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19 Year Old Christian Girl With Knife at Her Throat Forced to Convert to Islam


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Posted By on Nov 29, 2013

Boko Haram Kidnapped & Forced Christian Lady To Convert To Islam

What would you do?

This isn’t a make believe story, but the true account of a young Nigerian  Christian girl by the name of Hajja.  She endured her terrifying ordeal for three months as a captive of the Boko  Haram terrorist group.  The name of the group roughly translates ‘western  education is sinful.’  They are pushing for Nigeria to become an Islamic  country ruled by strict sharia law.

Currently, most of northern Nigeria is dominated by Muslims, while most of  the Christians live in the southern part of the country.  However, Boko  Haram terrorists have been actively attacking Christians and Christian villages  that still exist in the northern and central regions of the nation.  They  slaughter some of the people to strike terror into the hearts of other  Christians so that they can more easily force them to convert to Islam.

Fortunately for Hajja, she managed to escape from her captors after three  months of tortuous cruelty.  She still has family living in the northern  regions of Nigeria, so her last name has been withheld for their safety.   She now resides in the nation’s capital of Abuja where she hopes she will be  safer, but her life will never be the same again.

After several years of Boko Haram’s terrorist activities, the US State  Department has finally decided to label them as a Foreign Terrorist  Organization.  They acknowledge that the Boko Haram is responsible for  thousands of deaths in Nigeria, but they conveniently label the victims as  civilians when the majority have been Christians.

“Boko Haram’s attacks against Christians, along with continued  Muslim-Christian communal violence, threaten to exacerbate existing  Muslim-Christian mistrust and divide, undermine Nigeria’s fledgling democracy,  and the future stability of this important U.S. ally.”

Note that Lynch describes Nigeria as an important US ally.  Herein lies  the reason that the US has been so reluctant to say or do anything about the  violent slaughter of thousands of Christians.  After all, they can’t let  the lives of thousands of Christians interfere with their valued relationship  with their important ally, can they?  If it were the other way around and  Christians were slaughtering thousands of Muslims, the US would get involved in  a heartbeat to protect their Muslim allies.

Don’t forget the word ‘Islam’ in a general context supposedly relates to  wholeness, safeness and peace.  In a religious context, it means ‘voluntary  submission to God or Allah.’  Note that most Muslims, especially radical  ones like Boko Haram fail to live up to the ‘voluntary’ part of the religious  definition or the ‘safeness and peace aspects of the general context.   Doesn’t it make you feel all nice and fuzzy inside knowing that your kids and  grandkids are being taught in public schools just how nice and wonderful Islam  is?

Submitting To Sharia: Methodist Texas Wesleyan University Creates Islamic Prayer Room Facing Ka’ba Shrine in Mecca


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Sharia has invaded all aspects of American life. It has crept in like a slow  moving fog, and clouded the vision of anyone who has eyes to see. Texas  Wesleyan University in Ft. Worth, a Methodist affiliated university, has  fully submitted to sharia. Under the guise of “interfaith”  outreach, the University has created an Islamic specific prayer room facing the Ka’ba  Shrine in Mecca. There is nothing interfaith about this prayer room. The  word “interfaith” is a lie, and would allow anyone to think that the room would  be open to all students, including Christians. Never does “interfaith” mean  anything but non-Christian activities, namely New Age practices. Today, the  word  “interfaith” can be directly translated to mean Islam, with full sharia  compliance.

maxresdefaultTexas Wesleyan has dangerously aligned itself with  Islam, not unlike most colleges across the United States. However, the  Methodist  affiliated private university, which doesn’t mean the school is  Christian by any  stretch of the imagination, is caving to sharia. All in the  name of “interfaith”  worship, which is surely the most outrageous claim. Islam  does not co-exist. TheRambler.org’s article is undeniably deceptive in using the word “interfaith” in exchange  for “Islam.”

As  we all know, Texas Wesleyan is a school of many cultures and different  beliefs.

Mohammed  Khalid M. Alshafei, president of the Saudi Students Club at Wesleyan, had a  meeting in 2012 with President Frederick Slabach asking for a prayer room  to be provided as prayer is very important for the Saudi culture.

It is quite common for Saudi students to pray  about five times a day, three of those times during classes or  school.

This entire “interfaith” project is the work of the Saudi Students Club. This  prayer room is specified to sharia standards, meeting Islamic jihad approval.  Why must universities feel the need to accommodate students who pray five times  a day, with three of those times being during regularly scheduled classes? This  would not happen for Christian or Jewish students. Those students are forced to  make other arrangements. But this is Islam, and the universities, Christian or  otherwise, must accommodate them. They must submit. There is no other way.

The  reasons for this (prayer room) are twofold,” said Rev. Dr. Robert K.  Flowers, Wesleyan chaplain. “One, to show hospitality to our foreign students  and, two, our campus needs to be open and tolerant of other faith traditions  whether it is Islam, Hindu, Jewish, or otherwise.”

The  prayer room was established in 2012 and is located in the Morton  Fitness Center.

The prayer room also has to  face toward the Ka’ba shrine in Mecca for Islamic observances, according to www.religionfacts.com. This is in  line with the ritual prayer, or the salat.

Perhaps  the most well-known Muslim practices among non-Muslims is ritual prayer, or salat,  which is performed five times a day: at dawn (al-fajr), midday  (al-zuhr), afternoon  (al-‘asr), sunset (al-maghrib) and evening  (al-‘isha).

Salat must always be preceded by ablutions (wudu’) of ritually washing  the face, hands, and feet. This can be done with sand when water is not  available. (Qur’an 5:6; also 2:222, 4:43.) (See Islamic-Paths.org for a detailed article on the ritual of  ablutions.)

blow1There is nothing interfaith about a prayer room  that faces Mecca and meets all the specifications of the salat. The most  stringent Islamists in the Middle East would be proud of this prayer room at  “Christian” Texas Wesleyan University in Ft. Worth. This meets all sharia  specifications. What more could an aspiring Islamic jihadist want? There is one  thing missing in this interfaith prayer room.

The students are missing a sharia appropriate washroom. The fitness center  they are using right now is not quite up to standards.

Another  thing the Islamic students perform before praying is the washing of hands  and feet.

We  have to be cleaned before we pray,” said Alshafei. “We believe that  when we pray, we will be between the hands of God.”

Islamic pray starts in the standing  position and moves through several postures and ends with the taslima  (greeting) meaning “Peace be upon you,” according to  religionfacts.com.

As CreepingSharia  points out, Islam is the religion of peace responsible for 22,000  terrorist attacks since 9/11 alone. United States universities are  willfully  breeding jihadists. While Texas Wesleyan does not have a sharia  compliant wash  room, they will surely get one. After all, they have an  “interfaith” prayer room  facing Mecca.

About Janna Brock

I am a Christian and a staunch conservative. I  am very interested in civil liberties and also arts and entertainment from a  conservative point of view. I am interested in a wide variety of topics that  have to do with the liberal war against conservatives. Christians are being  attacked on all fronts, be it the homosexual agenda, abortion issues, and other  forms of persecution. It is time to stand for Christ in a sin sick world. Janna Brock also contributes to The  BrennerBrief.com

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Want to See How State Run Schools Look Like?


Teacher’s 3rd grade lesson presents messianic view of Obama – literally

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And – surprise – it’s Common Core-aligned.

The lesson plan and accompanying visual presentation were authored by Sherece  Bennett, and is for sale onTeachersPayTeachers.com. It’s all based on  a book titled, “Barack Obama: Son of Promise, Child of Hope,” by Nikki  Grimes.

The book is read aloud in the video below.

In one passage, a young Obama sees beggars and wonders, “Will I ever be able  to help people like these?”

“Hope hung deep inside of him,” the book adds.

Another excerpt from the book reads: “Before dawn each morning, Barry rose – his mother’s voice driving him from dream land. ‘Time for learning English  grammar and the Golden Rule. Be honest, be kind, be fair,’ she taught him.”

The story continues: “One morning, he slipped on the name he’d been born  with. The name of his father, Barack. For the first time in his life, he wore it  proudly – like a coat of many colors.”

Uh oh – another Obama-inspired Biblical reference in a government school! But  there’s no controversy here. Leftists will use God and the Bible, in instances  such as these, when it appropriately fits their propaganda purposes.

messianicNo story about Barack Obama would be complete  without mentioning his work as a community organizer. The book describes those  days in dramatic fashion:

“The work was grueling, with stretches of failure, and puny patches of  success. Door-to-door Barack went, early mornings, late nights, pleading and  preaching, coaxing strangers to march together, to make life better for  everyone.

“He worked as hard as a farmer, planting the words ‘Yes, we can!’ like seeds  in spring.

“Impatient, Barack kept wondering if those seeds would ever sprout. He  worried that the hope in him would fade away.”

This mythical interpretation of Obama was the #1 New York Times bestselling  picture-book biography of Obama, according to Amazon.com.

Bennett’s lesson calls for students as young as third grade to read Grimes’ book and do a number of activities, including making a collage of Obama:

“Have students bring in magazines and photos of President Obama. Have  students create a collage about Barack Obama based on the information from the  text. The collage should represent pictures and words about Barack Obama.”

Grimes’ book and Bennett’s lesson plan are more fitting for an authoritarian  regime in which children are taught to deify and praise their dear leader.  One can almost envision teachers in Cuba, Venezuela and Iran using similar books  and lessons.

Thankfully, that’s not the American way, which makes these learning materials  completely unsuitable for our classrooms.

Still, given the large number of activist teachers in the U.S., there’s a  very real possibility this is the version of Barack Obama’s history many of our  young students are learning in a school near you.

Obama Forces Christians to Violate Faith


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Posted By on Nov 27, 2013

religious freedom matters

Plan B is considered by the Left as birth control—for that matter, so is  late-term abortion–but studies have indicated that many times, Plan B actually  terminates an already fertilized embryo. In that case, the contraceptive is not  in fact birth control, but abortion. Under Obamacare, many Catholic and other  religious businesses are being forced to provide their employees with coverage  for Plan B—something that violates their faith.

According to Fox:

The Supreme Court announced that it will hear  challenges to the mandate from a crafts chain, Hobby Lobby, and a  Mennonite-Owned furniture company, Conestoga Wood. Owners of the companies argue  that by being forced to comply with the federal regulation the feds are  violating their religious beliefs.”

Juan Williams criticizes the argument, saying:

They (Hobby Lobby) are willing to offer  contraceptive services…They object to the morning after pill. This seems to be  Willy Nilly. You’re opening the door to employers saying, well, you know we  don’t like this, but we like that.”

Moreover, this is an obvious violation of religious freedom. That is just  another step in the Leftist agenda against Christianity. Once one religious  freedom is erased, what’s stopping further damage? If religious organizations  are forced to violate their faith even once, or face consequences from the  government, is that not oppression? Is that not a restriction of freedom?

Once the definition of life is blurred even more than it already has been,  and once Christians are forced to obey either the government or their faith,  we’ve lost the moniker of a free society. We have lost our republic.

The following are comments already made about this article:

Juan Williams’ point of view has to be understood.  He sees everything through The Tyrant’s sphincter.  He’s a marxist sycophant.

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I will never deny Jesus Christ

 

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Please people, read HOSANNA-TABOR EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH AND SCHOOL v. EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION ET AL… U.S. Supreme Court case, 2010, 9 to zero in favor of religious rights for all of us.  While this case was on a specific issue, the other opinions voiced in the decision expanded these religious rights far more than you might believe.  This is a key win for religious beliefs and practices.

 

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You can bet that Obama would not do something that is against Islam like he does Christians. Obama would  never do something his BFF in the Muslim world don’t like.

 

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DO NOT compromise your faith at any cost because the ones that are asking you to are not believes and will suffer the results of their foolish failure to stand with faith and God!   NO!  they can go to hell but I am sticking to the foundation of faith and the Bible!  Just ignore all that Obama says and does and when someone asks you why tell them you do to agree and  he is against the freedom of America.  If they hear that enough it will finally get back to O and he will might (?) finally get the message we do not want to trash our nation!
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24 million illegal s ignore our laws, so can the whole country!

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Christians need to stand strong against this mandate being enforced because we know there is only one correct answer to when life begins.

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Make muslims participate in o-care………wont happen….they are too delicate….

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Thats right! All or none! Let the geniuses figure something else out. What Obama is saying now is Muslims have religious rights, Christians have none. Kind of lets you know what side hes on, doesn’t it. Not only him but his staff and Congress. We Americans are a sad lot indeed!

 

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It really does not matter what Juan Williams believes, what matters is what the business owners believe.  They have the right to believe that some things are against their religion whether or not you, I or Juan Williams thinks it is logical or otherwise. That’s what the First Amendment is all about.

 

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We lost the republic when we voted the muslim illegal alien in without vetting him.  Thank the cretins in the democrat party and the traitors in the media.

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This is a very good point to make. Many liberal arguments use obfuscation and lump things together when they should not be. Either the statement by the left is ignorant, hasn’t thought it out, or it’s an intentional untrue statement.

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But not Muslims.

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“Religious Freedom Matters!” NO! What matters (at least to Yahweh, God of the Bible) is the First Commandment–Thou shalt have no other gods besides Him!

What’s described in this article is occurring because of the religious freedom, outside the bounds of Christianity and the Bible, provided by the framers via Amendment 1. It is inarguable that had the framers not failed to establish government and society upon Yahweh’s immutable morality and everlasting righteousness as reflected in His perfect law (Psalm 19:7-11), none of this would be occurring. Think about it: Obama wouldn’t even be President today, nor would anyone today in Congress be there to accomplish their dastardly deeds.

“…3. Every problem America faces today can be traced  back to the fact that the framers failed to expressly establish a government  upon Yahweh’s immutable morality as codified in His commandments, statutes, and  judgments. (Would infanticide and sodomy be tolerated, let alone financed by  the government, if Yahweh’s perfect law and altogether righteous judgments were  the law of the land? Would Islam be a looming threat to our peace and security if  the First Amendment had been replaced with the First Commandment? Would Americans  be in nearly as much debt if usury had been outlawed as a form of theft? Would  crime be as rampant if “cruel and unusual punishment” had not been outlawed and criminals were instead punished with Yahweh’s altogether righteous judgments?  Would we be on the fiscal cliff if we were taxed with a flat increase tax  rather than a graduated income tax?)….”

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How about that hope and change?  Well I hope it changes….back to what the framers decided in 1776 !!!

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Since when did Juan Williams understand anything?

 

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“What Juan doesn’t seem to understand is that contraception and Plan B are  altogether different animals.” Juan DOES FULLY understand and that is the evil of his statement and position.  Jesus will judge EVERY IDLE WORD.  Did I just judge him?  No, he has judged himself.  The fact is, I didn’t make him state that lie and I didn’t request or coerce him into making that lie.  He did it on his own.  God will judge us both.  Only the blood of Jesus Christ makes a way out of punishment for BOTH of us.

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Are the Muslims having trouble with this also? If not then this is discrimination! As well as religious  persecution! Haven’t we Americans had enough yet? I guess most Americans do not care what this president does. They will care one day but too late!

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I no longer listen to anything Juan Williams has to say.  When he or Obama come on T.V. I change channels.  That goes for Biden, Holder, Pelosi also.  And the list goes on and on.

