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DOJ Gives Congress Missing Strzok-Page Text Messages; and EXCLUSIVE: Read The Strzok-Page Texts The DOJ Handed Over To Congress


Reported by Chuck Ross | Reporter | 5:57 PM 04/26/2018
United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein at a summit about combating human trafficking at the Department of Justice in Washington, U.S., February 2, 2018. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein | DOJ Gives Congress Missing Strzok Texts

United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein at a summit about combating human trafficking at the Department of Justice in Washington, U.S., February 2, 2018. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein | DOJ Gives Congress Missing Strzok Texts

The Justice Department on Thursday gave Congress five months worth of text messages exchanged between Peter Strzok and Lisa Page — two FBI officials involved in the investigations into Hillary Clinton and President Donald Trump’s campaign.

The messages, exchanged between Dec. 14, 2016, and May 17, 2017, were initially thought to be missing due to a technical glitch on FBI-issued cell phones. But the texts were recovered by the Justice Department’s office of the inspector general, which is investigating the FBI’s handling of both the Clinton and Trump campaign investigations.

Approximately 300 messages were given to Congress, a Justice Department official told The Daily Caller News Foundation.

Strzok, the former deputy chief of the FBI’s counterintelligence division, was removed from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia team in July 2017 after the discovery of the text messages. They showed Strzok and Page expressed deep hostility to Trump during the 2016 campaign. 

Strzok oversaw the FBI’s Russia investigation when it began on July 31, 2016. He was also a top investigator on the Clinton email probe. He helped conduct the interviews of Clinton and several of her top aides.

The congressional committees that received the text messages are likely to pour through them to find any information that might shed light on political bias from Strzok and Page as well as their thoughts on the Clinton and Trump investigations. Some of the text messages released so far have drawn scrutiny from congressional Republicans. One in particular is an Aug. 15, 2016, exchange in which Strzok referred to an “insurance policy” he wanted in the event of a Trump election win.

“I want to believe the path you threw out for consideration in Andy’s office — that there’s no way [Trump] gets elected — but I’m afraid we can’t take that risk,” Strzok wrote to Page, referring to a conversation they had in then-FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe’s office.

“It’s like an insurance policy in the unlikely event you die before you’re 40.”

Though Strzok was heavily critical of Trump in the texts, he indicated to Page in one exchange he believed there was not much evidence of collusion against the Trump campaign.

“You and I both know the odds are nothing. If I thought it was likely, I’d be there no question. I hesitate in part because of my gut sense and concern that there’s no big there there,” Strzok wrote to Page on May 19, 2017 — two days after the appointment of Robert Mueller as special counsel.

Strzok was referring to the Russia investigation when he said he believed there was “no big there there,” a source close to Strzok confirmed to The Daily Caller News Foundation.

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Reported by Robert Donachie | Capitol Hill and Health Care Reporter | 1:01 AM 04/27/2018

The Daily Caller News Foundation has obtained the missing text messages the Department of Justice released to members of Congress between two former FBI employees who were highly critical of President Donald Trump.

The text messages are between FBI special agent Peter Strzok and FBI counsel Lisa Page, who were in an ongoing, intimate relationship. The Justice Department was able to recover the text messages, which were exchanged between Dec. 16, 2017 and May 23, 2017, after they were believed to be missing from a technological failure on the part of FBI-issued cell phones.

What the Justice Department released Thursday evening comprises 49 pages, or around 300 text messages.

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Many of the text messages in the 49 page release are shorthand and are not entirely clear to the outside interpreter. The congressional committees that obtained the messages Thursday will likely siphon through them to see if, as GOP lawmakers currently believe, there is any evidence of political bias on the part of Strozk and Page.

Strzok was the chief investigator during the investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server and, notably, watched over the FBI’s investigation into Russian influence in the 2016 presidential election.

A group of House Republicans are calling for the Department of Justice to investigate Strzok and Page for their potential involvement in a potential interference scheme in the Clinton private email case.

A number of the text messages released thus far between Strzok and Page have caused congressional Republicans to raise their eyebrows.

For example, Strzok told Page that he wanted to have an “insurance policy” in the off chance that Trump defeated Clinton in the 2016 election.

