DCF Begins to Back Away from its Abuse of the Pelletier Family

Posted by Guest Writer on March 2, 2014 under How | Be the First to Comment

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[Editor's note: There is some good news coming out of Boston. It shows how shining the light of truth on true injustices can help change the world – at least for one fifteen year old girl.]

Boston, MA – Today the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families (DCF) began to back away from abusive treatment of the Pelletier family. The plight of Justina Pelletier and her family has attracted national attention. At the request of her treating physician, Linda and Lou Pelletier admitted their daughter, Justina, now fifteen years old, to Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH) in February of 2013. The family was advised by Justina’s treating physician that they should ask to see Dr. Flores, a physician who had treated Justina before for gastrointestinal problems. Having since become associated with BCH, the admission to the emergency room to see Dr. Flores did not seem complicated.

Now under legal pressure and the scrutiny of the media and the public, which DCF wanted to avoid, DCF has agreed to (1) drop the contempt motion against the father for speaking to the media, (2) not oppose the motion Liberty Counsel prepared to remove the gag order, and (3) provide medical treatment to Justina by transferring her to Tufts Medical Center. DCF also wants to transfer its involvement to DCF in Connecticut, where the family lives. “We are pleased that DCF has finally done what they should have done months ago. But it is unacceptable to have DCF involved anymore. DCF had no business being involved in the first place. DCF must go,” said Mat Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel, who represented the Pelletier family.

“As more of the details of this case come to light, more and more people are becoming outraged. It is unfathomable that this barbaric overreach by a state agency is taking place in America – and in the city that launched the fight for American liberty, of all places,” Staver said.

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From Auschwitz to Churchwitz

Posted by Guest Writer on February 26, 2014 under Why | Be the First to Comment

By: Rolley Haggard

For Millions, Our Steeples Are Smokestacks

Returning home from a recent business trip, I flew over the city purported to have more churches per square mile than any other in America. As I gazed down sleepily at the numberless steeples checkering the landscape and dimly pondered their equivocal significance, I was suddenly startled awake by a strange transformation occurring before my incredulous eyes: The spires of the church buildings had morphed into so many cruciform chimneys belching skyward an almost palpable, smoke-like darkness.

Only the darkness wasn’t smoke. What I saw ascending to heaven from each sanctuary was praise—the grotesquely incongruous praise of Christians worshiping a God they fancied demanded no remorse and no repentance for doing precious little to stop the extermination of the most vulnerable of His children.

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If you’re as old as I am, you will recall: We swore we would never forget the German death camps. We swore we would never let them be rebuilt. We swore we would never let such a monstrously evil thing happen again. Not on our watch. No, not ever.

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Everyone Loves A Police State

Posted by Chuck Baldwin on February 2, 2014 under Why | Be the First to Comment

A few years ago, Reuters News reported that a nationwide poll conducted of the Russian people found that former dictator Josef Stalin was voted the third most popular historical figure. Over one-third of the Russian population participated in the poll.

See the report here:

Dictator Stalin Voted Third Most Popular Russian

Can you imagine? Stalin just might be the greatest mass-murderer in human history. Estimates of the body count during Stalin’s reign of terror range anywhere from 20-60 million, and that doesn’t include the millions of people who were starved, imprisoned, and tortured but who didn’t die. Only China’s Mao Tse-tung rivals Stalin’s butchery. Then, again, many Chinese people still love Mao Tse-tung, too.

How is it that people can laud and honor tyrants and butchers? How can people so easily submit to slavery and despotism?

No tyrant rises to power calling himself a tyrant. Tyranny is never sold as tyranny. Every tyrannical regime of history considered itself to be patriotic and compassionate; and the people who supported and submitted to such regimes considered themselves to be patriotic and compassionate, as well. The police state is never called that by those who promote it; they call it “law and order,” “keeping the peace,” “protecting the homeland,” etc.

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Abortion: America’s National Holocaust

Posted by Chuck Baldwin on January 26, 2014 under Why | Be the First to Comment

Yesterday marked the 41st anniversary of the infamous US Supreme Court Roe v. Wade decision, which, in effect, legalized abortion-on-demand nationwide. The aftermath of this tragic ruling is the deaths of over 55 million innocent unborn babies. It is no hyperbole to say abortion-on-demand is America’s national holocaust. Think about it, every American citizen today, 41 years old or younger, has never known a country that respected and protected innocent human life in the womb.

Consider this, too: when Hitler’s Third Reich was at its zenith, the abortion rate in Germany was 40%. Guess what? The abortion rate in America today is right at 40%. In fact, statistically speaking, the most dangerous place to be in America is not in an automobile without wearing a seat belt, or on a commercial airliner with a potential terrorist on board, but in the womb of one’s mother.

