If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land. II Chronicles 7:14

IRS Chief: ‘Whenever We Can, We Follow The Law’

Posted on September 13 - from the Liberty Crier

[Ed. note: Is this really acceptable in an agency that can take your bank account, your home and your business without a trial? Is this acceptable in an agency with a proven record of attacking their political enemies?]

IRS commissioner John Koskinen probably meant to provide reassurance, but did no such thing yesterday in testimony yesterday. Via The Hill (hat tip: Gateway Pundit)

“Whenever we can, we follow the law,” IRS Commissioner John Koskinen told the House Ways and Means subcommittee on health on Wednesday.

The response was appropriate:

Rep. Kevin Brady (R-Texas), who leads the subcommittee, immediately expressed his concern with the remarks.

“I encourage you to follow the law in all instances,” Brady said. Read more...

Why Obama’s use of the term ISIL instead of ISIS is actually really important

Posted on September 13 - from the Blaze

[Ed. note: Words actually do mean things... and we can learn a lot if we listen to what people say.]

ISIL. ISIS. IS. DAISH. You have probably heard each one of those acronyms at least once over the last several months as the media and politicians attempt to determine the best way to refer to the terror group that declared a caliphate spanning Syria and Iraq.

IS simply stands for the Islamic State, while ISIS stands for the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. ISIL is the acronym for the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, which seems remarkably similar to ISIS. The differentiation between the word ‘Syria’ and the word ‘Levant’ is actually quite significant, however, given the usage of the term by President Obama and his administration.

“ISIS and ISIL. The President is making a big deal out of this is ISIL, right? The Administration wants to call it ISIL,” Glenn said on radio this morning. “Stu, what’s the difference between ISIS and ISIL?” “Interesting fact about the Levant,” Stu responded. “[It] encompasses parts of Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, and a place called Israel.” Read more...

Federal judge envisions 'rape license' for 'right to rape'

Posted on September 13 - from World Net Daily

[Ed. note: The secular progressive concept of utility as opposed any form of tradition and morality carries a price that that falls most heavily on the innocent.]

Judge Richard Posner, a federal judge with the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals, recently become a hero to the pro-”gay marriage” left when, by way of a “legal analysis” free from the troublesome constraints of logic, case precedent, biology, tradition and reality in general, he managed to somehow divine a long-hidden constitutional “right” for two dudes to get “married.” “How can tradition be a reason for anything?” an incredulous Posner demanded last month of attorneys defending marriage protection amendments in both Wisconsin and Indiana.

It would seem that Posner’s contempt for tradition extends to all things sexual, up to and including the puritanical presupposition that it’s always wrong for a man to rape a woman. This idea, according to Posner in his 2011 book “Economic Analysis of the Law” (8th edition), is evidently an equally archaic tradition that, like the institution of natural marriage, needs a significant overhaul.

Posner’s suggestion? Perhaps it’s time the government begin issuing “rape licenses” (I kid you not) since, and based upon an exclusively utilitarian and morally relative cost-benefit analysis, the “right to rape,” for some men at least, “exceeds the victim’s physical and emotional pain.” Read more...

Who Killed Joan Rivers?

Posted on September 13 - from Chuck Baldwin Live

[Ed. note: Of course it is all conjecture at this point, but we see far too many patriots leaving us far too soon.]

Writing for Breitbart.com, John Nolte showed more perspicacity than almost anyone I’ve seen relative to the unexpected death of comedian Joan Rivers. Nolte wrote:

“With the death of Joan Rivers at 81 Thursday, we lost one more icon in a dwindling breed: the comedian who does not seek the good opinion of the powerful media and entertainment elite.

“Just two months before her death, Rivers mocked President Obama as ‘gay’ and First Lady Michelle Obama as a ‘tranny,’ and caught hell for it from the likes of the Huffington Post. Those servants to power chided: ‘Rivers took her “jokes” too far yet again this week, when she hurled a trans slur at the first lady.’”

Nolte continued: “Now Rivers is gone and outside of a handful of comedic insurgents like Don Rickles, Dennis Miller, and Adam Carolla, we're stuck with Politically Correct Palace Guards like Jon Stewart, Sarah Silverman, Stephen Colbert, Tina Fey, Will Ferrell, Lena Dunham, Ricky Gervais, the cast of ‘Saturday Night Live,’ and pretty much everyone associated with Funny or Die--all big government-loving cowards desperate to fit into a comedic class that believes political correctness is a virtue and those who buck it should be held up to ridicule.” Read more...

