish elected officials would stop talking about this case, especially in a manner that is disrespectful to the rule of law and to the judicial branch. . . if they want to give their opinions they should do so in a respectful [manner] . . . consistent with their oath to the Constitution, to respect the co-equal branch of government. Their failure to do so is abhorrent!"


When Donald Trump encouraged his supporters to go Capitol Hill and peacefully let members of Congress know how they felt, every Democrat and virtually every media outlet said that was an "incitement to insurrection."

Yet, when a Democrat committee chairwoman goes to a city where there is a violent insurrection taking place night after night and urges people to be "more confrontational," that's just free speech.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Maxine Waters had nothing to apologize for. And as Professor Jonathan Turley noted, Waters just undermined her own lawsuit against President Donald Trump's alleged "incitement."

Some reports suggest that other congressional Democrats are seething at Waters. I'm not reassured at all. I haven't heard one House Democrat publicly speak out against her, proving yet again that the radical left is in full control of the Democrat Party.

Bush Is Back
After staying relatively silent for the past twelve years, former President George W. Bush has reemerged on the national scene with a big new project.

I know the former president fairly well. I competed against him in the 2000 Republican presidential primaries, and was in a number of presidential debates with him.

But I am sorry to say that George W. Bush is a globalist. He's all in for virtually unregulated international trade. To this day, he seems clueless about the damage so-called "free trade policies" inflicted on working and middle-class Americans in the heartland.

In one of the most heated exchanges we had in the debates, Bush dug his heels in on more trade with communist China. Bush said I would be shocked at how quickly trade would change communist China if only we engaged with their entrepreneurs.

Well, as we know, trade with China didn't change communist China. It changed us. It turned American capitalists into lobbyists for communist China. It made American businessmen apologists for the regime's repeated atrocities.

Sadly, Bush is proving once again that he is tone deaf about the mood of America. His new project is promoting more immigration.

Obviously, the public opposes illegal immigration. But Bush might be shocked to find that the public doesn't want more legal immigration either.

Recent polling shows that 60% of swing voters want legal immigration cut in half. That's understandable given that we're still recovering from the pandemic. Twenty million Americans are still unemployed or underemployed.

Why President Bush thinks this is the time to go all in on sending more of our jobs overseas while bring more of the world into America beats me. I am begging him to find something else to do in his retirement.

Trump's Plans
Former President Donald Trump was interviewed last night by Sean Hannity on his Fox News show. Asked about running again in 2024, Trump gave the strongest signal yet that he's planning a comeback bid. He told Hannity, "I am looking at it very seriously. Beyond seriously."

President Trump also said he was "all in" on helping Republicans retake Congress in 2022, saying, "It's very important that we get the right people. That means in the Senate, that means in the House."

I couldn't agree more that we need the right people, not just more "Republicans." And that's exactly why I formed Campaign for Working Families!

We need committed conservatives who will proudly defend our Constitution, and fight for President Trump's America First agenda.
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Gary Bauer (@GaryLBauer)  is a conservative family values advocate and serves as president of American Values and chairman of the Campaign for Working Families

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The Left’s Plan to Commandeer the Supreme Court

And control all three branches of the federal government.
by Joseph Klein: The fate of America’s constitutional republic hangs in the balance as the leftwing progressive base of the Democratic Party tries to parlay Democrat control of the White House and Congress to obliterate the independence of the Supreme Court.

President Joe Biden has kicked things off by naming a 36-member commission to examine possible changes to the size and jurisdiction of the Supreme Court as well as proposals to set term limits for Supreme Court justices. The commission has 180 days to report back on its study of the issues, although it has not been given a mandate to make any formal recommendations.

While advertised as being bipartisan, the commission’s co-chairs, Bob Bauer and Cristina Rodriguez, both worked for the Obama administration. Even so, establishing a commission to analyze a hot button issue is often regarded as a convenient way to bury the issue. Not this time, however. The left won’t allow Biden or the Democrat-controlled Congress off the hook so easily. Even on the rare occasions when Biden’s old centrist instincts seem about to kick in, he quickly backtracks in the face of blowback from his left flank. What then-Senator Biden called a “bonehead” idea in 1983 and an “institutional power grab” in 2005 is now very much in play during Biden’s presidency.

The left sees immediate radical change to the structure and composition of the Supreme Court as necessary to cement its permanent control over the third branch of the federal government. That can only happen, however, after first nuking the Senate filibuster to pass their misnamed "For the People Act.” Also referred to simply as S.1, this bill would federalize slipshod election procedures across the country, eliminating state protections against potential election fraud, voter intimidation, illegal votes, and inaccurate vote counts. Passage of the bill will help Democrats guarantee their enduring control of Congress and the White House. With the filibuster already cast aside, Democrats will then be able to push through major changes to the Supreme Court this term with their slender majority. The result will be the left’s tight grip on the Supreme Court, while ensuring that the other two elected branches remain firmly in their pockets in future elections.

On April 15th, four Democrats in Congress decided not to even wait for Biden’s commission to complete its work. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, Rep. Hank Johnson, Rep. Mondaire Jones, and Senator Edward J. Markey introduced the Judiciary Act of 2021 to expand the Supreme Court by adding four seats, creating a 13-justice Supreme Court. This would represent the first change in the size of the Supreme Court since 1869.

"Some people will accuse us of packing the court. We're not packing the court, we're unpacking it," Nadler sneered. Markey claimed that the “legislation will restore the Court’s balance and public standing and begin to repair the damage done to our judiciary and democracy, and we should abolish the filibuster to ensure we can pass it.”

Even House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is not willing to oblige these demagogues just yet. Pelosi said that she “has no plans” to bring their bill to the House floor at this time. She wants to wait for Biden’s commission to finish its work before taking any further steps. But Pelosi has not ruled out supporting such a change down the road. “It’s not out of the question,” Pelosi said. “It has been done before.”

Yes, Congress has the constitutional authority to alter the size of the Supreme Court. However, it has chosen not to do so during a span of 152 years for good reason. When FDR tried to push forward his court packing scheme in 1937, the Democrat-controlled Senate Judiciary Committee issued a report at the time declaring that “we would rather have an independent Court, a fearless Court…than a Court that, out of fear or sense of obligation to the appointing power, or factional passion, approves any measure we may enact.” FDR's plan was shot down by his own party.

Democrats in Congress today no longer show such respect for the independence of a co-equal branch of the federal government. They are willing to increase the size of the Supreme Court solely for the purpose of turning it into a rubber stamp for their radical agenda. So long as Democrats succeed with their strategy to lock in continuing Democrat control of Congress and the White House by doing away with state law safeguards against election shenanigans, they have nothing to worry about. There will be no future Republican Congress and president elected who will be able to add more conservative justices.

However, there have been a few liberals with a conscience who have spoken out in recent times against court packing, as Joe Biden did when he was his own man in the Senate.