Dr. Bernard Nathanson once headed America’s largest abortion clinic in New York City. He admitted superintending over the killing of 75,000 unborn babies. He later recanted his pro-abortion activity and wrote what may be the quintessential book defending an unborn child’s right to life, “Aborting America.” Dr. Nathanson said, “There is no longer serious doubt in my mind that human life exists within the womb from the very onset of pregnancy.”

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Obama Moves to Weaponize IRS

Posted by Guest Writer on January 13, 2014 under How | Be the First to Comment

By Matt Barber

In 2010 millions of American tea-party constitutionalists, to include the GOP’s Christian base, united in a remarkable grass-roots effort to rein in our unbridled federal government and return it to its expressly limited constitutional confines. As a result, an unprecedented number of counter-constitutionalist lawmakers (read: liberal Democrats) were swept from office.

The Obama administration wasn’t going to take this lying down. Whether it was by tacit approval or via direct order remains largely immaterial. The president quickly and unlawfully politicized the Internal Revenue Service, using it as a weapon against his political enemies. In an explosive scandal that continues to grow, the Obama IRS was caught – smoking gun in hand – intentionally targeting conservative and Christian organizations and individuals for harassment, intimidation and, ultimately, for political destruction.

Not only has Obama faced zero accountability for these arguably impeachable offenses, he has since doubled down. With jaw-dropping gall, his administration has now moved to officially weaponize the IRS against conservatives once and for all.

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Warmers, Please Sit Down And Zip It!

Posted by Larry Miller on January 6, 2014 under How | Be the First to Comment

With a “polar votex” of frigid arctic air plunging North America into record cold temperatures, it would seem to be time to seriously look at the way we permit the global warming prophets of doom to dominate the political landscape. The formerly main stream media hangs on every destructive word hoping the gullible public will fall in line with their plans to rule the world.

The prophets of global warming… or as they have been forced to rename their theory, to climate change… based their thinking on flawed calculations and defective computer models. We have been treated to day after day of news reports of a ship of fools stranded in ice they didn’t believe existed. Yet when faced with the reality of colder weather and nonconforming data, the blind faith of the warmers keeps them moving forward in their quest to extract more and more hard earned in dollars from the American people.

Somehow there is a confidence that this extraction of resources from the common folk – the unwashed masses – would save the planet, as well as fund the ever more powerful and intrusive centralized governments. As with the pseudo-scientists of forty years earlier who were convinced that we were approaching a modern day ice age, the warmers among us are also undeterred by the facts.

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10 Liberal Limericks for 2013

Posted by Guest Writer on December 31, 2013 under Why | Be the First to Comment

By Matt Barber

In clear violation of op-ed protocol, this week I’m suspending prose and having a little good, clean, limericky fun at liberals’ expense because – well, because they just make it so darn easy. (Warning: Some are bad and others worse. Side effects may include groaning, nausea, vomiting and involuntary eye-rolling.)

Here they are in no particular order. Happy New Year, and may God bless you in 2014! (Yes, you too, my liberal friends.)

Duck Flap

There once was a fella named Phil,
With truisms liberals found shrill,
Though they cried for his head,
They got duck-slapped instead,
As old Phil just continues to chill.

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America’s Chief Export: Immorality

Posted by Guest Writer on December 17, 2013 under Why | Be the First to Comment

By Matt Barber

Why are Americans so peeved?

Is it Obamacare?

Well, partly – and in a big way. One wonders, in fact, if that sign language interpreter at the Mandela funeral moonlighted as the lead IT consultant for Healthcare.gov.

But it’s much more than just Obamacare. How do we explain America’s red-level economic and socio-political misery index?

Is it rising unemployment, or the shrinking economy?

Is it explosive debt and deficits, or pervasive government eavesdropping?

Is it the atrophy of individual liberty, or an unprecedented trampling of the First, Second, Fourth and nearly every other amendment to the U.S. Constitution?

Finally, is it the systematic assault on natural marriage and family, or government sanctioning of mass infanticide?

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Misplaced Priorities

Posted by Larry Miller on December 16, 2013 under Why | Be the First to Comment

Wonder of wonders – congress, the house at least, passed a budget that the Democrat controlled Senate will probably pass. That fact tells us pretty much all we need to know about the bi-partisan deal. Paul Ryan, along with John Boehner and company are crowing loudly about how this deal will remove the threat of a government shutdown over budget issues for the next two years.

