A freshman congresswoman from New York scapegoated the National Rifle Association after Thursday night’s mass shooting in New Zealand, despite the fact that the island nation has restrictive gun ownership laws, and that the NRA does not exist there.
“‘At 1st I thought of saying, ‘Imagine being told your house of faith isn’t safe anymore. But I couldn’t say ‘imagine,’” Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) said on Twitter.
She continued to reference three fairly-recent shootings in places of worship in America.
“What good are your thoughts & prayers when they don’t even keep the pews safe?” she asked.
She then continued her rant in a second Tweet, referencing the NRA. Of course, the NRA is an American non-profit. It has affiliation with New Zealand, where gun ownership is a heavily-restricted privilege, and not a right.
“’Thoughts and prayers’ is reference to the NRA’s phrase used to deflect conversation away from policy change during tragedies,” she said.
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) March 15, 2019
Ocasio-Cortez’s comments reflect her own belief that “thoughts and prayers” are just a dodgy mantra used by politicians. In her anti-Christian arrogance, she completely dismissed the large contingent of Americans who actually believe in the power of prayer.
In any case, the NRA is not at fault for the crazed mass murderer in New Zealand – nor is it at fault for any crazed murderers in the United States. In reality, the NRA is barely a power player in the gun rights world. It is an organization that spends most of its time capitulating to the political left on gun rights issues, rather than proactively fighting for less stringent gun regulations that resemble what the framers of the Constitution had in mind when the Second Amendment was codified.
Still, simpletons like the New York congresswoman insist that the organization is the devil incarnate.
Josh Hawley Introduces Resolution Against China’s New National Security Law to Punish Hong Kong
Hawley is focusing intently on the red menace.
Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) introduced a resolution on Thursday to oppose China’s new national security law meant to punish Hong Kong and quash their ongoing rebellion against the totalitarian communist state.
— Josh Hawley (@HawleyMO) May 21, 2020
Hawley has long been an advocate of Hong Kong freedom protesters throughout their struggle against Chinese tyranny, which has been sidelined in large part due to the ever-so-convenient Wuhan virus outbreak. Hawley visited Hong Kong last year to talk to the people on the ground and gave a rousing floor speech highlighting their historic struggle.
He said during his speech: “I want to share something that the reverend Chu Yiu-ming said about liberty about democracy. He says it so beautifully. These are his words: “We strive for democracy because democracy strives for freedom and equality and universal love. Political freedom is more than loyalty to a state. Political freedom professes human dignity. Every single person living in a community possesses unique potentials and unique powers capable of making a unique contribution to society.”’
“That’s extraordinary and he’s exactly right, and Hongkonger’s know it, and that’s what they’re standing for, and that’s what they’re fighting for,” Hawley added. “And, Mr. President, the people of Hong Kong deserve our support, and they are depending on our support.”
China announced yesterday that they were passing a edict meant to crush dissent in Hong Kong, with no input allowed from the city itself. China has paid lip service regarding Hong Kong’s autonomy for decades, but they are now removing the facade completely.
“Beijing has opted for the most risky route,” said Ho-Fung Hung, who works as a professor of international relations for Johns Hopkins University. “It will show the world that ‘one country, two systems’ is, if not already over, almost over.”
“It will be very difficult for anyone, especially the United States, to say Hong Kong is still autonomous and viable,” Hung added.
China is denying that they are taking control over Hong Kong and putting out communist propaganda that their Draconian power-grab will actually improve relations.
“We will ensure the long-term stability of ‘one country, two systems,’ ” said Wang Yang, leader of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, which convenes every year to advise the Chinese government.
“We will continue to support the improvement of the implementation of the systems and mechanisms of the constitution and Basic Law,” he added.
It is unlikely that anyone is willing to believe the Chinese lip service at this point. Hawley is also calling on the globalist United Nations to pass a resolution condemning China’s behavior as well.
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