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  • Why Voting for Donald Trump Is a Morally Good Choice

    07/29/2016 8:58:04 PM PDT · by truthfinder9 · 12 replies
    townhall.com ^ | July 28, 2016 | by Wayne Grudem
    Some of my Christian friends tell me they can’t in good conscience vote for Donald Trump because, when faced with a choice between “the lesser of two evils,” the morally right thing is to choose neither one. They recommend voting for a third-party or write-in candidate. As a professor who has taught Christian ethics for 39 years, I think their analysis is incorrect. Now that Trump has won the GOP nomination, I think voting for Trump is a morally good choice. American citizens need patience with each other in this difficult political season. Close friends are inevitably going to make...
  • The Solutions to Our Broken Institutions Are In the Constitution

    07/29/2016 8:22:42 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/29/16 | Dr. Robert Owens
    How could any of this fail to end America's 240 year old experiment in human freedom? America is facing a crisis. As a matter of fact we are in such a constant state of crisis that I should be using the plural crises but that sounds silly and looks improbable. As do the policies which have pushed us to this point. Open borders erase what being an American means. Strangulation regulation that prohibit growth and punish productivity. Free Trade giveaways that send our industry and jobs overseas. Taxation that makes us long for the tax rates that started the Revolution.
  • U.K. court nixes government home-invasion plan

    07/28/2016 8:52:51 PM PDT · by kevcol · 8 replies
    WND ^ | July 28, 2016 | Bob Unruh
    The Supreme Court in the United Kingdom has struck down Scotland's plan to assign a government employee to every child to ensure – even if the family objects – each one meets the government's goal of being "safe, healthy, achieving, nurtured, active, respected, responsible and included." The argument against Scotland’s Children and Young People Act, the "Named Persons” plan, was that the government does not have the right to give to its employees private information.
  • All of a sudden, puff no USA

    07/28/2016 8:20:14 AM PDT · by dvan · 18 replies
    Email | NA | NA
    We are so asleep and in need of an awakening. Some of these things on the list are NOT "all of a sudden," but have been going on several years already. Some would have been unbelievable a few years ago. May God help us and have mercy. Think, all of this in less than 8 years. Before Obama there was virtually no outlandish presence of Islam in America. All of a sudden, Islam is taught in schools. Christianity and the bible are banned in schools. All of a sudden we must allow prayer rugs everywhere and allow for Islamic prayer...
  • What Will Stop A Future Tyrannical Administration From Using Trumps Wall To Keep Us In?

    07/27/2016 3:21:14 PM PDT · by OneVike · 143 replies
    7/27/2016 | OneVike
    So, Trump is the candidate. Unlike Ted Cruz, a man I supported and still respect, I do endorse The Donald for President of These Unites States. That being said, I always look at who runs for office in a futuristic way. What I mean is, what will our future be like if said politician got what he wants when elected. It's an easy question that I have yet to hear anyone ask, or answer. What if Donald Trump does build the wall and it works so well that the only way in, or out of America is through Trump Wall?...
  • Restless Heart [charismatic Caucus]

    07/25/2016 7:15:55 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    Bible , The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 7-25-16 | Jesus The Author and finisher of our faith
    First and for most as Creator of your heart I am the mentor you seek as to how to walk in loving kindness for this "IS" your heartbeat. So any time your heart seems out of sorts truly it is because you have left this foundation to walk in un-forgiveness or judgment of another heart that I created to walk in this very thing the commandment to love me first and others in this very same manner for I am Judge and Savior not man, woman or child . Therefore guard your heart by living in My love but to...
  • "Until he has nothing left to live for." (Vanity/opinion)

    07/18/2016 3:29:23 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 15 replies
    7/18/2016 | Enterprise
    Donald Trump said that he would ask Congress for a declaration of war on terrorism. Thank God. As ISIS often takes credit for acts of terrorism in the United States and other countries, then let them take their fighters to the grave by the tens of thousands. I hope a Trump statement on fighting Terrorism will look something like this: I will fight the enemy until he has nothing left to fight with. I will fight the enemy until he has nothing left to fight for. I will fight the enemy until he has nothing left to live for. And...
  • 4th of July under Barrack Obama 2016

