Activists Attack Legislator Who Thinks Fathers Should Have a Say in Abortion
Posted on December 22 - from LifeNews
[Ed. note: Recognizing the rights and responsibilities of both parties
On December 3, a new pro-life bill was filed in the Missouri legislature by pro-life
Representative Rick Brattin.
The bill states, “No abortion shall be performed or induced unless and until the father
of the unborn child provides written, notarized consent to the abortion, except in cases in
which the woman upon whom the abortion is to be performed or induced was the victim of rape
or incest and the pregnancy resulted from the rape or incest. If the father of the unborn
child is deceased, the woman upon whom the abortion is to be performed or induced shall
sign a notarized affidavit attesting to the fact.”
According to the Daily Mail, Rep. Brattin started considering the bill after he went in
for a vasectomy and had to obtain a written consent from his wife. He and his wife, Athena,
have five children together. The representative said he hopes the bill prevents women from
using abortions as a form of contraception, and that he has motivated in part by male
friends whose partners had abortions without telling them first.
BREAKING: Movement to Kick Out John Boehner Gets Some VERY Good News
Posted on December 20 - from Conservative Tribune
[Ed. note: It is time to stop thinking of John Boehner and the rest of
the Republican congressional leadership as being cowardly and recognize them for what they
are: part of The Ruling Class that believes it has the right to tell the rest of us how to
American voters are growing increasingly tired of establishment RINOs — Republicans In
Name Only. The latest target of the frustration is Speaker of the House John Boehner, who
is accused of being out of touch with true conservatives in the country.
A campaign to oust Boehner has already received over 250,000 supporters in less than 48
hours. The “Don’t be Yellow: Dump Boehner Now” campaign encourages voters to send letters
to their representatives in Congress asking them to reject Boehner and choose a new speaker
of the House.
“It appears this campaign will generate millions of letters by the time Boehner
reconvenes the House,” said Joseph Farah, who is behind the campaign.
have an impact on his fate? It will unless Republican House members have a political tin
ear and can’t tell which way the wind is blowing,” he added.
view him as an establishment politician who is more interested in backdoor deals and
cronyism than fighting for liberty.
Are Those Being Aborted Our Neighbors?
Posted on December 18 - from Break Point
[Ed. note: If so, are we loving them as ourselves?]
The apocryphal story is told of a man who, hearing Christ's reply to the Pharisees
regarding the Greatest Commandment, and having purer motives than they, subsequently went
to Jesus for further clarification.
“Master,” he said, “I really do want to please God. I want to love Him with all my
heart, soul, mind, and might. How, practically speaking, do I do that?”
As the story goes, the Lord looked at him and, perceiving that he really was in
earnest, said, “The First and Greatest Commandment is fulfilled by obeying the Second
Commandment, which is like the First. You demonstrate that you indeed love God when you go
and love your neighbor as yourself. The one who says he loves God whom he has not seen, but
does not love his neighbor whom he has seen, deceives himself. In truth he loves neither.
But the one who, for God's sake, loves his neighbor as himself, loves both his neighbor and
God. For God loves your neighbor—indeed, He loves even your enemy—and if you also love your
neighbor, then you honor God by loving what He loves. But if you do not love your neighbor
like God loves him, then neither do you love God. That is why I said the Second Commandment
is like the First, and why I said on these two Commandments hang all the Law and prophets.
James Madison: How to stop the federal government
Posted on December 17 - from Personal Liberty
[Ed. note: The powerful means that Madison told us would be used to
oppose federal power successfully did not include federal lawsuits in federal courts.]
Today is the anniversary of the ratification of the Bill of Rights: Dec. 15, 1791. And
while Tenth Amendment Center believes it’s important to study and learn about the history
and other trivia that will be shared in the media, we believe it’s even more important to
learn and share what needs to be done to stop the endless violation of virtually every part
of the Constitution.
In response to federal overreach, most people tend to focus on three types of actions
to stop them: elections, conventions and lawsuits. While they all have their place in an
overall strategy to defend the Constitution, none of them should be the first step forward.
That is, if you follow the advice of the “Father of the Constitution.”
Here’s what James Madison had to say in “Federalist No. 46” (The Influence of the State
and Federal Governments Compared):
Should an unwarrantable measure of the federal government be unpopular in particular
States, which would seldom fail to be the case, or even a warrantable measure be so, which
may sometimes be the case, the means of opposition to it are powerful and at hand. The
disquietude of the people; their repugnance and, perhaps refusal to cooperate with officers
of the Union, the frowns of the executive magistracy of the State; the embarrassment created
by legislative devices, which would often be added on such occasions, would oppose, in any
State, very serious impediments; and were the sentiments of several adjoining States happen
to be in Union, would present obstructions which the federal government would hardly be
willing to encounter.
The First 10 Amendments to the Constitution as Ratified by the States
Posted on December 15 - from Congress of the United States
[Ed. note: Since this is the 223rd anniversary of the implementation of
the Bill of Rights, it would be appropriate to read through the original words of the
founders rather than take the word of leftist politicians and judges.]
THE Conventions of a number of the States having at the time of their adopting the
Constitution, expressed a desire, in order to prevent misconstruction or abuse of its
powers, that further declaratory and restrictive clauses should be added: And as extending
the ground of public confidence in the Government, will best insure the beneficent ends of
RESOLVED by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America, in
Congress assembled, two thirds of both Houses concurring, that the following Articles be
proposed to the Legislatures of the several States, as Amendments to the Constitution of
the United States, all or any of which Articles, when ratified by three fourths of the
said Legislatures, to be valid to all intents and purposes, as part of the said
ARTICLES in addition to, and Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of
America, proposed by Congress, and ratified by the Legislatures of the several States,
pursuant to the fifth Article of the original Constitution.
"The Beat Goes On"
Posted on December 12 - from Chuck Baldwin
[Ed. note: The American people are being played by D.C.’s “game makers”
the way Katniss and Peeta are played in “The Hunger Games” movies.]
The hit song by Sonny and Cher is an apt description of what happens in Washington, D.C.
I’m referring to their Top 10 hit song, “The Beat Goes On.” No matter which party controls
Congress, the beat goes on. No matter which party’s candidate is elected President, the
beat goes on. Rhetoric and campaign promises notwithstanding, the beat goes on.
Here is how the “Potomac Shuffle” is played: Democrats openly and boldly promote Big
Government. Oh, it’s masked under the rubric of “compassion,” of course. But there is
little doubt that the modern Democrat Party is known far and wide as the party of Big
Government. And when they are elected, they keep their word and implement big-government
At some point, the American people awaken to the draconian nature of the big-government
policies implemented by Democrats and demand a return to smaller government. The Republican
Party is there to answer the bell. They postulate “conservative” ideals and loudly proclaim
themselves to be the champions of smaller government and individual liberty. The message of
smaller government resonates with voters and Republicans are swept to large victories in
national elections. However, instead of reversing the big-government policies that had been
passed by Democrats, the newly-ensconced GOP leadership actually SOLIDIFIES those policies.
And, as they say, the beat goes on.
Conservatives Need to Re-establish Control of Party and Nation
Posted on December 10 - from GOPUSA
[Ed. note: Events of recent days show this to be more true than ever.]
I am concerned that certain Republicans just can't take yes for an answer. To borrow an
old adage, they can't handle prosperity -- with prosperity being defined as the voters
rejecting Obama's agenda (and thereby embracing theirs).
This is partly because of the fact that many grass-roots conservatives mistakenly
believe that their only obstacle to moving a conservative agenda forward in Washington is
the so-called Republican establishment -- GOP centrist politicians and their institutional
supporters. But I believe it's more than that.
It's not just these GOP congressmen, the party organizations, the party fundraising
groups and right-leaning pollsters, few and far between as they are, that stand in the way
of a mainstream conservative agenda. It's also a great segment of influential Beltway
conservative pundits and commentators. And it's a substantial percentage of Republican
voters, some of whose loyalty is stronger to the party than to conservative policy, and
others who are just dazzled and deceived by the moderate punditry and the seductive wooing
of Republican incumbents who sidle up to constituents during campaign season and pretend
to be far more conservative than they are.
Profiling: Sin or Survival Instinct
Posted on December 8 - from Tea Party Nation
[Ed. note: Liberals expect us to ignore all signals sent out by people
that telegraph who they are. Liberals are nuts.]
It was after dark. I was taking a short cut to the convenience store through an alley. Ahead of
me, a middle-aged white woman was walking down a side street and started to enter the alley. Upon
realizing that I would be walking behind her, she made a quick turn out of the alley. Once inside
the convenience store, I saw the woman come in. We were headed to the same destination, but she
chose to take a different route.
As a black man, should I be offended for being racially profiled? Well guess what? The
night before, a late night craving sent me headed to the convenience store down that same
alley. A block away, I saw a white guy as he began to enter the alley. He and I would
eventually cross paths. I immediately did a quick turn out of the alley. It was late and
dark, without another single soul in sight.
