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 Better Health Care or Broken Promises?
by Arnold Ahlert
 Rainbow Mafia Politicizes Gender-Reveal Parties 
By Brian Mark Weber:  Is it a boy or a girl? It used to be such an innocent question. Now, mothers aren't just politically incorrect for throwing a gender-reveal baby shower; they're also considered by the Left to be a danger to their children. Even more troubling, the American medical community is starting to comply with the homosexual agenda.
          Like everything else in the twisted ideology of progressivism, words no longer mean what they mean. Gender has been co-opted so that it no longer has anything to do with one's anatomy. Instead, gender is a malleable political term describing how one feels about oneself, and it's used to advance a political and cultural agenda.
          On the surface it seems innocent. It always does. The notion that we shouldn't force our children to think of themselves as boys or girls may seem harmless at first, but there's a broader objective: to completely alter the social structure of our civilization and to undermine our values.
          As a society, we used to believe that failing to properly raise children as boys or girls was emotionally and psychologically damaging. Now the Left is successfully turning that thinking on its head.
          In an article for Cosmopolitan magazine, Diane Stopyra opines, "My discomfort with the gender-reveal party goes beyond my standard objection to fanfare surrounding gestational markers — which is primarily that, because we don't celebrate non-pregnancy-related milestones with the same enthusiasm, we're reinforcing the archaic notion that a woman's value rests squarely in her ability to grow tiny humans. The issue with gender-reveal parties in particular is: Aren't they potentially damaging to said tiny humans?"
          Nicole Russell responds in the Washington Examiner, "A social construct has attempted to hijack gender into becoming the political statement they want rather than the basic anatomy that it is. The author cites a professor who says these parties just give in to gender stereotypes — boys want to be sheriffs and girls wear pink — which is just a shame. Yet for all their politically correct fanfare, both the author and the professor cited are forgetting: Stereotypes surrounding gender arose for a reason. Boys and girls often gravitate towards certain toys and behaviors because of their gender. That's been going on for centuries."
          Russell is right. Gender-reveal parties don't force boys to become firefighters or push girls to become teachers (or, God forbid, mothers). Boys naturally gravitate toward professions that are suited to their gender, but leftists want us to believe that a male construction worker is somehow the victim of child abuse because his parents allowed his gender to go unchecked.
          Not that long ago, most Americans would think it laughable to suggest that a baby shower, er, gender-reveal party, is sinister and damaging to the fabric of our society. But this view is becoming more commonplace as the Left continues its total war on our culture.
          If we accept this view, then women who value their ability to have children, let alone celebrate it, are not merely victims of an archaic societal structure but are responsible for inflicting psychological harm on their children. Progressives want mothers to look with disdain at their natural ability to give birth and to reject any parental influence as a threat to their child's development.
          And this movement goes far beyond politics. It's also aided and abetted by the medical community. According to an official American Medical Association statement, "Acknowledging that individuals' gender and sexual identities do not always fit neatly into binary paradigms, delegates to the 2017 AMA Annual Meeting in Chicago took several actions that support broadening how gender identity is defined within medicine and how transgender patients are treated by society."
          Basically, the AMA is sanctioning transgenderism, even though there is plenty of evidence showing that transgender youth and adults experience emotional and psychological problems. Data reveals, for example, that adults who consider themselves transgender have much higher suicide rates.
          That's right. Billy may not have to suffer through the "oppression" of getting a toy dump truck for his birthday, but down the road he's likely to face a wide range of complex and problematic thoughts and emotions. But not to worry; at least Billy's parents can sleep at night knowing they saved him from a life beset by the dangerous idea that he's a boy.
          Years ago liar-Hillary Clinton wrote, "It Takes a Village: And Other Lessons Children Teach Us," and progressives ever since have tried to diminish the roles that parents play in the lives of their children. Indeed, 20 years later it's even more clear that the progressive plan was to subvert the way we think about children and parenting. Sure, everyone within a village has a role. That's nothing new.
          But the values of the village are often very different from those we want for our children. Indeed, some villagers are seeking to undermine nearly everything about child-rearing that we know to be best.
          So go ahead and throw a gender-reveal party while you still can. But don't let the neighbors find out. If word gets out that you're celebrating motherhood and the gender of your child, the village idiots won't be pleased. And don't think for a second that they're not watching. 
