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LifeNews.com Pro-Life News Report


Friday, April 28 , 2017

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

Top Stories
• President Trump Names Pro-Life Leader to Key HHS Post, Replacing a Planned Parenthood Activist
• Wendy Davis: Notion That Human Life Begins at Conception is “Absurd”
• Principal Placed on Leave for Screaming at Pro-Life Teen: “I Don’t Give a S— What Jesus Says”
• President Donald Trump Gets an A+ on Pro-Life Issues During His First 100 Days in Office

More Pro-Life News
• Planned Parenthood Killed His Sister in a Botched Abortion, Now He’s Demanding Justice
• President Trump’s Budget Will Cut a Pro-Abortion Gender Office Obama Started
• Baby Eva Was Stillborn, But Her Eyes Will Give Sight So a Blind Person Can See
• Woman Forced 12-Year-Old Into Prostitution, Made Her Have an Abortion After She Became Pregnant
• Pro-Life Senator Slams the Pro-Abortion Media: “There’s Just Not Honesty”
• Hospital Threatens to Remove Baby’s Life Support , Won’t Let Parents Take Him Elsewhere for Treatment
• The Abortion Party: 79 Democrats Voted to Ban Partial-Birth Abortions in 2003, Just 7 Voted to Ban Late Abortions in 2015
• Late-Term Abortionist is Tired of the Criticism: Quit Calling Me a “Quack or Bad Doctor”
• Democrats Debate Litmus Test Requiring Candidates to Support Abortion
• Montana Gov. Steve Bullock Will Veto Bill Banning Late-Term Abortions on Babies After 20 Weeks

• Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens Fighting to Stop St Louis From Becoming a “Sanctuary City for Abortion”

• 970 People Were Killed Killed in Canada Last Year in Euthanasia or Assisted Suicide

President Trump Names Pro-Life Leader to Key HHS Post, Replacing a Planned Parenthood Activist
President Donald Trump has named a pro-life leader to a top post at the Department of Health and Human Services, which often oversees and implements policies related to abortion.

Cl ick to Read at LifeNews.com.


Wendy Davis: Notion That Human Life Begins at Conception is “Absurd”
Texas abortion activist Wendy Davis was back on the road this week advocating for abortion and the nation’s largest provider of it, Planned Parenthood.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

Principal Placed on Leave for Screaming at Pro-Life Teen: “I Don’t Give a S— What Jesus Says”
An assistant principal in Pennsylvania was caught on video yelling and swearing at a pro-life teenager last Friday.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

President Donald Trump Gets an A+ on Pro-Life Issues During His First 100 Days in Office
One of the leading pro-life organizations in the nation is giving president Donald Trump and A grade for his first 100 days in office.

Cl ick to Read at LifeNews.com.

Planned Parenthood Killed His Sister in a Botched Abortion, Now He’s Demanding Justice
The grieving brother of a young woman who died last year after a botched abortion at Planned Parenthood is fighting to protect other moms and unborn babies.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com

President Trump’s Budget Will Cut a Pro-Abortion Gender Office Obama Started
The Trump administration’s budget will reportedly put on the chopping block a controversial gender rights office created by the Obama administration.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com

Baby Eva Was Stillborn, But Her Eyes Will Give Sight So a Blind Person Can See
The grieving family of a stillborn baby girl is taking some comfort in knowing that her short life has helped others.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

Woman Forced 12-Year-Old Into Prostitution, Made Her Have an Abortion After She Became Pregnant
In a disturbing North Carolina case this week, a 12-year-old girl allegedly was forced into prostitution, raped repeatedly and given an abortion over a two-year period.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock Will Veto Bill Banning Late-Term Abortions on Babies After 20 Weeks

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens Fighting to Stop St Louis From Becoming a “Sanctuary City for Abortion”

 
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Bill Nye No Science Guy


Authored by Anne Reed | AFA Journal | Friday, April 28, 2017 @ 2:19 PM

Bill Nye No Science Guy

The “science” of Bill Nye is driven solely by his liberal ideology

Bill Nye the Science Guy, the bow-tie guy best known for his 1990’s TV show for kids by the same name, it turns out is anything but kid-friendly. My oldest watched his show as a small child. As I remember, it was fun and informative in terms of beginner-level science. 

But oh how things have “progressed.” His new show on Netflix “Bill Nye Saves the World,” is outrageously disturbing.

Nye isn’t actually a scientist. He has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering. He left that field to do stand-up comedy for a while before breaking into showbiz. And apparently, over the years, his basic ideas about science have evolved into something that has nothing to do with science at all, and everything to do with leftist ideology.

Nye is an avid supporter of climate change. He even thinks it may be a good idea to jail climate-change skeptics. In an interview with Marc Morano, Nye inferred that those who doubt or dismiss climate change should be prosecuted:

“What’s your thought on jailing skeptics as war criminals,” asked Morano.

“We’ll see what happens,” Nye said with a shrug. “…Was it appropriate to jail people from the cigarette industry when [they] insisted that this addictive product was not addictive, and so on. And you think about, in these cases, for me as a tax payer and voter, the doubting – the introduction of this extreme doubt – when you go with extreme doubt about climate change, is affecting my quality of life as a public citizen. So I can see where people are very concerned about this and are pursuing criminal investigations…” 

The idea of punishing American citizens living in a manner inconsistent with his narrow worldview extends further.

In a panel discussion with Travis Rieder, a bioethicist at Johns Hopkins University, the two clearly identified children as “problems.” In his concern for the amount of carbon dioxide children emit into the atmosphere, he pushed the idea that those in developed countries should be penalized for having “extra kids” (more than two).  Nye is suggesting that the U.S. develop policies like those in China that have led to abusive treatment of its citizens, including exorbitant fines, loss of livelihood, and forced abortion. 

In another episode titled Earth’s People Problem, Nye suggests that all women should enter the workforce in order to reduce the number of children on the planet. He goes on to say that when women are in power, “they have fewer kids, and the kids they have have a higher quality of life because they have more resources to distribute for the fewer kids.” 

That, ladies and gentlemen, is the veiled pro-abortion argument I believed when I was a teen – the message that worldly success and the almighty dollar is of ultimate importance, the final crowning achievement – an ideology that flies in the face of a biblical worldview.  

Make no mistake about it; abortion is exactly what Nye is suggesting. He has been a staunch supporter of abortion for years.  In light of his views on free-for-all sexuality, abortion is a natural outflow. With no scientific support, another show highlights his opinions about gender fluidity. With cool stage props and appealing color combinations, Nye explains that gender is not binary as we’ve all been taught:

“Now we’re realizing it’s more like a kaleidoscope,” he explained. “And this isn’t just for adults. Parents know this already.” 

The message to kids here: Your parents have been holding out on you. This is scientific kids!

In the same episode, Nye pushed extreme sexual deviancy by introducing Rachel Bloom and her dancing cohorts with “something very special, a cool little segmentto portray perversion as normal and healthy.

The “song” began with, “This world of ours is full of choice, but must I choose between only John or Joyce?” And it goes way downhill from there. The degree of obscenity is alarming to say the least. Apparently the vast majority of viewers agreed. The Youtube video currently has less than 1,000 likes and over 60,000 dislikes. If nothing else, the response is encouraging.

Nye, however, expressed a maniacal degree of praise once the disgusting spectacle finally came to an end: “That’s exactly the right message Rachel …nice job, whoa-whoa-whoa, beautiful, nice, carry on,” he said exuberantly.

Bill Nye is no science guy. And his influences should be kept as far from our children as the east is from the west. 

Anne Reed AFA Journal

‘Clueless’ GOP wants to exempt itself from health care reform


Posted April 26, 2017 10:42 AM by Chris Pandolfo

URL of the original posting site: https://www.conservativereview.com/articles/clueless-gop-wants-to-exempt-itself-from-health-care-reform

Paul Ryan on House floor. / J. Scott Applewhite | AP Photo

How many times have conservatives criticized Democrats in Congress for exempting themselves from feeling the full effects of Obamacare? Well, now Republicans in Congress have done the same thing, exempting themselves and their staff from the effects of their own proposed health insurance legislation.

The GOP’s proposed reforms to the Affordable Care Act will permit states to apply for waivers to repeal Obamacare regulations driving up the cost of premiums — regulations like the essential benefits mandates and community rating requirements. The tentative proposal is a compromise between the Freedom Caucus conservatives who want to see Obamacare fully repealed and the party moderates who want Obamacare regulations to remain in place. On the face of it, the idea is “if you can’t fix it, federalize it.”

But the GOP plan won’t fix anything. A half-repeal of Obamacare that is optional for the states will not sufficiently lower premiums, nor will it fix the systemic problems in our overregulated health insurance markets. The sicker people benefitting from Obamacare’s regulations at the expense of everyone else may very well lose the insurance coverage they like under the GOP plan while healthy people will continue to pay artificially higher premiums. This is why Conservative Review Senior Editor Daniel Horowitz called any repeal-in-name-only plan worse than keeping Obamacare in place.

And Republicans, never ones to miss an opportunity to shoot themselves in the foot with major pieces of legislation, have included a provision in their plan to keep the Obamacare regulations they like for themselves.

The GOP amendment in question, offered by Rep. Tom MacArthur, R-N.J., — a co-chair of the “Tuesday Group” — keeps the mandated essential benefits for members of Congress and their staff if their home state obtains a waiver to repeal Obamacare regulations under the GOP plan. In other words, Congress has exempted itself from the potential harms of its half-assed repeal of Obamacare.

Bad optics much?

 

Republicans are trying to sell something to the American people they don’t want to buy themselves. Is it any wonder 50 percent of Americans have “little or no confidence” in the Republican plan to reform health care? Not even Republicans believe in it!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Chris Pandolfo is a staff writer and type-shouter for Conservative Review. He holds a B.A. in Politics and Economics from Hillsdale College. His interests are Conservative Political Philosophy, the American Founding, and Progressive Rock. Follow him on Twitter for doom-saying and great album recommendations @ChrisCPandolfo.

The Clarion Project Newslatter for April 28, 2017


Feature

Let’s Make ‘Never Again’ a Reality Speak out against the genocide of Christians and Yazidis Get informed

Feature

Clarion’s Facebook Fans Celebrate ISIS Boar Gore Clarion’s supporters took to Facebook to praise the pigs Read more

News

Escaped Women Still Having Nightmares About ISIS ‘Biters’ Female ISIS fighters can escape much easier than the men Read

Opinion

Hijab Rights for All Women? In the debate about hijabs, those who are forced to wear them have no voice. Read

News Analysis

Iran’s 6 Presidential Candidates for May 19 “Election” The Ayatollah’s Supreme Council disqualified almost 1,6000 other candidates, including all the women. Get Informed

Feature

Childhood Is the Kingdom Where Nobody Dies Springs of Hope Foundation and the kids rescued from Islamic State Take Action

News Analysis

Syrian Christian Militia Condemns Turkey for Bombing Kurds The US must face the reality that Turkey is now in the Islamist camp. Read

Readers Write
Sharia-Advocate Sarsour to Give Graduation Address at CUNY

“If American women are serious about their “marches” for equality, et al, they should be protesting this woman when she gives public speeches.”

– T.S.

Saudi Arabia Appointed to UN Commission on Women

“What a heart warming situation for women’s no rights. Those men are so hungry for power they will demoralize all women to the level of a dog. The UN is a shame on humanity just being in existence.”

– G.M.

Today’s Politically INCORRECT TOWNHALL.COM Cartoons


Today’s Politically INCORRECT Cartoon


Ameriphobia

URL of the original posting site: http://comicallyincorrect.com/2017/04/28/ameriphobia/

Anti-Americans like Antifa leftist sure hate the flag and what it represents but don’t mind the benefits.

LifeNews.com Pro-Life News Report


Thursday, April 27, 2017

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

Top Stories
• Planned Parenthood Promotes New Group: Grandmas for Abortion
• Abortion Activists Launch New Web Site Promoting At-Home, Do-It-Yourself Abortions
• Shocking Planned Parenthood Expose’ Video: Women’s Health Care Down 60-70%, Abortions Up 27%
• Full, Unedited Video Confirms Planned Parenthood Sells Body Parts of Aborted Babies

More Pro-Life News
• Mother Gives Birth to Healthy Conjoined Twins After Refusing Abortion
• Incredible Photos of 196,543 Baby Socks Shows Just Part of the Abortions Planned Parenthood Does Annually
• Man Arrested for Sexually Assaulting Girls Under 12, Caught Taking Girl to Abortion Clinic to Hide His Crimes
• University OKs Vending Machine Selling Plan B Morning After Pill
• Pregnancy Center Opens 100 Yards Form the Last Abortion Clinic in Mississippi
• Trump Admin Looking at Stopping Obama Ruling Forcing California Churches to Pay for Abortions
• Nationwide Rallies Urge President Trump to “Finish the Job” and Totally Defund Planned Parenthood
• Michigan Abortions Drop 2.8% as 756 Babies Saved From Abortion
• West Virginia Gov Signs Bill Stopping Abortionists From Doing Secret Abortions on Teen Girls
• 8 Million Babies Have Been Aborted in the UK Since Abortion Was Legalized 49 Years Ago

• Judge Strikes Down Louisiana Law Requiring Abortionists to Have Admitting Privileges to Protect Women

Planned Parenthood Promotes New Group: Grandmas for Abortion
A group of Maine grandmothers who go around promoting abortions for their children and grandchildren caught the attention of Planned Parenthood this week.

Cl ick to Read at LifeNews.com.


Abortion Activists Launch New Web Site Promoting At-Home, Do-It-Yourself Abortions
Abortion activists have begun promoting the dangerous, self-induced abortions that they once claimed to want to help women avoid.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

Shocking Planned Parenthood Expose’ Video: Women’s Health Care Down 60-70%, Abortions Up 27%
A shocking new Planned Parenthood expose’ video shows the business of the abortion business is abortion.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

Full, Unedited Video Confirms Planned Parenthood Sells Body Parts of Aborted Babies
The Center for Medical Progress has released yesterday a new summary video along with the full unedited version (see below) featuring Planned Parenthood abortionist Mary Gatter.

Cl ick to Read at LifeNews.com.

Mother Gives Birth to Healthy Conjoined Twins After Refusing Abortion
When doctors told Chelsea Torres that she was carrying conjoined twins, they warned her that the babies probably would not survive past the first trimester.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com

Man Arrested for Sexually Assaulting Girls Under 12, Caught Taking Girl to Abortion Clinic to Hide His Crimes
April 14, 2017, seemed at first like just another routine day at the abortion clinic for a number of pro-life activists.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

University OKs Vending Machine Selling Plan B Morning After Pill
Students at UC Davies University in California can now purchase the morning-after pill from a vending machine on campus.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

8 Million Babies Have Been Aborted in the UK Since Abortion Was Legalized 49 Years Ago

Judge Strikes Down Louisiana Law Requiring Abortionists to Have Admitting Privileges to Protect Women

 
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Committed to a Cause or to the Christ?