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JAUAN WILLIAM is a joke ITS LIKE LOOKING AT OVERMIT ON FOX IT is a joke to listen to this person  he is an obsloute idioute like the wel fare reciepts  trying to bring America to her knee s let see if we can change this false gov  lets take it down AS A mericans born in the USA

Illinois vs. Oklahoma


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 These two set of facts, the first about Illinois and the second about Oklahoma, make an interesting contrast. 

PART ONE: Illinois

A State with No Republicans! Very interesting… Makes you want to move there, doesn’t it? A wonderful state with zero Republicans – The State of Illinois.

 Some interesting data on the ‘state’ of Illinois …  

  • ·        There are more people on welfare in Illinois than there are people working. Chicago pays the highest wages to teachers than anywhere else in the U.S. averaging $110,000/year. Their pensions average 80-90% of their income. Wow, are Illinois and Chicago great or what? Be sure to read till the end. I’ve never heard it explained better. Perhaps the U.S. should pull out of Chicago?
  • Body count: In the last six months, 292 killed (murdered) in Chicago.
    • 221 killed in Iraq;
    • Chicago has one of the strictest gun laws in the entire US.
  • Here’s the Chicago chain of command:
    • President: Barack Hussein Obama
    • Senator: Dick Durbin
    • House Representative: Jesse Jackson Jr.
    • Governor: Pat Quinn
    • House leader: Mike Madigan
    • Atty. Gen.: Lisa Madigan (daughter of Mike Madigan)
    • Mayor: Rahm Emanuel
    • The leadership in Illinois – all Democrats.
      • Thank you for the combat zone in Chicago. Of course, they’re all blaming each other.
      • Can’t blame Republicans; THERE AREN’T ANY!
    • Chicago school system rated one of the worst in the country. Can’t blame Republicans; THERE AREN’T ANY!
  • State pension fund $78 Billion in debt, worst in country. Can’t blame Republicans; THERE AREN’T ANY!
  • Cook County (Chicago) sales tax 10.25% which is the highest in country. Can’t blame Republicans; THERE AREN’T ANY!
    • This is the political culture that Obama comes from in Illinois. And he is going to ‘fix’ Washington politics for us?  
  • George Ryan is no longer Governor, he is in prison.
    • He was replaced by Rob Blagojevich who is, that’s right, also in prison.
  • Representative Jesse Jackson Jr. resigned.
    • He and his wife both are in prison also.  

The Land of Lincoln, where our Governors and Representatives make our license plates. What?  

As long as they keep providing entitlements to the population of Chicago, nothing is going to change, except the state will go broke before the country does.  

“Anybody who thinks he can be happy and prosperous by letting the Government take care of him better take a closer look at the American Indian.” 

“Don’t forget Detroit, another great example of a Democratic empire.”

 

PART TWO: Oklahoma  

OKLAHOMA – may soon have plenty of new residents! THIS IS REALLY INTERESTING, AND TRUE … PLEASE READ IT!  

Oklahoma is the only state that Obama did not win even one county in the last election. While everyone is focusing on Arizona’s new law, look what Oklahoma has been doing!!!  

An update from Oklahoma:  

  • Oklahoma law passed, 37 to 9 an amendment to place the Ten Commandments on the front entrance to the state capitol.
    • The feds in D.C., along with the ACLU, said it would be a mistake. Hey this is a conservative state, based on Christian values…
    • HB 1330: Guess what… OKLAHOMA DID IT ANYWAY!
  • Oklahoma recently passed a law in the state to incarcerate all illegal immigrants, and ship them back to where they came from unless they want to get a green card and become an American citizen. They all scattered.
    • HB 1804: This was against the advice of the Federal Government, and the ACLU, they said it would be a mistake. Guess what… OKLAHOMA DID IT ANYWAY!
  • Recently they passed a law to include DNA samples from any and all illegal’s to the Oklahoma database, for criminal investigative purposes.
    • Pelosi said it was unconstitutional.
    • SB 1102: Guess what… OKLAHOMA DID IT ANYWAY!
  • Several weeks ago, they passed a law, declaring Oklahoma as a Sovereign state, not under the Federal Government directives, joining Texas, Montana and Utah as the only states to do so.
    • More states are likely to follow: Louisiana, Alabama, Georgia, Carolina’s, Kentucky, Missouri, Arkansas, West Virginia, Mississippi and Florida.
      • Save your confederate money, it appears the South is about to rise up once again.
  • HJR 1003: The federal Government has made bold steps to take away their guns. Oklahoma, a week ago, passed a law confirming people in this state have the right to bear arms and transport them in their vehicles.
    • I’m sure that was a setback for the criminals The Liberals didn’t like it — But…. Guess what… OKLAHOMA DID IT ANYWAY!
  • Just this month, the state voted, and passed a law, that ALL drivers’ license exams will be printed in English, and only English. They have been called racist for doing this, but the fact is that ALL of the road signs are in English only. If you want to drive in Oklahoma, you must read and write English. Really simple. By the way, the Liberals don’t like any of this either . Guess what… who cares… OKLAHOMA DID IT ANYWAY!

 

If you like this information, please share it. if you don’t, well, the rest of us will ANYWAY!

All this is confirmed. See the following; 

http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/pending/oklahoma.asp

Black Pastor Aubrey Shines: If Obama Had a Son, He’d Look a Lot Like the Knockout Thugs


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Pastor Aubrey Shines hails from Chicago, much like our Fearless Leader,  Barack Obama. But that’s where the resemblance ends. aubrey_shines2Unlike Obama, Pastor  Shines  has had the courage to point fingers in the deadly trend of “knockout” that is  causing injuries and death across the country. In an opinion piece,  published on The Blaze, Shines wrote:

“The more the media reports these attacks a few things become clear. First,  the perpetrators are young black men. Second, the victims are white and most  often Jewish. Because the victims are white, the game is also referred to as polar  bear hunting. Third, there has been radio silence from black national  leaders condemning the acts. Al Sharpton finally condemned the game at one of  his weekly National Action Network meetings. But the outrage pales in  comparison  to the outrage that Sharpton and his fellow Race Warriors are able  to muster  when it benefits them financially and politically.”

Yep, you read that right. A black man is pointing  out what the white mainstream media is failing to explain.  Knockout is a  racially motivated hate crime, but since it is black on white, everyone is  dancing around the subject.

When researching these shootings, race is never mentioned.    In the  alternative media, much of our information comes from mainstream reports.   Unless a photo is published of perpetrator and victim, we are generally unable  to find out the races of the people involved. Why?

Because it’s politically incorrect to make members of minorities look like  criminals, even when they are.

According to Shines’ essay, statistics show that race is a definite factor,  whether it’s polite to mention it or not.

“You can be sure if those doing the knocking out were white and the victims  were black, Sharpton and the Race Warriors would be demanding 24-hour news  coverage. The truth is that while the knockout game is a rather new phenomenon,  the problem of black-on-white crime is not. Statistics  from all credible sources reveal that whites are the victims of crimes  committed  by blacks far more frequently than the reverse.”

The worst culprit of all, according to Shines, is President Obama, who famously said, “You know, if I had a son, he’d look  like Trayvon.”

“As much as I would love to hear strong reproaches from these black leaders,  the most deafening silence comes from President Barack Obama. Some people have  argued that Obama should not weigh in on these issues of race because a white  president would not. But Barack Obama is not a white president and we all would  be wise to stop pretending that his race does not matter…’

“…The President has weighed in on issues of race that had far less global  consequences in the past. Remember the beer  summit with Black Professor Henry Louis Gates and James Crowley, the white  police sergeant who arrested him as he entered his own home? Remember the  recent  response to a reporter’s question where President Obama said if he were  the  owner, he would change the name fromRedskins?  Remember after the Trayvon Martin verdict, President Obama reminded us that if  he had a son, he would probably look like Trayvon?’

“When he speaks out, other black leaders will  join the chorus and speak out. For that reason alone, President Obama must use  his influence to create a ground swell against the immoral foolishness that  comes with sucker punching a perfect stranger for sport.  If he doesn’t speak  out, Black America will be the ones that are sucker punched in the end.”

Shines is correct – black leaders have been resoundingly silent on this  matter.  Meanwhile, the criminals are getting younger and younger, and the attacks  more brutal.

If this trend was reversed and white kids were punching out elderly black  ladies, can you even imagine the hue and cry?  The shouts of “hate crime”?  The  blistering essays on liberal news outlets?  No one would say you were a racist  for tweeting that a bunch of white thugs beat up an old man with a walker, but  in this incidence, we’re supposed to ignore the race of the criminals and the  victims. This is every bit as racist as a group of ignorant hillbillies in  pointy white hats with a load of gasoline-doused crosses in the back of their  pick-up, but we aren’t supposed to make that comparison.

I’m sure that the black leaders feel the same embarrassment that I feel when  some white  redneck yahoo goes and burns a cross in some decent family’s front  yard because of the color of their skin. They probably feel the same cringe of  discomfort that I feel when I overhear some bigoted idiot refer to people of  other races by derogatory slurs.  They most likely want to dissociate  themselves  from people who behave like uncivilized, sociopathic animals who  hate and harm  based on race, just like I want nothing to do with people like  that.

But when you’re in a position of leadership and influence, you don’t get the  luxury of turning a blind eye.  Not if you’re truly a leader.  By saying  nothing  and not denouncing it, you’re accepting this behavior.  By silently  accepting  it, you’re saying – “This is acceptable.  It is acceptable to punch  someone as  hard as you can, all in the name of fun, just because they’re  white.”

Pastor Shines stands out as a real leader.  He is calling out these  criminals, and he is calling out these people who are failing to use their  influence. He is using his own platform to bring awareness to this situation,  and he’s embarrassing a lot of “important” people in the process.

Personally, I have nothing but scorn for the lack of courage shown by these  black “leaders” who seem to be blithely oblivious of what these young people  are  doing.

Way to go,  Obama, Sharpton, and Jackson. With your silence, you are just as  guilty of the next assault as those participating in the “game”.

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Lefty Totalitarianism: Conform or Else!


conformRecently (or perhaps more accurately, finally), I  started reading Mark  Steyn’s After America: Get Ready for Armageddon.

While I don’t intend to write a review for a book two years old, After  America is increasingly relevant as America slowly slides to its own  destruction.

However, something jumped out at me while I plodded through the first 60 or  so pages. It’s something that we, as a nation don’t discuss nearly enough.  Indeed, in our own hubris, we often fail to recognize its reality.

In the modern era — where we are apparently free and liberated to do what we  like, where we like, when we like — America is becoming ever more  homogeneous.

We are expected to conform to the liberal worldview.

The government is seen as a cure-all for society’s problems. Massive  entitlement programs “ensure” that the poor don’t starve or die in the streets.  Those programs protect the wealthiest demographic in America, the elderly, from  poverty.

If you believe that government coddling a significant fraction of its  citizens, far more than are actually destitute, or spending its way to  bankruptcy is wrong, then you hate the poor. You must believe that  welfare are good and no dissent will be tolerated.

Science must always conform to the leftist/secularist worldview. Humanity  must believe in the reality of man-made global change climate, or whatever  moniker they happen to be using this week. We must all believe in the nihilistic  evolutionary theory of the origin of life. Not to do so would be anti-science,  and we can’t have people who aren’t bound by the laws of what the left deems to be the truth,  now can we?

No one should be allowed to openly question Darwinism, lest some start to  believe that God created a globe that goes through natural cycles.

Sex, of course, must always be loose and unbound. Otherwise you’re just a square who doesn’t understand  that loose trousers and spread legs are the way to truly enjoy life. You have to  be some sort of sexually repressed control freak to believe that careless sex  leads to disease, emotional trauma and, worst of all, pregnancy. Millions of  youth never even saw that last one coming, and were encouraged to sleep around  long before they’ve had any real life experience.

Speaking of pregnancy, one must of course conform to the idea that abortion  isn’t murder. It’s the woman’s right. She should have the right to choose  to have her doctor, CNA, corner store butcher (or whoever California wishes to  certify next to perform abortions) plunge a needle into a baby and burn it from  the inside out as it is sucked dry of fluid. Or be forcefully dismembered in the  womb. Our “betters” tell us it is the humane thing to do.

Let us not leave out the leftist view of race, either. If one does not  believe in special treatment for the Black or the Hispanic (not the Asian,  though — they often succeed on their own merits), he is a horrible, racist bigot  only lacking the pointy white hood. And even then, that’s likely tucked away in  some chest buried in the backyard, patiently awaiting the day when it is in  vogue again.

AfterAmericaIt is not like blacks or Hispanics can succeed if  they stay out of trouble and work hard. They must be given special dispensation  to enter the country’s universities or government jobs. After all, institutional racism abolished fifty years ago is still alive and  well.

If there’s a disproportionate number of minorities being disciplined in  schools, it must be due to the schools’ disciplinary procedures. If a  disproportionate number of minorities get busted for committing crimes, clearly  there’s some sort of outside force (likely with lily white skin) that is  responsible.

The media, by and large, excepting the odd element like Fox  News Channel, is on the left to varying degrees. All try to cover for Obama in  one way or another. All celebrate the cause célèbre of the week, whether it’s  the latest state to legalize gay marriage or the newest law cementing the  protected status of the black man. Indeed, ABC has an entire hidden camera  program, “What Would You Do?” dedicated to this self-righteous feel-goodism.

The point of that long list? If you believe some or all of the aforementioned  is bad, you are no good to the left. Even if for the barest of seconds you  express an opinion that does not conform to the status quo, you are shamed until  you believe what the left wants you to believe.  Otherwise, you are  marginalized for your “backwards thinking.”

We live in a world where free-thought  is, in reality, thinly veiled totalitarianism. For without conformity of  thought, Leftism cannot thrive.

The Mysterious Paradox of Liberal Tolerance


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Posted By on Nov 26, 2013

Tolerant Liberal's Car

For many years, every time I saw a “Coexist” bumper sticker, I would get  perturbed in my spirit, and I didn’t really know why. It wasn’t that I felt  criticized. Particularly speaking, I’m an open and forgiving sort. I love  discourse and conversation, and the command to “coexist” with people who  disagreed with me didn’t seem to have any teeth. I was already doing that.

It wasn’t until recently that I realized exactly why this bumper sticker is  so patently false in concept and sentiment. To tell others to “coexist” indicates, for one, that you do not think they are coexisting.  But, also, it is in itself an imperative, even a religious imperative.  Apparently, the people who display these bumper stickers on their cars have not  thought this out.

This might make a good bumper sticker in response (if it weren’t so wordy of  course): “Coexist is a moral imperative. Perhaps you should learn to get  along with people without telling them what to do.” Which amounts to, “Why don’t you coexist?” Ironically, the inclusion of all  these current religious symbols indicates that various  religions already are coexisting, at least in the strictest sense of the  word. It is the very “tolerant” person driving around with a one word sermon  pasted to his bumper that feels most compelled to tell everyone else  how they should think and what they should believe.

