• Liberal Fiction vs. Facts: Left’s Smearing of United States Painting Lying Distortion of America

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    Surge Summary: Lie after lie concocted by the anti-American Left is maligning the United States, denying the people the facts about matters of law enforcement, crime and race and making it difficult for many Americans to love their nation. 

    by Gary Bauer

    The totalitarian left’s obsession with race is deeply threatening to the entire American experiment.  At a time when all the research shows plummeting levels of patriotism among America’s youth, the left’s rhetoric is making it impossible for young people to love their country.

    The rhetoric that is routinely used by the media and left-wing politicians erases the legacy of Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., who made huge strides in how we deal with race.  In fact, it takes America to the exact opposite of King’s dream.

    Reverend King fought for the idea that race is immutable and an insignificant characteristic.  King believed that a good and decent society does judge people, not on something that a person can’t change like their skin color, but on their character and values.

    Today, the media and left-wing politicians are actually creating a race problem by distorting reality.  Their rhetoric is creating a fiction that large numbers of young Americans now believe to be true.

    For example, some have argued that there is a “genocide” against black men being carried out by law enforcement in this country.  (Here and here.)

    One recent study found that 25% of self-identified “moderates,” 39% of “liberals” and 53% of those who identified as “very liberal” believed that at least 1,000 unarmed black men were killed by police in 2019.

    Among those who identified as “very liberal,” eight percent believed that more than 10,000 unarmed black men were killed by police in 2019.  Where are they getting this grossly distorted impression?

    According to the Washington Post database, the actual number of unarmed black men shot and killed by police in 2019 is 11.  Not 100, not 1,000, not 10,000 or more – eleven.  (And for the record, 23 unarmed white men were shot that same year.)

    This ignorance is a huge problem.  More black people are killed by criminals in Chicago almost every weekend!  That’s also a huge problem, but the left refuses to confront it.

    If you have children or grandchildren in high school, ask them how many unarmed black men they think are shot and killed by police each year.  If they say hundreds or thousands, please take the time to explain the facts to them, and why they should not resist or fear interactions with the police.

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    Gary Lee Bauer is an American politician and activist, who served in the Reagan administration. He later became president of the Family Research Council and a senior vice president of Focus on the Family. In 2000, he participated in the Republican presidential contest.

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