The New York Times in keeping with their anti-American image has praised the Iran nuclear program as “peaceful.”
I guess that’s in the same way they refer to rioters and looters as peaceful. This time they are getting hammered for calling the nuclear program of the world’s leading sponsor of terrorism as peaceful.
Does anyone truly believe that the same Iranian government that encourages people to chant, “Death to America” does anything peacefully? I mean besides Joe Biden, the lamestream press and Democratic politicians?
The biggest reason that Arab countries are working with Israel is because their fear of the Iranians.
The NYT wrote:
“Iranian officials, who have always maintained that their nuclear ambitions are for peaceful purposes, not weapons, expressed fury and vowed revenge over the assassination, calling it an act of terrorism and warmongering.”
The NYT has become a propaganda tool for China, Iran and other enemies of the United States. The same paper that criticized Trump’s America First program evidently supports China and Iran First. The Democrats have fallen in line with them. They have been crying crocodile tears over the fact that Iran’s top nuclear scientist was assassinated.
In response, the New York Times, the so-called “paper of record,” was accused of disseminating “foreign propaganda garbage.”
“Is this an Iranian paper?” conservative commentator Lisa Boothe said.
“What was once the self-styled newspaper of record is now just a well-funded left-wing blog, relentlessly hostile to America and Israel, and always ready to propagandize for their enemies,” Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) said.
“NYT, once again, ignores U.S. intelligence agencies’ warnings and props up a murderous, gay killing Regime. Their tweet should have a warning label of pushing misinformation, @Twitter,” Richard Grenell responded.
“The New York Times is pure foreign propaganda garbage,” Republican operative Arthur Schwartz said.
“Two weeks ago, the IAEA declared Iran’s enriched uranium stockpile was over 12 times the legal limit. Also, you don’t build nuclear facilities deep under mountains with 90 degree entrances meant to defeat cruise missiles when they’re for peaceful purposes,” GOP operative Alex Plitsas said.
“Wow. The press has truly become an anti- American propaganda tool. Not even worth using for toilet paper,” another person said.
“Lmao. Much like the peaceful protests, this is just peaceful nuclear bomb research,” another person mocked.
Ben Rhodes and John Brennan, two principals in the Obama/Biden administration are going around and defending Iran. Whose side are these guys on? The United States is not even implicated in the assassination. We will get much more of this if Joe Biden becomes president.
After it was revealed that Iran’s head of its nuclear program, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, was killed on Friday, Obama’s CIA Director John Brennan had a temper tantrum criticizing what he referred to it as a “criminal” killing.
Responding to Fakhrizadeh’s death, Brennan, who always sides with our enemies over the US, was quick to take to social media and tweet out his judgment and disapproval.
“This was a criminal act & highly reckless. It risks lethal retaliation & a new round of regional conflict. Iranian leaders would be wise to wait for the return of responsible American leadership on the global stage & to resist the urge to respond against perceived culprits.”
Notice how he blames the Trump administration on instinct. This from a man who lied under oath about the CIA spying on the US Senate. Why he’s not in prison yet we’ll will never know.
People like John Brennan, who voted for a communist once, think that to bring peace all you need to do is float candles down a River while singing Kumbaya. Well, in the real world it doesn’t work that way. Since its inception the state of Israel has been surrounded by Muslim nations who hate them. It is inconceivable that the Obama administration even considered allowing Iran to have a nuclear bomb. Unlike other nuclear countries who use nuclear weapons as a deterrent to war, Iran tells us over and over again that they want to use them, first on Israel, the little Satan, and then on the United States, they big Satan.
Brennan, who is always defending Obama’s Iran nuclear deal, which actually allows the terror state to legally own a nuclear bomb in 15 years, also referred to the assassination as an act of state-sponsored terrorism which he claimed was “a flagrant violation of international law.”
How come Brennan never spoke that way about Iran, which is a state sponsor of terrorism?
