Supreme Court backs Hobby Lobby in contraceptive mandate challenge

Posted on June 30 - from Fox News

[Ed. note: A narrow victory for religious freedom... but a victory nonetheless!]

The Supreme Court ruled Monday that certain "closely held" for-profit businesses can cite religious objections in order to opt out of a requirement in ObamaCare to provide free contraceptive coverage for their employees.

The 5-4 decision, in favor of arts-and-crafts chain Hobby Lobby and one other company, marks the first time the court has ruled that for-profit businesses can cite religious views under federal law. It also is a blow to a provision of the Affordable Care Act which President Obama's supporters touted heavily during the 2012 presidential campaign

"Today is a great day for religious liberty," Adele Keim, counsel at The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty which represented Hobby Lobby, told Fox News. Read more...

Fear of Voting Grips Senate Democratic Chiefs

Posted on June 30 - from Breitbart

[Ed. note: Not surprisingly, there are agendas in Washington that are not for the good of the people.]

A fear of voting has gripped Democratic leaders in the Senate, slowing the chamber's modest productivity this election season to a near halt.

With control of the Senate at risk in November, leaders are going to remarkable lengths to protect endangered Democrats from casting tough votes and to deny Republicans legislative victories in the midst of the campaign. The phobia means even bipartisan legislation to boost energy efficiency, manufacturing, sportsmen's rights and more could be scuttled.

The Senate's masters of process are finding a variety of ways to shut down debate. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., now is requiring an elusive 60-vote supermajority to deal with amendments to spending bills, instead of the usual simple majority, a step that makes it much more difficult to put politically sensitive matters into contention. This was a flip from his approach to Obama administration nominees, when he decided most could be moved ahead with a straight majority instead of the 60 votes needed before. Read more...

Patriot Pulpits And Liberty Churches Are America’s Only Solution

Posted on June 28 - from Chuck Baldwin Live

[Ed. note: Silence in the face of evil is itself evil: God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act. —Dietrich Bonhoeffer]

I am absolutely convinced that the only way we are going to achieve any semblance of a genuine solution to our country’s ills is to resurrect patriot pulpits and liberty churches. There is no other solution. The Republican Party is just as much a part of the problem as is the Democrat Party. Conservatives are as culpable as are liberals. Christians are as problematic as are unbelievers. If we do not see a resurrection of patriot pulpits and liberty churches, everything else is merely a Band-Aid. As the pulpits go, so goes the nation. America’s problem is not the White House; it is the church house.

I am also aware that what I am doing as the pastor of Liberty Fellowship in Kalispell, Montana, is way out front of (or outside the box of, however one wants to say it) the understanding of the vast majority of professing believers. However, if one would take the time to read the sermons of Colonial pastors such as John Leland, John Witherspoon, James Caldwell, John Peter Muhlenberg, Elisha Williams, Charles Chauncy, Jonathan Mayhew, Isaac Backus, Samuel Sherwood, Jacob Cushing, Samuel Cooper, Samuel Langdon, Enos Hitchcock, Ebenezer Baldwin, etc., one would discover that my sermons track much closer to their sermons than those one would hear preached in ninety-five percent of America’s churches today. But, the problem is the vast majority of today’s pastors and preachers have completely lost sight of that kind of preaching. The result is, such preaching seems odd--even unbiblical--to most Christians. Read more...

A Heartbreaking Unspoken Consequence of Obama

Posted on June 27 - from American Thinker

[Ed. note: In matters of conscience, the law of the majority has no place. - Mahatma Gandhi]

Decades of socialist/progressive indoctrination in our schools, media, and culture, plus six years of Obama, have yielded a devastating unspoken consequence. It is the loss of who we use to be as Americans.

For families such as the Heplers watching the “Hobby Lobby case,” the issue of religious freedom is real and the HHS mandate is personal. The Heplers, who own Seneca Hardwood Lumber in Pennsylvania, want to continue providing employees health insurance without the government forcing them to violate their Catholic faith. They say the Affordable Care Act seeks to compel them to choose between living out their religion and running their business.

In the hours before the Supreme Court decision is announced, The Daily Signal looks back at some of the images from an exclusive video interview in which the Hepler family talks with passion about Americans’ need to “wake up” and stand for religious liberty — our “first freedom.” Read more...

Pictures of Faith at Work: This Family Waits, Prays for Obamacare Ruling

Posted on June 26 - from The Daily Signal

[Ed. note: What has always made the state a hell on earth has been precisely that man has tried to make it his heaven. - Friedrich Hayek, “The Road to Serfdom”]

The Supreme Court is expected to decide as early as today whether the government can force two family businesses, Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Specialties, to provide employee health plans that cover abortion-inducing drugs and devices. Countless other faith-based family businesses face devastating fines under Obamacare if they don’t break their moral and religious convictions and comply with the same mandate issued by the Department of Health and Human Services.

In his 1961 Inaugural Address, President John F. Kennedy said, “My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.” Democrats have perverted Kennedy's inspiring challenge. Their dispiriting goal is to have as many Americans as possible controlled by and dependent on government, even for life itself, which is at the root of ObamaCare.

I mourn the loss of the independent, self-reliant mindset that made our parents great, and of the pride and dignity it generated within them. Welfare (government assistance) was a last resort and for the truly needy. Read more...

McDaniels Loses Primary- Cuccinelli Gets Blamed by Virginia Bloggers??

Posted on June 26 - from Virginia Liberty

[Ed. note: For those unfamiliar with Virginai politics Ken Cuccinelli, with the support of the grassroots Republican won the nomination to run for the position of Governor. In anger, many of the old guard in the commonwealth walked away from the conservative candidate... as they did with Ollie North, many years before.]

So there it is. Now we know why McDaniels lost- It's Ken Cuccinelli's fault! A fellow Virginia blogger who will remain nameless as his foolish and childish assertion deserves has enlightened us all so we now can place the blame for McDaniel's loss exactly where it belongs- on the shoulders of Ken Cuccinelli, who took the helm at Senate Conservatives Fund a couple short weeks ago.

Apparently the race baiting of Thad Cochran who played the race card against McDaniels for the purpose of angering blacks into voting in the runoff against McDaniels had nothing to do with the 39% increase in black voter turnout from the GOP primary to the runoff. Dang that Ken!!.

Apparently the different dynamic from the primary to the runoff, from several candidates to a head to head match up between two had nothing to do with the outcome. Dang that Ken!! Read more...

Admitting To Faith on Resume Reduces Callbacks by 26%

Posted on June 25 - from BarbWire

[Ed. note: This also exposes the sad fact that there is currently a new unwritten anti-religious employment qualification: People of faith need not apply.]

Religious persecution is alive and well in America. Despite the incessant whining and petulant foot-stomping about discrimination based upon the phony designation of same-sex “orientation,” it turns out that people of faith are actually the ones who have something to complain about.

A Gallup poll found that 7 out of 10 Americans identify as very or moderately religious. Nevertheless, two recent studies have disclosed that religious identification remains a primary target for employment discrimination. Job applicants, who make reference to membership in a university-related religious organizations on their resumes, can experience up to a 26% reduction in callbacks by prospective employers.

The Washington Times reports:

Scholars with the “Religious Affiliation and Hiring Discrimination” field experiments, conducted in the South and New England, found that “applicants who expressed a religious identity were 26 percent less likely to receive a response from employers.” Read more...

Massachusetts Mayor: Stop sending refugees!

Posted on June 25 - from GOPUSA

[Ed. note: We are seeing the Cloward-Piven strategy being played out before our eyes.]

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) -- A Massachusetts mayor is calling for an end to refugee resettlement in his city, saying Somali families are putting pressure on already strained services in Springfield, a onetime industrial center where nearly a third of the population lives below the poverty line.

Mayor Domenic Sarno is the latest mayor to decry refugee resettlement, joining counterparts in New Hampshire in Maine in largely rare tensions with the State Department, which helps resettle refugees in communities across America.

The mayor is drawing criticism from those who say this country has a moral obligation to help the outcast and refugees who say they're being scapegoated for problems the city faced long before their arrival.

"Why not talk about the problems in the city, why not talk about the houses that are unstable and in bad conditions, why only talk about the Somalis and Somali Bantus?" Mohammed Abdi, 72, said through an interpreter. Read more...

Tennessee Imam Abu Ammaar Yasir Qadhi: "Jews and Christians are Filthy, Their Lives and Property can be Taken in Jihad by the Muslims"

Posted on June 24 - from Freedom Outpost

[Ed. note: Islamic teachings from the mouth of a Muslim.]

Abu Ammaar Yasir Qadhi, a Memphis Imam based in Tennessee, preaches openly about what Islam truly is. He makes no bones about thinking that anyone other than a Muslim doesn't deserve anything and are less than Muslims. In fact, part of Yasir Qadhi's preaching includes rhetoric that says non-Muslims lives are forfeit and their property is legal for Muslims to take in jihad, (and this would include women as sex slaves) Recently Yasir Qadhi said that "Jews and Christians filthy, their lives and property can be taken in jihad by the Muslims."

