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Planned Parenthood Closes Abortion Clinic That Had Been Killing Unborn Babies for 35 Years
Pro-life advocates in Augusta, Georgia have been praying that the Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in their city would close for more than three decades. Last week, they said their prayers were answered.

Hobby Lobby Founder David Green Endorses Marco Rubio: He is Prepared to be President
The company Hobby Lobby is synonymous with pro-life values. It’s case to stop the pro-abortion mandate in Obamacare ultimatly reached the Supreme Court after the company refused to be forced to pay for abortion-causing drugs for its employees.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com: http://www.lifenews.com/2016/02/26/marco-rubio-donald-trump-would-not-replace-justice-scalia-with-another-pro-life-judge/

Ted Cruz: “Nominating Donald Trump Will End Up Electing Hillary Clinton”
With Super Tuesday tomorrow, the battle line within the republican Party have been drawn between the #AlwaysTrump and #NeverTrump voters. Ted Cruz, in a new interview, is echoing some of the concerns of the pro-life Republican voters who are reading the latest polling data and seeing that a Trump nomination would more likely yield a President Hillary Clinton than nominating either pr-life Senator Marco Rubio or Cruz.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com: http://www.lifenews.com/2016/02/29/ted-cruz-nominating-donald-trump-will-end-up-electing-hillary-clinton/

21-Week-Old Unborn Baby Survives Botched Abortion, Hospital Won’t Confirm if Baby Lived or Died
 Evidence that a baby may have survived a botched abortion on Friday in Phoenix, Arizona has pro-lifers praying and asking for answers.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com: http://www.lifenews.com/2016/02/29/21-week-old-unborn-baby-survives-botched-abortion-hospital-wont-confirm-if-baby-lived-or-died/

The Amazing Story of Two Sets of Twins Saved From Abortions
 In November 2014, Milena* arrived at the hospital in Štip, Macedonia, seeking an abortion. She was 40 years old, married with two children, and now, pregnant with t wins. She was afraid, unable to see how she could care for two more children at her age.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com: http://www.lifenews.com/2016/02/29/the-amazing-story-of-two-sets-of-twins-saved-from-abortions/

Marco Rubio’s Amazing Pro-Life Moment With a Teen With Down Syndrome
 Andra Oyler was afraid that her son Drew would be disappointed when they attended a Houston, Texas rally for Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio last week.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com: http://www.lifenews.com/2016/02/26/abortion-activists-upset-after-lands-end-apologizes-for-promoting-gloria-steinem/

West Virginia Legislature Passes Ban on Dismemberment Abortions Tearing Babies Limb From Limb
 The West Virginia legislature gave final approval today to a bill to ban the dismemberment abortion method that tears unborn babies limb from limb. The West Virginia Unborn Child Protection from Dismemberment Abortion Act, SB 10, successfully made it through the state legislature and now it heads to the governor.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com: http://www.lifenews.com/2016/02/29/west-virginia-legislature-passes-ban-on-dismemberment-abortions-tearing-babies-limb-from-limb/

Two Women in U.S. With the Zika Virus Had Abortions, They Didn’t Want a Potentially Disabled Baby
At least two unborn babies in the U.S. have been aborted because their mothers were infected with the Zika virus and concerned about possible birth defects, according to the Centers for Disease Control on Friday.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com: http://www.lifenews.com/2016/02/29/two-women-in-u-s-with-the-zika-virus-had-abortions-they-didnt-want-a-potentially-disabled-baby/

Ted Cruz: Is Donald Trump Hiding Planned Parenthood Donations in His Unreleased Tax Returns?
http://www.lifenews.com/2016/02/29/ted-cruz-is-donald-trump-hiding-planned-parenthood-donations-in-his-unreleased-tax-returns/

Pro-Lifers Caught Pro-Aborts Vandalizing Their Posters, The College’s Response Was Ridiculous
http://www.lifenews.com/2016/02/29/pro-lifers-caught-pro-aborts-vandalizing-their-posters-the-colleges-response-was-ridiculous/

Black Pastors Protest Planned Parenthood: “It Undermines the Morals of Our Community”
http://www.lifenews.com/2016/02/29/black-pastors-protest-planned-parenthood-it-undermines-the-morals-of-our-community/

Ted Cruz Creates Religious Liberty Advisory Committee to Help Protect Pro-Life Conscience Rights
http://www.lifenews.com/2016/02/29/ted-cruz-creates-religious-liberty-advisory-committee-to-help-protect-pro-life-conscience-rights/

Memorial Remembers Woman Who Was Drowned and Burned After She Refused an Abortion
http://www.lifenews.com/2016/02/29/memorial-remembers-woman-who-was-drowned-and-burned-after-she-refused-an-abortion/

Democrat Says: Supreme Court Needs a Real African-American, Clarence Thomas Doesn’t Count
http://www.lifenews.com/2016/02/29/democrat-supreme-court-needs-a-real-african-america-voice-clarence-thomas-doesnt-count/

Justina Pelletier’s Family Sues Massachusetts Government for Abducting Their Daughter
http://www.lifenews.com/2016/02/29/justina-pelletiers-family-sues-massachusetts-government-for-abducting-their-daughter/

40 Days for Life Prayer Campaign Saves 196 Babies From Abortion, So Far
http://www.lifenews.com/2016/02/29/40-days-for-life-prayer-campaign-saves-196-babies-from-abortion-so-far/

Newspaper Calls Bill to Ban the Sale of Aborted Baby Parts “Anti-Science”
http://www.lifenews.com/2016/02/29/newspaper-calls-bill-to-ban-the-sale-of-aborted-baby-parts-anti-science/

Mother Invents Special Eyeglasses Just for People With Down Syndrome
http://www.lifenews.com/2016/02/29/mother-invents-special-eyeglasses-just-for-people-with-down-syndrome/

Utah Legislator Files Bill to Ban Dismemberment Abortions Tearing Babies Limb From Limbount
http://www.lifenews.com/2016/02/29/utah-legislator-files-bill-to-ban-dismemberment-abortions-tearing-babies-limb-from-limb/

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Hispanic Anti-Trump Protester Warns White Voters of the Consequences of Electing Trump: ‘We Own Texas’


FORT WORTH, Texas — Speaking outside a Donald Trump rally in Fort Worth, Texas on Friday, a Hispanic demonstrator warned the GOP candidate’s white supporters that there would be consequences if Trump manages to make it all the way to the White House.

“If these people get what they want, Trump in there, I guarantee you — you think the Mexicans are going to lay down that easily? We don’t ever say nothing,” Ronald Gonzales, of Dallas, said.

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After explaining that he isn’t an advocate for open borders, he argued that many of the illegal immigrants living in the U.S. “already got families and kids that are here” — and they wouldn’t allow a Trump administration to break up their families.

“It ain’t gonna happen,” Gonzales said. “You really want the Mexicans to really, really stir, really get mad? Y’all don’t understand — we aren’t the minority anymore. We own Texas. Texas is Mexican-made. I’m five generations deep right here.”hatred

When pressed by TheBlaze on his warning about Trump’s rhetoric on deporting illegal immigrants, he doubled down on his comments.

“What do you think?” Gonzales asked incredulously. “You think the Hispanics are going to sit back and let these people come and take our parents away? … I’ve never called y’all crackers or nothing like that until this time,” he said. “Y’all call us Mexicans, spics and all that.”

He added, “I fought all my life just for my kids wouldn’t be growing up to that. And now that Trump’s coming into the situation, he’s making it worse.”

Gonzales was one of the most outspoken of the small group of anti-Trump protesters outside of Friday’s rally in Fort Worth. He engaged in several heated — and profane — debates with Trump supporters. He told one Trump supporter, “All it is takes is one of y’all to speak for all of y’all — and Trump is doing the speaking for y’all. So don’t come and try to speak for yourself when Trump is speaking for y’all.”

Interspersed between the impassioned, but mostly respectful, debates between the competing factions, there were some ugly moments that seem to underscore the racial tensions surrounding the 2016 presidential election.

“Where are you going, b***h?” one anti-Trump protester barked at a Trump supporter.DNC hate machine

In another ugly moment, an apparent Trump supporter told Hispanic demonstrators to “go back to Mexico.”

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Branco Past Blast Cartoon – Republicide


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Republicide – Where republicans, in trying to appease their donors, the leftist media, and illegal immigrants, while ignoring their base, is total suicide.

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Cartoon by A.F. Branco ©2013.

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Today’s Politically INCORRECT Cartoon


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What a Clinton 2017 Inauguration may look like.

Clinton 2017 Inauguration / Political cartoon by A.F. Branco ©2016

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Hollywood Actress Reveals Why She’s Going Back To Church Every Sunday- ‘A Transformative Experience…’


waving flagReported by Jack Davis February 25, 2016

Garner stars in “Miracles From Heaven,” based on the true experiences of a young girl Anna, who’s near-death encounter and serious illness cause her family to grow closer to God and each other. The film reflects the strong Christian theme of Anna’s survival and the faith of her mother, Christy Beam. The movie opens on March 18.

“I grew up going to church every Sunday of my life, and when I did move to L.A., it wasn’t something that was just part of the culture in the same way, at least in my life. But it didn’t mean that I lost who I was,” Garner said in an interview.

She explained the lack of faith that exists in the Hollywood culture saying, “It’s made me really look at my town of Los Angeles and realize, we don’t talk about faith. It is not a conversation we have between takes on set … It’s something that’s become very political.”

“But there was something about doing this film and talking to my kids about it and realizing that they were looking for the structure of church every Sunday,” Garner said. “So it was a great gift of this film that it took us back to finding our local Methodist church and going every Sunday. It’s really sweet.”Praise the Lord

Garner said her children played a major role in her decision.

“I was talking to my kids about the movie and they said, ‘Mom you don’t take us to church,’ and we went that Sunday … . That decision was a direct gift from this movie and for that I’m very grateful,” Garner said.

Garner recently joined the Beam family at their church.

“I fell so in love with this family, I fell so in love with their love for each other. I fell so in love with their faith,” Garner said, then spoke about Christy Beam. “It was a transformative experience to play this woman right here, she made me stronger.”

“I love the message in the film, and I love the message of hope,” she said. “I love how inspiring the film is. But I also really connected with Christy just from reading the book and from reading the script, and I wanted to honor what she and Annabel and the whole family went through.”

Garner was asked about whether her faith helped her with personal challenges.

“Of course. I think that’s what it’s all about,” she said. “But there’s a beautiful line in the movie that really resonates with me; Christy is having a conversation with her pastor and she says, ‘I just don’t understand. I don’t know where my faith is right now.’ She’s in the crisis of faith. And he says to her, ‘You know, everyone is going to struggle and I look at it this way: I’ve struggled with faith and I’ve struggled without it. And I’ll tell you, it’s a whole lot easier with.’”

h/t: TheBlaze

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The Rise of Intolerant Liberals


waving flagCommentary by Kim Holmes / / February 18, 2016

Today’s liberal intellectuals are much more interested in stifling debates than having them. (Photo: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters/Newscom)

Kim R. Holmes, a distinguished fellow at The Heritage Foundation, oversaw the think tank’s defense and foreign policy team for more than two decades. He’s the author of the upcoming book, “The Closing of the Liberal Mind.” Read his research.

Why have liberals become so intolerant? They think nothing of denying someone as prominent as former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice from speaking on a college campus. They embrace activists who shut down speakers. They publicly shame people for the slightest deviation from liberal orthodoxy.

Their mindset is the very definition of closed-mindedness.

For them everything from science to the law is “settled” once they get into power. Progress is a one-way street. Their mindset is the very definition of closed-mindedness.

The easy answer would be “they are all bad people.” But frankly that’s a cop-out. Not all liberals are bad people, any more than all conservatives are angels. No doubt among the fevered minions of liberal activists there are people with, shall we say, psychological issues, but that doesn’t explain why so many otherwise reasonable people are so beholden to liberalism as an ideology.

The short answer is that it pays. A lot of people in and out of government benefit. Liberalism also makes people feel good. Whether you are politician dispensing government benefits or the citizen receiving them, liberalism hides the self-interest and sometimes even greed that motivate people.

But the devolution of liberalism into something now openly illiberal has causes far more complex than these familiar explanations provide.

For one thing, liberalism is no longer mainly about ideas. It is about poweras in who has it and who doesn’t. Believing they already know the answers to all questions, liberals view politics and governing as mopping up operations.

  • Academic research is about proving a point rather than discovering the truth.
  • Science is treated as the private preserve of a certain ideology, not to mention a political weapon to justify preferred policy outcomes.
  • Mistaking as they do their ideology for morality, they see no reason to shun the most cynical of political tactics to get their way.
  • For them, the end justifies the means.

Second, liberalism today is not the liberalism of yesteryear. It’s not Franklin Roosevelt’s or John Kennedy’s liberalism. It’s not even the liberalism of Bill Clinton. It has become something much more radical. Bill Clinton talked about the “era of big government” being over.

Today, there is virtually no government program that liberals won’t embrace. Clinton had his Sister Souljah moment when he repudiated extremism in his party. Today liberals can’t get close enough to the “black lives matter” movement.

Third, liberals have surrendered to (some would say created) the nasty culture of intolerance that infuses our popular culture. To this extent, they are not at all different from some self-proclaimed right-wing people who do the same. But the difference is—or at least is supposed to be—that liberals profess to be the party of the open mind. They have become anything but.Free Speech Definition

Now that they control so many of our institutions—our universities, high-tech corporate board rooms, the entertainment industry, and increasingly even mainstream churches—they are closing the door behind them, making sure that no one, especially conservatives, will sneak in the back door.

Finally, liberalism has become hostile to open inquiry. Liberal intellectuals used to love open-ended debates because they thought they could win people over with their intelligence and wit. No more. Today’s liberal intellectuals are much more interested in stifling debates than having them. After all, who needs debates when all the big questions have been answered by their ideology? Liberals are no longer the scruffy radicals of Washington Square, but a tenured Mandarin class hotly competing for government research grants.

As I argue in my forthcoming book, “The Closing of the Liberal Mind,” to this Mandarin class:

Knowledge, like human progress, must be created and managed by state policy, bureaucratized and forced on all people equally despite the infinite differences that exist between individual human beings. It is a sad state of affairs, especially for intellectuals who are expected to know better.Partyof Deceit Spin and Lies

There’s an old saying, he who controls knowledge controls power. Liberals get this adage instinctively. They treat truth not as wisdom—as something to be discovered—but as a will to power to be imposed by law and governmental fiat.Mantra

In this quest for power, they have become masters at controlling not only knowledge, but popular culture. For example, when Americans watch entertainers like Jon Stewart, they don’t see an ideologue channeling liberal clichés. They see just a really funny guy. The ideology is completely buried. Young people respond in lockstep not because they were indoctrinated by some boring Maoist, but because they think the whole thing is great fun.

What we have here is nothing less than a new and highly attractive form of illiberalism—an illiberal liberalism, if you will. Intolerance is championed in the name of tolerance, closed-mindedness in the name of open-mindedness, and hatred in the name of compassion. It’s classic double-think, and the deception is precisely the danger. Americans don’t expect liberals to be authoritarian wolves in sheep’s clothing. They are not prepared to be on guard all the time because liberals are supposed to be the good guys—the guardians of freedom of speech and the like.

Alas, they are not. Just ask Condi Rice or anyone else who has been denied the opportunity to speak on an American campus.

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This State Offered Free College Education. Here’s What Happened.


waving flagReported by Norbert Michel / / February 22, 2016

Aside from the subsidy/cost issue, there are many other reasons why this is bad public policy. (Photo: istockphoto)

Norbert Michel studies and writes about housing finance, including the reform of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, as The Heritage Foundation’s research fellow in financial regulations. Read his research.

Several politicians have recently been offering free goodies to voters. One of the most popular of these, oddly enough, is something that several state governments have already tackled: free college tuition.

The details vary by state, but Oregon, Tennessee, Georgia, Michigan, and Louisiana (among others) all use tax dollars to pay for at least some of their residents’ college tuition.

Louisiana provides a great case study for advocates of similar federal policies.

Louisiana provides a great case study for advocates of similar federal policies. Louisiana just so happens to be in the news right now because the governor is threatening to suspend his state’s version of free college tuition for everyone.

Louisiana’s Tuition Program

Louisiana’s plan is called the Taylor Opportunity Program for Students, or, more commonly, TOPS. This extremely popular program uses tax dollars to pay full tuition (and some fees) at any of Louisiana’s public universities. Other than residency requirements, all high school students qualify as long as they have a C average (2.5 GPA) and at least an 18 on the ACT.

So the Taylor Opportunity Program for Students doesn’t cover every student’s tuition, but it ends up covering it for a large chunk of middle-/upper-class families.

How It Started

The program started out in the late 1980s as the brainchild of oil tycoon/philanthropist Patrick Taylor. The program, which wasn’t originally named for him, started out as a tuition assistance plan only for low-income individuals.

In 1997 the state removed the income caps. At that point, all Louisiana students, regardless of financial need, were made eligible for “free” tuition at any Louisiana public college. Once in college, students had to maintain a C average to keep their TOPS awards.

As of 2010, approximately 70 percent of Louisiana’s high school graduates headed to college within one year. That’s nearly 20 percent higher than the rate in 2000.

Who’s Paying for It?

It’s easy to call the program a success because of this increase, but it’s just as easy to point out that the program doesn’t really provide free education. In one way or another, someone pays for it.

In one way or another, someone pays for it.

The eventual implosion of the program was easy to predict back in 1997 for the same reasons that pretty much any similar subsidy is destined to fail. Subsidies don’t really lower the cost of products and services; they only lower the up-front price that some people pay.

(In 1997, this program inspired my very first public critique of a government policy. Back then, I thought it was a terrible idea.)

No Such Thing as Free Tuition

A person receiving “free” tuition may not see it (or even care), but subsides actually raise the total cost of an education. The core problem is that they remove the paying customer—in this case the student—from the equation.

Without the subsidy, the paying customer receives the direct benefit for the service and bears the direct cost. If that person doesn’t think the cost is worth it, they don’t pay.

Louisiana’s program replaces this paying customer with groups of government officials. These officials neither receive the direct benefit nor endure the direct cost of obtaining an education. These groups do, however, benefit a great deal from obtaining more of your tax dollars.

And they rarely bear any direct cost from either increasing your taxes or delivering a substandard education product. (The incumbency rate is fairly high for politicians.)

On a practical level, Louisiana’s program converts tuition payments into a state budget item. In other words, a large chunk of each school’s “tuition” becomes nothing more than revenue sent in by the state bureaucracy.

