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  • Florida considers anti-discrimination bill for LGBT rights [Republican Turncoats]

    02/08/2016 11:04:44 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    Fox Orlando ^ | 2/7/16 | Brendan Farrington
    ....this year, some Republican lawmakers are backing a bill that would give lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender residents the protection against discrimination..... ....Republican Rep. Holly Raschein, the House sponsor of the anti-discrimination bill, which has nine Republican co-sponsors..... ...supporters are focused on its economic impact. The bill is being called the "Competitive Workforce Act" and a group running a campaign to promote it is backed by AT&T, Wells Fargo, Marriott and Carnival Corporation. The argument is that Florida will be able to attract corporations that provide high-paying, high-skilled jobs and the workforce to fill them if it has clear anti-discrimination...
  • America’s Economy Is Now Just ‘Mostly’ Free? Washington Needs to Back Out of the Marketplace

    02/04/2016 8:49:42 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/04/2016 | By Ben Sasse & Jim DeMint
    The land of the mostly free and the home of the brave." That sounds wrong, and it is. But "mostly free" is how the U.S. economy rates in the recently released 2016 Index of Economic Freedom. This is bad news for Americans in general, and especially unfortunate for our poorest, most vulnerable citizens. A joint research product of the Heritage Foundation and the Wall Street Journal, the Index measures the economic freedom of nations based on ten criteria, including the rule of law, size of government, regulatory efficiency, and market openness. These factors affect how easily Americans from Nebraska to...
  • Presidential Elections and Other People's Freedoms

    01/29/2016 2:46:37 PM PST · by jfd1776 · 1 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | January 29, 2016 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    When faced with a choice between different politicians at election time, our natural instinct is to ask “Which one will let me do what I want to do?” It’s natural. Sure, it may seem selfish, single-minded, narrow. But it’s natural. We have only one vote, so we think of our own lives, and the possible ways that the candidates might want to control our lives, and we think about what we personally like to do, and so we study the candidates to see which ones seem most open-minded about “allowing” us our freedom, vs. which ones want to take it...
  • GUT WRENCHING: Eye Witness in Detailed Interview #OregonStandoff Protestor Finicum Executed by FBI

    01/27/2016 8:04:02 AM PST · by xzins · 260 replies
    Liberty News ^ | January 27, 2016 | Admin
    Full Title: GUT WRENCHING: Eye Witness Claims in Detailed Interview that #OregonStandoff Protestor Robert "LaVoy" Finicum Was Executed by FBI (VIDEO) Join THE true Liberty Movement alternative to Facebook...set up a FREE social profile now at the new Grassfire.com! CLICK HERE TO GET STARTED. Last night news broke that #OregonStandoff Spokesperson Robert "LaVoy" Finicum was shot and killed during a federal traffic stop near Burns, Oregon. In the hours following the shooting reports started coming out suggesting it may very well be possible Finicum had his hands up and did not present a weapon, nor did he attempt to cause...
  • LaVoy & Jeanette Finicum Photos: Pictures of Cowboy Couple (Mormon rancher LaVoy Finicum was killed

    01/26/2016 10:08:00 PM PST · by Ripliancum · 26 replies
    Heavy.com ^ | 11:39 pm EST, January 26, 2016 | Paul Farrell
    Mormon rancher LaVoy Finicum was killed during the Oregon militia standoff on January 26. He's survived by his Jeanette. Finicum was 54 years old when he died. Together he and his wife maintained a ranch in northern Arizona. The ranch was staffed and managed by the couple's 11 foster children. They were kids the couple took in, troubled kids with criminal histories. During the standoff, Finicum complained that the state had taken away the children because of his high profile role with the militia. Meanwhile on his wife, Jeanette's LinkedIn page, she lists foster care provider as her full time...
  • Secret Service Asks Uniformed Oklahoma Police Chief To Leave Trump Rally