Mob Rule Economics

Posted on September 12 - from GOPUSA

[Ed. note: As for a "living wage," the employer is not hiring people in order to acquire dependents and become their meal ticket. He is hiring them for what they produce.]

While we talk about democracy and equal rights, we seem increasingly to let both private and government decisions be determined by mob rule. There is nothing democratic about mob rule. It means that some people's votes are to be overruled by other people's disruptions, harassments and threats.

The latest examples are the mobs in the streets in cities across the country, demanding that employers pay a minimum wage of $15 an hour, or else that the government makes them do so by law. Some of the more gullible observers think the issue is whether what some people are making now is "a living wage." This misconstrues the whole point of hiring someone to do work. Those who are being hired are paid for the value of the work they do.

If their work is really worth more than what their employer is paying them, all they have to do is quit and go work for some other employer, who will pay them what their work is really worth. If they can't find any other employer who will pay them more, then what makes them think their work is worth more? Read more...

On the eve of another 9/11: Vigilance, America

Posted on September 11 - from Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

[Ed. note: Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. - George Santayana]

Here we are, on the eve of another solemn anniversary of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Nearly 3,000 people died in the collapse of the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, at the Pentagon in Washington and in a field in remote Somerset County, Pa. Thousands more were injured. The nation, deeply scarred.

All manner of security measures -- liberty restrictions in the name of protecting liberty -- have been in place since then. And no matter if we laud or detest them, the fact remains that the United States has not experienced a major terrorist attack since then.

Which, given the following tale, is nothing less than a miracle. Read more...

The Anti-Christian President in a Post-Christian America

Posted on September 10 - from the Truth Dispatch

[Ed. note: It's been obvious to anyone who has been paying attention... why he even had an anti-Christian pastor.]

Former Governor and Presidential candidate Mitt Romney says that President Barack Obama is out of touch on global issues. Conventional wisdom would indicate that Governor Romney is correct about President Obama’s response to the Islamic State. Claiming that President Obama is out of touch on global issues might be true, but it is a narrow view of President Obama’s foreign policy blunders.

When President Obama was first elected, he globetrotted all around the world on an apology tour to apologize to the Muslim world for America’s alleged injustices against them. Since then, and during President Obama’s presidency, persecution and mass murder of Christians at the hands of radical Muslim Jihadists has been on the rise. The latest fascist antics and attacks by the Islamic State are the most recent attacks against Christians.

How did President Obama respond to the Islamic State’s genocide of Christians? There was no real response of solidarity with the Christians from President Obama. When the genocide of Christians escalated, eventually leading to the beheading of two American journalists, the pressure has become too great to ignore. However, President Obama gives a brief pro-Christian statement, but focuses his entire responses to stand in solidarity with the so-called “moderate” Muslims. Read more...

A Swift Solution to Washington Gridlock: Abolish the Senate

Posted on September 9 - from the Federalist

[Ed. note: ... or we could just repeal the 17th Amendment.]

If political celebrity is your thing, there’s no better club to get into than the United States Senate, the equivalent of Hollywood, Harvard, and the Hall of Fame rolled into one. Sure, everyone suspects that your true sights are set on the presidency, but since for most the criticism is true, it’s easy to feign innocence and not take offense.

Every now and then, however, someone becomes a United States senator because he is truly interested in performing the constitutional duties of a senator. One such person is Tom Coburn, the retiring senator from Oklahoma, which means his suggestion last week that he’d be open to the idea of an Article V convention to take on the nation’s challenges is that much more significant.

Coburn told the congressional weekly The Hill, “I think [George] Mason was prophetic that we would devolve to where the federal government became too powerful, too big, and too unwieldy. That’s why he put Article V in.” Senator Coburn, who, according to the article, “has grown disenchanted with gridlock in Washington,” suggested that approving constitutional amendments creating term limits, mandating a balanced budget, and re-asserting legislative prerogatives would allow the federal government to function properly again. Read more...

Fear of man

Posted on September 8 - from Conservative News and Views

[Ed. note: The fear of man brings a snare… Proverbs 29:25]

All throughout history terrorists of many nationalities and many religious backgrounds have used fear to overcome those they seek to annihilate. In the 20th century the images of German concentration camps reeked with fear so palatable that it can still be felt in decades old film clips. Unfortunately, the inhumanity of man against man is nothing new. As long as man occupies this earth, you can be sure that those seeking to conquer others through persecution and terror will sometimes be victorious.