The late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg – the liberals’ heroine replaced by Justice Amy Coney Barrett – told NPR in July 2019 that "Nine seems to be a good number. It's been that way for a long time. I think it was a bad idea when President Franklin Roosevelt tried to pack the court.” Justice Ginsburg worried that court packing “would make the court look partisan," adding that "it would be that — one side saying, 'When we're in power, we're going to enlarge the number of judges, so we would have more people who would vote the way we want them to.' "

At Harvard Law School’s annual Scalia lecture on April 6th, Justice Stephen G. Breyer warned about how court packing would “reflect and affect the rule of law itself.” Justice Breyer added, “If the public sees judges as ‘politicians in robes,’ its confidence in the courts, and in the rule of law itself, can only diminish, diminishing the Court’s power, including its power to act as a ‘check’ on the other branches.”

Progressives dismiss such arguments, of course, and indeed are pressing for Justice Breyer to retire so that a much younger and more left leaning justice can replace him. However, a few moderate Democrats in the House may be wary of supporting a bill to pack the Supreme Court, fearing the issue would be hung around their necks in Republican ads during the next election cycle. Democrat Senator Joe Manchin has declared his opposition to court packing legislation, which means it would be dead in the Senate even if the filibuster were eliminated or severely weakened.

Court packing also does not have widespread public support. In a New York Times/Siena College poll conducted last October during the height of the presidential campaign, a question was asked: ”If Amy Coney Barrett is confirmed to the Supreme Court and Joe Biden is elected president, do you think that Democrats should or should not increase the size of the Supreme Court to include more than nine justices?” 58 percent said no. 31 percent said yes. 11 percent said they didn’t know or refused to answer.

Thus, Democrats may decide to rally around a seemingly less drastic alternative to immediately expanding the Supreme Court to 13 members - term limits for future Supreme Court justices. There is more public support for term limits than for court packing. But the proponents of this idea are wolves in sheep’s clothing.

Term limits for Supreme Court justices are arguably unconstitutional since Article III, Section 1 of the Constitution states that “The Judges, both of the supreme and inferior Courts, shall hold their Offices during good Behaviour…” Except in the case of impeachment or early retirement, this provision has been interpreted to mean a lifetime term.

The term limit advocates try to get around the constitutional issue by arguing that their reform would only apply to future justices. Moreover, they propose that, after a future justice’s Supreme Court term has expired, the justice would be free to remain in the judiciary as a senior appellate judge. They believe this demotion would satisfy the Constitution’s good behavior term language since the justices would still be judges. However, the Constitution’s text appears to tie the “good behavior” term for Supreme Court justices to their specific “Office” of Supreme Court justice, not to any post in the judicial branch. In her interview with NPR, Justice Ginsburg said that the term limits idea was unrealistic because of this constitutional provision and because, as she pointed out, "Our Constitution is powerfully hard to amend."

In any case, on a policy level, Democrats proposing term limits for future Supreme Court justices are selling snake oil.

Take, for example, legislation proposed by Reps. Ro Khanna (D-Calif.) and Don Beyer (D-Va.) that would apply only to future justices and would limit their service on the Supreme Court to 18 years. New justices would be appointed in the first and third years of each presidential term. Since, under this plan, none of the current justices would be forced off the Supreme Court, there will be a period during which more than nine justices will be serving at the same time. It is just a slower way of achieving the same objective as court packing.

If something like the Khanna-Beyer bill is passed in 2021, for example, President Biden would get to appoint one justice this year. This would expand the Court to ten until one of the current justices retires or dies. By a simple majority in the Senate (with Vice President Harris casting a tie-breaking vote), a progressive will be added to the Supreme Court. Biden’s next appointment would occur in 2023, even if there is then no vacancy on the bench. That could mean eleven justices until one of the current justices retires or dies. Assuming the Senate remains in Democrat hands, with the help of vote cheating enabled by the falsely entitled “For the People Act,” another progressive will be added to the Supreme Court. A Democrat White House and Senate in 2025 will ensure yet another progressive added to the Supreme Court, tilting the Supreme Court in a leftward direction. And so on. If a vacancy occurs during one of the off years, it would be filled temporarily by a lower court judge, until the following year when the president nominates, and the Senate confirms, the next term-limited justice.

The combined effect of the Democrats’ federalizing of elections to slant the outcomes in their direction and the passage of court packing or term limit legislation for the Supreme Court will be to institute permanent one party rule in Washington D.C. for all three branches of government. Separation of powers and checks and balances will be dead.

“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction,” Ronald Reagan once said. We are at that crossroads right now. We must fight the leftwing progressives’ attempt to turn this country into their tyrannical domain lest, as Reagan warned, we “spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it once was like in America when men were free.”
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Joseph Klein writes for FrontPage Mag.
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GOP Trustbusters Are Embracing Progressives' Agenda

Stephen Moore
by Stephen Moore
: It's not too often that Republicans embrace the agenda of leftist Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. But it's happening.

Sen. Josh Hawley, the young Republican senator from Missouri, has introduced a bill in Congress entitled: "Trustbusting for the Twenty-First Century Act." It may be the most dangerous bill to our economy from a Republican in ages. It would reduce American competitiveness, cost millions of jobs, penalize companies for growing and being profitable, kill funding for small-business startups, and empower unprecedented new regulatory powers to the deep state lawyers and bureaucrats in Washington.

Hawley is no fan of the politics of Big Tech -- who is? -- so he wants to put new teeth into antitrust laws that were birthed during America's first "Progressive Era." His bill would 1) ban mergers and acquisitions by firms with a market cap over $100 billion; 2) change the standard of "'monopolistic" behavior from causing "consumer harm" to one that emphasizes "the protection of competition"; and 3) greatly expand the power of federal regulatory agencies to rein in domestic firms in the high-tech sector.

Hawley, who has a background as a lawyer, defends his bill by saying, "This country and this government shouldn't be run by a few mega-corporations." The Republican Party "has got to become the party of trust-busting once again."

Yikes. That's like saying we should bring back small pox.

Trustbusting is based on the century-old leftist fairy tale that America had been taken over by rapacious "robber barons." Economist Burt Folsom has exploded these progressive lies in his classic book "The Myth of The Robber Barons," which shows definitively that J.P. Morgan, Henry Ford, Andrew Mellon, Andrew Carnegie, Cornelius Vanderbilt and John D. Rockefeller were anything BUT villains who raped consumers with their monopolistic behavior and "stockpiles of wealth." They were the captains of whole new life-changing industries. The left disparaged the prosperity from the "Gilded Age" when these titans of industry helped convert America into the unrivaled industrial superpower that it became in the 20th century. They were heroes who built or supplied the railroads, the steel and aluminum, our modern financial system, the oil and gas, and the automotive industry, to name a few.

