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  • Why God Is a He

    08/01/2022 7:52:29 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 30 replies
    PragerU ^ | May 5, 2019 | Dennis Prager
    Is God a man, a woman, or a genderless force that cannot be identified by masculine or feminine traits? Society offers a range of ideas, but what do religious texts have to say about this immutable characteristic of God? Dennis Prager offers some insightful answers.
  • Joe Biden Has No Right To Declare a National Climate Emergency

    07/22/2022 8:23:43 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Townhall ^ | 07/22/2022 | David Harsanyi
    The Washington Post reported Monday night that President Joe Biden is "considering whether to declare a national climate emergency" to "salvage his stalled environmental agenda and satisfy Democrats on Capitol Hill." A few hours later, the Associated Press reported that the administration would "hold off" on the announcement as he, presumably, lays the political groundwork to move forward. There's no "It's Summer" clause in the Constitution empowering the president to ignore the will of Congress and unilaterally govern when it gets hot. The rejection of the president's "agenda" by the lawmaking branch of government isn't a justification for executive action;...
  • The Democrats Need COVID to Stay in Power: The advent of the COVID pandemic has been a political windfall for the Democrats beyond any possible measure.

    03/24/2022 8:57:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/24/2022 | Steve Feinstein
    There are specific issues that are key to the very existence of the Democrat Party and most liberal/progressive advocacy groups.The Democrat Party trades in multicategory victimhood and creating taxpayer-funded Government programs in order to “cure” the problems they’ve identified and hyped for each group of victims. Often, these so-called “problems” don’t actually exist -- they’ve just been fabricated by the Democrats and trumpeted by the eagerly complicit liberal media -- but absent these so-called problems and cures, the Democrat Party would have no rationale for existing.Every special-interest and so-called minority group has its Democratically sponsored taxpayer programs.BlacksHispanics, including illegal immigrantsWomenLGBTQTeachers...
  • OSHA to states: Protect workers from COVID or forfeit authority

    10/23/2021 2:18:26 AM PDT · by Libloather · 23 replies
    In a rare move, federal labor officials have threatened to take over three states’ workplace safety programs because they failed to adopt emergency COVID-19 rules to protect healthcare workers. That admonition, labor advocates say, also serves as a thinly veiled warning that resisting the forthcoming federal vaccine mandate for most healthcare workers and employees at large companies likewise could cost states their regulatory power over workplace safety. “This is definitely an effort to send a message that [the Occupational Safety and Health Administration] is going to take any defiance of the next standard very seriously,” said Jordan Barab, who served...
  • AMERICA Prayer Vigil JUNE 23, 2021

    06/23/2021 12:06:32 AM PDT · by Norski · 15 replies
    Free Republic ^ | June 23, 2021 | Free Republic Intercessors
    Join with fellow FREEPERS across the world to pray for AMERICA: For those in Authority in Government, Family, Military, Business, Agri-Business, Healthcare, Education, Churches, Technology, and the Media. "I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone: for kings and all those in authority that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness." (1 Timothy 2:1-2) Religion Forum threads labeled [Prayer] are closed to debate of any kind.
  • DeSantis Won’t Mandate COVID-19 Vaccine, GOP Lawmaker Fears Next Governor Might

    11/27/2020 3:54:13 PM PST · by rarestia · 9 replies
    Spectrum BayNews9 ^ | 4:45 PM ET Nov. 27, 2020 | Mitch Perry
    FLORIDA — Gov. Ron DeSantis announced last week that while vaccines for COVID-19 are coming soon, he won’t require anyone to get vaccinated if they don’t want to. But a GOP state lawmaker said that state law, as currently written, could allow him or any other governor to mandate vaccinations, and he will file legislation in the coming days to repeal that law. “Right now in Florida, under the public health emergency statute chapter 381, they can literally take you, test you, quarantine you, but also force you to take a vaccine. They can restrain you and force you to...
  • Newt Gingrich: The Thieves Who Stole Our Election Got Sloppy

    11/24/2020 6:37:20 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 11/24/2020 | Newt Gingrich
    Laziness leads to sloppiness, and sloppiness is how the most brazen heist in American history is being exposed...Stealing the 2020 election was a mammoth undertaking, involving widespread lawlessness and illicit partnerships between private actors and public officials. They’ve been working to cover their tracks since Election Day, but they didn’t work fast enough. Now, the courts need to stop them from destroying any more evidence so that the people of Pennsylvania—and the rest of the country—can accurately assess the ramifications of their wrongdoing.Explosive new litigation filed in federal district court on Nov. 21 details and documents a wide variety of...
  • Dr. Fauci: Americans “Don’t Believe Science And They Don’t Believe Authority”

