Jesus of Nazareth, Enemy of the State, Executed for Treason - by Jerry
Bowyer - Jesus of Nazareth was executed on the orders of the Roman State.
Method of execution: Crucifixion. The charge under Roman law was treason, and
under Herodian law blasphemy against the Temple. The evidence against this
anarchist was so strong that authorities of both the Roman State and the Kingdom
of Herod concurred with the arrest and execution, and Jesus was subjected to
trial by both governments. And in a rare uprising of spontaneous collective
justice, the mass of people who were gathered for Passover called for his
execution as well. The mob affirmed their loyalty to the state, chanting, “We
have no king but Caesar.”
o The principles
of freedom vs Agenda 21 - By Tom
DeWeese - So to obtain freedom it's vital that we know what the principles
are. There are three, actually. Individualism, private property, and free
enterprise. They are all necessary for freedom to exist. Leave just one out, and
freedom is eroded. ...It can be argued that one can have no other rights without
property rights. George Washington said, "private property and freedom are
inseparable." Property Rights activist and rancher, Wayne Hage said, "Either you
have the right to own property or you are property." And that brings us to the
third principle of freedom – Free Enterprise. Free markets. Capitalism. The
process whereby free men buy and sell and trade the products of their own lives
free from interference. These are the three principles of freedom and these are
what we are fighting for.
...Especially in dealing with Agenda 21 – one of the most difficult
issues of all to understand and defend against. Agenda 21; Sustainable
Development; conservation; planned growth; environmental protection – Agenda 21
comes wrapped in each of these names, and many more. Like spoiling fish, the
wrapping hides the smell. But, as a result, we seem to be drowning in a sea of
endless political fights and issues that affect our actions every day. Where do
these issues come from? Who has time to think them up? Who is advocating them?
Recently a local activist asked me to name six issues that would surprise most
people to learn are directly connected to Agenda 21. (Go to article link
for details on each issue.)
...Issue 1: Global Warming/Climate Change.
...Issue 2: Fear of over population.
...Issue 3: The goal of Agenda 21 is the destruction of the Free
...Issue 4: Cheap Energy is the enemy of the Earth.
...Issue 5: Common Core.
...Issue 6. Healthcare.
...These are the stories that are not usually discussed or
connected to Agenda 21. Americans must understand and connect these dots to
every day policy so that they can understand the root and long term goals of
policies that are affecting them in their personal lives. Agenda 21 is the
"common core" and it has already invaded every corner of our lives.
...But, in the face of the forces of tyranny which we now fight
everyday, if we can preserve our nation's sovereignty and independence and keep
the Bill of Rights alive – a document based on the three principles of freedom –
then frankly that will be an incredible victory. And for our children and
grandchildren to have a hope of living in Freedom – that will be enough.
o ObamaCare Will 'Hit the Fan'
(PatriotPost.us) - Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-MA) actually voted against ObamaCare in
2010, and now he's warning that the law's delayed provisions mean the health
care system's troubles are “going to hit the fan.” In fact, he says, “There are
parts of ObamaCare, or the Affordable Care Act, that were postponed because they
are unpalatable.” For example, he points to the tax on so-called “Cadillac”
plans that goes into effect in a few years, noting that it will be “the first
time in this country's history that we have actually taxed health care.” All of
it spells disaster for Democrats this fall, he predicts: “We will lose seats in
the House. I am fairly certain of that based on the poll numbers that are coming
out from the more experienced pollsters down there, and I think we may lose the
Senate.” Here's hoping he's right.
The Muslim Brotherhood is coming to Your Town - by David
L. Goetsch - I have long believed that the long-term plan of Muslims is to
take over America—not using bullets and bombs—but using the ballot box.
According to godfatherpolitics.com, “With the huge influx of Muslims into the
United States and their vow to take over the nation, it should be no surprise to
learn that the Muslim Brotherhood here in the U.S. is forming its own political
party. They plan to be an important factor in the 2016 elections.”
The political party of the Muslim Brotherhood in America is called the U.S.
Council of Muslim Organizations (USCMO). The USCMO is an umbrella organization
that attempts to pull other Muslim organizations together to multiply their
power and effectiveness. One of the Muslim organizations in the USCMO’s big tent
is the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), an organization with ties
to the terrorist group, Hamas. Yet another USCMO confederate group is the Muslim
American Society, the American branch of the Muslim Brotherhood.
Colonel Allen West, who has sounded the alarm repeatedly about
Muslim intentions in America, had this to say about the USCMO: “USCMO aims to
elect Islamists in Washington, with the ultimate objective of
‘institutionalizing policies’ favorable to Islamists—that is Shariah Law. This
development bears careful monitoring in light of the U.S. (Muslim) Brotherhood’s
recently exposed goal to wage a ‘civilization jihad’ against America that
explicitly calls for infiltrating the U.S. political system and ‘destroying (it)
from within’—an expressed objective from the strategic memorandum.”
...When Muslims like the man in Detroit who complained that he
found an egg hunt insulting to his Muslim beliefs push local communities, locals
should push back. Citizens in Detroit should have told this Muslim complainer
that if he found American traditions and values insulting he should exercise his
freedom to relocate to another country. If you want to stop Muslim extremists
from taking over the United States, refuse to sit back and silently accept these
types of outrages. The preservation of America’s way of life begins with you,
not Congress. Do not allow multi-cultural cowards on school boards to cave in to
Muslims who hate everything America stands for. Speak out on behalf of American
values and your beliefs and traditons. If a Muslim citizen finds American
traditions and values insulting, there are plenty of Muslim countries in the
world who will welcome him with open arms and Shariah Law. It is one thing for
Americans to afford Muslim citizens the freedom of religion set forth in our
Constitution. It is quite another to acquiesce when they demand that we change
our values and beliefs to accommodate theirs.
o March for Marriage Website Now
Live - The March for Marriage will take place in Washington, D.C. on June
19th, beginning at 11:00 am. On the site, you'll find all the resources you need
to get involved and participate in this year's March, including: A
form to get involved in promoting the March for Marriage - whether it be
through your attendance at the March, participation in Lobby Day, attending the
Gala dinner, or joining the Virtual March for Marriage; Information about
organize a bus from your community to attend the March (and if you do want
to plan a bus, be sure to
Downloadable promotional materials for print or online publicity efforts in
your community and Church.
o Harry the Hatchet Man -
By Arnold Ahlert - While
American men and women were still in harm's way in Iraq, [Harry Reid] declared
the war 'lost.' During the 2012 election campaign he told a bald-faced lie about
Mitt Romney, claiming the GOP Presidential candidate hadn't paid any taxes in 10
years. During the government shutdown in 2013, when asked if the Senate would at
least pass a bill to allow cancer research to continue, Reid responded, 'Why
would we want to do that?' Add in his personal and ongoing attacks against the
Koch brothers for doing nothing more than exercising their First Amendment
rights, and his denigration of Americans appalled by the excessive display of
government force at the Bundy ranch, and one thing becomes perfectly clear:
Harry Reid is one of the most reprehensible politicians in the country.
Shocking census numbers show we’re at the tipping point - Written by Allen
West - I am often asked if I believe our Republic is close to the tipping
point. My answer is yes, I truly believe we are. There is a great quote often
attributed to Scottish historian, Alexander Fraser Tytler, Alexis de Tocqueville
or some other very astute person that sums it up nicely: “A democracy cannot
exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the majority
discovers it can vote itself largess out of the public treasury. After that, the
majority always votes for the candidate promising the most benefits with the
result that every democracy will finally collapse due to loose fiscal policy,
which is always followed by a dictatorship.” Well, here we are on the brink,
backed up by cold hard facts. According to analysis of U.S Census Bureau data
Jeffrey at cnsnews.com, in 2012 there were 86,429,000 people who got up
every morning and went to work in the private sector – but they were way
outnumbered by those receiving “means-tested” government benefits including,
Medicaid, food stamps, Supplemental Security Income (Social Security
Disability), public housing, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, and Women,
Infants and Children (WIC).