Monopolies were supposedly evil because they used their market power and domination to gouge consumers with ever-rising prices. But then, as now, in every industry that was supposedly controlled by monopolists, prices fell rapidly; energy prices, transportation prices, financial services, cars and mass consumer items became affordable to the middle classes for the first time in world history.

Now Hawley is echoing liberal Democrats in his charge that America's total dominance in the trillion-dollar high-tech industries -- Apple, Amazon, Google, Microsoft and the like -- "hasn't been a success for the consumer." Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Sergey Brin -- villains.

Really? In our lifetimes, the cost of cellphones has fallen by 95%; the cost of the internet has fallen by 98%; the cost of internet transactions has fallen by more than 80%. Globalization has moved more than 1 billion people out of poverty. How are these companies "gouging" consumers? A cellphone 30 years ago would be clunky and expensive; a cellphone today costs $300 from Apple and has 100 times the capabilities and computing power. It's the greatest bargain in history, except for a Google search -- which is free.

I'm not defending the behavior of companies like Facebook, Twitter and Google that discriminate against conservatives with their business practices and political interventions. In too many instances, these companies have muzzled conservative opinions and voices. But, as Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio notes, "Antitrust laws aren't the right remedy for political attacks on free speech."

No advocate of free enterprise should ever invoke the Sherman and Clayton antitrust laws to expand the size and scope of government and to bash entrepreneurs whose "crimes" are to build better mouse traps at lower costs. That is what capitalism is all about. America has come to dominate the tech world and hold at bay China, Japan and the European Union -- all of which want to replace us as globally dominant. Break up Apple, Google or Amazon and the big winner will be Beijing, as they seek to win the race for artificial intelligence, robotics and 5G networks.

All Republicans should reject the comeback of progressive antitrust assaults against our free market system. If Hawley wants to break up monopolies, his efforts would be much better spent trying to break up the government school monopoly.
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Stephen Moore is a senior fellow at the Heritage Foundation and an economic consultant with FreedomWorks.
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Who Will Be the Next ‘America First’ President?

by Patrick J. Buchanan: As domestic concerns are predominant — the COVID-19 pandemic, the invasion across our Southern border, soaring crime rates, race relations as raw as they have been in decades — it is time for U.S. statesman to look out for America and Americans first, and let the world look out for itself.

When President Joe Biden announced he would withdraw all U.S. troops from Afghanistan by the 20th anniversary of 9/11, GOP hawks like Sens. Mitch McConnell and Lindsey Graham responded predictably.

“Grave mistake,” muttered McConnell.

“Insane,” said Graham, “dumber than dirt and… dangerous.”

Of more interest were the responses of conservative Republicans who commended the president. Among them were Sens. Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, Josh Hawley and ex-Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, a group that contains several potential candidates for the GOP nomination in 2024.

Donald Trump himself weighed in Sunday, saying Biden’s decision was “wonderful,” but Joe should have stuck to Trump’s May 1 deadline for withdrawal from Afghanistan.

Adding a veteran’s voice to the broad consensus was the American Legion which called for an end to America’s “forever war,” and repeal of congressional authorizations to fight this war.

While many older Republican leaders remain wedded to a Bush foreign policy, some of the prospective leaders of the party seem to be adopting their own versions of “America First.”

Opportunity may be at hand. The door may be open for a leader to articulate a new U.S. foreign policy vision, beginning with a review of our Cold War commitments that became irrelevant with the collapse of the Soviet Empire and breakup of the Soviet Union three decades ago.

Consider. NATO, which dates back to 1949, today contains 30 allied nations, while U.S. security treaties with South Korea, Japan, the Philippines, Australia and New Zealand all date back to the 1950s.

How do all these war guarantees to other nations secure our vital interests, when our first vital interest is to stay out of any great war?

According to The New York Times, a 2020 survey by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs found, “Republican voters preferred a more nationalist approach, valuing economic self-sufficiency, and taking a unilateral approach to diplomacy and global engagement.”

Almost half of Republicans surveyed agreed that the “United States is rich and powerful enough to go it alone, without getting involved in the problems of the world.”

A survey by pollster Tony Fabrizio found that “only 7 percent of Republicans prioritize national security and foreign policy issues.”

The opportunity is transparent.

As domestic concerns are predominant — the COVID-19 pandemic, the invasion across our Southern border, soaring crime rates, race relations as raw as they have been in decades — it is time for U.S. statesman to look out for America and Americans first, and let the world look out for itself.

Biden is a perfect foil — a trans-nationalist and globalist committed to the whole panoply of old security treaties and war guarantees that had existed for a generation even before he came to Washington 50 years ago.

The favorable reaction to his pullout from Afghanistan should have told Biden that. And it should tell Republicans that now may be the time to seize the moment.

Let Republicans openly reject the Biden administration’s unilateral commitments to fight China for tiny reefs claimed by the Philippines in the South China Sea and Japan in the East China Sea.

And, surely, it is time for that “agonizing reappraisal” of NATO promised by Secretary of State John Foster Dulles in the 1950s.

Why are we still committed, under NATO, to go to war with Russia on behalf of Germany, when the Germans, with their Nord Stream 2 pipeline, are doubling their dependency on Russia’s natural gas?

According to the Atlantic Council President Richard Haas, the U.S. should abandon its policy of “strategic ambiguity” as to what we would do if China attacks Taiwan — and make a commitment to defend Taiwan.

But why should the United States commit to a war with China for an island President Richard Nixon conceded in 1972 was part of China?

Among the reasons Trump won in 2016 is that he offered a foreign policy of easing tensions with Vladimir Putin’s Russia, getting us out of the endless wars of the Middle East, and making free-riding allies pay the cost of their own defense.

Yet, though, currently, we have commitments to fight for 29 NATO nations, there is a push on among our foreign policy elites to add new nations, such as Ukraine, Georgia, Moldova, Finland and Sweden.

But, again, why surrender our freedom to decide whether to fight?

As for South Korea, Japan and Taiwan, each could build a nuclear deterrent, as Israel, Pakistan and India have done. If a war were to be fought with China that could go nuclear, why would we want to be a mandatory participant?

Among the reasons the U.S. emerged victorious in the 20th century was that we stayed out of the two world wars longer than any of the other great powers.

“Don’t ever take a fence down until you know the reason it was put up,” wrote G. K. Chesterton. Sound advice. But some of these fences were built before most Americans were born, and the world has changed.
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Patrick Buchanan (@PatrickBuchanan) is currently a blogger, conservative columnist, political analyst, chairman of The American Cause foundation and an editor of The American Conservative. He has been a senior adviser to three Presidents, a two-time candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, and was the presidential nominee of the Reform Party in 2000.
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Biden’s Fabled Bipartisanship

David Limbaugh
by David Limbaugh
: I haven’t seen much humor in life during the past year or so, but one thing that has been uproariously hilarious lately is the orchestrated media narrative that President Joe Biden is bipartisan and conciliatory. Please give me a moment to catch my breath.

