1. No one's talking about the fact that the Kurdish forces that were our allies in N. Syria are largely a part of the Marxist-Leninist YPG-PKK. While there are good Kurd Christians in the middle of this, #Turkey has a very real security threat from these terrorists.
2. I was just in #Antakya, #Gaziantep, #Sanliurfa, and #Diyarbakir with my family in summer. Very few Americans drive through and visit these places. Roadblocks there because of terrorist attacks from PKK forces. Christians attacking @realDonaldTrump on this are making a mistake.
3. Turkey is not fighting against "the Kurds"; they are fighting against terrorist PKK, which many Kurds also oppose. Turkey does not need to be our enemy. Turkish people were overwhelmingly kind and civil to us on our trip and respected out Christianity.
4. There are real problems in Turkey, but the way to move forward is not to demonize the country. Anyway, here's a pic of us at St. Peter's Church in Antioch with our new friend the security guard there. Image

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Feb 27
🧵 on future of conservatism and Ukraine. First, one can simultaneously recognize that Russia's invasion of Ukraine followed a total failure of diplomacy on the part of the West and that the responsibility lies with Russia.
It is agitprop for people like @McFaul to call those that sought negotiations and dialogue before the invasion "Putinists" (I wonder if he includes Zelensky, who also disagreed with many of the statements and actions of US before the invasion.)
This will be amplified party line from the Left in the US. Conservatives who work for dialogue with fellow conservatives around the world, including in Russia, are traitors. Will be parroted by usual suspects and fake conservatives @ProjectLincoln, @JRubinBlogger, et. al.
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All law is suffused with value judgements. The pretense of neutrality in the law is primarily used by a liberal order to punish those who disagree with that order, while allowing liberals to maintain the internal fiction that they are justified in meting out the punishment.
This is why liberals increasingly support punishing Catholic Churches who fire teachers who enter same sex "marriages," think Proud Boys should be thrown in jail, but Antifa get bail, and the EU does not understand why it should not punish Poland/Hungary for standing for family.
A lot of liberal actions make sense once you understand the neutrality lie the actions are predicated on.
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The fundamental reality is that we are a broken country. You can cry about it, you can decry it, but that is the reality. We have a cultural elite who hate everything over half of the country stands for. The two sides share no metaphysical common vision.
As Adams said our government "Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other." We are suffering through what happens when that fails. I am not saying that #Antifa or #BLM represent a majority.
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Best of #Trump speech: "The violent mayhem we have seen in the streets of cities run by liberals, is the predictable result of years of extreme indoctrination and bias in education, journalism and other cultural institutions."
Best of #Trump Speech 2: "Against every law of society and nature, our children are taught in school to hate their own country—and to believe that the men and women who built it, were not heroes, but villains."
#Trump 3: "The radicals’ view of American History is a web of lies, all perspective is removed, every virtue is obscured, every motive is twisted, every fact is distorted, and every flaw is magnified until the history is purged and the record is disfigured beyond all recognition.
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How did I figure this out? I have helped a number of businesses, organizations, and contractors to apply and beginning at roughly 1:30 am Monday the application number listed on the confirmation page was 300030050. It appears that this only went online at midnight. 2/6
And that late night application was the 50th. I asked anyone that I knew who was applying to let me know the confirmation numbers. By Monday morning it was at 300095715 and by this morning it was at 300353210. 3/6
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Mar 24, 2020
We should not be willingly accepting the State's power to shut down houses of worship as "non-essential." I'm not even a fan of churches willingly doing this on their own, but at least it's their decision. If we can shop with social distancing, we can also worship.
And quit with the "science says so." Science is not monolithic. Scientists still have different views on what to do in this crisis, and different countries are following different paths. Check out Sweden. bloomberg.com/news/articles/…
Or this great thread on the very different, but largely successful early paths that #HongKong and #Singapore took in combatting #Coronavirus.
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