Incidentally, the Iran nuclear deal that Brennan is so proud of was never signed by either side. The Iranians didn’t sign it and neither did we, so the deal itself is actually non binding. And that means it’s not an enforceable. Iran was violating the agreement when the ink that was never there was still wet. How the hell could the Obama administration tell the world that the Iran nuclear deal was a done deal when no one signed it? Everything about that in ministration was a bold faced lie. and how could Brennan stand up today and defend a state sponsor of terror when the nuclear deal wasn’t signed?
How everyone on the Left conveniently forgets. On November 19, 2015, the Obama/Kerry State Department sent a letter to then-Representative Mike Pompeo that undermines really undercuts the idea that the Iran deal represents any form of a binding American agreement. It turns out that the Obama administration not only acknowledged that the deal wasn’t a treaty, but it also admitted that it wasn’t “an executive agreement” or even a “signed document.”
Here are the key paragraphs:
“The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) is not a treaty or an executive agreement, and is not a signed document. The JCPOA reflects political commitments between Iran, the P5+1 (the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Russia, China), and the European Union. As you know, the United States has a long-standing practice of addressing sensitive problems in negotiations that culminate in political commitments.
The success of the JCPOA will depend not on whether it is legally binding or signed, but rather on the extensive verification measures we have put in place, as well as Iran’s understanding that we have the capacity to re-impose — and ramp up — our sanctions if Iran does not meet its commitments.”
Brennan’s comments received an angry backlash:
Don Jr “In case anyone was wondering what side he’s really on at this point. It’s insane.”
“It’s bizarre to see a former head of the CIA consistently side with Iranian zealots who chant ‘Death to America’ and reflexively condemn Israel,” wrote Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX). “Does Joe Biden agree?”
“Great question,” replied fellow Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX).
Brennan responded back to Cruz, referring to the senator as “unworthy to represent the good people of Texas.”
“Why is @JohnBrennan always on the side of our Enemies?” former senior adviser to President Trump Sebastian Gorka asked.
“John Brennan and the rest of the Democrat anti-semites can’t wait to start blaming Israel and coddling the number one state sponsor of terrorism, Iran”
J. Michael Waller, Senior Analyst for Strategy at the Center for Security Policy tweeted, “There goes John Brennan, advising the Iranian mullahs again.”
“That’s rich coming from a known traitor… actually, it’s EXACTLY what you expect from a known traitor.”
As the latest rise in coronavirus cases moves across the country, and school districts are calling for a return to total virtual classrooms, school system are more and more reporting that online learning isn’t cutting it, and we are seeing failure rates skyrocket across the country.
In Fairfax County, Virginia, a newly released report from the Office of Research and Strategic Improvement found that the share of failing grades to date were up more than 80% in comparison with last year’s rates leaping 6 percent to 11 percent.
In the Los Angeles Unified School District, grades ranging from Ds to Fs among middle and high school students have jumped up as school attendance has gone down. Bay Area school districts reported a 50% spike in failing grades when compared to the numbers from the last few years.
In Austin, Texas, nearly one-quarter of all middle school students in the Austin Independent School District were failing at least one class, a 70% increase compared to last year. Sixty-two percent of students who go through online classrooms in Van Alstyne ISD were failing at least one class. In Pottsboro ISD right next door, virtual classroom students were more than 5 times as likely to be failing a grade than students who attended in-person classes.
Outside of the teacher’s unions, did anyone not see this coming? Ignoring the psychologist’s warnings of detrimental effects of lockdowns and virtual classrooms on our nation’s children, the Left in this country have robbed our school kids of an education. My own son, who has been an honor student for so long I can’t remember, is in trouble with his grades, and he told me it’s because of online learning. He explained one of the problems to me that I can fully relate, such as just when he is getting a concept the teacher is trying to get across to the class, a technical glitch will occur and the screen will go blank. Everyone then has to wait for the video feed to pop up again. Even if they only have to wait five seconds, that time kills a train of thought, and it’s difficult to get it back. That’s not the student’s fault, and yet they will be the ones held responsible when it comes to grading time.