The very foundation of liberal tolerance is therefore a paradox, to put it  graciously. It might, perhaps more accurately, be called a “self-contradiction.” Moral philosophers have been talking about it for quite some time. Even as far  back as the nascent years of the American Republic in 1783, Ezra Stiles, then  president of Yale, preached  a sermon to the Connecticut General Assembly (But what about separation of  church and state?!), in which he criticized the so-called open-mindedness of the “Coexist” faction of his own day—the Deists. His words are worth repeating:

I pity from my heart . . . those who are caught in the vortex, and are  captivated with the wily satirical delusory and deficient reasonings of deism.  Elevated with the pride of mental enlargement, of a supposed untrammeled  understanding, they ascend aloft above the clouds of prejudices into the Pisgah  heights, from whence they fancy that they see all religions the same,  that is, equally nothing but priestcraft and artificial error. Whereupon they  complement themselves as endowed with a superiority of discernment in morals,  with high sensibility, sentimental and liberal ideas, and charm themselves with  other fine self-applied diction, which in truth only clothes the tedium of  weariness of half-discussed unfinished inquiries; or perhaps the hope that at  worst the want of certain knowledge may pass with God, if there is any, as a  sufficient excuse for some of the doubtful levities of life.

I’m afraid many modern skeptics may not be educated enough to realize just  how insulting that was. Let me put in plainer terms: Moral skeptics and  irreligious people are not freed from morality or religion by their skepticism  and supposed “open-mindedness.” They are in fact most to be pitied because they  are freed from the virtues of religion while still retaining its  vices—self-righteousness and hypocrisy. The modern “tolerant” liberal is only  tolerant in broad terms. When it comes to specifics, he still holds his own  version of ethics and morality to be higher and better than any other. That is  the paradox and irony of both the “coexist” bumper sticker and the immutable  modern doctrine of tolerance. In a sense, what it is saying is, “My irreligious  stance is better and more reasonable than all religions. All religious people  should therefore follow my moral and religious code. They should all  become active members in the church of me.”

[Humans] are creatures of that miserable sort who loudly proclaim that  torture is too good for their enemies and then give tea and cigarettes to the  first wounded German pilot who turns up at the back door. Do what you will,  there is going to be some benevolence, as well as some malice, in your patient’s  soul. The great thing is to direct the malice to his immediate neighbors  whom he meets every day and to thrust his benevolence out to the remote  circumference, to people he does not know. The malice thus becomes wholly real  and the benevolence largely imaginary. There is no good at all in inflaming  his hatred of Germans if, at the same time, a pernicious habit of charity is  growing up between him and his mother, his employer, and the man he meets in the  train. Think of your man as a series of concentric circles, his will being the  innermost, his intellect coming next, and finally his fantasy. You can hardly  hope, at once, to exclude from all the circles everything that smells of the  Enemy: but you must keep on shoving all the virtues outward till they are  finally located in the circle of fantasy, and all the desirable qualities inward  into the Will. It is only in so far as they reach the will and are there  embodied in habits that the virtues are really fatal to us. (I don’t, of course,  mean what the patient mistakes for his will, the conscious fume and fret of  resolutions and clenched teeth, but the real centre, what the Enemy calls the  Heart.) All sorts of virtues painted in the fantasy or approved by the  intellect or even, in some measure, loved and admired, will not keep a man from  our Father’s house: indeed they may make him more amusing when he gets  there. [Emphasis added]

That is an apt description of liberal tolerance: it positively raves about  general love for humankind, the celebration of diversity, and the acceptance of  all differences. But when it comes to specifics, it is even more close-minded  and malicious toward diverse opinions and practices than any rabid religious  fundamentalism. Aside from making a person feel better about themselves, general  tolerance is ultimately and practically useless. I would much rather be  tolerant specifically than seem tolerant generally. General tolerance  purports to serve all of mankind. In the end, it serves only the “tolerant” person’s own ego.

There are many historical examples of liberal tolerance faltering in  particulars, but one that is presently fresh in my mind comes  from Gone With the Wind. In it, Scarlett O’Hara muses about the  relationship of the Northern abolitionists to the Southern slaves. This is a  classic example of Screwtape humanitarianism, and this particular brand is still  alive and well actually:

What damnably queer people Yankees are! Those women [Yankee women who had  just told Scarlett they wouldn’t trust a “negro” to be a nurse to their  children, and who had insulted Scarlett’s black chauffeur, Uncle Peter, to his  face] seemed to think that because Uncle Peter was black, he had no ears to hear  with and no feelings, as tender as their own, to be hurt. . . . They didn’t  understand negroes or the relations between the negroes and their former  masters. Yet they fought a war to free them. And having freed them, they didn’t  want to have anything to do with them, except to use them to terrorize  Southerners. They didn’t like them, didn’t trust them, didn’t understand them,  and yet their constant cry was that Southerners didn’t know how to get along  with them.

In other words, the myth of liberal tolerance, open-mindedness, and good will  has been going on for years, and many people have been taken in by it. It is  likely that, in fact, the most deceived people of all about liberal tolerance  are liberals themselves.

So, next time someone tells you that you’re close-minded and intolerant, and  that you need to learn to “coexist,” I hope you have the forbearance and grace  to show that person real love by attempting, as futile as the attempt may be, to  disabuse them of their self-delusions.

Business Owner Jailed for “Loitering” On His Own Property


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Posted By on Nov 26, 2013

handcuffEric Lee owns and runs a discounted furniture store in Dekalb County, Georgia  called Unclaimed Freight. He was told  by local police that the crime rate in that area is exceptionally bad, so it was  recommended to him that he carry a firearm. He received a permit and then  proceeded to carry a concealed weapon.

His business had been the target of thieves in the past, so he was often on  the lookout for them at night. One evening, he heard some racket and went  outside around the corner of his building to see what it was and saw some  homeless delinquents gathered around.

Police showed up and began interrogating Mr. Lee about what was going on and  whether he had any weapons. He told them that he did have a weapon and a permit.  But evidently they weren’t there to make sure everyone was safe. They just  wanted to make some arrests. So, they took his gun and arrested him for “loitering.” Yes, “loitering” on his own property.

In their police report, they added that when they took Lee into custody, they  could “smell a strong smell of an alcoholic beverage.” Lee stated that that odor  came from the homeless people who were so drunk they were vomiting. They too had  been arrested.

And for good measure, the police went ahead and had Lee’s truck towed.

When this was brought before the judge, he threw out the case and even  apologized to Mr. Lee. But that all happened about a year ago. And he still  hasn’t gotten his gun back; still hasn’t been reimbursed for his towed truck;  and still hasn’t received any kind of apology from the officers who falsely  arrested him. WSB-TV  reported:

“I am not sure how one can be loitering on  property that they own. I am also not sure how one can be carrying a weapon  without a permit when they do indeed have a permit for the weapon at issue. I  believe my Fourth and Second Amendment rights were violated.”

For this reason, he’s filed a federal lawsuit against them. According to his  attorney Shannon Briley-Holmes, “He’s not looking to retire off this or harm the  taxpayers; he is looking for some kind of accountability.” They should at  least give him his gun back; they should reimburse him with interest for the  cost of towing and retrieving his truck; and they should apologize for abusing  their authority by falsely arresting him.

False Arrest

Another Attack on Christmas!


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By / 26 November  2013

What is it that secular humanists have against Christmas? It seems that every  year there are at least a handful of stories about some secularist Grinch’s who  are out and about seeking to ruin everyone else’s holiday fun. In a culture that  has turned its back on the God of the Bible and the morality taught in His Word,  you would think that the secularists would have already claimed victory and  moved on. But nothing could be further from the truth; instead they continue  their attacks on the last and simplest vestiges of Christianity in our culture – our holidays.

This year’s earliest contender for “the  Grinch that stole Christmas” is the American Humanist Organization. A  charter school in Colorado, the SkyView Academy, is being sued by the humanist  organization because of their decision to participate in Operation Christmas  Child, a ministry of Samartian’s Purse. Operation  Christmas Child takes shoeboxes filled with goodies (toys, school and  toiletry supplies, and other necessities) and hands them out to children living  in poverty in third world nations. In short, they give Christmas to hundreds of  thousands of needy children every year.

operationchristmaschildThe humanists just couldn’t have that, could they?  So they sent a letter to SkyView Academy (as well as another school in South  Carolina) demanding that they cease and desist or they would be sued. “Because they don’t like the message that we convey under our religious  liberty, they have to shut us down and that is a tactic of bullying,” she said. “They don’t believe in equal access. They believe in shutting down anybody who  doesn’t comply with their view of what society should be – and that is  completely godless.”

Knowing that they didn’t have the wherewithal to fight a court battle,  SkyView (and the school in South Carolina) both called off their efforts.  However, that didn’t stop the kids and families at SkyView from getting  involved.

… The students at SkyView decided to defy the humanists.

On Wednesday afternoon, hundreds of students and parents and well-wishers  staged a grassroots act of defiance. And while they meant to send a message to  the humanists – it was really about making sure poor children had toys on  Christmas day.

“The young people weren’t concerned about the politics of it,” Unruh told  me. “They were asking, ‘what about the kids?’”

Instead of collecting the shoe boxes inside the school – the students just  moved their entire operation outside – on a public sidewalk.

Volunteers loaded shoe boxes into trucks and vans, while students held a  religious liberty rally – hoisting signs condemning the humanists.

colorado-toy-driveThe humanist group attempted to defend itself from  cries of being a “Grinch.” They claimed that it was all about upholding the  constitution and everyone’s freedom of religion. Sadly, their rhetoric is simply  a lie. The drive to participate in Operation Christmas Child was student led,  not school led. Participation was voluntary, and in no way affected the  religious liberty of any students. Most importantly, there is no Constitutional  imperative separating public entities from religious activities. It’s just not  there. The Bill of Rights says, “Congress shall make no law respecting an  establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” That’s  very different from some school allowing its students to collect toys and  sundries for poor children in the third world. Sadly, this is how the humanists  operate – they twist words, and threaten those who cannot defend themselves, to  get their way.

Thankfully, the good families of SkyView Academy in Colorado didn’t let those  threats stop them from making sure that some poor children a world away could  have a Merry Christmas.

Don’t Go Christmas Shopping Until You’ve Watched and Heard This Video


Listen to this song, it’ll take only about three and a half minutes. The sentiment is spot on!!  I realize it is early but this ought to be sung in every Christian church between now and December 25th.

This is not about being  politically correct. It is about respecting the values of all.

Don’t go CHRISTMAS shopping until you watch this YouTube.

Merry Christmas

Four Simple Questions


The following report was generated by RICHARD R. SILVERLIEB, Attorney at Law. He is from Parkway Livingston , NJ 07039.

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This really should get your “gray matter” to churning, even if you are an Obama fan. I wouldn’t want my hero to be made out to be a liar, would you? For all you “anti-Fox News” folks, none of this information came from Fox. All of it can be verified from legitimate sources (Wikipedia, the Kapiolani hospital website itself, and a good history book, as noted herein). It is very easy for someone to check out.

 Four Simple Questions: 

  1. Back in 1961 people of color were called ‘Negroes.’ So how can the Obama ‘birth certificate’ state he is “African-American” when the term wasn’t even used at that time?
  2. The birth certificate that the White House released lists Obama’s birth as August 4, 1961 & Lists Barack Hussein Obama as his father. No big deal, Right ? At the time of Obama’s birth, it also shows that his father is aged 25 years old, and that Obama’s father was born in “Kenya , East Africa”. This wouldn’t seem like anything of concern, except the fact that Kenya did not even exist until 1963, two whole years after Obama’s birth, and 27 years after his father’s birth. How could Obama’s father have been born in a country that did not yet Exist? Up and until Kenya was formed in 1963, it was known as the “British East Africa Protectorate”. Check it out>  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenya_ & http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenya
  3. On the Birth Certificate released by the White House, the listed place of birth is “Kapi’olani Maternity & Gynecological Hospital”. This cannot be, because the hospital(s) in question in 1961 were called “KauiKeolani Children’s Hospital” and “Kapi’olani Maternity Home”, Respectively.
    1. The name did not change to Kapi’olani Maternity & Gynecological Hospital until 1978, when these two hospitals merged. How can this particular name of the hospital be on a birth certificate dated 1961 if this name had not yet been applied to it until 1978?
    2. CHECK IT OUT> http://http/http/www.kapiolani.org/women-and-children/about-us/default.aspx (http://www.kapiolani.org/women-and-children/about-us/default.aspx)
    3. Why hasn’t this been discussed in the major media ?
  4. 4. Perhaps a clue comes from Obama’s book on his father. He states how proud he is of his father fighting in WW II. I’m not a math genius, so I may need some help from you. Barack Obama’s “birth certificate” says his father was 25 years old in 1961 when Obama was born. That should have put his father’s date of birth approximately 1936-if my math holds (Honest! I did That without a calculator!!!) Now we need a non-revised history book-one that hasn’t been altered to satisfy the author’s goals-to verify that WW II was basically between 1939 and 1945. Just how many 3 year olds fight in Wars? Even in the latest stages of WW II his father wouldn’t have been more than 9 years old.

bullshit-meterDoes that mean that Mr. Obama is a liar, or simply chooses to alter the facts to satisfy his imagination or political purposes (still, Obama, our president, qualifies as a “liar”) ?

Very truly yours,

Rich RICHARD R. SILVERLIEB Attorney at Law

Livingston , NJ 07039

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“A pen in the hand of this president is far more dangerous than a gun in the hands of 200 million law-abiding citizens.”

U.S. generals now take action to watch Obama


WND EXCLUSIVE

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Retired Army, Air Force leaders say ‘government continues down  path of destroying America’

By F. Michael Maloof:

F. Michael Maloof, staff writer for WND and  G2Bulletin, is a former senior security policy analyst in the office of the  secretary of defense.
WASHINGTON – After one of them called for  the “forced resignations” of President Obama and congressional leaders in  response to multiple grievances, including the alleged political purge of  hundreds of senior military officers, two retired U.S. generals are creating a  citizens’ commission to scrutinize Obama administration actions on national  security and economic issues.

Vallely told WND he sees The Americans Project as a “citizens’ commission” of  prominent Americans to provide advice to legislative and executive branches of  government.

America’s leaders, he said, will be “held to high standards of performance to  solve the nation’s problems of governing. We will scrutinize and provide  guidance to federally elected officials on behalf of the citizens.”

The Americans Project, Vallely added, is a “movement, not a new party  necessarily. We want candidates to run as Americans first before being a  Democrat, Republican or Independent.”

Vallely, who today is chairman of the organization Stand  Up America, served as the deputy commanding general of Pacific Command.

Jones, who is vice chairman of The Americans Project of Stand Up America,  held numerous Air Force command positions including a tactical fighter wing, a  strategic airlift wing and a special operations group.

In calling for the forced resignations of  Obama and the leadership of Congress, Vallely outlined suggestions for  nationwide rallies and said a peaceful “civil uprising is still not out of  question.”

The current crop of leaders, he said, must face a “demand resignation” process, which he explained requires massive grassroots protests and social  networking which he envisions can be undertaken through his organization. And  example of a “forced resignation,” he said, was that of President Richard  Nixon.

“Our federal government continues down the path of destroying America,” Vallely said. “Americans must now stand up and put America back on the right  track.”

Workable solution

Vallely and Jones in their paper say “The Americans” leadership has developed  workable solutions to “help solve and fix what has without question stunted our  nation’s ability to clearly, legally and peacefully function as a constitutional  republic.”

