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Carol Platt Liebau : A Plea for Fairness

When all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail. With no new ideas to address poverty in the wake of the pandemic, left wing politicians are once again calling for tax increases, claiming it’s a matter of “fairness.”

Where were these “pro-fairness” legislators last year, when it was fine to shop at Costco or Wal-Mart, but small businesses were shuttered.

And what about the injustice to our children? Many students haven’t been inside a classroom for almost a year. It’s estimated that existing achievement gaps will be worsened by 15-20 percent because of school shutdowns.

Virtually every major policy chosen to address the pandemic has only empowered government and weakened the individual rights of Americans.

It’s ironic that under the guise of “fairness,” politicians would seek to advance measures that will only expand government still further.

Truly, that’s not fair.

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Hugh Hewitt: Operation Warp Speed and the Politics of Vaccinations

The unfortunate serial failures in the rollout of COVID vaccinations remind us again of the inherent inability of government to function efficiently because politics enters into play. Every citizen is—by Constitutional design—of equal standing in the eyes of the law. While of course the government can prioritize vaccine distribution by category of risk, these simple distinctions—people over 65 and those with underlying conditions—should have led to a self-policing and easy-to-administer system.

Yes, some would have fraudulently taken of this of self-policing. But a bit of fraud ought to be tolerated as we keep our eye on the greater good.

Operation Warp Speed delivered the vaccines to state and local governments as our federal system is designed to do. The failures in distribution lies squarely on the shoulders of state and local officials.

Citizens should note and long remember: Even with months to prepare—state and local government failed.

How much better would it have been to trust a free people to make responsible decisions.

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Albert Mohler: The Legacy of Attorney General William Barr

Attorney General William Barr has announced that he is resigning, effective December 23rd.

He will go down in history as both the 77th and the 85th Attorney General of the United States.

He was a very loyal attorney general—but it’s also clear that he got crosswise with President Trump.

Attorney General Barr is going to be known in history for his defense of religious liberty in the face of an in increasingly hostile secular culture.

In October of 2019, the Attorney General delivered an address at the University of Notre Dame. “The framers’ view,” he said, “was that free government was only suitable and sustainable for a religious people, a people who recognize that there was a transcendent moral order antecedent to both the state and man-made law.”

He’s referring to an enduring moral law that exists even before the US Constitution.

Those were fighting words from a sitting Attorney General.

Attorney General William Barr will be missed.

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Albert Mohler: A Win for Religious Liberty Coast to Coast

An extremely important ruling and defense of religious liberty was handed down the day before Thanksgiving by the Supreme Court of the United States. It was a five-four ruling in defense of the Roman Catholic diocese of Brooklyn, and also a Jewish congregation, but it’s not just a win for those two religious bodies. It’s a win for religious liberty coast to coast.

For the first time in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Supreme Court of the United States by that five-four majority said, this has gone on too long and government has overstepped. It’s gone too far. And in defense of religious liberty, the court handed down a preliminary injunction. This is very different than how the Supreme Court has handled these issues since the beginning of the pandemic and this will send a very clear signal.

But just do the math, five-four. And note this, three of the five justices in defense of religious liberty, three of the five were nominated to the court by President Donald Trump. And they were confirmed by a Senate with a Republican majority. Elections have consequences. And right now our focus, even as we celebrate this win for religious liberty, has to be on that special election in Georgia on the 5th of January. Elections have consequences. Yes. And just remember, that when for religious liberty was one of the consequences of previous elections. Now we understand what’s at stake.

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Albert Mohler: America on Election Day

America now goes to the polls, and more than 90 million citizens have already voted. We are participants in and witnesses to one of the greatest political achievements in the history of the world. America’s constitutional order continues—and it continues as the marvel of the world, the longest enduring government under a written constitution.

America’s voters exercise a rare privilege—to participate in choosing our own national leaders, charting our own national future, planting the flag of liberty in the soil of America once again.

So much is at stake, and we know it. Feelings run high because the issues are real. And so we vote, and so we pray.

May God grant his grace on America this Election Day. As Longfellow said, “Sail on, O ship of state. Sail on.” Indeed.

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Michael Medved: The Battle for the Senate That Republicans Must Win

All sides in the fiercely fought 2020 election know that it’s a consequential battle, but they should also agree on one more crucial aspect of the outcome:

America will benefit if Republicans hold their Senate majority.

If President Trump wins, he’ll face a difficult second term if Chuck Schumer and his Democrats control the Senate. He’ll get no new judges confirmed and will preside over bitter stalemate and endless backbiting.

But Joe Biden would also benefit from a GOP Senate if he wins the White House. He says he plans collaborative, bi-partisan leadership, but that’s impossible if both houses of Congress are controlled by hyper-partisan, increasingly radical, Democrats, who will push him relentlessly to the left.

Americans tell pollsters they prefer divided government: the only way to secure that preference this year is to preserve Republican Senate control to balance Nancy Pelosi’s House. Vote for GOP Senate candidates in all contested races across this country.

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The Biden Family Corruption Goes Deep: Dennis Prager with Peter Schweizer

Dennis Prager talks to Peter Schweizer, president of the Government Accountability Institute and the author of Profiles in Corruption: Abuse of Power by America’s Progressive Elite. They discuss the Biden family corruption, in which Joe Biden uses his family to bank money from foreign governments while he was in office. Peter Schweizer has a video he produced called, The truth about the Bidens: Joe and Hunter Ride the Dragon.

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