I think it was Karl Rove who recently observed that the media’s effective definition of bipartisan legislation is not that significant numbers of both parties’ lawmakers support a bill but that some poll somewhere shows that a large percentage of Americans of each party support some vaguely described initiative, even if zero Republican legislators support the actual bill. You can frame a poll question to get the result you want.

I can’t claim to be prophetic for having warned in my last book that if Democrats were to recapture the presidency, they would launch the most radical agenda in modern times. Indeed, you would have to have been almost blind or willfully naive to think otherwise. Yet never-Trumpers and many Democrats denied the radical wing of the party would have that much influence. But here we are. Saying “I told you so” doesn’t give me much solace.

Whoever is pulling Biden’s strings was able to get him elected using the carefully crafted message that he was a moderate, especially compared with Bernie Sanders. These same puppet masters are now imposing their will, and they mean to complete former President Barack Obama’s fundamental transformation of this nation, which is quite fitting considering that he is one of the key masters and probably the main one.

Many of us cautioned that they would try to pack the Supreme Court, and complacent scoffers waived their hands at us dismissively. But now Sen. Ed Markey and Rep. Jerry Nader are set to offer legislation to add four more seats to the court and fill them with liberal-activist justices who would convert the court to a rubber stamp for the left’s unconstitutional measures, rather than maintain it as a critical, nonpartisan check on excesses of the political branches. Do they have your attention yet? Please don’t say this is renegade Democratic lawmakers, not Biden. You know better, notwithstanding his previous comments that it would be a “boneheaded” move and a terrible, terrible idea. He’s the leader of the party.

Then there’s Biden’s radical reversal of Trump’s border policies, which were designed to restore a sane and orderly immigration system. Biden has single-handedly caused a crisis at the border by incentivizing migrants to come here with promises of monetary benefits, health benefits and sanctuary. Why would any nation-respecting president engage in such reckless behavior to the detriment of United States citizens and then pretend that this rush to the border is Trump’s fault or the result of certain “root causes” in the migrants’ home countries? By root causes, does he mean undemocratic, tyrannical governments — the kind that he and Democrats are trying to usher in here?

And how about their constant stirring of the racial pot? Biden and the Democrats are firmly behind this disturbing wokeness trend now dominating our culture, as evidenced by Biden’s nomination of Kristen Clarke to head the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division.

As Sens. Tom Cotton and Ted Cruz demonstrated in their questioning of Clarke at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Wednesday, Clarke supported measures to defund the police, despite claiming she now opposes them. Media fact-checkers are scrambling to deny the obvious, but it’s pretty hard to sell that narrative when Clarke penned an op-ed titled “I Prosecuted Police Killings. Defund the Police — But Be Strategic.” If Biden (or his handlers) isn’t pushing an extremist, race-laced agenda, why would he nominate someone so obviously obsessed with race? As former House Speaker Newt Gingrich noted, those who are pushing to defund the police are at war with Western civilization.

That’s not all. Biden’s United Nations ambassador, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, believes and preaches that the United States is guilty of systemic racism. She told the Human Rights Council that “the original sin of slavery weaved white supremacy into our founding documents.” She added, “We have to acknowledge that we are an imperfect union — and have been since the beginning — and every day we strive to make ourselves more perfect, and more just.” She said that this “imperfect union” must approach issues of “equity and justice at the global scale … with humility.” She actually told this council, which includes such human rights abusers as China, Cuba, Venezuela, Saudi Arabia and North Korea, that the United States needs to “engage trailblazing groups like yours” to “improve.” Kind of makes Obama’s notorious world apology tour look like a paean to America as founded.

Note also Biden’s incendiary rhetoric about Georgia’s election integrity bill, which is designed not to suppress minority voters, as maliciously claimed, but to ensure fairness in the election process. Biden referred to the law as “Jim Crow in the 21st Century,” “Jim Crow on steroids” and “an atrocity.” Remember that during Jim Crow, blacks were threatened and beaten, and their houses sometimes burned down, to keep them from voting. The main provisions of the Georgia law impose voter identification requirements for absentee ballots and limit the use of ballot drop boxes. It is undeniably insulting and patronizing to minorities to imply that they can’t be expected to produce personal identification to vote. Know that some 70% of blacks reportedly support voter ID laws.

If none of this strikes you as particularly radical, then what do you think of Biden’s proposed multitrillion-dollar “infrastructure” bill that is only marginally about infrastructure? Trump haters would have us believe that they just wanted to have the adults back in charge of our government. Well, if deliberately bankrupting the United States and destroying the U.S. dollar is adult behavior, I’d prefer adolescents at the helm.

As my dad used to say, “There’ll be a day of reckoning.”
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David Limbaugh is a writer, author and attorney. His latest book is "Jesus is Risen: Paul and the Early Church." Follow him on Twitter& @davidlimbaugh and his website at davidlimbaugh.com.
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Trigger Lock

Democrats want to Pack SCOTUS because they stand in the way of their radical socialist agenda.
Editorial Cartoon by AF "Tony" Branco

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Media Corrections

by Paul Jacob: “Our focus was to get Trump out of office,” explains CNN Technical Director Charlie Chester in video surreptitiously recorded and recently released by the gotcha video journalists of Project Veritas.

The group had reached higher at the cable network, last December, unveiling comments made by CNN Worldwide President Jeff Zucker and Political Director David Chalian during an internal conference call to spike coverage of the Hunter Biden laptop story . . . with plenty of obvious political prejudice.

Last summer, as the presidential campaign settled into a two-man race pitting Republican Donald Trump against Democrat Joe Biden, The New York Times reported that, “Russia Secretly Offered Afghan Militants Bounties to Kill U.S. Troops, Intelligence Says,” adding, “The Trump administration has been deliberating for months about what to do about a stunning intelligence assessment.”

“There may not have been Russian bounties on US troops in Afghanistan after all,” reads the Military Times’ headline, after the Biden Administration acknowledged “low to moderate confidence” in the intel that previously seemed gospel-true.

Calling it “one of the most-discussed and consequential news stories of 2020,” Glenn Greenwald notes, “It was also, as it turns out, one of the most baseless.”

Yet another big narrative has unraveled with the Washington, D.C., medical examiner concluding that Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick “suffered two strokes and died of natural causes.”

“So The New York Times on January 8 published an emotionally gut-wrenching but complete fiction that never had any evidence — that Officer Sicknick’s skull was savagely bashed in with a fire extinguisher by a pro-Trump mob until he died,” Greenwald summarizes at Substack, “and, just like the now-discredited Russian bounty story also unveiled by that same paper, cable outlets and other media platforms repeated this lie over and over in the most emotionally manipulative way possible.”

That’s “the news”?