Authored by Randall Murphree | Thursday, April 27, 2017 @ 2:37 PM

Before we can adequately serve the world we must first kneel before its Creator.

The expression of my faith must be focused on the Christ whom I claim to serve, the only One who can truly change my life. And my world. – Randall Murphree

He said to him the third time, “Simon, son of John, do you love Me?” Peter was grieved because He said to him the third time, “Do you love Me?” (NASB)  

How do you express your faith? Is it evident mostly through the great Christian causes you support? Your local church? The Fellowship of Christian Athletes? Operation Christmas Child? Eight Days of Hope? I love to support all of those ministries in various avenues of serving and giving. But are they the front line expression of my faith? 

It’s something I have to be reminded of all too often: The expression of my faith must be focused on the Christ whom I claim to serve, the only One who can truly change my life. And my world. 

Some time ago, I was at a Christian retreat in a nearby state park. I had been encouraged and motivated by other team members as we met to pray and prepare for the weekend. Even more importantly, their lives and their witness for Christ had dared me to turn a mirror on my own heart and analyze my walk with Christ.  

Service born of passion 

At the camp, a friend read aloud “Service of Passionate Devotion,” the June 19 daily entry in My Utmost for His Highest, the classic book of devotions by Oswald Chambers (1874-1917). His point was that our first devotion must not be to a cause, but to Christ. 

Chambers began with John 21:16: “Lovest thou Me? … Feed My sheep.” Here’s the context in NASB: 

He said to him again a second time, “Simon, son of John, do you love Me?” He said to Him, “Yes, Lord; You know that I love You.” He said to him, “Shepherd My sheep.” He said to him the third time, “Simon, son of John, do you love Me?” Peter was grieved because He said to him the third time, “Do you love Me?” And he said to Him, “Lord, You know all things; You know that I love You.” Jesus said to him, “Tend My sheep.” (John 21:16-18) 

Then Chambers made this observation: “Jesus did not say, ‘Make converts to your way of thinking, but look after My sheep, see that they get nourished in the knowledge of Me.’” 

Now, we can certainly take that conversation between Jesus and Simon Peter as a challenge to engage in active Christian ministry – teach Sunday school, feed the homeless, go of a mission trip, clean the church. Clearly, those are good things – caring for the body of Christ and for the world beyond the church. 

Rooted in love 

But it is imperative that we perceive discipleship, i.e. serving Christ, as an act rooted firmly in our adoration of Jesus Christ, not in adherence to a belief or a creed or an act of service. That is to say we serve others because first, we love Christ. To serve others is the natural byproduct of loving Christ. That “first love” – our love for Christ – defines what it means to be a disciple. Love comes first. 

These days, it seems to me that we too often substitute creedal belief for personal belief, and that’s why so many are devoted to causes and too few devoted to Jesus Christ. We seem to shy away from being devoted to Jesus – we might be labeled as fanatics or Bible thumpers. Jesus Christ is a source of deep offense to the sophisticated and politically correct worldview of our day because the world rejects His eternal and unchanging truths. Our Lord’s first obedience was to the will of His Father, not to the needs of men; the saving of men was the natural outgrowth of His obedience to the Father. 

If I am devoted mainly to the cause(s) of humanity, I will soon be exhausted and come to the place where my faith will falter. But if I first love Jesus Christ personally and passionately, I can serve others in the proper context. Oswald Chambers called it “passionate devotion” to Jesus Christ. Love comes first. It is both the secret and the strength of a Christ follower’s life. 

What conviction. What challenge. Where is our commitment – to a cause or to the Christ? 

 

Randall Murphree AFA Journal Editor

How DHS Will Give VOICE to Victims of Criminal Aliens. New office will help Americans who suffer most from broken immigration system


Reported by Edmund Kozak | Updated 27 Apr 2017 at 11:30 AM

URL of the original posting site: http://www.lifezette.com/polizette/how-dhs-will-give-voice-to-victims-of-criminal-aliens/

The Department of Homeland Security announced Wednesday the official launch of VOICE — Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement — a department of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) dedicated to assisting victims of criminal illegal aliens.

“All crime is terrible, but these victims are unique, and too often ignored,” said DHS Secretary John Kelly in a prepared statement. “They are casualties of crimes that should never have taken place — because the people who victimized them oftentimes should not have been in the country in the first place.”

“There’s no intent to make a pun,” DHS spokesman David Lapan told reporters in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, “but it really is to give a voice to the victims of crimes that have been committed by those who are in the country illegally.”

As the official press release notes, the creation of VOICE is a direct result of President Donald Trump’s executive order entitled “Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States.” The order directed DHS to offer support services to victims of illegal alien crime.

“Trump has put a face to these people,” Marguerite Telford, director of communications for the Center for Immigration Studies, told LifeZette. “I can remember Trump at one point saying [to victims of criminal illegal aliens], ‘I cannot forget you when I go into office, you will not be forgotten,’” Telford noted, “and I think it really speaks volumes that he has established this office — he hasn’t forgotten.”

Other advocates for immigration enforcement were quick to praise the DHS action.

“Thanks to VOICE, American parents and families who have lost loved ones to criminal illegal aliens — people who should not have been in the U.S. in the first place — are no longer invisible,” said Dave Ray, director of communications for the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), told LifeZette.

“Their government has finally acknowledged their suffering and has given them a voice, by providing services to help them rebuild their lives,” he said.

Others who have witnessed firsthand the impact of illegal-alien crime on communities spoke to having compassion for victims.

“One of the main reasons I ran for Congress was my frustration with the federal government’s refusal to enforce our existing immigration laws,” said Rep. Lou Barletta (R-Penn.) in an official statement. “When I was mayor, Hazleton was overrun by illegal immigrants who brought with them gangs, drugs, identify theft, fraud, and other crimes. I always heard that we have to have compassion for the person who comes here illegally, but no one speaks up for the victims of these crimes,” he said.

“I had to sit with people who lost loved ones who were victims, and I have compassion for them. I commend the Trump administration for opening the VOICE office and standing up for victims and their families.”

The program’s rollout was especially meaningful to Maria Espinoza, director of The Remembrance Project, and those who are part of her organization, whose tireless activism on behalf of victims’ families was instrumental in laying the groundwork for VOICE.

“This felt like a watershed moment for families and The Remembrance Project,” Tim Lyng, president of The Remembrance Project, told LifeZette.

“Back in April 2015, Maria and three others from her group ‘America First Latinos,’ (months prior to Donald Trump entering the presidential race) sent letters to all 50 state governors, requesting a program that would formally acknowledge and assist these very same American families,” Lyng said. “Unfortunately, there was not one encouraging response then, and the issue lay unresolved until March 2016, when Maria sent a similar letter to the four remaining GOP presidential hopefuls. As you may know, only one candidate responded, and that was now-President Donald Trump.”

In addition to the support services for victims of criminal illegal aliens offered by ICE through VOICE — which include a toll-free hotline, community relations officers, and a “cadre” of victim-assistance specialists throughout the country — DHS launched the DHS-Victim Information and Notification Exchange (DHS-VINE).

DHS-VINE is a “free, confidential service that provides crime victims/witnesses, their family members, and victim advocates confidential notification of changes in custody status” of the criminal aliens who hurt them, and eventually see for themselves that the danger has been removed from the country.

The service “will allow everyday Americans and those victimized by criminal illegal aliens to quantify the size and scope of the criminal alien problem in the U.S., while also tracking specific cases,” said Ray. “The carnage left by criminal illegal aliens will no longer be this nation’s unspoken secret.”

“Maria and I both believe that the creation of VOICE will definitely shed a new and missing light on the illegal alien problem,” said Lyng. “We have been saying that, for decades, the killings of Americans by illegal aliens, whether intentional or accidental, has been one of the most under-reported and sensational news items, possibly ever, to not come across the wire,” he said.

“Average Americans, many who may be totally unaware of anything but an “isolated death” will learn, over the next several months, that this crime wave is epidemic and crosses all jurisdictional and socio-economic layers in the America.”

Others aren’t so sure, however. “it’s going to make their stories more public … but of course it only really becomes public … when the [mainstream] media report it,” said Telford.

If you or a loved one is the victim of a criminal alien, you can reach VOICE at 1-855-48-VOICE or 1-855-488-6423.

Ann Coulter Letter: Not Building the Wall IS a Government Shutdown


Commentary by  Ann Coulter  

The media flip back and forth on who’s to blame for a government shutdown depending on which branch is controlled by Republicans. But the “shutdown” hypothetical in this case is a trick question.

A failure to build the wall IS a government shutdown.

Of course it would be unfortunate if schoolchildren couldn’t visit national parks and welfare checks didn’t get mailed on time. But arranging White House tours isn’t the primary function of the government. The government’s No. 1 job is to protect the nation.

This has always been true, but it’s especially important at this moment in history, when we have drugs, gang members, diseases and terrorists pouring across our border. The failure of the government to close our border is the definition of a government shutdown.

This isn’t like other shutdowns. Democrats can’t wail about Republicans cutting Social Security or school lunches. They are willing to shut the government down because they don’t want borders.

Take that to the country!

As commander in chief, Trump doesn’t need Congress to build a wall. The Constitution charges him with defending the nation. Contrary to what you may have heard from various warmongers on TV and in Trump’s Cabinet, that means defending our borders — not Ukraine’s borders.

Building a wall is not only Trump’s constitutional duty, but it’s also massively popular.

Although Trump doesn’t need congressional approval for a wall, it was smart for him to demand a vote. Let the Democrats run for re-election on opposing the wall.

 

> Let Sen. Claire McCaskill explain to the parents of kids killed by illegals that she thought a wall was inhumane.

> Let Sen. Angus King say to the people of Maine that instead of a wall that would block heroin from pouring into our country, he thought a better plan was to sponsor a bunch of treatment centers for after your kid is already addicted.

> Let Sen. Chuck Schumer tell us why it’s OK for Israel to have a wall, but not us.

> Let open borders Republicans like Sen. Marco Rubio tell African-Americans that it’s more important to help illegal aliens than to help black American teenagers, currently suffering a crippling unemployment rate.

Republicans are both corrupt and stupid, so it’s hard to tell which one animates their opposition to the wall. But the Democrats are bluffing. They’re trying to get the GOP to fold before they show us their pair of threes.

Now that Trump has capitulated on even asking for funding for a wall, the Democrats are on their knees saying, “Thank you, God! Thank you, God!”

No politician wants to have to explain a vote against the wall. What the Democrats want is for Trump to be stuck explaining why he didn’t build the wall.

Then it will be a bloodbath. Not only Trump, but also the entire GOP, is dead if he doesn’t build a wall. Republicans will be wiped out in the midterms, Democrats will have a 300-seat House majority, and Trump will have to come up with an excuse for why he’s not running for re-election.

The New York Times and MSNBC are not going to say, “We are so impressed with his growth in office, we’re going to drop all that nonsense about Russia and endorse the Republican ticket!”

No, at that point, Trump will be the worst of everything.

No one voted for Trump because of the “Access Hollywood” tape. They voted for him because of his issues; most prominently, his promise to build “a big beautiful wall.” And who’s going to pay for it? MEXICO!

You can’t say that at every campaign rally for 18 months and then not build a wall.

Do not imagine that a Trump double-cross on the wall will not destroy the Republican Party. Oh, we’ll get them back. No, you won’t. Trump wasn’t a distraction: He was the last chance to save the GOP.

Millions of Americans who hadn’t voted in 30 years came out in 2016 to vote for Trump. If he betrays them, they’ll say, “You see? I told you. They’re all crooks.”

No excuses will work. No fiery denunciations of the courts, the Democrats or La Raza will win them back, even if Trump comes up with demeaning Twitter names for them. It would be an epic betrayal — worse than Bush betraying voters on “no new taxes.” Worse than LBJ escalating the Vietnam War. There would be nothing like it in the history of politics.

He’s the commander in chief! He said he’d build a wall. If he can’t do that, Trump is finished, the Republican Party is finished, and the country is finished.

Today’s TOW Politically INCORRECT Cartoons


Mr. Trump, Tear Down This Wall!

The Current tax code is a “Yhuge” obstacle to economic growth and prosperity. Trumps tax plan would “tear down this wall”.

Trump Tax Plan / Cartoon A.F. Branco ©2017.

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At A Campus Near You

Ann Coulter will not speak at UC Berkeley. AntiFa (The Left) has again been successful in silencing the conservative voice.

Ann Coulter At Berkeley / Political Cartoon by A.F. Branco ©2017.

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LifeNews.com Pro-Life News Report


Wednesday, April 25, 2017

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

Top Stories
• Planned Parenthood Doc Who Wanted Lamborghini for Selling Aborted Babies Caught Selling Baby Parts Again
• Bill Nye Trashes People With Large Families, Wants Them Penalized for Having “Extra Kids”
• Freedom Caucus and Pro-Life Groups Back Republican Bill to Defund Planned Parenthood, Repeal Obamacare
• Planned Parenthood CEO Complains Ivanka Trump is Not Pushing Its Abortion Agenda: “Women are Waiting”

More Pro-Life News
• Democrats for Life Leader Slams Democrat Chair for Saying Pro-Life Democrats Aren’t Welcome
• Disgraced Abortionist Forced to Close His Abortion Clinic After Failing to Pay Rent
• Christians and Abortion: How Can You Be a “Born Again” Christian if You Won’t Allow Babies to be Born?
• Man Texted Pregnant Girlfriend: “If You Don’t Have an Abortion I Will Punch Your F—— Head In”
• Nurse Fights Back After Court Rules She Must Do Abortions to Keep Her Job
• Overpopulation? Is America Running Out of Space to Live? No. Here’s Why
• WATCH: Cackling Abortion Activist With a Cowbell Confronts Pro-Life Pastors Outside Abortion Clinic
• Abortionist Whistled Show Tunes While Vacuum Suctioned Out the Unborn Baby
• Pennsylvania Senate Committee Passes Bill to Defund Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz
• South Carolina Committee Passes Bill to Define Unborn Baby as a Person and Ban Abortions

• Ohio Pro-Life Bill Would Stop Sales of Aborted Baby Parts

Planned Parenthood Doc Who Wanted Lamborghini for Selling Aborted Babies Caught Selling Baby Parts Again
Mary Gatter, the Planned Parenthood senior executive who infamously was caught on tape saying “I want a Lamborghini” while discussing and arranging the sale of body parts of aborted babies has been caught again.

Cl ick to Read at LifeNews.com.


Bill Nye Trashes People With Large Families, Wants Them Penalized for Having “Extra Kids”
Bill Nye “the Science Guy,” famous for hosting a children’s educational TV show, is not as kid-friendly as he initially may appear.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

Freedom Caucus and Pro-Life Groups Back Republican Bill to Defund Planned Parenthood, Repeal Obamacare
A large group of conservative Republicans and a leading pro-life group have announced their support for the legislation that would defund the Planned Parenthood abortion business and repeal Obamacare.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

Planned Parenthood CEO Complains Ivanka Trump is Not Pushing Its Abortion Agenda: “Women are Waiting”
The CEO of the Planned Parenthood abortion business is growing impatient with Ivanka Trump, daughter of President Donald Trump, and is grousing that Ivanka is not pushing her father to promote abortion.