The continuing resolutions came up far too frequently for the liking of those more concerned with the continuation of the ever expanding government juggernaut than the direction in which it is headed. The recent “shutdown” frightened the Republican establishment and angered the donkeys. Democrats were angry that their beloved bureaucracies were hobbled without a functioning budget. Many Republicans were scared silly that people would blame them for missing out on essential government services. On the other hand, it may be they were also afraid that people would realize that not all these services are quite that essential. Whatever the reason, both parties worked, dare I say conspired, to be sure they could continue to rule over us.

What did we the people get from the deal? We got a budget that fully funds ObamaKare. Spending continues to increase. There are no tax cuts. We are told there is a net decrease in the deficit. Unfortunately that takes place years down the road… which means it will never happen. Of course, the Democrats say they didn’t get everything they wanted. When one has an insatiable appetite for frittering away the taxpayer money, one never gets everything they want. Republicans have put the kibosh on the likes of Ted Cruz – recently identified by as Rasmussen Poll as the world’s third most influential person – not Boehner, not McConnell, not Cantor. Cruz made them look bad, and ineffective as he stood firm during the recent shutdown. Perhaps they think they have neutered him and his fellow patriots by this ploy.

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Get Off The Sinking Ship

Posted by Chuck Baldwin on December 9, 2013 under Why | Be the First to Comment

This column dated November 21, 2013, created a firestorm of outrage and venom from hundreds of pastors and Christians. It was a rude awakening for me, for sure. I have long maintained that the vast majority of today’s pastors and church members are smugly content in abject apathy and indifference. However, after the vehement reaction to the above-mentioned column, I can now state dogmatically that the problem is actually much, much worse than I realized. Today’s churchmen are not merely content to not being involved; they are absolutely committed to not being involved. It goes much deeper than apathy; it is apostasy.

See my November 21 column here:

This Pastor Proves My Point

My email inbox and mailbox filled with vitriolic rebukes from pastors and Christians. I was called just about every dirty name in the book and relegated to the depths of the damned–and those were the mild ones. At the heart of these feelings of contempt is the rejection of Natural Law. It’s not only that today’s pastors and Christians have not been taught the Biblical principles of Natural Law and, therefore, don’t understand it; today’s churchmen have developed a willful and stubborn conviction against Natural Law.

I will even go so far as to say that the majority of our pastors and church leaders today are monarchists at heart. The lack of instruction and understanding of the Biblical principles of Natural Law have created a generation of churchmen who are more than willing to submit to the unnatural laws of tyranny and oppression. Until two weeks ago, I didn’t truly comprehend the depth of this volitional slavery.

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American Psychiatric Association Struggles Again with Classifying Pedophilia

Posted by Guest Writer on December 5, 2013 under Why | Be the First to Comment

Liberty Counsel

Washington, DC—The American Psychiatric Association (APA) has changed the definition of pedophilia again. In the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-V) of Mental Disorders, the APA changed the classification of pedophilia from a “disorder” to a “sexual orientation,” but following the public outcry, APA released a statement that it was a mistake. “‘Sexual orientation’ is not a term used in the diagnostic criteria for pedophilic disorder, and its use in the DSM-5 text discussion is an error and should read ‘sexual interest.’”

When releasing the original DSM-V, APA said it “marked the end of more than a decade’s journey in revising the criteria for the diagnosis and classification of mental disorders,” with collaboration from “professionals from the mental health and medical communities, patients and their families, and members of the public.”

“Clearly, if reclassifying pedophilia was merely an ‘error,’ it would have been caught in the ‘decade’s journey,’” says Mat Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel.

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Fifty Years Ago Today

Posted by Larry Miller on November 21, 2013 under Why | Be the First to Comment

Fifty years ago today I was sitting in a high school math class. Mr. Klingaman, the regular teacher, was snoozing in the back of the room while a young student teacher, Mr. Svanos was explaining about the joys and intricacies of trigonometry. Suddenly one of my classmates stuck his head in the door and blurted out, “the president’s been shot”.

We sat in stunned silence for a few moments as we processed the news. Mr. Svanos talked about the uncertainty of his future. He was in the reserves and didn’t know what the next days would hold when we found out more about the day’s events. We would just have to wait and see.

