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  • Australians left bloody but unbowed

    12/18/2014 12:31:18 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 15 replies
    The Australian ^ | 19th December 2014 | Michael Fullilove and Anthony Bubalo
    IT feels like terror has come to our home town. After this week’s events, Sydney joins New York, London, Madrid, Mumbai and Ottawa on the list of great cities visited by politically motivated ­violence since 2001. ..... Australians are not innocents when it comes to terrorism. Nearly a dozen Australians were killed in the September 11 attack in 2001. A year later, 88 died in the Bali bombings in Indonesia. Australians died in the 2005 Bali bombings, the 2005 London bombings, and the 2009 Jakarta hotel ­attacks. All those incidents took place thousands of kilometres away. This event occurred in...
  • No One Seems To Care That The Economy Is A Mess

    12/17/2014 5:38:51 AM PST · by LeoMcNeil · 27 replies
    Leo McNeil ^ | December 17, 2014 | Leo McNeil
    If you listen to the Obama administration you might believe the economy is roaring. On some level jobs are being created. The problem of course is that they’re barely keeping up with population growth. Millions of jobs were lost when the recession took place in late 2008-2009. Very few of those jobs have been recovered, leaving millions in long term unemployment. The real unemployment rate, the Federal government’s U-6 number, is 11%. U-6 unemployment counts both the long term unemployed, which the official unemployment rate doesn’t do, as well as those who are underemployed. U-6 used to be the way...
  • Juan Williams: Democrats must fight or lose young voters

    12/15/2014 4:39:01 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 15, 2014 | Juan Williams
    The passionate stand by Americans across the country in protesting the failure of grand juries to indict policemen for killing two unarmed people – both poor, black men – is revving up the demand for a political response from Democrats in Washington. Young people of all colors, but mostly blacks, Hispanics and immigrants, are the primary source of that pressure. Their political agenda extends beyond outrage over the deaths of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., and Eric Garner in New York. They also want Democrats in Congress to get busy defending ObamaCare. But their rising political engagement is best seen...
  • The Once Great Country of America is Crumbling Before Our Eyes

    12/11/2014 12:59:44 PM PST · by Biggirl · 90 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | December 11, 2014 | Marc Patrone
    America is a mess and the world can barely tear its eyes away from the unfolding train wreck.
  • WHY OBAMA, REID, PELOSI, SCHUMER, BOXER, ACADEMIA AND OTHER “PROGRESSIVES” HATE THE DECLARATION

    12/05/2014 10:04:42 AM PST · by jmaroneps37 · 7 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | Dec 5, 2014 | Jerry Todd, staff writer
    You should be amazed with the number of bills, rules and regulations pending. Tens of thousands of other bureaucratically generated regulations are already “eating out the people’s substance” – a term from the Declaration of Independence. Take a minute and read the meat of the Declaration of Independence where the Founders outlined WHY they declared independence: • He has refused his assent to laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good. • He has forbidden his governors to pass laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his assent should be obtained; and when...
  • Hobbit Author J.R.R. Tolkien's Anti-Socialist, Pro-Liberty Message

    12/05/2014 6:46:13 AM PST · by xzins · 38 replies
    CNS ^ | December 4, 2014 | Barbara Hollingsworth
    J.R.R. Tolkien, the British author best known for The Hobbit and his epic trilogy, The Lord of the Rings, was an astute critic of socialism and utopianism and a passionate defender of liberty, says Jay Richards, co-author of The Hobbit Party, which he calls “a study of the political and economic implications of Tolkien’s thought.” “Certainly anyone that’s seen The Lord of the Rings, for instance, at the movies knows that he was deeply concerned about the dangers and the temptations of absolute power. "The symbol of the one ring, of course. It’s not just a symbol of the sort...
  • Moses: He Was a 'Freedom Fighter' for Hebrews, 'Terrorist' to Egyptian Empire

    11/27/2014 11:43:31 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 25 replies
    ABC News ^ | 11/25/14
    “What would happen to Moses if he arrived today?” Bale pondered. “Drones would be sent out after him, right?”
  • We have much to be thankful for on this Thanksgiving Day

    11/27/2014 8:41:37 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 5 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 11/27/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    We have much to be thankful for today. We have come back off the mat after being slammed to the canvas by the 2012 election; but after regrouping and going back to work we have won a stunning victory of a size no one saw coming. Counting our blessings is still easier here in America than in any other country. Even the poorest Americans eat meals many around the world only dream about. This is why people will do anything to get to our shores. We have a Bill of Rights and a full Constitution to protect us thanks to...
  • What’s Next?

