We hope you are having a pleasant Sunday. Today is Father’s Day so be sure to at least call your father or the father figure in your life and tell him how much you appreciate him.
You may have heard a Nancy Pelosi soundbite this week where the Speaker completely skirts a direct question from a reporter about whether an unborn baby at 15 weeks of gestation is a human being. The Speaker of the House said only that she supports Roe v. Wade, personally had five children in six years, and that she believes she has some “standing on this issue as to respecting a woman’s right to choose.” Ted Cruz called her comments “barbaric.” Josh Hawley answered the same question in the affirmative saying “This isn’t difficult, this is science.” The reporter was Lone Conservative’s own Julia Johnson who is working in DC this summer as an intern at the Media Research Center. We are immensely proud of Julia and how she has taken advantage of her time in DC to ask provocative questions of those who refuse to accept the obvious.
Yesterday was Juneteenth, an annual tradition celebrating the day the last slaves were freed in America. President Biden signed a bill Tuesday making the date a federal holiday. Our own Jack Shields explains how the holiday gives us the chance to reflect on the idea of liberty and America’s founding principles in his article Americans Should Proudly Celebrate Juneteenth.
This week, President Biden traveled to Europe to meet with our G7 allies. Although Biden attempted to demonstrate a contrast between himself and his predecessor on the international stage, there was one notable exception in which Biden’s foreign policy aims aligned with President Trump’s. As Rich Lowry explains in his column, Biden lobbied his European counterparts to take a stronger stance against China, reflecting the Trump administration’s foreign policy. Lowry describes how Trump’s hawkishness towards China has endured in the Biden administration, demonstrating how Trump’s approach to the issue has influenced the Democratic establishment.
Finally, in National Review, Clare Morrell had a wonderful piece expounding upon why fathers matter. Moms (rightfully) get a lot of credit for raising kids, but a good dad or father figure is crucial in raising children. As we see the crisis of fatherlessness expanding in our society, it’s important to reflect upon the importance of dads who stick around for their kids and die to themselves for the good of their wives and children. True masculinity is to sacrifice and make one’s life a gift to others. Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there and to every man who has stood in as a father figure as well.
Please also check out the latest from our pages:
To the Men Who Raised Me by Taylor Hunt
How I’m Going to College Debt-Free by Jeffery Johnson
The Danger of Moving Biological Men to Women’s Prison by Rachael Stevenson
Long Live the Filibuster by The Editors
The Newsletter Team
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