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  • Canada won’t fund student summer jobs unless employers support abortion

    12/15/2017 5:17:47 AM PST · by Petrosius · 22 replies
    Life Site News ^ | December 14, 2017 | Lianne Laurence
    OTTAWA, December 14, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – The Liberal government of Justin Trudeau will ban any employer from receiving summer job grants for students if the employer doesn't first sign an “attestation” that they agree with abortion and transgender "rights." The new criteria were sent to all MPs and will be made public when the Canada Summer Jobs Program officially opens December 19, 2017. In order to receive federal Canada job grants, employers must attest that: both the job and the organization’s core mandate respect individual human rights in Canada, including the values underlying the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms...
  • GOP outreach to Hispanics is paying off in Las Vegas

    12/12/2017 9:49:23 AM PST · by 198ml · 15 replies
    Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | 12/12/17 | Jesus Marquez
    The Republican Party is working diligently to support Hispanics who are eager to become civically engaged leaders in their communities. Last month, I led a Republican Leadership Initiative event in Las Vegas to teach local activists how to mobilize their communities around issues that affect them. The training — tailored to a Spanish-speaking audience — was an opportunity to share our conservative message as we work to earn the widespread support of people from all backgrounds, nationwide. To win elections in 2018 and beyond, we must ensure that Americans know that our values of limited government and economic freedom are...
  • WATCH: VP Mike Pence’s Amazing Speech Destroyed Palestinian Claims

    12/07/2017 7:09:43 AM PST · by Lera · 18 replies
    JewishPress ^ | December 3, 2017 | Brian of London
    The media, of course, missed it completely but Mike Pence’s speech the other night was pretty amazing. On the eve of the 70th anniversary of the UN General Assembly vote to offer the Arabs a large chunk of Israel they didn’t deserve, Pence drove a horse and carriage through Palestinian Arab claims to the land of Israel. You can watch the whole speech above, but here are the most important passages: We gather today on the eve of a historic anniversary to celebrate what happened here, in this very hall, 70 years ago when the United Nations declared to the...
  • Argument analysis: Conservative majority leaning toward ruling for Colorado baker

    12/05/2017 10:38:12 AM PST · by TexasGurl24 · 25 replies
    SCOTUS Blog ^ | 12/05/2017 | Amy Howe
    Lines began forming outside the Supreme Court last week for one of the biggest oral arguments of the year, in the case of a Colorado man who says that requiring him to create custom cakes for same-sex weddings would violate his religious beliefs. At the end of over an hour of debate, it became clear that, at least in one respect, the case is just like so many others: It is likely to hinge on the vote of Justice Anthony Kennedy, who initially seemed sympathetic to the same-sex couple but later expressed real concern that Colorado had not been sufficiently...
  • Religious Freedom on Trial: Pray for Jack Phillips and the U.S. Supreme Court

    12/01/2017 5:48:15 PM PST · by Maudeen · 13 replies
    This coming Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court has the chance to set the record straight on religious freedom for everyone in the U.S. In 2012, Jack Phillips of Colorado's Masterpiece Cake Shop refused to provide a cake for a same-sex "wedding" based on his faith convictions. That case – Masterpiece Cake Shop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission – is now before the nation's high court. Jack Phillips doesn't design cakes for all events-he never has. He has a set of values based on his religious beliefs-a moral code-that guides his life, including his work. When an event conflicts with Jack's...
  • What to Do about the Emerging Threat of Censorship Creep on the Internet

    11/30/2017 3:58:32 PM PST · by Mafe · 10 replies
    Cato Institute ^ | November 28, 2017 | Danielle Keats Citron
    Popular tech companies—Google, Facebook, Twitter, and others—have strongly protected free speech online, a policy widely associated with the legal norms of the United States. American tech companies, however, operate globally, and their platforms are subject to regulation by the European Union, whose member states offer less protection to expression than does the United States. European regulators are pressuring tech companies to control and suppress extreme speech. The regulators’ clear warning is that, if the companies do not comply “voluntarily,” they will face harsher laws and potential liability. This regulatory effort runs the risk of censorship creep, whereby a wide array...
  • Ryan Bundy's Opening Statement Is Something Every Red-Blooded American Should Hear