Cl ick to Read at LifeNews.com.

Democrats for Life Leader Slams Democrat Chair for Saying Pro-Life Democrats Aren’t Welcome
Pro-life Democrats are speaking out this week after Democratic Party Chair Tom Perez told them that they are not welcome.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com

Disgraced Abortionist Forced to Close His Abortion Clinic After Failing to Pay Rent
It took only 15 minutes for the fate of Premier Ob-Gyn to be decided: CLOSED.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com

Christians and Abortion: How Can You Be a “Born Again” Christian if You Won’t Allow Babies to be Born?
Can you claim to be “born-again” when you won’t allow others to be born in the first place?

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

Man Texted Pregnant Girlfriend: “If You Don’t Have an Abortion I Will Punch Your F—— Head In”
Abortion, coercion and abuse are connected much more often than people probably realize.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

South Carolina Committee Passes Bill to Define Unborn Baby as a Person and Ban Abortions

Ohio Pro-Life Bill Would Stop Sales of Aborted Baby Parts

 
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The Clarion Project Newsletter for April 26, 2017


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Open Letter to Mike Pence: Stop Saudis From Steamrolling Indonesian Islam Vice-President Mike Pence praised Indonesian Islam, but is turning a blind eye to its eradication. Read

 

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Readers Write

Saudi Arabia Appointed to UN Commission on Women

“Beyond parody.. but then what else to expect from UN? The largest bloc is the Muslim one in the UN, over 50 Islamic states, and Saudi Arabia is their standard-bearer. How can anyone think the medieval kingdom is fit to speak on women’s issues???” -C.C.

Sharia-Advocate Sarsour to Give Graduation Address at CUNY

“Well that makes sense … George Orwell would be proud. “Some ideas are so stupid that only intellectuals believe them.” If you can’t indoctrinate them during their college graduation – you’ve lost them…”

-W.B.

FCC head unveils plan to roll back net neutrality


Reported

FCC head unveils plan to roll back net neutrality / © Getty

Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai on Wednesday revealed his plans for rolling back net neutrality, one of the most controversial items up for consideration at the agency.

During a speech at the Newseum in Washington, D.C., Pai said he plans to hand regulatory jurisdiction of broadband providers back to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), an agency that critics say is less prepared to handle it.

Originally passed under Democrat Tom Wheeler’s chairmanship, the net neutrality rules — more formally referred to as the Open Internet Order of 2015 — set restrictions on internet service providers (ISPs) prioritizing certain kinds of web traffic and throttling others. The rules were broadly aimed at establishing a level playing field for companies on the internet.

Broadband companies quickly praised Pai’s proposal.

“We applaud FCC Chairman Pai’s initiative to remove this stifling regulatory cloud over the internet,” AT&T said in a blog post. “Businesses large and small will have a clearer path to invest more in our nation’s broadband infrastructure under Chairman Pai’s leadership.”

The company said that despite the proposed changes, AT&T “continues to support the fundamental tenets of net neutrality.”

Broadband provider Charter Communications also expressed support for net neutrality principles.

“Charter’s support for an open internet is an integral part of our commitment to deliver a superior broadband experience to our customers,” Charter CEO Thomas Rutledge said. “That will never change.”

Notably, Pai did not once utter the phrase “net neutrality” during his remarks, opting to refer to the principles as the “open Internet” instead.

Telecommunications companies and Republicans at the FCC have argued that net neutrality is an example of the government overstepping its boundaries with onerous regulations that would stifle broadband innovation and investment.

Republicans in Congress also expressed their support for Pai’s plan.

“We have long said that imposing a Depression-era, utility-style regulatory structure onto the internet was the wrong approach, and we applaud Chairman Pai’s efforts to roll back these misguided regulations,” Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee Chairman John Thune (R-S.D.); House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-Ore.); Senate Communications, Technology and the Internet Subcommittee Chairman Roger Wicker (R-Miss.); and House Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) said in a joint statement.

“Consumers want an open internet that doesn’t discriminate on content and protects free speech and consumer privacy,” they added.

“It’s now time for Republicans and Democrats, internet service providers, edge providers, and the internet community as a whole to come together and work toward a legislative solution that benefits consumers and the future of the internet.”

Pai’s proposed reforms tackle one of the most controversial portions of net neutrality: the reclassification of broadband providers as “common carriers,” which gives the FCC the authority to regulate them. Broadband service providers such as AT&T, Comcast and Verizon have hammered these rules, arguing they are unnecessary and that the FCC should not regulate them.

The Republican chairman appears to be taking that argument to heart. Pai said his proposed changes would reinvigorate broadband investment, which he said had declined since the Open Internet Order had passed in 2015.

“So what happened after the Commission adopted Title II?” he asked.

“Sure enough, infrastructure investment declined,” Pai said. “Reduced investment means fewer Americans will have high-speed Internet access.  It means fewer American will have jobs. And it means less competition for consumers.”

“It’s basic economics: The more heavily you regulate something, the less of it you’re likely to get.”

The FCC will release a text full “Notice Of Proposed Rulemaking” on net neutrality Thursday, which be voted on at the May 18 FCC open meeting. Should it pass, the public will then be able to file comments on the proposal.

A 2014 poll by the University of Delaware’s Center for Political Communication found that 81 percent of consumers supported net neutrality provisions. Pai said Wednesday he is in favor of net neutrality principles, but is expected to call on broadband companies to draw up their own protections in their terms of service, which would then be enforced by the FTC. That drew criticism from some Democrats.

“That’s like saying you value math, but you don’t value numbers. We can’t keep the promise of net neutrality without the rules,” Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) said a Wednesday conference call ahead of Pai’s remarks.

The Senate Commerce Committee’s top Democrat, Sen. Bill Nelson of Florida, also blasted Pai’s plan.

“Gutting these rules robs Americans of protections that preserve their access to the open and free internet,” Nelson said in a statement.

“Depriving the FCC of its ongoing, forward-looking oversight of the broadband industry amounts to a dereliction of duty at a time when guaranteeing an open internet is more critical than ever.”

Consumer groups that backed the net neutrality rules are outraged, and many have been mobilizing since Pai’s expected changes were reported earlier in April. On the same conference call with Markey, leaders from the advocacy groups Free Press and Fight for the Future hammered Pai’s anticipated policy shift on the matter.

“By attacking net neutrality Ajit Pai is potentially opening the floodgates for widespread internet censorship by ISPs,” Evan Greer, campaign director at Fight for the Future, said.

Craig Aaron, CEO of Free Press, mocked the idea that broadband companies would “pinky swear” to voluntarily follow net neutrality principles under Pai’s guidelines.

“Hell hath no fury like the internet scorned,” Greer continued, noting that past attempts to regulate the internet in favor of industry interests had led to widespread public backlash. He warned that Pai’s changes would likely be subject to the same treatment.

Democrats such as Sens. Brian Schatz (Hawaii), Richard Blumenthal (Conn.) and Markey, who are opposed to Pai’s proposed net neutrality reforms, have said they intend to leverage this backlash in their efforts to keep the FCC and Republicans in Congress from gutting net neutrality rules.

“Chairman Pai should expect a tsunami of resistance from Americans defending net neutrality,” Markey said.

Updated 3:41 p.m.

Trump Administration Promising “Biggest Tax Cut” and “Largest Tax Reform” in American History


Reported By Onan Coca |  April 26, 2017

This. Could. Be. HUGE. President Trump’s Treasury Secretary, Steve Mnuchin, broke some big news during a speech to the Washington forum on Wednesday afternoon. Mnuchin told the audience that the Trump administration would soon be proposing, and then hopefully passing, the “biggest tax cut” and “largest tax reform” in American history.

From Fox News:

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin confirmed Wednesday that the Trump administration aims to lower business tax rates to 15 percent, saying a forthcoming proposal will constitute the “biggest tax cut” for Americans in history.

“This is going to be the biggest tax cut and the largest tax reform in the history of our country,” Mnuchin said, as administration officials prepare to outline Wednesday afternoon what he described as “principles” of their tax plan.

Mnuchin, speaking at a Washington forum, would not reveal many specifics but confirmed that they want to lower the business rate to 15 percent. 

“I will confirm that the business tax is going to be 15 percent,” he said. “[Trump] thinks that’s absolutely critical to drive growth.”

He indicated that the rate for small businesses and the corporate tax would both drop to 15 percent. The top small business rate is 39.6 percent; the current corporate tax is 35 percent.

Mnuchin also said the administration wants to “do the whole thing,” and not pursue tax reform piece by piece.

While there are concerns that such a large package would hurt government “revenue,” Mnuchin did not seem concerned by the possibility. He argued that economic growth would more than cover the possible shortfalls. Sadly, such a response (while probably right) won’t help the administration get the tax cuts (and reform) passed the Democrat minority, particularly in the Senate.

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) agreed with Mnuching that growth would increase exponentially if the GOP reforms are passed.

Larry Kudlow explained on CNBC that the tax cuts would pay for themselves.

Earlier in the day, the Nasdaq  seemed to presage Mnuchin’s comments as it soared past 6K for the first time. Ever.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Onan Coca

Onan is the Editor-in-Chief at Liberty Alliance media group. He’s also the managing editor at Eaglerising.com, Constitution.com and the managing partner at iPatriot.com. Onan is a graduate of Liberty University (2003) and earned his M.Ed. at Western Governors University in 2012. Onan lives in Atlanta with his wife and their three wonderful children. You can find his writing all over the web.

Hey GOP! Use your mandate and build the damn wall


Posted April 25, 2017 11:42 AM by Rob Eno

URL of the original posting site: https://www.conservativereview.com/articles/use-your-mandate-and-build-the-damn-wall

Stop illegal immigration sign next to fence. / TheaDesign | Shutterstock

For the past 10 years, the Republican Party has been campaigning on a whole host of conservative issues. Central among them are repealing Obamacare and building a border wall before any immigration reform is even considered. Republicans have already capitulated on the repeal of Obamacare and are now on the precipice of capitulating on the border wall. It’s time for Republicans to stop being afraid of Democrats and do what the American people elected them to do. 

Central to the successful presidential campaign of Donald Trump was his promise to build a wall. It was a part of virtually every single one of his well-attended rallies. If you’ve forgotten, take a quick trip down memory lane.

Why then is Trump not fighting to ensure he receives funds to start construction on the wall as soon as possible? Here’s today’s news from the Washington Post.

But with a Friday deadline looming to pass a new spending bill, the Trump administration projected confidence that a shutdown would be avoided. In the face of fierce Democratic opposition to funding the wall’s construction, White House officials signaled Monday that the president may be open to an agreement that includes money for border security if not specifically for a wall, with an emphasis on technology and border agents rather than a structure.

Trump showed even more flexibility Monday afternoon, telling conservative journalists in a private meeting that he was open to delaying funding for wall construction until September, a White House official confirmed.

Trump, the deal maker, should know that once you give an adversary an inch, they’ll take a mile. It is time for Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell to step up and give the American people what their party promised — a border wall. Not to mention the repeal of Obamacare and a whole host of other promises.

The GOP majority should not be afraid of the Democrat minority. The American people in record numbers reject Democrat ideology. Over the weekend, an ABC News/ Washington Post poll was released showing that 67 percent of American voters say that Democrats are “out of touch” with the concerns of the American people. That number is up 19 percent from a 2014 poll that asked the same question.

Over the past three years, as the Democratic Party has become more obstructionist and radical, the American people have increasingly rejected its ideology. Yes, the numbers for the GOP and Trump are high as well, but on the GOP side, their numbers have actually been improving.

The majority of people, in large swaths of this country — save California — voted for Republicans up and down their ballots last fall. Central to this vote was a promise to take border security seriously and, yes, to “build that wall.”

It is time for the GOP to live up to its promises and fight to get it done.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Robert Eno is the director of research for Conservative Review. He is a conservative from deep blue Massachusetts but now lives in Greenville, SC.

Levin: This BOMBSHELL report on the Iran deal is infuriating


Posted April 24, 2017 07:23 PM by Chris Pandolfo

 

URL of the original posting site: https://www.conservativereview.com/articles/levin-this-bombshell-report-on-the-iran-deal-is-infuriating

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There was a “blockbuster” story in Politico Monday that Conservative Review Editor-in-Chief Mark Levin wants you to know about.

In “Obama’s hidden Iran deal giveaway,” Josh Meyer reports that when President Obama released Iranian-born prisoners to secure Iranian support for his administration’s infamous nuclear deal, he portrayed the released prisoners as simple “civilians.” “In reality,” Meyer writes, “some of them were accused by Obama’s own Justice Department of posing threats to national security.”

Listen:

The bottom line is that President Obama lied to get support for the Iran Nuclear deal. “And his surrogates lied, and therefore the media lied,” Levin said. “And [Obama] surrendered America’s national security to do it!”

There is Democrat and mainstream media hysteria over possible, unproven, connections between President Trump and Russia, and meanwhile, President Obama released dangerous Iranian fugitives to pass a deal that enabled the nuclear proliferation of the world’s number one state sponsor of terrorism. 

And President Trump is somehow undermining American national security? Levin set the record straight:

“Barrack Obama did more damage to our national security, to the United States military, to our border security, to our internal security with our police, than any foreign enemy or opponent could possibly achieve!”

“This is a stunning story! And it gags me to say to Politico, I tip my hat. For once.”


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Chris Pandolfo is a staff writer and type-shouter for Conservative Review. He holds a B.A. in Politics and Economics from Hillsdale College. His interests are Conservative Political Philosophy, the American Founding, and Progressive Rock. Follow him on Twitter for doom-saying and great album recommendations @ChrisCPandolfo.

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LifeNews.com Pro-Life News Report


Tuesday, April 25, 2017

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

Top Stories
• Colorado Abortion Activists Celebrate 50 Years of Killing Babies in Abortion as First to Legalize It
• Will Trump End the Obamacare Mandate Forcing Little Sisters of the Poor to Fund Abortions?
• Democrat Party Chair Says There’s No Place for Pro-Life Democrats, But 23% of Democrats are Pro-Life
• 10 Abortion Clinic Workers Quit Their Jobs After 40 Days for Life Prayer Campaign

More Pro-Life News
• 27-Year-Old Man Kills Himself After Being Told He Can’t be Euthanized
• Breast Cancer Group Hires New CEO From Planned Parenthood, Whose Abortions Raise the Cancer Risk
• Woman Who Had Muscle Spasms and Insomnia is Euthanized After Doctors Said Problems Weren’t Treatable
• Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz Wins Webby Award as “Best Charitable Organization”
• Abortion Activists Claim the Media is Biased. Wait Until You Hear How
• R&B Singer Keke Wyatt: Music Execs Tried to Get Me to Have an Abortion to Further My Career. I Refused
• 95% of Babies Diagnosed With Down Syndrome are Aborted. How Do We Stop It?
• Illinois House Passes Bill to Force Taxpayers to Fund Abortions, Keep Abortion Legal if Roe is Overturned
• Indiana Governor Signs Bill Protecting Parental Rights, Stops Secret Abortions on Teen Girls
• Massachusetts Abortions Drop 11 Percent as More Babies Saved From Abortions

• Catholic Bishops Blast Attempt to Legalize Assisted Suicide in Australia: It’s the Opposite of Health Care
• Artificial Wombs: Scientists Successfully Helped Premature Lambs be Born, are Babies Next?
• Missouri House Passes Bill to Stop Selling the Body Parts of Aborted Babies
• Minnesota House Passed Bill to Ban Taxpayer Funding of Abortions

Colorado Abortion Activists Celebrate 50 Years of Killing Babies in Abortion as First to Legalize It
Six years before Roe v. Wade, Colorado became the first state to legalize abortions widely up to 16 weeks of pregnancy.

