Everett Chiropractic Center Blog

February 22, 2021

American Journal of Medicine

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Balancing Talking Points with Reality

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What border crisis? Obama DHS official predicts 1 MILLION immigrants could hit U.S. border in 2021

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WASHINGTON, DC – A former Department of Homeland Security official, and now a senior lecturer for Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, recently wrote a piece for The Atlantic suggesting that the United States could see as many as 1 million migrants trying to make their way through the border in 2021.

In an article titled “The Border Mess That Trump Left Behind”, Juliette Kayyem extrapolated the January, 2021 CBP data to come to the conclusion that the southern border could see as mush as – or even more – than a million immigrants trying to enter the country: 

“Customs and Border Protection reported nearly 78,000 “encounters” in January at the southwest border—that is, 78,000 apprehensions or deportations of would-be immigrants.

That’s nearly double the figure for the same month last year and the highest for January in a decade. If the current pattern holds, the U.S. is on track for more than 1 million encounters in 2021.”

The recurring theme present within Kayyem’s article, outside of admonishing President Trump’s effort with the southern border during his time in office, is that President Biden may encounter some difficulties while balancing Democratic talking points during the 2020 election season and the stances of most Americans: 

“Many Democratic candidates during the 2020 presidential-primary season supported decriminalization of unlawful border crossings, and activists and officials on the party’s progressive flank support the outright abolition of Immigration and Customs Enforcement.”

“Both positions, however, are unpopular among an American public that generally supports immigration.”

“Perhaps not coincidentally, the candidate who won the Democratic nomination and the presidency took more moderate stances.

Now Biden has the tricky problem of squaring his own sense of empathy and the expectations of his party’s base with the duty to protect America’s borders under existing laws.”

While acknowledging all of the aforementioned, Kayyem doesn’t really launch into the reasons as to why many Americans are apprehensive about wantonly opening up the borders, decriminalizing illegal crossings, and abolishing ICE. 

Instead, she latches onto the idea that the problem is that America’s immigration policies are just old fashioned and too restrictive, and that the country needs more resources allocated to hear out immigration cases: 

“The nation’s existing laws are outmoded and overly restrictive, the United States hasn’t devoted the resources necessary to review individual cases, and the Biden administration has little control over when migrants will arrive at the border and seek entry.”

Kayyem carries on this notion that President Biden needs to “buy time” in order to maintain the border during the pandemic and devise a strategy to also process asylum claims simultaneously. 

Keep in mind though, Kayyem doesn’t offer any possible solutions to the issue, she merely says that President Biden needs to “handle those who do arrive at the border.”https://platform.twitter.com/embed/Tweet.html?creatorScreenName=LawEnforceToday&dnt=true&embedId=twitter-widget-1&frame=false&hideCard=false&hideThread=false&id=1363588737385586688&lang=en&origin=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.lawenforcementtoday.com%2Fwhat-border-crisis-obama-dhs-official-predicts-1-million-immigrants-could-hit-u-s-border-in-2021%2F&siteScreenName=LawEnforceToday&theme=light&widgetsVersion=889aa01%3A1612811843556&width=550px

Neil Munro from Breitbart News has a theory as to why Kayyem seems so vested in President Biden striking that balance. From what Munro takes from Kayyem’s position, he believes she’s concerned that botching the situation at the border could affect the moving forward of President Biden’s amnesty efforts: 

“[Kayyem ‘s] concern seems to be that the flood of migrants will prompt American voters to step in and reassert control of the border which has now been delegated to Biden’s team of ethnic advocacy groups, open-borders progressives, and corporate allies.”

“That intervention would be bad for Harvard because it would likely derail Biden’s amnesty bill — a bill includes a massive giveaway to the elite university sector.”

“The Biden bill, if passed, would effectively allow Harvard and other universities to recruit fee-paying foreign students by offering an unlimited number of work permits — complete with a 15-year “path to citizenship.”

Seeing that Kayyem happens to be a lecturer at Harvard, it’s not that far of a stretch to deduce that she’d adopt positions that could behoove her employer and, therefore, behoove her

But whether that is the case or not is pure speculation. 

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Quiet Retraction After The Damage Is Done

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Surprised?