We moved on to the next class awaiting further news. When it finally came, I was not surprised… not that I had any knowledge of any crazies or conspiracies in Texas. What I did have was a little knowledge of history and what some called a presidential curse. Presidents elected on twenty year cycles tended to die in office. It was William Henry Harrison in 1840, Abraham Lincoln in 1860 and James Garfield in 1880. 1900 victor, Theodore Roosevelt seems to have missed curse. Then it appeared to have started up again in 1920 with Warren Harding, 1940 with Franklin Roosevelt. We all remembered the contentious 1960 contest between Richard Nixon and John Kennedy. Most of us were concerned, then relieved with we heard the news that Ronald Reagan, the 1980 winner, had been shot outside the Hinkley Hilton in Washington.

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The Real Elephant in the Room

Posted by Guest Writer on November 14, 2013 under Why | Be the First to Comment

By David Corbin and Matt Parks

Is Chris Christie ready to face America’s immoral entitlement system?

Republican establishment front-runner Chris Christie’s landslide victory in New Jersey’s gubernatorial election on Tuesday could not have come at a better time for Christie supporters.

Mark Halperin and John Heilemann’s just-released book on the 2012 presidential election, Double Down, documents in a rather unflattering way Mitt Romney’s decision not to select Christie as his vice-presidential running mate. Romney’s team found Christie too large, too loud, and, for many a campaign event, too late. Most troubling for some in the Romney camp was the feeling that there were too many skeletons in Christie’s lobbying closet. One high-level staffer posited, “If Christie had been in the nomination fight against us, we would have destroyed him.”

Halperin and Heilemann report that Romney had two principal criteria in vetting potential running mates: that “they be qualified and immediately perceived as qualified to be Commander in Chief, and that there be nothing in their background that could become a distraction for the campaign.” Christie’s past was a distraction.

But Christie seems to have lost on style points more than anything else, given the marked contrast between his person and persona and those of the athletic, deliberate, altar-boyish Paul Ryan that Romney chose to take to the presidential prom.

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A Lie Is A Lie Is A Lie

Posted by Larry Miller on October 30, 2013 under How | Be the First to Comment

Revelations are coming one after the other that the administration knew that millions would be bumped off of their health insurance plans. This follows one after another assertions that Americans could keep their insurance if they wanted to. This brings up a question of why the citizens were not told the truth about the impact of the president’s signature legislation. Could it be that he knew that the people would reject his redistributionist scheme if they knew that they really couldn’t keep their insurance and that new plans would cost them at least twice as much as their current coverage.

As we are told when we question the domestic spying of the NSA on Americans, if you aren’t doing anything wrong, you have nothing to worry about. We could say the same about the current administration – if they were not trying to do something wrong to us, why do they not give us the straight story.

Everyday we see stories about people living nicely, or just getting by, with their current insurance, but when faced with costs hundreds of dollars more, sometimes over a thousand dollars more per month, their whole financial world falls apart. On top of this, deductibles are moving up from $500 and $1000 to over $10,000. So the real cost goes way above just the insurance expense. They’ve gone up to the point where many working Americans can’t afford insurance, while those favored by the regime – including many in Washington – get theirs partially or totally paid for by the aforementioned working taxpayers.

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Are Americans Ready To Accept A Police State?

Posted by Chuck Baldwin on October 27, 2013 under Why | Be the First to Comment

Are Americans ready to accept a police state? Are pastors and Christians ready to accept a police state? Are Republicans and conservatives ready to accept a police state? Are Democrats and liberals ready to accept a police state? Are there truly enough people left in this country who even understand what a police state is, and if they do, would they really support it?

I can hear many readers shouting, “No!” But I truly wonder just how many Americans have already accepted the police state in their hearts and minds. It is absolutely true that before despots and tyrants can put shackles around men’s necks, they must first put them around men’s hearts. So, just how many of the American people are walking around every day with shackles already around their hearts? How many pastors mount the pulpits with shackles around their hearts? How many teachers enter the classroom with shackles around their hearts? How many State lawmakers walk into their various capitols with shackles around their hearts? How many police officers get into their squad cars with shackles around their hearts? How many military personnel put on their uniforms with shackles around their hearts?

Those of us who are passionate about the freedom fight spend a lot of time discussing and debating the nuances of how best to protect liberty. Except for a precious few, our State governors, attorney generals, legislators, senators, mayors, county commissioners, city councilmen, etc., are doing a fantastically lousy job of honoring their oaths to the Constitution and to the principles contained in our Declaration of Independence and Bill of Rights. Except for a precious few, our pastors, deacons, elders, and church leaders are doing a fantastically lousy job of defending freedom principles. Except for a precious few, our civic and business leaders are doing a fantastically lousy job of defending liberty. And needless to say, you could put the people on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., who are even doing diddly-squat about preserving liberty into an old-fashioned phone booth.

