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The Difference Between Texas And Indiana Republicans

We thought that the Republican Party was the Party of constitutional limits on government, but the panic created by the COVID-19 “epidemic” and the extra-constitutional actions of Republican public officials, such as Indiana’s Governor Eric Holcomb, have revealed that the urge to tyranny is not bound by political affiliation and in the end can only be constrained by the fidelity to the Constitution of individual office holders, such as Texas’ Governor Greg Abbott and Attorney General Ken Paxton.

Assault on America, Day 467: Post COVID-19, is the GOP still the home of limited government?

With many in the nation questioning the basis for further sequestering the workforce -- and causing more damage to the economy -- calls will increase to get people back to work. Both parties deserve blame for drastically boosting spending in the midst of crisis. Now it’s time to figure out how to return to normal.

Is America a Roaring Giant or Crying Baby?

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

Post-virus America can awake from this epidemic and economic shutdown in one of two different ways. One, we can wake up as we did on December 8, 1941, to ensure that Americans control their own fundamentals of life — food, fuel, medicine, and strategic industries — without dependency. The military can refocus our defenses against nuclear missiles, cyberwarfare, and biological weapons. On the home front, diversity is fine, but in a national crisis as serious as this one, the unity that arises from confidence in shared American citizenship saves lives. Our other choice is to keep bickering and suffering amnesia, remaining as vulnerable as we were in the past.

Heritage Convenes Conservatives For Citizen Coronavirus Recovery Commission

The Heritage Foundation,  the nation's premier conservative think tank, yesterday announced that it is convening a National Coronavirus Recovery Committee bringing together experts in medicine, economics, government, business, and human behavior to advise the White House, Congress and state and local governments as they chart a way forward from the economic, healthcare and human consequences of the COVID-19 epidemic. To follow the work of the Committee or submit ideas to it go to https://medium.com/coronavirus-commission.

Bringing Drug Manufacturing Back To America May Be Tougher Than You Think

Back on January 11, 2017, before he was even inaugurated, then-President-elect Donald Trump laid out his ambitions for the US pharma industry. He called for reversing the trend of the past decade – which was to outsource manufacturing overseas -- and a return to domestic production. Trump was right of course, but Congress, more intent on destroying his presidency than helping America, failed to act on legislation that might have helped and the industry has remained focused on reducing costs.

Assault on America, Day 463: Easter reminds us that some tragic stories do have happy endings

Each spring, the Lenten season and Easter are times to reflect and self-assess our lives and to offer thanks for Jesus’s sacrifice and for God’s gift of eternal life. This year will be particularly meaningful for many, remembering what we’ve given up or lost, but also the multitude of good things that still lie ahead.

Coronavirus Is Killing Off Government By ‘Experts’

Is anyone else tired of government by “experts” and ready for a return to government of the people, by the people and for the people? We certainly are. Fortunately, there appears to be some prospect of lifting that burden, because next to the sniveling snowflakes of the White House press corps and the much-reviled hoarders of toilet paper, no other class of Americans has lost more credibility with their fellow citizens than the now completely discredited “experts” on epidemiology.

Assault on America, Day 462: How extreme is too extreme for Dems and mail-in voting schemes?

In these uncertain times, liberals are laying the groundwork for permanent change to the way America votes while also preparing justifications and excuses for their likely failure in this year’s elections. With Easter coming up and no end in sight to the coronavirus craziness, anything and everything is on the table in Democrat-land.

So many to blame for coronavirus crisis, so don’t bother

Michael Goodwin, New York Post

The blame game cuts in all directions. If Trump is to be held accountable, he should share the dock with many others who failed to foresee the coming destruction. Most of the big media outlets disgraced themselves by falling for the early lies from China and the WHO. Clearly, few people in public life will emerge unscathed from the blame game if we ask everyone the same questions: What did you know, when did you know it and what did you do about it? On the other hand, mutual destruction is neither required nor desirable, and there is a better option. We can just skip the blame game for now and work together to help America get through this worst of times.

Coronavirus Releases Democrats' Inner Totalitarian

It’s not that Democrats are uniquely incompetent, it is that they politicize everything. And in their imagined socialist paradise, only the goods doled-out by the State are “essential,” so banning the sale of books or supplies that might help make one self-sufficient are natural first steps in narrowing that circle of liberty down to what the State deems to be life’s bare necessities.