...Many fail to realize that Social Security, Medicaid, and
Medicare are part of the “mandatory spending side of our federal budget — along
with net interest on the debt. That comprises some 62 percent of the federal
budget. As President Obama likes to say, “it is math,” but this math does not
bode well for the future of America. America now has more people on Medicaid
than the population of England. We have more people on food stamps than the
population of Spain. This is the result of the Obama economy, the growth of the
welfare nanny-state and the demonizing of hard working Americans. Clock is
o For what does our
Republic stand? - Written by Allen
West - The question for us as Americans — residents of a Constitutional
Republic — is for what does this Republic stand? ...Mind you, I don’t have a
problem with “render unto Caesar what is Caesar’s” to a point, but doggone, I’m
kinda getting tired of the wasteful spending and the expansion of the welfare
nanny-state. I’ve grown disgusted by the use of my taxpayer dollars as largesse
by which politicians — especially liberal progressives — bribe the public for
their vote. If I hear the president mention “infrastructure repair” one more
time, I will need to repair the infrastructure in my home when I destroy my
...If we do not restore this Republic to its fundamental principles
of the rule of law and individual liberty, we will continue our trek down this
road to perdition. If we cannot return to sound fiscal policy to include federal
fiscal responsibility and a strong national defense –peace through strength —
then the grand experiment begun 237 years ago will fail. ...We’ve tried the
whole “fundamental transformation of America” thing and it ain’t working. As a
matter of fact, progressive socialism has never worked anywhere in the world. So
let’s get back to our pledge as the Founders intended, — and to the Republic for
which it stands: one Nation, under God (from a Judeo-Christian heritage)
indivisible, with liberty and justice — not government-contrived social
egalitarian justice — for all.
The Real Story of Ben-Hur's 'Tale of the Christ' - By Dawn Goeb and Wendy
Griffith - For many, watching the movie "Ben-Hur" has become an Easter
tradition. The 1959 blockbuster, starring Charlton Heston, made history with a
record 11 Academy Awards. Now, the 1925 silent version is making a comeback. But
what many may not know is that Hollywood didn't create this classic story. The
idea came from the best-selling novel, Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ, published
in 1880. The book tells the story of a life-altering encounter between a first
century Jewish prince and Jesus of Nazareth. The author is Lew Wallace -- a true
Without Real Conviction - "He tried different things," said Larry
Paarlberg, director of the Lew Wallace Study
and Museum in Crawfordsville, Ind.
"He loved to paint, he loved to write, he loved to do creative things, he loved
the military," he explained. "He became a prosecuting attorney; he was in the
legislature for a term." Wallace showed a talent for writing early in life. He
learned about the Bible from his favorite teacher. And while he didn't care for
church, the story of the three wise men fascinated him.
As Wallace later wrote in his autobiography, "Little did I dream
then what those few verses were to bring me -- that out of them Ben-Hur was one
day to be evoked." In the meantime, Wallace's writing took a back seat to other
priorities. He fought in the Mexican-American War and the Civil War, becoming
the youngest major general in the Union Army. He also married and had a son.
Throughout the years, he kept coming back to the biblical account
of the three wise men. So, he decided to write a magazine article about them. "I
had no convictions about God or Christ. I neither believed nor disbelieved in
them… Yet when the work was fairly begun, I found myself writing reverentially,
with awe," Wallace wrote.
His Own 'Tale of Christ' - Still, Wallace had much to learn about
God -- as he found out in a chance encounter with a well-known atheist named
Robert Ingersoll. "Robert Ingersoll knew far more about the Bible,"
Paarlberg said."You don't preach against something unless you know it. And so he
just filleted Lew." Walking alone to his hotel that night, Wallace realized the
time had come to form his own opinion on the subject of religion. "My ignorance
of it was painfully a spot of deeper darkness in the darkness," he wrote. "I was
ashamed of myself."
Paarlberg sees this as a pivotal moment in Wallace's life. "He
realized at that point, 'I have no business submitting this story for
publication. I don't know what I was talking about… I need to do the research; I
need to learn the Bible; I need to learn the story," he said. Early in his
research, Wallace created the fictional character of Judah Ben-Hur, a witness to
the real-life events leading up to the death and resurrection of Christ. Wallace
soon began to see God through the eyes of his character.
"Long before I was through with my book, I became a believer in God and Christ,"
the author wrote.
Ben Hur: A Tale of Christ (Wallbuilders.com) - In 1880, General
Lew Wallace published his famous book, Ben Hur, a novel about the life of
Judah Ben-Hur, that parallels the existence, times, and experiences of Christ. (WallBuilders
recently posted a handwritten
page from Lew Wallace with a portion of the race scene from that book.)
In his Autobiography,
Lew Wallace stated his reasons for writing books such as Ben
Hur, declaring: ... I believe in the Divinity of Jesus Christ; and that
there may be no suspicion of haggling over the word "divinity," permission is
besought to quote the preface of a little volume of mine, The Boyhood of Christ:
"Should one ask of another, or wonder in himself, why I, who am neither minister
of the Gospel, nor theologian, nor churchman, have presumed to write this book,
it pleases me to answer him, respectfully - I wrote it to fix an impression
distinctly in my mind. Asks he for the impression thus sought to be fixed in my
mind, then I would be twice happy did he content himself with this answer - The
Jesus Christ in whom I believe was, in all the stages of his life, a human
being. His divinity was the Spirit within him, 'and the Spirit was God.'"
Joseph Harper, one of the publishers of Ben Hur, stated that
this was "A bold experiment to make Christ a hero that has been often tried and
always failed." But this time, the experiment did not fail. The book sales began
to soar, and by the end of the century (only 20 years later), it had sold more
copies than other book that entire century.
It made such an impact on President Garfield that only a year after
it was published, Garfield appointed Wallace as the U.S. Minister
to Turkey. Lord
Dufferin (a British Ambassador) told
Wallace: It is wonderful how you have interwoven the sacred elements of the
story with the human interest, without producing any sense of incongruity, or
wounding the reverential sensitiveness of the reader. . . . I can quite
understand your having received the thanks of those whom you have aided to
realize, more acutely than their own feeble imaginations enabled them to do, the
heart-breaking incidents of the Crucifixion. In 1910, Lew Wallace's impact on
commemorated as a statute of him became one of two statutes given to the United
States Capitol by the State of Indiana.
Democrats conspiring to rig Electoral College, law passed in 9 states so far
- By DICK MORRIS - A plan, now stealthily making its way through state
legislatures with astonishing speed, would junk the Electoral College and award
the presidency to the winner of the popular vote.... And, it has already passed
one house in: Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Michigan,
Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, and Oregon. These states, plus New York
represent 107 votes. Combined with the others they are up to 242 votes . They
need 270. Who is pushing this? All of those ratifying voted for Obama as did
eight of the 10 one-house states. The Movement is funded, in part, by the Center
for Voting and Democracy, a George Soros-funded election group.
Essentially, it is an end run around the regular constitutional
amending process. Rather than get a two-thirds majority of each house of
Congress and three-quarters of the states, this proposal would take effect when
a simple majority approve it. Why are Democrats pushing this plan? Democrats
usually see a smaller percentage of their people go to the polls than
Under the electoral vote system, they figure why beat the drums to
get a high turnout in New York City when the state will go Democrat anyway? But,
if its the popular vote that matters, the big city machines can do their thing
-- with devastating impact. And think of the chances for voter fraud! Right now,
the biggest cities, the ones most firmly in Democratic control (e.g. Washington
DC, New York, Detroit, Chicago, San Francisco, etc.) are all solidly in blue
states. Not only does this make it unnecessary to maximize turnouts there, but
it also makes it unnecessary to promote double voting, fraudulent voting, and
all the other tricks of the trade at which Democrats excel.
But if the popular vote determines who will be the next president,
we can bet that the machines will be out in force lining up voters, real and
phony, to pad their statistics. Some Republicans, particularly in non-swing
states, are inclined to back the proposal simply so that they get their fair
share of attention. They are tired of delegating to Ohio, Florida, Nevada,
Virginia, et al the power to choose the president. And they can’t remember when
a candidate for that office last favored their state with his presence.
But don’t let our Attention Deficit Disorder lead us to give away
the store. The popular vote is what the Democrats do best. Fighting them on it
is, in Winston Churchill’s words, “like going into the water to fight the
shark.” Republicans need to kill this proposal and they better get busy doing
it. Some small states are backing it because they are tired of all the attention
being focused on swing states. But Republicans must stand firm and not yield to
the temptation to back it.
How can we stop the Democrats from ravaging our political system?
