Latest Newsletter -  We fought a Revolution to rid ourselves of such monarchies - April 16, 2014  (Newsletter preview here.)
Charles-Louis De Secondat - "The deterioration of every government begins with the decay of the principles on which it was founded."
 
About EarsToHear.net
 
Son of man, you dwell in the midst of a rebellious house, which have eyes to see, and see not; they have ears to hear, and hear not: for they are a rebellious house. Ezekiel 12:2
 Take Action | Code Amber | About | Search | Newsletters | Newsletter Preview | Op-Eds | Contact | News & Commentary | Donate | Webstats 
Benjamin Franklin  - "A Republic, if you can keep it." --- "Make yourself sheep, and the wolves will eat you."
George Washington - "We are either a United people, or we are not. If the former, let us, in all matters of general concern act as a nation, which have national objects to promote, and a national character to support. If we are not, let us no longer act a farce by pretending to it."
Challenging & Confronting Progressive Political Correctness with Biblical Moral Virtue
  (Quote Archives ©EarsToHear.net: All random quotes above + Leading by Example + Wisdom Quotes + Warnings)  
The Kingdom of God
...Blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it. Jesus- Luke 11:28
America's Foundation
"The republic was not established by cowards, and cowards will not preserve it." Elmer Davis
America's Moral Decline
"Fundamentally transforming" the Republic into Marxism
Biblical Moral Virtue or Progressive Marxism?
Comprehensive Resources
"God grants liberty only to those who love it, and are always ready to guard and defend it." Daniel Webster

Righteousness, Peace & Joy  

o He is Risen. Why? o Challenging wisdom & doctrines o The Word of God o Education does not beget wisdom o What is the Kingdom of God? o In His Image - Trinity. o Gospel of John Quiz o Marriage & The Mystery of the Church o Judging & Reproof o Evil? o Satan & Hell o Salvation o "I never knew you." o Born again o Baptism in water  o Baptism in the Holy Spirit o Dr. Charles S. Price  o more...


"Laws of Nature & of Nature's God"

 o What is no longer taught. o Did you know?   o America's Foundation - Biblical Moral Virtue. o A Republic o Christians and Citizenship o Honoring America's Armed Forces o Electoral College o Black Founders o Founders & Slavery o Our Nation's Capitol. o Founder's Quotes o State Constitutions. o Washington o Franklin o Jefferson o Reagan o The Story of America o more...


"Progressive" Political Correctness


Be informed  - Take action  

o News o Organizations o Commentary o Subscriptions o Actions & Petitions o Contact Congress o Voting o Taxes & Economy o The Right to Bear Arms o Legal & Rights o Immigration & English o Abortion, Pornography, Pedophilia o Parents & Children o Safety & Protection o Education, Home Schooling o Seniors o Islam & the Caliphate & Sharia Law o Jehovah Witness o more...

Wisdom Challenges
He that has ears to hear
let him hear

Matthew 11:15-27 -  At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes. Even so, Father: for so it seemed good in thy sight. All things are delivered unto me of my Father: and no man knows the Son, but the Father; neither knows any man the Father, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son will reveal him.  

Our eternal challenge

John 1:1-14: "He was in the world, and the world was made by Him, and the world knew Him not. He came unto His own and His received Him not. But as may as received Him, to then gave He power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on His name; which were born not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. And the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us, (and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth." 

Isaiah 59:2 "But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear." 

  John 17:3: "And this is eternal life, that they would  know You, the only true God, 
and Whom You sent Jesus Messiah."   (Power New Testament)



Biblically Correct
or

Politically Correct?
Biblical Moral Virtue or Progressive Marxism?
(Right Click Save As to download an image.) Declaration of Independence
or
Declaration of Dependence?

American socialist, Norman Thomas - "...under the name of liberalism the American people will adopt every fragment of the socialist program."

Obama's Deception
"Fundamentally transforming" the Republic into Marxism
Samuel Adams, to John Pitts, 1776: "How strangely will the tools of a tyrant pervert the plain meaning of words!" (See the Progressive Political Correct Dictionary)

Must See Video that Destroys the Obama Narrative
Click here for a compilation of Obama lies,  broken promises & the blame Bush hypocrisy  


The Heritage Foundation's Federal Budget in Pictures offers a unique tool to learn about the federal budget in a clear and compelling way. If America does not change course, the future will be dramatically worse. Now more than ever, it is crucial that Americans understand what our nation's spending, taxes, and debt mean for them and their families. 

Elections have consequences
I.E.: Nominating a Despotic Branch.

Will you vote to restore the Republic
or will you vote for Marxism?

"There is nothing more tragic than to sleep through a revolution." ~ Martin Luther King

Election 2014
6 Key States to Watch in 2014 Elections

Election 2016
The Hillary File

Sign your name to my Pledge to Defeat Hillary campaign?


"[T]he success of the usurpation will depend on the executive and judiciary departments, which are to expound and give effect to the legislative acts; and in a last resort a remedy must be obtained from the people, who can by the elections of more faithful representatives, annul the acts of the usurpers." --James Madison, Federalist No. 44, 1788
Free Subscription
 

Subscribe, unsubscribe, or request
 past newsletters for additional coverage & links on any issue. If you cannot recall the newsletter date, just submit the topic and/or article author.

Follow EarsToHear.net

 Facebook.com/HeWhoHasEarsToHear
Like EarsToHeat.net Facebook Page


Follow @EarsToHearNet
on Twitter

EarsToHear.net  Toolbar
Get our toolbar!
 

Lessons of the Holy Spirit
Twenty-Five Years in the making

A Guide for Entering the Kingdom of God  and Discover Why it Pleased God to Hide His Kingdom from the Wise 


Support EarsToHear.net
Please Donate

EarsToHear.net respects the privacy of our members. We will never sell or rent your name to third parties. Contributions are not tax deductible.

Dr . Charles S. Price

Dr. Charles S. Price
Golden Grain Sermons (Transcribed)


Dr. Charles S. Price Facebook Page

Back to Top


Amazon Affiliate

Amazon shoppers can support EarsToHear.net
by using this link.


You do not need to go to EarsToHear.net to shop at Amazon.  Shop and purchase as you normally do using this link. EarsToHear.net gets a tiny percentage without any additional cost to the buyer.


Recommended Books at
EarsToHear.net aStore





Visit the EarsToHear.net Store
 

Bumper Stickers, Mouse Pad, Shirts, Cups



Recommended Resources
Comprehensive resources here





After graduating magna cum laude from Harvard University (1958), Thomas Sowell went on to receive his master's in economics from Columbia University (1959) and a doctorate in economics from the University of Chicago (1968).


Lieutenant Colonel West served in Operation Desert Storm, in Operation Iraqi Freedom, where he was a Battalion Commander and later in Afghanistan. He received many honors including a Bronze Star, three Meritorious Service Medals, three Army Commendation Medals and a Valorous Unit Award. In 2010, Allen was elected to Congress, representing Florida’s 22nd District.





Action resources below
and here


Chris Carmouche of
 

GrasstopsUSA.com is the unwavering host for EarsToHear.net. Please support GrasstopsUSA.com. Thank You.

Brian Camenker of

GET ON OUR EMAIL LIST For news you won't get anywhere else -- and how you can get involved!


God’s Hub  will help all Christians join together in a new Great Awakening to lift up Christ in our country and fight for the truth, justice and freedom as originally established by our Founders.


We hold Congress accountable to conservative principles.


