7 Things: Alabama lawmaker says state is systematically racist, schools can vaccinate a student without parental knowledge, State Rep. Collins says ban on Critical Race Theory will be hard and more …
7. Democrats say they were never anti-voter ID, which is a lie
- A new poll showing 80% of Americans support requiring voter ID to vote may explain why those who have made careers out of screaming about voter ID being racist are now discussing their support for the practice. Obviously, this is part of an attempt to get the Democrats’ voting bill over the finish line so the federal government can take over local elections.
- This is incredibly perplexing given the fact that leftist hero Stacey Abrams and President Joe Biden have each referred to voter ID laws as “new Jim Crow,” but it shows that they know the argument they were making is comically false. They have now decided to punt it away after Abrams cost Atlanta the Major League Baseball All-Star Game.
6. Colorado is asking Alabama to rezone a poultry plant
- Pilgrim’s Pride Corp., a Colorado company that processes chickens into animal food, has requested that the Gadsden Airport Authority rezone 88 acres for a plant that they’re looking at building. Many within the community have spoken out against building a plant in the area, claiming safety concerns, smell issues and traffic that could cause issues with the nearby airport.
- The company has asked that the property be zoned for heavy industrial use, while it’s currently zoned for light industrial use. No decision on the land can be made until a lawsuit against plants being placed on light industrial land is resolved.
5. Amid conflict with the Catholic church, it’s unclear how Biden views unborn babies
- As President Joe Biden is facing possibly being rebuked from the Catholic church, White House press secretary Jen Psaki was asked if Biden views “that a 15-week-old unborn baby is a human being” during a press briefing.
- Instead, Psaki simply reaffirmed that Biden “supports a woman’s right to choose,” and when asked about Biden’s reaction to the news that he could be rebuked by the church, she said Biden will likely “continue to attend church, as he has done for many, many years.” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) had a similar discussion where she refused to answer the question as well.
4. Excessive force lawsuit will proceed
- The lawsuit filed by Jeffery Parker’s estate against Huntsville City and police officer William Ben Darby will proceed, as U.S. District Judge Liles C. Burke has lifted the stay on the case. The lawsuit is for excessive force and wrongful death.
- Darby has already been convicted of murder in the case, but he won’t be sentenced until August 20. The city previously asked that the lawsuit be delayed until after sentencing. With the stay lifted, the lawsuit will move forward, but depositions will likely have to wait until after Darby is sentenced.
3. Could be difficult to ban Critical Race Theory
- Many states are currently faced with deciding how to deal with Critical Race Theory being introduced in schools, and while there’s already been strong opposition to the idea in Alabama, State Representative Terri Collins (R-Decatur) has said that it might be more difficult than initially thought to ban it in the state.
- Collins has said that banning the curriculum in schools could be complicated “because there doesn’t seem to be one set definition” for what Critical Race Theory is. Collins added that due to the unclear definition, “everybody is going to be meaning something else when they’re talking about it.”
2. Huntsville schools holding vaccine clinic, parents not required
- A coronavirus vaccine clinic will be hosted by Huntsville City Schools for all students 12 and older. Deputy Superintendent Clarence Sutton has said that this clinic will be “fully optional.” It’s also been announced that students as young as 14-years-old can be vaccinated without a parent there. This is completely legal, but is it wise?
- The clinic is being held this week on Thursday in the Huntsville High School gym and is meant to prepare students for returning to the classroom in the fall. Students won’t be required to be vaccinated, but those who are fully vaccinated will be able to avoid quarantining if they come into contact with someone who has the coronavirus.
1. Democrat tries to say systemic racism is all throughout state government
- State Senate Minority Leader Bobby Singleton (D-Greensboro) recently discussed systemic racism and said that it’s “something inherently baked in” within the state government, which causes diversity to be overlooked by many.
- Singleton tried to give an example saying, “the Governor, the Pro-Tem and whoever else the right to appoint” people to a hypothetical committee, it would be a room of all white people. Singleton said, “That happens around here all the time.” That is not true, and it is also not racism.