For the Rule of Law to Reign, the Bureau Must Be Destroyed by
Kyle Shidelerfor American Greatness
I say all this to establish that I am not some dyed-in-the-wool civil libertarian who has always had it in for federal law enforcement. I have spent most of my adult life trying to educate people about the serious national security threats this country faces. The United States has very real enemies, both foreign and domestic, and it requires defending.
Nevertheless, the FBI must be abolished.
The solution to the abuses we now endure is not just to subject the FBI to another fruitless inspector general investigation but to dismantle it completely. The bureau cannot be the focus of yet another congressional hearing. FBI Director Christopher Wray, like his predecessors, is more than happy to sit smirking while a handful of grandstanding congressmen and senators pound the table and yell on C-SPAN. Then he’ll jet off for a holiday vacation on a taxpayer-funded private jet while the same congressmen vote to increase his budget. Again.
No, the FBI must be rendered into component parts and distributed to the four winds.
Children’s Entertainment: A Dark System that May Never Be Resolved by
Tim Youngfor American Greatness
One might ask why McCurdy seems to be the only former Nickelodeon star making public allegations. She answers this with another claim that the network offered her a $300,000 parting gift if she would agree to never speak of her experience, which she rejected.
McCurdy is a product of a dark system that is child acting. Her mother, as she details in her book, would count her calories, weigh her five times a day, shower her until her teenage years, mentally abuse her, and, of course, live on the money she earned. Although she’s able to bring humor and light to her story, so many cannot because they’ve effectively been brainwashed not to realize anything is wrong.
When you think more deeply about what McCurdy describes, you realize how easily most, if not all, children on television could be enduring precisely the same scenario. First, consider why a parent would want her child to be in show business in the first place. How far might parents be willing to go to make their dreams—not necessarily their child’s—come true?
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