~The Patriot Post
Comrade Pulosi Calls For Another “Outside”
Commission – All Trump Family Communications
by Rick Wells
{} ~ It’s no longer just a matter of President Trump failing to adequately protect himself from the aggression of the Democrats and their obvious ongoing coup against the government of the United States... he needs to protect our nation and we the people. We are under just as much of a threat as he is. If he goes down our government effectively ceases to be one elected by the people. Nancy Pulosi and the Democrats are showing their hand, the next stage in their progressive pile on, the “nothing is ever enough” approach to forcing President Trump from office. The evil Pulosi describes Republicans, those not aligned with her and the deep state coup, as enablers of the Trump – Russia assault, something that beyond wild accusations have never been demonstrated to exist in any way...She is totally wrong and she doesn't known the truth.
House passes NDAA authorizing huge
spending boost for Trump's Defense Department
by Travis J. Tritten
{} ~ The House on Friday passed a defense policy bill that calls for more ships, aircraft, and soldiers, and authorizes $696 billion in defense spending in fiscal year 2018, well above President Trump's request... The House approved the National Defense Authorization Act after days of debate that saw lawmakers block many controversial amendments to the bill, including a proposed ban on transgender medical care for troops and the closure of excess military facilities. The House defeated that in a narrow 209-214 vote. On Friday morning, the House also shot down a proposal from Rep. Trent Franks, R-Ariz., that would have required the Defense Department to assess the use of violent Islamic religious doctrine to support terrorism. Lawmakers defeated that amendment in another close vote, 208-217, which was followed by cheers on the floor from some Democrats...
US doctor will travel to UK to assess ill infant
by Ryan Chilcote
{} ~ An American doctor will head to the UK next week to examine Charlie Gard, the 11-month old boy suffering from a rare genetic disorder... High Court Judge Nicholas Francis said Friday that he was "open-minded about the evidence" to come after the visit of Dr. Michio Hirano of Columbia University Medical Center. Hirano's research focuses on mitochondrial diseases and genetic myopathies and he has treated others with conditions similar to Charlies. The New York doctor, who is also a professor of neurology at Columbia, testified on Thursday that Charlie has a 10 percent chance of improving with experimental treatment available in the U.S. The judge ruled he could meet with Charlie's doctors to discuss his case...
Public Donations in UK Funding Radical Islam
by Trey Sanchez
{} ~ According to Breitbart, a classified report found that public donations in the United Kingdom are going to support radical Islamic groups around Britain... Huge sums are being funneled through masked charities with the intent of exporting extremist ideology. “In some cases these organizations receive hundreds of thousands of pounds a year. This is the main source of their income. Those giving may not know or support the organizations' full agenda.” Rudd believes British Muslims aren’t checking to see who exactly is getting their donations. But all roads lead to Saudi Arabia “as a key exporter of extremism,” Breitbart notes. Because of this, the British Government is sitting tight on publishing the full report “in case it implicates” Saudi Arabia...
Prager U: Black, Millennial,  Female and… Conservative
by Truth Revolt
{} ~ Antonia Okafor, a young, single, black woman, recently discovered that's she's a racist, sexist, misogynist. How in the world did this happen? Okafor, a gun rights activist and founder of Empowered, explains... I recently discovered something startling about myself. It turns out that I’m a racist, sexist, misogynist. This came as quite a shock to me. How did this happen? As a person of color, a single woman with a graduate degree who grew up poor in a home without a father, I had a clear political path to follow...
 Better Health Care or Broken Promises? 
By Arnold Ahlert:  "As liar-nObamacare brought grief, Republicans fed on public hate for it for four election cycles. Today, they seem stuck with their original commitment to the health of the health insurance industry — as if maintaining the companies as public utilities and passing taxpayer money through them to lower patient out-of-pocket costs were a step toward freedom rather than another step toward socialism." —Angelo Codevilla, July 10, 2017
          Sadly, the American electorate remains burdened by an out-of-touch political class whose most pressing priority is to convince us there are large differences between Democrats and Republicans, and that a vote for one side or the other will produce substantive change.
          Democrats gave us liar-nObamaCare. It was sold on a litany of lies by Barack liar-nObama and his cadres, who assured us we could keep our doctors and our existing health care plans, and save $2,500 per year on premiums. Those lies were buttressed by contempt, eloquently espoused by liar-nObamaCare architect Jonathan Gruber, who boasted about the "lack of transparency" and the "stupidity of the American voter" that enabled the bill's passage.
          Nancy Pulosi got the lion's share of the blame for that contempt when, on March 9, 2010, she spoke about having to "pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it."