How do you answer fear?

History, which has taught us that terrorism is nothing new, has also taught us that there are three responses to terror:

1.Submit to it;
2.Run from it;
3.Stand up to it.

As reports of ISIS filled the news, so did reports of the Iraqi army fleeing in terror. These troops were trained in warfare and given the weapons to engage in it successfully. However, no one can give anyone else courage and so instead of staying and facing the enemy, the Iraqis chose to run. The irony is that many were caught by ISIS and promptly executed. In those cases, their fear contributed to the outcome they feared most – death.

How do you answer fear?

The Bible has something to say about fear. Proverbs 29:25 states:

The fear of man brings a snare…

Washington’s power players: Out of touch AND out of voters’ reach?

Posted on September 8 - from Washington Times

[Ed. note: We can't give up because things don't look good... if we do, the evil we fear has already won.]

Power players in Washington, D.C., are out of touch. That’s what disgusted Americans tell the pollsters. What makes it worse is how often they’re also out of reach of the voters.

Yet to hear them tell it, untouchables like the Environmental Protection Agency are actually our BFFs — either Best Friends Forever or Bureaucrats Forever Fining us.

Disapproval of President Obama overwhelms his approval ratings, and Congress has to battle with cockroaches to see which of them is more disliked. Gallup reports the majority of us have been dissatisfied with the direction of the country in every poll since 2004, usually by overwhelming margins such as today’s 76 percent.

Rather than being propelled by this into action, millions of Americans figure it does no good to get involved. What’s the use when Washington’s power players are out of reach by the voters, including:

• Non-elected bureaucrats
• Non-elected judges
• A president immune from voters he will never face again
• Re-election rates for Congress that hover around 90 percent

Tom DeLay: Obama paralyzed by Muslim sympathies

Posted on September 6 - from WND

[Ed. note: Obama does not want to face the reality of the danger and threat represented to the United States by ISIS, and he does not want to admit the connections between al-Qaida and ISIS, because he refuses to understand that we are in a war against radical Islamic terrorism.]

President Obama’s left-leaning political ideology combined with sympathies for Islam acquired from being raised by a Muslim stepfather paralyze him as he faces the threat posed by the Islamic jihadist group ISIS, former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay told WND in an interview.

“In defending America against radical Islamic terrorism, Barack Obama cannot be trusted,” DeLay said.

“Barack Obama was raised a Muslim, and he claims he is a Christian, and I can’t say for sure whether he’s a Christian or not, but he has shown over the last few years that he has great sympathies with Islam,” DeLay explained.

“You combine that with Obama’s political orientation that is far to the left,” he continued, “and you get a president who hates war, hates the military, and you have a formula for military inaction when it comes to combating radical Islamic terrorists like we are seeing in ISIS.” Read more...

The Essence of Christianity

Posted on September 5 - from Break Point

[Ed. note: If we are looking after the least among us... who is less capable than an infant in the womb.]

The apostle James wrote that the essence of Christianity—that which epitomizes “pure and undefiled religion in the sight of our God and Father”—is to care for “orphans and widows in their distress.” (James 1:27, NASB)

Babies aborted are “orphans” in the truest sense of the word, for they have been abandoned, by those entrusted to care for them, to the uttermost, even to death. The sheer number who have been led to slaughter with virtually no opposition even by churches who call themselves pro-life ought to give us pause before we conclude what we have been practicing is, in the sight of God, “pure and undefiled religion.”

As to where James came up with his definition of Christianity—divine inspiration, to be sure. But it also appears he knew his Bible:

Deuteronomy 10:18: He executes justice for the orphan and the widow, and shows His love for the alien by giving him food and clothing. Read more...

Pastors And Churches Violating First Commandment

Posted on September 4 - from chuckbaldwinlive.com

[Ed. note: Does the Bible really say to go along with evil, just because the government tells you to?]

Regardless of doctrine or denomination, America’s pastors and churches are noted for teaching various dos and don’ts to their congregations. Obviously, most churches, regardless of denomination, subscribe to and teach the Ten Commandments. And, depending on the church and pastor, they can even get extremely detailed and lengthy in the don’t department-- including many taboos not covered in Moses’ Decalogue. Don’t wear these clothes. Don’t listen to this music. Don’t shop at these stores. Don’t wear this hairstyle. Don’t associate with these people. Don’t miss church. Don’t fail to give your tithes and offerings. Don’t drink this beverage. Don’t abandon this program. Don’t have these attitudes, etc., etc.