Cl ick to Read at LifeNews.com.


Will Trump End the Obamacare Mandate Forcing Little Sisters of the Poor to Fund Abortions?
Will President Donald Trump end the Obamacare mandate that forced the Little Sisters of the Poor and other religious organizations to fund abortions?

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

Democrat Party Chair Says There’s No Place for Pro-Life Democrats, But 23% of Democrats are Pro-Life
Yesterday, LifeNews.com covered how the chairman of the Democratic Party made it clear that pro-life Democrats are no longer welcome in the party.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

10 Abortion Clinic Workers Quit Their Jobs After 40 Days for Life Prayer Campaign
The abortion industry is not happy right now … so we’re moving FORWARD!

Cl ick to Read at LifeNews.com.

27-Year-Old Man Kills Himself After Being Told He Can’t be Euthanized
I have been struggling with my possible response to the suicide death of Adam Maier-Clayton (27) who died by suicide, allegedly, after being told that he did not qualify for euthanasia in Canada.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com

Breast Cancer Group Hires New CEO From Planned Parenthood, Whose Abortions Raise the Cancer Risk
A breast cancer awareness organization that focuses on helping young women hired a former Planned Parenthood leader as its CEO this month.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com

Woman Who Had Muscle Spasms and Insomnia is Euthanized After Doctors Said Problems Weren’t Treatable
I did a radio interview yesterday warning that I expected Canada to, one day, allow euthanasia as a “treatment” for serious mental illness.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz Wins Webby Award as “Best Charitable Organization”
The abortion chain Planned Parenthood won an award this week from a group dedicated to honoring the best in modern media.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

Massachusetts Abortions Drop 11 Percent as More Babies Saved From Abortions

Catholic Bishops Blast Attempt to Legalize Assisted Suicide in Australia: It’s the Opposite of Health Care

 
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Trump Readies Surprise Trade Action Against Canada. President may pause on border-adjustment tax but preps tariffs to fight lumber, dairy cheating


Reported by Jim Stinson | Updated 25 Apr 2017 at 6:55 AM

URL of the original posting site: http://www.lifezette.com/polizette/trump-readies-surprise-trade-action-against-canada/

President Donald Trump is fed up with cheap Canadian softwood-lumber imports, subsidized by provincial governments, and he is ready to slap the northern neighbor with a 20 percent tariff. It’s part of Trump’s latest efforts to force a more “reciprocal” relationship with trade partners.

But does that approach include the border-adjustment tax? Bloomberg News reported on Friday that Trump won’t include a border-adjustment tax — a duty on imports, a version of which most other nations have — in a proposed tax reform package expected to be unveiled Wednesday. Trump, in response to a question from LifeZette during a meeting with reporters in the Roosevelt Room, said he is still open to the border-adjustment tax, but suggested he will examine the policy as part of trade deals, not an initial round of tax reform.

Trump’s ambiguity was not a surprise. Earlier in the day, in his regular briefing with reporters, White House press secretary Sean Spicer said the White House is waiting until Wednesday to share tax-reform details. It’s likely a sign that Trump won’t want to entangle large-scale tax reform with the border-adjustment tax, which deeply divides Republican lawmakers.

But the delay of a border-adjustment tax push does not mean Trump will not take swift action to encourage more trade equity with regional economic partners. As for Canada, Trump is fed up and ready to act. Trump surprised a gathering of journalists from conservative-leaning outlets at the White House on Monday when he said he would place a 20 percent tariff on softwood-lumber imports from Canada.

Canada’s softwood-lumber has long been a thorn in the side of U.S. trade officials. It was a major point of contention in the original negotiations for a U.S.-Canada free-trade treaty in 1989. That treaty was expanded to Mexico in 1993 with the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). In March 2002, President George W. Bush slapped Canada with 29 percent tariffs on Canadian lumber for unfairly subsidizing the lumber exports.

The tariffs won’t be automatic. Wilbur Ross, secretary of the Commerce Department, said a dispute-resolution panel, mandated by NAFTA, will decide if U.S. law is being properly applied. Ross, who walked into the Roosevelt Room with Trump and Spicer, noted three of the five panelists are Canadians.

“Canada has treated us very unfairly,” said Trump, threatening to also punish Canadian dairy producers for unfairly undercutting Wisconsin farmers. Trump said the changes mean U.S. lumber producers will have a better deal.

“We can do our own lumber,” said Trump.

Trump was less specific about the border-adjustment tax proposal floated by House Speaker Paul Ryan and Rep. Kevin Brady (R-Texas), the powerful chairman of the Ways and Means Committee. But he did say the border-adjustment tax has been misunderstood, mostly because of its name.

“The word I like is reciprocal,” said Trump.

The tax would raise more than $100 billion a year and would be placed on imports. Proponents of the tax say it would help cut the deficit. The tax would also benefit U.S. exporters, because most nations have versions of it that get slapped on U.S. products.

The tax would allow cuts in other areas, meaning it is “revenue-neutral.” It would also accomplish some of what Trump promised to do in the 2016 campaign — to reform trade policies.

“Generally speaking, I am in favor of it,” said Kevin L. Kearns, president of  the U.S. Business and Industry Council. “We need to do something to level the playing field, since 150 of our trading partners have value-added taxes.”

Kearns said American exports get the tax added when they arrive in other nations.

Using Germany as an example, such taxes are used in most European nations. The value-added taxes are extracted from German manufacturers. But if the German manufacturers export the goods, the manufacturers get refunds, Kearns said. That gives Germans incentive to manufacture within Germany.

But the border-adjustment tax is vilified by retailers, who sell many imported goods. On Monday morning, the Koch-backed Freedom Partners held a teleconference to denounce the tax. A border-adjustment tax will hurt retailers such as Best Buy and Target, said Freedom Partners officials. Some Republicans are also afraid of border-adjustment taxes because they claim they are hidden taxes, and can be adjusted at will, said Kearns, who dismissed those claims.

Kearns told LifeZette he is worried about Trump tying trade to foreign policy “deal-making” with nations such as China.

Let’s take a poll of Trump supporters and see who wants to lose their job to China because of North Korea,” said Kearns.

China Sentences Phan Phan-Gillis, U.S. Businesswoman, in Spying Case


APRIL 25, 2017

BEIJING — An American businesswoman from Houston was sentenced to three and half years in prison in China on spying charges on Tuesday, over two years after Chinese security officers spirited her away and 20 or more years after the alleged espionage was said to have taken place, her lawyer said.

But the businesswoman, Phan Phan-Gillis, often called Sandy, may soon be deported to the United States, allowing her to reunite with her husband, Jeff Gillis, who has adamantly rejected the accusations and fought for her freedom, said her lawyer, Shang Baojun.

After a secret trial in the morning in Nanning, the capital of the Guangxi region in southern China, a judge declared Ms. Phan-Gillis guilty, sentenced her and ordered her expelled from China — but left unclear whether she had to serve out her prison sentence before being deported, Mr. Shang said by telephone.

“A court can order expulsion from the country for foreign nationals either after serving a sentence or concurrent with a sentence starting, but the judge wasn’t clear on which applied here, so I also have to wait to read the verdict,” Mr. Shang said. “Of course, I hope that they’ll deport her as soon as possible, but we have to wait until we see the written verdict to be sure.”

It could be days before he receives the written judgment, he said.

The uncertainty about the sentence has added an agonizing twist to a case that turned Ms. Phan-Gillis’s husband into an amateur detective and lobbyist, seeking to clear his wife of the accusation that she had worked as a spy for the American authorities. Mr. Gillis said by email that he did not want to comment on the trial.

The United States Consulate in Guangzhou, in southern China, has handled Ms. Phan-Gillis’s consular needs while she has been held in Nanning, 315 miles to the west. The consulate confirmed that she had stood trial but gave no details.

“We continue to follow Ms. Phan-Gillis’s case closely,” the consulate’s press office said by email. “We have regularly raised Ms. Phan-Gillis’s case with Chinese officials, including at the most senior levels.”

China’s president, Xi Jinping, has redoubled the government’s longstanding warnings that it faces dire threats from foreign spies and subversion, and state security officers have appeared increasingly active. Other foreigners have also been tried on spying charges, including a Canadian man released last year soon after his trial ended with a guilty verdict. But ethnic Chinese people appear especially vulnerable, because officials have fewer scruples about detaining them.

Calls to the Nanning Intermediate People’s Court, where Ms. Phan-Gillis was tried, went unanswered, and there was no word of the trial in Chinese news media. The Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs did not respond to faxed questions about the case.

Ms. Phan-Gillis, 57, was seized near a border crossing by Chinese security officers in March 2015, when she was accompanying a delegation of officials and businesspeople from Houston, including the mayor pro tem at the time, Ed Gonzalez.

Photo

PhanPhan-Gillis, an American businesswoman, in an undated photograph. After a secret trial in southern China, Ms. Phan-Gillis, also known as Sandy, was found guilty on Tuesday of spying. Credit Jeff Gillis

 

Ms. Phan-Gillis was born in Vietnam into an ethnic Chinese family, and she fled in her teens by boat, eventually settling in the United States. She worked as a consultant for Houston businesses interested in Chinese customers and investment, as well as for Chinese businesses interested in Texas, and she traveled often to southern China.

At first, Mr. Gillis said, he kept quiet about Ms. Phan-Gillis’s detention and hoped that Chinese investigators would release her after realizing the charges were groundless.

But as the months wore on, Mr. Gillis concluded that the Chinese authorities would not back down, and he turned to public appeals to seek her freedom.

He was told that she had been formally arrested in September 2015, days before Mr. Xi arrived in the United States for a visit.

“I really don’t want to be disruptive. I don’t want to ruin anybody’s party,” Mr. Gillis said at the time. “I just want to get my wife back.”

Ms. Phan-Gillis was indicted last July, setting in motion preparations for the trial. Mr. Gillis said then that the claims in the indictment crumbled under closer scrutiny. The prosecutors claimed that Ms. Phan-Gillis had spied in China for a time in 1996 when she was not even in the country, he said.

In the indictment, the prosecutors also claimed that Ms. Phan-Gillis had tried to recruit Chinese people living in the United States to work for a “foreign spy organization.” Mr. Gillis said that claim was also false. “The charges are beyond ridiculous,” he said.

The lawyer, Mr. Shang, said he could not discuss what specific accusations prosecutors made at the trial, because lawyers are forbidden to publicly disclose national security cases without approval. But their broad accusation was that Ms. Phan-Gillis “engaged in activities harmful to Chinese national security” in both China and the United States between 1995 and 1998, he said. At the trial, Ms. Phan-Gillis pleaded guilty to the spying charge, he said.

“After the verdict was read out, the chief judge didn’t ask her whether she’d appeal,” Mr. Shang said. “But when I met her yesterday and previously and asked her, she said she wouldn’t appeal, as long as she could leave China as soon as possible.”

Ms. Phan-Gillis previously said that she was innocent, but she may have changed her position in the hope of early release and a return home. A United Nations human rights panel last year demanded her release after finding that she had suffered arbitrary detention and deprivation of access to lawyers.

“They put words in my mouth,” Ms. Phan-Gillis told a visiting American consular officer, according to an earlier account given by Mr. Gillis.

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The French Presidential candidates look a very similar to some candidates here in the United States.

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Now that the left has been successful in removing top media personality Bill O’Reilly, they now appear to have their sights on Sean Hannity.

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Monday, April 24, 2017

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

Top Stories
• Democrat Party Chair: No Place for Pro-Life Democrats, Get in Line With Abortion or Get Out
• “Pro-Life” Democrat Senator Joe Manchin Caught Holding “I Stand With Planned Parenthood” Sign
• Serena Williams Writes to Her Unborn Baby: “I Can’t Wait to Meet You”
• Democratic Party Leaders: “Every Candidate Who Runs as a Democrat” Must Support Abortion

More Pro-Life News
• Amazing Pictures Show 5,000 People Marching for Life in Prague, Czech Republic
• Abortion Boat Arrives in Pro-Life Mexico to Illegally Give Women Free Abortions
• Incredible Photo Shows Baby’s Head Popping Out of His Mother’s Stomach During Natural C-Section
• Margaret Sanger: “We Do Not Want Word to Go Out That We Want to Exterminate the Negro Population”
• Chelsea Handler and People Magazine Airbrush the Ugliness of Abortion
• Abortion Activist: Killing Their Babies in Abortions Allows Women to be on “Equal Footing” With Men
• University Bans Pro-Life Club From Participating in Social Justice Fair
• The Best Photo of a U-Haul You’ll Ever See: Pulling Up to an Abortion Clinic That’s Closing
• Euthanasia Activist Philip Nitschke Hands of Lethal Assisted Suicide Drugs as “Awards”
• New Lifetime TV Show “Mary Kills People” Promotes Euthanasia: Character Suffocates Man With a Pillow

• Virginia Beach Planned Parenthood Abortion Clinic Hospitalizes Second Woman in a Month
• Assisted Suicide Activists Push Canada to Euthanize Mentally Ill Patients
• Ireland: Chaotic Citizens Assembly Votes to Repeal Pro-Life 8th Amendment With No Debate
• Minnesota Bill Would Protect Women From Dangerous Abortions

Democrat Party Chair: No Place for Pro-Life Democrats, Get in Line With Abortion or Get Out
The Democratic Party chairman made it clear late last week that pro-lifers are not welcome in his party anymore.

Cl ick to Read at LifeNews.com.


“Pro-Life” Democrat Senator Joe Manchin Caught Holding “I Stand With Planned Parenthood” Sign
When is a pro-life Democrat not really a pro-life Democrat?

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

Serena Williams Writes to Her Unborn Baby: “I Can’t Wait to Meet You”
Although many in the media praise abortion, some Hollywood and sports stars are starting a new pro-life trend: celebrating their unborn babies on social media.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

Democratic Party Leaders: “Every Candidate Who Runs as a Democrat” Must Support Abortion
Just when I thought the Democratic National Committee (DNC) couldn’t get more pro-abortion, they proved me wrong.

Cl ick to Read at LifeNews.com.