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Biden’s Policies So Far Ultimately Benefit CCP: China Expert

BY JAN JEKIELEK AND FRANK FANG February 11, 2021 Updated: February 11, 2021biggersmallerPrint

Some of President Joe Biden’s executive orders are misguided, as they will ultimately benefit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), China expert Gordon Chang said.

“Although he [Biden] talks about extreme competition with China, although he talks about holding China accountable, we have seen in those executive orders a flood of measures that Beijing just absolutely loves,” Chang said.

Chang made the comments during a recent interview with The Epoch Times’ “American Thought Leaders” program. Among the executive orders that Biden has signed, Chang highlighted two in particular—one suspending former President Donald Trump’s executive order on securing U.S. critical electric infrastructure and one revoking the permit for constructing the Keystone XL pipeline.

Biden’s Actions

The Keystone project was revived by Trump in January 2017 after it was blocked by the Obama administration due to environmental concerns.

Chang said Biden’s decision to suspend Trump’s critical infrastructure executive order is “indefensible” and “there is no explanation for it,” since it would allow China to sell equipment to U.S. electric grids.

In May 2020, Trump signed an executive order (E.O.13920) securing the United States’ bulk-power systems (BPS). The order banned federal agencies and U.S. persons from procuring or installing BPS equipment sourced from countries determined to pose a risk to U.S. national security or the security and safety of American citizens.

In response to Trump’s order, then-Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette issued a prohibition order in December last year banning utilities that supply critical defense facilities from procuring certain BPS equipment from China. The ban went into effect on Jan. 16.

On Jan. 20, Biden suspended Trump’s order for 90 days while asking the energy secretary and Director of the White House’s Office of Management and Budget to “jointly consider whether to recommend that a replacement order be issued.”

The Department of Energy has since issued a statement saying that the December prohibition order is also suspended during the 90-day period.

As for the cancellation of the Keystone project, Chang said that since the pipeline would have brought Canadian oil to the United States, canceling it means the oil would now be sold to other countries, such as China, instead.

Chang criticized Biden for not consulting with Canada before he revoked the permit.

“This is just really bad policy across the board. We hurt our relations with the country [Canada], [with] which we … an undefended border of thousands of miles, and we benefit China, our enemy. So this to me, makes no sense at all,” Chang said.

Biden’s decision to cancel the Keystone project has been met with criticism in both the United States and Canada. A recent survey of more than 28,000 Epoch Times readers found that 96 percent disapproved of Biden’s decision.

Chang said that rejoining the World Health Organization is also a win for China, noting the team in Wuhan to investigate the source of the pandemic has repeated Beijing’s narrative that COVID-19 could be spread through frozen food.

“The reality is that the overwhelming majority of the things that the Biden administration has done so far, benefit China, and many of those things do not benefit the United States,” Chang stated.

Bilateral Ties

Asked about recent remarks by China’s top diplomat Yang Jiechi, warning the Biden administration not to cross Beijing’s “red line” on issues regarding Hong Kong, Tibet, and Xinjiang, Chang said it was evidence that cooperation with China would not bear fruit.

“Beijing is trying to establish the areas that they’ll talk to us about, which are becoming fewer and fewer, because everything’s becoming a red line,” Chang said. “China is trying to constrict those areas where we can have a constructive discussion. I believe you can’t have a constructive discussion with them in the first place.”

Though Biden and his administration officials have said they are willing to engage with Beijing in areas such as climate change and pandemic prevention efforts, Chang said the administration should instead “cut all ties with China, because China uses every point of contact with the United States to undermine our society, overthrow our government.” He especially pointed to the threat of Chinese espionage on different facets of U.S. society.

Chang recommended that the Biden administration should stop trade, investment, technical sharing partnerships, cultural exchanges, and sister city agreements with China.

Additionally, Chang emphasized that the United States should not talk about cooperation, for it would “embolden” the Chinese regime to be more hostile toward its neighbors, including India, Japan, and Taiwan.

In other words, the Biden administration should instead focus on a deterrence policy against China, he said.

Beijing has sent military jets into Taiwan’s air defense identification zone almost on a daily basis in January, and has recently threatened war against the self-ruled island.

2022 Olympics

Over 180 international rights groups, including International Tibet Network, World Uyghur Congress, recently wrote a joint letter to world leaders, urging governments to boycott the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics. There have been similar calls in the United Kingdom recently.