    11/27/2014 7:53:58 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/27/14 | Dr. Robert Owens
    As we discard our freedom for the shabby paternalistic embrace of a fuzzy warm Progressive dystopia our newly legalized guests will feel right at home. Now that BHO has decreed that deportations will cease and work permits and other privileges of legal immigration will be granted to those who chose to enter our country illegally, what’s next? In less time than it takes to say “Fundamentally transform America” the chorus of usual suspects, Charles Schumer, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, and their fellow travelers will start saying “It isn’t fair for all these people to pay taxes and not receive the...
  • Economic and Religious Freedom: Mutually Reinforcing

    11/27/2014 2:49:24 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 5 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 27, 2014 | Samuel Gregg
    If there is one thing we have learned over the past 6 years in the United States, it is the mutually reinforcing nature of different expressions of freedom. No form of freedom--religious, civil, political, or economic--is of course absolute. But unjust infringements (intentional or otherwise) on one freedom can easily result in damage being inflicted upon other spheres of freedom.This is indisputably true, for instance, of religious and political freedom. All totalitarian and most authoritarian regimes usually end up seeking to severely restrict religious liberty. Sometimes this is for ideological or religious reasons. Some religions, for instance, embody very weak...
  • One Nation Under Godlessness

    11/14/2014 4:03:51 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 14, 2014 | Michelle Malkin
    Cheating. Bullying. Cybersexting. Hazing. Molestation. Suicide. Drug abuse. Murder. Scanning the headlines of the latest scandals in America's schools, it's quite clear that the problem is not that there's too much God in students' lives. The problem is that there isn't nearly enough of Him. With the malfunction of moral seatbelts and the erosion of moral guardrails, too many kids have turned to a pantheon of false gods, crutches and palliatives. They're obsessed with "Slender Man" and "Vampire Diaries." Alex from Target's hair and Rihanna's tattoos. Overpriced basketball sneakers and underdressed reality stars. Choking games and YouTube games. Gossip and...
  • UPDATE: Angry Town Residents Shut Down Nanny Statists in Meeting on Tobacco Products Ban

    11/13/2014 7:53:26 AM PST · by rktman · 30 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 11/13/2014 | Liz Sheld
    Earlier this week, I wrote about the nanny-state government in the town of Westminster, MA, considering a town-wide ban on the sale of tobacco products. A meeting was planned for Wednesday night to hear public comment on the proposed ban. So, how did the meeting go? CBS news describes, “Only a handful of people were able to speak on a proposal that could make the tiny Massachusetts town of Westminster the first in the nation to ban all sales of tobacco products before boos and shouts from the crowd shut down the public hearing Wednesday night.” According to the CBS...
  • The Demise of Religious Freedom in America

    11/10/2014 9:55:09 AM PST · by Dr. Thorne · 5 replies
    Moody Media ^ | 2014 | Dr. Erwin Lutzer
    Before I speak about the ominous trends in America to curtail freedom of speech, let me tell you about Dr. Charles H. McVety, president of Canada Christian College in Toronto, whose television program was removed from the air because he had the temerity to preach against homosexuality. Later, he was allowed back on television, but now he has to submit his program to the Canadian Broadcast Standard Council every Wednesday for review by the censors on Thursday, and then, if approved, can be broadcast on Sunday
  • Political Racism

    11/09/2014 2:25:26 PM PST · by NaturalBornConservative · 3 replies
    Natural Born Conservative ^ | November 9, 2014 | Larry Walker II
    Eradicating Identity Politics:: By: Larry Walker II ::Those who say that Republican’s don’t like President Obama’s policies, solely because of the color of his skin, tend to forget that he’s also a member of the Democratic Party. In the United States, we basically have a two-party system comprised of Republicans (25%) and Democrats (31%). Even though the majority of us are independents (42%), who may at times be persuaded either way, we essentially have a two-party system with each side on opposite poles on just about every issue, foreign and domestic.Generally, Republican voters stand for lower taxes, limited government, and...
  • Blacks Must Embrace Freedom, Learn, and Progress