Yasir Qadhi is not only a Memphil Imam, but is is also the Dean of Academic Affairs at the Al-Maghrib Institute. He is a hafiz (has memorized the Qur'an) and he has an M.A. in the Islamic Creed and a B.A. in Islamic Sciences from Islamic University of Medina, as well as a master's and a doctorate in Islamic Studies from Yale.

During a lecture on Shirk, or polytheism, Yasir Qadhi said that Jews and Christians are mushrikoon, or polytheists, because they have made partners with Allah. From Yasir Qadhi's perspective, only Muslims are monotheists. Read more...

GOP Lawmakers: Get Ready For The $1 Billion Obamacare Insurance Bailout

Posted on June 23 - from Personal Liberty Digest

[Ed. note: Can anyone name a government program that came in under budget and without an element of fraud?]

The chairman of the House Economic Growth, Job Creation and Regulatory Affairs subcommittee said Wednesday that taxpayers could end up bailing out insurance companies to the tune of $1 billion as a result of Obamacare.

The bailout, argued Representative Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), will result from a revenue-sharing program set up under Obamacare called the Temporary Risk Corridors Program. Jordan’s assertions run counter to previous Congressional Budget Office report that said the program would cost the government nothing.

“The American people have a right to know how much these backdoor bailouts will cost,” Jordan said. “While I have great respect for the analysts at CBO, their findings in this area did not square with the evidence presented by numerous health policy experts.” Read more...

Border Security in Texas

Posted on June 21 - from Tea Party Nation

[Ed. note: There are times you cannot wait for the official program to get the job done... particularly when the official program is unable or unwilling to help.]

Texas grassroots scored a big policy win last night for Texas’ border security. Afterstalling for more than two months, House Speaker Joe Straus finally relented and added his name to a letter authorizing the Department of Public Safety to commence a border security “surge” operation.

While the Obama Administration has allowed a humanitarian crisis to build on the border, Texas is going to begin doing something.

But this wouldn’t have happened without the “noise” conservative activists and legislators were making around the state. Straus, who owes his speakership to the liberal wing of the Democrat Party, had refused to address the issue until the people spoke out.

Two months ago, Gov. Rick Perry and Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst penned an authorization letter to allow to DPS to move resources to border security. Under the law, Straus’ signature was required but he instead sat on it. Read more...

US republic now gone--fully replaced by dictatorship

Posted on June 21 - from Renew America

[Ed. note: When the President determines which rules he will obey and which ones he chooses to create - what else can we call it?]

I have been writing about this time for, at least, the last ten years. It has now arrived. It has occurred under Barack Hussein Obama. Those who say "Obama has now lost his political power" are either not seeing what's going on or are willfully attempting ignorance. As predicted, Obama's power as dictator-in-chief is on the rise and growing exponentially every day.

Obama and his criminal syndicate are completely and tyrannically running the show in the USA. US and Constitutional laws are not being followed – and have not been since Obama took the Office of POTUS – by Obama and the members of his ruling cabal. Obama's legal authority is to enforce the laws of the land. Obama has – and is – doing neither. Instead, he is writing and judging laws – replacing both Congress and SCOTUS.

The Obama syndicate didn't like SCOTUS' Citizens United decision regarding political contributions from all – not just its own leftist supporters. Therefore, the ObamaGov sicked its now wholly-owned IRS on Obama's enemies conservative, Christian and observant Jewish organizations in order to keep them all from being politically active in opposing his Orwellian and subversive policies. In an article from Huff Post – hardly a conservative or even "moderate" publication – Harlow Giles Unger writes: "Nothing in the Constitution gives a president power to issue executive orders or proclamations with the force of law. The opening words of Article I of the Constitution are quite clear: "All legislative powers... shall be vested in a Congress of the United States. Read more...

Why Do Psychiatrists Want Children on Psychostimulants?

Posted on June 20 - from Occupy Corporatism

[Ed. note: The formerly mainstream media and the government wouldn't tell us these things if they didn't want us to believe them.]

Dr. Leon Eisenberg, child and social psychiatrist who passed away in 2009, was credited with being the scientific father of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) later admitted in his last interview that ADHD is a “prime example of a fabricated disease” and treating patients diagnosed with mental diseases with “pills … could lead to behavioral problems”.

Eisenberg clarified: “The genetic predisposition to ADHD is completely overrated.”

Regardless of this fact, the diagnosis of ADHD has skyrocketed by 42% between 2003 and 2012.

Psychostimulants are prescribed for children who are diagnosed with ADHD; however this pharmaceutical increases dopamine levels and stimulates the neurotransmitter with in the brain that is linked to addiction – which could increase the possibility of drug abuse later in life. Read more...

The Las Vegas Shootings, Obama's Dumping Of Illegal Aliens, And Eric Cantor's Primary Defeat

Posted on June 19 - from

[Ed. note: The formerly mainstream media and the government wouldn't tell us these things if they didn't want us to believe them.]

Predictably, the mainstream media is doing its best to try to depict the couple who killed three people (including two police officers) in Las Vegas as right-wing militia-types. No doubt, the Obama administration will try to conjure up more gun-control. The media is already attempting to link the killers to the brave citizens who defended the Bundy family a couple of months ago. But the truth is, the citizen-militia in Bunkerville would not even allow this couple to gain access to that event, as they were concerned about the couple’s disconcerting propensities. But, of course, the radical left-wing hate group, the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), won’t tell you that.

Watch for Eric Holder and the U.S. Justice Department to use the Las Vegas shootings as an excuse to harass and harangue conservative groups, Tea Party groups, Second Amendment groups, and Patriot groups. And, of course, the media will serve in its typical capacity as propagandists against all things conservative.

Furthermore, the administration’s war against freedom-minded people takes on a chilling dimension when one reads this report:

“The Justice Department is resurrecting a program designed to thwart domestic threats to the United States, and Attorney General Eric Holder says those threats include individuals the government deems anti-government or racially prejudiced. Read more...

Will GOP Congressional leaders do their duty?

Posted on June 18 - from Loyal to Liberty

[Ed. note: Those who are devoted to accumulation of power ridicule those who believe in principle.]

The Ranking Member of the Senate Budget Committee, Republican Senator Jeff Sessions, says that, when it comes to enforcing border security and U.S. immigration laws, Obama “remains committed to escalating—rather than ending—the lawlessness.” He goes on to claim that “Republicans…are the last bulwark for the rule of law.” Yet and still the GOP leadership in Congress refuses to implement the Constitution’s provisions for calling a lawless Executive to account for his offenses. As I noted in a recent article on my blog (“GOP leaders—a craven of cowards?”) their refusal to do so raises trenchant doubts about the outcry against lawlessness and dereliction being raised by Senator Session and others. Are these matters as serious as the outraged cries of Obama’s GOP opponents make them out to be? Or has the outcry against Obama on all these matters been nothing but partisan posturing, for political effect. Are GOP criticisms the dutiful work of serious patriots, or deceitful posturing from self-serving politicos who are actually convinced that Obama has done nothing that deserves a serious response from Congress or the electorate?

According to the story I discuss in my blog post GOP leaders are afraid that carrying out their Constitutional duty to call Obama to account will interfere with their plans for the November election. Apparently they are utterly enthralled by the self-serving, power mad, Machiavellian political culture they have substituted for representative government. So, while Obama attacks the security and sovereignty of the nation, they refuse embark upon the path the Constitution provides, all because they fear to lose elective offices that, by this dereliction, they degrade to shameful sinecures. Because they have no sense of the deep betrayal involved in thus abdicating their sworn duty to God and their fellow citizens, they foolishly assume it will not disappoint, disgust and anger the very voters their connivance aims to win. But instead of winning, this self-seeking dereliction may set them up for a breathtaking defeat. For if the allegations against Obama have merit, common sense and fairness demand that Constitutional due process be respected. Defaming Obama from the election stump, while refusing to implement the Constitution’s provisions for a serious national inquest into his conduct and that of his collaborators, suggests that the GOP leaders “believe they can only score political gains in November by lynching Obama from the election stump, because they lack sufficient evidence and Constitutional justification for the accusations they have made against him.” Thus, in addition to alienating habitual supporters, disgusted by their tolerance for Obama’s outrages, reports of the politically motivated fears of GOP Congressional leaders also lend credence to Obama’s supporters, who contend that GOP allegations against him are entirely motivated by partisan and/or racial bigotry. Read more...

Unpreaching the Gospel

Posted on June 17 - from BreakPoint

[Ed. note: By failing to preach on abortion we are encouraging not only cognitive, but moral, dissonance of the highest order. We are not merely giving sanction to the evil of our age, we are also misrepresenting the gospel.]

