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  • The Most Powerful Wealth Generator There Is

    05/28/2016 1:46:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    Arts Mechanical ^ | May 27, 2016 | JC Carlton
    Economist have a hard time understanding the causes of growth and wealth creation. For instance, economic theory, as much as it has tried, has yet to explain the industrial revolution. The weighty tomes of economists talk of “animal spirits,” or “the invisible hand” as if all that activity happens with no rhyme or reason. In the end they can’t explain or seem to understand the really important. This recent op ed in the WSJ gets it. Actually, the “we” of comparative enrichment includes most countries nowadays, with sad exceptions. Two centuries ago, the average world income per human (in present-day...
  • "Captain America: Civil War" (Movie Review/Spoilers)

    05/10/2016 2:28:10 PM PDT · by LS · 41 replies
    self | 5/10/2016 | LS
    After some unintended delays, I finally got to see "Captain America: Civil War" today. It did not disappoint. Marvel continues to roll out highly entertaining, funny, and engaging movies that nevertheless address serious issues, and not in a typical liberal-pap way. "Captain America: Civil War," is no different. To understand the film, though, one really has to have watched the previous Captain America, Iron Man, and Avengers movies. The plots are deeply interwoven and the characters introduced over a period of some seven or eight films. In the previous Captain America film, "The Winter Soldier," Steve Rogers, who has been...
  • Film review: 'Captain America: Civil War' Affirms Liberty and Justice for All

    05/09/2016 11:22:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 05/09/2016 | Walter Hudson
    Hollywood, typically regarded by those of us on the political right as a bastion of hedonistic leftists, has lately been flouting that stereotype. Still in theaters, Disney's The Jungle Book boasts subtle but articulate themes affirming human liberty and the value of capitalism. Dropping over the weekend from the related Marvel Studios, Captain America: Civil War likewise takes a firm philosophical stance in favor of choice over control. Its politics prove so prominent that they moved Salon writer Amanda Marcotte to denounce Captain America as "a douchey libertarian."Exploring the politics of the film will require delving into some particulars...
  • Taking Sides: The Christian's Responsibility in Civic Affairs Part 3

    05/06/2016 8:51:36 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 1 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 5/6/16 | Kevin Kookogey
    This is the third in a series of essays on the duty of Christians in civic affairs, adapted from Kevin Kookogey’s weekly radio address and podcasts at www.advancingchurch.com Below we continue our examination of questions from listeners. 4. What are the potential dangers of mixing politics and Christianity? If by mixing politics and Christianity one means establishing a theocracy, then of course that would be a danger. But that is not what Christianity is. If you fear theocracy, then you should fear Islam, which advocates an unaccountable civil power imposing Sharia without the consent of the governed. Christianity, on the...
  • Big Business Helps Squash Voters on Religious Liberty Debate

    05/04/2016 10:03:56 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 4/28/16 | Katrina Trinko
    When it comes to religious liberty debates, big businesses don’t want the people to decide. Or at least they don’t want the people of Missouri to decide.... ...Missouri was debating a bill that, if passed, would have gone to the people to vote on, not the governor’s desk. ....But apparently even allowing people to vote on a constitutional amendment that protected the religious liberty of both those opposed to and in favor of same-sex marriage—a bill that the citizens of Missouri were free to reject if they opposed it—was a step too far for big businesses. [Opposing religious liberty for...
  • Walter Williams: A Superior Vision

    04/25/2016 1:22:23 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 33 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | April 27, 2016 | Walter E. Williams
    Last month, I celebrated the beginning of my 81st year of life. For nearly half that time, I have been writing a nationally syndicated column on many topics generating reader responses that go from supportive to quite ugly. So I thought a column making my vision, values and views explicit might settle some of the controversy. My initial premise, when looking at all human issues, is that each of us owns himself. I am my private property, and you are your private property. If you agree with that premise, then certain human actions are moral and others immoral. The reason...
  • Archbishop of Havana, key figure in US detente, steps down

    04/26/2016 7:18:06 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies
    Herald Online ^ | 4/26/16 | Michael Weissenstein
    Cardinal Jaime Ortega, who oversaw a warming of relations with the Communist government and played a role in the secret negotiations that led to U.S.-Cuba detente, has stepped down, the Vatican announced Tuesday. He is being replaced....
  • WATCH: 30 Mins of Pure, Unadulterated Mark Steyn Defending Free Speech/Dominating Climate Crybullies