This is Common Sense. I’m Paul Jacob.
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Biden Will 'Lower' Internet Prices - The Way Obama-Biden 'Lowered' Health Insurance Prices

Seton Motley
by Seton Motley
: Hint: Obama-Biden did no such thing.

Remember the “Affordable Care Act?” Colloquially known as Obamacare?

Remember all the promises made as pretense to get it passed?Flashback: Obama REPEATEDLY Promises Obamacare Will Lower Premiums $2,500 Per Year

36 Times Obama Said You Could Keep Your Health Care Plan

Obama: ‘If You Like Your Doctor – You Can Keep Your Doctor’ Montage
Democrats then jammed us with Obamacare – in what is now a familiar fashion.Obamacare Passed with ReconciliationWhich Biden cheered – in true Biden fashion.‘A Big F—-ing Deal’: Biden’s Health Care Reform F-Bomb on Live TV (Video)It was a “big f—-ing deal.” In exactly the opposite way Obama-Biden and their fellow liars all promised us.Obamacare Premiums Skyrocket

Millions of Americans Are Losing Their Health Plans Because of Obamacare
The Obamacare lies were so blatant and so awful – even the guy who designed the awful thing had to admit it.Obamacare Architect: Yeah, We Lied to The ‘Stupid’ American People to Get It PassedThe Obamacare lies were so blatant and so awful – even Big Media had to admit it.Obama’s ‘Keep Your Plan’ Promise Labeled ‘Lie of the Year’The liars who lied to us had at least one really good public chortle at our exorbitant expense.(‘Journalist’) Charlie Rose, Obama Speechwriters Laugh About Obamacare LieThey all knew they were lying their faces off. Rendering this perhaps the most insincere proffering ever proffered.President Obama Apologizes for ObamaCareBut no matter how awful the results – no one on the Left will never give up the ghost.Obama’s Enduring Legacy: The Concept of Universal CoverageNever mind that more people lost their much cheaper coverage because of Obamacare – than acquired much more expensive coverage because of Obamacare.

Speaking of Democrat lies, “universal coverage” and “lower prices”….Biden Infrastructure Plan Promises 100% US Internet Coverage and Lower PricesThis Biden?Biggest Lie of the Night? Joe Biden Says No One Lost Their Health Insurance Under ObamacareYes – that Biden.Biden Promises Affordable Internet for All Americans:

“According to a fact sheet the White House released on Wednesday, the administration’s goal is to give all Americans access to high-speed internet that is both affordable and reliable.”
Well that sounds nigh identical to the Obamacare lies from the Obama-Biden White House.Access to Quality, Affordable Health Care: Progress and Promise of the Affordable Care ActAll the Democrat lies aside, We the People knew (or should have known) government-medicine Obamacare would fail – because previous iterations of government medicine had failed.Medicare Faces Unfunded Liability of $38.6 TrillionObamacare only made it oh-so-much-worse.Obamacare Could Produce $100 Trillion Medicare ShortfallAnd then came Biden.Biden’s Stimulus Gamble: Massive Cuts to MedicareSo why on Earth would we take Biden seriously about “affordable and reliable” Internet access? When we already know government Internet is terrible?Broadband Boondoggles – Failed Taxpayer-Funded Networks:

“For decades, local governments have made promises of faster and cheaper broadband networks. Unfortunately, these municipal networks often don’t deliver or fail, leaving taxpayers to foot the bill. Explore the map to learn about the massive debt, waste and broken promises left behind by these failed government networks.”
We have decades’ worth of many hundreds of examples of government being awful at providing Internet access. We don’t need to do this yet again.

But Biden presses on – utterly undaunted by facts.

Telling nigh the exact same lies about government Internet – he and his told about government health insurance.

Those of us who do not know history – are doomed to look really, REALLY stupid all over again.

The rest of us just get royally screwed – yet again.
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Seton Motley is the President of Less Government and he to ARRA News Service.
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Troubled Waters: California Rep. Eggs on Rioters

by Tony Perkins: Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) doesn't represent the people of Minneapolis. In fact, when she stands in front of a crowd and spews dangerous rhetoric, she doesn't even represent Los Angeles County. When she travels to Minnesota to tell the mob to "stay in the streets" and "get more confrontational," she only represents one thing: the fringe Left.

Apparently, today's liberals don't just start riots in their own cities -- they'll travel halfway across the country to start one in yours. Of course, the woman they call "Kerosene Waters" has been starting fires for years, but in Minneapolis, the situation is different. The entire city is hanging on by a thread. Thanks to the perfect storm of the Derek Chauvin trial and the shooting of Daunte Wright, a community that's been on edge for days is one court verdict away from a full-scale firestorm. The last thing anyone there needs is an excuse to turn the city into another pile of smoldering ash. And yet, this congresswoman certainly seemed determined to give them one.

"We've got to stay on the street, and we've got to get more active," Waters told the protestors Saturday night. "We've got to get more confrontational. We've got to make sure that they know that we mean business." If Chauvin isn't convicted of George Floyd's death, she warned, "We cannot go away... We've got to demand justice. We've got to make sure that they know that we mean business." If that means Minneapolis burns to the ground, well, it's not her district. If violence breaks out on the streets, it won't be her constituents that could lose businesses, property, their sense of safety, and sleep. As for the Left's double standard on violence, Waters is the current standard-bearer.

After all, this is the same woman that thought Donald Trump should be impeached for "inciting violence" on January 6. "We're not going to support these kind of dangerous protestors," she insisted. Three months later, she's not just supporting dangerous protestors -- she's leading the charge! Outraged Republicans like House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) couldn't believe his ears. "Maxine Waters is inciting violence in Minneapolis -- just as she has incited it in the past. If Speaker [Nancy] Pelosi doesn't act... I will bring action this week," he warned.

As the video of her comments started to spread, the condemnation got even louder. "Why is Maxine Waters traveling to a different state trying to incite a riot? What good can come from this?" Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) demanded to know. Obviously, Congressman Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.) said, "The radical Left don't care if your towns are burning, if there's violence in your streets, or if the police are too defunded to defend their communities. As long as the Left appeases their anti-America base, their job is done." Democrats are "actively encouraging riots and violence," Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) warned. "They want to tear us apart."

By Sunday night, #ImpeachMaxineWaters started trending on social media -- forcing the congresswoman onto MSNBC to try to clean up the mess. I was only there, she argued, as "kind of an Auntie Maxine" to lend support. "We have to give support to our young people," she argued. "...Minneapolis is a great example of what is wrong with the criminal justice system, what's wrong with policing. And so those of us who hold significant positions must stand up. We must support them, we must speak out, we must call for justice."