    01/22/2016 6:17:39 AM PST · by justlittleoleme · 63 replies
    News 9 ^ | Jan 20, 2016 | NewsOn6.com
    The U.S. Secret Service escorted the Mounds police chief out of Tulsa's Mabee Center on Wednesday because he was carrying his gun, he says.Chief Tim McDaniel was there with his family to see Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump speak. He was in uniform when he was told he either needed to check his gun or leave."I think it's interesting, because in Mr. Trump's debate the other night, he actually said that officers are some of the most mistreated people in the country, and I come up to see the man and I'm mistreated,” McDaniel said.McDaniel said he didn't want to...
  • Forgetting What It Was Like to Live in a Free Country

    01/12/2016 12:27:31 PM PST · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 12, 2016 | Larry Kelly
    A new Gallup poll concludes that Americans hate their government much more than they did when Obama first took office.  In 2009, the burden of government was ranked fourth on the list of problems faced by Americans. At that time, seven percent of those surveyed ranked burdensome government as the worst problem they faced.  At the end of 2014, that percentage stood at 16%. More importantly, government was the most often cited concern above all others. At his inauguration, Ronald Reagan said "In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem.  It is the problem."  If we...
  • Hickok45's youtube account terminated again!

    01/08/2016 8:22:09 PM PST · by FreedomForce · 48 replies
    Vanity
    Too weird. He was reinstated with youtube saying he wasn't in violation of their policies, and now he's been terminated again. Wonder what is going on.
  • Former Congressman (Joe Walsh) On Obama's Gun Action: 'It’s War. Defy' Him

    01/01/2016 5:34:59 AM PST · by Zakeet · 63 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | December 31, 2015 | Steve Guest
    Former Congressman Joe Walsh tweeted on Thursday, "On Monday, Obama, on his own, to go after guns. It's war. Defy his executive actions. Time for Civil disobedience."
  • Federal Judge Rules That Sexual Orientation Discrimination Is Sex Discrimination

    12/21/2015 10:00:54 AM PST · by C19fan · 15 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | December 20, 2015 | Chris Geidner
    The federal ban on sex discrimination in education includes a ban on sexual orientation discrimination, a federal judge in California ruled this past week. U.S. District Court Judge Dean Pregerson’s ruling appears to be the first time a federal judge has made this ruling as it pertains to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the federal ban on sex discrimination in education. Without much fanfare, advocates and federal officials in recent years, with support from some courts, have undertaken a significant effort to expand the reach of existing federal anti-discrimination laws — primarily Title VII of the Civil...
  • ISLAM's conquests led to THE DARK AGES, then the RENAISSANCE & REFORMATION...

    12/21/2015 7:59:34 AM PST · by stars & stripes forever · 32 replies
    The American Minute (AmericanMinute.com) ^ | 12/21/2015 | William Federer
    In the twelve years after Mohammed's death, 632-644 AD, Muslim jihadists conquered the Eastern Roman Empire, Syria, Palestine, Eastern Anatolia, Armenia, Upper Egypt, Lower Egypt and North Africa. Muslim pirates terrorized the Mediterranean, blockading trade. This caused economic disaster in Roman Europe by diminishing products moving from East to West. An important item no longer shipped was papyrus - reeds from the Nile delta which were used for paper in Europe. The sudden shortage of paper resulted in a decline of writing, literacy, and fewer books being written - a key factor in the beginning of THE DARK AGES...
  • Syrian refugees being foisted on a remote Scottish island

    12/20/2015 4:25:40 PM PST · by Ray76 · 44 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | Dec 18, 2015 | Sue Reid
    15 families have arrived on the tiny island of Bute, off the West of Scotland Scottish minister Humza Yousaf said their arrival was a 'proud day', adding: 'I would like to extend the warmest of welcomes on behalf of the people of Scotland, and wish them all the best as they start their new lives here.' For her part, Home Secretary Theresa May tried to reassure locals by saying all arrivals would be screened to ensure they did not pose a security threat, amid fears that some would-be terrorists who have travelled to Britain posing as refugees. Indeed, in September,...
  • Something Trump needs to publicize.