Common sense dictated that I not unnecessarily put myself in a vulnerable situation. The
white woman who chose to change her direction made the same wise decision. Does that make
us both racists? No. It means we both used our brains and instincts to protect ourselves.
And yet, liberals who are obsessed with political correctness absurdly condemn
such street-smart judgments, declaring them racial profiling and racist.
Federal Reserve enslaves us
Posted on December 6 - from Conservative News and Views
[Ed. note: The government does not own the Federal Reserve system, and
never did. The Federal Reserve is a closely held corporation, with other corporations
holding all the shares among them.]
The Federal Reserve System has stood for more than a hundred years. It has in that time
held the citizens and lawful residents of the United States in the gentlest kind of
slavery. (For what slavery is more gentle than the kind people don’t even recognize as
such?) Gentle it may be, but slavery is still slavery. And that slavery extends worldwide,
wherever anyone holds or accepts United States dollars. But few realize that the Federal
Reserve System is not a government entity. It is a public-private partnership. A
partnership having its founding basis in fraud.
Where the Federal Reserve came from
James Corbett makes a well-documented case. In an hour-and-a-half documentary he
narrates the beginning of the Federal Reserve. In a scene out of a movie, that history
began in a private rail car with shaded windows. Corbett even names names: J. Pierpont
Morgan (whose company still stands as J. P. Morgan-Chase). Senator Nelson W. Aldrich
(R-R.I.), the “General Manager of the Nation” (and father-in-law to John D. Rockefeller,
Jr., and grandfather to Nelson Aldrich “Rocky” Rockefeller, Governor of New York State
and Vice-President of the United States).
Joining [Senator Aldrich] that evening was his private secretary, Shelton, and a who’s
who of the nation’s banking and financial élite: A. Piatt Andrew, the Assistant Treasury
Secretary; Frank Vanderlip, President of the National City Bank of New York; Henry P.
Davison, a senior partner of J.P. Morgan Company; Benjamin Strong, Jr., an associate of
J.P. Morgan and President of Bankers Trust Co., and Paul Warburg, heir of the Warburg
banking family and son-in-law of Solomon Loeb of the famed New York investment firm, Kuhn,
Loeb & Company.
Some newly insured still struggle to pay for healthcare
Posted on December 5 - from Personal Liberty
[Ed. note: These people, even though they have access to some form of
insurance, really do not have healthcare.]
For Martha Gruberman, a 63-year-old resident of Steger, Illinois, obtaining health
insurance through the Affordable Care Act hasn’t made it any easier to pay for routine
A plan she chose through the federal marketplace requires her to pay $5,000 toward
medical costs before her insurer contributes anything. With an income of about $22,000,
she doesn’t expect to hit that mark.
“I’m never going to use it,” she said. “I can’t use it. I can’t afford it.”
Gruberman and others who picked plans with the lowest monthly costs have found that
medical care is still out of reach because of the plans’ high deductibles. As a result,
many consumers with high-deductible plans are following old habits: delaying care or
taking their needs to community health centers that have traditionally served the
uninsured, local health administrators said.
The Unapologetic Dictator and a Useless Congress
Posted on December 4 - from Erik Rush
[Ed. note: The more latitude that Obama takes however, I can’t help but
wonder just how many of those in our government who decry these developments are only
doing so as an empty gesture, and providing token resistance to the onslaught of
totalitarianism in order to keep conscientious Americans at bay.]
There has been some outfreakage regarding an incident in which President Obama
responded to hecklers in Chicago last week at one of his tedious speeches. Apparently, he
was in the Windy City to drum up support for his new immigration measures.
A heckler piped up and yelled “You have been deporting families.”
To which Obama responded, “What you’re not paying attention to is the fact that I just
took an action to change the law, so that’s point No. 1.”
“I just took an action to change the law…” This is of course the statement upon which
some pundits have seized – and it is significant. It is a tacit admission by Obama that he
executed an illegal decree. He is not legally authorized to “change law” any more than you
Still, he didn’t seem to have a problem verbalizing this; it was not perceived as a
gaffe by the White House or the establishment press, and there were no attempts made to
back-pedal the statement.
Christ’s Promise of Persecution
Posted on December 3 - from Sons of Liberty
[Ed. note: Then they shall deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill
you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake. Matthew 24:9]
Classic books like Foxe’s Book of Martyrs and more recent books such as Jesus Freaks
have documented a wide variety of past heroes of the faith who would rather be ostracized,
tortured and killed than deny their Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Worldwide persecution of believers is multiplying. From the murder of the Bible
Society’s bookshop manager Rami Ayyad in Gaza, to attacks by Salafi Muslims on Christian
school children in Egypt riding home on their bus, to beheadings of believers by ISIS in
Syria and Iraq, to treachery by witches against believers in the workplaces of America,
the venom of Satan is being spewed out profusely against those who follow Christ.
Thousands of men, women and children are being attacked, tortured, raped and
slaughtered in northern Nigeria by Boko Haram. Demonically inspired Imams in the U.S. and
abroad are stirring up hatred and rage against believers in Jesus.
The Myth of Homosexuality in Nature
Posted on December 2 - from Barb Wire
[Ed. note: If we are going to remain true to science, reason and common
sense, we must reject the “animals-are-homosexual-so-it-is-normal” propaganda. It is also
illogical to base our morals on animal behavior.]
It is imperative for advocates of same-sex marriage to “normalize” homosexuality. One
rationale used to promote this is to proclaim that it exists in the animal kingdom, so it
must be part of nature. According to this thinking, since homosexual behaviors are
purportedly seen among animals, we would expect a portion of humans to be homosexual also.
Furthermore, the propagandists say, attempts to restrict its full expression would be going
against nature itself! In this view, homosexuality is simply one sexual variation among
many occurring “naturally” throughout the animal kingdom, so we should conclude that
homosexuality is commonplace and “normal.”
The “animal homosexuality” propaganda can be summarized in the following manner:
1. Animal behaviors are determined by nature, specifically by their instincts.
2. It is “natural” for animals to follow their instincts; it accords with nature itself.
3. A portion of virtually all species engage in homosexual behavior.
4. Therefore, homosexuality accords with instinctual nature and must be part of nature itself.
5. We are animals, so it follows that homosexuality in humans is perfectly natural.
But this “animal homosexuality” agitprop is not only replete with logical flaws but is
based on a number of distortions and myths.
America’s Christians; Rise Up or Face Destruction
Posted on December 1 - from Crows Nest Politics
[Ed. note: Not only our destruction - which is bad enough - but eternal
destruction of those who need to hear the Word. It's not just about us!]
ROMANS 8:28-And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who
love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
“The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who, in time of great moral crisis,
maintain their neutrality”. Dante Alighieri
How many times in the last 6 years have you (as a Christian) had a conversation with a
friend that began something along these lines? “Oh George; Can you believe how far our
nation has sunk”? “Remember when we were kids and we used to say the Pledge of Allegiance
in the morning and the Principle came on the speaker and we had a prayer before class
started, what has happened to our nation”? Conversations such as these have been transpiring
by the millions over the past 5-6 years across America.
America is now beginning to reflect about our status at many levels. We as a nation are
now beginning to take inventory of our very soul as a nation and we are not liking what we
As a Christian myself, I am honestly horrified as most of you are about the decline in
our moral fiber as a nation. Where has the character gone of our people? Where has the
morality gone? Where has the resolve for goodness gone?
What was once a clear defining between right and wrong has been replaced with “He
wouldn’t have robbed that store had he not been hungry and living in a ghetto”. “It’s not
his fault, he is a victim of his circumstances”. This is rationalization for evil. I know
it, you know it, but society has begun approving of it.
Ferguson, Missouri is a clear example of how far we have fallen as a society. One young
man stands on national television and tells a tale (bald-faced lie) about the incident
involving Mike Brown and the Officer. This one lie was the fuel needed for an entire
community to rise up, invite professional agitators in and burn a city down. And nothing
will be done about it. Nothing will be done because these people are angry at a Grand Jury
verdict that they disagree with. Therefor it is o.k. to loot, burn, and destroy private
property. All because I am upset because I am a victim.
6 Thanksgiving Truths for Non-Religious People
Posted on November 27 - from BarbWire
[Ed. note: So stuff yourself at God’s table! Consume the sacrifice of
Christ’s death and resurrection by believing it and betting your life on it. Taste Christ’s
love, and see how good God is.]
How should a non-Christian society celebrate Thanksgiving?
In our culture, we make Thanksgiving about enjoying life’s blessings more than really
thanking God for them. To continue to call the day “thanksgiving” in a secular culture
doesn’t make a lot of sense.
So why did one famous Christian talk about thanksgiving every time he was talking about
theology with non-religious people?
In the Bible, Acts 14 records the Apostle Paul’s unusual encounter with the ancient city
of Lystra. Paul was trying to explain who Jesus is, but the audience becomes so enthralled
with Paul’s eloquence that they start worshipping him as a god. There’s a major disconnect
in Lystran thinking—they believe in a pantheon of cranky gods who demand sacrifices from us,
whereas Paul is explaining the true God sacrificed himself to save us.
