Second Large Chain Closes All Locations in Portland: Cracker Barrel Permanently Shutters Remaining Area Restaurants

The left-wing utopia of Portland is an increasingly violent place and facing a growing homeless crisis. Local officials do not seem terribly interested in finding solutions or protecting citizens.
Failed Portland Democrat Mayor Ted Wheeler appeared to laugh and scoff at a woman during a virtual city council meeting when she raised concerns about the homeless crisis in the city and the safety of Portland’s citizens.
An 82-year-old died after he was brutally beaten in an unprovoked attack at a Portland bus stop.
The city was embroiled conflict for days after the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court ruling on abortion, smashing windows and vandalizing several buildings.
In April, Antifa terrorists attacked participants of the People’s Convoy from an overpass throwing  paint-filled balloons and rocks onto vehicles along the 205 North.
One woman died and five others were injured in a mass shooting involving Antifa militants at an anti-police protest.
Local businesses have shut their doors because of the violence, crime and theft.
Even major national chains have had enough.
The Gateway Pundit reported that Walmart is closing the last two locations it has in Portland, Oregon this month. The company’s official line about the closings is that it has to do with store performances, customer needs, and other corporate speak.
And now Cracker Barrel has announced the shuttering of its remaining Portland area locations.
Fox 5 Vegas reports:

Cracker Barrel has permanently closed its remaining restaurants in the Portland area.
A spokesperson for Cracker Barrel confirmed the closure of their Beaverton and Tualatin restaurants on Monday, citing the pandemic.
The popular restaurant chain with a Southern country theme joins Walmart in closing its Portland-area locations.
Earlier this month, the retail giant announced its last two stores within Portland’s city limits would close by the end of the month.
Cracker Barrel is also closing its Bend location, about a 3.5-hour drive from Portland.
“We are saddened that we have been unable to overcome the impact the pandemic had on our business and have made the difficult decision to close the Beaverton, Tualatin and Bend locations,” a Cracker Barrel spokesperson said.
Last summer, Cracker Barrel permanently closed its restaurant on Hayden Island citing similar reasons.
“The decision to close a store is never one we take lightly, and our focus right now is on assisting our impacted employees during this transition. We extend our sincere thanks to our employees who worked so hard and to our guests,” the spokesperson said.

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Activist Group Says Top Hollywood Producer’s Native American Claims Are Fake

Heather Rae, Hollywood Producer

The Tribal Alliance Against Fraud (TAFF) has accused a leading Hollywood producer of faking her claims of a Cherokee heritage.
Producer Heather Rae has been a leading voice in Hollywood on Native American culture and serves on the Academy of Motion Pictures’ Indigenous Alliance and was a past head of the Sundance Institute’s Native American program.
TAAF claims she is a Pretendian and is, at best, 1/2048th Cherokee.
In 2020, Rae told Variety, “In these times the world is looking for vision, and Indigenous voices bring that power and authenticity to the screen. I am honored to work in tandem with Bird Runningwater and his visionary curation of talent, and Crystal Echohawk and her groundbreaking organization to energize representation and Native inclusion. We are thrilled by this partnership with Endeavor Content to bring three incredible stories to life and ensure many more to come.”
Her bio at Speakerpedia claims, “As a speaker and social critic Rae is working with both her settler and indigenous heritage to deepen the dialogue of reconciliation and responsibility in the Americas.”
The New York Post reports:
Award-winning Heather Rae, 56, serves on the Academy of Motion Pictures’ Indigenous Alliance, previously headed up the Sundance Institute’s Native American program and claims “my mother was Indian and my father was a cowboy.” Multiple prior news reports have also cited her as having a Cherokee mother.
But a watchdog group called the Tribal Alliance Against Frauds is now demanding the Academy and the producer drop her “false claims” while activists insist she’s at best 1/2048th Cherokee.
The group accuses her of profiting from usurping “real American Indian voices and perspectives” and being a fraudulent so-called “Pretendian.”
Rae, who was born in California and brought up in Idaho, is best known for “Frozen River.” It won both Sundance and an Independent Spirit Award, and was Oscar nominated.
In 2009, Variety named her as a top visionary while noting her half-Cherokee roots.
Over the years, she has burnished her credentials, which center on a claim that her mother, Barbara Riggs, was Cherokee.
She has a tattoo of Selu, a Cherokee corn goddess and in 2016 told a New Zealand conference: “I grew up in the state of Idaho, which is in Pacific Northwest, in the U.S.

