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  • HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY, and GOD BLESS AMERICA

    07/02/2015 8:00:42 PM PDT · by carlo3b · 23 replies
    Cooking With Chef Carlo ^ | July 2 2015 | carlo3b
    HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY, and GOD BLESS AMERICAIT'S NOT JUST THE 4th OF JULY, IT IS OUR DAY OF INDEPENDENCEAs Americans, today we set aside the trivialities of everyday life to remember why we enjoy what few in the history of the world have ever experienced, a totally Free Country.. But for the courage of a few, who bravely, at the sacrifice of all they possessed, laid down a marker that the world had never seen, ALL OR NOTHING, FOR FREEDOM..Without their tenacity, and vision, we would be under the boot of some tyrant, struggling to survive at their whim.. Instead...
  • ‘Kids Respond to Gay Marriage.’ Really? Who Cares?

    07/02/2015 10:13:19 AM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 11 replies
    PJ Media ^ | Michael van der Galien
    [MUST WATCH VIDEO[ No matter how you feel about gay marriage, can’t we at least agree that little kids should not be used as props for cheap propaganda stunts? These Australian kids say that you should be able to “marry who you love.” First of all, who cares what kids think? These are very adult-oriented questions and children have neither the life experience nor the intellectual capacity to give a rational response. By saying you should be able to “marry who you love” are they saying that a father can marry his daughter or a brother his sister? Or how...
  • Obamacare Is Here to Prey

    06/29/2015 3:52:10 AM PDT · by rootin tootin · 1 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 6/29/2015 | David Catron
    Saturday morning, fresh from his latest victory over the rule of law, President Obama delivered his weekly address to the bored technicians and sycophantic aides who make up most of the audience for this anachronistic performance. His theme was as predictable as it was Orwellian: “The Affordable Care Act is working, and it is here to stay.” The first half of this assertion fails to pass the laugh test. And, for those who believe that the whims of the Supreme Court are somehow permanent, I recommend a little research into another SCOTUS ruling much celebrated by Democrats—Plessy v. Ferguson. But...
  • TEXAS: Governor Abbott Statement On Supreme Court Ruling On Same-Sex Marriage

    06/26/2015 1:35:40 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 174 replies
    Office Of The Governor ^ | June 26, 2015 | Governor Greg Abbott
    Governor Greg Abbott today released the following statement regarding the Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage ruling: “The Supreme Court has abandoned its role as an impartial judicial arbiter and has become an unelected nine-member legislature. Five Justices on the Supreme Court have imposed on the entire country their personal views on an issue that the Constitution and the Court’s previous decisions reserve to the people of the States. “Despite the Supreme Court’s rulings, Texans’ fundamental right to religious liberty remains protected. No Texan is required by the Supreme Court’s decision to act contrary to his or her religious beliefs regarding marriage....
  • Clarence Thomas invokes comparison to slavery in raging gay-marriage dissent

    06/26/2015 11:25:09 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 37 replies
    Business Insider ^ | June 26, 2015 | Brett LoGiurato
    Justice Clarence Thomas on Friday wrote a fiery dissent in response to the Supreme Court's 5-4 decision that gay couples have a constitutional right to marry.
  • Attack on transmission tower behind massive blackout in Pakistan

    06/25/2015 1:30:29 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 10 replies
    pennenergy.com ^ | January 26, 2015
    ISLAMABAD (AP) — The outages began early Sunday morning. Authorities gave no estimate for how many people the blackout affected, though electricity went out in nearly every major city in this country of 180 million people. A spokesman for the Ministry of Water and Power, Zafaryab Khan, said a militant attack on a transmission tower in the southwestern Baluchistan province cause the blackout. Khan said that caused a power surge that eventually affected wide swaths of the power distribution system.
  • Netherlands ordered to cut greenhouse gas emissions