And as a pastor who has been in the Gospel ministry for over 40 years, I also try to be faithful to those principles of Scripture that deal with the negative. Albeit, I hasten to say that I refuse to join the many pastors today who are as guilty as the Pharisees of old in the way they teach the traditions and doctrines of men as being synonymous with the teaching of Holy Writ--which they are NOT.

In fact, the Pharisees were the bane of Jesus’ earthy life and ministry. They were the constant thorn in his side: they rejected his authority; they harassed and harangued him; they constantly tried to incite crowds against him; they ridiculed him; they denigrated his parents; they scorned the place where he lived; they laughed at him; they led conspiracies against him; they repeatedly tried to kill him; and, finally, they crucified him. The Pharisees saw Jesus as a threat to their doctrines, their synagogues, their schools of higher learning, their politics, and, mostly, their position and authority. And he was! Read more...

The Death Of Freedom In Our Schools

Posted on September 3 - from Liberty Crier

[Ed. note: Men fight for liberty and win it with hard knocks. Their children, brought up easy, let it slip away again, poor fools. And their grandchildren are once more slaves. D.H. Lawrence]

No matter what your perspective on the showdown between locals and law enforcement in Ferguson, Missouri, there can be no disputing the fact that “local” police should not be looking or acting like branches of the military.

Unfortunately, in the police state that is America today, we’re going to find ourselves revisiting Ferguson over and over again. Every time an unarmed citizen gets shot by a police officer who is armed to the hilt, or inclined to shoot first and ask questions later, or so concerned about their own safety, to the exclusion of all else, that everything becomes a potential threat, we’ll find ourselves back in Ferguson territory again.

Here’s the thing, though: whether or not it ever gets reported, whether it incites any protests or marches or showdowns of epic proportions, whether it elicits any outrage on the part of the citizenry, Ferguson is already happening over and over again, all around us. Read more...

Parents: Watch For These Red Flags at School

Posted on September 2 - from BarbWire

[Ed. note: Be careful of what the young ones in your life pick up at government indoctrination centers we call public schools.]

As summer winds down, kids don their backpacks and jump on school buses once more. Yet few parents realize what’s about to descend on those innocent heads.

While your children frolicked at the lake, visited Grandma and sang songs at summer camp, the leaders of America’s education system prepared more essential “LGBT” lessons to infuse into the hearts of Chloe, Emma and James. Most will be packed with insidious, Christ-less lies that present great risk to every child’s medical, social and spiritual future.

Grassroots efforts by frustrated parents are trying to eject the leftist Common Core standards, but meanwhile, educators are being pressured to get that “gay” subject in front of as many kids as possible. Consulting the essential wisdom of the Huffington Post “Gay Voices”page, we learn that one high-school social studies teacher who just “came out” as homosexual last year is determined to weave homosexual themes into the classroom wherever possible. His method will be to assume a boy might not be heterosexual, for instance. So when chatting with a male student about dating, he will refer to his possible girlfriend or boyfriend, to make him feel more comfortable. Read more...

Labor Union Accomplishments

Posted on September 1 - from Political Christian

[Ed. note: I have seen first hand the destructive nature of labor unions. There is a reason they are losing membership among private sector workers.]

Since this is Labor Day, I thought it would be a good time to look at the roll of labor unions, not from the theoretical perspective which any honest evaluation would reveal that they function to benefit their members, when convenient, to the detriment of the rest of society, but from personal experience that, somehow, shows exactly the same thing.

As a young man I went to work in a family owned clothing manufacturing business for my new wife’s grandfather in the village of Richlandtown, PA. We made nice quality ladies blouses, a product our open trade policy has since all but destroyed our domestic production. My job included various record keeping and payroll functions along with some production supervision. Included were my periodic sessions with the union business agent as we would review the employment rolls to be certain of dues payment compliance. The business agent was a union thug, more suited for banging heads than using his. He was an amiable enough thug though and we got along reasonably well… about as well can with someone running a form of the protection racket.