          In reality, Pulosi's contempt was dwarfed by that of Democrat Rep. John Conyers. "I love these members that get up and say, 'Read the bill,'" he mocked at a National Press Club luncheon on July 29, 2009, regarding the initial efforts to get liar-nObamaCare through the House. "What good is reading the bill if it's a thousand pages and you don't have two days and two lawyers to find out what it means after you read the bill?"
          What good are elected representatives who disdain the fundamental responsibilities of representative government?
          Americans were furious. In 2010, they handed the House to the GOP. In 2014, they added the Senate. If the first victory was a response to Democrats' ham-fisted passage of the law, the second was largely fueled by its consequences — soaring insurance premiums, narrowing provider networks, and the ongoing implosion of liar-nObamaCare exchanges. All of that was precipitated by a "health insurance industry" whose initial dreams of untold profits they thought the mandatory insurance requirement would engender instead crashed and burned when millions of sick Americans signed up for policies — and millions of healthy Americans needed to subsidize them, didn't.
          Largely obscured was the ignorance and arrogance evinced by Democrats, who thought healthy Americans would be "stupid" enough to buy sky-high premiums, even when a relatively paltry fine for failing to do so — only collectible if one were getting a refund from the IRS — was a blatantly viable alternative.
          Yet seven years after this debacle was enacted, what has changed, other than the party in charge? As Codevilla states, Republicans prop up liar-nObamaCare rather than tear it down because "they are even more beholden to the insurance companies and hospital chains than the Democrats who passed it in the first place."
          Moreover, the cynicism and irresponsibility demonstrated Pulosi and Conyers is not exclusive to Democrats.
          Unfortunately for Republicans, Donald Trump's election changed everything. Like the rest of the ruling class and the mainstream media, they believed a liar-Hillary Clinton presidency was a "sure thing" — one that would allow the GOP to once again assume its traditional long-faced, "we tried our best but can't overcome a presidential veto" posture that served its interests for four election cycles.
          Instead, the duplicitous nature of a party that voted to repeal or amend liar-nObamaCare more than 50 times since its passage — knowing it could never happen — has been exposed.
          "Both sides of the aisle in Congress have bought into three healthcare lies: big, bigger, and biggest," writes Dr. Deane Waldman in a column for The Hill. "The big lie says health insurance is what we need. The bigger lie presumes that insurance leads to care. The biggest lie is that government-provided health insurance can provide timely medical care for all Americans."
          That the cost of health insurance remains the centerpiece of any bill is astounding, given the reality that price transparency isn't an integral part of the discussion. How does one determine premium costs without first establishing the prices of what's covered? Nothing is more frustrating than asking a medical provider how much something costs, only to get a question in return: What insurance do you have? Such nonsense is only possible in a system where all prices are "negotiable," and where liar-nObamaCare's cap on insurance company profits incentivizes them to raise outlays in order to raise profits.
          "To create an affordable system, Congress need only require that health care providers offer 'legitimate pricing': They can continue to set their own rates, but they cannot charge a different rate for each patient," explains former hospital president Steven Weissman, who further notes "high-quality providers offering good value would thrive" in such a system, while "networks would be obsolete, along with the administrative burdens, tremendous costs and limitations on patient choice they impose."
          What we have instead? "Forty percent of U.S. healthcare spending — more than $1 trillion per year — produces no care," Dr. Waldmen explains. Moreover, he adds, "government has only one method to control costs: medical rationing. It cuts reimbursement schedules to providers, limits payments to institutions, and denies authorization for expensive treatments."
          Thus, a government-centric system amounts to nothing more than Titanic deck chair re-arranging.
          Yet the biggest problem of all ... may be Americans themselves. As PBS's Daniel Bush explains, "Once Americans start receiving a new social service, it's hard for lawmakers to take it away."
          No doubt. But there's a word for doing something unpopular that ultimately serves the nation's interests: statesmanship.
          On the plus side, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has postponed part of the Senate's August recess to work on the bill — in fact, version 2.0 may be released as early as today. On the minus side, Sen. Rand Paul insists the first version is nothing more than liar-nObamaCare-lite, "keeping the liar-nObamacare subsidies, keeping some of the liar-nObamacare taxes, creating a giant insurance bailout superfund, and keeping most of the liar-nObamacare regulations."
          Is Paul right? Will the so-called Small Government Party give us another version of the most virulent, national debt-busting, socialist enterprise in our nation's history?
          Here's hoping Republicans ultimately discover the difference between statesmanship and salesmanship. 
~The Patriot Post