In response, Hu Xijin, editor-in-chief of China’s hawkish state mouthpiece Global Times, took to Twitter to threaten trade sanctions against countries that decide to boycott the Games.

Chang urged the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to move the Games “to a country that is not tainted by atrocities,” pointing to China’s persecution of Uyghurs and other ethnic minorities in China’s far-western Xinjiang region.

In January, then-U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo designated the CCP’s persecution of these minorities as genocide and “crimes against humanity.”

Aside from moving the Games out of China, Chang also recommended that the IOC ban Chinese athletes in the 2022 Games, on the same grounds that the IOC barred South Africa from participating in the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo because of its racial segregation policy known as apartheid, which only allowed white athletes to represent the country.

Chang said that China should be similarly barred because “a significant population in China are not allowed to participate in sport” because they are either being persecuted or being held in internment camps.

“We do not need another 1936 Olympics,” he said, referring to when Nazi Germany was host to the Olympics. “We don’t need another 2008 Olympics [when Beijing hosted the summer games], which basically promoted totalitarianism with those ghastly displays. We do not need to do this again.”Follow Jan on Twitter: @JanJekielekFollow Frank on Twitter: @HwaiDer

Illegal Solutions to Imaginary Problems

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Bloomberg-backed gun control initiative: Demand credit card companies monitor gun purchases

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Originally written by Larry Keane for our friends at National Shooting Sports Foundation.


Shannon Watts wants to know what’s in your wallet. Even more, she wants what’s in your wallet to decide what you can buy.

Michael Bloomberg’s front woman for his bought-and-paid-for gun control group Moms Demand Action is demanding credit card companies monitor and police cardholder purchases.

Specifically, she wants credit card companies to ban purchases of precursor firearm parts.

Watts derides them as so-called “ghost guns” and wants to ban their sale.  Her claim is that the ATF recovered 10,000 of these “ghost guns” last year, but those included firearms with obliterated serial numbers and older firearms not legally required to serialized.

Here’s the problem. It’s perfectly legal for anyone who can buy a gun to build their own at home.

She’s stomping her foot and demanding that credit card companies do what tech companies are doing. She wants them to dictate law and to be the arbiters of what’s legal, of what’s allowed and what rights law-abiding citizens can exercise.

Can I Buy a Law?

Watts proposes in a Business Insider op-ed that credit card companies deny purchases of precursor firearm parts.

She points to a lawsuit that her partner gun control organization Everytown for Gun Safety brought against the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to force them to regulate 80 percent unfinished receivers as firearms.

She conveniently ignores that the Department of Justice filed a motion to dismiss in a related and coordinated lawsuit filed by Giffords and the California Attorney General. ATF will soon file for summary judgment in the Everytown case.  

Among the several reasons the DOJ seeks to dismiss the case is the fact that a receiver blank is not a receiver under the law.

Once a firearm receiver crosses the so-called “80 percent” threshold for being finished, manufacturers are required by the law and ATF regulations to serialize the receiver because, under the law, it is a “firearm.”

Everytown’s lawsuit wants to force ATF to define a “frame or receiver” and any part “that is designed, intended, or marketed to be used in an assembled, operable firearm.”

Everytown’s definition would mean that a forging or billet, a solid un-machined block of metal with no holes drilled in it, that a manufacturer would purchase from a supplier, would itself be a “firearm” requiring the raw material supplier to have an ATF manufacturing license and mark and serialized the forging or billet with its name, location and a serial number.

This, of course, is not what the Gun Control Act requires. As ATF explains in moving to dismiss the Giffords case, “Congress has defined “firearm” with specificity as, inter alia, “(A) any weapon . . . which will or is designed to or may readily be converted to expel a projectile by the action of an explosive,” or “(B) the frame or receiver of any such weapon.”

In doing so, Congress changed the prior definition to explicitly exclude “‘any part or parts’ of a firearm,” other than a receiver…. A receiver blank may not “readily be converted to expel a projectile by the action of an explosive,” is not “designed to . . . expel a projectile” in and of itself and is not itself a “receiver.”

It is therefore not a “firearm” within the meaning of the statute.”