The union was the International Ladies Garment Workers Union (ILGWU), at one time, one of the largest unions in the country. The other union in the area was the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union. There was not a whole lot of difference between the two, but Amalgamated shops paid their workers ten cents an hour more, and that differential actually cost us some workers. It may not seem like much, like the seven and a half cents from Pajama Game, but in those days, late sixties and early seventies it was almost unheard of for a woman factory worker to make a hundred dollars in a week. After all, two thousand dollars could by you a pretty nice new car, six thousand would buy you a shiny new Cadillac. Read more...

The Permanently Aggrieved

Posted on September 17 - from Tea Party Nation

[Ed. note: This is about societal control, over every aspect of our lives. I used to be a pick your battles kind of guy, but not any more.]

Welcome to 2014, a year in which being aggrieved on behalf of someone else has become a multi Billion Dollar cottage industry. Buckets of cash are waiting to be raked in by liberals self appointing themselves to speak out on behalf of a group who they feel should be upset about something. The something is not all that important. In fact, the more trivial the better, since defending trivial matters is damned near impossible.

There's nothing more trivial than the logo for a professional sports franchise. It's nothing more than marketing material, and usually means not one thing to anyone outside of its own fan base. So, of course, a group of liberal lawyers decided that in their arrogant opinion, every single Native American ought to be upset, rather than mildly flattered, that a professional sports franchise would want to be identified with their people. Further, they decided, without invitation, that they would level an attack against the horror of that logo and name on behalf of the party who did not have the good sense to be sufficiently aggrieved prior to their having spoken up on their behalf. the result is beautiful, since no one really cares to come out in defense, seeing as how the name Redskins and the accompanying logo only matter to those who make up the fan base, winning a national debate becomes much easier when the debate is one sided. Truly, under normal circumstances, I couldn't care less about what a Football team from Washington D.C. calls itself. Times are changed though, and I recognize a larger picture forming here.

This is about societal control, over every aspect of our lives. I used to be a pick your battles kind of guy, but not any more. Liberals must be fought and defeated at every instance of their trying to inflict their control over us. There is not one positive thing that they've ever contributed to anything, and like any parasite, they'll eventually end up killing the host, which for the purpose of our discussion, is every productive member of our society, those who work and pay taxes. Read more...

Losing the Abortion Debate, Planned Parenthood Abandons the Term “Pro-Choice”

Posted on September 10 - from Life News

[Ed. note: When the pro-choice community frames abortion as a difficult decision . . . It is a tacit acknowledgment that terminating a pregnancy is a moral issue requiring an ethical debate.]

Pro-choice advocates are on the ropes, which is why they’re ditching their sheep’s clothing and baring their fangs. I’ll explain why.

If Roe v. Wade were overturned tomorrow, we would celebrate, right? Well, yes, but not so fast. A fringe element of the pro-choice movement has always insisted that Roe, even though it legalized abortion in the United States, didn’t go far enough. You see, in his majority opinion in the fateful 1973 Supreme Court case, Justice Harry Blackmun established a number of criteria for legal abortion, among them the so-called “viability test.”

According to Blackmun, if a fetus lacks viability outside the womb, it also lacks a component of personhood, and therefore a right to life. In the years since Roe, of course, viability has become a moving target, advancing ever earlier in pregnancy as medical technology advances. Now babies have been successfully delivered as early as 23 weeks, showing just how arbitrary the Court’s viability test is. Read more...

Agenda 21 Simplified – The Standardization of Common Core

Posted on September 10 - from Freedom

[Ed. note: Many in the academic community are more interested in inflicting their vision of heaven on earth on the rest of us than in educating our students in the pursuit of truth... wherever it may be found.]

Hanging in the hallways of Northeastern State University's Broken Arrow Oklahoma campus are signs that state the following: Developing Global Citizens for the 21st century and a Sustainable Future. It's hard to believe because Oklahoma is said to be one of the most conservative states in the union; however, the state's universities are overflowing with hard-core leftists who are attempting to change the worldview of our younger generations.

I specifically remember the very last day of my last class right before graduation. We watched a video that was essentially describing the end game goals of UN Agenda 21, and their plans to use the wealth of the United States to redistribute to third world countries. The video was complete with blaming capitalism and gun owners (of course) for all of the world's problems and it was very convincing in its argument that America owed the world a "climate debt" because of our greedy, industrial society.

I found this very interesting because this was around the same time that Common Core was beginning to appear in the education arena. The point is that Common Core, and education in general, are vehicles through which UN's Agenda 21 will secure its own future. Read more...

