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Is The Constitution Worth Dying For?

The Second Amendment, the First Amendment, the Fifth Amendment, the Fourteenth Amendment and the rest of the Constitution are unequivocal and living in a free society involves accepting certain risks. How about instead of using the coronavirus epidemic to suspend the Constitution we all act like responsible citizens, stay home and self-isolate if we are at risk, wash our hands, sanitize common surfaces, such as door knobs and grocery carts, get ourselves checked if we feel ill and keep our liberty.

The Red Chinese Aim To Use The Wuhan Virus To Win Their War Against America

Red China has long aimed to replace the Dollar as the world’s reserve currency and Wall Street and the US sovereign bond market as the world’s economic safe havens. The Wuhan virus may be a natural mutation, or a virus that jumped from an animal to humans, or it may be an escaped bio-weapon, but whatever its origin the Red Chinese aim to take advantage of the havoc wreaked by the COVID-19 epidemic to win their long war against America.

The Psychology of Viral Paradoxes

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

There are a lot of known unknowns and paradoxes in these times of uncertainty. Political, cultural, economic, and climatic disparities make it hard to rely on comparisons, other than in a general fashion, between countries. Despite the prior Ebola, MERS, SARS, and H1NI scares, the COVID-19 is the first truly worldwide meltdown, in the 21st-century globalized age of social media and the Internet. Instant unfiltered opinion adds to the panic and yet in some cases can aid rapid responses in finding cures and vaccinations. We are reacting much as did past plague sufferers, whose pandemics in terms of relative lethality were far more devastating.

Joe Biden the Absolutely Wrong Person to Deal With China

Roger L. Simon, The Epoch Times

Intellectual property is at the heart of every aspect of the modern world from Hollywood movies to the contents of a Huawei cellphone. Intellectual property is everything. Joe Biden has a questionable relationship to intellectual property (and the law) for a simple reason. He’s a plagiarist—not once but several times. Plagiarism is not mere braggadocio, the tooting of your own horn that is the root of so much political lying. It is a form of theft. (In Biden’s case, it has overtones of the pathological.) It indicates an, at best, casual attitude about the intellectual property of others. It is stealing other people’s work, shoplifting from their brain.

China Boomeranging

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

The coronavirus could be the straw that breaks the proverbial back of the Chinese camel, stooped under the recent weight of a trade war with the U.S., the revelation of 1 million Uighurs in reeducation camps, the crackdown on Hong Kong democracy protesters, and news of the sprawling Chinese internal-surveillance apparat. The world is now both terrified and put off by China, and such anathemas will only harm its already suspect and misbegotten Silk Road neocolonial schemes. Before the outbreak, China was trying to game its trade war. Ironically, its abhorrence only strengthened the U.S. in ways no one in the pre-COVID-19 days could have imagined.

America In a New Upside-Down World

Victor Davis Hanson, American Greatness

It is not wrong to remind the public that current but once caricatured policies of secure borders, targeted travel bans, demands for transparency and symmetry from major U.S. trading partners, recalibration with China, and a return of manufacturing and assembly of key U.S. industries, from high-technology to pharmaceuticals, was long overdue—and must continue to ensure U.S. security and the long-term health of its people. Let us relearn that at times of crisis our country is singularly resilient and self-sufficient, and we have only ourselves to save ourselves, or as FDR said in 1932 at the height of the Great Depression, “the only thing we have to fear is fear itself.”

Chinese Coronavirus Pandemic Demonstrates Who Are The Idiots

Kurt Schlichter, Townhall

The Democrats’ shiny new meme was that Trump wasted the time China bought us with its dissembling and incompetence. What was Trump doing at that time? Dealing with being impeached for allegedly seeking an explanation about why the exotic dancer-diddling and wacky dust-inhaling scion of the presumptive Democrat nominee was getting paid off to the tune of $83K a month by foreign corruptocrats. The Chinese coronavirus pandemic, like Trump himself, has the amazing ability to cause the masks to fall and the truth to come out. Communists, our establishment, the media, Democrats and Never Trumpers have managed to all made fools of themselves. You really gotta Wu-hand it to them.

Joe Biden Is China’s Choice for President

The Democratic Party has always been weak on national security when it comes to China. But at least some prominent Democrats loudly criticized Beijing for its atrocious human-rights record and its theft of American jobs, well before Donald Trump helped form a new national consensus on China. Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi have been longstanding China trade hawks, even socialist Bernie Sanders has been a reliable critic. And Joe Biden? Well, he’s on China’s side — not yours.

USA Marks First Coronavirus Death As Democrats Push Panic

Contrary to what Democrats would like to panic you into believing, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s budget and staffing are both up under President Trump. The proactive measures the government has put in place thus far show the system is working and the Democrats’ attacks on the measures Trump is taking are lies intended to generate fear and panic for their political advantage.