Deafening Silence after Obama Buddy & HRC Founder Charged with Rape of 15-Year-Old Boy
Posted on November 25 - from Sons of Liberty
[Ed. note: It is outrageous and tragic that the founder of the largest gay
activist organization in the world is molesting boys...]
“It seems to me that in the gay community the people who should be running interference
for NAM/BLA are the parents and friends of gays. Because if the parents and friends of gays
are truly friends of gays, they would know from their gay kids that the relationship with
an older man is precisely what 13-, 14-, and 15-year-old kids need more than anything else
in the world.” – Harry Hay, founder of the modern “gay rights” movement
None of it matters: Neither common sense, nor an abundance of victim testimony,
peer-reviewed studies, nor their own loathsome admissions and actions. Nothing will move
secular-“progressives” to acknowledge the undeniable interplay between homosexuality and
childhood sexual abuse.
Whether it’s boy-raping “gay” priests, or boy-raping “gay” activists, the problem is
systemic. Homosexual predators are targeting our boys.
You listening, Boy Scouts
So here we go again. Yet another high-profile “gay” activist has been arrested for
homosexual assault on a child. This time authorities bagged a big fish (a rainbow trout?)
in boy-loving real estate mogul Terrence Patrick Bean. Bean co-founded the Human Rights
Campaign (HRC), which is one of the world’s largest, wealthiest and most powerful
anti-Christian, pro-homosexual organizations. Bean is also a major bundler for the DNC
and BFFs with Barack and Michelle Obama. He helped found HRC for the sole purpose of
pushing the extremist homosexual political agenda. While, not surprisingly, HRC rushed to
scrub its website of any reference to his existence, even now Bean remains on this
extremist group’s board of directors.
Posted on November 24 - from TownHall
[Ed. note: Republican leaders are afraid of their big business benefactors
who love cheap labor and who applauded the President’s action.]
As time goes on, President Obama is becoming much more provocative with the GOP. For
example, he met with congressional Democrats, but no Republicans, then announced his long
awaited plan for executive amnesty, giving 5 million illegal immigrants a pathway to work
permits and relief from possible deportation for 3 years. After getting shellacked in the
mid-terms, Obama has not compromised with Republicans, he moved further to the political
It was an audacious announcement that was both unconstitutional and confrontational. It
circumvented Congress, and their vital role in this issue, and was, thus, radically
different from the last time amnesty was given to illegal immigrants. In 1986, President
Reagan did not issue an executive order on illegal immigration; he signed a bill passed by
Sadly, this President does not care what Congress thinks or does. He has no interest in
meeting or working with them. Whether he is acting like a tyrant or an emperor, it is clear
that he is not acting in conjunction with Congress.
Now, the $64 billion question is what should the GOP leadership in Congress do? They
have several options, such as impeachment, lawsuits or defunding all of the activities
associated with this executive action. The least attractive option is to do nothing, but
that is what happened today when the congressional Republicans boarded planes and left
Impeach The Emperor O – The Only Real Answer to Executive Amnesty
Posted on November 22 - from BarbWire
[Ed. note: In every election, the GOP counts on the middle class being so
terrified by the Party of Plunder that they’ll rush to embrace Republicans regardless of
what GOP candidates say or do. But Middle American fear of the Democrats is an account that
can’t be drawn on indefinitely.]
In the past, I’ve advised against trying to impeach the reprobate-in-chief. It seemed futile
and self-defeating. I’ve changed my mind.
Whether or not it succeeds, it’s the only way for Republicans to show that they’re
serious about stopping a president who’s like a car without brakes barreling down a
mountainside – smashing the Constitution and running over representative government.
Congressional Republicans, led by the Indomitable John Boehner and Stalwart Mitch McConnell,
are said to be considering such drastic measures as – have mercy! – suing Obama. Other suggested
remedies include denying funding to programs which would oversee the amnesty and refusing to
pass a continuing resolution on spending.
McConnell, who’s already said he won’t use the power of the purse to counter the
presidential diktat, says that if Obama treats Congress like an advisory board here, he
will “poison the well.” Such nancy-boy talk must make the president quake in his jackboots.
Posted on November 21 - from Conservative News and Views
[Ed. note: if God should decide to save America, the saving message must
come from the pulpits. Not only must they restore hope to the hopeless, they must restore
the voice of the church that has been silenced by the 1954 Johnson Amendment.]
The biblical account of the Exodus contains some very interesting protests from people
who had been in bondage for over 400 years. After being delivered from pharaoh’s whips and
witnessing incredible miracles, the Hebrews complained about only having manna to eat.
Considering that they were in the desert and God had supplied for their needs as well as
delivering them from the cruelties of pharaoh, you would think that they would be elated to
finally be free. However, they looked upon their time of bondage in Egypt with longing since
there they had fish and onions. While this complaining can be hard to understand, it makes
a certain amount of sense when you consider that all they had ever known was slavery,
which included a large degree of dependency. They did what they were told or they suffered
the consequences, but their food and shelter was provided. Dreams were non-existent but
neither was there pressure to get ahead and provide for one’s family. As odd as it may
seem, this co-dependency between pharaoh and the slaves provided a strange comfort zone.
To be sure, life was hard for the Hebrew slaves, but as we learned during their time in
the desert, some preferred bondage to pharaoh and dependency on him over the unknown of
striking out on their own.
On the other hand, our Founding Fathers grew up in an America where liberty reigned –
at least until an overly ambitious king realized he could flex his muscles and impose
unjustified regulations and taxes upon them. To a people who only knew liberty, risking
all they had to defend their freedom was preferable to living under the heavy hand of
a tyrant. Patrick Henry’s famous speech clearly and passionately stated that life is
not so dear and peace is not so sweet as to be bought at the price of chains and
slavery. However, some of the slaves in America as the slaves in Egypt also found
comfort in living a dependent life. After the Civil War and their emancipation, many
chose to stay on the plantations instead of facing the unknown. While we assume life
would have been better for them after the Civil War, very little is recorded about
their lives on the plantation during that period of time. Unfortunately, we do know
that Blacks were persecuted in the South well into the 20th century, but still many
chose to stay.
FBI Report: Americans Less Violent Than Ever, Except for Police
Posted on November 20 - from The Liberty Crier
[Ed. note: An interesting angle is that while crime was decreasing, gun
sales soared across the country, which seems to support the idea that more people owning
guns actually contributes to making society a safer place.]
According to new FBI statistics released this week, violent crime rates in the US fell
over 4% in the past year alone, bringing the amount of violent crimes lower than it has
been in nearly 40 years. The statistics showed that there were an estimated 1.16 million
violent crimes in the year of 2013, which is the lowest number since 1978, when 1.09
million were recorded.
Broken down, the report revealed that manslaughter dropped by 4.4% to 14,196, the lowest
rate since 1968, while instances of rape were down 6.3%. Despite the tough economic times,
robbery is also down by 2.8% and property crimes were down by 4.1%.
crime rate has been steadily declining since 1994, but the prison population has continued to
increase over the decades. There are currently over two and a half million people imprisoned
in the US, which is by far the largest prison population in the world.
However, a study recently published by Pew Charitable Trusts showed that for the first
time in decades, the US prison population is actually on a decline. Their research found
that the drop in crime that was seen in 2013 actually coincided with a decline in the
prison population. According to their data, the amount of people in the US prison system
peaked in 2008, and has since dropped 6%.
Marine Corps veteran says criticism of Islam made him homeless
Posted on November 19 - from examiner.com
[Ed. note: Honesty can carry a price, but doing the right thing is still
doing the right thing.]
Like so many Americans, Jarrad Winter didn't pay much attention to Islam. Now, it's
foremost on his mind. In an exclusive interview with Examiner.com Sunday evening, Winter, a
Marine Corps veteran, single father of two boys and a computer programming specialist who
runs FatwahonIslam.com, says he
is now homeless because he openly criticizes Islam.
It wasn't until the South Park creators were threatened by a Muslim that he felt the
need to study Islam, he told Examiner. In 2010, Jesse Curtis Morton -- a Muslim convert
also known as Younus Abdullah Mohammad -- plead guilty to communicating threats to South
Park creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker.
Not long after that, Winter said he was threatened with death, and that lead to him work
very briefly as an informant. At the same time, he worked for another company that suddenly
let him go after four years. After receiving a $20,000 bonus, his position was eliminated,
he said, with no explanation and no warning.
One Nation Under Godlessness
Posted on November 18 - from GOPUSA
[Ed. note: It is unfortunate that so many public schools are adamently
opposed to the one solution to the problems we all recognize in today's world.]
Cheating. Bullying. Cybersexting. Hazing. Molestation. Suicide. Drug abuse. Murder.
Scanning the headlines of the latest scandals in America's schools, it's quite clear that
the problem is not that there's too much God in students' lives.
The problem is that there isn't nearly enough of Him.
