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  • Marriage: A Ceremony Complicated By Government Interference!

    06/30/2015 5:36:24 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/30/15 | Leigh Bravo
    Take government out of the equation and offer up "Civil Unions," "Free Choice" and "Benefit Distribution Licenses." The Supreme Court has ruled that gay marriage is the new norm. But the real question is, should the government have any say in what constitutes marriage at all? What if there was a way to stop the controversy? What if we took government out of the business of marriage completely? We have seen, over the past 6 years, government remove any signs of “Faith” from our schools, our government offices, our memorials, our military and our foreign policy. But why then, are...
  • Sundays will never be the same

    06/28/2015 6:37:20 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 19 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/28/15 | Judi McLeod
    While the witch-hunt against Confederate flags, statues, paintings and even stained glass windows continues to distract the masses, it’s really the churches Big Government most covet Now that Gay Day June 26th has come to pass, and Barack Obama had the White House flooded in the colours of the gay rainbow, Sundays will never be the same. Sunday, that is, as the day Christians come to church to worship the Creator. The progressives want Sunday, and as sure as Lucifer is now calling the shots, they will be coming for it. Sunday, the day of rest, will ultimately become the...
  • Afraidfortherepublic (vanity)

    06/27/2015 6:17:11 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 49 replies
    vanity | 6-27-15 | self -- vanity
    Back in the olden days, when I first joined FRee Republic; when I no longer could stand to lurk anymore and had to comment, I chose afraidfortherepublic as my screen name. We were in the heart of the Clinton impeachment scandals (1998). Also the Elian Gonzalez saga. The screen name seemed appropriate. Some people thought it was too long, and they call me AFTR for short. After W was sworn in, a number of other FReepers encouraged me to change my screen name, but I declined because I still feared for the future of the Republic. Jes' sayin' that the...
  • Canada legalized gay marriage ten years ago-Here's what to expect next, America(Owellian Left)

    06/27/2015 12:06:40 PM PDT · by longtermmemmory · 28 replies
    In Canada, same sex marriage was legalized a decade ago, and that ushered in changes to Canadian society, large and small. Laws will have to be re-written, for one thing; words like "husband" and "wife" have to be removed, along with the phrase "natural parent." But there's much more...
  • How the Redefinition of Marriage Serves the Government Leviathan

    06/26/2015 10:32:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/26/2015 | By C. C. Pecknold
    THIS ARTICLE WAS FROM TWO DAYS AGO. IT IS JUST AS RELEVANT NOW THAT THE SUPREME COURT HAS MADE ITS DECISION The Supreme Court next week will hand down a decision on whether the Constitution provides citizens the right to same-sex marriage. As recently reported in the New York Times, Jeb Bush pledged, and rightly so, to support further debate “irrespective of what the courts say.” Whether the Supreme Court plays kick-the-can back to the states or follows the more likely path of inventing legal fictions that turn constitutional silence on marriage into a redefinition of it, conservatives especially should...
  • To the Supreme Court: ‘Mother, May I’?

    06/26/2015 10:05:34 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/26/15 | David Hunter
    The government and the Court should stay out of our bedrooms, our churches and especially our bakeries Equal protection under the law does not equate to equal results in American society. Liberal progressives have co-opted and perverted the intentions of the Founding Fathers in order to promote their divisive anti-American agenda: pitting one group against another; in the case of the marriage issue, the gay community against conservative Christians. The concept of marriage between one woman and one man has informed societies throughout history for thousands of years. Despite its religious connotations and inherently stabilizing influence on society, its primary...
  • (Baltimore mayor) Rawlings-Blake to head U.S. Conference of Mayors

    06/22/2015 1:45:48 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 14 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | June 18, 2015 | Luke Broadwater
    Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is in San Francisco this weekend to be sworn in as president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors — a position she says she'll use to advocate for fixes to Baltimore's entrenched problems. "The systemic issues we have in cities ... are problems we cannot solve alone," she said in an interview. "I intend to use my role as president to advocate for those very specific needs, whether it's food access, education, poverty or neighborhood investment." Rawlings-Blake will become the first African-American woman to hold the influential leadership position, and the first Baltimorean.
  • Do Americans hate their own founding principles? Economist Walter E. Williams says yes.