Assault on America, Day 461: Democrats use coronavirus to launch more Trump witch hunts

Try as they might, Democrats’ efforts to investigate and censure President Trump over the administration’s response to the coronavirus pandemic are destined to fail. There simply isn’t a way the liberal party can attack the “wartime” leader without looking petty and partisan. It’s another sad aspect of the strange times we’re living in.

Constitution-Respecting Sheriffs Refuse to Enforce Lockdowns

Not only are some legislators questioning the level of executive-overreach involved in blanket stay-at-home orders, but some sheriffs and police departments are refusing to enforce them, citing constitutional and administrative difficulties.This is not Nazi Germany or Soviet Russia where you are asked for your papers, said Franklin County (Maine) Sheriff Scott Nichols.

Call The White House Tell The President To Ignore Chris Wallace’s Unconstitutional Idea For A Nationwide Lockdown

Yesterday, Chris Wallace had U.S. Surgeon General Vice Admiral Jerome Adams on and hectored him about why no national stay-at-home order has been issued. We urge CHQ readers to call the White House, the comment line is (202-456-1111) please politely explain to the assistant taking the call that you think President Trump is doing a great job handling the coronavirus panic and that it would be a huge error to issue an extra-constitutional nationwide stay-at-home order.

Assault on America, Day 460: Liberal media’s take on COVID-19 pandemic is hard to watch

There’s little doubt some things are hard to watch these days, including the daily rising coronavirus death tolls and the drastic increase in unemployed Americans. Tough times call for exceptional leaders, and fortunately for us, President Trump is up to the task. If only the media would do its job, we’d all see the light of day.

Left Moving From Proof Of Concept To Execution On Plan To Bring Down America

Three things now moving rapidly below the surface of American politics and culture should alert conservatives to the extreme danger now facing the United States and the future of constitutional government. Millions who had never had it so good on New Years Day 2020 are now desperate about how to pay their rent or mortgage, where next week’s groceries will come from and how to pay April’s bills.

AR-15 Build - Our CHQ Cabin Fever Project Part 2, Step1 Lower Receiver Assembly

Many would be gun buyers have found popular guns, such as the AR-15, to be as scarce as toilet paper. This temporary demand-based shortage of AR-15s has prompted many Americans to take the practical and perfectly legal (in most jurisdictions) alternative of building their own AR-platform rifle. Follow us in Part 2 of our project as we ward off cabin fever and exercise our Second Amendment rights by building an AR-15.

Assault on America, Day 457: No rewind possible for 2020 election or Congress’s fiscal insanity

You know we’re in strange times when people seriously ponder postponing this year’s election or doing a “rewind” on the political nominating process. Now more than ever it’s prudent to take a step back and consider everything we’re doing -- and proceed cautiously. Let’s not make a bad situation worse.

Democrat Governors Sisolak and Whitmer Backtrack on Political Chloroquine Bans

Democrat Governors Gretchen Whitmer of Michigan and Steve Sisolak of Nevada decided to dunk on President Trump by banning the drugs hydroxychloroquine sulfate and chloroquine phosphate after Trump touted early studies demonstrating their efficacy against the COVID-19 virus. Then the Food and Drug Administration issued an emergency authorization for the drugs to treat COVID-19 and now Sisolak and Whitmer are singing a different tune.

Assault on America, Day 456: Trump and Pelosi don’t talk to each other. Is anyone bothered?

No one will lose sleep over the fact President Trump and Speaker Pelosi don’t speak and government will go on regardless of their failed personal relationship. In these trying times when we’re all searching for answers there aren’t any rules on political decorum. Trump will focus on doing his job, not pundit gamesmanship.

The ‘Orange Man Bad’ Disease

Robert Stacy McCain, The American Spectator

The “Orange Man Bad” theory of causation: everything bad is Trump’s fault and this theory's proponents evidently can’t understand why it has cost them their credibility. So far, U.S. deaths from COVID-19 are still only a single-digit percentage of the more than 30,000 Americans who die annually from ordinary flu infections. As bad as the coronavirus outbreak is — and it’s likely to get much worse before it gets better — we must keep it in perspective. We must be able to distinguish between real risks and the politically motivated fear campaign being hyped by the media. The coronavirus pandemic will end, but the media’s liberal bias is incurable.