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Buttigieg favors Congress launching an impeachment inquiry on obstruction of justice against President Trump, being in favor of  impeachment,  and as  President he stated he would want any credible allegation of criminal behavior to be investigated to the fullest.”<ref>https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2019/06/buttigieg-talks-trump-investigations-and-impeachment/591568/</ref>
 
Buttigieg favors Congress launching an impeachment inquiry on obstruction of justice against President Trump, being in favor of  impeachment,  and as  President he stated he would want any credible allegation of criminal behavior to be investigated to the fullest.”<ref>https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2019/06/buttigieg-talks-trump-investigations-and-impeachment/591568/</ref>
 
"Security" is a major theme of his position page, being mentioned 27 times, from Climate security to economic security to security from intimidation, while the effects of the Federal Equality Act  would use intimidation via penalizing and prosecuting individuals or business such as in good conscience refuse to be complicit in affirming homosexual relations, imposing economic sanctions or worse on such.<ref>https://www.realclearreligion.org/articles/2019/05/16/the_equality_act_will_hurt_religious_freedom_110219.html ]The Equality Act Will Harm Religious Freedom</ref>  Such attacks on the security of those of religious conscience has been seen under the implementation of the European Union equality law.<ref>http://www.equineteurope.org/IMG/pdf/Religion_and_Belief_Report_merged_.pdf] Equality Law in Practice</ref>
 
"Security" is a major theme of his position page, being mentioned 27 times, from Climate security to economic security to security from intimidation, while the effects of the Federal Equality Act  would use intimidation via penalizing and prosecuting individuals or business such as in good conscience refuse to be complicit in affirming homosexual relations, imposing economic sanctions or worse on such.<ref>https://www.realclearreligion.org/articles/2019/05/16/the_equality_act_will_hurt_religious_freedom_110219.html ]The Equality Act Will Harm Religious Freedom</ref>  Such attacks on the security of those of religious conscience has been seen under the implementation of the European Union equality law.<ref>http://www.equineteurope.org/IMG/pdf/Religion_and_Belief_Report_merged_.pdf] Equality Law in Practice</ref>
*Supports a Palestinian state, and promised to punish (via economic sanctions) the state of Israel, America's strongest ally in the Middle East, if it includes communities in Judea and Samaria (ancient territories  of Israel, which it regained from Jordan in the 6 day war of 1967) as part of Israel, warning that as President he would cut U.S. aid to Israel.  In making this promise, Buttigieg accused Israel of  “turning away from peace” and made no mention of Palestinian terrorism. However, he stated that Palestinian Arab leaders are not “the right kinds of partners” for peace.<ref>http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/264462</ref>
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*Supports a Palestinian state, and promised to punish (via economic sanctions) the state of Israel, America's strongest ally in the Middle East, if it includes communities in Judea and Samaria (ancient territories  of Israel, which it regained from Jordan in the 6 day war of 1967) as part of Israel, warning that as President he would cut U.S. aid to Israel.  In making this promise, Buttigieg accused Israel of  “turning away from peace” and made no mention of Palestinian terrorism, only going so far as stating that Palestinian Arab leaders are not “the right kinds of partners” for peace.<ref>http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/264462</ref>
  
 
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Revision as of 13:48, 25 June 2019

Mr. & Mr. Pete Buttigieg.

Peter (Paul Montgomery) Buttigieg (pron. Peter Boota-judge[1]) was born January 19, 1982, and is the mayor of South Bend, Indiana.[2]

According to The New York Times one of Buttigieg's first actions as mayor was to fire and demote the city's Black police chief.[3] The Comey/Obama FBI was investigating the city's first Black police chief for allegedly illegal wiretapping. No federal or state charges were ever filed against the chief. Buttigieg told CNN, "This wasn’t about the nuances of the Wiretap Act, this was about whether people could trust their police department.” Upon firing, the former chief sued Buttigieg for racial discrimination and civil rights violations,[4] costing the city in excess of $2 million.[5] When confronted by Black Lives Matter protesters, Buttigieg read from a prepared script saying, "I'm not asking for your vote."[6][7]

Hours after hosting a town hall meeting which interrupted his campaign schedule to address police violence toward the black community, six shootings occurred throughout the city leaving one dead and 10 injured.[8]

Buttigieg's father, a communist, joined Notre Dame's faculty as a professor of modern European literature and literary theory in 1980.[9] Buttigieg announced his candidacy for the Democratic party nomination in the 2020 Presidential election on April 14, 2019.[10] His campaign has reportedly slandered his conservative and Christian brother-in-law,[11] and has attacked Black churches for homophobia.