    06/22/2015 8:27:43 AM PDT · by fredericbastiat1 · 10 replies
    TheBlaze Books ^ | 2015-06-22 | Benjamin Weingarten
    in 1794, Congress appropriated $15,000 to help some French refugees, and James Madison stood on the floor of the House irate, and he said, and I’m quoting him: “I cannot undertake to lay my finger on that article of the Constitution, which granted a right to Congress of expending, on the [sic] objects of benevolence, the money of their constituents.” James Madison also said “Charity is no part of the legislative duty of the government.” Now, where the contempt comes in is that imagine that a presidential candidate … is running today, and he makes the same statements that James...
  • Obama Administration to Impose New MPG Rules on Large Trucks

    06/19/2015 3:25:03 PM PDT · by EagleUSA · 38 replies
    Fox Business ^ | 6/19/2015 | Matthew Rocco
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency unveiled its proposal for new fuel-economy standards that apply to big rigs and other heavy-duty trucks, marking another step in the Obama administration’s push for stricter climate regulations. Based on a draft released Friday, the federal rules will require that tractors use 24% less fuel compared to projected 2018 levels. Heavy-duty pickup trucks and vans must achieve a 16% reduction. The pending rules impact large diesel-powered vehicles like 18-wheelers, buses, garbage trucks and heavy-duty pickups. These commercial vehicles account for roughly 7% of all vehicles on U.S. roads but 25% of fuel consumption. Friday’s draft...
  • Reacting to Chinese hack, the government may not have followed its own cybersecurity rules

    06/18/2015 10:34:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 06/18/2015 | Lisa Rein
    In responding to China’s massive hack of federal personnel data, the government may have run afoul of computer security again. Over the last nine days, the the Office of Personnel Management has sent e-mail notices to hundreds of thousands of federal employees to notify them of the breach and recommend that they click on a link to a private contractor’s Web site to sign up for credit monitoring and other protections. But those e-mails have been met with increasing alarm by employees — along with retirees and former employees with personal data at risk — who worry that the communications...
  • Hacks, Breaches, and Government Ineptness

    06/16/2015 1:06:29 PM PDT · by PoliticallyShort · 3 replies
    PoliticallyShort.com ^ | 06/16/2015 | PoliticallyShort
    While the headlines over the past week have been swamped with coverage over the candidates bidding for the 2016 presidential election and a “trans-racial” NAACP leader lying about her race, critically important issues that are detrimental to our national security have gone virtually unnoticed. For instance, on Friday we learned that as many as 14 million current and former civilian U.S. government employees had their information compromised in an unprecedented attack by Chinese hackers. In a late Friday news dump, the Associated Press announced that the hackers stole, “Social Security numbers, military records and veterans’ status information, addresses, birth dates,...
  • Government Spent Billions on Green Upgrades with no Proof that They Saved Energy

    06/16/2015 9:59:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/16/2015 | by JILLIAN KAY MELCHIOR
    The federal government spent more than $4.28 billion in stimulus money on green upgrades to public buildings — but today, it has no idea if those huge expenditures actually made the facilities any more energy efficient. “I don’t have the data to say that,” says Nick Goco, the General Services Administration’s deputy assistant inspector general for real-property audit. “To date, the system being used to evaluate the Recovery Act projects has not been fully populated with the data needed to evaluate the project. . . . We don’t know,” he says. The GSA Office of Inspector General examined 45 full...
  • The United Nations is Not a Government -- They Have No Authority

