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  • Why Americans Should Celebrate The Brexit Vote

    06/24/2016 3:56:02 AM PDT · by milton23 · 41 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 · 36 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,...
  • NASCAR Chair Brian France ‘Working Behind the Scenes’ to Change NC Bathroom Law

    04/24/2016 8:08:18 AM PDT · by C19fan · 54 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 23, 2016 | Trent Baker
    NASCAR has decided to openly oppose the North Carolina bathroom law, according to a Motorsport report. The law forbids people from using the public bathrooms of the opposite sex in government buildings. At this week’s 2016 Associated Press Sports Editors Meeting, NASCAR Chairman Brian France said his sport is “working behind the scenes” to change the controversial law.
  • U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Statement Condemning Recent State Laws..Targeting the Lesbian [tr]

    04/20/2016 6:21:06 AM PDT · by C19fan · 6 replies
    The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights ^ | April 18, 2016 | Staff
    The United States Commission on Civil Rights strongly condemns recent state laws passed, and proposals being considered, under the guise of so-called “religious liberty” which target members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (“LGBT”) community for discrimination. North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory recently signed into law H.B. 2, legislation blocking local governments from passing anti-discrimination rules that grant protections to gay and transgender persons. The law also repeals existing municipal anti-discrimination laws which protected LGBT people from bias in housing and employment. Critically, the new legislation also forces transgender people to utilize public bathrooms and changing facilities based on...
  • Patriot Volunteers Needed

    04/19/2016 11:09:34 PM PDT · by FreedomIsNotFree1776 · 1 replies
    4/19/2016
    I am a volunteer for the Tim Donnelly Congressional campaign in the San Bernardino. We will be walking house to house in the Victorville, CA area this Saturday 4/23/16. We need and would love to have fellow patriots come out and help talk with voters during the afternoon. The walks are a lot of fun and we really spread the message of protecting our constitutional rights. Tim Donnelly has a great track record of supporting his fellow American and he needs your help to deliver our message to the people in Washington. Please come by and meet Tim and help...
  • Mammon Yes, God No [Corporate Bullies]

    04/19/2016 6:15:04 AM PDT · by C19fan · 7 replies
    American Conservative ^ | April 19, 2016 | Rod Dreher
    The New Yorker‘s James Surowiecki writes this week about how Big Business has been a massively effective force for gay rights. He writes that progressives are used to seeing Big Business as the bad guy, but the pro-LGBT activist role corporations have taken on complicates matters. More:
  • Christians and Hindus portrayed negatively by offensive school textbooks in Pakistan

    04/18/2016 12:19:28 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 10 replies
    Christian Daily ^ | April 15, 2016 | Christian Deguit
    Textbooks in Pakistan that are used to teach about 41 million children, negatively portray religious minorities such as Christians and Hindus, referring to them as "nefarious, violent, and tyrannical by nature." (Reuters/Kham)Third-grade level students attend class at the Mashal Model School on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan. "Pakistan's public school textbooks contain deeply troubling content that portrays non-Muslim citizens as outsiders, unpatriotic, and inferior; are filled with errors; and present widely-disputed historical 'facts' as settled history," said Robert George in a press release. George is the chairman of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF). A study done by...
  • Path to certain failure: NeverTrump + NeverCruz = NeverWin = LostSCOTUS = LostFreedom = LostNation

    04/13/2016 2:36:02 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 513 replies
    Captain obvious here again, but NeverTrump/NeverCruz is not the way. We all have our favorites, but don't lose sight of the mission. The mission on FR is to secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our POSTERITY!! It's a lot bigger than you or me or our personal opinions or egos. It's about the very survival of our nation and the promise of freedom for future generations. Reagan said that freedom is never more than one generation from extinction and he was 100% correct. President Clinton or President Sanders means the end of freedom in America. Do not let...
  • A new ride-hailing service is trying to improve women’s safety — by banning men

    04/12/2016 1:22:03 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 27 replies
    cnbc ^ | 4/12/16 | Emily Crockett
    ....one former Uber driver, Michael Pelletz, decided to create a woman-only ride-hailing service. It's called Chariot for Women, it's based in Boston, and it's scheduled to debut nationwide on April 19. More than 1,000 women have already signed up as drivers. Pelletz, whose wife, Kelly, is the company's president, said he came up with the idea after a scary experience with an unstable passenger. He imagined how much more terrifying it would have been if he were a woman, and remembered that his wife had thought about driving for Uber but was too afraid to.... ....There's also no surge pricing,...
  • The Dutch referendum shows how the internet is taking back power from our Europhile elites

    04/10/2016 3:16:10 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 2 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | 06 April 2016 | Nigel Farage
    It wasn't triggered by politicians or political parties, but by a determined group of well-organised, highly-motivated individuals. GeenPeil, a project stemming from the popular Dutch blog GeenStijl, collected some 420,000 signed, verified, signatures triggering this referendum. It is an extraordinary achievement that highlights how western democracy is evolving. The internet truly is the gamechanger of our time. A small collection of individuals with an idea can find thousands of other kindred spirits who join them in championing a cause. That develops, becoming tens of thousands and then allowing a message to reach out to millions. This revolution is sweeping Europe...
  • Why Socialism Is A Bad Deal