Last year, Rae found herself enmeshed in a high-profile “Pretendian” involving the Academy’s apology to Sacheen Littlefeather. In 1973, Marlon Brando declined his Oscar sending Littlefeather in his place to accept the award. Littlefeather was blacklisted in Hollywood as a result of the stunt.
Rae was thanked by the Academy for helping to negotiate a formal letter of apology.
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Well, Heather Rae Bybee, mentioned by the Academy as the one who instigated this honoring of Ms. Littlefeather, was found by Cherokee genealogists, including David Cornsilk, to have no Cherokee ancestry. She built her career claiming to be a Cherokee filmmaker.
— Jacqueline Keeler (@jfkeeler) September 17, 2022

Littlefeather died in October 2022 and her sisters Rosalind Cruz and Trudy Orlandi, said Littlefeather wasn’t Native at all.
The sisters told the San Francisco Chronicle “It’s a lie,” said Orlandi. “My father was who he was. His family came from Mexico. And my dad was born in Oxnard.”
Perhaps for her next project, Rae can consider a biopic of Elizabeth Warren. […]


Resolution By House Republicans To Remove Kamala Harris As Border Czar

What exactly does Vice President Kamala Harris do all day? Even Harris herself is baffled when asked to describe her job duties.
With Harris at the helm in her role as border czar, the border crisis has only gotten worse.
When Harris once accidentally went near the border, she travelled instead to a groundbreaking of a 125-mile-long transmission line that will transport wind and solar energy, not to the southern border where millions pour across trafficking drugs, weapons, and humans.
DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas has repeated the claim that the “border is secure” despite the fact that 5 million illegals have flooded across the border in the first two years of the Biden administration.
TGP reported that US Border Patrol Chief Raúl Ortiz, testifying before congressional Republicans at the border in McAllen, Texas, defied DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas and President Biden by saying the border is in “crisis” and the US does not have control of its border.
Now, Congressional Republicans have introduced a resolution calling for Harris to be removed from her position as border czar.
On Friday, Rep. Ronny Jackson (R-TX)  reintroduced the resolution which states:
Resolved, That the House of Representatives urges the Biden administration to:
 (1) remove Vice President Kamala Harris as the head of any executive branch task force or strategy relating to immigration;
(2) appoint an experienced and competent leader to replace Vice President Kamala Harris as the head of the Biden administration’s strategy to address the root causes of migration;

(3) recognize that border security is national security;

(4) immediately provide U.S. Customs and Border Protection with the adequate support and resources to do their job effectively and adequately;

(5) immediately reinistate the Migrant Protection Protocols;

(6) take action to protect American communities from fentanyl; and

(7) stop allowing politics in Washington to cloud their judgment regarding policies implemented at the southern border.
The Daily Caller Reports:
Republican Texas Rep. Ronny Jackson on Friday reintroduced a resolution, first obtained by the Daily Caller, that calls for Vice President Kamala Harris to be removed from her position as border czar.
Friday marks two years since President Joe Biden appointed Harris as head of the border crisis, something Republicans are saying she and the president have completely failed to handle.
“Kamala Harris has done nothing to ‘address the root cause of migration’ or stop the influx of illegal immigrants coming across our border daily. She continues to sit by as the number of illegal immigrants coming across our border skyrockets, fentanyl deaths explode, and CBP officers are left to fend for themselves. She has completely betrayed the American people by blatantly disregarding her duties as Border Czar,” Jackson told the Caller before introducing the resolution.
“Enough is enough! President Biden must remove Kamala Harris and replace her with someone who will put Americans first and stop the crisis at our southern border. Politics should never compromise our national security. We need change now!,” Jackson added.

Read the full resolution below.

(DAILY CALLER OBTAINED) — … by Henry Rodgers […]


The View’s Bitter Ana Navarro Hates Her Home State of Florida

“The View” co-host Ana Navarro is perpetually disgruntled.
During a segment on the happiness index in countries across the world, Navarro took time to complain about her home state of Florida while other hosts insulted America.
Fox News reports:

After co-hosts of The View discussed why people in Nordic countries rank so highly in research studies measuring happiness, Navarro slammed her home state as a place of misery on Friday.
The ladies of “The View” slammed Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, R., and his policies.
Navarro claimed that “insanity” and “manic paranoia” are being promoted in Florida by DeSantis for “political purposes.”
They are banning absolutely everything that isn’t the kitchen sink, and tomorrow, I may wake up, and the kitchen sink has been banned,” she said. “They are terrifying teachers. People don’t want to be teachers in Florida.”
After the break,  the co-hosts discussed Finland’s ranking as the world’s happiest country.
Navarro:So Sunny told me this morning that I need to find my happiness…she’s sending me to Finland.