    12/20/2015 7:45:44 AM PST · by DH · 20 replies
    DH | 12/20/2015 | DH
    Something Trump needs to publicize. We, the people, have had the “rug pulled over our heads” in the knowledge of just how many jobs, professions, and entities in America are created as the result of some government regulation, decree, grant, law, corruption or any other method that results in any jobs or professions that are paid for by taxes (on all levels from local to national) or by any law that forces a free citizen to either use or purchase by the threat of fine, incarceration, intimidation, punishment or any type of government intervention. This study should also is to...
  • The Democrats' Theme for 2016 Is Totalitarianism

    12/20/2015 1:07:13 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 31 replies
    The National Review ^ | December 20, 2015 | Kevin D. Williamson
    At the beginning of December, Rolling Stone writer Jeff Goodell asked Secretary of State John Kerry whether Charles and David Koch, two libertarian political activists, should be considered - his remarkable words - "an enemy of the state." He posed the same question about Exxon, and John Kerry, who could have been president of these United States, said that he looked forward to the seizure of Exxon's assets for the crime of "proselytizing' impermissibly about the question of global warming. An enemy of the state? That's the Democrats' theme for the New Year: totalitarianism. Donald Trump may talk like a...
  • La Loi de l’Impossibilité Méritée (French Political Leader Fined for Espousing Christianity)

    12/19/2015 5:56:53 AM PST · by C19fan · 3 replies
    American Conservative ^ | December 18, 2015 | Rod Dreher
    A French reader points out that the Law of Merited Impossibility (“It won’t happen, and when it does, you bigots will deserve it”) has come to France. From my translation of a story just published in Le Monde: The former president of the Christian Democratic Party, Christine Boutin, was sentenced Friday, December 18, to pay a 5,000-euro fine for “public incitement to hatred or violence” against homosexuals for having said that “homosexuality is an abomination.”
  • Massachusetts Court: Catholic School Can’t Refuse To Hire Married Gay Man

    12/17/2015 5:15:31 PM PST · by C19fan · 21 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | December 17, 2015 | Chris Geidner
    A state court in Massachusetts has ruled that a Catholic preparatory school violated the state’s antidiscrimination law when it rescinded a job offer to a man because he was married to another man. Matthew Barrett had accepted a job as Food Service Director at the Fontbonne Academy, a Catholic girls school. On his employment forms, he listed his husband as his emergency contact — a move that led the school to rescind the job offer.
  • LGBT Rights vs. Religious Freedom Looms Large at #AtlanticLGBT Summit (Freedom Loses)

    12/15/2015 3:45:31 AM PST · by C19fan · 13 replies
    Reason ^ | December 12, 2015 | Elizabeth Nolan Brown
    During a lunch break at The Atlantic LGBT summit Thursday, attendees were invited to watch an informal panel discussion on transgender civil rights. Panelists included several transgender activists, as well as several non-trans panelists included for their expertise on legal issues (such as Equal Employment Opportunity Commissioner Chai Feldblum) or proximity to the conversation (such as an Atlantic staff writer who covers social justice). This, it turns out, was problematic.
  • Trump's anti-Muslim plans scramble Republican appeals to Jewish voters

    12/09/2015 4:42:59 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    Reuters ^ | December 10, 2015 | James Oliphant and Michelle Conlin
    WASHINGTON/NEW YORK, Dec 9 (Reuters) - For the Republican Party, a tough job just got a little tougher thanks to Donald Trump. For years, Republicans, backed by some influential donors, have carefully cultivated the vote of Jewish-Americans who regard the security of Israel their top concern. Less than a week ago, a bevy of presidential candidates stood before a group of Jewish conservatives in Washington, asking for their support and declaring their solidarity with the Jewish state. But Trump's proposal to bar the entry of all foreign Muslims into the United States has upended some of those efforts, prominent Republicans...
  • The U. S. Constitution and Sharia Law

