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He’s MAD: Ben Shapiro Bashes Trump’s Decision to Fire John Bolton

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President Trump’s latest decision to fire John Bolton as national security adviser has neoconservatives screaming.

The usual suspect, Ben Shapiro is the most vocal in his displeasure with Trump’s decision.

On Twitter, Shapiro stated,”This is terrible for the White House. Bolton was correct about the Taliban; State wasn’t. Bolton has been a hawkish voice for a tough national security policy, and his ouster likely signals that Trump’s approach will be significantly softer from this point forward.”

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As one of Trump’s biggest skeptics, Shapiro has made a living during the Trump era by criticizing Trump’s contrarian foreign policy moves in countries like North Korea. He even thought that Trump’s decision to use restraint against Iran was misguided.

All in all, Shapiro saw Bolton’s time under the Trump administration as a means of maintaining the flawed neoconservative policies of yesteryear. This would have entailed never-ending military conflicts that line up the pockets of defense contractors and that also undermine America’s position in the globe.

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Bolton’s exit should be a nightmare for Shapiro and a firm reminder that Trump is president, not John Bolton or his neocon allies.

It’s Trump’s world and neocons will need to conform to it.

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Greg Abbott Signs Executive Order Keeping Violent Criminals from Going Back on the Streets During the Wuhan Crisis

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After the Wuhan Virus was confirmed in several Texas jails in the last week, Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued an executive order on March 29, 2020 that makes it more difficult for several inmates to be let out on “no-cost, personal recognizance bonds.”

Abbott tweeted, “Today I issued an Executive Order preventing [email protected] of dangerous criminals from prisons & jails. We want to prevent the spread of #COVID19 among prison staff & inmates. But, releasing dangerous criminals in the streets is not the solution. #txlege #coronavirus

Several cases of the Wuhan Virus were discovered in the Dallas County Jail and Harris County Jail last week, two of the state’s largest jails. In addition, a handful of cases were confirmed in state prisons. According to NBC DFW, the virus’ outbreak was “followed by demands to reduce the inmate populations by releasing, immediately and without bond or judicial delay, those held on misdemeanor crimes or awaiting trial on misdemeanor crimes. Some also called for non-violent felons to also be released on no-cost bonds.”

Abbott said Sunday that “releasing dangerous criminals makes the state even less safe” and issued a proclamation to prevent judges, and others, from releasing some inmates without a paid, cash bond.

In his executive order, Abbott declared that a person convicted of a crime that involved or threatened physical violence, or a person arrested for such a crime backed by probable cause, or a person with a criminal history of violent crime, cannot get out of jail on a no-cost personal recognizance bond.

With a PR bond, a defendant is released without having to post any money for his or her bond on the promise they’ll show up to their next court date.

Instead of virtue signaling and buying into the criminal justice reform movement’s desire to foment anarcho-tyranny, Abbott has held his ground by promoting public order.

A crisis like the Wuhan Virus pandemic does not need to be exacerbated by opening up the prison floodgates.

This is one case where American policymakers should use logic not emotion to craft prison policies in times of a pandemic.

Failure to do so will put the U.S. on the road to institutional failure.

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