    04/26/2016 7:16:58 AM PDT · by fredericbastiat1 · 18 replies
    The New Criterion ^ | 4/25/16 | The New Criterion
    For the New Criterion, Ben Weingarten, commentator and Founder & CEO of ChangeUp Media sits down with Mark Steyn, international bestselling author, political pundit, cultural critic and hardened climate change dissenter Mark Steyn for an in-depth interview. During their discussion, Weingarten and Steyn discuss the chilling of free speech by the climate alarmists and their enablers in the political and legal system, the stakes of the defamation suit filed against Steyn by climate scientist Dr. Michael E. Mann over a critical blog post, why it is the scientific community that resembles a racket rather than demonized “Big Oil,” the misogyny...
  • US commission weighs in on religious liberty vs. human rights

    04/21/2016 7:09:44 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    Religion News Service ^ | 4/21/16 | Kim Winston
    Citing “religious liberty” as a reason for denying one class of citizens bathroom access, equal housing or services is a human rights violation. That’s the finding of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, an independent, bipartisan agency that advises the president and Congress on civil rights matters.
  • US kicks out Cuban exile activist [Obama hates man who has been resisting Castro 50 years]

    04/20/2016 3:29:06 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 18 replies
    Newsok.com ^ | 4/16/16
    Living for nearly half a century in the United States offers no guarantee that one can stay. That is the reality facing Cuban exile activist Ramon Saul Sanchez, leader of the Democracy Movement, who received a letter Thursday from the federal government....
  • Your Right (Duty) To Tell The Government NO!

    04/06/2016 6:53:16 AM PDT · by Texas Eagle · 6 replies
    krisannehall.com ^ | Apr. 4, 2016 | KrisAnne Hall
    KrisAnne Hall has been included on the Southern Poverty Law Center's list of anti-government extremists. If you agree with the things she teachers, you may be on that list one day yourself. If you're not already.This is a tutorial on how to deal with any government "requests" for information on your thoughts and beliefs.Please take the time to listen.If preserving your own liberty is no concern, do it to preserve the liberty of your children and grandchildren.
  • Way Over the Line

    04/03/2016 12:34:18 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/03/16 | Michael Obrendorf
    Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death! When are Americans, aka, We, the People, going to draw a red line in the sand for the Liar-in-Chief, the Fraud in the Rainbow House, the Lead-From-Behind taqiyyah Muslim and his apologists? How often are we going to sit quietly while he covers up for Muslim terrorists who savagely murder innocent Americans? How many more times must we allow him to imply that we are bigots for seeing Islam for what it is: a political/judicial system known as Shariah that uses “religion” to get submission by its followers, that is spread by barbaric...
  • What Would Jefferson Advise Today’s Supreme Court About the Little Sisters of the Poor?

    03/26/2016 9:57:19 AM PDT · by Twotone · 18 replies
    Cascade Policy Institute ^ | March 22, 2016 | Kathryn Hickock
    In 1804 an Ursuline nun in New Orleans asked Thomas Jefferson to clarify in writing her religious community’s right to retain their property and to continue their ministries without government interference following the Louisiana Purchase. As French Catholic Louisiana was being incorporated into the Anglo-Protestant United States, the nuns were concerned about the status of their institutions under U.S. law. President Jefferson assured her that the government would not interfere with the sisters’ property, ministries, and way of life. In a letter dated May 15, 1804, he wrote: “I have received, holy sisters, the letter you have written me wherein...
  • Meet Jessica

    03/23/2016 4:27:22 PM PDT · by eeevil conservative · 12 replies
    3/23/2016 | Mom from Georgia
    Dear NFL Meet Jessica Jessica is 15 yrs old and lives in GA. She has spent the last 2 yrs volunteering for the leadership team for Children's ministry at her church. She leaves the house every Sunday at 8:30 am and stays until well after 12:30. She is in her high school musical. She is involved in leadership training for the youth group at her church, and she also takes dance classes. She takes cosmetology at Hiram High School, and has even been to a competition representing her school. Jessica also has already been on a mission trip to El...
  • The FAQs: Religious Liberty and the Little Sisters of the Poor (SCOTUS)

