When the righteous increase, the people rejoice, but when the wicked rule, the people groan. Proverbs 29:2 (ESV)


Why the Welfare State Isn’t Well and It Isn’t Fair


Posted on October 25 - from The History of the Future

[Ed. note: Our low information fellow citizens never seem to realize that a government which ceases to administer limited resources put under its control for a specific purpose will instead use its coercive power to ensure that people are given what some bureaucrat decides they need.]

Throughout most of the 19th and 20th centuries Socialism had a fairly precise definition, a somewhat clear program, and a generally agreed upon goal. The definition of Socialism was some variant of Karl Marx’s well known statement, “From each according to the ability to each according to their need.” Socialism’s program was the nationalization of all means of production, exchange, and distribution. Socialism’s goal was the use of all three in a comprehensive plan to bring about some chimera of social justice.

There were two general schools or roads socialists followed to utopia, Marxism and Fabianism. Both were variants of Socialism. They differed mainly in their stated ultimate ideal of a Socialist State and how to get there.

The Marxists said they believed that in a fully Socialist State the State itself would wither away, and all that would be left was a classless society basking in the sunshine of social justice for all. The method advocated by the Communists to achieve this social nirvana was revolutionary change leading to a dictatorship of the working class (proletariat) which ruthlessly exterminated the old society and built the new. Read more...



Pastors Launch Offensive Strike: Flood Houston Lesbian Mayor’s Office with Bibles and Sermons




Posted on October 24 - from Freedom Outpost

[Ed. note: There comes a time when men must take a hard stand and that time is now. Texas preachers have already taken a stand.]

A report is out, in the wake of the city of Houston's demands that area pastors hand over their sermons and communication with their members, saying that there is a national movement of American pastors who are going on the offensive. These pastors are banding together in a theme reminiscent of the Star Wars' saga's "The Empire Strikes Back." Their movement is called, "The Pastors Strike Back."

Pastors from across the fruited plain have decided to come together and voluntarily send Bibles and sermons to Mayor Annise Parker's office.

Former Governor Mike Huckabee called on every pastor in America to do this recently. "I hope she gets thousands and thousands of sermons and Bibles," said Huckabee on his Fox News show Saturday. Read more...



Ebola was October's Political Surprise...Amnesty will be November's Reality




Posted on October 23 - from the Patriot Factor

[Ed. note: Guess who will be hurt the most by Obama's planned 'sweeping' amnesty executive order...it will most assuredly be blacks and poor people is who.]

Well folks Obama's gone and done it...he's pulled the wool over our eyes by successfully diverted and deflected our attention off the upcoming election... diverted our attention off his cleverly 'put on hold' amnesty plan...diverted our attention off ISIS actually surging ahead and gaining ground in Iraq and off Iran moving forward with their nuclear enrichment program...as well as diverting our attention off 'supposed' improving economic recovery numbers that are anything but...and he's done it all by keeping us focused on a virus that (rightfully) scares people to death...a virus known as Ebola.

Ebola...a disease Obama well knows has a high spread and mortality rate yet he is more than willing to bring Ebola infected Africans here for treatment while ordering any of our American troops who happen to contract Ebola...while on his 'supposed' mission to try and halt the virus...to stay in Liberia for treatment...to stay in the very country ill-equipped to treat their own let alone any of ours.

Ebola, Ebola, Ebola...the story de-jour for oh so many weeks now as the Obama controlled media has many glued to their televisions with their 24-hour non-stop coverage over but a handful of cases. Playing down the fact that the 21-day incubation period since Thomas Eric Duncan...Mr. Ground Zero...willfully and maliciously brought Ebola into our country has now passed...playing down the fact that while we wish the best for a complete recovery for the innocent first nurse infected while at the same time continuing to ignore the fact that the second nurse infected is just as guilty as Duncan himself for she too willfully chose to possibly infect others by boarding a plane she knew she had NO business boarding... playing down if NOT outright ignoring the questions that still linger in many minds as to why NO one...absolutely NO one...in Duncan's family who were by his side during the most infectious period did NOT contract Ebola...all this is what the media plays down while still choosing to operate in Ebola panic mode as they hide the fact that Obama and crew have sneakily begun the preparations for issuing work permits and 'green cards' that would allow millions of ILLEGALS to live here and take jobs away from 'We the People.' Read more...



Rand Paul: Religious Freedom Dying at Altar of Political Correctness


Posted on October 22 - from Breitbart

[Ed. note: When sermons are censored or demanded to be produced, then we are in danger. I don't care if the sermons castigate the immorality of instant replay, freedom absolutely requires dissent.]

On October 31, 1517, Martin Luther posted his Ninety-Five theses on the door of the Castle Church of Wittenberg. Christianity was for all time changed by one man's confrontation with authority.

For his audacity, for alleging that one's path to heaven could not be purchased, Luther was excommunicated. It took great bravery to challenge what was then considered to be the ultimate arbiter of God's will. Luther was told, effectively, that his pathway to heaven was foreclosed.

When the Mayor of Houston, sent her legal attack dogs to demand the sermons of ministers who opposed an ordinance that might prevent churches from hiring people who adhered to a traditional faith, my first thought was of Martin Luther and my hope was that someone would, in elaborate calligraphy, stencil the First Amendment upon parchment and nail it to the doors of city hall.

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” Read more...



City threatens to arrest ministers who refuse to perform same-sex weddings


Posted on October 21 - from FoxNews

[Ed. note: Government officials are making clear they will use their government power to punish those who oppose the advances of homosexual activists.]

Two Christian ministers who own an Idaho wedding chapel were told they had to either perform same-sex weddings or face jail time and up to a $1,000 fine, according to a lawsuit filed Friday in federal court.

Alliance Defending Freedom is representing Donald and Evelyn Knapp, ordained ministers who own the Hitching Post Wedding Chapel in Coeur d’Alene.

“Right now they are at risk of being prosecuted,” their ADF attorney, Jeremy Tedesco, told me. “The threat of enforcement is more than just credible.”

According to the lawsuit, the wedding chapel is registered with the state as a “religious corporation” limited to performing “one-man-one-woman marriages as defined by the Holy Bible.” Read more...



Common Core homework: An assignment in frustration for families


Posted on October 20 - from silive.com

[Ed. note: Common Core - making things harder than needed while turning our indoctrinating them in the ways of socialism.]

Ten-year-old Kate Reilly, a fifth-grader at PS 55 in Eltingville, was doing math homework, seated around the kitchen table with her younger sister, Emma, a second-grader at PS 55, and older brother, John, who attends Bernstein Intermediate School, Huguenot.

