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Hugh Hewitt: Seventy percent of Americans know they’ve been conned
By: Hugh Hewitt
August 29, 2010
Minimum estimate of Saturday’s crowd on the Mall: 300,000 Maximum estimate: One million people.
Meaning of the crowd: An enormous upheaval in the emotions of average Americans is coursing through the country, with a certain significance for November’s elections. It will have a lasting, profound impact on America’s political direction.
Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin provided an occasion to glimpse this undeniable phenomenon. Of course, the interpretations of what the phenomenon is and what its consequences will be will keep the chattering class busy for weeks, if not years.
Some on the left are trying, with increasing desperation, to use old and new media to brand this surge in public participation in politics as sinister, even though it was preceded by a surge from the left of people and energy into President Obama’s campaign.
The new tools of communication and the ease of movement have unleashed a tumultuous era of politics driven by the demand that elites not attempt to speak for, or condescend to, average citizens. They will not quietly or passively be lectured to, or insulted by, the president, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg or any anchor on any network, any columnist in any paper, or any blogger on any Web site.
The people on the Mall and the millions more who watched the gathering with satisfaction rather than fear are quite simply sick of the left, and of its vast sneer toward the traditions, values and, yes, faith of the American middle class.
The American Enterprise Institute’s Arthur Brooks has quite accurately described America as a 70/30 nation, with the 70 percent presently massively underrepresented in the federal government, the Manhattan-Beltway media elite and academia.
The 70 percent is appalled by the placebo economics practiced by the president and the Congress over the past two years, shocked by its profligacy with the wealth of the republic, and sickened by the looting of the next generation’s opportunities.
The 70 percent did not want Obamacare, but it has been thrust upon them.
The 70 percent did not want federal judges to declare "game over" in the complex discussion of what marriage is and means.
The 70 percent want a fence on the border that works, and do not want their concern over unregulated immigration dismissed as nativisim.
The 70 percent are not ashamed of their belief in God, deeply resent being labeled bigots because they view ground zero as land that ought not to be exploited for "messaging" of any sort by any group, and are enraged by the scorn which they encounter everywhere in media except Fox News and talk radio.
The 70 percent believe that the federal government is remote and clueless, and that the Constitution’s principles of enumerated and limited powers and the sovereignty of the states are vibrant, important core values to the republic.
The 70 percent think Iran is in the grip of an evil, theocratic fascism, and that Israel is our true friend and ally deserving of our full-throated support.
We are in the middle of a perilous economic passage to a new competitiveness across the globe. We are watching other countries across the globe respond to the new demands of competitiveness by shrinking the public sector and encouraging private-sector growth. But American education is crippled by bureaucracy and burdened by the inability of a political class to demand reform of the practices and pensions of the public sector. Children have been hostages of this countrywide collapse of common sense for a generation, despite wave after wave of "reform".
Two years into what had been sold as a new politics and a new approach, the 70 percent are fully aware that they have been conned, suckered, and taken to the cleaners by a hyper-ideological amalgam of leftist public intellectuals, snarling bloggers, career politicians with limited abilities who are often corrupt, and a president wholly inexperienced in the management of complex problems who is in way over his head and prisoner to slogans and schemes that make for great campus debates — but for disaster in the real world.
The people on the Mall were saying much more than "this far and no farther." They were saying "rewind and restart." They will hold that thought and that purpose as they peacefully, but with great passion and purpose, insist on real change come Nov. 2.
Examiner Columnist Hugh Hewitt is a law professor at Chapman University Law School and a nationally syndicated radio talk show host who blogs daily at HughHewitt.com.
ONE OF OUR OWN FROM PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY PREE GLENN GRAVES MADE THE NEWS DURING THE HISTORIC "RESTORING HONOR" EVENT BY THE LINCOLN MEMORIAL.
Pree can be seen about 2 minutes 30 seconds into the video.
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CASA EVENT TONITE IN BALTIMORE
Hate crimes common theme is hate, not race
August 27th, 2010 4:04 pm ETA town-hall meeting has been scheduled for
6 p.m. Aug. 30, Central American Solidarity Association (CASA) of
Maryland’s Baltimore City offices. It will be conducted in Spanish and
will address concerns from the community and discuss crime prevention
tips. Spanish-speaking police officers also will be present.
Martin Reyes, 51, was beaten to death Aug. 21 by a mentally unstable
19-year-old man who reported that he committed the crime because he
hated Mexicans. The alleged killer, Jermaine Holley, had been ordered to
appear in court on charges that he violated his probation from a June
2009 drug arrest and conviction.
On July 13, District Court Judge L. Robert Cooper issued, and then
rescinded, a warrant ordering Holley’s arrest, according to the
“When elected officials use hateful language to describe immigrants,
we should not be surprised when criminals understand that as a
declaration of open-season on my people,” said Gustavo Torres,
CASA’s executive director. “We weep today for Martin Reyes, a
friend of CASA who was murdered for being Latino, and commit in his name
to eradicating the hatred and violence affecting Latinos,
African-Americans, and other city residents.”
Activists attending the press conference blamed the lack of an explicit
policy banning police cooperation with U.S. Immigration and Customs
Enforcement making immigrant residents unlikely to come forward and
share information with law enforcement.
Reyes was a member of CASA. The group held a press conference Aug. 24
two-blocks from where the murder took place.
“I frequently speak to parishioners who are victimized or witness a
crime yet do not feel comfortable calling the police,” said Father Bob
Wotjek, who pastors a majority-immigrant parish in Baltimore.
“Unfortunately, every immigrant knows of a case where someone was
stopped by the police for a minor traffic infraction and ended up in
immigration custody and if I were able to point to an explicit policy
whereby Baltimore police did not collaborate with ICE except for serious
crimes, it would be enormously easier to convince people to come
Hating someone because of their race, gender, sexual orientation, faith
or lack thereof, or anything else is a terrible thing. It destroys the
hater inside and sometimes destroys victims as in the Reyes case.
But where was CASA when Robert Krentz, an Arizona rancher, was murdered
by an illegal in March? Okay, that is an Arizona crime and CASA is a
So where was the solidarity association when Lila Meizell was beaten,
then burned alive, by immigrants in Montgomery County? Immigrants she
had employed who thanked her by attempting to bilk her out of about
Where was press conference for Carlos Millian or Tai Lam when they were
murdered by Hispanics in the Washington suburbs?
Murder has one thing in common—hate. The challenge is to educate and
love. Calling people names and refusing to debate, as CASA does, is not
part of a constructive solution. It is time for the group to consider a
change in policy
Any politician who refuses to work to secure our borders and create an immigration system that has integrity is either corrupt or too dumb to keep his (her) job. Any politician, irrespective of party affiliation who favors Comprehensive Immigration Reform and the outrageous betrayal that this would represent given the national security implications that this program would have, should be shown the door at the next election!