October 5th, 2018
Quote of the Week: “Democrats may be trying to move the goalposts every five minutes, but their goal has not moved an inch. They will not be satisfied unless they bring down Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination.”
Quote of the Week: “This change was made unilaterally by Democrats in the Dayton administration, without legislative approval, and I have questions about its legality. More importantly, I’m concerned that law enforcement may not have been consulted. Will this change hamper law enforcement’s ability to properly identify suspects, or hinder the investigative process in any way? The public deserves answers to these questions, or at least a dialogue about the potential repercussions.”
Factoid of the Week: In the most recent reporting period, the Minnesota House DFL Caucus reported $2.7 million in cash contributions. Of those contributions, nearly $1 million came from public sector unions.
Editor’s Note: The Watchdog will not publish next week, October 12th, as the staff will be on the annual Fall Retreat, debating topics such as Keith Ellison’s free pass from the DFL, when Governor Dayton will fix MNLARS, and exactly how many genders can be discovered.
In This Issue:
Readers are well-ware of the titanic political struggle over the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation.
Readers know that the fight has nothing to do with allegations against him, but rather has everything to do with simply working to keep him off the High Court, regardless of the significant collateral damage to Kavanaugh’s reputation, the Senate, and the Supreme Court itself.
Democrats couldn’t care less about destroying a man’s reputation or undermining faith in our governing institutions.
First, liberals have never cared about individual rights. The rule of the collective has always been far more important. After all, liberalism-socialism-communism-totalitarianism is simply a continuum premised upon collectivist rule and enslavement of people.
Think that’s a bit extreme? Name the liberal policy initiative not underpinned by coercion, by the threat of negative government sanction if one doesn’t want to participate.
Second, liberals don’t care about undermining faith in political institutions because citizen support of those institutions is a concept for believers in individual liberties.
Liberals would force citizens to live under the yoke of collectivism, so it doesn’t matter if citizens support those institutions. Masters don’t care what the enslaved think or feel.
Just like forced unionization. Public employee unions hemorrhage membership when given their freedom just like totalitarian regimes hemorrhage citizens when escape becomes possible.
Individuals don’t matter to them, so individuals leave when offered a choice.
Take a look at Wisconsin’s teacher union membership numbers after Governor Walker liberated most public employees from the yoke of compulsory union membership.
The same thing will surely happen here in Minnesota and around the country, thanks to the Supreme Court liberating every public employee, regardless of the state where they work.
But we won’t know Minnesota’s numbers, at least for public school teachers, for a long time.
Education Minnesota has already declared that they won’t reveal membership numbers and the federal reporting that requires it won’t provide a full picture until about 2020, thanks to the timing of the reports.
More importantly, the Rule of Law itself is under assault and at risk of becoming collateral damage in the Kavanaugh hearings.
Putting aside all the rhetoric and emotion, the simple fact remains that all three allegations against him remain just that – raw accusations.
Despite the utter lack of corroborating evidence, the persecution continues.
This, despite the fact that two out of the three allegations have essentially disappeared.
This, despite the fact that the primary accuser, Dr. Ford, can’t remember even the slightest essential details of her claim.
There isn’t a prosecutor in any county in America who would bring charges under these circumstances.
There isn’t a jury in America that would convict.
Yet the accused stands under a cloud of angry threats, his reputation in tatters, his chance to realize a lifetime of hard-work resulting in ascension to the nation’s highest court in doubt.
Day after day, the assault continues, the liberals maximizing their opportunity to goon it up, and sully the entire process in a stark display of the pursuit of power.
While Republicans in the Senate are doing their best to manage the process while dealing with Democrat stool pigeons like Flake, Collins, and Murkowski, the delay has only helped their foes.
It’s not as if some development during this delay will cause any Democrat senator to change his mind.
Those minds have been made up.
The only calculation left is for some of those Democrats to decide if opposing Kavanaugh helps or hurts re-election. We’re looking at you, Sen. Manchin and Sen. Heitkamp.
The Rule of Law isn’t the only bedrock American value under a full-frontal assault these days.
Among the most egregious attacks are those on the First Amendment.
Free speech is under assault on all fronts, but especially in academia.
It’s ironic that the institutions that have traditionally been the bedrock of the free exchange of ideas have no become the scene of “speech codes” “trigger words” “safe spaces” and speakers becoming “disinvited” because a mob of Leftists has deemed their speech (and even their safety) to unworthy of protection.
The same holds true for many aspects of our society, where people can be punished in various ways for simply engaging in their right to Free Speech.
Don’t want to bake a cake for a gay couple? Too bad.
Want to express your religion at work? No way, unless it’s a certain religion.
The suppression of certain points of view is a very intentional strategy of the Left in their quest to destroy the principles and values underpinning our society.
Another active front in this war is the battle over gender roles and gender identity.
Gay marriage is now on the same legal plane as traditional marriage.
Gender identity, which used to be a pretty simple and straightforward exercise, has become a virtual Tower of Babel, with more and more sub-groups stepping forward to claim a gender label.
We must now wade through a cacophony of ever-expanding and ever-vague gender labels, such as “non-binary”, “queer”, “transgender”, “agender”, “bi-gender”, “cisgender”, “demisexual”, “genderqueer”, “intersex”, “pansexual”, “skoliosexual”, “third gender”, “transman”, “transwoman”, “bigender”, “BlaQueer”, “furry”, “gender fluid”, “Non-monosexual”, and “omnigender”.
Again, this strategy isn’t by happenstance.
You can also add the Second Amendment to that list, where the Left wants to blame guns for violence, instead of the lawlessness they have created with social policies that have destroyed families, drugged up our youth, and destroyed life-affirming values.
History shows that confiscating guns is a condition precedent to totalitarian rule.
For our gun-grabbing DFL friends, they would be well-served to remember this statistic about kids and guns.
In Minnesota last year, 349 high school sent 11,200 students to the state trap shooting tournament in Alexandria.
There wasn’t a single gun-safety incident, much less outright violence.
Far from a “gun free” zone, this zone had hundreds of guns, thousands of rounds of ammunition, and all of it was wielded by young men and women – without incident.
In sum, our country is moving beyond culture wars and into a true Dark Age, where conservatives must come together and fight for the principles and values that we once took for granted, the principles and values that built a great nation.
Those principles and values aren’t just under heavy assault. We’re losing the battle.
Having said that, there must be faith that truth will prevail and we will once again as a nation cherish and celebrate values that include individual liberties, limited government, the First Amendment, the Second Amendment, and the affirmation of life.
Today, skies are darkening and many tough battles lay ahead.
Welcome to my web site!
I created this website in response to governmental waste and abuse in Anoka County.
Many taxpayers don’t know that our local governments spend millions of tax dollars every year on things like public relations teams, lobbyists, and junkets to places like Hawaii.
Since there seemed to be no place to turn for the “other side” of these issues, I created the Anoka County Watchdog. My intent is to create a one-stop-shop where concerned taxpayers can find fact-supported information and other resources to counter the governmental machine. Many people want to confront their elected officials regarding waste and abuse but feel they don’t have the information they need to make an effective argument. This web site offers that information.
Some of our elected officials in Anoka County have become arrogant and unresponsive, forgetting that they work for the very people who put them in office. It’s high time to hold them accountable for their decisions.
Harold E. Hamilton
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