One of her math problems called for dividing 84 by 7. Looking over her shoulder, watching her jot down pre-alegbriac equations as she successfully solved the problem, her dad, Michael Reilly, just shook his head.

"This is just ridiculous. 84 divided by 7. Why are we making this harder than it has to be? " he wondered.

Frustrated, Reilly posted a photo of the problem to his Facebook page. Within minutes it drew close to 200 comments from equally frustrated, puzzled parents. Read more...



Pedophiles Deserve Civil Rights, Argues ‘NY Times’ Op-Ed


Posted on October 17 - from BarbWire

[Ed. note: This was often predicted - that once the lie that homosexuals were born that way and had no choice was accepted - the argument would move on to even more disastrous perversions - and now we see it.]

What was it that someone said about the slippery slope of special rights for the LGBTIQ community? Well, the cry for civil rights for pedophiles is now official.

Margo Kaplan, who teaches law at Rutgers University, used The New York Times as a platform to opine about the stigma pedophilia carries. The stigma, she laments, makes it difficult for adults with sexual attractions to children to get help.

Pointing to uncited research, Kaplan argues that pedophilia is not a choice but a mental disorder that may have neurological origins, sort of like being left-handed. She also bemoans that our current law is “inconsistent and irrational” in dealing with pedophiles. When it comes to public policies that might help people with pedophilia come forward and seek treatment before they offend, she is troubled that the law omits pedophilia from protection. Read more...



Pastors to mayor: Don’t mess with Texas pulpits


Posted on October 16 - from FoxNews

[Ed. note: “The separation of church and state means that we will render unto Caesar that which is Caesar’s, and we will. But the preaching of the church of God does not belong to Caesar, and we will not hand it over to him. Not now. Not ever.” Update: The city attorney has since recinded the subpoenas.]

Christians across the nation are mobilizing to defend a group of Houston pastors who were ordered by the city to turn over any sermons dealing with homosexuality, gender identity issues or Houston mayor. Their message is simple – Don’t Mess with Texas Preachers.

Dave Welch, the executive director of the Texas Pastor Council, is one of the five ministers who received a subpoena. He said he will not be intimidated by Annise Parker, who is the city's first openly lesbian mayor, nor will he comply with the city’s demands.

“My answer to that is – bring it on,” he said.

Houston’s city attorney issued the subpoenas in a response to a lawsuit filed related to the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (H.E.R.O.), the city's new non-discrimination ordinance, also known as the “Bathroom Bill.” Read more...



You Do Not Ask for Permission From An Atheist to Obey God!


Posted on October 15 - from The Sons of Liberty

[Ed. note: “The Bible is not merely another book … it has and remains an incredibly dangerous book. … I am convinced that the battle for humankind’s future must be waged and won in the public classroom by teachers who correctly perceive their role as the proselytizers of a new faith.]

I know that the atheists, communists and revisionists are working overtime trying to convince you that your forefathers were just like them, but let me tell you friends, nothing could be further from the truth!

They attempt to convince you that your forefathers were ignorant, deists or godless effeminate pansies. If they cannot get away with that, then they just attack you head on with misinformation and unlawful tactics in hopes that you will capitulate.

There are some American people that have now been so dumbed down that they believe that they have to ask an atheist for permission to obey God (Acts 5:29). Read more...



Ryan Zinke: The Greater Evil

Posted on October 14 - from Chuck Baldwin

[Ed. note: Voting for an R simply because they are not a D doesn't always get us what we have in mind.]

Republican hacks are famous for promoting the “lesser of two evils” mantra. The idea goes something like this: No matter how bad or evil a Republican candidate might be, the Democrat candidate is always worse, therefore, in order to keep the worse candidate out of office, meaning the Democrat, one must vote for the “lesser of two evils,” meaning the Republican candidate. Obviously, the only way one can buy that philosophy is he or she must accept the premise that the Democrat candidate is ALWAYS worse than the Republican candidate; however, this premise only makes sense in the smoke-filled back rooms of Republican Machiavellians such as Karl Rove and John Boehner--and in the closed and shackled minds of their slavish GOP robots.

The idea that the Republican Party is a “good” party and the Democrat Party is a “bad” party is just so much horse manure. The fact is that BOTH major parties in Washington, D.C., have routinely turned their backs on the American people, the Bill of Rights, individual liberties, State sovereignty, and constitutional governance for most of the last half-century. And when it comes to building a universal Warfare State abroad and a ubiquitous Police State at home, the Republican Party in Washington, D.C., is far, far worse.

For example, the American people lost far more liberties under President G.W. Bush (a Republican) than we have under President Barack Obama (a Democrat). Bush gave us the Patriot Act, the Military Commissions Act, the indefinite detention provision of the NDAA, and the Department of Homeland Security, and the preemptive war doctrine, just to name a few. Yes, these egregiously tyrannical acts continue under Obama, but he is simply perpetuating what Bush began. Obama may be driving the tank now, but Bush designed it, built it, and test-drove it. Read more...



The Value of Christian Principles

Posted on October 10 - from Virginia Christrian Alliance

[Ed. note: We readily recognize those leaders in our society who are steering us to catastrophe, but where are the Christian leaders who will join together in the battle for truth, to rescue this nation from its inevitable ruinous end?]

Our nation once placed a high priority upon the American family. Parents, teachers and politicians alike viewed the family and its moral and cultural virtues as the most basic building block of society. Parents and government recognized the need for the next generation to observe the basic tenants of their Christian values.

Church was a more significant part of family and society, along with the government, which did what it could to support the parents' values.

The U.S. government has been well-served by generations of young people raised with Christian values. Historically, millions of people have made it their life's ambition to come to this God-blessed land. America has welcomed people from all nations to come here, work hard and experience opportunity and freedom unavailable anywhere on Earth, until now! Read more...



States, People Have a Duty to Resist Judicial Marriage Activism


Posted on October 9 - from Barb Wire

[Ed. note: And if “we the people” do not rise up and use every means at our disposal to restore law and morality to our land, we will be as complicit in the evil of these lawless judges and officials as those officials themselves.]

By now you have probably heard that on Monday, the gutless John Roberts U.S. Supreme Court–the same one that found the patently unconstitutional ObamaCare scheme “constitutional” by declaring it to be a “tax” even though the law itself clearly said it was not, and by declaring an absolute authority for the federal government to do anything it wants so long as that action can be said to involve a “tax…the same one that already attempted to delete legally and duly-passed marriage law at the federal level–took a pass on dealing with counterfeit marriage cases in Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin.

As Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) said, “The Supreme Court’s decision to not review the Tenth Circuit’s ruling in Kitchen v. Herbert is disappointing. Nothing in the Constitution forbids a state from retaining the traditional definition of marriage as a union between a man and a woman.”