    06/24/2015 5:41:24 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    BBC News ^ | June 24, 2015
    A Dutch court has ordered the government to cut greenhouse gas emissions by at least 25% by 2020, in a case environmentalists hope will set a precedent for other countries. Campaigners brought the case on behalf of almost 900 Dutch citizens. They argued the government had a legal obligation to protect its citizens from the dangers of climate change. Jasper Teulings from Greenpeace called it a "landmark case". "It shifts the whole debate. Other cases are being brought in Belgium, the Philippines. This is the start of a wave of climate litigation."
  • Ted Cruz Interview on the Mark Levin Show – 6/23/15

    06/23/2015 6:26:29 PM PDT · by gwgn02 · 21 replies
    UneditedPolitics ^ | 6/23/2015 | Mark Levin
    Mark interviews Ted Cruz on TPP, AP, other issues.
  • Requiem For An American Dream

    06/22/2015 2:08:17 PM PDT · by PoliticallyShort · 7 replies
    PoliticallyShort.com ^ | 06/22/2015 | PoliticallyShort
    “Drastic change, under certain conditions, creates a proclivity for fanatical attitudes, united action, and spectacular manifestations of flouting and defiance; it creates an atmosphere of revolution”, wrote Eric Hoffer in The Ordeal of Change. Hoffer continues, “we are usually told that revolutions are set in motion to realize radical changes. Actually, it is drastic change which sets the stage for revolution. The revolutionary mood and temper are generated by the irritations, difficulties, hungers, and frustrations inherent in the realization of drastic change.” Whether we like it or not, our country is in the latter stages of this drastic change as...
  • 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...
  • Amen: How Ted Cruz Has Already Won the Faith & Freedom Conference

    06/18/2015 6:29:51 PM PDT · by MN_Mike · 84 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | June 18, 2014 | David Catanese
    The Texas senator blew away the crowd of conservatives with a finely tuned speech on religious liberty.
  • Ted Cruz: ‘2016 will be the religious liberty election’

    06/18/2015 3:22:19 PM PDT · by MN_Mike · 8 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 18, 2015 | Seth McLaughlin
    “I believe 2016 will be the religious liberty election,” Mr. Cruz said. “Religious liberty has never been more threatened in America than right now today.” Mr. Cruz touted his record fighting for religious liberty in the Supreme Court and said the battles have intensified — pointing to the pushback that lawmakers received in Indiana and Arkansas over their efforts to protect people’s ability to exercise their religious beliefs. “The modern Democratic party has decided that their commitment to mandatory gay marriage in all 50 states trumps any willingness to defend the First Amendment,” he said.
  • EXCLUSIVE–REP. MASSIE: ‘OBAMA’S SWAN SONG IS GUN CONTROL BY EXECUTIVE ORDER’

    06/12/2015 7:26:32 AM PDT · by gwgn02 · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/12/15 | AWR Hawkins
    Breitbart News sat down with Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY)91% (R-KY-4th Dist.) earlier this week, and he explained that he put forth a rider to a Department of Justice appropriations bill to block the ATF “from banning common rifle ammunition” out of concern that “Obama’s swan song is gun control by executive order.” On June 3, Breitbart News had reported that GOP representatives were adding riders to the bill to deny funding and block the DOJ and ATF from following through on backdoor gun controls under consideration at the time. Massie now explains:
  • POLL (closed): Who is your 2016 Republican pick for President?

    06/04/2015 6:42:35 PM PDT · by gwgn02 · 25 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 6/4/15 | Right Scoop
    Ted Cruz 46.77% Rand Paul 29.4 Ben Carson 7.05
  • Manhunt ends with capture of third suspect in shooting of Oklahoma police officer