In Louisiana, four separate higher education systems—each its own bureaucracy—fight over these “tuition” payments. Smaller schools inevitably get the smallest shares, but that’s kind of another story.

A Burden on University Resources

When the influx of students hits—more people going to school when tuition is “free” is pretty much a foregone conclusion—it strains universities’ existing resources. So the transfer of money has the natural tendency to lead to expanded facilities, faculty, and staff.

But these increases call for a permanently higher level of funding, and all of these effects tend to reinforce each other. That is, school officials have a built in reason to ask for larger transfers, and politicians have a built in excuse to raise taxes.

When the state’s coffers are not flush with cash, the schools’ budgets get cut. Thus, universities have every incentive to raise more money from students who are not a part of the Taylor Opportunity Program.

Of course, for any given level of Taylor Opportunity Program students, a higher posted rate of tuition results in a larger transfer from the state. If the program covered full fees and tuition for literally every student, then taxpayers would bear the full cost. But it doesn’t, so non-TOPS students bear some of the cost.

(Pretty much every student ends up paying higher fees directly, too, but that’s almost an aside.)

Non-subsidized markets don’t work this way—prices can actually fall in response to changes in demand and supply. Subsidized systems, on the other hand, are destined to result in higher—not lower—tuition.

Recent numbers support this explanation. The Taylor Opportunity Program has nearly doubled in cost since 2008, and most of that increase has been due to higher tuition.

What I failed to fully appreciate in 1997 was how bad of a deal the Taylor Opportunity Program would end up being for the smaller schools. Then I spent almost a decade teaching at Nicholls State University, a regional state school in Thibodaux, La.

Small Universities Are Hardest Hit

In one sense, the Louisiana program amounted to a cruel trick for these institutions. Smaller schools are the ones least able to sustain the permanently higher costs associated with the new TOPS-generated revenue stream.

When the state budget goes south—and it always does in Louisiana—smaller schools get slammed. (Louisiana State University has more than 25,000 students, so small changes in per-student fees go a long way).

No matter how much we want it to, subsidizing something simply doesn’t make it more cost-effective.

The Taylor Opportunity Program does give certain people a better deal on tuition at one point in time, but then it makes up for it somewhere else.

Ironically, the earlier waves of Taylor Opportunity Program graduates are among those about to get hit with a tax increase. That’s what politicians mean by free.

Ironically, the earlier waves of Taylor Opportunity Program graduates are among those about to get hit with a tax increase. That’s what politicians mean by free.

Aside from the subsidy/cost issue, there are many other reasons why this is bad public policy.

First of all—and I know this sounds crazy—everyone should not go to college. Some people simply aren’t cut out, and many just don’t need to. Yes, people with college degrees tend to earn more than those without, but it does not follow that everyone should go to college.

When the program was started, Louisiana public universities offered students a good value because they were relatively inexpensive. Now that Louisiana taxpayers have spent more than $2 billion on the program, tuition rates are out of reach for many students that don’t qualify for the program.

While the best solution for Louisiana would be to get rid of the program altogether (unlikely since politicians love the program), the best residents can hope for now is an increase in the program’s academic standards and some form of means testing. At least these changes would better direct subsidies to academically prepared students with more financial need.

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Cartoon: Land of the Free?


waving flagDrawn and Posted by Glenn Foden / / February 05, 2016

Glenn Foden is an editorial cartoonist for The Daily Signal. Send an email to Glenn.

URL of the original posting site: http://dailysignal.com/2016/02/05/cartoon-land-of-the-free

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Heritage Foundation expert Anthony Kim wrote earlier this week about the 2016 Index of Economic Freedom.

Millions of people around the world are emerging from poverty thanks to rising economic freedom. But by sharp contrast, America’s economic freedom has been on a declining path over the past decade.

According to the 2016 Index of Economic Freedom, an annual publication by The Heritage Foundation, America’s economic freedom has tumbled. With losses of economic freedom in eight of the past nine years, the U.S. has tied its worst score ever, wiping out a decade of progress.

The U.S. has fallen from the 6th freest economy in the world, when President Barack Obama took office, to 11th place in 2016. America’s declining score in the index is closely related to rapidly rising government spending, subsidies, and bailouts.

Since early 2009:

  • Government spending has exploded, amounting to $29,867 per household in 2015.
  • The national debt has risen to $125,000 for every tax-filing household in America—a total over $18 trillion.
  • The government takeover of health care is raising prices and disrupting markets.
  • Bailouts and new government regulations have increased uncertainty, stifling investment and job creation.

This is not something to take lightly. Economic freedom is the foundation of U.S. economic strength, and economic strength is the foundation of America’s high living standards, military power, and status as a world leader. The perils of losing economic freedom are not fictional. It is painfully clear that our economy has been performing far below its potential, with individuals, families, and entrepreneurs being squeezed by the proliferation of big-government bureaucracy and regulations.

As documented by the index, and by other scholars, America’s economic freedom has been declining at an alarming pace. Indeed, as The Wall Street Journal recently summed it up succinctly, Obama is “a champion when it comes to limiting economic freedom, and American workers have the slow growth in jobs and wages to prove it.”destruction

Not surprisingly, our economic dynamism and innovative capacity have been measurably reduced. Self-inflicted wounds include:

No wonder the labor force participation rate has remained at near record lows after more than five years of steady decline. Worse, vibrant entrepreneurial growth has been stymied by greater policy uncertainty and mounting debt. And a disturbing trend toward cronyism has gravely eroded the rule of law and distorted our free-market system.

House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady, R-Texas, keynote speaker of the official release of the 2016 Index, recently stated:

“It’s been almost seven years since the Obama “recovery” began, and our economy is barely out of neutral. Why does America have to settle for this?”

Restoring economic freedom is prerequisite to revitalizing and brightening America’s future. 2016 is the year to reaffirm the principles of limited government, free enterprise, and rule of law so that we can reconstitute an America where freedom, opportunity, and prosperity flourish.Tytler cycle cdr modified 071712

The time to act is now.

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LifeNews.com Pro-Life News Report


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Donald Trump Defends Planned Parenthood Abortion Business: “It Helps Millions of Women”
Though he repeated his line about supporting de-funding and opposing the abortion component of Planned Parenthood, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump continued defending the abortion company in the Republican presidential debate tonight.

Marco Rubio: Donald Trump Would Not Replace Justice Scalia With Another Pro-Life Judge
During Thursday night’s Republican presidential debate, pro-life Senator Marco Rubio contrasted himself with presidential candidate Donald Trump and said that Trump, unlike him, would not appoint a new Supreme Court Justice who is in the pro-life mold of recently-deceased Justice Anontin Scalia.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com: http://www.lifenews.com/2016/02/26/marco-rubio-donald-trump-would-not-replace-justice-scalia-with-another-pro-life-judge/

Donald Trump Says Abortions are 3% of What Planned Parenthood Does. There’s Just One BIG Problem
During last night’s Republican presidential debate Donald Trump repeated the oft-stated claim that abortions constitute just 3 percent of the business the Planned Parenthood abortion company does.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com: http://www.lifenews.com/2016/02/26/donald-trump-says-abortions-are-3-of-what-planned-parenthood-does-theres-just-one-big-problem/

Ted Cruz: Don’t Vote for Donald Trump Because “He Thinks Planned Parenthood is Wonderful”
 Ted Cruz went after Donald Trump’s repeated praising of the Planned Parenthood abortion business last night during the Republican presidential debate. Cruz essentially said pro-life voters shouldn’t support Trump because “he thinks Planned Parenthood is wonderful.”

Click to Read at LifeNews.com: http://www.lifenews.com/2016/02/26/ted-cruz-dont-vote-for-donald-trump-because-he-thinks-planned-parenthood-is-wonderful/

Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders Support Unlimited Abortions Up to Birth, Don’t Give Them a Pass
 While this election cycle is like no other our nation has experienced – who would have thought the front runners would be a socialist versus a reality TV star? – one particular issue has been brought up multiple times during one party’s debates and zero times during the other party’s debates.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com: http://www.lifenews.com/2016/02/26/hillary-clinton-and-bernie-sanders-support-unlimited-abortions-up-to-birth-dont-give-them-a-pass/

Abortion Activists Upset After Lands’ End Apologizes for Promoting Gloria Steinem
 Now that Lands’ End has wisely backtracked, pulling a series of photos and an interview with abortion icon Gloria Steinem from their webpage, pro-abortionists are outraged by the decision of the Dodgeville, Wisconsin-based retailer of traditional clothing and/or all-too-happy to mock them for not being “hip”

Click to Read at LifeNews.com: http://www.lifenews.com/2016/02/26/abortion-activists-upset-after-lands-end-apologizes-for-promoting-gloria-steinem/

Donald Trump: Planned Parenthood Helps Women With Breast Cancer. But Abortion Causes It
 During last night’s Republican presidential debate, Donald Trump drew criticism from pro-life voters for defending Planned Parenthood — despite saying he is pro-life and wants to defund the abortion business. Trump claimed that planned Parenthood “helps millions of women” such as women with breast cancer.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com: http://www.lifenews.com/2016/02/26/donald-trump-planned-parenthood-helps-women-with-breast-cancer-but-abortion-causes-it/

The Incredible Moment a Baby Born Inside the Amniotic Sac Takes His First Breath
This incredible video of a baby being born inside the amniotic sac is one that you need to see for yourself. As the Daily Mail explains, the amniotic sac is “a bag of clear, pale fluid inside the womb where the unborn baby develops and grows.”

Click to Read at LifeNews.com: http://www.lifenews.com/2016/02/26/the-incredible-moment-a-baby-born-inside-the-amniotic-sac-takes-his-first-breath/

Abortion Activist Whoopi Goldberg Defends Abortions Saying, “We’re All Pro-Life”
http://www.lifenews.com/2016/02/26/abortion-activist-whoopi-goldberg-defends-abortions-saying-were-all-pro-life/

Touching Pictures Show Mom Holding Her Premature Baby for the First Time
http://www.lifenews.com/2016/02/26/touching-pictures-show-mom-holding-her-premature-baby-for-the-first-time/

Planned Parenthood Cited for Not Sterilizing Equipment Hospitalizes Woman After Botched Abortion
http://www.lifenews.com/2016/02/25/planned-parenthood-cited-for-not-sterilizing-equipment-hospitalizes-woman-after-botched-abortion/

Abortion Activist Assaults Pro-Lifer Trying to Document Botched Abortion Injuring Woman
http://www.lifenews.com/2016/02/25/abortion-activist-assaults-pro-lifer-trying-to-document-botched-abortion-injuring-woman/

Baby Aborted Because Docs Worried There Was a “Probable” Case of Microcephaly From Zika Virus
http://www.lifenews.com/2016/02/25/baby-aborted-because-docs-worried-there-was-a-probable-case-of-microcephaly-from-zika-virus/

Catholic Group Hosts Planned Parenthood Abortionist, Advertises Event With IUD on Rosary
http://www.lifenews.com/2016/02/25/catholic-group-hosts-planned-parenthood-abortionist-advertises-event-with-iud-on-rosary/

Canadian Government Recommends Forcing Christian Hospitals to Euthanize Patients
http://www.lifenews.com/2016/02/25/canadian-government-recommends-forcing-christian-hospitals-to-euthanize-patients/

Indiana Senate Committee Passes Bill to Ban Abortions Based on Down Syndrome
http://www.lifenews.com/2016/02/25/indiana-senate-committee-passes-bill-to-ban-abortions-based-on-down-syndrome-2/

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House Judiciary Committee Advances Bill to Designate Muslim Brotherhood as Foreign Terrorist Organization


waving flagBy Penny Starr | February 25, 2016

URL of the original posting site: http://cnsnews.com/news/article/penny-starr/house-judiciary-committee-advances-bill-designate-muslim-brotherhood

 

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(CNSNews.com) – The House Judiciary Committee approved a bill on Wednesday that calls on the U.S. Department of State to designate the Muslim Brotherhood as a foreign terrorist organization, citing national security as the reason the designation is needed.

H.R. 3892, or the Muslim Brotherhood Terrorist Designation Act of 2015, passed on a vote of 17-10, according to a press release distributed to the media.

“The Muslim Brotherhood, which was founded in Egypt in 1928 by Hassan al-Banna, remains headquartered in Egypt but operates throughout the world,” the press release stated.

“The Muslim Brotherhood’s strategic goal ‘in America is a kind of grand Jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and ‘sabotaging’ its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers so that it is eliminated and God’s religion is made victorious over all other religions,” it stated. America are you really paying attention

Aside from the terrorist designation, the bill would also deny admittance into the U.S. to those with ties to the Brotherhood. Those who provide material support to the group could face “federal criminal penalties,” and it would empower the U.S. Treasury Department to block financial assets associated with the Brotherhood.

“The Muslim Brotherhood’s embrace of terrorism and the very real threat it poses to American lives and the national security of the United States make it long overdue for designation,” Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), chairman of the committee, said in a statement.

“The Muslim Brotherhood continues to pose a global threat,” Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-Fla.), who introduced the bill, said in a statement. “The jihadist movement actively supports and finances terrorist networks around the world, including al-Qaeda and Hamas.

“The United States must recognize and sanction the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization as part of our national security strategy,” Diaz-Balart said.

Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Morsi was elected president of Egypt in 2012 but after just more than one year in office, his regime was overthrown and his Freedom and Justice Party was banned by the new government. The Egyptian government has designated the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization, according to the BBC.

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Today’s Politically INCORRECT Cartoon


waving flagPervert Alert

All bathrooms are now Transgender Bathrooms according to liberals. Seattle is a good example of this absurdity.

Transgender Bathrooms / Cartoon by A.F. Branco ©2016.

Best of Branco cartoon book <——- ORDER HERE!!!

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Marine banned from daughter’s graduation after objecting to Islam lessons


waving flag – The Washington Times – Thursday, February 25, 2016

URL of the original posting site: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/feb/25/john-wood-marine-dad-banned-from-daughters-graduat

John Kevin Wood, a former Marine, is asking a judge to lift a no-trespass order ahead of his daughter’s graduation after her high school reportedly banned him from campus for objecting to classroom lessons about Islam. (Thomas More Law Center)


A former Marine is asking a judge to lift a no-trespass order ahead of his daughter’s graduation after her high school reportedly banned him from campus for objecting to classroom lessons about Islam.

“She’s in the final semester of her senior year, and as it stands right now, she’s going to have to go through that life experience without her dad there,” said Kate Oliveri, a lawyer from the Michigan-based Thomas More Law Center who is representing John Kevin Wood and his family, The Washington Post reported.

muslim-obamaThe dispute stems from an October 2014 classroom assignment at La Plata High School in Charles County, Maryland. Mr. Wood’s daughter, a then-junior, was reportedly asked in her World History class to memorize the Five Pillars of Islam and recite the shahada: the Muslim statement of faith that declares, “There is no God but Allah.”OH HELL NO

She had been taught, according to school papers submitted to federal court, that most Muslims’ faith is “stronger than the average Christian,” The Post reported.Islamitization of America

Mr. Wood called the assignment an assault on his family’s Christian faith. He said that when he called the school to complain and ask for his daughter to be given a different assignment, school officials issued a no-trespass order against him and he has not been allowed on campus since.Free Speech Definition

The order said Mr. Wood “made verbal threats against the school,” but Mr. Wood insisted he only threatened to take his concerns to the media and hire a lawyer, The Post reported.  He and his wife, Melissa, are now suing the Charles County school system for violating their daughter’s civil and constitutional rights.

“The First Amendment prohibits the promotion of the religion of Islam over other faiths, such as Christianity or Judaism, in our public schools,” says the complaint, filed in U.S District Court in Maryland, The Post reported.

Mr. Wood’s daughter is set to graduate on June 4.

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LifeNews.com Pro-Life News Report


waving flagThursday, February 25, 2016

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Planned Parenthood to Spend Over $1 Million for New Ads Promoting Hillary Clinton
Hillary Clinton’s best friends at the Planned Parenthood abortion business are sinking even more money into promoting her campaign for the Democratic nomination for president. The abortion giant announced today that it will spend over $1 million on television and Internet-based advertising to push her campaign to Democrats as Clinton faces a tough challenge from fellow abortion advocate Bernie Sanders.

Christian Schools End Contracts With Lands’ End After it Donates to Pro-Abortion Gloria Steinem
At least two religious schools said they will stop buying uniforms from the clothing company Lands’ End this week because it honored abortion activist Gloria Steinem in its spring catalog and created a campaign to donate to Steinem’s organization.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com: http://www.lifenews.com/2016/02/25/christian-schools-end-contracts-with-lands-end-after-it-donates-to-pro-abortion-gloria-steinem/

Triplets Born 7 Weeks Early After Surrogate Refuses Sperm Donor’s Demand to Abort a Baby
A California surrogate mother who was under pressure from the biological father to abort one of her triplets gave birth to all three baby boys on Monday in a California hospital. The Daily Mail reports surrogate mother Melissa Cook gave birth to the three boys several weeks early, and the babies are being cared for at the hospital.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com: http://www.lifenews.com/2016/02/25/triplets-born-7-weeks-early-after-surrogate-refuses-sperm-donors-demand-to-abort-a-baby/

Teacher Fired After Joke to “Pregnant” Student: Got Scissors and Said “Time for an Abortion”
 A Texas substitute teacher has been fired after a high school student said the teacher grabbed a pair of scissors and told her it was “time for an abortion.”

Click to Read at LifeNews.com: http://www.lifenews.com/2016/02/25/teacher-fired-after-sick-joke-to-pregnant-student-picked-up-scissors-and-said-time-for-an-abortion/

Obama Sides With “Hail Satan” Mob to Overturn Huge Pro-Life Law at the Supreme Court
 Lost in the headlines of the Supreme Court confirmation fight (in which President Obama will likely use abortion as a central litmus test for an eventual nominee), President Obama has just intervened in the biggest abortion case in decades at the high Court.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com: http://www.lifenews.com/2016/02/25/obama-sides-with-hail-satan-mob-to-overturn-huge-pro-life-law-at-the-supreme-court/

Stunning Photo of Noah Miscarried at 12 Weeks Shows Unborn Baby’s Humanity
 When Lara Price shared photos of her 12-week miscarried baby son in 2014, she did not realize how much of an impact his short life would have on others. Her unborn son was just 12 weeks and 5 days along when he died in a spontaneous miscarriage on Feb. 20, 2014, LifeNews previously reported. Price named him Noah because it means “rest” and “peace.”

