August 4, 2019 – Caucus For America president Rabbi Aryeh Spero released the following statement today:
“President Trump is boldly providing a much needed relief to the American people. He is untying us from the chains of political correctness that have, in un-American fashion, forced Americans to accept liberal myths and farces. He is telling it like it is, showing Americans that their freedom of speech cannot be muzzled by liberal censors and taken away by the leftwing speech and thought police.
“It’s about time someone, as the President did, stopped all this baloney and labeled Al Sharpton the con-man he has been for decades. In the name of being a ‘civil rights leader’, Sharpton has gotten away with not paying millions of dollars in owed taxes; fomented rioting against Brooklyn’s religious Jews; led — with self-proclaimed racist Sonny Carson — a boycott of a Korean grocery store, where protesters called the owners ‘yellow monkeys’; held anti-Semitic, racially-charged rallies that led to the Freddy’s Department Store massacre; and knowingly and purposely destroyed the lives of two white police officers in the Tawana Brawley hoax. Sharpton has been shoved down our throats as reverential while threatening ‘no justice, no peace’.
“Finally, someone has demonstrated a compelling inner sense of truth that calls Sharpton what he is: a shake-down artist and serial inciter of racial strife for his own power and self-enrichment. President Trump is bravely speaking truth to cultural and political power.”
Rabbi Spero elaborated: “President Trump is broadening the scope of the Presidency by taking on issues no previous leader was willing to do. First he alerted us to a Media no longer impartial but zealously preoccupied by manufacturing Fake News in behalf of a radical left wing agenda. He then exposed us to the dangerous reality of a vast government bureaucracy, akin to a shadow government, operating in behalf of its own interests and concerns and not those of the American people. The Deep State, confidently and without checks and balances, ignores representatives elected by the American people while pursuing a globalist and self-serving agenda.
“And now, he has pin-pointed what we have all observed, namely: decades of liberal-run cities where progressive policies, corruption, and mismanagement have degraded these urban centers and harmed their inhabitants. The liberal ‘icons’ that have controlled these areas for decades have allowed them, through their enforced and sanctimonious liberalism, to degenerate from once great cities to harboring districts akin to hell holes. No, it is not about the race of the leaders, but their liberal policies: witness what Bill DeBlasio is allowing to happen to New York.
“Untouchable liberal icons, such as Elijah Cummings, are to blame, grandstanding about the U.S. southern border while remaining indifferent to what is happening within their own district, unless as an excuse to demand more funds channeled their way. Similarly, instead of Ocasio-Cortez complaining about the southern border, she should, as I long ago suggested, pay attention to the squalor in large areas of her own Bronx and Queens district.
“No person is above criticism, not Sharpton, not Cummings, not Omar, and not Tlaib or Ocasio-Cortez. Those of the aforementioned who dish it out, as they daily do when calling their opponents racists and white supremacists, should be able to take it. To claim that by virtue of calling oneself a ‘minority’ one is above legitimate criticism is to ascribe a certain supremacy, specialness, to oneself, which is itself racism. Minority status is being exploited to deny others their legitimate freedom of speech and stifle necessary political debate. This leads to corruption; we all need to be challenged and to be answerable. Political correctness is allowing them to be unaccountable and run roughshod over much of America.
“Liberals are accepting raw hatred of Israel, anti-Semitism, and the demonization of decent white people, doing so by hiding behind progressive and ‘civil rights’ politics. By invoking ‘social justice’, Leftists give themselves license to hate – hate Israel, political conservatives, or anyone who opposes them. Mr. Trump is not letting them get away with it.
“Barack Obama used his Presidency to criticize and malign America, label America a racist society, weaken us around the world, diminish the importance of Christian religious freedom, and extol thugs like Al Sharpton and traitors like Bowe Bergdahl. In contrast, President Trump, proud of being an American, is standing up for the dignity of America. Mr. Trump, like so many others, is saying: It’s time to stop the baloney, time to stop the farce of lionizing self-serving agitators simply because they call themselves civil rights leaders and wear phony halos. Trump will not be cowed by phony calls of ‘racism’ into accepting the unacceptable and bowing to the liberal icons, imposters, and those playing the race card. And, neither should we.
“People are wrong when they belittle and mischaracterize what the President is doing as simply ‘tweeting’. No, President Trump is saving America from the slow acceptance of venal and low standards that comes about when people do not respond to the assertions being made daily by the ‘Squad’ and liberal big mouths. Mr. Trump is desperately trying to put a halt to all this. He does not want America to slide into socialism, moral relativism, and bogus propaganda. He understands how cultural and social attitudes impact the politics and future of a country. Unlike Mr. Romney, the late John McCain, many in the Republican establishment, and the Never-Trumpers, President Trump is willing to put his finger in the dike to stop the onslaught against the country.
“It is not in our American make-up,” Rabbi Spero continued, “to quiver and shake in our boots because someone will call us a name or ‘racist’. Thank you, Mr. President, for freeing us from this liberal tyranny and for showing us the way of courage.”
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