Friday, July 29, 2016
To: Friends & Supporters
From: Gary L. Bauer
There’s an old joke I’m sure many of you have heard before: How do you know when a politician is lying? Answer: Their lips are moving.
I just couldn’t get that joke out of my head last night as I watched Clinton deliver a speech full of distortions. It would take volumes to go through them all, but here’s one of the most brazen lies she delivered during her acceptance speech last night:
“I’m not here to repeal the Second Amendment. I’m not here to take away your guns. I just don’t want you to be shot by someone who shouldn’t have a gun in the first place.”
First of all, it is ludicrous to imply, as she did, that there is anyone in America who does want people to get shot by someone who shouldn’t have a gun. But, more importantly, sheWOULD repeal the Second Amendment!
This is a woman, who identified the NRA as an “enemy” she was most proud to fight against.
Every time there is a tragic shooting — every time — the kneejerk liberal reaction is to impose more laws that would not prevent the shootings. They would, however, make it more difficult for you, a law abiding American, to exercise your rights.
When Hillary talks about appointing Supreme Court justices, she talks about the kinds of progressives already on the high court who have voted against the Second Amendment.
She praised Obama’s choice of Merrick Garland to replace Justice Antonin Scalia.
As you may know, it was Justice Scalia who authored the Heller decision in 2008 upholding the individual right under the Second Amendment to own a firearm for self-defense. That was a five-to-four decision.
Right now the Supreme Court is divided four-to-four on the plain meaning of the Second Amendment and many other critical issues. The next president will pick the justice who decides whether the Second Amendment survives or is effectively repealed. Those are the stakes.
And, for the record, Merrick Garland was on the wrong side of the Second Amendment in Heller case.
So last night an untrustworthy politician, who lied about Benghazi and who lied about her emails, stands on a national stage and lies to our face knowing that the media won’t call her out. I just did!
Does She Deserve A Raise?
Throughout the primary campaign, Bernie Sanders made much of the fact that Clinton was paid outrageous speaking fees for private speeches to big banks. Her standard fee was as much as $225,000 per speech. I hope the banks got a better speech than the one she delivered last night.
Throughout the week, the left’s disrespect for traditional American values has been on full display. Here are a few examples:
Now to be fair, the majority of delegates were not this disrespectful and intolerant. But I guarantee you that if anyone at the Republican convention had disrespected women or homosexuals, that is all you would hear about on the major networks. The only network that is reporting what happened at the Democrat convention this week is Fox.
In the last two weeks, Donald Trump and Mike Pence have, I believe, rightly emphasized that our country is facing big problems at home and abroad. The breakdown of law and order here, rising terrorist threats across the globe and a stagnant economy are just some of the big issues we must address. Yet they have been accused of being “dark and dangerous.”
The American people know that things are not going well. Just 17% of Americans — 17% — say they are satisfied with the state of our union.
But Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, Tim Kaine and their media allies have been in full-throated denial, telling us just how great things are and what a good job they are doing. In fact, Hillary even said last night that Barack and Joe aren’t getting the credit they deserve. My friends, denial is dangerous!
While thinking about the Democrats’ argument this morning, two breaking news stories showed how reality has a way of intruding: Two courageous police officers were shot in San Diego during a traffic stop. One has since died. The war on cops continues.
Then came a shocking report on economic activity in the second quarter of this year. Economists had predicted growth of 2.6%. They were off by 50%. The Commerce Department reported this morning that second quarter GDP amounted to a paltry 1.2%. Moreover, they downgraded first quarter growth from 1.1% to 0.8%. That is not a level of economic activity that can provide America’s families with jobs and decent incomes.
We deserve better.
Hillary Clinton is the candidate of the status quo. She represents more scandal and more Obama. I think we have had enough of both. We need real change and real hope!
A Picture Of Hope
Speaking of hope, I want to share a picture with you that was sent to us late yesterday afternoon. Click here.
It is a picture of Mike Pence and Donald Trump praying together before a campaign event. With all the evil in the world and all we face at this time in history, I found the photo very reassuring. I hope you do too!
By the way, Governor Pence was campaigning in Michigan yesterday. He told an audience there, “If we appoint strict constructionists to the Supreme Court as Donald Trump intends to do, I believe we will see Roe v. Wade consigned to the ash heap of history where it belongs.” I couldn’t agree more!