Are Words More Harmful Than Actions? A Contrarian’s View

Are Words More Harmful Than Actions? A Contrarian’s View

With all the talk of violent rhetoric inspiring real bloodshed, the recent manslaughter conviction of Michelle Carter in Massachusetts just adds fuel to the controversy. Granted, the case of Carter, now twenty, who urged her boyfriend, Conrad Roy III, to take his own life, is not the same as violent political speech, but the question remains: can words kill? Most conservatives don’t think so, including Rush Limbaugh in a recent rant. But one can also make the case that words do kill, and those whose language is hateful and lethal should be held accountable. Limbaugh adamantly opposed the verdict and hoped that it would be overturned. This sets a dangerous precedent, he said, given that Carter was miles away, urging Roy on via texts. The young man was responsible for his own death. Her behavior was reprehensible, according to Limbaugh, but he went on to lampoon the idea that according to liberals, Roy was a victim. Limbaugh has always been a vocal proponent of the idea that individuals should be held accountable for their actions, and not blame them on the words or persuasion of others. That is, indeed, a hallmark of conservative thought. On the other hand, a hallmark of civilized thought, accepted by everyone but the occasional grenade-thrower, is that you can’t yell ‘Fire’ in a crowded theater. In other words, say pretty much what you want, but not if your words cause immediate, foreseeable harm. Some will argue that the ‘crowded theater’ analogy doesn’t work well here since Carter was not urging a mob to mass violence. True, but to the extent that the analogy does...
Why People Don’t Trust CNN: A Compiliation of Fake News Pushed by CNN

Why People Don’t Trust CNN: A Compiliation of Fake News Pushed by CNN

CNN has earned the reputation of pushing fake news. After a string of bias reports and false narratives, it comes to no surprise that CNN is seeing its overall ratings decline. A list of deceitful and unethical reports by CNN have been compiled to show how they have managed to go from a slightly liberal news choice to a far-left propaganda arm.  However, the list is so vast, they have been condensed to only a small amount. -CNN pretends that a studio is on location in The Gulf War. A leaked video shows a CNN reporter in front of a green screen. -In one interview, CNN said, “Jared Kushner may be one of the people who has to die.” -CNN lied about “hands up don’t shoot” narrative. After the shooting of Michael Brown, CNN claimed Brown had his hands up when he was shot. CNN’s description read, “Authorities said Brown had attacked the officer in his car and tried to take his gun. Others said the teenager was surrendering, his hands in the air to show he was unarmed when the officer opened fire.” When describing the alternate side of the matter, they cite “authorities” and refuse to include evidence and eye witnesses who debunked the “hands up don’t shoot” narrative.  And CNN never recanted, despite a report by the DOJ that debunked their story. -CNN claimed that the Manchester bombing could be a right-wing false flag operation. Terrorism analyst Paul Cruickshank, told Anderson Cooper, “in recent months in Europe, there have been a number of false flag plots where right-wing extremists have tried frame Islamists for terrorism.” -CNN...
Liberals and Wall Street– A Statist Love Story

Liberals and Wall Street– A Statist Love Story

Donald Trump became the first Presidential candidate in over 20 years with the courage to challenge the Wall Street financial power structure, when he pointed out the failures of our ‘Free Trade’ agreements. Free Trade is the Holy Grail of Wall Street and the Central Banks, which is the reason no candidate until President Trump has had the courage to even raise the issue, let alone actively negotiate with and compel other countries to give America terms more favorable to American workers. We know that liberal activists are supposed to hate Wall Street greed, and we know that Wall Street does not like President Trumps’ renegotiation of GATT NAFTA. We also know that Wall Street’s preferred candidate by money and deed was Hillary Clinton. Why then, are so many liberals angry about the defeat of the Wall Street candidate, Hillary Clinton, when they should be ecstatic at her loss? It was Hillary, who attached herself at the hip to Wall Street and the central banks, benefiting politically and personally, from their massive financial support and endorsement. Wall Street supported Clinton, and with good reason. It was Bill Clinton who signed Gatt Nafta, defining him as the greatest anti-labor President in American history. Free Trade has shipped much of our industrial base and over 1 million jobs overseas, to the benefit of Wall Street and corporate executives. It was Bill Clinton who signed Glass Stegal, freeing the central banks to create massive profits with massive corruption. It helped to set up the 2008 economic and real estate collapse. A disaster we show little sign of recovering from. Related: gop-rocks-georgia-handel-beats-ossoff-despite-dems-bigbucks-effort Democrats...
GOP ROCKS GEORGIA: Handel beats Ossoff despite Dems’ big-bucks effort