Buttigieg believes that the U.S. was "never as great as advertised."[12] He has been referred to as the American Justin Trudeau.[13]

Buttigieg has virtually no support by African Americans, who are essential to a presidential nomination by the Democrat Party. He polls at 0% support by blacks in South Carolina, which holds a pivotal early primary, and very few blacks are willing even to attend his events:

He scheduled a meet-and-greet Monday in Orangeburg — a city that is 76 percent black — but only a dozen or so people of color showed up in a crowd of more than 100. At a town hall the night before — held at a North Charleston high school where minority enrollment is 97 percent in a city that is roughly half-black — it was another overwhelmingly white audience.[14]

Background and career

President Trump remarked on the resemblance of Buttigieg to Alfred E. Neuman; Buttigieg, a man of the world who speaks seven languages, had no idea what President Trump was talking about. Alfred E. Neuman was a perennial presidential candidate for many years.[15]

An only child, Buttigieg had always been close with his father, Joseph Buttigieg, a University of Notre Dame professor who passed away in 2019. The senior Buttigieg had a profound impact on "Mayor Pete." [16] Joseph Buttigieg supported a revised version of Marxism that dispensed with some of the more doctrinaire theories of Marx and Engel's, yet he was clearly Marxist. “Equity, environmental consciousness, and racial justice are surely some of the ingredients of a healthy Marxism" he wrote. According to Paul Kengor, Grove City College professor and expert in communism and progressivism, Buttigieg was among a group of leftist professors who focused on injecting Marxism into the wider culture.[17] The senior Buttigieg wrote that he found Marx's description of emancipation as the eradication of humans' alienation from each other and their alienation from their own productive and creative activity to be "compelling." And that to reach this kind of freedom, "the many forms of oppressive structural relations must be confronted and altered and, just as important, the constitution of social agents cannot be limited to the liberal language of rights."[18]

In high school, Peter Buttigieg began thinking about running for political office, and he became senior-class president, valedictorian, and president of the school’s chapter of Amnesty International, where he objected to the group’s focus on “Ay-rabs.” Later, Buttigieg wrote an essay commending the courage of then-congressman Bernie Sanders. Being invited to the JFK library, he met Senator Ted Kennedy who offered him an internship. Buttigieg was accepted to Harvard University where he became the student president at Harvard’s Institute of Politics. The (very liberal) New Yorker described this role as being “sought by the most ambitious of the exceptionally ambitious.” Buttigieg succeeded retired senator David Pryor (one of Bill Clinton’s key political mentors) whom he thanked for providing “the political education we really needed.” Buttigieg wrote a regular column for the Harvard Crimson, in one of which raved about rap star Eminem who was ‘dumping it on White America,’ building a new narrative — aggressively American, abused, angry and alarming.

Buttigieg obtained a Rhodes Scholarship which enabled him to enter Oxford, where he says he found that supply and demand cannot be expected to deliver fair prices or efficient outcomes in many situations. Buttigieg graduated with the highest grade possible.

Once out of college, Buttigieg did research and press work for John Kerry's presidential campaign. In 2007 Buttigieg was employed at McKinsey & Company in Chicago, where he realized that "despite all my education, I felt ignorant about how the private sector really worked." Buttigieg ran for Indiana state treasurer in 2010, though at $68,772 per year he says it paid less than half of what he already was making. In 2009 and 2010 Buttigieg openly advocated support for the auto-industry bailout, but lost the election for state treasurer to the incumbent treasurer Richard Mourdock, who opposed the bailout.

Buttigieg's next step on the political ladder was that of being elected mayor of heavily Democratic South Bend, Indiana, in which every mayor since 1972 has been a Democrat. Buttigieg won 80% with a total turnout of 8,000 in a city of 100,000. Buttigieg has overseen rising crime, homelessness, and drug use. Violent crimes are three times higher in the Democratic stronghold of South Bend than in the rest of Indiana, and property crimes five times higher.[19]

As mayor he received praise from the Washington Post (which focused on him being a mayor who while serving six-month deployment to Afghanistan as a naval reservist), for his plan on dealing with 1,000 vacant lots and abandoned buildings in 1,000 days. However, he also faced much criticism for handling a scandal (which developed shortly after his election) regarding illegal recordings by the police department of allegedly racist statements by certain officers against the black police chief, and which ended up involving the FBI. This resulted in an ongoing legal fight that has been the longest-running and most expensive one the city history, costing taxpayers more than $2 million thus far. South Bend had a murder rate in 2015 that ranked it the 29th-worst among the 300 American cities with 100,000 people or more.

In April of 2019, The Guardian wrote about Buttigieg and South Bend, Indiana:

...Buttigieg’s focus on downtown has been criticized for coming at the expense of other neighborhoods. More than a quarter of the population still lives at or below the poverty line, well above the national average of 14%. Crime is also high. There were 15 murders, 93 rapes and 345 robberies per 100,000 in South Bend in 2017, compared to six, 52 and 339 per 100,000 in 2010, according to City-Data.com.[20]

Buttigieg endorsed Clinton late in the primary in 2016, and after Trump's election, Buttigieg announced he would run for chairman of the Democratic National Committee, running against Keith Ellison and Tom Perez but was defeated because he's white.