    05/29/2015 10:29:11 AM PDT · by Ben Mugged · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 29, 2015 | Unatributed
    The manhunt for a third suspect in the shooting of an Oklahoma police officer ended Friday with the person’s capture. Police caught Alejandro Garcia shortly just past 7 a.m. in Liberty, Kansas, after several car chases, Fox23 reported. Earlier, Cesar Rios, 23, and Roxanna Mendoza 20, were taken into custody after Oologah police officer Charles Neil was shot in the head during a traffic pursuit late Thursday, police said. South Coffeyville Police Chief Wade Lamb told the Tulsa World that the incident began when a Talala officer tried to stop an SUV in Rogers County, Oklahoma, but the vehicle sped...
  • How does a society that values rel liberty handle Islamic supremacism? Former fed prosecutor answers

    05/29/2015 9:12:32 AM PDT · by fredericbastiat1 · 10 replies
    TheBlaze Books ^ | 2015-05-29 | Benjamin Weingarten
    But the important thing from our perspective is it’s like every other political ideology that competes and has animus towards the west. And we have to see ourselves as in competition with it and needing to defeat it, rather than trying to figure out how we can accommodate it under the auspices of our commitment to religious liberty, because overwhelmingly it’s not a religious doctrine. The political element of it is overwhelmingly a totalitarian political doctrine. And we shouldn’t, just because it has a few religious elements to it, lose sight of the bigger picture.
  • 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...
  • Taking Back Thomas Jefferson

    03/13/2015 12:21:52 PM PDT · by don-o · 11 replies
    The Abbeville Review ^ | March 10, 2015 | James Rutledge Roesch
    Jefferson, a member of the gentry of Old Virginia, was always regarded as one of the best and brightest of his generation, a gentleman of the finest intellect, taste, and manners. Although Jefferson loved and was loyal to the Union, he was a Virginian first and an American second; Virginia, Jefferson avowed, was his “country.” This order of allegiance – State over Union, or “Society” over “the State” – was firmly rooted in the Old South. Accordingly, in the emerging conflict between the North and the South, Jefferson sided with his own country. “It is true that we are completely...
  • The Pilgrims Formula To Save America!, Kirk Cameron in Monumental

    05/23/2015 8:11:31 PM PDT · by Yosemitest · 13 replies
    The Pilgrims Formula To Save America! Kirk Cameron in Monumental ( 15:19 ) Published on Sep 30, 2012 If we go back to the formula the Pilgrims laid out for a successful America, we can still save America.
  • Denmark moves closer to a cashless society

    05/21/2015 9:10:36 AM PDT · by HammerT · 17 replies
    The independent | 07 May 2015 | Doug Bolton
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  • Why Conservatives Need to Focus on the 4th Amendment

    05/20/2015 1:38:23 PM PDT · by concernedcitizen76 · 10 replies
    ConservativeHQ ^ | May 19, 2015 | Mark J. Fitzgibbons, Esq.
    The Fourth Amendment is getting attention that it's not gotten before, and by popular will, it will be defined in how it is interpreted and implemented. Unless conservatives participate and act to define it, it will be defined by liberals and/or libertarians. From NSA spying to publicized abuses by armed federal agents and even some local police, people are afraid and are speaking out. That's good. The debate is leading to federal legislation and even constitutional amendments in states to rein in lawless government investigations. The Fourth Amendment is one of the most important arrows in the quiver against bullying...
  • 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.”...
  • Charles Murray says the political process is hopeless. Here's his radical alternative for liberty.

    05/15/2015 7:01:46 AM PDT · by fredericbastiat1 · 15 replies
    TheBlaze Books ^ | 2015-05-15 | Benjamin Weingarten
    I used to think if we had five Nino [Antonin] Scalias or five Clarence Thomases on the [Supreme] Court that we could make a lot of progress. And I have been disabused of that notion for the following reason: There were a series of four or five Supreme Court decisions from 1937 to 1943 which changed — well, changed isn’t the right word — unleashed the government from the constrictions of the Constitution. It unleashed them from being stuck with the enumerated powers, it redefined the Commerce Clause to mean manufacturing and agriculture even if it only has indirect effects...
  • Disobey!