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On Federalist 8: Obamacare and (Bureaucratic) Standing Armies

Posted by Guest Writer on October 24, 2013 under Why | Be the First to Comment

Matthew Parks & David Corbin of the Kings College

The founders’ many warnings about standing armies may seem rather quaint in an age of supersonic jets and ICBMs — or not, when we consider the legions of new bureaucrats about to enlist indefinitely in Obamacare’s army.

Despite the increasing unpopularity of Obamacare and the headlines announcing exploding health insurance premiums in one state after another, the GOP’s smooth operators are counseling conservatives to simply get out of the way. They’re promising to translate the Obamacare “train wreck” into a big 2014 mid-term election victory if the Senate’s “wacko birds” don’t alienate moderate voters by attempting to defund Obamacare. Having been around many a DC block, Republican political professionals suggest, once again, that the prudent fight is just after the next election.

But the Tea Party’s rise and political success suggests that many Americans have had enough of fiddling while Rome burns — and enough of a Republican establishment that talks about our founding principles but seems more interested in leading the next congressional majority that mocks them. Just in time, too. For while success by reformers in states like Wisconsin, Indiana, and Texas suggests that it is not too late for action, Detroit’s bankruptcy (and Chicago’s looming fiscal catastrophe) shows that the clock is ticking.

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Negotiating Alone

Posted by Larry Miller on October 21, 2013 under How | Be the First to Comment

The Merriam-Webster dictionary (online version) defines negotiate as “to discuss something formally in order to make an agreement”. This requires that those involved actually discuss the issues at hand. It precludes the idea that one side enters the process with a declaration that they will not negotiate.

When faced with this situation, the other side is faced with greatly limited options. It requires wisdom, courage and a commitment to achieving a satisfactory outcome. The Republicans attempting to face down Barack Hussein Obama on his signature legislation, unfortunately, had major deficits in all these areas.

To be fair, they were up against an ideological sociopath who believed he would pay no price for shutting down the government and inflicting pain upon the people. The fact that he was willing to follow that path showed that he was unsuited for any position of leadership, but that is a discussion for another day. The fact is that he actually thought it was to his benefit to eliminate services and facilities the public liked and desired. The threat of a shutdown did not frighten the president, realistically, he welcomed it.

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Dates That Destroyed America

Posted by Chuck Baldwin on October 13, 2013 under How | Be the First to Comment

These Dates Forever Changed America For The Worse

Well, Obamacare is now in effect. The decision by Congress to pass Obamacare into law back in 2010 ranks among the most draconian, most egregious, most horrific actions ever taken by the central government in Washington, D.C. This bill rocks the principles of liberty and constitutional government to the core. It changes fundamental foundations; it repudiates historic values. The same flag may fly on our flagpoles, the same monuments may grace our landscape, and the same National Anthem may be sung during our public ceremonies, but it is not the same America. For all intents and purposes, our nation now more resembles the socialist countries of the old communist East Bloc than it does the constitutional republic of the old land of the free.

I was honored to have been invited to be the keynote speaker at the annual meeting of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons recently in Denver. It was a very large gathering of physicians from all over the country. And I can tell you that the doctors I spoke with are all very, very concerned about the future of healthcare in the United States. Take a peek at the condition of healthcare in socialist countries throughout the world or take a peek at the condition of healthcare in our VA clinics and hospitals, and you will get a little feel for what healthcare is going to quickly look like in America.

On March 21, 2010, Congress passed, and on March 23, 2010, President Barack Obama signed the dreaded national health care bill into law, and as such, these dates join a list of dates that have contributed to the destruction of a free America. Of course, there are several such dates, but, in my opinion, the following are the most draconian.

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The Truth Is Revealed

Posted by Larry Miller on September 25, 2013 under Why | Be the First to Comment

The surprising honesty from the generally disingenuous political class gave insight to some and proof to others of the true masters of the beltway bandits making laws in our land. Of course, there was the usual hew and cry from the inflated egos being upstaged by rookie Senator Ted Cruz. The vicious attacks from the Republican leadership and consulting class did not come as a surprise as this upstart from Texas neither conferred with them, nor took their advice, before launching out in an effort to bring congressional action into alignment with the will of the American people.

Of course this illustrates the complete disregard of the constituent welfare we have come to expect over the years. There has to be a reason for this conversion from the role of public servants to national masters – even as members of the minority party.