He’s absolutely right.

We couldn’t redefine marriage even if we wanted to, any more than we could redefine a dog (call it a cat, but it’s still going to bark), or the sun (call it an orange, but it’s still going to provide light and heat for this solar system), or any transcendent relationship or institution. The grownups in our government (if any remain) should have taken this important opportunity to affirm that truth, or at a minimum, confirm that if governments are going to ignore reality, that ignorance should be brought about constitutionally according to our republican form of government. Read more...



Illegal South American Immigrants Introduce Deadly Virus To U.S. Children…




Posted on October 9 - from The Last Refuge

[Ed. note: Fifth child dies to support Obama's illegal immigration goals. We are to help the poor, but we are not to sacrifice the children God has given us in the process.]

Don’t think this is related to Obama’s Illegal Immigrants? Fortunately 4 months ago we began to assemble the locations of the UAC’s. Overlay the maps and you’ll find the connection. Kansas City Missouri and Chicago Illinois were the first outbreaks identified!

The latest confirmed victim was a four-year-old New Jersey boy, Eli Waller. He died at home on September 25. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) confirmed the cause of death Friday night. But health officials say they have no idea how he contracted the virus. A health official says Eli was “asymptomatic and fine” when he went to bed but died overnight. He had no known preexisting immune weakness.

A 10-year girl Rhode Island girl infected with EV-D68, Emily Otrando, died less than 24 hours after being rushed to the hospital with breathing problems. Three other patients with EV-D68 also died in September. Read more...



Demilitarizing local police

Posted on October 8 - from Conservative News and Views

[Ed. note: What miltary equipment and procedures will you find in your home town?]

A welcome trend has started in small-town and small-county police departments. They are giving back that surplus military hardware they got under the 1033 program. Many have found out it costs them to keep that hardware up, and plenty. But local citizens now also realize when their police get military gear, they become soldiers, not law enforcers. And that threatens their liberties.

Feds do local police no favors

Mother Jones started telling the story on September 30. The Ferguson incident shocked enough people into thinking twice about that hardware. Images of local police, in military-style vehicles, facing down the citizens they are supposed to protect and serve, stuck with people. It shamed the police in San Jose, California, and the school police in Los Angeles, into giving up their military surplus gear. (Or to try to. More on that later.) The San Jose police had true Mine-Resistant Ambush-Protected vehicles (MRAPs). The Los Angeles school police had grenade launchers.

According to Mother Jones, these agencies had enough trouble with that hardware as it was. Under the 1033 program, the Defense Department gives this hardware to the local police, free of charge. But: the feds do not pay for their upkeep. The local police or county sheriffs must do that themselves. And MRAPs, grenade launchers, Lenco Bearcats, and other such hardware cost plenty to keep up. More, in fact, than these small towns can afford. No wonder they find excuses to use that hardware. How else can they justify, or even excuse, all the money they spend? Read more...



The “Civil Discourse” Two-Step

Posted on October 7 - from The Federalist

[Ed. note: Lies should be called lies and there’s no need to assume that well-intentioned plans and proposals will end well, but a healthy measure of forbearance joined with an openness to self-criticism will do more for the cause of republican government than a conservative equivalent of the Big Smathers Lie.]

Toward recapturing spirited republican debate

In a story that would put even Neil Tyson’s recent setbacks to shame, Time magazine reported in 1950 that George Smathers, challenger for the Florida Democratic nomination for US Senate, had said of his opponent in the midst of a bitter campaign:

Are you aware that Claude Pepper is known all over Washington as a shameless extrovert? Not only that, but this man is reliably reported to practice nepotism with his sister-in-law, he has a brother who is a known homo sapiens, and he has a sister who was once a thespian in wicked New York. Worst of all, it is an established fact that Mr. Pepper, before his marriage, practiced celibacy.

Smathers had, in fact, said nothing of the kind. The lines were likely invented by newspaper reporters covering the race–and a little noted, nor long remembered source in the same piece suggested as much. But no matter: the lines stuck, revealing, in the end, more about the mores of its Progressive peddlers and purchasers than those of the supposed rubes it caricatured: the stupid, to-be-silenced majority. A prejudiced critique of prejudice, a slanderous denunciation of slander, eagerly soaked up by cosmopolitans for whom the quote confirmed their every bias about their opponents–a textbook case of the pot calling the kettle black. Read more...



The Question of Islamic Reform

Posted on October 6 - from Frontpage Mag

[Ed. note: We need to know and name what we are dealing with and devise an appropriate strategy to contest and defeat a determined adversary if we intend to ensure our survival.]

Perhaps the major theological problem confronting the revisionist Muslim community today—i.e., those whom we call “moderates” or “secular-oriented intellectuals”—is the canonical scriptures which define their faith and without which Islam would cease to exist. The dilemma for these “enlightened Muslims” is the Koran itself, with its ubiquitous summons to warfare, conquest, enslavement and social and economic persecution of vanquished peoples, which is why they are preoccupied, to the brink of obsession, with the twin concepts of re-interpretation and contextualization.

These meliorists are convinced that Islam is diametrically opposed to something called “Islamism,” that Islam is essentially a “religion of peace” rather than a bellicose imperial movement and that its founding texts therefore invite reinterpretation. This belief can be readily demolished by anyone with a cursory acquaintance with the Islamic literature and a modicum of common sense. For once the incendiary and violent passages are expurgated from the Koran and the Hadith, and the philosophical and political curriculum appropriately bowdlerized, there is far too little left over on which to base a credible and authoritative, world-historical faith. Indeed, as I have argued before, the result would resemble a version of Baha’i’ and could no longer legitimately be called Islam. Re-interpretation is effectively a dead end, a theological placebo swallowed by the naïve or the willfully ignorant who find the strong medicine of reality unpalatable or even abhorrent.

The notion of contextualization fares no better. Here the thesis is that one must adopt a historical or dialectical perspective on the progressive evolution of belief systems. The repugnant portions of the scriptures are understood to apply only to the times in which they were conceived and written. Of course, there is some truth to this contention. The Bible also contains offensive passages which have been despumated with the passing of time. But the difference between the Bible and the Koran is categorical. The former is largely narrative and parabolic in structure and the parts we would regard as objectionable are comparatively few. The Koran, on the contrary—especially the longer, Medinan section—is almost unrelentingly belligerent and exhortative, commanding the believer to slay, conquer, oppress and impose draconian taxes on those who have been subjugated. Read more...



The Question of Islamic Reform

Posted on October 6 - from Frontpage Mag

[Ed. note: We need to know and name what we are dealing with and devise an appropriate strategy to contest and defeat a determined adversary if we intend to ensure our survival.]