‘Armed Patriots’: the Private Citizens out to Secure the U.S. Border

Posted on September 10 - from Tea Party

[Ed. note: “Now, when they’re on patrol, it’s actually peaceful,” said one local resident. “The dogs don’t bark as much. I can actually get some sleep.”]

With binoculars in hand, an assault rifle slung over his chest and a Glock pistol on his hip, a man named Will scans the banks of the Rio Grande looking for anyone trying to cross from Mexico into Texas.

Will is a member of the Patriots, a group of heavily armed private citizens who use displays of force to intimidate people attempting to cross the border illegally. Since early summer the Patriots have patrolled an area near Brownsville, Texas.

“If you spot them and shine your light on them, that lets them know that you’re there,” said the 25-year-old construction worker from Indiana who flew to Texas for a stint with the Patriots. “Nine times out of 10, they’re not going to come over. Read more...

The Rocky Horror Parenting Show

Posted on September 12 - from Barb Wire

[Ed. note: It's time we remove ourselves from this ungodly organization.]

Most parenting “trends” are bad. In general, as a parent, you should strive to be as old-fashioned as possible. Even if your children subsequently rebel against your authority — as, predictably, most kids do — you need to give them an actual authority to rebel against. And then you crush the rebellion like Darth Vader wiping out Alderaan.

Trendy progressive parents nowadays are into gender neutrality. They don’t want to impose oppressive gender norms on their kids because having normal kids is wrong, or something. What trendy progressive parents want is for their kids to be hopelessly confused weirdos, so that the parents then have a “cause” to crusade for. Nothing else can explain this Huffington Post column by Erika Kleinman:

When Gender Norms Didn’t Work for My Kid

I cut my 3-year-old daughter’s hair really short. She had asked me, specifically, “Can you cut my hair like a boy? Really, really short?” At first I gave her a bob. Then a shorter bob. Then finally, when she asked yet another time, I said to myself, “Why am I avoiding this? Let’s do it.” I got out the clippers. Read more...

An Open Letter To My Friends In Law Enforcement

Posted on September 8 - from chuckbaldwinlive.com

[Ed. note: Based on official statistical data, we are eight times more likely to be killed by a police officer than we are by a terrorist.]

When I was a youngster, my dad told me, “Son, a policeman is your friend.” Through his jail and prison ministry, Dad became a personal friend of our county sheriff (two of them, as a matter of fact)--as well as scores of deputies and city police officers. For all of my life, I have taken Dad’s maxim to heart. In fact, for all of my teen years, law enforcement was my chosen profession. I wanted to go into law enforcement real bad. It took a divine call to Gospel ministry to change my plans.

Throughout my adult life, I have enjoyed the friendship of many peace officers. The county sheriff where I lived in Florida made me an honorary deputy sheriff. I still have the credentials to prove it. I count scores (and maybe hundreds) of law enforcement officers around the country as friends. In fact, there are scores of peace officers across the country that financially support my work. I have had kinfolk serve in various positions of law enforcement. Anyone who knows anything about me knows I have been a law and order guy all of my life.

With the above said, it is extremely important that this letter be written, because so many honorable American traditions and customs are being radically and rapidly changed--including the philosophies, standard operating procedures, and rules of engagement of law enforcement. And the change is not for the better.

Let me just be blunt: ever since Ronald Reagan left office, both Republican and Democrat presidential administrations--along with both Republican and Democrat congresses--in Washington, D.C., are turning the United States of America into a giant Police State. And that means that our local and State police agencies are being transformed before our very eyes into the enforcement arm of this burgeoning Police State. And one of the biggest reasons for this growing threat to our liberties is that it seems that you--our local and State police officers and sheriff’s deputies--do not understand that you are the ones that are being used to create this nefarious Police State. Read more...

US Signs Agreement With Mexico Protecting Mexican Workers, Including Illegals

Posted on September 6 - from Tea Party Nation

[Ed. note: Once again, the Obama regime hurts American workers by making it easier for those who have sneaked into our country to take American jobs. Whatever happened to eVerify?]

At a signing ceremony on Friday, the U.S. government, through the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Mexican government to allow Mexican Nationals – regardless of immigration status – to “exercise their workplace rights.”

The MOU is consistent with the “core mission of this commission,” Mexican Ambassador to the United States Eduardo Medina Mora Icaza said, adding “that regardless of national origin or immigration status all workers have rights and there are processes to safeguard them.