The key battles are coming up in Arkansas and North Carolina. In both states,
one house has passed the Compact. We need to stand firm in these two red states
and block the Compact from taking effect. Republicans in Minnesota and
Wisconsin, both blue states, need to stop ratification in their states. And,
Republicans should focus on stopping the second house from ratification in those
states where only one house has acted. Our democracy depends on it.
o The National
Popular Vote: a perfectly horrendous idea - By Bryan
Fischer - The NPV has now been adopted by 11 states, with New York being the
latest to sign on just this week. NPV provides that, if enough states sign
compacts with other states, every state which belongs to the compact will
automatically award all of its electoral votes to whichever presidential
candidate wins the nationwide popular vote. New York just added its 29 electoral
votes to the plan, bringing the total number of electoral votes controlled by
NPV to 165, or 61 percent of the total needed for the plan to take effect.
Thus the citizens in states which cast a majority of votes for the
candidate who loses the nationwide popular vote would be instantly
disenfranchised. The Founders would roll over in their ballot boxes to see this
monstrosity make any progress in the nation they built. The Founders established
the Electoral College instead of a direct popular vote precisely because pure
democracy quickly descends into mob rule. They understood fallen humanity, and
knew how easily and quickly the masses can be deceived by charlatans and
populists into voting for whoever will tickle enough ears and promise enough
Said James Madison, the Father of the Constitution: "Democracy is
the most vile form of government. ... democracies have ever been spectacles of
turbulence and contention; have ever been found incompatible with personal
security or the rights of property: and have in general been as short in their
lives as they have been violent in their deaths."
You naturally will ask, does this mean the Founders did not trust
the collective electoral wisdom of the people? That's exactly what it means.
They knew the susceptibility of frail human beings to demagoguery and how
quickly a society could unravel under pure democracy. This is how John Adams put
it: "Democracy will soon degenerate into an anarchy; such an anarchy that every
man will do what is right in his own eyes and no man's life or property or
reputation or liberty will be secure, and every one of these will soon mould
itself into a system of subordination of all the moral virtues and intellectual
abilities, all the powers of wealth, beauty, wit, and science, to the wanton
pleasures, the capricious will, and the execrable [abominable] cruelty of one or
a very few."
As a protection against mobocracy, in virtually every circumstance
the Founders sought to insert a layer of insulation between the people
themselves and the selection of public officials and the formation of public
policy. The whole point of the Electoral College was that voters wouldn't even
vote for a president. They would vote instead for electors, who in turn would
select a president for them. The only, absolutely the only, public officials who
were placed into office by a direct vote of the people were members of the House
Presidents were to be chosen by electors, not by the people.
Senators were to be chosen by state legislatures, not by the people. Judges were
to be chosen by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, not by
the people. The original design of the Electoral College was that we the people
would not choose a president but rather would choose the people who would choose
a president for us. November elections were intended to be elections in which we
chose electors, not presidents.
The intention of the Founders was that there would be, in today's
terms, 538 separate campaigns for the office of elector, in which candidates for
that office would seek to convince us that they could be trusted with that most
important of decisions, the selection of the next president of the United
States. Once they had chosen a president, their term of office would come to an
This is a subject for another day, but it would be best for us to
award electoral votes congressional district by congressional district rather
than state by state. Nebraska and Maine already do this. Rural districts in
states with huge population centers such as New York and California often feel
disenfranchised, as if their votes don't count and don't matter. It would be far
better to award one electoral vote to every single congressional district, with
two additional electoral votes (for each of the their two senate seats) awarded
to the winner of each state's popular vote. We should be moving toward this as a
goal, not toward the republic-destroying National Popular Vote.
The NPV is a drastic lurch away from a republican form of
government and should be firmly, immediately and persistently resisted. Benjamin
Franklin famously told us that the Founders had given us "a Republic, if you can
keep it." The NPV is just about the fastest way to destroy what is left of that
republic. As Founding Father Benjamin Rush put it, "A simple democracy is the
devil's own government." I prefer the government of the Founders over the
government of the Prince of Darkness. And so should you. (See also:
o "Hold Hillary
Accountable" Petition - We all know Hillary is complicit in the deaths of
four Americans when she left them to burn in Benghazi. You also know Hillary
Clinton is currently under investigation by the federal government for federal
election law violations and conspiring with her Super PAC (Ready for Hillary) --
a PAC being run run by her longtime political henchmen. But until now, she has
not been held accountable for anything. That is about to change. Hillary is now
caught in another major scandal. Just this morning, the Washington Post and Fox
News reported that Hillary is being implicated in a pay-to-play scheme that
started while she was Secretary of State and involves the former Soviet Union,
the Boeing company and her so-called "non-profit" -- the Clinton Foundation.
Whereas: Hillary Clinton is complicit in the deaths of four
Americans in Benghazi;
Whereas: Hillary Clinton is under FEC investigation for campaign
Whereas: Hillary Clinton waived ethics rules without substantial
Whereas: Hillary Clinton worked on behalf of Boeing to facilitate a
contract with Russia;
Whereas: Boeing compensated Hillary with a $900,000 contribution to
the Clinton Foundation;
Therefore: we call on the House Oversight Committee, U.S.
Department of Justice, and the FEC to launch a full-scale combined investigation
into Hillary's wrong doing.
Ben Carson: Americans 'Being Played' by Those Who Seek Division - By Todd
Beamon - Retired pediatric neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson said Thursday that
Americans are "being played by those people who want to divide, conquer and
control." "The trend you can see in our society is if you are pro-life, then
you're anti-woman," Carson said at a town hall meeting entitled "Religion in
America," sponsored by local news station CBS12 in
West Palm Beach, Fla. "If you're pro-traditional marriage, then you're
homophobic. If you're a white person — and you say something against a
progressive black person, you’re a racist. "We have gotten to this point to
where we just like to label people and create division," Carson added. "Where
the American people have to come in here is recognizing that we're being
manipulated." He said that Americans are under attack by neo-Nazi groups and
others who work to keep citizens from practicing their religion freely
throughout the nation. "We, the American people, have to realize that we are not
each other's enemies. The enemy are those people who are trying to divide us
Bill to free Justina Pelletier making waves in Massachusetts Legislature.
(MassResistance.org) Some shameful hostility among GOP Reps. ...Update on bill
filed in Mass. Legislature to free Justina Pelletier: We wanted Justina to be
home for Easter. And apparently she won't even be able to see her parents on
Easter. We have been told by people in the offices of the House Democrat
leadership that they have been getting a flood of phone calls and emails from
Massachusetts and around the country on bill
HD 4212, written by MassResistance, which would
free Justina Pelletier from state custody. We have definitely gotten their
attention. Outrageously, the Democrat leaders in the Massachusetts House of
Representatives are still blocking it. But we're just getting started!
...take action. We believe it's due to the usual political
arrogance, fear, and corruption. The Democrats don't want to oppose the
Governor. The Republicans don't want to be viewed as "extreme." Neither wants to
antagonize judges in the state, or cross the DCF special interests on this. But
a loud outcry from citizens could overcome all that. Nevertheless, the Democrats
hold the power to make this happen but are holding it up. They can't blame the
Republicans, who would probably vote for it, no matter what their rhetoric is at
this point, if it came up for a vote. Right now we are encouraging people to
keep calling and emailing
the Democrat House leadership. They are the ones keeping the bill bottled
up. We can't let up on them!
MassResistance confronts City of Boston's proposed sex-change city insurance
requirement. A destructive measure to please a radical special interest.
...On Wednesday, April 16, two members of the Boston City Council introduced anordinance to
require that health insurance for city employees cover "transgender" sex-change
procedures, including hormone treatments and "gender reassignment" surgery. This
is the latest demand of the homosexual / transgender movement in many cities
across the country.
...The huge need to tell the truth. How do you fight this? As we
have shown, there is at least one thing that everyone can do that makes a
difference: Tell the truth without backing down. This ordinance is an example of
how the Left's world is built on lies and intimidation. They depend on the
silence and fear of regular people to push their agenda. Any textbook on
confronting a totalitarian environment always begins with the requirement of
telling the truth without any compromise. If you just do that, you're having a
positive effect! And not doing so gives their side a tighter grip on the
public's perceived definition of reality. There is a disturbing trend by
pro-family groups around the country to be moderate and inoffensive when dealing
with this issue, so as not to antagonize the LGBT movement and the media. They
either (1) avoid the subject entirely; or (2) concede major points but quibble
with a minor part of it, such as saying that transsexuals may "need" surgery but
it ought not be paid for by the taxpayer; or (3) simply say that the whole thing
is something they "disagree with" because of "religious freedom" or similar
non-threatening reasoning. Thus, handing a victory for the other side.