“Honest, selfless political leadership is the first key to America’s economic  and debt recovery and secure future for all citizens and their children,” they  say. “That means voters must band together and vote for positive ‘America first’ leadership rather than self-serving greed and corruption within the two major  political parties that have for decades and are now rapidly tearing the United  States of America apart.”

In their paper, Vallely and Jones call for adherence to the Constitution with  strict congressional oversight of all executive actions.

In an apparent reference to the cutback in overall U.S. military readiness,  they call for a strong national defense but stipulate that “in no way” would the  U.S. military ever be used against U.S. citizens, a reference to a growing  concern among many Americans.

The paper decried the historic $17 trillion government debt, concerns over  continued unemployment and excessive tax rates on businesses and citizens.

Their solutions? Vallely and Jones call for abolishing the Federal Reserve  and the Internal Revenue Service system, the intended result of which would be  that “all political plundering of the peoples’ wealth via taxation will be  stopped.”

In abolishing the Federal Reserve System, all U.S. government financial and  economic functions would be turned back to the U.S. Treasury.

The IRS would be immediately abolished and replaced by a sales tax on  specified items for partial financing of the U.S. government.

The retired generals condemned the illegal alien “invasion,” which they said  would be stopped with a secured border double fence, calling for penalties on  employers who hire illegal aliens.

“There will be absolutely no jobs, no social services, no welfare nor medical  services allowed to be provided to illegal alien invaders,” they say, with the  exception of emergency medical care only until the illegals can be deported.

“American jobs are for U.S. citizens, returning military veterans, part-time  high school students and the elderly,” they said. “When U.S. employers cannot  find workers and can fully justify seeking foreign workers, government  permission will be granted for hiring temporary foreign workers.”

Eliminating agencies

They also called for the elimination and consolidation of a number of federal  agencies, some of which, like the Department of Homeland Security, they say,  have exceeded their authority.

“The DHS with functions for national security and FEMA (Federal Emergency  Management Agency) for emergencies have both grown far beyond the intentions of  reasonable and responsible leadership control, budgeting, manpower, equipment  and facilities,” they say.

“Deceptive political intentions for the potential use of facilities, weapons,  massive purchases of ammunition plus military-type vehicles and railroad cars  are greatly objectionable to American citizens and an insult to the economic  deficit of the nation,” they said.

DHS jobs could be given to the Department of Defense and the Interior  Department, they claim. And FEMA would be recast as the National Emergency  Agency with a reduction in manpower and merged into the Interior Department to  be deployed during national emergencies.

“All weapons, munitions and military-type vehicles will be transferred to the  DOD immediately,” they add.

They’d get rid of the Department of Energy and, no surprise, repeal  Obamacare.

“It is critically important for American citizens to know and understand that  the United States of America cannot recover from the unsustainable manmade  national debt crises unless satisfactory employment is archived for a majority  of U.S. citizens and that requires the existing income tax and Federal Reserve  Systems to be abolished, then changed to a greatly reduced method of funding the  federal government,” they said.

With the elimination of the income tax, businesses and corporations would  return to the U.S., making manufacturing more competitive worldwide, with jobs  emerging “in great numbers” and resulting in a booming economy.

Destructing ‘before our very eyes’

Vallely told WND the nation he long defended is self-destructing “before our  very eyes,” because of “our inept and incompetent leadership in Washington.”

“The battle is on,” he added, “and we shall not retreat.”

Vallely, who has also served as a Fox News military analyst, claimed the  Obama administration and leadership of Congress have been leading the nation  down a road of “progressive socialism.”

The retired general said the U.S. faces a battle that is unknown to  generations of Americans, and that the fate of the nation is “now in our hands” to enforce the Constitution and “severely limit the federal government and its  out-of-control spending.”

Vallely added that “politics as usual will not be effective or sufficient  enough to turn the country around.”

“We are in a war for America,” he told WND, adding that Sen. Ted Cruz,  R-Texas, and Dr. Ben Carson, the noted brain surgeon and author of “America the Beautiful” and other  bestselling books have made similar observations.

“A civil uprising is still not out of the question as ‘pain’ grips the  country more each day,” Vallely said, adding that there is time to change the  country in a peaceful way.

‘This means raising your voice now’

“This means raising your voice now to your neighbors, family, co-workers and  friends,” he said. “Be the captains of your souls. I pray for another George  Washington to appear within the year and lead us.”

One of the issues that alarms Vallely is the high number of senior officers  in the U.S. military who have been fired under the Obama administration, a toll  estimated at one officer per week. Indeed, Vallely has been very outspoken on what he calls  a “purge” of the U.S. military by the Obama administration – with a stunning  nine generals and flag officers relieved of duty this year alone.

WND has been reporting on the surge of firings, suspensions and dismissals,  for which Vallely has assigned a good  portion of the blame to Obama’s close adviser, Valerie Jarrett. Rampant “political correctness” due to her influence, Vallely tells WND, is now  permeating the military and negatively affecting everyone from top generals to  the ranks of the enlisted.

According to Vallely, Obama is “intentionally weakening and gutting our  military, Pentagon and reducing the U.S. as a superpower, and anyone in the  ranks who disagrees or speaks out is being purged.”

Vallely equated the current treatment  of U.S. senior military officers watching over what is said and done among  mid-level officers and enlisted ranks to that of the “political commissars from  the Communist era.”

He also told WND that the White House  won’t investigate its own officials, but finds it easy to fire military  commanders “who have given their lives for their country.”

‘Bought into Obama’s ideology’

“Obama will not purge a civilian or political appointee because they have  bought into Obama’s ideology,” Vallely said. “The White House protects their  own. That’s why they stalled on the investigation into Fast and Furious,  Benghazi and Obamacare. … Anyone in the ranks who speaks out is being  purged.”

He’s far from alone in his concerns about the military purge, as J.D.  Gordon, a retired Navy commander and a former Pentagon spokesman in the  Office of the Secretary of Defense, says the Obama administration is rushing to  unload senior officers whom he believes have become “political pawns” dismissed  for questionable reasons.

Retired Army Maj. Gen. Patrick Brady, a recipient of the U.S. military’s  highest decoration, the Medal of Honor, similarly has  told WND that Obama needs to apply the same standards to his political  appointees as he does to the military.

“Just when you thought the leadership of this government could not get any  worse, it does,” Brady said. “Never in history has an administration spawned  another scandal to cover the current one.”

This was a reference to the recent firing of a number of generals to mask “Obama’s serial scandals, all prefaced by lies – Fast and Furious, Benghazi,  NSA, IRS,” among others, said Brady, former president of the Congressional Medal  of Honor Society.

Retired Army Lt. Gen. William G. “Jerry” Boykin, who was a founding member of Delta Force and later deputy  undersecretary of defense for intelligence under President George W. Bush, tells  WND it is worrying that four-star generals are being retired at the rate that  has occurred under Obama.

“Over the past three years, it is unprecedented for the number of four-star  generals to be relieved of duty, and not necessarily relieved for cause,” Boykin  said. “I believe there is a purging of the military. The problem is worse than  we have ever seen.”

Video: Knockout game victim shoots back


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Written by Allen  West on November 24, 2013
As  we wrote about the knockout game, someone would take aim against these  attackers, and it has indeed happened.

This viral “game” is a very serious problem and it is time the so-called  black leaders take responsibility for speaking out. Once upon a time black  pastors were heavily engaged in their communities, but that has broken down and  dissolved along with the strength of the black family.

We cannot sit back and just turn a blind eye, but we shall not surrender our  right to personal liberty and safety.

Knock out game

 

Rangel Wants Presidential Executive Orders for ‘Everything’


Now the Liberal Left has come right out and said through Charlie Rangel. They want “Dictator in Chief”. Read on.

Jerry Broussard

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http://politicker.com/2013/11/rangel-wants-presidential-executive-orders-for-everything/

By Jill Colvin 11/23 3:32pm

Congressman Charlie Rangel on NY1. (Photo: NY1 screenshot)

Congressman Charlie Rangel on NY1. (Screengrab: NY1)

Congressman Charlie Rangel has a solution for bypassing gridlock in Washington D.C.: executive orders for “everything.”

In an interview last night with NY1, the congressman praised Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s decision to push through the so-called “nuclear option” to end filibusters on most presidential nominees. But he lamented the fact the work-around could not be used for legislation, suggesting the president turn to the executive orders–like the kind used to end the deportation many people who’d entered the country illegally as children.

“You know, the DREAM Act for the kids that came over here and didn’t know their home town, the president did that by executive order. What I did is I’ve taken out the language that he used and I’m gonna see why we can’t use executive orders for everything. What’s he gonna do? Make the Republicans angry? They’re gonna get annoyed? They’re not gonna cooperate?”

He went on to slam the Republican Party for refusing to cooperate–accusing them of acting against the interests of their own constituents.

“A police officer once told me when I was a kid that the worst criminal to deal with is one that doesn’t mind dying,” he said. “And if you take a look at what these Tea Party people have done–recognizing that there’s more sick and poor white folks then there is–but they still are resisting everything that the president wants to do so they can destroy the people in their district in terms of education and jobs, the Congress, the Republican name. And when we had the debt ceiling crisis, they were really prepared to let the United States of America fiscal policy to go in the tubes. How can you talk with people like this?”

He also defended the Affordable Care Act, arguing that far too much attention has been paid to the disastrous roll-out.

“They’re concentrating on the small misjudgments that have been made and nobody’s speaking for the 40 and 50 million people that have dreamed and hoped and prayed for that they could be included and insured. Not having insurance not only destroys your life, it destroys your fiscal life. It breaks up marriages. You cannot functions anywhere unless you have good health,” he argued, agreeing the president never should have apologized.

“I’d forget the apology,” he said. “The president should have said, ‘There’ll be a little quirks here, but we’ll take care of the quirks.’”

Follow Jill Colvin on Twitter or via RSS. jcolvin@observer.com

BRASS BALLS: Angola Bans Islam and Will Destroy All the Mosques


http://clashdaily.com/2013/11/brass-balls-angola-bans-islam-will-destroy-mosques/#fDrrMaAeDIzzSwSo.99

By / 24 November  2013

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By popular demand, Angolan authorities have taken pre-emptive action and  decided to ban the Muslim religion, which they consider a cult, NOT a  religion. They see what Muslims are doing to Christians, especially in Africa,  and are taking steps to prevent the same from happening in Angola.

Xibaaru  In early October 2013, the Muslims  living in Luanda in the municipality of Viana Zango were shocked to see the  minaret of their mosque dismantled into pieces on the ground without  permission. On Thursday 03 October in the morning, the Angolan authorities  decided to destroy the mosque Zango located in the urban district of Viana 17  km. The governor of Luanda Bento announced in a radio spot that radical  Muslims are not welcome in Angola and the Angolan government is not ready for the legalization of  mosques in Angola.

And on Tuesday, November 19, the Minister of Culture, Rosa Cruz e  Silva said. “Regarding Islam, the legalization process has not been  approved by the Ministry of Justice and Human Rights. Therefore all mosques  would be closed until further notice. “ It should be noted that the Angolan government has made closing of all mosques a  priority. The only two mosques located in Luanda have already received a  warning document  signed by the mayor of the municipality of Viana José  Moreno.

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The following article is very disturbing to me and has me wondering WHY.

  • Why would the United State Army deliberately order rounds that have proven less effectively than present issue?
  • Why would you deliberately put Army fighting forces in jeopardy by supplying them with inadequate stopping power?
  • Do they want our military to lose?
  • DOES OBAMA WANT OUR ARMED FORCES WEAKENED SO THEY CANNOT STOP ????????????
  • How far are we going to go with this ridiculous GREEN business?

Nothing but questions. Read the following and you decide.

Jerry Broussard

Army Giving Up Stopping Power for ‘Green’ Bullets

            by AWR Hawkins 25 Jul 2013

The Army is switching from lead bullets in many small caliber arms to “environmentally friendly” rounds in 2014, even through the lead bullets are tried and true while the stopping power of the “green” bullets is already being questioned.

The Daily Caller reports that the Army switched to a “green” round for its 5.56 mm ammo in 2010–these are the bullets used in an MP4 or an AR-15.

This ammo is referred to as an “Enhanced Performance Round,” even though a Fox News report raises suspicions over just how enhanced the new round will be. They quote “ballistics experts” who say “the new rounds won’t be substantially more deadly” than the old ones. Nevertheless, the Army is pressing on and making the 7.62 mm bullet “environmentally friendly” by 2014 as well.

The Army predicts “the use of green 5.56 mm and 7.62 mm ammunition could eliminate the purchase of 3,683 metric tons of lead between 2013 and 2018.”

Follow AWR Hawkins on Twitter @AWRHawkins.

More From the “Thousand Words” File


Sometimes it takes the foreign press to tell America how it feels about President Obama. Observe.

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Have You Seen the New Time Magazine Cover?


http://townhall.com/tipsheet/danieldoherty/2013/11/23/have-you-seen-the-new-time-magazine-cover-n1751216

Daniel Doherty | Nov 23, 2013

Daniel Doherty
Now that the Big Lie has been exposed for everyone to see, it’s going to take some time for it to sufficiently sink in. I imagine most low-information voters who don’t follow politics regularly — the obvious exception being people who’ve already been negatively impacted by the Affordable Care Act — aren’t too familiar with the president’s now-broken “if you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan” pledge. That will all change soon enough.

    Now, of course, when Americans head to the grocery store — or perhaps to their local pharmacy — this cover will be staring them blankly in the face as they wait in the check-out line. Oof:

TIME Cover

A Mother’s Love: Pictures Show Premature Baby’s Amazing First Year Progress


http://www.lifenews.com/2013/11/22/a-mothers-love-pictures-show-premature-babys-amazing-first-year-progress/

by Steven Ertelt | Washington, DC | LifeNews.com | 11/22/13 3:46 PM

 

A video and pictures of an amazing baby with a fantastic story are circulating the Internet today. In the pictures and video, Benjamin Scot Miller of Columbus, Ohio depicts the transformation of baby born extremely premature through his first year of life.

Miller documented his son’s first days in the neonatal intensive care and how he progressed enough to finally go home and celebrate his first birthday.

“He was born way too early, and the obstacles he had to overcome were really big, but not bigger than our God,” Miller writes.

In the video, Ward Miles is shown hooked up to tubes and cord as his mother holds him for the first time.

“This is a story of a mother’s love for her baby,” Millerwrote. “A year ago from this Halloween he came home. I made this video to commemorate his first year and how far he has come. Today happens to be his mother’s birthday… so I made this as a gift to her. I want to thank all the doctors, nurses, and staff all over the world that make it their life’s mission to help babies get better! It’s because of you that my son ever stood a chance to make it home!”

The Huffington Post has more on the story, after the video.

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It is one thing to make a video of your baby’s first year as a surprise for your wife. When that baby was born 15 weeks prematurely, scored the lowest he could on a test for bleeding in his brain and spent his first 107 days of life in a hospital with soaring heart rates, that gift becomes even more special.

At 25 weeks into her first pregnancy, Lyndsey Miller was at work and started having cramps that she thought were due to her morning workout. It turned out she was in labor. Her baby, Ward Miles, was born only four hours after her doctor sent her to hospital that day.

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BEST Obamacare DECONSTRUCTION Video You Will Ever See


I have desired to see a presentation that is factual, complete, and with impact that lays out OCAMACARE and all its ills. The following video presentation does just that. Please watch it, and share it.