Hostin:She was upset at like 8:30…I was like, you need to go to Finland.
Navarro:Maybe if you lived in Florida, you would be upset 24 hours a day too.
Hostin:That’s true.
Behar:Time to move.
Navarro:But I was noticing, the three top countries of happiness are Finland, Denmark, Iceland…que frio..I mean there’s got to be some sort of connection there because the average temperature is 19 degrees.
Hostin:Yay it was cold.
Navarro:In Miami, it’s 74. So I was looking at this application process, and you have to send evidence, a video with evidence, that you’re secretly an inner Finn. I was thinking of applying after you suggested it, but I’m not sure I could pass as an inner Finn.  I went online to try to see, you know, Cuban restaurants in Finland. (Spanish) in Finland…best taco places…
Hostin:They’ve got good fish.
Navarro:I’m telling you right now, pickled herring ain’t gonna do it for me.
Haines:I think the key there is what you said. They talk a lot about being one with nature…but it’s also about having less. I think specifically in this country being the wealthiest country on the globe…despite the poverty that we still experience, it’s a country of excess…
Behar:That’s right.
Haines:That’s a bucket you are filling with a hole in it, it will never be enough.
Behar:Keeping up with the Joneses they call that.
Haines:It’s never enough money. It’s never enough power.
Watch the latest video at foxnews.com […]


President Trump in Waco: “Either the Deep State Destroys America, or We Destroy the Deep State”

The crowd at tonight’s Trump Rally in Waco, Texas was HUGE. This is the first rally since President Trump announced he was running for office in 2024 and only days after the corrupt Soros-backed DA in New York said that he was going to arrest President Trump on bogus charges.
The Gateway Pundit shared exclusive video from behind the stage.
After President Trump walked to the stage his campaign asked the audience to stand for the National Anthem.
And then… They played the J6 Political Prisoner National Anthem with President Trump – the NUMBER ONE Song on iTunes.
During his speech, President Trump shared a powerful reminder of the perils facing our nation saying:
“The stakes of this election could not be more clear. Either we surrender to the demonic forces abolishing and demolishing…and happily doing so…our country….or we defeat them in a landslide on November 5, 2024.”
“Either the Deep State destroys America, or we destroy the Deep State.  That’s the way it’s got to be.  We are at a very pivotal in our country.  Either we descend into a lawless abyss of open borders, rampant killings, super hyper inflation…which is what we have right now and not coming down….and festering corruption…or we evict Joe Biden from the White House and we Make America Great Again.”

President Donald J. Trump “Either the DEEP STATE destroys America, or WE destroy the Deep State.” https://t.co/BcVjfdy9rM pic.twitter.com/YH7lS5OnKM
— RSBN 🇺🇸 (@RSBNetwork) March 25, 2023 […]


Rep. Elise Stefanik Announces Live at Hearing That Lead Woke DEI Official With History of Anti-White Statements  Has Been “Reassigned”

Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY)

The Gateway Pundit reported on Rep. Matt Gaetz’s questioning of Gilbert Cisneros, the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness of the United States, at a subcommittee hearing on the impact of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Policies, Procedures, and Trainings within the Department of Defense (DoD.)
Gaetz grilled Cisneros who seemed unable, or unwilling, to give a straight answer about anything, including questions regarding Kelisa Wing, the now former Defense Department’s chief diversity equity and inclusion officer.
Wing has  a history of anti-white tweets and has authored books on ‘white privilege,’ defunding the police and BLM.
“I’m exhausted with these white folx in these [professional development] sessions.” Wing wrote in a July 2020 tweet, according to Fox News. This lady actually had the CAUdacity to say that black people can be racist too… I had to stop the session and give Karen the BUSINESS… [W]e are not the majority, we don’t have power.”

