25 thoughts on “News/Politics 5-3-23

  1. They’ll get no justice under this administration.

    “Vandalized pregnancy centers cry for justice one year after Dobbs leak”

    https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/restoring-america/fairness-justice/vandalized-pregnancy-centers-cry-for-justice-dobbs-leak

    “The reason the center’s CEO did not see the vandalism, she said, was because it occurred on the back side of the building in a poorly lit area where there were no security cameras. To date, no one has been arrested for the crime.

    About 30 miles northwest of Manassas, on the morning of June 3, 2022, Janet Durig didn’t miss the red paint thrown on the front door of Capitol Hill Pregnancy Center when she went to work that morning. The enigmatic group Jane’s Revenge took credit for the vandalism, painting their moniker on the side of the building, a building just blocks from the Supreme Court, which was still dealing with the fallout of the leak.

    Durig told the Washington Examiner that the vandalism required the center, which feared more attacks, to hire guards and spend money on a stronger security system. To date, as no one has been arrested for the crime, Durig does not understand what would motivate someone to attack a place like Capitol Hill Pregnancy Center.

    “All we’re doing is helping someone who wants to have a child, and we also help people who have already had children,” Durig said. “We’re helping them because they need a car seat or they need a bed for their baby to sleep in or they need baby clothes.”

    The attacks against Capitol Hill Pregnancy Center and Life First Pregnancy Center were part of a series of acts of vandalism perpetrated in the wake of the Dobbs leak against crisis pregnancy centers, which offer pregnant women support and care opportunities instead of abortion.

    The political advocacy organization CatholicVote says it has tracked 84 attacks against pregnancy centers and anti-abortion organizations since the Dobbs draft was leaked. While the vast majority of the incidents have involved graffiti, some, like the June 25, 2022, incident at Life Choices in Longmont, Colorado, involved an act of arson.

    The Colorado-based center was firebombed in the early hours of June 25, the day after the Supreme Court released its decision in the Dobbs case. The damage was so severe that the center had to use alternative facilities for a yearlong renovation.

    “Our staff grieved a loss of this ministry that now had to stop what they were doing,” Kathy Roberts, the director of Life Choices, told the Washington Examiner. “Some [were] a little fearful that somebody could actually do something like this, and then there’s the fact that you leave work one day, and the next day you don’t have a place to go to.”

    Roberts said she received an outpouring of support from all over the country and that local law enforcement has worked diligently in investigating the case. Meanwhile, a notable difference between the fire at Life Choices and the graffiti vandalism at the Manassas and Washington, D.C., centers is the involvement of FBI investigators.

    Roberts said within hours of the fire, the FBI took on the case, but despite their involvement, 10 months after the fire, no one has been arrested for the crime.

    In January, the FBI offered a $25,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of people responsible for “attacks and threats targeting reproductive health service facilities,” which is a violation of the Free Access to Clinic Entrances, or FACE, Act. But Durig and Sheetz say they have not been contacted once by federal law enforcement.

    The FACE Act has been used on several recent occasions to prosecute anti-abortion demonstrators, including Mark Houck, a Pennsylvania man who was quickly acquitted by a federal jury of charges he violated the law when he pushed a volunteer at a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in Philadelphia who was verbally harassing his son.

    To date, the Department of Justice has only charged four people in Florida under the FACE Act since the leak for attacking pregnancy centers. The Houck prosecution, meanwhile, is one of more than two dozen prosecutions against anti-abortion activists. Such prosecutions included that of Houck, as well as Fidelis Moscinski, a Franciscan priest who chained himself to the gate of a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in New York last year and was convicted of violating the FACE Act in January.

    In an interview with the Washington Examiner, Brian Burch, the president of Catholic Vote, said the DOJ had placed a “disproportionate focus” on anti-abortion groups when prosecuting violations of the FACE Act, which he noted also protects churches.

    “It is a direct result of woke ideologues running the Department of Justice and applying the law in an unfair and unequal manner to punish their political opponents,” Burch said. “The sheer number of attacks combined with the minimal efforts to pursue these criminals speaks for itself.”

    The breadth of prosecutions against anti-abortion demonstrators like Houck and Moscinski, combined with the dearth of charges filed against pregnancy center vandals, has been a featured topic at congressional hearings, with Republican lawmakers repeatedly grilling Attorney General Merrick Garland and accusing him of weaponizing the DOJ against the political opponents of the Democratic Party.