It's What We're Doing by Staying Silent on Abortion

A recent article in “World” Magazine titled “Still-silent shepherds” summarized the top reasons evangelical pastors give for not preaching against abortion. Among them is that “preaching on the issue might politically stigmatize the pastor or politicize the pulpit, scaring seekers off.”

Aside from the fact that such reasoning is purely pragmatic—concerned with results (what works) rather than principle (what's right)—it is also severely problematic in three of its underlying assumptions:

  • One, that pulpits should avoid moral issues with controversial political overtones;
  • Two, that silence is justified on issues that may “scare seekers off”;
  • Three, that ignoring issues like abortion won't adversely impact gospel ministry.

I submit that pulpits operating on these assumptions are undoing the very work they hope to do. To varying extents, they are “unpreaching” the gospel. Read more...

Israel Will Fight Islamists Even if Obama Will Not

Posted on June 17 - from Tea Party Nation

[Ed. note: Israel has a greater power protecting her than our perfidious president.]

The Israelis are ready to go to war against Islamic fascists even if the United States is not.

The news out of the Middle East reflects how President Obama’s policies have led to an Islamic terrorist takeover of huge swaths of Syria and Iraq. No nation watches these events more closely than Israel. On June 6 the chief of the Israeli Defense Forces, Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz cryptically remarked that the IDF is gearing up to address the growing numbers of terrorist forces on its border with Syria. He noted Iraq as well for good measure.

When Israel is in the news, it is usually because it is under attack or responding to one. The only other times have been news of “peace talks” between it and the Palestinian Authority (PA), but none of those talks over decades has ever achieved peace because, as the diplomatic community knows, the Palestinians do not want it. Read more...

His School Wouldn't Let Him Speak About Christianity. He Did It Anyway.

Posted on June 16 - from The Blaze

[Ed. note: Silence in the face of evil is itself evil: God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act. — Dietrich Bonhoeffer]

Brooks Hamby seems to be a pretty successful student — mock-trial star, cross-country runner, U.S. Senate page and high school salutatorian — yet his high school administration reportedly refused to allow him to speak openly about his faith at his graduation.

That didn’t stop the California high school senior.

“In coming before you today, I presented three drafts of my speech, all of them denied on account of my desire to share with you my personal thoughts and inspiration to you: my Christian faith,” Hamby said. “In life, you will be told, ‘No.’ In life you will be told to do things that you have no desire to do. In life, you will be asked to do things that violate your conscience and desire to do what is right.” Read more...

Government Arresting People For Anti-Obama Facebook Posts

Posted on June 16 - from Political Ears

[Ed. note: At one time the accepted protocol among mental health professionals was to reserve the diagnosis of oppositional defiance disorder for children or adolescents who exhibited uncontrollable defiance toward their parents and teachers.]

This article will make you angry. The US Government is actively seeking those who criticize government, specifically Barack Obama, and arresting them without charging them. They are remanded to mental health institutions where they are given "training" on how to view the world.

Remind you of a little book that George Orwell wrote? It gets worse. Most of the victims of the government's kidnapping scheme are veterans.

In the four years since the start of Operation Vigilant Eagle, the government has steadily ramped up its campaign to “silence” dissidents, especially those with military backgrounds. Coupled with the DHS’ dual reports on Rightwing and Leftwing “Extremism,” which broadly define extremists as individuals and groups “that are mainly antigovernment, rejecting federal authority in favor of state or local authority, or rejecting government authority entirely,” these tactics have boded ill for anyone seen as opposing the government. Read more...

Border Patrol Agents Threatened With Criminal Charges For Speaking To Reporters

Posted on June 14 - from Breitbart

[Ed. note: The most transparent administration in history cannot permit the people to know what they are doing to us.]

A surge of thousands of illegal immigrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border has left federal resources and facilities overwhelmed. Most of the new migrants are children from Central America. In the aftermath of Breitbart Texas releasing photos showing minors warehoused in crowded U.S. cells, Border Patrol agents in Texas have been instructed not to speak to media outlets.

The Associated Press (AP) obtained an email from Eligio "Lee" Pena, an assistant patrol agent, that ordered more than 3,000 agents to not speak to reporters about the "humanitarian crisis." The email allegedly said that reporters are likely to press for details and "may try to disguise themselves" in the process."

Pena's email went on to warn agents that they could be disciplined or even charged with a crime if they speak to media, according to the AP. Since the news of the spike in foreign minors, Border Patrol contacts--many of whom used to speak on the record regularly--have not returned numerous phone calls or emails from Breitbart Texas. Read more...

Living And Dying Under Radical Islam

Posted on June 13 - from Personal Liberty Digest

[Ed. note: The "religion of peace" elbowing it's way through our land.]

We are no longer taking the fight to the radical Islam. They are taking it to us and kicking our butt. Worst of all, they are doing it right in our living rooms in front of our children and grandchildren. But peace-loving and turn-the-other-cheek liberals are providing aid and comfort to the enemy. And if what I have to say offends you, too damn bad. I am living in a city that puts on display some Muslim radicals; and if you don’t believe me, you have not been to my neck of the woods.

The balcony from where I write to you each week faces downtown Calgary, Canada, home to one of the largest Islamic populations in North America. It is also home to a growing breed of militant terrorists who day upon day are being radicalized within a city that used to be known as “Cowtown” because of Western pioneer values. Yet in the heart of cattle country, the Eastern influence has surged over the past decade. It is impossible to leave one’s door and not pass Muslims. Their ranks are growing annually, and their radical membership can only be estimated.

As many as 100,000 Muslims live in Calgary, home to North America’s largest mosque — not seven miles from my door. Most are peaceful, good people. But there is a minority of radicals whose medieval beliefs are focused on the necessary jihad. Read more...

Why We Fired Eric Cantor

Posted on June 12 - from The Federalist

[Ed. note: Lincoln said you can fool all of the people some of the time and some of the people all of the time... but you can't keep it up forever. Your sins will eventually find you out.]

Here’s all you need to know about Eric Cantor’s stunning loss in the Republican primary for Virginia’s seventh congressional district.

For almost as long as I’ve lived here, which is coming up on 20 years now, the purpose of the seventh district has been to re-elect Eric Cantor every two years. It’s a strongly Republican district that spans across a very conservative stretch of rural Central Virginia, from the Richmond suburbs to Culpeper. So what were we going to do, vote for a Democrat? No, we were going to vote for Cantor.

And Cantor knew it. Because he didn’t have to worry too much about getting re-elected every two years, his political ambition was channeled into rising through the hierarchy of the House leadership. Rise he did, all the way up to the #2 spot, and he was waiting in the wings to become Speaker of the House. Read more...

House Majority Leader Cantor Defeated In Primary

Posted on June 11 - from Associated Press

[Ed. note: The demise of the Tea Party has been greatly exagerated. Tonight we saw that money and name recognition are not enough to fool the people any more.]

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- House Majority Leader Eric Cantor lost in his Republican primary election Tuesday to a little-known economics professor, a stunning upset for the GOP's No. 2 in the House and a major victory for the tea party.

Cantor, viewed as a possible successor to House Speaker John Boehner, was taken down by a political novice with little money named Dave Brat. His win marked the biggest triumph this year for tea party supporters who until a few years ago backed Cantor, a former state legislator who rose to Majority Leader in 2011.

"Eric Cantor's loss tonight is an apocalyptic moment for the GOP establishment," said ForAmerica Chairman Brent Bozell, a conservative leader who advises several tea party groups. "The grassroots is in revolt and marching." Read more...

Cop Refuses To Work At Gay Pride Parade In Utah

Posted on June 10 - from Liberty Crier

[Ed. note: In a culture that cries out for tolerance, there is little room for diverse opinions and beliefs.]

A Salt Lake City police officer has been placed on leave after refusing an assignment to work at a gay pride parade.

The officer was among about 30 officers assigned to provide traffic control and security for the annual Utah Pride Parade on Sunday in Salt Lake City, said department spokeswoman Lara Jones.

“We don’t tolerate bias and bigotry in the department, and assignments are assignments … To allow personal opinion to enter into whether an officer will take a post is not something that can be tolerated in a police department,” Jones told KSL. Read more...

Is There A Missing Self-Evident Truth

Posted on June 9 - from John Oliver

[Ed. note: Sometimes we have to think a little to understand all the founders wrote into our documents.]

The Declaration of Independence identifies 4 self-evident truths:

  • That all men are created equal.
  • That they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
  • That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed/
  • That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.

But doesn’t the language of the Declaration imply another truth? Look at these two sentences:

  • “When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another…”
  • “whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it”

Old Drilling and Fracking Data Reveals Surprises

Posted on June 7 - from Natural Gas Now

[Ed. note: The data isn't quite what the elitists would have us believe... check it out.]