Perhaps the major theological problem confronting the revisionist Muslim community today—i.e., those whom we call “moderates” or “secular-oriented intellectuals”—is the canonical scriptures which define their faith and without which Islam would cease to exist. The dilemma for these “enlightened Muslims” is the Koran itself, with its ubiquitous summons to warfare, conquest, enslavement and social and economic persecution of vanquished peoples, which is why they are preoccupied, to the brink of obsession, with the twin concepts of re-interpretation and contextualization.

These meliorists are convinced that Islam is diametrically opposed to something called “Islamism,” that Islam is essentially a “religion of peace” rather than a bellicose imperial movement and that its founding texts therefore invite reinterpretation. This belief can be readily demolished by anyone with a cursory acquaintance with the Islamic literature and a modicum of common sense. For once the incendiary and violent passages are expurgated from the Koran and the Hadith, and the philosophical and political curriculum appropriately bowdlerized, there is far too little left over on which to base a credible and authoritative, world-historical faith. Indeed, as I have argued before, the result would resemble a version of Baha’i’ and could no longer legitimately be called Islam. Re-interpretation is effectively a dead end, a theological placebo swallowed by the naïve or the willfully ignorant who find the strong medicine of reality unpalatable or even abhorrent.

The notion of contextualization fares no better. Here the thesis is that one must adopt a historical or dialectical perspective on the progressive evolution of belief systems. The repugnant portions of the scriptures are understood to apply only to the times in which they were conceived and written. Of course, there is some truth to this contention. The Bible also contains offensive passages which have been despumated with the passing of time. But the difference between the Bible and the Koran is categorical. The former is largely narrative and parabolic in structure and the parts we would regard as objectionable are comparatively few. The Koran, on the contrary—especially the longer, Medinan section—is almost unrelentingly belligerent and exhortative, commanding the believer to slay, conquer, oppress and impose draconian taxes on those who have been subjugated. Read more...



Confronting PC: Some Will Financially and Politically Die


Posted on October 4 - from Lloyd Marcus

[Ed. note: Political Correctness is a horrible destructive cancer eating away at the core of our American culture. The miracle cure is courage.]

I caught a bit of an interview with conservative actor Kevin Sorbo promoting his movie, “God’s Not Dead” on the Sean Hannity radio show. Sorbo lamented that political correctness operatives continue to bully Americans with little push back. He cited a recent incident in which a little girl was kicked out of school for saying “God bless you” when a classmate sneezed, punished for religious talk in school.

My wife Mary told me about a U.S. soldier who was told by a school never to walk his child to school in uniform again. I am sure all of you could share horror stories of political correctness operatives overruling common sense and bullying people into submission.

Admittedly, I continuously rant about this topic. Folks, while I have evolved into somewhat of a sophisticated responsible adult, my roots are in the hood, the projects of east Baltimore. Living in that extremely tough environment, I knew if you did not deal with (confront) bullies, you would forever be their chump. As a 9 or 10 year old, I detested watching bullies push people around. I still detest seeing snooty intellectual liberal wimps with their big microphones and big stages get away with terrorizing people into submission. Read more...



CORRUPTION!

Posted on October 3 - from Chuck Baldwin

[Ed. note: This is just one case... but it is far from being the only one of its kind.]

The foundation of a free republic is equal justice under the law. Take away that fundamental tenet and liberty itself will quickly collapse. Democrat or Republican; liberal or conservative; male or female; Caucasian, Negro, Hispanic, Indian, or Asian; rich or poor; powerful or ordinary; Christian, Muslim, Jew, Hindu, or atheist: they all mean absolutely NOTHING in a court of law. Lady Justice is rightly symbolized with a blindfold over her eyes. In a court of law, there is absolutely no place for racial prejudice, religious prejudice, political prejudice, or personal prejudice. The only thing that matters in a court of law is equal justice under the law. Nothing else matters! NOTHING!

Every judicial race in this country that I’ve ever heard of is a non-partisan race. Candidates for judge run without party affiliation. The obvious reason for this fact is because judges are entrusted to adjudicate the law without political bias or favor. That’s the way it’s SUPPOSED to be, anyway.

However, it has become obvious that too many times our courtrooms exude political prejudice and abject cronyism. It is no hyperbole to say that there are tens of thousands (maybe hundreds of thousands) of men and women in America’s penal institutions who are nothing more than political prisoners. The kangaroo courts of Mao, Stalin, and Hitler have nothing on many of the courts in the United States of America today. Read more...



Lesbian’s Eyes Opened: ‘You Don’t Hate Us!’


Posted on October 1 - from The Sons of Liberty

[Ed. note: Projections have shown that if current trends continue, half of all gay and bisexual men will be HIV-positive by age 50. - The Wall Street Journal, Sept. 25, 2014]

This jaw-dropping revelation is based on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s latest assessment of the homosexual lifestyle. The WSJ report further warns: “Gay and bisexual men represent an estimated 2 percent of the U.S. population but more than half of all people living with HIV and 66 percent of new HIV infections. They are the only population group in the United States for which HIV infections are rising.”

What do you say of an adult or adults who, for selfish political reasons, encourage sexually confused children to adopt a sex-centric identity and lifestyle laced with a 50-50 chance of HIV infection? I’d say they’re guilty of child abuse. Adults are supposed to protect children from touching the red-hot stove, not push their face down on it.

This is true hate

Scripture admonishes, “The wages of sin is death” (Romans 6:23). Unnatural behaviors beget natural consequences. It is hateful to promote a sin-centered lifestyle to children, to anyone for that matter, which leads to disease, death and, unless repented of, eternal separation from God. Read more...



Liberty Counsel Successfully Defends Christian Business Owner over Same-Sex Wedding




Posted on October 1 - from Liberty Counsel

[Ed. note: Is it the representation, the timing, the judge or...]

Mountain Top, PA .-- Liberty Counsel has successfully defended a Pennsylvania banquet hall that refused to host a same-sex wedding because of the owner.'s Christian beliefs. The Inne of the Abingtons, following its long-standing (and perfectly legal) policy, politely refused to host the wedding of a lesbian couple and suggested several alternate venues. After the Inne was unfairly shamed on social media for its stance, a heterosexual couple canceled their 100-guest wedding and reception event. But even though there was not enough time for the Inne to rebook the facility, the couple demanded the return of their deposit, which was nonrefundable under the industry-standard contract.

Having no contractual or legal grounds to force the Inne to take a loss on their cancelation, the couple sued the Inne anyway, seeking not only a return of the deposit, but triple that amount as .damages.. On the day of trial, the judge agreed with Liberty Counsel that the suit was improperly filed and should be dismissed. But rather than let the judge enter a formal dismissal, the couple withdrew their lawsuit., essentially giving up in the face of Liberty Counsel.'s strong defense.

