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April 12 – (American Thinker) On April 6th, North Las Vegas mayor John Lee announced that he is no longer associated with the Democratic Party and has, instead, switched his affiliation to the Republicans. This move is a direct result of the push for socialism from the Democrats.
The mayor explained on “Fox and Friends,” “In the Democratic Party of Nevada, they had an election recently for leadership, and four of the five people were card-carrying members of the socialistic party. It’s not the party that I grew up with 25 years ago in this environment, and it’s not the party that I can stand with anymore.”
This sentiment expresses what many Americans have experienced over the past few years. My mother was a lifelong Democrat and a union worker for Chrysler for decades. Not even having her job outsourced to China stopped her from shouting, “Vote Democrat!”
In the Trump era everything changed for her. The 2020 election was the first time she ever voted Republican because she realized how destructive the socialist sentiment coming from the most influential Democrats is.
Democrats openly celebrated their socialist ideals during the Trump presidency. Rashida Tlaib expressed favoritism for its rhetoric from the start of her political career, as well as Sandy O, and other “squad members” who entered the House of Representatives.
I myself have been an independent voter for 10 years. I never felt fully represented by the right or the left, but I found much more common ground with conservatives because they seemed to be the only ones still interested in upholding the Constitution and ensuring that law and order rule over mob mentality and ruthlessness.
Over the course of the Trump presidency, I felt a change in myself. What residual anger against my country remained from my public school indoctrination was washed away as the America First movement offered hope for everyone who understood the beauty of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. It was the first time since I was a child that I felt proud to fly the flag and celebrate the diverse history of the American fight for freedom over tyranny.
But the media and the current administration wish to bury that joy. The public education system is working harder than ever to raise generations of socialist/Marxist drones who hate their country yet will bow down to a government that robs them of their rights as individuals.
The Democratic Socialists of America organization itself has a growing number of about 92,000 members. Popular with college students and other young Americans, they promote policies like: Medicaid for All, the Green New Deal, and ending capitalism without offering clear strategies as to how to achieve such complex feats.
The so-called 'Equality Act' contains deadly poison for Christian democracy in the United States. And, its harmless-sounding name tries to hide this insidious reality.
But, unfortunately, Pelosi and company have JUST PASSED this morally repugnant bill in the US House of Representatives.
Pro-life and pro-family organizations, as well as Christian churches and the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, and freedom-loving groups everywhere, are now sounding the alarm.
Wake up, America, this is RED ALERT time!
This petition, therefore, calls on every US Senator to vigorously oppose and reject this bill.
Yes, it's THAT important.
The bill has nothing to do with "equality," or with extending the 1964 Civil Rights Act, which is how it is being touted by the leftists in the mainstream media.
It is, rather, one of the MOST EXTREME anti-life, pro-LGBT indoctrination bills ever proposed.
It has been described as a short-list of the worst possible elements of the Radical Left's agenda in Congress...and, REMEMBER, it has just passed the House!
We need to tell all US Senators, in no uncertain terms, that WE WILL NOT ACCEPT this outrageous attack on our freedoms and on life, itself!
SIGN AND SHARE THIS URGENT PETITION, TODAY!
And, after you have signed this petition, please CLICK HERE to DIRECTLY CONTACT YOUR U.S. SENATORS, and tell them to oppose this assault on our freedoms of thought, speech, conscience and religion.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Below are some of the devastating critiques of 'Equality Act,' leveled by some of the best conservative, Christian minds in the country.
Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council (FRC), has written that the 'Equality Act' will include, "the largest expansion of taxpayer-funded abortion this country has ever seen.”
"Under this big new umbrella of 'discrimination,'" continued Perkins, "any American who doesn’t want to fund, offer, perform, or participate in abortion on demand will have no real choice. They can conform — or they can be punished."
"Every wall that’s been built between abortion and the government would come crashing down, including the Hyde Amendment, the pro-conscience Weldon Amendment, and several international barriers that keep our country from exporting abortion."