Sometimes old drilling and fracking data can reveal a great deal about the potential for natural gas development or at least help in dispensing with some myths.

Many people don’t realize it, but there is a wealth of public information available in the records of state agencies regarding the performance of old oil and gas wells, including gas wells in some surprising places. There are many surprises, in fact, when one digs into the material. It proves the long knowledge of natural gas in the Delaware River Basin and parts of the Susquehanna River Basin where some folks think there is none. It also demonstrates the long-time use of fracking in these regions.

Old Fracking Data Indicates Fracking Is Nothing New

First, as a matter of full disclosure let note the information below contains data I am far from an expert in interpreting. I am only giving you the facts as they appear in the old records. I do not wish to raise false hopes and expectations, nor create a land rush based on what I’ve found. I am, nonetheless, cautiously optimistic this data will help people understand exactly what lies beneath their feet in our beautiful region. I leave it to the geologists and petroleum engineers to decipher the nitty gritty details. Read more...

Scandal-Ridden Massachusetts DCF Agrees To Free Justina

Posted on June 6 - from Personal Liberty Digest

[Ed. note: DCF has agreed, but let's not celebrate too much until the young woman is actually out of their clutches.]

The Connecticut girl kidnapped by the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families and imprisoned in Boston Children’s Hospital for more than year has been cleared to return home by the courts. But she has not yet been released, as the legal system continues to drag its feet.

Last week, Justina’s family and attorneys with the Liberty Council filed a motion in Juvenile Court requesting she be returned to her parents, Linda and Lou Pelletier. Massachusetts DCF indicated it would not object to the motion.

In mid-May, Justina was transferred from Massachusetts to a Connecticut facility. Since then, she has been receiving treatment from Tufts Medical Center, the same place she received treatment before her kidnapping by the State of Massachusetts in February 2013. Read more...

12 Ways Homosexual Adults Endanger Children

Posted on June 5 - from BarbWire

[Ed. note: They say their activities are victimless. We are told that what they do is none of our business, yet we find it pushed into our face every where we turn. There is a price to pay when we turn away from doing what is right.]

“Surely you don’t believe all homosexuals are child molesters!” That’s the indignant response to growing concerns about open, proud homosexuals having such easy access to children and teens. New policies granting unprecedented rights to those involved in homosexual behavior connect more and more children to these proud sinners. Outright pedophilia aside, there are still many opportunities for these deviant adults to interact with and negatively influence children.

I write this article with great sadness, because every day that goes by means more vulnerable children are deceived, corrupted and enticed down roads that take them far, far from their Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Yet America’s attitude, even that of the Christian church, seems to be, “Oh, well– as long as they play the right sports and have lots of friends on Facebook!” But what happens to our sons and daughters when we don’t confront and expose this danger?

Every time I think of quitting this difficult battle, the Lord gently reminds me about the children. Libertarians act as if all humans are over the age of eighteen, but every behavior we tolerate as adults trickles down to impressionable children. The public debate about “gay rights” often forgets the youngest victims of the deception and the impact on their unfolding lives. We have to keep trying to expose the problems presented by homosexual political activism even as we try to rescue those caught up in this behavior. Read more...

NRA Blasts Activists Who Carry Long Guns for 'Shock Value'

Posted on June 4 - from GOPUSA

[Ed. note: Guys walking around with these guns are kind of like the equivalent of homosexuals parading around in their underwear, or less, in gay pride parades.]

The National Rifle Association says activists who carry long guns into restaurants and similar businesses are hurting the cause.

In a statement on the website of its Institute for Legislative Action, the group cited two incidents in Texas. The NRA said that standing in line at a fast-food eatery next to someone with a 7.62 rifle slung across his chest is unusual and also "downright weird."

"As a result of these hijinx, two popular fast food outlets have recently requested patrons to keep guns off the premises," the group said. "In other words, the freedom and goodwill these businesses had previously extended to gun owners has been curtailed because of the actions of an attention-hungry few who thought only of themselves and not of those who might be affected by their behavior. To state the obvious, that's counterproductive for the gun owning community." Read more...

Bergdahl prisoner swap: Team Obama more willing to negotiate with terrorists than Congress

Posted on June 4 - from FoxNews Edtorial

[Ed. note: This may be an indication of who our president regards as reasonable and who he is afraid to deal with.]

Following the release of five senior-level Taliban operatives in exchange for U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, the White House spin-masters immediately took to the airwaves to defend what appeared to be a clear reversal of the U.S.’s long-standing policy to not negotiate with terrorists.

Appearing on the Sunday talk shows, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel proclaimed, “We didn’t negotiate with terrorists,” followed by a disjointed explanation about how Prisoner of War (POW) exchanges are commonplace and part of long-running U.S. policy.

However, this interpretation quickly unravels once we look at the facts. At no point in time were the terrorists detained at Guantanamo classified as POWS, as Hagel’s comments would imply. Read more...

Martial Law Tools In Place

Posted on June 3 - from Conservative News and Views

[Ed. note: No other administration has felt the need to have such plans in place to quell civil unrest... not even during the tumultuous '60s. On the other hand, no other president has done so much to anger the good people of our country.]

During his campaign, de facto President Barack Obama promised to build a civilian security force at least as well armed as the military. Lovers of liberty have feared his intent to declare martial law ever since. Yesterday a report appeared in a major newspaper, giving the American people fresh reason to fear such martial law.

Deputy Secretary of Defense William J. Lynn issued the final martial law directive on December 29th, 2010. He did this during the winter holiday season. No one would be likely to pay attention. Considering what that directive says, he acted shrewdly indeed.

Directive 3025.18 provides for Defense Support for Civil Authorities, or DS CA. Most of that support would be of the kind anyone would normally expect. Say a major fire broke out in a city, and the local fire department could not cope with it. To have the military help put out this fire would make sense.

But Directive 3025.18 goes further. It says the President may send troops to quell uprisings. One of two things would have to happen before the President could do this: Read more...

8 Ridiculous Laws That Stop People From Helping Others

Posted on June 3 - from Community on Buzzfeed

[Ed. note: Many times laws restricting individuals from helping others were put into place to protect existing businesses and government units.]

Dr. Elizabeth Gohl was a dentist in the U.S. Navy for five years, where she performed hundreds of teeth extractions on sailors. She left the Navy and moved to Arkansas, where she wanted to extract teeth for free at a charity event. But the state said no.

Even though she is a licensed dentist and an orthodontist, a bizarre law kept her from volunteering. Arkansas is just one of eight states that ban orthodontists from performing basic dental services, like cleaning or removing teeth. The law also prevents another orthodontist, Dr. Ben Burris, from cleaning teeth on the cheap.

But brace yourselves bureaucrats: Dr. Gohl and Dr. Burris teamed up with the Institute for Justice and are taking the Arkansas Dental Board to court. Read more...

Faithfulness is the Key to Restoring America

Posted on June 2 - from American Thinker

[Ed. note: Politicians don't have the answers... II Chronicles 7:14 does.]

I shot the music video for my song, “We Are Americans.” Between takes, while the director was setting up a different camera angle, I was on my mark on the set. I thought, “Wow, can you believe this?” For over a year, I have been seeking the right production company and funding to produce this video. Suddenly, I have a talented director shooting my music video at no expense. Praise God!

A production company approached me about having my own TV show; the premiere show is coming soon.

For seven years, I have been trying to build a new $30-million arts and performance center in my small town, stifled by Democrat city commissioners who hate me because of my Tea Party involvement. We are not seeking funding from the city – merely their support (permits, etc). As you can imagine, many times over the past seven years, I thought my project was dead. Suddenly, the city is open to working with us.

Just as God sent Solomon knowledgeable men to help him build the temple, I have a master developer with 50 years of experience, architects, engineers, attorneys, and environmental experts on my team – not costing me a dime. Read more...

Inspector General: EPA Potentially Basing Costly Regulations On Fraudulent Data

Posted on June 2 - from Personal Liberty Digest

[Ed. note: Some would say that pretty much all environmental decisions and propaganda are based on fraudulent information... that is lies or purposeful misinterpretation.]

President Barack Obama has made no secret his willingness to use the Environmental Protection Agency to unilaterally impose business-killing regulations aimed at securing his legacy as the Nation’s first green President. But as the agency prepares a round of harsh carbon emissions rules affecting coal-fired plants in the U.S., the agency’s inspector general warns that the EPA may be drawing conclusions about pollution in the Nation based on fraudulent data.

A report released Thursday by the EPA inspector general contends that officials in the agency have failed to put protections in place to prevent fraudulent data from being used to influence EPA regulations.

Fraudulent data, according to the EPA’s definition, can result from outright fabrication by researchers, calibrating equipment incorrectly, modifying samples and manipulating analytical results, among other things. Read more...