    03/23/2016 1:20:11 PM PDT · by NYer · 4 replies
    Acton Institute ^ | March 23, 2016 | Joe Carter
    The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments today in a case from religious nonprofit groups challenging the federal government’s contraceptive/abortifacient mandate. Here is what you should know about that case.What is this case, and what’s it about? The case the Supreme Court will hear, Little Sisters of the Poor Home for the Aged v. Burwell, combines seven challenges to the Health and Human Services’ (HHS) contraceptive/abortifacient mandate.To fulfill the requirements of the Affordable Healthcare Act (aka ObamaCare) the federal government passed a regulation (often called the “HHS Mandate”) that attempts to force groups into providing insurance coverage for contraceptives, sterilization, and abortifacients. Some religious...
  • Christian pastor arrested and detained in Cuba, hours before Obama's state visit

    03/21/2016 2:25:15 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies
    Christian Today ^ | 3/20/16 | Carey Lodge
    A prominent pastor and religious freedom activist was arrested on Sunday in Cuba, hours before President Barack Obama arrived in the country for his official state visit. Rev Mario Felix Lleonart Barroso's home and church were surrounded by police and state security agents early in the morning on March 20, he told Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) ahead of his arrest.
  • The Splintering of the Conservative Media

    03/18/2016 2:45:24 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 86 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 18, 2016 | Steve McCann
    Over the past 28 years there has been a sea change in the media. Not only has the monopoly of the so-called mainstream media been shattered but the phenomenal rise of conservative media has been truly stunning. It began in 1988 with the national syndication of Rush Limbaugh and his distinctive brand of conservative political commentary espoused in an entertaining and captivating way, which opened the flood gates for other conservatives, together with Rush, to dominate the talk radio airwaves. In the 1990’s the internet, through hundreds of websites, gave voice to journalists to report stories either ignored or downplayed...
  • We the sensible people of the United States

    03/09/2016 8:26:25 PM PST · by dvan · 10 replies
    email | Internet, 2000NA | Lewis Napper
    'We the sensible people of the United States, in an attempt to help everyone get along, restore some semblance of justice, avoid more riots, keep our nation safe, promote positive behavior, and secure the blessings of debt-free liberty to ourselves and our great-great-great-grandchildren, hereby try one more time to ordain and establish some common sense guidelines for the terminally whiny, guilt ridden and delusional. We hold these truths to be self-evident: that a whole lot of people are confused by the Bill of Rights and are so addicted to handouts that they require a Bill of NON-Rights.' ARTICLE I: You...
  • World Nations on path to De-Nationalize & Globalize

    03/07/2016 6:45:48 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/07/16 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    Experimental global change to de-nationalize and the fundamental transformation of western societies, whether planned or not, can have intense and long-lasting consequences I have described in my book, “Liberty on Life Support,” the American economy and the country in general as a comatose patient. There was even a widely circulating cartoon on social media picturing Uncle Sam on a hospital gurney, attached to life support, barely clinging to life. At first glance it may seem a gross exaggeration until you actually look at the national debt clock, understand the true state of the economy, the condition of the socialist and...
  • Suggestions for a Trump Presidency: Issue $500 Bills

    03/05/2016 12:44:49 PM PST · by marktwain · 34 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 6 March, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    When I graduated high school, in 1969, a $20 bill had about as much value as a $100 bill today.  Inflation has taken a toll.  In 1969, $500 and $1,000 bills were still in reasonably common circulation.  They had been issued up until 1945.  With the turn toward ever increasing government snooping and tracking of financial transactions, the bills were taken out of circulation with an executive order by President Richard Nixon. It is long past due to bring the $500 bill back into common use. The European Union issues 500 Euro bills. Cash is useful for preserving privacy...
  • Which Presidential Candidate Has the Longest Record Fighting for Gun Rights?

    02/25/2016 4:32:32 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 43 replies
    Gun Owners of America ^ | February 25, 2016 | GOA
    It's easy to forget the cold, dark days of winter, 2013. The horrific tragedy of Newtown had touched the hearts of the nation, and every news outlet -- every one -- was blaming the Second Amendment community for what happened there. GOA was receiving death threats -- not only against us, but against our children. Even Fox News was opining that the battle against Bloomberg's gun control was hopeless, as every news outlet spent every hour of the day predicting that our organization -- and the "gun manufacturers' lobby" [sic] in general -- would be absolutely and totally destroyed. It...
  • Unreal: Twitter’s ‘Report a Violation’ form includes ‘disagreement with my opinion’