    05/13/2015 9:01:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 69 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 13, 2015 | John Stossel
    Charles Murray, already controversial for writing books on how welfare hurts the poor, on ethnic differences in IQ and on (less controversial, but my favorite) happiness and good government, has written a new book that argues that it's time for civil disobedience. Government has become so oppressive, constantly restricting us with new regulations, that our only hope is for some of us to refuse to cooperate. Murray's suggestion -- laid out in "By the People: Rebuilding Liberty Without Permission," will make some people nervous. He argues that citizens and companies should start openly defying all but the most useful regulations,...
  • America, a changing country

    05/11/2015 10:41:37 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 5 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/11/15 | John C. Velisek USN (Ret.)
    America, this country of many different parts and different blended cultures is in trouble. A good part of our citizens and insular, shut off from a country of which they have no thoughts of exceptionalism, and unique in history. Having an older, more mature outlook on my country, I have seen changes in our culture, our education, even in areas considered in my youth to be resistant to change. There are many in past generations that have no worth of a society that has stood the test of time since our founders. These are the areas where I have seen...
  • From Freedom to Bondage

    05/11/2015 5:52:43 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/11/15 | Douglas V. Gibbs
    If we abandon Godliness, we will surely abandon liberty, for without morality, we are incapable of freedom Benjamin Franklin said that only a “virtuous people are capable of freedom.” Franklin understood the importance of a moral society, and how secularism may seem free on the surface, but that a society that abandons the Laws of Nature by Nature’s God ultimately leads themselves to bondage, under human masters and tyrannical statism. The Founding Fathers recognized the truth about human nature, primarily viewing it from a classical Christian angle. Our rights are self-evident, but so is the fact that while humans are...
  • Principles of Constitutionalism: You Only Have the Liberty You Are Willing to Fight For

    05/07/2015 3:41:26 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/07/15 | Tim Dunkin
    The failure is one of the will. It is high time for the good and decent people of this nation to regain their nerve and find the will to defend their freedom Throughout this series of essays, I have emphasized that there are a number of key concepts that lay the foundation for a successful republican and constitutional government that serves to preserve liberty. These include concepts such as natural law, natural rights, the rule of law, the division of governing power, and the reasonableness of laws that are made. Now, as I close this series, it is time to...
  • Don't be fooled by Pamela Geller [CNN Gives Muslim "author" platform to defame her]

    05/05/2015 11:12:10 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 25 replies
    CNN ^ | 5/4/15 | Haroon Mohgul
    ....While Geller claims to stand for American values, much of what she does undermines our values.... ...this isn't only about free speech...It's also about how some people use freedom of speech to subvert other American values. I am Muslim, and after attacks like these, folks always ask, "Do you condemn terrorism?" Or they throw up their hands and say, "Where are the Muslims!" Well, to be blunt: Not at the event. In fact, every major mosque in the Garland, Texas, area not only shrugged off the anti-Islam event happening in their backyard... It appears from early reports that the suspects...
  • TRUMP: ‘PAMELA GELLER IS JUST TAUNTING THEM’

    05/04/2015 1:00:09 PM PDT · by gwgn02 · 86 replies
    TheRightScoop ^ | 5/4/2015 | Right Scoop
    This morning on Fox and Friends, Donald Trump asked if there isn’t some less provocative way for Pamela Geller to make her point without ‘taunting them’, saying that’s what she’s doing. Idiot.
  • Two Underrated Peoples

    05/03/2015 9:48:49 AM PDT · by Aria · 26 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 2, 2015 | Mike Konrad
    In looking over the history of the past 500 years, four nations stand out for having completely and massively altered world civilization in a way that no others have, before or after: England, Spain, France, and Portugal. No other empires even come close. The Muslim conquests were landbound except for island hopping. Chinese and Mongolian conquests were landbound. Even in ancient times, Greek, Roman, and Persian conquests were essentially land operations, except for river fording. Yes, they all had navies, but were not defined by them. What separates the English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish was that these nations had vast...
  • A Renaissance of Liberty Is Coming

    America is reaching a critical mass of people who support liberty “But what do we mean by the American Revolution? Do we mean the American war? The Revolution was effected before the war commenced. The Revolution was in the minds and hearts of the people; a change in their religious sentiments of their duties and obligations.”
  • So broad an interpretation of liberty as to justify every perversion.