The Age of Mafia Government

Posted on June 30 - from The Federalist

[Ed. note: The President comes from Chicago, most recently, who would have thought he would bring corruption with him?]

Chicago is a home base of the American mafia, and it seems to have sent a satellite office to run the country from Washington, DC. In major respects, our government has morphed from a guard of our natural liberties into a hierarchical system of cronies that dispenses limited freedoms only in exchange for following its tight-fisted rules.

Larry Arnn, president of Hillsdale College, has called where we’re headed feudalism. That’s a system of patronage in which the amount of leverage you have depends on your wealth and Rolodex. Another way to look at our country’s situation is by comparing how the Obama administration and its progressive allies operate to the global and American mafia.

The similarities are striking. Let’s consider a few.

Racketeering And Extortion

At the heart of every mafia enterprise is a racketeering operation, in which businesses and private citizens are forced to pay the mafia to protect themselves from harm. Potential harm includes both what The Mob inflicts and that from outside sources, such as gangs or swindlers. Often, a protection racket arises in areas where the rule of law is weak, because in those areas the police and judiciary cannot or will not provide the protection from criminals everyone needs. Read more...

Rainbow-Hued Is the New Black

Posted on June 28 - from Barb Wire

[Ed. note: The grievous failure of Christians to follow the clear teachings of Scripture on one issue (i.e., race) does not justify their abandonment of Scripture on other issues, in this case sexuality and marriage.]

I was recently asked this question: “Do you believe that disapproval of interracial relationships is indicative of hatred or bigotry? Interracial relationships like homosexual relationships are freely chosen.”

What my interlocutor was really asking is, “Isn’t disapproval of homosexual relationships analogous to disapproval of interracial relationships,” to which I would offer a hearty “Are you kidding?”

Disapproval of interracial relationships makes as much sense intellectually and morally as disapproval of relationships between people who have different eye colors. Race is a non-behavioral condition. It is as meaningless in terms of morality as eye color. It would make no more moral sense to disapprove of interracial relationships than it would to disapprove of relationships between brown-eyed people and blue-eyed people.

Yes, interracial relationships are as freely chosen as same-sex relationships, but it is not the act of choosing that determines the moral status of a relationship. It is the nature of the choice being made that determines its morality or the irrelevance of moral considerations. My frequent reference to volition in discussions of homoeroticism is not to argue that the presence of volition renders an act immoral. Rather, it’s to say that conditions that have no behavioral implications whatsoever—like race or eye color—are, unlike homoerotic activity, devoid of moral implications. It is not the mere fact that someone chooses to engage in sexual activity that renders their sexual activity licit or illicit. Rather, it is the nature of the sexual activity they choose that determines its moral status. Read more...

ICE And Border Patrol Representatives Tell Congress Illegal Children Are Clearing The Way For Cartels

Posted on June 27 - from Personal Liberty Digest

[Ed. note: There is always more to these stories than we are led to believe.]

The chief of the Nation’s Border Patrol union told Congress Wednesday that the flood of unaccompanied minors coming across the Nation’s southern border is crippling the Border Patrol’s ability to do its job. And the gaps in security are giving dangerous Mexican cartels an advantage in bringing drugs and criminals into the United States.

National Border Patrol Council President Brandon Judd told members of Congress that laws requiring special treatment for young people coming into the United States illegally have tied up roughly 40 percent of Border Patrol manpower. The union president told lawmakers that the Barack Obama Administration’s “catch and release” immigration policies are largely to blame.

“This program is bad policy and encourages people from countries other than Mexico to enter the United States illegally,” he told the House Judiciary Committee. “Under this policy, and in most cases, individuals entering the U.S. illegally know they will be released if apprehended.” Read more...

Presbyterians OK with Killing Born Babies

Posted on June 27 - from National Review

[Ed. note: You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people's feet. Matthew 5:13 ESV]

The Presbyterian Church USA General Assembly has been making a lot of news on the same sex marriage issue. But this vote has my eyebrows raised. The convention voted no on protecting babies born alive after a failed abortion. From the failed motion:

1. Call for the Presbyterian Mission Agency and member congregations to enter a two-year season of reflection upon the plight of children unwanted by human society, both born and not-yet born, and to purposefully seek to enter the pure worship of God by offering aid, comfort, and the Gospel to those responsible for the care of our most desperate orphans (including those who survive abortion procedures): parents, siblings, church and community leaders, and the medical profession.

2. Direct the Moderator of the General Assembly and the Stated Clerk to issue statements that denounce the practice of killing babies born live following an abortion procedure, such as was revealed in the Dr. Kermit Gosnell clinic in Philadelphia. Read more...

Economy Collapses in First Quarter, But Growing Again

Posted on June 26 - from Money News

[Ed. note: The Gross Domestic Product contracted by almost 3% during the first quarter, after being recalculated downward twice.]

The U.S. economy contracted at a much steeper pace in the first quarter than previously estimated, turning in one of its worst-ever non-recession performances, but growth already appears to have rebounded strongly.

The Commerce Department said on Wednesday gross domestic product fell at a 2.9 percent annual rate, the sharpest decline in five years, instead of the 1.0 percent pace it had reported last month.

"It's a scary report. It sounds worrisome, but keep in mind job growth is running 200,000 each of the last four months, so we aren't just whistling in the dark in our optimism over the outlook," said Chris Rupkey, chief financial economist at Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ in New York. Read more...

Uber-Left Free Press’ 'Net Neutrality’ Isn’t What Most Supporters Think It Is

Posted on June 26 - from Tea Party Nation

[Ed. note: Net Neutrality, of necessity, means government control of the internet.]

In the cinematic classic “The Princess Bride,” Inigo Montoya utters the now oft-repeated “You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.”

Uber-Left government-media outfit Free Press is highly practiced in this disingenuous art. Their name is one shining example. It sounds good, but when you find out for what they actually stand – not so much.

And they use “Net Neutrality” one way publicly to engender support for the already heinous policy – but their ultimate intent with it is something drastically different, and dramatically worse. Read more...

Red State Progressive Blues

Posted on June 25 - from The Federalist Today

[Ed. note: The commitment of many Congressmen is not to the Constitution (including its balance of powers), but to an understanding of politics at fundamental odds with the Constitution.]

Should we pity the poor Senate Democrats running for re-election this year? Probably not, since this is the class of Senators that came in with President Obama, rubber-stamped his stimulus boondoggle, cast the decisive votes on Obamacare, and managed to go 1,444 days without passing a budget.

Skittish Democratic incumbents, however, did gain a little bit of relief this week from apologizing for the Administration’s serial incompetence and lawlessness when House Republican Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s defeat enabled the MSM to pivot back to its favorite hobby horse – the perceived electoral troubles of a national Republican party that becomes less and less controlled by its establishment types.

If these same Democrats wanted to create a little more permanent daylight between themselves and the president, they could do no better than look for help from the same long-neglected source that has fueled the campaign troubles of establishment Republicans: the Constitution. Read more...

Why Marxists Can't Govern

Posted on June 24 - from Charleston Voice

[Ed. note: They tell us that religion is the opiate of the people, yet they have their own religious devotion to the opiate of Karl Marx.]

In his book Law and Liberty the late R. J. Rushdoony had a chapter entitled The flight from life. It was about people who, unable to deal with the world as it really is, escape into flight of unrealistic fantasy, and this is what they build their lives on.

He mentioned perpetual students at universities that are ever studying but never quite able to get it all together enough to graduate and get out into the real world to work for a living.

He also mentioned Marxists, which might surprise some folks, but it really shouldn’t. Rushdoony made a cogent statement about Marx, himself, when he said: “Marx had a religious belief in the power of revolution to create a paradise on earth. The result of the destruction of the old order would be the birth of a new order.” A “New World Order?” Actually, yes, which is what today’s well-dressed Marxists have opted to call what they are trying to do (to us). Read more...

Iraq in Bible prophecy?

Posted on June 23 - from Conservative News and Views

[Ed. note: As with all unfulfilled prophecies, anyone who tells you that they can be absolutely sure how these prophecies will be fulfilled are either delusional, ignorantly confident, or a liar.]

While many preachers say that all biblical prophecies have been fulfilled, there are a few that remain unfulfilled and are puzzling "especially the ones that prophesy about Iraq. Don't bother looking for the word "Iraq" in your Bible. You won't find it. You will, however you will find Babylon, which is modern day Iraq. But don't be confused, the Bible speaks about two Babylons "the physical country of Iraq and "mystery" Babylon, which is a one world government. For these purposes, only physical Iraq is being discussed.

The Bible also refers to the Medes and Persians. Persia was Iran and Media consisted of parts of Iran, Iraq and Turkey (much of the area occupied by the Kurds today). After 549 B.C., when Cyrus defeated Media, the area under Persian control remained the most important provinces of Persia. These ancient countries under their modern names now occupy center stage in the world of politics.

