How Joe Biden Will Open The Floodgates To Transgendering Public Schools

(The Federalist) The next several years are likely to reopen the floodgates to leftists’ long repurposing of public schools to indoctrinate children with lies about sex. According to leftist reporting, once in office Joe Biden plans to quickly use executive power to push transgenderism in schools, farther than President Obama did. In Congress, Democrats plan to prioritize legislation to do the same, potentially with Republican support, with the so-called Equality Act and more.

On Nov. 7, Biden was reportedly the first candidate to mention transgenderism in his speech claiming he had won the presidency. This is only the tip of the iceberg. On the campaign trail, Biden promised to reinstate President Obama’s requirement that public schools put boys in girls’ sports and showers, and push this issue much more.  (Read More)

Why the Left Has To Suppress Free Speech

(American Greatness) Let us begin with this fact: The left always suppresses speech. Since Vladimir Lenin and the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia in 1917, there has been no example of the left in control and not crushing dissent.

That is one of the important differences between liberal and left: Liberalism and liberals believe in free speech. (The present leftist threat to freedom in America, the greatest threat to freedom in American history, is made possible because liberals think they have more to fear from conservatives than from the left. Liberals do not understand that the left regards liberals as their useful idiots.)

The left controls universities. There is little or no dissent allowed at universities.  (Read More)

Our Politics Is Cracking Under the Weight of a Thinning Civil Society

(Breakpoint) A little more than a week after the storming of the Capitol, five Americans have died, the House of Representatives has impeached the President for a second time, Twitter and other social platforms have permanently banned the sitting President of the United States, Amazon Web Services shut down alternative social media site Parler, and National Guard forces are being deployed, with 20,000 troops scheduled to surround the Capitol because, according to the FBI, armed groups are planning to protest the Inauguration, not only in Washington, D.C., but in all fifty states. 

There are immediate causes, of course, for the chaos that unfolded last Wednesday. Over 70 million Americans are unhappy with and deeply worried about the implications of the presidential election and, no less important, the Georgia Senate runoffs. Among that number, a sizeable group believes the election was stolen, and just-as-deeply disbelieve all media personalities, investigators, elected officials of either party, or judges who say otherwise.  (Read More)

University presidents, after refusing to fix social justice nonsense, make demands of lawmakers

(Idaho Freedom Foundation) Shame on Idaho’s university presidents for their elitist arrogance. These well-paid state employees know full well how their campuses have been turned into the indoctrination factories for the Radical Left, yet they’ve done little about it.

That hasn’t stopped the presidents of Boise State University, Idaho State University, and the University of Idaho from having the audacity to announce to the world that if lawmakers approve Gov. Brad Little’s expensive budget for higher education as written, they’ll keep tuition frozen for a second year in a row.

This is not a good look for Idaho’s colleges, who grew their social justice missions in 2020 against the wishes of legislators. Lawmakers gave school administrations a whole year to do something meaningful to get their universities back to their core missions and curb administrative bloat. There is a growing awareness about the public money our campuses are spending to fuel the fire of the social justice movement.  (Read More)

Amazon Sells 204 Items Promoting Violence and Hate, Like This “Kill All Republicans” Shirt

(LifeNews) Amazon terminated its contract with free speech platform Parler for “violent content on your website.” But Amazon itself deals with merchandise that advocates the death of all Republicans or specifically targets President Donald Trump.

The Media Research Center found at least 204 examples of merchandise sold on Amazon that promoted violence, either toward President Donald Trump, Republicans or members of the police force. Riot gear, including tasers, brass knuckles and stun sticks were also sold. Some of these violent products included a flag with a graphic image of Trump blowing his brains out, a mug with the slogan “Where is Lee Harvey Oswald now that we really need him?” and a black T-shirt with a red slogan, “Kill All Republicans.” The shirt that urged the death of Republicans was even a sponsored listing on Amazon.  (Read More)

Annual March for Life Will Be Held Virtually, Not in Person

(Daily Signal) The annual March for Life has been canceled in person this year, and the march’s president says this is only partly due to the coronavirus pandemic.

“The protection of all of those who participate in the annual March, as well as the many law enforcement personnel and others who work tirelessly each year to ensure a safe and peaceful event, is a top priority of the March for Life,” March for Life President Jeanne Mancini announced Friday.