    06/19/2020 8:19:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 80 replies
    Summit News ^ | 06/19/2020 | Steve Watson
    Dr. Anthony Fauci, the polarising director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, slammed everyday Americans for refusing to go along with ‘authority’ on medical matters, and accused people of ‘amazing denial’ when it comes to ‘truth’. Speaking on a podcast called Learning Curve, produced by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Fauci charged that “unfortunately, there is a combination of an anti-science bias that people are — for reasons that sometimes are, you know, inconceivable and not understandable — they just don’t believe science and they don’t believe authority.” “So when they see someone up...
  • Debate and discussion of fundamental issues separating Protestants and Catholic

    06/11/2020 4:55:54 AM PDT · by ADSUM · 43 replies
    Catholic Answers ^ | 6/11/2020 | Atkins, Gregg
    Steve Gregg is a nationally known Protestant radio broadcaster. He’s hosted The Narrow Path, which airs daily on dozens of radio stations around the country. He’s also the author of multiple books, he’s founded a Bible school, and he’s taught verse-by-verse through the books of Scripture many times. Best of all, he is a real gentleman who not only knows his stuff but who is also interested in getting to the heart of issues and exploring them in a way that avoids the pitfalls of so many debates. You can get your front row seat right now - Order your...
  • Group of businesses file suit against Whitmer, challenge executive authority

    04/28/2020 4:18:42 PM PDT · by Libloather · 40 replies
    Crain's Detroit ^ | 4/28/20 | Dustin Walsh
    **SNIP** The lawsuit challenges Whitmer's executive powers and seeks an immediate injunction. "For the first time in our state's history - indeed, in our nation's history - the state government is mass quarantining healthy people instead of the sick," the lawsuit reads. "As a free people, we have the unalienable right to pursue happiness, which includes the freedom to make our own choices about our safety and welfare without unconstitutional interference. In the face of the coronavirus, it means the freedom to choose whether to stay at home, or to keep calm and carry on with the things that make...
  • Bishop Barron's Daily Reflection - The Ultimate Authority

    04/25/2020 11:24:09 AM PDT · by MurphsLaw · 1 replies
    Word on Fire Ministry | 4-25-2020 | Bishop Robert Barron
    Feast of St. Mark MARK 16:15-20 Friends, today’s Gospel gives us Mark’s very laconic account of the Ascension: "So then the Lord Jesus, after he spoke to them, was taken up into heaven and took his seat at the right hand of God." We should think of it as Jesus’ going to his heavenly place in order to reign over the earth. Now, don’t literalize this language—there aren’t chairs in heaven—but take it very seriously indeed. What Mark is suggesting is that Jesus is now reigning; he’s in the attitude of a king on his throne. This means that he...
  • SC AG issues opinion saying local governments do not have authority to exercise emergency powers delegated to governor

    03/27/2020 11:21:38 AM PDT · by buckalfa · 11 replies
    WSPA News 7 ^ | March 27, 2020 | WSPA Staff
    COLUMBIA, SC (WSPA) – South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson issued an opinion Friday saying that local governments don’t have the authority to “exercise emergency powers that are delegated to the Governor by state lawmakers.” The following is the full news release issued Friday: South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson issued an opinion today saying local governments do not have the authority to exercise emergency powers that are delegated to the Governor by state lawmakers. Some cities in the state have enacted “stay at home” orders to try to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus. However, the attorney general’s...
  • California To Lose MPG and Emissions Authority

    09/14/2019 3:45:26 AM PDT · by Libloather · 74 replies
    The Trump administration is moving forward with a plan to revoke California's authority to set its own vehicle greenhouse gas standards and declare that states are pre-empted from setting their own vehicle rules, three people briefed on the matter said on Thursday. According to Reuters, President Donald Trump met with senior officials on Thursday at the White House to discuss the administration's plan to divide its August 2018 proposal to rollback Obama era standards through 2025 and revoke California's waiver under the Clean Air Act to set state requirements for vehicles, the people said.
  • Obama got expanded authority to exchange FISA-controlled intel with foreign governments – in 2012