The damage of virtual learning overall is not indiscriminate, the problems with it have been tougher on underserved communities. Lower-income households without the means to offer additional extracurricular assistance, students with disabilities, and students whose first language isn’t English all fell right into a widening education gap that was largely predicted by educational researchers. Yet, the unions and school boards didn’t care enough to listen. They had a mission to accomplish, and that was get rid of Trump by making life so miserable for everyone by using the Chinese virus pandemic, and for teachers to demand raises for not really teaching. Let’s face it, virtual learning is nowhere near the real McCoy.
They knew this before China unleashed a plague on the world. A report from George Mason University that came out in January of 21019 discovered that “fully online coursework has contributed to increasing gaps in educational success across socioeconomic groups while failing to improve affordability.”
“Students with weak academic preparation and those from low-income and under-represented backgrounds consistently underperform in fully-online environments,” the report says. “A strong body of evidence, as well as industry best practices, have consistently emphasized the critical role of frequent and meaningful interaction between students and instructors for increasing the quality of the online educational experience and improving student outcomes and satisfaction.”
In Fairfax County, “the pattern was pervasive across all student groups, grade levels, and content areas,” but in the underserved communities they once again were still hit harder, as rates of failure among students with disabilities and students where English is their second language were up more than 100%, about 20 points higher than the statistical average.
Fairfax County Public Schools Superintendent Scott Brabrand said the school system was “working on identifying by name and by need and are working on specific interventions to support them right now,” according to the Washington Post. Was it just platitudes or do they suddenly really care? I sound bitter, because these professionals all knew the chance of children under 17 of catching the virus are next to naught, and for the rest of us, save the elderly, there is a 99 percent survival rate, yet they went ahead and ruined the school year for everyone anyway.
Let’s hope that some sanity comes back to our public schools and the school districts along with the teacher’s unions begin to care more about the education of our children than the employment of adults. We didn’t really even get into the psychological damage lockdowns and virtual learning are causing students across the country. I for one consider it abuse, but then again, I’m biased.
Recently, the Supreme Court sided with religious liberty in New York by blocking a ruling by Andrew Cuomo that would limit the number of people allowed to attend in-church services. One of the heroes in this battle is new justice Amy Coney Barrett.
With Barrett on the court, I predict we can see many more victories like the recent one seen in New York. As terrifying as the thought of a Biden/Harris presidency is, Barrett really gives me hope for the future.
It’s no secret that if Biden and Harris occupy the White House in a few months, the world is going to drastically change. The economy is going to go downhill fast, the abortion industry will probably skyrocket, and millions of people will be adversely affected by the pending new administration’s handling of the pandemic.
However, President Trump has worked for the past four years to make a better America, and he’s greatly succeeded. His actions in the past few months have been to put leaders in place that can make an impact when he’s gone.
When Barrett was confirmed as a Justice, I knew that she would make a huge difference for America. But with the looming Biden/Harris presidency, America is seeing just how important that confirmation was. If the confirmation would have been put off until Biden took office, a Democrat would surely be taking the seat. Churches in New York would be restricted right now if the decision was stalled.
What America needs to do is stay united and continue to back our conservative leaders in power. We need to pray for them consistently so they can be encouraged and strengthened. The battle they are facing is an incredibly hard one. As voting decisions are made, ballots are recounted, and more and more decisions regarding right and wrong go to the Supreme Court, conservative politicians and Justices will be under massive fire from the left.
If they can stay strong and hold true to their conservative values, America has a chance of remaining the beautiful, free country that it currently is. Barrett underwent massive scrutiny from Democrats during her confirmation process. She was attacked and verbally abused yet she held her head high and defended herself, her family, and America.
Barrett has shown that she isn’t backing down from truth, and in the process is standing up for religious freedom and defeating the hypocrisy of these tyrannical governors running our country.
It is incredible women like Barrett who will keep this country safe. People willing to stand up for this country and what she stands for are becoming few and far in between. But if we can take a page out of Barrett’s book and use her brave actions to fuel our own, no matter what Biden and Harris do, this country will not give into darkness.
The future may look bleak, but don’t be discouraged, friends. Let the religious freedom Supreme Court victory encourage you and serve as a reminder. There are still good people in this world, there are still brave people willing to stand up for freedom despite the consequences and repercussions.
This victory will be the first of many, despite whoever occupies the White House.