Thank You,

Jerry Broussard

BEST Obamacare Deconstruction VIDEO YOU Will Ever FIND
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Obamacare Deconstruction VIDEO YOU Will Ever FIND

Senate Democrats Go Nuclear and Blow Up Tradition


http://eaglerising.com/3089/senate-democrats-go-nuclear-blow-tradition/#eqlUFZi24hyhAhwc.99

By / 22 November  2013

They did it. Senate Democrats invoked  the nuclear option and blew up over 220 years of legislative history in the  United States. The Democrats changed the rules of the Senate to allow  Presidential appointments to executive and judicial positions with a simple  majority vote. Instead of the original 60 vote threshold, now the Senate will  only need 51 votes to approve these appointments. It may not seem like a major  change – but it is – Senator John McCain (R-AZ) may have said it best, “This  changes everything, this changes everything.”  

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Funny enough, the same Democrats that today “broke the rules, to change the  rules,” once fought tooth and nail to stop Republicans from doing the very same.  In 2005 the Republicans threatened the nuclear option because of Democrats  filibustering President George W. Bush’s judicial appointments. The key word  there is threatened. In the end, a bipartisan group of Senators brokered an  agreement and the nuclear option was left untouched.

Do you remember some of the things the Democrats said during that nuclear  option debate? How about just what Senate  Majority Leader Harry Reid said? (Check out this great  video of Reid on the nuclear option from 2005)

“My Republican colleagues claim that nominees are entitled to an up-down  vote. That claim ignores history, including recent history.”

“Some in this chamber want to throw out 214 years of Senate history in the  quest for absolute power … They think they’re wiser than our founding fathers. I  doubt that that’s true.”

The nuclear option, “simply put, would be the end of the United States  Senate.”

What is Reid saying now?

“These nominees deserve at least an up-or-down vote. But Republican  filibusters deny them a fair vote and deny the president his team.”

To remain relevant and effective as an institution, the Senate must evolve  to meet the challenges of a modern era.”

“It’s time to change the Senate before this institution becomes  obsolete.”

How about what another Senate expert thinks about the nuclear option? What do  you think, Vice President Biden? (Circa 2005)

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“I pray God, when the Democrats take back control, we don’t make the  kind of naked power grab you are doing.” – then Senator Joe  Biden

The Senate Democrats betrayed the American people yet again when they voted  for the nuclear option. Our system is designed to give the minority more power  than its numbers would ordinarily give it. Why? Because our founding fathers  knew the corrupting influence of power. They knew that the majority could not be  trusted with its “full share” of power – they would persecute and ignore the  minority’s beliefs and desires.

HReidMiddleSenate Democrats chose to value themselves more  than they values our nation, and they should be punished for that. It’s my  sincerest hope that this, along with the many other failings, shortcomings and  scandals that the Democrats have been a part of, be seared into the brains of  voters for years to come.

Again, I think John McCain’s reaction to the day’s events are just about  perfect.

“This changes everything, this changes everything… (This) puts on a chill  on the entire United States Senate.”

“I have reached to them. I spent an hour in Harry Reid’s office. Come on.  I reached out until my arms ache… They are governed by these hard over, newer  members of Democratic senators who have never been a minority, who are primarily  driving this issue and they succeeded and  they will pay a very, very heavy price for it.

I hope so Senator McCain, I sincerely do.

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About the author: Onan Coca

Onan is a graduate of Liberty University (2003) and earned his M.Ed. at  Western Governors University in 2012. Onan lives in the Atlanta area with his  wife, Leah. They have three children and enjoy the hectic pace of life in a  young family. Onan and Leah are members of the Journey Church in Hiram, GA.

Website: http://www.eaglerising.com

Read more at http://eaglerising.com/3089/senate-democrats-go-nuclear-blow-tradition/#eqlUFZi24hyhAhwc.99

They Forget That They Have Been Recorded on Video and Archived


Flashback Senator Obama: Nuclear Option – Against it  before for it

Amazing how the lies never seem to matter. Check it out:

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Read more at http://conservativebyte.com/2013/11/flashback-senator-obama-nuclear-option/#eubxOG0KRSj6RvHU.99

The List is Growing for A Convention of States


Convention of States

Virginia Files Application for COS

November 21, 2013

Laura Fennig

The Convention of States Project is pleased to announce that states are now beginning to pre-file applications to call a Convention of States for the purpose of limiting the power and jurisdiction of the federal government.

Virginia was the first state to call the Philadelphia Convention of 1787.  Once again, the historic state is standing up to defend the rights of the American people.  With several states soon to follow, Virginia recently claimed the title of first to pre-file an application to call a Convention of States.

Del. Scott Lingamfelter (R-31) is leading the effort in Virginia, along with Del. Jim LeMunyon (R-67) who has been deeply involved in the process.  After meeting with COS Leader, Michael Farris, Del. Lingamfelter agreed to push the application through as the prime sponsor during Virginia’s 2014 legislative session.

“Legislators are concerned with what’s going on. They are excited to see what’s happening, and want to take part,”  said Mark Wohlschlegel, COS Executive Director.

Four additional states are expected to follow Virginia’s lead and pre-file applications in anticipation of the upcoming 2014 legislative season.

COS has a solution as BIG as the problem!

Purpose:

The Convention of States (COS) Project was founded to stop our runaway federal government from spending this country into the ground, seizing power from the states and taking liberty from the people. Washington, D.C., is broken and will not fix itself.

Goal:

The COS Project urges and empowers state legislators to call a Convention of States. The delegates would be able to propose amendments to the Constitution that would curb the federal government’s abuses. Article V of the Constitution gives them this power; the COS Project gives them an avenue through which they can use it.

Plan:

The COS Project’s plan is twofold:

  1. To call a convention for a particular subject rather than a particular amendment, i.e., to limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government. Instead of calling a convention for abalanced budget amendment (though we are entirely supportive of such an amendment), our convention would allow other federal limiting amendments to be brought as well. (Termlimits, Tax reform, etc.)
  2. To energize the grassroots! We are building a grassroots operation in a minimum of 40 states, getting 100 people to volunteer in at least 75% of the state legislative districts. Volunteers will contact their State legislators, show up at hearings, and support the campaigns of legislators who support COS.

http://www.conventionofstates.com

Purpose: The Convention of States (COS) Project was founded by Citizens for Self Governance for the purpose of stopping the runaway power of the federal government. We believe Washington, D.C., is broken and will not fix itself. The federal government is spending this country into the ground, seizing power from the states and taking liberty from the people.

We have a solution that is as BIG as the PROBLEM!!!

Goal: The COS Project seeks to urge and empower state legislators to call a convention of states. The delegates at such a convention would have the power to propose amendments to the Constitution that would curb the abuses of the federal government. Article V of the Constitution gives them this power; the COS Project will give them an avenue through which they can use it.

Plan: COS’s plan is twofold

1.  We want to call a convention for a particular subject rather than a particular amendment. Instead of calling a convention for a balanced budget amendment (though we are entirely supportive of such an amendment), we want to call a convention for the following purpose: Limiting the power and jurisdiction of the federal government.

2.   We believe the grassroots is the key to calling a successful convention. We would like to build a political operation in a minimum of 40 states, getting 100 people to volunteer in at least 75% of the state legislative districts. Only through the support of the American people will this project have a chance to succeed.

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The “Most Transparent Administration in History” is Really As Clear as Mud


White House blocks access to Obama events, news groups say

By Anita Kumar

McClatchy Washington BureauNovember 21, 2013 Updated 20 hours ago

http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2013/11/21/209352/white-house-blocks-access-to-obama.html##storylink=cpy

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President Barack Obama in the South Court Auditorium of the White House November 21, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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WASHINGTON —  The nation’s largest news organizations lodged a complaint Thursday against the White House for imposing unprecedented limitations on photojournalists covering President Barack Obama, which they say have harmed the public’s ability to monitor its own government.

The organizations accuse the White House of banning photojournalists from covering Obama at some events, and then later releasing its own photos and videos of the same events.

“Journalists are routinely being denied the right to photograph or videotape the president while he is performing his official duties,” according to a letter the organizations sent to the White House. “As surely as if they were placing a hand over a journalist’s camera lens, officials in this administration are blocking the public from having an independent view of important functions of the executive branch of government.”

Presidents often look for ways to get their own messages out. But media experts say Obama’s administration has developed an aggressive strategy to use social media, including government-sponsored websites and blogs, as well as Twitter, Instagram and Flickr accounts, to circumvent the media’s constitutional duty more than its predecessors have.

“You are only seeing what they want you to see,” said Lucy Dalglish, the dean of the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland.

White House spokesman Josh Earnest defended the release of photos and videos, saying the practice helps Obama live up to his pledge of transparency by allowing the public to have greater access to the inner workings of the administration when it’s not feasible for news media to be in the room.

“What we’ve done is we’ve taken advantage of new technology to give the American public even greater access to behind-the-scenes footage or photographs of the president doing his job,” Earnest said. “To the American public, that’s a clear win.”

He said the news organizations’ protests were just part of the natural tension between journalists and those they covered.

“The fact that there is a little bit of a disagreement between the press corps and the White House press office about how much access the press corps should have to the president is built into the system,” he said at the daily White House news briefing. “If that tension didn’t exist, then either you or we aren’t doing our jobs.”

Relations between Obama officials and journalists have further deteriorated this year.

News reports last spring indicated that the Justice Department had secretly seized the telephone records of reporters at the Associated Press and investigated a Fox News reporter as a potential criminal for doing his job.

In the most recent situation, the news organizations stressed that they’re referring only to presidential activities of a “fundamentally public nature,” not private or restricted events, including ones that may affect national security. But the White House often says the closed events are private, even though it releases its own photographs of the events.

Examples cited in the letter are Obama’s meetings with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus on July 10, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on July 29 and Pakistani human rights activist Malala Yousafzai on Oct. 11.

In each case, journalists weren’t allowed – and sometimes were unaware – of the event. The White House later released written summaries of the events, along with photos taken by a government photographer.

On Thursday, the presidents of the American Society of News Editors and the Associated Press Media Editors sent a letter to their members urging them to stop using handout photos and video from the White House.

“We must accept that we, the press, have been enablers,” the letter says. “We urge those of you in news organizations to immediately refrain from publishing any of the photographs or videos released by the White House, just as you would refuse to run verbatim a press release from them.”

It’s unclear how many news organizations use handout photographs from the White House. McClatchy-Tribune Information Services generally doesn’t do so unless they were shot in areas that the media don’t expect to have access to, such as the Situation Room or the private residence areas of the White House.

Harry Walker, the director of the McClatchy-Tribune Photo Service, said opening access to events was “the foundation for journalism, not just photojournalism.”

The letter was signed by 38 news organizations, including all the major broadcast and cable networks, wire services, online services and newspapers, including The New York Times, The Washington Post and the McClatchy Co., which owns 30 daily newspapers across the nation.

The White House Correspondents’ Association and White House News Photographers Association also signed the letter. McClatchy’s government and politics editor, Steven Thomma, is the president of the White House Correspondents’ Association.

The letter, which was addressed to White House Press Secretary Jay Carney, a former reporter for Time magazine, requested a meeting to discuss the issue.

Email: akumar@mcclatchydc.com; Twitter: @anitakumar01

Thought Provoking Thought


Obama-Shackles“We contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle”

Winston Churchill:

Inspiration- The Language of Conservatism


 http://patriotupdate.com/articles/inspiration-language-conservatism/#EOfqkRyH1Sz1MUOo.99

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“As conservatives, we have a record that is inspirational. A message that is  motivational.”

And yet we have allowed the motivational and inspirational to be trademarked  by the Left. Like the cultural institutions, we have not even made an effort to  compete for this space. We have not sold motivation. It has never featured as  part of our strategy, and yet it is among the most effective ways of winning  hearts and minds. It speaks to vision. The closest we’ve heard is when Ted Cruz  spoke of opportunity conservatism.

We have reached a point where we are firmly the underdog. We carry no  cultural institutions. We have little momentum. But this means we are in a  unique position to win the culture war. To reclaim America. To again re-assert  Western values. So let’s speak the language of victory. But also the language of  war. Because we- Western civilization- face no less.

These are some messages I posted to my fans on Facebook and Twitter:

“We might be hurting but we’re still winning. We might be torn up inside  but we’re going to tear it up outside.”

“We feel pain, but we press on. We experience disappointment, but we  delight in what we have. Man can live forty days without food; three days  without water; eight seconds without air, but not one single moment without  hope. Arrived in Pohang! Let’s roll. C’mon!”

“Failure grips our bones. Rattles our confidence. Injects doubt into our  bloodstream. Consumes our mind. Calls into question everything we know. Hurts.  It’ll shake us, but it will not break us. Delay but not devastate. Borrow our  joy, but return it. We might not understand it, but we accept it. Even without  fruit unable to be forced from the tree, our destiny is secure. God is in  control. Victory is never far away. And history is still yours to take. To make.  Let’s do our vets proud.”

We need to inspire. Refresh, renew, reinvigorate, remind, and re-energize. We  have an inspirational message to sell.

Let’s do it.

Shocking Testimony – Benghazi is Hillary Clinton’s Fault


http://eaglerising.com/3061/shocking-testimony-benghazi-hillary-clintons-fault/#mAdtROfFsWkSQCs6.99

By / 21 November  2013

A shocking new piece of testimony has come out of the hearings on the  Benghazi attack, and congressional Republicans are none too happy with what  they’ve learned.

Georgia Representative, Lynn Westmoreland (R-GA) recently gave  an interview to CNN where he went over some of the information the House  Intelligence Subcommittee has learned in its investigation into what went on  that fateful September 11, 2011 night. CNN

As a faithful liberal lapdog, CNN of course, leads with what may be the least  important part of the interchange – Rep. Westmoreland does not think that the  Obama administration orchestrated a “complete cover-up” of the Benghazi attack.  This isn’t unimportant, but it’s not the “most important” thing Rep.  Westmoreland said.

The most important part of the interview comes buried at the end –

Westmoreland said the committee is looking into why a directive was  released on August 11 telling the personnel in Benghazi that “you are on your  own.”

The compound itself is not set up for protection,” Westmoreland said,  adding that the CIA operatives said “they couldn’t believe those guys were over  there as unprepared and unequipped as they were.”

Why did the State Department leave the people in Benghazi to fend for  themselves, even as they were told by several different personnel members that Benghazi  was not defensible, and was wide open to attack? Moreover, the State  Department had actionable intelligence telling them that al-Qaeda was  targeting the Benghazi consulate, and that they would be launching their attack  soon.

BloodCNN also quickly papers over the fact that  Westmoreland clearly articulates that “everyone” (implying the White House, the  State Department and the intelligence community) knew that it was a terrorist  attack almost from the get go. “I don’t think there was any doubt that they  knew it was a coordinated attack,” Westmoreland said. This means that  the State Department and the White House deliberately lied to the American  people about what had happened in Benghazi. Even worse, they railroaded an  innocent civilian and laid the blame for the attack and the deaths that resulted  from the attack at his feet. He even went to prison for his part in producing  his YouTube film, “the  Innocence of Muslims.”