    “It’s absolutely clear that the DOJ is nothing now but a political arm of the Democrat Party,” Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) told the Washington Examiner in an interview. “Merrick Garland is the worst attorney general in American history. He should have resigned a long time ago, and if the president had any decency, he’d remove him.”

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  2. “But muh norms” they whine, as they shatter them.

    ““A full-blown Color Revolution-style attack on the US Supreme Court as an institution is now in its early stages”

    A color revolution edging into a hot war on the conservative Justices.”

    https://legalinsurrection.com/2023/04/a-full-blown-color-revolution-style-attack-on-the-us-supreme-court-as-an-institution-is-now-in-its-early-stages/

    ““Color Revolution” is a term that has been around for a while and doesn’t have a single clear definition. But the term most famously was used as to the “Orange” Ukraine 2004 civil unrest that allegedly was manipulated by western intelligence agencies to topple a pro-Russia regime. A color revolution then, is a form of manipulated mass civil disobediance meant to accomplish regime change.

    We saw it used against Trump after the 2016 election, where manipulated and hysterical claims of Russia collusion were used to attempt to paralyze the Trump administration under the umbrella of “The Resistance” – and it worked well in stymying many of Trump’s planned initiatives. It all was highly organized and manipulated. What has been happening in Israel regarding judicial reform also is a form of color revolution, where organized mass protests against the recently-elected right wing coalition led by Benjamin Netanyahu paralyzed the country, and even the military, all with the purpose of overthrowing the democratically elected goverment.

    There also is a type of color revolution being waged against the Supreme Court now that it has a conservative majority. Michael Waller tweeted:”

    “A full-blown Color Revolution-style attack on the US Supreme Court as an institution is now in its early stages.”

    I agree that Color Revolution probably is an appropriate term for the years-long and accelerating attempt by Democrats to delegitimize the Supreme Court. You could trace the history back to the “Borking” of Reagan nominee Robert Bork, but certainly to the savaging of Brett Kavanaugh during his confirmation hearings.

    Democrats are launching a campaign to reopen and revisit the Kavanaugh confirmation. They can’t do that legally, but they want to further increase the pressure on Kavanaugh — the person who was almost assassinated due to Democrat and media incitement.”

    The DoJ once again, is nowhere to be found.

    But the propagandists are doing their part.

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  3. Scumbag.

    https://redstate.com/nick-arama/2023/05/02/hunter-bidens-eye-opening-excuse-to-pay-less-for-his-child-involves-joe-n740258

    “Hunter Biden is just like his father — a pretty vile human being.

    Biden is in a court battle with the mother of his four-year-old daughter, Navy Joan Roberts, arguing that his child support payments should be reduced because he can’t afford it. It’s disgusting how the family has reacted to her. Joe Biden has refused to even acknowledge that she’s his granddaughter. I wrote the other day about how Biden wouldn’t even include her when he was talking to children at a White House event about his grandchildren. The White House also wouldn’t even comment on the granddaughter — she’s a complete non-entity to everyone in Biden’s world.

    As my colleague Bob Hoge explained, Hunter Biden has been trying to plead poverty to get the child support payment down, while still living high on the hog.

    There was one more claim that I found so obnoxious and funny that I just had to share it. Hunter’s attorneys are claiming that he’s so broke that when he went to Ireland with his dad, he slept on a cot in his Dad’s room. Seriously, guys? This is what you’re trying now?

    Listen as Fox’s Peter Doocy lays it out.”

    “So then Joe and/or Hunter paid for the cost of the cot in the luxury hotel, right? Didn’t he fly on Air Force One? Let’s see the receipts, I’m willing to bet it never happened. But what was he doing there, to begin with, besides getting a free trip and acting like Daddy’s handler? Pleading that as a sign of his “poverty” is just ridiculous.

    The president’s son, who made millions of dollars off deals and cushy board positions for foreign companies in the past decade, now has no salary, had his Porsche repossessed, and was forced to sleep on a cot in his father’s room during a recent presidential trip to Dublin, Biden’s lawyers told the court. He has also stooped to taking financial support from a generous friend, Hollywood lawyer Kevin Morris, the court heard on Monday.

    They reached an agreement for him to pay $20,000 a month in 2020, but now he’s saying he no longer has it, as he stood next to his very expensive super lawyer Abbe Lowell. They’re even claiming his Porsche was repossessed.