"We are happy to host dinners, birthday parties, or just about any other kind of event regardless of a client.'s sexual orientation, but not a same-sex wedding,". said John Antolick, the owner of the Inne. He added, ".I don'.t want to discriminate against anyone, but my conscience will not allow me to use my business to endorse an event that contradicts God.'s design for marriage." Read more...

“Islamic Extremists” (like ISIS) Reflect the Core of Islamic Thought


Posted on October 25 - from The Historical Context

[Ed. note: The trouble with Christians is that they are not acting according to the core teachings of their faith, while the trouble with Islamic Extremists is that they are.]

Authoritarianism and Oppression

Authoritarianism exists when a person or group of persons attempts to bypass rational dialogue and impose their will upon others through force, intimidation, or manipulation.

ISIS is an Islamic sect that is determined to impose an Islamic way of life (according to their understanding of Islam) upon a significant portion of the world, and they are quite willing to use violence and oppression in order to carry out their agenda. However, the claim is often made (in the New York Times, the Huffington Post, in books by John Esposito, etc.) that ISIS and similar groups (like Al-Qaeda) are opposed by the vast majority of Muslims and are not, therefore, representative of Islam itself.

I contend that ISIS is in fact representative of the core, or essence, of Islam. Not because I think that the majority of Muslims are violent people. It seems to me that most Muslims are very nice people, just as most Buddhists, Christians, and atheists are nice people. So I am not saying (as many others have said) that Muslims are just more violent that proponents of other worldviews are. If it is true that many Muslims have been violent that would not prove that Muslims are violent people by nature. I do not care to get into an argument about who has been more violent historically: Christians or Muslims. The point I want to make is twofold: Read more...



The Party of Fraud is at it again

Posted on October 24 - from Tea Party Nation

[Ed. note: We know something never change. This includes the need for Democrats to steal elections.]

In Cook County Illinois, the dead vote. Everyone has known that for years. There is even a running joke about people putting a clause in their will that they will not leave their vote to the Democrat Party.

But it appears that Party of Treason and voter fraud is ramping up its efforts to steal elections.

Isn’t it amazing that when these incidents happen with electronic voting machines, they always benefit the Democrats? In 2010, in Nevada, there were multiple reports of voting machines changing Republican votes into votes for Harry Reid.

This is one of the compelling reasons why every election should have paper ballots. At least there is a hard copy to show what really happened.

While this time, the electronic screen showed the vote being given to the Democrat, a more insidious fraud would be for the screen to show the correct vote but the actually vote tallied in the machine’s memory would be the wrong one. Read more...



Obama’s war to kill Americans

Posted on October 23 - from Tea Party Nation

[Ed. note: Liberal heads will explode if we dare mention the obvious and irrefutable conclusion that Obama wants Ebola in America.]

Barack Obama may be opening another front in his war to kill Americans.

The proof is simply stunning and no other conclusion can be drawn.

The Regime is allowing people with Ebola into this nation. They are not even getting a cursory check. The only line of defense is if they tell the truth that they were exposed. Thomas Eric Duncan, the man who brought Ebola to America lied.

Health care workers who are exposed are not being quarantined. In fact, when one of them was showing signs of Ebola, she was told she could fly a commercial airline.

The Regime is sending American soldiers to Africa, right into the Ebola hot zone. They are only getting four hours training in Ebola. Read more...



Modern-Day Abolitionist Sits on the Alabama Supreme Court


Posted on October 22 - from Liberty Counsel

[Ed. note: Not all judges are crazy liberals - Tom Parker proves this point dramatically! Yes, he is from the south.]

Justice Tom Parker, Alabama Supreme Court, is a modern-day Wilberforce, fighting for the rights of the unborn and families.

In the nine years Justice Parker has sat on the Alabama Supreme Court, he has waged a relentless war to defend the unborn, using the very Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion, Roe v. Wade. Supreme Court Justice Harry Blackmun, in writing the majority opinion, made clear, “If this suggestion of personhood is established, [Roe’s] case, of course, collapses, for the fetus’ right to life would then be guaranteed by the [14th] Amendment. The appellant conceded as much on reargument.”

Justice Tom Parker points out that the courts give personhood to the unborn in laws that govern property, healthcare, and guardianship, as well as criminal and tort law. “It is impossible for an unborn child to be a separate and distinct person at a particular point in time in one respect and not to be a separate and distinct person at the same point in time in another respect,” Parker wrote in a majority decision which held that the word “child” in Alabama’s chemical endangerment statute applies to the born and unborn. Read more...



Don't Call Me a Racist!

Posted on October 21 - from Tea Party Nation

[Ed. note: Democrats/liberals/progressives think calling someone a "racist" is the silver bullet that will kill any kind of logical opposition to their nefarious schemes. Too often Republicans - especially those in leadership positions - have fallen for this lie and crawl off and hide when faced with this "ultimate insult". ]

Do you know the difference between someone who is prejudiced and someone who is a racist? No? Many people don’t.

A racist is someone who doesn’t like another person because of their skin color. If you are prejudiced toward someone you are biased or intolerant of them for reasons other than their color. Often in the past the terms “racist” and “prejudiced” were used interchangeably. I haven’t heard the word “prejudiced” used that way in a long time. I’m not racist but I am prejudiced. Let me explain that.

As Conservative American patriots, we are often referred to in the media and by liberals as “racists” because we don’t agree with them on many issues. They find it very easy to fling that word at us because they think of it as the ultimate insult. In my opinion, they are showing themselves to be prejudiced against us because we think differently than they do. Their attitude has nothing to do with our color – they simply don’t like us because we are not automatons blindly following the leader. Read more...



Oath Upheld: Nashville Cops Refused Secret Service Request for Illegal Search of Obama Critic




Posted on October 20 - from Ben Swann

[Ed. note: Just how deep does the corruption and/or incompetence run in the formerly spotless Secret Service?]

Williams’ report notes that, in January of 2013, Secret Service agents working out of the Nashville field office visited the home of the resident who made the Facebook postings and knocked on his door. Then, an agent called local police and asked for backup, stating that the individual was refusing to let them in without a warrant and appeared to be armed. When Nashville police arrived, they informed the Secret Service agents that the man in question is a licensed gun owner, did not violate the law, and that a warrant would be required in order to investigate further. Chief Anderson said in his letter, “one of the agents then asked a [Nashville police] sergeant to ‘wave a piece of paper’ in an apparent effort to dupe the resident into thinking that they indeed had a warrant.” Faced with a request to violate their oath of office and the rights of a citizen, the officers with the Metro Nashville Police Department flatly refused and left the scene.