    11/08/2014 4:19:07 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 8, 2014 | Star Parker
    I am a conservative. I believe in the truth of traditional values, of limited government, and free markets. And I believe in personal freedom and that it is not possible without all the above. Our country has been going in the opposite direction and things, predictably, have not been going well. The American people spoke last Tuesday, and I am happy with what they had to say. But I am also happy that we have, once again, proof that America is still a free country. That when the American people are not happy, they can vote for change. This is...
  • Stopping the Progressives, Defeating Democrats Now and Beating the Republican Establishment in 2016

    11/06/2014 10:38:31 AM PST · by Dick Bachert · 10 replies
    Blog ^ | 11/4/2014 | Scott Rohter
    The day after First Tuesday in November is Spin Wednesday when all of the journalists in the mainstream media try to spin the results of the recent elections. That’s what all of the liberals are doing right now in the wake of their crushing defeat at the polls. Crushing defeat is the only way to describe it. They are spinning until their heart is content. The fact is that Republicans took control of the Senate and they now enjoy a bigger majority in the U.S. House of Representatives than they have ever had in the last seventy years. It was...
  • Tim Scott Schools Roberts: Key To Future is Freedom, Not Government

    11/06/2014 6:34:00 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 17 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    If Senator Tim Scott of South Carolina isn't already on 2016 GOP VP shortlists, perhaps he should be. His appearance on today's Morning Joe could hardly have been a more impressive audition. When Scott expressed his concern for kids growing up in poverty, Roberts equated such concern with supporting a laundry list of liberal agenda items, implictly faulting Scott for his opposition to them. Scott responded by taking Roberts to school in an entirely undefensive manner. He reminded Roberts that 40 years of Dem congressional rule and a bigger-than-ever government, actually led to a significant increase in black poverty. Individual...
  • Which Will We Choose? Our America, or Theirs?

    11/01/2014 3:07:58 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Nov 1, 2014 | Jeffrey T. Brown
    What it will decidedly not be is a nation of equality of rights, representative government, opportunity, and liberty. We can no longer act as if we don’t recognize that the left intends to eradicate the old America forever. We are to be overwhelmed, conquered, and converted, and we are to have no say in what is done to us. Historically, states that fail to see the malice in their neighbors are destined to be defeated and enslaved by those neighbors. Though we usually recognize this in the context of nations, it is time we recognize that such wars are also...
  • Attorney General Scott Pruitt tells Tulsa group that religious freedom at risk in U.S.

    10/30/2014 7:13:26 AM PDT · by excalibur21 · 9 replies
    Tulsa World ^ | 10-3--14 | Bill Sherman
    “There are individuals in leadership today, both in the political sphere and in the courts, who believe you do not have the free exercise of religion, you have freedom of worship,” he said. Those people believe the First Amendment applies only to what happens inside the walls of a church, he said. True freedom of religion is the ability to take faith into the public square to influence the culture, he said.
  • Pennsylvania: Governor to Sign Firearms Preemption Bill Tomorrow (THIS IS HUGE!)

    10/28/2014 3:10:01 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 10 replies
    Tomorrow, October 28, Governor Tom Corbett (R) will sign House Bill 80 into law, strengthening Pennsylvania’s firearm preemption statute. This bill takes effect in sixty days. After four years of hard work, your NRA looks forward to this momentous event in a culmination of all the efforts that NRA members, Second Amendment supporters and Pennsylvania legislators finally accomplished. If you are able, please attend the bill signing ceremony with Governor Tom Corbett and pro-gun members of the Pennsylvania legislature. Event details and information is provided below: Bill Signing Ceremony for House Bill 80 Tuesday, October 28 at 4:00 P.M. Dormont...
  • America's Death March