    02/25/2016 7:51:32 AM PST · by Torcert · 16 replies
    Twitchy ^ | February 24, 2016 | Twitchy Staff
    Some conservatives have recently been suspended from Twitter without notice, while others have either deactivated their accounts or simply quit tweeting. Tonight, it looks as though conservative columnist A.J. Delgado has been suspended without explanation. Adam Baldwin yesterday said goodbye to Twitter voluntarily, after clearing up the media’s narrative that censorship, not “alleged censorship,” drove him to look for greener pastures. What’s disturbing is Twitter’s “abusive user” form, which includes among its transgressions “disagreement with my opinion.”
  • Australian Ad Pulled After Bureaucracy Claims It Vilifies Women

    02/24/2016 11:50:52 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    MRC TV ^ | February 23, 2016 | Ashley Rae Goldenberg
    The Australian Advertising Standards Bureau (ASB) has bullied a car service company into discontinuing its advertisement because the “sexist” portrayal of women allegedly results in the “vilification of women.” ABC Australia reports Ultra Tune’s “Unexpected Situation” advertisement has been pulled after the ASB determined the ad violates a “code of ethics” pertaining to “discrimination against women.” The 15-second advertisement in question features two women caught on train tracks and then panicking as a train approaches them. In order to “avoid unexpected situations” like getting caught on train tracks, the ad suggests people should “get your car serviced at Ultra Tune.” Although the advertisement ends...
  • Rick Perry: Ted Cruz shaking up political class [Calhoun County SC]

    02/20/2016 3:55:56 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 58 replies
    The Times and Democrat ^ | February 17, 2016 | PRINCESS B. WILLIAMS
    ST. MATTHEWS - Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry says U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz went to Washington to shake up the political class, not join it. "He is a courageous leader who went to Washington, D.C. to break up the Washington cabal. He went to Washington and did exactly what he said he was going to do," Perry said. Perry and former U.S. Sen. Bob Smith of New Hampshire campaigned for Cruz in Calhoun County on Wednesday. Perry was running for the Republican nomination for president, but dropped out and endorsed Cruz. The Republican presidential primary is Saturday. During a small...
  • Cruz Electrifies South Carolina Conservative Convention: 'We Can't Get Burned Again'

    02/20/2016 12:36:26 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 145 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 19, 2016 | Ben Shapiro
    ".....Cruz opened by stating that he tried to think about what Levin would tell him:"Ted, keep it short:defend the Constitution, repeal Obamacare, and kill the terrorists. And I've gotta say,that pretty much sums it up."...."Justice Scalia was an American hero..a lion of the law,he loved the Constitution,he loved freedom. I had the blessing of knowing Justice Scalia for 20 years...Justice Scalia, in three decades on the court,changed the arc of American legal history,singlehandedly shifted the Constitution and the interpretation of it back to the original understand,back to the text and words adopted by the framers. As Ronald Reagan was to...
  • Obama's Cuba Trip Called 'Totally Unacceptable' by Senate Dem

    02/18/2016 4:25:20 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 42 replies
    pjmedia ^ | 2/18/16 | Bridget Johnson
    .....Obama will visit Cuba on March 21 and 22.... Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) called it "totally unacceptable for the president of the United States to reward a dictatorial regime with an historic visit when human rights abuses endure and democracy continues to be shunned." "This will mark the first time a U.S. president is visiting a dictatorship in Latin America since Lyndon Johnson's 1968 visit to Nicaragua...Since Castro seized power, nine American Presidents - Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Clinton, and George W. Bush - did not rush to the island to shake hands with an...
  • Timetable History of Cuba [March 22, 2003: Cuba Arrests 75 pro-Democracy protestors]

    02/18/2016 4:20:19 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    March 22. Seventy-five (75) pro-democracy activists are arrested for "conspiring with the U.S."
  • Poli-sci: 101 The Real political spectrum

    02/11/2016 12:02:09 PM PST · by Torcert · 59 replies
    This is a short dissertation on the Real political spectrum, Each step of the way will be confirmed by the dictionary definitions of the various political ideologies and how they relate to the spectrum. In order to properly set it out in a logical manner we need to base it on the metric of governmental power since this should be the clearest method of distinguishing where the ideologies fall on the spectrum. 1. Government Control scale. For the sake of simplicity we will use a scale of %0 to %100 with zero for no governmental control and ranging up to...
  • Cruz disciples take aim at Obama's immigration orders