    Hunter is living in an “enchanting,” “resort-style” mansion in the upscale celebrity enclave of Malibu. Not only that, but we are paying $30,000 a month to protect Hunter Biden for the Secret Service to live nearby in the swanky neighborhood. Plus he’s supposedly getting thousands of dollars for his artwork. Yet the judge had to chastise his team for failing to come across with the required information on Monday. She ordered Hunter to answer additional written questions about his money — including investments, his art sales, and other financial transactions — after Roberts’ attorney Clinton Lancaster claimed he had so far provided “incomplete answers.”

    The judge said Hunter’s team wasn’t giving full answers, noting “The ability to redact is somewhat being abused.” Hunter’s team tried to get out of naming the buyers of the art, saying they didn’t know because of the deal worked out by the White House (but remember, the White House is not involved in Hunter’s business and there’s no conflict there). They even refused to assess how much the art was worth while claiming that was his only income. It’s his only income but he doesn’t know or won’t say how much it is? Come on, man! That doesn’t pass the smell test.”

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  4. Weird that the media has been quiet about this story….

    Not really, doesn’t fit their false narratives.

    And once again, a man who should have been imprisoned was walking the streets.

    “Armed store clerk shoots robber, stops multi-state crime spree”

    https://bearingarms.com/camedwards/2023/05/01/armed-store-clerk-shoots-robber-stops-multi-state-crime-spree-n70033

    “A man who led police in Florida and Georgia on a multi-state chase after allegedly committing an armed robbery at a north Florida gas station is now in custody and in critical condition after his crime spree was stopped by an armed clerk at a convenience store in Camden County, Georgia.

    According to authorities, Qwinntavus Kwame Jordan held up a gas station in Flagler County, Florida early Friday morning and was spotted by law enforcement heading north on I-95 a short time later. Agencies including the Florida Highway Patrol, the St. John’s County Sheriff’s Office, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, and the Nassau County Sheriff’s Office pursued Jordan until he crossed the state line in Georgia, where deputies with the Camden County Sheriff’s Office deployed stop sticks in an attempt to disable his vehicle.

    Jordan did stop his car, but ran away on foot and entered another nearby convenience store where he pointed a gun at a clerk and demanded his keys.

    The suspect then took the clerk’s vehicle and started to flee but then crashed the vehicle through the front of the convenience store. The suspect then exited the vehicle and chased the clerk and a customer through the store and a struggle ensued.

    The clerk, who was now armed, shot the suspect approximately 8 times according to Georgia authorities. The suspect was taken into custody and transported to a hospital for his injuries.

    As it turns out, Jordan was already a wanted man when he allegedly robbed the gas station in Florida and led authorities on the chase into Georgia. Authorities in Coffee County, Georgia had issued a warrant for his arrest on previous armed robbery charges just the day before, though details of that case are unknown at this time.

    After Jordan was taken into custody, law enforcement had high praise for the armed citizen who put an end to the multi-state crime spree.

    Flagler County Sheriff Rick Staly commended his team for its fast action and thanked all the agencies that assisted in apprehending the fugitive.

    “I also commend the Georgia store clerk that put a swift end to this dirtbag’s crime spree,” he stated in the post. “If he survives his injuries, he should spend a long time in prison.”

    “Should” and “will” are two very different things, of course, and I wouldn’t be surprised to see prosecutors offer Jordan a plea bargain if and when he does leave the hospital. With over 90% of all criminal cases ending in a plea deal, the odds are good that Jordan will be the beneficiary of a criminal justice system that far too often seems to value expediency over consequences for serious crimes.”

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  5. In my best Admiral Ackbar impression…..

    “It’s a trap!”

    https://hotair.com/karen-townsend/2023/05/02/all-eyes-on-kaitlan-collins-and-cnns-town-hall-with-trump-n547849

    “GOP frontrunner Donald Trump has agreed to do a town hall event on CNN. It will be on Wednesday, May 10 at 9:00 p.m. The moderator is Kaitlan Collins. It will be must-see tv.

    There will be a live audience consisting of New Hampshire Republicans and undeclared voters who say they intend to vote in the New Hampshire Republican presidential primary. Collins, the co-host of “CNN This Morning”, is a former White House correspondent who covered the Trump White House. She will ask questions of Trump and take questions from the audience. The venue is Saint Anselm College.

    All eyes will be on Kaitlan Collins. Fun fact: She was the White House correspondent for The Daily Caller before joining CNN. It is rumored that she is up for consideration for her own show and this town hall exposure will certainly be a notable addition to her resume.