Reasons to Vote Democrat in 2014 - Written by Allen
West - I can only take credit for #10, but thought you’d get a kick out of
10. I’ll vote Democrat because I can’t wait for college football
season to be delayed or cancelled because the student athletes are union
9. I’ll vote Democrat because I believe oil company’s profits of 4%
on a gallon of gas are obscene, but the government taxing the same gallon of gas
at 15% isn’t.
8. I’ll vote Democrat because I believe the government will do a
better job of spending the money I earn than I would.
7. I’ll vote Democrat because Freedom of Speech is fine as long as
nobody is offended by it.
6. I’ll vote Democrat because I’m way too irresponsible to own a
gun, and I know that my local police are all I need to protect me from murderers
and thieves. I am also thankful that we have a 911 service that get police to
your home in order to identify your body after a home invasion.
5. I’ll vote Democrat because I’m not concerned about millions of
babies being aborted so long as we keep all death row inmates alive and comfy.
4. I’ll vote Democrat because I think illegal aliens have a right
to free health care, education, and Social Security benefits, and we should take
away the Social Security from those who paid into it.
3. I’ll vote Democrat because I believe that businesses should NOT
be allowed to make profits for themselves. They need to break even and give the
rest away to the government for redistribution as the Democrats see fit.
2. I’ll vote Democrat because I believe liberal judges need to
rewrite the Constitution every few days to suit some fringe kooks who would
never get their agendas past the voters.
And the Number One reason I’ll vote Democrat is:
1. I’ll vote Democrat because I think that it’s better to pay
billions for oil to people who hate us, but not drill our own because it might
upset some endangered beetle, gopher, fish or frog.
o Understanding Our Divisions
- By George Will - The
fundamental division in American politics is between those who take their
bearings from the individual's right to a capacious, indeed indefinite, realm of
freedom, and those whose fundamental value is the right of the majority to have
its way in making rules about which specified liberties shall be respected. ...
The argument is between conservatives who say American politics is basically
about a condition, liberty, and progressives who say it is about a process,
democracy. Progressives, who consider democracy the source of liberty, reverse
the Founders' premise, which was: Liberty pre-exists governments, which, the
Declaration says, are legitimate when 'instituted' to 'secure' natural rights.
... With the Declaration, Americans ceased claiming the rights of aggrieved
Englishmen and began asserting rights that are universal because they are
natural, meaning necessary for the flourishing of human nature. 'In Europe,'
wrote James Madison, 'charters of liberty have been granted by power,' but
America has 'charters of power granted by liberty.
o Who is Jesus to you?
A liar, a lunatic, or your Lord?
"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the
Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by
Him; and without Him was not any thing made that was made. In Him was life; and
the life was the light of men. And the light shines in the darkness; and the
darkness doesn't comprehend it." John 1:1-5
Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other
name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved. Acts 4:12
For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and
men, the man Christ Jesus. I Timothy 2:5
"...for if ye believe not that I am he, ye shall die in your sins."
Jesus - John 8:24b
o Consider Easter Culture
Challenge of the Week: The Good in “Good Friday” - By Rebecca
Hagelin - Darkness fell across the land and the man they thought would be
their savior cried out in a loud voice, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken
me?” Soon after, he breathed his last. The people standing at the foot of the
cross beat their breasts and stumbled away. From a distance, his mother and
friends watched in silent despair. His disciples were broken in spirit – no
doubt confused, hurting and angry. They had followed this man for years, left
their work and their families for him. They thought he would change everything.
But in the course of one day, all of their hopes were dashed.
They all felt the sting of betrayal when Judas brought the soldiers
to the garden to arrest Jesus. Later, Peter anguished at the darkness of his own
heart after he denied his closest friend. Their miracle-worker kept still as he
was accused, remained silent as he was beaten, and carried his own cross. They
heard the crowd mocking him, telling him to save himself, and his followers
swelled with anticipation waiting to see him do it. Surely, he would. But
instead, he gave up his spirit.
How many times have you felt the sting of betrayal in your own life? How long
have you been haunted by your own conscience? How often are you consumed by
bitter disappointment? How easily confused are you when things don't go
according to plan? Is there no justice in this world?
How are we ever to believe the promise in Romans that “all things
work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to His
purpose?” Does it really mean all things? Our own sin, injustice, even death
itself? The world has never seen a graver injustice than the death of Jesus. The
only man who lived without sin of any kind was tortured and crucified. As the
Prince of Peace suffered, the adversary rejoiced in his sickening, preverted
understanding of victory. Yet what seemed like victory for the powers of
darkness, God used for the salvation of all mankind. What seemed like sure
defeat was the greatest gain.
o Rescuing Detroit From Its
Own Folly (PatriotPost.us) - “It is not the business of government … to
preserve the fool from the consequences of his own folly,” said Henry George, a
19th century American writer and politician. Unfortunately, that advice is
rarely heeded today.
The Detroit Free Press reports that the federal government is considering
providing $100 million to ease the pain of Detroit's ongoing city pension
reforms. The money technically would not be provided directly to the city's
pension program, instead going to Michigan's state fund for “blight
remediation,” which would allow the state to provide the same amount to Detroit.
But the practical result is the same – the U.S. taxpayer getting stuck with part
of the bill for Detroit's decades of foolish, unsupportable pension promises. In
our current environment where billions and even trillions are common reference
points, $100 million may seem like small potatoes. But the precedent set by such
a bailout would be far-reaching and potentially devastating to the nation's
already shaky financial health.
Why? Because Detroit is just one example of a major city with
unsupportable public-employee pension obligations – in fact it's only number 10
on the list of the worst offenders. The top 10, in order of pension debt per
capita: Chicago, New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Columbus, Los Angeles, San
Jose, San Diego, Denver and Detroit. Considering that public employees are among
the most loyal and vocal of Democrat constituencies, the risk of political
favoritism is obvious.
As if that's not alarming enough, consider that looming larger
behind these cities are states with the same pension debt problems, led by
California's estimated $170 billion sea of red ink (and that is the LA Times'
“best case” estimate – the worst case is more than $500 billion). Note, that is
not California's total debt; just its un-funded pension obligations. Barack
Obama's home state of Illinois is next with more than $100 billion in un-funded
pension debt. If the federal government begins handing out money to save major
cities from their pension debts, you can bet the states will come begging soon
after. And the worst pension shortfalls at the state level are concentrated,
unsurprisingly, in blue states like California. As Mark
Alexander wrote last year, it's no coincidence that Detroit is in the shape
Regardless of the politics of the cities or states in question, there is the
larger question of why the ordinary taxpayer should have to bail out a public
employee pension system. Why does a farmer in Idaho or a construction worker in
Oklahoma have to fork over money to support a retired city worker in Detroit or
Los Angeles? The great majority of Americans are private sector workers whose
taxes have always supported the salaries of public employees in their state. Are
they now to be forced to pay for the foolish retirement plans promised to state
and local public employees?
Yet there is still some room for optimism in the public pension
debt problem. In December the Illinois legislature passed a bill that would
implement major reforms to the pension system, and did so in the face of
enormous resistance from public-employee unions. Other states have also been
forced into making difficult pension choices in recent years. But the temptation
of seeking federal money to pay for local or state pension debt will always
exist so long as the federal government is willing to provide it. Which makes
Detroit an important test case in whether the government – meaning the taxpayers
– have to rescue the fools from the consequences of their folly.
o PC Common Core
(PatriotPost.us) - You'll notice a rather important principle missing in New
York state Common Core standards being drafted for grades K-8 – the concept of
Liberty. Under the section “Civic Ideals and Practices,” the draft reads,
“Students will explore democratic principles such as dignity for all, equality,
fairness, and respect for authority and rules, and how those principles are
applied to their community.” However, as Education Action Group's Kyle Olson
observes, “What happened to 'liberty'? You know, a word that actually appears in
the Declaration of Independence? It's a word that means more than just about any
other word in our national history. It refers to personal freedom, and the right
of citizens to live their lives without the intrusion of tyrannical government.”
Like the type of tyrannical government currently reigning over our vanishing
republic. The draft adds, “Students will examine … how citizens can demonstrate
respect for authority.” In leftist speak, that means teaching students to
relinquish their rights under the guise of “equality” and “fairness” to
undermine Rule of Law.
As Clintons Threaten Return to The White House, a Walk Down Memory Lane: a
Laundry List of Their Many Scandals … by J.D.