    07/05/2016 4:02:29 PM PDT · by vannrox · 6 replies
    SovereignMan.com | 5 July 2016 | simon black
    July 5, 2016 Cauquenes, Chile 19-year old Hannah Cohen should have been partying. Living with multiple disabilities like paralysis, partial deafness, and blindness in one eye, Hannah also suffers from a brain tumor. And five days ago, she and her mother were traveling home via Memphis International Airport to celebrate the end of her cancer treatment with the rest of her family. That’s when Hannah found out how free she really is. After her wheelchair set off the metal detector at the airport’s security lane, Hannah couldn’t hear or understand the orders that TSA officers barked at her. Confused and...
  • Obama: Freedom doesn't just happen, must be defended daily

    07/05/2016 1:47:33 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 4, 2016 10:16 PM EDT | Darlene Superville
    President Barack Obama, marking his final Fourth of July in the White House, said freedom isn’t something that “just happens” but must be defended every single day. Obama said it’s important that people remember what “a miracle” the U.S. is and how “incredibly lucky we are that people generations ago were willing to take up arms and fight for our freedom.” […] Freedom involves respecting each other and recognizing the hardships faced by fellow citizens, such as hunger and unemployment, said Obama, who spoke after about an hour’s worth of hip-shaking musical performances by rapper Kendrick Lamar and singer-songwriter Janelle...
  • When Trump Fought the Racists [Lib media will suppress: DJT wanted blacks & Jews admitted!]

    07/04/2016 6:35:09 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    spectator.org ^ | 11/15/15 | Jeffrey Lord
    And so the cry went up. “Trump is a racist!” was the mocking cry from an off-stage Larry David when Trump recently hosted Saturday Night Live. The David bit was designed to make fun not of Trump but Trump’s critics. In this case a left-wing group calling itself deportracism.com which, without the slightest sense of irony, put together a thoroughly racist ad having children spewing obscenities as they proclaimed their allegiance not to America and its ideals but rather to their race. A chilling reminder of all those fresh-faced young Germans of long ago pledging allegiance to their Aryan race....
  • What Is It We're Celebrating, Exactly?

    07/04/2016 5:04:58 PM PDT · by vannrox · 16 replies
    zero hedge ^ | Jul 4, 2016 9:02 AM | Tyler Durden
    What Is It We're Celebrating, Exactly? Submitted by Eric Peters via EricPetersAutos.com,The Fourth of July has become like Christmas – a kind of ersatz celebration with forms but not much significance.What is it we’re celebrating, exactly?A historical event – the successful separation of the colonies from the British empire.The secession of the colonies. Their rejection of the arbitrary authority of the British king and parliament.Good for the colonists.What about us?Do we not also live under the authority of arbitrary government? A president and Congress?An endless conga line of bureaucrats and apparatchiks?Sometimes, we get to vote for some of them. Our...
  • Good Christian, WAKE UP!!!

    07/04/2016 12:59:09 PM PDT · by NYer · 16 replies
    Five years ago I warned readers that folks on the left do not care one whit about your religious liberty. Four-and-a-half years ago, Pope Benedict voiced particular concerns about "certain attempts being made to limit that most cherished of American freedoms, the freedom of religion". Four years ago, the US Bishops launched the first annual Fortnight For Freedom,  running from June 21—the vigil of the Feasts of St. John Fisher and St. Thomas More—to July 4, Independence Day. This event, once unnecessary but now imperative, seeks "to highlight the importance of defending religious freedom" in America. Unfortunately, the situation for...
  • HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY: INDIVIDUAL interest, not “public” (government) interests.

    07/04/2016 12:58:21 PM PDT · by Jim 0216 · 1 replies
    HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY Let us once again put INDIVIDUAL interests over “public” (government) interests. Let us proclaim liberty throughout all the land to all the people (Lev. 25:10). On this Independence Day, July 4, 2016, we find ourselves wanting to celebrate freedom but freedom and the Constitution and their true meaning is no longer taught in schools. Instead socialism, the synonym for tyranny and big government, is taught and broadcast throughout the land. We’re not even sure what liberty and freedom means and many are not even sure freedom is desirable for individuals and society. How did we reach this...
  • Sowell: What Are We Celebrating?

