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Hugh Hewitt with Admiral James Stavridis on the stand-off between the PRC and its citizens demonstrating in Hong Kong as well as the response from the United States.
China recently claimed that it was the United States that instigated the waves of pro-democracy protests that have washed over Hong Kong in recent weeks. It’s a ridiculous claim, but unfortunately suggests the possibility that Beijing is foreshadowing a military intervention in Hong Kong to maintain control.
The commander of China’s military outfit in Hong Kong recently said, in fact, that it was “determined to protect national sovereignty, security, stability, and the prosperity of Hong Kong.”
It wouldn’t be the first time that China has used force in this way. Many of you remember the brutal repression in Tiananmen Square in 1989. Tibet was invaded in 1950. And, more recently, we’ve seen the crackdown on Uighur Muslims in western China.
Hong Kong has been an important center of both commerce and freedom, just a few miles from the Chinese mainland. Whether that will continue is a serious question that we all should be concerned with.Read More »
The fetal heartbeat bills recently adopted in several states are strategic efforts intended to provoke the attention of the United States Supreme Court to confront the logic of the Roe v. Wade decision.
The passage of these bills has also provoked a very revealing public conversation. Notably, Christine Quinn—active in New York city politics over the years, said on CNN, “When a woman is pregnant, that is not a human being inside of her.”
Whatever the inhabitant of the womb is, according to Christine Quinn, “it’s not a human being.”
Because, if it were, pro-abortion advocates would then have to recognize the personhood of that being and recognize his or her rights.
The only significant moral agent when it comes to those who are representing the pro-choice position is the woman. The baby simply doesn’t exist.
Christine Quinn’s horrifying comment has at least achieved one thing, moral clarity, and we should at least note that.Read More »
Imagine if conservatives had attacked freshman Congress member Ilhan Omar by questioning her loyalty to the United States and suggesting that she cared more about her Muslim faith or her Somali homeland than she did about America.
Democrats along with all right-thinking people would have been outraged at the bigoted nature of such an assault, but Omar herself has repeatedly slammed her pro-Israel colleagues on a similarly unacceptable basis. Her most recent comments claim that Israel supporters “push for allegiance to a foreign country.”
This is no more appropriate than prior slanders against Catholic Americans for “allegiance” to the Vatican over loyalty to America, or potential claims against Omar and Muslim colleagues for giving devotion to Islam above the Constitution.
It’s always okay to challenge the judgment of Jewish or Christian supporters of Israel, but it’s never appropriate to question their patriotism.Read More »
Townhall Review – July 28, 2018
Hugh Hewitt and New York Times columnist, Bret Stephens, talk about Iran’s latest threats to the United States following President Trump’s decision to pull out of the Iran Nuclear Deal. Hugh Hewitt and Rep. Mike Gallagher discuss President Trump’s recent speech on upgrading the U.S. military. Phil Cowan and Jonathan Keller of the California Family Counsel discuss the postponement of California AB2943. Dennis Prager and Kimberly Strassel of the Wall Street Journal look at the latest developments in the “Russian Collusion” investigation. Michael Medved looks at how the Democrats flirting with Democratic Socialism might affect Republican chances in the midterm election. Michael Medved examines the impact foolish social media posts or stupid comments from long ago might cause some good, talented people to not seek public office. Mike Gallagher invites former press secretary Sean Spicer to look back at his career in his new book, The Briefing.Read More »