Longstreet - Lest we forget the sheer torment of the chain of scandals
during the Clinton Years: Below is a list of the Bill Clinton scandals and his
legacy: (Compiled by
...Whitewater ...Cattle Futuresgate ...Travelgate ...Gennifer
Flowersgate ...Filegate ...Vince Fostergate
...Whitewater Billing Recordsgate ...Paula Jonesgate
...Federal Building Campaign Phone Callsgate ...Lincoln Bedroomgate
...Donations from Convicted Drug and Weapons Dealersgate
...Buddhist Templegate ...Lippogate ...Chinagate
...The Lewinsky Affair ...Perjury and Jobs for Lewinskygate ...Willeygate
...Web Hubbell Prison Phone Callgate
...Selling Military Technology to the Chinesegate ...Wag the
Doggate ...Jaunita Broaddrick Gate
...Vandalgate ...Lootergate ...Pardongate (See
column link for details on eah scandal.)
... If that list is not enough for you just type “List of
Clinton Scandals” into Google. You might want to grab a snack prior to
hitting the search button though. Also —
consider this from American Thinker: “For as long as Hillary Clinton has
been on the national scene, she has left a path of destruction and wreckage in
her wake that is both impressive and terrible to behold. She is a
testament to the extent of damage that can be done by one person determined to
conquer everything before her in the quest for unlimited power and
self-gratification. The only prize left to her in American politics is the
presidency, which she has always felt is hers by right. Indeed, she would
have attained it were it not for the upstart community organizer, a fellow
admirer of Saul Alinsky, who spoke in volumes but said nothing.” (See also:
More crimes committed by Hillary and the skeletons in her closet and
The Hillary File at
o Take Action:
‘LGBT’ IMPERIALISM: EXPORTING HOMOSEXUALITY, PERVERSION AND HIV/AIDS - By
JEFF ALLEN - Family Watch
International has produced a very powerful documentary entitled Cultural
Imperialism: The Sexual Rights Agenda. Directed by Sharon Slater, this shocking
exposé reveals how the Western nations, especially the United States, are
undermining the AIDS prevention effort by linking it to the promotion of
sexually deviant behaviors. Advancing the virulent homosexual agenda is what’s
actually driving this devastatingly lethal effort. And as a result, millions
have already died and will die — murdered by LGBT activism on a global scale.
The half-hour feature begins with these somber words: The AIDS
pandemic is one of the most serious crises the world has ever faced. Since the
beginning of the epidemic, more than 60 million people have contracted HIV, and
nearly 30 million have died of AIDS-related causes. With close to 34 million
people in the world now carrying the HIV virus and an estimated 2.7 million
people newly infected each year, it’s clear the world has not figured out how to
stop this disease. So why, despite the billions of dollars being poured into
AIDS prevention have infection rates not significantly decreased? Dr. Edward
Green, while director of the AIDS Prevention Research Project at Harvard, set
out to answer this question and the international community did not like what he
found. “If sexual behavior is changed in the direction of more monogamy and
fidelity and more abstinence,” Dr. Green asserted, “it greatly brings down
...The documentary provides insight into how the Obama
administration “blackmails” the poorer, developing countries into implementing
laws and policies that advance hyper-sexualized “ethics” into their cultures by
threatening to withhold aid. In fact, President Obama implemented an initiative
in 2011 requiring all U.S. international agencies to make advancing LGBT rights
a top priority. This new policy direction is also embedded into the AIDS
Slater further argues that the Obama directive actually requires all U.S.
agencies to pressure countries to not only legalize and destigmatize LGBT sexual
behavior, but also to embrace the homosexual deathstyle.
“They were being blackmailed, bribed, and bullied into accepting
sexual rights that run counter to their religious and cultural values,” Slater
During her tenure as Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, speaking on behalf of
the president, stated, “The Obama Administration defends the human rights of
LGBT people as part of our comprehensive human rights policy and as a priority
of our foreign policy … gay rights are human rights and human rights are gay
rights … the 3rd and perhaps most challenging issue arises when people cite
religious or cultural values as a reason to violate or not to protect the human
rights of LGBT citizens.”
… What is amazing is that these countries that are harassing us
smaller countries. In these countries the rate of HIV/AIDS among the homosexual
groups there, typified as MSMs (men who have sex with men), that rate is
increasing. And not only so, it is said to be out of control. This is recorded
in the scientific journals. And Richards is right. According to the U.S. Center
for Disease Control (CDC): “Men having sex with men” account for: Only 2% of
the population 60% of all new HIV infections And they are 44 times more likely
to be infected with HIV.
...Sign the petition at www.StandForFamiliesWorldwide.org to
stand against the cultural imperialism of the international LGBT agenda and all
other types of sexual perversion. We must do whatever we can to fight for the
lives of those that are needlessly dying as a direct result of our deviant,
horribly misguided foreign policy.
RELIGIOUS LEFT CONTINUES TO GET IT WRONG - BY
BILL MUEHLENBERG - The
difference between Christians on the left and right side of politics is fairly
pronounced. While we are all one in Christ, unfortunately, there are plenty of
areas of disagreement that can be found amongst believers. As I have written
elsewhere, biblical Christianity ultimately transcends mere partisan politics,
but we still live in the real world, and we will still find ourselves differing
on many political and social issues. For more on that, see here: Religion
and the Political Spectrum.
And these differences are often not so much on the issues
themselves, but how we best deal with them. That is, both sides rightly care
about things like poverty. But they come up with quite different solutions to
the problem. For example, the religious left usually looks to socialist or
statist solutions, while the religious right usually opts for a free market
approach. Not only must these two approaches be assessed in terms of how they
might or might not line up with Scripture, but they also should be assessed in
terms of their efficacy. Do such proposals actually work? Do these preferred
solutions actually help the problem, or make things worse? I speak to this
further here: Christians
and Foreign Aid.
Here I want to return to the big bang which occurred recently
because of the incredibly bad decision making of the US World Vision. First they
basically approved of homosexuality, then because of public pressure, they
backflipped and went into damage control. I have already written extensively
about all that.
But what this messy affair did once again highlight was the major differences
between the religious left and the religious right. The lefties of course
generally don’t have a problem with things like homosexuality, so they tended to
support the original WV decision.
Conservatives on the other hand not only were greatly concerned
about this rejection of God’s express commands about human sexuality, but the
general leftist direction of this once great organization. So all sorts of
debate erupted over all this, including plenty of fuzzy thinking from the left.
They came up with the usual silliness that we of a more
conservative stance don’t care about the poor, and are hung up on issues of
“personal morality” – things like homosexuality, abortion and the like. Consider
what one religious lefty and WV defender had to say in this regard. He attacked
conservative Christians this way: However, they pulled out of giving to
the poor as well, because that is what their religious culture expected as soon
as gay marriage came into play. So what does gay marriage have to do with
feeding the hungry, the poor, the children?
Now this is a pretty dumb comment, for a number of reasons. What is
that about a “religious culture”? Excuse me, but how about simply taking
seriously what God has revealed about his purposes for human sexuality? It is
not some “religious culture” that is moving us here, but the clear teachings of
Scripture on the issue of homosexuality.
o Patriots' Day - The Roots
of the First American Revolution - By Mark Alexander - “If ye love wealth
better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude than the animating contest of
freedom, go from us in peace. May your chains sit lightly upon you, and may
posterity forget that ye were our countrymen!” –Samuel Adams (1776) ...Each year
on April 19th, we honor the anniversary of Patriots' Day and the legacy of
Liberty launched that day, which is our inspiration to this day. In doing so, we
mark the opening salvo of the first American Revolution in 1775, and the first
step toward the establishment of an eternal declaration of human Liberty,
subordinating the rule of men to
Creator-inspired Rule of Law.
A quick search of Barack Hussein
Obama’s White House website reveals not a single reference to this most
notable date in the history of our nation. Undoubtedly the statist
regime currently occupying the Executive Branch prefers to ignore this
formative event, as the historic
call to arms ultimately turned back a growing tide of tyranny. I invite you
to share this brief treatise on the roots of the First American Revolution.
New Emails Show Lois Lerner Was in Contact With DOJ About Prosecuting Tax Exempt
Groups - By Katie
Pavlich - According to new IRS emails obtained through a Freedom of
Information Act request from Judicial
Watch, former head of tax exempt groups at the IRS Lois Lerner was in
contact with the Department of Justice in May 2013 about whether tax exempt
groups could be criminally prosecuted for "lying" about political activity. "I
got a call today from Richard Pilger Director Elections Crimes Branch at DOJ ...