    07/04/2016 11:16:34 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | July 5, 2016 | Thomas Sowell
    There was a time when the Fourth of July meant something more than a three-day weekend. Speeches, writings and commemorative ceremonies reminded us of the origins and greatness of America. No matter where in the world our ancestors came from, we today are almost invariably better off because they came to America. Independence Day signified much more than one country announcing its independence from another on July 4, 1776. It represented a new form of government — freer and more accountable to its own people than the monarchies common around the world for centuries. What happened in America did not...
  • This Independence Day, Honor the Sacrifices Made When Voting this November

    07/04/2016 10:36:38 AM PDT · by walford · 13 replies
    Facebook ^ | 07/04/2016 | walford
    This upcoming election will determine whether the sacrifices made by those before us to preserve and make flourish our way of life will have been in vain. Will American continue to be a free country in which we are empowered to see to our own needs and have equal protection under the law? All of that is under attack by those who do not believe in freedom and distrust the American people. They wish to continue the deconstruction of our nation that is currently in progress by those in power who are, at best, indifferent. This is not a time...
  • Brexit: It Takes Brains To Understand Liberty

    07/04/2016 8:35:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 4, 2016 | Ilana Mercer
    During the Bretton Woods Conference, in 1944, Lord Halifax is said to have “whispered to Lord Keynes: ‘It’s true: they have the money bags but we have all the brains.’” By “they,” Halifax meant the Americans.His frustration with the American mind—often prosaic and anti-intellectual—during the critical Bretton-Woods negotiations seems as valid today. As odious as Britain’s elites are; boy, are they cleverer than ours. Take the impromptu interview, on June 28, which Richard Quest, CNN’s imported British broadcast journalist, conducted with Nigel Farage, leader of the UK Independence Party.Farage had emerged exhilarated from the coven that is the European Parliament,...
  • A ‘Declaration of Dependence’ on God

    07/04/2016 7:31:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 4, 2016 | Matt Barber
    In the wake of England’s historic Brexit vote, and during America’s own Fourth of July celebrations, we’re reminded that man’s longing for individual freedom is a contagion, and that to declare independence from overreaching governmental control is a big part of the cure. Still, while the UK’s recent “Declaration of Independence” from a decidedly socialist European Union was largely driven by socio-economic considerations, not to mention a desperate attempt to remedy Britain’s demographic suicide cocktail of political correctness, multiculturalism and deadly immigration jihad, America’s own freedom revolution was driven by a longing for both fiscal independence and, to a larger...
  • Independence in a Strange World

    07/03/2016 8:53:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 3, 2016 | Paul Jacob
    It’s a strange world. Tomorrow, while we celebrate our Declaration of Independence from Great Britain, proclaimed precisely 240 years ago, voters in Great Britain are declaring their independence. Not from us, but the European Union. Still, President Obama waded into their internal politics to warn that a vote to leave the EU would put our so-called BFN (best friend nation) at the back of the bus as far as making any trade deal with the U.S. As an aside, I’ve always thought that opening markets, freeing up trade, shouldn’t require elaborate wheeling and dealing. Complicated agreements tend to serve the...
  • The American Flag, Symbol of Freedom

    07/02/2016 11:50:42 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/02/16 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    On Independence Day, remember and pray for all American patriots, American soldiers, and American heroes who sacrificed their freedoms and gave their lives The American flag has been a symbol of pride, of hope, of freedom, of liberation, of exceptionalism, of courage, of inspiration, of strength, and of power. It pains me to see anti-American elements, the enemies of freedom, Islamists, communists, and other traitors burn it, trample it, tear it, trash it, and do unspeakable things to it. Our Stars and Stripes must be properly folded, stored, and disposed of. Yet the Rhode Island Veterans cemetery where Stan Sniezyk’s...
  • The True Meaning of Liberty by Clarence Thomas

    07/01/2016 3:00:06 PM PDT · by Jim 0216 · 27 replies
    The Federalist.com ^ | July 1, 2016 | Ramona Tausz
    "Since well before 1787, liberty has been understood as freedom from government action, not entitlement to government benefits." [Quote #7 - in dissenting opinion in Obergefell v. Hodges.]
  • Why All the Post-Brexit Hysteria

    06/29/2016 3:10:10 PM PDT · by fortheDeclaration · 7 replies
    Mises Institute ^ | 6/27/16 | Troy Vincent
    The night after the vote for an independent United Kingdom from the European Union had concluded I found myself at dinner with my wife trying to explain why the world portrayed by many financial analysts and news outlets was so filled with doom and gloom. “Why does the UK leaving the EU necessitate a global or UK financial meltdown?” she asked. And then it hit me, this was the question the world’s largest financial publications were failing to ask, or at the very least to answer honestly. The answer to this question can be as complex as you would like...
  • A majority of millennials now reject capitalism, poll shows