Amazing Pictures Show 5,000 People Marching for Life in Prague, Czech Republic
Pro-lifers flooded the capital of the Czech Republic on Saturday to march for the rights of babies in the womb.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com

Abortion Boat Arrives in Pro-Life Mexico to Illegally Give Women Free Abortions
The infamous Dutch abortion boat traveled to Mexico last week where its crew aborted at least two unborn babies.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com

Incredible Photo Shows Baby’s Head Popping Out of His Mother’s Stomach During Natural C-Section
A popular new video online shows a baby emerging from its mother’s womb in a new procedure called a natural or gentle cesarean section.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

New Lifetime TV Show “Mary Kills People” Promotes Euthanasia: Character Suffocates Man With a Pillow

Virginia Beach Planned Parenthood Abortion Clinic Hospitalizes Second Woman in a Month

 
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Muslim Man Who Brandished Guns At Christian Conference Charged With Making Terrorist Threats


Reported by Photo of Jim Simpson Jim Simpson | Contributor | 11:33 AM 04/24/2017

The Muslim man who brandished pistols, assault-style weapons and ammunition outside a Sioux Falls, S.D., Christian conference earlier this month was charged Friday with making terrorist threats, the Associated Press reports.

The man’s name is Ehab Jaber. (RELATED: Conservative Conference Threatened By Heavily Armed Muslim Man)

Last week, a police spokesman told The Daily Caller that Jaber had not broken any laws.

“Be scared… be f***ing terrified,” he said in the video as he revealed pistols, rifles and ammunition he was carrying in his van.

South Dakota allows open carry, and Jaber also has a concealed carry permit, so his possession of weapons was not by itself illegal. Sioux Falls Police public information officer Sam Clemens stated that “Everything he was doing was legal. He didn’t break any laws so we didn’t charge him.”

However, Attorney General Marty Jackley and Lincoln County State’s Attorney Tom Wollman subsequently reviewed Jaber’s videos. According to the Argus Leader, Jackley stated he believed that Jaber’s comments violated state law, which prohibits threats to “commit a crime of violence with the intent to intimidate or coerce a civilian population.”

A police search of Jaber’s home found methamphetamine in addition to weapons. He claims that he was not threatening anyone.

Jaber describes himself as an ardent supporter of Second Amendment rights. “You know what the sad thing is? I’m a Republican,” he told ABC’s KSFY. “I’m a Republican for one reason: the Second Amendment.”

This felony charge could result in Jaber losing those rights. A conviction carries a penalty of up to five years in prison and/or fines of up to $10,000.

Conference organizer Brannon Howse told TheDC that while he was glad Jaber was arrested, he fumed that it took the police 12 days to do so. “My blood ran cold when I found this out. METH? You mean we could have had a guy jacked up on drugs, combined with his ideology, putting 500 men, women, and children at risk at our Christian conference? Why was he not arrested that night or even questioned? How did he stay on the streets for 12 days with guns and meth?”

Jackley said that public pressure did not have a role in their decision to finally press the case, adding, “If anything, the public pressure can create more challenges for an investigation… It doesn’t play any role in our investigation or our decisions.

Howse was skeptical. “What would have happened if the shoe were on the other foot?” he asked. “If that had been a conservative brandishing weapons in front of an Islamic conference, or indeed practically anywhere, he would have been thrown in jail immediately and all his firearms confiscated – no questions asked! And the media would have had a field day talking about conservative ‘domestic terrorists!’ But here we have the media bending over backwards to help Jaber make his case, quoting him as ‘just a Republican exercising his Second Amendment rights.’ Since when does the media defend someone who believes in the Second Amendment? What a joke!”

Howse told TheDC that as a direct result of Jaber’s videos, event hosts at subsequent conferences required him to hire extra security — costing thousands more dollars — for these free-to-the-public events.

North Korea Detains Another American Citizen


Posted by    Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 8:00pm | 4/23/2017 – 8:00pm

URL of the original posting site: http://legalinsurrection.com/2017/04/north-korea-detains-another-american-citizen/

The hermit country now holds three Americans.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N5Mgdz27sgE
 

Officials in North Korea have detained an American citizen this weekend. The communist kingdom now has three Americans behind bars. Reuters reported:

Korean-American Tony Kim had spent a month teaching an accounting course at the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology (PUST), the university’s chancellor, Chan-Mo Park, told Reuters on Sunday.

Kim, who also goes by his Korean name Kim Sang-duk and is in his fifties, was detained by North Korean officials at Pyongyang International Airport as he attempted to leave the country, Park said.

“The cause of his arrest is not known but some officials at PUST told me his arrest was not related to his work at PUST. He had been involved with some other activities outside PUST such as helping an orphanage,” Park said.

“I sincerely hope and pray that he will be released soon”.

 

 

Martina Aberg, the deputy chief of mission at the Swedish Embassy in North Korea, confirmed the news. She told CNN that authorities stopped Kim “from getting on the flight out of Pyonyang.” She could not “comment further than this.

The State Department told the media that officials “are aware of reports that a US citizen was detained in North Korea.” Officials promised to work on the case with the Swedish Embassy. America works with this embassy since we do not have one in the country.

Other Two American Citizens

North Korea sentenced Otto Warmbier, 22, to 15 years of hard labor last January. Authorities arrested him on January 2, 2016, before he boarded his plan and charged him with “committing a hostile act against the state” when he tried to steal a propaganda sign. In March 2016, after a one hour trial, the court sentenced Warmbier to 15 years of hard labor.

A month later, North Korea sentenced Kim Dong Chul, 63, who was born in South Korea and a naturalized American citizen, to 10 years of hard labor for alleging spying and trying to steal state secrets.

The country arrested Chul in October 2015, but the U.S. did not know about him until North Korean authorities showed him off to a CNN crew in Pyongyang.

The Russians Hacked Democrats’ Plans to Cheat in the General Election, Too


Reported by Joel B. Pollak | 23 Apr 2017

The Times’ investigative report suggests that a U.S. intelligence agency managed to intercept some of what Russian hackers were stealing — and that one document, “described as both a memo and an email, was written by a Democratic operative who expressed confidence that Ms. Lynch would keep the Clinton investigation from going too far.”

According to the Times, Comey feared that Lynch — who had insisted the Clinton probe be referred to as a “matter” and not as an “investigation,” and who suggested it the investigation was not criminal when, in fact, it was — would declare the case closed, and then Russian hackers would leak the document to undermine the FBI’s image of independence.

The Times notes: “Mr. Comey’s defenders regard this as one of the untold stories of the Clinton investigation, one they say helps explain his decision-making.” And if a local news reporter in Phoenix had not caught Lynch meeting with former President Bill Clinton, she might have succeeded in sheltering the Clintons even more effectively than she had.

When Comey’s letter to Congress about the re-opening of the investigation was revealed on October 28, it changed the contours of the presidential race — arguably by uniting reluctant conservatives around Donald Trump’s candidacy.

Breitbart News was in the room when Trump announced the news to thousands of supporters in New Hampshire:

In July 2016, a batch of emails from the Democratic National Committee released by Wikileaks, and said by U.S. intelligence agencies to have been obtained most likely by Russian hackers, revealed collusion between senior party officials and the Clinton campaign to thwart the insurgent candidacy of socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT).

Now, according to the Times, another hacked document, purportedly stolen by Russians, may have revealed collusion between the former Attorney General and the Democrats to ensure Hillary Clinton’s victory in the general election.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Joel B. Pollak is Senior Editor-at-Large at Breitbart News. He was named one of the “most influential” people in news media in 2016. He is the co-author of How Trump Won: The Inside Story of a Revolution, is available from Regnery. Follow him on Twitter at @joelpollak.

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One Christian Is Killed Virtually Every Hour. Some 90,000 Christians were murdered last year alone — and thousands still put their lives at risk for their beliefs


Reported by Leah Jessen | Updated 24 Apr 2017 at 7:17 AM

URL of the original posting site: http://www.lifezette.com/faithzette/one-christian-killed-virtually-every-hour/

The killing of Christians has taken place ever since the slaying of Stephen — the first Christian martyr recorded in New Testament biblical times.

“Now Stephen, a man full of God’s grace and power, performed great wonders and signs among people” (Acts 6:8).

Religious leaders persecuted Stephen, a leader in the early Christian church in Jerusalem, for his faith. “While they were stoning him, Stephen prayed, ‘Lord Jesus, receive my spirit,’” Acts 7:59 says.

To this day, Christians face opposition and strife for their belief that Jesus Christ came to this Earth as Savior.

“Christians continue to be the most persecuted believers in the world, with over 90,000 followers of Christ being killed in the last year, according to prominent Italian sociologist and author Massimo Introvigne,” The Christian Post reported in December 2016. The statistic came from the Center for Study of Global Christianity at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, whose main campus is in Hamilton, Massachusetts.

On April 20, Cardinal Donald Wuerl, the Catholic Archbishop of Washington, D.C., spoke at an event in the nation’s capital and addressed the response to Christian persecution.

“Reports suggest that about 200 million Christians around the world are at risk of physical violence, arrest, torture, even death simply because they live and practice a faith that is not acceptable to the rulers in that part of the world,” Wuerl said.

The event last Thursday featured the release of a report called “In Response to Persecution” by the University of Notre Dame’s Under Caesar’s Sword global research initiative.

“Christian communities under persecution adopt survival strategies including fleeing, going underground, or accommodating and supporting repressive regimes,” Fox News noted about the report. “For each year between 2007 and 2014, Christians have been targeted for harassment in more countries than any other religious group.”

While estimates for the number of Christian martyrs worldwide vary, as a testament to their faith thousands of Christians put their lives at risk each year.

“Even the low-end estimate for the number of Christians killed for religious reasons each year puts the count of new martyrs at roughly one every hour, 365 days a year,” wrote John Allen, editor of Cruxnow.com.

Christianity is the world’s largest religion, and Christians make up approximately 2.2 billion of the world’s 7.7 billion population.

“The place where persecution of Christians is being most severely experienced is the very place where Christianity all began,” Cardinal Wuerl said, according to Breitbart News. “In that region of the world is the birthplace of the Christian faith.”

On Palm Sunday this year,  the radical extremist group ISIS bombed Christians at two different churches in Egypt.

Entire Senate to Go to White House for North Korea Briefing


Reported by NEWSMAX.COM | Monday, 24 Apr 2017 02:33 PM

URL of the original posting site: http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/Senate-White-House-North-Korea/2017/04/24/id/786085/

Image: Entire Senate to Go to White House for North Korea Briefing / Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (Reuters)

Top Trump administration officials will hold a rare briefing Wednesday at the White House for the entire U.S. Senate on the situation in North Korea, senior Senate aides said Monday.

All 100 senators have been asked to the White House for the briefing by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and General Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the aides said.

While top administration officials routinely travel to Capitol Hill to address members of Congress on foreign policy and national security matters, it is unusual for the entire 100-member Senate to go to such an event at the White House, and for those four top officials to be involved.

U.S. officials have expressed mounting concern over North Korea’s nuclear and missile tests, and its threats to attack the United States and its Asian allies.

President Donald Trump criticized North Korea’s “continued belligerence” and said its actions were destabilizing during a telephone call with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Sunday, the White House said. 

The briefing will take place at 3 p.m. ET.

House aides said they were working with the White House to set a similar briefing for members of the House of Representatives. 

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The Clarion Project Newsletter for April 24, 2017


News

Sharia-Advocate Sarsour to Give Graduation Address at CUNY Linda Sarsour was selected by the university, which is funded by tax-payer money. Read

News Analysis

Iranian Opposition Reveals Alleged Secret Nuke Activity The revelations followed the State Dept.’s determination that Iran was in compliance with the nuclear deal. Get Informed

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Commemorating the Armenian Genocide 5 Facts About How and Why the Turks Slaughtered 1.5 Armenians Be Informed

News

Life Insurance for Terrorists’ Families? A law banning life terrorist insurance payouts passed the Minnesota House without the vote of Minnesota’s first Muslim legislator. Read

Analysis

Who Will Win the French Election? After Sunday’s first round of voting they’ve whittled the field down to two candidates. Find out now

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FGM in US: Second Doctor Charged The doctor was charged along with his wife. Read

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Christian Mother’s Last Appeal Asia Bibi, framed for blasphemy in Pakistan, appeals once again to the Supreme Court. Sign Petition

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Sharia-Advocate Sarsour to Give Graduation Address at CUNY

“Look at the fuss they made about Milo Yiannopoulos , they wouldn’t let a gay guy speak at Berkeley, but this woman can speak at CUNY!!?? God help American kids they will truly be messed up”

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Five Americans Who Are Standing Up Against Radical Islam

“wonderful article! I love to learn about the brave people working to promote a sane, intelligent response to problems associated with Islamic religion and associated societies. These folks are today’s heroes.”

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New Sheriff in Town

URL of the original posting site: http://comicallyincorrect.com/2017/04/24/new-sheriff-in-town/

With President Trump the policy of strategic patience is over, he also brings a welcome end to Obama’s ridiculous “Apology Tour”.

LifeNews.com Pro-Life News Report


Thursday, April 20, 2017

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

Top Stories
• New Study Finds Unborn Babies Feel Pain in the First Trimester
• Man Raped and Impregnated a Girl, Then Attempted to Abort Her Baby
• Black Abortionist Calls Pro-Life People Racist Because We’re Upset Black Babies Are Aborted
• Government Official Demands Nuns Allow Abortion Clinic at New Maternity Hospital on Their Land

More Pro-Life News
• College May Punish Pro-Life Group for Display Saying “Most Dangerous Place for African-Americans is in the Womb”
• Video of Twin Unborn Babies Provides Breathtaking Glimpse Inside the Womb
• Shocking Report Shows 1,324 Patients Euthanized Less Than a Year After Canada Legalized Assisted Suicide
• This Boy Was Almost a Victim of Abortion, Until Something Amazing Happened
• Abortion Activists Block Attempt to Record Ambulance at Planned Parenthood After Botched Abortion
• We had 100 reasons why we could’ve chosen abortion, but my boyfriend and I chose life
• Planned Parenthood Opening New Missouri Abortion Clinics After Judge Overturns Pro-Life Law
• Environmentalists Will Celebrate Earth Day, But Will They Celebrate Unborn Babies Who Live On It?
• Attorney General “Aggressively” Investigating Late-Term Abortion Clinic That Sold Aborted Baby Parts
• To Win Again, Must Democrats Stop Being the Abortion Party?

• Canadian Board Recommends Free Abortion Pills for All Women
• Pro-Abortion Pennsylvania Gov Tom Wolf: “What Would We Do Without Planned Parenthood?”

New Study Finds Unborn Babies Feel Pain in the First Trimester
That the nervous system develops sooner than thought could have implications for whether babies feel pain in the early weeks.

Cl ick to Read at LifeNews.com.


Man Raped and Impregnated a Girl, Then Attempted to Abort Her Baby
Wisconsin news outlets broke a sickening story this week of a man charged with raping multiple children and attempting a “crude” abortion on one of them after she became pregnant.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

Black Abortionist Calls Pro-Life People Racist Because We’re Upset Black Babies Are Aborted
Abortionist Willie Parker seems to thrive on making nonsensical and outrageous statements that get him attention.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

Government Official Demands Nuns Allow Abortion Clinic at New Maternity Hospital on Their Land
The Irish Health Minister has called on an order of nuns to agree contracts allowing abortion and contraception in the new National Maternity Hospital being built on their land.

