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Restaurant Owner Holds up ‘Finish the Wall’ Sign at Trump Rally, Immediately Receives Backlash

Just because a person believes in a secured border does not mean they’re racist.

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A restaurant owner from the city of Charlotte, North Carolina is receiving a whole lot of bitter hate after a photograph was taken of him holding up a “Finish the Wall” sign at a Trump rally held in the area.

Grant Baldwin, a Charlotte Business Journal photographer took the picture of George Prisco holding the sign, which has now led to hundreds of people stating they are going to boycott his restaurant.

“I want [immigrants] coming,” Prisco says. “I want them coming legally.”

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Now, hundreds are responding to the photo of him posed next to the three-word phrase, on social media.

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“Anybody making that statement has to be aware of how that’s going to affect certain people who hear it,” immigrant advocate Kelly Carter says. “And could be hurtful, and damaging, and stereotyping.”

Carter is one of hundreds on social media sharing a post of the photo, and one of several writing a bad review for Prisco’s restaurant – Krazy Fish in Plaza Midwood.

“Someone was caught doing something racist,” she says. “And they need to be held accountable for that, publicly.”

Prisco says he’s not against immigration, and that his parents were Italian immigrants.

“I just want people to come here legally,” he says.

Carter went on to say that Prisco has every right to share his views, however, according to her, these views are “racist and xenophobic,” therefore people have a right to respond to that by choosing to go elsewhere for business.

This might not be a very popular thing to say, but Carter is absolutely right. Don’t conservatives do that exact same thing all the time? A company comes out in favor of a liberal policy position or candidate and there’s an immediate call for a boycott.

It’s been done a million times. No conservative, who truly values the First Amendment and the free market system, should be against these folks choosing to respond to Prisco’s political position by standing up for their own belief and opting to dine elsewhere.

That being said, it seems pretty obvious that Carter’s take on Prisco’s views are flat out wrong. Sure, there are probably some folks who want the wall built because they despise folks based on race. We can’t deny that. However, that doesn’t mean that every single person who is in favor of a strong, secured border is racist.

It’s a proven fact that Islamic terrorists see this weakness in our national security and want to exploit it. That’s not an unreasonable fear. It’s also not an unreasonable fear to want to keep criminals and dangerous cartel members out of our country. After all, we have enough of our own criminals as it is.

Let’s try to be consistent conservatives and not jump all over the left for employing tactics we use ourselves, as that just weakens our example and prevents us from being able to win over hearts and minds to our value system.

Source: WBTV

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Protests And Riots Now Being Blamed On Coronavirus Shutdowns

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All of the violence, rioting, and looting that is exploding across the country due to the death of George Floyd is now being blamed on another set of factors that might help explain why things are so intense. According to psychologists and pandemic researchers, things are so bad right now due to everyone being cooped up for months during the coronavirus lockdowns that had taken place across the United States earlier this Spring. Historian John Berry, who has written numerous books on the subject of past pandemics, said, “I do think the pandemic aggravated things.” Here’s more from The Washington Examiner: Tension built up during the lockdowns due to the massive joblessness — especially for those making less than $40,000 a year, African Americans disproportionately getting sick from the virus, and people being shut in the house for months, Berry said. “One can’t understate the role of pandemic in the protests,” said Alec MacGillis, former Baltimore Sun reporter, on Twitter. “For weeks, people have been told to stay home. They’ve had no social contact with large groups, which humans crave. Now, they can.” If you take a look at Minnesota, where the incident with Floyd took place, folks had been social distancing there for almost two full months. There were no bars, no hair salons, or restaurants or movie theaters open during that time. In fact, they weren’t allowed to open until the beginning of June, and even then there are a lot of restrictions still in effect. “No doubt in my mind that the pandemic has eroded people’s capacity to tolerate additional frustration and anxiety,” Dr. Kenneth Eisold, a practicing psychoanalyst, told the Washington Examiner. “I also suspect that the riots reflect an unconscious protest against the lockdown.” Dr. Joe Pierre, a health science clinical professor with UCLA, said…

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Rod Rosenstein Says If He Knew Then, What He Knows Now, He Wouldn’t Have Signed Carter Page FISA Warrant

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Former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has come out and admitted that if he possessed the knowledge he now has, back before signing the FISA warrant for Carter Page, he would never have signed it. Well, you know what they say. Hindsight is 20/20. Everything had a tendency to look clearer when you reflect back on it after the fact. The problem, of course, is that by then it is too late. This is why it is important to operate from a set of well-grounded principles that will guide you when things seem unclear. Just a thought. Here’s more on this from The Washington Examiner: Rosenstein, who also appointed special counsel Robert Mueller while overseeing the Russia investigation after then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself, testified in a public session with the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday that he was unaware of the serious flaws with the Page FISA process that were uncovered by Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz. “If you knew then what you know now, would you have signed the warrant application?” Graham asked. Rosenstein replied: “No, I would not.” Graham went on to ask if the reason why he wouldn’t have signed it looking back on it now was because Mr. Horowitz found that exculpatory information was withheld from the court. “Among other reasons, yes sir,” Rosenstein said. The report from Horowitz slammed the Justice Department and the FBI for what it called “17 significant errors and ommissions” related directly to the FISA warrants against Page in 2016 and 2017, along with the bureau’s heavy reliance upon the dossier put together by British spy Christopher Steele, which is also considered to be flawed. Steele was commissioned to put together the package containing his “research” by Fusion GPS, which was funded by Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign,…

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