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“This is not a prescription for confidence,”

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Justice Clarence Thomas Dissents From Supreme Court on Election Case: ‘We Need to Make It Clear’

BY JACK PHILLIPS February 22, 2021 Updated: February 22, 2021biggersmallerPrint

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas issued a dissenting opinion regarding the high court’s decision not to take up a case challenging the Pennsylvania Nov. 3 election results.

The court on Monday announced it won’t take up lawsuits challenging a Pennsylvania state court decision that relaxed ballot-integrity measures, including a move to extend the ballot-receipt deadline during the November election by three days due to the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus. Former President Donald Trump and Pennsylvania’s GOP urged the court to take up a review of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruling.

“This is not a prescription for confidence,” Thomas wrote on Monday, adding that “changing the rules in the middle of the game is bad enough.” Thomas, considered by many to be the most conservative justice, said the court should have granted a review.

“That decision to rewrite the rules seems to have affected too few ballots to change the outcome of any federal election. But that may not be the case in the future,” Thomas wrote (pdf). “These cases provide us with an ideal opportunity to address just what authority nonlegislative officials have to set election rules, and to do so well before the next election cycle. The refusal to do so is inexplicable.”

Other than Thomas, Justices Samuel Alito and Neil Gorsuch also dissented.

“If state officials have the authority they have claimed, we need to make it clear. If not, we need to put an end to this practice now before the consequences become catastrophic,” Thomas, an appointee of former President George H.W. Bush, also wrote.

Thomas also appeared to make a reference to allegations of fraud and irregularities during the Nov. 3 election.

“We are fortunate that many of the cases we have seen alleged only improper rule changes, not fraud,” Thomas wrote. “But that observation provides only small comfort. An election free from strong evidence of systemic fraud is not alone sufficient for election confidence. Also important is the assurance that fraud will not go undetected.”

The Supreme Court on Monday also declined to review a bid by Rep. Mike Kelly (R-Pa.) and others who asked the court to strike down a policy that expanded mail-in ballots.

A lawyer for Kelly, Greg Teufel, told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette last week that “it’s important the court should take an interest in whether Pennsylvania’s election laws are administered constitutionally or not, and in accordance with the Pennsylvania constitution and with the federal constitution.” Teufel noted that before the court’s decision on Monday, there was a slim chance of the justices taking it up.

Trump still has a request on the Supreme Court docket regarding his challenge to changes that the Wisconsin Election Commission ordered last year.

One Great Governor!

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All About “Identity”

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Smith College Staffer Quits Over Anti-White Racism

BY PETR SVAB February 21, 2021 Updated: February 22, 2021biggersmallerPrint

A staffer at Smith College has resigned, publishing a letter accusing the elite women’s university of creating a “racially hostile environment” against white people.

Jodi Shaw used to be a student support coordinator at the Massachusetts college but recently sent a resignation letter to its leadership saying the environment left her “physically and mentally debilitated.”

“I can no longer work in this environment, nor can I remain silent about a matter so central to basic human dignity and freedom,” said the letter, published by columnist Bari Weiss.

Smith College didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.

An alumna of the private liberal arts institution, Shaw said the culture had changed forcefully after a 2018 incident when a black student accused a white staffer of racism for calling campus security on her. An investigation showed no evidence of racial bias, but the college put in place a list of initiatives aimed at fighting “systemic racism” on campus.

Yet the ideology driving the efforts seemed more concerned with inflaming anti-white sentiment rather than mitigating any form of racism, based on Shaw’s account.

“I endured racially hostile comments, and was expected to participate in racially prejudicial behavior as a continued condition of my employment. I endured meetings in which another staff member violently banged his fist on the table, chanting ‘Rich, white women! Rich, white women!’ in reference to Smith alumnae. I listened to my supervisor openly name preferred racial quotas for job openings in our department. I was given supplemental literature in which the world’s population was reduced to two categories—‘dominant group members’ and ‘subordinated group members’—based solely on characteristics like race,” Shaw’s letter says.

“Every day, I watch my colleagues manage student conflict through the lens of race, projecting rigid assumptions and stereotypes on students, thereby reducing them to the color of their skin. I am asked to do the same, as well as to support a curriculum for students that teaches them to project those same stereotypes and assumptions onto themselves and others. I believe such a curriculum is dehumanizing, prevents authentic connection, and undermines the moral agency of young people who are just beginning to find their way in the world.”