Mainstream media promotion for Buttigieg being president began early, with New York Times columnist Frank Bruni writing a column in 2016 entitled “The First Gay President?” asserting it would be hard to find a more perfect Democratic candidate, who always “seems always to say just the right thing, in just the right tone.”[21]

Naval reserves

Buttigieg participated in protests against the war in Iraq while he was at Harvard. Buttigieg stated that he decided to sign up for the Navy Reserves in 2009 after being sent to knock on doors while canvassing in Iowa for Barack Obama in 2008 and many of the people who answered were in the armed forces. Buttigieg also thinks that America may have never had gone to war in Iraq if more elected officials had served or had family members in the military.[22]

Buttigieg began serving in the U.S. Navy Reserve in 2009 and was deployed to Afghanistan in 2014[23] for 6 months, having volunteered for an overseas deployment as an intelligence officer and having reached the rank of lieutenant. Buttigieg had previously become acquainted with Afghanistan as a civilian adviser at McKinsey & Company of Chicago and preferred that location as an overseas assignment. Buttigieg served in the Afghanistan Threat Finance Cell (ATFC) in Kabul, placing him in “an imminent danger pay area” from late March to mid-September 2014. He was part of a unit assigned to identify and disrupt terrorist finance networks, mainly a desk job, but he wrote that while he expected to spend the bulk of his time as an intelligence analyst “behind a sophisticated computer terminal in a secure area," he states that he went “outside the wire” 119 times leaving the relative safety of the base as a vehicle commander on convoy security detail in dangerous parts of Kabul as an armed driver. However, apparently, he did not engage in direct combat, which would have earned him a Navy combat ribbon. Military officials state that Buttigieg received standard medals and decorations for a member who served overseas in the war on terror, such as citations for rifle and pistol marksmanship, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Overseas Service Ribbon, and the Afghanistan Campaign Medal for service in a combat zone.[24]

Buttigieg invokes his military service at nearly every campaign stop, using it as both a sword and a shield in his campaigning.[25]

Buttigieg stated that he approached military service ethically and morally by telling himself at the time was that there are cases where violence is necessary in order to prevent greater violence. However, as regards experiencing any injury as a consequence of having been to Afghanistan, he said that it was not from moments when he was afraid of being killed, as much as it was from moments when he may have participated in killing. Over time he began to realize that was the part with which he was having the hardest time coming to terms. He added as regards what people in the military are asked to do, "I don't think we've really reckoned with the moral weight of what we're asking them to do—not just in terms of the physical risks they take but the moral harm that we're asking them to go through."[26]

In addition, in attacking presidential candidate Joe Biden, Buttigieg stated he certainly thinks that the vote to support the the Iraq War was a mistake, for the war was "a terrible idea."[27]

Buttigieg also expressed that he believed President Trump faked a disability to get out of serving in the military and attacked him for pardons like that for US Army officer Michael Behenna, who was convicted of killing an Iraqi prisoner, stating pardons like that are "disgusting." However, Buttigieg defended athletes who choose to kneel in protest during the national anthem, stating that freedom to do that was something that he put his life on the line to defend.[28]

Race relations

Mayor Pete indulges in a vulgar racial stereotype to pander for support.[29]

Buttigieg has criticized his supporters for being too white.[30] Buttigieg has apologized for having once thought, believed, and expressed "all lives matter."[31]

During his first term as mayor, Buttigieg called for the eradication of racial bias in the police force.[32] while being accused of a lack of diversity in his administration[33] as well as his presidential campaign.[34] In the wake of a federal investigation into recordings by police that allegedly contained racist remarks by some white police officers, Buttigieg asked chief Darryl Boykins, the city's first Black police chief, to resign and then demoted him to captain, resulting in charges of racial discrimination and a suit by Boykins.

Buttigieg claims he was pressured by the U.S, Attorney's office to fire the chief or federal charges would be brought against Boykins. Boykins lawyer does not believe Buttigieg’s explanation and told the New York Times that he asked a friend in the U.S. Attorney’s office whether Buttigieg’s explanation added up. The U.S Attorney's office responded that Buttigieg's explanation "is so contrary to the protocols of U.S. Attorneys’ offices. We never would condition a determination on prosecuting or not prosecuting based on an employment decision."[35]

Buttigieg rejected calls for the resignation of the racist Democrat governor of Virginia Ralph Northam. Buttigieg said,
"I don’t mean to congratulate ourselves because we’ve got our issues to work through too, but I would point to the contrast between how the Democratic Party handled allegations of sexual mistreatment among people in our ranks … and what's going on on the other side of the aisle. Or when it comes to these disturbing racial relations. The difference between the conversation the Democratic Party is having about the governor of Virginia and the conversation, if any, that the Republican Party is having about people like Steve King. How much will we tolerate? That is one of the things that ultimately gets resolved in the conduct of a primary process."[36]
Buttigieg's riff was a blatantly false statement. King was immediately removed by Republicans from all House committee assignments when King was quoted out of context by the New York Times, whereas Rep. Ilhan Omar was never censored or disciplined for a recurring pattern of anti-Semitic statements. Buttigieg justified Gov. Northam remaining in office rather than resign to allow the Black Lieutenant Governor to assume office, suggesting Northam could primaried out in 2021.[37] Northam has since donated over $85,000 to fellow Democrats and remains in office.[38] A lawyer for Northam hosted a fundraiser for Buttigieg in June 2019.[39]