    04/09/2016 2:50:23 PM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 31 replies
    RenewAmerica ^ | March 23, 2016 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    Thanks to Bernie and Hillary, Socialism is on everyone’s mind. These politicians, like so many in our media and universities, claim it’s a glorious idea. Usually thought of as an economic philosophy, Socialism is more sweeping than that. It dictates how all of society must be organized. It claims to be fairer; it claims to deliver happiness. Socialism is a philosophy of life that, I’ll argue, steals the life right out of you. The central vision, indeed the central requirement, is that everyone be equal and cooperative. Competition is evil. Striving for success is scorned. In order to obtain the...
  • DHS to change naturalization test for 'freedom of religion'

    04/08/2016 4:11:13 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Department of Homeland Security officials have agreed to revise their naturalization tests following pressure from a Republican senator who worried they were promulgating a "confined" understanding of religious liberty. "We live in a great nation that allows individuals to live out their faith, or have no faith at all," Oklahoma Sen. James Lankford said Friday. "To protect freedom and diversity, we must carefully articulate this right throughout the federal government." To that end, he pressed DHS to revise immigrant study guides that referred to "freedom of worship" rather than "freedom of religion," which conservative Christians regard as more expansive and...
  • GOP Senator Slams WhatsApp For Turning On Encryption (Cotton-headed nitwittery)

    04/07/2016 6:40:56 AM PDT · by Cyberman · 2 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/6/2016 | David McCabe
    Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) is slamming messaging platform WhatsApp for turning on end-to-end encryption for all of its users.... WhatsApp, which is owned by Facebook and is particularly popular outside the United States, said on Tuesday that it would start offering encryption for its users as the default setting. That will apply to the different types of messages on the service, which include video and voice. "Every day we see stories about sensitive records being improperly accessed or stolen," WhatsApp founders Jan Koum and Brian Acton said in a post announcing the change. "And if nothing is done, more of...
  • Stevie Wonder says he'll boycott 'stand your ground' states [North Carolina, Stand YOUR Ground!]

    04/05/2016 4:45:02 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 52 replies
    CNN ^ | July 17, 2013 | Alan Duke
    Musician Stevie Wonder has vowed to stay out of Florida until the state repeals its "stand your ground" law. The law allows people to meet "force with force" if they believe they or someone else is in danger of being seriously harmed by an assailant. "I decided today that until the 'stand your ground' law is abolished in Florida, I will never perform there again," Wonder told the audience at a concert in Quebec on Sunday night. "As a matter of fact, wherever I find that law exists, I will not perform in that state or in that part of...
  • Mississippi governor signs law that allows businesses to refuse service to gay couples

    04/05/2016 11:46:11 AM PDT · by C19fan · 16 replies
    LA Times ^ | April 5, 2016 | Jenny Jarvie
    Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant signed a controversial bill into law on Tuesday that could allow businesses and government workers to deny services to lesbian and gay couples. Bryant said in a statement that he was signing HB 1523 “to protect sincerely held religious beliefs and moral convictions of individuals, organizations and private associations from discriminatory action by state government or its political subdivisions.”
  • TV, film production companies to leave NC over LGBT law

    04/04/2016 8:43:43 AM PDT · by C19fan · 52 replies
    Charlotte Observer ^ | April 1, 2016 | Colin Campbell
    Lionsgate and the A+E network say they won’t film TV shows and movies in North Carolina if the state doesn’t repeal its new LGBT law. Along with Fox, Miramax and The Weinstein Company, the entertainment producers have voiced opposition to House Bill 2, which replaces local ordinances with a statewide nondiscrimination law that doesn’t include sexual orientation and gender identity as protected categories.
  • Georgia Religious-Liberty Fight Reveals Christian Right’s Weakened Influence

    04/04/2016 5:54:27 AM PDT · by C19fan · 7 replies
    National Review ^ | April 4, 2016 | Elaina Plott
    For evangelical voters, it wasn’t supposed to be this way. Not in Georgia, at least. When Russell Moore, president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, the policy arm of the Southern Baptist Convention, first heard that Governor Nathan Deal had vetoed a controversial religious-liberty bill, his phone exploded with text messages. HB-757 was seen by many as a modest attempt to safeguard religious freedoms, stating, for example, that pastors could not be forced to perform same-sex weddings. Naturally, faith leaders across the state were furious, and Moore quickly became a sounding board.
  • PHOTO: Anti-Trumpers hear THUNDER as bad@$$ group shows up at rally to protect supporters

