Tag Archives: Dan Proft

Trump Gets a Big Win with Mexico

Townhall Review – June 15, 2019

Hugh Hewitt and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell talk about Federal Court appointments.

Sebastian Gorka and Grant Stinchfield of NRA TV examines the issue of gun control.

Hugh Hewitt asks New York Times reporter Michael Shear about his article on the Mexican tariffs and the agreement between Mexico and the U.S.

Larry Elder talks about increasing taxes in California to pay for health care for illegal immigrants.

Seth Leibsohn and Alliance Defending Freedom attorney Samuel Green talk about a troubling case in Phoenix against two artists.

Dan Proft and David Harsanyi of the Federalist on climate change and the dire predictions that have not yet panned out.

Mike Gallagher is taken back by some of the crazy things Democratic presidential candidate Kirsten Gillibrand has said.

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Dan Proft: The Night Kodi Lee Changed the World

 

Kodi Lee is 22-year-old blind, autistic man who blew the doors of the joint on the popular “America’s Got Talent” show and left the nation in a puddle of joyful tears with his soulful rendition of Donny Hathaway’s “A Song For You.” The views on YouTube are at 25 million and climbing.

Kodi is as astonishing as is the divide in America over whether the Kodi Lees of the world should even be allowed to live in the first place.

According to the intellectual godfathers of the pro-abortion movement, Kodi Lee is one of the “defective” people who should’ve been killed in the womb.

Watch him perform and tell me he isn’t a divinely inspired talent.

Watch Kodi Lee perform and ask yourself, is the world a better place with or without him?

“You just changed the world,” America’s Got Talent judge Gabrielle Union told Kodi Lee after his performance.

Let’s hope she’s right.

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Dan Proft: Kendrick Castillo: Real Man

In our era of entitled youth and young men weakened by safe-spaced college campuses and fears of their own toxicity, it’s easy to fret for America’s future.

And then we are reminded of the existence of resolute, faithful young men prepared to defend to the death the civilized against the barbaric.

Enter Kendrick Castillo.

Castillo is the young man who bum-rushed one of the shooters who opened fire on their Colorado charter school and their 1800 classmates.

Kendrick Castillo took a bullet in the chest and laid down his life to save the lives of an incalculable number of others.

“I wish he had gone and hid, but that’s not his character,” said Castillo’s father. But, he went on, “His character is about protecting people, helping people.”

I wish we could bottle and sell whatever it was Kendrick Castillo’s parents did to raise such a courageous young man.

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Dan Proft: The Next Phase of the Sexual Revolution

The sexualization of children will be televised.

It’s on “Good Morning America” where an 11-year-old drag queen dances provocatively to the approval of the hosts and studio audience alike.

It’s on Hulu in the form in the series “Pen15” with behavior I can’t describe here.

Gore Vidal would be a prude by the standards of today’s culture.

In 2015, an admitted pedophile argued in Salon.com that, “Society preventing children from engaging in sex play and romance is akin to preventing them from learning to swim.”

Today, New York state legislators respond to sex trafficking by introducing legislation to legalize prostitution.

The social justice response to sex abuse by Catholic clergy is to remove the celibacy vow and prohibitions on homosexuality for priests.

The response to the latest sexual abuse charges against R. Kelly is for his attorney to assert an implicit consent defense—for preying on 14-year-old kids.

The sexual revolution is on the cusp of conquering its final frontier.

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Dan Proft: Take the Deal

As soon as President Trump deleveraged by ending the partial government shutdown, it was inevitable that he’d only get a fraction of the money and miles of border barriers he wanted—at least for now.

Rather than quarreling about whether this is a win or not, Trump should use it as the stepping stone on the path to victory in 2020.

Trump will have pictures of new infrastructure along the border, the support of border patrol and stats demonstrating a decline in illegal crossings.

That will be more than enough evidence to wipe away the specific numbers on miles and dollars from the concerns of most voters, particularly his base.

He should take the deal and build on it.

Next: He should find an accommodation for DACA designees to cement his position as a leader who cares about the safety of human beings on both sides of the border.

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Dan Proft: The Intolerable Cruelty of Lawless Immigration

President Trump was right to declare in his State of the Union Address that the tolerance of the ruling elites’ for illegal immigration is not compassionate but cruel.

The Fortune 500 C-suite GOP donors and the open borders/Democrat Socialist crowd practice similar forms of sentimental barbarism: They both treat illegal immigrants inhumanely—as the means to their short-term ends.

For the C-suite GOP donor, the illegal immigrant is useful economically—reducing labor cost.

For the wild-eyed Marxist, the illegal immigrant is useful politically—increasing the cadre of reliable voters.

Both cohorts demagogue their respective parties with rhetoric that frightens voters away from the sort of compromise Trump proffered—a message consistent that of the Statue of Liberty.

A virtuous immigration policy puts a welcome mat in front of our golden door and opens it to new Americans who will serve the long-term interests of America for generations to come.

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Dan Proft: King’s Legacy Has Become a Shakespearean Tragedy

“If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as a Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music or Shakespeare wrote poetry.”

That was Rev. Martin Luther King’s appeal to work as soulcraft in his 1967 “Street Sweeper” speech at New Covenant Baptist Church in Chicago.

All too often, it seems like those words are something close to blasphemy to Leftist elites who invoke his name while seeking to expunge from history those names King called forth.

Shakespeare—invoked by MLK—has today been dropped by Yale as required reading for English Literature majors. And Yale is by no means alone.

King argued the purpose of education was to, “teach one to think intensively and think critically.”

Today, the politicized professoriate would rather students not think for themselves at all.

It’s a Shakespearean tragedy for black and white alike that so few of today’s students do.

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