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Burgess Owens defends new Georgia voter laws

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Rep. Burgess Owens, R-UT, defended Georgia’s new voter legislation against Democrats who claim the new laws are a return to the era of Jim Crow.

Owens gave a few examples of what were actual Jim Crow measures and explained how Georgia’s voter laws do not compare to the dividing and segregative measures that were known as Jim Crow laws on Thursday’s episode of “The Ingraham Angle.”

Ingraham began listing real Jim Crow laws that existed in the southern U.S. states from the post-Civil War era until around 1968:

  • No colored barber shall serve as as a barber to white women or girls.
  • All persons licensed to conduct a restaurant, shall serve either white people exclusively or colored people exclusively.
  • It shall be unlawful for a white person to marry anyone except a white person.

Owens shared that he, his dad and his grandfather all grew up in the Jim Crow south. “I was 16 years old when I finally had the chance to experience meeting white Americans,” Owens told Ingraham.

“I grew up in a community that was all segregated. A very proud community, by the way. And Laura let me say this, I’m sick and tired of the hard left and these black elitists putting my race down and putting the greatest generation that ever lived down,” Owens said.

“My dad’s generation and my grand dad’s generation loved our country. They were about meritocracy and proving that they are worthy of respect by commanding respect. So to hear that we are half this hopeless race? No, that’s marxism, that’s lies, that’s not my race or my parents I was raised with. I’m so thankful I grew up around the people I did in the 1960s.”

President Joe Biden called Georgia’s new voter legislation “Jim Crow on steroids” and said he would “strongly support” moving the MLB All-Star game out of the state.

“Look at what’s happened across the board. The very people who are victimized the most are the people who are the leaders in these various sports, and it’s just not right,” Biden said during an interview with ESPN on Wednesday. “This is Jim Crow on steroids, what they’re doing in Georgia and 40 other states.”

Ingraham fired back at Biden and reminded viewers what Jim Crow laws were actually like for baseball players in the south.

A Jim Crow law that was enacted in Georgia stated, “It shall be unlawful for any amateur colored baseball team to play baseball in any vacant lot or baseball diamond within two blocks of any playground devoted to the white race.”

The All-Star Game is set to occur on July 13 at the Atlanta Braves’ Truist Park.

Follow Annaliese Levy on Twitter @AnnalieseLevy

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Run Gen Z founder: Conservatives must win back America’s youth

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Run GenZ founder Joe Mitchell joined The Sara Carter Show podcast to discuss how America’s youth have been hijacked by the radical left and what can be done to win them back.

Mitchell, who was the youngest person to be elected to the Iowa House at 21, admitted that many of the people he attended college with considered themselves to be radically progressive socialists. He added that for many of those students the radicalization didn’t occur at home but on campus.  If parents aren’t teaching their children, most of that conversion for the Gen Z generation (known as Zoomers) will then take place on college campuses, and in many cases as far back as elementary school.

“I believe that has happened within our school systems and universities, we’ve seen this progression toward Marxism,” Carter agreed, but noted that like Mitchell, there is a growing movement of young conservative activists as well.

However, it won’t be easy. A recent Morning Consult poll found that only 16% of Gen Z were proud to live in America. It’s an abysmal number, said Mitchell.

Mitchell found that post-college he was able to connect with many young professionals who are a part of  a small but growing Gen Z generation. Moreover, he said groups such as Turning Point USA and CPAC, allow younger conservative adults the ability to make connections and network with similar people. It was part of the reason why he founded Run Gen Z, which is an organization that “empowers and mentors young conservatives to run for office.

In fact, Mitchell , was elected at the age of 21, when he first Iowa’s 84th House
District which is located in the southeast region of the state.

The biggest battle for Mitchell is how radicalization of the youth and young adults, he said.

“Even just trying to get them to the middle of the aisle” is difficult, he told Carter.

The issues confronted by the youth in current American culture is that they have -for the most part – been  radicalized by the left, he said.  There are exceptions to this but it’s a rarity, Mitchell said.  He described  of his good friends is a leftist and easy to have discussions with.

Mitchell was asked by his friend about the bans on CRT and LGBTQ+ in the school systems and said, “Don’t you think its crazy that you guys voted for that?”

Mitchell responded with, “Think about when you were in elementary, when you were in middle and high school. I went to school in a small town with maybe two people of color in a small class of 30.” Mitchell continued to say, “We learned about the terrible things of what we did to folks that were in slavery, the reconstruction era and the Jim Crow era.”

Mitchell goes on to tell his friend that that wasn’t what they were banning in Iowa in regards to CRT they are banning the “radicalized agenda” that CRT has.  Mitchell stated that the curriculum in the USA is “written by people who hate America.”

Sara responded with, “It’s normalizing systemic racism… It driving a wedge between our children, between our family. Its almost as if there is an effort to break down our culture, our nation and our principles.”

To hear more you can find The Sara Carter show podcast on Itunes, Spotify, and Radio First America. You can also find full episodes of The Sara Carter Show podcast on her youtube page.

The hyperlink attached till take you straight there, make sure you hit that like, subscribe and follow button to keep up to date with Sara’s latest podcasts and more! Also make sure to check you go give her socials a follow to, @Scarterdc for instagram and @saracarterdc for her twitter.

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