    11/24/2017 2:22:11 PM PST · by ReformedMedia · 59 replies
    The Washington Standard | 11-24-2017 | Tim Brown
    Sometimes, in the process of covering so many things and in the attempt to provide as much information and commentary as possible, we simply are not able to provide all that we wish to do so to the public. However, that does not mean other stories and commentary are not important.  In fact, many things coming out of alternatives media today are vitally important for those coming off the government-controlled media. One of those items that didn't hit the mainstream media, and sadly didn't hit much of the alternative media, was the opening statement of Cliven Bundy's son, Ryan, as...
  • VANITY - I am thankful for

    11/22/2017 7:07:45 PM PST · by onona · 10 replies
    I am thankful for Free Republic! I am thankful for DJT ! And I am thankful to be blessed with this life. Happy Thanksgiving Everyone !
  • Tell Air Force Secretary to end religious discrimination

    11/21/2017 10:14:33 AM PST · by Maudeen · 7 replies
    AFA ^ | 11/21/2017 | AFA
    Dear Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson: I urge you to restore and protect Colonel Leland Bohannon’s Constitutional right to freely exercise his religious beliefs by reversing the complaint against him and by removing any unfavorable remarks from his record related to this complaint.U.S. Air Force Col. Leland Bohannon was asked in May 2017 to sign a “certificate of spouse appreciation” for a retiring master sergeant in a same-sex “marriage.” As a devout Christian, Bohannon refused to sign the document stating it would violate his religious belief of marriage being between one man and one woman. As a result, the Air...
  • Plato's Cave and Our Current Reality

    11/19/2017 6:43:51 AM PST · by Popman · 41 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 19, 2017 | Earick Ward
    Today, we are increasingly faced with a contrived reality. A mirage. Images shone on a wall (television screens, cell-phone, laptops) portraying what our captors wish for us to believe (is reality). What is truth? Let me suggest that truth, increasingly, is a byproduct of force. Are any important matters reasoned true today, or are we stuck in a battle of messaging wills? In this, let me suggest, the Left are winning, as we’ve abandoned reason, and are left with, whatever message can be advanced enthusiastically enough, to run roughshod over the other. As Goebbels stated; “If you tell a lie...
  • Securing N Korea nukes would require US ground invasion: Report

    11/07/2017 5:29:44 PM PST · by markomalley · 15 replies
    Tribune India ^ | 11/5/17
    North Korea could use biological and chemical weapons in the event of a conflict and the only way to locate and secure all of its nuclear weapons sites “with complete certainty” is through an invasion of ground forces, the Pentagon has warned.In a letter to lawmakers, the Pentagon said that a full discussion of US capabilities to “counter North Korea’s ability to respond with a nuclear weapon and to eliminate” its nuclear weapons located in underground sites is best suited for a classified briefing, the Washington Post reported.The letter, reportedly written by vice-director of the Pentagon’s Joint Staff Rear Adm....
  • What is the true definition of Liberty?

    11/07/2017 8:12:06 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 2 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 11/7/17 | Mark Herr
    As a young person, my first encounter with the word LIBERTY came from the verse “Where the Spirit of the Lord is there is Liberty”. Naturally inquisitive, I wondered, “So then, what is LIBERTY?” because “wherever the Spirit of the Lord is” there IT is…right? Another encounter I had with this word came from the Declaration of Independence. “We hold these truths to be self-evident…that we are endowed by our creator with Life, LIBERTY, and the Pursuit of Happiness…” At the time, I thought to myself, “it’s easy to know what Life and Pursuit of Happiness are, but again, what...
  • Legalizing Marijuana is a Terrible Idea

    11/05/2017 3:15:14 PM PST · by Antoninus · 142 replies
    Gloria Romanorum ^ | 11/5/17 | Florentius
    It seems that many states, my home state of New Jersey included, are hell-bent on legalizing recreational use of cannabis. The arguments in favor of this, though loud and dominant in the media, are not particularly convincing. Most of the advocates tout the desire to legalize the drug so that the state can raise additional tax revenue off of the sales. Enhancing the ability of an over-bearing confiscatory high-tax state like New Jersey to extract even more revenue from its citizens is never going to be a compelling argument for me. Slightly better is the argument that legalizing the drug...
  • Facebook Blocked Account Of Exiled Billionaire In NYC After China Complaint