President Donald Trump answered questions by the mainstream news media, the partisan hacks throughout the entire election cycle for the first time since the fraudulent election was hastily called for Joe Biden within two days of Election Day even though many states were still counting.
The media, for the most part, does not respect the office of the president, because they speak to Trump with such disrespect that they should no longer be allowed in the White House press pool. Just because they do not like this president, it doesn’t give them the right to speak to him disrespectfully, and yet they do it all the time.
Well, the Fake News hacks were just as rude as always. A Reuters reporter actually asked the president if he will leave the White House if he loses the election. This was based on the lies of the left that really started with Bill Maher on his TV show where he started saying that Trump will act like a dictator and not leave the White House if he loses the 2020 race. The president has never said anything even remotely close to that, but the left all jumped on that bandwagon, and made the same claim over and over again just to give the American people the impression that Trump was a banana republic dictator who wasn’t going to leave if he lost the election.
Most, not all, but most of the reporters today are not really journalists. They are activists, left wing activists who pretend to be journalists who instead of reporting the news, they create the news. There are many of them like CNN’s Jim Acosta who wants to make the story about himself and other journalists and not about reporting the news. These people are not reporters. They are abusive political activists. When you do a story on the president wanting three scoops of ice cream at a banquet while everyone else got only two, you’re not reporting news, you’re acting like a left wing biased activist who wants to trash president trump.
And the same news media hacks who have attacked this president every day for his entire four year term are the first ones to will tell you that President Trump is attacking the press, when all he has ever done is called them Fake News when they report fake news, which is much more often than not. Trump has never spied on journalists the way Barack Obama did. He never charged journalists were charged news media reporters and journalists the way Barack Obama did. Obama promised America that his administration would be the most transparent in American history, yet that administration limited information to the media that would have been used to hold the government accountable for its actions. Meanwhile, Donald Trump has been the most accessible president to the press ever, meeting with them every time he travels somewhere, always stopping to speak to the press.
The Obama administration prosecuted 10 government employees for giving information to the press. Eight of the cases were prosecuted for the Espionage Act, which was created during WWI, to protect America against foreign spies.
President Trump felt the urge to school the reporter that people should not talk to the president the way they talk to him.
“The whole election was a fraud. They have Biden beating Obama in areas that matter in terms of the election in swing states. And yet he’s losing to Obama all over the place. And yet he’s beating Obama in places that mattered in terms of the election. Look, between you people… Look, don’t talk to me that way… You’re just a lightweight. Don’t talk to me that way. I’m the President of the United States. Don’t ever talk to the President that way. OK I’m going to go with another question… Massive fraud has been found. We’re like a third world country. We’re using computers that can be hacked. How many glitches did they find. Oh, a glitch. Oh, gee we had a glitch. 5,000 votes. In all cases the votes switched to Joe Biden.”
Again, the leftist activists who claim to be journalists have no respect for the office of the president, and the way they treat President Trump is proof positive.
Lt. General Michael Flynn’s family is now finally able to live their lives in peace after President Donald Trump pardoned the retired general, an innocent man who was setup by the Obama administration to cover up their own misdeeds, and this after serving over 30 years for his country.
The four-year nightmare for Mike Flynn ended with Trump’s pardon, and I believe the people responsible for what happened to him must be brought to justice, because if they could do it to the former national security advisor just think of what they could do to you or me.
The president’s pardon will now protect Flynn from future persecution by deep state bad actors who hate Trump and want to go at him again. They went after Flynn originally because he was the Director of Defense Intelligence Agency and he knew where all the bodies were buried. Flynn came out strongly against Obama’s Iran nuclear deal claiming that it was a disastrous deal that would do much harm to the United States and the world. Being the DIA, Flynn also knew about all the corruption that went on during the Obama administration in Ukraine including a proxy war funded by a missing $7 billion.
