Charlottesville

New Poll: Americans Overwhelmingly Support Free Speech

Americans understand that if organizations funded by radical leftists like George Soros – including the Southern Poverty Law Center and Antifa – are allowed to act as the arbiters of who is allowed to communicate, about what and how, it’s just a matter of time before many millions of us are gagged.

Charlottesville false narrative crushed by DHS warning

Mark J. Fitzgibbons, American Thinker

Victims and their lawyers should be swooning about lawsuits against McAuliffe, the Commonwealth of Virginia, and the City of Charlottesville under legal doctrines of negligence or “state-created danger.” There may also be federal civil rights violations ripe for a Department of Justice investigation if Jeff Sessions acts quickly to preserve evidence. Charlottesville has been used for political purposes to attack Donald Trump and conservatives as racists. The false narrative even underlying those claims appears to be worse than originally suspected.

Democrats Welcome Chairman Mao To America

Republicans and conservatives must force themselves to recognize that the violence perpetrated in Charlottesville, Philadelphia and Berkeley was just the probing movements of a coming hardcore Leftist revolution that intends through violence and intimidation to destroy constitutional liberty.

The Media Normalize the Antifa Extreme

L. Brent Bozell III and Tim Graham, CNS News

The rulebook is being shredded. The antifa movement, or anti-fascist movement of far-left-leaning militant groups, is justifying violent action in the streets to beat back racists and neo-Nazis. Violence — not as an accidental outburst but as an explicit strategy — used to be seen as a beyond-the-pale extreme. Now NBC's Chuck Todd & Co. are ushering antifa's extreme into polite society.

Donald Trump's Problematic Device

R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr., The American Spectator

President Donald Trump is in trouble again with his Moral Superiors. His problem, of course, is that he cannot throttle his B.S. Detector. Trump it seems at some point in life acquired a B.S. Detector that has usually served him well. The Detector sounds an alarm when it perceives B.S., and during the Charlottesville disruptions it went wild. Every time the Mainstream Media or a political figure (usually a Democrat) began vituperating against only one side in a manifestly two-sided conflict, Trump’s B.S. Detector could not be ignored.

President Trump’s Arizona Speech Drives Left Nuts

Trump’s Phoenix speech was good mostly because Trump showed he could still be Trump, and that he wasn’t going to be cowed into abandoning his base – and because along the way he delivered an epic put down to the national media’s Charlottesville narrative.

FedUp PAC Poll: Conservatives Say Media Trying to Destroy Trump, Nation May Be Heading to Civil War

Conservatives believe that the media’s unrelenting and unfair attacks on President Trump and other conservatives “are pushing America to a civil war” according to a poll by FedUp PAC.

Alinsky Politicians and Press Create Dangerous Anti-First Amendment Environment

Mark J. Fitzgibbons, CNS News

A free speech rally this weekend in the Cradle of Liberty, Boston, and planned in July before the Charlottesville, Virginia clashes over Confederate monuments, was cut short by leftwing counter-protesters. This ought to say enough about the sad state of affairs for the rights of free speech and peaceable assembly. The First Amendment right of peaceable assembly has been with us for over two centuries but it makes little difference to left-wing activist groups.

Trump's post-Charlottesville ratings confound his naysayers

James Freeman, Wall Street Journal

It is striking that after much of the media labored so hard last week to try to tie Mr. Trump to white supremacists, the public doesn’t seem to be buying it. In what was portrayed as perhaps his worst week in office, the RealClearPolitics average shows a slight improvement in his weak approval ratings.

Trump will weather storm, predicts Viguerie

Chad Groening and Billy Davis, OneNewsNow.com

Richard Viguerie predicts that a majority of Americans will support Trump and the Republican Party in 2018, during the midterm elections, and left-wing opposition only helps him with grassroots supporters. "They've finally found somebody who will stand up and say that the left is conducting themselves in an out-of-control way, that they're acting as dangerous radicals," says the longtime conservative. "So I think that's very much a positive at this point in time."

On Charlottesville, Trump, and Anti-Americanism

Andrew C. McCarthy, National Review

Donald Trump’s buffoonery is self-defeating, but there is shrewdness beneath it. He grasps, in a way the people who cover him don’t seem to, that much of the country is sick of being told the country sucks. There are racists and they should be condemned without equivocation. But their existence in ever smaller numbers does not mean we are living in AmeriKKKa, or that there is high virtue in anti-Americanism.

Charlottesville, Charlottesville, Charlottesville

President Trump's remarks about Charlottesville are controversial only because he refuses to buy into the caustic left’s narrative. Jeff Flake and other DC insiders are blind to this, which is why Trump will again win this debate.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: To find who the elites really despise, ride to the sound of the criticism

Steve Bannon will be a controversial figure as long as there are forces in the country out to cause trouble and establishment whiners to criticize him. But if Trump is smart he’ll look past all the outrage and recognize Bannon is only despised because he’s a threat to the established order.

Trump Right to Call Out Extremists on Both Sides

Bill Donohue, CNS News

Censoring speech, religion, and traditions is the mark of a totalitarian society, not a democratic one. But as Tocqueville instructed, there are times when the passion for equality in democratic nations turns to "delirium," and when that appetite is abetted by administrative centralization, it inexorably leads to despotism. That is the conversation we should be having.

What the President Said Is True, Whether You Like It Or Not

Erick Erickson, The Resurgent

American leftists have decided if you are not with them, you are evil and worth silencing. They will allow no alternative opinions and they will allow no dissent. They will not even allow people the courtesy of neutrality. So the average American will probably give them an electoral middle finger, deservedly so.

The startling reality facing America in wake of Virginia white power rally

Michael Goodwin, New York Post

The coercive demand for purity, enforced by violence, often feels staged for political effect aimed at Trump. The surge of sensitivity seems especially odd given that the issue was not as prominent during the tenure of Barack Obama, America’s only black president.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Can General John Kelly put an end to the White House staff soap opera?

There are many factors beyond the president’s control in pushing policy changes and improvements. Eliminating the White House staff controversies will help move things along but the entirety of the Republican Party must get onboard if Trump is to Make America Great Again.

'Identity politics' isn't the problem. It could be the solution.

Timothy P. Carney, Washington Examiner

The question is what sort of identity politics and tribalism we will have. Will we be a patchwork of different cultures and organic "tribes" all proud of and defined by an identity rooted in organically evolved custom, belief, and practice? Or will it be the ersatz and ugly identity politics we saw by torchlight in Charlottesville over the weekend? When a smaller, more organic, more local identity is absent, a more manufactured identity takes its place. And that's when things are guaranteed to get ugly.