    12/08/2015 10:47:46 PM PST · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 9 replies
    *SNIP Shariah is Anti-Constitutional Whether pursued through the violent form of jihad (holy war) or stealthier practices that shariah Islamists often refer to as "dawa" (the "call to Islam"), shariah rejects fundamental premises of American society and values: the bedrock proposition that the governed have a right to make law for themselves; the democratic republic governed by the Constitution; freedom of conscience; individual liberty freedom of expression (including the liberty to analyze and criticize shariah); economic liberty (including private property); equal treatment under the law (including that of men and women, and of Muslims and non-Muslims); freedom from cruel and...
  • The First Amendment Needs Your Prayers

    12/06/2015 8:09:35 PM PST · by TBP · 28 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | December 4, 2015 | Peggy Noonan
    You can see a coarsening in how we respond and react on social media. No one feels ashamed to exploit the tragedy for political purposes even while it is happening. But as soon as the story broke Wednesday afternoon, and while it was still going on, there were accusations and bitter words flung all over the Internet. The weirdest argument came almost immediately. A person named Chris Murphy, who is a U.S. senator representing Connecticut, sent out what struck me as the most manipulative message of recent political history. The background is that Republican presidential contestants responded online to the...
  • Make Mine Freedom (1948 cartoon)

    12/02/2015 6:01:39 AM PST · by cripplecreek
    youtube ^ | 12/2/2015 | youtube
    No doubt that this has been posted before but its worthy of an occasional repost for those who have never seen it. Produced by Harding College in 1948 to show the dangers of buying "ISM" at the cost of freedom. Make Mine Freedom (1948)
  • Florida ‘Muslim-free’ gun shop owner wins discrimination suit

    11/30/2015 6:22:10 AM PST · by PROCON · 8 replies
    washingtontimes ^ | Nov. 28, 2015 | Kellan Howell
    A federal discrimination lawsuit filed by a Muslim activist group against a Florida gun retailer owner who declared his shop a “Muslim-Free Zone” has been dismissed. U.S. District Judge Beth Bloom ruled that Florida Gun Supply owner Andy Hallinans sign was protected by the First Amendment, and the activists couldn’t prove they were injured by the action, a local NBC affiliate reported.The plaintiff, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) Florida, has 30 days to appeal the decision. Mr. Hallinan made headlines earlier this year when he declared his Inverness store a 'Muslim-free zone' in the wake of the shooting of...
  • Recovery of the U.S. Constitution is Essential for America's Recovery of Freedom

    11/28/2015 9:39:00 AM PST · by Jim 0216 · 81 replies
    Jim Newell ^ | 11/28/2015 | Jim Newell
    To recover their political freedom from an increasingly despotic and totalitarian federal government, the American People MUST recover their only legal bulwark of freedom against federal tyranny: the U.S. Constitution as written and originally understood and intended. The people must once again establish the Rule of Law, the key to political freedom, by reinstating the Constitution as the Supreme Law of the Land and the Ruler over the federal government. To do this, the average American must familiarize himself with the Constitution and understand how it mainly limits the federal government. Below is a rough outline of the possible order...
  • CRUZ: This Thanksgiving we celebrate the blessings the Lord has bestowed upon us and this great...

    11/26/2015 5:55:13 AM PST · by Isara · 13 replies
    TedCruz.org ^ | 11/25/15
    CRUZ: This Thanksgiving we celebrate the blessings the Lord has bestowed upon us and this great nation HOUSTON, Texas — Presidential candidate Ted Cruz issued the following statement in observance of Thanksgiving:“On this Thanksgiving, as we gather with family and loved ones, we celebrate the blessings the Lord has bestowed upon us and this great nation. Particularly this year, as we face many uncertainties - from the threats of terror to economic hardships - let us take time to thank God for all that he has given us and ask for his provision in our lives and our country.“When we...
  • Do You Adhere to the Language of Liberty or the Language of Servitude?