Various congressmen and senators alluded to this but one Republican fundraiser made it very clear that the big dollar donors don’t like this kind of disruptive activity in Washington. The passion of the Texas senator scares and angers them. Cruz activity is making it difficult for her to pry donations from these moneyed aristocrats. These are people who are effected minimally by negative congressional action, or if they are, they find ways to gain exceptions or exemptions. Yet many are the beneficiaries of a practice called crony capitalism. There WILL be some who benefit from the implementation of ObamaKare, no matter what their party affiliation… and it won’t be the American people.

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What Are They Looking For?

Posted by Larry Miller on September 18, 2013 under How | Read the First Comment

The tragedy at the Washington Navy Yard revealed one more failure on the part of those whose job it is to keep the American people safe. It is reported that Aaron Alexis had some pretty bizarre run ins with police and told his counselor that was hearing voices… voices that weren’t there. Those with the information claim to have passed it on to the Navy. Yet, he kept his security clearance and had unfettered access to the base. When we see so much bad news every day, it is beyond understanding that no one did anything about it.

If this were an isolated incident, we might just call it an unfortunate mistake and move on. However, if it is part of a pattern, we would have reason to wonder what it is that is causing multiple failures.

We saw intelligence from the Russians, and others, about the Tsarnaev brothers prior to the Boston Marathon bombing… yet nothing was done to intervene in their nefarious plans. Then we saw “soldier of Allah”, Nadal Hasan, coming to the attention of the Army several times, yet nothing was done to prevent the tragedy at Fort Hood. The Newtown killer was the object of concern, yet again, he was free to kill young children and their teachers.

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Let Your Yes Be Yes And No Be No

Posted by Larry Miller on September 12, 2013 under Why | Read the First Comment

Doesn’t listening to the words of most politicians just drive you crazy… especially when the media doesn’t push them for straight answers. Most recently, the issue has been Syria, but the habits carry over from almost any issue that faces our nation today. When asked a simple, straight forward question, we often hear the something like, “that is a good question, but the real question we need to address is…” Then the pol goes on to recite his own talking points. For a candidate, it’s called staying on message. For a politician, it’s called keeping your options open… and the people in the dark.

Years ago, Virginia had two masters of obfuscation. When I would call or write John Warner’s office, I would receive a response noting both sides of the issue in question with no indication of what the good Senator’s position would be. Chuck Robb had an even more interesting approach. His letters would come back with a miscellaneous assortment of canned paragraphs that usually had nothing to do with the topic at hand. I guess pharmaceutically altered minds have a rough time focusing on getting work done right.

The Bible has a few things about transparency and the ability to give a straight answer. Matthew 5:37 says “Let what you say be simply ‘Yes’ or ‘No’; anything more than this comes from evil.” (ESV) Of course, governments can’t let everyone know everything that is going on, but elected political leaders owe the people that put them in office the respect of letting them know what they are thinking.

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When It Comes To War, Elephants And Donkeys Think Alike

Posted by Chuck Baldwin on September 8, 2013 under How | Be the First to Comment

Well, here we go again: the warmongers in Washington, D.C., are about to attack another Middle Eastern country.

Ben Shapiro summarized the lunacy of Obama’s war with Syria pretty well in a recent Breitbart.com report. The title of the report is: RUSH TO WAR; BOEHNER, PELOSI, CANTOR, BACK OBAMA ON SYRIA. The report begins saying, “In an incredible display of bipartisan blindness, leaders of the Democratic and Republican parties have now declared their support for President Obama’s proposal for action against Syria. House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) stated on Tuesday, ‘I’m going to support the president’s call for action. I believe my colleagues should support this call for action.’

“House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s alleged use of chemical weapons ‘cannot be ignored.’ She added, ‘Humanity drew the red line, not President Obama.’ She stated, in a moment of almost unbearable irony, that the UN was acting far too slowly, and should not hold up action. She then invoked the foreign policy wisdom of her 5-year-old grandson to support the potential strike: ‘My five-year-old grandson, as I was leaving San Francisco yesterday, he said to me, Mimi, my name, Mimi, war with Syria, are you yes war with Syria, no, war with Syria. And he’s five years old. We’re not talking about war; we’re talking about action. Yes war with Syria, no with war in Syria. I said, “Well, what do you think?” He said, “I think no war.” I said, “Well, I generally agree with that but you know, they have killed hundreds of children, they’ve killed hundreds of children there.” And he said, five years old, “Were these children in the United States?” And I said, “No, but they’re children wherever they are.”

“House Majority Whip Eric Cantor (R-VA) also came out in support of Congressional authorization to use force in Syria: ‘I intend to vote to provide the President of the United States the option to use military force in Syria. While the authorizing language will likely change, the underlying reality will not. America has a compelling national security interest to prevent and respond to the use of weapons of mass destruction, especially by a terrorist state such as Syria, and to prevent further instability in a region of vital interest to the United States.’”