But confrontation isn't justice. And while the freedom of speech gives Maxine Waters -- and every American -- the right to say irresponsible and stupid things, the hypocrisy here is astounding. By her own standards, the New York Post editors write, "Maxine Waters should be impeached and removed." And yet her own party -- the one who tried to remove President Trump for lesser crimes -- is silent. So are the woke CEOs who cut ties with Republicans after January 6. Where are the heads of Apple, Disney, Walmart, and Amazon who were supposedly so committed to "the principles of democracy" and a "peaceful transfer of power" that they stopped contributions to senators who condemned the Capitol siege? M.I.A.

And when it comes to incivility, this is hardly Waters's first offense. Back in 2018, she urged Democrats to flat-out harass Trump officials. "If you see anybody from that cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd. And you push back on them. And you tell them they're not welcome anymore, anywhere." This weekend's comments were just as volatile. And yet, she still has a Twitter account, a Facebook profile, and her committee assignments. If anyone's waiting for justice, it's conservatives.
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Lost for Decades, a Marine World War II Hero Finally Comes Home

by Gustavo Arellano: The word came in the morning, as Grace Cruz and her children gathered at the family home in Boyle Heights on Christmas Eve, 1943.

Her oldest son, Jacob, was dead.

A telegram from the United States Marines said the 18-year-old private was killed in action but divulged little else. The ongoing Pacific campaign meant Jacob would be buried in a temporary grave in the Tarawa Atoll, where he and more than 1,000 other Marines and sailors died fighting the Imperial Japanese Army.

Weeks turned into months and into years. The military finally admitted it couldn't find Jacob's burial place. His name was etched at the Courts of the Missing at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Hawaii.

Jacob's family tried to honor him for the rest of their lives. Grace opened a diner named after him in Boyle Heights and kept his letters, newspaper clippings of his death and his medals -- a Purple Heart and Silver Star, among others -- in a cosmetics case. His four siblings shared stories of their brother with their own children, some of whom joined the military. Nephews who never knew their tío tattooed their arms and legs with his name and face and years of life.

Grace died in 1974, and Jacob's siblings followed until only two, Isaac Cruz Jr. and Ruth Soto, were left. Tears eventually dried, replaced by a longing for closure the family assumed would never come.

Then, in April of last year, Ruth's daughter, Ruthie, received a phone call at work: Jacob was coming home.

The news was so impossible to believe that she hung up mid-conversation to gather herself.

Born in Arizona, Jacob Cruz moved to Boyle Heights with his family in the 1930s. As the oldest son, it was his job to help out his single mother, a Mexican immigrant who worked as a cleaning lady at White Memorial Medical Center. She had to give him permission to enlist since Jacob was only 17 and a junior at Roosevelt High School.

"She didn't want him to sign," Ruth said, "but he said, 'I have to go to protect all of you.'"

He wrote dozens of letters while at infantry training at Camp Elliott in San Diego in 1943, all addressed to "Ma + Family" and usually signed "General Cruz."

Jacob teased his oldest sister, Esther, about her love of hair dyes and asked for pictures of her newborn son. He asked his younger sister, Olga, to send him home-baked chocolate chip cookies. He threatened Isaac Jr. with a "kick in the Axis" if he didn't stop bugging their sisters, and he told Ruth, "Don't forget to write every day from now on."

The teen was short -- barely over 5 foot 6 -- and lean, with a stern face that made him seem far older than his years.

"He was terrific," said Ruth. "Just so responsible but loving. A happy-go-lucky guy."

His last letter came on Oct. 29, just before Jacob's division shipped off to the Pacific theater.

"Please don't worry about me Mother, because I am fine and healthy," he wrote. The last six words were bolded.

On Nov. 22, Jacob and his company found themselves under a heavy counterattack during the Battle of Tarawa. It was his first day of combat, and he ran ammunition boxes to gunners on the front line until two bullets struck him down, killing him instantly, according to a letter his sergeant sent to Grace months later.

The sergeant added this detail: The morning of his death, Jacob spent his down time under the shade of a coconut tree reading a Bible.

He and the other American casualties were buried in shallow graves with hastily built markers that Navy Seabees soon replaced with white crosses. A letter to the Cruz family said the military would try to retrieve his body "upon cessation of hostilities."

But in the rush to win World War II, the locations of many graves were forgotten. An Army review board in charge of tracking down the bodies of fallen troops declared Jacob "non-recoverable" in 1949.

The news shattered his mother and siblings, said Alta Vargas, the daughter of Isaac Jr. -- even more so because they had grown up without a man in the house.

"When they lost him, it was like they lost their father," she said.

Grace regularly attended the Memorial Day service at the All Wars Memorial in Boyle Heights that honors the many Mexican Americans from the Eastside who have served in the military. She always made sure to take her grandchildren to learn about their uncle, said Mike Mahar-Soto, Ruth's son.

"She'd go up onstage, and they'd give her a corsage," said the 61-year-old Glendale resident. "Then she'd say a couple of words about my tío Jacob, about what a good boy he was."

When Grace died, the cosmetics case with Jacob's letters and other ephemera went to another grandson, Isaac III, Alta's brother. He recently shared its contents at his home in Maywood.

"She always had a smile when she talked about my uncle," said the 70-year-old as he opened the frayed box. "She was just happy to talk about him."

He carefully unfolded yellowed newspaper clippings and took out his uncle's letters from brittle envelopes. Preserved in plastic slips was the original telegram -- "DEEPLY REGRET TO INFORM YOU..." -- announcing Jacob's death, along with condolence messages from Marine officials, Roosevelt High's principal and Los Angeles Mayor Fletcher Bowron.

A certificate signed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt assured Grace and her children that Jacob continued to live "in a way that humbles the undertakings of most men."

The lofty words were right, in a sense. He turned from son to brother to legend to myth with each passing generation.

"My dad would tell us that my uncle was a hero, but we just never realized the extent of it," said Alta, 66. She envisioned visiting Tarawa, but the logistics were too hard. "We were just little kids and would just think, 'Oh yeah, our uncle. So sad that he died at such a young age.'"

"I know he was good," said Isaac III. "He took care of everybody. He was already a man by the time he died."

As for Jacob's two surviving siblings, their memories of him were warm, if vague.

Ruth talked to Jacob on the phone before he shipped out but can't recall the conversation or much about her brother. She was only 11 when he died and admits her memories mostly begin after that painful day.

Isaac Jr., who was 14 at the time, had more stories: How the two of them walked along train tracks looking for iron scraps to sell and make money for their mom. Jacob's love of sports, especially baseball and football. The time he tried to go steady with a Russian girl, but her parents didn't approve because Jacob was Mexican.

During basic training, Ruth recalled, "he'd come back on the weekends from camp with his dirty clothes."

Now 88 and living in Glendale, she wore dog tags with a photo of Jacob in uniform. A fabric painting of him hung in the dining room. A display case with copies of his medals and citations stood on an end table.

"Jacob had a job for everyone except me, because I was the baby," she said. "I never forgot him."