Click to Read at LifeNews.com: http://www.lifenews.com/2016/02/25/stunning-photo-of-noah-miscarried-at-12-weeks-shows-unborn-babys-humanity/

Ted Cruz: I Will Investigate Planned Parenthood on My First Day in Office if Elected President 
If Ted Cruz is elected president and if the bogus case against pro-advocate David Daleiden becomes a federal one, pro-life Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz says he would pardon the man behind the expose videos catching Planned Parenthood selling the body parts of aborted babies.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com: http://www.lifenews.com/2016/02/25/ted-cruz-i-will-investigate-planned-parenthood-on-my-first-day-in-office-if-elected-president/

Cecile Richards: Senate Must Confirm Obama SCOTUS Nominee “So Women Continue to Have Rights”
According to Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards, the United States will apparently turn into Iran and women will no longer have any rights. That’s what will happen if the Senate doesn’t confirm pro-abortion President Barack Obama’s eventual nominee to the Supreme Court.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com: http://www.lifenews.com/2016/02/25/cecile-richards-senate-must-confirm-obama-scotus-nominee-so-women-continue-to-have-rights/

She Was Planning an Abortion But Something Changed Her Mind, “I Came to Get My Money Back”
http://www.lifenews.com/2016/02/25/she-was-planning-an-abortion-but-something-changed-her-mind-i-came-to-get-my-money-back/

Pro-Abortion Hillary Clinton Cites the “Right to Life” as She Defends Gun Control
http://www.lifenews.com/2016/02/25/pro-abortion-hillary-clinton-cites-the-right-to-life-as-she-defends-gun-control/

Planned Parenthood Cited for Not Sterilizing Equipment Hospitalizes Woman After Botched Abortion
http://www.lifenews.com/2016/02/25/planned-parenthood-cited-for-not-sterilizing-equipment-hospitalizes-woman-after-botched-abortion/

Abortion Activist Assaults Pro-Lifer Trying to Document Botched Abortion Injuring Woman
http://www.lifenews.com/2016/02/25/abortion-activist-assaults-pro-lifer-trying-to-document-botched-abortion-injuring-woman/

Baby Aborted Because Docs Worried There Was a “Probable” Case of Microcephaly From Zika Virus
http://www.lifenews.com/2016/02/25/baby-aborted-because-docs-worried-there-was-a-probable-case-of-microcephaly-from-zika-virus/

Catholic Group Hosts Planned Parenthood Abortionist, Advertises Event With IUD on Rosary
http://www.lifenews.com/2016/02/25/catholic-group-hosts-planned-parenthood-abortionist-advertises-event-with-iud-on-rosary/

Canadian Government Recommends Forcing Christian Hospitals to Euthanize Patients
http://www.lifenews.com/2016/02/25/canadian-government-recommends-forcing-christian-hospitals-to-euthanize-patients/

Indiana Senate Committee Passes Bill to Ban Abortions Based on Down Syndrome
http://www.lifenews.com/2016/02/25/indiana-senate-committee-passes-bill-to-ban-abortions-based-on-down-syndrome-2/

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BLEEDING HEART JOURNALIST: Enters Muslim ‘NO GO’ Zone, Now Something Else Is Bleeding


waving flagWritten by Wes Walker on October 28, 2015

URL of the original posting site: http://clashdaily.com/2015/10/say-good-bye-to-sweden-journalist-pitied-rioters-but-was-shocked-when-this-happened

A few more stories like this one, and we can safely say  that Sweden will no longer be that poster child for why Socialism is the better way forward. Scratch that: actually, a few more stories like this one, and Sweden might no longer exist. It all started simply enough: with wrong-headed Progressive assumptions.cause of death

In this instance, some neighborhoods were chucking rocks at police. One journalist applied the modern journalistic methods to the situation: find out who wronged them so badly that they have taken to chucking rocks. Naturally, they must have a reason — right? It’s just a matter of hearing their side of the story.

That is the story for which Ms. Valentina Xhaferi went looking. She found it.

In the middle of one of Stockholm’s “no-go” zones, she found one resident willing to discuss that “other side of the story” on camera. They met in the agreed-on public space, and set up for filming.

A passer-by asked why they were filming, and was told. So he grabbed a few friends. And a few rocks. Things turned ugly pretty quickly. She wanted to get away. They hurled insults, splashed the cameraman with coffee, kicked over their equipment, which they caught on film.  She tried reason.  “It was impossible to calm them down. I pulled back and tried to calm down everyone, while trying to get my colleague and myself out of there.”

Then someone chucked a stone.

They finished the report a week later … this time with police escort.

In relating her story, she unwittingly identified what’s really happening here.  “They thought we crossed the limit and that we were standing on their land.”Picture3

RAPEUGEESNowhere in the story does it mention identifying characteristics of this “foreign born” community. But we are told that this particular “no-go” zone consists of upwards of 70% “foreign-born” residents. (Statistics tell us that some 40,000 people live within Tensta, a suburb of Stockholm.) Other zones actually boast nearly 100% foreign-born residents.

It wasn’t hard to find which reports she was seeking the “other side”. Police claims that lone squad cars won’t even pursue criminals into certain neighborhoods. Swedish law simply doesn’t apply there. Shariah is enforced, instead.

There are, police estimate, 55 “no-go” zones in Sweden. They are by no means the only European country that has them. And remember: that was before the wave of humanity began spilling into Europe.

Is it genuinely “compassionate” to have areas of a city where the rule of law is not enforced, and not enforceable? And to whom are the adjudicators of Sharia, themselves, accountable?OH HELL NO

It’s time we stop wringing our hands about Islamophobia, and start addressing the real Xenophobia that’s making these supposed “no-go” neighborhoods unsafe for locally-born “outsiders”.

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British Children’s HW Assignment: ‘CONVERT TO ISLAM’


waving flagWritten by Bethany Blankley, Feb 24, 2016

URL of the original posting site: http://constitution.com/british-childrens-hw-assignment-convert-islam

Before you read the following report, please keep in mind that if the Obama regime gets their way, what is happening in Britton WILL happen here in our public schools. Please read carefully and act accordingly with your voice and vote. – Jerry Broussard of WhatDidYouSay.orgAmerica Never Forget


Islam is NOTIn Guernsey, a town in one of the British Channel Island, junior high students at Les Beaucamp High School (equivalent to 7th grade in America) were given a bizarre “creative writing” homework assignment. They were asked to write to their parents explaining why they had converted to Islam.hell

The assignment asked:

“how becoming a pupil has changed your life [and] how much you love your family and hope they can accept your choice”.

Their teacher Amber Stables, claims the homework assignment was an example of “creative writing” and purely fictional. Nonetheless, she directed them to:

“Focus: How would it make you feel having to tell your parents this? How would/could they react?”

She added, the assignment was “purely to test your knowledge of what we have learnt this year and how well you can argue objectively!!!!”

Sadly, this type of education is widespread throughout the U.K., well beyond the Channel Islands.

Muslim children outnumber non-Muslim children throughout the U.K.

In cities throughout the UK: Bradford, Leicester, Luton in Bedfordshire, Slough in Berkshire, and the London boroughs of Newham, Redbridge and Tower Hamlets– nearly two-thirds of children are Islamic.

In 13 Birmingham public schools children are being taught “Christians lie” and “wives must have sex or go to hell.” Non-Muslim parents’ concerns have been ignored and the Department of Education Superintendent insists the Islamization of its school system “is not a police matter.”

Consider how 14-year-old girls are treated in the U.K.: Muslim leader Mohammed Shahid Akhtar, the Imam of Birmingham’s Central Jamia Masjid Ghamkol Sharif Mosque, argues child marriage must be enforced.

Upon learning a teenager did not want to be married Akhtar said, “She’s 14. By Sharia, grace of Allah, she’s legal to get married.” Likewise, Sheikh Maulana Abu Sayeed, president of the Islamic Sharia Council in Britain, explains men who rape their wives should not be prosecuted because “sex is part of marriage.”RAPEUGEES

Not to mention the sex-trafficking ring of nearly 2,000 children in Oxfordshire– where girls as young as 11 were being raped, drugged and held against their will in care homes (public housing) and later forced to have abortions.

British public officials did nothing because they didn’t want to be labeled as “racist” or “Islamaphobic” because all of the perpetrators were Muslim men.

The Birmingham City Council suppressed information for 23 years of a sex trafficking operation targeting children specifically linked to Muslim cab drivers.OH HELL NO

Numerous incidents continue. But safeguarding British citizens will only happen after they demand accountability from their government. Protesting, knocking officials out of office, running for office, filing law suits, all may help. But they must demand that their political and legal systems eliminate Shari’a councils. They must demand that their prisons place safeguards for incarcerated non-Muslims who are bullied into conversion. And they must oppose their police departments’ inane attempt to become “culturally diverse” by hiring convicted criminals instead of prioritizing curtailing crime.

The U.K. has significant challenges ahead– especially if its children are being encouraged to convert to Islam as a creative writing homework assignment.

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Abortion in Early America (incredible video)


waving flagWritten by Brad Sherman, Feb 25, 2016

URL of the original posting site: http://constitution.com/abortion-early-america-incredible-video

“With consistency, beautiful and undeviating, human life – from its commencement to its close- is protected by the common law.

“In the contemplations of law, life begins when the infant is first able to stir in the womb.  By the law, that life is protected.”

— James Wilson

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When life was declared as an unalienable right given by God in the Declaration of Independence, and when the 5th and 14th Amendments to our U.S. Constitution speak of protections for life,  life in the womb was certainly included and was expected to be protected by law.

The founders of our nation were not unfamiliar with abortion. In 1652 a conviction was handed down in Maryland for “intent to abort,” and in 1656, a woman was arrested for murder after procuring an abortion. (Proprietary v. Mitchell in Archives of Maryland, Vol. 10, (Baltimore: Maryland Historical Society, 1936. p.182-185; 464.)

In Delaware, for example, a 1719 law made illegal the act of giving counsel for abortion, delineating its as a crime, “accessory to murder.” (Delaware Laws, Chapter 22, Section 6, p. 67 (1797)).

And in Virginia, a 1790 law made illegal the act of concealing a pregnancy, and later being found with a dead baby, a capital crime. (William Waller Hening, ed., The Statutes at Large, Vol. 3. Philadelphia: Desilver, 1823. p. 516-517).

Make no mistake, the child in the womb is a person and God knows each one. Jeremiah was called to be a prophet to the nations before he was born (Jeremiah 1:5).  John the Baptist was filled with the Spirit of God while in the womb, and he “leaped” in Elizabeth’s womb in response to Mary’s voice, who was pregnant with our Lord Jesus (Luke 1:41).

Americans must employ every means available to save the lives of those yet in the womb. Our greatest victory will be reestablishing the personhood of the unborn and providing them protection under law.AMEN I AM A PERSON with Poem Die Picture1 In God We Trust freedom combo 2

Feds Seek “Mental Health” Testing of All Children, Adults


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Written by    Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Feds Seek “Mental Health” Testing of All Children, Adults

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Next time you visit your doctor, be careful how you respond to his questions, or you may just be branded “mentally ill” and subjected to “treatment.” That is because a panel advising the Obama administration, in partnership with Big Psychiatry, wants to make doctors subject all American adults and children over age 12 to screening for alleged “mental health” disorders — particularly depression, at least to start with. Then, anyone found to harbor any alleged mental disorder, including children as young as eight, should undergo “therapy,” often including powerful psychotropic medications that experts say have dubious value but often come with well-documented and highly dangerous side effects.

Your ObamaCare plan will be forced to pay for it, whether you want it or not, thanks to the federal government’s commandeering of the health-insurance industry under the so-called Affordable Care Act. And eventually, younger and younger children will be in Big Brother’s crosshairs for mental and behavioral health “services,” whether parents want it or not. School teachers, social workers, and more are all already being enlisted in the federal government’s search for supposed “mental and behavioral health” issues — a list that is perpetually expanding as psychiatrists invent new “illnesses.” The outcry against the federal government’s obsession with your mind and the minds of America’s children, though, is growing louder, as critics call the agenda “depressing” and worry whether it is another scheme to disarm more Americans.     Complete Message

The controversial “recommendations” include screening all Americans between the ages of 12 and 18 for depression. A separate but related recommendation seeks to have all U.S. adults checked for “mental illness,” too. And consider that the list of “illnesses” is subjective (homosexuality was a mental disorder a few decades ago) and is constantly expanding as psychiatrists vote to create new ones, literally, as part of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual — the “Bible” of psychiatry that has been widely criticized, even by leading psychiatrists.

The latest demands come from the United States Preventive Services Task Force, or USPSTF. The influential outfit, appointed by the Obama administration’s increasingly radical Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), recommends various unconstitutional federal health policies for Big Brother to decree into pseudo-law via regulation.

Its latest recommendations for children and adolescents 12 and older were published earlier this month in the Annals of Internal Medicine. “The USPSTF recommends screening for major depressive disorder (MDD) in adolescents aged 12 to 18 years,” the HHS task force said in the summary of its position. “Screening should be implemented with adequate systems in place to ensure accurate diagnosis, effective treatment, and appropriate follow-up.” Why the federal government believes it has any business coming between patients and doctors — or where it believes the constitutional authority for such meddling is found — was not immediately clear.

The outfit also left the door open for recommending such “screening” for children under 12, too. “The USPSTF concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of screening for MDD in children aged 11 years and younger,” the Obama HHS panel wrote. The recommendations also call for using controversial medications such as Prozac to drug children between 12 and 17, while advocating powerful psychotropic substances such as Lexapro for children as young as eight.

Already, about one in 10 American school-aged boys has been labeled and drugged under the guise of “Attention Deficit Disorder” (ADD) and “Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder” (ADHD). However, even the late Dr. Leon Eisenberg, often described as the “father” or “inventor” of the diagnosis, said before his death in an interview with German magazine Der Spiegel that the alleged disease was “a prime example of a fabricated disorder.” With the list of “disorders” expanding rapidly, and with that list labeling more and more normal behaviors as symptoms of alleged illness, critics have warned that the trend is deeply troubling.Oh good

When it comes to adults, the advisory panel, which purports to be independent, wants to cast an even broader net. “The USPSTF recommends screening for depression in the general adult population, including pregnant and postpartum women,” said the outfit, which adds that its views should not be construed as the official position of the “Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality” or Obama’s HHS. “Screening should be implemented with adequate systems in place to ensure accurate diagnosis, effective treatment, and appropriate follow-up.”    

In its “rationale” for recommending that all U.S. adults be screened for depression, the panel claims that the “illness” is “common in patients seeking care in the primary care setting.” It also cites “adequate evidence” allegedly showing some “improvements” if its advice is followed.pure socialism

Then, unsurprisingly, the outfit downplays the very serious risks documented by The New American magazine and many other sources — including government and Big Pharma itself. For instance, the panel admits that antidepressants are “associated” with harms, including an increase in suicidal behavior, an increased risk of gastrointestinal bleeding, fetal harm, and more. But despite that, the task force “concludes with at least moderate certainty that there is a moderate net benefit” to screening all American adults. And by all, the task force means all: “The USPSTF recommends screening in all adults regardless of risk factors,” it said.Partyof Deceit Spin and Lies

Big Pharma and Big Government were no doubt pleased with the conclusion. But not everyone was. Among those expressing concerns was Dr. Ron Paul, the liberty-minded former congressman from Texas and GOP presidential contender, who called the proposed mandatory screenings a “depressing thought” in his weekly column. “Basic economics, as well as the Obamacare disaster, should have shown this task force that government health insurance mandates harm Americans,” wrote Paul, a medical doctor. He warned that, among other problems, the scheme would raise insurance costs. Even more troubling is that it would likely result in new federal databases containing the results of the screenings, which would be used to deny even more Americans their right to keep and bear arms.  OH HELL NO

“Today, some mental health professionals think that those who believe in limited government, free-market economics, or traditional values suffer from mental disorders,” Paul explained, echoing growing concerns among watchdogs monitoring the psychiatric industry. “If mandatory depression screening becomes a reality, it is likely this mental health screening will be expanded to cover screening for other mental illnesses. This could result in anyone with an unpopular political belief or lifestyle choice being labeled as ‘mentally ill.’”pure socialism

Other commentators also directly suggested that the new demands for more “mental health” screening may be related to Obama’s agenda to infringe on gun rights. “With executive actions aimed at getting guns out of the hands of the mentally ill, the timing of this report’s release is rather curious,” wrote Trey Sanchez with Truth Revolt, a conservative-leaning outlet. “It seems reasonable to assume that mass screenings will produce more diagnoses of depression, even for those patients who showed up a little blue that day. But maybe that’s the point: the more people there are that can be labeled ‘mentally ill’ (indeed a disservice to those suffering from actual mental illnesses), the less gun permits approved.”

It is hardly the first time in recent memory that Obama’s HHS has demanded extreme and anti-constitutional intrusions under the guise of “health.” Indeed, the HHS has become increasingly bold in its demands for totalitarianism. Last year, for example, it unveiled a push to target American adults with vaccine mandates. In collaboration with Big Business and special interests, bureaucrats outlined the “National Adult Immunization Plan” (NAIP) to track Americans’ vaccination records, wage a massive propaganda campaign to “encourage” more inoculations, and foist more controversial vaccines on adults against their will. Critics noted that the agenda includes eventually imposing vaccines at gunpoint.

More recently, HHS, in partnership with the increasingly radical U.S. Department of Education, unveiled a draft policy statement in which families are referred to as Big Brother’s “equal partners” in child rearing. As if that was not enough, the document called for expanding “home visitation” programs. “Home visits by a nurse, social worker, or early childhood educator during pregnancy and in the first years of life can make a tremendous difference in the lives of many children and their families,” argued Obama’s HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell last year in announcing more “grants” to send government workers to family homes.big

The “equal partners” scheme also comes with important “mental health” implications, as the policy statement makes clear. “Ensure constant monitoring and communication regarding children’s social-emotional and behavioral health,” the document demands. “Ensure that children’s social-emotional and behavioral needs are met and that families and staff are connected with relevant community partners, such as early childhood mental health consultants and children’s medical homes.” In the policy statement’s “recommendations” for states — much of which will be imposed through federal bribes — state governments are told to “expand early childhood mental health consultation efforts.”

Of course, there is no constitutional authority for federally mandated “mental health” exams or any other meddling in healthcare or family life. Nor is there authority for a Department of “Health and Human Services” to exist. As HHS and other unconstitutional agencies continue to expand, so does the threat they pose to the liberties, well-being, and prosperity of the American people. It is time for the public to demand that Congress defund and shut down all unconstitutional agencies before the lawlessness and totalitarianism become even more extreme.  

Alex Newman is a correspondent for The New American, covering economics, education, politics, and more. Follow him on Twitter @ALEXNEWMAN_JOU. He can be reached at: anewman@thenewamerican.com .

