Tag Archives: Beto O’Rourke

Owen Strachan: Lessons From Beto O’Rourke’s Failed Candidacy

Recently failed presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke crudely told Americans he wanted to seize their guns. “Yes, we’re going to take your AR-15” he said.

Many decried this brazen call for a violation of the 2nd amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The right to bear arms is a crucial part of American liberty. It’s also a key part of protecting oneself in a dangerous world.

This past week, a Florida woman—eight months pregnant—and her family were brutally attacked by robbers. The robbers pistol-whipped her husband and manhandled her daughter. But the woman acted quickly. She ran into her bedroom, grabbed an AR-15, and fired. The robbers raced out of the house, one of them falling dead in a nearby ditch.

This story reminds us of fundamental truths:

Don’t rob people.

Don’t violate the constitutional rights of citizens.

And definitely don’t mess with a pregnant American woman—or her AR-15.

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Is Common Sense Gone in America?

Townhall Review – November 2, 2019

Seth Leibsohn talks with U.S. Attorney Andrew McCarthy about the Democrats’ plan for public hearings on the impeachment of President Donald Trump.

Mike Gallagher offers his thoughts on the long-running effort to impeach President Trump.

Kevin McCullough talks with retired four-star general Jack Keane about recent attacks against ISIS leaders overseas.

Dennis Prager and Adam Carolla offer a hilarious take on their new documentary, “No Safe Spaces.”

Seth Leibsohn talks with Dennis Prager about some of the most interesting parts of “No Safe Spaces.”

Larry Elder looks at the latest extreme statement by Beto O’Rourke.

Dennis Prager invites Robert Curry to discusses his new book, “Reclaiming Common Sense: Finding Truth on a Post-Truth World,”

Mike Gallagher discusses the recent quarter-billion-dollar opioid settlement against drug companies.

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Jerry Bowyer: Beto Makes the Case for State Suppression of Religion

On CNN last week there was a deeply disturbing exchange between Democratic candidate Beto O’Rourke and Don Lemon, who asked:

“Do you think religious institutions—like colleges, churches, charities—should they lose their tax-exempt status if they oppose same-sex marriage?”

“Yes. There can be no reward, no benefit, no tax break, for anyone, any institution, any organization in America that denies the full human rights and the full civil rights of every single one of us.”

Just to be clear, this not about whether donors should be allowed to deduct contributions or not. This is an open call for the state to tax the church, to seize the assets of the church—and synagogue and mosque—and not of churches in general, but targeted at the ones who retain the orthodox positions of their respective faiths.

It’s an argument for the state suppression of religion.

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Jerry Bowyer: Democrats Are Free-Traders Now

Trump has performed something of a miracle: he’s transformed the Democrats into free traders.

It wasn’t always like this: in fact, for years the Democrats were the party of protectionism. But now, solely because Trump is engaged in a trade war with China, several Democratic candidates for president have become crusaders for free trade.

In the last Democratic debate, Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, and Beto O’Rourke advocated for the trade policies that used to be the domain of the Republican party. Harris said it bluntly: I’m “not a protectionist.”

Let’s be clear: the only reason this is happening is because of the Trump administration’s attitude towards China. A few years ago, the Democratic party was clearly moving towards protectionism.

This is simply the latest stage in Trump derangement syndrome: Trump is evil, therefore everything he does must be opposed.

So: Even if only for a day, Democrats are free-traders now.

But I’m not buying it.

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Jerry Bowyer: Campaign 2020: Is it Dems v. Trump or Dems v. Beef?

After the recent CNN “Climate Change Townhall,” one gets the impression that the candidates are no longer running against Trump but instead running against beef.

Kamala Harris and Andrew Yang both called for either cutting back meat consumption dramatically or even nudging most of the world to go vegetarian completely. Beto O’Rourke says people who eat meat are part of the problem—and Cory Booker went full veggie a long time ago.

But the science behind The Vegetarian Myth, is rebutted by an eponymous book by former vegan Leirre Keith. Turns out that all that soy they’re pushing at us is much worse for the environment. The rain forests are generally being slashed and burned for soy farming, not for pasturing cows. Grass-fed cows maintain sustainable pastures with deep roots—whereas highly subsidized, shallow-rooted annual grain crops can leave soil vulnerable to run-off and depletion.

The war against beef has deep roots itself—in progressive ideology, but its scientific roots are rather shallow.

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The American Navy in the Face of the Threat From China

Townhall Review – March 23, 2019

 

Hugh Hewitt discusses the Navy’s proposal to mothball the carrier USS Truman while it still has lot’s of useful service years left.

Mike Gallagher examines one of the Democrat presidential candidates, Beto O’Rourke.

Dennis Prager gives his take on the Democrat’s reparations movement.

Hugh Hewitt talks with Indiana’s Attorney General Curtis Hill about the constitutionality of President Trump’s emergency declaration.

Sebastian Gorka asks Liel Leibovitz,  journalist, author, and media critic about the disturbing growth of anti-Semitism.

Hugh Hewitt talks about his concern that only 7 blacks out of a class total of 895 were admitted to a prestigious New York high school.

Hugh Hewitt talks to Arthur Brooks about his new book, Love Your Enemies: How Decent People Can Save America from Our Culture of Contempt.

Hugh Hewitt asks Howard Schulz, former Starbucks CEO, about his independent run for U. S. President and his book, From the Ground Up: A Journey to Reimagine the Promise of America.

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