“This is what makes this country so great,” the ambassador said.

The four-page memorandum states in the “Overall Objective” section, in part, that its purpose is: “to establish a collaborative relationship to provide Mexican Nationals in the United States with information, guidance, and access to education and training resources to help them understand and exercise their workplace rights, particularly with regard to reducing violations against them under the laws and regulations that are administered and enforced by EEOC.” Read more...

Security Operators on the Ground in Benghazi Say They Were Told to ‘Stand Down’

Posted on September 5 - from the Blaze

[Ed. note: “I strongly believe if we’d left immediately, they’d still be alive today.”]

Five security operators responsible for guarding the CIA station in Benghazi, Libya insist they were told to “stand down” the night of the deadly 2012 attacks, arguing the order prevented them from likely saving the life of Ambassador Christopher Stevens and others.

The claim is made in a new book titled “13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi.” Scheduled for release next week, it is the first public account of the deadly attacks from security personnel who were on the ground that night.

“If you guys do not get here, we are going to die!” a diplomatic security agent shouted over the radio, the commandos say in their new book, according to the New York Times.

However, according to the team, a top CIA officer in Benghazi, who they refer to as “Bob,” told them to “stand down.” Read more...

Feds Punish Business For Engaging In ‘Citizenship-Discrimination’

Posted on September 5 - from Daily Caller

[Ed. note: More proof our government is not working for the benefit of American Citizens.]

A Texas catering business will pay the United States $26,400 for engaging in “citizenship-discrimination,” as part of a settlement with the Justice Department announced Tuesday.

Culinaire International unlawfully discriminated against employees based on their citizenship status, the Justice Department claimed, because it required non-citizen employees to provide extra proof of their right to work in the United States.

Culinaire has agreed to pay the United States $20,460 in civil penalties, receive training in anti-discrimination rules of the Immigration and Nationality Act, revise its work eligibility verification process, and create a $40,000 back pay fund for “potential economic victims.”

“Employers cannot discriminate against workers by requiring them to produce more documents than necessary in the employment eligibility verification and reverification processes,” Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights division, Molly Moran, said in a statement. Read more...

Christianity in class

Posted on September 4 - from Conservative News and Views

[Ed. note: Now the atheists don't want the constitution taught because they sey it is too much of a Christian document - no wonder the want to destroy it.]

The debate on Christianity in class has reached the ultimate irony. Those who object to it, forget one thing: you cannot keep Christianity out of class and still stay historically accurate. Don’t the opponents know that? Or do they?

Christianity in American history

Yesterday, Ricki Pepin published this essay at Political Outcast. He described something that should be out of a movie, except it happened:

I was recently invited to teach a 12-week Constitution course using a room at a local public high school in Springboro, Ohio. The class was open to the public – parents, grandparents, students. A few community agitators seized this opportunity to flex their politically correct muscles by calling in the ACLU and threatening a lawsuit if we did not cancel the class.

The ACLU informed us that if we proceeded with this class we would be violating the students’ First Amendment rights.

Say what? Teaching about the Constitution would breach students’ rights under that Constitution? And why would a class in the Constitution breach students’ rights? Because it would hold too much religious content. Read more...

Fed Vice Chairman Warns: Your Bank May Seize Your Money to Recapitalize Itself

Posted on September 4 - from SHFTplan.com

[Ed. note: Bank liquidity may take precedence over individual property rights.]

At the height of the financial crisis in 2008 the U.S. government forced some of the countries largest banks to take “bailout” funds amounting to billions of dollars in order to keep them from going bankrupt. It was a move designed to not only keep too-big-to-fail financial institutions afloat, but one that would inspire confidence and keep American consumers spending. As a result, the last several years have seen stock markets reach record highs with Americans continuing to rack up personal debt for real estate, vehicles, education, and consumer goods as if the financial crisis never happened.

But the purported recovery may not be everything that government officials and influential financial leaders have made it out to be.

Recent comments delivered by Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer suggest that not only are global and domestic economies still struggling, but the U.S. government itself is preparing financial contingency plans in anticipation of another widespread economic event.

However, this time around, according to Fischer, the government won’t be bailing out financial institutions in need of cash. Instead, failing banks will turn directly to their unsecured creditors when they need money. And within this context, that means you. Read more...

How Are ISIS And Global Warming Connected?