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Introducing “CounterJihad”, CAIR’s Worst Nightmare


waving flagby Jordan Schachtel, 22 Feb 2016

Secure Freedom, an initiative of the Center for Security Policy (CSP), will be launching a new campaign called CounterJihad, an endeavor that hopes to empower readers with the intellectual firepower to fight back against the radical Islamic current that is coming over this nation, and the rest of the world.

CounterJihad’s mission statement, posted on its website, is to educate all Americans regarding the radical Islamist threat the nation faces today. “We are a movement of American citizen-activists dedicated to safeguarding the country from the danger posed by Islamic Supremacists,” it states.

“We are all aware of the barbaric acts of ISIS, al Qaeda and the others flying the Black Flag. Sadly their violence continues to kill innocents around the world and here at home. They fight in the cause of Jihad to impose their totalitarian religion on all people,” a statement on the CounterJihad site reads.

“But they are not the only ones working toward that goal,” the initiative warns. “There are other Islamist groups who seem much less dangerous on the surface, but actually represent an even more insidious threat to free western society. They seek to use our very freedoms as weapons against us.”Islam is NOT

The CounterJihad initiative hopes to provide the American people intellectual firepower against the Islamic forces that seek to undermine western values. Moreover, The CounterJihad project hopes that everyday Americans will spread its message far and wide, from the city blocks of Manhattan to the rural backcountry of this nation.

In a world destabilizing rapidly, Islamist radicals have seized power vacuums opened by the West’s unwillingness to stand up to the forces antithetical to freedom. Far-left and anti-free speech totalitarians have empowered these groups by condemning any and all criticism of radical Islam, labeling individuals and groups who do so as ‘racists’ and ‘Islamophobes.’culture of deceit and lies

From the powers fueling the so-called Arab Spring, to the Muslim Brotherhood’s temporary seizure of power in Egypt, to the rise of the Islamic State and the Ayatollah’s theocracy in Iran, radical jihadi outfits have sprung up exponentially in this second decade of the 21st century.

Islamist entities have also secured footing in the United States. Among the more prominent is the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), which poses as a Muslim civil rights organization while maintaining ties to Islamist groups worldwide. CAIR operatives have met with White House officials, yet they have previously demanded the silencing of their critics in accordance with Sharia law.America Never Forget

CAIR has been declared a terrorist organization in the United Arab Emirates and was named by federal prosecutors as an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation’s Hamas-funding operation. In December, an FBI chart, along with governmental testimony, surfaced that alleged CAIR was a Hamas-related organization.

Jim Hanson, CSP’s executive vice president, tells Breitbart News the new campaign is “a response to the incursion by dangerous Islamist groups and their intolerant ideology into the American way of life. We will educate the public and explain how concerned Americans can help stop this.”American women respond

CounterJihad will focus on educating the American people about Sharia; Violent Jihad; Civilization Jihad; the Muslim Brotherhood in America; Slander, Blasphemy and Censorship; Migration; Threats To The Electric Grid; and the Iranian Threat Doctrine.

CounterJihad is not designed in any way, shape, or form to target Muslims, Hanson explained. “We’re not anti-Muslim, but we strongly oppose those Muslims who believe they are divinely called to impose totalitarian sharia doctrine on others.”

Today’s Politically INCORRECT Cartoon


waving flagThe Fix Is IN

DNC Favors Hillary – in spite of Bernie continually cleaning her clock. Is the fix in?

DNC Favors Hillary / Political Cartoon by A.F.Branco ©2016.

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OBAMA CLAIMS LEGAL GUNS ARE THE PROBLEM: How Wrong He Is


waving flagPosted on February 25, 2016

Some stats are just hard to ignore.

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H/T: LiberalLogic101.com and TheFederalistPapers.org

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House committee pressing DHS for answers over missing guns, badges


waving flagPublished February 24, 2016, FoxNews.com

House Republicans are pressing the Department of Homeland Security for answers following a FoxNews.com report that hundreds of badges, cell phones and guns belonging to DHS employees were lost or stolen. House oversight committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, in a Feb. 19 letter to DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson, called it “particularly troubling … that the Department cannot account for its entire inventory of firearms.” 

The letter, co-signed by Subcommittee on National Security Chairman Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., cited the FoxNews.com report and asked for documents on the lost or stolen items by next week. Inventory reports obtained by the news site Complete Colorado and shared with FoxNews.com showed that over 1,300 badges, 165 firearms and 589 cell phones were lost or stolen over the span of 31 months between 2012 and 2015. The DHS did not dispute the inventory report data.

In their letter, Chaffetz and DeSantis pointed to a 2010 inspector general report that found the DHS “did not adequately safeguard and control its firearms,” and reported 289 firearms lost between 2006 and 2008.

“The more recent news regarding the loss of an additional 165 firearms over a 31-month period shows that the Department is consistently unable to safeguard sensitive property,” the letter said.Oh good

The letter requests documents showing the inventory of lost and stolen property between fiscal 2012 and 2015, as well as the cost and procedures implemented for reporting lost or stolen property.

In an earlier statement to FoxNews.com, a DHS spokesman said they strive to be “good stewards of government resources” and have improved oversight and reduced the number of lost or stolen items over the past few years.

“If a credential holder loses or has their credentials stolen, the holder must report the incident to their supervisor and credential issuance office immediately,” spokesman Justin Greenberg said. “Once the incident has been reported, this information is entered into appropriate DHS and law enforcement databases, which disables use of the lost or stolen item.”Picture1

FoxNews.com’s Adam Shaw contributed to this report.

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LifeNews.com Pro-Life News Report


waving flagWednesday, February 24, 2016

For pro-life news updated throughout the day, visit LifeNews.com.

Abortion Clinics Closing at Record Pace as More Babies Saved From Abortions
A new report paints a hopeful picture for unborn babies in America. Abortion clinics are closing at a record pace across the country as they fail to meet new health and safety requirements and the demand for their business drops, according to a Bloomberg analysis.

Donald Trump Wants “Pro-Life, Conservative” Supreme Court Judges, Says Scalia’s a Model
In an interview today with evangelical Pat Robertson, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump answered a question abotu the kind of judges he would want on the Supreme Court. Trump briefly said he wanted “pro-life conservatives” on the nation’s highest court and said recently-deceased pro-life Justice Antonin Scalia is his model.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com: http://www.lifenews.com/2016/02/24/donald-trump-wants-pro-life-conservative-supreme-court-judges-says-scalias-a-model/

Cecile Richards: “I Appreciate Donald Trump’s Kind Words About Planned Parenthood”
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has been taking criticism from pro-life voters for his repeated claims that the Planned Parenthood abortion business does “good work” and “wonderful things.” Today the head of the abortion company took notice and said she appreciates Trump’s kind words about it.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com: http://www.lifenews.com/2016/02/24/cecile-richards-i-appreciate-donald-trumps-kind-words-about-planned-parenthood/

Lands’ End Apologizes for Promoting Abortion Activist Gloria Steinem
 The Land’s End clothing company has issued an apology for promoting abortion activists Gloria Steinem in a new interview spread featured in the latest version of its catalog.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com: http://www.lifenews.com/2016/02/24/lands-end-apologizes-for-promoting-abortion-activist-gloria-steinem/

Lands’ End Scrubs Its Web Site to Hide Donations to Abortion Activist Gloria Steinem
 Just a few hours after LifeNews posted a story about Lands’ End honoring pro-abortion feminist Gloria Steinem and collecting donations for her organization, a flood of criticism from pro-lifers prompted the clothing company to removed all references to Steinem from its website.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com: http://www.lifenews.com/2016/02/24/lands-end-scrubs-its-web-site-to-hide-donations-to-abortion-activist-gloria-steinem/

Abortionist Who Did 1,200 Abortions Explains Abortion Methods and Procedures Used to Kill Babies
 A ground-breaking new video features a former abortionist who is now pro-life who explains the exact abortion methods and procedures abortion practitioners use every day to kill unborn babies. The non-graphic educational video features Dr. Anthony Levatino, a former abortionist, demonstrating and talking viewers through a D&E abortion.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com: http://www.lifenews.com/2016/02/24/abortionist-who-did-1200-abortions-explains-abortion-methods-and-procedures-used-to-kill-babies/

Appeals Court Allows Louisiana Law to take Effect That May Close Three Out of Four Abortion Clinics
 In a victory for pro-life advocates in Louisiana, a federal appeals court has overturned a block a federal judge put in place to stop a new law from taking effect that may close three of the four abortion clinics operating in the Bayou State.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com: http://www.lifenews.com/2016/02/24/appeals-court-allows-louisiana-law-to-take-effect-that-may-close-three-out-of-four-abortion-clinics/

Colorado Once Again Defeats Bill to Make It The 5th State Legalizing Assisted Suicide
For the second time in two years, the Colorado legislature has killed a bill that would have made it the 5th state to legalize assisted suicides, after Oregon, Washington, Vermont and California.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com: http://www.lifenews.com/2016/02/24/colorado-once-again-defeats-bill-to-make-it-5th-state-legalizing-assisted-suicide/

TBS’s Samantha Bee Trashes Ted Cruz: “He Once Killed an Abortion Doctor Through Prayer”
http://www.lifenews.com/2016/02/24/tbss-samantha-bee-trashes-ted-cruz-he-once-killed-an-abortion-doctor-through-prayer/

Man Behind the Planned Parenthood Videos Shares How He Once Thought His Cover Was Blown
http://www.lifenews.com/2016/02/24/man-behind-the-planned-parenthood-videos-shares-how-he-once-thought-his-cover-was-blown/

Man Gets 10 Years for Killing His Unborn Baby, Tricking His Girlfriend Into Taking the Abortion Pill
http://www.lifenews.com/2016/02/24/man-gets-10-years-for-killing-his-unborn-baby-tricking-his-girlfriend-into-taking-the-abortion-pill/

Woman Complains Running Abortion Clinic is Hard: “We Want to be Treated Like Other Businesses”
http://www.lifenews.com/2016/02/24/woman-complains-running-abortion-clinic-is-hard-we-want-to-be-treated-like-other-businesses/

New Taxpayer-Funded App Pushes Birth Control and Sex Education on Teenagers
http://www.lifenews.com/2016/02/24/new-taxpayer-funded-app-pushes-birth-control-and-sex-education-on-teenagers/

If #BlackLivesMatter Remember Planned Parenthood’s the Leading Killer of Unarmed Black People
http://www.lifenews.com/2016/02/24/if-blacklivesmatter-remember-planned-parenthoods-the-leading-killer-of-unarmed-black-people/

I Found Peace After My Baby Miscarried When I Realized Sophie Was God’s Child Not Mine
http://www.lifenews.com/2016/02/24/i-found-peace-after-my-baby-miscarried-when-i-realized-sophie-was-gods-child-not-mine/

Oklahoma Supreme Court Upholds Pro-Life Law Putting Limits on Dangerous Abortion Pill
http://www.lifenews.com/2016/02/24/oklahoma-supreme-court-upholds-pro-life-law-putting-limits-on-dangerous-abortion-pill/

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Commentary: The Matrix of Progressive Socialism


waving flagCommentary by Allen West | Feb 24, 2016

URL of the original posting site: http://townhall.com/columnists/allenwest/2016/02/24/the-matrix-of-progressive-socialism-n2123974/page/full

Last Saturday morning, I went for a nice long run in South Florida and pondered the presidential primary contests. It appears that the GOP is down to three fellas. But it was the Democrat duel that made me think the most. I wondered how Vermont’s Senator Bernie Sanders was causing such an uproar in the Democratic primary. After all, what he is proposing with this “Democratic Socialism” has never found lasting success anywhere in the world, unless you appreciate equality of outcomes.

Then it hit me: the message Sanders is delivering reminded me of the 90’s movie “The Matrix.” The basic premise of the film correlates to the governing philosophy of which Sanders promotes. In the film, humans have been overtaken by the “machines” and are being used as energy sources since their prior energy source – the sun – has been lost. The machines create a perfect, computer-generated world for their human batteries to reside in – the Matrix.

However, there are humans who have escaped the Matrix and live in the “real world,” where life is imperfect and tough. It is a world all about survival, where they are constantly hunted by the machines. Even within the Matrix, there are agents who police the computer generated world making sure there are no disruptions – they can take on any form.

My favorite scene was when the character Morpheus asks the lead character Neo, played by Keanu Reeves, to take a red pill or a blue pill. “You take the blue pill, the story ends,” says Morpheus. “You wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill, you stay in Wonderland, and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes.” 

The idea of progressive socialism is our world’s Matrix. It is a utopian world that promises all that one would desire. It is based upon a belief that one can have as many “free” things as they wish. These “free” things are guaranteed by the “machines” of progressive socialism, who believe they can create this world that does not exist. Just as the Matrix’s machines needed humans plugged in as their energy source, progressive socialists need to collectively drain the energy of individuals to make their schemes work.

When one is plugged into the matrix of progressive socialism, you do not exist for yourself. Your energy is usurped for the collective existence of the machines, and in exchange you are rewarded with the fantasy life of the Matrix.

Then come along those who have been “unplugged” from the matrix; conservatives who seek to, as Morpheus stated, free other minds. Conservatives come along and confront those plugged in with the seminal question, blue pill or red pill. How very interesting that in American politics that blue is associated with the Democrat party and red with the Republican party. If you take the blue pill you can stay in the fantasy world of the Matrix…but the red pill will free your mind, and you will see how deep the rabbit hole goes. The red pill represents freedom and liberty, allowing the individual to separate from the collective. However, the real world is not one of fantasy and pleasure; it is about survival, working hard, and evading the sentinels – the hunter machines, the liberal progressive media.

That is what it is like as the conservative today, and especially a minority conservative. The agents seek to prevent you from freeing more minds from the Matrix. They cannot allow you to educate and inform and have people taking the red pill and escaping their grip.

Why?

Because the machines need the power of individual human will and determination. This is what progressive socialism does, it drains the indomitable desire, will, and drive to take part in equality of opportunity. It entices you with the lure of the Matrix world, a perfect world. Even in the film, after betraying Morpheus and being “replugged” back into the Matrix, Cypher’s mind had been freed. He knew the steak wasn’t real – but the Matrix told him it was and that it tasted good.

The matrix of progressive socialism is no different. We know that it is not successful, that the steak does not exist. Yet somehow we are told that it is good.

So what needs to happen? More people need to take the red pill and have their minds liberated. Sadly, it appears that many prefer the blue pill, and just want to stay plugged in and be an energy source for the machine.

The real world may be tougher, but, unlike the matrix, you are free. So, which pill do you want to take?

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New York farm owners give up legal fight after being fined $13,000 for refusing to host gay wedding


– The Washington Times – Tuesday, February 23, 2016

The owners of a New York farm fined $13,000 for declining to host a same-sex wedding on their property have chosen not to appeal a court ruling against them, bringing an end to the high-profile legal battle after more than three years.

An attorney for Robert and Cynthia Giffords, who own the 100-acre Liberty Ridge Farm in Rensselaer County, said Tuesday that the couple will not challenge the New York Supreme Court Appellate Division’s Jan. 14 ruling, which upheld a decision by the state Division of Human Rights.

The division fined the Giffords $10,000 for violating the state Human Rights Law and ordered them to pay $1,500 each to Melisa and Jennifer McCarthy for “the emotional injuries they suffered as a result of the discrimination.”

Alliance Defending Freedom attorney Caleb Dalton said that “[a]fter much consideration, the Giffords have decided not to appeal the ruling and are evaluating how to best run Liberty Ridge Farm under a legal regime that disregards their convictions.”

The Giffords stopped hosting wedding ceremonies at their farm while litigating the case, which stemmed from their September 2012 refusal to rent the venue to the couple for religious reasons.

An administrative judge with the New York State Division of Human Rights ordered a Christian farm family that refused to host a gay wedding to pay $3,000 to Melisa Erwin (right) and Jennifer McCarthy for “mental pain and suffering,” in addition to $10,000 for violating the state’s human rights ordinance. (Associated Press/File)

“Americans should be free to live and work peacefully according to their beliefs, especially in our own backyards,” Mr. Dalton said in a statement. “The government went after this couple’s constitutionally protected freedom and their ability to make a living simply for adhering to their faith on their own property. This kind of governmental coercion should disturb every freedom-loving American no matter where you stand on marriage.” 

The Giffords made their decision after a string of court defeats suffered by Christian small-business owners sued for declining to offer products and services for same-sex marriage ceremonies.

Attorneys for the Giffords argued that forcing them to host a same-sex wedding amounted to compelled speech and a violation of their First Amendment rights.

The Giffords argued that they would host wedding receptions, parties or other events for same-sex couples, but the court said that their “purported willingness to offer some services to the McCarthys does not cure their refusal to provide a service that was offered to the general public.”

“Indeed, the Giffords are free to adhere to and profess their religious beliefs that same-sex couples should not marry, but they must permit same-sex couples to marry on the premises if they choose to allow opposite-sex couples to do so,” Presiding Justice Karen K. Peters said in the 14-page opinion.More Liberal Gibberish

The family rented out the first floor of their home on the property and surrounding backyard for marriage ceremonies, at which Mrs. Gifford served as wedding coordinator.

The couple also have been ordered “to implement re-education training classes designed to contradict the couple’s religious beliefs about marriage,” according to the Alliance Defending Freedom.

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Massive penguin die-off from too much ice in Antarctica


waving flagPosted by    Tuesday, February 23, 2016

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Ice, not Carbon dioxide, created conditions for this natural disaster.

One prediction I can now comfortably make after years of observation is that there is a direct, linear relationship between how much government funding a scientist gets and the inaccuracy of the theories generated. The more politically connected the researcher, the more erroneous the “consensus” will be.Settled-Science-600-LA

I have a new data point to add to the collection. There are reports that a large colony of penguins died of climate changed induced starvation.

However, the agent of that event was not carbon dioxide.

An estimated 150,000 Adelie penguins living in Antarctica have died after an iceberg the size of Rome became grounded near their colony, forcing them to trek 60km to the sea for food.

The penguins of Cape Denison in Commonwealth Bay used to live close to a large body of open water. However, in 2010 a colossal iceberg measuring 2,900 square kilometres became trapped in the bay, rendering the colony effectively landlocked.

Since 2011 the colony of 160,000 penguins has shrunk to just 10,000, according to research carried out by the Climate Change Research Centre at Australia’s University of New South Wales. Scientists predict the colony will be gone in 20 years unless the sea ice breaks up or the giant iceberg, dubbed B09B, is dislodged.

Former Vice President Al Gore was unavailable for comment.