American Family Association




The American Center for Law and Justice Petitions and Committees




POPVOX is a direct connection to your Members of Congress. POPVOX verifies that you’re a real person and an actual constituent and guarantees delivery of your message. 
More Action Resources Here

News & Commentary


Linda Harvey of





Reverend Michael Bresciani of




BARBWIRE.COM -  Politics & Culture / News & Opinion from a decidedly Biblical Worldview

The End Time Pilgrim









Abortion stops a beating heart




PatriotPost.us










News source with a higher premium on balance than spin and news that is ignored or under-reported as a result of media bias by omission.





Back to Top

Revealing the MSM Bias

"The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you've got it made." ~Groucho Marx

o The Blaze stories the MSM are neglecting & spinning.

 

o Media Research Center America's Media watchdog The Leader in Documenting, Exposing and Neutralizing Liberal Media Bias

 

o NewsBusters.org Exposing and Combating Liberal Media Bias

 

o Accuracy In Media a non-profit, grassroots citizens watchdog of the news media that critiques botched and bungled news stories and sets the record straight on important issues that have received slanted coverage.

 

o Listen to Conservative Talk Shows From Your Browser - For Free!

 


  Back to Top

 

 

Below:  EarsToHear.net Newsletter Preview

Latest Newsletter - We fought a Revolution to rid ourselves of such monarchies - April 16, 2014

The EarsToHear.net Newsletters provides a selected consolidation of news and commentary (preview below) related to the Kingdom of God and the restoration of America's Republic and Christian heritage that the Marxist Media prefers to keep from "we the sheeple." Sign up now. Past newsletters can be found here: Newsletter Index.  EarsToHear.net welcomes feedback and comments via the Contact page.

o Will our descendants know Biblical moral virtue/a> or progressive political correctness?
o Will our descendants know the difference between a Republic and Democracy?
o Will out descendants live under the Republic or will progressive Democrats and RINOs be successful in "fundamentally transforming" the Republic into Marxism?
o Will American Christians citizens rise against government and/or Islamic tyranny as did the American Christians who Declared Independence from the tyranny of a King?      

  • John Adams, Address to the Military, 1798 - “We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Avarice, ambition, revenge, or gallantry, would break the strongest cords of our Constitution as a whale goes through a net. Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” 
  • George Washington, in an address to the officers of the army, March 15, 1783 - "...the freedom of Speech may be taken away, and dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep, to the Slaughter.”
  • James Monroe, speech in the Virginia Ratifying Convention, 1788 - "How prone all human institutions have been to decay; how subject the best-formed and most wisely organized governments have been to lose their check and totally dissolve; how difficult it has been for mankind, in all ages and countries, to preserve their dearest rights and best privileges, impelled as it were by an irresistible fate of despotism." 
  • "The American Crisis," on DECEMBER 23, 1776, written by Thomas Paine "Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph..."
  • Daniel Webster - "God grants liberty only to those who love it, and are always ready to guard and defend it." 
  • Elmer Davis, American writer - "The republic was not established by cowards, and cowards will not preserve it."
  • American socialist, Norman Thomas - "...under the name of liberalism the American people will adopt every fragment of the socialist program." 
  • Thomas Jefferson - "The issue today is the same as it has been throughout all history, whether man shall be allowed to govern himself or be ruled by a small elite.”
  • Candidus - "[I]f the public are bound to yield obedience to laws to which they cannot give their approbation, they are slaves to those who make such laws and enforce them."
  • Frederick Douglass (Rochester, 1857) - "The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress."
  • Professor Alexander Tytler? - "A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship." 
  • General Douglas MacArthur - "History fails to record a single precedent in which nations subject to moral decay have not passed into political and economic decline. There has been either a spiritual awakening to overcome the moral lapse, or a progressive deterioration leading to ultimate national disaster."

EarsToHear.net Newsletter Preview

(Click the Reload Page button for latest entries.  Note:
Latest entries on top.)

Less than 1% of the items posted in the newsletters are the complete columns. EarsToHear.net provides selected "highlights," however, readers are encouraged to refer to the source for complete coverage and commentary.

Disclaimer: EarsToHear.net does not necessarily endorse or agree with every opinion expressed in every article posted.  

o 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 Thomas George)
    ...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 EarstoHear.net)

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 exposť 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 infection rates.”
   ...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 prevention efforts.
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 said.
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.

o THE 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.

o 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 responded on May 9, 2013.

o 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 education.

o 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.”

o 6 signs that you’re a liberal who is out of touch with reality - By Brian Carey - 
   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 worried about?
   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.

o 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.

o 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 it rescind 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 statutory rape."
   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?" 

o 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."

o 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.”

o 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.

o 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.

o 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: http://www.earstohear.net/Heritage/ElectoralCollege.html)

o 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.

o 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.

o 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 testimony.
   ...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 attacks.
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.

o Henry 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? (PatriotPost.us) - 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 qualified.”

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.

o 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 West.
   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?"

o *** FREE JUSTINA ACTION PAGE *** - Status of Bill HD 4212 - What you need to know to make this happen! Here's who you should contact NOW - see below! UPDATED: April 11, 2014 4:10 pm

STATUS: Bill filed Friday, Apri 4. Docket number HD 4212; no bill number yet. Assigned to Rules Committee. No action yet.
LATEST MassResistance posting - April 10: Bill to free Justina Pelletier making waves in Mass Legislature. New State House strategy
MassResistance posting - April 6: Bill to free Justina Pelletier from state custody filed in Mass. Legislature
More background on this horrible situation.

The one-page text of bill HD 4212.
You should have this handy when contacting anyone about the bill. Can also be used as a handout to give the politicians. 

The 200 Mass State Senators and Representatives . . . and how to contact them.
LEGISLATORS TO CONTACT NOW!
These are the four people who control the legislation in the Mass. House of Representatives. They have the power to make this move very quickly -- or not at all. They NEED to hear from you.

Rep. Robert DeLeo (D-Winthrop)- Speaker of the House - Website
Phone: 617-722-2500
Email: Robert.DeLeo@mahouse.gov

Rep. Ronald Mariano (D-Quincy)- Majority Leader - Website
Phone: 617-722-2300
Email: Ronald.Mariano@mahouse.gov

Rep. Patricia Haddad (D-Somerset)- Speaker Pro Tempore - Website
Phone: 617-722-2600
Email: Patricia.Haddad@mahouse.gov

Rep. Byron Rushing (D-Boston South End)- Majority Whip - Website
Phone: 617-722-2783    
Email: Byron.Rushing@mahouse.gov

Talking points for politicians - for calling or emailing:
(It is good to have a copy of the bill in front of you for reference.)
1. HD 4212 needs to be passed NOW. It can’t wait and linger in committee. Don’t let this girl die in DCF custody.
2. You are in the leadership. You can get this out of committee, on to the floor, and to the Senate.
3. This is NOT the “resolution” HD 4157 by Reps. Lombardo and Lyons that was filed in March. This is completely different. It orders that Justina be freed immediately to the custody of her parents. That’s what must be done.
4. It is not acceptable to give Justina to the custody of bureaucrats in Connecticut, and put her and her family through more physical and emotional trauma. She must be freed.
5. If there are particular issues with the text of the bill, that can be fixed.
6. There is no reason this can't be done quickly. The recent “upskirt” bill was filed and passed in one day. This is MORE important.
7. Tell them the whole nation is watching this. 