Cl ick to Read at LifeNews.com.

College May Punish Pro-Life Group for Display Saying “Most Dangerous Place for African-Americans is in the Womb”
Pro-life students are facing hostility for exercising their free speech rights on college campuses across America.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com

Video of Twin Unborn Babies Provides Breathtaking Glimpse Inside the Womb
Technology has come a long way since the legalization of abortion over 40 years ago. .

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Shocking Report Shows 1,324 Patients Euthanized Less Than a Year After Canada Legalized Assisted Suicide
Nicole Ireland with CBC news reported that there have been more than 1324 euthanasia deaths in Canada.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

This Boy Was Almost a Victim of Abortion, Until Something Amazing Happened
This year, True Care Woman’s Resource Center celebrates 30 years serving women experiencing unplanned pregnancies in Casper, Wyo., and the surrounding area.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

To Win Again, Must Democrats Stop Being the Abortion Party?

Canadian Board Recommends Free Abortion Pills for All Women

 
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Breaking: CIA Admits Russia NOT Behind Hack, and Obama CIA Chief IS Behind Trump-Russia Rumors


Reported By Onan Coca |  April 20, 2017

 

Wikileaks CIA

Thursday has NOT been a banner day for the CIA (or the FBI). Dueling stories have exposed the profound failures of the CIA during the Obama administration.

In one story we finally learn that Russia was NOT behind the hacks that exposed so much embarrassing information from the CIA. Instead the CIA and FBI are now admitting that it was an insider, and the CIA is currently hunting for that leaker. The second story explains how former CIA chief John Brennan worked hard to undermine the possibility of Donald Trump becoming President by leaking intelligence from our European allies to the rest of the government and to the media. It’s a sordid, and ugly story that finally proves just how dastardly, and underhanded Brennan truly is.

CBS News broke the story on the CIA leaks:

CBS News has learned that a manhunt is underway for a traitor inside the Central Intelligence Agency.

The CIA and FBI are conducting a joint investigation into one of the worst security breaches in CIA history, which exposed thousands of top-secret documents that described CIA tools used to penetrate smartphones, smart televisions and computer systems.

Sources familiar with the investigation say it is looking for an insider — either a CIA employee or contractor — who had physical access to the material. The agency has not said publicly when the material was taken or how it was stolen.

WikiLeaks published the leaked material in March and CBS points out that WikiLeaks has said all along that they got the material from a CIA insider. What CBS fails to report is that for quite some time our intelligence community and the media have been blaming Russia for these leaks (WikiLeaks published the material in March but has had it for longer), when the truth is that Russia seems to have had NOTHING to do with it.

The UK’s Guardian newspaper broke the story on John Brennan though they attempted to shield the Obama/Clinton acolyte from blowback even as they explained his underhanded dealings.

(Our own Andrew West brought part of this story to you earlier today.)

The Guardian  explained that British spies first noticed the connections between the Trump team and the Russians but that other European intelligence agencies soon also picked up on the ties. These agencies then brought that information to Brennan at the CIA, because, the Guardian opines, American laws don’t allow our own intelligence agencies to spy on American citizens.

 

The Guardian has been told the FBI and the CIA were slow to appreciate the extensive nature of contacts between Trump’s team and Moscow ahead of the US election. This was in part due to US law that prohibits US agencies from examining the private communications of American citizens without warrants. “They are trained not to do this,” the source stressed.

“It looks like the [US] agencies were asleep,” the source added. “They [the European agencies] were saying: ‘There are contacts going on between people close to Mr Trump and people we believe are Russian intelligence agents. You should be wary of this.’

The reality is that our agencies weren’t “asleep,” they too could see the interactions, there just wasn’t any reason to think that the connections between some Trump team members and Russia was underhanded. While we in the United States believe in due process and the need for the government to have “probable cause” before accusing people of wrongdoing, apparently in Europe, no such probable cause is necessary.

The American Spectator explains what the Guardian‘s report had really uncovered. Here’s a hint, it wasn’t wrongdoing by Trump… but by John Brennan and the CIA:

Seeking to retain his position as CIA director under Hillary, [John] Brennan teamed up with British spies and Estonian spies to cripple Trump’s candidacy. He used their phony intelligence as a pretext for a multi-agency investigation into Trump, which led the FBI to probe a computer server connected to Trump Tower and gave cover to Susan Rice, among other Hillary supporters, to spy on Trump and his people.

John Brennan’s CIA operated like a branch office of the Hillary campaign, leaking out mentions of this bogus investigation to the press in the hopes of inflicting maximum political damage on Trump. An official in the intelligence community tells TAS that Brennan’s retinue of political radicals didn’t even bother to hide their activism, decorating offices with “Hillary for president cups” and other campaign paraphernalia…

Any other CIA director would have disregarded such a flaky tip, recognizing that Estonia was eager to see Trump lose (its officials had bought into Hillary’s propaganda that Trump was going to pull out of NATO and leave Baltic countries exposed to Putin). But Brennan opportunistically seized on it, as he later that summer seized on the half-baked intelligence of British spy agencies (also full of officials who wanted to see Trump lose).

The truth is clear, Obama’s intelligence community worked hard to scuttle Donald Trump’s presidential aspirations and ensure that Hillary Clinton would become President. When that didn’t work, they turned to the media for help undermining the newly elected president and the media embraced the farce with gusto. The nighttime tales of Russian terror are nothing more than fairytales told by Obama’s cronies and regurgitated to the American people by a complicit media that seems willing to believe and repeat any negative story they hear about Donald Trump.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Onan Coca

Onan is the Editor-in-Chief at Liberty Alliance media group. He’s also the managing editor at Eaglerising.com, Constitution.com and the managing partner at iPatriot.com. Onan is a graduate of Liberty University (2003) and earned his M.Ed. at Western Governors University in 2012. Onan lives in Atlanta with his wife and their three wonderful children. You can find his writing all over the web.

Another Doctor Arrested in Michigan for Female Genital Mutilation!


Reported By Onan Coca | April 21, 2017

 

doctor crime

A week ago we brought you the story of Dr. Jumana Nagarwala, an emergency room doctor at Henry Ford Hospital, where she was supposed to be healing and helping people.

Dr. Ngarwala, was found to be performing “clitoridectomy” (female genital mutilation) on little girls whose parents brought them in to be carved apart. Sadly, the practice of female genital mutilation is becoming far more common in the United States, and it has much to do with the decision by new migrants from the Muslim world to not assimilate.

Now another Michigan Doctor has been arrested for performing the disgusting procedures on little girls in the Midwest.

Doctor Fakhruddin Attar and wife Farida were arrested Friday near Detroit for conspiring to commit and aiding in female genital mutilation [FGM] of girls as young as six-years-old. The Attars allegedly allowed the procedure to be carried in their Livonia medical clinic. Mrs. Attar even held the hands of the girls screaming in pain. 

According to the criminal complaint from the Department of Justice, the couple conspired with Detroit emergency room doctor Jumana Nagarwala.

The criminal complaint against the group reads like a horror show:

Attar Complaint 0 by Katie Pavlich on Scribd

https://www.scribd.com/embeds/345883002/content?start_page=1&view_mode=scroll&access_key=key-HSjOzCZvDyP08LzEgJRm&show_recommendations=true

Of course, neither of the Doctors will admit to their crimes, and both have argued that their “crimes” were no crimes at all but simply a religious ritual.

Which makes the entire proceeding all the more worrisome – these people embrace the mutilation of little girls as a religious ritual and they cannot give up the practice because it is part and parcel of their religious fervor. If the incoming immigrant population will not assimilate, there is simply no way that they will abandon their most closely held religious practices. Even more disturbing is the truth that while female genital mutilation is disgusting, even horrific, it’s not the worst of the Islamic religious practices. Suicide bombings, slavery, the legal rape of prisoners taken in battle, all of these things are also part of their closely held religious beliefs.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Onan Coca

Onan is the Editor-in-Chief at Liberty Alliance media group. He’s also the managing editor at Eaglerising.com, Constitution.com and the managing partner at iPatriot.com. Onan is a graduate of Liberty University (2003) and earned his M.Ed. at Western Governors University in 2012. Onan lives in Atlanta with his wife and their three wonderful children. You can find his writing all over the web.

Public School Teacher Bans Students from Wearing Cross, Calls it a “Gang Symbol”


Reported By Onan Coca |  April 21, 2017

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Ladies and gentlemen, we have to fight back. We cannot abide the assault on religious freedom by the left, because the victims of our losses will be our children. While many of us have enjoyed lives lived under the cloak of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, ideals that for most of our lives the Republicans AND the Democrats have defended. If we don’t fight back now, our children will not know the freedoms that we have known.

What should we fight against? We should fight against people like this…

The Daily Caller has a new story about a teacher from Hillsborough County, Florida who has an interesting and cruel way of teaching her Christian students.

High School math teacher Lora Jane Riedas has found herself in some hot water after her treatment of her students became known. The lawyers for some of the students are from the constitutional defenders at the Liberty Counsel, and they recently sent a letter to the district Superintendent explaining the situation.

Here’s what the Liberty Counsel had to say:

We write on behalf of parents of children in the classroom of teacher Lora Jane Riedas, a math teacher at Riverview High School, who report that Ms. Riedas has prohibited at least three children from wearing Christian cross necklaces in her classroom, claiming on occasion that they are “gang symbols.” They are not gang symbols, but are symbols of personal faith. A picture of one of the crosses, less than an inch tall, is attached. Subsequent to her cross ban, Ms. Riedas singled out at least one of the students for a number of false “misbehavior” allegations. One of our student clients reports that she had just sat down in class, and placed her books on her desk, when Ms. Riedas approached her. Referencing the tiny cross necklace which was around the student’s neck, Ms. Riedas said, “I need you to take your necklace off.” Our client asked “Why?” and Ms. Riedas refused to explain, stating “That’s disrespectful; you have to take it off.” Our client did not want to be disrespectful, so she took it off, but she felt bad because she felt she was being forced to deny her faith. All of our clients are afraid to openly wear their cross necklaces in class any more.

Ms. Riedas has further engaged in impermissible LGBT political activism in the classroom, and has indicated her intent to further do so during instructional time. Ms. Riedas is planning to promote GLSEN’s 2 “Day of Silence” coercive political activities during instructional time in her classroom on Friday, April 21, 2017. In addition to being opposed to student religious expression, we understand that Ms. Riedas is the sponsor for the R.G.S.A Gay-Straight Alliance (“GSA”) at Riverview High School, and that her classroom is permanently decorated with LGBT political themes, including a large display on her wall stating “ALLY,” a “Safe Space” poster and door sticker, and assorted other LGBT promotional material, including buttons prominently displayed on her desk, facing students, stating “I Love My LGBT Students” and “PROUD Public Employee.” These buttons make other students feel marginalized and excluded, and not full members of the classroom community. Moreover, at the beginning of the semester, Ms. Riedas placed LGBT rainbow stickers on students’ classroom folders without their consent, which were there one day when the students arrived. One of our clients reports that after she removed the LGBT sticker, Ms. Riedas’ behavior toward her changed markedly for the worse…

The totality of Ms. Riedas’ behavior is very concerning: banning cross necklaces on the one hand, while promoting wholesale LGBT political activism on the other. By retweeting GLSEN’s guide” for classroom activism, Ms. Riedas is encouraging other teachers to engage in what she herself appears to be preparing to do on Friday, April 21: classroom activism during instructional time, requiring students who do not agree with “Day of Silence” to participate in various forced activities entirely unrelated to math class, and rewarding students who participate in the political activity she herself favors.

In banning cross necklaces from three different students in her classroom, Ms. Riedas has “intentionally violate[d] or den[ied] a student’s legal rights.” The right to wear a cross necklace is clearly established. There is no question that students have the right to wear religious jewelry, despite any specious claim of “gang affiliation” by Ms. Riedas. Subsequent to her cross ban, Ms. Reidas has subjected at least one of the students “to unnecessary embarrassment or disparagement,” in singling the student out for false allegations of student behavior violations. In her numerous promotions of homosexuality in the classroom, including GLSEN’s “guide” she has indicated an intent to “intentionally . . . distort subject matter” which is beyond the scope of classroom instruction. In the cross ban and subsequent harassment, Ms. Riedas has violated the prohibition on harassment or discrimination “against any student on the basis of …religion . . . political beliefs . . . or social and family background.” The same holds true for any of the activities from GLSEN’s guide” which she plans to foist upon the students, as well as the final prohibition on “exploit[ing] a relationship with a student for personal gain or advantage,” in that she holds a position of power over students, and is using that to push her own politically activist LGBT beliefs upon them…

Parents have the fundamental right to determine the jewelry as well as the associations and activities of their minor children. School officials have no business in intentionally interfering with parent-approved religious jewelry, or in promoting their pet political ideologies during instructional time to a captive audience. The Hillsborough County School District is hereby on notice that any further violations of student rights in this fashion will be viewed by Liberty Counsel as sufficient to support a federal lawsuit for civil rights violations…

Reidas’ behavior is grotesque and unacceptable, but it is also becoming more and more common at our nations public schools. There are thousands of good teachers toiling in anonymity, working hard to educate our children and to mold young minds into a creative and intelligent generation. Sadly, those teachers have been overshadowed by the hundreds (upon hundreds) of teachers, who just like Reidas care more about their own agenda’s than they do the true education of our children. We cannot allow it to continue.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Onan Coca

Onan is the Editor-in-Chief at Liberty Alliance media group. He’s also the managing editor at Eaglerising.com, Constitution.com and the managing partner at iPatriot.com. Onan is a graduate of Liberty University (2003) and earned his M.Ed. at Western Governors University in 2012. Onan lives in Atlanta with his wife and their three wonderful children. You can find his writing all over the web.

ANTIFA and the Looney Left


Authored by Jim Shempert | Friday, April 21, 2017 @ 12:23 PM

ANTIFA and the Looney Left

Here is a look at ANTIFA, how they represent the new face of the Democratic Party, and what it all means for America.

Maybe we have reached a point in America’s history where bi-partisanship is dead. I certainly hope not; that is never what the founders intended. You win some, and you lose some. That has been a standard of life for many years. – Jim Shempert

Have you ever heard of ANTIFA? Admittedly, I live in the heartland, so when I saw the riots in Berkeley, I had to do some research on who/what ANTIFA is. To me, it looked like a bunch of spoiled Millennials dressed in black screaming, shouting, and threatening anyone who doesn’t agree with them. Sort of sounds like one party in Washington, but I digress. 

ANTIFA supposedly stands against fascism; it is an abbreviation for “anti-fascist.” Interesting, because I would say 99.9% of Americans would agree on standing against fascism. (As I recall, we dealt a destructive blow to fascism in the ‘40s, and it has made no significant comeback since.) 