    06/28/2016 5:00:42 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 77 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 26, 2016 | Max Ehrenfreund
    In an apparent rejection of the basic principles of the U.S. economy, a new poll shows that most young people do not support capitalism. The Harvard University survey, which polled young adults between ages 18 and 29, found that 51 percent of respondents do not support capitalism. Just 42 percent said they support it. It isn't clear that the young people in the poll would prefer some alternative system, though. Just 33 percent said they supported socialism. The survey had a margin of error of 2.4 percentage points. The results of the survey are difficult to interpret, pollsters noted. Capitalism...
  • Obama Feasts on Ignorance to Devour Property Rights

    06/27/2016 7:37:34 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/27/16 | John Anthony
    If freedom holds any value, we must educate our neighbors to the link between property and human rights, and the dangers of a government that can peel off either on a whim President Obama is successfully executing the most dangerous seizure of individual choice in our history because Americans are growing blind to the bond between property rights and human rights. While farm owners surrender their land development rights to governments, federal agencies relocate affordable housing next to million dollar homes, and declare entire neighborhoods discriminatory.
  • Why Americans Should Celebrate The Brexit Vote

    06/24/2016 3:56:02 AM PDT · by milton23 · 42 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 6/24/2016 | Nile Gardner
    The momentous victory for the Brexit campaign signals a new era of freedom for the British people. After more than four decades of being shackled to the European Union (previously the European Economic Community), Great Britain has declared its independence. The vote for Brexit is a vote for sovereignty and self-determination. Britain will no longer be subject to European legislation, with Britain’s Parliament retaking control. British judges will no longer be overruled by the European Court of Justice, and British businesses will be liberated from mountains of EU regulations, which have undermined economic liberty.
  • The Problem with Hate Speech

    06/21/2016 2:21:16 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    PJ Media ^ | June 21, 2016 | David Solway
    My friend Kathy Shaidle has recently posted a no-holds-barred article on the disaster of “hate speech” legislation, focussing on a proposed Liberal bill to punish “anti-transgender speech” by up to two years in prison. She reminds us that such totalitarian interventions into a presumably democratic society are by no means unique to Canada. As she writes, “bear in mind that New York state, for one, already has similar laws on the books, and they carry fines of up to $250,000. And [an] Oregon 'transmasculine' teacher got $60,000 because her colleagues wouldn’t refer to ‘it’ as ‘they.’”The notion of “hate speech”...
  • Government Self Interest Directly Opposes Individual Self Interest - Whose Side Are You On?

    06/21/2016 1:17:25 PM PDT · by Jim 0216 · 10 replies
    Let’s get it straight. Government self-interest is opposed to the Constitution and individual freedom. State and individual self-interest - embodied in the Constitution and state and individual freedom - is opposed to government self-interest. By its very nature the central government is against the interests of the states and the people. That is why we have a Constitution, to keep this potential monster in its constitutional cage. Again, let’s get it straight. Political government basically does only one thing well: coerce and kill. Government is VERY GOOD at coercion and killing. A good government, limited by the rule of law,...
  • Former USN Seal Pro-Second Amendment/AR-15 Anti-Ophonybama/Hitlery rant

    06/19/2016 11:09:20 AM PDT · by Taxman · 20 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | UNK | UNK
    A former USN Seal’s epic rant trashes Ophonybama and Hitlery’s call for disarming American citizens! http://video.dailymail.co.uk/video/mol/2016/06/19/8840663677568566951/480x270_8840663677568566951.mp4
  • Department Of Defense Diversity [DoD Re-education Camps]

    06/17/2016 5:51:26 PM PDT · by C19fan · 24 replies
    American Conservative ^ | June 17, 2016 | Rod Dreher
    A reader who works for the Department of Defense, reacting to my post from earlier today about the State Department’s instructing Fulbright scholars in gender ideology, says this memo was sent around this morning to thousands of employees of that particular agency: This [meeting] will focus on the importance of being able to move from tolerance and acceptance to embracing diversity. We have all observed and been on the receiving end of each of these different levels of human interaction. We can state with absolute certainty the distinction between being tolerated and being embraced, for instance. There are confidence impacts....
  • IT'S ABOUT FREEDOM, NOT SODA POP

