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Greg Maresca | Remnant Columnist

In the mid-1980s, it was perhaps the nation’s most anticipated civil service exam.  After a series of layoffs, retirements (my Dad being one of them) and a hiring freeze courtesy of the late ‘70s malaise, the NYPD was looking to replenish their diminished ranks.

The brief video of Byron Cross speaking against a proposed transgender elementary school policy last month at a Loudoun County, Virginia school board public hearing was a shot over the leftist bow.

The proposed policy: “Staff shall allow gender-expansive or transgender students to use their chosen name and gender pronouns that reflect their gender identity without any substantiating evidence, regardless of the name and gender recorded in the student’s permanent educational record.”

Cross, a physical education teacher in the Loudoun school district stated: “It is not my intention to hurt anyone, but there are certain truths we must face when ready,” he continued. “I love all of my students, but I will never lie to them regardless of the consequences. I’m a teacher, but I serve God first, and I will not affirm that a biological boy can be a girl and vice versa because it’s against my religion, it’s lying to a child, it’s abuse to a child, and it’s sinning against our God.”

75 to 90% of children struggling with gender dysphoria return to their natural gender by puberty. 

We have gone from social distancing to racial distancing, courtesy of Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, who is a proud black lesbian and recently declared, “I will be exclusively providing one-on-one interviews only with journalists of color.” 

The justification for this blatantly racist tort is that white reporters simply cannot walk a mile in her shoes, so they must be shunned.  The historic Supreme Court justices who decided Brown v. Board of Education would not be amused.

You do not have to be a scholar with a dollar to notice how prices are increasing.  The Consumer Price Index that measures costs for goods and services increased 4.2% in April.  Gas jumped 9%, while housing prices rose 17%. 

The Powerball Lottery jackpot is now a tank of gas, a bag of groceries and a sheet of plywood.

Jimmy Carter is a retired peanut farmer and among historians is arguably one of the nation’s most maligned chief executives.  Current White House occupant Joe Biden has a trillion-plus-dollar “infrastructure bill” with only peanuts set aside for actual infrastructure that has the potential to change the relationship between government and the economy. 

Democrats, beginning with FDR and the New Deal, refer to “infrastructure spending” as if it’s the magic elixir that will solve all of the nation’s fiscal and economic trials.  

“Your paper’s please.”

It is a phrase with historical Cold War overtones from the East side of the Iron Curtin. Such an introduction may find itself being exercised from sea to shining sea if the armies of government bureaucratic COVID-19 zealots get their way regarding digital vaccine passports.

In May 2008, presidential candidate Barack Obama announced during a campaign stop that he had been to 57 states.  Such an embarrassing blunder was glazed over like a Krispy Kreme donut.  In retrospect, it was perhaps a Freudian slip.  Provided Democrats get their way, they will get closer to 57 by adding Washington D.C. as the 51st state, with Puerto Rico waiting on deck.

There are many American mountain peaks across our fruited plain. The tallest and perhaps the most significant one that still finds itself growing while casting a looming shadow from sea to shining sea is Washington D. C.’s Mount Deficit. 

Babylon on the Potomac has deputized into the district of compensation as the federal government spends itself into oblivion.  It does not take a clairvoyant to comprehend that our course is a dangerous one.

The stock market bull rally that got underway after a giant fall last February and ushered in the COVID era has been relentless.  Who would believe record highs were even possible after such a swift drop during a pandemic, followed by political turmoil and civil chaos.

After the Federal Reserve cut interest rates again and went on a printing spree pumping trillions into the economy through three stimulus packages, the benchmark S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average were catapulted to virgin territory.  Likewise, we are in the midst of a cryptocurrency revolution where their hourly values run like an amusement park roller coaster. 

When Major League Baseball joined the Cancel Culture by moving their All-Star game out of Georgia thanks to legislation that enhanced the state’s election integrity, talk of boycotting MLB and those that do business with them went vogue.

Politically driven boycotts have deep nationalistic roots. In the 1760s, American colonists exasperated with high British taxation boycotted English goods giving rise to that American revolutionary rally: “taxation without representation.”  The civil-rights crusade was initiated by the 1955 boycott of the segregated bus system of Montgomery, Alabama led by Rosa Parks. 

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