Dinesh D’Souza lauds Freedom Foundation at annual banquet

Dinesh D’Souza lauds Freedom Foundation at annual banquet

Dinesh D’Souza lauds Freedom Foundation at annual banquet

In the ongoing struggle against the “gangster-like” tactics of the political Left, Dinesh D’Souza relishes warriors who aren’t afraid to occasionally play by the same rules and with the same passion.

Organizations like the Freedom Foundation, for example.

“The reason I like the Freedom Foundation,” he said, “is it doesn’t try to do everything. It focuses on something it knows and crushes it.”

D’Souza, the internationally recognized scholar, author, commentator, documentary film producer and critic of all things liberal, was the keynote speaker on Sept. 28 at the Freedom Foundation’s annual banquet at the Hilton Bellevue.

“I want to endorse what the Freedom Foundation is doing and encourage you to support them,” he told attendees. “You don’t have to be on the front lines, but you have to support the team that is.”

The sold-out event was, of course, accompanied by a raucous protest by about 400 agitators organized and paid by state labor unions and the usual liberal suspects.

None of which phased the enthusiastic crowd inside in the slightest.

“The Freedom Foundation engages the fight on different levels,” D’Souza said. “It engages on all fronts.”

D’Souza weighed in on a wide variety of topics, including the history of slavery, his grudging admiration for President Trump, the protracted Supreme Court confirmation battle and his own brief incarceration for minor campaign finance violations.

But his most searing observations were reserved for organized labor and its corrupt relationship with liberal organizations.

D’Souza connected the dots between slave-owners of the 1860s and the “mafia-like” practice of compulsory membership and dues in the 2000s.

Both, he noted, were based on the principle of theft.

“You work, I eat,” D’Souza said. “When you profit by someone else’s labor, you’re essentially stealing it.”

The Freedom Foundation, he stressed, is part of the solution.

“If we don’t do it, it won’t get done,” D’Souza said. “And it’s groups like the Freedom Foundations that are on the front lines of that battle. Be part of that battle.”

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Jeff is a native of West Virginia and a graduate of West Virginia University with a degree in journalism. He served in the U.S. Army at Fort Lewis, Wash., as a broadcast journalist and has worked at a number of newspapers in West Virginia and Washington. Most recently, he spent 11 years as editor of the Port Orchard (Wash.) Independent, which earned the 2011 Washington Newspaper Publishers’ Association’s General Excellence Award as the top community newspaper in Washington. Previously, he was editor of the Business Examiner newspaper in Tacoma, Wash., for seven years. Jeff lives in Lacey; he and his wife have grown twin daughters.