    06/13/2015 11:49:21 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 12 replies
    The American Cowboy Chronicle ^ | June 12, 2015 | Tom Correa
    The United Nations is Not a Government -- They Have No Authority Back in 2011, I wrote about the seriousness of the corruption at the United Nations and their attempts to circumvent the Constitution of the United States, U.N. "Small Arms Treaty" Will Disarm Americans.  Well, they are still at it! Besides what is going on around the world where the UN has placed itself, on Jun 10th, 2015, it was reported that United Nations peacekeepers had "transactional sex” with 225 Haitian women in return for UN supplies. Yes, sex for food and medicine, according to a UN's new Office...
  • Why Slavery Is Here to Stay

    06/12/2015 8:12:47 AM PDT · by all the best · 2 replies
    robertrunger.com ^ | Robert Ringer
    The next presidential farce (er, race) is already starting to heat up, and it promises to be great entertainment. I admit it, I absolutely love good theater. The presidential campaigns are reality TV at its best — a year-and-a-half of nonstop lies, gaffes, chest-pounding, and some of the best slapstick comedy America has to offer. Granted, it also can become boring, because we’ve heard all the lines so many times before. For example, it’s 100 percent guaranteed that every troglodyte who seeks the dictator’s job will, with a straight face, promise to “stimulate the economy,” “create jobs,” “level the playing...
  • More laws will be enacted to 'keep you safe', help 'make things green'...

    06/12/2015 5:26:23 AM PDT · by alexmark1917 · 7 replies
    It’s no surprise that we lead the world in incarcerations when you see that the whole process has been monetized and profitable. States of Incarceration: The Global Context http://www.prisonpolicy.org/global/ Here Are All Of The Nations That Incarcerate More Of Their Population Than The U.S. Yeah, we’re actually number one and that’s not a good thing. No country incarcerates a higher percentage of its population than the United States. At 716 per 100,000 people in 2013, according to the International Centre for Prison Studies, the U.S. tops every other nation in the world. Among OECD countries, the competition isn’t even close...
  • Federal officials want to spend $20B on AIDS drugs, based on 45 cases

    06/11/2015 4:48:15 PM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 14 replies
    Pharmaceutical Processing ^ | 06/11/15 | Jane M. Orient, M.D.
    The AIDS industry and its government allies were just waiting for evidence to justify a change in policy. Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Disease, which sponsored the trial, said he had had “no doubt how it was going to turn out.” The trial was stopped early, when a (statistically) significant difference of 53 percent favoring the treatment group was announced . Many patients have been reluctant to start early treatment because of drug side effects. Newer regimens are more tolerable. The 53 percent difference is likely to persuade many to opt for...
  • Union: Hackers have personnel data on every federal employee

    06/11/2015 1:04:48 PM PDT · by bgill · 13 replies
    AP ^ | June 11, 2015 | Ken Dilanian
    Hackers stole personnel data and Social Security numbers for every federal employee, a government worker union said Thursday, charging that the cyberattack on U.S. employee data is far worse than the Obama administration has acknowledged. Sen. Harry Reid, the Democratic leader, said on the Senate floor that the December hack into Office of Personnel Management data was carried out by "the Chinese."
  • Studies Show When Government Is Skeptical About Climate Change, People Listen

    06/10/2015 7:30:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 06/10/2015 | Tom Harris
    Before winning a minority government in 2006, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper promised to get to the bottom of the climate change file and handle the issue properly. Neither he, nor most members of his party, believed that greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from human activities were causing a climate crisis. Emission reduction regulations were clearly not necessary, they said.In a 2002 fundraising letter for the now-defunct Canadian Alliance, Harper called the UN climate process “a socialist scheme to suck money out of wealth-producing nations.”Somewhere along the road to power, everything changed. Now, like the Chretien and Martin Liberal governments...
  • Transgender people should use bathroom of gender they identify as, U.S. government urges