With the malfunction of moral seatbelts and the erosion of moral guardrails, too many
kids have turned to a pantheon of false gods, crutches and palliatives. They're obsessed
with "Slender Man" and "Vampire Diaries." Alex from Target's hair and Rihanna's tattoos.
Overpriced basketball sneakers and underdressed reality stars. Choking games and YouTube
games. Gossip and hookups. Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat. It's all about selfies over
self-control, blurred lines over bright lines.
Lame-duck Congress may lay golden eggs for crony capitalists
Posted on November 17 - from Washington Times
[Ed. note: This would not be a problem if the people in Washington would
actually represent the people rather than the donors and special interests.]
The lame-duck Congress that will meet after the Nov. 4 election could lay a few golden
eggs that will hatch into a new flock of crony capitalist ducklings. The gold would
actually come from taxpayers. The politically well-connected are especially eager about an
$18 billion giveaway to wind farms, a tax credit that benefits mostly millionaires and
That program often enriches benefactors of leftist groups, but others have jumped on the
money bandwagon, too. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is said to be ready to push the wind
power subsidies when Congress reconvenes after the election. Supporters want to avoid
leaving the decisions to be made by more conservative lawmakers taking office in January.
The “temporary” tax credit for turning wind into electricity was supposed to be a 5-year
incentive when it was created in 1992. Eight extensions have kept its blades turning since
then, until the credit finally expired on Dec. 31, 2013. Now the push is on to renew it
retroactively for five more years, costing the Treasury $18 billion.
Free market undermines climate change voodoo
Posted on November 14 - from Tea Party Nation
[Ed. note: The nation will naturally divide over different visions of how
to answer the questions the Constitution only raises, often along party lines.]
James Carroll of the Boston Globe claims “97% of climate scientists say climate change
is real.” Does that really mean anything? Climate change has become an industry much like
the nuclear winter warnings during the Cold War. At that time, scientists built models
showing the dire consequences of a nuclear showdown and screamed to all audiences that it
was sure to cause mutual disaster. When the Cold War ended, these scientists reluctantly
abandoned their lucrative industry.
Now it seems those scientists have joined up with the environmental movement to warn of
global warming. Nobody wants excessive environmental degradation. A key component of free
market advocates is not to harm others as you undertake your own life journey. Free market
backers do not support degrading fresh drinking water or abuses by tyrants against others.
The current global warming movement has its roots in the anti capitalist, anti monopoly
movements that arose at the same time Standard Oil and Rockefeller emerged. No one had ever
seen such immense wealth. These movements united under one umbrella and forced Washington
to break up monopolies such as Standard oil.
Free market thought opposes monopolies because they are inefficient. Competition spurs
efficiency. With free market competition, an inefficient monopoly cannot seek government
assistance to fight more innovative companies bringing replacement technology and industry
to the sector.
Reading the Midterm Tea Leaves
Posted on November 12 - from Federalist Today
[Ed. note: The nation will naturally divide over different visions of how
to answer the questions the Constitution only raises, often along party lines.]
Making sense of election results has become a second election of sorts in contemporary
politics. No one could have welcomed a second bite at the apple more than President Obama,
who went from out-of-demand campaign surrogate to political pundit-in-chief overnight. While
claiming he didn’t “want to read the tea leaves,” the president nevertheless announced his
verdict on the midterm election:
The American people overwhelmingly believe that this town doesn’t work well, and that it
is not attentive to their needs. And as president, they rightly hold me accountable to do
more to make it work properly . . . They want me to push hard to close some of these
divisions, break through some of the gridlock, and get stuff done.
No one could blame President Obama for doing his part to make post-election coverage
exciting. One of the responsibilities Americans have given their presidents is to chime in
as quickly as possible on everything under the sun. And no leader in American history has
paid more attention to the American people’s entertainment needs than the president–from
March Madness picks on ESPN to the dangers of Pop Warner football and his wife’s night at
Pastor: I’d go to jail before funding abortion
Posted on November 11 - from Conservative Tribune
[Ed. note: The real question is: why is it only seven pastors standing
against this evil in our land?]
On a Sunday morning, congregants fill the campus of Calvary Chapel Chino Hills, a
non-denominational evangelical church located in the heart of Southern California. Since
the church’s inception, Senior Pastor Jack Hibbs – a strong pro-life proponent – has
encouraged his congregation to uphold religious values and fundamental liberties in the
public square. Now, the church is opposing a California mandate egregiously imposed on
religious institutions across the Golden State. The congregation is challenging a decision
by the California Department of Managed Healthcare that forces all employers, including
churches, to provide coverage for elective abortions in all health insurance plans.
“I felt violated; I felt forced,” Hibbs said in response to the abortion mandate. “I
love America and I love American history, and I have a lot of invested interest in
defending the unborn. I see the Constitution under attack, and I see my religious freedom
In an interview with Live Action, Hibbs said the DMHC’s decision is a flagrant violation
of the right of churches and pastors to freely exercise their freedom of conscience. Hibbs
and his congregation have joined six other churches across the state in a legal challenge
opposing the coercion.
The complaint notes, “DMHC is an arm of the State of California and purports to be
interpreting and applying the law of California, a state that receives billions of taxpayer
dollars. … California accepted those funds with full knowledge of the requirements of the
Weldon Amendment, but it has chosen to ignore this law. The need to remedy this
discrimination is urgent because it is immediately depriving Complainants of a health plan
that omits elective abortions.”
The States Could Be About to Begin a Massive Rebellion Against Barack Obama
Posted on November 8 - from Conservative Tribune
[Ed. note: With proper monitoring and encouragement, these newly constituted state
legislatures may be the firewall we need to stop Barack Hussein Obama's transformational schemes.]
In a night that just about everyone except Vice President Joe Biden and superhack Debbie
Wasserman Schultz publicly admitted was going to amount to a second shellacking of the
Democrats by Republicans, Democrats held out hope that they would be able to take solace
at the state level by winning key governorships that would help them keep their liberal
agenda going. Nope.
Democrats managed to pick up only one governor’s mansion — Pennsylvania — while losing
at least four others, according to the (Chicago) Daily Herald. Importantly, incumbent
governors won in key swing states like Florida, Michigan, and Ohio as well.
Moreover, Washington Post reporter Reid Wilson said early Wednesday morning that three
state legislative chambers had been wrested from Democrat control by the GOP. That puts 62
out of 98 such bodies in Republican hands.
With the GOP taking such control over state government, many are now questioning whether
more states will begin to assert their rights under the 10th Amendment and nullify
unconstitutional federal actions.
GOP got the car keys back. Question is, can they drive?
Posted on November 7 - from Allen B West
[Ed. note: Col. West is correct in his call for constitutionally conservative
leadersip in both houses... he is also correct in questioning if the current people are up to the
It was a stunning evening when looked upon in aggregate — Senate, House, and
Gubernatorial races — for the GOP. There were races believed to be close that were not —
Georgia, Colorado, Kansas, Kentucky, and Arkansas. There were races believed to not be
achievable that were — North Carolina. And there was a race not even considered — Virginia.
With all that being said, the American people did indeed send a clear message to Washington
DC: get back on track.
Now comes the really hard part and that is to present a legislative agenda promoting
growth, opportunity, and promise for America in the face of withering fire. This will not
be easy for the GOP as the progressive socialist media will be on the attack everyday.
The Democrats will be tougher in the minority even more so than in the majority and from
news accounts, don’t expect President Barack Hussein Obama to change — unlike Bill Clinton
after his 1994 midterm debacle and subsequent GOP House and Senate majorities. In reading
this Politico article it seems evident that the Obama White House will dig their heels in
deeper. And there are already rumors about the blame game happening — Senator Harry Reid’s
Chief of Staff fingering Obama.
Clyburn Dismisses Tim Scott: Just Because He’s Black, That Doesn’t Mean Progress
Posted on November 6 - from Mediaite
[Ed. note: This thinking - the lack of tolerance for other viewpoints -
makes it almost impossible to come together on any sort of common ground.]
On Tuesday evening, interim Republican Sen. Tim Scott won South Carolina’s special
election to fill the remaining two years of retired Sen. Jim DeMint‘s term. Despite that
electoral victory making Scott the first black senator elected by South Carolina, fellow
South Carolinian James Clyburn is not impressed.
Speaking with the Washington Post, Clyburn, who is a black Democratic congressman,
If you call progress electing a person with the pigmentation that he has, who votes
against the interest and aspirations of 95 percent of the black people in South Carolina,
then I guess that’s progress.
Huge Victory as Pro-Life Candidates Win Nationwide, Take Over Senate From Pro-Abortion Democrats
Posted on November 5 - from Life News
[Ed. note: Perhaps the pro-life position is just a basic qualification for
office and does not need to be the center piece of a campaign.]
In a landslide election that saw pro-life candidates winning across the nation, pro-life
advocates have been able to take over the Senate from pro-abortion Democrats, led by Senate
Majority Leader Harry Reid.
Harry Reid’s days as the pro-abortion leader of the U.S. Senate are now numbered as
pro-life candidates picked up enough seats to take over the Senate.