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The “Lesser Evils” I Will Not Vote For

Posted by Chuck Baldwin on September 1, 2013 under Why | Be the First to Comment

After then-Congressman Joe Scarborough convinced me to endorse the neocon Bob Dole for President back in 1996, I vowed to myself that I would never vote for “the lesser of two evils” again. I haven’t; and I won’t.

Almost anytime one hears someone talking about voting for the lesser of two evils, it always means voting for a Republican instead of a third party or independent candidate. The argument is always the same: he or she (the third party candidate) cannot win. Therefore, voting for someone you presume cannot win is “wasting” your vote. I used to believe that, too, but no more.

One could even make the argument that voting for an unprincipled neocon Republican is actually voting for the greater evil, not the lesser. It seems we lose far more liberties under Republican administrations than under Democrat ones. That does not mean that Democrat presidents care more for the Constitution and limited government than Republican presidents. It simply means when Republicans occupy the White House, rank and file conservatives and freedomists go fast asleep. I mean deep sleep. I mean extended hibernation. The two administrations of G.W. Bush are prime examples.

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Has Washington, D.C., Become A Criminal Entity?

Posted by Chuck Baldwin on August 25, 2013 under Why | Be the First to Comment

I recently read a column by Dr. Paul Craig Roberts that was so good I wish I had written it. First, a little bit about Roberts. This is from his official web site: “Dr. Roberts has held academic appointments at Virginia Tech, Tulane University, University of New Mexico, Stanford University where he was Senior Research Fellow in the Hoover Institution, George Mason University where he had a joint appointment as professor of economics and professor of business administration, and Georgetown University where he held the William E. Simon Chair in Political Economy in the Center for Strategic and International Studies.”

His bio continues: “Dr. Roberts was associate editor and columnist for The Wall Street Journal and columnist for Business Week and the Scripps Howard News Service. He was a nationally syndicated columnist for Creators Syndicate in Los Angeles. In 1992 he received the Warren Brookes Award for Excellence in Journalism. In 1993 the Forbes Media Guide ranked him as one of the top seven journalists in the United States.”

And one more paragraph about Paul Craig Roberts: “President Reagan appointed Dr. Roberts Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy and he was confirmed in office by the U.S. Senate. From 1975 to 1978, Dr. Roberts served on the congressional staff where he drafted the Kemp-Roth bill and played a leading role in developing bipartisan support for a supply-side economic policy. After leaving the Treasury, he served as a consultant to the U.S. Department of Defense and the U.S. Department of Commerce.”

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Keynesian Economics 2.0

Posted by Larry Miller on August 19, 2013 under Why | Be the First to Comment

There is been a lot of discussion about the wasteful spending done by our government in the name of John Maynard Keynes. He preached the hair brained ideas that any kind of government spending was good for the economy. It put money in the hands of people who would spend it and stimulate businesses and help the economy. The reality is that it only takes from the hands from the productive people who earned it and could use it productively, and places it in the hands of people who only use it to increase the size and scope of governmental control.

One of the unexpected consequences, to the public at least, is additional wasteful spending in the private sector. A few days ago I received a letter from my mortgage company telling me all about the privacy rights I had and didn’t have. It went into great detail about how I could opt out of some information sharing, but how I had no say about other uses they made of my personal information.

My life is neither better nor worse for having received this correspondence. Yet this irritation was done by one of the fastest growing departments in any business – Compliance. Regulations force businesses into all sorts of non-productive efforts that rarely solve the real or imagined problems Washington believes plague the unwashed masses. None of the hoops companies have to jump through to please Big Brother come without cost. This presents another drag on the economy as money spent to comply with the maze of foolish and sometimes contradictory regulations could usually be spent on more productive pursuits like developing new products and hiring more workers.

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How Will They Know?

Posted by Larry Miller on August 5, 2013 under Why | Be the First to Comment

Many people are amazed at the number of self proclaimed Christians who either support the president of the United States or, at the very least, do not seem bothered by the direction his is taking our country. They support, or at least are not upset by the endorsement of the gay agenda or the promotion of Planned Parenthood. Unfortunately, this is not a surprising result, given the major gaps in the preaching from many pulpits these days.

Most recently, we have seen the Supreme Court give a boost and an endorsement to homosexual marriage. Many Christians appear to have no problem with this, especially those with more libertarian leanings. They tell us that some people are just born that way, or that, if it is a personal choice, that is alright with them. As a political statement, it is something we work with in a free society.

