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  • John Bolton on Obama’s Internet Handover: ‘Within Ten Years, the Internet as We Know It Will End’

    09/22/2016 8:49:13 PM PDT · by bushwon · 73 replies
    Breitbart.com and Breitbart Radio- ^ | 9/22/16 | John Hayward
    More from the article - interview mp4 available at link. On Thursday’s Breitbart News Daily on SiriusXM, former U.N. ambassador John Bolton predicted that the impending transfer of Internet domain control from American supervision to an international body will mean the end of the Internet “as we know it.” Speaking to Breitbart Editor-in-Chief and SiriusXM host Alex Marlow, Bolton explained that we should be “very concerned” about the transfer from “a national-security perspective.” “What we’ve gotten out of the Internet, under the shelter of a private American organization that contracts with the Commerce Department, [is] one of the few cases...
  • Due Process Is Vital to Freedom

    09/22/2016 10:09:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 22, 2016 | Judge Andrew Napolitano
    "No person shall ... be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law..." -- Fifth Amendment to the U.S. ConstitutionThe clash in American history between liberty and safety is as old as the republic itself. As far back as 1798, notwithstanding the lofty goals and individualistic values of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, the same generation -- in some cases the same human beings -- that wrote in the First Amendment that "Congress shall make no law ... abridging the freedom of speech" enacted the Alien and Sedition Acts, which punished speech critical of the...
  • ICANN A FReeper List of Those Who Opposed (Vanity)

    09/21/2016 1:31:46 PM PDT · by The Westerner · 45 replies
    The Westerner
    For future reference, a list of congressmen or major public figures who opposed transfer of ICANN to foreign control is important. Granted that some senators are taking a stand now, for political reasons, but FReepers can put that on the list as background information. Please keep your post brief so the list can be skimmed quickly. Or separate the name and your comment with a paragraph. Some FReepers have argued that the impending transfer on October 1, 2016 is akin to giving Communist China the Panama Canal--or worse: because they who control domain name listings, control Free Speech. Some FReepers...
  • In Comparative Economic Freedom, the U.S. Is in 16th Place For the Second Consecutive Year

    09/21/2016 1:16:43 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/21/2016 | Michael Tanner
    Hooray, we’re number . . . 16!? The latest Index of the Economic Freedom of the World was released last week, and the United States held its ranking as the 16th freest economy (see page 8 of the report), the same ranking as last year. I suppose it could have been worse. The Economic Freedom of the World report is put together every year by a consortium of more than 70 think tanks from around the world. It rates countries on a variety of policies from the size of government and the tax and regulatory burden to the soundness of...
  • Archbishop Lori Responds to Civil Rights Commission

    09/21/2016 8:00:45 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 2 replies
    Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore, chairman of the U.S. bishops' Ad Hoc Committee for Religious Liberty, responded forcefully in defense of religious liberty to a very disturbing statement from the chairman of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights upon the issuance of its report on "Peaceful Coexistence." First, let's go over what the report said. Here's what page 21 of the report states: USCCB:(1) schools must be allowed to insist on inclusive values; 2) throughout history, religious doctrines accepted at one time later become viewed as discriminatory, with religions changing accordingly; 3) without exemptions, groups would not use the...
  • Washington's Endgame: First Your Guns, Then Your Cash?

    09/18/2016 6:14:17 AM PDT · by detective · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 18, 2016 | Dan Joppich
    People don't even think of the American dollar much. Punch a few buttons on an ATM, and twenties appear from a drawer. We don't think much beyond what cash dollars in our pockets can buy at a particular moment. In reality, cash represents freedom – a simple freedom that millions of people around the world don't enjoy while we take it for granted. Russian philosopher Fyodor Dostoevsky in the 1800s said, "Money is coined liberty."
  • I remember a time of self-fulfilling joys of Truth, Justice, and the American Way

    09/15/2016 11:14:39 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/15/16 | Jeffrey A. Friedberg
    We have gone way downhill from the epic truths of news giants like Edward R. Murrow, Jack Anderson, Helen Kirkpatrick, Walter Winchell, Katherine Graham, and other guiding luminaries of a long-dead, true journalism I’m a time traveler. I’ve come forward seventy years by extraordinary means. You see, I got here the slow way—-by living. And I’m even actually older than those seventy years—-and that’s the extraordinary part, because almost everybody I ever knew is dead, missing, or has Alzheimers. “So what?” You might ask. “What’s it to me?” Well, because here I am, and I’m come to you, as a...
  • Rogers blacks out NFL games on Twitter in Canada (Welcome to China North)