Buttigieg’s initiative to address 1,000 vacant and abandoned homes in 1,000 days with aggressive code enforcement disproportionately displaced poor black people. Common Council member Regina Williams-Preston, who is running for mayor in 2019, told several mainstream media outlets “people lost homes,” primarily poor blacks, because of the initiative. Buttigieg’s focus on downtown development projects did little to help struggling residents in low-income neighborhoods.

Buttigieg has accused Black Christians of homophobia.[40] More than any other demographic group, Blacks have historically opposed same sex marriage and hijacking of the civil rights movement by the gay pride movement,[41][42] which is Buttigieg main drawing card. When Buttigieg launched his presidential campaign on a Sunday, many African-Americans weren't asked and didn’t attend because they were at church.

2020 Presidential campaign

Main article: 2020 Presidential election
Former Obama 2008 Presidential campaign manager David Axelrod tweeted after Buttigieg's announcement to run:
“Crowd seems very large, very impressive but also very white — an obstacle he will have to overcome. And by obstacle I mean deficiency.

His overwhelmingly white crowds were especially noticeable during his four March 23 events in South Carolina, an early primary state where 28 percent of the population, but 55 percent of the Democratic electorate, is Black. Buttigieg polled stronger among voters who are white, earn more than $100,000 a year, are college educated and self-identify as “liberal” or “very liberal.” When asked in a private meeting about his support from African-American leaders in South Bend, the mayor couldn’t think of one person. Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-OH), the former chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus, said “I don’t know of one black person out of Indiana that supports him.” Fudge said he depicts a sense of “arrogance” and “entitlement.”[43]

"Diversity" in Buttigieg's idiom means "gay," not "black."

Ideology

See also: Long march through the institutions

Buttigieg calls himself an "intellectual" and claims Democrats respect "institutions and rules" and "fairplay." Buttigieg is noted for his use of meaningless Marxist dialectic double talk and buzz phrases, such as "democratic capitalism" which supposedly sets him apart from democratic socialists.

Buttigieg is running on a platform of uprooting traditional family values. His priorities are transgender bathrooms and the totalitarian Green New Deal. Like Obama, he poses as a "centrist," though his beliefs are more accurately described as far-left.[44] He wants to abolish the Electoral College and pack the Supreme Court.[45] Buttigieg supports erasing Thomas Jefferson's name from U.S.landmarks and institutions.[46][47] While in Harvard, Buttigieg wrote in the student paper promoting left-wing viewpoints, some even outside the Democrat Party mainstream.[48] Buttigieg does not believe that it is not always "right" as an American to put American interests first.[49]

As the son of a (Marxist) English professor and a scholar of linguistics, Buttigieg indicates he understands the power of sophistical propaganda, such as in seeking to use conservative language for his liberal ideas. In a 2003 column he wrote for the Harvard Crimson he stated, "The real challenge for the Democratic Party, and its presidential candidates in particular, is to figure out how to reverse the Right's stranglehold on our political vocabulary." He soon wrote another column urging ­Democrats to ­reclaim words like compassion, strength and morality.[50] Buttigieg's platform is "Freedom, Security and Democracy," while implementation of his policies would mean reducing freedom and security for unborn infants[51] and social conservatives, and progressively censoring their voice in a Democracy.[52]

Gramsci

Antonio Gramsci was a lieutenant of Joseph Stalin who headed the Italian branch of the International Communist movement (Comintern). After several failed assassination attempts on Mussolini, Gramsci was imprisoned in 1926 until his death in 1937. While in prison Gramsci wrote his Prison Notebooks, speculating on the failure of violent revolution to materialize in Western Europe as Karl Marx had predicted. Gramsci's works are considered by Socialists to be foundational to modern public education and Cultural Marxism.[53][54][55]

Joseph A. Buttigieg, Pete Buttigieg's father, according to his faculty page at Notre Dame University,
"interests are modern literature, critical theory, and the relationship between culture and politics. In addition to numerous articles, Buttigieg...is also the editor and translator of the multi-volume complete critical edition of Antonio Gramsci's Prison Notebooks...his articles on Gramsci have been translated into Italian, German, Spanish, Portugese, and Japanese. He was a founding member of the International Gramsci Society of which he is the executive secretary."[56]

Gramsci's theory of "cultural hegemony" states that the ruling capitalist "oppressor" class uses cultural institutions, such as "traditional marriage," to maintain power. The "oppressors" develop a "hegemonic culture" using ideology unlike Socialists who use violence, economic force, and coercion. "Hegemonic culture" propagates its own values and norms so that they become "common sense" values and thus maintain the status quo. According to Wikipedia, this "Hegemonic power is therefore used to maintain consent to the capitalist order, rather than coercive power using force" as Marxism does "to maintain order. This cultural hegemony is produced and reproduced" by the dominant Christian oppressor class "through the institutions that form the superstructure."