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Four Arrested in Spain, Morocco for Alleged Islamic State Ties — Including Former Gitmo Detainee


MADRID (AP) — Spanish and Moroccan police on Tuesday arrested four suspected members of a jihadi cell that sought to recruit fighters for the Islamic State group, including one described as a former Guantanamo detainee who once fought with militants in Afghanistan.

Three people were arrested in Spain’s North African enclave city of Ceuta while a Moroccan was arrested in the Moroccan border town of Farkhana, next to Melilla, Spain’s other North African enclave, statements from the two nations’ interior ministries said. 

One of those detained in Ceuta was the former Guantanamo detainee who was not named by Spanish authorities but described as “a leader who was trained in handling weapons, explosives and in military tactics.” After being captured in 2002 and held in Guantanamo, he was returned to Spain in 2004, said Interior Minister Jorge Fernandez Diaz.

Another suspect was the brother of a fighter who blew himself up during an attack in Syria and man detained Tuesday “was inclined to do the same thing,” he said.

The suspects had set up contacts to try to acquire weapons and bomb-making materials and were aiming “to carry out terrorist acts in Spanish territory,” the Spanish ministry statement said, without specifying possible targets. They also worked to recruit teenagers from Ceuta to join IS in Iraq and Syria, the Spanish statement said.

Spanish police arrested about 100 suspected Islamic extremists last year and more than 600 total since the 2004 train bombings in Madrid that killed 191 people and injured nearly 2,000.

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Oregon Christian Bakers Wedding Cake Case Going to Court


waving flagby Breitbart News, 23 Feb 2016

Today, First Liberty Institute announced that, along with one of the most famous lawyers in America, it is now representing Aaron and Melissa Klein, the Oregon bakers who owned Sweet Cakes by Melissa—the bakery destroyed by the Oregon government because its Christian owners declined to bake a wedding cake celebrating same-sex marriage—and intends to take the case all the way to the United States Supreme Court.

In 2013, the Kleins were asked by a lesbian woman to bake a cake celebrating her marriage to another woman, even though same-sex marriage was not even legal in Oregon at the time.

The Kleins had many customers who are homosexual and were happy to sell them cakes and other baked goods, but do not make specialized cakes for same-sex weddings because they individualize each wedding cake to support and celebrate the marriage. The Kleins are Evangelical Christians who believe that marriage is only between a man and woman, and who run their business consistent with their faith as part of their Christian testimony and personal ministry to the community.

The Oregon government pursued the Kleins for two years. On July 2, 2015, Commissioner Brad Avakian, the head of Oregon’s Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI), ordered the Kleins to pay $135,000 to the women as a penalty for what he called the “emotional damages” of offending the women by declining to bake the cake for their non-legal “wedding.”

BOLI also imposed a gag order on the Kleins, telling them that they cannot say that they would decline to bake a same-sex wedding cake in the future, because BOLI contends this would be a form of “advertisement” that the bakers intended to “discriminate” against people on the basis of sexual orientation.

The Kleins informed Oregon that they wanted to appeal this ruling because it violated their First Amendment right to free speech to require them to give a message endorsing same-sex marriage, as well as their right to free exercise of their religion to run their privately owned company consistent with their religious beliefs.

After the Kleins shared this information with BOLI, the government seized the money in the Kleins’ bank accounts. That was not nearly enough to satisfy the judgment. Thousands of Christians across the nation sent small gifts to assist the Kleins, who then handed that money to the government to be set aside in an escrow-type account so that their appeal could move forward. Big Gay Hate Machine

During this time First Liberty came to assist the Kleins, representing them entirely free of charge, and are taking the Kleins’ case to the Oregon Court of Appeals. The legal team will be led by Ambassador Boyden Gray, a former law clerk to the late Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren, who later became White House counsel under President George H.W. Bush from 1989 to 1992, and then served as the U.S. ambassador to the European Union.

“America is a great nation because we celebrate diversity of thought,” Ambassador Gray said in a statement to Breitbart News. “Our right to free expression and religious liberty are some of our most cherished American freedoms. We must safeguard these rights for every American—including Aaron and Melissa Klein.”

“The past three years have been devastating,” Melissa Klein adds in the statement. “Just because we couldn’t participate in an event that violates our religious beliefs, we lost our business. We were committed to serving everyone, regardless of their circumstances, at all other times.”

“The government should never force people to violate their conscience or celebrate causes they don’t believe in,” said Kelly Shackelford, president and chief executive officer of First Liberty Institute. “As the Kleins’ new appellate team, we are committed to fighting for their First Amendment freedoms of religious liberty and free expression.”

Legal briefs will be filed over the next several months, and the Oregon Court of Appeals is expected to hear oral arguments in the Kleins’ appeal in late 2016. The lawyers add that there is a significant chance that this case may finally end up before the Supreme Court of the United States.

Information on the case is available at FirstLiberty.org/Kleins.

Judge suspects ‘bad faith’ from Obama administration on Hillary Clinton emails


– The Washington Times – Tuesday, February 23, 2016

URL of the original posting site: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/feb/23/judge-threatens-subpoena-against-clinton-emails

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks during a Nevada Democratic caucus rally, Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

A federal judge questioned the Obama administration’s “good faith” in helping keep former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s emails secret for six years and said he may end up issuing a subpoena to force her to turn over her entire account to the government. For now, Judge Emmet G. Sullivan said he will grant limited discovery to Judicial Watch, a conservative legal group that has sued to get a look at Mrs. Clinton’s emails.FOR PRISON

That could give the group — and the broader public — answers as to who approved Mrs. Clinton’s unique arrangement, who else in government knew about it and why they shielded it for so long. It also could force Mrs. Clinton to answer questions about how she sorted through her account and decided which messages she didn’t want to turn over to the government.

Judge Sullivan said he is “inclined” to issue a subpoena demanding that Mrs. Clinton and top aide Huma Abedin turn over the entire email system they used. He delayed that decision, saying he will wait to see what he learns from the discovery process, but was irked by answers the Obama administration has given.

“How on earth can the court conclude there is not at minimum a reasonable suspicion of bad faith?” Judge Sullivan said.

With Mrs. Clinton fighting for the presidency, news that her emails could remain a controversy for months is troubling. But Judge Sullivan said it’s all the result of her unique arrangement, in which she rejected use of the State Department’s server and instead conducted all of her official business on an account tied to a server she kept at her home in New York.

“We’re not talking about any federal employee. We’re talking about the secretary of state,” he said.

With Mrs. Clinton out of office and on the campaign trail, it has been left to President Obama and his team to pick up her defense. The administration repeatedly tried to derail Judge Sullivan on Tuesday, saying the State Department has already pleaded with Mrs. Clinton to return any government emails she has.

“State has really done everything it can to get these records,” said Steven Myers, a Justice Department lawyer handling the case for the government.Bull

Mrs. Clinton left office in early 2013. Nearly two years later, and only after prodding by the congressional probe into the 2012 Benghazi terrorist attack, she turned over to the State Department some 32,000 emails covering 55,000 printed pages.

But she said another 30,000 messages were sent during her four years in office that her attorneys deemed to be purely private. She said they dealt with issues such as scheduling her yoga classes or planning her daughter Chelsea’s wedding. She refused to turn over those messages, saying it was her right as a government employee to decide what emails were official records.REALLY

Judicial Watch, though, said Mrs. Clinton lost that right when she left the government. The group argued that it should be current government employees, either at the National Archives or the State Department, who make that determination. Judge Sullivan seemed to agree, saying that even if Mrs. Clinton were still in office, it would be some other open-records officer, not Mrs. Clinton herself, who would be going through her emails. The judge repeatedly questioned how the State Department could have allowed the situation in the first place.

He said it was clear that top officials knew about Mrs. Clinton’s secret account, yet for years, open-records requests were handled without any of those emails being produced.

“We’re talking about a Cabinet-level official who was accommodated by the government, for reasons unknown,” he said. “This is about the public’s right to know.”

Mrs. Clinton has said she rejected the State Department’s offer of an email account out of convenience for herself. She said she wanted to carry only one device and handle all of her public and private business on it.

The FBI is investigating Mrs. Clinton’s use of the server, where she kept more than 1,700 messages now deemed to have classified information, 22 of which contain top-secret material.FOR PRISON

The State Department’s internal watchdog is also looking into the arrangement, Mr. Myers said, pleading with Judge Sullivan to stand down and wait for those investigations to play out.

Judicial Watch’s original open-records request sought information on Ms. Abedin’s own unique arrangement with the State Department, in which she was allowed to work for outside interests while collecting her government salary.

Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said the organization was happy with the ruling Tuesday.

“It’s a significant victory for public accountability,” he said.

Dozens of other cases also have been filed seeking other messages from Mrs. Clinton, Ms. Abedin and several other top aides.

Mrs. Clinton’s campaign manager said Judge Sullivan was caving to “a right-wing group” in Judicial Watch.Leftist Propagandist

“Our campaign is accustomed to these right-wing attacks, and they’re going to continue,” Robby Mook told CNN.

The Republican National Committee said that response was curious, given that Judge Sullivan was appointed by President Clinton in 1994.

Judge Sullivan repeatedly questioned how the Obama administration could have allowed the situation, calling it “troubling.” He said the entire process of creating and maintaining the secret email system, which Mrs. Clinton kept at her home in New York, raises questions about whether she was trying to thwart the law. He said he has not come to that conclusion yet.

He also said the State Department has hurt its own case by claiming several times that it had conducted a full search only to later come back and acknowledge it found places it hadn’t checked.

“It just boggles the mind that the State Department allowed this circumstance to arise in the first place,” the judge said.

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FROM MY EMAIL INBOX


waving flag“Dhimmitude”

The word “Dhimmitude” is found in the new health care bill; so what does it mean? Thought this was interesting and worth passing on. Obama used it in the health care bill. Now isn’t this interesting? It is also included in the health care law.

Dhimmitude — I had never heard the word until now. I typed it into Google and started reading. Pretty interesting. It’s on page 107 of the healthcare bill. I looked this up on Google and yep, it exists. It is a REAL word.

Dhimmitude is the Muslim system of controlling non-Muslim populations conquered through jihad (Holy War). Specifically, it is the TAXING of non-Muslims in exchange for tolerating their presence AND as a coercive means of converting conquered remnants to Islam. Obama Care allows the establishment of Dhimmitude and Sharia Muslim diktat in the United States.

Muslims are specifically exempted from the government mandate to purchase insurance, and also from the penalty tax for being uninsured. Islam considers insurance to be “gambling”, “risk-taking”, and “usury” and is thus banned. Muslims are specifically granted exemption based on this. How convenient. So I, as a Christian, will have crippling IRS liens placed against all of my assets, including real estate, cattle, and even accounts receivable, and will face hard prison time because I refuse to buy insurance or pay the penalty tax.

Meanwhile, Louis Farrakhan (the Muslim) will have no such penalty and will have 100% of his health insurance needs paid for by the de facto government insurance. Non-Muslims will be paying a tax to subsidize Muslims. This is Dhimmitude.

All American citizens need to know about it !! 

snopes.com: Health Insurance Exemptions Apr 13, 2010 … Dhimmitude is the Muslim system of controlling non-muslim populations … The ObamaCare bill is the establishment of Dhimmitude and Sharia .. www.snopes.com/politics/medical/exemptionsasp

Keep this going. Every non-Muslim in the United States of America needs to know about it.

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Wait Until Trump Makes Them Pay for the Fence ! ! ! !

Mexico is angry…

The shoe is on the other foot and the Mexicans from the State of Sonora, Mexico do not like it.  Can you believe the nerve of these people? It’s almost funny.  The State of Sonora is angry at the influx of Mexicans into Mexico! AWWW Poor Baby

The state legislators from the Mexican State of Sonora traveled to Tucson to complain about Arizona’s new employer crackdown on illegals from Mexico.  It seems that many Mexican illegals are returning to their hometowns and the officials in the Sonora state government are ticked off.  A delegation of nine state legislators from Sonora was in Tucson on Tuesday to state that Arizona’s new ‘Employer Sanctions Law’ will have a devastating effect on the Mexican state.  At a news conference, the legislators said that Sonora (Arizona’s southern neighbor) made up of mostly of small towns – cannot handle the demand for housing, jobs and schools that it will face as Mexican workers return to their hometowns from the USA without jobs or money. REALLY

The Arizona law, which took effect Jan. 1, punishes Arizona employers who knowingly hire individuals without valid legal documents to work in the United States .  Penalties include suspension of, or loss of, their business license.  The Mexican legislators are angry because their own citizens are returning to their hometowns, placing a burden on THEIR state government instead of ours.What did you say 05.jpg

‘How can Arizona pass a law like this?’ asked Mexican Rep Leticia Amparano-Gamez, who represents Nogales .  ‘There is not one person living in Sonora who does not have a friend or relative working in Arizona ,’ she said, speaking in Spanish.  ‘Mexico is not prepared for this, for the tremendous problems it will face as more and more Mexicans working in Arizona and who were sending money to their families return to their hometowns in Sonora without jobs,’ she said ‘We are one family, socially and economically,’ she said of the people of Sonora and Arizona. Picture1

Wrong! The United States is a sovereign nation, not a subsidiary of Mexico, and its taxpayers are not responsible for the welfare of Mexico’s citizens. It’s time for the Mexican government, and its citizens, to stop feeding parasitically off the United States and to start taking care of their own needs. AMEN

Too bad that other states within the USA don’t pass a law just like that passed by Arizona.  Maybe that’s the answer, since our own Congress will do nothing.

“New Immigration Laws”

Be sure to read to the bottom or you will miss the message…

  1. There will be no special bilingual programs in the schools.

  2. All ballots will be in this nation’s language.

  3. All government business will be conducted in our language.

  4. Non-residents will NOT have the right to vote no matter how long they are here.

  5. Non-citizens will NEVER be able to hold political office.

  6. Foreigners will not be a burden to the taxpayers. No welfare, no food stamps, no health care, or any other government assistance programs. Any who are a burden will be deported.

  7. Foreigners can invest in this country, but it must be an amount at least equal to 40,000 times the daily minimum wage.

  8. If foreigners come here and buy land, their options will be restricted. Certain parcels including waterfront property are reserved for citizens naturally born into this country.

  9. Foreigners may have NO protests; NO demonstrations, NO waving of a foreign flag, no political organizing, NO bad-mouthing our president or his policies. These will lead to deportation.

  10. If you do come to this country illegally, you will be actively hunted and, when caught, sent to jail until your deportation can be arranged. All assets will be taken from you.

Too strict?

The above laws are the current immigration laws of MEXICO !  If it’s good for Americans to obey Mexican laws, then it’s good vice versa!!!

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The biggest factor of why Seniors are losing more and more benefits. They are getting blamed for the country going broke.     It’s easy to dismiss individual programs that benefit non-citizens until they’re put together and this picture emerges. Someone did a lot of research to put together all of this data. Often these programs are buried within other programs making them difficult to find.

WHY is the USA BANKRUPT?       We have been hammered with the propaganda that it was the Iraq war and the war on terror that is bankrupting us.    I hope the following 14 answers that question for the last time. Included are the URL’s for verification of all the following facts.

  1. $11 Billion to $22 billion is spent on welfare to illegal immigrants each year by state governments. Verify  at: http://www.fairus.org/site/PageServer?pagename=iic_immigrationissuecenters7fd8    < http://www.fairus.org/site/PageServer?pagename=iic_immigrationissuecenters7fd8 >

  2. $22 Billion dollars a year is spent on food Assistance programs, such as food stamps, WIC, and free school lunches for illegal immigrants. Verify  at: http://www.cis.org/articles/2004/fiscalexec.HTML    < http://www.cis.org/articles/2004/fiscalexec.HTML

  3. $2.5 Billion dollars a year is spent on Medicaid for illegal immigrants. Verify at:   http://www.cis.org/articles/2004/fiscalexec.HTML <http://www.cis.org/articles/2004/fiscalexec.HTML

  4. $12 Billion dollars a year is spent onPrimary   and secondary school education for children here illegally and they cannot speak a word of English!  at: http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANscriptS/0604/01/ldt…0.HTML    < http://transcripts..cnn.com/TRANscriptS/0604/01/ldt…0.HTML

  5. $17 Billion dollars a year is spent for Education for the American-born children of illegal immigrants, also known as “Anchor- babies”. Verify at: http://transcripts.cnn..com/TRANscriptS/0604/01/ldt.01.HTML    < http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANscriptS/0604/01/ldt.01.HTML

  6. $3 Million Dollars a DAY is spent to incarcerate illegal immigrants. Verify  at:       http://transcripts.cnn.com/%20TRANscriptS/0604/01/ldt.01.HTML http://transcripts..cnn.com/%20TRANscriptS/0604/01/ldt.01.HTML ”  http://transcripts.cnn.com/%20TRANscriptS/0604/01/ldt.01.HTML

  7. 30% percent of all Federal PrisonInmates are illegal immigrants. Verify at: https://owa.slugger.com/owa/UrlBlockedError.aspx    < https://owa.slugger..com/owa/UrlBlockedError.aspx

  8. $90 Billion Dollars a year is spent on Illegal immigrants for Welfare & social Services by the American taxpayers. Verify at:    http://premium.cnn.com/TRANSCIPTS/0610/29/ldt.01.HTML    < http://premium.cnn.com/TRANSCIPTS/0610/29/ldt.01.HTML

  9. $200 Billion dollars a year in suppressed American wages are caused by the illegal immigrants. Verify at:    http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRI    < http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRI

  10. In 2006, illegal immigrants sent home $45 BILLION in remittances to their Countries of origin.

  11. The Dark Side of Illegal Immigration: Nearly One million sex crimes committed by Illegal Immigrants In The United States. Verfy at:             http://www.drdsk.com/articleshtml%3e, and http://www.drdsk.com/articleshtml%3e

The total cost is a whopping $ 338.3 BILLION DOLLARS A YEAR AND  IF YOU’RE LIKE ME, HAVING TROUBLE UNDERSTANDING THIS AMOUNT OF MONEY; IT IS $338,300,000,000.00, WHICH WOULD BE ENOUGH TO STIMULATE THE ECONOMY FOR THE CITIZENS Of THIS COUNTRY.

Are we really THAT Stupid? 

YES we are, BECAUSE WE ARE ALLOWING THOSE IN THE U.S. CONGRESS TO GET AWAY WITH DOING THIS YEAR AFTER YEAR!!!!!illegalalienvoters-300x300

If this doesn’t bother you, then just ignor the message. If, on the other hand, it does raise the hair on the back of your neck, I hope you share it with every Legal Resident in the United States!!!

