Monday, September 23, 2013
To: Friends & Supporters
From: Gary L. Bauer
BREAKING NEWS: Congressional sources say that Lois Lerner, the official at the center of the IRS abuse scandal, has retired effective today. Stay tuned…
Jihadists Target Christians
The weekend brought devastating headlines and more evidence of the barbaric nature of radical Islam. Jihadist homicide bombers attacked All Saints Church in Peshawar, Pakistan, killing 85 Christians and wounding 140 more. The Pakistani Taliban eagerly claimed credit for the bombing.
Over the weekend, Islamist radicals in Kenya laid siege to a popular shopping mall and have been fighting an on-going battle with military and police forces for the past three days. According to one witness, the jihadists shot hostages who could not name Muhammad’s mother. Reports indicate that as many as 70 people are dead, at least 175 wounded and dozens more are missing. The extremist group al-Shabaab is taking credit for this massacre.
It is believed that at least 15 terrorists took part in this attack, some of whom may be Americans. Al-Shabaab has been known to seek recruits among sympathetic Somalis living in Minneapolis.
Some U.S. elites continue to insist that the “war on terror” has nothing to do with Islam. Tell that to the jihadists. Tell that to the nearly 500 victims of these deadly attacks.
The Intolerant Left
When “mainstream media” reporters write about civility in politics, they almost always do so while wagging their fingers at conservatives. They whine when conservatives compare Obamacare to socialism. Or they fret about the “flat-earthers” and “science-deniers” who dare to question their global warming dogma. But they rarely address the vile hatred on the left.
Just consider two examples from recent headlines. When the Washington Navy Yard shooting took place, most Americans recoiled in horror. Many prayed for the victims and their families. But not University of Kansas Journalism Professor David Guth.
Reacting to the news, Professor Guth took to Twitter to pray for the deaths of the children of NRA members! Guth tweeted: “The blood is on the hands of the #NRA. Next time, let it be YOUR sons and daughters. Shame on you. May God da– you.”
Guth’s punishment? The University of Kansas put him on paid administrative leave. In other words, he’s on a taxpayer-funded vacation. Thankfully, a number of Kansas lawmakers are demanding he be fired.
After the House of Representatives voted to defund Obamacare Friday, Amanda Carpenter, a speechwriter for Sen. Ted Cruz, applauded the action, tweeting, “GOP beat gun control, changed Obama’s mind on Syria, is holding the line on amnesty. We can defund Obamacare, too!”
Now reasonable people can disagree about gun control, Syria, amnesty and Obamacare. But clearly, Allan Brauer, the communications chairman of the Democratic Party of Sacramento County, is not a reasonable person.
Responding to Carpenter, Brauer tweeted, “May your children all die from debilitating, painful and incurable diseases.”
When his outrageous remarks started gaining attention, Brauer played the victim, tweeting, “I’m being attacked on Twitter for wishing one of Ted Cruz’s pubic lice to experience the pain her boss is inflicting on Americans.”
For many Americans, such intimidation can be enough to drive them from the political arena entirely. They have too much stress to cope with in everyday life without enduring abuse from deranged Democrats. And that’s exactly what liberals like Guth and Brauer are hoping to accomplish. They want to silence conservatives and force men and women of faith into the closet.
Having been on the receiving end of the left’s bile for decades, including death threats, I can promise you that it is not a pleasant experience. The things we have received in the mail, the messages left on our voicemail, the language in emails I get every day from hate-filled liberals is shocking, and occasionally illegal.
Last week’s sentencing of Floyd Lee Corkins II was a disturbing reminder of the propensity of some on the left to support violence in order to achieve their political objectives. Like many conservative, pro-family organizations, we have also incurred legal fees and other security-related expenses simply because we are speaking up for family, faith and freedom.
My friends, I promise we will continue to stay on the front lines in the good fight for our values. And I am counting on you to stand with us!
Reporting From London
I am in London, England, this week, meeting with top government leaders and conservative activists. I will be working with our staff to keep these reports coming each day, and I look forward to providing you with some updates from the other side of the pond.