    09/15/2016 10:42:24 AM PDT · by jerod · 17 replies
    SUN website ^ | September 15, 2016 | BY JOHN KRYK, TORONTO SUN
    TORONTO - Canada is one of the few countries in the world where the first ‘tweetcast’ in NFL history cannot be viewed. Rogers is blacking out tonight’s New York Jets at Buffalo Bills game on Twitter, coast to coast. The NFL has arranged for the next 10 Thursday Night Football telecasts to be streamed live on Twitter, accessible either on the social media giant’s website or app. That is, the root TV feed from either CBS (this week) or NBC can be watched live, for free, on mobile phone, tablet, PC or connected TV. Rogers Communications Inc.’s Sportsnet cable network...
  • Miss Sloane Official Trailer - Teaser (2016) - Jessica Chastain Movie [Anti-Gun Hollyweird Fantasy]

    09/13/2016 4:47:20 PM PDT · by C19fan · 11 replies
    YouTube ^ | September 13, 2016 | Staff
    Starring: Jessica Chastain, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Alison Pill Miss Sloane Official Trailer - Teaser (2016) - Jessica Chastain Movie An ambitious lobbyist faces off against the powerful gun lobby in an attempt to pass gun control legislation.
  • The American Right to Revolt Against Tyranny: Part B—Colonial Pulpits

    08/11/2013 6:17:08 PM PDT · by Southern by Grace · 17 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | August 11, 2013 | Kelly OConnell
    Does it seem plausible that the true spark of the American Revolution was the religion of peace—Christianity? In fact, how could it be any other way in a country expressly founded to establish Christian religious liberty? Colonial America was one of the most intensely evangelized and churched societies in history. For example, according to Harry Stout in The New England Soul: Preaching and Religious Culture in Colonial New England, the typical colonists probably listened to 7,000 hours of sermons in their lifetime. For many colonists, their instruction in religion, science, history, politics and most other subjects were delivered only by...
  • U.S. considering speed-limit device rule for trucks, buses

    08/26/2016 12:56:09 PM PDT · by C19fan · 38 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 26, 2016 | Staff
    Trucks and buses in the United States may have to be equipped with devices to limit their speed under a proposed rule issued on Friday by the U.S. Transportation Department which said the move could save both lives and fuel. The department will weigh setting speed limits at 60, 65 or 68 miles per hour for heavy commercial vehicles, but said it will consider other speeds based on comments from the public.
  • Officer Cleared in Military Bible Complaint

    08/24/2016 7:11:53 AM PDT · by xzins · 41 replies
    ToddStarnes.com ^ | 23 Aug 16 | Todd Starnes
    An Air Force major, who was accused of civil rights violations for having a Bible on his work desk, has been cleared of any wrongdoing, according to military officials at the 310th Space Wing in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Maj. Steve Lewis, a supervisor at the Reserve National Security Space Institute, agreed to voluntarily remove the Bible pending a military review. The Military Religious Freedom Foundation had filed a complaint against Maj. Lewis -- accusing him of "harboring and encouraging a truly abhorrent example of First Amendment civil rights violations." But a public affairs spokesman told me late Tuesday that Maj....
  • America to hand off Internet in under two months

    08/17/2016 9:34:37 AM PDT · by PROCON · 105 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | Aug. 16, 2016 | RUDY TAKALA
    The Department of Commerce is set to hand off the final vestiges of American control over the Internet to international authorities in less than two months, officials have confirmed. The department will finalize the transition effective Oct. 1, Assistant Secretary Lawrence Strickling wrote on Tuesday, barring what he called "any significant impediment." The move means the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority, which is responsible for interpreting numerical addresses on the Web to a readable language, will move from U.S. control to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, a multistakeholder body based in Los Angeles that includes countries such as...
  • Gay activists launch $104 million suit against Christian for preaching at Pride Parade

    08/18/2016 3:44:11 AM PDT · by Petrosius · 34 replies
    Life Site News ^ | August 17, 2016 | Pete Baklinski
    TORONTO, August 17, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) -- While ‘tolerance’ and ‘diversity’ are the rallying cry of the homosexual movement, the words appear not to apply to Christians with an unconventional message. Christians led by Canadian activist Bill Whatcott were slapped with a $104-million legal threat last week after infiltrating Toronto’s Gay Pride Parade in July dressed as “gay zombies” in green skintight suits to hand out info packets about the physical and spiritual dangers of homosexual practices. Former Ontario MPP George Smitherman, the province’s first openly gay provincial representative as well first openly gay cabinet minister, told Daily Xtra that he...
  • The Greatest Threat to Our Freedoms: A Government of Scoundrels, ...