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WHAT I LEARNED FROM WATCHING THE DEMOCRAT’S DEBATE

  • Black Lives Matter, All other lives don’t matter.
  • College should be free and all student loans cancelled.
  • All medical treatment should be free.
  • To become an American citizen you just need to show up here.
  • The economy stinks and after 7 years in office, it’s not Obama’s fault.
  • The Middle Class is shrinking rapidly and after 7 years in office, it’s not Obama’s fault.
  • Average family income is continuing to drop and after 7 years in office, it’s not Obama’s fault.
  • Black youths have over a 50% unemployment rate and after 7 years in office it’s not Obama’s fault.
  • Hispanic youth unemployment is over 35% and after 7 years in office, it’s not Obama’s fault.
  • 50% of the population is paying 100% of all the taxes and they are still not paying their “fair share.”   The other 50% are not receiving nearly enough free stuff and deserve more.
  • Everyone who votes Democrat will work less, make more money, get more time off, spend more time with family, pay less taxes, and get more government subsidies.
  • Government wants even more money to squander on old promises already broken.
  • Being a “Progressive” is less cringe-worthy than saying you are a Liberal (or a commie).
  • When America grows up, we want to be Norway, Sweden or the Netherlands.
  • There’s a quagmire in Iraq and Obama’s complete retreat from there has nothing to do with the situation.
  • Republicans want dirty air, oil spills, trash in the streets, polluted oceans, no medical treatment, young people without any education being paid the lowest possible wages, starving children, were responsible for Jim Crow Laws and don’t believe in equal rights.
  • Snowden and General Petraeus broke laws for releasing and not securing secret documents but Hillary Clinton shares no responsibility for doing WORSE.
  • If Hilary is elected, everything will be rainbows and Unicorns – just like with Obama.
  • Hillary Clinton does walk on water.
  • Cheaters do prosper.
  • People often cheer stupidity.
  • There is only one candidate given a voice in the Democrat Race.
  • Hillary and Bill Clinton were born poor Black Children.
  • All the qualifications needed to be President is to be a woman.
  • Evil looks like anything white, rich, successful and productive. You will receive a participation trophy in life.
  • Agreements of any kind should be signed and committed to, even if the other agreeing party doesn’t live up to its obligations.
  • Everyone else does it, so should we, regardless of any results in those other countries.
  • Everything is still Bush’s fault.

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Today’s Politically INCORRECT Cartoon


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Angry Birds – Trump is riding on a wave of voter outrage at the Washington D.C. establishment.

Voter Outrage / Political Cartoon by A.F. Branco ©2016.

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LifeNews.com Pro-Life News Report


waving flagTuesday, February 23, 2016

For pro-life news updated throughout the day, visit LifeNews.com.

Donald Trump Wins Nevada Caucus, Marco Rubio Finishes in Second, Ted Cruz Third
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump won tonight’s Republican presidential caucus while pro-life Florida Senator Marco Rubio came in a close second place finish and pro-life Senator Ted Cruz of Texas came in third.

Woman Guilty of Attempted Murder Who Cut Baby From Mom’s Womb, No Charge for Killing Baby
Justice was served for a pregnant mother but not for her unborn baby who was cut out of her womb after a Colorado jury found their attacker, Dynel Catrece Lane, guilty of attempted murder and other charges Tuesday.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com: http://www.lifenews.com/2016/02/23/woman-guilty-of-attempted-murder-who-cut-baby-from-moms-womb-no-charge-for-killing-baby/

Mitch McConnell: There Will Not be a Vote on an Obama Supreme Court Nominee. Period.
In case pro-abortion President Barack Obama, Democrats didn’t get the message the first time, Senate Majority Leader itch McConnell said it again today: There will not be a vote on an Obama Supreme Court nominee. Period. End of story.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com: http://www.lifenews.com/2016/02/23/mitch-mcconnell-there-will-not-be-a-vote-on-an-obama-supreme-court-nominee-period/

Lands’ End Stores Donating Proceeds to Abortion Activist Gloria Steinem’s Organization
 The women’s clothing company Land’s End just launched a year-long campaign to honor pro-abortion feminist Gloria Steinem by donating to one of her organizations.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com: http://www.lifenews.com/2016/02/23/lands-end-stores-donating-proceeds-to-abortion-activist-gloria-steinems-organization/

They Worried She Was Brain Dead and Considered Harvesting Her Organs, Then She Gave a Thumbs Up
 A 14-year-old survivor of a mass shooting in Michigan escaped death twice in the past week. The teen, identified as 14-year-old Abigail Kopf, was one of several people who were shot at a Kalamazoo Cracker Barrel on Saturday, according to CNN.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com: http://www.lifenews.com/2016/02/23/brain-dead-teen-squeezes-moms-hand-just-before-hospital-prepares-to-harvest-her-organs/

MSNBC: Donald Trump is “More Electable” After Saying Planned Parenthood “Does a Good Job”
 MSNBC is the mouthpiece of the abortion industry and its hosts and commentators frequently trash pro-life advocates. Now, the liberal cable network is praising Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump for saying Planned Parenthood “does a job job.”

Click to Read at LifeNews.com: http://www.lifenews.com/2016/02/23/msnbc-donald-trump-is-more-electable-after-saying-planned-parenthood-does-a-good-job/

University President Cancels Pro-Life Advocate’s Speech: “It’s Best for Our Campus”
 Early Tuesday morning, conservative writer Ben Shapiro revealed on Twitter that his planned speech on February 25 at California State University-Los Angeles had been canceled by the university’s president.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com: http://www.lifenews.com/2016/02/23/university-president-cancels-pro-life-advocates-speech-its-best-for-our-campus/

CNN Trashes John Kasich for Signing Bill to Defund Planned Parenthood: “Insulting to Women”
As GOP presidential candidate and Ohio Governor John Kasich appeared as a guest on Monday’s The Situation Room, CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer pressed him to apologize for “insulting” women because the Ohio governor recently recounted that in the 1970s some women left their kitchens to campaign for him. The CNN anchor then moved to forwarding charges that, by ending state funding of Planned Parenthood, he is “pandering” to “the most conservative wing” of his party.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com: http://www.lifenews.com/2016/02/23/cnn-trashes-john-kasich-for-signing-bill-to-defund-planned-parenthood-insulting-to-women/

West Virginia Panel Passes Bans on Dismemberment Abortions Tearing Babies Limb From Limb
http://www.lifenews.com/2016/02/23/west-virginia-panel-passes-bans-on-dismemberment-abortions-tearing-babies-limb-from-limb/

Woman Whose Unborn Baby Was Cut from Her Womb Says She Forgives Attacker
http://www.lifenews.com/2016/02/23/woman-whose-unborn-baby-was-cut-from-her-womb-says-she-forgives-attacker/

NBC Perpetuates The Myth That Planned Parenthood Performs Mammograms
http://www.lifenews.com/2016/02/23/nbc-perpetuates-the-myth-that-planned-parenthood-performs-mammograms/

Abortion is Between a Woman and Her Doctor? This State Let’s Abortionists Keep Their Identity Secret
http://www.lifenews.com/2016/02/23/abortion-is-between-a-woman-and-her-doctor-this-state-lets-abortionists-keep-their-identity-secret/

Born Without Legs, Disabled Teen Athlete Goes for the Gold
http://www.lifenews.com/2016/02/23/born-without-legs-disabled-teen-athlete-goes-for-the-gold/

Speeding Driver Only Gets Six Months in Jail for Killing a Pregnant Mom and Her Unborn Baby
http://www.lifenews.com/2016/02/23/speeding-driver-only-gets-six-months-in-jail-for-killing-a-pregnant-mom-and-her-unborn-baby/

While One Woman Aborted Her Baby Because He Had Spina Bifida, I Fought for My Son’s Life
http://www.lifenews.com/2016/02/23/while-one-woman-aborted-her-baby-because-he-had-spina-bifida-i-fought-for-my-sons-life/

YouTube Bans Interview With Noted Opponent of Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide
http://www.lifenews.com/2016/02/23/youtube-bans-interview-with-noted-opponent-of-euthanasia-and-assisted-suicide/

Public Help Needed to Put Suspected Illegal Abortionist Behind Bars
http://www.lifenews.com/2016/02/22/she-was-on-the-table-prepped-for-the-abortion-and-had-an-iv-then-she-changed-her-mind/

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Down Under: Muslims ‘incompatible with Australian values’


waving flagBy TK Whiteman – February 22, 2016

URL of the original posting site: http://conservativefiringline.com/down-under-muslims-incompatible-with-australian-values

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As it turns out, maybe the urge to place Muslim immigration on at least a temporary cease and desist order may also span the world’s largest ocean. Case in point would be candidate Kirralie Smith of the Australian Liberty Alliance (ALA) Party, who both Sky News Australia and also Morocco World News, both on Feb 21, 2016, have reported that she’s running on a campaign of clamping down on Muslim immigration as well as radical Islamists already in-country.

Smith is the party’s candidate for the Federal Senate from her home state of New South Wales (NSW). As she plainly states on the ALA official website, her clarion call interestingly mirrors the same voter revolt taking place here in the United States.

Possibly channeling the spirit of Donald Trump, the clearly fed-up wife, mother and small businesswoman stated, “It is time for us to have Senators and Ministers in government who can represent mainstream, conservative Australia. We need real people with real life experiences who can relate to and understand the real concerns of Australians. At present we have an over-representation of party-machined, cookie-cut, career politicians who are unable to genuinely understand the people they claim to represent.”

Smith is steadfast in her party’s platform of Australia instituting a 10-year moratorium on resident visa applications from nationals of the 56 member states of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC). As the Senate hopeful clarified in a recent interview with Sky News, Muslim culture is “not compatible to our democratic values of freedom.” Islam is NOT

Echoing a perspective she shares with kindred spirits in The States, Smith added, “Islam is more than a religion, it’s a totalitarian ideology with political ideology.” But she also clarified that neither she nor her party “have a problem with people who want to integrate,” but cited examples in Europe of Muslims forming enclaves, which she fears very well could happen in Australia.

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New Poll Confirms Democrats Okay With Socialism


waving flagPosted by    Monday, February 22, 2016

URL of the original posting site: http://legalinsurrection.com/2016/02/new-poll-confirms-democrats-okay-with-socialism

The “free stuff” party.

Democratic Socialism

The Democratic Party’s acceptance of socialism isn’t a new phenomenon. In fact, we’ve documented it on this blog many times. Now Politico is reporting a new poll which confirms that most Democrats are fine with this:

Poll: Majority of Democrats say socialism has ‘positive impact’

The term ‘socialist’ once was used as an epithet in American politics. Perhaps no more.

In a year in which Bernie Sanders, a self-described ‘Democratic Socialist,’ is running a competitive primary campaign for the White House, a new survey finds that a healthy portion of Democratic primary voters are favorably inclined toward socialism.

Nearly six-in-ten Democratic primary voters believe socialism has a ‘positive impact on society,’ according to polling conducted this month for the right-leaning issue advocacy group American Action Network and provided to POLITICO.Alinsky affect

Democratic voters in every age group, every gender, and every race view socialism favorably, according to the early February telephone poll of 1,000 likely Democratic primary voters fielded by Republican firm OnMessage Inc. and commissioned by AAN, which is tied to the Congressional Leadership Fund super PAC dedicated to House Republicans. And among people 45 and under — a group that has helped power Sanders’ primary performances — the ideology is preferred to capitalism by a margin of 46 percent to 19 percent. definetly

This new acceptance of Socialism is tied to the rise of Bernie Sanders and one of the largest groups in his base of support; Millennials. The same people who are demanding safe spaces on college campuses are driving the party of the left, further left.

U.S. News and World Report offers this:

Young People Favor Bernie Sanders, Socialism

A plurality of young people choose Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, at 74 the oldest candidate in the 2016 presidential race, as the political figure they like and respect the most.

Thirty-one percent of Americans aged 18 to 26 rate Sanders the highest, followed by President Barack Obama with 18 percent and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton with 11 percent, according to a survey by Republican pollster Frank Luntz. Nine percent of young people say Republican front-runner Donald Trump is the political figure they like and respect the most.

Fifty-eight percent of young people choose socialism over capitalism (33 percent) as the most compassionate system. Sixty-six percent say corporate America “embodies everything that is wrong with America,” compared with 34 percent who say corporate America embodies what’s right with America. A plurality of 28 percent say the most pressing issue facing the country is income inequality – one of Sanders’ top themes. Next on the list of pressing issues among young people is the cost of education, with 24 percent. This is another main theme for Sanders in his campaign.Keys taken

In 2008, college students helped give us President Obama. Now they want to give us President Bernie.

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Obama admin lobbies governors to accept Syrian refugees


waving flagBy Dave Boyer – The Washington Times – Monday, February 22, 2016

URL of the original posting site: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/feb/22/wh-lobbies-governors-accept-syrian-refugees

Migrants and refugees disembark from a ferry after their arrival along with hundreds of others at the port of Piraeus near Athens, on Monday, Feb. 22, 2016. Several thousand migrants have been stranded at the port and at the country's border with Macedonia, where authorities at the weekend closed the border to Afghan migrants and reduced rate for crossings for Iraqis and Syrians. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

Migrants and refugees disembark from a ferry after their arrival along with hundreds of others at the port of Piraeus near Athens, on Monday, Feb. 22, 2016. Several thousand migrants have been stranded at the port and at the country’s … more >

Obama administration officials tried to reassure dozens of wary governors in a closed-door meeting that President Obama’s proposal to relocate Middle Eastern refugees in their states is safe, two governors said Monday. The briefing by senior administration officials last weekend was an effort to “find solutions to some misunderstandings and apprehensions that are out there,” said Gov. Gary Herbert, Utah Republican and chairman of the National Governors Association.

Asked whether the meeting eased states’ concerns about accepting refugees from crisis areas such as Syria and Iraq, Mr. Herbert replied, “We still have work to do.”

After Mr. Obama announced his plan last fall to admit up to 10,000 refugees into the U.S. this year, governors of 30 states from Maine to Wyoming publicly asked for the resettlement of Syrian refugees to stop until security concerns and procedures could be addressed. New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan was the lone Democrat in the group.

The resistance to refugees intensified after Islamist terrorist attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, California, which raised fears of Islamic State fighters sneaking into the U.S. as refugees.

It’s not clear whether states could block the federal government’s effort to resettle refugees across the country, but some governors have issued executive orders to state agencies to do what they can to stop refugees from relocating in their states.American women respond

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, a Democrat, conceded that some states “are confused about the process to go through.”

“A lot of issues were raised. We’re continuing to have the dialogue, and [Obama administration officials] promised they would get back to us with additional information as we go forward,” Mr. McAuliffe said.

Mr. Herbert said one of the governors’ concerns is “making sure we have the appropriate information and have the appropriate policy in place.”

“We understand, as governors, one of our first responsibilities is the public safety of the people within the states that we represent,” he said.

White House press secretary Josh Earnest said Monday that the screening of potential refugees is rigorous and that the administration is committed to working with the reluctant governors, but added that accepting refugees “is another way that the United States demonstrates our exceptionalism and the kind of values that make our country great.”Leftist Propagandist Islam is NOT Die Picture1 In God We Trust freedom combo 2

Sweden Is Upgrading to Private Healthcare


URL of the original posting site: http://thelibertarianrepublic.com/sweden-is-evolving-to-private-healthcare/#ixzz410NDWH4r

 

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Sweden’s Trademark Universal Healthcare On Its Deathbed

When leftists fantasize about Northern Europe, the first thing they think of is the region’s enormous public spending and its overly generous welfare state. However, as with all dreams, the time is coming to wake up. Along with several other social services, Sweden’s iconic “free” healthcare system’s days are numbered.

Sweden’s insurance trade industry organization, Svensk Försäkring reports:

The number of private health care insurance policies has increased in recent years. In 2011 about 440,000 people had private health care insurance. Most of these people have their policy paid by their employer.

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Additionally, The Local recently reported that nearly “One in ten Swedes now has private health insurance,” with rising policy demand extending to half a million Swedes and growing throughout the 9.5 million living in the country.

From The Local:

“It’s quicker to get a colleague back to work if you have an operation in two weeks’ time rather than having to wait for a year,” privately insured Anna Norlander told Sveriges Radio on Friday. “It’s terrible that I, as a young person, don’t feel I can trust the health care system to take care of me.”

The Local also reminds us that the Achilles heel of all socialist systems plagues the Swedish medical system, stating:

“Visitors are sometimes surprised to learn about year-long waiting times for cancer patients.”Complete Message

This is an unfortunate reality in an industry where suppliers cannot predict market prices for a service and therefore must ration, causing poor service and over-inflated demand. The only logical conclusion that one could derive from this situation is that demand for supplemental private insurance skyrockets because of the inadequate government healthcare system.

In the 1970s, Sweden began to replace its market economy with a socialist planned one. When that proved unaffordable in the 90s, Sweden then began to re-privatize industries and let economic laws of laissez faire capitalism begin to take root once more. Now, Sweden’s public spending has decreased nearly 20% in the last 20 years and its taxes are lower than France, Belgium, and Denmark.America are you paying attention

That’s not to say Sweden still doesn’t have a long way to go in restoring its social atmosphere. Sweden is still in many ways a cultural-Marxist hellscape and its restriction on owning firearms or other tools for self defense has earned it the title of “rape capital of the west.”

In any case, it was only a matter of time before the lies of left-wing politicians and the usual failures of socialist economic policies caused people to embrace the free market and entrepreneurship, hopefully this time for good.

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Armed Protesters Say ‘Veterans Before Refugees’ at Texas Mosque Protest


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The group, called the Bureau of American Islamic Relations (BAIR), rallied for “Veterans Before Refugees.” The Facebook event page stated their objections as: “We will not allow Syrian refugees to come here from a war zone while thousands of veterans are sleeping on the streets and dying waiting for the VA healthcare they were promised when they took the oath.”AMEN

On Saturday, the Islamic Center of Irving held its “Compassion Day,” described as welcoming “those refugees in the DFW area who have fled their home countries for a better life in the United States.”Lying

According to the Dallas Morning News, Irving mosque leader Imam Zia Sheikh said the mosque partnered with refugee organizations bringing refugees from countries, not only those from Syria, to the luncheon to make them “feel at home.”RAPEUGEES

“We have people here that need our help,” BAIR founder David Wright III told the Dallas newspaper, seemingly alluding to Texas veterans who suffer with homelessness, mental illness, health issues, and abject poverty. Many of the BAIR group are veterans, including John Usener, a father of four, who served eight tours in Iraq, and is state captain for the BAIR-affiliated Three Percenters Texas.

