Thursday, July 21, 2016
DNC replaces two Vermont delegates — because they're men
The Democratic National Convention ordered the state party of Vermont to replace two delegates — because they're men.
State Sen. Tim Ashe and party insider Ken Dean were ordered to be replaced by the DNC so that the party could achieve a gender balance. Dean and Ashe have filed a formal complaint with the DNC's credentials committee, according to the Associated Press.
Dean and Ashe were elected by the people of Vermont to serve as delegates on June 11. Everything was fine until July 5, when the DNC ordered the state party to replace the two men with women.
This is not gender balance, it's a false attempt by the DNC to make the party appear more balanced than it is. The people wanted these two men, who are both well-known and respected in the state, to go to the convention. Instead, they will be replaced by two women for the sake of gender balance.
This shows what a sham the DNC's alleged moral high ground on gender issues is. The Left constantly complains about there not being enough women in office, but neglect the fact that the people are making the decision. And the people of Vermont chose these two men, but because the DNC wants to be able to hype how diverse and inclusive it is, the men were replaced with women.
Both Dean and Ashe and the women replacing them support Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. So at least the DNC isn't also doing this to artificially elevate the number of Hillary Clinton supporters are in attendance. This was purely done so the DNC can say, "Hey, look how equal we are!" while pointing at Republicans and calling them sexist.
In reality, this is sexism. Excluding people due to their sex is the definition of sexism.
And, as Dean pointed out to the AP, superdelegates aren't being subjected to this same kind of forced balance. Eight out of 10 superdelegates from Vermont are men, and there don't appear to be any plans to swap three of them out with women.
That's because superdelegates are elected officials (in higher offices than state senator) and party leaders, not those selected by the people to represent the state. It is more difficult to kick them out.
In the long run this matters little — it's just two delegates. But it's the latest example of Democrats devaluing men in order to give the appearance of gender equality.
Remember this when the DNC touts how equal their delegate count is.
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Monday, July 18, 2016
The following commentary is by Dr. David Lemming, Senior Pastor of Lewis Memorial Baptist Church, Huntington, West Virginia.
I, too, taught my children how to respond to the police. If they say, "hands up," you put your hands up! If they say, "get on the ground," you get on the ground! If they say, "hands behind your back," you put your hands behind your back! If they say "stop," you stop! You don't argue with them, but comply with their commands. And, you always show them respect as the authority in the situation. If you have a problem with them you believe needs to be addressed, you do it through the court system. It's time to restore some respect in America for our police officers. They're not perfect, but they are on the raw edge of humanity and deal with the worst of human sinfulness! Without them...this society will devolve into anarchy!
“For the authorities do not strike fear in people who are doing right, but in those who are doing wrong. Would you like to live without fear of the authorities? Do what is right, and they will honor you. The authorities are God’s servants, sent for your good. But if you are doing wrong, of course you should be afraid, for they have the power to punish you. They are God’s servants, sent for the very purpose of punishing those who do what is wrong. So you must submit to them, not only to avoid punishment, but also to keep a clear conscience.” (Romans 13:3-5 NLT)