Homosexual activism

Buttigieg has attacked Bible-believing Christians for their beliefs[57] and for supporting President Trump. He calls Vice President Mike Pence "the midwife of the porn-star presidency," and described Pence as "a nice guy to your face," but "just fanatical,"[58] despite his own radical positions on abortion and same-sex "marriage".[59] He unfairly attacked Mike Pence and Christians.[60] Richard Grenell, the U.S. ambassador to Germany, who is openly gay, said
I find it really ironic that Mayor Pete stayed silent about this so-called hate hoax on him and others during 2015, 2016, 2017 when Mike Pence was governor of Indiana. There was total silence. It’s ironic that right about now when he’s starting his fund-raising apparatus to run for president that he comes up with this idea and this attack.[61]

The leftist Buttigieg is promoted as a devout Christian and a "man of faith" despite being "married" to a man. Homosexuality is never sanctioned in Scripture, and the Lord Jesus Himself specified that it was male and female that God joined together in marriage. Homosexual relations are only condemned in the Bible wherever it manifestly deals with them (see: Homosexuality and the Bible and Homosexuality and biblical interpretation).

Buttigieg proudly attributes this sinful desire of his fallen fleshly nature to God, stating that he wished that, "the Mike Pences of the world" would understand that if they have a problem with who he is then their quarrel is with God.[62][63]

Cities across America which have adopted open bathroom policies, an issue dear to his heart, have been plagued with dirty hypodermic needles.[64] Buttigieg supports federal legislation banning discrimination against homosexuals, and therefore opposes the Trump administration's ban on transgender people serving in the military, while supporting gender reassignment surgery for transgender people in prison.[65]

Buttigieg and his "husband" offer no hope to parents, young girls, and women as role models for heterosexuality. Buttigieg's homosexuality and support for the homosexual agenda propelled him into the upper ranks of Democrat candidates, and the mainstream media has visibly displayed its adoration for him while he rose in the polls[66] (Liberals/leftists love Buttigieg's attacks on Vice President Mike Pence who supports religious liberty).[67] Major homosexual political donors are financially backing his campaign.[68]

Social gospel

Consistent with the liberal social gospel, which gives a low priority to the teachings of Christ (while marginalizing the teachings of Paul etc. which were inspired by the Spirit of Christ) on personal moral purity in preference to acts such as feeding the (genuinely) needy, Buttigieg criticized right-wing Christians for "saying so much about what Christ said so little about, and so little about what he said so much about." Which, like Barack Obama, indicates ignorance of the totality of what Christ taught and how He did so, and the context of His social actions and the principals of sound interpretation,[69] as well as the evidence that the evangelical church has been very substantially engaged in providing humanitarian aid,[70] and encourages sacrificial giving to help others, which evangelicals engage in more of than other major groups.[71]

While Democrats typically only give perfunctory mention of God, Buttigieg openly invokes his liberal faith and advocates doing so, stating, "we need to not be afraid to invoke arguments that are convincing on why Christian faith is going to point you in a progressive direction." “When I think about where most of Scripture points me, it is toward defending the poor, and the immigrant, and the stranger, and the prisoner, and the outcast...So I think it's really important to carry a message (to the public)…"[72] While Buttigieg likes to sound the trumpet in his alms giving, he ignores the core teaching of salvation from sin and homosexuality:
Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened....For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.[73]
Scripture is unambiguous. God is not confused. Buttigieg's homosexuality is a consequence of idolatry and rejection of God.

Buttigieg opposed The Religious Freedom Restoration Act saying it "appeared to me to be a license to harm others in the name of religion...making it easier to harm people in its name,"[74] implicitly endorsing Christian persecution. In Buttigieg's world Christians who hold to Biblical morality can be impoverished and treated as outcasts or otherwise subject to harm (a word Buttigieg often uses for justification of his stance against conservatives), such as when refusing to be complicit in celebrating immoral causes, as in the case of Masterpiece Cakeshop. [75]

Illustrating a primary reason why "right-wing Christians" seem so vocal about moral issues (since cultural Marxist immorality is foisted upon society and Biblical morality is attacked), Buttigieg's attack on conservative evangelicals has provoked many responses from them. Based upon the logic that the importance of an issue is based upon how much Christ said about it, and the premise that explicit statements only seem to count, evangelical blogger Erick Erickson surmises that perhaps Mayor Pete Buttigieg thinks that Jesus would be okay with abortion and bestiality.[76]