The fact that Flynn needed a pardon in the first place was because to the very day of the pardon the deep state was still attacking him. Attorney General William Barr had ordered a US Attorney to look at the Flynn case that was run by the FBI. That US Attorney came back and said that the Department of Justice (DOJ) should drop all charges because of the level of corruption by fired and disgraced former FBI director James Comey’s FBI, which set Flynn up from the very beginning of the ordeal. However, Judge Emmet Sullivan, a deep stater himself, refused to drop the case, even though his part was just a mere formality. The Democrats must have gotten to him and asked him to keep the case alive as long as possible, because as soon as Flynn was set free he was able to talk about the corruption of the Obama administration.
The former general broke no laws and was forced to plead guilty, because Comey’s FBI told him that if he didn’t plead guilty they were going to after his innocent son as well. The fact that Comey and several other FBI agents have not been charged with crimes yet is astonishing.
Emmet Sullivan wanted Flynn out of the picture because he was not a “yes man.” It’s a known fact that the former president surrounded himself with military brass that were yes men, forcing non yes men into early retirement. Flynn loudly voiced his concerns over things Obama was doing, and he had to put out to pasture, so to speak. So, the administration very publicly fired Flynn. The general remained silent for some time. Then, a man came along who won the White House and announced that Flynn was going to be his National Security Advisor. The announcement was made during Trump’s president-elect period, while Barack Obama was still in the White House. Obama used that time to set up Flynn to get him out of the way.
In order to give some credibility to the phony Russian collusion narrative Obama expelled 35 Russian diplomats from the country. Flynn got a call from the Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak about the diplomats being expelled. Why wouldn’t the Russian ambassador call General Flynn, after all, he was the incoming National Security Advisor. The phone call was perfectly normal and 100% legal.
There is much speculation that Obama waited to expel the Russian diplomats until Flynn went on vacation with his family to the Dominican Republic. This way he was not on US soil. How do we know that Obama was involved? Because after the list of unmasking requests came out, Flynn was not on any of them. However, the president of the United States has the right to do his own unmasking request and the president’s requests are not added in to the normal list of unmasking requests. That’s how they got the information for the call.
When the FBI called Flynn to come in to answer some questions, soon became apparent to the incoming national security advisor that they were questioning him for wrongdoing. He asked prior to the interviews he would need a lawyer and they told him now. Flynn being a general had worked with the FBI in the past and thought that it was just a routine interview for his new position with the Trump White House.
The FBI then charged Flynn with lying to the FBI interviewers on a question about what he spoke about to the Russian ambassador over the sanctions. Flynn never argued with them about what he said to the ambassador over sanctions, because the FBI never asked him a question about sanctions. how could he lie about a question he was never asked? How do we know this? That’s easy, because the 302 documents by the FBI interviewers never mentioned that they asked him questions on sanctions. For those who don’t know, a 302 document is the document that FBI agents use to write down every single solitaire E thing that happened during an interview, they do them right after the interview went everything is still fresh in their memory. If the FBI is going to charge Flynn with lying during the interview about a question on sanctions, don’t you think the agents would have added that information to their 302 documents? Of course they would, but there are none and therefore he was never asked about sanctions. the FBI lied.
We now also saw the handwritten notes by James Comey himself where he said that he and the FBI believed that Flynn was telling the truth during his interview. Oddly enough, those notes and the 302 documents were classified until they were recently declassified by the Trump administration. Why hide them?
The entire legal episode for Michael Flynn was due to the Obama administration spying on the Trump campaign during the 2016 presidential election and then trying to cover it up. Then, with Flynn coming in as the new National Security Advisor under Trump was a nightmare for the Obama administration, because remember, he knew where the bodies were buried.
At least the former general and his family can now lay their heads down at night knowing their ordeal is finally over.
This story is hard for me as I am increasingly becoming more of an anti-public education advocate.
These union-controlled Marxist portals called public schools are forcing millions of children through the system annually, with tens of thousands of them handed high school graduation diplomas but are not prepared to be productive US citizens.
Some in the education system and politicians have come to the conclusion that when parents drop their children off at local schools, the state takes over superseding the children’s parents’ authority while in their facilities.
Under the guise of combatting the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Phil Scott of Vermont is now directing schools to interrogate students about what they did on Thanksgiving. He wants to know if they had a large family gathering.
And who is the governor requiring to put on a second hat as private investigators? School employees such as teachers, counselors, and administrators.