Reid has done pro-abortion President Barack Obama’s bidding and ensured that
abortion-funding Obamacare was passed through on a party-line vote, with not a single
Republican voting in favor of the legislation. Reid made sure that no pro-life bills
received a vote in the Senate — including measures to stop taxpayer funding of abortions
and a bill to ban abortions after 20 weeks, when unborn babies can feel pain.
Republicans picked up seats in Montana, where pro-life Rep. Steve Daines was a winner
and West Virginia, where Rep. Shelley Moore Capito votes 100% pro-life.
Different standards for 'gay' bakers and Christian bakers
Posted on December 22 - from GOPUSA
[Ed. note: When Shoebat.com set out and contacted 13 popular bakers that
publicly support same-sex marriage, requesting them to bake a cake displaying the message,
"Gay marriage is wrong," a less-than-tolerant response was invoked.]
With numerous lawsuits being filed against Christian bakers over the past few years for
respectfully declining to compromise their conscience by not filling orders for "gay" or
lesbian marriage wedding cakes, a bit of irony recently surfaced when the tables were
switched on the LGBT community — when pro-homosexual bakers were asked to make cakes
opposing their cause.
With the objective of revealing if tolerance, anti-bigotry and compassion are really at
the heart of the homosexual agenda when it comes to same-sex "marriage," Shoebat.com made
some not-so-startling observations about those who profess to stand for open-mindedness and
Testing their true spirit, Theodore Shoebat set out on a quest with his website crew to
see how bakers advocating homosexual behavior respond when asked to bake a cake for those
who don't reflect their progressive views on homosexuality. But before going into their
findings, Shoebat showcased the sheer lack of tolerance that lawsuits and subsequent
rulings have demonstrated against those who refuse to support the homosexual agenda due to
their sincerely held religious convictions.
Are You Mad Yet?
Posted on December 19 - from Chuck Baldwin
[Ed. note: What kind of party leadership do we have, when they refuse to
defend the Constitution, and thus allow President Obama to get away with an unlawful
amnesty for at least five million illegal immigrant workers?]
In the poem, “The Masque of Pandora,” Henry Wadsworth Longfellow has Prometheus saying,
“Whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad.” Accordingly, the would-be gods in the
GOP leadership in Washington, D.C., must have rank-and-file Republicans slated for
destruction, because they are MAD--and for good reason.
In an open letter, long-time Republican activist, Mike Scruggs, wrote, “I have been a
Republican County Chairman in both North Carolina and Alabama. I have served countless
hard-working hours as a volunteer for Republican candidates. I am therefore deeply grieved
that the Republican Party leadership in both the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S.
Senate has seen fit to betray the principles and values of a substantial majority of
Republican voters, and the majority of the American people. This last week witnessed both
the House and Senate passing budget bills that essentially gave Obama’s unlawful amnesty
for five million illegal immigrant workers an effective pass.
“The majorities that passed this essentially special interest budget may not be bothered
by conscience, but American workers and taxpayers will suffer, lawlessness will abound, and
public safety and national security undermined. Our liberty and freedoms are being traded
for gold in the form of huge special interest political campaign donations.
Media Ignore Scientific Evidence in ‘Nobody is Born Gay’ Billboard Controversy
Posted on December 18 - from BarbWire
[Ed. note: Camille Paglia, has stated what few homosexual activists
dare to admit. “No one is born gay, the idea is ridiculous. Homosexuality is an adaptation,
not an inborn trait.”]
It is one of the most controversial topics in today’s society. Are you born gay? Is
there a genetic gene that determines one’s sexuality? The PFOX (Parents and Friends of
Ex-Gays & Gays) organization has addressed this question of the “homosexuality gene”
through a billboard campaign in Richmond, Virginia and controversy is brewing over the
words “Nobody Is Born Gay.”
PFOX.org is a national non-profit organization serving ex-gays and families and friends
with a homosexual loved one. According to their website, PFOX “exists to educate, support,
and advocate for individuals and parents on the issue of same-sex attraction, and increase
others’ understanding and acceptance of the ex-gay community.” The billboard campaign
highlights a recent study on identical twins that does away with the mistruth over the
imaginary genetic link to homosexuality, proving the science behind “Nobody is born gay.”
Local and national media have been reporting on this controversial billboard with
statements from gay activists claiming the PFOX group is advocating “hate.” One opponent of
the billboard, Dave Murray, even commented that the billboard is “legalized hate crime
hiding under the constitution.” I believe he means free speech, which PFOX is openly
engaging in under the First Amendment through a billboard viewed by thousands each day on
a busy Interstate 95 intersection.
When 'Justice' Trumps Accuracy, Journalism Loses
Posted on December 12 - from Town Hall
[Ed. note: "This is not to say that it does not matter whether or not
Jackie's story is accurate, but to let fact checking define the narrative would be a huge
Journalists, says Jorge Ramos, shouldn't make a fetish of accuracy and impartiality.
Speaking last month at the International Press Freedom Awards, Univision's influential news
anchor told his audience that while he has "nothing against objectivity," journalism is meant
to be wielded as "a weapon for a higher purpose: justice." To be sure, he said, it is important
to get the facts right — five deaths should be reported as five, not six or seven. But "the
best of journalism happens when we, purposely, stop pretending that we are neutral and
recognize that we have a moral obligation to tell truth to power."
As it happens, Ramos delivered those remarks soon after the publication of Sabrina
Erdely's 9,000-word story in Rolling Stone vividly describing the alleged gang rape of a
freshman named Jackie at a University of Virginia fraternity party. Erdely had reportedly
spent months researching the story, and its explosive impact was — at first — everything a
tell-truth-to-power journalist could have wished: national attention, public outrage,
campus protests, suspension of UVA's fraternities, and a new "zero-tolerance" policy on
But Rolling Stone's blockbuster has imploded, undone by independent reporting at The
Washington Post that found glaring contradictions and irregularities with the story, and
egregious failures in the way it was written and edited. Erdely, it turns out, had taken
Jackie's horrific accusations on faith, never contacting the alleged rapists for a comment
or response. In a rueful "Note to Our Readers," managing editor Will Dana writes: "[W]e
have come to the conclusion … that the truth would have been better served by getting the
other side of the story."
Planned Parenthood Hopes to Make More Money By Aborting Babies of Illegal Immigrants
Posted on December 12 - from Life News
[Ed. note: Planned Parenthood’s crusade against minorities started decades
ago, when their founder, Margaret Sanger, described African-Americans, and immigrants as “human
Planned Parenthood has posted on its website a statement in support of pro-abortion
President Barack Obama’s plan to protect millions of illegal aliens from deportation,
stating that “everyone in this country should have access to health care, regardless of
income, geography, or citizenship status.”
Sounds nice, doesn’t it? However, by health care what they really mean is abortion. On
November 21st, the president and CEO of the abortion empire, Cecile Richards said, “We
commend President Obama for extending much needed and long overdue relief to millions of
women and families currently living in fear of deportation due to our nation’s broken
immigration system. This is a bold step forward that will help strengthen communities, our
country and create a path to the American dream.
She continued, “At Planned Parenthood we see the difference that access to affordable
health care makes for women and families every day and we’re proud to stand alongside our
partners who have fought so hard for this victory. This is no doubt a joyous day for
families across the country who have hoped and prayed for relief, as well as those
visionary leaders and activists who have dedicated their lives to achieving what we are
The coming, complete collapse of the Republican Party
Posted on December 10 - from Tea Party Nation
[Ed. note: The GOP may still have mega dollar donors, but how well
will the party do without a base?]
The Republican Party is standing, swaying in the breeze. Like a mortally wounded
elephant it cannot quite figure out what happen or what will happen next. It only knows
the end is coming.
What has mortally wounded the GOP?
There are two wounds. First is the Republican Party’s insane compulsion to surrender.
A month after being handed a compelling mandate by the American people, the GOP is
Instead of standing and fighting for issues the GOP base believes in, they are
completely capitulating to the Chamber of Commerce and the Democrats.
Amnesty is the issue that 80% of Republicans want the Republicans in Washington to
stand and fight on. Even 51% of independents want this.
But no, the GOP would
rather surrender than fight.
Advice to Post-Obamacare Senators: Cancel the Soap Opera
Posted on December 9 - from The Federalist
[Ed. note: The president will, of course, shamelessly, cry wolf. But the
new House and Senate must forge on nonetheless, employing their entire constitutional
arsenals to begin to rebalance the government.]
With Bill Cassidy’s election on Saturday, the incoming class of US Senators is now
complete. There will be 13 first-time members, all but one (Gary Peters of Michigan) a
Republican. These join a group of 32 first-term senators already serving (17 Republicans;
15 Democrats) to form a surprisingly-large, post-Obamacare Senate cohort.
Viewed another way, with the defeat of Mary Landrieu, half (30) of those Democratic
senators who voted for Obamacare just five years ago are now gone, seventeen of whom were
replaced by Republicans. As even leading Democrats have begun to notice, if there is any
one message the American people have communicated in their Congressional election votes
over the last three cycles, it is that Obamacare should go too.