o ARE THE BAD GUYS GETTING PANICKY? - By LEE DUIGON - “Using technology wisely,” blathers Humanist Manifesto II (see Humanism Humanist Manifesto II), one of the sacred scriptures of the ruling class, politicians and scientists can and will create an earthly paradise. If only we’d give up such antiquated, perverse luxuries as Christianity and limited government! Don’t we understand that these people are infinitely wiser than we can ever be? But that’s because those pesky critics are fooling us. Take them out of the picture, goes the Manifesto—how come left-wing dorks always have a “manifesto”?—and the rest of us will soon bow to the superior wisdom of our betters and let them run our lives.
   Do we detect a note of panic here? Has it dawned on them that, although many of us are flabby and uninspired Christians, we’re not about to give it up on their say-so? That, although many of us make but rare use of our liberty, we want to keep it? They are perplexed by our lack of enthusiasm for their vision. It really bugs them that their arguments make such little headway—even with all the nooze media, Hollywood, and the massive monolith of public education on their side. You’d think they’d win it in a walkover: they certainly think so. Hobby Lobby, Chick-Fil-A, a handful of malcontents in Congress, a few pro-family organizations, and a rag-tag Continental Army crew of bloggers and talk radio hosts stubbornly resist Global Warming, gender choice, “gay rights,” and the rest of it. And the only answer The Wise can come up with is to throw ‘em all in jail? How can such inconsequential opposition halt the march of progress?
   I comfort myself with the conviction that God is on His throne in heaven, the earth belongs to Him, and He will keep His promises—which do not include allowing the wicked to triumph forever. It’s also encouraging to think that, if this small opposition that they face today can give them this much trouble, what will happen when the whole world rises up against them? As surely, as inevitably, it will.

o Another Report Debunking 'Global Warming' (PatriotPost.us) - In January's State of the Union Address, Barack Obama declared, “The debate is settled. Climate change is a fact.” In February, John Kerry followed up by saying, “In a sense, climate change can now be considered another weapon of mass destruction, perhaps even the world's most fearsome weapon of mass destruction.” Hillary Clinton couldn't be left out, adding, “Climate change is a national security problem, not just an environmental problem.” And that's not to mention the incessant droning of Al Gore.
   The Cato Institute's Roger Pilon, however, threw cold water on them, saying, “The dirty little secret is that we are now at 17 years and eight months of no global warming. Their models have failed year in year out.” Perhaps that's why climate alarmists have virtually stopped calling it “global warming” and opt instead for the more vague “climate change.”
   Indeed, a new comprehensive report, “Climate Change Reconsidered II,” from the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change, concludes that climate change has far more to do with natural temperature cycles than manmade pollutants. Of course, that stands in stark contrast to the “official” UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change global warming report, which concludes, again, that climate change is real and very dangerous. Of course the UN's IPCC conclusions have more to do with their political agenda than climate change.
   The NIPCC report, on the other hand, finds three basic things: Warming from greenhouse gases will be so negligible that discerning it from natural variations will be rather difficult; the effects of rising CO2 levels has been mostly positive for plants, animals and humans; and finally, the exceedingly high cost of “doing something” about all this through heavy-handed government regulation isn't worth it. Just remember, though, “the debate is settled.”

o Ice Cold Facts (PatriotPost.us) - The effects of man-made global warming are reaching epic proportions. Just how bad has it gotten? Consider this: The Great Lakes are still 52.9% ice-covered, which is 1,000% above the average. Dating back to 1980, no other year comes even close. Worse, according to NOAA measurements, “Global Sea Ice Extent is 959,000 above the 1981-2010 mean. That is ranked 4th for the day. And that is 4.61% above 'normal.'” Additionally, “Antarctic Sea Ice Extent is 1,403,000 above the 1981-2010 mean. That is ranked 1st for the day. And that is 23.74% above 'normal.'” It's also this young year's 30th daily record. Clearly, we've got work to do. Like stocking up on blankets.

o Robin Stirs up Nest on County Prayer (FRC.org) What's in a name? An awful lot, a judge says, if it's Jesus's. The courts decide a lot of things, but they won't have the final judgment on prayer! That's what Maryland Commissioner Robin Bartlett Frazier made clear last month after a judge put the brakes on opening Carroll County meetings in Jesus's name. After the American Humanist Association sued, a judge issued an injunction barring the county from offering sectarian prayers before conducting county business.
   Two days later, Robin prayed anyway. "I'm willing to go to jail for it," she said. "I believe this is a fundamental right of America, and if we cease to believe that our rights come from God, we cease to be America. We've been told to be careful. But we're going to be careful all the way to communism if we don't start standing up and saying 'no,'" she said. Isn't that refreshing? After watching so many politicians tuck tail and run, Robin Frazier is standing up to these black-robed bullies! Obviously, we need to respect the courts and the rule of law, but there are times when we need to push back on a government that's out of control. We can all learn something from Robin Frazier: bowing to God is more important than bowing to political correctness.

o You Might Be a Conservative If... And Especially If...  - By Mark Alexander - As a follow-up to my profile on the attributes of contemporary liberals, “You Might Be a Liberal If…,” I offer this look at the attributes associated with today’s conservatives. ...You Might Be a Conservative If You… …know the difference between Rule of Law and rule of men – Liberty and tyranny. ...…respect and abide by the plain language of our Constitution. ...…refuse to allow the Democrat Leftists to sell out the Second Amendment by international treaty. …know that “gun free zones” are actually free-fire zones for mass murderers.
   ...…recognize that ideological socialists have hijacked the once-noble Democratic Party. ...…are aware of Barack Obama’s history as a lifelong Marxist. ...…abhor the oppression of our First Amendment rights to religious expression by DoD and other government agencies. …reject the Leftist assertion that “faith and politics don’t mix.” …know that the words “separation of church and state” do not appear in our Constitution, neither in text nor spirit. …understand that fatherhood is the foundation of Liberty. …stand firm in defense of Judeo-Christian principles when confronted with the homosexual agenda.  
   ...…understand that the 14th Amendment does not authorize citizenship for “anchor babies” and their kinfolk. …believe that free enterprise always trumps socialism. …know that the near-economic collapse in 2008 was rooted in Democrat economic policies initiated by Bill Clinton in 1994. …know that America may one day look like Detroit if we continue to elect Democrat “leadership.” …know that the words “fundamentally transforming the United States of America” are a euphemism for “statist tyranny.”
   ...…see clearly the hypocrisy of Obama’s rhetoric about “income inequality” while he lives like a king on redistributed wealth. …reject classism and socialist class warfare. …acknowledge Barack Obama as the modern-day master of the “BIG Lie.” …are well aware that Obama’s outright lies about ObamaCare were politically calculated. …are not among the Left’s cadres of Earth worshipers. …reject the Left’s global warming hysteria and recognize the Left’s real agenda is regulating free enterprise. …are aware that recent evidence indicates the Earth may be cooling, not warming.
   ...…understand that “tolerance and diversity” are Leftist shorthand for “tyranny.” …recognize race-baiting political hustlers for what they are. ...…are aware that the GOP’s “establishment Republicans” are a key element in the Democrats' current “divide and conquer” strategy.