    11/25/2015 9:05:56 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 1 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 11/25/15 | Karen Lees
    The Language of Liberty celebrates the freedom of the individual. The language of Servitude exalts the tyranny of the State. The statements which follow reveal the mighty difference between those who fear the power of freedom and those who relish it. In their own words are revealed the true intentions–in both the past and the present– of those who speak the language of Servitude: “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the...
  • America's Slouch Towards Gomorrah, March to Socialism Can't Continue (Ted Cruz's Op-Ed)

    11/25/2015 8:50:22 AM PST · by Isara · 22 replies
    Christian Post ^ | November 25, 2015 | Ted Cruz
    Stop me if you've heard this one before."This is the most important election of our lifetimes!"Washington politicians have been selling us that snake oil for as long as we can remember. And yet year-after-year, election-after-election, the parties in power may change but the results stay the same — the Washington Cartel wins and the American people lose.Meet the new boss, same as the old boss.The debt limit rises regardless of who wins. Middle class wages are stagnated regardless of who wins. Amnesty is championed regardless of who wins. The sanctity of life and marriage are abandoned regardless of who wins....
  • Dealing With Evil Empires

    11/25/2015 8:44:59 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 25, 2015 | Terry Jeffrey
    Why did the Marxist atheists who controlled the Soviet Union tear down the Berlin Wall? Did the Western leaders who forced Soviet communism to collapse shrink from proclaiming the truth of the Bible or the fact that free societies are based on a rule of law rooted in the natural law that God engraves on every heart? In 1983, when President Reagan told the National Association of Evangelicals that the Soviet Union was an "evil empire," he described the conflict with communism as a religious one. He did not argue that America was perfect or deny the wrongs of our...
  • Donald Trump is now the Leading Second Amendment Supporter

    11/22/2015 5:09:19 AM PST · by marktwain · 32 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 19 November, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    In an exclusive to Brietbart.com, Donald Trump has called for Americans to bear arms to increase security in the United States. From Brietbart.com: Carrying a weapon is not always feasible or appropriate. However, given the increased tensions that are the result of continued, escalating terrorism around the world, more legitimately armed individuals on the streets is a positive outcome. Each permit holder must make the decision to carry or not carry. I will carry more often than I have in the past, and I am sure other concealed permit holders will do the same. Do we have an obligation...
  • Ted Cruz In Iowa: Obama Can’t Have Either Our God Or Our Guns

    11/22/2015 11:27:00 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 60 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11-22-2015 | Michael van der Galien
    Speaking at the Family Leader's Presidential Family Forum in Des Moines, Iowa, on Friday, Texas Senator Ted Cruz had some harsh words for President Obama. The Republican presidential candidate believes that the president is tearing at the fabric of society by undermining the freedom of religion. And he's not willing to let that happen. "It is the first right protected in the First Amendment of the Bill of Rights. It is the foundation of everything else in America. If you can’t worship God, all other liberties are taken away." Although many people seem to believe that the freedom of speech...
  • "Finding Home": Poems In Search Of A Lost America

    11/20/2015 3:21:10 AM PST · by Biggirl · 8 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | November 20, 2015 | Mark Tapson
    Considering the Freedom Center’s aggressive political work, poetry may not be something one would expect to find as part of its intellectual arsenal. But as many conservative writers such as Andrew Klavan and myself have noted for years, reclaiming America means reclaiming the culture, and that means engaging in the arts. As Finch writes in his introduction, “[I]f as a people, and a nation, we can return to something lost, recovering something from our culture that has been torn, then it can only happen through art.” The art of Finding Home is Michael Finch’s deeply personal contribution to the culture...
  • Paris and Freedom

    11/19/2015 1:05:52 PM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 19, 2015 | Judge Andrew Napolitano
    The tragedy in Paris last Friday has regrettably been employed as a catalyst for renewed calls by governments in western Europe and even in the United States for more curtailment of personal liberties. Those who accept the trade of liberty for safety have argued in favor of less liberty. They want government to have more authority to intrude upon the daily lives of more innocent people. Their targets are the freedoms of speech and travel and the right to privacy. Their goal is public safety, but their thinking is flawed. The clash between liberty and safety is as old as...
  • America's Slip in "Freedom Index" is No Surprise