    10/25/2014 4:12:08 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 18 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/25/14 | John Porter
    I will not go quietly. I have not forgotten, nor will I abandon, the values of freedom and self reliance instilled in me, nor will I hush my voice. Socialism be forewarned, I am not going away I published and emailed a short letter the day following the election of Barack Obama for a second term in 2012 in answer to a friend’s question, “What do we do now?” A few asked me if I was going to give up up my fight to help save our Constitutional Republic. Needless to say, I was saddened and very disheartened. I still...
  • FEC Democrat pushes for controls on Internet political speech

    10/24/2014 11:43:35 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 24 replies
    While all three GOP-backed members voted against restrictions, they were opposed by the three Democratic-backed members, including FEC Vice Chair Ann M. Ravel, who said she will lead a push next year to try to come up with new rules government political speech on the Internet.
  • GOVERNMENT DOES NOTHING AS WELL OR ECONOMICALLY AS THE PRIVATE SECTOR

    10/23/2014 2:09:01 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 23, 2014 | by ASHLEY PRATTE
    Next Monday, October 27 marks the 50th anniversary of Ronald Reagan’s iconic “Time For Choosing” speech. It was a speech that sparked the modern Conservative Movement, ignited a fire in the hearts of conservatives, and launched Ronald Reagan’s public policy career. This week as part of a year-long “Time for Choosing: The Next Generation” initiative, Young America’s Foundation is releasing a series of videos in conjunction with the anniversary of this significant speech. The fourth video focuses on the private sector. Ronald Reagan understood the evils of communism and socialist policies. He knew by diminishing the role of the private...
  • These Four Walls [Vanity]

    10/21/2014 10:41:50 PM PDT · by logi_cal869 · 1 replies
    01/26/2013 | self
    These Four Walls A little bird dropped a News item in my lap the other day; with the cacophony of anti-gun rhetoric driving emotional responses on all sides, I found it impossible to not see the irony juxtaposed with current events. It’s no secret that those who promote obtuse gun control want a range of controls in place to prevent the mentally-ill from acquiring weapons to facilitate violent tendencies; aside from the patently obvious objections to the rhetoric, my objection here is the widening definition of mentally-ill and its application. Suggesting that medical doctors may serve as officers of this encroachment is...
  • National Service is Anti-Liberty and Un-American

    10/21/2014 3:43:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 21, 2014 | Ron Paul
    Former Clinton Administration Labor Secretary Robert Reich recently called on the government to force young people to spend two years either "serving" in the military or performing some other type of government-directed "community service." Neoconservative Senator John McCain has introduced legislation creating a mandatory national service program very similar to Reich's proposal. It is not surprising that both a prominent progressive and a leading neocon would support mandatory national service, as this is an issue that has long united authoritarians on the left and right. Proponents of national service claim that young people have a moral obligation to give something...
  • Christian persecution in the US: Openly gay Houston mayor demands pastors turn over sermons

    10/20/2014 8:29:26 AM PDT · by bardettespy
    Allan B. West ^ | Oct 15, 2014 | Allen West
    People say America is one of the most religious countries in the world. But is it religious in the way that you think it is? You’re bound to learn something new in this list:
  • How has Liberia’s President Responded to Ebola? By Taking Extra Powers

    10/19/2014 12:29:43 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/19/14 | Alan Joel
    Powers to amend seven different articles under the constitution, including freedom of movement, speech, religion, confiscation of private property, and elections Last week on October 7, it was reported that Liberia’s President, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, asked for more emergency powers to help contain and prevent the current Ebola crisis. Liberia is already under a state of emergency and curfew, which began in August. But according to VOA News: “In a letter to the Plenary of the House of Representatives and the Senate, Sirleaf asked for powers to amend seven different articles under the constitution, including freedom of movement, speech, religion,...
  • Retail Checkout Promotes Obesity: CSPI Report

    10/18/2014 5:55:47 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 30 replies
    90 Percent of Checkout Food Options Unhealthy; 60 Percent of Drink Options Sugar-Sweetened A study of checkout aisles at a wide variety of supermarket and non-food retailers found that 90 percent of food options for sale were for candy, energy bars, chips, cookies, and other junk foods, and 60 percent of the beverage options were for soda and other sugar-sweetened beverages. Researchers at the nonprofit Center for Science in the Public characterized only eight percent of food items as "healthier," and just two percent of foods as actually "healthy," such as nuts and fruit. Their assessment of drinks for sale...
  • Texas Attorney General Tells Houston City Hall: Stop Bullying Christians