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Rep. Elise Stefanik announced live during the hearing that the DEI Pentagon webpage has been pulled down and Wing has been reassigned.
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During her exchange with Cisneros, Stefanik pressed him on Wing’s current status after sharing one of Wing’s tweets.

Stefanik:Do you agree with this Mr. Cisneros?
Cisneros:I do agree that this is not acceptable. It is not condoned. It is not something that I condone. It is not condoned by DoDEA or the Department of Defense.”
Stefanik:When I raised this issue, in fact, I wrote a letter to the Department on September of last year and did not receive a response. It was only when I wrote a follow up letter on November of last year that we did finally get a response in December, stating the Department was conducting an inquiry into this matter. Today, six months after that initial inquiry, you responded three hours prior to this hearing, which is a trend for Biden Administration officials at the last minute scrambling before these hearings, claiming that you determined Ms. Wing was speaking in a ‘personal capacity’ and that her colleagues never heard her make similar comments while at work.
However, interestingly, in the letter, which I also want to submit to submit for the record, it also states that she has been transferred as a part of headquarters restructuring and was reassigned to another position that does not include diversity, equity, and inclusion-specific responsibilities, and I have a feeling that has to do with the fact that we have shined light on this.
But my question for you is, will you commit to making the review and the findings publicly available to Congress and to service members?
Cisneros:Uh, ma’am, you did get the letter today. I apologize that it did not come sooner. But I will also say my team has been down here, uh, the (unintelligible) team as well to talk with staff on this topic.
Stefanik:No. There was no response to the letter. We were promised 30 days…30 days after September would be October.
Cisneros:The Director of schools that Tom Brady was down on the Hill to talk with staff.
Stefanik:Don’t cover up for the trend of the Biden Administration. This is the second hearing in two weeks where the response to the letter delayed is given the day of or the day before the hearing. Will you make the findings publicly available to Congress and to servicemen and women?
Cisneros:Ms. Wing is a GS [General Schedule] employee. She is not a senior executive. There are personal restrictions that we have to follow, but we will look into the matter to see what can be shared and what can’t
Rep. Stefanik’s office shared the following statement:

Congresswoman Elise Stefanik announced that, following her advocacy, DoDEA Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Chief Kelisa Wing has been removed from her position in military children’s schools, after using her position to promote her woke ideologies through her personal writings. Stefanik announced this during her questioning of Gilbert R. Cisneros, the Department of Defense’s (DoD) Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, at today’s subcommittee hearing on the impact of DEI Policies, Procedures, and Trainings within the DoD.
Stefanik has been leading the charge to create transparency in our DoDEA schools. Following Stefanik’s advocacy, DoD opened an investigation into Wing in September. The Pentagon referred to Under Secretary of Personnel and Readiness Gilbert Cisneros for a final decision 30 days after the initial review, but Stefanik had not received an answer until three hours before today’s hearing. […]


Florida NAACP Requests National Board Issue Travel Advisory Warning to the State for Black People to Avoid the State Due to ‘Safety Concerns’

In Orlando, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Florida State conference voted unanimously to seek permission from its national leadership to issue a travel advisory for the state claiming “safety concerns.”
In January, The Gateway Pundit reported that the NAACP is considering filing a lawsuit over Florida banning a high school AP African American Studies class that contained sections on Critical Race Theory and Queer Theory.
The course was banned after a review found that it violated the state law prohibiting CRT from being taught in K-12 classrooms.
A decision is expected in May from NAACP leadership on whether to issue the travel advisory.
10 Investigates reports:

10 Investigates first reported on Tuesday the Florida NAACP Florida State Conference voted unanimously over the weekend to ask its national office for approval to issue a travel advisory in the wake of recent policies and legislation targeting diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) initiatives.

One of the bills, HB 999, in its current form would ban certain courses on gender studies and race. Some in higher education contend that DEI courses are an invaluable learning tool. Should the law pass, certain majors like women’s studies and any subject surrounding critical race theory would be eliminated as well. The bill is headed to the State Senate for approval.

“We would issue this to anyone who is thinking of coming to Florida, thinking of sending their children to school — anyone planning to breathe in Florida,” Florida NAACP legislative affairs chair Marsha Ellison told 10 Investigates earlier this week. “We want people to be ‘woke.’”

The push for the travel advisory is also in response to the state’s rejection of an Advanced Placement African American Studies course. In a letter, the state said it “lacks educational value.”