Neither had the military.

Advancements in DNA and forensic technology have allowed the military and private groups to identify remains and return them to families across the country. In 2009, Isaac Jr. and Ruth donated DNA samples at the request of military officials.

For decades, investigators had sought the plot where Jacob was buried.

Known as Row D, it became "lost in the scheme of everything," said Jordan Windish, an osteoarchaeologist with History Flight, a Virginia-based nonprofit devoted to finding and repatriating missing American servicemembers.

Windish and her colleagues suspected Row D was under a house built in the 1950s in Tarawa, now part of the Republic of Kiribati. For a decade, the local housing commission declined their requests to search underneath its concrete foundation.

A storm destroyed the house in 2019, and the commission finally let History Flight dig.

They unearthed 32 service members, including Jacob. He still had his boots on. His remains were shipped to a military laboratory in Hawaii on the Fourth of July.

Scientists with the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency identified Jacob through dental records and the DNA that Isaac Jr. and Ruth had donated a decade earlier.

Ruth confessed she "always had hope that he was alive somewhere," so when her daughter Ruthie told her the news last April, she couldn't believe, even decades later, that Jacob truly was found.

"I thought that it was a dream," she said, "and I'd wake up, and [his body] wasn't there." Her voice cracked as tears welled in her eyes. "Seventy-seven years is a long time."

Because of COVID-19 restrictions, the Cruz family delayed Jacob's return until November. The winter surge convinced Isaac Jr. to delay just a couple of months more.

On March 24 at the Los Angeles International Airport, a contingent of Marines, Los Angeles police officers and airport workers stood silently alongside the Cruz family as the flag-draped casket descended from an airplane.

Mike pushed his mother in a wheelchair so she could be the first to welcome back Jacob. She gently touched the casket with her hand.

"To have a sibling that still remembers one of these soldiers is rare," said Windish, who accompanied the family that day. "Ruth was holding my hand and looking into my soul. She kept saying, 'Thank you so much for bringing my brother back.'"

Jacob's hearse traveled to Guerra & Gutierrez Mortuary in East Los Angeles with an escort provided by Patriot Guard Riders. Law enforcement and firefighters saluted from overpasses on the 105 Freeway. The motorcade drove by Plaza Mexico in Lynwood, where a giant marquee flashed Jacob's photo with the words "A Hero Remembered Never Dies."

The following day, Jacob's family packed into vans provided by History Flight for his funeral at Los Angeles National Cemetery in Westwood. Cousins who hadn't spoken in at least 20 years sat next to one another. Now, they talked nonstop about their uncle Jacob.

"It was kind of shocking to see how affected everybody was," Mike said. "Not that I thought others didn't care. I just didn't know how large my uncle loomed in these various households."

It was Jacob's birthday. He would have turned 96 that day.

He received a three-volley salute and a helicopter flyover. A niece sang the gospel classic "His Eye is on the Sparrow."

When she hit the final line -- " I know he watches over me" -- a wind blew over the wreaths near the grave.

Jacob's sister, nieces, nephews and their children grieved doubly that day.

The week before, Isaac Jr. had died of complications from a fall at his home in Boyle Heights. He was 91.

One of his last outings had been walking into Guerra & Gutierrez to arrange a wake for his brother.
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Article is written by Gustavo Arellano at Military.com.
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Who is really going to get stuck Paying Biden’s higher corporate taxes?

Politicians would have you believe that “big business meanies” and the Richie Riches of the world will pay Biden’s higher taxes. But the truths is, taxes are not necessarily borne by whomever statutorily pays the tax.
by Catherine Mortensen: A new study by the Heritage Foundation finds that Joe Biden’s plan to hike the corporate tax rate to 28 percent will reduce long-run GDP by about 1 percent – meaning a cost of about $1,650 per American household. Heritage economist Parker Sheppard also finds the higher tax rate harms both shareholders and workers. Sheppard’s model predicts under Biden’s tax hikes over the next ten years, wages will fall by about 1.27 percent as less investment lowers productivity.

Politicians would have you believe that “big business meanies” and the Richie Riches of the world will pay the higher taxes. But the truths is, taxes are not necessarily borne by whomever statutorily pays the tax. This is because taxes raise costs, and people adjust their behavior in response to the new cost.

In a blog this week for the Foundation for Economic Education Brad Polumbo explained that the exact shares of the burden that fall on capital and labor are a point of debate in the literature, but there is agreement that it is not just corporate shareholders that pay the tax. “Because people change their behavior as a result of tax increases—raising prices, decreasing investment, changing consumption habits, and so on.”

As Austrian economist Ludwig von Mises noted, “It is the operation of the market, and not the government collecting the taxes, that decides upon whom the incidence of the taxes falls and how they affect production and consumption.”

Polumbo wrote, “In the case of corporate taxation, an overwhelming body of research confirms this theory and shows over the run, the costs are mostly borne by workers via reduced wages and partially by consumers via higher prices. Because corporate tax increases make investment more expensive, and investment in productivity improvements is key to wage growth.”

As Mises added, “More investment of capital means: to give to the laborer more effi­cient tools.” As investment allows workers to become more productive, their wages will soon rise.

But Polumbo explained in the case of corporate tax hikes, the opposite happens: investment is reduced and wages fall as a result.

The Heritage’s Sheppard explained, “Workers with newer or improved equipment, or places to work, are more productive and can command a higher salary. If the corporate tax causes firms to reduce their investment and operate with less capital, they will pay lower wages as a result.”

The Heritage study finds that Biden’s proposed corporate tax hike will significantly decrease investment into new business equipment and structures.

The Heritage Foundation study concludes by urging Congress to keep taxes low and spending in life with revenue.

The proposal to raise the corporate income tax is motivated in part by a desire to pay for $2.65 trillion in spending over the 10-year budget window.

Many of the provisions in the American Jobs Plan, such as building energy-efficient housing and producing electric vehicles, are things that the private sector is already doing. Providing public funding for those activities and raising corporate taxes merely produces the same goods at a higher cost.

Taxes lead to market distortions and inefficiencies as households and businesses adjust to the costs that they impose. The reduction in trade benefits no one, as the government cannot collect tax revenue on income that is not produced.

The best policy to promote prosperity for all households in the United States is to keep taxes low and to keep spending in line with revenue.

This is a common-sense approach that Americans for Limited Government has been advocating for years. It’s how families run their households.

“Economists, and certainly politicians, frequently overcomplicate things,” said Rick Manning, President of Americans for Limited Government. “It’s really important that we approach government spending and taxes from the perspective of our own finances. Just as we know that living off our credit cards is not sustainable, neither is it sustainable for the government. Politicians would have you believe they have some magic formula for paying for their reckless spending sprees. They don’t. Eventually, it is the taxpayer, the little guy, who ends up stuck with the bill.”
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Catherine Mortensen is Vice President of Communications at Americans for Limited Government.
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The Tyranny Of Meaninglessness

by Daniel Greenfield: Joe Biden is always redefining things by Bidenizing them into random strings of gibberish like “lying, dog-faced pony soldier” or turning them into Bidenisms.

