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  • Nikolas Cruz Is the Result of 'It Takes a Village'

    02/25/2018 10:17:36 AM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | February 25, 2018 | Rich Logis
    February 19, 2018 was the day the Democratic Party publicly declared its War on Youth. Yes, we know that the Democrats and DMIC (the Democrat Media Industrial Complex) have always preyed upon our children, and yes, we know that the Democrats have infested and infiltrated virtually every industry in America Ė especially where the youth spend much of their time. But it was early last week when the Democrats fired their modern-day Fort Sumter shot. Does everyone see what the Democrats have done? They've pitted children against us, thereby mainstreaming and normalizing child exploitation. What the Democrats did to Parkland...
  • Another University Will Have To Pay For Its Title IX Zealotry

    02/25/2018 7:46:40 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 19 replies
    Forbes ^ | February 25, 2018 | George Leef
    The Obama administration was notable for its disregard of the rule of law in its avid pursuit of politically desirable outcomes. Law professor David Bernsteinís book on that subject, Lawless examined many such instances (see my review here) including the demand by Department of Education officials that colleges and universities scrap due process for accused male students in pursuit of high numbers of punishments for sexual assault. Now some of the schools that eagerly complied with the Departmentís abuse of Title IX (the 1972 law that was written to keep schools that received federal funds from discriminating against women applicants)...
  • Wayneís World

    02/25/2018 7:15:48 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 25, 2018 | Gil Gutknecht
    The other day I got my hair cut at Wayneís Barbershop in Gulf Shores, Alabama. Wayne has been cutting hair here for 50 years. He opens at 6:00 am. There are often patrons waiting for him to unlock the door. He is a conservative and a quintessential Trump supporter. He told me he would love to cut the Presidentís hair. He generously shares his political opinions with anyone within earshot. In short, Wayne is my kinda guy. When the subject turned to Jeff Sessions, Wayne unloaded. Now understand, Jeff Sessions is almost a home town boy. Jeff may not have...
  • Why Do Clergy Advocate More Gun Control Instead of More Religion?

    02/25/2018 6:58:39 AM PST · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 25, 2018 | Bruce Bialosky
    In the aftermath of another school campus mass murder by a deranged individual, there were a myriad of reactions as people tried to come to grips with why this continues to happen. Many of the reactions are expected -- especially those speaking of the need for greater controls over the acquisition of guns. One reaction I donít understand is why clergy are not calling for more religion instead of more gun control. By now you know that (to their credit) the FBI stated they did not act on a tip received on the Parkland, Fla., murderer that could have potentially...
  • Two Comparisons: Killing Our Children

    02/25/2018 6:45:23 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 25, 2018 | Kevin McCullough
    ďWhat are we doing?Ē†That question rang through a riveted and silent CPAC crowd on Friday as the president repeated it, ďSo what are we doing?ĒHe continued, ďWe want to ensure that when there are warning signs we can act and act very quickly. Why do we protect our banks, our airports, and our government buildings, but not our schools?ĒAs the discussion since the Valentineís Day massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School has progressed, a couple of comparisons have emerged that are truly disturbing. Their outcomes hold remarkable similarity.1. The Protestors vs The Preventionists:†In the nearly immediate aftermath of the...
  • Liberals See Only Opportunity in the Murders in Florida

    02/25/2018 5:56:13 AM PST · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 25, 2018 | Derek Hunter
    The horrific shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, will not be the watershed moment of the murder of 17 innocent people that liberals hope it will be. While it may lead to changes in some laws, liberals will not get the American people to cede to government their right of self-defense, especially since the tragedy occurred after a string of failures by all levels of government to act on existing laws that might have prevented it from happening. But it is yet another straw on the back of the camel already overloaded with the angry divisions...
  • The CIA, Obama, and Soros vs. Democracy

    02/25/2018 5:33:13 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 25, 2018 | Paul Jacob
    Is American foreign policy so foreign to our values that those who have served at the very pinnacle of the national intelligence agencies have trouble telling the truth? ďHave we ever tried to meddle in other countriesí elections?Ē Laura Ingraham, host of Fox Newsí The Ingraham Angle, asked James Woolsey, director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) from 1993 to 1995, during President Clintonís first term. ďOh, probably,Ē Mr. Woolsey replied. ďBut, uh, it was for the good of the system, in order to avoid communists from taking over. For example, in Europe in í47-í48-í49, the Greeks and the Italians,...
  • Leftists versus the People