Democrats Turn Coronavirus Into Bio-Weapon Against Trump

Sen. Schumer, Speaker Pelosi and presidential aspirant Michael Bloomberg are attacking President Trump over the response to the coronavirus. The politicization of the response to the coronavirus by the Democrats is already well underway, if you don’t believe it, ask the Democrats if they are ready to clean up California’s vast homeless camps to help stymie the potential spread of the coronavirus.

Democrats Playing Politics With Coronavirus

Only very strict quarantine and safeguards can stop the spread of the coronavirus. We think if Democrats really care about protecting their fellow citizens from a coronavirus COVID-19 epidemic, then they will cooperate with the President and Secretary Azar in immediately closing our borders and funding an expansion of the research necessary to contain the disease. If they don’t then we all will know they are just playing politics with American lives.

Is Counterbalancing China The Reason For Trump’s Historic Visit To India?

However troubled its military, India holds an obvious strategic appeal to the United States by virtue of both its location and its size. India will soon become the world’s most populous country, on track to surpass China by 2027. It shares a long border with southern and western China and controls important territorial waters Beijing needs for its maritime trade routes.

China’s Government Is Like Something out of 1984

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

China got rich by warping trade and stealing technology in much the same way that it deals with epidemics and dissidents. That is, by simply ignoring legitimate criticism and crushing anyone in its way. If the Chinese Communist Borg is willing to put millions of its own citizens at risk of infection and death, why would it care about foreigners’ complaints that China is getting rich and powerful by breaking international trade rules? The truth about President Trump’s decision to call China to account over its systematic abuse of international trade norms is not that Trump’s policy is reckless or ill-considered. It’s that at this late date, the reckoning might prove too little, too late.

Evidence Pointing To Coronavirus Bioweapons Link Not Debunked

Anything critical of Red China has been met with almost universal condemnation or censorship from the establishment media. However, Chinese citizen journalists, physicians and scientists whose reports have leaked out of China – in some cases at the peril of the reporter’s life – tell a story that suggests there may indeed be a connection between the coronavirus outbreak and China’s Wuhan bioweapons super lab.

Maybe the Coronavirus Will Teach Millennials the Dangers of Communism

Melissa Mackenzie, The American Spectator

Maybe now millennials and those younger will wake up to the reality of totalitarian, communist regimes. Even supposedly advanced ones like China revert to type when under stress. A people’s paradise is created through force. Through the regime’s desire to save face, their hiding of information and punishing the truth-tellers may have inflicted a new, deadly virus on the world. Will younger people wake up to the dangers posed by the tyranny needed to produce socialist/communist governments? Unlikely. The only thing wrong with socialism, it seems, is that it hasn’t been done right. Bernie Sanders will save them, they believe, and bring a world of fairness and equality. Like China, but better!

Normalizing Religious Persecution

Two days ago, the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi extermination camp at Auschwitz, Poland garnered prominent press coverage, but today it is almost impossible to find any mention in the media of the Holocaust and that singular crime against the Jewish people. What's more, this media silence on religious persecution seems to apply to religiously motivated attacks on people no matter what their faith.

Why Sunday, November 3rd Matters

November 3 is International Day of Prayer for Persecuted Church. We should not just pray for those Christians elsewhere in the world, but for the persecuted church in America. For centuries America has been a beacon of religious liberty. Her lighthouse is now under assault.

Our Bankrupt Nomenklatura

Victor Davis Hanson, American Greatness

Take all the signature brand names that the Baby Boomers inherited from prior generations—Harvard, Yale, the New York Times, NPR, CNN, the Oscars, the NFL, the NBA, the FBI, the CIA, the Rockefeller and Ford foundations, and a host of others. And then ask whether they enhanced or diminished such inheritances? Where you live, what school branded you, what title, past and present, you can parlay, whom you know, and whom you married somehow have ended up far more important than what you actually have done. They remind one of played out “senators” from the last generations of the Roman Empire. What explains the bankruptcy of the elite?

Tell Mitt Romney to Stop Colluding with Democrats!

Romney’s politically motivated attacks on President Trump only serve to embolden the leftist Democrats’ outrageous and illegitimate witch hunt against the President which undermines his pro-growth economic agenda, his non-interventionist foreign policy and his pro-life and pro-family domestic policy.

Is America Becoming Sinicized?

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

Why are we becoming more like China than China is like us? China does not fool around. China always channels the victimization myth that supposedly oppressed nonwhite peoples cannot themselves be oppressors. There wasn’t a single major Western politician who warned the world of a frightening, Chinese-dominated future — one in which the West turned into China rather than China into the West. The single figure who finally issued such a warning, brash Donald Trump — without prior military or political experience — was as loudly and publicly damned as he was privately and quietly admired for doing so.