GOP ROCKS GEORGIA: Handel beats Ossoff despite Dems’ big-bucks effort

by Fox News Republican Karen Handel on Tuesday night defeated rival Jon Ossoff in Georgia’s record-spending, special-election congressional race, keeping yet another House seat in GOP hands and denying Democrats a chance to deliver a rebuke to President Trump. With all precincts reporting, Handel, a former Georgia secretary of state, led Ossoff 52 percent to 48 percent — a margin of nearly 11,000 votes out of more than 250,000 ballots cast. Congratulations to Karen Handel on her big win in Georgia 6th. Fantastic job, we are all very proud of you! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 21, 2017 The race smashed fundraising records for a House contest — with both campaigns and outside groups combining to spend a record $50 million. Ossoff’s defeat was another setback for Democrats hoping to capitalize on Trump’s low approval ratings to win a long-standing Republican seat. It was the party’s fourth straight defeat this year in attempts to win a Republican seat and take the momentum into the 2018 midterms. They now must win 24 GOP House seats to retake control of the chamber next year. Related: liberals-and-wall-street-a-statist-love-story Laughing my #Ossoff — Kellyanne Conway (@KellyannePolls) June 21, 2017 “This race was going to require all hands on deck, and that’s what we had,” Handel said at her victory party. “Tonight’s victory is for you. It’s for every citizen in the 6th (Congressional) District.” To be sure, the contest was close since Handel and Ossoff were the top finishers in April’s first balloting, which sent them to Tuesday’s runoff. Related Image Expand / Collapse Republican candidate for 6th congressional district Karen Handel speaks...
Travel Ban Challengers Urge U.S. Top Court to Reject Trump Appeal

Travel Ban Challengers Urge U.S. Top Court to Reject Trump Appeal

by Reuters Travel ban challengers urge U.S. top court to reject Trump appeal U.S. President Donald Trump concludes remarks to reporters during his meeting with Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, U.S. June 20, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst   By Lawrence Hurley   Opponents of President Donald Trump’s ban on travelers from six Muslim-majority countries again urged the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday to reject his bid to revive it, saying his administration undermined its own arguments by amending the order last week. In court papers filed with the justices, lawyers for the state of Hawaii and individual plaintiffs in Maryland made note of a June 14 memo by the administration amending the executive order to let the government conduct an internal review of vetting procedures for people entering the country. Related: st-louis-judge-halts-removal-of-confederate-monument The order signed by Trump on March 6 called for a 90-day ban on travelers from Libya, Iran, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen and a 120-day ban on all refugees entering the United States to give the government time to implement stronger vetting procedures. Related: otto-warmbier-dead-american-student-who-was-released-from-north-korea-has-died-his-family-says “This memorandum conclusively severs the already tenuous relationship between the bans and their ostensible rationale by making it clear that the order’s travel and refugee restrictions may begin after the vetting reviews are complete,” Hawaii’s lawyer, Neal Katyal, wrote. The administration has appealed lower court rulings blocking the travel ban to the Supreme Court and made an emergency request that the justices put the order into effect immediately while the legal battle over its legality continues. A decision by the justices on whether to take...
St. Louis Judge Halts Removal of Confederate Monument

St. Louis Judge Halts Removal of Confederate Monument

by Fox News St. Louis Confederate monument’s removal halted by judge   A St. Louis Circuit Court judge has temporarily stopped the city from taking down a Confederate monument.  (Fox 2 Now) A St. Louis Circuit Court judge has temporarily stopped the city from removing a controversial Confederate monument from Forest Park. Last week, the Missouri Civil War Museum contested monument ownership and filed suit on Friday. A museum spokesperson said the United Daughters of the Confederacy, who helped pay for installation of the monument more than a century ago, signed the memorial over to the museum’s care. The museum wants to move the memorial to an undisclosed location. Related: travel-ban-challengers-urge-us-top-court-to-reject-trump-appeal Judge Robert Dierker ruled Monday that far too many questions remain regarding legal ownership of the monument. The city had planned to place the Confederate Memorial in storage after its removal until further notice. City attorneys claim the monument its city property and the museum’s lawsuit is just a publicity...