As with all unfulfilled prophecies, anyone who tells you that they can be absolutely sure how these prophecies will be fulfilled are either delusional, ignorantly confident, or a liar. There are many prophecies that can be fulfilled in a number of ways, including the ones I am about to discuss. So, please understand that I am only suggesting that perhaps the foundations for these prophecies are now being set – and that we should start paying attention. Read more...

Emails Show Feds Asking Florida Cops to Deceive Judges

Posted on June 23 - from Wired

[Ed. note: This was seen on multiple sources and is one more example of the folks in DC reaching beyond the scope of their authority.]

Police in Florida have, at the request of the U.S. Marshals Service, been deliberately deceiving judges and defendants about their use of a controversial surveillance tool to track suspects, according to newly obtained emails.

At the request of the Marshals Service, the officers using so-called stingrays have been routinely telling judges, in applications for warrants, that they obtained knowledge of a suspect’s location from a “confidential source” rather than disclosing that the information was gleaned using a stingray.

A series of five emails written in April, 2009, were obtained today by the American Civil Liberties Union showing police officials discussing the deception. The organization has filed Freedom of Information Act requests with police departments throughout Florida seeking information about their use of stingrays. Read more...

When the State Owns Your Soul

Posted on June 21 - from BarbWire

[Ed. note: Giving Ceasar what is Ceasars breaks down when Ceasar decides to take more than his share.]

Sometimes violence, even murder, isn’t the worst thing you can do to a fellow human being. Stealing his soul, taking over the management of his conscience and his mind—those are worse.

America reached that depth of wickedness recently when the Colorado “Civil Rights” Commission ordered a Christian baker and his employees (including his 87-year-old mother) to undergo “sensitivity training” until they are proved to be “rehabilitated” from their religious beliefs. This was because the baker declined to make a cake for a lesbian parody of a wedding—which would have entailed his knowing participation in a third party’s act of sin.

Before there was sensitivity training, they’d stuff you into a corrugated aluminum sweat box in the sun until your mind was right. Then the Soviets came up with psychiatric hospitals for dissenters. These were considered improvements over the ancient Roman method, which was to simply kill you if you wouldn’t go along with Caesar. Read more...

ENDA Hurts Children

Posted on June 20 - from Liberty Counsel

[Ed. note: "It's about children" only seems to apply when it is convenient or when it does not upset one of his fringe constituencies.]

Washington, DC – A mother calls Liberty Counsel after her six-year-old little girl is assaulted by a gender-confused, adult male exposing himself in the swim team locker room.

Another child cries that she doesn’t want to go back to school because she doesn’t like sharing the bathroom with a gender-confused boy.

These are the faces of ENDA-like legislation that is sweeping the country. Disguised under the term “employment nondiscrimination,” ENDA singles out and targets childhood innocence. No one wants discrimination, least of all against children.. Read more...

Call Implausible IRS Lie About "Lost" Emails What It Is: Obstruction of Justice

Posted on June 20 - from BarbWire

[Ed. note: It's about time we all recognize that anything coming from the Obama regime only has the purpose of manipulating us, not informing us.]

Democrats lie routinely and habitually, and are accustomed to having their lies accepted without question by the media. It is therefore significant that the media are openly mocking the preposterous claim that Lois Lerner’s emails have been “lost”:

Last Friday afternoon, the Internal Revenue Service claimed that Lois Lerner, a former executive tasked with overseeing tax-exemption applications, lost thousands of emails after her computer crashed. Many of those emails, the tax collection agency claimed, could not be recovered.

This convenient excuse for failing to comply with a request from House investigators is not sitting well with some in the journalistic community.

“Do you believe in the Easter Bunny?” CNN’s John King asked his panel of political reporters on Monday. “Do you believe in Santa Claus? Do you believe that Lois Lerner’s emails suddenly went ‘poof?’” . Read more...

Our Time Is Never Wasted When We Stand Outside an Abortion Clinic

Posted on June 19 - from Pro-Life Action League

[Ed. note: We are not responsible for results, but we are responsible for obedience and doing the right thing.]

Having trained hundreds of sidewalk counselors in our first 34 years as an organization, we at the Pro-Life Action League have heard from many, many sidewalk counselors and prayer paratners over the years who have struggled at one point or another with a very basic human problem: namely, burnout.

When you take time on a regular basis to stand outside an abortion clinic to offer help to women, or simply to pray, your goal is clear: you hope that women change their minds and decide instead to choose life for their baby.

When that happens — and it certainly does happen — it’s nothing short of amazing, for a child that was scheduled to be killed will now be allowed to live, and your presence helped to make that happen. Read more...

Will Obama Executive Order Protecting LGBT People from Employment Discrimination Respect Religious Liberty?

Posted on June 19 - from The Christian Post

[Ed. note: The president has made it very clear that he regards Christian thinking as an obstacle to his vision of the transformed America.]

Some Christian groups are worried that President Barack Obama's forthcoming executive order guaranteeing the protection of LGBT individuals from employment discrimination with businesses that have federal contracts may not have sufficient religious liberty protections.

While the order has not yet been written up, concerns have been leveled by various individuals that the order might not include a religious exemption and would force faith-based groups to engage in hiring practices that are in opposition to the teachings of their faith

"The big question is: will the Executive Order drive out faith-based organizations out of federal contracting?" Stanley Carlson-Thies, founder and president of Institutional Religious Freedom Alliance, wrote in an email to supporters. "The federal government doesn't contract only for aircraft carriers, janitorial services, and IT expertise. It also contracts for research, consulting, and technical assistance, and, increasingly, for social services-particularly USAID and the Bureau of Prisons contract for social services." Read more...

Justice for Justina: Judge orders Connecticut girl to be returned to family

Posted on June 18 - from FoxNews

[Ed. note: About time that this girl returns home after being wrested from her family by Boston Children's Hospital after misdiagnosing her over the objections of her family and physician.]

Justina Pelletier is coming home!

A Massachusetts judge ordered the 16-year-old Connecticut girl, who was taken from her family by child welfare advocates more than a year ago, to be returned to her mother and father effective Wednesday. The ruling caps a long-running medical custody dispute that began when two highly-respected Boston hospitals clashed over the girl's diagnosis. The case sparked national outrage, and led Lou and Linda Pelletier, of West Hartford, Conn., to wage a bitter legal battle.

A Massachusetts judge ordered the 16-year-old Connecticut girl, who was taken from her family by child welfare advocates more than a year ago, to be returned to her mother and father effective Wednesday. The ruling caps a long-running medical custody dispute that began when two highly-respected Boston hospitals clashed over the girl's diagnosis. The case sparked national outrage, and led Lou and Linda Pelletier, of West Hartford, Conn., to wage a bitter legal battle. Read more...

Study: Central Banks Have Turned Into Major Stock Buyers

Posted on June 18 - from Money News

[Ed. note: Not only do the banksters hold the people's paper, they are accumulating the assets as well.]

Some financial commentators have complained that central banks have artificially boosted global stock prices with their massive easing programs.

But a new study from the Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum, a private research group, shows that many central banks are actually putting their money directly into stocks.

"The buildup of central banking interest in equities is one of the unexpected consequences of the last few years' fall in interest rates, which has depressed the returns on central banks' foreign exchange reserves and driven them to find alternative investment targets, David Marsh, managing director of the Forum, writes in his MarketWatch column.

And he sees potential danger from the central bank stock buying. It "could potentially contribute to overheated asset prices," Marsh warns. Read more...

What Has Keynes Done To Us

Posted on June 17 - from Americans For A Free Republic

[Ed. note: Logic tells us that at some point you have borrowed all you are able to pay back... but our politicians and the Fed are listening to another voice.]

The essential economic problem we confront today is that our dominant Keynesian intellectuals have abandoned reality. They do not grasp what they have wrought with the mountainous loads of debt and malinvestment that are overwhelming us. Much of this burden must be liquidated before genuine demand and growth can be restored, which will require radical reform if we are to evoke a genuine cure.

To try and solve today’s debt created crisis with more debt (as the Keynesians are presently doing) can only bring on a bigger bust the next time around, which will require still larger “debt injections” to stave off a still larger crisis. Eventually the economic implosion will be so monstrous that it can no longer be rectified with “corrective debt injections.” Consumers and businesses will have reached their limit. The Keynesian system will have met its Waterloo. Perhaps this denouement has already arrived.

This dilemma began because we altered the creation of money in a profoundly dangerous way with the inception of the Federal Reserve in 1913. Government expansion of the money supply today does not have to be redeemed in gold as the banks’ fractional reserve loans were in the nineteenth century. What the Fed does now is pyramid excessive levels of credit upon totally irredeemable currency. It can print as much money as it wishes, and banks can loan out nine dollars in credit for every printed dollar. The Fed has been creating, over the past 100 years, far more excessive debt than the worst banking systems of the 19th century. This must end in an eventual collapse. Read more...