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Schumer Refusing To Help Border Kids
Wants To Hurt Trump Instead

The controversy over how underage illegal aliens are handled at the border is heating up — but Democrat Senator Chuck Schumer just rejected a good-faith proposal to fix the problem.

A growing number of people on both sides of the political aisle have expressed concern for border separations, which occur when migrants are caught breaking the law along the border while they have children with them, or when the often exploitative relationship between adults and minors at the border cannot be established.

A vast amount of mis-information and outright lying about the situation has muddied the water, making it tough to understand the situation in its entirety.

Both liberals and conservatives, however, have voiced their support for a better system that results in fewer family separations, and even President Donald Trump has indicated that he is willing to stand with Congress if they change the law.

Shockingly, however, it looks like one of the most well-known faces of the Democratic party isn’t willing to take action, and is instead playing politics in order to attack Trump.

On Tuesday, Schumer openly rejected a Republican proposal to fix the immigrant separation problem at the legislative level, and instead whined about the president.

“There are so many obstacles to legislation and when the president can do it with his own pen, it makes no sense,” Schumer stated, according to The Hill.

“Legislation is not the way to go here when it’s so easy for the president to sign it,” he complained.

Democrats Reject Bill To Keep Families Together At Border – Schumer Says He “Wants To Keep Focus On Trump”

Think about that for a second: The president’s job is to execute existing laws. The legislature’s job is to change or enact new laws when needed.

A senator elected to the legislature for exactly that purpose is now refusing to do his job and pass legislation, while simultaneously blaming the president for enforcing the existing laws, as he is sworn to do.

If there was any doubt that Schumer and the Democrats are playing politics instead of trying to actually help migrant families, the senator made his intentions clear: Obstruct and point fingers at Trump.

“Asked if that meant Democrats would not support a bill backed by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to keep immigrant families together while seeking asylum on the U.S. border, Schumer said they want to keep the focus on Trump,” The Hill explained.

Make no mistake: The Democrats dragging their feet and refusing to back legislation already drafted by Republicans will prolong the problems at the border.

“Schumer’s opposition to a legislative fix means there likely won’t be a quick end to the emotional images of immigrant children being separated from their families unless Trump backs down,” The Hill reported.

“Democrats want to keep the pressure on Trump instead of having Congress assume responsibility for the growing crisis,” the news outlet continued.

Again: There’s a solution ready to go, with Republicans including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell ready to support it. Yet Democrats like Schumer apparently believe that scoring political points against Trump is more important than helping broken families on the border, even as their own liberal voters demand action.

“Congress alone can fix it,” stated Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen on Monday.

“I support, and all of the senators of the Republican conference support, a plan that keeps families together,” McConnell agreed.

“We need to fix the problem and it requires a legislative solution,” he said.

Yet Democrats refuse to budge.

This “do nothing but blame Trump” response from the left should prove beyond a doubt that all the tears and hand-wringing from liberals are disingenuous. They’re for show. If it was truly about helping innocent kids at the border, Schumer and his fellow Democrats could act right now.

If their priority was actually to solve the problem and help broken families, scoring points against Trump shouldn’t even be a concern. Even if they believed he was being stubborn on the issue, they could take the high road by doing their jobs and supporting bipartisan legislation.

They don’t, because solving the problem was never their goal. They are playing political games and using devastated children as pawns, while pretending that the president is the monster.

That’s sick… and the American people need to see exactly who is doing the obstruction.


Washington Post Compares
Jeff Sessions To Slaveholder’

The Washington Post compared Attorney General Jeff Sessions to “slaveholders” after he quoted the Bible on Thursday while discussing his department’s policy of prosecuting all illegal immigrants who cross the border.

Sessions made the statement during a speech to law enforcement officers in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

WaPo ran a story entitled “Sessions cites Bible passage used to defend slavery in defense of separating immigrant families” by general assignment editor Keith McMillan and religion reporter Julie Zauzmer on Friday.

Rather than detailing the statistics Sessions cited in the speech that explain the immigration policy, the story quoted John Fea, a history professor at Messiah College in Pennsylvania.

“This is the same argument that Southern slaveholders and the advocates of a Southern way of life made,” Fea said.

Sessions spent much of the speech discussing the numbers behind current immigration policy, including separating families at the Southwest border.

“I would cite you to the Apostle Paul and his clear and wise command in Romans 13, to obey the laws of the government because God has ordained the government for his purposes,” Sessions said.

“Orderly and lawful processes are good in themselves. Consistent and fair application of the law is in itself a good and moral thing, and that protects the weak and protects the lawful.”

“The previous administration wouldn’t prosecute aliens if they came with children,” Sessions said.

“It was de-facto open borders if you came with children. The results were unsurprising. More and more illegal aliens started showing up at the border with children.”

Sessions laid out the numbers in the speech.

“In 2013, fewer than 15,000 family units were apprehended crossing our border illegally between ports of entry in dangerous areas of the country,” he said.

“Five years later, it was more than 75,000, a five-fold increase in five years. It didn’t even have to be their child that was brought, it could be anyone. You can imagine that this created a lot of danger.”

The U.S. has the “opportunity” to fix its broken immigration system now, Sessions said.

“I believe that’s it’s moral, right, just and decent that we have a lawful system of immigration,” he said. “The American people have been asking for it.”

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