o 'Standing on the Throat of Our Economy' (PatriotPost.us) - It's no secret that Democrats want to raise the minimum wage this election year, or that they think it's a winning issue. So it was no surprise to hear Rep. George Miller (D-CA) blasting Republicans: “So what are the Republicans doing when they won't vote for the minimum wage?” he asked. “They're standing on the throat of our economy. Because the economy is sluggish and your wages are the key to the recovery, we have to increase those wages.” Actually, raising the minimum wage would hurt the economy, the reason why Republicans oppose it. The CBO says it will destroy 500,000 jobs and cost the economy $15 billion. In fact, 500 economists have urged Congress to not raise it by the proposed 40%. So who's standing on the throat of our economy?

o Samuel Adams, to John Pitts, 1776: "How strangely will the tools of a tyrant pervert the plain meaning of words!" (See the Progressive Political Correct Dictionary or Crafted terms of contradiction.)

o A Halo for Selfishness - By Thomas Sowell - Those unfamiliar with political rhetoric may not know that "special interests" mean people who support your opponents. One's own organized supporters -- such as labor unions supporting President Obama -- are never called "special interests." ...What Congressional Democrats and Republicans have in common is that they are all incumbents, and they all want to keep their jobs. Publicity is necessary to win elections, and incumbents get millions of dollars' worth of free publicity from the media. Incumbents can all pontificate in Congress and be covered by C-SPAN. They can get interviewed on network television, have their pictures in the newspapers, and send out mail to their constituents back home -- and none of this costs them a dime.
   ...Everything members of Congress do is done with an eye toward re-election. Any outsider who wants to challenge an incumbent at the next Congressional election has to pay hard cash to buy ads and arrange other forms of publicity, in order just to get some comparable amount of name-recognition, so as to have any serious chance of winning an election against an incumbent. Few people have the kind of money it takes for such a campaign, so they have to raise money -- in the millions of dollars -- to pay for what incumbents get free of charge. Campaign finance laws that restrict who can contribute how much money, who can run political ads, etc., are all restrictions on political challengers who have to buy their own publicity.
   ...The very high rate of incumbent re-elections, even while polls show the public disgusted with Congress in general, shows how well incumbents are protected. The media are accessories to this scam. So long as the information and opinions that reach the public are selected by mainstream media people, whom polls show to be overwhelmingly on the left, the left's view of the world prevails. Hence the great alarm in the media, and in equally one-sided academia, over the emergence of conservative talk radio programs and the Fox News Channel on television. No longer can the three big broadcast television networks determine what the public will and will not see, nor two or three leading newspapers determine what is and is not news. Nobody wants to give up that kind of power.  

o Four Blood Moons – Let’s Stop the Hype - By Rev Michael Bresciani - While some things are more subtle than others, the scripture is quite clear. Here are just a few things that address the hype about the blood moon tetrads and those who espouse their importance.   Rather than create an argument for or against them I would call anyone to use the scripture to interpret the scripture. If one part is overemphasized to the exclusion of another, it is you that have succumbed to an error and you may be involved in a false ministry. Here is a short list, but be sure to do your homework as the Bereans did and check scripture against scripture.
   ...The blood moon tetrads may have some significance for the Jews, but they are not directly tied to scriptural prophecies. They are astronomical events that can be determined by ordinary science and math. To use them to predict anything is an extravagance bordering on the practice of astrology. Astrological prognostications are forbidden to all believers past, present or future. (De 18: 10-14)
   The hype generated by the blood red moons has been good for booksellers. In a recent video I watched as one well known preacher spent hours talking up his package of books, CDs and study guides on the blood moons and offered it all at an exorbitant price that made me shudder.  
   ...Two final points must be made on the blood moons. Firstly, the blood moon spoken of in scripture which is directly connected to the return of the Lord Jesus Christ could not possibly be the upcoming tetrads for the most obvious reasons.   The blood red moon of Christ’s return is accompanied by an earthquake, a total shrouding or blockage of the sun, the complete blocking out of the stars (Joel 3: 15) and is followed by the blowing of trumpets and final judgments. They are not astronomical events that any scientist or astronomer can predict, but are strictly interventional acts of God at an unspecified time in the future. They will be complete with the sign of Christ appearing in the sky for the entire world to see – no passing tetrad here.  
   “Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken: And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.” (Mt 24: 29-31)  

o Uninstall Firefox  Boycotts should be rare, but Mozilla’s intolerance calls for one. - By Dennis Prager - During the McCarthy era, the left (and not only the left) screamed when people were falsely charged with supporting Stalin and Communism, one of the greatest evils in human history. But the left also screamed when people who really did aid and abet Stalin were dismissed from their jobs. In other words, for those on the left who celebrate [Mozilla CEO Brendan] Eich's ouster, it was evil to deprive a man who supported Stalin of a job, but it is right to fire a man who supports the man-woman definition of marriage. Such is the left's moral compass.

o John Adams, Address to the Military, 1798 - “We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Avarice, ambition, revenge, or gallantry, would break the strongest cords of our Constitution as a whale goes through a net. Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” 

o RECOVERING THE MEANING OF MARRIAGE - By ROBERT KNIGHT - Marriage is the only type of coupling capable of natural reproduction of the human race — a man and a woman. Children need mothers and fathers, and marriage is society’s way of obtaining them. ...After Massachusetts legalized homosexual “marriage” in 2004, the Catholic Church had to shut down its large adoption agency, and later in the District of Columbia. This denies orphans one of the best chances of being adopted in an intact household with a mother and father. Collateral damage. Shrug.
   ...Hijacking the moral capital of the black civil rights movement to turn a wrong into a “right” is part of a detailed strategy in the 1989 book “After the Ball,” by public relations experts Marshall Kirk and Hunter Madsen, who advised: “In any campaign to win over the public, gays must be portrayed as victims in need of protection so that straights will be inclined by reflex to adopt the role of protector.” They suggested branding people with traditional values as “haters” and “bigots.”
   ...In 1994, writer Michelangelo Signorile urged activists to “fight for same-sex marriage and its benefits and then, once granted, redefine the institution of marriage completely, to demand the right to marry not as a way of adhering to society’s moral codes but rather to debunk a myth and radically alter an archaic institution.” Contrast that with what Jesus said about marriage, reiterating God’s directive in Genesis: From the beginning of creation, God made them male and female. For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother, and the two shall become one flesh.

o Bill to immediately free Justina Pelletier from state custody filed in Mass. Legislature, despite reluctance among politicians. The goal: Get Justina home by Easter! Everyone's help is needed!

o Take Action: Urge your Representative and Senators to Co-Sponsor the State Marriage Defense Act of 2014

o James Madison, Federalist No. 62, 1788 - "It will be of little avail to the people, that the laws are made by men of their own choice, if the laws be so voluminous that they cannot be read, or so incoherent that they cannot be understood; if they be repealed or revised before they are promulgated, or undergo such incessant changes that no man, who knows what the law is to-day, can guess what it will be to-morrow. Law is defined to be a rule of action; but how can that be a rule, which is little known, and less fixed?"

o This CEO Made a Political Donation, Then Lost His Job Because Liberals Didn't Like It - By Rob Bluey - The chief executive of Mozilla resigned yesterday amid protests over his $1,000 donation in support of California’s Proposition 8, which defined marriage as the union of a man and a woman. Brendan Eich’s 2008 donation was first revealed two years ago while he was serving in a senior role at Mozilla. But it was after his appointment as CEO last month that half of Mozilla’s board quit and company employees publicly voiced their disapproval. Others launched a public campaign seeking his ouster. In the wake of yesterday’s news, Andrew Sullivan, a leading advocate for redefining marriage, said the episode “should disgust anyone interested in a tolerant and diverse society.”