But if there is a broader message from the same elections, it seems to be a rejection
of the Parliamentary-style government employed by President Obama and cheerleading
Congressional Democrats to push through the stimulus package and Obamacare, among other
major initiatives, when they controlled the House, Senate, and presidency between 2009
Obama’s “Climate Education and Literacy Initiative”: How Do You Spell “I-N-D-O-C-T-R-I-N-A-T-I-O-N”?
Posted on December 8 - from Town Hall
[Ed. note: U.S. News and World Report: “The administration wants students
and teachers to toe the line on climate change.”]
With Obamacare obviously failing to provide promised affordable health care and falling
apart in the face of legal challenges and states’ refusal to participate, it’s becoming
increasingly clear that President Obama has decided to make ending “climate change” his
“If you believe, like I do, that something has to be done on this, then you’re going to
have to speak out,” Obama told students and faculty at the University of California at
Irvine last June. “You’ve got to educate your classmates, and colleagues, and family
members and fellow citizens, and tell them what’s at stake.”
Combined, those 6 in 10 Americans who don’t buy into his climate alarmism make it
politically difficult for Obama to achieve his dream.
His solution? A new
initiative to make sure the nation’s public schools sing the “right” tune on global
It' Not Over
Posted on December 5 - from Chuck Baldwin
[Ed. note: You and are still breathing, folks, so, IT’S NOT OVER]
That America is spiraling on a collision course with calamity seems certain. We seem to
be ignoring virtually all of the lessons of history, and, well, you know what one fellow
said about the folly of doing that. I join the consensus of patriots and freedom-lovers
throughout the country who believe America’s future is filled with all sorts of stormy
weather. As a matter of fact, the storms are all around us already.
For one thing, most of the people who should be helping us in the freedom fight cannot
see past the end of their ballot. They think, as long as they elect “conservatives” to
public office, all is well with the world. And since the GOP now controls both houses of
Congress in Washington, D.C., the vast majority of our good brothers and sisters are
already all tucked in for extended hibernation. They will reemerge from under their
blankets about three months before the general election in 2016 and start screaming their
support for whomever the neocon candidate happens to be. Why, they are already ignoring
the fact that the precious Republicans they just elected to the House and Senate a few
weeks ago are already signaling that they will to do NOTHING to thwart Barack Obama’s
executive amnesty, which was the single most defining issue that helped give the Congress
to the GOP. Republicans on Capitol Hill are famous for doing NOTHING to fulfill the
promises they made on the campaign trail to their constituents. And Republican voters are
famous for reelecting them anyway. Good grief! Republicans in South Carolina can’t even
get rid of Lindsey Graham; and Republicans in Arizona can’t even get rid of John McCain.
Even the great Republican “conservative,” Mitt Romney, is now on record saying that the
GOP should “swallow hard” and pass a PERMANENT amnesty bill. And even though he says he is
not running for President in two years, he continues to be the frontrunner in most of the
GOP preference polls. What does that tell you?
8 Unbelievably Heartbreaking Quotes From Women Who Aborted Their Babies
Posted on December 4 - from LifeNews
[Ed. note: Abortion isn’t something someone does one day. It lasts a
We as a society are constantly bombarded with the pro-choice rhetoric that abortion is
sometimes necessary. We also hear the words of post-abortive women like Cecile Richards who
will say that their abortions were the right thing to do. But whether they are stuffing
down their emotions or just plain lying, abortion is never a happy ending.
It kills a child and leaves a mother to live the rest of her life with the knowledge
that she took her child’s life. Nothing brings that pain to light better than the words
directly from the mouths of everyday post-abortive mothers who are ignored by the major
media outlets. Unlike Richards, these women have nothing to gain from sharing their
stories. They only hope to help other mothers choose life.
Lori Nerad, Former National President of Women Exploited by Abortion:
“Two weeks after the abortion, I went into labor. I staggered into the bathroom. And
there, with my husband beside me, I delivered a part of my baby the doctor had missed. It
was the head of my baby. . . I’ll wake up in the middle of the night, thinking I hear a
baby crying. And I still have nightmares in which I am forced to watch my baby being ripped
apart in front of me. I simply miss my baby. I constantly wake up wanting to nurse my child,
wanting to hold my child. And that’s something the doctor never told me I would experience.”
Judge Napolitano: America Is Becoming ‘Dangerously Close to a Police State’
Posted on December 3 - from The Blaze
[Ed. note: When the first rule of government is for government to look
out for itself, it is no longer the servant. It is the master.]
Judge Andrew Napolitano on Tuesday warned that America is becoming “dangerously close to
a police state.”
“The definition of a police state is when the government’s
prime concern is for its own safety, not for the lives, liberty and property of the people
it has sworn to protect,” Napolitano said on The Glenn Beck Program. “That is a very, very
dangerous place in which to be.”
According to Napolitano, America is becoming more of a police state because of the
“over-militarization of the police — which occurred in the last 12 years under the
administrations of George W. Bush and Barack Obama,” but also because of entrenched
“When … the bureaucracy remains the same no matter who the president is, no matter who
the governor is, no matter who the mayor is, and when the attitude on the part of those
unseen people in the government is, ‘Our job is to keep ourselves in power,’ then we have
lost control,” Napolitano remarked.
Common Core Leading to a New Homeschooling Renaissance
Posted on December 2 - from The Truth Dispatch
[Ed. note: The Federal Bureaucracy does not care about your kids. They
only care about the power they can accumulate.]
First, it was the Federal Government’s national overreach in education with President
George W. Bush’s No Child Left Behind nationalized educational standards. President Barack
Obama expanded President Bush’s federal overreach in education with his Common Core
nationalized standards. The federal overreach in education is leading to more national
control over what American kids are learning, but it is also leading to a new renaissance
The Founding Fathers believed that a well-educated citizenry is paramount for liberty and
self-government to survive. However, they never advocated for the Federal Government to
control and dictated to parents what is taught to their children. The Founding Fathers
promoted the importance of a general education, but education was the responsibility of the
parents to educate their children adequately, grounded on the principles and teachings of the
Bible. It was not the responsibility of the government to educate them.
Nationalizing education is not about providing adequate education for kids. It is about
controlling what they learn, what they know, and what they believe. It is about turning
the electorate into pro-government robots who are easily controlled by a central planner.
The Federal Bureaucracy does not care about your kids. They only care about the power they
Obama Incentivizes the Lawless and Penalizes the Lawful
Posted on December 1 - from Breitbart
[Ed. note: Obama criticizes the police and encourages violent protests in
Ferguson. He also restricts our border guards while giving taxpayer funded goodies to those
sneaking across the border.]
In filling in for Rush Limbaugh on his Friday show, conservative commentator Mark Steyn
scoffed at the notion Republicans would handle impeachment well enough to even attempt. The
author of “The Undocumented Mark Steyn” responded a caller’s question about impeachment and
acknowledge that Obama penalizes the lawful, while incentivizing the lawless, but was
skeptical congressional Republicans would do anything about it.
As it pertained to impeachment, he pointed to the impeachment proceedings against former
President Bill Clinton in the 1990s and explained that based upon the Republican Senate
leadership’s handling of impeachment at the time, there is no reason to believe it would be
handled differently this time around.
"I kind of blow hot and cold on impeachment because you're dealing with a political
class that always makes a mess of it,” Steyn explained to a caller. “I sat in the Senate
during the last impeachment trial. That guy should have been impeached as well, and the
reason he wasn't is because it's a joke process. The Senate is allowed to set the rules. You
had Chief Justice Rehnquist, and he didn't do anything but have this sort of Gilbert and
Sullivan robe made up for the occasion."
Peace is a Two-Way Street
Posted on November 26 - from The Truth dispatch
[Ed. note: The Palestinians are the ones who reject two-state peace
solutions that allow Israel to continue to exist.]
The recent deadly attack in Israel on a Jerusalem synagogue is clear evidence that the
Palestinians do not want peace with Israel. As the leader of a sovereign country, Prime
Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is promising tough security measures to protect Israeli
citizens. Pope Francis is evening commenting on the deadly attack, calling it
“unacceptable,” while calling for peace between the Palestinians and Israelis.
However, I am convinced now more than ever that peace is unachievable when you have one
side that does not really want peace. Peace is a two-way street with a common goal of
protecting the natural rights and freedoms of the citizens of each country. The
Palestinians continue to condemn Israel for alleged atrocities against the Palestinian
people, and rejecting every peace deal that creates two independent nation-states side by
Israel bends over backwards to announce to the average Palestinian in the Gaza Strip
when they are attacking a specific building to give them time to leave. They attack Hamas
Palestinians with pinpoint accuracy, even to their disadvantage, in order to ensure the
safety of peaceful Palestinians. Israel would accept peace with the Palestinians in a
heartbeat if the Palestinians really wanted it.