    10/16/2014 12:22:09 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 16, 2014 | Todd Starnes
    <p>That’s the bottom line of a harshly-worded letter written by Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott to Houston City Attorney David Feldman.</p> <p>Feldman’s office sent subpoenas to five Houston pastors last month demanding that they turn over any sermons dealing with homosexuality and gender identity issues. They also wanted sermons or correspondence that referenced Annise Parker, the city’s first openly lesbian mayor.</p>
  • The Government and Freedom

    10/15/2014 9:04:28 PM PDT · by Abakumov · 10 replies
    Creators.com ^ | October 16, 2014 | Judge Andrew P. Napolitano
    Earlier this week, FBI Director James Comey gave an interview to “60 Minutes” during which he revealed a flawed understanding of personal freedom. He rightly distinguished what FBI agents do in their investigations of federal crimes from what the NSA does in its intelligence gathering, when the two federal agencies are looking for non-public data. The FBI requires, Comey correctly asserted, articulable suspicion to commence an investigation and probable cause to obtain a search warrant. It does this because its agents have sworn an oath to uphold the Constitution, and their failure to comply with that oath may very well...
  • 'Two Ferns' star coins Obama nickname ('chocolate freedom')

    10/15/2014 2:22:41 AM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/14/14 | Justin Sink
    A meal in the White House mess before taping the “Between Two Ferns” episode credited with boosting enrollment in ObamaCare, gave comedian Zach Galifianakis the idea for a new nickname for President Obama. “Before we went to interview the president, I ate in the White House with his staff - you know, young, six to eight of them. There’s a restaurant in the White House,” Galifianakis said during an appearance on “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.” “You don’t have to pay, but there’s a dessert menu,” the comedian continued. “And on the dessert menu, there’s something called Chocolate Freedom.”...
  • Police captain punished for refusing to attend Muslim Brotherhood-linked mosque

    10/14/2014 1:10:39 PM PDT · by backtothestreets · 54 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | October 13, 2014 | Unknown
    The city of Tulsa, Oklahoma, punished one of its own veteran police commanders for his refusal to attend a Muslim religious service being held at a mosque he said practiced radical Islamic dogma, according to court records. He also "dared" to refuse to order his officers to visit a mosque he alleges has ties to the Muslim Brotherhood.
  • Ebola: Intrusive Requirements for Everyone?

    10/14/2014 9:50:13 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/14/14 | Dr. Don Boys
    We must react as concerned, committed, and compassionate people who have the facts, rather than as people have historically reacted in times of distress, disease, and death If the Ebola virus disease (EVD) explodes across America we can expect many oppressive but necessary laws to be passed. There will be limitations on personal liberty, but hopefully lawmakers will think these issues through, debate them, and implement only those most necessary. Reasonable people will argue that, in times of emergency, extreme measures must be taken for everyone’s good; however, there is always a problem. When extreme measures are taken “for the...
  • We're #12! The decline of economic freedom in America [We were #2 in Year 2000]

    10/13/2014 10:51:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/13/2014 | Rick Moran
    A widely read study of economic freedom in the world has America ranked 12th out of 152 countries measured. As recently as 2000, we were 2nd.The biggest reason for our decline has been a drift away from the rule of law. Breitabart: A new report of "economic freedom" around the world finds the US ranked 12th among 152 countries, tied with the United Kingdom, and lower than neighbor Canada or Australia. The index, published by the Cato Institute and Canada's Fraser Institute, has been published since 1996. As recently as 2000, the US ranked 2nd in the world, in terms...
  • US Slips to 12th in Economic Freedom

    10/13/2014 5:54:05 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/13/14 | Mike Flynn
    A new report of "economic freedom" around the world finds the US ranked 12th among 152 countries, tied with the United Kingdom, and lower than neighbor Canada or Australia. The index, published by the Cato Institute and Canada's Fraser Institute, has been published since 1996. As recently as 2000, the US ranked 2nd in the world, in terms of boasting a free economy. The US's declining ranking will lower future economic growth.
  • Senators to Obama: Do Something About Hong Kong