What Does the Oregon Shooter Tell Us About Our Gun Laws?

Posted on June 16 - from National Review Online

[Ed. note: Apparently there are those who don't understand that laws don't stop law breakers.]

KGW News has identified the Oregon shooter. He was just 15 years old. What does this mean for our public policy? Well, pretty much nothing. Despite all of the chatter from the White House and beyond, “universal background checks” have absolutely nothing to do with this case. In Oregon, 15-year-olds are not allowed to purchase firearms of any sort – whether from stores or from private sources. Last year’s Toomey-Manchin proposal, which would have mandated checks for all private sales, would therefore not have applied to this case and could not have stopped this shooting. To pretend otherwise is downright dishonest.

We also know that the shooter broke a number of other laws. Reports have suggested that he used a “rifle.” But in Oregon, one is not allowed to “possess” a long gun until one is 18. The killer wasn’t 18.

His parents did not transfer the firearm to him. Instead, he took it from his home without permission. In consequence, he was breaking the law. Further, he was prohibited from carrying a rifle with him in public, and from taking it into his school. He did both in violation of the law. And, obviously, he was not allowed to fire it at people or to kill them. He did both. In violation of the law. Read more...

Liberal Policies Can’t Help but Destroy the Middle Class

Posted on June 14 - from The Curtis Initiative

[Ed. note: Our country is in real trouble when decisions are made on the basis of what is good for the government rather than what is good for the people.]

In the mid fifth century A.D., in the waning days of the Roman Empire, the corrupt ruling elite in Rome turned the once revered legions against their citizen provincials in order to exact what had become a crushing tax burden. In my book, Lessons from Fallen Civilizations I observe that one of the most recurring features of failing civilizations is that a corrupt ruling class will inevitably impoverish and ultimately destroy its own middle class, in the case of the Romans, the small farmer and merchant.

Janet Yellin Eschews Capitalism

Recently, Federal Reserve Chairwoman, Janet Yellen, when testifying before congress, was asked by the avowed socialist senator from Vermont, Bernie Sanders, “Are we still a capitalist democracy or have we gone over to an oligarchic form of society run by the billionaire class?”

Yellen disturbingly responded, “I don’t know what to call our system—I prefer not to give labels, but there’s no question we’ve had the trend toward growing inequality, and I personally find it a very worrisome trend that deserves the attention of policy makers.” Read more...

GOP Establishment Allegiance

Posted on June 13 - from Tea Party Nation

[Ed. note: What has happend that has permitted the corporatists to use the conservative majority within the Republican Party for their own ends.]

Here’s one of the main reasons that we, the people, are not represented by the Republican Party. The Washington Post writes that Cantor’s loss in Virginia is bad for “big business”.

Of course, we’d already known of that linkage for years. GOP Establishment freshman Senator, Jeff Flake, was a lobbyist before he ran for office. But for those to whom it was unknown, the US Chamber of Commerce’s recent statement of its intent to fight the Tea Party removed all doubt.

So what is the GOP’s excuse for the bailouts and pandering to “big businesses”? One thing they tell us is that they are “too big to fail”. Is that true? I don’t think so. The nation’s largest employers are small businesses, not big ones. Putting even that aside, why was it that the big businesses, so important to the GOP it seems, were set to fail in the first place? Why do most businesses fail? It’s because they are poorly managed or that their products are no longer in demand for one reason or another. It could be that their products have become too expensive relative to alternatives, that they have failed to maintain necessary quality or that they have simply become obsolete. It’s usually the activities of much smaller businesses which make products of big businesses obsolete. Heard of Kodak lately? Digital Equipment Corp.? Read more...

The Arrogance of Being Right

Posted on June 13 - from PolitiChicks

[Ed. note: There are times that simply being right is not sufficient. We cannot assume that people who have been bombarded with misinformation will see our wonderful logic and join our side.]

No one likes to be criticized…even when that criticism is constructive. People want to be right and when they are proven wrong, it bugs them. Perhaps part of their frustration comes from not having known better and thereby having avoided being wrong in the first place. Liberals are often accused of being in love with being wrong. They seem to relish in the art of invalid arguments and delusional conclusions. However, there are many on the Right who respond no less bitterly when they are proven wrong. It is my firm conviction that if you are always right, you are doing something wrong. The statement, “No one is perfect” does not come with an asterisk, “except for me.”

The United States is now engaged in a battle of ideas (bordering on an outright civil war), and the left seems to be winning. They are not winning because they have better ideas but because their ideas have better promotion. Maybe it’s not even better promotion as much as it is more promotion. So, that means we on the right must fight harder to have our ideas heard over the clamoring of the left.

It also means that the ideas we on the Right put forward have to be grounded in facts and never fiction. It means we have to hold ourselves to a higher standard than that of our opposition. We have to be our best or worst critics…think constructive critic here. Many on the right are members of the Grand Ole Party, the Republicans, and many are decrying the takeover of the party by RINO’s. (Republican In Name Only) However, few have stopped to think how it came to be that so many moderate or even liberal Republicans came to be in power. Read more...

Obama’s Cloward-Piven Immigration Strategy

Posted on June 12 - from BarbWire

[Ed. note: Importing more needs than our resources can handle.]

The American people have been inundated with stories the past few days of a tragic humanitarian crisis. At least 100,000 kids from Latin America have illegally flooded across the border. Of course, the Obama Regime is claiming this is a result of our lack of “immigration reform” (aka scamnesty). And they’re pretending to be surprised by the whole thing.

But they’re not surprised. Quite the opposite is true. This is all going as planned.

The timing of this humanitarian crisis can be linked directly to the Obama Regime’s unilateral (see that as illegal) decision to continue its unilateral (see that as illegal) variation of the so-called “Dream Act” (aka amnesty for children). Last month, the Obama Regime decided to continue breaking the law, and one immigration official said in a memo “the result will be an even greater increase in the rate of recidivism and first-time illicit entries.” Read more...

Justina Pelletier belongs with her family, Massachusetts DCF says in legal motion

Posted on June 12 - from Fox News

[Ed. note: This is good news, but we need to hold off our celebration until she is home where she belongs. Prayer for the family would also be in order.]

The fate of a 16-year-old Connecticut girl at the center of a major medical custody dispute is in the hands of a Massachusetts judge, now that Bay State children's advocates have conceded Justina Pelletier should be returned to her family.

The fate of a 16-year-old Connecticut girl at the center of a major medical custody dispute is in the hands of a Massachusetts judge, now that Bay State children's advocates have conceded Justina Pelletier should be returned to her family.

When the girl's parents disagreed with a psychiatric diagnosis given by Boston Children's Hospital, the couple said they wanted their daughter returned to her original physician at Tufts Medical Center, who had previously treated Justina for mitochondrial disease, a group of rare genetic disorders affecting cellular energy production.

Lou and Linda Pelletier, of West Hartford, Conn., were then accused of "medical child abuse," which led to Massachusetts officials taking full custody of the girl. The legal battle that ensued made the case one of the most controversial custody battles in state history. Read more...

Why is the U.S. Government in the Mortgage Loan Business?

Posted on June 11 - from Tea Party Nation

[Ed. note: With the news cycles overwhelmed with Bergdahl, Benghazi, Veterans dying and the like, it's easy to forget that we still have other, less glamorous challenges hanging over our heads.]

It is often truly astonishing to me the harm done by the way the federal government was expanded well beyond its constitutional limits during the 1930’s New Deal era. One dramatic example is the government’s role in the housing mortgage loan marketplace.

I recently read a commentary by Steve Stanck, a research fellow at The Heartland Institute, a free market think tank, whose title was “Don’t Replace Fannie and Freddie; End Them.” He began by pointing out that “For every 100 mortgages being sold in the United States these days, at least 94% of them have government backing.”

Fannie is shorthand for the Federal National Mortgage Association and Freddie is short for the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation. Both are referred to as “government sponsored enterprises” and Stanck points out that “The housing market was nearly ruined several years ago, and the government’s involvement is a big reason” because, before the 2008 financial crisis, both “were bundling mortgages into mortgage-backed securities and selling them to investors”, primarily banks. Read more...

10 Things Liberals Insanely Link To ‘Global Warming’

Posted on June 11 - from Daily Surge

[Ed. note: Once a person begins to follow a false teaching, it leads them further down the rabbit hole of lies and strange ideas.]

The problems that arise from having a mouth is that sometimes they open. It’s even worse when the owner doesn’t know how to keep it shut. But, when it comes to liberal Democrats, it has become an epidemic…and they just cannot contain themselves. Especially when it comes to the financially driven fear-fest known as climate change…because, you know…we’re all going to die.