The best way to make a church beautiful is to fill it with people
Posted on November 25 - from Facebook Apostles
[Ed. note: Buildings are just brick and mortar... the real church is the
people - the body of Christ!]
The feast of the Dedication of the Basilica of Saint John Lateran last week was a
twofold reminder of the importance of that church, which is the Pope’s cathedral and, like
all churches, an expression of the unity found in communion with the Successor of Saint
Peter. It is also an important sign that all church buildings are expressions of heaven.
In Jerusalem, our Lord said that if the temple were destroyed, he would rebuild it in
three days. He was speaking of his own body, for buildings come and go but he lives forever.
Yet he revered the earthly temple and became most righteously angry, using a whip to drive
out those who profaned it. Each one of us by baptism becomes a temple of the Holy Spirit,
and the best way to keep that human shrine fit for God is to whip Satan out of it by going
Church buildings are natural lodgings for the supernatural Church, which is why we
should make them as beautiful as possible. Winston Churchill said, “We shape our buildings,
and afterwards our buildings shape us.” The art and skill with which we adorn churches in
turn bring us closer to the Lord. It is not enough to believe in Christ. The acknowledgement
of his divinity must move the soul to worship him. “The devils also believe and tremble in
fear” (James 2:19), because they refuse to worship him. Their fear is servile fear, and not
the holy fear, or awe, that churches should evoke and encourage. It is the difference between
being haunted and being holy.
A free press no more
Posted on November 24 - from Tea Party Nation
[Ed. note: The left wing media will remain silent on the case of a major
Democrat donor who has been indicted for sexual abuse of a minor.]
The free press has been such an important American tradition that our founding fathers
made the right to freedom of the press a part of the First Amendment to the Constitution.
While a number of Presidents would have liked to have muzzled the free press, the press
today is mostly muzzled. The government did not do it to the press. They did it to
Today we have a left wing dictator in the White House who knows the media has
surrendered to him and he can bully them anytime he wants.
After CBS News aired a damaging report which suggested Attorney General Eric Holder had
lied to Congress, the Department of Justice's (DOJ) press director worked overtime to
suppress reporter Sharyl Attkisson's story and called her CBS superiors to complain.
Silencing people is what they do best
Posted on November 21 - from Tea Party Nation
[Ed. note: The real issue with the radical homosexual movement is not
their sexual choice. Like leftists everywhere, they do not want to allow anyone to
disagree with them.]
Anyone remember when the homosexual movement went mainstream about twenty years ago?
All they said they wanted was “tolerance.” They wanted the “same rights”
everyone else had.
Turns out they want special rights. One of the special
rights the homosexual movement demands is the right to silence anyone who dares to
disagree with them.
This includes Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar of the TV show “19 kids and counting.”
From USA Today:
First it was Jessa Duggar and Ben Seewald who shared a newlywed smooch photo.
Then mom and dad, Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, shared a shot of themselves in a major
liplock to show that they're still in love after 30 years of marriage and 19 children. In
posting that shot on Facebook, they encouraged other couples to share their kiss photos,
"God designed marriage to be a loving, dynamic relationship between a
husband and wife for a lifetime. God loves marriage and it is supposed to be full of love,
joy, fun and romance," it said. "We challenge all married couples to take a happily married
picture and post it here."
The Gaystopo has had a cow. They are now pushing a petition on Change.org that demands
TLC cancel the Duggar show.
They don’t like the fact the Duggars stand for
normal marriage. The Duggars may be on to something. Some of their kids are grown now
and so far they seem to be okay.
Obama's Weakness, Ineptitude Are By Design, Part Of The Plan
Posted on November 20 - from Investors Business Daily
[Ed. note: The big question is whether Congress and the Supreme Court
can stop him from doing irreparable damage to America in his last two years.]
Just what happened last week on Election Day? And what is going to happen in the years
The most important thing that happened last week was that the country
dodged a bullet.
Had the Democrats retained control of the Senate, President Obama could have spent his
last two years in office loading the federal judiciary with judges who share his contempt
for the Constitution of the United States.
Such judges — perhaps including Supreme Court justices — would have been confirmed by
Senate Democrats, and could spend the rest of their lifetime appointments ruling in favor
of expansions of federal government power that would make the freedom of "we the people"
only a distant memory and a painful mockery.
We dodged that bullet. But what
about the rest of Barack Obama's term? Pundits who depict Obama as a weak, lame-duck
president may be greatly misjudging him, as they have so often in the past.
Cracks in the atheist edifice
Posted on November 19 - from The Economist
[Ed. note: A mid-ranking official in a big city was recently told that
her Christian faith, which was well known in the office, was not compatible with her party
membership and she would have to give it up. She politely told her superiors that she would
not be able to do that...]
THE coastal city of Wenzhou is sometimes called China’s Jerusalem. Ringed by mountains
and far from the capital, Beijing, it has long been a haven for a religion that China’s
Communist leaders view with deep unease: Christianity. Most cities of its size, with about
9m people, have no more than a dozen or so visibly Christian buildings. Until recently, in
Wenzhou, hundreds of crosses decorated church roofs.
This year, however, more than 230 have been classed as “illegal structures” and removed.
Videos posted on the internet show crowds of parishioners trying to form a human shield
around their churches. Dozens have been injured. Other films show weeping believers
defiantly singing hymns as huge red crosses are hoisted off the buildings. In April one of
Wenzhou’s largest churches was completely demolished. Officials are untroubled by the clash
between the city’s famously freewheeling capitalism and the Communist Party’s ideology, yet
still see religion and its symbols as affronts to the party’s atheism.
Christians in China have long suffered persecutiont. Under Mao Zedong, freedom of belief
was enshrined in the new Communist constitution (largely to accommodate Muslims and Tibetan
Buddhists in the west of the country). Yet perhaps as many as half a million Christians were
harried to death, and tens of thousands more were sent to labour camps. Since the death of
Mao in 1976, the party has slowly allowed more religious freedom. Most of the churches in
Wenzhou are so-called “Three Self” churches, of which there are about 57,000 round the
country. These, in the official jargon, are self-supporting, self-governed and
self-propagating (therefore closed to foreign influence). They profess loyalty to China,
and are registered with the government. But many of those in Wenzhou had obviously incurred
official displeasure all the same; and most of the Christians who survived Maoist persecution,
along with many new believers, refuse to join such churches anyway, continuing to meet in
unregistered “house churches”, which the party for a long time tried to suppress.
Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz Looking for More Customers Via Obamacare
Posted on November 18 - from Life News
[Ed. note: This works because so many of our courts share the anti-Christian
thinking of the ACLU and the perpetually offended.]
In 2009, President Barack Obama promised the American people that Obamacare would not
fund abortion. However, in September, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a
report that showed that Obamacare plans cover abortion and receive taxpayer subsides.
The GAO report also found that nearly all of the insurance issuers sampled are not
itemizing the required separate abortion surcharge on its bills – confirming that the Obama
Administration is ignoring the law’s abortion accounting gimmick. In 2014, taxpayers have
funded over a thousand Obamacare health plans that subsidize abortion on demand—even
late-term abortion—in defiance of the Hyde Amendment the President publicly said he would
This is why it is no surprise that Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion
business, has spent millions of dollars to promote and get people signed up for Obamacare.
As LifeNews previously reported, the abortion giant deployed thousands of canvassers across
the country to get people plugged into the healthcare system.
Additionally, Obamacare created new ways for Planned Parenthood to receive public
funding. In 2013, Planned Parenthood received taxpayer-funded grants to help American’s sign
up for health coverage. The organization has also worked tirelessly for the Obama
administration, which is why he praised the group’s efforts in helping pass the health care
law. At a gala for Planned Parenthood, Obama said. “I know how hard you worked to help us
pass health care reform. You and your supporters got out there—you organized; you mobilized;
you made your voices heard. It made all the difference.”
One 'offended' atheist halts high school concert
Posted on November 17 - from GOPUSA
[Ed. note: This works because so many of our courts share the anti-Christian
thinking of the ACLU and the perpetually offended.]
After traditionally holding its students’ secular fall concert in a local church’s
auditorium for the past four years, one Florida high school recently surrendered to a
demand made by the American Civil Liberties Union over a complaint from one “offended”
atheist parent who felt uncomfortable about the venue.
The ACLU argues that because the facility is regularly used for religious services, the
parent considers the concert location to be objectionable. This is despite the fact that no
religious content was scheduled to be included in the event.
Liberty Counsel, a pro-family legal group, is offering the school legal representation
to fight the ACLU, urging district officials not to cave in to its campaign of intimidation
“This concert is about the kids, not the ACLU or an atheist parent,” proclaimed Liberty
Counsel founder Mat Staver. “As Americans, we put the needs of children first, above the
desires of adults. That is what we do. That is America!”
What’s Going On With Our Police?
Posted on November 14 - from Chuck Baldwin
[Ed. note: Based on current statistical data, you and I are eight times
more likely to be killed by a police officer than we are an actual terrorist.]
What’s going on with our police? More and more, it seems that our men in blue have been
transformed from a friendly neighborhood peace office, whose mission is to protect and
serve, to a hostile military force, whose mission is to harass and intimidate.
