We asked and you answered: This week’s poll results are in. From the possibility of Hunter Biden facing criminal charges to Elon Musk’s Twitter takeover, Liberty Nation readers have weighed in with their opinions.
Will Hunter Biden Face Criminal Charges?
Result: 58% yes and 42% no
Hunter Biden has been on the conservative radar for a while now. It’s only recently that mainstream media started to seriously report on his laptop and its alleged contents. The story first broke during the 2020 presidential election season and was buried by the left. Now that President Joe Biden is losing favor with not only the American people but also the Democratic Party, it appears the left-leaning media have decided they can’t withhold the story.
Will Hunter soon be trying to defend himself in court? Liberty Nation readers were mixed in their opinions. Is it wishful thinking that justice will be served? Or will this be another Hillary Clinton email fiasco with all talk and no action?
Who Is “the Big Guy” Referenced in Hunter Biden’s Emails?
Result: 96% said Joe Biden and 4% said someone else
A May 13, 2017, email from James Gilliar, a business associate of Hunter, said that the “big guy” would get a 10% equity stake “in a corporate entity established with CEFC,” according to the New York Post. Most LN voters believed that moniker refers to Hunter’s daddy.
Is Elon Musk’s Decision to Buy 9.2% of Twitter a Positive Result for Free Speech?
Result: 87% yes, 13% not sure, and 0% no
Elon Musk has been a voice against suppressing free speech on social media. Now that Musk owns 9.2% of Twitter shares, making him the largest shareholder, we can’t help but wonder how his involvement might change the social media company’s policies.
Most LN voters believe he will promote free speech on the platform. But now that we have learned Musk will not take a position on the board, will this change opinions? Had he taken a seat on the board, his stake in the company would have been capped at no more than 14.9% for the length of his term and 90 days after. His position on the board would have expired during Twitter’s 2024 annual meeting.
Dan Ives, Wedbush Securities managing director, suggested Musk’s refusal to join Twitter’s board of directors has set the stage for a Game of Thrones-type takeover:
“This now goes from a Cinderella story with Musk joining the Twitter Board and keeping his stake under 14.9% helping move Twitter strategically forward to a likely ‘Game of Thrones’ battle between Musk and Twitter with the high likelihood that Elon takes a more hostile stance towards Twitter and further builds his active stake in the company.”
How Many Republican Senators Will Vote to Make Ketanji Brown Jackson a Supreme Court Justice?
Result: 66% said 1-3 and 33% said 4 or more, while 0% said no Republicans would support the nominee
Ketanji Brown Jackson, who will replace Justice Stephen Breyer, became the first black woman nominated to the Supreme Court. The woman who can’t define a woman won confirmation with the support of every Senate Democrat, both independents, and three Republican votes. Liberty Nation readers had it right when they said between one and three Republican senators would vote for her. Lisa Murkowski (AK), Susan Collins (ME), and Mitt Romney (UT) joined with the Democrats to give Jackson the votes needed.
Will President Biden’s Decision to Lift Title 42 Border Protections Result in Even More Illegal Immigration?
Result: 96% yes and 4% no
Title 42, which allows authorities to reject migrants trying to enter the United States due to a public health concern, has been a contentious regulation ever since former President Donald Trump introduced it in 2020. Even though some Democrats begged the president not to end it, Biden did just that on April 1, with the change set to go into effect on May 23.
As Liberty Nation reported, in February of this year, there were 164,973 illegal immigrant encounters at the border. In comparison, the same month of 2021 had 101,099. And in February 2020, there were only 36,687 encounters. Although the numbers are not officially out for March 2022, it is estimated there have been more than 200,000 encounters, compared to 173,277 in March last year, according to Customs and Border Protection (CBP).
Most LN voters believed the end of Title 42 will only worsen the surge of migrants. CBP Commissioner Chris Magnus agreed there will be a significant influx of immigrants, saying:
“As a result of the CDC’s termination of its Title 42 public health order, we will likely face an increase in encounters above the current high levels.
“There are a significant number of individuals who were unable to access the asylum system for the past two years, and who may decide that now is the time to come.”
Why Is the US Military Struggling With Enrollment?
Result: 64% said “woke ideology” and 36% said “lack of trust in leadership,” while 0% voted for “lack of career opportunities” or “lack of patriotism”
As Liberty Nation’s military and defense expert Dave Patterson asked, “Is the be-all-you-can-be Army losing its draw due to the emphasis on diversity over merit?” Last year, Lieutenant Colonel Matthew Lohmeier, a fighter pilot who was assigned to the US Space Force, was relieved of his command for opposing Marxist ideology. Recently, the military has been releasing advertisements calling out to the LGBTQ community to join. Transgenders in the forces who are undergoing gender-reassignment procedures are given what some would describe as special treatment. Has all this wokeness hampered military enrollment? The majority of LN readers who voted seemed to think so.
Or, as a number of LN voters believed, is lack of trust in leadership the culprit? We only have to look back at the handling of the Afghanistan withdrawal to see this opinion has merit. On August 26, 2021, 13 American soldiers were killed by a suicide bomber attack. Many put the blame right at the president’s feet, and that blunder may very well be a sign to those considering enlistment that joining the military might not be the most prudent decision.