“In light of the fact that we are in the midst of a pandemic which may be peaking, and in view of the heightened pressures that law enforcement officers and others are currently facing in and around the Capitol, this year’s March for Life will look different,” she continued.  (Read More)

London newspaper reveals ‘shocking evidence’ about transgender treatments

(BioEdge) After a legal battle The Mail on Sunday has published what it called “shocking evidence” about transgender medicine which led a High Court judge to ban a government gender clinic from prescribing puberty-blockers.

The Gender Identity Development Service (GIDS) clinic in London, also known as the Tavistock Centre, began prescribing these for children under 16 in 2011. In December the clinic was forced to stop after the Court ruled that it was “very doubtful” that youngsters could give informed consent.

Swedish psychiatrist Christopher Gillberg testified that the use of puberty blockers is basically “a live experiment” on vulnerable children. “In my years as a physician,” he wrote, “I cannot remember an issue of greater significance for the practice of medicine. We have left established evidence-based clinical practice and are using powerful life-altering medication for a vulnerable group of adolescents and children based upon a belief.”  (Read More)

Abortion clinic owner describes immense profit earned from “conveyer belt” abortion system

(Society for the Protection of Unborn Children) The former owner of American abortion clinics has described the immense profits abortionists make from a “conveyer belt” abortion system.

In the documentary, Life After Abortion, the former owner of five abortion clinics, now turned pro-life activist, Carol Everett, described the inside operations of the clinics.

Ms Everett said: “I sold abortions. I made $25 for each abortion. Now that doesn’t sound like a lot of money, but the last month we did 545 abortions, which means my last month’s income was $13,625. But I wanted to be a millionaire. And I knew how to do that. Math. Forty-thousand abortions a year would provide $1 million of income for me.  (Read More)

Why School Choice Isn’t Enough To Really Improve American Education

(The Federalist) Most conservatives have settled on school choice as the solution to most, if not all, of today’s education problems. It makes sense. In most of the country, public schools have a monopoly on K-12 education and therefore have little incentive to deliver quality instruction to students. They will receive funding whether or not students actually learn anything. In states with teachers unions, schools are even less accountable—to the point that teachers can refuse to work for all kinds of flimsy pretexts.

While school choice would definitely help break up the public school monopoly and power of teachers unions—which is why unions absolutely revile school choice advocates like Betsy DeVos—this alone would not immediately reform education.  (Read More)

Sheriff: KCSO won’t enforce mask mandate

(CDA Press) Kootenai County Sheriff Bob Norris said his department will not enforce public health mandates meant to slow the spread of COVID-19.

“Enforcing criminal sanctions on otherwise law-abiding people goes against the fundamental principles of the U.S. and Idaho Constitutions,” he said in a statement released Monday.

Norris said his office won’t “enforce dictates on healthy citizens.”

“It is my opinion that the facts are becoming clear with COVID 19 — certain risk groups should take extra precautions, but the vast majority of healthy people who contract COVID-19 will experience flu symptoms and recover,” said Norris, who was sworn in on Jan. 1.  (Read More)

Equality Act would stomp religious conservatives

(OneNewsNow) When the Democratic Party takes over the White House and both chambers of Congress in a few days, one obvious target is religious conservatives who interfere with the Left’s version of progress — but there is legislation waiting for passage that would swiftly take care of that burdensome problem.

President-elect Joe Biden vowed before Election Day to pass the Equality Act if elected, and to pass it within 100 days of taking office, The Hill reported in October.

In a post-election story, USA Today suggested America’s views on homosexuality have progressed to the point that it’s past time to amend and update Civil Rights-era laws guaranteeing fair housing and equal employment with the Equality Act, which would ensure the same legal protections for homosexuals, lesbians, bisexuals, and transgenders.  (Read More)

Technically (Not) Speaking: The Conservative Purge Begins

(FRC) Could this be a time of real testing? Absolutely. “Jesus said before he comes back, it’s going to be as it was in the days of Sodom and Gomorrah,” Pastor Jack Hibbs reminded us on Thursday. “And prophetically speaking, we know that [those] days are coming. Jesus said they’re going to come. In America, we’ve had it very easy for a long time. And that doesn’t mean we give up. It means that we get ready. The church is being purified. It happened during COVID, and the next chapter is [starting]. And we need to stand.” Friends and family of faith, Jack said, get ready. “Get into your Bible like you never have before. Don’t mess around. If you don’t go to a Bible-teaching church, you need to find one, quick, that applies God’s word to the world in which we live.”  (Read More)

The conservative comeback starts here in Idaho

(Idaho Freedom Foundation) Washington D.C. is a chaotic mess

I don’t believe anything good for freedom will come from our nation’s capital. There’s infighting, chaos, and an ever-strengthening desire to just force those who disagree to do what we want.

