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Alaska State Lawmaker Issues Apology After Making Comparison Between Coronavirus Safety Measures And Jews Forced To Wear Star Of David

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A state lawmaker from Alaska has issued an apology after making a comparison between coronavirus safety measures and European Jews being forced to wear the Star of David during Holocaust.

Rep. Ben Carpenter made the analogy late last week as a response to new measures requiring lawmakers to “undergo a health screening,” with those who pass it being required to wear a sticker.

To be fair, the whole wearing a sticker thing is a bit creepy and Big Brother-ish, however, it’s clear his comment regarding Jews and the Star of David was uncouth and very much uncalled for.

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“I take my responsibility as the voice of the people who elected me very seriously,” he wrote in an opinion piece published on Sunday in Must Read Alaska. “I also hold the Jewish people in the highest regard. I do not take myself so seriously that I cannot recognize that the words I wrote, and those attributed to me, do not adequately reflect the esteem I hold for either group of people. I hope to correct that error now.”

“In haste, I chose to juxtapose a proposed Alaskan legislative requirement to wear a ‘COVID-19 free sticker’ with the Star of David that the Jews were required by their government to wear during the Holocaust,” he added. “This comparison was not intended to marginalize the memory of the Holocaust but to ensure similar behavior can never happen again. What I couldn’t possibly say in the moment was that the Holocaust didn’t begin with the labeling of undesirables and heinous deprivation of personal liberty. It began with a contagious fear amongst the German people that eventually led to the widespread support of horrifying government overreach.”

The whole fiasco started when Carpenter penned an email to the rest of the members of the Alaska House of Representatives, where he said the following:

“How about an arm band that won’t fall off like a sticker will?” Carpenter wrote. “If my sticker falls off, do I get a new one or do I get public shaming too? Are the stickers available as a yellow Star of David?”

There were two Jewish lawmakers part of the House who immediately rebuked him for making such a statement in the email.

“Ben, This is disgusting. Keep your Holocaust jokes to yourself,” Democratic state Rep. Grier Hopkins replied.

Rep. Andy Josephson said, “I don’t think a tag that we’re cleared to enter the building is akin to being shipped to a concentration camp.”

Carpenter made another Nazi reference recently when he asked whether or not it was beyond the realm of possibility that COVID-19 patients could be rounded up and shipped off elsewhere. Clearly, this man is having some sort of issue and should probably just refrain from speaking in public for awhile.

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Black Lives Matter Rioter to Cop: ‘I Hope Someone Kills Your Whole F— Family!’ (Video)

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John Salvatore

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Do some people wake up and say, “ya know, I’m gonna do everything in my power to put another person down simply because I hate my country and want to see everything change dramatically!” Antifa radicals probably do. What happened in Portland the other day is a complete disgrace. And it won’t receive an iota of coverage from the mainstream media. WATCH: https://twitter.com/livesmattershow/status/1282258068999245825?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1282258068999245825%7Ctwgr%5E&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.weaselzippers.us%2F452201-portland-rioter-to-police-i-hope-someone-kills-your-whole-fuking-family%2F The recent COVID-19 spike in many states around the nation, including Arizona, California, Florida, and New York, is likely due to Black Lives Matter protests. Thousands upon thousands of politically ignorant lefties decided to stand shoulder-to-shoulder and blame every single police officer living today for the death of George Floyd. And now, Americans are paying the price — again. According to people like Bill de Blasio, the protests were called for. Religious gatherings, however, not so much. WATCH: https://twitter.com/dcexaminer/status/1278334684418551812?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1278334684418551812%7Ctwgr%5E&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.thegatewaypundit.com%2F2020%2F07%2Fnyc-mayor-de-blasio-defends-ban-religious-gatherings-says-black-lives-matter-protests-ok-profound-meaning-video%2F

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AOC Says Crime Spike In New York May Be Due to People Being ‘Scared to Pay Their Rent’

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John Salvatore

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There are comedians and then there’s AOC. She’s a whole different kind of funny and she doesn’t even realize it. Facepalm. From The Daily Wire: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) claimed on Sunday that the surge in crime in New York City is happening because people are “scared to pay their rent” and because of high unemployment numbers due to the pandemic. Ocasio-Cortez made the remarks and other misleading statements during a Zoom video call that was posted to Twitter by The Hill. WATCH: https://twitter.com/thehill/status/1282358303549464578?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1282358303549464578%7Ctwgr%5E&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.dailywire.com%2Fnews%2Focasio-cortez-nyc-crime-surge-maybe-due-to-people-being-scared-to-pay-their-rent-dont-have-jobs Protests around the nation are largely dominated by white liberals. They believe they are helping the black community combat racism by agreeing with the radical wing that law enforcement should be defunded. It literally makes zero sense. From The Daily Wire: On Thursday, Ami Horowitz released a new video to YouTube in which he asks white and black New Yorkers if they “support abolishing the police.” Their answers are…quite different. […] When asked about the relationship between the NYPD and members of the community, a man wearing a blue Nike hat claims that “it’s pretty good,” noting that “all police officers are not bad,” and that there are ones who “really care about the people and really want to help the people.” VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jv5-mc4U_Zw&feature=emb_title

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