Erickson also pointed out that while Buttigieg holds himself out as a more tolerant Christian than Vice President Mike Pence, yet the later has never once said anything negative about Buttigieg being gay, while Buttigieg called Pence a fanatic and ridiculed Pence's faith. Erickson thus sees this as suggesting that he "would be O.K. with using the government to persecute Christians," for already "Buttigieg has come out in favor of the government shutting down Christian businesses if they do not bow at the altar of gay marriage."[77]

Despite claiming to oppose using religion as a "cudgel," said in his very next sentence that if God were a member of a political party, it would not be the GOP.[78]

Issues supported

None are his own. All are cut and pasted from the traditional radical leftwing playbook. Some of these are:[79]

  • Affordable abortion and the "right" to it for all women who choose to murder their child. Even to supporting freedom to abort a child during final three months of their pregnancies, at least if necessary due to medical reasons. (According to the pro-abortion Guttmacher Institute, most abortions that take place after 20 weeks are performed for reasons other than the health of the mother or child.[80] And the total number late-term abortions is more than seven times the combined deaths from mass shootings in America since 1966.[81])
  • Abolishing the death penalty. End mandatory minimum sentences for certain offenses. Eliminate the private prison industry.
  • Gun Control: establishing a nationwide gun licensing system. The use of "Extreme Risk Protection Orders" since "two-thirds of all gun deaths are suicides." Holding the gun industry accountable for the misuse of guns by owners.
  • Legalization of marijuana and addressing the harmful effects of its criminalization.
  • The Federal Equality Act: Enlarge and strengthen anti-discrimination protections against gender and sexual identity-based discrimination (thus leading to criminalizing dissent; compelling businesses and churches to support what God calls an abomination). Includes "safe schools legislation." Combating those who are defined as mistreating homosexuals. Includes fighting against "the overrepresentation and mistreatment of LGBTQ people in the criminal justice system" (the higher crime rate among that demographic). Focusing on improving "the health and well-being of LGBTQ youth, parents, and families." (All of which could extend to attacking those who are considered to be harmful to the psychological well-being of such). Protecting LGBTQ asylum seekers while supporting LGBTQ human rights around the world.
  • Working with "religious leaders, tech companies, and other influencers to reduce hate and extremism in our homeland," "groups that use forms of domestic extremism."
  • Growing national service programs to foster unified community and tackle "critical national and global challenges" from "climate adaptation to supporting disinvested American communities and neighborhoods", etc.
  • Universal health care: promoted as “Medicare for All Who Want It.”
  • Reparations policies for Black Americans and closing the racial wealth gap "income disparity").
  • Education: advocates zero tuition for middle-income families at public college; free public tuition affordable for lower-income students, combined with a large increase in Pell Grants that provide for basic living expenses.
  • Boosting teacher pay, beginning with Title I schools.
  • Funding national investment in affordable housing construction. Ending homelessness for families with children.
  • Paycheck Fairness Act: forcing hire companies to reveal who and what they pay based on gender, and to pay, and promote women fairly.
  • Raising the minimum wage to $15 and strengthen overtime protections. Paid family and medical leave. Extend pay and benefit protections to uncovered workers. Invest in high-quality child care and early childhood learning programs (which could foster homosexual indoctrination).
  • Giving labor unions "a powerful seat at the table."
  • "Climate Change:" treating "Climate security" as a life and death issue for our generation.
  • Implementing "a Green New Deal with all available tools including a carbon tax-and-dividend for Americans, and major direct investment to build a 100% clean energy society." Includes, "Decarbonize transportation and industry; Commit to the Paris Climate Agreement and collaborate with other countries to increase all our goals;" "Convene state and local leaders for an agreement on community-driven carbon reduction;" "Prepare our military and disaster response agencies for the security threats of climate change."
  • Foreign policy, "reinventing institutions of international engagement to address 21st century challenges," "fundamentally rethink our foreign policy." Includes making climate security as a key basis for diplomacy.
  • Comprehensive immigration reform.
  • Automatic voter registration. Voting rights for the formerly incarcerated. Expand early voting.
  • Replacing the Electoral College with a national popular vote.
  • Overturning Citizens United and Buckley v. Valeo (which ruled that statutory limits on campaign spending were unconstitutional), if necessary by constitutional amendment.
  • Advocates the District of Columbia having a House member and two Senators with voting power and Puerto Rico statehood, if its people want it, and immediate representation in the Electoral College.
  • Restructuring the Supreme Court so that ten members are confirmed in the normal political fashion, with the other five promoted from the lower courts by unanimous agreement of the other ten.