    06/17/2016 7:33:50 AM PDT · by shortstop · 21 replies
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 06/17/16 | Bob Lonsberry
    I doubt they see the irony. In Philadelphia, where American freedom was born, they’re taxing soda pop. That’s because it’s bad for you. Too much sugar, too much carbonation, too much freedom. So the city council has imposed a tax. It’s being seen as a victory over evil soda pop corporations. Somewhere along the way, apparently, Coca-Cola became the antichrist. And somewhere along the way, apparently, people became incapable of running their own lives. And in the city where men in Independence Hall declared that humankind is endowed at birth with liberty and the right to pursue a self-determined happiness,...
  • Color Me Shocked: "Liberals" Are the True Authoritarians

    06/16/2016 4:34:28 PM PDT · by Benny Huang · 15 replies
    Freedom Daily ^ | June 16, 2016 | Benny Huang
    In what is being called “the mother of all corrections,” the American Journal of Political Science has admitted that the results of a study it published were unintentionally misrepresented. The study, “Correlation not Causation: The Relationship between Personality Traits and Political Ideologies,” purported to show that conservatives are marked by an authoritarian streak. After the study had garnered much scholarly attention, Steven Ludeke and Stig H. R. Rasmussen of the University of Southern Denmark noticed that the data did not support the published results. The correct conclusion is that liberals, particularly economic liberals, lean toward authoritarianism. This study, which was...
  • A Time to Fight for Freedom and the Constitution

    06/15/2016 7:12:08 PM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 15 June, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    In 2012, nearly four years ago, after the shooting at Sandy Hook, the future of the Republic and the Constitution looked dim.  We had seen a President who disdained the Constitution, who flaunted his power, who had the media on his side and a Congress that conspired with him, be re-elected.  This happened in spite of numerous scandals that should have resulted in his impeachment. It appeared the seeds of severe European type gun control were going to pass Congress.  Leaders among Second Amendment supporters were grim.  Some said that we could not win. Some claimed that the best...
  • The Vendee Massacre: Europe's forgotten Shoah

    06/15/2016 4:51:27 PM PDT · by mainestategop · 37 replies
    YOUTUBE ^ | Mainestategop
    An awesome documentary on the Vendee uprising and the massacre of catholics in France in the French Revolution The Vendee is a taboo in France. It is nearly forgotten but thankfully isn't. In 1793, after the execution of Louis XVI, Catholic Farmers in the Vendee region of France revolted against the newly formed godless republic headed by Robbspierre. The response by the newly created republic was monstrous. Over Half a milllion people, men women children and elderly were put to death by the government for opposing it and for promoting Catholic faith. Very few acknowledged its existence, John Paul II...
  • (June 9, 2016) Johnson Rising! Libertarian Party Candidate Hits 12 Percent in New Fox Poll

    06/14/2016 9:24:28 AM PDT · by Cyberman · 53 replies
    Reason ^ | |June 9, 2016 | Brian Doherty
    The Libertarian Party's presidential candidate Gary Johnson has long insisted that the presidential debates are key to his ticket's success. And getting into the debates, through the front door anyway, requires polling at 15 percent in five (as yet unnamed) reputable national polls. He's inching closer to that goal with today's announcement of his highest even national poll total, with 12 percent from Fox. He was only at 10 in their last presidential poll including him in May. Since that poll, Clinton stayed the same against him and Trump with 39 percent, while Trump fell from 42 percent to 36...
  • Code Pink students disrupt Trump speech to protest ‘horrifying’ language

    06/11/2016 11:02:21 AM PDT · by orchestra · 45 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | 6/10/2016 | Anthony Gockowski and Bethany Salgado
    Student protesters interrupted Donald Trump’s address Thursday in Washington, chanting “Stop hate! Stop Trump!” as they were escorted from the premises. “Refugees are welcome here!” they shouted while Trump spoke to the Faith and Freedom Coalition’s Road to Majority Conference, seeking to cement his support among evangelical voters.
  • Will you fight?