He wanted to know who at IRS the DOJ folk s [sic] could talk to about Sen.
Whitehouse idea at the hearing that DOJ could piece together false statement
cases about applicants who "lied" on their 1024s --saying they weren't planning
on doing political activity, and then turning around and making large visible
political expenditures. DOJ is feeling like it needs to respond, but want to
talk to the right folks at IRS to see whether there are impediments from our
side and what, if any damage this might do to IRS programs. I told him that
sounded like we might need several folks from IRS," Lerner wrote in a May
8, 2013 email to former Nikole C. Flax, who was former-Acting IRS
Commissioner Steven T. Miller's chief of staff. "I think we should do it – also
need to include CI [Criminal Investigation Division], which we can help
coordinate. Also, we need to reach out to FEC. Does it make sense to consider
including them in this or keep it separate?" Flax
on May 9, 2013.
The next time a liberal tries persuade you that public education would improve
if only the evil Republicans would give the schools more money, show them this
simple, yet powerful chart: - BY STEVE
STRAUB - Then show them this video that shows the true costs of public
education: According to a new study by the Cato Institute, some of the nation’s
largest public school districts are underreporting the true cost of
government-run education programs. Cato Education Analyst Adam B. Schaeffer
explains that the nations five largest metro areas and the District of Columbia
are blurring the numbers on education costs. On average, per-pupil spending in
these areas is 44 percent higher than officially reported. Districts on average
spent nearly $18,000 per student and yet claimed to spend just $12,500 last
year. There is no connection between more funding and better education results.
Educational quality has suffered because of increased federal control over
Benjamin Franklin - “This will be the best security for maintaining our
liberties. A nation of well-informed men who have been taught to know and prize
the rights which God has given them cannot be enslaved. It is in the religion of
ignorance that tyranny begins.”
6 signs that you’re a liberal who is out of touch with reality - By Brian
1. You think that George W. Bush caused the recent recession You’ve
probably heard the narrative promoted by the wigglejaws on MSNBC: George W. Bush
caused that terrible recession that we just experienced! Really? What, pray
tell, did George W. Bush do to cause that recession? His signature economic
legislation, including the Bush tax cuts, was passed in 2001. More tax cuts were
passed in 2003. How did either of these laws cause a recession which began in
2007? The fact is this: a bunch of banks made stupid real estate loans. The real
estate market crashed, and everything went sour. George W. Bush had nothing to
do with it.
2. You get your news from Jon Stewart. Jon Stewart is a funny guy.
That’s the problem if you get your news from him. He’s a funny guy. He’s not a
news anchor. He pretends to be one, of course, but that’s part of the act. Maybe
you should consider getting your news from a news source instead of a comedian.
3. You watch MSNBC. Maybe we should clarify the point that we just
made above. If you give up watching Jon Stewart and switch to MSNBC, you’re
basically just watching a 24-hour version of Jon Stewart without the comedy.
Watch a legitimate news source.
4. You’re still concerned about institutional racism. A black man
is in the White House and Oprah Winfrey is a billionaire. Really, what are you
5. You think that raising taxes improves the economy. Some liberals
sputter the following nonsense: “Bill Clinton raised taxes back in the 1990′s
and look how good the economy was back then!” It is true that Bill Clinton
raised marginal tax rates, he was also a tax cutter. In fact, Bill Clinton cut
taxes on the rich by eliminating the Luxury Tax. Bill Clinton cut the capital
gains tax. Bill Clinton implemented welfare reform. There are several reasons
that the economy was great back in the 1990′s. Raising taxes wasn’t one of them.
6. You’re surprised that regulations on insurance companies are
causing them to raise their premiums. If you’re an out-of-touch liberal, you
probably think it’s pretty cool that ObamaCare mandates that insurance companies
are required to cover “children” up to 26 years old. It may surprise you to
learn, however, that the additional coverage is actually going to cost insurance
companies money. And how will they raise that money? They’ll raise premiums, of
course. Really. You didn’t see this coming?
o VIDEO: Shark Tank's
Kevin O'Leary Schools CNN's Erin Burnett on Economics and the "1%"
o NAZIS, AMERICAN
STYLE Exclusive: 'Obama has decided it's good to be the dictator' - By BURT
PRELUTSKY - Still, there are people who insist that if you oppose Obama’s
agenda, it means you’re a racist. A sane person just wants to shake them until
the marbles in their head sound like castanets. Do they actually believe that if
a white person – say Joe Biden or Hillary Clinton – had given us five years of
rising debt, a stagnant economy, coddled our enemies, betrayed our allies and
saddled us with a disastrous health care plan, we’d be donning our party hats
and dancing in the streets? On the other hand, if Obama weren’t black, would so
many Americans have ignored his promise in 2008 to destroy the oil and coal
industries and to redistribute our wealth in ways reminiscent of Lenin and
Stalin? Also, if he weren’t black, wouldn’t his vow to personally lower the
ocean and heal the planet have been viewed as the ravings of a madman?
...In 2008, I wrote that the homosexuals who were invading church
services and threatening those who had merely taken advantage of their First
Amendment rights were not only fascist thugs, but cowards. I came to that
conclusion because although the vote was fairly even among whites, the reason
Prop 8 passed was because the black vote was overwhelmingly in favor of the
bill. And yet, for all their moral outrage, the gays didn’t dare disrupt
services in a black church or confront black business owners for fear of the
physical consequences. No matter how often they get their way because of gutless
judges and legislators, liberals are never content to rest on their laurels.
Whether the issue is same sex marriage, abortions or unions, leftists never
leave their jackboots at home. For instance, simply because Gov. Scott Walker
had the temerity to oppose ever-increasing pensions for Wisconsin’s public
service unions, he, his wife and his children all received death threats.
o 86M Full-Time Private-Sector
Workers Sustain 148M Benefit Takers - By Terence
Jeffrey - 86,429,000. That is the number of Americans who in 2012 got up
every morning and went to work -- in the private sector -- and did it week after
week after week. ... The liberal media has not made them famous like the polar
bear, but they are truly a threatened species. It is not a rancher with a few
hundred head of cattle that is attacking their habitat, nor an energy company
developing a fossil fuel. It is big government and its primary weapon -- an
ever-expanding welfare state. ... All told ... there were 151,014,000 who
'received benefits from one or more programs' in the fourth quarter of 2011.
Subtract the 3,212,000 veterans, who served their country in the most profound
way possible, and that leaves 147,802,000 non-veteran benefit takers. ... As
more baby boomers retire, and as Obamacare comes fully online ... the number of
takers will inevitably expand. And the number of full-time private-sector
workers might also contract. Eventually, there will be too few carrying too
many, and America will break.
Obama proposed 442 tax increases since 2009 - By Allen
West - According to
Americans for Tax Reform (ATR), since taking office in 2009, President
Barack Obama has formally proposed a total of 442 tax increases, according to
their analysis of Obama administration budgets for fiscal years 2010 through
2015. The 442 total does not include the 20 tax increases Obama signed into law
as part of Obamacare.
Islam, 'Honor' Violence, and the Silence of the Progressives - By
Jeff Jacoby - "HONOR
DIARIES" might not be coming to a theater near you, at least not if CAIR gets
its way. The award-winning documentary about
"honor" violence against girls and women in much of the Muslim world was
released last month in honor of International Women's Day, and it didn't take
long for the Council on American Islamic Relations to slap its all-purpose
"Islamophobic!" label on it. The film has been shown in dozens of venues,
but CAIR has raised enough of a stink to get screenings cancelled on several
college campuses, including the
University of Michigan and the University of Illinois.
CAIR — a front
group for Islamist extremism that masquerades as a civil rights organization
(its first executive director, Nihad Awad, was an open supporter of Hamas) — is
good at raising stinks. Last week Brandeis University caved in to demands that
its offer of an honorary degree to Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a heroic defender of
women's rights in the Islamic world. With a
life story that reads like a screenplay, Ali has personally experienced many
of the evils she fights, including genital mutilation, forced marriage, and
savage "honor" crimes. Her remarkable accomplishments should easily merit the
honor of any university that upholds reason and intellectual diversity. But
Brandeis apparently has different priorities now, like giving CAIR
and the Islamophobia-phobes a veto over honorary degrees.