    06/09/2015 6:20:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 73 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 06/09/2015 | By Lisa Rein
    The federal government is strongly urging employers to give transgender employees access to bathrooms that correspond to their gender identity, marking a new policy front in the fast-moving campaign for transgender equality. In a four-page Guide to Restroom Access for Transgender Workers, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration advises employers on “Best Practices” concerning restroom access for these employees: “… It is essential for employees to be able to work in a manner consistent with how they live the rest of their daily lives, based on their gender identity,” the guide says. “Restricting employees to using only restrooms that are...
  • McCain on the IRS

    06/09/2015 6:01:23 AM PDT · by Don Corleone · 21 replies
    Senator McCain | 6/09/15 | Senator McCain
    Thank you for contacting me with your concerns about the targeting of Conservative organizations by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). I appreciate hearing from you on this issue. Like many Americans, I am disturbed by the idea that the IRS would target groups for their political beliefs. These actions by the IRS have caused many to lose trust in the federal government and in the agency's ability to administer our nation's tax laws. As you may know, in May 2013, the IRS Inspector General released a report stating that inappropriate criteria were used to identify 501(c)(4) status applications for review....
  • The Republic For Which It Stands

    06/08/2015 3:42:11 PM PDT · by PoliticallyShort · 9 replies
    PoliticallyShort.com ^ | 06/08/2015 | PoliticallyShort
    “At issue in the Hiss case”, wrote Whittaker Chambers in his autobiography Witness, “was the question whether this sick society, which we call Western civilization, could in its extremity still cast up a man whose faith in it was so great the he would voluntarily abandon those things which men hold good, including life, to defend it.” In August 1948, Chambers, an editor at Time, identified Alger Hiss, a former assistant to the Secretary of State and former General Secretary of the United Nations, as a fellow member of his underground Communist cell in the 1930s. Hiss was ultimately convicted...
  • Dennis Hastert: When It’s a Crime to Withdraw Your Own Money From Your Bank

    06/07/2015 5:39:30 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 64 replies
    New York Times ^ | 06/07/2015 | Josh Barro
    Dennis Hastert has not been indicted on a charge of sexual abuse, nor has he been indicted on a charge of paying money he was not legally allowed to pay. The indictment of Mr. Hastert, a former House speaker, released last week, lays out two counts: taking money out of the bank the wrong way, and then lying to the F.B.I. about what he did with the money. Does that make sense? Conor Friedersdorf of The Atlantic, for example, is worried that the indictment constitutes government overreach, punishing Mr. Hastert for concealing payments whose disclosure he may have thought would...
  • Demise of real community organizations; government strips role from foundations, church

    06/07/2015 11:35:14 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/07/15 | A. Dru Kristenev
    Which should we support? The real community-benefit organization or the faux service agency run by government and quasi-government? Our decision can make a true difference where we live As the federal government suffers the malaise of dysfunctional community organizers’ organizing, authentic community organizations that perform true service in the neighborhood are experiencing a slow and painful death. Intentionally. Government and quasi-governmental agencies absorb an ever-growing share of funds collected from taxpayers in an effort to dry-up individual donation sources. Under this administration’s expanding taxation on non-profits (and targeting conservative non-profits to dismantle them), the philanthropic boom, birthed in the Reagan...
  • Christian Bakers Respond to Report That Oregon Gov't, LGBT Group Colluded Against Them

    06/06/2015 7:01:12 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/06/2015 | BY RAY NOTHSTINE
    Aaron and Melissa Klein, former owners of an Oregon bakery that refused to bake a wedding cake for a lesbian couple and as a result was fined over $130,000, declared in an exclusive interview with the Daily Signal that the case against them needs to be removed from the bureaucratic governmental agency that oversees discrimination complaints because of possible new evidence of bias. "I think the case should be pulled out of [the Bureau of Labor and Industries court and put into a civil court because I cannot get due process here," Aaron Klein told The Daily Signal. Last week...
  • If Electronic Health Records Are So Beneficial, There Shouldn’t Be a Need to Impose Them on Doctors