    04/30/2015 8:38:29 AM PDT · by cleghornboy · 13 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | April 30, 2015 | Paul Melanson
    From Mass Resistance: Primer: Ten things you need to know about the US Supreme Court “gay marriage” case being heard April 28, 2015 On April 28 the US Supreme Court case will hear oral arguments for the case that will essentially decide whether “gay marriage” is a previously unknown “fundamental right” enshrined in the US Constitution, similar to the Court’s 1973 abortion ruling.  The US Supreme Court building will be ground zero for the latest assault on the nation's culture. What was once a fringe, unthinkable idea is now on the verge of being imposed on the entire nation....
  • Where we are today, Part 4

    04/20/2015 8:45:06 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/20/15 | John C. Velisek USN (Ret.)
    Our Founding Fathers were not given to the factionalism, the constant give and take of partisan politics in which the taking is somehow never equaled by the giving. They did the best they could to rise above the vulgar disdain either side would have for its opponents. Most importantly, they not only wrote the Constitution, they believed in the values upon which the text was based. Theirs was an abiding love of liberty as an inalienable right guaranteed not by men, but by the Creator. There was no need to demonize an opponent and temperance was the only way to...
  • The Conservative American Crisis

    04/18/2015 7:09:31 PM PDT · by PoliticallyShort · 11 replies
    Thomas Paine famously wrote in The American Crisis, “How easy it is to abuse truth and language, when men, by habitual wickedness, have learned to set justice at defiance”. In condemning the King of England, Paine continued, “amongst the various assumptions of character, which hypocrisy has taught, and men have practiced, there is none that raises a higher relish of disgust, than to see disappointed inveteracy twisting itself, by he most visible falsehoods, into an appearance of piety which it has no pretensions to”. Paine was articulating the stance in which Britain, most notably the King, had claimed to be...
  • Cruz Campaign Touts Continued Strong Performance in Polls

    04/16/2015 6:41:22 PM PDT · by gwgn02 · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/16/2015 | Sarah Rumpf
    On Thursday, the campaign released a memo from Chris Wilson, Cruz’s Director of Research and Analytics and the CEO of WPA Opinion Research, which details the results from polls conducted over the past few weeks. “The latest round of national and early state polls show Senator Cruz firmly in the top tier of candidates only three weeks after announcing his candidacy and with several more announced candidates in the race,” wrote Wilson.
  • Federal court: no liability for PA judge who made up criminal charge

    04/13/2015 7:09:37 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 36 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Apr 13, 2015 | Rachel Martin
    Judiciary Federal court: no liability for PA judge who made up criminal charge By Rachel MartinPublished April 13, 2015watchdog.org A federal court recently told a Lawrence County woman she’s simply out of luck and can’t sue local officials, including a Common Pleas judge who apparently made up a criminal charge that was used to place her on electronic monitoring. A judge has absolute civil immunity, even if the action “was in error, was done maliciously, or was in excess of his authority,” the three-judge panel ruled in its six-page opinion. Judge Thomas Piccione had ordered Lynn Van Tassel to report...
  • Where Will We Be? Part 2

    04/11/2015 10:10:40 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 2 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/11/15 | John C. Velisek USN (Ret.)
    The United States is an exceptional nation. It has successfully passed what the Founders believed would be its most demanding test—the test of time. For more than 200 years this constitutional republic has offered citizens a measure of liberty unequaled in the world. And generations of those citizens have transformed that gift of liberty into happiness, wealth and power which continue to be the envy of other countries. But liberty carries with it the weight of responsibility. Like all nations, the United States has made mistakes. Indians were treated horrendously and slavery was a sickness that only a war could...
  • The Soaring dollar puts the world on sale for Americans