Buttigieg favors Congress launching an impeachment inquiry on obstruction of justice against President Trump, being in favor of impeachment, and as President he stated he would want any credible allegation of criminal behavior to be investigated to the fullest.”[82] "Security" is a major theme of his position page, being mentioned 27 times, from Climate security to economic security to security from intimidation, while the effects of the Federal Equality Act would use intimidation via penalizing and prosecuting individuals or business such as in good conscience refuse to be complicit in affirming homosexual relations, imposing economic sanctions or worse on such.[83] Such attacks on the security of those of religious conscience has been seen under the implementation of the European Union equality law.[84]

  • Supports a Palestinian state, and promised to punish (via economic sanctions) the state of Israel, America's strongest ally in the Middle East, if it includes communities in Judea and Samaria (ancient territories of Israel, which it regained from Jordan in the 6 day war of 1967) as part of Israel, warning that as President he would cut U.S. aid to Israel. In making this promise, Buttigieg accused Israel of “turning away from peace” and made no mention of Palestinian terrorism, only going so far as stating that Palestinian Arab leaders are not “the right kinds of partners” for peace.[85]

Campaign funding

Buttigieg raised $7.1 million in the first quarter of 2019, with approximately $2.5 million coming from large donations, which was more than all except three Democratic candidates, including and four sitting U.S. senators, a sum that is seen likely to balloon in the coming months. Elizabeth Birch, former executive director of the Human Rights Campaign, stated: "What is going on now is one of the untold secrets of the D.N.C. and Democratic Party generally, which is that the L.G.B.T. community is a huge source of money into the Democratic Party.” [86]

This is related to the megadonor, tech millionaire Tim Gill, founder of software company Quark Inc., who heavily funds the LGBT movement (including by funding front groups with misleading names, such as "Alliance for Colorado’s Families) and its allies in the Democratic Party says he will continue to pursue and attack those who hold traditional views about sexual morality. "We're going into the hardest states in the country," he says. "We're going to punish the wicked." The Gill Foundation rallied more than 100 corporations, including Coca-Cola, Google and Marriott, behind a front group called "Georgia Prospers." The tactic was business threatening to pull out of the state, and the coalition successfully induced Republican Gov. Nathan Deal into vetoing a Religious Freedom Restoration Act.[87][88]

A lawyer for the racist Democratic governor of Virginia, Ralph Northam, hosted a fundraiser for Buttigieg.[89]

Family

Buttigieg was gay-married in 2018, and the couple have no children.[90] However, Buttigieg stated that they want children. Speaking on NBC's Today show, he added, "I don't know exactly when and how we're going to pull that off, but Chasten is made to be a dad," and "I'm looking forward to it too, as soon as we can figure it out."[91]