Chief Anderson, upset that his officers were asked to violate a citizen’s rights in a way that could have escalated into a dangerous situation, contacted then Secret Service Director Julia Pierson and Assistant Director A.T. Smith to file a complaint. Pierson did not reply to Anderson, but Smith did so in a demeaning tone, essentially telling Nashville’s police chief to “mind [his] own affairs” and refusing to investigate the incident.

An angry Anderson then met with officials in the Secret Service’s Nashville field office and asked, “Do you think it is appropriate to wave a piece of paper in the air and tell him you have a warrant when you do not have a warrant?” In his letter, Anderson noted that an unnamed Secret Service official replied, “I don’t know. I’m not a lawyer.” Anderson then inquired as to why Secret Service agents would request that Nashville police falsify a warrant if they felt that it was something that they had lawful authority to do, implying that merely by asking, the agents were demonstrating their understanding that they were making an illegal request. Anderson noted that his “complaint was not well-received” and that officials would not offer any reassurance that similar incidents would be prevented in the future. Read more...



Documents Reveal that Fast and Furious Rifle Was Used in 2013 Phoenix Gang-Style Assault




Posted on October 18 - from TeaParty.org

[Ed. note: “Our lawsuit against Phoenix exposed how the Obama cover-up of Fast and Furious is ongoing. Eric Holder’s Department of Justice is a mess. It has endangered the public and is engaged in an ongoing cover-up of its insanely reckless Fast and Furious gun-running operation.]

Judicial Watch today announced that, based on information uncovered through a Judicial Watch public records lawsuit against the City of Phoenix, the U.S. Congress has confirmed that an AK 47 rifle used in a July 29, 2013, gang-style assault on an apartment building that left two people wounded was part of the Obama Department of Justice (DOJ) Operation Fast and Furious gunrunning program.

An October 16 letter sent from Sen. Charles Grassley (R-IA) and Rep. Darryl Issa (R-CA) to Deputy Attorney General James Cole discloses that “we have learned of another crime gun connected to Fast and Furious. The [Justice] Department did not provide any notice to the Congress or the public about this gun.” Grassley (Ranking Member on the Senate Judiciary Committee) and Issa (Chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee) detail:

Based on the serial number [1977DX1654] from the police report obtained by Judicial Watch and documents obtained during our Fast and Furious investigation, we can confirm that the assault rifle recovered in the vehicle on July 30, 2013, was purchased by Sean Christopher Stewart. Stewart pled guilty to firearms trafficking charges resulting from his involvement with Operation Fast and Furious … Stewart purchased this particular firearm on December 8, 2009, one of 40 that he purchased that day while under ATF surveillance” (emphasis in original document). Read more...



Incompetence goes viral in Romans 1 America…and yes, it’s okay to notice.


Posted on October 17 - from Fire Breathing Christian

[Ed. note: We have not been hauled off into captivity in a strange land like the unfaithful Israelites of old - we are captives in our own land.]

How can the CDC be so incompetent?

How can Obama fail to stop Air Ebola from rolling in from Africa?

How can State Governors just sort of wait and watch it all happen?

The answer to all of this is: Romans 1

Or, put another way, it’s our fault.

More specifically, it’s the professing church in America’s fault.

We have earned this leadership, these systems, and every figurative and literal plague that has come our way. Read more...



Climate Change Insanity

Posted on October 16 - from Tea Party Nation

[Ed. note: If the EPA is permitted to continue the U.S. might as well just turn off the lights because we are being systematically deprived of sufficient energy. That is the Obama agenda for America.]

I went out for a walk today and enjoyed seeing how the autumn leaves are changing color because autumn, simply stated, is one of the four seasons that affects the Earth. It is part of the change that occurs as it has for billions of years.

The notion that humans have anything to do with autumn or the other seasons or that we should be spending billions of dollars to have any effect on the climate of the Earth is utterly insane.

On October 10, The Hill reported that “The U.S. might make a substantial contribution in November to an international fund that helps poor nations fight climate change, according to Peruvian Foreign Minister Gonzalo Gutierrez.” Does anyone actually believe that any amount of money will change the climate? And yet, there is a United Nations Green Climate Fund. The UN is the locus of the climate change, formerly global warming hoax. Read more...



Our Pathological President

Posted on October 16 - from The Truth Dispatch

[Ed. note: Obama has nowhere to hide on this issue. Everyone knows he is responsible for ending the war in Iraq, and therefore he bears responsibility for the rise of the Islamic State.]

Watch Obama Say Something 16 times on Video… Then DENY Ever Saying It

In 2008, then candidate Obama promised to end the war in Iraq. In 2010, President Obama did just that, precipitously pulling all U.S. troops out of Iraq, despite warnings against such action, and despite the Iraqi Army being far from ready to stand on their own.

During the 2012 election, Obama repeatedly, ad nauseam, reminded everyone who would listen that he personally had ended the war in Iraq, proud that he had fulfilled his campaign promise.

Of course, now that the Islamic State has arisen to fill the vacuum left when our troops pulled out, and the country has descended into a brutally violent mess, Obama is attempting to rewrite history, claiming leaving Iraq was “not my decision,” and blaming the entire mess on Bush, as he has a tendency to do. Read more...



An Ebola outbreak would be advantageous for globalists


Posted on October 15 - from Personal Liberty

[Ed. note: Those with stronger immune systems before contraction are more likely to survive and beat back the disease. Government care, for the most part, is not going to save many people either way.]

Regional or widespread war, terrorism, cyber attacks, etc., are all useful vehicles to conjure mass confusion, and can also be used as scapegoats for the eventual downfall of our economy. That said, a viral pandemic truly surpasses them all in effectiveness. All other tragedies could easily be tied to the first “domino” or “linchpin” (as Rand Corporation calls it) of Ebola transmission, but the strategy goes deeper than this.

This is an incredibly useful strategy when used on the ignorant. And as I pointed out last week in my column, “U.S. government fails to stop yet another invasion,” it’s a sad fact that most of the people you meet in this life are fundamentally and functionally ignorant.

So I believe the spread of Ebola may be desired by certain power brokers. Here’s why. Read more...



Danger! The Democrats' Long War on Virtue


Posted on October 15 - from Virginia Christian Alliance

[Ed. note: “Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim the tribute of patriotism who should labor to subvert those great pillars of human happiness.” George Washington, Farewell Address, 1796]

Events of recent weeks have simply reinforced what we all know to be true. America is in serious trouble, domestically and internationally. Spiritually, morally, economically, and politically.

We can find many reasons for how and why this has happened, but they can all be boiled down to this: We have turned our backs on God and are now reaping the predictable consequences.