    11/18/2015 8:02:43 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 18, 2015 | Bob Barr
    Even as President Barack Obama reminds the world in the wake of the massive ISIS attacks in Paris that America, under his "leadership," has little interest in leading on anything other than "climate change" rhetoric, the Unites States continues to lose ground to other nations in terms of the freedom it affords its own citizens. According to the Human Freedom Index, a report issued by the Cato Institute's Ian Vasquez and the Visio Institut, and which measures the level of personal and economic freedom in countries around the world, the country that once held high the torch of freedom in...
  • Lawless Government

    11/16/2015 8:02:43 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/16/16 | Douglas V. Gibbs
    We accept lawless agencies, lawless actions by the government because we have been too satisfied to care. Our bellies are full, politics is a problem for someone else to care about. We have too many distractions to worry about to recognize bondage As the Democrats scramble to protect their narrative and agenda, partly by blaming the Islamic attacks in Paris on gun violence, they also do their best to cover their own crimes. The President, regulatory agencies, and the statist community in our government are, for lack of a better way of explaining it, acting in a lawless manner. The...
  • Trump Just Got The Best News He’s Received In A Long Time- His Opponents Will Cringe

    11/12/2015 11:00:55 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 56 replies
    westernjournalism.com ^ | Warner Todd Huston
    When it comes to the topic of immigration, you may not be surprised to find that a new poll discovered that Republicans trust Donald Trump more than any other candidate on the issue. A new YouGov poll found that Trump was far and away the most trusted candidate concerning immigration among the still large field of GOP candidates for president. About half of of those polled, 49 percent, said that Trump had the right ideas on immigration. These findings are significant considering months of attacks by the mainstream media trying to tear Trump down over the immigration issue. His ratings...
  • Veteran's Day Tribute from Trump campaign via email

    11/11/2015 12:12:19 PM PST · by Albion Wilde · 41 replies
    via email | 11/11/15 | Donald J. Trump
    Dear [redacted], November is a great month for Americans. In New York City, we get to look out on Central Park and see the leaves change as we move from the beauty of Fall to a magnificent city cloaked in the chill and briskness of Winter. What we Americans often gloss over is that November is a time for celebrating the very reason we enjoy the freedom, opportunity and prosperity found nowhere else in the world. The reason we are able to live like we do is due to the courage, dedication and sacrifice of those who serve in the...
  • Thank our veterans today and every day. They’re the ones who secure our freedoms

    11/11/2015 9:50:22 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 4 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 11/11/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    We’ve seen the bumper stickers saying “If you are reading this thank a teacher”; but the better one says, “If you are reading this thank a teacher; but if you are reading this in English thank a veteran.” The wisdom in this simple statement is profound. As a young Marine recruit I often heard, “Private if it wasn’t for the Marine Corps you’d be speaking Japanese.” Yet the accomplishments of the Marine Corps are just a portion of the rich heritage of the United States Military. It’s always been brave veterans with guns, not liberals with white flags that have...
  • Five for Freedom

    11/11/2015 4:21:32 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/10/2015 | Ted Cruz
    Bringing government spending under control. At the last Republican presidential debate, I presented the Simple Flat Tax - which, for a family of four, exempts the first $36,000 from all income tax, and above that amount collects one low rate of 10 percent for all Americans. It eliminates the death tax, the payroll tax, the corporate income tax, and the Obamacare taxes; ends the corporate carve-outs and loopholes; and requires every business to pay the same simple business flat tax of 16 percent. That plan will unleash unprecedented growth, create millions of new jobs, raise after-tax incomes for all income...
  • New York orders DraftKings, FanDuel to stop taking bets