    02/24/2018 3:20:59 PM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | February 24, 2018 | Jeffrey Folks
    Do they really hate ordinary people that much? Yes, they do. For liberals, the distinction between the "dumb masses" and their enlightened selves renders life meaningful. Disdain for ordinary folks is not just an ancillary trait of liberalism. It is fundamental to the its nature. At its heart, liberalism is a gnostic religion, and the essence of that religion is the believer's faith that he possesses the means of changing the world for the better. The belief that the world must be changed requires there to be a mass of individuals whose lives are in need of change. Following this...
  • The True Source of the N.R.A.ís Clout: Mobilization, Not Donations

    02/24/2018 11:42:44 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 43 replies
    New York Times ^ | February 24, 2018 | ERIC LIPTON and ALEXANDER BURNS
    WASHINGTON ó Few places have seen the National Rifle Association wield its might more effectively than Florida, where it has advanced a sweeping agenda that has made it easier to carry concealed weapons, given gun owners greater leeway to shoot in self-defense and even briefly barred doctors from asking patients about their firearms. To many of its opponents, that decades-long string of victories is proof that the N.R.A. has bought its political support. But the numbers tell a more complicated story: The organizationís political action committee over the last decade has not made a single direct contribution to any current...
  • More Love, Not Gun Control

    02/24/2018 10:42:02 AM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 24, 2018 | Michael Reagan
    We live in a country where liberals are constantly working to get rid of things that were once sacred to America. They've taken God out of our public schools. They've politicized and disrespected our national anthem. Now, exploiting a tragic school shooting in Florida, they're aiming to get rid of our guns. Liberals think turning America into a gun-free zone will make our schools safe and stop sick young men from going on bloody killing sprees like the one in Parkland. The clamor for stricter gun control by the mainstream media and leading Democrats like Pelosi and Schumer is as...
  • The Evangelist Who Made St. Paul Look Small

    02/24/2018 8:09:52 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 24, 2018 | Paul Greenberg
    He must have been the most wildly successful preacher in temporal history by the time he died in North Carolina, where he was born 99 years ago. He walked with presidents and kings, commoners and the uncommon, yet never lost the common touch. They all learned to call him Billy, and he wouldn't have had it any other way. He stood there like an emissary from another world far beyond this one, yet part of it. His thick hair and blue eyes made him all the more compelling a presence, yet he spoke with an authority not his but his...
  • Gas Prices v. Tax Cuts: How Trump Can Protect His Signature Achievement

    02/24/2018 8:02:23 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 24, 2018 | Ken Blackwell
    During his short time in office, President Donald Trump has taken several steps that have generated robust economic growth, including signing historic tax cuts that have already led to bigger paychecks for American workers. But to ensure that Americans can keep enjoying the benefits of this popular tax cut, the administration needs to fight rising gas prices.The challenge is a familiar one. For example, in 2011, Americans’ savings from a payroll tax cut were largely negated by rising gas prices. Similarly, an analysis by the non-partisan organization Securing America’s Future Energy found that although former President George W. Bush’s tax cuts...
  • Defending Billy Graham

    02/24/2018 7:05:49 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 24, 2018 | Douglas MacKinnon
    Back in the early 1990s while working as an official in the Pentagon, I had the high honor to meet and chat with the Reverend Billy Graham. That one meeting lifted my faith like none before or since. To look into the eyes of Billy Graham was to see an incredibly humble servant of the Lord who only wanted his fellow human beings to know the love, faith, joy, peace, and forgiveness of Jesus Christ. I, for one, do happen to believe Billy Graham was touched by the hand of God. He truly only wanted happiness and everlasting life in...
  • MS-13: Just Trump's Boogeyman?