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These two implications – that the State Department purposefully left the  Benghazi consulate out in the line of fire, and the fact that the administration  lied to cover up what really happened — are the most important parts of this  story. Our government put American citizens in harm’s way for no good reason,  and then they lied to try to keep the blood off their own hands. It’s  disgusting.

Whatever the results of the Intelligence Subcommittee’s investigation, the  obvious conclusion is that, at the end of the day, Hillary Clinton is to blame  for the Benghazi debacle. She was in charge at the State Department, she is  responsible for the denied requests of more manpower, and she is ultimately  responsible for the lives lost in the attack.

Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton make one hell of a team. If you need to hurt  America – they’re the first ones you should call.

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Barack Obama Wants His Name Off of Obamacare


http://freedomoutpost.com/2013/11/barack-obama-wants-name-obamacare/#ixzz2lJbaJBZH

Anyone who has ever bought a car knows about “sticker shock.”  You’ve eyed  that car on the dealership lot from afar.  Finally, the time is right to take a  test drive then seal the deal to make that purchase.  However, the price on the  sticker is more than enough to send you into hyperventilation fits as you try  to  convince yourself the sticker price is wrong.  Well, Mr. Obama and his band  of  merry Democrats are currently suffering “Obamacare shock.”  Yes, they knew  millions of Americans would lose their healthcare insurance and many would not  be able to keep their doctor.  It was obvious to those who analyzed the effects  of Obamacare that healthcare insurance premiums would increase on most  Americans  who would be forced into the exchanges, along with other abominations  that have  yet to gain the attention of the public.  So, why are Mr. Obama and  his  Democrats experiencing “Obamacare shock?”

obama-national-securityThe law’s namesake and Democrats in Congress are  shocked at the reaction of Americans to Obamacare after its implementation.   Just as the Congress passed this law so they could find out what’s in it, many  Americans reserved their judgment of the government healthcare insurance law  until after its roll-out.  Millions of Americans received cancellation notices  from their healthcare insurance providers while the government website for  enrollment into Obamacare was, in the most pleasant of terms, inoperative.   Those who were able to access the new Obamacare exchanges were hit with higher  premiums, deductibles, and some discovered they were ineligible to receive a  subsidy to offset the increased cost.  The result is Americans who originally  supported Obamacare have now jumped ship, previously insured Americans will now  be uninsured, and those Americans the law targeted will continue to be  uninsured.  Add to this equation the dismal numbers of Americans who have  actually accessed the exchanges and the emerging picture of “failure” becomes  clear.

Now, some Democrats, who previously supported this monstrosity, have begun to  distance themselves from the disaster using many different tactics ranging from  blaming the Republicans, dropping the affectionate designation “Obamacare,” to  calling for complete repeal.  Obama has entered damage control mode, but his  goal of a single payer system is still the brass ring he strives to reach.  In  his latest attempt to soothe the masses, Obama has indicated his signature  healthcare law needs “a  full-blown rebranding effort.”  Once again, Obama hits the campaign trail  in  public relations gear attempting to remarket a product that is more than  defective – it’s totally broken.

At  a meeting in Washington, hosted by the Wall Street Journal, Obama told  attendees, “I am confident that the model we’ve built, which works off the  existing private insurance system, is one that will succeed.  We’re going to  have to, A., fix the website so everybody feels confident about that.  We’re  obviously going to have to remarket and rebrand and that will be challenging in  this political environment.”

Translation:  “What we have is causing me grief; it’s not working so  I want my name off of it.”

(added by me, Jerry Broussard)

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Rebranding is a marketing strategy in which a new name, term, symbol, design, or combination thereof is created for an established brand with the intention of developing a new, differentiated identity in the minds of consumers, investors, and competitors.[1][2] Often, this involves radical changes to a brand’s logo, name, image, marketing strategy, and advertising themes. Such changes typically aim to reposition the brand/company, occasionally to distance itself from negative connotations of the previous branding, or to move the brand upmarket; they may also communicate a new message a new board of directors wishes to communicate.

Rebranding can be applied to new products, mature products, or even products still in development. The process can occur intentionally through a deliberate change in strategy or occur unintentionally from unplanned, emergent situations, such as a “Chapter 11 corporate restructuring,” “union busting,” or “bankruptcy.”

Obama and a Democratic majority Senate and House decided that 30 million  uninsured Americans needed to purchase healthcare insurance.  They declared our  healthcare system “broken” and passed Obamacare.  These same politicians  modeled  Obamacare “off the existing private insurance system.”  Now, due to the  negative  backlash, Obama has decided that a new marketing campaign and  rebranding this  atrocity is the solution.

One question that should be asked of Obama is:  If our system was “broken,”  why was the existing private insurance system used as a model to build the  current one?

The 30 million Americans who are uninsured is not because of a “broken”  system.  Those uninsured are not eligible for Medicare or Medicaid.  Private  individual healthcare insurance policy premiums are out of reach for some based  on their income and/or numerous economic difficulties.  Then, there are those  Americans who choose not to purchase healthcare insurance policies for reasons  that are not income or economic based.

The premise made by Obama and his idolatrous worshiping Democrats was  individuals without healthcare insurance coverage did not have access to  healthcare or “good” healthcare services.  Access to healthcare is very  different from the ability to pay for those services.  Having healthcare  insurance does not guarantee the receipt of healthcare services nor does it  guarantee payment for those services.  Healthcare insurance coverage is  designed  to offset the cost of medical services thereby reducing out of pocket  expenses  to the individual.

An individual may not be able to “access” healthcare services when needed  because of logistics.  In very rural areas, healthcare facilities are not as  prevalent or varied as in cities.  It may be inconvenient for individuals to  travel long distances to receive services.  And, the healthcare industry is  suffering from lack of doctors and support personnel, such as nurses, to  adequately expand services in needed areas.  Depending on the need for  specialty  services, individuals may wait months to see an orthopedist,  neurologist or  rheumatologist, to name a few.  Mandating individuals to  purchase healthcare  insurance does not solve the problem of logistics.

During the Washington gathering, Obama  did acknowledge problems with the Obamacare website stating, “There is a  larger problem … the way the federal government does procurement and does IT  is,  just generally, not very efficient.  In fact, there’s probably no bigger  gap  between the private and public sector than IT.”

Translation:  “I know we gave a no-bid contract to Michelle’s  friend’s company but Congress allows it.  The company is the one who defaulted,  so it’s not my fault.”

The company selected to build the federal website for access to the exchanges  was awarded to the company where Michelle Obama’s friend held a high position.   According to one source, the company responsible for the failed website was paid  $394 million – four times the original quoted cost of $94 million.   Facebook  and Twitter were created for less.  When procurement of a company to  do business  with the federal government is based on cronyism, one can almost  predict there  will be problems.  So, the problem is not a big IT gap between  the public and  private sector nor is it inefficiency with procurement.  The  problem is  politicians and presidents rewarding friends and monetary  contributors with  government contracts or positions instead of basing  procurement and employment  on qualifications.  That is not inefficiency.

During one of my second year nursing classes, a guest speaker stated “no  matter how many times you kiss a frog, it’s still a frog.”  It’s the same with  Obamacare.  No matter how Obama and the Democrats try to dress it up, change  its  name, change its website or flip-flop the disaster that it is, it is still  an  unconstitutional law that forces Americans into a system that ultimately  removes  individual choices regarding healthcare in favor of government dictates  in an  area the government has no business.

So, keep kissing that frog, Nancy.

Obamacare shock among its namesake and Democrats is already having its  effects.  Obama is being derelict in his duty to make sure the law is  faithfully  executed by legislating changes in the mandate deadlines through  executive  order.  Democrats and RINOs in Congress are swiftly attempting to  pass  legislation so those millions who have received cancellation letters from  their  carrier can keep their policy, for only a year.  They are having a  knee-jerk  reaction to problems they knew would occur when the law was passed  three years  ago.  Ego and desperation are the driving actions, nothing  more.

Regardless of the Supreme Court ruling, the government mandating individuals  purchase healthcare insurance or the government providing socialized medicine  is  not an enumerated power of Congress per our Constitution.  All branches of  our  government ignored this stipulation regardless of whether it is described  as a  “tax” or not.  Instead of adhering to the Constitution, the egos of Obama  and  the Democrats chase after this pig of a piece of legislation that’s covered  in  lard.

Americans are saddled with this unconstitutional law and are, basically,  being forced to obtain a healthcare insurance plan or face a penalty (tax)  imposed by the Internal Revenue Service.  Obama and his donkeys continue to  kiss  the frog in hopes of a prince or continue to put lipstick on the pig in an  attempt to disguise the “pork.”  Either way, the American public can expect  more  posturing, more lying, more deception and more unlawful behavior from our  elected officials as more information is revealed about this law.

More Obamacare shock is on the horizon for Americans as well.  Congress can  repeal this nightmare of an abominable, unconstitutional law or states can  nullify it.  Until then, the only recourse Americans have against this shock is  to walk off the dealership lot.

 About the Authior, Suzanne Hamner

Suzanne Hamner (pen name) is a registered  nurse, grandmother of 4, and a political independent residing in the state of  Georgia, who is trying to mobilize the Christian community in her area to stand  up and speak out against tyrannical government, invasion by totalitarian  political systems masquerading as religion and get back to the basics of  education.

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Too much incompetence from Obama to believe it’s not intentional


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Written by Allen  West on November 20, 2013
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While running, I thought about the Obamacare disaster and if President Obama  is so brilliant, how do you explain this abject failure? I began to ask myself,  is this truly incompetence or possibly intentional — or both?

Obamacare is facing countless issues and the website is not really the most  critical of the issues. The whole plan is based upon the flawed premise of  forcing more young and healthy into exchanges to actually fund and subsidize,  lower income and less healthy Americans.

More and more it appears that Obamacare has an intentional purpose of  destabilizing and destroying the insurance market. There seems to be evidence of  full knowledge of the adverse effects of millions of Americans being dropped  from their individual healthcare plans, even as the President was stating  Americans could keep their plans.

We know the true goal of progressive socialists is a single-payer system  under complete government control. That can only be possible if there is no  private sector competition. It becomes Medicaid for all.

As a matter of fact, part of Obamacare includes the government takeover of  college student loans and the elimination of private sector financial  institutions for this purpose.

I don’t believe this to be purely abject incompetence, although it’s part of  the equation. But this just seems intentional and follows the Cloward-Piven  strategy to overload the U.S. public welfare system in order to precipitate a  crisis leading to a government takeover of basically everything.

There are too many instances of destabilization of our economy – not to  mention our national security — to believe this is just incompetence. It’s  getting too easy to connect the dots between our foreign policy of snubbing  allies and courting enemies, slow dismantling of our military readiness,  money-printing, and control of education through Common Core. How can an entire  administration be that incompetent? What do you think? Is there is an  intentional nefarious design at play?

Woman got shout-out from president; can’t afford Obamacare after all


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A Washington woman who received a presidential shout-out learned afterwards that if Obamacare is too good to be true, it probably is. It turns out that the “affordable” coverage she was originally promised is unaffordable, and she’ll have to go without.

When touting the Affordable Care Act at his Oct. 21 Rose Garden speech, President Barack Obama added a heartwarming and memorable testimonial from a struggling single mom, according to the Washington State Wire.

“I recently received a letter from a woman named Jessica Sanford in Washington state, and here’s what she wrote,” the president said, who then read from her letter.

I am a single mom, no child support, self-employed, and I haven’t had health insurance for 15 years because it is too expensive. My son has ADHD and requires regular doctor visits, and his meds alone cost $250 a month. I have had an ongoing tendinitis problem due to my line of work that I haven’t had treated. Now, finally, we get to have coverage because of the ACA for $169 a month. I was crying the other day when I signed up. So much stress lifted.

Obama closed with the following: “Now, that is not untypical for a lot of folks like Jessica who have been struggling without health insurance,” he said. “That is what the Affordable Care Act is all about.”

When Sanford applied for coverage under Obamacare, she was informed that most of her premiums would be covered by a tax credit.

“I’m really terribly embarrassed,” she told the Wire. “It has completely turned around on me. I mean, completely.”

Another Obamacare computer glitch, as the Wire reported:

Chalk it up to a bollixed-up state website that apparently still has major problems. Originally it said Sanford and her child would get a whopping tax credit that would reduce their total premium to $169 a month. Now the state is telling her it goofed – twice – and she has to pay full ticket. There may even be a third goof involved: At least one health-insurance broker says she may qualify for a tax credit after all, albeit a small one. Officials at the state Healthplanfinder website could not be contacted Sunday night. But it just goes to show that even in the state of Washington, which has earned national kudos for a health-insurance exchange that seems to function better than the dysfunctional federal website, there are big, big problems.

Sanford’s $169 health insurance premium was based on her qualification for a monthly $452 discount.

Four days after the president’s shout-out to her, Sanford received her first letter from the state, informing her that the previous calculations were made in error and that her discount would be reduced to $110. She felt she could still work with this by switching to a less favorable plan — one with higher deductibles and copays.

“I knew I would be struggling in my slow months,” Sanford said. “I didn’t know how I was going to do it. But honestly, I just wanted to get it in my budget and start working on it right away and start working on saving money toward it – that was all I could do, just work at it and hope for the best and try to take the money from here or there or wherever.”

Then the other shoe dropped. She got a second letter from the state last week informing her that she was entitled to no tax credit at all. She has no choice but to continue without insurance.

“They have to own up to what is going on,” Sanford says. “They have to fix it. They can’t just go around and say this is working great. In my opinion they ought to shut it down and just get all of it straightened out.”

So much for the “affordable” in the Affordable Care Act.

EXCLUSIVE to Breitbart.com: — “Mr. President, Tear Down This Website”


http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/11/20/Lamar-Smith-Mr-President-Tear-Down-This-Website

by Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX) 19 Nov 2013

Many Americans have experienced the ill effects of Obamacare. That’s because the President’s broken promises are piling up. He promised that if you like your health care plan you can keep it. But for millions of Americans, that’s not true.

He said that the law would make health insurance more affordable. But across the country, Americans are seeing their premiums go up, not down. And when launching Healthcare.gov, the Obama administration said that the website was safe, secure and open for business. We now know that isn’t true, either.

The data obtained by Healthcare.gov is one of the largest collections of personal information ever assembled. It links information between seven different federal agencies and state agencies and government contractors.

The website requires users to provide personal information like birth dates, social security numbers, and household incomes in order to obtain information about potential health coverage. But security experts have expressed concern about flaws in the site that put this personal data at risk and subject users to the threat of identity theft.

This week, the Science Committee, which I chair, held a hearing to examine security and privacy concerns about the Obamacare website. We heard from witnesses outside the government who are experts in cybersecurity and hacking websites. They provided a convincing evidence of the vulnerabilities that underlie Healthcare.gov.

One of our witnesses, David Kennedy, is a “white hat hacker,” who is hired by companies around the world to test the security of their online systems by essentially hacking their websites. During the hearing, Mr. Kennedy gave a demonstration of the healthcare.gov website’s vulnerabilities showing in real-time that hackers can access personal information on the website. It’s clear that not only is the website vulnerable, it’s under attack.

When asked whether he believed the website had already been compromised by hackers, Mr. Kennedy testified that he believed the website has either already been hacked or soon will be.

The massive amount of personal information collected by the Healthcare.gov website creates a tempting target for scam artists. Identity theft jeopardizes credit ratings and personal finances.