She said other staffers she spoke to were “deeply troubled” by the developments but were “too terrified to speak out about it.”

In January 2020, Shaw said, she attended a mandatory staff retreat “focused on racial issues.”

She said she wasn’t comfortable answering personal questions from the hired facilitator about race and “racial identity.”

“Later, the facilitators told everyone present that a white person’s discomfort at discussing their race is a symptom of ‘white fragility.’ They said that the white person may seem like they are in distress but that it is actually a ‘power play,’” she wrote.

“In other words, because I am white, my genuine discomfort was framed as an act of aggression. I was shamed and humiliated in front of all of my colleagues.”I was shamed and humiliated in front of all of my colleagues.— JODI SHAW, Smith College student support coordinator

She filed a workplace complaint, but felt it wasn’t taken seriously enough on account of her race.

“I was told that the civil rights law protections were not created to help people like me,” she wrote.

She was stripped of duties, which she suspected was a retaliation for her filing the complaint.

Quasi-Marxist Ideology

She blamed the change in environment on critical race theory, a quasi-Marxist ideology that reinterprets history as a struggle between whites and other races, labelling people as “oppressors” and “oppressed” on account of their skin color, echoing Marxism’s division of society based on class.

“Under the guise of racial progress, Smith College has created a racially hostile environment in which individual acts of discrimination and hostility flourish. In this environment, people’s worth as human beings, and the degree to which they deserve to be treated with dignity and respect, is determined by the color of their skin,” Shaw said.

“It is an environment in which dissenting from the new critical race orthodoxy—or even failing to swear fealty to it like some kind of McCarthy-era loyalty oath—is grounds for public humiliation and professional retaliation.”

Critical race theory has been spreading through American institutions, starting at universities and seeping into K-12 education, government structures, the non-governmental sector, and the corporate world, commonly through supposedly “anti-racist” training sessions and internal social justice policies.

Former President Donald Trump dealt a significant blow to the ideology’s spread last year when he banned trainings based on the ideology from the federal government, and even federal contractors and some grantees. President Joe Biden, however, reversed the order shortly after taking office.

Biden went as far as issuing an order that seems to open the door for instituting the ideology more widely across the federal government.

In Shaw’s view, the ideology exacerbates divisions among people.

“It taps into humanity’s worst instincts to break down into warring factions, and I fear this is rapidly leading us to a very twisted place,” she said.Follow Petr on Twitter: @petrsvab

True Or Not It Is Still Illuminating And Beautiful

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Lord’s PrayerBy a 15-year-old school kid who got an A+ for this entry (TOTALLY AWESOME)! The Lord’s Prayer is not allowed in most U.S. Public schools any more.A kid in Minnesota wrote the following NEW School Prayer:- ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Now I sit me down in schoolWhere praying is against the ruleFor this great nation under GodFinds mention of Him very oddIf scripture now the class recites,It violates the Bill of Rights.And anytime my head I bowBecomes a Federal matter now Our hair can be purple, orange or green,That’s no offense; it’s a freedom scene.The law is specific, the law is precise.Prayers spoken aloud are a serious vice For praying in a public hallMight offend someone with no faith at all.In silence alone we must meditate,God’s name is prohibited by the State. We’re allowed to cuss and dress like freaks,And pierce our noses, tongues and cheeks.They’ve outlawed guns, but FIRST the Bible.To quote the Good Book makes me liable. We can elect a pregnant Senior Queen,And the ‘unwed daddy,’ our Senior King.It’s ‘inappropriate’ to teach right from wrong.We’re taught that such ‘judgments’ do not belong. We can get our condoms and birth controls,Study witchcraft, vampires and totem poles.But the Ten Commandments are not allowed,No word of God must reach this crowd.  It’s scary here I must confess,When chaos reigns the school’s a mess.So, Lord, this silent plea I make:Should I be shot; My soul please take!                                                               Amen If you aren’t ashamed to do this, Please pass this on.Jesus said, ‘If you are ashamed of me,I will be ashamed of you before my Father! ~~~~~~~~~AWESOME~~~~~~~~~~Not ashamed. Passing it on!

February 19, 2021

More Than 100 Illegal Immigrants Fled From Refrigerated Truck in Texas: Officials

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BY JACK PHILLIPS February 19, 2021 Updated: February 19, 2021biggersmallerPrint

Officials in Texas said Thursday they are looking for at least 100 illegal immigrants who fled a refrigerated truck after they were allegedly smuggled into the United States.

Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazer said they received reports that the 100 undocumented migrants fled the truck as it was parked at a gas station near San Antonio.

Officials got word that “undocumented immigrants were being smuggled into the country,” said Salazar in a news conference, adding that the immigrants were pleading to be given air.

When deputies approached the truck, they saw people jumping out of it. Then as more deputies arrived, Salazar said a “large crowd of people poured out of the truck and ran to the woods.”

So far, according to officials, about 38 men and 12 women have been detained.

“It’s sub-zero temperatures here, just about, and it’s still snowing. And our concern is people are going to be very much exposed to the elements and quite frankly, we’re worried some of these people may be in distress very, very soon here,” Salazar said, elaborating on why it’s necessary to find the people. He noted that some of the people were only wearing a T-shirt and jeans.

This week, a number of areas in Texas grappled with frigid temperatures, causing widespread power outages.

Salazar added that the majority of the migrants were from El Salvador and Guatemala, adding that he believes the smugglers are on the loose.

Last week, officials said they received a call from a man who dialed 911 and said he was inside a tanker truck that was carrying 80 undocumented immigrants to San Antonio.

The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) told news outlets last week that at least one person was taken into custody.

Meanwhile, ICE has dropped “detainer” requests against 26 people in Texas in recent weeks, said Jason Clark, chief of staff at the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Immigration authorities issue detainers to local or state law enforcement agencies holding a person who is potentially in the U.S. illegally. When a person in the U.S. illegally completes their sentence for a crime, ICE can seek to take them into immigration custody.

Most of the 26 were convicted of drug charges or drunken-driving offenses, according to state records obtained by The Associated Press. But two were convicted of sexually assaulting a teenager and a third was convicted of indecency with a child.

“Our concern is that you have individuals that have offenses in which we believe they would pose a public safety threat,” Clark said. “And so dropping the detainer, in turn, is threatening public safety and we expressed that to immigration officials.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Why It Matters What Politicians Do, Not What They Say

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Biden Needs to ‘Stop Defining Himself as a Devout Catholic,’ Archbishop Says

BY THE DAILY CALLER NEWS FOUNDATION February 19, 2021 Updated: February 19, 2021biggersmallerPrint

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President Joe Biden needs to acknowledge that his support for abortion contradicts his Catholic faith, Kansas City Archbishop Joseph Naumannn said in a recent interview.

The archbishop, who serves as chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Pro-Life Activities,  discussed Biden’s Catholic faith during a February interview with the Catholic World Report.

Media outlets and reporters frequently describe Biden as a devout Catholic, though Biden has drawn criticism for supporting and advocating for policies that the Catholic Church explicitly opposes. Naumann suggested that Biden himself should take a more “honest” approach to his faith.

“The president should stop defining himself as a devout Catholic, and acknowledge that his view on abortion is contrary to Catholic moral teaching,” Naumann said.

“It would be a more honest approach from him to say he disagreed with his Church on this important issue and that he was acting contrary to Church teaching,” the archbishop added.

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Democratic Presidential Candidate Joe Biden departs St. Joseph on the Brandywine Catholic Church in Wilmington, Del., on Sept. 6, 2020. (Jim Watson/AFP)

The Catholic Church teaches that abortion is “a crime against human life,” “constitutes a grave offense” and that a person who obtains an abortion is automatically excommunicated from the Catholic Church.

“When he says he is a devout Catholic, we bishops have the responsibility to correct him,” he added. “Although people have given this president power and authority, he cannot define what it is to be a Catholic and what Catholic moral teaching is.”

The Kansas City archbishop said that Biden is “usurping the role of the bishops and confusing people” by acting as though faithful Catholics can support abortion.

“The bishops need to correct him, as the president is acting contrary to the Catholic faith,” he added.

Biden has already enacted policy allowing taxpayer dollars to fund abortions abroad and marked the 48th anniversary of Roe v. Wade by promising to both appoint judges who respect the ruling as precedent Friday and to codify Roe v. Wade.

He also directed the Department of Health and Human Services to review the Title X family planning regulations and is expected to reverse former President Donald Trump’s “Protect Life Rule,” which prohibited Title X Family Planning Program funds from going to organizations that perform or promote abortions.