Rioting and violence won’t save America. Storming a building, terrorizing legislators, and endangering people’s lives won’t lead to the change we need to see.

In fact, Washington D.C. has nothing do to with saving America—the solution simply won’t be found there. 

A return to freedom and Constitutional principles doesn’t come from the capital: It comes from the states and cities and citizens like us.  (Read More)

Alert: School Counselor Encourages Elementary Student to Transition

(Family Policy Alliance) The Coeur d’Alene Press is reporting that an elementary school counselor gave “guidance” on gender transition to a ten-year-old female student, encouraging her decision to live as a ‘boy’ without even notifying the girl’s family.

The counselor works for Northwest Expedition Academy, a public elementary school in the Coeur d’Alene School District. A phone recording released by the family reveals that the counselor told the student she supported her decision to identify as the other sex. The counselor even gave the student tips on how to come out as a boy to her family.

The young girl tragically lost her father three years ago in Afghanistan while he was serving in the Army. She currently lives with her mother and grandmother, who argue that the trauma and emotional pain this young girl feels will not be solved by “transitioning.”  (Read More)

North Idaho Internet Provider Blocks Facebook and Twitter

(Redoubt News) In what appears to be a ‘strictly business’ move, a North Idaho internet provider has decided to block Facebook and Twitter from their service.

The company email stated the issues with Censorship that Facebook and Twitter are currently engaged in have prompted this action. The website removals were requested by a majority of their customers, and it is a time-management issue for the company, and is completely appropriate for their customer base.

Businesses need to manage their time appropriately, and this seems to be the reason for the blocking of these 2 internet websites. It takes a lot less time to restore these sites to those few that want them than to spend their time removing them from the majority of their clients.  (Read More)

Abolition Day

(Free The States) February 9th, 2021 is Abolition Day! Thousands of Oklahomans will come together at the Oklahoma State Capitol to demand the total and immediate abolition of abortion. Abolition Day kicks off at 9:30 a.m on the Capitol’s South Plaza where local and national Abolitionist leaders will briefly to exhort and edify us before we enter to the capitol building to exhort and edify our legislators and executives.

The importance of Abolition Day cannot be overstated. As one representative told us last year, the legislature is not likely to abolish abortion unless the Capitol is so full that they can’t move through the hallways. Last year we estimate between two and three thousand people came to the Capitol. This year we want to double that! There is nothing that should draw more people to the Capitol than the fact that 5,000 human beings are murdered in the womb every year with the full approval of our State government.  (Read More)

Is Truth Irrelevant?

(Townhall) It is amazing how many people seem to have discovered last Wednesday that riots are wrong — when many of those same people apparently had not noticed that when riots went on, for weeks or even months, in various cities across the country last year.

For too many people, especially in the media, what is right and wrong, true or false, depends on who it helps or hurts politically. Too many media people who are supposed to be reporters act as if they are combatants in political wars.

Someone once said that, in a war, truth is the first casualty. That has certainly been so in the media — and in much of academia as well.  (Read More)

Political involvement is in the people’s best interest

(OneNewsNow) A political analyst says conservative patriots must be willing to challenge RINOs during the next round of primaries if they ever hope to return power to the American people.

Many of the 74 million Americans who supported Donald Trump’s re-election effort have been devastated by the political system’s complete failure to provide a remedy to what they believe was an egregious theft of the election through massive fraud. And many Republican voters are angry that all but six Republican senators voted to certify the results of the Electoral College, despite calls to give state legislatures the opportunity to reevaluate their results.

Rob Chambers, vice president of AFA Action, says these solid conservatives must step up to the plate and run for office.  (Read More)

Action Alert: Call YOUR Legislator Today! – End the Emergency Declaration

Governor Little’s Emergency Declaration has been in place for over 300 days. It is time to end this Emergency Declaration! The lives and livelihoods of Idahoans have been greatly impacted by this Emergency Declaration far beyond what was necessary. Some businesses are now closed permanently, Jobs have been lost, freedom has been curtailed.

Last year in the emergency session, the Senate stopped this resolution. We need to contact all of the Senators to ensure that this resolution is not stopped.
If you live outside of North Idaho or you don’t know who your legislators are:
This is our one chance to get this passed. If you are able, contact all of the the legislators, regardless if they are in your district or not.

January Is National Slavery And Human Trafficking Prevention Month. Here Are The Facts

(RedState) The United States abolished chattel slavery in 1865, making it illegal to own another human being. Almost 150 years later, individuals are still living in bondage on American soil.