    06/05/2015 4:51:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/05/2015 | Charles Krauthammer
    I rarely do follow-up columns. I’m averaging one every ten years. And while my last such exercise resulted in a written apology from the White House (for accusing me of making up facts over its removal of Churchill’s bust), today’s is not a complaint. It’s merely a recognition that the huge response elicited by last week’s column, “Why Doctors Quit,” warrants both rebuttal and clarification. Physicians who responded tended to agree with my claim that doctors are being driven out of the profession by the intrusions, interferences, regulations, mandates, constraints, and sundry other degradations of their vocation that are the...
  • Lifting bans on fracking, exports will add many jobs, save consumers billions

    06/04/2015 3:49:43 PM PDT · by snowcloud · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/04/2015 | Kyle Isakower
    WASHINGTON, D.C.—If Texas were a nation, it would be the No. 3 dry natural gas producer in the world—ahead of Iran, China and Saudi Arabia. Eight individual states now each produce over 3 billion cubic feet of natural gas per day, which would rank them among the world’s top 30 producing countries.
  • U.S.Officials: Massive Breach of Federal Personnel Data

    06/04/2015 2:58:45 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 26 replies
    NBC ^ | JUNE 04/15 | NBC
    The Obama administration is scrambling to assess the impact of a massive data breach involving the agency that handles security clearances and employee records, U.S. officials said Thursday. A congressional aide familiar with the situation, who declined to be named because he was not authorized to discuss it, said the Office of Personnel Management and the Interior Department were hacked.
  • APNewsBreak: Massive breach of federal personnel data

    06/04/2015 2:46:48 PM PDT · by detective · 11 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | June 4, 2015 | KEN DILANIAN and RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR
    Hackers broke into the U.S. government personnel office and stole identifying information of at least 4 million federal workers. The Department of Homeland Security said in a statement Thursday that at the beginning of May, data from the Office of Personnel Management and the Interior Department was compromised.
  • How to Protect Yourself and Your Children from Medical Kidnapping

    06/04/2015 9:30:35 AM PDT · by Sopater · 26 replies
    Medical Kidnap ^ | June 3, 2015 | John P. Thomas
    It is common for people to spend more time deliberating over what type of cable TV package they will purchase than over who will provide their family with primary health care services. Making the right choice of health care provider may be one of the most important decisions that you make for your family. It may determine whether your family stays together or is broken up and destroyed by Child Protective Services.Are you a parent who believes that you have the right to make decisions for your children regarding the medical care they receive? Are you a parent who believes...
  • So evading government scrutiny is a crime. Why?

    06/03/2015 11:41:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/03/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Yesterday I started to delve into the Dennis Hastert case, paying particular attention to the specific crimes with which the former Speaker is being charged. But even after I finished writing about it and reading some of the comments here, I wasn’t very happy with my conclusions. There’s something very unsettling about the entire case (leaving out the obvious, horrible alleged child rape parts of it) but I felt that I wasn’t quite able to put my finger on it. Today I found someone who has done a better job of wrestling those questions to the ground and it...
  • How Big Is America’s Government Dependency Problem?

    06/03/2015 6:58:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    International Liberty ^ | 06/03/2015 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    Back during the 2012 presidential campaign, I criticized the view that America was divided between “makers” and “takers.”But not because I disagreed with the notion that people trapped in government dependency have an unfortunate self-interest in supporting politicians who want a bigger welfare state. Indeed, I’ve explicitly warned that some statist politicians explicitly want to create more dependency to advance their power.That being said, it’s important to understand the depth of the problem. It’s not accurate, as I’ve written, to assume that people who don’t pay tax are part of the moocher class. …those people are not necessarily looking...
  • SSA.GOV - A Hackers Tool