Wright also said he wanted to see how many of the expected refugees were actually women and children, according to the Dallas Morning News. A Facebook screenshot indicated the mosque anticipated approximately 200 refugees to attend.

BAIR waved American flags and, according to the Dallas newspaper; one of its members held a sign that read: “Say No to Syrian refugees.” A lone counter-protester faced off against the group with a sign: “Refugees Welcome” followed by “Texas is big enough for EVERYONE, Y’ALL!!!”OH HELL NO

In January, Wright posted a photo online that supported his beliefs that veterans’ needs should supersede those of the Syrian refugees. It read: “VETS before Muslim Refugees.” Wright believed the post landed him in Facebook jail as it was tagged: “We removed the post below because it doesn’t follow the Facebook Community Standards.”More Liberal Gibberish

The 2015 Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) to Congress found more than one in 10 adults experiencing homelessness nationally was a veteran, breaking down as 47,725 or 11 percent of the nation’s 436,921 homeless adults. According to AHAR, of those, 31,505 homeless veterans were sheltered while 16,220 remained unsheltered. Texas accounted for 5 percent of U.S. homeless veteran population.

Last year, Wright took a lot of heat from the mainstream media for publishing the names and addresses of Muslims and Muslim supporters who spoke at an Irving city council meeting to oppose a proposed American Laws for American Courts (ALAC) resolution. Wright did not create the list. The publicly posted list on the City of Irving’s website also included the names and addresses of those residents who spoke in support of the resolution.

BAIR has held protests at this and other Dallas areas mosques without incident. Irving became a hotspot last year for protests and tensions following the ‘Clock Boy’ incident when then 14-year-old Ahmed Mohamed’s family claimed Islamophobia was behind the teen’s arrest for bringing to school a homemade clock in a box mistaken for a hoax bomb by school officials.

Breitbart Texas reached out to BAIR for further comment but has not heard back yet.

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Islamic State ‘releases Assyrian Christian hostages’


waving flag22 February 2016, From the section Middle East

URL of the original posting site: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-35630196

Assyrian Christians, who have fled the unrest in Syria and Iraq, at a church in Jdeideh, north-east of the Lebanese capital Beirut, on 8 March 2015

Image copyright AFP | Image caption The abductions prompted thousands of Assyrians to flee their homes in north-eastern Syria

Islamic State (IS) militants have released the last of more than 200 Assyrian Christians they kidnapped in north-eastern Syria a year ago. Some 42 captives were freed on Monday morning, following mediation by the Assyrian Church, activists said.Picture1

One Assyrian group said IS had demanded an $18m (£13m) ransom.

Children, women and elderly people were among those seized when IS militants raided 12 villages along the Khabur river, near Tal Tamr, last February. The assault prompted thousands of other Assyrians to flee their homes. Those abducted have been released in groups over the past 12 months. Christian Persecution

‘Ransom paid’

The Sweden-based Assyrian Human Rights Network and the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said 42 captives, mostly women and children, were freed on Monday, while the Assyrian Federation of Sweden put the total at 43.RAPE

Younan Talia of the Assyrian Democratic Organisation told the Associated Press that IS had demanded a ransom of $18m for them, but that the figure was later lowered following negotiations. An unnamed Syrian Christian figure separately told AP: “We paid large amounts of money, millions of dollars, but not $18m. We paid less than half the amount.”

The fate of five Assyrians who went missing last year was still unknown, he added.

IS has a history of targeting religious minorities, and it has told Christians living in territory under its control to either convert to Islam, pay a special tax, or face death. It is estimated that up to 40,000 Assyrians lived in Syria, alongside about 1.2 million members of other Christian denominations, before 2011, when the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad began.

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Donald Trump Defends Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz: “My Friends Know It Better Than You”
In what may be the last straw for some pro-life voters who support Donald Trump, the Republican presidential candidate once again defended his positive comments concerning the Planned Parenthood abortion business. In an interview on Meet the Press, Trump said that the women he knows who have gone to the abortion company understand it better than anyone else.

Marco Rubio: Pro-Abortion Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders as President Would be a “Disaster”
Fresh from his surprise second place finish in South Carolina on Saturday, pro-life Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio is contrasting himself with pro-abortion Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. He says the two abortion advocates would be a disaster for the nation and would keep pro-abortion Obamacare in place.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com: http://www.lifenews.com/2016/02/22/marco-rubio-pro-abortion-hillary-clinton-or-bernie-sanders-as-president-would-be-a-disaster/

Ted Cruz: Donald Trump Can’t Beat Hillary Clinton in November, I Can
Now that the South Carolina primary election has whittled down the Republican field to essentially a three-man race featuring Donald Trump, Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz, pro-life voters are sizing up the candidates even more closely. One aspect they’re considering is which candidate has the best shot at defeating either of the pro-abortion Democrats — Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com: http://www.lifenews.com/2016/02/22/ted-cruz-donald-trump-cant-beat-hillary-clinton-in-november-i-can/

Ohio Gov. John Kasich Signs Bill to De-Fund Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz, Cuts $1 Million
 Ohio Governor John Kasich today signed a bill that will de-fund Planned Parenthood, which runs approximately one-third of the abortion centers in the Buckeye State. After the Planned Parenthood abortion company was caught in multiple states selling aborted babies and their body parts, several states have taken steps to de-fund it and Ohio is now the 10th state to take steps to end or cut Planned Parenthood funding.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com: http://www.lifenews.com/2016/02/21/ohio-gov-john-kasich-signs-bill-to-de-fund-planned-parenthood-abortion-biz-cuts-1-million/

Donald Trump Praising Planned Parenthood’s “Good Things” Like Praising KKK for Its “Good” Parts
 In The Rise of the Ku Klux Klan: Right-Wing Movements and National Politics, University of Notre Dame sociology chair Rory McVeigh reveals that the KKK was about more than just promoting white supremacy. It was also actively involved in other matters of interest to low-income whites, particularly ending child labor and instituting compulsory public education (segregated, naturally).

Click to Read at LifeNews.com: http://www.lifenews.com/2016/02/22/donald-trump-praising-planned-parenthoods-good-things-like-praising-kkk-for-its-good-parts/

Unearthed Video: Joe Biden Says Senate Shouldn’t Vote on Lame Duck SCOTUS Nominees
 Should the Senate vote on the Supreme Court nominee from lame duck pro-abortion President Barack Obama? Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says no and Vice President Joe Biden agrees with him — at least the 1992 version of Joe Biden.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com: http://www.lifenews.com/2016/02/22/unearthed-video-joe-biden-says-senate-shouldnt-vote-on-lame-duck-scotus-nominees/

Cecile Richards: De-Funding Planned Parenthood “Hurts Expectant Mothers and Newborns”
 The CEO of the nation’s biggest abortion company is upset that pro-life Governor John Kasich of Ohio signed a bill to defund Planned Parenthood. Cecile Richards, whose abortion biz pretty much only provides women with abortions as opposed to prenatal care or adoptions, claims taking away the abortion giant’s taxpayer funding hurts “expectant mothers and newborns.”

Click to Read at LifeNews.com: http://www.lifenews.com/2016/02/22/cecile-richards-de-funding-planned-parenthood-hurts-expectant-mothers-and-newborns/

“Girl Meets World” Star Rowan Blanchard Calls Planned Parenthood President Her “Role Model”
This week, Paper Magazine’s “Girl Crush” series highlighted a concerning conversation between Planned Parenthood’s president Cecile Richards and Girl Meets World actress Rowan Blanchard. Planned Parenthood’s CEO and the 14-year-old actress discussed a host of topics from sex-education to the broader meaning of feminism, and ended with the young teen calling the abortion giant’s president her “role model.”

Click to Read at LifeNews.com: http://www.lifenews.com/2016/02/22/girl-meets-world-star-rowan-blanchard-calls-planned-parenthood-president-her-role-model/

George Soros Spending Over $21 Million to Replace Scalia With a Liberal Abortion Activist
http://www.lifenews.com/2016/02/22/george-soros-spending-over-21-million-to-replace-scalia-with-a-liberal-abortion-activist/

Man Burns Pregnant Girlfriend Alive Because He Didn’t Want to Become a Father
http://www.lifenews.com/2016/02/22/man-burns-pregnant-girlfriend-alive-because-he-didnt-want-to-become-a-father/

Google Extension Switches Everything You Read Online From “Pro-Life” to “Anti-Choice”
http://www.lifenews.com/2016/02/22/google-extension-switches-everything-you-read-online-from-pro-life-to-anti-choice/

Planned Parenthood Sued for Doing 23 Illegal Abortions Without License Wants Lawsuit Dismissed
http://www.lifenews.com/2016/02/22/planned-parenthood-sued-for-doing-23-illegal-abortions-without-license-wants-lawsuit-dismissed/

One of the Smallest Surviving Babies in the World, 10-Ounce E’layah Faith, Heads Home
http://www.lifenews.com/2016/02/22/one-of-the-smallest-surviving-babies-in-the-world-10-ounce-elayah-faith-heads-home/

Amnesty International Calls Abortion a Human Right, Compares Banning Abortion to “Torture”
http://www.lifenews.com/2016/02/22/amnesty-international-calls-abortion-a-human-right-compares-banning-abortion-to-torture/

Catholic Leader: Cut Ties With Girls Scouts Over Its Planned Parenthood Connection
http://www.lifenews.com/2016/02/22/catholic-leader-cut-ties-with-girls-scouts-over-its-planned-parenthood-connection/

Girl Born With Only Half a Heart is Full of Joy to Meet Pope Francis
http://www.lifenews.com/2016/02/22/girl-born-with-only-half-a-heart-is-full-of-joy-to-meet-pope-francis/

She Was on the Table Prepped for the Abortion and Had an IV, Then She Changed Her Mind
http://www.lifenews.com/2016/02/22/she-was-on-the-table-prepped-for-the-abortion-and-had-an-iv-then-she-changed-her-mind/

Woman Who Had Two Abortions: My Babies Understood Why I Was Aborting Them
http://www.lifenews.com/2016/02/22/woman-who-had-two-abortions-my-babies-understood-why-i-was-aborting-them/

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America: Calling Evil Good, and Good Evil


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What a mess our world is in. What a mess America is in. What a mess the church is in. 

Depressed yet?

Isaiah 5:20 encapsulates, I believe, the cultural condition of much of the world, most of America and an alarmingly high percentage of those who belong, or at least claim to belong, to the body of Christ. “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter.”

Calling evil good. That sums us up.

But, hey, “grace,” right? I mean, you’ve seen the bumper sticker. “Christ’s grace is sufficient,” isn’t it? Well, yes and no. Christ’s grace is sufficient to give us His strength in our own pathetic weakness and to impute his perfect righteousness to us, despite our own filthy and fallen nature (see 2 Corinthians 12:9).

But strength to do what, exactly? Strength to continue sinning?

Hell no.

Understand that by “hell no,” I don’t mean “hell” in a crass, swear word, Donald Trumpy kind of way. I mean that to continue sinning in an unrepentant, guilt-free, “evil is good” manner, leads to death. It leads to physical, emotional and spiritual death, whether you call yourself a “Christian” or not.

It leads to hell.

American-Christianity, “Don’t you know that when you offer yourselves to someone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one you obey – whether you are slaves to sin, which leads to death, or to obedience, which leads to righteousness? But thanks be to God that, though you used to be slaves to sin, you have come to obey from your heart the pattern of teaching that has now claimed your allegiance. You have been set free from sin and have become slaves to righteousness” (Romans 6:16-19).

So, in order to be “set free from sin” we must “obey.” To stop sinning is to obey. To continue sinning is to disobey. To disobey leads to death – it makes us “slaves to sin.” To obey, to stop sinning, leads to life. It makes us “slaves to righteousness.”

What does it mean to be “set free from sin”? Well, it means, as Christ admonished, that we are, among other things, to “go and sin no more” (see John 8:11). Sin, with its associated chains of bondage, is over there. We are over here. Sin is behind us. We’ve “put off [our] old self, which belongs to [our] former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires,” and, thusly, are “set free from sin” (see Ephesians 4:22).

God said, “If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land” (2 Chronicles 7:14).

“Hmm,” you might say. “I don’t recall my pastor ever saying anything about ‘turning from my wicked ways’ in order for Jesus to ‘forgive [my] sin and heal [our] wicked land.’ What did God mean by ‘turn from their wicked ways?’”

Well, after centuries of robust debate, a debate, mind you, that rages on even today within the body of Christ, an ever-so-slight majority consensus has emerged that maintains the following, rather nuanced and theologically highbrow thesis:

God meant to turn from your wicked ways.

Best-selling Christian author Randy Alcorn once wrote, “Any concept of grace that makes us feel more comfortable sinning is not biblical grace. God’s grace never encourages us to live in sin; on the contrary, it empowers us to say no to sin and yes to truth.”

We can all agree that, when we repent and ask His forgiveness, Jesus forgives us our past sins. Still, there is a deceptive tendency in much of the church – and by “deceptive,” I mean demonic – that suggests Christ came to set us, captives to sin without Him each and every one, free, not from sin, but, rather, from guilt for that sin. 

This, of course, is yak manure. Jesus did not come, nor was He tortured to death on a tree, so that, by His grace, He could kill our guilty feelings for ongoing, habitual and unrepented-for sins.

Jesus came to kill sin.

“What shall we say, then? Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase? By no means! We are those who have died to sin; how can we live in it any longer?” (Romans 6:1-2).

It is hellacious error to say that, as Christians, we are not supposed to “feel guilty” when we sin. When you sin, you feel guilty because you are guilty. Feeling guilty, otherwise known as “being convicted” in our sin, is a painful symptom of a dying soul. Christ’s grace is not spiritual Percocet intended to numb the pain of guilt. Guilt is the warning sign, sin is the cancer and Christ’s grace, the cure.

There is a deceptive, deadly, and evil brand of false “grace” out there, prevalent within the Christian church. It’s a grace that says yes to sin and no to truth, that calls evil good and good evil. A guilt-free, prideful, “gay”-affirming, gossiping, slothful, “pro-choice,” kids will be kids, always use protection, God will forgive my abortion, nicer than Jesus kind of grace that is leading millions of people who honestly believe they’re saved, born-again Christians, straight to the flaming pits of eternal damnation.

Too much “hellfire and brimstone” for you, my friend? Well, sorry. I care about your soul. I care about your eternity – even if your false-teacher, likely-bound-for-hell-himself pastor, priest or bishop doesn’t.

Don’t get me wrong. I’m not self-righteous. To the contrary, under my own power, and in my flesh, I lack a righteous bone in my entire body. I’m the worst sinner of all. Even so, through the amazing and perfect power of the Holy Spirit, I am able to call sin sin, evil evil and good good. I am able to recognize sin in my own life, sin in the life of our once-great nation, and sin in the life of the church. I can then repent and, with and through the Holy Spirit, “go and sin no more.”

That’s it. That’s what God requires. That’s true grace. And that kind of grace is sufficient.

You’ve heard the old adage, “Love the sinner hate the sin.” Some complain that it’s found nowhere in the Bible. True, not word-for-word, anyway. Still, this transcendent truth, this overall concept, is found throughout the Holy Scriptures. We are literally commanded to hate evil.

“Seek good, not evil, that you may live. Then the LORD God Almighty will be with you, just as you say he is. Hate evil, love good…” (Amos 5:14-15).

So, there you have it. That’s grace. Love Jesus. Love others. Hate evil. Repent and “go and sin no more.”

Now get moving.

And Christ be with you.AMEN

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Obama climate rule is ‘breathtaking expansion’ of power, opponents say


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The dozens of states and energy companies suing to stop the Obama administration’s climate change rule for power plants are calling it a “breathtaking expansion” of the federal government’s power. The litigants, led by West Virginia and a coalition of electric utility, lobbed their opening volley in federal court Friday night with their initial brief on the merits of their case.

The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) rule, dubbed the Clean Power Plan, is already on hold, thanks to a surprise Supreme Court order earlier this month.

But the opponents of the regulation must still make their case on the merits, starting in the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, where the Friday brief was filed.

Their arguments in the 192-page initial brief focus heavily on their position that the EPA has stepped outside the bounds of its authority under the Clean Air Act to limit pollution.

“EPA’s audacious assertion of authority in this Rule is more far-reaching than any previous effort by the agency,” the litigants wrote.

“If upheld, the rule would lead to a breathtaking expansion of the agency’s authority. The rule’s restructuring of nearly every state’s electric grid would exceed even the authority that Congress gave to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the federal agency responsible for electricity regulation,” they said.

“EPA’s newly-discovered authority threatens to enable the agency to mandate that any existing source’s owners in any industry reduce their source’s production, shutter the existing source entirely, and even subsidize their non-regulated competitors.”EPA Monster

The regulation, made final last year, is the main pillar of President Obama’s climate change agenda. It seeks a 32 percent cut in the power sector’s carbon dioxide emissions by 2030, with each state assigned a specific goal.

The court has asked the Obama administration to respond to the opponents’ allegations by March 28 in its own brief.

After numerous other briefs by various parties, a three-judge panel of the appeals court will hear oral arguments in the case June 2. The judges can decide the case at any time after that, at which point one side or the other will likely appeal to the Supreme Court.

Texas Legislators to Decide If Homosexual Marriage Is More Important Than Religious Freedom!


waving flagFebruary 21, 2016

URL of the original posting site: http://cdn3.freedomoutpost.com/2016/02/texas-legislators-to-decide-if-homosexual-marriage-is-more-important-than-religious-freedom

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In 2015, the Texas legislature passed the “Pastor Protection” bill, due in large part to the spate of anti-Christian lawsuits around the country. Much of the legal response in the wake of the Supreme Court’s sodomite marriage opinion focused on punishing Christian citizens for their belief that sodomite marriage is immoral and antithetical to their faith. States lined up to sue florists, photographers, bakers, wedding planners, event hosts, and other wedding industry professionals for refusing to participate in homosexual wedding ceremonies.

In an effort to keep this kind of thing from happening in Texas, legislators passed the bill to help ensure that Christian Texans could safely express their religious beliefs without fear of reprisal.

Now, those legislators are debating expanding the law to protect more citizens from similar attacks.

“These issues are about whether or not someone who has a sincerely held religious belief can be forced by the government to participate in a ceremony or to use their artistic talents for a type of event that they disagree with,” Texas Values President Jonathan Saenz said.Big Gay Hate Machine

Saenz used the example of Sweet Cakes by Melissa (owned by Melissa and Aaron Klein), a bakery in Oregon that was ruined by the state for refusing to participate in a homosexual wedding. “These things that you hear about the cake makers and the florist and the photographers, those are not just a simple court case. It’s almost always a law that exists at the local or state level in that part of the country that is being used to punish people of faith.”