But these days his administration is ambitiously trying to redefine the entire English language.

“I want to change the paradigm,” Biden told reporters. “I would like elected Republican support, but what I know I have now is I have electoral support from Republican voters. Republican voters agree with what I’m doing.”

Like every other word that comes out of Biden’s mouth, that’s a lie. A Gallup poll in March found that Biden’s approval rating among Republicans is at 8%. That’s down from 12% in February.

“What’s become crystal clear is that Biden has redefined bipartisan," Obama crony Rahm Emanuel argued. "And Washington is slow to catch up to the Biden definition.”

The Biden definition of bipartisan is having the support of 8% of Republicans.

Not only is Washington D.C. slow to catch up to the Biden definition of bipartisan, but so is the dictionary. Biden’s advisers however argue that the dictionary’s arc bends toward Biden.

“If you looked up ‘bipartisan’ in the dictionary, I think it would say support from Republicans and Democrats,” Anita Dunn, who has advised Biden and Harvey Weinstein, argued. “It doesn’t say the Republicans have to be in Congress.”

It doesn’t say that the Democrats have to be in congress either if it’s a book club. But if it’s bipartisan governing, then it has to be Republican and Democrat elected officials.

“The Biden definition of bipartisanship is an agenda that unifies the country and appeals across the political spectrum,” Mike Donilon, a senior Biden adviser, argued. “Presumably, if you have an agenda that is broadly popular with Democrats and Republicans across the country, then you should have elected representatives reflecting that.”

The Framers also thought so which is why they put into place a system of elected officials chosen by the people to represent them. Biden would like to replace that with claiming that Republicans support him in a poll so he can eliminate the filibuster, pack the Supreme Court, add Puerto Rico, D.C., and his family home as states, and rule a one-party state.

Fresh off redefining ‘bipartisan’, the Biden administration also redefined ‘infrastructure’ to mean funding the Democrat welfare state.

“I mean, what is infrastructure? Historically, it's been: What makes the economy move,” Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm, contended.

Since everything makes the economy move, in one direction or another, then everything is infrastructure. But if everything is infrastructure, then nothing is infrastructure.

In the hands of lefty linguists, infrastructure, like the Constitution or bipartisanship, ceases to be tethered to the dictionary or the meanings imbued by a bunch of old white male racists, and becomes a universal concept. Or as Granholm argued, “as the president said this week, that infrastructure evolves to meet the American people's aspirations.”

Infrastructure, like the living constitution, is constantly evolving to meet lefty aspirations. One day it’s a bridge, another day it’s abortion, and the end of free speech.

“We don't want to use past definitions of infrastructure, when we are moving into the future,” Granholm whined. Definitions are static. They exist in the past. But the party of progress, as embodied by a 78-year-old man who keeps stumbling over words and falling down, is using definitions from the future for Newspeak dictionaries that haven’t even been invented yet.

If ‘infrastructure’ or ‘bipartisanship’ mean whatever Biden says it does, then he’s an absolute dictator, and reality means whatever lying, dog-faced pony soldier decides it does this week.

But Biden is always redefining things.

The serial Democrat lecher started out, like Bill Clinton, by redefining sex. Except that Biden, in one of his first executive orders, redefined sex to mean some intangible psychologically subjective concept of sex not based on science or biology, rather than men and women.

Once you’ve redefined women out of existence, redefining bipartisan to mean a one-party state, and infrastructure to mean social services is easy. All it takes is the refusal to be bound by the narrow categories of the past and then bridges, gender, and tyranny can be surprisingly fluid.

Last year, Biden had already redefined being a Catholic.

“Biden Could Redefine What It Means to be ‘a Catholic in Good Standing,” the Washington Post argued. Predictably, the argument was all about a more fluid definition of Catholicism and “what kinds of Catholicism they think most urgently needs to be advanced”. The Biden brand involves “poverty, refugees and the environment” which has as much to do with Catholicism as Tikkun Olam’s emphasis on “poverty, refugees, and the environment” has to do with Judaism.

But when you’re already redefining the Constitution, gender, and the meaning of simple words, why not also redefine religion away from narrow categories of belief, and into an evolving religion of the future in which things mean whatever we want them to mean at any moment.

When words mean nothing, then ideas mean nothing, and it’s easy to redefine Catholicism and Judaism to mean Muslim immigration, Obamaphones, and subsidies for luxury ‘green’ SUVs.

As George Orwell rightly noted, the refusal to allow words to mean anything is tyranny.

Without objective meanings, there are no laws and therefore no rights. There are no restraints on the power of the state when it refuses to be bound by the mere definitions of words.

Democrats spent generations trying to nullify the Second Amendment of the Bill of Rights by arguing about the meaning of “arms”. Now they’re trying to do the same thing to the First Amendment by putting forward exciting new definitions of “speech” and the “press”.

Recent mainstream media editorials attacking free speech include "Why Is Big Tech Policing Free Speech? Because the Government Isn’t", "Free Speech is Killing Us" and “Why America Needs a Hate Speech Law.”

That last one was written by a Biden transition official, who sneered that, “the intellectual underpinning of the First Amendment was engineered for a simpler era” and that, “the framers believed that this marketplace was necessary” from which “magically, truth would emerge.” An important prerequisite for the emergence of truth is the magic of allowing people to speak and for words to mean something. When there’s no free speech or meaningful speech, truth dies.

In our exciting leftist future, we know that speech, like gender, infrastructure, and bipartisanship, have to be redefined to mean whatever the government has decided that it should mean.

The truth can only emerge from the government and its political media partners.

And if you doubt that, you probably believe that infrastructure means roads, that women exist, that free speech means the freedom to speak, rather than being told what you can say.

Bad speech “undermines the values that the First Amendment was designed to protect: fairness, due process, equality before the law,” the Biden transition official argued.

The only way to save the true values of the First Amendment is to destroy its literal meaning.

This is the same argument that you will find behind every Biden redefinition which insists on a definition so inclusive that it includes everything except what it actually means.

Catholicism and Judaism mean everything except their own traditional teachings. Sex means everything except men and women. Infrastructure means everything except roads and bridges.

And bipartisanship means everything except elected officials from two parties working together.

America also needs to be redefined from a country and a people to an idea that includes the entire world and everything in it, except its own citizens and a country with borders. When America, like religion and words, means everything then it means nothing.

And who better than Joe Biden, who redefines sentences into incomprehensible word salads randomly assembled from a Scrabble session, to usher in the end of the English language.
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Daniel Greenfield is a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center. Article also shared at Front Page Magazine.
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