    08/15/2016 7:35:08 PM PDT · by amorphous · 14 replies
    The Rutherford Institute ^ | 15 August 2016 | John W. Whitehead
    “There is nothing more dangerous than a government of the many controlled by the few.”—Lawrence Lessig, Harvard law professor The U.S. government remains the greatest threat to our freedoms. The systemic violence being perpetrated by agents of the government has done more collective harm to the American people and our liberties than any single act of terror. More than terrorism, more than domestic extremism, more than gun violence and organized crime, the U.S. government has become a greater menace to the life, liberty and property of its citizens than any of the so-called dangers from which the government claims to...
  • Freedom of Association Includes Religion

    08/15/2016 8:20:22 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/15/16 | Douglas V. Gibbs
    Is it wiser to be alive and a coward, or risk our lives to defend the truth of liberty? THE FIRST AMENDMENT ENUMERATES the right of the people peaceably to assemble. Originally, the text combined assembly with the right to petition the government for a redress of grievances. During the session of the House of Representatives on August 15, 1789 during which the representatives present discussed the proposed amendment, Mr. Sedgwick of Massachusetts questioned the connection, arguing the right to assemble must be preserved regardless of the reason for assembly. The congressional record reads: “The right is of so trivial...
  • Hillary Would Give Us a Disastrous Third Obama Term

    08/12/2016 11:26:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 12, 2016 | David Limbaugh
    When it comes to unity, the Democrats talk a good game -- but in the end they promote disunity because their electability depends on dividing society into groups and inciting anger, resentment and distrust. I don't need to cite examples of Democrats' blaming Republicans for divisiveness and falsely extolling their own aspirations of unity. They are everywhere. It's what they do, from their talk of our "common humanity," to their glorification of all kinds of diversity, except diversity of thought, to their proclaimed monopoly on tolerance. It's ironic that Democrats get away with this lie. It is Republicans, or at...
  • Gay Activists are Attempting to Dissolve the First Amendment

    08/12/2016 7:57:13 AM PDT · by Lera · 18 replies
    Stream ^ | August 12, 2016 | Michael Brown
    "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof ..." These opening words of the First Amendment of the Bill of Rights seem perfectly clear. They were written by James Madison "in response to calls from several states for greater constitutional protection for individual liberties," and so "the Bill of Rights lists specific prohibitions on governmental power." How absolute are these prohibitions against governmental interference? According to some leading gay activists, these prohibitions are hardly absolute at all. In their view, religious institutions do not have the right to forbid homosexual practice. If...
  • Warning of "constant battle...against incompetence, corruption, tyranny of government" - HH

    08/12/2016 5:23:27 AM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 2 replies
    ...Though implementing a volunteerism plan of aid through the States, political opposition prolonged recovery, thereby sabotaging his reelection. Hoover warned in a speech at Madison Square Garden, NY, October 31, 1932, against his opponent's collectivist "New Deal" plans of the government taking control of businesses: "To enter upon a series of deep changes...would be to undermine and destroy our American system... No man who has not occupied my position in Washington can fully realize the constant battle which must be carried on against incompetence, corruption, tyranny of government expanded into business activities... Free speech does not live many hours after...
  • Possible Explanation of Why Mr. Trump continues to Have Support

    08/06/2016 11:19:10 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 16 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/06/16 | James A. Schmidt, PhD
    As an informed reader, please think before you vote-- there will be many voters who will remain uninformed and cast their ballot anyway Although the media would have you believe otherwise, this election is not about personal decorum, social faux pas and political correctness. It is about: A return of decent jobs for American workers (not just more service jobs that pay low wages) through protective actions that provide better quality American products an equal chance in the marketplace (review of tax structure/tort laws that encourage American firms to produce items overseas, trade agreements, tariffs etc.);
  • EXCLUSIVE: Gary Johnson: Clarifying my views on religious freedom, Mormons

    08/04/2016 10:05:25 AM PDT · by C19fan · 21 replies
    Deseret News ^ | August 2, 2016 | Gary Johnson
    A few days ago, trying to maneuver through a “scrum” of reporters in Philadelphia, I was asked about my views regarding religious freedom and non-discrimination laws. Given the divisiveness and pain that have accompanied several state religious freedom laws, I approach attempts at legislating religious exceptions to anti-discrimination laws with great sensitivity and care.
  • Rules for Changing a Limited Republican Government into an Unlimited Hereditary One