    10/10/2014 1:53:44 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 14 replies
    Roll Call ^ | October 9, 2014 | Steven Dennis
    A bipartisan group of senators from across the political spectrum—from Elizabeth Warren and Patrick J. Leahy to Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio—wants President Barack Obama to speak out and act to support Hong Kong’s democracy movement.They don’t specify exactly what they want Obama to do—they say “demonstrable, meaningful steps”—but note that a 1992 law “authorizes you to suspend trade and economic provisions should Beijing not provide sufficient autonomy for Hong Kong.”Leahy, the Vermont Democrat who is president pro tempore and Judiciary chairman, leads the letter with Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., and Rubio.“The people of Hong Kong have sent a strong...
  • Land of the Free? By measures such as size of government, rule of law, we’re out of top ten.

    10/09/2014 7:40:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/08/2014 | Michael Tanner
    There was a time, not so long ago, when the United States was considered the world standard for economic freedom. Yes, there were countries out there, like Hong Kong and Singapore, that might have had lower taxes or fewer regulations. But the world could still speak confidently of the American free-enterprise system. No longer. This week, a consortium of think tanks from almost 90 countries released their Economic Freedom of the World Report. The USA is no longer among the top ten countries when it comes to size of government, rule of law and property rights, soundness of the money...
  • Twitter sues U.S. Justice Department for right to reveal surveillance requests

    10/07/2014 1:58:58 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10/7/14 | Alexei Oreskovic
    Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) sued the U.S. Department of Justice on Tuesday, intensifying its battle with federal agencies as the Internet industry's self-described champion of free speech seeks the right to reveal the extent of U.S. government surveillance. The lawsuit, which Twitter said follows months of fruitless negotiations with the government, marks an escalation in the Internet industry's battle over government gag orders on the nature and number of requests for private user information.
  • Should We Just Follow Orders? Rules of Engagement for Resisting the Police State

    10/07/2014 10:36:40 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/07/14 | John W. Whitehead
    Outright tyranny, the loss of our freedoms, and a totalitarian regime the likes of which the world has never seen before. “Let your motto be resistance! resistance! Resistance! No oppressed people have ever secured their liberty without resistance.”—Abolitionist Henry Highland Garnet The perils of resisting the police state grow more costly with each passing day, especially if you hope to escape with your life and property intact. The thing you must remember is that we’ve entered an age of militarized police in which we’re no longer viewed as civilians but as enemy combatants. Take, for example, Mary Elizabeth VandenBerg who...
  • GOP Remains (Mostly) Silent on Supreme Court's Gay Marriage Move

    10/07/2014 6:59:44 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 44 replies
    NBC ^ | 10/7/14 | Chuck Todd, Mark Murray and Carrie Dann
    To see how the politics of gay marriage has changed in this country in 11 years, revisit this Nov. 19, 2003 New York Times piece after the Massachusetts Supreme Court legalized gay marriage in the state: House Majority Leader Tom DeLay denounced what he said was a “runaway judiciary”; the Republican National Committee said the decision “could be an issue” in the upcoming presidential contest; and an aide to a Democratic presidential candidate predicted the subject “is going to come up again and again.” And, well, in 2004, a strong argument can be made....
  • The terrible truth about cannabis:...20-year study...demolishes claims that smoking pot is harmless

    10/06/2014 6:05:29 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 191 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10.6.14 | Ben Spencer
    A definitive 20-year study into the effects of long-term cannabis use has demolished the argument that the drug is safe. Cannabis is highly addictive, causes mental health problems and opens the door to hard drugs, the study found.
  • I Pledge Sunday 2014: The Rise of the Church

    10/05/2014 7:27:23 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 3 replies
    I Pledge Sunday ^ | October 5, 2012 | American Family Association and others
    Throughout our nation’s history, the Church has been a force for good in America and abroad. But over the last 50 years, government has systematically eroded our free speech and religious expression. The Bible and the Gospel have been banished from our public schools and our public squares. With more than 75% of Americans calling themselves Christians, it’s time for the Church to rise up and take action to turn the tide in our nation! We have the numbers and we have a voice. If we are silent, we have no one to blame but ourselves for a Godless America.
  • China Catches Hong Kong Freedom Flu