However, supporting and encouraging such behavior, for someone who says they are a follower of Christ is another matter entirely. While we are each responsible for our own actions and knowledge, all too often this topic is never discussed inside church walls.

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What’s With The Republicans?

Posted by Larry Miller on July 30, 2013 under How | Be the First to Comment

It’s difficult to know what to make of our political world. We have the Democrats doing what Democrats do to take from the productive Americans and give to their loyal followers… sort of like Robin Hood in reverse. Traditionally the Republicans have been the loyal opposition. Loyal to the country and opposed to the Dems destructive policies. However, lately things have not been so clear, and it is disturbing to consider why.

We have a majority of Americans making known they want no part of ObamaKare. We have the people clamoring for answers as to why nothing was done to save the four who died in Benghazi. We have an out of control Internal Revenue Service that targets the political enemies of the president. These stories are just the tip of the scandalous goings on in the District of Columbia. Yet, the Republican leadership, other than making a few verbal swipes, does little to stem the tide of dishonesty and destruction sweeping our nation.

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Federal Bureaucracy: Too Big To Fail

Posted by Guest Writer on July 25, 2013 under Why | Be the First to Comment

by Thomas Brewton

Can political liberty survive the aggressive growth of collectivist government?

Tom Emerson emailed me a Wall Street Journal opinion piece by James Taranto regarding the IRS’s actions aimed at blocking conservative groups’ applications for tax-exempt status.  Mr. Taranto concludes :

Abolishing direct taxation [as a way to curb IRS aggression] sounds good to us. But how does one pay for a vast (or even only half-vast) welfare state without it? Abolishing the welfare state sounds good to us too, but even paring it back has proved tough to sell politically. If the welfare state inexorably erodes freedom, that poses a hell of a political problem for those who cherish the latter.

Mr. Emerson asked for my reaction, which is that expansion of the Federal bureaucracy inescapably means diminution of individuals’ political, economic, and social liberties.  People don’t get welfare-state entitlements without paying higher taxes and surrendering some of their freedoms.

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Out Of Cash In The Motor City

Posted by Larry Miller on July 24, 2013 under Why | Be the First to Comment

Ronald Reagan once told us, “No government ever voluntarily reduces itself in size. Government programs, once launched, never disappear. Actually, a government bureau is the nearest thing to eternal life we’ll ever see on this earth!” We see evidence of this all over our nation. Office holders enamored of their position as benefactors of the masses only see the upside of being saviors of the people. In fact, most of the upsides are merely the results of smoke and mirrors.

This city, once a major driver of the US economy and supplier of arms to defeat the Axis menace during World War II, has fallen on hard times as the American auto makers were slow to respond to the import invasion jobs moved elsewhere. Crime and corruption drove still more productive citizens from the city to the point where USA Today reports that there are 78,000 abandoned buildings within the city limits. What was left was a population of the poor and the dependent, all encouraged by the political class who was only too anxious to bring them in as wards of the city.

They responded just as planned by voting these people into power since the sixties… all supported by the unions who received sweetheart deals from the non-adversarial negotiations. It was these deals, along with the unwillingness to size the municipal government to the shrinking population of the city that brought financial ruin to this once prosperous metropolis. While things were going well, the national government could afford to help out… but now, even Uncle Sam is out of money. However, Detroit city council is still expecting to be bailed out of their self induced predicament. This is typical of the progressive left – pressing on to their workers paradise regardless of the obvious failures of their hair brained schemes. They have irrefutably proven the truth of Margaret Thatcher’s words when she said, “The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people’s money to spend.”

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A Suggested Survival List: 2013

Posted by Chuck Baldwin on July 21, 2013 under How | Be the First to Comment

On a recent Facebook post, I noted that it is an absolute certainty that things cannot continue the way they are going for a whole lot longer. I believe we are no more than 8-10 years away from a nuclear war with China and Russia. By the way, I, once again encourage readers to watch the CBS TV series “Jericho” (get the DVDs or watch it on Netflix) to get an idea of how quickly life, and even civilization, would change in such a scenario.

Furthermore, America’s economic outlook is bleak, the current phony surge in the stock market notwithstanding. For all intents and purposes, the US is bankrupt. We are living on borrowed money and on borrowed time. Every honest economist knows this is true and is making personal preparations for the inevitable.

In addition, can one imagine if there was any kind of national emergency? Have we forgotten the Los Angeles riots and New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina? Can one imagine what life would be like if the distribution of Welfare checks suddenly stopped, or if food could no longer be found in grocery stores, or if gas stations were out of gasoline?

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