o Take action: Obama's Circuit Court pick is a dangerous judicial activist Email your senators today and urge them to oppose Michelle Friedland's nomination to the U.S. Circuit Court for the Ninth Circuit. ...If confirmed to the Ninth Circuit, Friedland, who is 41 years old, would be at the top of the left's short list for the Supreme Court. Her writings and record show that she does not respect the role of the courts which is to apply the laws - not to re-write them. Her nomination should be opposed for any number of reasons (sources here - pdf)

o Op-ed: Charles G. Koch Responds to Baseless Leftist Attacks - By Daniel Doherty - The Left’s obsession with Koch Industries and the two brothers who founded it is almost surreal. Take, for example, the Senate Majority Leader. Virtually every time he speaks now he mentions the Koch brothers in some capacity, complaining incoherently about them and how they’re attempting to “buy America.” To accept his assertions at face value, in other words, is to believe that every problem in America is directly -- or tangentially -- related to Koch Industries. This is absurd.
   Well aware of the Left’s crusade to soil the Koch brand, Charles G. Koch took to the pages of the Wall Street Journal to defend himself and his company. In his piece, he assails collectivists as lacking real ideas, “[promising] heaven but [delivering] hell,” and resorting to “character assassination.” He also provides some important facts about his company that the Left will no doubt dispute -- and scoff at, too. Nevertheless, here they are:
   Rather than try to understand my vision for a free society or accurately report the facts about Koch Industries, our critics would have you believe we're "un-American" and trying to "rig the system," that we're against "environmental protection" or eager to "end workplace safety standards." These falsehoods remind me of the late Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan's observation, "Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not to his own facts." Here are some facts about my philosophy and our company:
   Koch companies employ 60,000 Americans, who make many thousands of products that Americans want and need. According to government figures, our employees and the 143,000 additional American jobs they support generate nearly $11.7 billion in compensation and benefits. About one-third of our U.S.-based employees are union members.
   Koch employees have earned well over 700 awards for environmental, health and safety excellence since 2009, many of them from the Environmental Protection Agency and Occupational Safety and Health Administration. EPA officials have commended us for our "commitment to a cleaner environment" and called us "a model for other companies."
   Our refineries have consistently ranked among the best in the nation for low per-barrel emissions. In 2012, our Total Case Incident Rate (an important safety measure) was 67% better than a Bureau of Labor Statistics average for peer industries. Even so, we have never rested on our laurels. We believe there is always room for innovation and improvement.
   Far from trying to rig the system, I have spent decades opposing cronyism and all political favors, including mandates, subsidies and protective tariffs—even when we benefit from them. I believe that cronyism is nothing more than welfare for the rich and powerful, and should be abolished.

o Oh My: Audit Finds Evidence of Widespread Voter Fraud in North Carolina - By Guy Benson - This looks like a very big deal (via WNCN): ...According to this audit by the North Carolina Elections Oversight Committee, at least 81 dead people have been voting from the grave, and more than 35,000 people with matching full names and dates of birth voted in both North Carolina and another state in the 2012 general election. To put that number in context, Barack Obama carried North Carolina by fewer than 15,000 votes in 2008. Double voting, needless to say, is a crime. Furthermore, state officials were only able to cross check their rolls and voter activity records with 28 other states, leaving loads of potential data missing. 
   ...Those statistics may be convincing to someone who hadn't just read the rest of the article. Several weeks ago, we highlighted a 2012 report out of Florida in which a local reporter took it upon himself to use a single, extremely narrow method to ferret out voter fraud. By cross-referencing Florida's voter rolls with jury duty cards on which people had checked a box declining to serve due to their non-citizen status, the NBC correspondent pinpointed nearly 100 ineligible voters in his county alone. Several admitted on camera to (a) not being US citizens, and (b) voting in US elections. "I vote every year!" one woman boasted. Last week, the California State Senate voted to suspend three Democratic members, one of whom was recently convicted of eight felonies, including multiple counts of voter fraud. Yet the "myth" of voter fraud remains solidly ensconced within the Left's political catechism. Voter fraud undeniably exists. The extent to which it exists remains unclear, as the stunning results of North Carolina's audit demonstrate. Voter ID laws reflect common sense, are constitutional, and are overwhelmingly popular. I'll leave you with the Democrat Party Chairwoman openly celebrating a court decision that halted a Republican-initiated effort to purge a swing state's voter rolls of ineligible and non-citizen voters.
   ...Democrats want "more participation, not less" -- even if that increased participation results in fraud that undermines our electoral system, apparently. I wonder why?

o CAIR-MI Fails to Silence TMLC President - The Michigan chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) attempted to silence a speech by Richard Thompson to the Greater Oakland Republican Club on the internal threat posed to America by Radical Islam by using their customary name-calling intimidation tactics, which have proven successful in the past.  This time their tactics did not work. Thompson, the President and Chief Counsel of the Thomas More Law Center, was invited to speak on Tuesday, April 1st.  On Monday, however, CAIR-MI launched a press release demanding that the Republican Club disinvite Thompson, labeling him a “notorious Islamophobe” with a “long track record of fear-mongering.”  The Club refused to cave-in to the ploy and the speech went on as planned in a packed room.
   Thompson, responding to the Club’s decision not to cave-in to CAIR, commented, “I applaud the Greater Oakland Republican Club for its steadfast defense of the constitutional right to free speech.  Sadly, too many groups and individuals lack the moral courage to say “No” to CAIR.  And as long as their bullying tactics work on some weak-kneed Americans, they will continue their efforts to restrict free speech.” Thompson began his speech by informing the audience that they have witnessed first-hand the operation of Sharia law—silencing the free speech right of anyone who dares criticize Islam.  Thompson went on to describe CAIR as an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation trial where the supposed charity and five of its organizers were found guilty by a federal jury of illegally funneling more than $12 million to the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas.  Thompson also pointed to the stated plans of one of CAIR’s founders, Omar Ahmad, that Islam is in America to become dominant and the highest authority.  
   Thompson also quoted a statement from the FBI’s former chief of counterterrorism, “CAIR, its leaders and its activities effectively give aid to international terrorist groups.” The University of Michigan is the most recent entity to capitulate to CAIR’s campaign to silence any criticism of Islam.  As a result of CAIR’s intimidation tactics, the University cancelled screenings of “Honor Diaries,” a film which details the truth about the brutal violence against women in Muslim countries.
   According to Megyn Kelly on the Kelly File, (a great video to watch) numerous screenings of the film have been cancelled due to demands from CAIR including a screening at the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor originally scheduled for  April 3, 2014.  CAIR and CAIR-MI often demand the cancellation of events they deem “Islamophobic;” a term meant to intimidate and force event organizers into cancellations.
   Clearly, the reason for CAIR’s personal attacks on Thompson stem from the fact that as a public interest law firm, TMLC, has led the fight against the threat of Radical Islam and the Stealth Jihad in the courts. Brooke Goldstein, a human rights attorney, in response to CAIR’s involvement in shutting down the “Honor Diaries” film said, “CAIR operates as the Islamic speech police. It goes around bullying and intimidating anyone who is brave enough to speak publically about the threat of Islam and Islamist terrorism and violence in the Muslim world.” Goldstein continued, “CAIR has a systematic campaign to go around and target anybody who speaks publically about the threat of militant Islam as Islamophobic.” (More on Radical Islam here.)