See also

References

  1. Buttigieg, Pete
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  4. https://www.law360.com/cases/51a8de786f823f7110000001
  5. https://www.southbendtribune.com/news/politics/buttigieg-record-with-black-south-bend-residents-under-spotlight-he/article_802c5c8b-80e0-507e-aa6c-684c46db9b87.html
  6. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjT5MlOoUUI&feature=youtu.be
  7. https://youtu.be/ZhlJntrzrD8
  8. https://freebeacon.com/politics/six-shootings-in-south-bend-after-buttigieg-town-hall/
  9. Larsen, Emily; Simonson, Joseph (April 2, 2019). Pete Buttigieg's father was a Marxist professor who lauded the Communist Manifesto. Washington Examiner. Retrieved April 2, 2019.
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  11. Multiple references:
  12. Rambaran, Vandana (May 7, 2019). Buttigieg says American past Trump wants to return to 'never as great as advertised'. Fox News. Retrieved May 7, 2019.
  13. https://twitter.com/V_actually/status/1138072878178611200/photo/1
  14. https://www.politico.com/story/2019/05/06/pete-buttigieg-2020-black-voters-1307358
  15. https://www.politico.com/story/2012/11/write-in-for-alfred-e-neumann-083400
  16. https://www.marieclaire.com/politics/a26867874/joseph-buttigieg-pete-buttigieg-father/
  17. https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/pete-buttigiegs-father-was-a-marxist-professor-who-lauded-the-communist-manifesto
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  20. Does everyone really love Mayor Pete? His home town has some answers, The Guardian, April 2019
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  22. The Washington Post, March 10, 2014 The most interesting mayor you’ve never heard of
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  24. The Hill, News Communications, Inc.. 05/05/19 Documents provide glimpse into Buttigieg's military service
  25. CNN, Turner Broadcasting System, May 17, 2019 Buttigieg wields his military credentials: 'It's not like I killed Bin Laden,' but it was dangerous
  26. CNN, Turner Broadcasting System, April 2, 2019 Pete Buttigieg on faith, his marriage and Mike Pence
  27. https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/448758-buttigieg-im-not-like-the-other-2020-dems
  28. CNN, May 23, 2019 Pete Buttigieg reflects on his military service in defense of national anthem protests
  29. https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2019/06/twitter-mocks-buttigieg-for-pandering-to-voters-by-drinking-in-public-out-of-a-paper-bag/
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  31. https://defconnews.com/2019/04/05/pete-buttigieg-apologizes-for-saying-all-lives-matter/
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  33. Diversity has fallen in Mayor Pete Buttigieg's administration
  34. Buttigieg: I'm 'conscious' of lack of diversity at events
  35. https://heavy.com/news/2019/04/darryl-boykins/
  36. https://www.c-span.org/video/?457645-1/south-bend-mayor-pete-buttigieg-meets-iowa-voters
  37. https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/pete-buttigieg-claims-gop-tolerates-racist-behavior-and-sexual-assault
  38. https://freebeacon.com/politics/northam-pac-funnels-85000-to-democratic-candidates/
  39. https://freebeacon.com/politics/northam-lawyer-to-host-buttigieg-fundraiser/
  40. https://dailycaller.com/2019/06/07/pete-buttigieg-policies-lgbtq/
  41. https://boycewatkins.wordpress.com/2011/04/03/poll-60-of-african-americans-do-not-support-gay-marriage/
  42. https://hotair.com/archives/2015/06/08/holdouts-blacks-oppose-gay-marriage-4151-in-new-pew-poll/
  43. https://www.thedailybeast.com/pete-buttigieg-has-a-black-problem-top-african-american-leaders-say-he-is-naive-on-race?source=twitter&via=desktop
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  45. Burke, Michael (April 14, 2019). Buttigieg slams Electoral College for overruling popular vote 'twice in my lifetime'. The Hill. Retrieved April 14, 2019.
  46. Caplan, Joshua (May 17, 2019). Pete Buttigieg: Erasing Thomas Jefferson’s Name ‘Right Thing to Do’. Breitbart News. Retrieved May 18, 2019.
  47. Mikelionis, Lukas (May 18, 2019). Buttigieg backs far-left idea of erasing Thomas Jefferson's name: 'It's the right thing to do'. Fox News. Retrieved May 18, 2019.
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  51. https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/04/pete-buttigiegs-abortion-extremism-hurts-his-religious-appeal/
  52. National Review, May 20, 2019[5]The Equality Act Is a Time Bomb
  53. https://www.jstor.org/stable/23768314?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents
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  55. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fdTTr4iYT0M
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  58. Spiering, Charlie (April 8, 2019). Pete Buttigieg Keeps Attacking Mike Pence Despite History of Respect. Breitbart News. Retrieved April 8, 2019.
    See also: Contrast with Pence's reaction to Buttigieg when he announced his homosexuality:
  59. Multiple references:
  60. https://thefederalist.com/2019/04/25/no-im-not-going-vote-pete-buttigieg-just-gay/
  61. https://www.faithwire.com/2019/04/19/openly-gay-us-ambassador-richard-grenell-takes-down-buttigiegs-hate-hoax-against-godly-pence/
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  63. [7] Franklin Graham says Pete Buttigieg should repent for being gay
  64. https://columbialawreview.org/content/safer-bathrooms-in-syringe-exchange-programs-injecting-progress-into-the-harm-reduction-movement/
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    See also:
  68. “I HAVE MAXED OUT TO PETE”: GAY MONEY, DEMOCRATIC SECRET WEAPON, COMES OUT FOR BUTTIGIEG, Vanity Fair, 2019
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  70. [10] US Missions Survey FINAL Report
  71. John Ronsvalle and Sylvia Ronsvalle, The State of Church Giving through 2004: Will We Will? 16th ed. (Champaign, Ill.: Empty Tomb, 2006),12
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  73. Romans 1:21, 26-27
  74. [12] Pete Buttigieg on faith, his marriage and Mike Pence
  75. https://erlc.com/resource-library/articles/when-opposition-to-religious-liberty-becomes-silly-petty-and-vindictive]When opposition to religious liberty becomes silly, petty, and vindictive
  76. Pete Buttigieg’s Unprovoked Attacks on Mike Pence Suggest He Really Is Intolerant and Okay With Christian Persecution
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  78. Multiple references:
  79. [14] It’s time to reclaim the values that drive our policy decisions
  80. [15]Buttigieg Defends Women’s Right to Third-Trimester Abortions: ‘Who Gets to Draw The Line?’
  81. [16] Buttigieg’s ‘1%’ Of Third Trimester Abortions In A Year Is Seven Times More Than All Mass Shooting Deaths Since 1966
  82. https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2019/06/buttigieg-talks-trump-investigations-and-impeachment/591568/
  83. https://www.realclearreligion.org/articles/2019/05/16/the_equality_act_will_hurt_religious_freedom_110219.html ]The Equality Act Will Harm Religious Freedom
  84. http://www.equineteurope.org/IMG/pdf/Religion_and_Belief_Report_merged_.pdf] Equality Law in Practice
  85. http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/264462
  86. I Have Maxed Out to Pete”: Gay Money, Democratic Secret Weapon, Comes Out for Buttigieg
  87. https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/jul/19/gay-megadonor-going-after-christians-punish-wicked]
  88. The Rolling Stone, "Meet the Megadonor Behind the LGBTQ Rights Movement, " June 23, 2017
  89. https://freebeacon.com/politics/northam-lawyer-to-host-buttigieg-fundraiser/
  90. https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2019/03/11/gay-indiana-pete-buttigieg-mike-pence/
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