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Democrat Congressman Creates ‘Dave Portnoy Bill’ To Protect Union Thuggery After Barstool Sports Refuses to Unionize

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The attacks on Barstool Sports by liberals never seem to end.

After Barstool Sports founder Dave Portnoy got the Twitter verse chattering when he decided to go toe-to-toe with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez over unionization, the sports website founder could now find himself potentially having to fend off civil suits..

Well, that’s if Congressman Josh Harder has his way.

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The pro-Big Labor bill, the “Protecting the Right to Organize Act” (PRO ACT),  would effectively repeal right-to-work laws across the nation and penalize workers for not paying union dues, even in the case that the individual refuses to join the union. In essence, this bill gives unions the power to force workers to pay dues or risk getting fired if they refuse to do so.

But Harder’s amendment wants to take it a step further.

Under his amendment, “unfair labor practices” such as threatening to fire employees who support unionization, would be subject to civil penalties.

Harder’s amendment specifically cited Portnoy’s previous threat to fire employees who talked to the media or considered unionizing a month ago.

Portnoy has undergone increased scrutiny since his previous exchange regarding unionization.

In an NBC piece that tied Barstool Sports with toxic masculinity, Marie Hardin, the dean of Penn State’s college of Communications, declared that “Conservative ideology appears to be a core part of Barstool Sports — especially its portrayal of gender roles, with hypermasculine, sports-loving men and hypersexualized, submissive women. The site’s reinforcement of conservative American values is what makes its content stand out from its competitors.”

It’s clear that Barstool Sports is in the politically correct Left’s crosshairs.

The smear work on social media is done, and now the Left is ready to put the legislative clamps on the sports website and its outspoken founder.

 

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Democrats Introduce Expanded Background Check Legislation

Democrats are going to implement a background check which targets “extremism.”

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Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy and California Congressman Mike Thompson brought forward legislation on March 2, 2021 that aims to broaden the federal background check system on firearms sales, according to a report by The Hill.

Under The Background Check Expansion Act,  gun sales and purchases between all unlicensed sellers and buyers would be subject to a mandatory background check. The background checks would not be applicable for law enforcement officers, lending out firearms for the purpose of hunting, temporary transfers for self-defense, or family members gifting a firearm. 

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and 43 Senate Democrats have co-sponsored this bill. Thompson, who is the chair of the House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force, reintroduced this legislation in the U.S. House

“For years, the bipartisan House-passed background checks bill languished in the Senate under Republican Leader Mitch McConnell. Now, with Senate Democrats in the Majority, we have the opportunity to act on this overwhelmingly popular, lifesaving legislation to protect American communities,” Schumer declared in a press release.

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According to a CBS News report, President Joe Biden has repeatedly called on Congress to pass stiffer gun control laws. This gun control bill will not pass so easily given how it will need 10 Republican senators to vote in favor of it.

Against the backdrop of the January 6 storming of the Capitol, such a background check will likely feature provisions that target so-called “extremists.” The ruling class has routinely lumped average gun owners with domestic extremists and will most certainly use recent events to justify encroachments on people’s right to bear arms. 

Biden is a veteran of the gun control movement, as evidenced by his sponsorship of the Gun-Free School Zones Act of 1990 and the 1994 Assault Weapons Ban. With Democrats in control of all branches of the federal government, they will certainly move to pass gun control. However, their success is not guaranteed due to moderate Democrats like Arizona Senator Kyrsten Sinema and West Virginia Joe Manchin not being completely receptive to radical gun control that could alienate them from their more right-wing constituents.

Nevertheless, the Left has shown that it’s willing to act regardless of the political context. Keeping this in mind, gun owners must be ready to beat back any kind of gun control coming from D.C. Such fights will allow the Right to rebuild its forces and make a splash in the 2022 midterms and the 2024 presidential race. 

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