    04/10/2015 4:38:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 04/10/2015 | Tom Petruno
    Americans have long complained that the dollar doesn't buy much anymore. Suddenly, the dollar's problem may be that it buys too much — a change that has huge implications across the global economy for consumers, businesses, investors and governments. The U.S. currency's value has surged over the last nine months, reaching levels against some world currencies last seen more than a decade ago. In Europe, it now costs just $1.09 to buy one euro, down from $1.37 a year ago and almost $1.50 four years ago. To put it another way, an American tourist strolling the streets of Paris this...
  • Exclusive–Sen. Ted Cruz: 2nd Amendment ‘a Fundamental Check on Government Tyranny’

    04/10/2015 8:35:17 AM PDT · by gwgn02 · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/10/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    On April 9, Breitbart News had the opportunity to talk with Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) about guns and gun rights, and he told us that the Second Amendment “serves as a fundamental check on government tyranny.” Cruz answered a question about the importance of the Second Amendment: Supreme Court Justice Joseph Story described the Second Amendment as the palladium of our liberties. It is foundation to free men and free women being able to defend their homes, their families, their lives and liberty, and it also serves as a fundamental check on government tyranny. As a follow-up to the first...
  • Reuters poll: Majority says businesses don't have right to refuse service based on religious beliefs

    04/09/2015 7:01:29 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Reuters via Hotair ^ | 04/09/2015 | Reuters posted by AllahPundit
    <p>Of fully 40 different demographic subgroups measured, the only one in which more people think businesses should have that right than shouldn’t is Republicans. And even among Republicans, it’s only a plurality who say so. There were no clear majorities for the right to refuse service on religious grounds among any group tested.</p>
  • Kick Open the Doorway to Liberty:What Are We Waiting For?

    04/08/2015 7:23:29 AM PDT · by all the best · 7 replies
    The Rutherford Institute ^ | April 7, 2015 | John W. Whitehead
    Everything this nation once stood for is being turned on its head. Free speech, religious expression, privacy, due process, bodily integrity, the sanctity of human life, the sovereignty of the family, individuality, the right to self-defense, protection against police abuses, representative government, private property, human rights—the very ideals that once made this nation great—have become casualties of a politically correct, misguided, materialistic, amoral, militaristic culture. Indeed, I’m having a hard time reconciling the America I know and love with the America being depicted in the daily news headlines, where corruption, cronyism and abuse have taken precedence over the rights of...
  • Ron Paul supporters bolt Rand Paul camp -Support Ted Cruz

    04/07/2015 10:28:47 AM PDT · by gwgn02 · 53 replies
    Politco ^ | 3/26/2015 | Ben Schrenkinger
    As he pulls together his expected presidential campaign in Iowa and New Hampshire, Sen. Rand Paul is confronted by defections from an unexpected quarter: the die-hard idealists whose energy powered his father’s campaigns. That network of committed supporters was expected to convey to Paul, the natural successor to Ron Paul’s libertarian movement, providing him with a plug-and-play ground organization in the make-or-break early voting states. But instead of embracing the Kentucky senator, many of those grass-roots activists are turning their backs on him, disillusioned by the younger Paul’s concessions to mainstream politics. Story Continued Below One of the most prominent...
  • How to Talk About the Indiana Law With Your Liberal Relatives at Easter

    04/03/2015 1:36:17 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 31 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 4/3/15 | Ryan Anderson
    Editor’s note: Amid the discussion about the religious liberty laws in Indiana and Arkansas this week, there’s been a lot of misinformation—and a lot of thoughtful concerns about what religious freedom laws actually allow and what they ban. We talked to Heritage Foundation’s William E. Simon Fellow Dr. Ryan T. Anderson to get the facts—and to find out whether, as your liberal relatives will likely argue as the political discussions happen this holiday, the original Indiana religious freedom law would have allowed discrimination.What’s religious liberty all about?Religious liberty is about protecting people’s fundamental natural rights. People have rights—including the...
  • Indiana lawmakers announce deal to update religious freedom law