Vermont Governor Instructs Schools To Interrogate Students About Family Thanksgiving Gatherings
Vermont Gov. Phil Scott is giving schools the green light to interrogate students about their Thanksgiving activities following the break.
According to Scott, students or parents who admit to violating the state’s holiday travel and gathering rules will be forced to participate in online school for two weeks, he announced via Twitter on Tuesday. The penalty will be reduced to one week if the students in question take a COVID-19 test.
The same quarantine method, Scott claimed, should apply to businesses whose employees decide to celebrate the Thanksgiving holidays with friends and family.
“This isn’t a way around the ban or an excuse to get together,” he wrote. “The more we adhere to this policy, the faster we’ll lower case counts & ease up on restrictions.”
See the governor’s tweets below:
So what happens if interrogating the children and parents don’t produce the desired results?
Scott threatened during a press conference on Tuesday, that he has “a lot of tools in the toolbox” and could use them if the virus continues to spread in his state.
Yes, a Republican Governor sounds just a far-left globalist, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown.
She encouraged citizens to call the police on their neighbors who violate her latest executive order, which includes a six-person limit from two households maximum on in-home gatherings. Anyone who violates Brown’s orders this Thanksgiving could face misdemeanor penalties of up to 30 days in jail, fines of up to $1,250, or both.
On Wednesday, the US Supreme Court blocked New York Governor Andrew Cuomo from reestablishing his draconian strict attendance caps at worship services in areas hit hard by the coronavirus.
The court ruled 5-4 to block Cuomo from enforcing his October 6 “Cluster Initiative” against churches and other houses of worship that sued to challenge his unamerican restrictions.
The ruling is the first in which Justice Amy Coney Barrett played a decisive role. Barrett, who was President Donald Trump’s third Supreme Court nominee, joined the court on October. 27, after being confirmed by the US Senate after the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on September 18.
Meanwhile, it’s being reported that Chief Justice John Roberts joined the court’s liberal wing in the dissenting opinion, but I wish they would stop reporting on him that way, because John Roberts IS of the court’s liberal wing. The leftists on the court’s dissent was that the court had acted rashly. According to the Constitution, the New York Governor is the one who acted rashly.
In an Orwellian fashion, Cuomo’s plan created a color-coded system on the limits of large gatherings and on businesses, supposedly to help stop an outbreak in NYC where cases were allegedly surging.
His orders were aimed at worship services at some synagogues and Roman Catholic churches in parts of Brooklyn and Queens, according to Bloomberg.
In the red zones, deemed the hardest-hit areas, the state limited attendance in houses of worship down to only 25 percent of their lawful occupancy or 10 people, whichever is fewer. The majority of complaints said the governor’s limits violated the First Amendment’s protection of the free exercise of religion. And they are right.
Justice Neil Gorsuch wrote in the concurring opinion that Cuomo treated religious activities less favorably than nonreligious ones, according to the New York Times. That goes against the Equal Protection Clause of the US Constitution. And religion has Constitutional rights.
“It is time — past time — to make plain that, while the pandemic poses many grave challenges, there is no world in which the Constitution tolerates color-coded executive edicts that reopen liquor stores and bike shops but shutter churches, synagogues, and mosques,” wrote Gorsuch, who was also named to the court by Trump.
“So, at least according to the Governor, it may be unsafe to go to church, but it is always fine to pick up another bottle of wine, shop for a new bike, or spend the afternoon exploring your distal points and meridians,” he continued, according to a tweet from The Economist correspondent Steven Mazie. “Who knew public health would so perfectly align with secular convenience?”
The ruling was considered a reversal of earlier actions taken in the course of the pandemic this year by the Court in response to state restrictions on organized religion. The justices beforehand refused to lift restrictions on churches in California and Nevada.
In the dissenting opinion, Roberts explained why the court’s leftists opposed the decision.
“Numerical capacity limits of 10 and 25 people, depending on the applicable zone, do seem unduly restrictive,” Roberts wrote, according to the New York Times. “It is not necessary, however, for us to rule on that serious and difficult question at this time.”