    10/05/2014 7:19:32 AM PDT · by Abakumov · 12 replies
    Radix News ^ | October 5, 2014 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    Americans are caught up with the Ebola crisis and the Secret Service lapses in protecting the White House and the president’s family. But what is transpiring in Hong Kong may be of far greater consequence. Last weekend, Hong Kong authorities used pepper spray and tear gas to scatter the remnants of a student protest of the decision to give Beijing veto power over candidates in future elections. The gassing was a blunder. Citizens poured into the streets in solidarity with the protesters. Hong Kong police lacked the nerve or numbers to remove them. The People’s Liberation Army stayed in its...
  • Facebook apologizes to LGBT community, clarifies names policy

    10/02/2014 4:21:19 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies
    Computer World ^ | 10/2/14 | Zach Miners
    Facebook has apologized to drag queens and the larger LGBT community in the wake of controversy over the site's names policy, clarifying that users don't have to use their legal name.
  • 'Freedom-loving' Hungary Irked by Obama Criticism

    09/24/2014 10:42:35 AM PDT · by Erik Latranyi · 29 replies
    Naharnet ^ | 24 September 2014 | Naharnet Newsdesk
    Hungary reacted angrily Wednesday after U.S. President Barack Obama singled out the EU member state for trying to muzzle civil society groups. In a short statement, Hungary's foreign ministry said Obama's comments, made Tuesday in a speech in New York, were "not based on facts." "The Hungarian people are a freedom-loving people, and would not tolerate any restrictions on their freedom," it said. Speaking at the Clinton Foundation, Obama had said: "From Hungary to Egypt, endless regulations and overt intimidation increasingly target civil society." Obama also accused Russia, China, Venezuela, Azerbaijan, and Egypt of intimidating civil organizations. Since June, Hungarian...
  • Waiting for a Freedom Party

    09/23/2014 9:55:41 PM PDT · by Abakumov · 7 replies
    Radix News ^ | September 24, 2014 | John Stossel
    Democrats often call themselves “pro-choice.” Republicans defend “freedom.” Unfortunately, neither party really believes in letting individuals do what we want.
  • Have Gay Marriage Attacks on Religious Freedom Backfired?

    09/23/2014 9:18:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 09/23/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    The latest Pew survey for the first time sees a major reversal of support for gay marriage and an increase in religious politics. A growing share of the American public wants religion to play a role in U.S. politics. The share of Americans who say churches and other houses of worship should express their views on social and political issues is up 6 points since the 2010 midterm elections (from 43% to 49%). That’s an interesting shift at a time when we’ve been incessantly lectured by libertarians that social conservatism is dead and the Republican Party needs to climb on...
  • Don’t Buy the Lie That Freedom to Worship Is the Same as Religious Freedom

    09/22/2014 6:56:55 PM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | September 21, 2014 | Sarah Torre
    The right to live, work and worship according to one’s faith is a freedom foundational to the United States. Many of the first settlers, having faced religious persecution in England, sought a place where they could freely worship and live according to their conscience without interference from the government. The Founders were clear, and the Bill of Rights makes it fundamental to our constitutional order that the government should not infringe on the free exercise of religion. In recent years, however, Americans have increasingly faced attempts to water down this robust understanding of religious freedom to a mere “freedom to...
  • Prayers and Preparation

    09/18/2014 6:46:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 18, 2014 | Mike Adams
    Author’s Note: This is the third column in a series. The first two installments, “This is Providence,” and “Pharisees and Pharaohs,” can be accessed in my column archive. Some of the themes discussed in this series were also part of a speech I gave at an Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) event in July. The full speech can be viewed by clicking on this link. A trial is a thing to be avoided whenever possible. When it becomes impossible to avoid, it consumes you. You lose a measure of control over your life and you just have to trust your attorneys...
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    09/14/2014 11:31:39 AM PDT · by Dick Bachert · 24 replies
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