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Jerry Bowyer: A Second Look at Systemic Racism

Amidst all the protest and violent unrest, radical activists are flinging the accusation of ‘systemic racism’ against America.

Well, we do have an educational monopoly system which keeps poor children trapped in failing schools.

Our government built a welfare system which conditions support on mothers not marrying the fathers of their children.

Our media and broadcast systems glorify sex outside of marriage and target poor black communities with ‘reproductive health care’ that monetizes a lethal false solution to an unplanned pregnancy.

Our tax system imposes very high rates in major metropolitan areas which drive the middle class out of cities but traps those too poor to move.

So it does seem like there are real problems in our system—the results of decades of bad policy clearly fall more heavily on one race.

Maybe there is something to this systemic racism idea after all—just not what we’ve been told.

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Jerry Bowyer: A Second Look at Systemic Racism

This is Jerry Bowyer of Townhall Finance for Townhall.com.

Amidst all the protest and violent unrest, radical activists are flinging the accusation of ‘systemic racism’ against America.

Well, we do have an educational monopoly system which keeps poor children trapped in failing schools.

Our government built a welfare system which conditions support on mothers not marrying the fathers of their children.

Our media and broadcast systems glorify sex outside of marriage and target poor black communities with ‘reproductive health care’ that monetizes a lethal false solution to an unplanned pregnancy.

Our tax system imposes very high rates in major metropolitan areas which drive the middle class out of cities but traps those too poor to move.

So it does seem like there are real problems in our system—the results of decades of bad policy clearly fall more heavily on one race.

Maybe there is something to this systemic racism idea after all—just not what we’ve been told.

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Bowyer: Do the Riots Make Any Sense?


Do the riots make any sense? While there is a clearly an understandable rationale behind peaceful protests over the death of George Floyd, what purpose can there be in looting, destroying businesses and engaging in more acts of violence against innocent people?

How is justice served by piling injustice on top of injustice?

There’s no logic to this except for that of mysterium iniquitatis—Latin for the ‘the mystery of evil’. The sacking and burning of businesses, the breakdown of order, the embrace of chaos is not rational. It’s not just destructive—it’s self-destructive.

Much of what is happening has nothing to do with race or economics or politics or ideology.

Some things are too big for us to handle on our own. It’s time for Americans to pray about the crises that have engulfed us.

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Jerry Bowyer: The Church and State in a Time of Pandemic

Should churches defy state shutdown orders in order to gather in person yet again?

This question goes to the heart of both America’s founding principles and the core convictions of Christianity. The early American position was strongly influenced by the Bible—and a disposition “to be subject to the governing authorities.”

But sometimes the state becomes tyrannical and forbids what God commands. What then? We reason with them, we exercise patience, we appeal to other authorities—as Paul appealed to Caesar.

When all other options have been exhausted, then we respectfully disobey.

The evangelical pastor John MacArthur recently quoted the Puritan Richard Baxter, “where he says, ‘If the magistrate, asks you to refrain from meeting because of a pestilence, you do not meet. On the other hand, if the magistrate tries to force you not to meet because of persecution of Christianity, you meet anyway.’”

That’s wisdom.

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Jerry Bowyer: An Election Season to Watch

The presidential election might not be until November, but another election season has already started. America’s largest corporations are now holding annual shareholder meetings—and we should all be paying attention.

One to track closely is on May 27—when Amazon’s investors are going to be asked to vote on whether to end Amazon’s practice of outsourcing its charitable screening to the left-wing Southern Poverty Law Center.

By relying on these biased activists, Amazon has excluded Christian charities such as the Family Research Council from the list of options which customers can support via Amazon’s Smile program. As a publicly-traded company, Amazon is ultimately subject to its shareholders.

If you’re invested in Amazon, you’re an owner. You should speak out. There’s an election on May 27th and it will determine whether one of the largest corporations in the world can treat Christianity as a hate group.

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Jerry Bowyer: Amazon Should Smile on All Charities

With millions of Americans unemployed or forced to shutter their businesses, charitable organizations are becoming even more vital. Through their “Smile” program, Amazon allows customers to give small amounts to charities as part of their orders.

But the tech giant relies on the progressive Southern Poverty Law Center to determine which charities are worthy of their support. But the SPLC isn’t a neutral arbiter: it’s a left-wing smear factory—labeling many Christian charities as “hate groups.”

In light of this, the Alliance Defending Freedom has launched a campaign to persuade Amazon, a publicly-traded company, to stop depending on the SPLC’s absurd blacklist as a guide for their program. It’s imperative that investors and consumers push back on organizations like the SPLC that exercise such enormous influence over corporate life.

Amazon should allow their consumer to help fund any charity that is actually helping people, not just those that conform to left-wing dogma.

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Jerry Bowyer: Look for America to Beat Expectations Yet Again

In the first quarter of this year, GDP declined at an annualized rate of -5 percent. While that drop might set off alarm bells and panic for some, the truth is that this is a testament to the resilience of the American economy.

Despite the widespread closures and spiking unemployment, we’re still producing 95 percent as much wealth as we were last year.

While some sectors have been devastated by the crisis, many of them are not massive drivers of growth. Don’t get me wrong, this painful national quarantine is hitting many people hard.

But this crisis has shown that at its core, our economy is resilient. And we can look forward to a strong finish once the shutdowns are ended and all the suppressed economic power is unbound.

All in all, look for America to beat expectations—yet again.

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