    Rest assured that the fact-checkers in the media who have been asleep up until now will suddenly awaken from their slumber and show new-found diligence for their jobs. Team Trump has decided that the way forward during this campaign is to treat the media as it did in 2015. Trump is expected to go on all sorts of networks, not just friendly networks like Fox and Newsmax. Tom Jones writes in the liberal The Poynter Report that Trump is going outside his comfort zone in the 2024 campaign.

    A Trump adviser told CNN’s Oliver Darcy, “Going outside the traditional Republican ‘comfort zone’ was a key to President Trump’s success in 2016. Some other candidates are too afraid to take this step in their quest to defeat Joe Biden, and are afraid to do anything other than Fox News.”

    That sounds like a shot (or a dare) at other potential Republican candidates. (Uh, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis?) Politico’s Alex Isenstadt reports that this is all a part of a new aggressive media strategy from Trump. Isenstadt writes that Trump has been in talks with other networks, including NBC. In addition, going on CNN could be a poke at Fox News.

    Isenstadt says it was CNN that reached out to Trump “several months ago.” Again, I have no problem with that. CNN is a news outlet. Trump is newsworthy.”

    —–

    The left is of course losing their minds. 🙂

    Hey they could have Joe on too…

    Oh, that’s right, he won’t be debating or doing public speaking where his handlers can’t hide his senility.

    “Leftists Go Berserk Over CNN New Hampshire Town Hall Featuring One Candidate: Donald Trump

    “CNN is giving Donald Trump a free & national platform to spew lies. They’ve learned absolutely nothing & they’re exactly why our media is failing us & our democracy,” tweeted self-proclaimed “youngest Biden delegate” Victor Shi.”

    https://legalinsurrection.com/2023/05/leftists-go-berserk-over-cnn-new-hampshire-town-hall-featuring-one-candidate-donald-trump/

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  6. Good.

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  7. Another Democrat insurrection…..

    All in the name of pushing perversion on kids.

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  8. Amnesty Int. is just another useless lefty run farce.

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  9. The persecution and roundup of citizens continues.

    It’s OK though, they aren’t Democrats.

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  10. Local police rarely solve minor crimes; most don’t even try. Vandalism at any clinic, PP or pro-life, will be ignored unless its easily solved. Sandblast the graffiti right away and put up cameras and lights is about all you can do. If you chain yourself to impede access or commit assault on camera, you will definitely be investigated. I’m surprised small government types would want the feds involved. Local cops should solve it on their own.

    What a horrible misappropriation of the “colour” revolution moniker. Not to mention a heightened sense of paranoia “Colour” revolution has to do with foreign assisted and organized protest movements to overthrow a government, usually non-democratic. What you see in the US is two factions giving and taking, not much different than usual but now both sides feel the stakes are higher. As for Israel, Bibi’s judicial “reforms” are similar to events in Poland, Hungary, and Turkey as a democratically elected move to ensure reelection by “capturing” the judiciary. Naturally the opposition is demonstrating (not unusual in Israel) in an attempt to peel away a coalition party or individual from the coalition. Israeli politics are always by narrow margins.

    From what I’ve seen on Politico, they’ll (re)publish just about anything. A lot of its trash from any perspective. I’m just there for the polls.

    The complaints about Hunter are starting to resemble the left’s complaints about the Trump children – going on foreign trips on the gov’t dime, spent too much money on security, forced security to billet at the family hotels, etc. Late night shows used to mock Trump’s lack of attention to Tiffany and Eric. Obviously Hunter’s treatment of his daughter is worse but all of these types of complaints have no bearing on gov’t policies or any proposal from the opposition for better policies. Attacks on family are mostly a sideshow unless the family member is in the administration. Jared and Ivanka were fair game. The rest….

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  11. CNN is catching flak for repeating its free PR of Trump in 2016. Its a legitimate complaint unless they give the same exposure to other Republican primary candidates. If not, this is cynical for ratings only. I wonder if the Trump campaign negotiated to have Kaitlan Collins do the interview and if softball questions. People will watch just to see to evaluate her questioning skills – she’s in a no win situation, somebody will criticize her.

    Insurance is when companies pool the risks among a group of people based on various factors. For example, my auto insurance is higher than most Ontarians despite having a near perfect record. Not fair but my area has a higher accident rate than elsewhere. Government backed mortgages and bank insurance could easily work on the same principle. Not entirely fair but insurance is generally a loss for most individuals.