Posted on September 3 - from Tea Party Nation

[Ed. note: Distractions can be fatal.]

As this is happening, in real time all around the globe, our President has made it a point to appear as if he hasn't a worry in the world. In fact, he gave a speech to the American Legion last week in which he told the largest organization of retired former members of the military that in his view, America has never been more capable of fighting her enemies, both foreign and domestic. As Barack Obama continues his fantasy golf trail, playing at all of the terrific courses that appear on every bucket list compiled by anyone who owns a set of clubs, the world around him, that one called reality that you and I live in, burns baby burns.

Many believe that this points to an Obama detached, but I disagree. I wish that our current resident of 1600 Pennsylvania were detached, he'd do far less damage to our nation that way. The fact is however, in that great evil versus stupid debate, the correct answer is yes. Barack Obama's great transformation of America included the destruction of our society on almost every level, and with only a little over two years left to go in his tenure as our chief executive, he's got a lot of work to do. The decimation of our military and our interests around the globe can only be achieved if our forces are demoralized, from the leadership straight down to the guys in the field.

As the budget for our fighting forces is squeezed to levels not seen since the head-in-sand days just prior to Japan's success at awakening the sleeping giant, Barack Obama has identified that real enemy against which, we should be preparing to battle. Global Warming and the Tea Party, those are the real existential threats against the United States. Conservatives singing, "God Bless America," with their hands over their hearts and a totally fabricated non existent hoax are what our military should be standing guard against, and not those peaceful Muslims practicing that more violent form of Jihad, rather than the moderate, "inner struggle," variety. Read more...

This Obama Administration Proposal Would Effectively Authorize Some Americans Seceding

Posted on September 3 - from The Daily Signal

[Ed. note: At worst, the Obama administration’s proposal is unconstitutional, and as a number of U.S. senators have told the administration, it is “at best offensive to the character of a country devoted to the advancement of all its citizens regardless of race.”]

In its latest assault on the U.S. Constitution, the Obama administration is proposing to recognize so-called “Native” Hawaiians as an Indian tribe entitled to separate and become an independent sovereign and to “reestablish” a “government-to-government relationship between the United State and the Native Hawaiian community.”

Such an unconstitutional action would amount to authorizing secession for certain residents of Hawaii.

It would also implicitly authorize government-sanctioned, discriminatory conduct against any other residents who don’t meet the explicit ancestry and blood-quantum requirements to be considered a “Native.” This would balkanize Hawaii, dividing the islands into separate racial and ethnic enclaves, and undo “the political bargain through which Hawaii secured its admission into the Union.”

At the end of June, the Department of the Interior issued an “Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking” that set out the administration’s plan, with the opportunity for the public to file comments ending on August 19. No doubt to its chagrin, the administration encountered strong opposition at a series of hearings the Interior Department held in Hawaii in June and July, with one official from the state Office of Hawaiian Affairs being loudly booed when she declared her support for the plan. Read more...

The Corrupt Obama justice strikes again.

Posted on September 2 - from Tea Party Nation

[Ed. note: Do we wonder why it's sometimes called the Department of Injustice?]

In the almost 240 years of our Republic, there has never been a Department of Justice more corrupt than the current DOJ under the leadership of Eric Holder. Instead of trying to advance justice, the rule of law and the principles of the Constitution, Holder is using DOJ for just the opposite.

The left has adopted a “sue and settle” strategy where left wing groups sue and then the Department of Justice “settles” the case on favorable terms to the leftists.

From Breitbart:
As part of a legal settlement that will allow some illegal immigrants who deported themselves from Southern California to return to the United States, the federal government has agreed to advertise the settlement on various Mexican and Spanish-language media outlets. Read more...

Union Payback

Posted on September 1 - from Political Christian

[Ed. note: Delivering dollars and votes can be very beneficia when one is looking for special advantages and access to those in power.]

On July 10, Barack “I owe these unions” Obama’s Office of Management and Budget issued a policy memorandum to all federal department and agency heads “encouraging” the use of costly project labor agreements (PLAs) that pushed unionized labor to the front of the line when hiring for federal construction projects. This memorandum was issued in coordination with Executive Order 13502 which further clarifies the union preference for projects over $25 million.

These union workers represent only about 16% of the construction labor force, yet after supplying millions of dollars to the Obama campaign and thousands of foot soldiers to execute the political ground game, they are now in the preferred position for the taxpayer financed government projects. Read more...


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