o Here Comes the First of the "Blood Moon Tetrad"—a Remarkable Four Blood Moons in 2 Years… a Sign of End Times? by Aimee Herd - "The sun shall be turned to darkness and the moon to blood, before the day of the Lord comes, the great and magnificent day." –Acts 2:20 It's undeniable; something very special—and rare—is about to happen in the sky.(Photo by Fred Espenak via Earthsky.org) According to NASA and other astronomers, the full moon of April 14-15th will kick off a celestial phenomenon known as a "tetrad" of blood-red moons. It's remarkable enough to anyone viewing a lunar eclipse as it is turned coppery-red from the "dispersed light from all the Earth's sunrises and sunsets [at once]."
   However, this time there will be four of them, each one 6 months apart. They say a tetrad of blood moons is rare, but even more significant, for Bible Believers especially, is the fact that each one will occur during two major Jewish Feast times in both years: Passover and the Feast of Tabernacles. According to a Red Orbit report, each blood moon will be visible to all of North America. (Graphic by Red Orbit) Another interesting fact to consider is what the Earth looks like from the position of the moon during one of these times. What you'd see is the Earth coming between the sun and moon, eclipsing it. It would form a ring appearing like red fire all around the Earth. Watch a video about the coming tetrad of blood moons by Clicking Here.

o What Socialism Looks Like: A 1980s Soviet Grocery Store (VIDEO) - BY STEVE STRAUB - A fairly common experience for Russian citizenry under the old socialist system in the USSR. Truly a Progressive paradise. Give Obama what he wants and this is what we’ll all get. The dumbed-down masses today being brainwashed in Left-wing universities across America are not taught the truth about what full-blown socialism or communism does to a society. Talk to anyone who lived in the Soviet Union during the cold war years and they can attest to the miseries of this unworkable and failed system of government. Watch the video then compare with the scene at a typical supermarket here in the United States:

o Video: this is the future of the US under liberalism - By Allen West - Ladies and gents, I want to thank France and President Francois Hollande for allowing America to see what lies ahead. Liberal progressives and Marxists have always chided us for not being more like Europe. Take the 4 minutes and 37 seconds to see what the future holds for America. At every instance where the word “France” is used replace it with “America.” The underlying problem is, where will Americans escape to? And that’s why this is and must remain the last great stand for liberty. At least the French President — and actually NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio — are admitted socialists. The American Liar-in-Chief doesn’t even possess the intestinal fortitude to own up to his own ideology. After you view this news clip from CBN you have a decision to make. Conservatism, or liberalism? I made mine, no turning back. Molon Labe!

o Official Policy: Male Federal Workers Can Use Women's Restrooms, Locker Rooms - By Terence P. Jeffrey - Obama's Office of Personnel Management has published what it calls "Guidance Regarding the Employment of Transgender Individuals in the Workplace." This document speaks of "sex" as something a person has "assigned" to them only after they make it through the birth canal. ...It means allowing the person to dress differently. "Once an employee has informed management that he or she is transitioning," say the guidelines, "the employee will begin wearing the clothes associated with the gender to which the person is transitioning." ...Then there is the point in the guidance governing restrooms and locker rooms. "For a transitioning employee, this means that, once he or she has begun living and working full-time in the gender that reflects his or her identity, agencies should allow access to restrooms and (if provided to other employees) locker room facilities consistent with his or her gender identity," say the guidelines. According to the guidance, access to a restroom or locker room should not be conditioned on anatomy.

o TEN PILLARS OF PATRIOTISM - By Don Feder - Language-corruption is endemic. Sodomy is an "alternative life style," jihad-murder is "workplace-related violence" and Catholic institutions not providing contraception through their health insurance are part of a "war on women." Even patriotism doesn't mean what it once did. A patriot used to be Nathan Hale, Andrew Jackson, Sergeant York and Audie Murphy. Now we're told that it's patriotic to support whatever foreign policy idiocy an anti-American administration dreams up. According to the most recent Pew Research Center survey, 52% completely agree with the statement: "I am very patriotic." Another 36% "mostly agree." But what does this mean? Delving a bit deeper, 69% say they're "very likely" to sing the National Anthem, 59% to display the American flag on their home or car and 53% to attend a public celebration of the 4th of July. But will America be saved by watching a parade pass by, singing the first verse of the National Anthem off-key or attaching a miniature flag on a car antenna? This is patriotism lite.
   ...       What does patriotism really mean? If you say you love America, what are you going to do about it? Offered for your consideration, 10 Pillars of Patriotism – what the authentic patriot must support to reverse the process of national decline.  
   1.  God - ...George Washington observed : "Of all the dispositions and habits, which lead to political prosperity, Religion and Morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim the tribute of Patriotism, who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness, these firmest props of the duties of men and citizens." 
   2. he Constitution – The federal government is constrained, and rights guaranteed, by the Constitution, as it was written by the Founding Fathers and later amended, and not as interpreted by activist judges or nullified by a presidential pen. ...Elitists hate the fact that the Constitution is impartial – not favoring one group over another – and is concerned primarily with restraining government rather than ordering the affairs of citizens. That's why they're forever telling us that our Constitution is outmoded.  
   3.  The Free Market – The free market is as American as representative government. It has brought unparalleled prosperity to this nation and opportunity to its citizens. Supply and demand are the best way to allocate resources. The alternative is ideological rigidity or bureaucratic whim.  ...Planned economy versus free economy is the difference between North and South Korea, East and West Germany (before reunification), Cuba and Costa Rica, and the U.S. economy under Reagan and Obama.  (See complete list and coverage at link.) 

o Founding Fodder: Would the Framers Love ObamaCare? - By Tony Perkins - House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) seems intent on being the butt of health care jokes with ridiculous statements. Adding to her growing list of immortalized quotes, the former Speaker told reporters that ObamaCare was the Founding Fathers' dream. '[The law's critics] have not been an obstacle to the American people having healthier lives that our Founders wanted for them -- like a healthier life, liberty, the freedom to pursue their happiness.' I can hear them now -- "Give me ObamaCare or give me death!' In all honesty, ObamaCare represents everything the Founders opposed. An encroachment on liberty, livelihood, and lawfulness, the President's signature policy is the antithesis of the good governance this nation was founded upon. 'My reading of history,' wrote Thomas Jefferson, 'convinces me that most bad government results from too much government."

o Harry Reid to Doctor and Cancer Patient Tom Coburn: Stop Getting 'In the Weeds' on Obamacare - By Katie Pavlich - Republican Senator Tom Coburn of Oklahoma is a medical doctor suffering from recurring prostate cancer. Thanks to Obamacare, Coburn recently lost his cancer specialist. ...Regardless, America's worst Senator Harry Reid, who also happens to be the Majority Leader, dismissed Coburn yesterday on the Senate floor for getting "in the weeds" about Obamacare. More from Joel Gehrke:  "Nineteen of the cancer centers in this country, only five are covered under Obamacare," he [Coburn] told the Washington Examiner Tuesday, a data point he attributed to the low payments the Affordable Care Act provides for those treatments." "You know, it's a market, and what they've done is they've priced it where these cancer centers, a lot of them, aren't going to participate because they don't get paid to cover the costs," he said. Coburn, who is retiring at the end of this year, said his cancer center initially refused to accept the government health insurance, but has since reversed that policy. Reid suggested that Coburn was taking too narrow a view of the law. "Dr. Coburn is very good at getting into the weeds and trying to find something that he thinks makes sense, but I think we need to look at the overall context of this bill," he replied when asked about Coburn's comments during a Senate press briefing.