ON CHRISTIANITY, RELIGIOUS FREEDOM and LGBT INDOCTRINATION:
Lloyd Marcus, of the American Thinker publication, has written about the 'Equality Act' in the following terms:
"LGBTQ enforcer and homosexual Democrat congressman David Cicilline is sponsor of the Equality Act. Cicilline's evil bill is the most aggressive assault on our constitutional religious liberties in U.S. history...If the Equality Act becomes the law of the land, every outrageous, tyrannical demand [of LGBTQ activists/enforcers] will become reality."
And, Liberty Counsel Action, a law and policy education, training and advocacy organization which, among other things, advances religious freedom, the sanctity of human life, and the family has extensively criticized the 'Equality Act'.
On their webpage, dedicated to analyzing the 'Equality Act', which you can access below, Liberty Counsel Action state: "The 'Equality' Act' elevates 'sexual orientation and gender identity' to the same protected category as race. It will violate the religious freedom of Americans in numerous ways."
The go on to list the areas of life which this will affect: "It will impact all employers, including religious and non-profit organizations; contractors; houses of worship; public, private, and religious schools; curriculum; bathrooms; sports; daycare providers; shelters; hospitals; places of gatherings; entertainment providers; counselors; foster care and adoption; biological parents; landlords; anywhere providing a “good, service, or program,” including those advertised online; transportation drivers; and all local, state, and federal entities and many other areas."
And, as they note: "[T]here is NO RELIGIOUS EXEMPTION to this bill!"
Taking into account all of these potential threats to Christian democracy, Life and religious freedom, it is easy to see how the so-called 'Equality Act' has been called a "poison pill."
It is imperative that the US Senate vigorously reject this bill, AND EXPOSE IT FOR WHAT IT REALLY IS.
Please SIGN this urgent petition, TODAY!
The following links will take you to more information about the 'Equality Act'
The House version of the so-called 'Equality Act' (HR 5): http://lc.org/PDFs/Attachments2PRsLAs/2019/031819EqualityActHR5.pdf
Liberty Counsel Action's full analysis of the so-called 'Equality Act': https://www.lcaction.org/HR5 and https://lc.org/newsroom/details/022421-equality-act-guts-religious-freedom-1
LifeSiteNews opinion and analysis of the so-called 'Equality Act':
It’s a fairy tale being sold as reality, something many young people won’t wake up from until it’s too late because they have not been properly educated on the failures of socialism and similar systems. Organizations and institutions promoting this doctrine do not address the catastrophic effects of socialism which have been felt by China, Cambodia, Cuba, East Germany, Ethiopia, North Korea, Venezuela, and more. In each of these areas, socialism allowed vicious practices where human rights abuses were overlooked and perpetuated millions of deaths. The people of Venezuela are still suffering the outcome, yet students are “taught” that it’s “America’s fault,” or that “they just didn’t do it right.”
Thankfully not everyone is so easily deceived. Just last fall, in a leaked phone call, House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn, admitted that socialist policies would not win them elections. Despite a tumultuous election in November, this is proving to be true even months later, under a new, far-left leaning administration which has actively aligned with the ideologies of socialism.
North Las Vegas Mayor John Lee already won his race but is looking to the future and has decided that where the Democrats are pushing this country isn’t where he wishes to go. That deserves some respect. His move may be imotivated in part by the fact that he is being considered a potential candidate for the 2022 Nevada gubernatorial race. So far he has not indicated whether he wishes to run but admitted that members from both political parties have approached him on the subject.
Whether he runs or not, his decision to step away from the left, based on their policies, may inspire other moderate Democrats to abandon the party as well. We can only hope that the backlash against socialism is strong enough to save our constitutional republic.
Just as my mom and I realized the fallacies of what the Democrats are pushing, Mayor John Lee has had his awakening. The only question left to ask is, will enough people realize what’s happening and make their own switch?
Published with permission from the American Thinker.