...Why aren't more progressives passionate about these issues?
I put that question to Nazie
Eftekhari, an immigrant from Iran and another of the women "Honor Diaries"
focuses on. A successful Minnesota health-care entrepreneur, Eftekhari
unhesitatingly describes herself as a "bleeding-heart liberal" and a longtime
Democratic Party voter, loyalist, and fund-raiser. She is as mystified as I am.
"The biggest human-rights crisis of our generation is the treatment of women in
Muslim-majority countries, and we've applied a gag order to ourselves," she
replies with unmistakable distress. "We won't talk about it. Where are my fellow
liberals? Where are the feminists?"
In theocratic Iran today, Eftekhari says, the legal age of marriage
for girls has been lowered
to 9. Men can now marry their adopted
daughters. "How can President Obama, who has two young daughters, not be
making a huge issue of this?" she wants to know. "It's not marriage, it's
Eftekhari can't understand why so many progressive voices fall
silent on an issue she thinks they should be raising the loudest. And she has
only contempt for anyone who thinks it progressive to snub those — like Ayaan
Hirsi Ali — who so bravely speak out: "Ali needs no degree or honor from
Brandeis; she is a guiding light for the women who respect and honor her. But
where will Brandeis go to getits respect and honor back?"
Godinterest.co.uk Offers a Christian Alternative to Pinterest -- /Christian
Newswire/ -- Godinterest.co.uk is a
new online photo-sharing platform, which strives to have Christian content;
owned by Dean Jones a devoted Christian. ...Jones said, "Pinterest is no doubt
one of the leading social media sites that allows users to share things they
like largely through images and discover other things that other users are
interested in, however, the posts on Pinterest are not always guaranteed to be
family friendly or suitable for the whole family. Godinterest.co.uk is a
platform for sharing and discovering that we hope will provide an additional
cushion of safety. It's a beautiful and fun way to capture and share God's world
in moments with friends and family."
WATCH: Foundry’s Genevieve Wood Demolishes White House’s Wage Gap Argument -
By Katrina Trinko
- In a CNN appearance today, Genevieve Wood, senior contributor to The Foundry,
blasted the White House for promoting the myth that women are paid significantly
less than men because of their sex, rather than their career or life choices.
“Instead of celebrating” that men and women with similar jobs and levels of
education make around the same, “the White House wants to portray this ‘war on
women,’” Wood said on The Lead. “Young women today in metropolitan areas, for
example, who are childless, single, young women are actually outperforming males
in that same category all over the country,”
Wood said in her appearance with former White House
communications director Anita Dunn. “But the problem with that is, they hear
this kind of rhetoric that discourages young women.” “It makes them have a lack
of confidence,” Wood added, “and frankly, prevents them from doing the one thing
that would get them where they need to be, which is have the confidence to ask
for a raise, to ask for the right starting salary. We ought to be celebrating
where women are.”
The Hillary Lying Virus Starts to Spread - by Geoffrey
G. Fisher - “You know, I’m not sitting here like some little woman standing
by my man, like Tammy
Wynette,” Hillary said in 1992. That’s right Hillary, at least Tammy
Wynette was genuine. And we are all familiar with Hillary’s corkscrew landing
into Bosnia dodging sniper fire on a mission that was so secretive, it never
happened. Her response to being caught was, “I misspoke.”
...The original carriers of the lying virus among baby boomers were
the Clintons. Bill was first with his profession of fidelity towards his
wife but that wore off as soon as Hillary started tripping over Bill’s conquests
at the Executive Mansion in Little Rock, Arkansas. But she also become
infected, and proved to have contracted a more virulent strain of this
affliction. Hillary becoming a modern day “Typhoid Mary” is a tragedy since her
parents sent a brainy, blonde-haired, blue-eye doe to Wellesley College in the
summer of 1965 only to have a ruthless creature emerge four years later ready to
deceive the world for her own personal ambitions. Today’s pandemic is not
biological but rather cultural. A true medical crisis like the Influenza
Pandemic of 1918-1919 killed approximately 30 million people, more than died in
WWI. Yet, the current Hillary pandemic may leave a more permanent mark on
our nation if it is not eradicated soon.
House Oversight GOP: Democrat Rep. Cummings behind IRS probe of True the Vote
- By Todd Beamon - Republicans on the House Oversight and Government Reform
Committee accused the panel's senior Democrat on Wednesday of spurring the IRS
investigation of True the Vote after the group filed its application for
tax-exempt status in 2010. Rep. Darrell Issa, the panel's chairman, released
emails showing that staff working for the ranking member, Rep. Elijah
Cummings of Maryland, had communicated multiple times with the Houston-based
group between August 2012 and last year.
Lawmakers line up behind plan that dumps Electoral College without
constitutional amendment - By AARON
KLEIN - The National Popular Vote effort, which could see the 14 states with
the largest populations decide the presidency, is more than halfway to its goal
of legally bypassing the Electoral College established in the Constitution.
...The NPV campaign seeks to obtain the consent of the majority of the 538 votes
in the Electoral College to award its electoral votes to the winner of the
national popular vote. Now 10 jurisdictions possessing 136 electoral votes are
part of the plan, just over half of the 270 electoral votes needed to bring the
National Popular Vote interstate compact into effect. The states will not be
required to award their electoral votes to the national popular vote winner
until the NPV has signed up enough states to garner 270 electoral votes. The NVP
effort is fully partnered with a George Soros-funded election group, as
WND was first to report.
...The NPV is run by individuals with a history of support for the
Democratic Party, WND found. The Founding Fathers firmly rejected a purely
popular vote to elect the president, because they wanted to balance the power of
the larger and smaller states. The Electoral College was fashioned as a
compromise between an election of the president by direct popular vote and
election by Congress. Now the NPV effort could change the way Americans elect
the president without amending the U.S. Constitution. The plan simply requires
that enough states join through votes in their legislatures along with
gubernatorial approval. It takes two-thirds of both the House and Senate to pass
a constitutional amendment to repeal the Electoral College.
To bypass the constitutional amendment process, NPV minimizes the
number of states that would need to agree. Instead, once enough states agree to
allot their electoral votes to the national popular vote winner, the Electoral
College becomes irrelevant. With the addition of Rhode Island to the NPV effort,
the pact now has nine states plus the District of Columbia for a total of 136 of
the 270 electoral votes needed. The other states signed up are Hawaii, Illinois,
Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Washington, Vermont and California. NPV is
partnered with FairVote, a project of the Soros-funded Center for Voting and
Democracy that advocates for a national popular vote for president. (See also:
The Washington Examiner compiles 24 things that you must have an ID to purchase,
I don’t hear much from liberals about how any of these things are racist. -
BY ASHE SCHOW
- When it comes to protecting the integrity of what keeps America from turning
into a dictatorship, showing an ID is definitely racist. Mind Boggling. Below
are just some of the examples of things you need to prove your identity for: 1.
Alcohol 2. Cigarettes 3. Opening a bank account 4. Apply for food stamps
5. Apply for welfare 6. Apply for Medicaid/Social Security 7. Apply for
unemployment or a job 8. Rent/buy a house, apply for a mortgage 9.
Drive/buy/rent a car 10. Get on an airplane 11. Get married 12. Purchase a
gun 13. Adopt a pet 14. Rent a hotel room 15. Apply for a hunting license
16. Apply for a fishing license 17. Buy a cell phone 18. Visit a casino
19. Pick up a prescription 20. Hold a rally or protest 21. Blood donations
22. Buy an “M” rated video game 23. Purchase nail polish at CVS 24. Purchase
certain cold medicines But not to vote?
o Wonderfully Woven, encouraging
women to live with purpose. Wonderfully Woven is a faith-based online
culture of encouragement and learning for women. It exists to provide positive,
actionable information that empowers women to improve their lives and become all
God created them to be. At WOVEN, we believe that every woman is an exceptional
fabric weaved together by the love she gives away, the intelligence she
possesses and presents, the problems she faces, the courage she musters, the
skills and strengths within herself and from others that she can access, her
unique personality, her creative outlets, and the faith she places in the God
who created her.
The Real ‘Divergents’: Young Adults Lead Defense of Traditional Marriage -
by JONATHAN LIEDL - Millennials support God’s plan for family life at events, as
well as through outreach and example. ...From college campuses to city centers,
young adults are defying their peers and standing up for the Catholic conception
of marriage, through their words and their example, bucking dominant cultural
trends. Michael Bradley is one of the emerging leaders of this “resistance
movement.” While many of his fellow students were out celebrating St. Patrick’s
Day in a decidedly un-Catholic fashion, the University of Notre Dame senior was
leading an event that would make the non-Irish eyes of Ireland’s patron saint
smile: a conference devoted to the Catholic understanding of marriage.