    02/11/2016 6:52:33 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 32 replies
    Politico ^ | February 11, 2016
    A pair of Texas litigators are following Cruz's lead as they gird for a Supreme Court battle this April. On the campaign trail, Ted Cruz has vowed to rescind President Barack Obama's controversial executive actions on immigration - but it's two of his former aides who could actually kill it. Scott Keller and Chip Roy - who served in top roles in Cruz's Senate office - are now litigators on behalf of Texas, leading the lawsuit against Obama's unilateral actions, which are at the cornerstone of the president's immigration legacy. The duo's positions also underscore Cruz's enduring influence and reach...
  • The Illustrated Road to Serfdom (Short Cartoon Describing Planned Economies)

    02/10/2016 3:53:22 PM PST · by GraceG · 16 replies
    The Road to Seerfdom:
  • Former NRA President: Marco Rubio Wasn’t ‘a Friend to Gun Owners’ in FL

    02/05/2016 9:07:30 AM PST · by JSDude1 · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 11, 2016 | AWR Hawkins
    Republican presidential hopeful Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) 79% is taking a hard position against President Obama’s current gun control push, but various reports on Rubio’s time in the Florida house of representatives and U.S. Senate show a past marked by a fluctuating relationship between Rubio and gun rights. In one such report, published in 2010, former NRA president Marion Hammer said Rubio “has not been a friend to gun owners.” Hammer was reflecting on the difficultly that attended the passage of a bill guaranteeing employees the ability to keep guns in their cars at work for self-defense. According to Politico,...
  • Liberty University's president is blocking students on Twitter

    01/29/2016 11:02:04 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 31 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | January 29, 2016 | Ashe Schow
    Do you disagree with Liberty University's president's decision to endorse Donald Trump for president? You could get blocked on Twitter if you tweet your dissatisfaction with the endorsement. Tyler McNally, a Liberty University student (and someone I've followed for a few years), tweeted a screenshot Friday afternoon showing Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. blocking him on his Twitter account. pic.twitter.com/TnQ6uXJtiM - Tyler McNally (@Tyler_McNally) January 29, 2016 "My school president blocked me. AMA" McNally wrote. ("AMA" is an acronym for "Ask Me Anything," a joke referencing a section of Reddit where users ask questions to celebrities or those with...
  • Evangelical leader Jerry Falwell Jr. endorses Trump

    01/26/2016 8:54:59 AM PST · by xzins · 149 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 26 Jan 16 | Robert Costa and Jenna Johnson
    Liberty University president Jerry Falwell Jr., the son of the late televangelist, endorsed Donald Trump on Tuesday, giving Republican front-runner the blessing of one of the evangelical community’s biggest names just days before the Iowa caucuses.
  • The One Weird Trait That Predicts Whether You’re a Trump Supporter

    01/18/2016 8:47:32 PM PST · by Another Post-American · 151 replies
    Politico ^ | 1/18/16 | Matthew McWilliams
    f I asked you what most defines Donald Trump supporters, what would you say? They’re white? They’re poor? They’re uneducated? You’d be wrong. In fact, I’ve found a single statistically significant variable predicts whether a voter supports Trump—and it’s not race, income or education levels: It’s authoritarianism. That’s right, Trump’s electoral strength—and his staying power—have been buoyed, above all, by Americans with authoritarian inclinations. And because of the prevalence of authoritarians in the American electorate, among Democrats as well as Republicans, it’s very possible that Trump’s fan base will continue to grow. My finding is the result of a national...
  • Falwell Jr: Trump a Breath of Fresh Air (Video)

    01/18/2016 5:12:19 PM PST · by georgiegirl · 90 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 1/18/16 | Cathy Burke
    The son of iconic Liberty University founder Jerry Falwell hailed GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump as a "breath of fresh air" in a duplicitous political world and compared the real estate mogul to his father for eschewing political correctness. http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/donald-trump-jerry-falwell-jr-liberty-university-speech/2016/01/18/id/709880/
  • The Price Of Liberty And The Cost Of Energy

    01/04/2016 8:48:23 PM PST · by Randall_S
    USA Transnational Report ^ | January 4, 2016 | Alex in Spain
    Should we look in another direction, or should we speak up about the reality of what is happening around the world? While a large number of people are brutally executed with or without reason – against the basic European principle of the right to live - we look in the other direction in order to ensure that we don’t suffer an increase in the cost of energy. Such an increase would, you see, compromise our businesses and economic performance. Life is valued cheaply when it does not affect our society directly. We still do business and depend on countries that...
  • Cruz for President Launches TV Ad, “Victories”