    04/06/2019 11:08:32 AM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 16 replies
    libertyunyielding.com ^ | 4/5/19 | Luke Rosiak
    A secret memo granted broad rights to the FBI to share information gathered under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act with foreign officials. Two-way exchange of information with foreign officials could allow the politicized targeting of Americans, since foreign nations aren’t obligated to uphold the U.S. Constitution. The efforts by the Justice Department to gather information on Trump aides repeatedly involved figures associated with foreign agencies. Foreign allies strongly opposed President Donald Trump declassifying information illuminating the investigation into Russian collusion. A 2012 Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court motion contained a little-noticed provision expanding the FBI’s ability to share information with foreign...
  • Public Education’s Dirty Secret

    02/10/2019 8:24:14 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 93 replies
    Quillette ^ | February 10, 2019 | Mary Hudson
    Bad teaching is a common explanation given for the disastrously inadequate public education received by America’s most vulnerable populations. This is a myth. Aside from a few lemons who were notable for their rarity, the majority of teachers I worked with for nine years in New York City’s public school system were dedicated, talented professionals. Before joining the system I was mystified by the schools’ abysmal results. I too assumed there must be something wrong with the teaching. This could not have been farther from the truth. Teaching French and Italian in NYC high schools I finally figured out why...
  • Yes, Trump really has authority to use military force at the border.....

    11/24/2018 10:21:33 PM PST · by caww · 46 replies
    .washingtonexaminer ^ | 11/2018 | Tom Rogan
    There should be very little legal controversy in the military's employment to defend the border against an unlawful incursion by foreign nationals. The defense of territory and persons is the primary responsibility of the Department of Defense. Other authorities also relevant specifically, the provisions under federal law as vested under Title 10, Chapter 13 of the U.S. code: That whenever the President considers that unlawful obstructions, combinations, or assemblages, or rebellion against the authority of the United States, make it impracticable to enforce the laws of the United States in any State by the ordinary course of judicial proceedings, he...
  • What St. Paul’s Example Can Teach Us About Authority

    10/05/2016 3:31:53 PM PDT · by Salvation · 6 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 10-05-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    What St. Paul’s Example Can Teach Us About Authority Msgr. Charles Pope • October 5, 2016 • In daily Mass we have been reading from second chapter of the Letter to the Galatians. In it, St. Paul recounts his personal history and describes his authority. the reviewing the faith journey of St. Paul, who describes his personal history and also his authority in the second chapter of the Letter to the Galatians. St. Paul’s story is interesting for three reasons. It can help to correct notions that some have that St. Paul’s ascended to the office of apostle (bishop)...
  • What a President can do in 2017

    05/02/2017 5:56:20 PM PDT · by DJlaysitup · 14 replies
    Vanity ^ | 5/2/2017 | DJlaysitup
    "What can our President(s) really do?...seriously...I am flabbergasted."
  • The ideas set out by Martin Luther sparked a reformation in the idea of authority itself

    03/25/2017 11:20:07 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 61 replies
    History Today ^ | March 22, 2017 | By Frank Furedi
    It is unlikely that Martin Luther set out to shatter authority. Yet the Reformation, which started with the publication of his Ninety-Five Theses in 1517, set in motion a chain of events that fundamentally undermined the idea of authority itself. Luther demanded that the papacy respond to his criticisms of the Church’s moral failings. His actions did not simply call into question the moral authority of the Church. His defiant stand gave voice to a sentiment that would eventually provide legitimation for disobeying all forms of authority. Luther’s challenge to the papacy’s moral status converged with the ascendancy of secular...
  • The Magdeburg Confession

    12/17/2009 12:06:40 PM PST · by the_conscience · 2 replies · 388+ views
    Law and History Review ^ | John Witte Jr
    Ironically, Beza found his "signal example"8 of how to deal with tyranny and resistance not so much in the work of early Calvinists as in the work of later Lutherans—particularly the Lutheran jurists and theologians who had drafted the Magdeburg Confession of 1550. The Magdeburg Confession was a major distillation of the most advanced Lutheran resistance theories of the day.9 The leaders of the small Saxon city of Magdeburg had drafted this Confession in response to the order of the Holy Roman Emperor to impose by civil law the uniform Catholic doctrines and liturgies being crafted by the Council of...