    11/10/2015 8:31:10 PM PST · by NYRepublican72 · 39 replies
    The New York Post ^ | 11/10/2015 | Carl Campanile and Bruce Golding
    New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman on Tuesday ordered the nation’s two largest fantasy-sports-betting Web sites to cut off gamblers from the Empire State — saying the online operations are illegal and designed to scam sports fans out of billions of dollars. In cease-and-desist letters to FanDuel and DraftKings, Schneiderman’s office said the booming businesses were breaking New York’s law that prohibits gambling on games of chance. The letters say the companies’ customers “are clearly placing bets on events outside of their control or influence, specifically on the real-game performance of professional athletes.”
  • DISCRIMINATION: Toronto calls Christian concert 'proselytizing'

    11/06/2015 12:59:34 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 24 replies
    Christian Examiner ^ | 11/5/15 | Kelly Ledbetter
    The city of Toronto has refused to renew a permit allowing Voices of the Nations (VON) to use its downtown Yonge-Dundas Square for an annual concert because a city official thinks playing Christian music is the same as proselytization. "I've already advised Peter [Paresh, Director of VON] that we're not going to be permitting you guys this year for next year because of the proselytizing on the square, and that's a big issue for us," said the Square's events manager Natalie Belman.... Belman said the performers proselytized at VON's Aug. 1 event, which she attended. "If you're praising Jesus, 'praise...
  • Economic Freedom and the Building Blocks of Prosperity and Stability

    11/06/2015 3:18:02 AM PST · by expat_panama · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 6, 2015 | Alan W. Dowd
    For almost 20 years, the Fraser Institute's Economic Freedom of the World report has highlighted the many benefits of economic freedom: more prosperity, faster and more sustained economic growth, higher income levels, faster reduction in poverty rates, even better air quality. The correlations between high levels of economic freedom and societal wellbeing -- and low levels of economic freedom and societal ills -- are numerous. But what struck me as I glanced at this year's color-coded cover of the report is the correlation between economic freedom and stability and peace -- and the converse correlation between a lack of economic...
  • The Magdeburg Confession

    12/17/2009 12:06:40 PM PST · by the_conscience · 2 replies · 388+ views
    Law and History Review ^ | John Witte Jr
    Ironically, Beza found his "signal example"8 of how to deal with tyranny and resistance not so much in the work of early Calvinists as in the work of later Lutheransparticularly the Lutheran jurists and theologians who had drafted the Magdeburg Confession of 1550. The Magdeburg Confession was a major distillation of the most advanced Lutheran resistance theories of the day.9 The leaders of the small Saxon city of Magdeburg had drafted this Confession in response to the order of the Holy Roman Emperor to impose by civil law the uniform Catholic doctrines and liturgies being crafted by the Council of...
  • Let’s Really Clean the Barn

    10/30/2015 8:41:09 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | Dr. Robert R. Owens
    Let us hope that the bell of freedom will once again ring throughout our land. Outgoing Speaker John Boehner gave a parting gift to his partner President Obama steaming on the floor of the House with the comment that he wanted to “Clean the barn.” What he did instead was add to the barn litter he is leaving behind. His Omnibus Budget Bill aptly entitled the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 that funds the government for the rest of President Obama’s term continues the surrender by Congress of the only leverage they have over a runaway executive: the power of...
  • The Government's Threat To Internet Freedom Is Growing

    10/28/2015 4:56:06 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 4 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | October 28, 2015 | Allum Bokhari
    The U.S. government is keen on internet freedom but only in countries it doesnt like. This September, the U.S invested another $10 million toward helping activists in authoritarian regimes circumvent state censorship of the internet. But the goverments attitude to web freedom within its own borders suggests that what it wants for its enemies may not necessarily be what it wants for itself.
  • Freedom's Safest Place | My Freedom (Great NRA Ad)

    10/25/2015 6:14:29 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 14 replies
    NRA via Youtube ^ | 2015 | NRA
    No text, A video challenge to islamist extremists from NRA.
  • BRUTAL Meme Reveals Truth About European Socialist Countries (Denmark)

