In The Wall Street Journal, Daniel Henninger details a Monmouth poll on Americans’ feelings about the importance of law and order in their communities. He writes:
A Monmouth poll out this week finds 65% of respondents say “maintaining law and order” is a big problem. The poll’s self-identified party affiliations are 28% Republican, 41% independent and 31% Democratic. Here’s the election’s ticking time-bomb: Among “non-Republican” blacks and other minorities, more than 60% agree that civil disorder has become a big issue, while just 46% of white non-Republicans see it as a problem. Looks like where one lives explains a lot about the Democratic worldview. (my emphasis)
Law and order is a basic right that Americans, and people in every country, value. They want law and order so they can grow their families and businesses without the fear of looting, riots, or worse.
Over at Taki’s Magazine, Taki Theodorocopulous says that people are living in an “upside down planet.” He notes that basic values like hard work, family, and country have been pilloried by the global elite. He writes:
The global elite’s weakness is that they have become divorced from the people they pretend to serve. While the ruling class embraced globalism and Davos Man promised untold riches for those who participated in their games, little people who called themselves nationalists were more concerned with creating an economy that supported family and country, and did not just enrich Davos types. The little people were and are called awful names by the media, even Nazis, because they believe in work and family and country. Ah, the joys of left-wing journalism. For example: Immigration in the US of A and in the U.K., not to mention France, Italy, and Greece, is the single biggest factor leading to the nationalist populist revolution of the little people across Europe and America. But the elites who dominate the media are not only not listening to the concerns of the little people, they’re calling people like Viktor Orban a Nazi for keeping Hungary for the Hungarians.
Speaking of the forgotten men and women of America, they are being held down in blue states by governors who have gone wild. Entrepreneurs, skilled employees, waiters, and every other type of customer-facing career worker has been crushed by the whims of governors protecting their rich friends, rather than the job creators in their states. Ann Coulter opines:
Remember how there was going to be a two-week shutdown to “flatten the curve”? Guess what? We’ve flattened it!
It’s been almost six months of everyone staying home, socially distancing and wearing masks. COVID isn’t lurking out there like a back-alley rapist ready to pounce. There aren’t a lot of human carriers left.
In early May, about a third of all COVID deaths in the nation were in New York. But by now, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has already killed off everyone who was ever going to die of it. Throughout April there were more than 500 deaths a day in New York City alone. In the last seven days, a total of 44 people died of COVID in the entire state.
Other states have passed through their much milder peaks. On Monday of this week, more than 2,000 Americans died of cancer, another 2,000 died of heart disease and, according to The Not-Hysterical-At-All New York Times, 450 died of COVID. Things have gotten so good that the Times’ creepy COVID obituaries are forced to feature 101-year-olds dying from “complications of COVID-19.”
The six-month nationwide shutdown has largely cleared COVID from the body politic. Now the main danger is if we start importing other countries’ body politics.
Instead of desperately attempting to allay the fears and worries of the state’s highest earners and entrepreneurs, New Jersey governor Phil Murphy is attempting to make them pay for his poor lockdown decision making. The Wall Street Journal editorial board writes:
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy and State Senate President Steve Sweeney struck a deal on Thursday to raise the state’s top marginal tax rate to 10.75% from 8.97% on income of more than $1 million. Two years ago, Democrats increased the top rate to 10.75% on taxpayers making more than $5 million. Mr. Sweeney then opposed a lower income threshold because it would drive away millionaires.
But a “pandemic hit, and things have changed,” Mr. Sweeney said Thursday. They sure have, and New Jersey’s bleeding budget can’t afford to lose any millionaires. In 2018 New Jersey lost a net $3.2 billion in adjusted gross income to other states, including $2 billion to zero-income tax Florida, according to IRS data. More will surely follow now.
The millionaire’s tax is projected to raise $390 million in revenue, which Democrats plan to use to give $500 rebates to families earning less than $150,000 and $75,000 for single parents. Sorry, single and childless millennials.
Eligible taxpayers will receive the rebates next summer, right before New Jersey’s 2021 gubernatorial and legislative elections.
By that time, most of those millionaires may have already found a better America.
Of course, all this decision making by politicians will have real effects at the polls. If you want a better understanding of where the Senate might go in November’s elections check out Karl Rove’s analysis of the race for the Senate at The Wall Street Journal, where he writes:
Of the 23 GOP seats up this fall, nine are in deep-red states—Arkansas, Idaho, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nebraska, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee and West Virginia—while Alabama, which Democrat Doug Jones won in a 2017 special election, is widely assumed to be an almost-certain GOP pickup. If you add these 10 to the 30 GOP senators not up for re-election, that would get you to 40 Republican senators in the next Congress.
Five more Republicans are heavily favored but face varying degrees of opposition: Alaska’s Dan Sullivan, Rep. Roger Marshall in an open Kansas seat, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in Kentucky, South Carolina’s Lindsey Graham and Texas’ John Cornyn. Some of their opponents benefit from the Democrats’ small-donor fundraising machine. Still, all five Republicans are likely victors, at least if they don’t take anything for granted. This would bring the GOP’s numbers in January to 45.
There are four contests in states Mr. Trump carried in 2016 and should carry again. But Arizona’s Martha McSally, Iowa’s Joni Ernst, Montana’s Steve Daines and Georgia’s David Perdue must campaign hard and effectively. It’s hardly a foregone conclusion Mr. Trump will win all their states.
Also, while there are advantages to Minority Leader Chuck Schumer’s practice of often recruiting candidates with no prior political service, the drawback is that these Democrats haven’t been vetted. Mark Kelly in Arizona turns out to have recruited a major Chinese investor for his space-tech company that’s described as “an arm of the Chinese Communist Party.” Iowa real-estate executive Theresa Greenfield has a record of harsh evictions. Nine of the 10 documentaries Georgian Jon Ossoff’s production company made were for Al Jazeera. If Republicans carry three or four of these races, they’ll be knocking on the majority.
The GOP’s three toughest contests are re-electing Cory Gardner in Colorado, Susan Collins in Maine and Thom Tillis in North Carolina. Sens. Gardner and Collins are their party’s two best candidates this cycle, running energetic, nearly textbook-perfect campaigns. Both are capable of being in that 12% who win a state their party loses in the presidential race. Mr. Tillis, an outstanding legislator, is neck-and-neck in a state where Mr. Trump has a slight advantage. Win one or two and the GOP could well be in the majority.
Republicans have pickup opportunities in Michigan with repeat nominee John James and Minnesota with former Rep. Jason Lewis, but their fates depend on Mr. Trump winning their states.
Senate control could come down to the second Georgia seat, a special election caused by Sen. Johnny Isakson’s resignation for health reasons. There’s a November “jungle primary” with 14 candidates from all parties on one ballot. Polling shows Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler, appointed to fill the vacancy, now leads the pack. The Democrats’ preferred candidate, pastor Raphael Warnock, is about to blow past the other Republican running, Rep. Doug Collins, and may emerge in first place in November. The two top vote-getters will then appear in a Jan. 5 runoff, perhaps settling control of the Senate.
If Biden and the Democrats win the presidency and the Senate and kill the filibuster, you can be sure there will be major gun control coming to America. Assault weapons bans, magazine limits, universal background checks, you name it and the Democratic wish list will be granted.
If the global elite win in November, you can say goodbye to your guns.
Action Line: That’s why I urge you, like Kimberly Corban below, to get your gun and your training now.
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