ANTIFA is actually a radical communist group. Their funding comes mainly from George Soros, and thus, they get paid to be a “fly in the ointment.” They claim lofty ideals, but all they really stand for is radical communism. In doing some research for this blog, I watched several videos on ANTIFA, the Berkeley riots, and other ANTIFA related groups around the world. ANTIFA’s main tactic is chaos, shouting down anyone with whom they disagree with calls of fascist, racist, bigot, etc. 

ANTIFA is not the problem. Again, they are largely made up of a tiny group of Millennials dressed in black hoodies and bandannas who always got a trophy for what they did, were never told “no,” and have no coping ability in the world around them. 

Newsflash: Struggle brings maturity. Eating ramen noodles in a tiny apartment while scraping together just enough pennies to pay the rent actually builds character. 

I voted for Donald Trump, but he undoubtedly has his warts. I have no great devotion to the man, other than the fact that I dread what the other candidate would have furthered in America. That sets me apart from liberals from the last eight years. Trump is not divine; he was the better of the two options from my perspective. He has hit a home run with Neil Gorsuch but has failed on the Obamacare repeal. Let’s be honest, the Obama years were catastrophic for anyone with common sense. Barack Obama did more to attack Christians than any president in our history. That’s not to mention the economy, national security, immigration, etc. So, when I weighed the options of continuing that path or averting it, I chose to avert it. 

The problem with ANTIFA is, by and large, they are representing the new face of the Democratic Party. There is no longer disagreement on issues. You are allowed to agree with the left, or you are immediately shouted down as a racist, bigot, or the like. There is no middle ground. They are totalitarian in their efforts. It’s victory or death with them. As I watched the videos from Berkeley, I saw unhinged children who didn’t win the game, so they cried, threatened others, and ultimately took their ball and went home. That only happened after they attempted to attack a pro-Trump crowd and were promptly handed their behinds. 

The question I have for my more liberal friends is this: How many losses do you have to take before you realize that you are the problem? Daily I see articles about why Hillary Clinton did not win, yet never once have I seen one from the left that says that Hillary was to blame. Again, giving a child a trophy when he loses is a bad idea. As I type this, of 50 states, the GOP controls 33 statehouses. Thirty-three to seventeen is lopsided any way you look at it. 

Luckily for these ANTIFA tadpoles, this was in California. In most of the heartland, if you throw a rock or a bottle and hit someone in the head, whoever is president is going to be your last worry. 

Maybe we have reached a point in America’s history where bi-partisanship is dead. I certainly hope not; that is never what the founders intended. You win some, and you lose some. That has been a standard of life for many years. 

ANTIFA, and to a growing extent, the left, in general, may have to look itself in the mirror and have a hard conversation. Maybe America is not racist, sexist, or homophobic, among other things.  

Maybe, America doesn’t like what you are selling. Maybe America just doesn’t like your policies. Maybe America is tired of identity politics and being called something she is not just because it justifies your argument. Maybe that’s why since Barrack Obama was elected president, Democrats have lost 900 state legislature seats, 12 governorships, 69 House seats, and 13 Senate seats. 

Maybe it’s you.

 

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Have You Met This Jesus?


Authored by Dr. Ray Rooney, Jr. |  Friday, April 21, 2017 @ 3:00 PM

URL of the original posting site: http://www.afa.net/the-stand/faith/2017/04/have-you-met-this-jesus/

Have You Met This Jesus?

In times of horror and persecution, don’t look to an appeaser and accommodator to save you. Look instead to a sword wielding Conqueror.

As ISIS attempts to strike fear into the minds and souls of Christians globally it would behoove the faithful to consider the sword wielding Christ whom the foes of God cannot defeat. – Dr. Ray Rooney, Jr.

  • A Muslim walks the streets of downtown Fresno looking for white men to shoot and after gunning down three men and surrounded by police shouts “Allahu akbar.”
  • An elderly man is picking up cans on the streets of Cleveland and a car pulls up. The driver gets out with his cell phone recording via the Facebook Live feature and tells the man to repeat a woman’s name.  When he does the driver shoots and kills him.
  • A psychotic and obese despot in North Korea promises to reduce America to ashes with “our super-mighty pre-emptive strike.”  Political and military leadership in this country is not shrugging and laughing it off.  A U.S. navy armada is on its way to the Korean peninsula.
  • Forty five Christians were killed by suicide bombers in Egypt on Palm Sunday. 

At home, in America, the hatred spewing from liberals towards conservatives and evangelicals has reached a fever pitch and portends violence.  The University of California at Berkely urged the cancellation of a speech by Ann Coulter who was to speak on illegal immigration for fear of the eruption of violence.

Christians are taught that in the midst of devastation and despair we are to look “to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith…” (Heb. 12:2).  Unfortunately, the Jesus many are looking to in these difficult and troubled times is not much of a problem solver if you go by what is being preached in many American churches. 

The picture of Jesus being painted by many of our pulpiteers is not the author and perfecter of faith but the accepter and accommodator of human desire.  He’s an appeaser, not a Savior. 

The Jesus many Americans hear about on Sundays accepts people no matter what they believe or how they live.  He’s a pacifist, a pluralist, and even a secularist (He apparently believes in the separation of church and state and doesn’t want anyone to be made to feel uncomfortable by hearing the gospel). 

So as the pressure against righteousness mounts and the persecution against Christians increases, to whom are all those churchgoers turning who don’t believe Jesus opposes anything except the notion of intolerance?  As far as I can tell the answer to that is government.  If only the Jesus revealed in the pages of the Bible was faithfully proclaimed then instead of the faithless hand-wringing that seems to be going on by shallow churchgoers with the haters of the cross growing ever more bold, a fearless and bold prayer would ascend using the words of David in Psalm 68:1 “God shall arise, his enemies shall be scattered; and those who hate him shall flee before him!”

Here a few passages in the Bible to consider when looking to Jesus in the midst of burgeoning evil and its designs.

Genesis 3:15I will put enmity between you [serpent; Satan] and the woman, and between your offspring and her offspring; he shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise his heel.

The very first prophetic word about redemption and the One who shall bring it is an image of a Man stomping on the head of a snake.  He doesn’t flee from it.  He doesn’t adopt it and make it His pet.  He stomps its headThat is what the Son of God thinks of evil.  Not quite the picture of accommodation proclaimed weekly in many churches.

Joshua 5:13-15 – When Joshua was by Jericho, he lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, a man was standing before him with his drawn sword in his hand. And Joshua went to him and said to him, “Are you for us, or for our adversaries?” And he said, “No; but I am the commander of the army of the Lord. Now I have come.” And Joshua fell on his face to the earth and worshiped and said to him, “What does my lord say to his servant?” And the commander of the Lord’s army said to Joshua, “Take off your sandals from your feet, for the place where you are standing is holy.” And Joshua did so.

Compare that to what was said to Moses from the burning bush and you know who this “commander” is.  There is absolutely no doubt that the commander of the armies of the Lord is Jesus (as we shall see in another text).

Two things are striking about this passage.  First, is that the “commander” had a drawn sword in His hand.  This was the eve of the attack on Jericho.  The first battle for the conquest of the Promised Land was about to commence and the pre-Incarnate Jesus was wielding His sword.

When Moses was besieged by naysayers as the freed Hebrews had their back to the Red Sea and Pharaoh’s army bearing down on them the deliverer shouted “The Lord will fight for you, and you have only to be silent” (Ex. 14:14).  When did the Lord ever stop fighting for His people except when they turn away from Him in unbeliefJesus stands just as ready today to wield His sword against the enemies of the cross as He did when He appeared to Joshua as the conquest of Canaan began.

The second striking facet is the non-answer answer to Joshua’s inquiry.  Joshua’s question was essentially “Are you on our side or theirs?”  “No.”  What kind of response is that?  Simple.  Jesus was saying “I’m on My side and if you want to succeed in that which I have called you to do then you will follow Me.”  Where? Into the battleJesus doesn’t shy away from leading the people of God into victory on the battlefield.  As ISIS attempts to strike fear into the minds and souls of Christians globally it would behoove the faithful to consider the sword wielding Christ whom the foes of God cannot defeat. 

Colossians 2:15 – He [Jesus] disarmed the rulers and authorities and put them to open shame, by triumphing over them in him.

To the naked and unspiritual eye the bloody death of Jesus on a Roman cross looked like utter and ignominious defeat.  Hardly.  Paul uses the imagery of a Roman victory procession down the streets of the city where the defeated royalty was paraded in chains.  What looked to most people to be humiliating defeat, was in fact, a glorious victory where the spiritually bankrupt were revealed and put to open shame.  It takes a measure of spiritual maturity to recognize this which is why there is so much fearful whining emanating from so many churchgoers today.  They’re not looking to a conqueror.  They’re hoping for someone who can convince those who hate Christianity to learn to live with us.  What they’re hoping for is what Scripture teaches the antichrist will provide…not Jesus Christ.

Revelation 19:12-15 – His eyes are like a flame of fire, and on his head are many diadems, and he has a name written that no one knows but himself. He is clothed in a robe dipped in blood, and the name by which he is called is The Word of God. And the armies of heaven, arrayed in fine linen, white and pure, were following him on white horses. From his mouth comes a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations, and he will rule them with a rod of iron. He will tread the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God the Almighty.

When hope seems lost as evil spreads its hateful wings across the entire planet and persecution rises to truly unprecedented levels…this is the Jesus I look to.  A Savior with burning eyes, blood soaked apparel, and a sword that cannot be turned or tamed.  Could this have been on David’s mind as he penned the matchless words of the 23rd psalm which includes these words: “thou preparedst a table before me in the presence of mine enemies”?  Only two verses further in the text of Rev. 19 are the words of an angel seen standing in the Sun speaking to the birds “Come, gather for the great supper of God, to eat the flesh of kings, the flesh of captains, the flesh of mighty men…”

The Commander of the armies of heaven is not the only hat that Jesus wears or the only revelation of His character.  In subsequent blogs I will be looking at some of the others.  But this is probably the one that gets the least attention because it doesn’t fit the theologically liberal narrative that Jesus is all about making everyone feel good about themselves and their neighbors. 

Jesus is many things.  But as we continue to spiral downward into the abyss of narcissism, sexual anarchy, hedonism, and lawlessness domestically and threats to our national security by totalitarian regimes such as North Korea and Iran abroad, we need to be able to look to Jesus our hope and answer.  And He is ready to respond to our faith filled cries and pleas.  Ready to protect us.  Ready to fight for us.  Ready to conquer the purveyors of hateful rhetoric and murderous ideologies. 

The Jesus I’m looking to stomps on serpents, wields a drawn sword, disarms and shames those who would openly oppose Him, and treads the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God!  I’ll take my Conqueror over the warm fuzzy accommodator when Satan unleashes hell on earth.  All day long…

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Sarah Palin had Dinner with the President – You’ll Never Guess who she Brought as Her Guests!


Reported By Onan Coca |  April 20, 2017

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On Wednesday, Sarah Palin was invited to visit and enjoy a good mean with the President at the White House. She was also encouraged to bring a few friends, and that’s just what she did.

Palin brought rockers Ted Nugent and Kid Rock with her to visit the President. The group had dinner, toured the White House, and spent time speaking with the President and his staff. Thankfully they snapped a few photos to remember the evening, and they were kind enough to share them with us all.

Here’s what Palin had to say about the evening on her wesbite:

President Trump’s invitation for dinner included bringing a couple of friends; it was the highest honor to have great Americans who are independent, hardworking, patriotic, and unafraid share commonsense solutions at the White House. (Asked why I invited Kid Rock and Ted Nugent I joked, “Because Jesus was booked.”)

The company was wonderful and dinner was beyond superb, with Baked Alaska for dessert. Thanks to the outstanding White House staff, chefs, Secret Service, and of course the President for making it such a special evening.

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It was easy to tell that Ted Nugent was excited to be at the White House, because he wrote this on Facebook:

So today is the 242nd anniversary of The Shot Heard Round The World is it! Well well well looky looky here boogie chillin’, I got your Shot Heard Round The World right here in big ol greazyass Washington DC where your 1 & only MotorCity Madman WhackMaster StrapAssasin1 dined with President Donald J Trump at the WhiteHouse to Make America Great Again! Got that? Glowing all American over the top WE THE PEOPLE gory details coming ASAP!! BRACE!

Fortunately, while I can’t translate exactly what he’s saying, I can show you a picture of Nugent with the President.

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The crew even took a minute to troll Hillary Clinton by posing with her portrait during their visit.

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You can see more photos of the fun evening at Sarah Palin’s website.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Onan Coca

Onan is the Editor-in-Chief at Liberty Alliance media group. He’s also the managing editor at Eaglerising.com, Constitution.com and the managing partner at iPatriot.com. Onan is a graduate of Liberty University (2003) and earned his M.Ed. at Western Governors University in 2012. Onan lives in Atlanta with his wife and their three wonderful children. You can find his writing all over the web.

EU Faces Next Referendum from French Voters. Opposition to globalist European project fuels rise of French populist candidates on right and left


Reported by Edmund Kozak | Updated 21 Apr 2017 at 6:29 AM

URL of the original posting site: http://www.lifezette.com/polizette/eu-faces-next-referendum-from-french-voters/

The European project will face its next test on Sunday, as the people of France head to the polls to participate in the first round of the French presidential elections. With only two days left to go until election day, polls continue to show left-wing candidate Emmanuel Macron virtually neck and neck with right-wing populist candidate Marine Le Pen, each polling around 23 to 25 percent.

Le Pen, an outspoken critic of the European Union and the policies of globalization and mass migration it peddles, has used her message to transform her party from one that sits on the fringes of French politics to one that’s a driving force at the very heart of the national conversation. As the election approaches, the leader of the Front National has only hardened her populist, anti-EU immigration message.

“The European Union is imposing double trouble on us [with] the lack of physical borders with the irresponsible Schengen Treaty,” Le Pen told supporters at a rally on Wednesday.

“We got rid of our physical borders, and that turned our countries into train stations for all immigrants around the world. I will end Schengen and restore our national borders,” said Le Pen, who has also promised voters a referendum on France’s membership in the EU.

Mass immigration is not an opportunity for France, it’s a tragedy for France,” Le Pen said. “The choice on Sunday is simple: It is a choice between a France that is rising again and a France that is sinking,” she said.

On Tuesday, Le Pen refused to be interviewed in front of the EU flag during a television interview. “I want to be the president of the French Republic, I don’t want to be European Commission president,” she said. “I believe the European Union has done a lot of harm to our country,” Le Pen said.

More troubling for the EU itself is that the popularity of Le Pen’s anti-EU message is not confined solely to the populist right. In the past few weeks, what was effectively a two-horse race between Macron and Le Pen, with center-right moderate Francois Fillon trailing comfortably in third place, has become a four-person contest as far-leftist, anti-EU candidate Jean-Luc Mélenchon received a surprising surge of support.

The radical left-wing populist is polling at an average of 18.5 percent, according to Bloomberg, nipping at the heels of Fillon, who sits on an average of 19.5 percent support.

