Weekend Quick Takes

Only in Washington would a lawmaker be angry that he got to vote on his own bill. Yet that’s part of the news of this week-that and more in this edition of ‘Quick Takes’.

Senator Doesn’t Want a Vote on His Own Bill

Sen. Ed Markey is angry at the Senate Majority Leader for bringing a bill that he sponsored to a vote. What?! Continue reading “Weekend Quick Takes”

This is Socialism

Newly elected Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) has quickly become a darling of the liberal wing of the Democratic Party.

Ocasio-Cortez defeated a member of the Democratic Congressional leadership in last year’s primary and went on to win her heavily Democratic district in the general election. Young and unabashedly leftist, the self-described socialist has been making an impression with her uncompromising advocacy of socialistic and far left proposals. But you have to give it to her-she has the integrity of her beliefs. She is pushing proposals that are in line with the socialist ideals that she says she believes.

Unlike people like Bernie Sanders, who ran for President in 2016 as a socialist but then when the election was over bought his third house, an expensive vacation getaway on Lake Champlain, Ocasio-Cortez comes from a humble background and is pushing an agenda heavy on government planning, intervention and control of the economy and every aspect of society. Continue reading “This is Socialism”

Friday Quick Takes

In this edition of quick takes, we find that apparently the end is near so live it up.

And also an update on New York’s new abortion law and another look at socialism in South America.

The End is Near…

During an event honoring Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) said “The world is going to end in twelve years…” if we didn’t do more about global warming. Continue reading “Friday Quick Takes”

Progressive Liberalism and Religion

One of the recent hallmarks of ‘progressive liberalism’ is a strong reaction to Christianity-not just indifference to religion but an almost visceral anti-Christian view . Though many may claim that’s not true, one need only look at recent criticisms of things that not long ago were very common in American society. Two senators have criticized judicial nominees simply because they were members of mainstream Christian religions, and the Vice President’s wife is lambasted because she took a part-time job as a teacher at a private Christian school.

Author David French writes in the National Review about the rise of anti-Christian attitudes. His article gives insight into the rise of sentiment that should trouble us, not just those who may be religious or Christians, but those who value freedom of thought and constitutional protections.

A link to the article is here. It is worth the read.

https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/01/anti-christian-ideology-is-an-emerging-aspect-of-white-progressive-populism/