Friday, May 8, 2015
From: Gary L. Bauer
BREAKING NEWS: CNN reports that U.S. military bases went to a heightened state of alert last night due to an “increased and predictable threat of terrorism.”
FBI Director James Comey warned yesterday of a “general concern” that “ISIL is focusing on the uniformed military and law enforcement.” Comey added that “hundreds, maybe thousands” of people in the U.S. are communicating with ISIS recruiters.
“It’s like the devil sitting on their shoulders, saying, ‘Kill, kill, kill,'” Comey told reporters.
Today marks the 70th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day — the end of World War II in Europe. The day was celebrated in Washington, D.C., with an amazing air parade of more than 50 World War II aircraft flying over the National Mall.
Humanity owes so much to the heroes who ended Hitler’s tyranny.
Today we are challenged by the tyranny of radical Islam. It is just as despotic, just as dangerous and just as consumed with Jew-hatred as Hitler’s Nazism. And we are no less in need of heroes willing to fight for our freedom.
As you will read below, the storm clouds are gathering. May God help us muster the courage of the Greatest Generation.
Iran Threatens War
While Barack Obama and John Kerry are doing their best to appease the tyrants in Tehran, Iran’s leaders are threatening us with war. Yesterday, Brigadier General Hossein Salami of the Revolutionary Guards said the following:
“We welcome war with the U.S. as we do believe that it will be the scene for our success to display the real potentials of our power. We have prepared ourselves for the most dangerous scenarios and this is no big deal.”
His comments were echoed by Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari, who said this:
“The military option that the Westerners speak of constantly is ridiculous. . . if the military option could have produced any result, they would have already used it. . . Today, Iran’s pride and might has made the world’s biggest materialistic and military powers kneel down before the Islamic Republic.”
Earlier this week, Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei mocked U.S. warnings, saying, “You can’t do a damn thing.” The ayatollah later tweeted, “Many Western officials secretly confirm Iran’s grandeur & power but are different in their words,” and “U.S. has been disgraced.”
The Left’s Assault On Our Values
The Fairfax County Public Schools Board voted last night to add “gender identity” to the county’s non-discrimination policy. Hundreds of parents showed up to protest the vote. Many were left standing outside the packed hearing room.
They objected to the radical idea that boys should be allowed to use the girls’ bathroom or change in the girls’ locker room. Some rightly objected to the costs. The county is going to hire a consultant to create the policy and supervise its implementation.
Not surprisingly, the liberal board members largely ignored the commonsense concerns expressed by parents. The vote was 11-to-1, with one member abstaining.
As the country has rushed to redefine marriage, I heard over and over again, “Gary, what two adults choose to do in the privacy of their homes doesn’t affect me.” Yes it does. I hope you’re prepared to explain to your middle or high school-aged daughters why they should be okay with boys in their bathrooms from now on.
And don’t think that this is an isolated incident taking place in a liberal Washington, D.C. suburb. According to a memo from the district’s deputy superintendent, the change in policy was demanded by the federal Department of Education.
Deputy Superintendent Steven Lockard wrote, “If [Fairfax] refuses to amend its policy, [the Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights] has the right to recommend the termination of federal funding to [Fairfax County Public Schools].”
Really? They are going to cut off federal funding to our schools over this? Clearly, left-wing bureaucrats are doing everything they can to shove their radical agenda down our throats at every opportunity. And notice they are using your tax dollars too — forcing school districts to hire “gender identity consultants.”
Members of Congress should demand public hearings to expose the left’s radicalism. And if Congress is looking for parts of the budget to cut, they should start with this nonsense.
Fighting For Our Values
If you missed my recent interview on the Fox Business Network with John Stossel, you can watch it here.
Our interview was supposed to be about the influence of a candidate’s faith. But John quickly jumped off that topic, and we spent most of the time debating marriage, abortion and drug legalization. I think I held my own. Let me know what you think.
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