The Democrat Party seems to live by the mantra that if you tell a lie often enough, it becomes the truth.
They tell lies on gun violence, abortion, climate change, and constantly manipulate statistics beyond belief and common sense.
But now, the Heritage Foundation just exposed one of the biggest lies that the radical Left tells their base with devastating facts.
George Soros says that murder rates are worse under “tough-on-crime politicians”
Radical Left activists want nothing more than to restrict the Second Amendment.
Ideologues like George Soros and Gavin Newsom have been very vocal about this, and they won’t back down.
These people truly believe that people have no agency and guns are the only problem.
In an interview with Brian Tyler Cohen earlier this year, Newsom slammed the “free state of Florida,” saying that freedom is endangering the people.
The California Governor shared a clip alongside some “facts about @GOP led states,” falsely implying that the state of Florida is in the top 10 “murder states.”
Here are the facts about @GOP led states they DON’T want you to know:
– 8 of the top 10 murder states are red
– 7 of the top 10 dependent states on the feds are red
– lower life expectancy
– higher infant mortality
– higher maternal mortality pic.twitter.com/NPyAbLKWDf
— Gavin Newsom (@GavinNewsom) April 7, 2023
Philanthropist and Radical Leftist, George Soros has taken a similar position to Newsom.
Soros told the Wall Street Journal that “murder rates have been rising fastest in some Republican states led by tough-on-crime politicians.”
The billionaire believes that “reform-minded prosecutors” in Republican states are the problem.
But now, the Heritage Foundation is blowing the lid of these manipulative statistics.
Study shows that crime is a “hyper-localized phenomenon” and should be studied at a local level
Kevin Dayaratna recently authored a report that focuses on debunking the ill-advised approach to reviewing violent crime in states based on party affiliation.
The report was published by the Heritage Foundation and focused on one study from Third Way entitled “The Two-Decade Red State Murder Problem.”
Dayaratna argues that “it doesn’t make sense to talk about at the state level. It makes sense to talk about at the local level because that’s where prosecutions occur.”
“It is true that red states have higher homicide rates than blue states, but the problem is that crime is a hyper-localized phenomenon,” he told Fox News.
Dayaratna explains that “the local level crime is handled at the local level by police, so when you look at this question on a local basis, namely the county level, you’ll see the trend is reversed.”
Looking at statistics on a county-by-county basis, the researchers proved their case.
Higher rates are driven by a “handful of counties” that are typically blue counties
The report shows that states have “skewed distribution” when it comes to homicide rates, and “many counties” in Republican states have “little or no homicides.”
What’s driving the higher rates in any given state are a “handful of counties with excessively high homicide rates.”
“If you look at the analysis on a state-by-state level, it’s 34% higher in red states…but then when you look at it as a county-by-county level, it is 60% higher in blue counties than red counties,” the report said.
That’s why the study concludes that looking at it from a state-by-state perspective is a “flawed” approach.
“Each state consists of a combination of federal, state, county, and local law enforcement agencies, as well as prosecutors with different approaches…” they explained.
Dayaratna says that “it is quite disingenuous for the Third Way to just present the data the way they did.”
“We analyze it from a variety of perspectives at the Heritage Foundation. And we wanted to make sure we put out the proper story,” he added.