Daily Hot Picks — August 14th

Hong Kong Airport Protest Ended by Chinese Riot Police

China’s stance on peaceful protesting is crystal clear now that the nation sent in riot police to break up the non-violent demonstration at Hong Kong’s airport. The protestors had peacefully and successfully shut down the airport for two days until that point. No one was harmed during the occupation.

It’s not surprising that China finally broke up the protest. What is shocking, however, is the sheer number of Chinese military trucks sent into Hong Kong days before the airport was secured. Take a look at the massive military convoy that temporarily shut down a major highway.

Some Hong Kong citizens believe another Tiananmen Square tragedy will take place soon. Let’s hope the world doesn’t have to witness more killings at the hands of authoritarian regimes.

Dem Breaks Down Over Gun Violence

Although the Right and Left rarely agree on anything related to guns, it’s important to remember that we’re all Americans. We all want what’s best for our nation, even if we don’t agree on heated topics.

Presidential Candidate Andrew Yang spoke at a gun control town hall and took questions from the audience. He briefly broke down and cried when attempting to respond to a mother’s story about her child being shot by a stray bullet. Yang’s heart-wrenching display of emotion proves that he truly wants what’s best for this nation.

Democrats may be misguided when it comes to preventing gun homicides, but just remember that many of them still want America to be the best country on the globe.

Statue of Liberty Poem Change?

The acting director of US Citizenship and Immigration Services, Ken Cuccinelli, took a little poetic license in a recent interview with NPR. He suggested that the poem on the Statue of Liberty, which reads “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free” should actually mean something more like “Give me your tired and your poor who can stand on their own two feet and who will not become a public charge.”

These comments relate to a recent Trump administration proposal that would make it easier to deny green card and immigration applications for those who are most likely to end up on Medicaid, welfare and other social programs.

Though our nation was founded by immigrants, those who came to the US to build a better life for themselves and their families, did just that through hard work and perseverance, not by taking government handouts.

While no actual changes are being considered to the famous poem, the message from the president is clear — if you want to come to this country to find your version of the American dream, be prepared to pull your own weight.

Do you agree? Should immigrants be expected to work hard and build their lives here? Let us know your thoughts below!

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