    Civil disobedience in the galleries and public hearings isn’t unusual. Once they are forced to leave, they are either fined or given a court date (depending on jurisdiction). However, illegally entering the legislature at a time it is closed and attempting to stop a procedure by threatening the safety of legislators is different. And that’s what happened on Jan 6th. You could argue that many were simply wandering about but once you see the direction a protest march is going, you should have the good sense to turn around. It’s simply naive to think you can hang around a crowd that is violent and not be implicated.

    For example; my daughter now lives in Berlin and May Day is a day long unorganized party but also one full of political demonstrations and on-going battles with police. She partied like the rest of Berlin, attended free music and free buffets sponsored by different groups, but she avoided the riots that are common despite her extreme leftist sympathies. Common sense – demonstrate but know when to leave.

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  12. Amensty International doesn’t usually respond to state on state violence rather it was founded to advocate for prisoners of conscience.

    And the “color revolution” is just another example of trying to interpret foreign events and affairs into a domestic narrative. It’s ham-fisted and awkward.

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  13. We’ve been lied to (of course) about the real nature of the so-called border crisis. The US government, through a sophisticated network, has been facilitating massive human trafficking (including child trafficking) through our southern border. There is an estimated 85,000 missing unaccompanied children. This is modern-day slavery and must be stopped!

    Follow the money – check out the IOM website and you’ll see that the biggest donor is the US State Dept, which works directly with the UN organization.

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  14. “However, illegally entering the legislature at a time it is closed and attempting to stop a procedure by threatening the safety of legislators is different. And that’s what happened on Jan 6th.”

    Pray tell, then why did the Capitol police escort the crowd into the Capitol?

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  15. A fair piece from a journalism insider and veteran about the industry and how it’s changed so radically in our recent climate. Many of us on the inside have been quietly talking about this for years, it didn’t happen overnight.

    But a “quick fix” which many seem to want? Not likely.

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  16. Of course you’ve been lied to – that’s been happening for decades. But one doesn’t need a gov’t/UN conspiracy to explain child labor and human trafficking; its the free market at work otherwise known as corporate greed and the bottom line.

    We’ve watched the same videos but focused on different parts. Yes, some police moved the barricades mainly because they were understaffed and police like right wing protesters. However, there’s also clear evidence of doors being broken down, windows being smashed, cops being chased etc. When you hear or see illegal activity, it’s time to leave not take a tourist tour of the Capitol. Common sense.

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  17. We can always count on HRW to give us the latest pathetic spin from the left.

    You do realize the FBI and DoJ are handling these hate crimes against CPC’s, at least allegedly, right?

    And you’re wrong, the certification of elections is open to the public, as are all Congressional actions unless dealing with classified/secret material.

    Nice try though.

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  18. The Biden Crime Family has their enablers, that’s for sure.

    The feds sit on them for Senile Joe.

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  20. As always with slimy Democrats, some pigs are more equal than others.

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  21. Halting proceedings you say?

    Sounds insurrectiony. But the pervs get a pass, right HRW?

    “Left Wing Trans Activists Occupy Texas Capitol, Shut Down Proceedings

    “The incident at the Texas Capitol is the latest in a number of attempts by liberal protestors in favor of sex change treatment for minors to halt proceedings at state capitols across the country.””

    https://legalinsurrection.com/2023/05/left-wing-trans-activists-occupy-texas-capitol-shut-down-proceedings/

    “Far-left transgender activists took over the Texas Capitol on Tuesday afternoon, shutting down the proceedings over a bill that would ban child gender surgery.

    This has been happening quite a bit lately, and curiously, the media never describes it as an insurrection.

    FOX News reports:

    Left-wing protestors swarm Texas Capitol, shut down proceedings on bill banning child gender surgery: Reports

    Left-wing protestors swarmed the Texas state Capitol in Austin on Tuesday, forcing lawmakers to halt proceedings on a bill that would ban gender surgeries or other sex reassignment procedures being performed on children, according to multiple reports.

    One report said the protestors, made up of “advocates and parents of transgender kids,” numbered in the hundreds, and were eventually forced out of the House gallery by state police after disrupting the proceedings with chants opposing S.B. 14.

    According to The Texas Tribune, the protestors continued to chant in the lobby after being cleared from the gallery as state police ushered them through the building. Some protestors then engaged in a physical altercation with police, leading to one individual being detained.”

