LGBTQ issues: A new poll suggests the younger generation might be trending in a more conservative direction. John Gerzema, CEO of The Harris Poll, which conducted the GLAAD-backed survey, said the findings are “very alarming and signal a looming social crisis in discrimination.” Focus on the Family’s Glenn Stanton, sees the data differently. He told Christian Headlines the survey’s results could indicate a new trend. “The gay movement continues to over-play its hand,” he said. “Rather than simply being ‘live and let live,’ they are forcing Americans to embrace their politics, and often with overwhelming muscle and the life-crushing public accusations of a person’s so-called ‘bigotry’ and ‘hatefulness’ if they dare disagree.”
Who is right? Further analysis of the data shows that the majority cisgender people of both (biological) sexes would not date a transsexual and are not attracted to them. GLAAD says that is due to rising “prejudice” and Trump’s LGBTQ unfriendly policies. Really??? What do you think?
Student loan forgiveness: Conservative commentator Katie Pavlich responded on Tuesday to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s (AOC) legislation calling for taxpayers to take over the nation’s $1.6 trillion in student loan debt, saying individuals should be responsible for their own college expenses.Ocasio-Cortez said she was a 19-year-old college student herself when she was trying to advise Andrea, then a 17-year-old high school student, whether it would be a good idea to go to her dream college in light of the cost. “I think that, in an of itself, illustrates the absurdity of our educating financing system. That alone illustrates it,” said AOC. Pavlich, 30, was not buying it. In a Twitter post, she wrote: “Not my responsibility to pay for your ‘dream college.’ Your dream, your choice, your debt. Not mine or anyone else’s. It’s called personal responsibility.” Who is right? Let’s see what each woman chose for herself.
Pavlich attended the University of Arizona (a public college in her home state), graduating in 2010. According to U.S. News & World Report, the in-state tuition and fees are now approximately $12,000 per year. In 2010, tuition was about $7,000 per year. By contrast, AOC graduated from Boston University in 2011, a private school where the tuition and fees now run about $54,000 per year. In 2011, tuition was about $40,000 per year. Guess which one has the college debt?
Slavery Reparations: Is your position on reparations like where you stand on immigration? Is your stand on such issues related to the merits or wisdom of a given policy, or an indication of whether or not you are a good person? Leftists, Democrats and media pundits say “If you oppose reparations—just like if you oppose immigration or gay marriage or transgenderism—you are not a good person. In fact, you are part of the problem. You are helping to perpetrate the injustice at the heart of America, and therefore culpable. At a minimum, you can’t be allowed a say in how the country is governed, not anymore.” But this won’t be enough, because reparations aren’t really about outcomes or disparities or public spending. They are about sorting out Americans, separating the good from the wicked and making sure everyone knows the difference. Are they really about ushering in a new regime and new ruling elite? Or are these fools merely Dunning-Kruger puppets?