    08/03/2016 6:53:02 PM PDT · by vannrox · 6 replies
    Constitution society ^ | 1784 | Philip Freneau
    Rules for Changing a Limited Republican Government into an Unlimited Hereditary One Volume (?) 1784-1796 Organizing the New Nation THE ANNALS OF AMERICA --------------------- Encyclopedia Britannica, Inc. 100 Philip Freneau Rules for Changing a Republic [into a Democracy, then] into a Monarchy Those who had opposed the constitution thought their fears justified by the conduct of the government that began to function in 1789. Under the aggressive leadership of Alexander Hamilton, the secretary of the treasury, economic measures were taken that favored the few, while a effective party machine was organized and the army strengthened in such a way...
  • The Hard Left Turn

    08/03/2016 10:08:46 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/03/16 | William Kevin Stoos
    We did not leave the Democrat Party--It Left Us “Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.” —John F. Kennedy “What can Uncle Sugar give you?”—Barack H. Obama The candidate was a man of great courage. A decorated war hero, he was nearly killed in combat. He risked life and limb to save his comrades and never left their side. He was a true patriot in every sense of the word. After his military service, he devoted his life to public service. He stood for strong national defense, a vigorous economy,...
  • 'France, 2016' Le Pen's fury as riot police DRAG Christians out of church

    08/03/2016 8:42:09 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    Express UK ^ | 8/3/16 | REBECCA PERRING
    Marion Le Pen simply wrote “France, 2016 #SainteRita” alongside the image of the priest who refused to leave the mass he was holding in protest against the demolition of local church Sainte Rita. The angry protests come just a day after Father Jacques Hamel, who had his throat slit by two depraved Islamic State fighters, was laid to rest in Rouen Cathedral on Tuesday.
  • [Vanity] This I Our Last Fight If We Lose

    08/01/2016 9:00:31 PM PDT · by OneVike · 71 replies
    8/1/2016 | OV
    I want every person to understand this. Khizr Kahn and his wife feel they have been insulted by Donald Trump while the Kahns were on stage at the Democrat Convention insulting Mr Trump. Yes, that is what everyone in the media and even the Republican elite wants us to know. Well excuuuuuse me! While their son, Captain Humayun Khan, did die a heroes death when terrorists set off a car bomb, his parents are the ones who asked for trouble by speaking at a political convention using words that attacked the Republican candidate. Out of curiosity, I decided to...
  • (Vanity) Wanted: Input on proposed changes to the Rules of Professional Conduct

    08/01/2016 2:27:59 PM PDT · by Defiant · 15 replies
    California Bar Journal ^ | August 2016 | Lee Smalley Edmon
    ............................. Discrimination and harassment Current Rule 2-400 prohibits an attorney, in the management or operation of a law practice, from unlawfully discriminating or knowingly permitting unlawful discrimination in: (1) hiring, promoting, discharging or otherwise determining the conditions of employment of any person; or (2) accepting or terminating representation of any client. The protected categories under the current rule are identified as “race, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion, age or disability.” Paragraph (C) of the current rule provides that no disciplinary investigation or proceeding may be initiated by the State Bar against an attorney under the rule unless and until...
  • ‘All Lives Matter’ Gets Texas Student Suspended, Sent To Diversity Workshop

    08/01/2016 1:36:36 PM PDT · by JOHN ADAMS · 71 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | July 31, 2016 | Blake Neff
    . . . Instead of going through that arduous process, the student senate approved a measure giving SGA president Shane Smith exceptional one-time powers to punish Sethi as he saw fit. In response, Smith released a letter Friday outlining a set of five punishments for Sethi. The punishments include: A 50-day suspension from SGA starting August 1. This suspension will be unpaid (she currently receives a stipend of about $700 a month). A requirement to attend a three-day diversity workshop in mid-August. A requirement to attend three “UH cultural events” each month from September through March, excluding December. An order...
  • Liberty Fading

    07/31/2016 7:56:41 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/31/16 | Douglas V. Gibbs
    We have withered. We have lost our will. We have allowed our complacency to place our liberty at risk. Therefore, our liberty is fading With time things wither away. We lose our youth, our friends, and our things. As with life, liberty has grown old, and is at risk of being forgotten and tossed aside. Thus, is the reality of the cycles of time. In history we can see that systems of liberty always begin with courage and virtue, only to wither away under the assault of tyrants and complacency. The Roman Republic became an empire, and the Saxons gave...
  • Why Voting for Donald Trump Is a Morally Good Choice

    07/29/2016 8:58:04 PM PDT · by truthfinder9 · 17 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...