    12/28/2015 5:13:33 PM PST · by demshateGod · 82 replies
    HOUSTON, Texas – The Cruz for President campaign announced a new TV ad, “Victories”, running statewide in Iowa through January 3rd. The ad highlights Cruz’s victories defending the Mojave Memorial Cross, the Texas Capitol Ten Commandments monument, the Second Amendment, and the words “under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance. The ad may be viewed here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lOit03vT1n8
  • COUNTING THE COST OF fREEDOM

    12/25/2015 9:53:45 AM PST · by windhover · 5 replies
    The cost of Liberty is high,and is likely to remain so; because it is a visible wound in the decaying flesh of Tyranny, and Freedom's voluntary soldiers must inflict it again and again with their lives. Each generation is called to "consider the cost",and over 240 years that call has been answered and the cost paid. As never before, since the Civil War, has the cost of our presidential election been higher, and our Freedom been in greater jeopardy. America is morally and spiritually adrift; and in the hands of a masterful demagogue, who has brought great devastation to our...
  • Immorality and Contempt for Liberty

    12/23/2015 5:03:51 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 23, 2015 | Walter E. Williams
    American immorality and contempt for liberty lie at the root of most of the political economic problems our nation faces. They explain the fiscal problems we face, such as growing national debt and budget deficits at the federal, state and local levels of government. Our immorality and contempt for liberty are reflected most in our widespread belief that government ought to forcibly use one American to serve the purposes of another American. Let's examine it. Suppose there is an elderly widow in your neighborhood. She does not have the strength to mow her lawn, clean her windows and perform...
  • The Democrats' Theme for 2016 Is Totalitarianism

    12/20/2015 1:07:13 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 31 replies
    The National Review ^ | December 20, 2015 | Kevin D. Williamson
    At the beginning of December, Rolling Stone writer Jeff Goodell asked Secretary of State John Kerry whether Charles and David Koch, two libertarian political activists, should be considered - his remarkable words - "an enemy of the state." He posed the same question about Exxon, and John Kerry, who could have been president of these United States, said that he looked forward to the seizure of Exxon's assets for the crime of "proselytizing' impermissibly about the question of global warming. An enemy of the state? That's the Democrats' theme for the New Year: totalitarianism. Donald Trump may talk like a...
  • GOP eager to fiercely defend non-citizen Muslims; Silent about Christian Bakers & Photogs

    12/12/2015 4:55:26 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 27 replies
    12/12/15 | sff
    During one of my waking moments this morning, I was struck by this realization: within MOMENTS of Donald Trump speaking out about a temporary halt of Muslim immigration, there were GOP apparatchiks like Lindsay Grayed Ham and others denouncing the idea. Over the past seven years, there have been good Christian people who have lost livelihoods and standing in the community on ACCOUNT OF THEIR RELIGION. No, it wasn't a religion of hate, but one of principles. They didn't chop someone's head off or shoot them. They merely said "no" to a celebration of an event that violated their deeply...
  • NRA HITS BACK HARD- NEW NRA AD ON HOW TO STOP VIOLENT GUN CRIMES

    12/07/2015 9:20:07 AM PST · by gwgn02 · 21 replies
    Wayne LaPierre says no organization has been louder or clearer on the urgent need to enforce the federal gun laws than the NRA.
  • The First Amendment Needs Your Prayers

    12/06/2015 8:09:35 PM PST · by TBP · 28 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | December 4, 2015 | Peggy Noonan
    You can see a coarsening in how we respond and react on social media. No one feels ashamed to exploit the tragedy for political purposes even while it is happening. But as soon as the story broke Wednesday afternoon, and while it was still going on, there were accusations and bitter words flung all over the Internet. The weirdest argument came almost immediately. A person named Chris Murphy, who is a U.S. senator representing Connecticut, sent out what struck me as the most manipulative message of recent political history. The background is that Republican presidential contestants responded online to the...
  • Chart of the day: More guns, less gun violence between 1993 and 2013