    06/02/2015 7:57:58 AM PDT · by the_boy_who_got_lost · 7 replies
    LinkedIn.com ^ | Jun 2, 2015 | Timothy Martens
    The ssa.gov website is vulnerable in several ways, and when it comes to identity thief's no one is a better friend or more helpful with validating data or filling in the blanks or even stealing complete Social Security Account Numbers. Social Security Account Numbers are said to be the Holy Grail of identity theft. Stealing Social Security Numbers Hackers may easily steal Social Security Account Numbers from the Social Security Administration's website ssa.gov making Everyone who has ever been issued a Social Security Account Number vulnerable to identity theft should hackers choose to use this attack vector. This vulnerability is...
  • How Hackers Steal Your Social Security Number

    06/01/2015 6:06:16 AM PDT · by the_boy_who_got_lost · 8 replies
    LinkedIn.com ^ | Timothy Martens
    Your Social Security Number can be stolen in under an hour. And hundreds of website run by the government, universities and financial institutions among other companies are at fault. ... ... ... It works essentially in the following way. Is my victim's SSN 123-45-6789? No! Is my victim's SSN 123-45-6790? No! Is my victim's SSN 123-45-6788? Yes! ... ... ... Very commonly all the hacker needs is: A victim’s last name A victim's birth date A vulnerable website the victim uses. ... ... ... Are any big players exposing SSN’s? I have a list of hundreds of websites who are...
  • Is it time to 'abolish the family'? [Daniel 7]

    05/30/2015 4:02:07 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 25 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 5/29/2015 | MATT BARBER
    I appreciate it when leftists get off script, dispatch with the propagandist talking points and say what’s really on their minds. “Progressives” hate natural marriage. And they hate the natural family. But they do so love big government. In an article for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation titled, “Is having a loving family an unfair advantage?” Joe Gelonesi, host of “The Philosopher’s Zone” radio program, calls the natural mom-dad biological family a “weathered institution ever more in need of a rationale for existing.” While he admits that it may be premature to “abolish the family and put children into care of...
  • Government Is Forcing Doctors to Spend More Time on Data Entry and Less with Their Patients

    05/29/2015 8:28:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 64 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/29/2015 | Charles Krauthhammer
    About a decade ago, a doctor friend was lamenting the increasingly frustrating conditions of clinical practice. “How did you know to get out of medicine in 1978?” he asked with a smile. “I didn’t,” I replied. “I had no idea what was coming. I just felt I’d chosen the wrong vocation.” I was reminded of this exchange upon receiving my med-school class’s 40th-reunion report and reading some of the entries. In general, my classmates felt fulfilled by family, friends, and the considerable achievements of their professional lives. But there was an undercurrent of deep disappointment, almost demoralization, with what medical...
  • introduce legislation streamlining recovery of assets summarily seized by the Feds

    05/28/2015 2:57:51 PM PDT · by CharlesOConnell
    house.gov | 5/28/2015 | Charles O'Connell
    Letter to my Congressional Representative Legislative Staffers, please ask staffers of appropriate governmental affairs committees to introduce legislation regularizing and streamlining the process for innocent, small-businesspeople to recover assets summarily seized by the Federal Government for technically running afoul of "Structuring Violations" laws about "suspicious deposits", a governmental shakedown operation in which innocent victims have no hope of recovering the $100 millions of honestly earned assets improperly confiscated by tyrannical, run-amok government officials.
  • The NSA’s Technotyranny: One Nation Under Surveillance

    05/27/2015 5:05:48 AM PDT · by Chickensoup · 32 replies
    Daily Bell -Rutherford ^ | 05.27.2015 | John Whitehead
    The NSA’s Technotyranny: One Nation Under Surveillance The ultimate goal of the NSA is total population control. – William Binney, NSA whistleblower We now have a fourth branch of government. As I document in my new book Battlefield America: The War on the American People, this fourth branch came into being without any electoral mandate or constitutional referendum, and yet it possesses superpowers, above and beyond those of any other government agency save the military. It is all-knowing, all-seeing and all-powerful. It operates beyond the reach of the president, Congress and the courts, and it marches in lockstep with the...
  • The 4 percent-plus solution