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said Black history is taught in Florida schools as its part of the core curriculum, but called the proposed AP African American Studies course “indoctrination, not education.”

The College Board fired back against the Florida Department of Education calling their characterization of course materials “slander” and said it is politically motivated.

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis weighed in on the stunt.

“What a joke. What a joke. Yeah, we’ll see how effective that is. Our country, you know, it goes through all these – we get involved in these stupid fights. This is a stunt to try to do that. It’s a pure stunt, and fine if you want to waste your time on a stunt, that’s fine. Look, I mean, I’m not wasting my time on your stunts. OK. I’m gonna make sure that we’re getting good things done here. And we’re gonna continue to make this state a great state.”

BREAKING: DeSantis reacts to @NAACP urging a “travel advisory” for Fla.
“What a joke! […] These people would be on CNN [and] then they would end up being [spotted] vacationing in Florida! […] This is a stunt, to try to do that [….] I’m not wasting my time on your stunts.” pic.twitter.com/XfETFqWybE
— Florida’s Voice (@FLVoiceNews) March 23, 2023

Florida is no stranger to political stunts from other states and organizations trying to force their wokeness on a free state.
In February, San Francisco, California quietly admitted they need red states.  The City had enacted an ordinance prohibiting contracting with companies or allowing city officials to travel to states, including Florida,  that restrict abortion or have laws city officials decide are discriminatory against minorities or gays.
A report assessing the effectiveness of the ban reveals that the ban has raised the cost of the City’s annual contracting cost by as much as 20 percent. The report confirms, “This increase suggests that the city’s threat of boycott may not serve as a compelling deterrent to states considering restrictive policies.” […]


Rep. Tiffany at ATF Hearing: “Why Hasn’t Hunter Biden Been Prosecuted for the Crime That He Committed?” (VIDEO)

Rep. Tom Tiffany (R-WI)

On Thursday, during Congressional hearing titled, “ATF’s Assault on the Second Amendment: When is Enough Enough?,” Rep. Tom Tiffany (R-WI) asked Rob Wilcox, Senior Director of Policy for Everytown for Gun Safety, why Hunter Biden has not been charged for allegedly lying on a gun transaction form.
The Gateway Pundit reported in February that Judicial Watch received hundreds of pages from the US Secret Service related to the investigation into Hunter Biden’s gun.

HUGE GUN SCANDAL: Secret Service Official: ‘Maybe We Were Asked for A Favor?’ in Investigation of Hunter Biden’s Gun – https://t.co/t3JvDCD0wH https://t.co/IwO4bU5N7I
— Tom Fitton (@TomFitton) February 11, 2023

Hallie Biden, Joe Biden’s daughter-in-law and widow of Hunter’s brother Beau, was dating Hunter in 2018.
In October of 2018, Hallie took Hunter Biden’s handgun from his truck without his knowledge and threw it into a trash can behind a Delaware grocery store and the gun went missing.

Hunter went back to the grocery store to retrieve the gun but it was no where to be found.

Ultimately, the gun was found by a man rummaging through a trash can across the street from a high school. No arrests were made.
According to Politico, the Secret Service became involved and requested the gun store owner, where the firearm was purchased, turn over the paperwork involving the sale. The owner,  suspecting agents were working to hide Hunter’s ownership of the firearm, declined.
Politico obtained copies of the Firearms Transaction Record and a receipt for the gun dated October 12, 2018 –and Hunter Biden lied on the form, which is a felony. Biden answered no to the question asking if he was “an unlawful user of, or addicted to, marijuana or any depressant, stimulant, narcotic drug, or any other controlled substance?”  Biden was discharged from the Navy in 2014 after testing positive for cocaine.
During the hearing, Tiffany asked, “Mr. Wilcox, If a person lies on ATF Form 4473 and is a user of unlawful drugs, you can get between five and 10 years for that. Is that correct? Is that my understanding?”
Wilcox remarked that the sentence was now actually up to 15 years.
“Why hasn’t Hunter Biden been prosecuted for the crime that he committed?” Tiffany asked.
“I’m not aware of the facts of that case and can’t comment on it,” Wilcox replied.
“Who do we talk to to see why this case is not being prosecuted? He said very clearly in his book that he used drugs, he had gun…a gun……at least a gun…” Tiffany continued.
One Democrat lawmaker interrupted and called the question “totally irrelevant and not germane to this proceeding .”
Tiffany continued, “I understand why you do not want Mr. Wilcox to answer that question. It’s very clear why you don’t want…because there’s a dual system of justice in America. That’s what’s going on right now. And everybody’s talking about it across America. There’s two standards of justice that are going on.”