“The governor might reinstate the restrictions,” he continued. “But he also might not. And it is a significant matter to override determinations made by public health officials concerning what is necessary for public safety in the midst of a deadly pandemic. If the governor does reinstate the numerical restrictions the applicants can return to this court, and we could act quickly on their renewed applications.”
President Trump took to social media to retweet the SCOTUSblog account that announced the high court’s ruling.
The American Criminal Liberties Union (ACLU) condemned the decision and warned it could “undermine New York’s efforts to curb the pandemic.”
“The freedom to worship is one of our most cherished fundamental rights, but it does not include a license to harm others or endanger public health,” said Daniel Mach, director of the ACLU Program of Freedom of Religion and Belief. Actually, the Constitution says about religion that the government may not “prohibit the free exercise thereof;” It’s literally in the First Amendment!
On Monday, a circuit court ruled that Louisiana and Texas can exclude Planned Parenthood from Medicaid funding, a win for Life that will strip the abortion provider of federal funding.
The Fifth Circuit overruled a District court’s injunction that blocked the exclusion of Planned Parenthood from Medicaid funding. It is unbelievable to me that any court would allow taxpayer dollars to fund a business that kills unborn babies.
In an 11-5 ruling, the appeals court said that Planned Parenthood does not have the right to challenge the state’s decisions regarding who receives Medicaid benefits.
Medicaid beneficiaries “have no right under the statute to challenge a State’s determination that a provider is unqualified,” the court’s Chief Judge wrote in the majority’s opinion. So, because Planned Parenthood doesn’t have the right to challenge Louisiana’s or Taxes’ determination to remove the baby killing factory from Medicaid benefits, the states may now go ahead and remove them from Medicaid funding.
Think about this. The Left doesn’t care that there are millions of Americans who are against the practice of abortion and were being forced, through their taxpayer dollars, to pay for someone’s abortion. The government should never be in the business of death this way. The government should always strive for life.
Liberals love to say that abortion is a Constitutional right. Well, I’m sorry, but you can read the Constitution, you can hold it up to the light, upside down, and pour lemon juice on it, and you still won’t find it in there. I once heard Dinesh D’Souza make an incredible point about this, saying, the First Amendment right of Free Speech is a Constitutional right, but the government doesn’t hand out bullhorns. The Second Amendment is a Constitutional right to protect yourself by owning a firearm, but the government doesn’t hand out guns or ammunition. So, even if we were to stipulate that abortion is a Constitutional right, which it most certainly is not, but if we were, for the sake of argument, to agree that is is, then why do the liberals expect the government to pay for it?
The legal fight over Medicaid funding for Planned Parenthood in in Louisiana and Texas started back in 2015 after the release of controversial undercover videos by Project Veritas showing Planned Parenthood workers talking about the sale of fetal tissue. It was so horrendous to listen to that Louisiana and Texas state officials took action to remove the abortion provider out of Medicaid funding, using the videos as clear evidence that the organization showed a willingness to make a profit off of the sale of fetal tissue. What kind of ghouls are these people? Then, a lower court in 2017, ruled that the states could not cut the abortion provider from Medicaid funding.
After the Trump administration rightfully created a rule that forbid participants in Title X from providing direct abortion referrals Planned Parenthood pulled out of Title X funding. The organization can’t receive federal funding for abortions but it does get Medicaid funding for other health care services it provides. The problem there is the money goes into the same organization that does abortions, and it’s wrong.
Planned Parenthood denounced the ruling claiming it was politicizing health care coverage. Killing babies is not health care.
“The governor wants to control where you can get family planning and sexual health care — once again, political ideology is driving health care policy, resulting in reduced access to care,” Planned Parenthood South Texas president and CEO Jeffrey Hons said.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, celebrated the ruling.
“The Fifth Circuit correctly rejected Planned Parenthood’s efforts to prevent Texas from excluding them from the state’s Medicaid program,” Paxton said. He added, “Undercover video plainly showed Planned Parenthood admitting to morally bankrupt and unlawful conduct, including violations of federal law by manipulating the timing and methods of abortions to obtain fetal tissue for their own research.”