    05/26/2015 6:04:27 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 25, 2015 | Richard W. Rahn
    Of those running for president, who will give this speech? “Ladies and Gentlemen, my administration will implement a series of economic policies to cause the economy to grow at an average rate of 4 percent or more a year. Growth of 4 percent-plus per year will create jobs at a faster rate than the growth in the labor force and provide hope for those who had despaired of finding a good job again. At a growth rate of a little over 4 percent per year, real incomes for all of our citizens will double in only 17 years. (At the...
  • Exclusive-Gov. Scott Walker:Federal Government "Too Big To Fail" (Shorten)

    05/25/2015 6:10:18 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 8 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 25, 2015 | Mathew Boyle
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker told Breitbart News in an exclusive interview over Memorial Day weekend that he’s getting much closer to a decision on whether he’ll pursue a presidential campaign in 2016, a decision he expects will come in early July.
  • Report claims U.S. Government created the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS)

    05/24/2015 5:20:20 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    NJ Today ^ | 05/24/2015
    In an episode of Truth in Media, Ben Swann investigates the origins of the militant group referred to as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and lays blame for the terrorist organization on the United State government.CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO “The name ISIS is one that every American knows,” said Swann, an independent investigative journalist who earned two Emmy Awards and two Edward R. Murrow awards. “The biggest threat to our national security since Al-Qaeda, right? They are a brutal, savage group known for public beheadings and mass executions. They are the face of the new...
  • Teen Genius Solves College Loan Conundrum that So Baffles President Obama

    05/22/2015 12:03:53 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Townhall ^ | 05/22/2015 | Charlotte Hays
    A brilliant young man has single-handedly solved the problem of college loan debt. It was a daringly simple maneuver! Tennessee high school senior Ronald Nelson, Jr., who is a National Merit Scholar, star athlete, sax player, SAT high scorer, and student body president, turned down acceptances from eight Ivy League colleges and will instead attend the University of Alabama this fall. Young Ronald seems to have absorbed at an early age a lesson that eludes many youths (and those who have long since left youth behind): avoid going head over heels in debt. This is not to denigrate an Ivy...
  • Inside the Ring: Memo outlines Obama’s plan to use the military against citizens

    05/22/2015 9:37:52 AM PDT · by kimtom · 34 replies
    http://www.washingtontimes.com ^ | May 28, 2014 | Bill Gertz
    A 2010 Pentagon directive on military support to civilian authorities details what critics say is a troubling policy that envisions the Obama administration’s potential use of military force against Americans. The directive contains noncontroversial provisions on support to civilian fire and emergency services, special events and the domestic use of the Army Corps of Engineers. The troubling aspect of the directive outlines presidential authority ........
  • Wait, you’re telling me the government can just come in and take my stuff?

    05/22/2015 7:14:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/22/2015 | Matt Vespa
    On Monday, FreedomWorks and the Center for American Progress (CAP) joined forces to invite bloggers, writers, and some think-tank analysts for a daylong conference on justice reform. One of the aspects I liked about the conference is that it shows on some issues the left and right can agree. It’s disconcerting that we’ve gradually lost the ability to have a conversation with one another–the Indiana RFRA fiasco is a result of this decay in public discourse. So, it didn’t end like the Red Wedding­; it didn’t even turn out like the end of Gangs of New York. In fact,...
  • Dependence on Government

    05/21/2015 6:33:29 PM PDT · by MosesKnows · 29 replies
    May 21, 2015 | MosesKnows
    Why Do Some People Accept Dependence? I had a thought I wanted to share regarding why some people accept dependence on government handouts as a way of life. My idea of success is for a person to go through life without becoming a burden on their fellow citizens. This is not always possible but once you do become a burden, your every sense should be to unburden your fellow citizens. Explaining the benefits to mind and body rooted in independence isn’t enough to cause some people to risk the comfort of a handout for the difficult path to independence. The...
  • West Seattle couple leaves all their assets — $847,215 — to Uncle Sam