    06/11/2016 10:27:40 AM PDT · by RevelationDavid · 114 replies
    Dear Patriots....
  • Freedom for Nations, States and Cities

    06/08/2016 8:55:16 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 1 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 6/6/2016 | Michael LaFaive
    The stated purpose of the Mackinac Center for Public Policy is to improve the quality of life for all Michigan citizens by advancing the principles of a free-market economy, limited government and respect for private property. To many people, these seem like abstractions, and to those who believe in a larger and more intrusive state, they are obstacles to be overcome. But as time passes and evidence accumulates, the link between liberty and human well-being increasingly becomes less a matter of philosophy and more a reasonable conclusion based on simple observation (South Korea vs. North Korea) and supported by a...
  • Communist Goals cited in 1958

    06/06/2016 7:56:16 AM PDT · by DH · 10 replies
    Book: THE NAKED COMMUNIST ^ | 1958 | Cleon Skoussen
    Long Term Goals of the Communist Agenda In 1958, Cleon Skoussen, former FBI agent, revealed in his book, THE NAKED COMMUNIST, the long term goals of the communist agenda. This information is also contained not only in the Congressional Record (August 1963), but also in the Communist Manifesto itself. For the sake of brevity, only a few of those goals are listed here: 1. U.S. acceptance of coexistence as the only alternative to atomic war. 2. Develop the illusion that total disarmament by the U.S. would be a demonstration of moral strength. 3. Permit free trade between all nations regardless...
  • Evil Wants To Silence US...freedom pt 2

    Have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them…(Ephesians 5:12)For there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; neither hid, that shall not be known. Therefore whatsoever ye have spoken in darkness shall be heard in the light; and that which ye have spoken in the ear in closets shall be proclaimed upon the housetops.(Luke 12:2-3)We are in danger of losing some of our precious political freedoms, blessings derived from Judeo/Christianity; freedoms painfully instituted over centuries and purchased time and again with the blood of our ancestors. We have been bequeathed an incredible, blessed way...
  • On Freedom of Speech...Freedom pt 1

    …ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.(John 8:32)Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.( 2 Cor 3:17)I have been thinking a lot lately about how good it is to be a free man. I am not just talking about the freedom that has come to me spiritually and personally from the time I became a Christian. I am literally speaking about the political freedoms that I have known and enjoyed all of my life. Political freedom and Spiritual freedom are parallel but not identical. The...
  • "There can be no peace with the forces of evil...

    05/30/2016 5:53:38 AM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 5 replies
    http://americanminute.com/ ^ | 5/30/2016 | William Federer
    Southern women scattered spring flowers on graves of both northern Union and southern Confederate soldiers of the Civil War in which over a half-million died. Many places claimed to have held the original Memorial Day, such as:Warrenton, Virginia;Columbus, Georgia; Savannah, Georgia; Gettysburg, Pennsylvania; Boalsburg, Pennsylvania;Waterloo, New York. One such place was Charleston, South Carolina, where a mass grave was uncovered of 257 Union soldiers who had died in a prison camp. On May 1, 1865, former slaves organized a parade, led by 2,800 singing Black children, and reburied the soldiers with honor in gratitude for their freedom.
  • 5 Ways Capitalist Chile is Much Better Than Socialist Venezuela

    05/26/2016 5:27:20 PM PDT · by russbart · 19 replies
    The story of Chile’s success starts in the mid-1970s, when Chile’s military government abandoned socialism and started to implement economic reforms. In 2013, Chile was the world’s 10th freest economy. Venezuela, in the meantime, declined from being the world’s 10th freest economy in 1975 to being the world’s least free economy in 2013 (Human Progress does not have data for the notoriously unfree North Korea).
  • "We the People," once America's sovereigns are now her subjects

    05/26/2016 8:56:50 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 6 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 5/26/16 | Doug Book
    "The two enemies of the people are criminals and government, so let us tie the second down with the chains of the Constitution so the second will not become the legalized version of the first." Thomas Jefferson For more than a century, members of Washington DC's political ruling class have treated the American people--the true sovereigns of this nation--like subjects, useful only on Election Day and for the payment of unsustainable obligations. These self-anointed patricians have abused the authority of their office while dramatically expanding the size of a government whose power the Founders had sought to define and constrain....
  • Is America Becoming More -- or Less -- Free?