More specifically, it has also become more and more evident that the Democratic Party is largely responsible for taking us down this wayward path against our will. At both state and federal levels, its leaders are in many instances senseless, shameless, lawless, and some would even say “Godless” in the positions they are taking. It’s time for a change!

Details follow... Read more...



Genetic research abuse?

Posted on October 11 - from Conservative News and Views

[Ed. note: The late Ian Fleming memorably said, in his novel Goldfinger: Once is happenstance, twice is coincidence, and the third time it’s enemy action.]

Herr Doktor Mengele, rufen Sie Ihren Anwalt! Jemand plagiieren Ihre Ideen. No, we’re not trying to invoke Josef Mengele from beyond the grave. But if he ever worried about scientific plagiarism against himself, he might want to get legal advice. CNAV today received a lead on what might be an abuse of power to dwarf anything Josef Mengele or his superiors did. It involves legally kidnapping children with rare genetic diseases to do genetic research on them without parental consent. And whether these specific allegations are true or not, someone ought to change the law that lets this happen, and fast.

Kayla and Hannah Diegel

At 3:15 p.m. EDT, activists advocating for Kayla and Hannah Diegel, aged 10 and 12, sent CNAV a link to a Facebook page titled “A Miracle for Two Sisters.” The page includes photographs of Kayla and Hanna Diegel and a description of their story. They suffer from congenital disorder of glycosylation (CDG). This is a disorder of mitochondria, the “power plants” of living cells. Justina Pelletier, the Connecticut girl who languished for 16 months in a Boston hospital after the Massachusetts child welfare office made her a ward of the Commonwealth, also has a mitochondrial disorder.

The Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) and the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) both have an interest in mitochondrial disorders. The allegation describes these as a highly lucrative area of genetic research. And having two little girls with the same rare disease is like a lottery win for workers in genetic research. Read more...



Christian College Told It Could Lose Accreditation For Its Policy On Homosexual Sex




Posted on October 10 - from Daily Caller

[Ed. note: Never do anything against conscience even if the State demands it. - Albert Einstein]

Inclusiveness and diversity are perhaps valued more in modern American culture and government than any other characteristic — unless of course you’re dealing with Christians. Whether you’re a business like Chick-fil-A or Hobby Lobby or you’re a private organization like the Boy Scouts, there is no denying that taking a traditional Christian stance on sexuality is now a risky endeavor.

The latest to experience the warm and fuzzy hospitality of “inclusive” secularism is Gordon College, a private liberal arts college located in quaint Wenham, Massachusetts.

Like many Christian colleges, Gordon College requires its students to agree to a set of behavioral standards while they attend the school. Students are expected to refrain from “blasphemy, profanity, dishonesty, theft, drunkenness, sexual relations outside marriage, and homosexual practice,” and the college has plainly stated that these actions “will not be tolerated in the lives of Gordon community members, either on or off campus.” Read more...



Homosexual Activist Admits True Purpose of Battle is to Destroy Marriage




Posted on October 9 - from Illinois Family Institute

[Ed. note: Gays and lesbians are free to live as they choose, and we live in a society which roundly applauds them doing so like never before in our history, but they do not have the right to rewrite marriage for all of society.]

Even knowing that there are radicals in all movements, doesn’t lessen the startling admission recently by lesbian journalist Masha Gessen. On a radio show she actually admits that homosexual activists are lying about their radical political agenda. She says that they don’t want to access the institution of marriage; they want to radically redefine and eventually eliminate it.

Here is what she recently said on a radio interview:

“It’s a no-brainer that (homosexual activists) should have the right to marry, but I also think equally that it’s a no-brainer that the institution of marriage should not exist. …(F)ighting for gay marriage generally involves lying about what we are going to do with marriage when we get there — because we lie that the institution of marriage is not going to change, and that is a lie.

The institution of marriage is going to change, and it should change. And again, I don’t think it should exist. And I don’t like taking part in creating fictions about my life. That’s sort of not what I had in mind when I came out thirty years ago.

I have three kids who have five parents, more or less, and I don’t see why they shouldn’t have five parents legally… I met my new partner, and she had just had a baby, and that baby’s biological father is my brother, and my daughter’s biological father is a man who lives in Russia, and my adopted son also considers him his father. So the five parents break down into two groups of three… And really, I would like to live in a legal system that is capable of reflecting that reality, and I don’t think that’s compatible with the institution of marriage.” Read more...



Technology Is Thriving, So Why Are the Feds Strangling It?


Posted on October 8 - from Real Clear Markets

[Ed. note: Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it. Ronald Reagan]

A growing number of economists are describing the current slump as a form of secular stagnation, where diminishing outlets for capital investment have slowed economic growth, reduced the demand for labor and stalled the economic recovery. While the technology sector remains one of the few areas of the economy where innovation and growth continue at a rapid pace, the Federal Communications Commission is moving forward with a series of new rules that may shackle this important part of the economy. From new mandates for municipal broadband to redefining what broadband means, to proposals to turn the Internet into a common carrier, the FCC is working to reshape how Americans connect to the Internet.

In a recent speech before a tech start-up incubator in Washington, D.C., FCC Chairman Thomas Wheeler focused on the need to provide faster broadband connections to American consumers. His comments reinforce the FCC's push for changing the definition of "advanced telecommunications capability" from a broadband speed of 4Mbps to 10Mbps. In fact, Wheeler goes further in his speech, noting that "a 25Mbps connection is fast becoming ‘table stakes' in 21st century communications." Pushing even further, Wheeler states that it is "unacceptable" that 40 percent of American homes do not have access to 100Mbps connections - even though a majority of homes already have access.

It may sound as if the market broadband is flailing when, in fact, it continues to evolve at a fast pace while deploying faster and larger networks. While a 25Mbps connection may be the way of the future, it is well above what the typical user requires today. And it is not as if providers are not upgrading their networks. New players are also entering the game; content providers such as Google are investing in their own networks - a smart, competitive response to changing market conditions. Fiber, copper, cable, wireless and satellite providers continue to expand, spending over $1.2 trillion since 1996 and $75 billion in 2013 alone. Read more...



There is a Time for all Things: A Time to Preach & a Time to Fight


Posted on October 7 - from Sons of Liberty

[Ed. note: A story about John Peter Muhlenberg - pictured above on the right.]

He preached a message on Ecclesiastes 3:1:

“For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven.”

He closed his message by saying:

“In the language of the Holy Writ, there is a time for all things. There is a time to preach and a time to fight. And now is the time to fight.”

This was John Peter Gabriel Muhlenburg, a 30 year old member of the Virginia House of Burgesses…and a pastor.

At the end of his sermon, January 21, 1776, John Peter Muhlenburg threw off his clerical robes to reveal the uniform of an officer in the Continental Army.