    04/02/2015 7:49:43 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 32 replies
    CBS ^ | 4/2/15 | Rebecca Kaplan
    Indiana lawmakers announced Thursday morning that they had reached a deal to update the state's controversial religious freedom law so that it states the law cannot be used to discriminate against anyone, including gay and lesbian customers...... language in the legislation states that the law does not, "Authorize a provider to refuse to offer or provide services, facilities, use of public accommodations, goods, employment, or housing [based on] sexual orientation, gender identity, or United States military service." The references to "sexual orientation" or "gender identity" are the first to appear in an Indiana law.
  • How RFRA works [Brilliant graphic explains law, even an MSNBC anchor can understand]

    04/01/2015 11:40:00 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    Seen on social media--this should go viral, it is a great explanation with real world examples of the law in action.
  • Interfaith Rally Looks Beyond Anti-Islam Bus Ads That SEPTA Is Being Forced To Run

    03/31/2015 4:30:26 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    CBS News Local ^ | March 31, 2015 | by Cherri Gregg
    PHILADELPHIA — Following a court ruling that said SEPTA must accept some anti-Muslim advertisements, those ads may begin running on dozens of buses as early as tomorrow. Today, leaders of several faiths came together to counter the ad’s hate message with a little love. Scores of Christians, Jews, and Muslims today joined Philadelphia elected officials for a rally in Love Park designed to protest the incendiary bus ads, which link Adolf Hitler to Islam. “We have to speak out against hate,” said Bilal Qayyum, who converted to Islam more than 45 years ago. “It does nothing to help the city...
  • Once again the Liberal Media assert their power.

    03/31/2015 7:53:38 AM PDT · by DiogenesLamp · 35 replies
    As I watched "Good Morning America" today, I saw a segment where the media was bringing pressure to bear on the Indiana legislature and governor. George Stephanopolous was questioning governor Pence: George Stephanopolis:Final question, final yes-or-no question, Governor. Do you think it should be legal, in the state of Indiana, to discriminate against gays or lesbians? And this is how they characterize the debate. They portray one side (theirs) as heroic, and the other side (ours) as evil. Governor Pence was not prepared for this ambush. His response was scatter shot and muddled. Among the things he could have said...
  • Indiana plans language to 'clarify' religious objections law to assuage discrimination fears

    03/30/2015 9:49:34 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/30/15
    Indiana's Republican legislative leaders said Monday they're working on adding language to a new state law to make it clear that it doesn't allow discrimination against gays and lesbians.... Supporters of the law insist the law will keep the government from compelling people to provide services they find objectionable on religious grounds. Arkansas is poised to follow in Indiana's footsteps, as Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson has said he'll sign a measure moving through the state's Legislature.
  • Seattle Joins San Francisco in Banning City-Funded Trips to Indiana

    03/30/2015 9:34:06 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 42 replies
    Politics USA ^ | 3/30/15 | Hrafnkell Haraldsson
    .....San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee on Thursday placed a travel ban on city-funded trips to Indiana, saying, “San Francisco taxpayers will not subsidize legally-sanctioned discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people by the State of Indiana.”
  • Amendment by Consent

    03/26/2015 9:05:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 26, 2015 | Judge Andrew Napolitano
    Here is a short pop quiz. When Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed Congress earlier this month about the parameters of the secret negotiations between the United States and Iran over nuclear weapons and economic sanctions, how did he know what the negotiators were considering? Israel is not a party to those negotiations, yet the prime minister presented them in detail. When Hillary Clinton learned that a committee of the U.S. House of Representatives had subpoenaed her emails as secretary of state and she promptly destroyed half of them -- about 33,000 -- how did she know she could get...