I am going to broach a subject in this syndicated column this week that people such as
me are not supposed to talk about. By people such as me, I mean Christians, "conservatives,"
Republican-types, etc. "We" are NEVER supposed to criticize the police--not in any shape,
manner, or form. ANY criticism of all things police (and military, for that matter) is
immediately deemed to be "left-wing," "unpatriotic,” etc. To criticize the police in any
way brings immediate and vehement accusations that one is against law and order or is a
“bleeding heart liberal,” etc. But, in all probability, the vast majority of “our” folks
will simply ignore this column. My observation is “WE” are mostly very closed-minded and
don’t tolerate ideas that are outside the box of what is heard on FOX NEWS or from today’s
However, it is an absolute fact that today’s law enforcement agencies are more and more
being militarized and are becoming more and more hostile to the American citizenry. More
and more, police officers view the American people as “enemy combatants” and are developing
a deeply imbedded “us versus them” mindset. More and more, police officers are behaving
like soldiers, not peace officers. Examples of police abuse are becoming more and more
frequent and more and more severe. If this breach of the public trust is not reined in
soon, it is going to get very ugly in this country.
God Said It, That Settles It: No Common Ground for Christianity and Homosexuality
Posted on November 13 - from BarbWire
[Ed. note: Whether Satan uses a country music singer, a movie star, an
athlete, a CEO or a student editor to say Christianity and homosexuality can have a common
ground, it’s not what God has said.]
Just a few days ago I saw an article where a Liberty University student editor called
for Christians and homosexuals to find “common ground”. My first thought was, “what would
Big Jerry (my nickname for Liberty University founder, the late Jerry Falwell Sr.) think
about this? That thought was quickly overtaken by the thought, What does the Lord think
Immediately I took a walk down my own memory lane thirty-three years ago when I myself
wondered what God had to say about my homosexuality. I had been seduced into it as a college
co-ed and after ten years of lesbian living, somewhere deep down inside I still felt it was
wrong. But was there a Biblical basis for that feeling?
I had been raised in a southern Baptist family with a deacon dad, Sunday school teacher
mom and preacher brother. We were in church every time the door was open but I had never
heard the topic of homosexuality discussed. Perhaps God did not care about homosexuality.
After all Jesus did say “love one another”. Every time the wondering ran through my mind, I
would either justify my life-style or dismiss the thought.
Child Porn Nation: America’s Hidden National Security Threat
Posted on November 12 - from BarbWire
[Ed. note: Child pornography has mushroomed into a giant business,
attracting organized crime. At least 200,000 websites sell such images… and rake in from
$20 billion to $30 billion a year.]
America now produces an estimated half of the world’s child porn. Of all the global
internet servers that host child sexual abuse websites, nearly half are located in the
United States. An estimated 50,000 Americans, at any given time, are on-line trading
images of child sex abuse.
Imagine, for a moment, the number of children raped since you finished your morning
coffee in order to produce half the world’s child porn. Think about the children you know.
Given the numbers, it is statistically impossible that you do not know a child who is
being sexually abused in America today.
When mainstream media does report on the story the message is: Nothing to see here. Move
along, please. Yes, there are a few powerful voices here and there that defend the survivor
or attempt to deepen the discussion but, by and large, American journalists tend to act as
apologists for the sex abuser and move off the story as quickly as possible.
Obamacare architect admits Obama lied about his signature law
Posted on November 11 - from examiner.com
[Ed. note: “Lack of transparency is a huge political advantage,” says the
MIT economist who helped write Obamacare. “And basically, call it the stupidity of the
American voter or whatever, but basically that was really, really critical for the thing
One of the main creators of President Barack Obama's "signature legislation," the
Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACU) a/k/a Obamacare, admitted to colleagues at Massachusetts
Institute of Technology (MIT) that Obama and he lied to the American people. Dr. Jonathan
Gruber, who appeared on national television selling Obamacare to Americans conceded that in
order to gain support for a government takeover of healthcare insurance and distribution it
was necessary to avoid transparency, according to officials with a public-interest group who
discovered the YouTube video of that professor's comments and released it on Monday.
According to the nonprofit American Committment, Gruber reportedly made his videotaped
comments at a special event on the MIT campus and conceded that it was necessary to avoid
transparency to pass Obama's healthcare grab. Dr, Gruber even admitted to lying in order to
help the Obama White House and the Democrats in both houses of the U.S. Congress in order to
get the support of a number of groups and individuals.
"During the intense debate over ACU, the Republicans were denigrated and vilified for
being opposed to the legislation that very few, if any, lawmaker read. In fact, one
congressman, Alan Grayson of Florida, told the American people that Republicans 'want you
to die' because they opposed Obama's monstrosity," said former hospital security director
and police chief, Tony Arcadian. "I believe these people should face criminal charges for
perpetrating a fraud. Eric Holder prosecuted businessmen for less," Arcadian added.
Equality Feminism and Contraception
Posted on November 10 - from The Truth Dispatch
[Ed. note: There are all sort of things taught to the people that do not
have the courage or principles to face reality.]
“There is all the difference in the world between treating people equally and attempting
to make them equal. While the first is the condition of a free society, the second means as
De Tocqueville describes it, ‘a new form of servitude.'” –economist Friedrich August von
Some Americans are old enough (like me) to remember when going on the dole was something
only done when every other option had been tried. Even then, some lingering shame accompanied
that choice, along with determination to get off the dole and return to being self-sufficient
and productive as soon as possible. Such ideas must seem really strange to current
generations, many of whom (particularly the government schooled) have been inundated with
the idea someone owes them something — for nothing, no less; work isn’t necessary, retirement
doesn’t need to be earned, health care should be free, as well as housing, food,
transportation, clothing, birth control! They don’t realize they are kept slaves since they
don’t have to do anything.
It is amazing how many people are thoroughly convinced there are more than enough
workers — who will go on working no matter how onerous it becomes to support the detritus —
to underwrite all the slackers, ever-growing number of fence-sitters, and government
employees on to the cost side of the ledger. I think it less remarkable we have a president
who openly exploits such selfishness and ignorance by taking an American virtue (the free
market) and turn it into a vice, which is what Obama does when he labels our alternative to
his socialist/Marxist vision as an ‘on your own’ society.
Poll: Public Support Drops for Same-Sex ‘Marriage’
Posted on November 7 - from Barb Wire
[Ed. note: Polls like this show a disconnect between the judiciary and government
and the people they are supposed to serve.]
Americans may be tiring of homosexual activists, a new poll on same-sex “marriage”
A Fox news poll shows more Americans now oppose same-sex “marriage” than support it,
though the numbers are still close.
The poll found that 47 percent oppose legalizing same-sex marriage while 44 percent
support legally redefining it, with nine percent unsure, LifeSiteNews.com reported.
LifeSiteNews pointed out that is the second poll in recent months that showed declining
support. A poll conducted by Pew Research shows a five-point drop in support since 2010.
I’m Not Asking Permission To Obey God!
Posted on November 6 - from Sons of Liberty
[Ed. note: It is time, America, to stand up, not to sit down. Not only is
God on your side, but also the laws of our republic.]
This last week my ministry team made national news (again) as we came under fire for
seeking and saving the lost. A deranged “Constitution teacher” physically assaulted my
street team ministry leader for stating that “separation of church and state” is not found
in the Constitution.
We were not breaking the law; we were obeying God and the laws of our republic. The
“Constitution teacher” was breaking the law. How does one see this as a defeat in the face
of an assault on the American way, when we simply need to stand and claim the right that
God gave us? We have God and the law on our side.
For the life of me, my friends, I do not and will not ever understand why the American
people (Christians and patriots) stand back and give victory to those who violate the laws
of our constitutional republic on a daily basis.
Dear Republicans: No One Elected You to Work with Democrats
Posted on November 5 - from Red State
[Ed. note: Working with these people is not what America elected you to
do Republicans. It elected you to stop them.]
As the reality of a Republican wave became imminent last night, a dangerous narrative
began to take hold among the conservative talking heads on cable news and in the victory
speeches of the victorious Republicans. The narrative was that now that the Republicans
have control of both chambers of Congress, it is incumbent upon them to work with Obama
and the other Democrats in the service of “getting things done” and “fixing the broken
My hope is that Republicans reject this patent nonsense for the poppycock that it is.
Not only should Republicans not work closely with Democrats, they should instead keep them
as far away as possible, preferably across a large moat filled with sharp stakes, acid,
and alligators. That way, our side will be safer from friendly fire when we launch the
flaming tar at the remaining Democrats in office.
Let us review the bidding. Republicans ran this year on very little of substance. Their
brand ID is still very underwater with the American public. There is no program right now
that the American public is clamoring for the Republicans to undertake with one exception:
they hate what President Obama is doing and they want Republicans to stop it. Exit poll
after exit poll last night showed that the single most important thing in the minds of the
voters this year was the looming shadow of death Obama cast on all his Democrat allies.