Some on the Texas business community simply do not care if Christians are discriminated against, as long as the fascist homosexual marriage lobby isn’t offended by Texas’s laws. For example, Bill Hammond, the President and CEO of the Texas Association of Business, warned that if Texas chose to protect Christians, it could hurt business interests in the state. “We know that there would be a high probability that events like the Super Bowl or the NCAA Final Four would be moved from Texas if this were to become law.”cause of death

What is sad is that Texas is not debating obeying the Supreme Court’s decision; they are simply talking about protecting the religious freedom of dissenting Christians in their state. This alone is enough to anger liberals and their gay fascist allies. Apparently, in the eyes of liberals, not all people are made equal because it is completely acceptable to trample on the Constitutional rights of Christian. The entire debate proves the lie that liberals are for the rights of the individual.

The truth is that liberals are only for the rights of individuals who agree with them…

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Germany Finds Easy Way to Cut “Refugee” Crime… Liberals Outraged by Brutal Action


waving flagBy: Kim Smith on February 18, 2016

URL of the original posting site: http://conservativetribune.com/germany-to-cut-refugee-crime

Germany has found a fairly foolproof method of handling refugees and the crimes they commit, and it’s one that will have liberals everywhere screaming. They’re sending them back to Austria, and they’re not letting any more in. They’re also refusing anyone with a fake or stolen passport to cross borders. The northern Austrian town of Scharding was a popular crossing point for refugees, but now as many as 300 refugees per day are being refused entry to Germany, according to the U.K. Daily Mail.

Germany has had to establish no-go areas, especially for women and children who have become afraid to leave their homes after refugees have committed multitudes of vicious crimes against them. To make matters worse, the government and media attempted to play down much of the crime committed by immigrants for political reasons.

But now it looks like they’ve had enough.

After spikes in crimes committed by refugees, Germany is now turning immigrants away, sending them back to wherever they came from.

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RAPEUGEES Same to usThe measure is embarrassing for Austrian Chancellor Werner Feyman, who insisted in October that allowing immigrants to cross the border would not be a problem. He couldn’t have been more wrong.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has also come under fire for welcoming immigrants into her country with no vetting process in place. She welcomed them with open arms and they have repaid her with nothing but violence and crime.different or same

This action needed to happen as many refugees have refused to assimilate into the cultures in which they have found themselves. When immigrants refuse to adopt basic Western hygiene habits and go around raping women and children, it’s time for them to go. It’s no wonder Germany didn’t decide to do this before now.RAPE

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H/T Breitbart

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9 Zingers From the Sharp Mind of Justice Antonin Scalia


waving flagPosted by Ken McIntyre / / February 13, 2016

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“A law can be both economic folly and constitutional,” Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, pictured here at a Heritage Foundation event in October 2015, once said.

(Photo: Jeff Malet for The Daily Signal)

Justice Antonin Scalia, who died Saturday during his 29th year on the Supreme Court, was known for a sharp wit as well as a brilliant legal mind, and he expressed both with his tongue as well as his pen.

Here is just a sample:

1. “What is a moderate interpretation of the text? Halfway between what it really means and what you’d like it to mean?” (Remarks at Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars,  Washington, D.C., 2005.)

2. “There is nothing new in the realization that the Constitution sometimes insulates the criminality of a few in order to protect the privacy of us all.” (Majority opinion, Arizona v. Hicks, 1987.)

3. “God assumed from the beginning that the wise of the world would view Christians as fools … and he has not been disappointed. … If I have brought any message today, it is this: Have the courage to have your wisdom regarded as stupidity. Be fools for Christ. And have the courage to suffer the contempt of the sophisticated world.” (Speech at Living the Catholic Faith conference, 2012.)

4. “If you think aficionados of a living Constitution want to bring you flexibility, think again. You think the death penalty is a good idea? Persuade your fellow citizens to adopt it. You want a right to abortion? Persuade your fellow citizens and enact it. That’s flexibility.” (Speech, Wilson Center,  2005.)

5. “The purpose of the Federalist Society was to bring together young people who had this skepticism about what they were being taught and to let them know that there were others who shared this skepticism.” (Remarks, Federalist Society’s 20th anniversary gala, 2002.)

6. “A law can be both economic folly and constitutional.” (Concurring opinion, CTS Corp. v. Dynamics Corp of America, 1987.)

7. “If we’re picking people to draw out of their own conscience and experience a ‘new’ Constitution, we should not look principally for good lawyers. We should look to people who agree with us. When we are in that mode, you realize we have rendered the Constitution useless.” (Speech, Wilson Center, 2005.)

8. “It is one of the unhappy incidents of the federal system that a self-righteous Supreme Court, acting on its members’ personal view of what would make a ‘more perfect Union’ (a criterion only slightly more restrictive than a ‘more perfect world’) can impose its own favored social and economic dispositions nationwide.” (Dissent, United States v. Virginia, 1996.)

9. “Bear in mind that brains and learning, like muscle and physical skill, are articles of commerce. They are bought and sold. You can hire them by the year or by the hour. The only thing in the world not for sale is character.” (Commencement address, College of William and Mary, 1996.)

Lyndsey Fifield contributed to this report. It has been modified to substitute one quotation and specify the context for each.

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FCC Commissioner: First Amendment in Danger


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According to FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai, the concept of free reap the blessings of freedomspeech – so vital to the foundations of American democracy – is under assault by liberals who want to curtail any opinions that go against what they believe. Pai, who has consistently fought to limit the FCC’s ability to censor online content, said there is a cultural shift occurring that could have disastrous ramifications for the future of American discourse.

In an interview with the Washington Examiner, Pai said, “I think that poses a special danger to a country that cherishes First Amendment speech, freedom of expression, even freedom of association.” Pai went on to say that the tone at America’s universities was an omen of problems to come. “Largely what we’re seeing, especially on college campuses, is that if my view is in the majority and I don’t agree with your view, then I have the right to shout you down, disrupt your events, or otherwise suppress your ability to get your voice heard,” he said.Different Free Speech Ideologies

Pai said that it was a mistake to put too much faith in the Constitution. “The text of the First Amendment is PC-Weed-NRD-600enshrined in our Constitution, but there are certain cultural values that undergird the amendment that are critical for its protections to have actual meaning,” Pai said. “If that culture starts to wither away, then so too will the freedom that it supports.”

That cultural erosion has already begun. According to a November Pew Research poll, 40% of millennials believe the government should be able to prevent people from making statements which are “offensive to minority groups.” In Europe, which appears to be where many of these millennials would prefer to live, so-called “hate speech” laws are already being used to silence anti-refugee opinions. Private companies like Twitter and Facebook are in solidarity, cracking down on speech they deem No Free Speechoffensive.

The problem, of course, is who gets to determine which statements are “hate speech” and which aren’t. No statement is universally offensive. No statement is universally inoffensive. Furthermore, who gets to hide under the protection of “minority group” status? Is there a theoretical future where no one can criticize a female politician without risking a fine?

It’s sad to see that this generation, which grew up taking the free and open internet for granted, now believes that it’smasters more important to protect feelings than it is to protect ideas. Ideas, if they are good ones, can thrive even when there is loud opposition. That millennials have so eagerly embraced censorship could be a sign of just how terrible their political ideas are.

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Today’s Politically INCORRECT Cartoon


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Past Blast Cartoon – Obama Syrian Policy has him looking very week on the world stage.

Obama Syrian Policy / Political Cartoon by A.F. Branco ©2013.

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Cartoon: Problems on the Playground


waving flagDrawn and Posted by Glenn Foden / / February 19, 2016

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Kim Holmes wrote earlier this week on the Supreme Court.

The stakes are high—very high. Finding a replacement for deceased Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia will be a battle royale. But why should one government official’s position be so existentially important? Yes, control of the Supreme Court hangs in the balance, but that raises the question as to why the Court itself is so powerful. Could it be that the answer to that question tells us something about our increasing inability to govern ourselves as a free people?

Let’s face it. Ever since at least the 1960s (and frankly even before) we have increasingly allowed the Supreme Court to decide controversial issues we have been unwilling to solve legislatively.

From civil rights to abortion to the issue of gay marriage, the high court has ruled on key issues well outside the legislative process. New constitutional rights were created out of whole cloth. If abortion couldn’t be legalized at the ballot box, or if gay marriage could not be made lawful by Congress or the states, a majority of the Supreme Court—a mere five people—would step in and do it for us. Using the power of judicial review, a new policy would be imposed simply by redefining it as a constitutional right.

The practice of judicial fiat is so commonplace we seldom realize how radical it is. We are, quite simply, losing our sovereign power to govern ourselves. We have allowed the courts in general but the Supreme Court in particular to become too powerful.Picture13

We are, quite simply, losing our sovereign power to govern ourselves.

No single government official outside the president should be so important that his or her replacement could shift the course and destiny of the nation. And yet that is precisely the case with finding a replacement for Scalia. No matter which way it goes, the next Supreme Court justice will decide the balance of power of an institution that has arguably become more powerful than the Congress and as powerful (at least) as the presidency.

This was not what the Founders intended. Sure, we live in the modern age where a lot of water has flowed under the bridge of judicial review, but that’s precisely the problem. We have allowed those waters over time to become a flood, swamping in some cases the high court’s main purposes of safeguarding our existing rights and preserving the rule of law.

The irony should not be lost on us that it has been primarily liberal activists who have tried to hijack the court to get by judicial fiat what they could not obtain legislatively. For all their professed love of “democracy”—rule by the people—they have resorted to tactics that actually overturn laws passed legitimately by democratic legislatures.SCOTUS GIANT

The very insularity that the Founders had intended to protect the high court from the political passions of the times now serves those passions outright. It is not uncommon for Supreme Court justices to decide cases based on what they think—perhaps “divine” is a better word—the people or legislators really want. Perhaps based on opinion polls, for example, Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy may have thought he was merely delivering what the people wanted when he decided in favor of gay marriage. But in doing so, he was overturning actual democratic votes that over the past ten years showed a 60.93-percent to 39.07-percent majority against gay marriage when the issue had been placed on the ballot.

Should not actual votes count more than opinion polls?

As I explain in my forthcoming book,The Closing of the Liberal Mind”:

Ultimately judicial activism is harmful not only to constitutional government but to democratic self-governance. When judges try to ram through their policy preferences by contorting texts, abusing precedents, and making up new constitutional rights, they undermine the credibility of both the Constitution and democracy.

That is why, now more than ever, the next Supreme Court justice must be someone who respects not only the original intent of the Constitution—what Scalia called “originalism”—but the need to restrict the policy activist role played by the court. Nothing less is at stake than our ability to govern ourselves as a free people.

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LifeNews.com Pro-Life News Report


waving flagFriday, February 19, 2016

For pro-life news updated throughout the day, visit LifeNews.com.

Somber Pictures Show Thousands Lining Up to Pay Their Respects to Pro-Life Justice Scalia
Last weekend, renowned pro-life Supreme Court Justice Antonin Sclalia passed away. Scalia was one of the minority of judges on the nation’s highest court who is pro-life and supports overturning Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court decision that allowed virtually unlimited abortions.

Senate Leader Renews Pledge: We Will Not Vote on Obama’s Supreme Court Nominee
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee have reaffirmed their pledge to not allow a vote on President Barack Obama’s Supreme Court nominee, who will most likely support abortion. Despite some erroneous reports falsely indicating Republicans would back down, the two penned an opinion column saying they are firm in their resolve to deny a vote and wait on the next president to take office.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com: http://www.lifenews.com/2016/02/19/senate-leader-renews-pledge-we-will-not-vote-on-obamas-supreme-court-nominee/

Marco Rubio: Democrats Shouldn’t Rob Voters of Chance to Replace Justice Scalia
Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio is continuing to press for no vote on a nominee from pro-abortion President Barack Obama to replace pro-life Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. Rubio said after Scalia’s death that the Senate should allow the next president to select a nominee and he reconfirmed his position in a recent interview.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com: http://www.lifenews.com/2016/02/19/marco-rubio-democrats-shouldnt-rob-voters-of-chance-to-replace-justice-scalia/

Governor Sues Planned Parenthood for Doing 23 Illegal Abortions Without a License
 When Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin discovered a new Planned Parenthood clinic was doing abortions without a license in January, his administration moved quickly to shut down the abortion operation.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com: http://www.lifenews.com/2016/02/19/governor-sues-planned-parenthood-for-doing-23-illegal-abortions-without-a-license/

Justice Scalia’s Passing Has Major Implications for Huge Pro-Life Case Heading to Supreme Court
 On Saturday, shockwaves rippled across the nation when news spread that Justice Antonin Scalia had unexpectedly died during a vacation in Marfa, Texas. Court observers on both sides of the aisle have expressed how Justice Scalia changed the U.S. Supreme Court and the study of constitutional law itself—by insisting court decisions adhere to the text of the Constitution.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com: http://www.lifenews.com/2016/02/19/justice-scalias-passing-has-major-implications-for-huge-pro-life-case-heading-to-supreme-court/

Donald Trump Can’t Have it Both Ways, Does Planned Parenthood “Do Good Things” or Kill Babies?
 They say there’s no such thing as bad press — but what about bad praise? GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump seems to be testing that theory after Planned Parenthood applauded him for what the group considers a more moderate approach to abortion. Back in August, Cecile Richards’s group cast plenty of doubt on Donald’s pro-life credibility when they applauded his position as a reasonable one.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com: http://www.lifenews.com/2016/02/19/donald-trump-cant-have-it-both-ways-does-planned-parenthood-do-good-things-or-kill-babies/

Expectant Mom Describes How Woman Cut Her 7-Month-Old Unborn Baby Out of Her Stomach
Horrific details about a Colorado woman who was attacked and whose 7-month unborn baby was cut out of her womb are coming out in court this week. Testimony in the trial of Dynel Catrece Lane began Wednesday in Boulder, Colorado, according to the Denver Post.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com: http://www.lifenews.com/2016/02/19/expectant-mom-describes-how-woman-cut-her-7-month-old-unborn-baby-out-of-her-stomach/

He Raped Me And Said He’d Cut the Baby Out of My Stomach if I Got Pregnant. Then I Was Pregnant
At the age of 19, I was a very happy, vibrant young woman, excited about what the future had in store for me. I was a freshman attending college in San Antonio, excited about meeting new people and swimming on the university’s swim team. However, I had no idea that my freshman year was going to be the worst year of my life.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com: http://www.lifenews.com/2016/02/19/after-he-raped-me-he-said-hed-cut-the-baby-out-of-my-stomach-if-i-got-pregnant-then-i-did/

Woman Who Cut 7-Month-Old Baby Out of Woman’s Womb Won’t be Held Accountable
http://www.lifenews.com/2016/02/19/woman-who-cut-7-month-old-baby-out-of-womans-womb-wont-be-held-accountable/

UN Secretary General Pushes Abortion in New UN Document Promoting “Humanitarian Goals”
http://www.lifenews.com/2016/02/19/un-secretary-general-pushes-abortion-in-new-un-document-promoting-humanitarian-goals/

Writer Schedules Her Abortion Around Her Family Vacation With Her Two Children
http://www.lifenews.com/2016/02/19/writer-schedules-her-abortion-around-her-family-vacation-with-her-two-children/

New Priceline Ad Mocks Adoption of Babies From Other Countries: “That Would Have Been Bad”
http://www.lifenews.com/2016/02/19/new-priceline-ad-mocks-adoption-of-babies-from-other-countries-that-would-have-been-bad/

Unique Pro-Life Bill Requires Abortionists to Disclose How Much Money They Make Killing Babies
http://www.lifenews.com/2016/02/19/unique-pro-life-bill-requires-abortionists-to-disclose-how-much-money-they-make-killing-babies/

After Abortionist Arrested, His Four Florida Abortion Clinics May Close
http://www.lifenews.com/2016/02/19/after-abortionist-arrested-his-four-florida-abortion-clinics-may-close/

Should a Baby Receive Anesthesia Before an Abortion Because He Can Feel Intense Pain?
http://www.lifenews.com/2016/02/19/should-a-baby-receive-anesthesia-before-an-abortion-because-he-can-feel-intense-pain/

Catholic College Professor Will Argue Case Before Supreme Court to Dump Major Pro-Life Law
http://www.lifenews.com/2016/02/19/catholic-college-professor-will-argue-case-before-supreme-court-to-dump-major-pro-life-law/

Texas Official Loses Job After Bogus Study Claiming Planned Parenthood Cuts Hurt Women’s Healthon
http://www.lifenews.com/2016/02/19/texas-official-loses-job-after-bogus-study-claiming-planned-parenthood-cuts-hurt-womens-health/

Dutch Euthanasia Activists Celebrate 15th Anniversary of Killing Patients in Euthanasia
http://www.lifenews.com/2016/02/19/dutch-euthanasia-activists-celebrate-15th-anniversary-of-killing-patients-in-euthanasia/

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If You See A Man Close By With A Single Painted Nail… Here’s What It Means


waving flagBy: Wilmot Proviso on October 6, 2015

URL of the original posting site: http://conservativetribune.com/see-man-painted-nail
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If you’ve seen a man with a single painted fingernail, you probably think that it’s one of those ludicrous hipster statements, something like the man-purse or saying that Animal Collective is actually listenable. While it’s a statement, it’s a statement of a different kind — one of men taking a stand against the sexual abuse of children around the world.

The movement, started by Elliot Costello, is called A Polished Man, and seeks to get men to paint one fingernail to represent the 1 in 5 children who will suffer sexual abuse. Costello was inspired by meeting a girl named Thea in Cambodia while doing missionary work for a group called Hagar International.

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“Despite their language barrier, Elliot and Thea connected over naughts and crosses,” the Polished Man website reads. “At the end of the night, Thea drew a love heart on Elliot’s palm, and colored his nails bright blue.’

“The next day Elliot learnt about Thea’s life story. Thea’s mother chose to send her to an orphanage in hope that Thea would be granted a safe refuge following her father’s death,” the site explained. “She was given anything but; at just eight years old, Thea was raped on a daily basis for two years by the orphanage carer — the very man who was meant to protect her.” RAPE

That’s when Costello started the Polished Man organization. As he states on the website, men need to be the ones who stick up for young girls, as men are responsible for 96 percent of child sex abuse worldwide.

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“(B)eing a Polished Man means challenging violent behavior and language, both locally and globally,” the group said.ATTA BOY

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ATTA BOYThe movement started on Oct. 1, but as you can see, it’s already gained a bit of traction. If you’d like to join or donate to Costello’s cause, the website is here.

H/T Mad World News

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