    03/31/2016 9:23:22 AM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 104 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | 3/27/16 | staff
    A group of First Amendment-loving patriots collectively known as “Bikers for Trump” planned to show up in droves at GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump’s rally in Wisconsin this week to protect both the boisterous front-runner and his ardent supporters — and their arrival on Tuesday did not please the anti-Trumpers one single bit. “Patriotic Bikers, from all across the United States are planning to show up at ALL future TRUMP rallies to make sure that any paid agitator protesters don’t take away Mr. Trump’s right to speak,” the group announced on Facebook. “Or interfere with the rights of Trump...
  • Cash or Digital Money, Personal Freedom or Globalism

    03/29/2016 9:00:44 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 28 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/29/16 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    Digital money society or a one-world currency Sweden seemed to be at the forefront of the newest globalist scheme digital money v. cash, advocating a cashless global economy with a one-world currency. A CBS World News article reported in 2012 that a small number of businesses in Sweden accepted only credit cards, including some churches, even though elderly people prefer cash, especially in rural areas. Bjorn Ulvaeus, a former rocker, stated that cash encourages theft, citing his own son who was the victim of armed robbery three times. Cheating and cash theft may have declined in Sweden but cybercrime around...
  • P.J. O'Rourke, Top Quotes on Economics

    03/28/2016 6:42:37 AM PDT · by Uncle Miltie · 19 replies
    The Man Hisself ^ | Various | P.J. O'Rourke
    "If you think health care is expensive now, wait until you see what it costs when it's free." "You can't get rid of poverty by giving people money." "It is a popular delusion that the government wastes vast amounts of money through inefficiency and sloth. Enormous effort and elaborate planning are required to waste this much money." "There is no virtue in compulsory government charity, and there is no virtue in advocating it. A politician who portrays himself as "caring" and "sensitive" because he wants to expand the government's charitable programs is merely saying that he's willing to try to...
  • WH: Obama ‘Understands’ Capitalism ‘Brings Freedom’

    03/28/2016 4:14:22 PM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    cns news ^ | 3.28/16 | Eric Scheiner
    (CNSNews.com) - White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest says President Barack Obama understands that “capitalism is a system that brings freedom better than any other one.” “The president is making a concerted effort to reach out to entrepreneurs and to innovators because he understands that capitalism is a system that brings freedom better than any other one,” Earnest said during Monday’s press conference.
  • Crane Calls for Special Session to Override Governor’s Veto (Georgia)

    03/28/2016 10:39:51 AM PDT · by Dr. Sivana · 28 replies
    Mike Crane for Congress website ^ | 3/28/2016 | State Sen. Mike Crane
    Crane Calls for Special Session to Override Governor’s Veto March 28, 2016 “Today, we saw exactly why our government needs committed conservatives who never stop fighting to protect the Constitution. The announcement by Governor Deal is another example of how the political class is bought and paid for by corporations and lobbyists. Rather than standing up and protecting the 1st Amendment, the political class would rather sacrifice those rights to keep the money flowing. It is fair to note, that Governor Deal voted in favor of the Federal RFRA when in Congress. A RFRA that is far stronger than what...
  • Free Political fiction book for Kindle at Amazon!

    03/26/2016 7:04:22 AM PDT · by 1pitech · 11 replies
    No Compromise Media ^ | 03-26-16 | Paul Ibbetson
    I wanted to share my father's full length political fiction book, "Run to the Phantom." It's free for the next few days for kindle so please enjoy it and share it with your friends. I know he would appreciate some reviews. He is a conservative as am I. So, no cost. Just enjoy the story for FREE and thanks for the review.
  • Netflix Will “Move Our Productions” Out Of Georgia If Anti-Gay Bill Becomes Law; Amblin [tr]

    03/25/2016 8:32:38 AM PDT · by C19fan · 75 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | March 24, 2016 | Dominic Patten
    5th UPDATE, 6:25 PM: Now Amblin Partners has joined the anti-Georgia chorus over the state’s pending religious liberty legislation. “Amblin Partners is committed to diversity and inclusion for all,” the company led by Steven Spielberg. “We would be disappointed to see our pipeline of production end at the Georgia border because of this legislation. While we are aware that Governor Deal has not yet made a decision, we stand with our industry colleagues in strongly urging him to veto this bill.”
  • Justices, Attorneys Hash out Religious Freedom Issue in Contraceptive Mandate Case

    03/24/2016 2:19:33 PM PDT · by NYer · 7 replies
    Aletelia ^ | March 24, 2016 | John Burger
    The Chief Justice of the United States seemed to show sympathy with the Little Sisters of the Poor and others in a case challenging an Obamacare provision when he agreed that the government is “hijacking” their health care plans.Chief Justice John Roberts presided over oral arguments Wednesday in Zubik v. Burwell, where faith-based employers claim that signing a form or letter requesting exemption from the requirement to provide contraceptive coverage for their lay employees actually triggers the coverage and makes them complicit.Roberts said he finds the faith-based groups’ use of the phrase “hijacking” to be an “accurate description of what the government...