    10/20/2015 12:43:19 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 15 replies
    The Federalist Papers ^ | SIERRA MARLEE
    With Bernie Sanders advocating socialism in America, and Hillary Clinton saying she loves Denmark, how do the people who actually live under socialism feel about their life? According to the meme above, socialism in Denmark isnt going nearly as well as Americans think. The Blaze reports on how Socialism actually led to the death of millions of people in the 20th century:
  • Some Virginians are resisting Confederate flag ban

    10/17/2015 2:35:27 PM PDT · by PROCON · 52 replies
    msnbc ^ | Oct. 17, 2015 | Zachary Roth
    Virginia has banned driving with a license plate that depicts the Confederate flag but some in the state are resisting. Around 1,600 Virginians with state-issued Confederate flag plates received a letter last month from the DMV saying they had until October 4 to swap them out for new ones that dont show the flag. Only 187 people have so far complied. One man who has not is Kevin Collier.Next thing you know, theyre going to say you cant wear blue on Monday or you cant wear yellow on Thursday, Collier, who is active with the Sons of Confederate...
  • Americas Top Fears 2015 fear of Gun Control 36.5% tops fear of Mass Shooting 16.4%

    10/15/2015 11:59:48 AM PDT · by Torcert · 9 replies
    Chapman University Survey of American Fears ^ | October 13, 2015 | Sheri Ledbetter
    The Chapman University Survey of American Fears, Wave 2 (2015) provides an unprecedented look into the fears of average Americans. In April of 2015, a random sample of 1,541 adults from across the United States were asked their level of fear about eighty-eight different fears across a huge variety of topics ranging from crime, the government, disasters, personal anxieties, technology and many others. Top Fear Domains, 2015 Each fear question asks Americans to rate their level of fear on a scale ranging from 1 (not afraid) to 4 (very afraid). The average score for each domain of fear provides insight...
  • Days Are Numbered For The Orwellians Amongst Us.

    10/15/2015 10:29:19 AM PDT · by Dick Bachert · 17 replies
    The Strident Conservative ^ | October 14, 2015 | Nelson Hultberg
    In the early days of mans history, tyranny was ideologically crude and built upon openly seizing power and suppression of the people. Not a lot of fancy theories were trotted out to justify it. Men like Akhenaten, Attila, Genghis Khan, Henry VIII, and Cesare Borgia ruled because they were brazen enough to want to rule, strong enough to recruit the needed henchmen, and smart enough to know that most people would let them be dictatorial. But with the coming of modernity (circa 1800 A.D.), tyranny has had to take on a more subtle and sophisticated approach. It now needs to...
  • Email from Alliance Defending Freedom

    10/13/2015 3:14:14 PM PDT · by Mercat · 4 replies
    email | 10/13/2015 | Kaydee Wilson
    Friends: It has come to our attention that the American Bar Association is currently considering amending Rule 8.4 of the Model Rules of Professional Conduct in a way that will threaten the ability of conscientious Christian attorneys to participate in the legal profession. If you are unfamiliar with this issue, you may view my webinar The Coming Collision Between Attorney Conscience & Anti-Discrimination Provisions (04/17/2014) on the ADF Allied Attorney website. In response to the ABAs actions, we are preparing a Comment on the proposed amendments, which we intend to file with the ABA Standing Committee On Ethics And...
  • WHAT ARE YOU PREPARED TO DO?

    10/13/2015 10:24:23 AM PDT · by Dick Bachert · 74 replies
    Vanity ^ | 10/13/2015 | Dick Bachert
    Every day brings us closer to what I'm convinced will be a VERY UGLY time in what remains of America, the IDEA! The "progressives" (aka "communists") will continue pushing until they provoke a reaction from those who still remember what freedom was. As was the case in 1775, the flash point will almost certainly be a thrust to seize private firearms and related items. It is then that we will see what their plans are for those MILLIONS OF ROUNDS of ammunition and thousands of weapons now in the hands of previously UNARMED bureaucracies. Oh, did I mention that millions...