    05/25/2016 6:54:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 25, 2016 | Terry Jeffrey
    Speaking this week in Ho Chi Minh City in the Socialist Republic of Vietnam -- at what the White House billed as a "business and entrepreneurship event" -- President Barack Obama complained about the lack of cooperation he gets from the U.S. Congress. The president was responding to a question posed by a Microsoft Vietnam executive who wanted to know what Obama would do to get the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal -- which Microsoft endorses -- approved in the United States. Toward the middle of his long answer, Obama gave the audience in Ho Chi Minh City his assessment of...
  • Religious Freedom in an Age of Secularism

    05/25/2016 5:31:14 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 5/25/2016 | Star Parker
    The late Claremont Institute scholar, Harry V. Jaffa, opened an essay he wrote called "The American Founding as the Best Regime," discussing the meaning of the words of the preamble to our Constitution. Included in those words, laying out the purpose of the Constitution is the phrase, to "secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity." Jaffa says that "No words of the Constitution reveal the intention of the Constitution," more than these. "What is a blessing?" asks Jaffa. It is "what is good in the eyes of God," he answers. Jaffa then turns to the closing words...
  • In celebration of liberals.

    05/14/2016 10:55:40 PM PDT · by Eisenhower Republican · 9 replies
    Eisenhower Republican | Eisenhower Republican
    In celebration of America. True liberalism is weighing everything on its merits.
  • Dear Government: Leave Me the Hell Alone (UBI)

    05/13/2016 10:21:39 AM PDT · by blam · 19 replies
    TDR ^ | 5-11-2016 | Michael Covel
    May 11, 2016 Michael Covel An insidious new fantasy is blooming in Washington, D.C, academia and the media… Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders dreams about it in between bong hits. It’s lovingly endorsed by “off the wall” left-wing economist Paul Krugman. And the ultra-progressive Huffington Post calls it “the idea that could revolutionize the 21st century.” The hype surrounding this “revolutionary” idea will soon be an everyday talking point. And if you’re a hard-working citizen who takes care of your own responsibilities, you should pay extra close attention… Because you’re about to get fleeced and forced to enjoy it… Utopian...
  • WYOMING JUDGE FACING OUSTER OVER STANCE ON SAME-SEX MARRIAGE

    05/10/2016 1:38:51 PM PDT · by C19fan · 15 replies
    AP ^ | May 9, 2016 | Ben Neary
    Some current and former Wyoming lawmakers as well as national religious groups are supporting a municipal judge who faces a dismissal petition before the Wyoming Supreme Court for saying she would not preside over same-sex marriages. The Wyoming Commission on Judicial Conduct and Ethics is recommending the court remove Municipal Judge and Circuit Court Magistrate Ruth Neely of Pinedale. The commission started investigating Neely after she told a reporter in 2014 she would not perform same-sex marriages because of her religious beliefs.
  • Donald Trump supporters, opponents clash on UW campus

    05/10/2016 11:19:04 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 26 replies
    Q13 Fox TV ^ | 5/9/16
    At a pro-Donald Trump rally at the University of Washington, some anti-Trump opponents also showed up. On the university’s Red Square, Trump supporters built a makeshift red brick wall, a symbolic rendition of Trump’s proposed wall to enforce the nation’s immigration policy on the southern border with Mexico. At the same time, Trump opponents surrounded it with a 30-foot banner that said, “No tolerance for walls or hate.”
  • Tow truck driver said he refused service to woman because she supports Bernie Sanders

    05/05/2016 9:51:06 AM PDT · by Objective Scrutator · 178 replies
    Fox Carolina ^ | May 4, 2016 | Dal Kalsi
    ASHEVILLE, NC (FOX Carolina) - A local tow truck driver said he refused to tow a woman’s car after he saw Bernie Sanders stickers on the vehicle. Kenneth Shupe said he was called to pick up a woman stranded on I-26 in Asheville on Monday. When he saw “a bunch of Bernie Sanders stuff” he said he told the woman, “very politely,” that he could’t tow her car because she was “obviously a socialist” and advised her to “call the government” for a tow. "Every business dealing in recent history with a socialist minded person I have not gotten paid,"...
  • The Death of Free Speech: The West Veils Itself

    04/26/2016 7:29:42 AM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 3 replies
    counter jihad report ^ | 04/26/2016 | Gatestone Institute, by Giulio Meotti
    ◾The West has capitulated on freedom of expression. Nobody in the West launched the motto “Je Suis Avijit Roy,” the name of the first of the several bloggers butchered, flogged or jailed last year for criticizing Islam. ◾Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel, sided with the Turks. She condemned the German comedian’s poem, called it a “deliberate insult,” then approved the filing of criminal charges against him for insulting the Turkish president. ◾The West is veiling its freedom of speech in the confrontation with the Islamic world: this is the story of Salman Rushdie, of the Danish cartoons, of Theo van Gogh,...