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Double Standards, Hit Lists, Deception, Etc.

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NSSF: Bloomberg’s ‘The Trace’ actively working to cancel pro-gun social media influencers, companies

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Originally written by Larry Keane for our friends at National Shooting Sports Foundation.

Michael Bloomberg’s The Trace is on a campaign to turn gun companies against the leading online voices that speak about the importance of gun rights.

The Trace, which is nothing but a gun control megaphone disguising itself as pseudo-journalism, sent out a “name-and-shame” email last week putting companies on notice.

They listed 13 specific firearm personalities with large social media followings. That was followed by leading questions that left little room for doubt what they were really after.

“Has your company reevaluated relationships with any of these creators in light of their political content?”

And…

“Has it considered connections between this content and the political rhetoric on display last week?”

Those weren’t questions designed to illicit a thoughtful response. Those are questions that tell the recipient that if they don’t dump them and run away fast, they’ll trash their company in the media.

They accused these social media personalities of spreading conspiracy theories online surrounding the 2020 election and Democratic party. The “reporter” also accused them of overdramatizing the risk of gun confiscation and “fomented fears of election fraud…”

The “reporter” topped it off by attempting to tie the violence visited on Capitol Hill to these conspiracy theory allegations.

This isn’t journalism. This isn’t even advocacy, which at best, is what The Trace is all about. This is corporate intimidation. It’s vilifying innocent parties by smearing them with the same accusations used against those who actually committed criminal acts.

Know Your Adversary

Let’s start with what The Trace actually is. They bill themselves as “an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit newsroom” that’s managed to infiltrate the newsrooms of USA Today, The New Yorker, Slate and The Atlantic.

Their independence is hardly true. Guns America Digest dug into their tax records that show 70 percent of their funding comes from Everytown for Gun Safety, the gun control group that’s bankrolled by anti-gun billionaire Michael Bloomberg.

In fact, John Feinblatt – the same Feinblatt that heads Everytown for Gun Safety and once served as a senior advisor to Bloomberg when the billionaire was New York City’s mayor – is the principal officer listed on tax filings for The Trace.

Claims of editorial “firewalls” are laughable when emails are sent to gun companies telling them with the subtlety of a mob boss that it’s in their best interest to “reevaluate” their influencer relationships.https://platform.twitter.com/embed/Tweet.html?creatorScreenName=LawEnforceToday&dnt=true&embedId=twitter-widget-0&frame=false&hideCard=false&hideThread=false&id=1353714753206554624&lang=en&origin=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.lawenforcementtoday.com%2Fnssf-bloombergs-propaganda-arm-the-trace-naming-shaming%2F&siteScreenName=LawEnforceToday&theme=light&widgetsVersion=889aa01%3A1612811843556&width=550px

Intellectually Inconsistent

This standard they’re holding up to gun companies and social media influencers is intellectually inconsistent. By this line of reasoning, the rioting and looting over the summer should be attributed to every newsroom that whitewashed the violence witnessed during the summer of 2020.

There was plenty of it. MSNBC’s Ali Velshi literally told his audience on live television that the situation in Minneapolis was not “generally speaking unruly” even as the city burned behind him.

Even more stark, Democrats and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) escaped blame when James T. Hodgkinson, a self-described “Bernie Bro” attacked Republican Members of Congress and left Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) fighting for his life in an armed attack.

Even Congressman Scalise didn’t blame Sen. Sanders for this heinous crime. It’s intellectually inconsistent to blame the crimes of an individual on another who had no part. Yet, that’s exactly what this “reporter” from The Trace is trying to do.

Fight Back

Colion Noir, a Second Amendment advocate and lawyer, wasn’t having it. In a video, he blasted the intimidation move.

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Noir explained:

“The overall goal is to stifle the Second Amendment by limiting the First Amendment,”

Noir continued:

“They are going to do everything in their power to silence voices like me, silence voices like you just saw in that email. That’s their goal.”

Gun websites are being de-platformed. Facebook is banning ads for gun safes, even after over 8.4 million people bought a gun for the first time in the name of safety during inauguration week. The implication is clear. Gun owners are dangerous and need to be eliminated.

NSSF will continue to stand up. Gun owners across America need to join in.

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