Tucker Carlson just gave a great speech to the Center for Christian Virtue in Cleveland, emphasizing the evil nature of abortion, while he has made a name for himself by opposing American aid to the people of Ukraine. These courageous people are struggling to survive the Russian bombardment in the same way the unborn baby tries to escape the murderous tools of the abortionist.
“Abortion has gone from being tolerated to celebrated,” he said. “What kind of sick people would tell you that killing your baby is a pathway to joy?”
But what kind of sick people celebrate a war on innocent people in a former Soviet republic under attack by a corrupt nation led by a former KGB colonel?
Carlson’s two-faced approach to the reality of death and destruction in the womb and Ukraine reflects the confusion that grips the modern conservative movement.
In the same way, some modern-day “conservatives” in the House of Representatives think that because Biden does not want to protect American borders, the borders of Ukraine should be sacrificed to the Russians. This, too, is a bizarre way to look at reality.
If America is in decline, so is the conservative movement.
One factor is Russian influence in the conservative movement, the subject of the recent America’s Survival report, The Big Lie Driving Russian Influence in the Conservative Movement and the Destruction of Ukraine.
By the way, in Ohio, supposedly a Republican or Red state, the odds are that November’s Issues 1 & 2 will pass. As noted by the Center for Christian Virtue, Issue 1 would create a right to abortion up to birth without limitations in the Ohio Constitution, while Issue 2 would target communities with more drugs by legalizing recreational marijuana.
The probable success of these two initiatives reflects the fact that both major political parties have apparently decided to sacrifice their children to an evil future. Rather than fight this, conservatives are confused and demoralized. They’re fighting among themselves, as a new “populist” and “nationalist” faction has made termination of aid to Ukraine a major priority.
Confusion is also evident in the Republican-controlled House of Representatves, where House Speaker Kevin McCarthy seems to prefer working with Democrats than with conservative Republicans.
No wonder China Joe gave an address on Sunday, gloating about getting the better of McCarthy and forcing Republicans to pass a budget bill with Democratic Party votes.
Rep. Matt Gaetz immediately said he would move to evict McCarthy from his job. This move is justified but will only add to the confusion.
McCarthy had the opportunity to cut the budget and get some additional border security measures, but he capitulated to Biden and the Democrats.
He gave up the Republicans’ only power – the power of the purse – so they would not be blamed for a government shutdown. It was fear. McCarthy cut a side deal with Biden and Democrats to bring up a separate bill to fund Ukraine.
For his part, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky didn’t do his country any good by condemning Russia’s war in the context of its impact on climate change. Such rhetoric may please the liberals in the United States but it demonstrates a lack of seriousness about what is really at stake.
Back in 2016, two years after Russia’s first invasion of the country, Ukraine became one of the first countries to sign and ratify an agreement under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change to regulate activities for the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions. Then, in 2019, the United Nations notes that Zelensky “adopted a Decree on Sustainable Development Goals until 2030 aimed at ensuring the national interests of Ukraine in the sustainable development of the economy….”
None of this did anything to deter a full-scale Russian invasion in 2022.
When Biden encouraged an invasion of Ukraine, saying it might only be a minor “incursion,” he apparently thought the Russians would make quick work of its former Soviet republic. Hence, Zelensky was offered a plane ticket out of the country. Instead, he stayed and led the people in a fight for their national survival. Today, the Russians, with the help of China, Iran, and North Korea, are hanging on to some territory in eastern Ukraine, as well as Crimea.
Zelensky is constantly pleading for more and better arms, but Biden doesn't provide them. Less than 5 percent of our defense budget is being spent on this struggle.
The solution to these problems is to be consistently pro-life, as demonstrated by the Ronald Reagan presidency, and practice peace-through-strength internationally. But the Reagan Doctrine of supporting anti-communist freedom fighters is now controversial.
In Kyiv, Ukraine, a street was named in honor of Ronald Reagan. But in Crimea, now under Russian occupation, a monument has been constructed which says that, in the same way the Russians seized Crimea from Ukraine, the Russians will also take Alaska back from the United States. The monument, with the contours of Crimea and Alaska, declared, “To Future Generations: We Returned Crimea, You Are to Return Alaska.”
Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy responded with the tweet: “Good luck with that! Not if we have something to say about it. We have hundreds of thousands of armed Alaskans and military members that will see it differently.”
However, the danger to Alaska, an oil-rich state, is coming not from Russia but Biden, whose administration has just canceled what Dunleavy calls “legally-issued leases” for oil and gas in the section of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) designated for oil and gas development.
In effect, Biden is making Russia, an oil-rich country, even more powerful. That policy, combined with his “green energy” approach to cars and trucks, makes the United States weaker by comparison. All of this makes sense when you consider the fact that it has been documented that the Bidens have received millions of dollars from oligarchs in Russia, Kazakhstan, and Ukraine.
But rather than examine the Russian influence in the Biden administration, Republicans are arguing among themselves over aid to a country invaded by Russia. Putin must be laughing himself silly as Republicans squabble and Biden makes Russia great again.
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