JUST IN: GOP Rep. Tom Tiffany asks why Hunter Biden is not in prison for lying on his background check to obtain a gun.
Great question! What happened to ‘equal justice under the law’?pic.twitter.com/O6ohnBhWNF
— Collin Rugg (@CollinRugg) March 23, 2023 […]


Rep. Matt Gaetz Introduces “FBI Washington Field Office House Arrest Act” in Response “Cancer at the Washington Field Office”

Congressman Matt Gaetz (R-FL) has introduced the “FBI Washington Field Office House Arrest Act” in response to the malfeasance of the FBI’s Washington Field Office.  The legislation is co-sponsored by 5 additional members of Congress.
The legislation calls for the House to halt all spending allocated towards the FBI’s new headquarters outside of D.C.
Rep. Gaetz’s offices shares:
In response to new information surfacing about malfeasance at the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) Washington Field Office, U.S. Congressman Matt Gaetz (FL-01), member of the Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government, today will introduce the “FBI Washington Field Office House Arrest Act.” The legislation calls for the U.S. House of Representatives to halt all spending allocated towards the FBI’s new, suburban headquarters outside the District of Columbia. In December 2022’s Omnibus Bill and under former Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s direction, the House of Representatives voted to allocate $375 million for a new FBI headquarters in the Greater Washington, D.C., area.
The “FBI Washington Field Office House Arrest Act” will be co-sponsored by Rep. Andy Biggs (AZ-05), Rep. Dan Bishop (NC-08), Rep. Paul Gosar (AZ-09), Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (GA-14), and Rep. Harriet Hageman (WY-At Large).
“There are still good men and women in the FBI whose task and purpose are to defend our country, but the FBI’s weaponized Washington Field Office is rotten to the core.
Through our investigations in the Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government, we have uncovered extremely disturbing testimony from FBI whistleblowers that the Washington Field Office is targeting Americans who oppose their corrupt political agenda.
The cancer at the Washington Field Office has metastasized so large that the entire body is in critical condition. Gifting the FBI a new headquarters larger than the Pentagon would condone, reinforce, and enable their nefarious behavior to levels we have never seen before,” said Congressman Gaetz.
The Daily Caller reports: 
“There are still good men and women in the FBI whose task and purpose is to defend our country, but the FBI’s weaponized Washington Field Office is rotten to the core. Through our investigations in the Weaponization Subcommittee, we have uncovered extremely disturbing testimony from FBI whistleblowers that the Washington Field Office is targeting Americans who oppose their corrupt political agenda,” Gaetz told the Caller before introducing the legislation.
“The cancer at the Washington Field Office has metastasized so large that the entire body is in critical condition. Gifting the FBI a new headquarters larger than the Pentagon would condone, reinforce, and enable their nefarious behavior to levels we have never seen before,” Gaetz added.
The full text of Rep. Gaetz’s legislation can be found HERE. […]


Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders Signs Arkansas Bill Restricting Transgender Students Bathroom Use in Public Schools

On Tuesday, Arkansas Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders signed legislation  prohibiting transgender people at public schools from using the restroom that uses their gender identity.
The legislation, which goes into effect on April 7th, applies to locker rooms and multi-person restrooms for students in kindergarten through 12th grade in public and charter schools in the state.
Governor Huckabee’s spokesperson Alexa Henning told The Associated Press, “The Governor has said she will sign laws that focus on protecting and educating our kids, not indoctrinating them and believes our schools are no place for the radical left’s woke agenda. Arkansas isn’t going to rewrite the rules of biology just to please a handful of far-left advocates.”

The new law also requires schools to provide reasonable accommodations for transgender students, such as single-person restrooms, though opponents have claimed the measure doesn’t provide schools with funding to do so.
Superintendents, school administrators and teachers who violate the prohibition could be fined at least $1,000 from a state panel. Parents will also be able to file private lawsuits if the new law isn’t enforced.
“Each child in our schools has a right to privacy and to feel safe and to feel comfortable in the bathroom they need to go to,” Republican Rep. Mary Bentley, who sponsored the bill, told lawmakers earlier this year.
Sanders has made much needed education reform a priority for the state. […]