Obama Administration

Fear Porn Decision-Making

These stay-at-home orders from the Governors of Maryland and Virginia and similar ones issued in other jurisdictions, have been taken solely on the governors’ authority, based on one thing: Fear Porn. Fear-based decision-making is destroying the country and the economy; it is time for our leaders to stop watching the Fear Porn and to set some procedures and deadlines to get America back to work.

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.

Rep. Thomas Massie Was Right

If we accept that our elected leaders can ignore what some have sneeringly called constitutional niceties at this early stage of the epidemic response we can only imagine how much worse for constitutional liberty things are going to get, but by that time it will be too late to thank Rep. Thomas Massie for his principled warnings and objections to this massive assault on the Constitution and our federal system of limited government and ordered 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.

$2 Trillion Not Enough: Democrat Gov. Cuomo Wants You To Bail Out New York

The toll-free Capitol Switchboard number (1-866-220-0044), we urge CHQ readers and friends to call their Senators and Representative to demand that not one penny of your federal tax dollars go to replace lost tax revenue for the state of New York or any other state or local government.

Is President Trump’s Optimism About Reopening America Justified?

We agree with President Trump that America should be reopened for business sooner rather than later, but the only way for that to work is for all Americans to act to mitigate the transmission of this new disease to their vulnerable neighbors and family members. Go to 15 Days To Slow The Spread, follow the guidelines, and prepare to discipline yourself to keep following the hygiene guidelines once the lockdown begins to come off.

When Evil Meets Stupid

It should probably not surprise us that the latest gambit Far Left progressives have deployed against Donald Trump is to blame him for some of the dumb things desperate people have done to try to protect themselves from coronavirus. The most notable, and truly evil, example of this phenomena is the media and Democrat politician reaction to the sad fate of an Arizona couple.

Pelosi And Schumer’s Plan To Kill The Republican Party And Conservative Movement

By Richard A Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
The election law changes Democrats are demanding as the price of moving President Trump's coronavirus stimulus package must be confronted with unwavering, no-compromise opposition. Make no mistake about it, these election law changes are designed to make sure Republicans never again achieve a congressional majority and that no Republican, and certainly no conservative-populist like Donald Trump, can ever again be elected president.

Conservative Leaders: Public Health Measures Must Still Protect Constitutional Rights of Americans

The public health crisis facing the country is unprecedented, and a whole of government approach is underway. However, using this crisis as a justification to violate the basic civil liberties of Americans is unconscionable, and in no way justified. A federal shelter-in-place order should be avoided at all costs. Public health must be protected, but so, too, should the rights of Americans under the Constitution.

Democrats Are Playing For All The Chips

Pelosi and Schumer are holding up relief for millions of working Americans, small business employers and essential industries on the premise that Republicans will cave and give them the tools to steal the next election. The Democrats’ desperate gamble that by holding up the coronavirus relief bill they can extort political concessions that will guarantee them victory in the November 2020 election must not be allowed to succeed.

Democrats Using Wuhan Virus Panic To Subvert Second Amendment

“Never let a crisis go to waste,” has been the motivation of all Democratic Party actions during the Wuhan virus panic, so as gun sales soar due to legitimate concerns about potential civil unrest during this crisis, Democrat elected officials around the country are responding to the crisis by trying to subvert the Second Amendment.

When The Collectivist Cure Is Worse Than The Individual Disease

As David Horowitz once said, “Inside every Progressive is a Totalitarian screaming to get out." Republicans and conservatives must be alert to what is going on and stop joining in these mass economic shutdowns and other extraconstitutional actions that are playing into Marx’s Law of Increasing Misery. Quarantine individuals who are ill with coronavirus, treat them with drugs we now know will work and get Americans back to work!

Corrupt MSM Defends Red China, Attacks Trump

Nothing demonstrates how completely corrupt the establishment media has become than how it parrots the Chinese Communist Party’s talking points about the origin and spread of the Wuhan virus epidemic. As our friends at the Media Research Center have documented, the media is desperate to attack and condemn Trump for the coronavirus at any cost, even if that means touting propaganda from an enemy government.

Trump Wants To Speed Up Wuhan Virus Drug Tests: Bureaucrats Object

Some promising and cheap treatments for the COVID-19 epidemic are in development, but we see the same risk-averse bureaucrats who opposed Trump's "right to try" bill now holding up these promising treatments for the Wuhan virus. President Trump is correct to apply the “right to try” philosophy to drugs that show promise in the fight against the Chinese coronavirus epidemic and bureaucrats in lab coats should get out of the way.

Economic Stimulus: Take Care Of The Little Guys First

Washington’s policymakers shouldn’t be blinded by the swarm of Big Business lobbyists looking for bailout money. Getting small business through this crisis is the key to a robust economic recovery, and to President Trump’s re-election. Tax relief to be recognized off in the future is of little help to a small business forced to close by government decree that is still liable TODAY for fixed expenses, such as rent, debt service, utilities, etc.

Fake News Kills

Last week, we learned the only thing more contagious than COVID-19 is fake news. The mainstream media is desperate to turn the coronavirus scare into President Donald Trump’s Hurricane Katrina. What does that mean? It means they’re motivated to overhype this story simply so they can pile as much pressure as possible onto the president.

Coronavirus, Moral Knowledge And Social Distancing

We must each act upon the moral knowledge that we have an individual responsibility to help prevent the spread of this new disease. What has happened in Italy shows that less-than-urgent appeals to the public by the government to slightly change habits regarding social interactions aren’t enough when the terrible outcomes they are designed to prevent are not yet apparent; when they become evident, it’s generally too late to act.

Obama’s Ghost Haunts Coronavirus Response

“The Obama administration made a decision on testing that turned out to be very detrimental to what we’re doing, and we undid that decision a few days ago so that the testing can take place in a much more accurate and rapid fashion,” President Donald Trump said at a meeting with airline executives on March 4 at the White House.

The Obama’s Administration’s FISA Abuse Is a Massive Scandal

David Harsanyi, National Review

If your argument is that FISA abuse such as this goes on all the time . . . well, that too is a huge scandal for the Obama administration and the FBI. Hopefully the Republicans will change their position on surveillance powers. Whether they do or do not, however, does not mitigate the harm of this scandal. The media has lost all credibility on the issue. They can't walk it back. But I have no doubt that if a Republican administration had snooped on a Democratic-party candidate utilizing fabricated evidence and a fantastical opposition file — put together by a one-time foreign agent, no less — it would be treated as one of the biggest political scandals of the era. For good reason.

Obama administration's abuse of power literally worse than Watergate

Charles Hurt, Washington Times

The inspector general found specifically at least 17 “significant errors or omissions” in the FBI’s secret warrant applications. Again, do not forget, the Obama administration took all these drastic and sloppy steps against a political opponent at the height of a presidential race — without ever alerting the campaign of this dastardly threat inside its campaign. This is, literally, worse than Watergate. This is worse than the most egregious abuses of power by J. Edgar Hoover in his campaign of spying on political opponents. And Obama administration officials bleat about how the inspector general found no evidence of “political bias” in their espionage campaign against Trump.