    05/20/2015 7:15:02 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 49 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | 19MAY2015 | Erik Lacitis
    Americans often go to great lengths to keep the government off their assets. But last month, as Peter and Joan Petrasek had wished in their wills, a cashier’s check for $847,215.57 was made out to the Department of Treasury. The Petraseks had left their total accumulated wealth, of cash in the bank and sale of their West Seattle home, “to the government of the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.” The Petraseks had no children. Why the unusual will? Why not a charity or some cause?
  • Stupefying Generations of Americans

    05/19/2015 8:53:44 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 17 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/19/15 | Al Caruba
    Crimes of the Educators: How Utopians are Using Government Schools to Destroy America’s Children I used the verb “stupefying” to describe a long process in our nation’s schools that has produced several generations of Americans, dumbed down and resulting in more than half who are functionally illiterate, nor can do math, and, as a recent headline reported “Student’s Results in Social Studies Stagnate.” “U.S. middle-school students’ performance on social studies didn’t improve much between 2010 and 2014, federal test scores released Wednesday (April 29) show, underscoring concerns about the uniformed citizenry and workforce.” When it comes to U.S. history, the...
  • New regs for Monday: School meals, executive compensation, acquisitions

    05/15/2015 5:29:40 PM PDT · by anymouse · 1 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/08/15 | Tim Devaney
    Monday's edition of the Federal Register contains new rules for government-sponsored school meal programs, disclosing the compensation of senior executives at certain banks, and acquisitions regulations for government agencies. Here's what is happening: Global warming: The Obama administration is proposing new acquisitions regulations for the Department of Defense, General Services Administration and National Aeronautics and Space Administration. These federal agencies will try to procure materials that do not contain high global warming potential hydrofluorocarbons. "This will allow agencies to better meet the greenhouse gas emission reduction goals and reporting requirements," the agencies wrote. The public has 60 days to comment....
  • A Government That Breeds Contempt

    05/15/2015 2:23:54 PM PDT · by PoliticallyShort · 11 replies
    PoliticallyShort.com ^ | 05/15/2015 | PoliticallyShort
    “The rights of private persons amongst democratic nations are commonly of small importance…the consequence is, that they are often sacrificed without regret, and almost always violated without remorse. But it happens that, at the same period and amongst the same nations in which men conceive a natural contempt for the rights of private persons, the rights of society at large are naturally extended and consolidated”, wrote Alexis De Tocqueville in Democracy In America. “In other words”, writes Tocqueville, “men become less attached to private rights just when it is most necessary to retain and defend what little remains of them.”...
  • The Love That Brings Life into the World

    05/15/2015 8:33:06 AM PDT · by ex-snook · 3 replies
    Kights of Columbus Columbia May 2015 ^ | May 2015 | Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks
    THE FUTURE OF THE FAMILY What, then, has changed? Here’s one way of putting it. I wrote a book a few years ago about religion and science and I summarized the difference between them in two sentences: “Science takes things apart to see how they work. Religion puts things together to see what they mean.” And that’s a way of thinking about culture as well. Does culture put things together or take things apart? What made the traditional family remarkable, a work of high religious art, is what it brought together: sexual drive, physical desire, friendship, companionship, emotional kinship and...
  • Scalia Defends The Constitution, Questions The 17th Amendment

    05/14/2015 7:39:12 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 44 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | May 13, 2015 | Randy DeSoto
    Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia reaffirmed his commitment to defending the Constitution while speaking to the Federalist Society in his home state of New Jersey on Friday. Scalia, the preeminent conservative firebrand of the court, told the audience it is the structure of the government under the Constitution and not the liberties guaranteed under the Bill of Rights that makes us free. As reported by The Daily Signal: “Every tin horn dictator in the world today, every president for life, has a Bill of Rights,” said Scalia, author of the 2012 book Reading Law: The Interpretation of Legal Texts. “That’s...