Human trafficking, also known as modern-day slavery, is one of the fastest-growing criminal enterprises worldwide. Despite the best efforts of governments around the globe, the practice has managed to grow into a lucrative illicit industry that victimizes millions of people. This January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, and many involved in the fight against the practice are promoting awareness of the devastating impact it has on those who are caught in its oppressive web.

The Departments of Homeland Security and Defense define human trafficking as “the use of force, fraud, or coercion to obtain some type of labor or commercial sex act.”  (Read More)

How to Stop Schools from Parenting Your Children

(Family Policy Alliance) Are the kids in your life back to school, or headed there soon? Whether they’re returning in-person or online, you may find yourself concerned about the kind of material your children or grandchildren are exposed to in the classroom. Students as young as kindergarten face increasingly sexualized content and may encounter material opposed to your fundamental beliefs – and that’s just in the classroom.

Thankfully, parents don’t have to feel powerless in the face of the January back-to-school season. Our new easy-to-read guide, Back to School – for Parents, explains what you need to know about potential areas for concern in your child’s school, and helps you understand what you can do to protect your child.  (Read More)

Congress’s Foolish Opening Prayer Exposes A Deeper Problem For Christianity — And The West

(The Federalist) Rep. Emanuel Cleaver caused a social media storm Monday, closing a public prayer with “Amen and a woman,” as if the Hebrew word meaning “let it be” was somehow gendered. Cleaver, of course, later claimed the embarrassing episode was actually “a lighthearted pun” in recognition of women, a description that might draw water on paper, but which the video clearly shows is not the case.

But there’s far more than simple ignorance on display in the Democrat and Methodist pastor’s blessing of the new year’s legislative session. The prayer’s true scandal was largely ignored — and is indicative of a widespread societal shift toward a serious and dangerous misunderstanding of both Christianity and tolerance.

Cleaver opened his blessing in perfect line with Christian faith, acknowledging God’s “sacred supremacy,” the fallen nature of man, and the dangers to our tenuous democracy, as well as asking for God to illuminate our ideologies and prejudices so that we might work to better ourselves. But at the closing (and before the “a woman” foolishness) Cleaver said, “We ask this in the name of the monotheistic God, Brahma, and God known by many names and faiths.”  (Read More)

The Astonishing Psychological Cost of Lockdown

(Redoubt News) Recently, a series of special health alerts and reports have come out warning of growing numbers of people and a country at the breaking point. Sadly, little of that information has reached the public.

American people are crying out for help and dying − not from a virus with an “infection fatality rate” of 0.15-0.2% across all age groups, and 0.03 to 0.04% in those under 70 years old. (This means, 99.96% of nearly everyone who gets the virus lives.) No, the desperation and distress are in response to the government’s unprecedented mandates and lockdowns.

Masking, isolation, business closures, shuttered churches, ended normal school classes, seniors confined secluded in nursing homes, people left to die alone in hospitals, sporting events ended, music silenced, jobs and livelihoods destroyed.  (Read More)

New Radical Rules for a New Radical Congress

(Daily Signal) The House of Representatives was expected to vote Monday afternoon on a rules package that will govern their processes for the 117th Congress. This package represents an ultimate power grab by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who was reelected to the post by a razor-thin vote of 216-209.

The rules give us an insight as to how the California Democrat intends to govern the House. It appears that the far left will be the tail that wags the dog by eviscerating minority rights.

Perhaps the most important proposed rule is the fundamental weakening of the motion to recommit, one of the only tools that are provided to a minority party. The motion to recommit allows members of Congress to prevent or amend a bill before it is voted upon on the House floor.  (Read More)

I Now Better Understand the ‘Good German’

(Townhall) One of the biggest revelations concerns a question that has always plagued me: How does one explain the “good German,” the term used to describe the average, presumably decent German, who did nothing to hurt Jews but also did nothing to help them and did nothing to undermine the Nazi regime? The same question could be asked about the average Frenchman during the Vichy era, the average Russian under Lenin, Joseph Stalin, Leonid Brezhnev and their successors, and the millions of others who did nothing to help their fellow citizens under oppressive dictatorships.

These past few years have taught me not to so quickly judge the quiet German, Russian, etc. Of course, I still judge Germans who helped the Nazis and Germans who in any way hurt Jews. But the Germans who did nothing? Not so fast.

What has changed my thinking has been watching what is happening in America (and Canada and Australia and elsewhere, for that matter).  (Read More)