    02/24/2018 5:58:01 AM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 24, 2018 | Ron Hosko
    Donald Trump, well known for exaggeration and colorful language, could easily be dismissed when waving a finger at faceless ‚Äėbad hombres‚Äô coming across our southern border and insisting on construction of a ‚Äúbig, beautiful wall‚ÄĚ to protect us. ¬†His embellishments aside, it‚Äôs fair to question whether MS-13 is simply a Trump boogeyman, a gang hyped beyond its capability being worked as a clapper against the president‚Äôs bell of nationalism and anti-immigration fear-mongering. ¬†Trump¬†grabbed our attention¬†during his State of the Union address by introducing four still-grieving parents painfully gripped by the murder of their daughters at MS-13 hands on Long Island....
  • NRA-basher Emma Gonzalez (Whose Father Fled Castro's Gun-outlawing Cuba)

    02/24/2018 5:29:41 AM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 24, 2018 | Humberto Fontova
    ‚ÄúWhen adults tell me I have the right to own a gun, all I can hear is my right to own a gun outweighs your student's right to live. All I hear is mine, mine, mine, mine.‚ÄĚ (Parkland high school student Emma Gonzalez. (Feb. 17, 2018.)‚ÄúGuns? What for?...to fight the government? The Cuban people don‚Äôt need guns nowadays!‚ÄĚ (Fidel Castro during his very first speech upon entering Havana Jan. 8, 1959.)¬†Shortly after Castro‚Äôs famous speech, the process of gun confiscation started in Cuba‚ÄĒbut gradually. Initially it was aimed at disarming rival revolutionary groups, who had fought Batista but weren‚Äôt Communist-backed....
  • Surprise, Guess Who Is More Popular Than Obama?

    02/24/2018 5:17:35 AM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 24, 2018 | Jeff Crouere
    On Friday, President Trump addressed the largest crowd of conservative activists in the history of CPAC. It was another memorable Trump speech, listing his many accomplishments and encouraging the crowd to support Republican candidates in the mid-term elections. For 80 minutes, the President discussed an array of issues such as tax cuts, judicial appointments, immigration and the strong economy. To the delight of the crowd, Trump claimed that ďwe have got seven years to go folks.Ē Of course, this did not thrill the Presidentís many enemies in the national news media. MSNBCís Ali Veshi said the Presidentís speech was similar...
  • The great strategic deception (When does Hillary get investigated?)

    02/23/2018 6:40:28 PM PST · by Libloather · 35 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 2/21/18 | James A. Lyons
    The underlying theme promoted by the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee (DNC), supported by the mainstream media, that there was collusion between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin to ensure a Hillary Clinton defeat, never made any strategic sense. After all, why would Vladimir Putin want Donald Trump as president when he vowed to restore Americaís greatness by not only rebuilding our military forces, including our nuclear forces, but also by restoring our border security, and revitalizing our economy and American exceptionalism? Therefore, the false dossier had to be created to first destroy candidate Trump, and in...
  • Protect Kids or Confiscate Guns?

    02/23/2018 3:18:35 PM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 23, 2018 | Pat Buchanan
    In days gone by, a massacre of students like the atrocity at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School would have brought us together. But like so many atrocities before it, this mass murder is tearing us apart. The perpetrator, the sick and evil 19-year-old who killed 17 innocents with a gun is said to be contrite. Having confessed, he faces life in prison. For the next half-century, Nikolas Cruz will be fed, clothed, sheltered and medicated at the expense of Florida taxpayers, including the families of those he murdered. Cruz's punishment seems neither commensurate with his crimes nor a deterrent for...
  • Rumors of Conservatism's Demise Greatly Exaggerated

    02/23/2018 2:48:03 PM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 23, 2018 | David Limbaugh
    I happened onto a piece by Bill Kristol in The Weekly Standard, wherein he links to "a short, powerful piece in National Review" by Rick Brookhiser, who "concludes that 'the conservative movement is no more. Its destroyers are Donald Trump and his admirers.'" I somewhat get the sentiment -- or at least I used to -- because during the GOP primaries, I fleetingly entertained a similar concern that Trump, whom I didn't consider a conservative, might undermine the conservative movement in the long run if elected. Presumably trying to console Brookhiser, Kristol writes: "Movements grow old. They eventually die....
  • Mentally Ill CNN Aims Anger at Trump, NRA

    02/23/2018 2:21:03 PM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | February 23, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: So now we have learned even more about what went on at the school in Parkland, Florida. Queue up audio sound bite No. 19. This was yesterday in Ft. Lauderdale. The Broward County sheriff, Scott Israel, held a press conference and said this about one of his officers, Deputy Scot Peterson ó who, as it turns out, was armed and was on duty at the school, at the time of the shooting. ISRAEL: What I saw was a deputy arrive at the west side of building 12, take up a position, and he never went in. REPORTER: What should...