Drums began to roll, men kissed their wives, and they walked down the aisle to enlist. Read more...



A Thermonuclear Trumpet

Posted on October 6 - from Break Point

[Ed. note: The cross of Christ is the pro-life apologetic, par excellence. Because the cross is the centerpiece of Christianity, pro-life activism is not an adjunct to the church's mission; it is profoundly emblematic of the very essence of the church's mission.]

Knocking Down the Jericho Wall of Abortion Apathy

The apostle Paul noted that “if the trumpet gives an uncertain sound, no one will prepare himself to the battle.” His point: If what we're hearing doesn't sound to us like a clear call from God, even when it is, we're unlikely to mobilize.

History bears this out. It is precisely what happened with the transatlantic slave trade. One of the reasons it took so long to end that horrific business is that too few Christians believed that God wanted them to actively oppose it. The biblical message they heard on the issue was confused and indistinct, like a trumpet giving an uncertain sound. As a result there was no consensus, no united front, and slavery continued.

It wasn't that the message was not loud enough: Everyone heard the noise that was being made over slavery. It was that the message was not clear enough: The people of God were getting mixed signals and thus weren't sure what their responsibility was.

From abolitionists they heard biblical arguments against slavery. From some clergy, willing for different reasons to justify slavery, they heard other supposedly “biblical” arguments that either sanctioned slavery, or at the very least downplayed how important it was to God that it be abolished. Read more...



The Culture in Washington is Allergic to the Truth


Posted on October 4 - from The Truth Dispatch

[Ed. note: Everyone one these previous educational reform programs emanated from the United Nations organization, UNESCO. Every one of these programs is a propaganda tool designed to dumb down our children and these programs are being remarkably effective to this end.]

Regardless of which political party we are talking about, both the Republicans and the Democrats in Washington are allergic to the truth. They both claim to be seeking the truth, transparency, and accountability when political scandals or foreign crises occur. However, they all blame-shift to hide the truth of what really happened if it puts them in a bad light.

President Barack Obama is the master blame-shifter because he never takes responsibility for actions by his own Administration. Errors or wrongdoings are either never his fault or he never knew what his Administration was doing. President Obama’s latest blame shifting takes aim at the intelligence community for allegedly underestimating the Islamic State militants.

The culture of corruption in Washington will never change so long as Washington continues its practice of blame shifting. We will never learn the truth about Islamic militant ideology when our politicians and bureaucrats are too busy blame shifting their way out of their mistakes. Blame shifting does not allow us to recognize our own problems and the truth, so that we can move on and develop a real strategy to defeat these Islamic terrorists. Read more...



Our Children Have Been Sentenced to 12 Years In Re-Education Camps


Posted on October 2 - from Tea Common Sense Show

[Ed. note: Everyone one these previous educational reform programs emanated from the United Nations organization, UNESCO. Every one of these programs is a propaganda tool designed to dumb down our children and these programs are being remarkably effective to this end.]

Your child has been sentenced and has served nearly a year of their 12 year sentence to a re-education camp. No, we are not talking about a FEMA camp, but we may as well be. Yesterday, Ted Cruz called for the abolishment of the IRS. Although I agree with Cruz that the IRS must go, the Department of Education poses a bigger threat to our nation than does the IRS. We, as a nation, will always have the opportunity to earn our money back. However, when our children miss out on key stages of critical learning, there is often no recovery of what could have been regarding the acquisition of knowledge and key skills such as reading and writing. Our federalized Education system is rotten to the core, the Common Core, that is. Common Core is the latest of the educational fad programs which is supposedly designed to raise American school children’s academic performance. This program is insidious and bad for students and America at its core. This article examines the origins of the modern day intellectual concentration camps that are commonly known as the Common Core program.

One Bad Education Fad After Another

Most any veteran teacher in the public school system will tell you that about every six to seven years, the American educational system embarks on the latest “miracle” designed to fix the low standardized test scores American students achieve in comparison to our international counterparts. Teachers have endured such educational faux pas from Goals 2000, to School to Work, to No Child Left Behind and now we are witnessing the latest in fad in American education, Common Core Standards. Each one of the aforementioned programs threw billions of taxpayer dollars down the toilet, while contributing to the dramatic decrease in student performance. For example, SAT Reading scores, for the high school class of 2012, reached a 40+ year low since the implementation of No Child Left Behind. Read more...



It Is Time to Study Politicks and War

Posted on October 2 - from Tea Party Nation

[Ed. note: I must study Politicks and War that my sons may have liberty to study Mathematicks and Philosophy. My sons ought to study mathematicks and philosophy, geography, natural history, naval architecture, navigation, commerce, and agriculture, in order to give their children a right to study painting, poetry, musick, architecture, statuary, tapestry, and porcelaine. - John Adams]

John Adams did not postulate what would happen when our society studied painting, poetry and music. But we now know what happens to freedom when we forget its price:

What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives every thing its value. Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as freedom should not be highly rated. - Thomas Paine, The American Crisis

I fear that we have returned to the beginning where we must study politics and war to set our nation back on a course of Liberty. Whether the nation will survive intact is not a consideration. The only consideration is that our children must be free. At any cost to us. The voting booth is now exposed as only a source of normalcy bias. Our politicians have been exposed as vain and aspiring men as Sam Adams warned... Read more...



Hospitals Are Cutting Charity Care and Using Emergency Rooms More


Posted on October 1 - from The Independent Institute

[Ed. note: Another ObamaKare victory... forcing people into the clutches of government health care.]

Hospitals, inveterate lobbyists for Obamacare, have responded rationally to its incentives: They have increased use of their emergency departments, and cut charity care.

On Tuesday, NPR had a feature on hospitals’ using online services to allow frequent flyers to book appointments with emergency departments:

Three times in one week, 34-year-old Michael Granillo returned to the emergency room of the Northridge Hospital Medical Center in Southern California, seeking relief from intense back pain. Each time, Granillo waited a little while and then left the ER without ever being seen by a doctor.

“I was in so much pain, I wanted to be taken care of ‘now,’ ” says Granillo. “I didn’t want to sit and wait.”

But on a recent Wednesday morning, he woke up feeling even worse. This time, Granillo’s wife, Sonya, tried something different. Using a new service offered by the hospital, she was able to make an ER appointment online, using her mobile phone.

Isn’t that exactly the sort of thing that Obamacare was supposed to stop? All those newly insured patients are supposed to get timely primary care, nipping their health problems in the bud at low-cost points of care. Back in July, I wrote about this worrying development, and concluded that we might all end up getting our health care in the ED. Well, it looks like that is the hospitals’ goal: Read more...

 

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