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  22. You missed my point – I said the FBI and DOJ shouldn’t get involved; graffiti and civil disobedience can be handled by local police – this goes for both sides of the abortion debate. It’s overkill to bring in the feds. For a country that likes “states rights”, almost everyone likes to call in the federal government.

    Paint it anyway you want, when a protest turns violent, it’s time to leave. Common sense. Anyone who stays will face consequences. And similar in Texas, the police are taking care of it; and charges are pending. Again common sense – know when to leave.

    If Joe Biden is Sleepy Joe, what is Chuck Grassley? (89 and 94 by the next election) He alleges the FBI has a document based on an anonymous whistleblower that proves bribery. Of course, he hasn’t seen it. And the whistle blower can’t provide one. Apparently it’s an unclassified document so why didn’t the whistle blower take a quick scan of the document with their phone. I won’t hold my breath.

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  23. HRW: ~ … when a protest turns violent, it’s time to leave. Common sense. Anyone who stays will face consequences. And similar in Texas, the police are taking care of it; and charges are pending. Again common sense – know when to leave. ~

    Wisdom.

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  24. And now I’ll post something that may seem truly off-topic, and even annoying for this thread, but it’s not, really.

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    ~ … Proverbs 24:17–18 cautions, “Do not rejoice when your enemy falls, and let not your heart be glad when he stumbles, lest the LORD see it and be displeased, and turn away his anger from him” (ESV).

    This saying warns wisdom seekers to be careful not to celebrate when an enemy experiences misfortune. The word for “rejoice” is translated as “gloat” in other versions (NIV, CSB). This term means “to observe or think about something with triumphant and often malicious satisfaction, gratification, or delight.” Gloating over an enemy’s misfortune is associated with an arrogant and mocking attitude. It’s not easy to control the urge to gloat when our enemy experiences hardship, but Scripture says, “Those who rejoice at the misfortune of others will be punished” (Proverbs 17:5, NLT).

    God is always watching our hearts (1 Samuel 16:7; Jeremiah 17:10; Hebrews 4:12; 1 Peter 3:11). Jesus taught us to love and forgive both enemies and friends and pray for our persecutors (Matthew 5:44). “Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you” (Luke 6:27–28). As Jesus hung on the cross, He practiced what He preached, forgiving His torturers and executioners (Luke 23:34). The first Christian martyr followed Christ’s example. As Steven was being stoned to death, he prayed for God to have mercy on his accusers (Acts 7:57–60).

    If we disobey these commands, if we turn around and revel in our enemy’s downfall, we reveal attitudes of pride and superiority that God hates (Proverbs 16:5; 8:13; James 4:6). According to the proverb, if God sees us gloating when our enemy experiences a disaster, He may yield, turning His anger away from our enemy. The Lord may even turn against us in punishment (Proverbs 17:5).

    The same disciple who retaliated by chopping off his enemy’s ear (John 18:10–11) later taught, “Don’t repay evil for evil. Don’t retaliate with insults when people insult you. Instead, pay them back with a blessing. That is what God has called you to do, and he will grant you his blessing” (1 Peter 3:9, NLT). Taking malicious delight in someone else’s failure is a form of revenge and an evil that God forbids. Peter grew to understand that God wants His followers to “turn away from evil and do good. Search for peace, and work to maintain it” (1 Peter 3:11).

    To rejoice when our enemy falls is the opposite of expressing genuine Christian love, which Paul outlined in Romans 12. “Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse. Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn. Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do not be conceited. Do not repay anyone evil for evil. . . . Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath” (Romans 12:14–19). Paul went on to cite Proverbs 25:21–22: “If your enemy is hungry, give him food to eat; if he is thirsty, give him water to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head, and the LORD will reward you.”

    Why do we not rejoice when our enemy falls? Because the believer’s ultimate goal is to see an enemy become a brother or sister in Christ. The Lord taught us to accomplish this by treating our enemies with kindness, generosity, and humility (Matthew 5:39, 43–48). We “conquer evil by doing good” (Romans 12:21, NLT). Just as God’s kindness is intended to turn us away from our sin (Romans 2:4), our kindness might be just the thing to turn an enemy away from a life of sin toward repentance and salvation in Jesus Christ. ~
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    https://www.gotquestions.org/not-rejoice-when-enemy-falls.html

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  25. We need always remember the “real” world that we inhabit as believers amid all the political turmoil that has become so common in our nation — the screaming, the name-calling, the anger.

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