    12/06/2015 1:31:57 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 15 replies
    AEI ^ | December 4,2015 | Mark J. Perry
    Chart in first post In a December 2013 Breitbart article, “Congressional Study: Murder Rate Plummets as Gun Ownership Soars,” Awr Hawkins referred to the CRS report referenced above and connected the two trends: So after all the pro-gun control grandstanding and the relentless focus on how the so-called easy availability of guns drives up crime, the CRS report shows that more guns–especially more concealable guns–has actually correlated with less crime. Bottom Line: Even if you’re not convinced that increased gun ownership reduces violent crime and gun homicides, you should be totally convinced of this indisputable fact: Gun violence has been...
  • On guns, push for executive action hits resistance

    12/05/2015 8:08:28 PM PST · by Lazamataz · 87 replies
    CNN ^ | Dec 4, 2015 | By Kevin Liptak, CNN White House Producer
    Washington (CNN)Facing dwindling odds of successful gun control legislation before President Barack Obama leaves office, the White House is exploring executive action that would expand background checks on gun sales, officials say, though legal and administrative complications have proven difficult to surmount. On Friday the president met with Gabrielle Giffords, the former Arizona congresswoman severely wounded in a mass shooting in Tucson in 2011 in which six people were killed. Her husband, NASA astronaut Mark Kelly, also participated, as did senior White House advisor Valerie Jarrett. The White House provided an update on the process, started after a shooting rampage...
  • Liberty University president urges students to arm selves

    12/05/2015 10:40:18 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 28 replies
    AP ^ | 5 Dec 15 | Staff
    LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) -- The president of Liberty University urged students at the Christian school to carry concealed weapons on campus to counter any possible armed attack like the mass killings in San Bernardino, Calif. "Let's teach them a lesson if they ever show up here," President Jerry Falwell Jr. told students at a convocation Friday. The call-to-arms was met with rousing applause from students, but some said Falwell went too far when he appeared to be referring specifically to Muslims, the News & Advance reported. "I've always thought if more good people had concealed carry permits, then we could...
  • America's Slouch Towards Gomorrah, March to Socialism Can't Continue (Ted Cruz's Op-Ed)

    11/25/2015 8:50:22 AM PST · by Isara · 22 replies
    Christian Post ^ | November 25, 2015 | Ted Cruz
    Stop me if you've heard this one before."This is the most important election of our lifetimes!"Washington politicians have been selling us that snake oil for as long as we can remember. And yet year-after-year, election-after-election, the parties in power may change but the results stay the same — the Washington Cartel wins and the American people lose.Meet the new boss, same as the old boss.The debt limit rises regardless of who wins. Middle class wages are stagnated regardless of who wins. Amnesty is championed regardless of who wins. The sanctity of life and marriage are abandoned regardless of who wins....
  • On Liberty and Thanksgiving

    11/24/2015 6:52:08 AM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 24, 2015 | Bill Murchison
    The first Christmas tree on our block popped up the day after Halloween. Soon enough, garlands of white lights began to adorn neighborhood trees and doorways. It's Christmas -- except that it's not. From what I can see, Thanksgiving has yet to be acknowledged, much less observed. I have no particular observations to make concerning our new habit of compressing all our October-December commemorations into "The Holiday Season." I'll remark only on the eclipse of Thanksgiving, which could be due to a number of factors. Perhaps it's the lack of compelling decorating themes, as contrasted with Halloween and Christmas. Another...
  • Donald Trump is now the Leading Second Amendment Supporter

    11/22/2015 5:09:19 AM PST · by marktwain · 32 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 19 November, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    In an exclusive to Brietbart.com, Donald Trump has called for Americans to bear arms to increase security in the United States.  From Brietbart.com: Carrying a weapon is not always feasible or appropriate. However, given the increased tensions that are the result of continued, escalating terrorism around the world, more legitimately armed individuals on the streets is a positive outcome. Each permit holder must make the decision to carry or not carry. I will carry more often than I have in the past, and I am sure other concealed permit holders will do the same. Do we have an obligation...
  • Ted Cruz In Iowa: Obama Can’t Have Either Our God Or Our Guns

    11/22/2015 11:27:00 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 60 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11-22-2015 | Michael van der Galien
    Speaking at the Family Leader's Presidential Family Forum in Des Moines, Iowa, on Friday, Texas Senator Ted Cruz had some harsh words for President Obama. The Republican presidential candidate believes that the president is tearing at the fabric of society by undermining the freedom of religion. And he's not willing to let that happen. "It is the first right protected in the First Amendment of the Bill of Rights. It is the foundation of everything else in America. If you can’t worship God, all other liberties are taken away." Although many people seem to believe that the freedom of speech...