1) Global Warming Causes Rape Hide yo kids, hide yo wife, cuz global warming be raping everyone up in here! Back in February, the “brilliant” minds at Mother Jones published an article claiming that global warming will cause an increase of 180,000 rapes by the year 2099. The good news is that if you’re reading this article, you won’t be around for the neighborhood rape parties, but the bad news, unfortunately, is that people actually believe this stuff. Read more...

Obama’s Red State Revenge

Posted on June 9 - from Tea Party Nation

[Ed. note: They don't want illegals in Arizona... So O is dumping as many as he can on their budget.]

Barack Obama has a lot of qualities that make him a terrible leader. He is narcissistic on an unimaginable scale. Dr. Gina Loudon, a psychologist, has even questioned Obama’s sanity.

Obama has another quality of narcissists and dictators. He does not like to be questioned on challenged. He expects everyone to simply follow his lead. When someone doesn’t agree with him, he immediately becomes petulant and spiteful.

Barack Obama is taking his wrath out on red states that dared to challenge him. This time, not only is he punishing the red states, he is endangering Americans. But Obama doesn’t care. After all, narcissists only care about themselves. Read more...

Jurors Hear of Deputies' Attempt to Coerce FBI Agent

Posted on June 9 - from LA Times

[Ed. note: We are seeing more stories like this every week. What has happened to law enforcement. It has become one more thing we are losing confidence in.]

Two Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department sergeants showed up at an FBI agent's home in September 2011 and told her that they were in the process of obtaining a warrant for her arrest. That evening, the agent's concerned supervisor called the sergeants, asking what the charges would be, when the warrant would be issued and whether the sheriff knew.

After hanging up the phone, Sgt. Maricella Long turned to her partner and said with a chuckle: "They're scared." "You're still rolling," Sgt. Scott Craig told her, pointing out that the recorder was on.

On Friday, a federal jury hearing the obstruction of justice case against Long, Craig and four others heard Long admitting in her own words that throughout that encounter with the FBI, she was lying. She knew there was no warrant coming. She knew the Sheriff's Department had no authority to investigate a federal agent. She had no idea whether the sheriff had been briefed about the steps they were taking. Read more...

Fed Has 'Overmedicated' the Patient

Posted on June 7 - from Money News

[Ed. note: Little attention has been paid lately to the Federal Reserves practice of creating new money for bond purchases when others have not bought them. Oh yes, they expect to be paid back in real dollars. Meanwhile, savers get nothing.]

The Federal Reserve has gone way too far in its massive stimulus program, says James Grant, editor of Grant's Interest Rate Observer. "First and foremost the patient is overmedicated — that is, the economic patient," Grant said in an interview with Forbes Media Chairman Steve Forbes.

"[With] stimulus by the bottleful, by the prescription-fill, gradually (and I guess not so gradually), the Federal Reserve has moved to substitute price administration for price discovery," he noted.

While the Fed has curbed its monthly bond purchases to $45 billion from $85 billion last year, its balance sheet has grown to $4.3 trillion. And the central bank has kept its federal funds rate target at a record low of zero to 0.25 percent since December 2008. Read more...

Planned Parenthood’s Brood Of Vipers

Posted on June 6 - from BarbWire

[Ed. note: Church leaders guiding their flock down the wrong path just bringing judgement down upon themselve.]

“Brood of vipers!” Those weren’t just Jesus’ words to the Pharisees in Matthew 23:33, they were also the first words that came to mind when I read the “Pastoral Letter to Patients” penned by Planned Parenthood’s “Clergy Advocacy Board.” Wow. It just has to anger you and break your heart at the same time to see the effort put out by these self-proclaimed “religious leaders” to deceive women.

These sorts of “clerics” are the ones about which Jesus warned us. They come in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves (Matthew 7:15). “[H]ypocrites!” was the charge of Jesus against them, “For you cleanse the outside of the cup and dish, but inside they are full of extortion and self-indulgence” (Matthew 23:25). That is exactly right.

Again Jesus: “Woe to you … hypocrites! For you are like whitewashed tombs which indeed appear beautiful outwardly, but inside are full of dead men’s bones,” (Matthew 23:27). How appropriate is that? Dead, unborn babies’ bones in this case. I tell you, I suspect most women can see right through their false rhetoric, but if these clerics are successful in deceiving some women, that woman’s error and the life blood of her unborn little one is on the hands of these “clerics”, not only the woman’s. It is why Jesus said, “It would be better for [them] if a millstone were hung around [their] neck[s], and were drowned in the depth of the sea,” than to “cause one of these little ones who believe in Me to sin” (Matthew 18:6). And that is exactly what they are doing — encouraging sin. Read more...

How is Prohibiting Consumers from Getting Free Stuff Pro-Consumer?

Posted on June 6 - from Tea Party Nation

[Ed. note: Net Neutrality sounds good, but is it?]

The Media Marxist Left pushing the terrible Internet policy known as Network Neutrality oft are absurdly called “consumer groups.”

They want Net Neutrality because they want a single-payer government Web – they want the government to be your sole Internet Service Provider ....

How is that pro-consumer? I’m fairly sure consumers of Veterans Administration services wouldn’t think it is. Read more...

Mother Wonders if Her Aborted Baby Would Ask, “How Come You Didn’t You Love Me?”

Posted on June 5 - from LifeNews

[Ed. note: It's been said that an abortion leaves one dead and one wounded]

Over the weekend I saw a link on Facebook to a blog entry that appeared, coincidentally, on my birthday. It was a reflection titled “My Other Daughter.”

I had been alerted about the contents, but otherwise would have not known initially that this was both a tribute and a quiet plea for forgiveness to the child she had aborted twenty three years before. I naturally thought of what is for men the classic post-abortion story–”Remembering Thomas: Responsibility, Guilt and a Child Who Never Was “–written by Phil McCombs, then of the Washington Post.

In the beginning you might be led to think Marilou had given her first daughter up for adoption. Indeed, why is she hard on herself for such a courageous and honorable decision? Then she tells us about the abortion. It really takes you aback. Read more...

Colorado Commission Rules Discrimination Against Christians is Okay

Posted on June 4 - from Eagle Rising

[Ed. note: This is one more indication of the direction our country is headed. The question is: are we going to be intimidated into silence and inaction or will we continue to stand for what is right.]

In Colorado a battle has been brewing between a gay couple and a small bakery.

Jack Phillips owns Masterpiece Cakeshop in the Denver suburbs. He also happens to be a devout Christian who has certain religious beliefs about homosexuality and gay marriage in particular. The gay couple, Dave Mullins and Charlie Craig, are seeking to force Phillips to violate his religious beliefs and his conscience because they believe their desire is more important than his freedom.

Well, Colorado’s Civil Rights Commission agrees with them: Colorado's Civil Rights Commission on Friday ordered a baker to make wedding cakes for same-sex couples, finding his religious objections to the practice did not trump the state's anti-discrimination statutes. Read more...

The College Board’s Attack On American History

Posted on June 3 - from Breitbart

[Ed. note: Those who want to rule our country have always sought to disassociate the people from their history... at least the good parts that give pride to a nation.]

Imagine having your teenager emerge from a U.S. history course with only a vague recognition of the name “George Washington.” Suppose that course mentioned the father of our country with reference to only one speech – no discussion of his military leadership and triumphs, his personal sacrifice to accept the call to become the first President, or his wise and steady leadership during the tumultuous first years of our nation.

To put this into perspective, imagine how South Africans would respond if an unelected agency issued a history of their country that contained just one reference to Nelson Mandela.

Beginning in August, such a course will be offered to 500,000 of America’s most talented high-school sophomores and juniors – the College Board’s new AP U.S. History Framework. The new College Board Framework will replace the traditional 5-page topical outline with a 98-page document that dictates how teachers should cover the required topics. George Washington gets one brief mention; other founders, such as Benjamin Franklin and James Madison, none. The Declaration of Independence is eferred to in passing in one clause of one sentence. Read more...

Irish Pastor Under "Hate Crime" Investigation for Sunday Sermon Against Islam

Posted on June 2 - from Christian News

[Ed. note: We need to appreciate (and use) our freedom of speech while we still have it. Once it is gone, they truth must go underground.]

BELFAST, Northern Ireland: A 75-year-old Irish preacher was subjected to a police probe after he condemned Islam in a sermon and was accused of "hate mongering."

James McConnell, pastor of the Whitewell Metropolitan Church in North Belfast, Ireland, discussed the religion of Islam during an evening sermon on Sunday, May 18th. During the sermon, McConnell denounced Islam and said the contrast between it and Christianity is stark.

"The God we worship and serve this evening is not Allah," he proclaimed, according to a video of his sermon. "The Muslim god 'Allah'is a heathen deity. Allah is a cruel deity. Allah is a demon deity."

McConnell then criticized the "foolish" British government for attempting to appease Muslims financially, saying Islam is "a doctrine spawned in hell." He also noted that Christians around the world are persecuted for their faith by the "fanatical worshipers" of Allah. Read more...


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