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Left should stop blaming others for US military challenges

Aug 04, 2023

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Sen. Tommy Tuberville, R-Ala., has blocked hundreds of military nominations, expressing his opposition to the Defense Department’s abortion policy that grants paid time off and travel expenses for active duty members who undergo an abortion. President Joe Biden and other left-leaning politicians have criticized Tuberville, asserting that his actions pose a threat to national security and military readiness.

Straight Arrow News contributor Star Parker argues that President Biden and the Left are mistaken in attributing America’s military challenges to the Alabama senator. She contends that Democrats are quick to evade responsibility for unpopular matters and may resort to using the race card when needed.

If you were to Google right now where the majority of the military recruits come from, you’ll see that it’s the South where the greatest numbers of recruits come from. And in these communities, these homes, folks are tired of Biden’s persistent agenda. But that hasn’t stopped Biden from blaming the whole mess on Sen. Tommy Tuberville. 

The Left is all too ready to shed accountability and throw whatever they can at an issue that they caused, but yet in order to shift the blame to someone else, and they love using race. One of Congress’s newest members, Democrat Rep. Sydney Kamlager-Dove, who in discussing her legislation on hip-hop music made a point to state that Tuberville is actually racist for what he’s doing.

One may ask what hip-hop music has to do with abortion, what it has to do with the military, why they’re even discussing it in the Congress, and how it all then culminates into someone being called a racist? That’s a reasonable question to ask — all three of them.

The left has a way of making one thing about something else. Like how they’ve made the case for years that voter ID laws are racist, suggesting that Black people don’t know how to get an ID. In fact, weaponizing race is one of their favorite things to involve in every issue. So it’s not a surprise that that’s what’s happening in the headlines recently. For instance, in the Senate, Senator Tuberville of Alabama is making a stand against the military and the VA using taxpayers funding to promote and fund abortion. 

 

Now, while Biden focuses on fighting cultural wars and promoting woke policies, our military suffers. According to an annual poll from Gallup, the number of Americans who have a lot of confidence or more in our military is the lowest it’s been in 25 years. We’ve all seen the headlines, once again, of how military recruitment numbers are way down. It might have something to do with who normally serves our nation. 

 

If you were to Google right now, where the majority of the military recruits come from, you’ll see that it’s the south where the greatest numbers of recruits come from. And in these communities, these homes, folks are tired of Biden’s persistent agenda. These are warriors, men. But that hasn’t stopped Biden from blaming the whole mess on Senator Tommy Tuberville. 

 

The left is all too ready to shed accountability and throw whatever they can at an issue that they caused, but yet in order to shift the blame to someone else, and they love using race. One of Congress’s newest members, Democrat Representative Sydney Kamlager-Dove, who in discussing her legislation on hip hop music made a point to state that Tuberville is actually racist for what he’s doing. One may ask what hip hop music has to do with abortion, what it has to do with the military, why they’re even discussing it in the Congress, and how it all then culminates into someone being called a racist? That’s a reasonable question to ask — all three of them yet, here’s what this representative had to say. 

 

in quotes. “I will say that Republicans are doubling down with these culture wars, baiting black people with the discussion of diversity, equity and inclusion. Senator Tommy Tuberville of Alabama refuses to support the nomination of the Joint Chiefs of Staff nominee Air Force General CQ Brown Jr, a brother under the guise of Tuberville being anti-abortion, but I think it’s really about denying black people.” 

 

Yeah, right. Denying Black people to kill their children, I think that’s a good idea. Yeah, right. He hates Black people so much that he wants him to live. He hates Black people so much that he’s trying everything he can to protect unborn life, including unborn Black life. Remember, this is in an interview, where the representative is discussing some legislation to promote hip hop music. Whether it be discussing the all important duty of protecting our great nation or simply a light hearted discussion about music, the left will always, every time take every opportunity to blatantly attack those they hate. 

 

As we come up to the 60th anniversary this month of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech, and as discussions on race once again dominate the airwaves, the narrative of the state of Black America should not be defined by the left. Our values, our principles, our deepened understanding of the truth must guide the discussion. Facts must prevail over rhetoric, especially on such an important topic. So that we can move past the discussions of race; we need to be able to move past these discussions of race as King dreamed.

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