    11/02/2017 8:31:24 PM PDT · by RohanKapoor · 8 replies
    TPM ^ | November 1, 2017 | SAM THIELMAN
    Facebook general counsel Colin Stretch admitted to the Senate Intelligence Committee on Wednesday that his company had taken down the account of Chinese dissident Guo Wengui, who lives in the US, on the strength of a report filed to the tech giant by the Chinese government. Guo, a billionaire living in New York City who is a harsh critic of the Chinese government, published on Facebook “sometimes outlandish tales of deep corruption among family members of top Communist Party officials,” the New York Times wrote a month ago, as it reported that Guo’s account had been taken down. Republican Sen....
  • America's Founding Ideals Are Worth Fighting For

    11/02/2017 6:41:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 2, 2017 | Scott Rasmussen
    These are tough times to be optimistic about America. Terror attacks in New York City, mass shootings in Las Vegas and campus violence against targeted speakers fill the news. Rather than addressing the problems, partisan politicos act as if each tragedy is merely a platform for their own talking points. Despite this, I am optimistic about America's future. Pessimistic about our politics, to be sure, but optimistic about our nation. There are two core reasons for this optimism. The first is that politicians don't lead the nation. There are countless more effective ways that we can work together in communities...
  • Free the Tax Code From Special Interests

    11/01/2017 6:48:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 1, 2017 | Star Parker
    A big tax bill is all it takes to see how perverse and dysfunctional our government has become. Why are the halls of Congress now crawling with special interest lobbyists looking for opportunities to carve out some new benefit, or to protect existing special interests in the tax code? The objective of the tax bill Republicans want to piece together is noble. Make the code more simple, logical and easy to use. The tax code should be an exercise in civic responsibility in which all participate to pay for the legitimate functions of government. But what are those legitimate...
  • Communism Turns 100

    11/01/2017 6:07:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 1, 2017 | John Stossel
    This year marks the hundredth anniversary of one of the worst mistakes ever made: the Communist revolution in Russia. Communist regimes went on to kill about 100 million people. Most died in famines after socialist tyrants forced people to practice inefficient collective farming. Millions of others were executed in political purges. Yet when the Russian Revolution happened, people both inside and outside Russia were excited. Crowds cheered Lenin. No longer would nobles rule; no longer would capitalists exploit workers. Now the people would prosper together. British journalist Theodore Rothstein wrote, "The undivided sway of the Imperialist nightmare is at an...
  • COLIN KAEPERNICK MOCKED BY UNIV. OF NV RENO COP At Halloween Party

    10/30/2017 5:12:29 PM PDT · by kingu · 60 replies
    TMZ ^ | 10/30/2017
    The Chief of the University of Nevada, Reno Police Dept. -- where Colin Kaepernick went to school -- is apologizing for an officer who mocked the QB at a Halloween party. The officer in hot water is Antonio Gutierrez -- who wore a Kaepernick jersey with a "Will stand for food" sign ... while sporting an afro wig and a fake nose in an effort to make fun of the QB. But the UNR PD ain't laughing ... Chief Adam Garcia issued a statement condemning Gutierrez saying, "For those who have seen the Halloween costume of one of our officers...
  • The Story Of An Ex-Muslim Woman Proves Why The West Is Worth Defending

    10/30/2017 5:48:06 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 16 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 5:30 PM 10/27/2017 | Uzay Bulut
    On October 22, I came across a post by one of my Facebook friends, a free thinking, well-educated, and successful woman who lives in Finland. It began by saying, “This is something very personal I want to share with my FB friends.” Having no idea what I was about to see, I was curious and continued to read. “Some of you know me in IRL [in real life] and some of you just from the internet. But I want you all to know a story about myself. “I am a 23-year-old Kurdish girl born and raised in Finland. My parents...
  • Undermining America

    10/25/2017 6:24:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 25, 2017 | Walter E. Williams
    Our nation's leftist progressives have long sought to undermine the American values expressed in our Declaration of Independence and Constitution. Though typical Democrats and Republicans do not have this leftist hate for our nation, they have been willing accomplices in undermining the most basic value the Founding Fathers sought to promote -- limited government. Leftists have had their greatest successes in undermining American values on the nation's college campuses. Derelict and dishonest college administrators, professors and boards of trustees have given them carte blanche. Let's look at some of it. Students at the University of Virginia want to remove the...