Twitter bans truth and mandates superstition

Transgenderism mandates acceptance, and will tolerate nothing less than acceptance. Tolerance is not the goal here. We see this in Twitter’s new policy banning “deadnaming” and “misgendering” of transgenders.

Let’s be clear about this: Twitter’s new policy has nothing at all to do with protecting the dignity of transgenders. This is about forcing mandatory acceptance of transgenderism at the expense of truth, science and biological facts. This is about erasing dissent, because Twitter fears the free exchange of ideas. Twitter has once again caved to Leftists (and likely agitators within the company) at the expense of the company’s original mission as a free speech hub. Political Correctness demands censorship, and Twitter has bowed to it.

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“I hope you do not have daughters”

I have often been attacked by Leftists for my defense of due process for men accused of sexual assault, specifically men who are accused on college campuses and are subjected to a “preponderance of the evidence” standard and a system designed to find them guilty.

“I hope you do not have daughters,” Leftists exclaim, putting the burden on me to prove I am not a bad parent or a bad person. According to this “logic” I obviously do not care about victims of sexual violence or I would support changes to “help victims.” These attacks are absurd ad hominem attacks designed to distract from the argument by making it personal. It is the strategy of an intellectual coward.

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Christians are not hypocrites for supporting Donald Trump

Are Christians hypocrites for supporting Donald Trump? The easy and simplistic answer is yes. The correct answer is no, but the answer to that question requires some nuance, and to recognize that some Christians who support Trump are hypocrites. It also requires us to split that answer into three separate time frames.

2015 – 2016

I certainly was very frustrated with Christians who supported Trump in 2015 and 2016 in the Republican primary race. We had a large number of qualified candidates, and yet many Christians supported a thrice-married adulterer and philanderer with questionable business ethics. I still maintain that a Christian should not have supported nominating Trump over the others.

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We should be more invested in local government

Matt Walsh set off a firestorm of outrage when he said “99.9999 percent of your daily life and existence will be completely unaffected by the results today” on Election Day. But here is a little spoiler: Walsh is right. (Of course, there is an important qualification.)

How often do you interact with the federal government in your day-to-day life? Unless you have a federal job, your interaction with them is extremely limited. Yes, there are exceptions, but can we please get out of the silly habit of determining a general truth by a few limited exceptions? To most people, what the federal government does has no impact on their lives.

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President Trump was wrong to force Jeff Sessions to resign

Note: I sent this letter to President Trump earlier this month.

Mr. President,

I am writing you to express my sincere disappointment in your decision to ask your attorney general to resign. I believe you have a fundamental misunderstanding of the role of the attorney general and his legal and ethical obligations. You have an overinflated sense of what “loyalty” means, and that was an unfair and impossible standard for a good and ethical man like Jeff Sessions. Frankly, I think Sessions should have forced you to fire him instead of resigning.

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Congressional districts are not gerrymandered

Printed in the Herald-Times, November 12, 2018.

To the Editor:

Now that Trey Hollingsworth has been re-elected, we will hear the inevitable whining about “gerrymandering” of the Ninth District.

It is impossible for me to take Democrats seriously on this subject, after Democrats in control of the legislature drew a Fourth District that used a sliver of Monroe County to put Lawrence County into the Fourth District in 2001. This took the heavily Republican county away from John Hostettler’s district and kept it away from Baron Hill, putting Bedford in the same district as Purdue but not as IU.

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Should Republicans stop running for office in Monroe County?

Spoiler: The answer is an emphatic “no.”

I heard some grumbling after the election that “Republicans should not run for offices they know they will lose,” because it damages the other candidates who are in winnable races – specifically state legislative races in Monroe County. But despite the heavy turnout among Democrats in Monroe County, Republicans dominated the two most contested races. The Republican candidate won in District 62 by a margin of 11,483 to 6,613. The Republican candidate won in District 60 by a margin of 13,734 to 6,611 votes.

But by that logic no Republican should run for anything at all in Monroe County, outside of Republican townships like Van Buren and Richland. I simply cannot agree with that. I do not and will not accept automatic one party rule with no opposition from the Republican Party. I do not accept that Democrats should not even be challenged at the county level, or at the city level for that matter.

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