EU loyalists are clearly worried about the anti-EU sentiment in France. Last week, German president Frank-Walter Steinmeier urged the French people not to vote for anti-EU candidates.

“Do not listen to the siren songs of those who promise you a great French future after getting rid of all that is part of France today, namely its role as a guarantor of European stability and a pillar of the European Union,” he said.

But with both Le Pen and Mélenchon positioned to reach the runoff and find themselves in the second round of voting, it seems the French aren’t listening to voices like Steinmeier’s.

Antifa thugs unmasked in Alabama — by laws originally passed against the KKK


Antifa demonstrator told to remove mask by local police in Auburn, Alabama outside Richard Spencer event / Sam Willoughby | Twitter

In a twist of delicious irony, a law originally enacted to deal with the Ku Klux Klan led to the unmasking of several Antifa thugs on the streets of Auburn, Alabama, Tuesday.

According to a story at Twitchy, local police told people protesting a speech by Alt-Right leader Richard Spencer at Auburn University — which was court-ordered to host him — to take off their hallmark masks.

From video shot outside the venue, it appeared as though the police were enforcing the rules, which included a no-mask policy. That meant the members of the [A]ntifa, or anti-fascists, were made to uncover their faces as they marched past law enforcement toward the campus.

As the story notes, the responses to the unmasking on social media included tweets lauding the Auburn Police Department for enforcing the law while criticizing local cops in Berkeley, California, where lax law enforcement has been blamed for riots over the weekend. Spencer’s views are despicable, but the way a free society deals with bad ideas is to drown them out with better ones, not engage in domestic terrorism. Someone needs to pass that memo along.

As my colleague Chris Pandolfo pointed out in the wake of the past weekend’s riots in Berkeley, Antifa’s name, which is a truncation of “anti-fascism,” really ought not to be taken at face value.

“‘Antifa’ is made up of self-described anarchists — radical left-wing thugs who employ violence and intimidation to advance their beliefs,” he writes. “They’ve shown up previously at Berkeley to shut down a “free speech” event hosted by provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos, leaving damaged property, fires, and assault victims in their wake.”

In short, Antifa has no problem shutting down political demonstrations with brute force and intimidation tactics for their socio-political ends [read: terrorism], and they typically wear masks to do it. Covering one’s face to commit acts of political violence is not limited to Antifa thugs. It’s also a favorite tactic of groups like ISIS and other Islamist terror cells, as well as another U.S.-based, Democrat-sympathetic domestic terrorist organization: The Ku Klux Klan.

What many may not know, however, is that the current law forcing the Antifa demonstrators to remove their facial coverings finds its roots in a decades-old provision originally passed to take on the robe-clad hate group.

Title 13 of the Alabama State Code prohibits masked people from congregating in public places without facing criminal charges. If you want to publicly gather in the Yellowhammer State, you can either take your mask off, move along, or leave in cuffs. This, along with a provision the court order was what was being enforced, a spokesman for the Auburn Police Department confirms via email.

While several states now have laws prohibiting the covering one’s face in public, these laws in the deep south herald back to mid-20th century efforts to keep white supremacists from going about incognito to terrorize and intimidating law-abiding citizens.

The history of Alabama’s anti-masking law go back to Governor Jim Folsom — a noted opponent of the KKK — who in 1949 signed a law making wearing a mask a misdemeanor, punishable, back then, by a $500 fine and a year in jail, according to Time Magazine archives. The law was the first of its kind passed in the Deep South since Reconstruction.

The current version of the law was passed in 1977.

Furthermore, in Hooded Americanism: The History of the Ku Klux Klan”, historian David Mark Chalmers notes that Folsom also ordered the arrest of anyone who similarly covered their license plates, saying “mobs, hooded or unhooded, are not going to rule Alabama.” Nor would they at Auburn. Georgia also has a similar statute, which was upheld by the Supreme Court in 1990, after it faced a legal challenge from the KKK on First Amendment grounds.

So there you have it: A law put in place to combat racist terrorists over five decades ago is now being used against communist terrorists trying to intimidate racists. Welcome to 2017, folks.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Nate Madden

Nate Madden is a Staff Writer for Conservative Review, focusing on religious freedom, immigration, and the judiciary. Follow him @NateMaddenCR and on Facebook.

The Clarion Projecty Newsletter for April 21, 2017


Feature

Five Americans Who Are Standing Up Against Radical Islam These five people are on the frontlines of challenging extremism. Read

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Choosing Oppression is NOT Freedom The burqa, hijab and Harriet Tubman Read

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Violated! Act Now To Speak Out Against Injustice Four horrific tragedies that deserve your attention. Protest Now

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Violated!

“The vicious circle of abuse repeats itself until eventually it becomes a custom of life in these barbaric countries.”

-L.A.

Why Don’t Police Care About “Allahu Akbar” in Fresno?

“If they are radicalized, then it’s a TERRORIST ATTACK, not just a hate crime”

-C.M.

Today’s Politically INCORRECT Cartoons from TOWNHALL.COM


Today’s TWO Politically INCORRECT Cartoons


Killing O’Reilly

Killing O’Reilly was a joint effort by the leftist mob, the mainstream media, the Murdoch Brothers, and, yes, Bill himself.

Third Term Wishes

The Obama presidency allowed our enemies to grow stronger as America grew weaker. What could he have done with 4 more years?

Obama Third Term / Cartoon by A.F. Branco ©2017.

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LifeNews.com Pro-Life News Report


Thursday, April 20, 2017

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

Top Stories
• New Republican Bill to Defund Planned Parenthood Abortion Business Emerges
• “I Would Expect a Supreme Court Resignation This Summer,” Top Republican Says
• Alabama Senate Passes Pro-Life Bill Saying There is No Right to Abortion
• Iowa House Passes Bill to Defund Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz

More Pro-Life News
• Democrats Face Backlash From Abortion Activists After “Pro-Life” Candidate Added to “Unity” Rally
• Young Mother Dies Who Refused Cancer Treatment to Save Her Unborn Son’s Life
• “Each Finger Could be Counted:” What a Doctor Saw After Examining a Baby Who Died in a Miscarriage
• Abortion Ship Heads to Pro-Life Mexico to Illegally Give Women Free Abortions
• Does Planned Parenthood Receive Taxpayer Funding for Abortions? Yes. Here’s How
• Judge Lets Planned Parenthood Reopen Dangerous Missouri Abortion Clinics Putting Women at Risk
• Late-Term Abortion Clinic Accused of Breaking the Law to Sell Body Parts of Aborted Babies
• California Senate Committee Passes Bill to Force College Health Centers to Sell Abortion Pills
• Tennessee Senate Committee Passes Bill to Ban Late-Term Abortions After 20 Weeks
• UN Says Women Who Want to “Avoid Pregnancy” Should Use Abortion as Family Planning

New Republican Bill to Defund Planned Parenthood Abortion Business Emerges
Republican members of Congress appear to have a new deal to repeal Obamacare and the legislation also retains language to defund the Planned Parenthood abortion business.

Cl ick to Read at LifeNews.com.


“I Would Expect a Supreme Court Resignation This Summer,” Top Republican Says
Rumors have been ubiquitous in the nation’s capital as to whether another Supreme Court vacancy is on the horizon.

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Alabama Senate Passes Pro-Life Bill Saying There is No Right to Abortion
Alabama state Senators advanced a bill this week that would add the right to life for unborn babies into the Alabama Constitution.

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Iowa House Passes Bill to Defund Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz
Iowa House lawmakers approved a budget plan Wednesday that would defund Planned Parenthood and other abortion groups.

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Democrats Face Backlash From Abortion Activists After “Pro-Life” Candidate Added to “Unity” Rally
Abortion activists are causing an uproar today after the Democratic National Committee invited a Nebraska mayoral candidate with a past pro-life record to join its “unity tour.”

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Young Mother Dies Who Refused Cancer Treatment to Save Her Unborn Son’s Life
In 2015, Danielle Janofsky learned that she had a cancerous mole. She had it removed and followed up with regular checkups.

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“Each Finger Could be Counted:” What a Doctor Saw After Examining a Baby Who Died in a Miscarriage
Melissa Ogle, MD, is a pro-life doctor I wrote about in a previous article.

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Abortion Ship Heads to Pro-Life Mexico to Illegally Give Women Free Abortions
The notorious Women on Waves abortion ship sailed to Mexico this week, barely two months after the Guatemalan military kicked it out for trying to perform illegal abortions there.

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UN Says Women Who Want to “Avoid Pregnancy” Should Use Abortion as Family Planning

Illinois Governor Rauner is Right to Veto Bill Forcing Taxpayers to Fund Abortions

 
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Racist California College Students Demand Censorship of Conservative Speakers, Deny “Truth” Exists


Reported  By Andrew West | April 19, 2017

URL of the original posting site: http://constitution.com/racist-california-college-students-demand-censorship-conservative-speakers-deny-truth-exists/

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Only in the state of California could a story such as this even occur, as racist college students attack the First Amendment, conservatives, and the truth all at the same time.

California itself is in the middle of an existential crisis of identity.  The liberal stronghold has been in the news far more in recent weeks than ever before, as left-leaning fascist millennials continue to tear down anyone who dare opposed their progressive viewpoints, going so far as to suggest that handguns should be carried by anti-Trump protestors in the state.

The latest nonsense to come slithering out of the Bear Republic is absolutely infuriating, as a group of leftists student have demanded that Pomona College take “action” against a conservative author scheduled to speak on campus, claiming that the “truth” is no longer an objective concept.

“Students at Pomona College in California stated in a letter to outgoing President David Oxtoby that the truth is a ‘myth’ and ‘white supremacist concept’ after Oxtoby reaffirmed the college‘s commitment to free speech, the Claremont Independent reported. These same students also demanded that the college take ‘action’ against journalists who work at the Independent.

“The Claremont Independent is a conservative student paper for the Claremont Colleges consortium – of which Pomona College is a member – and is connected to the conservative Leadership Institute.

“Three self-identified black students wrote the letter after Oxtoby sent an email in April that reiterated ‘the exercise of free speech and academic freedom’ after protesters blocked the exits to Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum  in order to shut down a scheduled lecture by Heather Mac Donald, a Black Lives Matter critic.”

Not only did the students attempt to censor the scheduled speaker, it turns out that they physically confronted those who wished to attend the event, including faculty members.

Then, these menaces to freedom took it a step further in their criticisms.

“The students then wrote that there is no such thing as truth, and that this “Euro-West” concept has often be used to “silence oppressed peoples.”

 

“‘Historically, white supremacy has venerated the idea of objectivity, and wielded a dichotomy of “subjectivity vs. objectivity” as a means of silencing oppressed peoples. The idea that there is a single truth–”the Truth”–is a construct of the Euro-West that is deeply rooted in the Enlightenment, which was a movement that also described Black and Brown people as both subhuman and impervious to pain. This construction is a myth and white supremacy, imperialism, colonization, capitalism, and the United States of America are all of its progeny. The idea that the truth is an entity for which we must search, in matters that endanger our abilities to exist in open spaces, is an attempt to silence oppressed peoples.’

“After claiming that students were right to attempt to silence Mac Donald, whom they labeled ‘a fascist, a white supremacist, a warhawk, a transphobe, a queerphobe, a classist, and ignorant of interlocking systems of domination that produce the lethal conditions under which oppressed peoples are forced to live,’ the students demanded that Oxtoby apologize for his email promoting free speech.”

As the left continues to churn out these anti-freedom diatribes, they are consistently attempting to pin “fascism” on the conservatives of America.  The truth of the matter is, however, that these leftists are redefining fascism in their actions.  Whereas the idea once related merely to race and nationality, it is becoming more and more apparent that the left is replacing those outdated ideas with “political belief”, and themselves are attempting to create an authoritarian state based on their leftist doctrine.

The new fascism is purely a liberal construct.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Andrew West

Andrew West is a Georgia-based political enthusiast and lover of liberty. When not writing, you can find Mr. West home brewing his own craft beer, perfecting his home-made hot sauce recipes, or playing guitar.

Poll: Voters support controversial border-adjustment tax


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Poll: Voters support controversial border-adjustment / © Greg Nash

 

A majority of registered voters support a proposal to impose a new 20 percent tax on imports, according to a new poll. The Harvard-Harris Poll survey found that 62 percent of Americans would support a 20 percent tax on all goods made outside the United States.

The idea is backed by 77 percent of Republicans, 61 percent of independents and 51 percent of Democrats, according to the poll.

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A new tax on imports is a key part of the tax-reform plan from Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.). The border-adjustment tax would impose the 20 percent tax on imports and reduce taxes on exports. It has split Republicans and the business sector, however, with retailers loudly protesting the idea of hiking taxes on imports.

President Trump was once opposed to the tax but has since said he believes it could boost job growth in the U.S. by encouraging domestic production.

Fifty-three percent of Americans agree with that reading, saying the tax would create domestic jobs and stimulate the economy.

Fiscally conservative groups, including the Charles and David Koch-backed group Americans for Prosperity, oppose the tax, arguing that costs will be passed on to consumers.

It’s believed that any House tax-reform plan that includes the border-adjustment tax would be met with opposition in the Senate, greatly complicating the GOP’s tax-reform efforts.

The Harvard-Harris survey also found that 80 percent of voters support a 10 percent surcharge on all income over $5 million.

Two-thirds would like to see a tax on robots that replace human jobs, and 50 percent support a carbon tax.

Voters are split on whether corporations should get a tax break, but 78 percent would support cutting the corporate tax rate on money repatriated from overseas. That number grows to 82 percent if the repatriation taxes are used to fund a government infrastructure program.

Harvard-Harris co-director Mark Penn believes the poll’s overall findings show a bipartisan deal could be forged on taxes.

“Democrats might bargain for a ten percent surcharge on incomes over $5 million, which is favored by 80 percent,” Penn said.

“The public would support a corporate tax reform that includes repatriation and infrastructure. Voters want lower rates and to keep their deductions — caps on deductions however were popular. This is a deal waiting to be made if Democrats and Republicans can work together.”

Ninety-one percent of voters said they want to see Trump and Republicans in Congress bring Democrats into the fold for tax reform.  And there is broad support among voters for any proposals that cut income taxes.

Seventy-one percent of Americans favor a tax reform plan that would reduce individual tax rates, eliminate gift and inheritance taxes, limit itemized deductions, replace personal and dependent exceptions with a higher standard deduction and eliminate the alternative minimum tax.

“The Trump administration has a real opportunity for tax reform now — there is significant support for reducing rates and capping deductions,” Penn said.

The online survey of 2,027 registered voters was conducted from April 14 to 17. The partisan breakdown is 36 percent Democrat, 31 percent Republican, 30 percent independent and 3 percent other. Harvard-Harris Poll uses a methodology that doesn’t produce a traditional margin of error.

The Harvard-Harris Poll survey is a collaboration of the Harvard Center for American Political Studies and The Harris Poll. The Hill will be working with Harvard-Harris throughout 2017. Full poll results will be posted online later this week.

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