o You Might Be a Liberal If You... - By Mark Alexander - ...believe Bill Maher and Jon Stewart are "journalists," and everything on MTV and in the New York Times is "journalism." ...look like "a deer in the headlights" if anyone mentions our Constitution because that is just "right-wing rhetoric." ...feel the grassroots Tea Party Movement is a collection of ignorant racists, but the "Occupy Wall Street" movement is a coalition of thoughtful and principled reformers. ...believe CNN and The New York Times are objective, but Fox News and The Wall Street Journal are biased.
   ...support redistribution of wealth, as long as it's not your wealth. ...believe that our Constitution is "living" but unborn children are not. ...are tolerant of diverse opinions as long as they do not divert from your own. ...want the government out of our bedrooms unless they're providing free birth control and abortions. ...feel people who are opposed to the redefinition of marriage, as Barack Obama was when elected, are bigots. ...feel the free market is where one goes to collect government handouts.
   ...have no idea that Franklin Roosevelt's "principle on taxation" was plagiarized from Karl Marx. …believe that Che Guevara is a saint. ...oppose the death penalty for the most heinous of convicted criminals, while supporting the death penalty for the most innocent of unborn children. ...have joined Al Gore's cult of earth worshippers and feel "global warming" is all manmade. ...believe the phrase "separation of Church and State" is in the Constitution. …believe jihadist Muslims are misunderstood peaceniks but Christians are cutthroat terrorists.
   ...protest against state censorship unless it's directed at anything "conservative." ...believe that parents should provide permission slips for middle-school field trips but not abortion referrals. ...believe that "clinging to guns and religion" is subversive anti-American behavior. ...feel Bradley Manning and Edward Snowden are heroes for stealing millions of classified documents and making them available to Russia and China. ...trust that Obama's IRS enemies list is fully justified. ...feel the primary objective of ObamaCare is to provide "affordable health care" to the uninsured. ...didn't know there are now 20 million more uninsured Americans now than when Obama took office. ...believe Barack Hussein Obama is trustworthy. (More at link.)

o Sex and Race Equality - By Walter E. Williams - "[T]here have been recent calls to end the ban on women in combat units, but there's no mention of the Army's sexist physical fitness test. For a male 17-21 years of age to pass, he must do 35 pushups, do 47 situps and run 2 miles in 16 minutes, 36 seconds. His female counterpart, who receives the same pay, can pass the fitness test by doing a mere 13 pushups, doing 47 situps and running 2 miles in 19 minutes, 42 seconds. How can anyone who values equality and self-respect tolerate this gross discrimination? You say, 'Williams, what's your solution?' I say we should either force women to come up to the physical fitness standards for men or pass men who meet the female standards of fitness. Maybe we should ask our adversaries which is better -- raising female fitness standards or lowering those of males.

o The April Fool's ObamaCare Numbers Racket (PatriotPost.us) - 7.1 million. That's how many Americans Barack Obama is proudly trumpeting have signed up for ObamaCare by the March 31 deadline, and that, he said, means ObamaCare “is here to stay.” Amazing that the number was so quickly released and so precise, just in time for April Fool's Day. As Charles Krauthammer noted, “These guys go six months without any idea what the numbers are, and all of a sudden it's to a decimal point.” But in fact, it's remarkably not precise, since a large number of that 7.1 million haven't paid their premiums yet, which means they're not enrolled. How many were previously uninsured? They don't say. The White House also doesn't mention that ObamaCare forced the cancellation of six million insurance policies, leaving many of those folks no option but to sign up for ObamaCare. How convenient that signups outnumbered cancellations. “Why are folks working so hard for people not to have health insurance?” Obama asked smugly. He should look in the mirror. It's incredible what you can achieve when you mandate that people do something and penalize them for not doing it. But hey, it's a “success story”!

o How Foreign Is Our Policy? - By Thomas Sowell - Anti-Americanism was the rule, not the exception, among Obama's mentors over the years, beginning in his childhood. When the young Obama and his mother lived in Indonesia, her Indonesian husband wanted her to accompany him to social gatherings with American businessmen -- and was puzzled when she refused. He reminded her that these were her own people. According to Barack Obama's own eyewitness account, her voice rose 'almost to a shout' when she replied: 'They are not my people.' Most of Barack Obama's foreign policy decisions since becoming president are consistent with this mindset. He has acted repeatedly as a citizen of the world, even though he was elected to be President of the United States. Virtually every major move of the Obama administration has reduced the power, security and influence of America and its allies.

o Judaism, Christianity, Environmentalism - By Dennis Prager - As I have often noted, the most dynamic and influential religion of the past hundred years has not been Christianity, let alone Judaism, the two religions that created the Western world. Nor has it been Islam. It has been Leftism. Leftism has influenced the literary, academic, media, and, therefore, the political elite far more than any other religion. It has taken over Western schools from elementary through graduate.
   For most of that time, various incarnations of Marxism have been the dominant expressions – and motivators – of Leftism: specifically, income redistribution, material equality and socialism. They are still powerful aspects of the left, but with the downfall of most communist regimes, other left-wing expressions have generated even more passion: first feminism and then environmentalism.
   ...This is the antithesis of the Judeo-Christian view of the world that has dominated Western civilization for all of the West's history. The Judeo-Christian worldview is that man is at the center of the universe; nature was therefore created for man. Nature has no intrinsic worth other than man's appreciation and (moral) use of it.
Worship of nature was the pagan worldview, a worship that the Hebrew Bible was meant to destroy. 
   ...As G.K. Chesterton prophesied over a hundred years ago: “When people stop believing in God, they don't believe in nothing – they believe in anything.” Now it's the environment.  

o Which Party Is Rich? (PatriotPost.us) -  If there's one saying that's tried and “true” in DC, it's that Republicans are the “party of the rich.” Except it's a lie. The latest example is a report that of the 10 wealthiest House districts, eight are represented by Democrats, including the top six. Most of them are in New York and California, and the three that aren't are outside New York City or Washington, DC. The AP helpfully notes, “Democrats say the 'party of the rich' label is more about policies than constituents.” We suppose there's some truth to that, because Republican – well, conservative – policies help people getrich. Democrats prefer to keep their subjects poor while raking in the dough from the rich.