Make-up Sex Between Hillary and the Main Stream Media Has Begun - By Rodney
Lee Conover - Did you hear about it? Hillary Clinton and the
Mainstream Media are getting back together! If you think the press was in the
tank for candidate Barack Obama, brace yourself for will be the most
unrestrained, duplicitous and sloppiest session of make-up sex the history of
love affairs has ever known…
...Oh, who am I kidding – you probably know Hillary
and the Mainstream Media already got back together – it’s not like I’m
making some wild or brilliant prediction or anything. A good example is the
deafening silence from the major media on what would be an explosive piece on
political corruption linking former acting CIA chief Mike Morell’s incredible
luck in private-sector employment to his equally incredible recent Benghazi hearing
...former acting CIA Director Mike Morell testifies to the House
Intelligence Committee it was he who changed the Benghazi talking
points, removing references to al Qaeda, “Islamic” militants and leaving out
that most on the ground believed it was terrorists. Morell originally told
Senators that it was the FBI, not himself at the CIA who changed the talking
points, so he either lied at that time or lied under oath later. He then
admitted removing evidence the CIA had warned the State Department prior to
9-11-12 of probable terrorist attacks on Benghazi. Yikes! Is it me, or does that
make Hillary look bad? As in, not fit to be Secretary of State, Commander in
Chief or even competent to play “Battleship” with my eight-year-old nephew?
Sharyl Attkisson, reporting on the hearings, says Morell went
against his own agency on this point in defense of Secretary of State Hillary
Clinton’s State Department. Ms. Attkisson was frozen out of reporting on
Benghazi by CBS News – but big deal, right? Hey – whatever – she’s a right
winger, bla bla…
Well, what is former acting CIA Director Mike Morell doing now? I’ll give you a
hint: He retired from the CIA soon after his original explanations of Benghazi,
shielding then Secretary of State Hillary
Clinton from her abject incompetency and public statements, gave cover to
her bizarre hearing (‘What difference does it make?’) testimony and put distance
between the murders and the 2012 re-election of Barack Obama.
Morell received several job offers and accepted more than one… Have
you guessed? Exactly who is this babe on the cover of Vogue? Michael J. Morell
is now a “national security analyst” for: CBS News! That’s right – the same CBS
News that got rid of Sharyl Attkisson for doggedly reporting on the Benghazi
But that’s not all – with your editing of talking points, lying under oath
(alleged!) and throwing your own agency under the bus to protect the Secretary
of State who would be President – you’ll also get a book deal and a fantastic
job at something called: “Beacon Global Strategies.” What is Beacon Global
Strategies, you ask? It’s a “strategic advisory firm” founded by Hillary
Clinton’s close friend (and longtime spokesperson) Phillippe Reines, who
traveled to over 110 countries with the then-Secretary of State as part of her
senior team. Just a coincidence, I guess.
o Americans are
drowning in lies - By Alan
Caruba - In the April 1st edition of The Wall Street Journal, an
editorial took note of President Obama's announcement the previous day that
sign-ups for Obamacare had passed seven million. "Suddenly ObamaCare is a
roaring success, happy days are here again and liberals are euphoric, or claim
to be. There are more than a few reasons to doubt this new fairy tale, not least
the behavior of Senate Democrats running for re-election this year." I usually
don't quote from other newspapers for the simple reason that most just repeat
Obama's lies. To an old journalist, that's very depressing. It's depressing,
too, to contemplate the list of Obama administration scandals, not the least of
which is the September 11, 2012 attack on our Benghazi consulate that took the
life of a U.S. ambassador and three security personnel. The claim that it was a
spontaneous response to a video has been completely discredited.
...What historians will likely find astonishing is the way
Hillary Clinton is the only person mentioned as the Democratic Party candidate
for President in the 2016 elections. I find it distressing that former Governor
Jeb Bush is being touted as the Republican choice. With the exception of Obama
who defeated Hillary in the 2008 primaries, the U.S. has had a Bush or Clinton
as President since 1989. We fought a Revolution to rid ourselves of such
monarchies or in this case political dynasties. There's something fundamentally
wrong with such lines of succession, but worse is the notion that the Democratic
Party would even consider someone – Hillary Clinton – whose character, let alone
her policies, have been so seriously flawed and documented for so long.
Hazlitt - "The whole gospel of Karl Marx can be summed up in a single
sentence: Hate the man who is better off than you are. Never under any
circumstances admit that his success may be due to his own efforts, to the
productive contribution he has made to the whole community. Always attribute his
success to the exploitation, the cheating, the more or less open robbery of
others. Never under any circumstances admit that your own failure may be owing
to your own weakness, or that the failure of anyone else may be due to his own
defects - his laziness, incompetence, improvidence, or stupidity."
o What Qualifies Hillary?
The panel of pundits on MSNBC's “Morning Joe” considered the question of the
2016 presidential election: What makes Hillary Clinton the most qualified person
to be president? As the panel discussed Hillary's looming candidacy,
conservative pundit Bill Kristol asked them all to articulate in one sentence
what makes her more qualified than other female Democrats “that made it on their
own.” The panel laughed off the question at first, but then none of them could
really answer it. About all Chuck Todd could come up with in response was that
Hillary traveled a lot and has a book coming out. They might as well have said,
a la Nancy Pelosi, “We'll have to elect her president to find out what makes her
o Holder Blasts 'Divisive
Adversity' (PatriotPost.us) -
A visibly angered Eric Holder spoke before Al Sharpton's National Action Network
conference and blasted the “unprecedented, unwarranted, ugly and divisive
adversity” he's had to deal with as attorney general. “What attorney general has
ever had to deal with that kind of treatment?” he asked, referring to
Wednesday's heated House hearing. “What president has ever had to deal with that
kind of treatment?” Well, writes National Review's Andrew Johnson, “Bush-era
attorney general Alberto Gonzales faced calls for his impeachment during his
time in the office.” Likewise, Reagan's AG Edwin Meese faced heavy contempt from
Democrats. More to the point, Holder and Obama are two of the most divisive
political figures in American history with their complete disregard for Rule of
Law. That's hardly “unwarranted” adversity, and both should be thankful they
haven't been impeached. Holder's insinuation that the treatment is race-based is
absurd and outrageous.
WE LOST TRUE NORTH: THE EPIDEMIC OF VIOLENCE IN THE U.S. NOT CAUSED BY GUNS OR
KNIVES -By DEACON KEITH
FOURNIER - A high school and an army base; places which should be known as
places of safety, were turned into killing fields. A nation pauses, grieves and
seeks to make sense of what seems to be a growing epidemic of violence. Efforts
to point to guns as the cause of the problems at Fort Hood had become the
rallying cry among some lawmakers. However, now the weapon was knives. So far,
no-one has called for banning or restricting knives.
That is because this is not about guns or knives. We have lost our
true north as a nation. Finding true north is indispensable for navigating on
land, sea or air. That is why the expression is a metaphor. It is often used in
self-improvement books or books on spirituality which seek to help the reader
find meaning, purpose and direction in life.
We must again find our true north as a nation if we want to find
the path to take out of this present darkness. That will require us to once
again embrace the core conviction that every single human life has dignity.
Human persons are created in the image of God. They have an inherent dignity
precisely because of that fact — at every age and stage of their lives. This
conviction once informed the moral infrastructure of the United States and the
This respect for every human life is grounded in the Jewish and
Christian vision of the dignity of every human person. It once inspired us to
hold a respect for every human life, whether that life be found in the first
home of the womb, a wheelchair, a jail cell, a hospital room, a hospice, a
senior center, a soup kitchen or on a refugee boat, as our highest public good.
...Some profound words were spoken by a little nun from India at
the 1994 National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C. Her name was Mother
Teresa. They need to be heard again in this hour of reflection. She spoke from a
podium where her small stature could barely be seen. The power of those words
caused the assembly of powerful people to sit in silence: "I feel that the
greatest destroyer of peace today is abortion, because it is a war against the
child — a direct killing of the innocent child — murder by the mother herself.
And if we accept that a mother can kill even her own child, how can we tell
other people not to kill one another?"
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