Here are some real-life examples of people who have already had misfortune after using the Obamacare website. Mr. Thomas Dougall of South Carolina received a surprise phone call from a stranger one Friday evening explaining that he had just downloaded a letter off the Healthcare.gov website containing Dougall’s personal information.

And when Lisa Martinson of Missouri called Healthcare.gov’s customer service after forgetting her password, she was told three different people were given access to her account, address and social security number.

Aside from technological vulnerabilities, it turns out that federal employees—called navigators—who help users apply for insurance on the Healthcare.gov website have not received background checks. Yet they are able to access the personal information of thousands of people.

These threats to Americans’ well-being and financial security should make us question the future of Obamacare. Perhaps it is time to take Obamacare off of life support. Americans deserve a healthcare system that works and that they can trust.

The Obama administration has a responsibility to ensure that the personal and financial data collected by the government is secure. It is clear that is not the case today. In their haste to launch Healthcare.gov, it appears the administration cut corners that leave the site open to hackers and other online criminals.

Given the distressing testimony we heard at the Science Committee’s hearing about Healthcare.gov, there is only one reasonable course of action. Mr. President, take down this website.

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Congressman Lamar Smith represents the 21st District of Texas and chairs the Science, Space, and Technology Committee.

Another Example of President Obama’s Police State at Work


North Texas Drivers Stopped at Roadblock Asked for Saliva, Blood

Fort Worth police apologize for its role in federal survey

Some drivers in North Fort Worth on Friday were stopped at a police roadblock and directed into a parking lot where they were asked by federal contractors for samples of their breath, saliva and even blood.  The request was part of a government research study aimed at determining the number of drunken or drug-impaired drivers.

**UPDATE TO THE VIDEO ABOVE** Fort Worth police initially said they could not immediately find any record of their officers being involved in the roadblock, but on Tuesday police spokesman Sgt. Kelly Peel said that the department’s Traffic Division coordinated with the NHTSA on the use of off-duty officers after the agency asked for help with the survey.

“We are reviewing the actions of all police personnel involved to ensure that FWPD policies and procedures were followed,” he said. “We apologize if any of our drivers and citizens were offended or inconvenienced by the NHTSA National Roadside Survey.”

 Some drivers along a busy Fort Worth street on Friday were stopped at a police roadblock and directed into a parking lot, where they were asked by federal contractors for samples of their breath, saliva and even blood.

It was part of a government research study aimed at determining the number of drunken or drug-impaired drivers.

“It just doesn’t seem right that you can be forced off the road when you’re not doing anything wrong,” said Kim Cope, who said she was on her lunch break when she was forced to pull over at the roadblock on Beach Street in North Fort Worth.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which is spending $7.9 million on the survey over three years, said participation was “100 percent voluntary” and anonymous.

But Cope said it didn’t feel voluntary to her — despite signs saying it was.

“I gestured to the guy in front that I just wanted to go straight, but he wouldn’t let me and forced me into a parking spot,” she said.

Once parked, she couldn’t believe what she was asked next.

“They were asking for cheek swabs,” she said. “They would give $10 for that. Also, if you let them take your blood, they would pay you $50 for that.”

At the very least, she said, they wanted to test her breath for alcohol.

She said she felt trapped.

“I finally did the Breathalyzer test just because I thought that would be the easiest way to leave,” she said, adding she received no money.

Fort Worth police earlier said they could not immediately find any record of officer involvement but police spokesman Sgt. Kelly Peel said Tuesday that the department’s Traffic Division coordinated with the NHTSA on the use of off-duty officers after the agency asked for help with the survey.

“We are reviewing the actions of all police personnel involved to ensure that FWPD policies and procedures were followed,” he said. “We apologize if any of our drivers and citizens were offended or inconvenienced by the NHTSA National Roadside Survey.”

NBC DFW confirmed that the survey was done by a government contractor, the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation, which is based in Calverton, Md.

A company spokeswoman referred questions to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

An agency spokeswoman sent an email confirming the government is conducting the surveys in 30 cities across the country in an effort to reduce impaired-driving accidents.

She did not respond to another email from NBC DFW asking specific questions about the program.

But a Fort Worth attorney who is an expert in civil liberties law questioned whether such stops are constitutional.

“You can’t just be pulled over randomly or for no reason,” said attorney Frank Colosi.

He also noted the fine print on a form given to drivers informs them their breath was tested by “passive alcohol sensor readings before the consent process has been completed.”

“They’re essentially lying to you when they say it’s completely voluntary, because they’re testing you at that moment,” Colosi said.

He also questioned the results of the “voluntary” survey — speculating that drivers who had been drinking or using drugs would be more inclined to simply decline to participate.

Cope said she is troubled by what happened.

“It just doesn’t seem right that they should be able to do any of it,” she said. “If it’s voluntary, it’s voluntary, and none of it felt voluntary.”

Asked Tuesday if she accepted the police department’s apology, Cope said she would wait to see what the review showed.

“They need to make sure this doesn’t happen again,” she said.

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The War Against Achievement


A friend recently sent me a link to an inspiring video about an upbeat young black man who was born without arms. It showed him going to work — unlike the record number of people living on government payments for “disabilities” that are far less serious, if not fictitious.

How is this young man getting to work? He gets into his car and drives there — using controls set up so that he can operate the car with his feet.

What kind of work does he do, and how does he do it? He is involved in the design of racing cars. He sits at his computer, looking at the screen, with the keyboard on the floor, where he uses his toes as others use their fingers.

His story recalls the story of Helen Keller, who went to an elite college and on to a career, despite being both deaf and blind. Her story was celebrated in books, in television documentaries and in an inspiring movie, “The Miracle Worker.”

But our culture has changed so much over the years that the young man with no arms is unlikely to get comparable publicity. Helen Keller’s achievement was seen as an inspiration for others, but this young man’s achievement is more like a threat to the prevailing ideology of our times.

The vision on which the all-encompassing and all-controlling welfare state was built is a vision of widespread helplessness, requiring ever more expanding big government. Our “compassionate” statists would probably have wanted to take this young man without arms, early on, and put him in some government institution.

But to celebrate him in the mainstream media today would undermine a whole ideological vision of the world — and of the vast government bureaucracies built on that vision. It might even cause people to think twice about giving money to able-bodied men who are standing on street corners, begging.

The last thing the political left needs, or can even afford, are self-reliant individuals. If such people became the norm, that would destroy not only the agenda and the careers of those on the left, but even their flattering image of themselves as saviors of the less fortunate.

Victimhood is where it’s at. If there are not enough real victims, then fictitious victims must be created — as with the claim that there is “a war on women.” Why anyone would have an incentive or a motivation to create a war on women in the first place is just one of the questions that should be asked of those who promote this political slogan, obviously designed for the gullible.

The real war — which is being waged in our schools, in the media and among the intelligentsia — is the war on achievement. When President Obama told business owners, “You didn’t build that!” this was just one passing skirmish in the war on achievement.

The very word “achievement” has been replaced by the word “privilege” in many writings of our times. Individuals or groups that have achieved more than others are called “privileged” individuals or groups, who are to be resented rather than emulated.

The length to which this kind of thinking — or lack of thinking — can be carried was shown in a report on various ethnic groups in Toronto. It said that people of Japanese ancestry in that city were the most “privileged” group there, because they had the highest average income.

What made this claim of “privilege” grotesque was a history of anti-Japanese discrimination in Canada, climaxed by people of Japanese ancestry being interned during World War II longer than Japanese Americans.

If the concept of achievement threatens the prevailing ideology, the reality of achievement despite having obstacles to overcome is a deadly threat. That is why the achievements of Asians in general — and of people like the young black man with no arms — make those on the left uneasy. And why the achievements of people who created their own businesses have to be undermined by the President of the United States.

What would happen if Americans in general, or blacks in particular, started celebrating people like this armless young man, instead of trying to make heroes out of hoodlums? Many of us would find that promising and inspiring. But it would be a political disaster for the left — which is why it is not likely to happen.

Thomas SowellThomas Sowell is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institute and author of  The Housing Boom and Bust. Creators Syndicate

SNL Has Fun at Obama’s Expense with Depression Skit


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Saturday Night Live has allowed itself the leeway to begin satirizing the  President, and it’s offered up a few  memorable moments over the last few weeks. It’s the job of the comedian to  assault those in power, it may very well be the most important thing they do – especially in a “democratic” society. We must use all our tools to keep our “leaders” egos in check, and if the political class tries to silence the  mockers, it’s a sign that they need to be made fun of even more.

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“With Paxil You’ll feel like you’re giving a speech at a college campus in  2008 or getting bin Laden, all over again!”

“And Paxil Second Term Strength treats a whole range of symptoms like:  Benghazi, the NSA scandal, the IRS scandal, the AP scandal… and of course  Obamacare website problems.”

“Warning: Paxil is not covered by Obamacare we promised that it would be,  but it’s not. And for that, we apologize.”

This sketch was a lot of fun to watch; it was concise and accurate. The folks  at Saturday Night Live have been missing comedy gold by not laughing at the  President for the last five years — maybe they’ll remedy that and use the next  couple of years to laugh at the people in power. I don’t think SNL or any other  mainstream comedians (like Jon Stewart) are the “voice of the people,” but they  shouldn’t take their “jobs” lightly. The clown’s purpose is to bring the people  in charge down a few notches and remind them that they aren’t immune to failure  and farce… indeed, they are just like us, no better.

Do your jobs guys, and stop sucking up just because the people in charge just  happen to be liberals like you.

President Obama Has Found Another Way to Take Away the Second Amendment


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Getting the Lead Out – Obama’s EPA Goes after Second  Amendment by Aiming at Bullets

It seems virtually every federal government agency, at least under this  president, is a rogue agency.

That’s not quite accurate. You see, when one hears the word rogue, it  conjures up thoughts of abandoning one’s directive. “Oh him – he went rogue. We  can no longer control him.” That type of thing.

So that’s not really accurate, for it appears that this administration’s  prime directive is to allow these agencies to go rogue, from our point of view.  Just look at the evidence of department after departments’ involvement in one  scandal after another.

Ammunition2Yet, there is one agency that is head and shoulders  above all in the “rogue” department, the Environmental Protection Agency. This  is the agency that, if left unchecked, can literally mean the end of our  country.

Not that the IRS, or Homeland Security, or  other federal departments aren’t also dangerous; they are, but none more than  the EPA. It’s not even close.

What other single entity is capable of shutting down entire industries. They  are in charge of the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the land on which  we walk. That’s pretty much everything.

The latest industry to be quite literally driven into extinction by the EPA  is the lead refining industry. The last lead refiner in America will close its  doors forever on December 31, 2013. All do to stricter and stricter  “regulation”. And gee, what is lead used in?  Why bullets, of course.  Is  this the administration’s way around legislation to disarm the people? Yeah  it  is! Without bullets, are guns pretty much useless? Yeah they are! Get  it?

See, that’s what the EPA does. It tells industries that they are welcome to  stay in business if they just adhere to these new standards. These standards  are  for our own good, you know.

“What do you mean adherence will bankrupt your company? What do you mean the  new standards are ridiculous, unnecessary and can’t be met? Oh well, I guess  you’ll just have to close down.” That’s how it works, every time, and the  consequences to this country will continue to mount as more and more industries  are driven into extinction, or at least out of the country.

Now, if the EPA were really concerned with curbing pollution in the air and  water, shouldn’t it take a more worldly view? After all, we do share the air  and  water with the rest of the earth. It’s not just ours. And isn’t that the  left’s  mantra, to “save the planet”, not just save our country?

Knowing this, why wouldn’t EPA prefer to keep industries in this country  where they can be reasonably regulated, rather than driving them to China or  some third world hole with little to no air or water quality standards?

Well silly, that’s not the EPA’s job. The EPA  is an agency full of looney environmentalist wackos and Communists whose  mission  is to rid us of the evil capitalist free market  system. It’s  that simple.

America’s industries are cleaner than they’ve ever been and certainly cleaner  than the rest of the world, yet still, that’s not good enough. And why? Because  they still exist in this country.

The leftists at the EPA won’t be satisfied until all the “dirty” industries  have been driven out and replaced with windmills and  unicorns.

Only then can they rest.

About The Common Constitutionalist

Brent, aka The Common Constitutionalist, is a  Constitutional Conservative, and advocates for first principles, founders  original intent and enemy of progressives. As well as publisher of the Common  Constitutional blog, he also is a contributing writer for Political Outcast,  Godfather Politics, Minute Men News (Liberty Alliance) and Free Republic

 

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Craig James and the Loss of Religious Liberty


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I have written more than once at this site about the loss of religious  liberty in America.  However, the term religious liberty is a bit of  a misnomer.  It isn’t really religion that is under attack in  America.  It is the Christian religion.  Practitioners of other  religions have experienced no decline in their religious liberty.  They are  free to profess and practice their religions openly and without fear of  harassment.  Ironically, it is Christianity—the religion of America’s  Founding Fathers—that secular humanists and atheists object most strenuously to  and it is Christianity they attack most frequently.  When it comes to the  standing of Christianity in the public square, it’s as if First Amendment was  never adopted.

Evidence of my contention that Christians in America are losing their  religious liberty is everywhere.  The Ten Commandments have been forcibly  removed from courthouses, public prayer has been eliminated before athletic  events, students are harassed or even disciplined for uttering Christian prayers  during graduation ceremonies, military chaplains are being pressured to guard  against offending atheists, secular humanists, and believers in other religions,  public schools have long since disposed of Bible reading and  prayer, and Christianity—the religion of Christ’s love—has even been labeled by  some humanists as a hate group.  Christians in America find themselves  forced to adjust to being treated like lepers in a country that was founded by  Christians and according to Christian principles.  But the latest evidence  that the religious liberty of Christians is on the wane comes from an unexpected  quarter.

Craig James, a former NFL Offensive Player of the Year, was recently fired  from his position as a football analyst for Fox Sports for expressing  Bible-based reservations about same-sex marriage.  What makes this case  especially significant is that James made his offending comment not while  broadcasting football for Fox Sports, but months before he was hired by  Fox.  He made the comment in question while running for the U.S. Senate  from Texas.  In other words, James was fired ex post facto for something he  said in a completely different setting and well before he was an employee of Fox  Sports.

In an interview with WORLD, James recounted what he actually said during his  Senate campaign as follows: “I said marriage is between a man and a woman.   I talked a little bit more about the moral fiber of our country, that we’re on a  slide and we need people who will stand boldly for their beliefs.”  According to James, a Fox Sports spokesperson told the Dallas Morning News that his Biblical beliefs concerning the definition of marriage would not  fly at Fox Sports.  Interestingly, 76 percent of Texans share Craig James  beliefs concerning what constitutes a marriage, and he was running for the  Senate from Texas when he made the now controversial comment.

In an interesting twist, even selected gay activists have spoken out on  James’ behalf.  In his interview with WORLD, James related that he had  received an email from a self-described gay activist who said: “It’s dead wrong  what has happened to you.  The gay community has got to stop bullying  people who have a different opinion.  We’ve got to respect their ability to  hold what’s dear to their hearts.  We want the same tolerance coming our  way.”  This gay activist hit the nail squarely on the head.  When  advocates for the homosexual agenda resort to  bullying those who disagree with them in an attempt to silence opposition, they  put their own rights to free speech at risk.  The First Amendment creates a  two-way street.  If I cannot say things that you disagree with then you  cannot say things that I disagree with. If homosexual advocates continue to try  to silence people like Craig James with bullying tactics, they run the risk of  losing their most important weapon in the battle for the conscience of America:  free speech. With the Constitution, there can be no double standard.  It  either applies to all of us equally or it applies to none of us.