o Candidate Scott Lively upends Mass. LGBT gubernatorial debate. Doesn't flinch from truth about the behaviors! (MassResistance.org) A lesson for the pro-family movement around the country. Pastor Scott Lively, an independent candidate for Governor of Massachusetts,  shocked the other politicians and audience members at a televised candidate forum on "LGBTQ issues" at the Boston Public Library on March 25. Rather than join in the pro-"gay" chorus, Lively described the truths about those behaviors from a medical, sociological, and biblical standpoint. It was a cold dose of common sense that few there had likely heard before.
   The forum was held in the Boston Public Library on March 25. It was jointly sponsored by the homosexual lobby group MassEquality and the left-wing public television station WGBH. All of the declared candidates for Governor participated except the two Republicans, Charlie Baker and Mark Fisher. (Candidates for Governor  biotech executive Joe Avellone (D), former Medicare and Medicaid administrator Don Berwick (D), Attorney General Martha Coakley (D), health care executive Evan Falchuk (I), State Treasurer Steve Grossman (D), former Homeland Security official Juliette Kayyem (D), Scott Lively (I), venture capitalist Jeff McCormick (I).)
   Pandering vs straight talk: All seven of the other candidates for Governor -- both Democrats and Independents, including the current state Attorney General and Treasurer -- enthusiastically voiced their support for the homosexual and transgender agendas  and their willingness to advance them in the state if elected. For most people it's particularly frightening to see the extent that many politicians are willing to bow to the radical homosexual and transgender movement without seemingly any second thoughts. Few pro-family people realize that.
   But Lively told the group that as governor he "would ban LGBT propaganda to children." Regarding laws supporting transgenderism he said, "It's perfectly rational and reasonable to exercise discrimination on those grounds . . . We should be helping people to overcome this and not encourage those who persist in the delusion." The hostility during the event against Lively was fairly dramatic. The crowd of about 150 appeared to consist overwhelmingly of pro-homosexual supporters. There were also about 6-12 Lively supporters there. But just about every time he spoke he was interrupted by loud, rude noises from the audience, which the moderator made little effort to stop. It's been observed that homosexual activists are emotionally much like 10-year-olds, and that was certainly evident there. (Even then, this was actually more orderly than other venues. At least the activists stayed in their seats this time!)
   In addition, the other candidates were visibly annoyed with Lively's straight talk. At one point during the debate, Independent candidate Jeff McCormick, who spoke right after Lively, sneered at him and said, "I should win an award after this. Someone owes me a martini." But watching this was a clinic on how to fight back in a seemingly overwhelming situation. It wasn't an easy venue for any pro-family politician. But Lively took it in stride. He did not take any of the hostile bait thrown at him, nor did he veer from his calm but forceful demeanor. This seemed to make his message all the more powerful. WATCH THE VIDEO of the forum HERE. (1 hr 25 min.) Just watching the first several minutes shows you all you need to see!

o PELLETIER TRAVESTY PROMPTS DR. KEITH ABLOW TO WARN PARENTS TO PROTECT RIGHTS - By MATHEW D. STAVER - In “progressive” America, when parents disagree with doctors and the state steps in, in too many cases the state acts as though it has unquestioned superiority over the parents’ rights. According to well established family law, the State of Massachusetts cannot make Justina Pelletier a “ward of the state” merely because one doctor disagrees with the medical protocols recommended and administered by a highly respected medical institution responsible for her care. But they did.
   Lou and Linda Pelletier cannot be charged with “medical abuse” for following a regimen of effective medical treatments for their daughter’s medical condition under the direction of licensed, expert physicians – the Chief of Pediatrics at Tufts Medical Center, no less. But they were. And no juvenile court system can arbitrarily issue a “gag order” forbidding distressed parents from discussing their case publicly. But they did, until Liberty Counsel challenged their unconstitutional order. Bureaucrats who arrogantly believe they are god-like and know what’s better for children than their parents have visited all of these nightmarish scenarios upon the Lou Pelletier family.
  Every parent and grandparent in the nation should pay careful attention to what is happening in this outrageous case. A doctor warns parents to stay away from hospitals like BCH. Dr. Keith Ablow is a renowned psychologist, Fox News medical contributor, and professor at Tufts Medical Center. In light of the disturbing facts surrounding the Justina Pelletier case, he issued a dire warning in a recent Fox News commentary:
   "So, in Massachusetts, if Boston Children’s Hospital wants to say that your child’s mysterious physical symptoms are ones you are causing by coaxing your child to act sick, then you, too, could lose custody of your child to the state.  And it won’t matter if academic doctors at another hospital disagree and believe that your child is suffering from a genuine bodily illness. Bottom line: Unless your child has a simple infection, and there’s absolutely no way anyone could ever argue that you injected your kid with dirt to cause it, keep your parental rights intact and keep driving right past Boston Children’s Hospital. Until the hospital examines its desire to make the most dramatic decisions possible for parents, rather than with parents, there are other very good options for your child’s medical care."
   The more light that is shed on the Pelletier family’s tragic situation, the more it becomes apparent that the DCF and Boston Children’s Hospital have grossly violated Justina Pelletier’s rights and those of her family. ...Massachusetts Representative Jim Lyons, who is among the state legislators spearheading a legislative effort to investigate this case, says this type of government overreach must come to an end: "The fact that a state bureaucracy believes that it can interfere with parental rights, constitutionally protected rights, is incredible. We have to stop it in Massachusetts and we have to stop it throughout the country. Parents have rights and bureaucrats should not interfere with those rights." It is an outrageous expression of raw statism for state officials to remove a child from the custody and the care of loving parents who have committed no wrong.

o A List Of 97 Taxes Americans Pay Every Year - By Michael Snyder - Americans will fork over nearly 30 percent of what they earn to pay their income taxes, but that is only a small part of the story.  As you will see below, there are dozens of other taxes that Americans pay every year.  Of course not everyone pays all of these taxes, but without a doubt we are all being taxed into oblivion.  It is like death by a thousand paper cuts.  Our politicians have become extremely creative in finding ways to extract money from all of us, and most Americans don't even realize what is being done to them.  By the time it is all said and done, a significant portion of the population ends up paying more than half of what they earn to the government.  That is fundamentally wrong, but nothing will be done about it until people start demanding change.  The following is a list of 97 taxes Americans pay every year...
   ...In a previous article entitled "24 Outrageous Facts About Taxes In The United States That Will Blow Your Mind", I listed a number of reasons why our federal income tax system has become a complete and utter abomination that is entirely out of control...  

o Political correctness and the slavery of Obamacare - By BEN S. CARSON - Political correctness is in place to ensure conformity to the prescribed expressions and lifestyles dictated by the elites.    ...I have stated in the past that Obamacare is the worst thing to occur in our country since slavery. Why did I make such a strong statement? Obviously, I recognize the horrors of slavery. My roots have been traced back to Africa, and I am aware of some horrendous deeds inflicted on my ancestors in this country. The purpose of the statement was not to minimize the most evil institution in American history, but rather to draw attention to a profound shift of power from the people to the government.
   I think this shift is beginning to wrench the nation from one centered on the rights of individual citizens to one that accepts the right of the government to control even the most essential parts of our lives. This strikes a serious blow to the concept of freedom that gave birth to this nation. Some well-known radicals have very publicly written and stated that in order for their idea of a utopian, egalitarian society to emerge in the United States, the government must control health care, which ensures the dependency of the populace on government. Historical analysis of many countries that have gone this route demonstrates obliteration of the middle class and massive expansion of the poor, dependent class with a relatively small number of elites in control.
   This is sobering information, and those who want to fundamentally change America would much rather demonize someone who is exposing this agenda than engage in a conversation that they cannot win. Others join in the fray happily marching in lockstep with those who are attempting to convert our nation to something we won’t recognize, having no idea that they are being used. Vladimir Lenin is sometimes credited with coining the phrase “useful idiots” to describe such individuals.
   ...Political correctness is antithetical to our founding principles of freedom of speech and freedom of expression. Its most powerful tool is intimidation. If it is not vigorously opposed, its proponents win by default, because the victims adopt a “go along to get along” attitude. Major allies in the imposition of PC are members of the media, some of whom thrive on controversy and others who are true ideologues.  ...The American people must learn to identify and ignore political correctness if we are to escape the bitter ideological grenades that are destroying our unity and strength. Political correctness is impotent if we the people are fearless. Let us emphasize intelligent discussion of issues and leave the smear campaigns to those with no constructive ideas. (See the Progressive Politically Correct Dictionary on EarsToHear.net.)