Craig James plans to file a wrongful discharge lawsuit that will be based on  the First Amendment.  He was not fired for anything he said on the  air.  He was not fired for violating any written policies of Fox  Sports.  He was not fired for incompetence.  He was fired ex post  facto for simply responding to a question from a constituent who wanted to know  his views on same-sex marriage. If you would like to let Fox Sports know how you  feel about their questionable termination of Craig James, send an email to: dan.bell@fox.com.  It  is hard to believe that the same network that carries Bill O’Reilly, Sean  Hannity, and other standard bearers for conservative values would take such a  politically correct action at all, much less on an ex post facto  basis.

Ahem, There Is An Obama Cure


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Obamacare is making us sick.

Just the very idea of any law being thousands of pages long in the first place is enough to give you a queasy feeling in your head and stomach.  I even get a bit nauseous merely buying stuff at the supermarket,  when the self-checkout computer thing starts spitting out seemingly endless coupons and a receipt longer than my arm.

As a general rule, I don’t trust any document involving more than a single page, especially when lawyers are required to administer it.  There comes a point where you know they’ve got something over you, and it’s only made much, much worse when the bureaucrats are suddenly in charge of even more of your most personal medical/financial decisions and information.

Obamacare, like so many horrible governmentschemes, exists only because socialist flim-flam artists sold it as an alleged way to “help people.”  Just over half the country smelled the scam and tried in vain to stop it, but it was shoved down our throats by Democrats who controlled both the legislative and the executive branches.

Those who really know the score have studied and understood the “Cloward-Piven Strategy of Orchestrated Crisis,” and that all of this chaos and economic devastation is really the core of what Obama hinted at when he howled in exultation about “fundamentally transforming” our country, five days before winning his first presidential election.

In a valiant stand a month ago, Senators Ted Cruz and Mike Lee led the charge to try to head off the funding/implementation of Obamacare, only to be betrayed by craven fellow Republicans, stonewalled by democrats, and vilified by the corrupt, leftist media for the fiscal impasse and partial government shutdown which resulted.

My, how things have changed in a month.

Suddenly, not only is it looking somewhat safe to be a Republican again, Ted Cruz can grin and know that he’s coming up smelling like a rose after all.  He was right in trying to stave off the disaster which Obamacare is proving to be.  And speaking of betrayal, Americans have been rudely awakened to the fact that Obama brazenly lied to them over and over and over and over again, again and again, in order to carry out the scam.

So now democrats and even Obama himself are lifting their cues from Ted Cruz, calling for a “fixes” for the debacle that poetically align with the kind of prescriptions which Cruz and the Tea Party brain-trust have been proposing all along, especially while he was increasingly being treated like a political pariah.

Tea Party Texas Senator Ted Cruz is the OBAMACURE.

Even democrats are now so desperate that they’re clamoring for the life-saving antidote, though they still refuse to ask for it by its proper name.

Politics is an extremely tricky business, but if there’s any justice in this world (and it’s actually starting to look again like there might be) the Tea Party contingent and Ted Cruz will be able to pick up the reins, somewhat master the media, and lead our country out of this socialist morass.  Ideally, Obama and his entire administration will resign in order to try to avoid impeachment/prosecution–but of course that’s just my idealistic dreaming.

For the time being, until the full-blown Republican revolution comes, I’ll settle for a gradual, generic remedy of the worst symptoms.

Let’s keep supporting upright, courageous public servants like Ted Cruz and Mike Lee, and their Tea Party brothers and sisters.

About the author: Donald Joy

 Following his service in the United State Air Force, Donald Joy earned a bachelor of science in business administration from SUNY while serving in the army national guard. As a special deputy U.S. marshal, Don was on the protection detail for Attorney General John Ashcroft following the attacks of 9/11. He lives in the D.C. suburbs of Northern Virginia with his wife and son.

Obamacare Official Pace Car


I don’t know where this originated, but it took some money to purchase this, paint it & haul it from Montana to Alabama. The originator of this picture saw this on I-65 in Birmingham AL a couple of weeks ago. The truck has Montana license tag and they pulled alongside of it and gave the driver a big thumbs up. He acknowledged with a thumbs up. FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Pelosi Gets Grilled Over False Obamacare Promises on ‘Meet the Press’


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NBC’s Meet the Press host David Gregory took House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) to task Sunday for the failures of Obamacare and taped promises she made about the law.

Gregory played a clip from 2009 when the then-Speaker of the House essentially repeated President Obama’s infamous “If you like your plan, you can keep your plan promise” in an interview with MSNBC’s Ed Schultz.

While Obama has acknowledged he was wrong, Pelosi still couldn’t bring herself to admit it.

“Are you accountable for saying something that turned out not to be correct?” Gregory asked.

“Well, it’s not that it’s not correct, it’s that if you want to keep it and it’s important for theinsurance companies to say to people, this is what your plan does,” she said. “It doesn’t prevent you from being discriminated against on basis of pre-existing conditions.”

Gregory didn’t let up, though.

“The government has decided there have to be minimum standards in any health care plan. So if you have something and you like it and it doesn’t meet what the government says you have to have, you cannot keep it. That’s not what you said, though,” he said.

“If you had your plan before the enactment of the law in 2010, if you had your plan — there is nothing in the law that says — we can go back and forth on this,” she sputtered.

Pelosi returned to the Democratic talking point that the promise made referred to keeping plans they had before Obamacare was passed in 2010, but Obama continued to make that pledge in 2012 and as recently as late October 2013. Yet, Pelosi commended Obama for being forthright and taking responsibility for Obamacare’s problems.

Also, Gregory played a clip of her much-criticized remarks that Obamacare needed to be passed in order to “find out what’s in it,” leading to this exchange:

DAVID GREGORY: And hasn’t that idea that you have to pass it before you know what’s in it, isn’t that really the problem, as you look back on it, that there was such a rush to get this done, no Republicans voting for it, and now there are unintended effects of this that were foreseen at the time that you couldn’t know the impact of it and now this is coming home to roost.

NANCY PELOSI: No. What I was saying there is, we are House and the Senate, we get a bill, we go to conference, we ping-pong it and then you see what the final product is. However, however, I stand by what I said there. When people see what is in the bill, they will like it, and they will. So while there’s a lot of hoop-de-do and ado about what’s happening, very appropriate. I’m not criticizing. I said it would take a great deal to pass this bill. I said, if we go up to the gate and it’s locked, we’ll unlock the gate. If we can’t do that, we’ll climb the fence. If the fence is too high, we’ll pole vault in. If we can’t do that, we’ll helicopter but we’ll get it done. We had to pass the test of the courts, and we did. The first rollout in the first part, the first year of the implementation went very smoothly. The website did not work. That has caused problems, complicating people transitioning from those policies. But again, this was never thought to be easy. And the fact is it doesn’t matter what we’re saying here. What matters is what happens at the kitchen table of the American people and how they will have more affordability, more accessibility, better quality care, prevention, wellness, a healthier nation honoring the vows of our founders. That life, a healthier life, liberty to pursue their happiness not be chained by a policy.

GREGORY: I understand what the arguments are. The administration is saying –

PELOSI: That’s the only argument.

See the Interview for yourself;

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Sen. Rand Paul Speaks Out Against Senators Voting without Reading Them FIRST


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Have You Seen This Video Attack on Obamacare?


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Louie Gohmert Exposes Obamacare Secret Security Force


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Do you ever have those moments when you feel validated? I had one of those moments this morning. Finally someone is talking about the secret security force that is mandated by Obamacare. Representative Louie Gohmert (Republican – Texas – 1st District) dropped his bombshell last week on The Janet Mefferd Show.

Paul Joseph Watson reports:

Referring to a section of the gargantuan Obamacare law which discusses “the president’s own commissioned and non-commissioned officer corps,” Gohmert drew attention to the notion that under the pretext of a “national emergency,” such individuals could be used to impose some form of medical martial law.

Under the Affordable Care Act, the Ready Reserve Corps is directed to “assist full-time Commissioned Corps personnel to meet both routine public health and emergency response missions.”

“It says it is for international health crises, but then it doesn’t include the word ‘health’ when it talks about national emergencies,” said Gohmert.

“I’ve asked, what kind of training are they getting….I want to know are they using weapons to train, or are they being taught to use syringes and health care items?” asked the Congressman, adding that “no clear answers” had been forthcoming on the issue.”

Combined with the continued DHS arms build up along with the federal agency’s hiring of armed guards with “Top Secret” security clearances, Gohmert characterized the issue as “very disturbing”.

I first reported on this in August after reading a sobering article in The Daily Mail. Why does Obamacare need its own police force? The IRS already has agents trained with a multitude of weapons including AR-15s.

In the wake of Jeff Duncan’s reporting of IRS agents being trained with AR-15s I think we should be at least somewhat concerned with a breaking news story about the new “ObamaCare” Police. It would seem that the IRS implementation will not be the only strong arm of ObamaCare but that Health and Human Services will have a substantial number of investigative storm troopers as well.

The Daily Mail reports:

More than 1,600 new employees hired by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Resources in the aftermath of Obamacare’s passage include just two described as ‘consumer safety’ officers, but 86 tasked with ‘criminal investigating’ – indicating that the agency is building an army of detectives to sleuth out violations of a law that many in Congress who supported it still find confusing.

We are going to need more hollow point bullets it would seem. Is anyone really shocked by the fact that we have a brand new enforcement branch of HHS? I doubt it. This seems to be the norm in Washington these days. Last week we featured the story of a retired Marine Colonel who claims that a domestic army is being built. And who could blame anyone for thinking that? It is happening right in front of us.

Folks I made the comment at the beginning of this article about being validated because sometimes I feel really beat up by the “tin foil hat haters.”

Do you think I wake up each day and want to write about things that will leave me labeled as a lunatic? No I do not. I really don’t like people calling me crazy. That’s not my goal in life. I try to report these things to you because they are the truth and very few others seem to want to report such stories.

FactCheck.org states that Obamacare, “creates the ready reserve of individuals who can be called up for service by the U.S. surgeon general in times of need.” These are not things that I pull from thin air.

I have been screaming at the top of my lungs for almost a year that this stuff was happening and reaching dangerous levels. There is a police state being formed and your rights as an American citizen may soon be in dire jeopardy. I don’t know the time frame, but I do know it’s coming.

You can keep laughing at me if you want. That is your prerogative. This stuff is in black and white for everyone to see yet some just don’t want to take it seriously.

What I would kindly suggest is that you take a serious look at your self-defense capabilities. I am not really a prepper. My family is really in no financial position to stockpile anything. I would think that I am not the only one. The economy is horrible.

So here is my take. Guns and ammo are the most important thing by far. If you have firepower then you can hunt for food.

But good luck fighting off the bad guys with that freeze dried lasagna.

About Dean Garrison

Dean Garrison is editor and writer at DCClothesline.com. He is a conservative independent who seeks only to recover the truth. Follow Dean on Facebook and Twitter.

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President Obama and the Transformation of America


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Near the end of his first campaign for the presidency, then Senator Barack Obama made a prophetic statement: “We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America.”  Unfortunately, these may turn out to be the most truthful words Barack Obama has ever spoken as a politician.  Many of the promises he has made as a presidential candidate and president have been broken or simply ignored.  But his statement about transforming America represents a promise kept, much to the detriment of the United States.  President Obama and his fellow left-wing radicals have made significant progress in transforming the land of the free and the home of the brave into the land of the enslaved and the home of the timid.

The Obama administration has transformed the philosophy of taxation in America from levying taxes for the purpose of paying for government services and balancing the budget to redistributing wealth and controlling those who pay taxes.  Ronald Reagan was unable to rein in Congressional spending during his two terms in office, but he did prove conclusively that   government revenue could be increased by cutting taxes.  This simple lesson in supply-side economics has been ignored by the Obama administration, an administration that thinks raising taxes is the only way to increase government revenue and refuses to acknowledge that raising taxes can actually decrease government revenue.

The Obama administration’s commitment to high taxation may have an even more disturbing aspect to it than ignorance of basic economics. Leaving money in the hands of American citizens empowers them.  It makes them more self-sufficient and allows them to make their own decisions.  The last thing the Obama administration and its fellow left-wingers want is an empowered citizenry that can make life decisions independent of the federal government.  The political power of liberals is best served by having a subservient citizenry that depends on the federal government for its sustenance and is guided by the government in all of its decisions. In other words, for the Obama administration and liberals in general taxation is not about revenue, it is about power and who has it: the federal government or individual American citizens.

The Obama administration has transformed America from a nation that revered individual liberty into a nation that meekly accepts government control, manipulation, and regulation.  No administration in America’s history has enacted more government regulations than the Obama administration.  Virtually every aspect of the American’s life is now affected by government regulations.  The food we eat, clothing we wear, homes we live in, and cars we drive are all subject to an unending list of federal regulations.  In fact, it would be difficult if not impossible to find any aspect of life in America that is not regulated by the federal government, and frankly the liberals are just getting started.  They want to control the lives of individual Americans and have learned that the best way to do so is by enacting regulations that have the power of the federal government to enforce them.

The Obama administration has transformed America from a nation that admires individuals who take personal responsibility for their lives into a nation of entitled whiners who think the world owes them a living.  The rugged individualist has long been the type of person Americans admired most.  This is the source of our love affair with the cowboys of the old west.  Like those intrepid souls who first came to America to escape persecution in their home countries and to seek opportunities for building a better life in the new world, the cowboys who settled the west were the embodiment of rugged individualism.  Had cowboys been the entitled whiners of today, America never would have expanded beyond the original thirteen colonies.

Historically the attitude of Americans toward upward mobility could be summarized as follows: Just show me the opportunity and then get out of the way. I will take it from there.  Sink or swim my life is my responsibility.  This attitude is why America has historically produced more entrepreneurs than the rest of the world combined, a circumstance that is rapidly changing as we become a land of entitled whiners who want others to do all the work while they enjoy the benefits.  The attitude of entitled whiners can be summarized as follows: I am special. I have a right to live any way I want and you have an obligation to pay the way for me.  When President Obama and his fellow travelers on the left talk about “redistributing income” it is entitled whiners who they see as the fortunate recipients. Liberals have no problem with you doing the hard work that generates income then being forced by the federal government to redistribute the fruit of your labor to entitled whiners who are perfectly happy to sit on their hands and do nothing positive or productive.

We cannot say that Barack Obama did not warn us that he would fundamentally transform America.  He said he would do it and he certainly has.  I suppose we can be forgiven for assuming he meant to transform America in a positive way, but only during his first election.  When he ran for re-election the evidence of his perfidy was readily apparent.  Unfortunately, but that time his transformation was so far advanced that the number of entitled whiners in America outnumbered the producers and, of course, they voted for the candidate who supported their entitled idleness.  America has now been thoroughly transformed—just as promised.  The Obama legacy of whining entitlement is solidly in place and America is a different country than the one envisioned by our Founders.  Shame on us.

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