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LifeNews.com Pro-Life News Report Friday, April 27, 2018


 

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Top Stories
Doctor: Starving Alfie Evans to Death “Is Not the Killing of A Child,” It’s Just “Redirecting Care”
Alfie Evans’ Parents Release New Photo of Alfie: “He’s a Special Little Fighter”
Alfie Evans Survives for 4 Days After Hospital Yanks His Life Support, Uncle Believes He Could Go Home Soon
Judge in Alfie Evans Case Slams Christian Group Helping His Family as “Deluded and Fanatical”

More Pro-Life News
Trump Administration Says Abortion is Not a Human Right
Pro-Lifers Will Protest at Planned Parenthood Abortion Clinics in Hundreds of Cities Saturday, Here’s Locations Near You
Amazing Pictures Show Vatican Candlelight Vigil for Alfie Evans
VICTORY! El Salvador Rejects Legislation to Legalize Abortion
Abortionist on Trial For Killing Woman During Dismemberment Abortion of 6-Month-Old Baby
Parents of Charlie Gard Lend Their Support to Alfie Evans’ Family: “It’s Impossible to Understand Their Pain”
Mother of Woman Who Died After Botched 6-Month Abortion Seeks Wrongful Death Investigation
UK Marks 50 Years of Legalized Abortions Killing Over 9 Million Unborn Babies
Woman With Two Uteruses Paid $17,000 to Abort Her Seven-Month-Old Unborn Baby
Jewish Rabbis Demand Candidate Stop Calling the Aborting of 60 Million Babies a “Holocaust”
We Can’t Tolerate Government Deciding if People Like Alfie Evans Live or Die
During Its First Year, Abortion Pill Kills More Than 4,000 Babies in Canada
Toledo, Ohio Abortion Clinic Stops Doing Surgical Abortions After Losing Its Medical License

 


After a shocking and disgusting week — which saw the parents of Alfie Evans have to literally fight to save his life — now the justification of decisions by the British Court and medical system has begun.Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

Although the parents of Alfie Evans are no longer talking to the media, they continue to communicate to supporters of Alfie and their fight to protect his life, via the Alfie Army Facebook page.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

Little Alfie Evans has survived for almost 4 days after a children’s hospital yanked his life support without his parents’ consent.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

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The main judge in the Alfie Evans case has already come under fire for the kinds of comments he made in the courtroom.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com

Trump Administration Says Abortion is Not a Human Right

In presenting the annual U.S. report on global human rights, Ambassador Michael Kozak told reporters that abortion is not a human right and therefore “reproductive rights” was no longer included in the report.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com

Pro-Lifers Will Protest at Planned Parenthood Abortion Clinics in Hundreds of Cities Saturday, Here’s Locations Near You

 

Pro-life advocates will hold peaceful, prayer-centered protests this Saturday outside more than a hundred Planned Parenthood abortion facilities across the country.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

Amazing Pictures Show Vatican Candlelight Vigil for Alfie Evans

 

Supporters of Alfie Evans and his family held a candlelight vigil last night outside the Vatican after his parents said they would stop fighting with Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in an attempt to get Alfie home.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

VICTORY! El Salvador Rejects Legislation to Legalize Abortion

A pro-life victory occurred in El Salvador yesterday, one of the strongest pro-life countries in the world, as anticipated votes on two bills to change the criminal code to allow exceptions to abortion failed to materialize before Congress adjourned.

 

Click to Read at LifeNews.com

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The Clarion Project Newsletter for Friday, April 27, 2018


Opinion: US Senator’s Testimony Straight Out of Islamist Playbook Chris Murphy (D-CT) denounced anti-Islamist Muslims Read More
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News: Bin Laden Bodyguard Living on Welfare in Germany He can’t be deported due to the risk of being tortured in his native country Read More
News: Demonstrators Against Anti-Semitism in Germany Attacked While Muslims joined the larger rallies, a smaller rally had to be abandoned Read more
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Readers Write
Hezbollah Targeted in Bipartisan Bill

“Should have happened a long time ago. The fact that they have been let go for so long, continuing to stockpile weapons and arms and push their agenda of hate right under the jellyfish UN, I say it’s about time.”

– R.T.J.W.

Iranian-Backed Cells Pose ‘Direct Threat to Homeland’

“But hey, take our guns so we can be completely unprotected!”

– B.J.

More Politically INCORRECT Cartoons for April 27, 2018


Today’s VERY, VERY, Politically INCORRECT Cartoon by A.F. Branc


Liberal Outrage: A.F. Branco Presents ‘An Angry Master’

Liberals are in a psychotic frenzy over Kanye West thinking independently toward Trump, rather than the lockstep groupthink they expect out of black Americans. Indeed, The Left strokes out when any high-profile black leaves the Dem plantation.

A.F. Branco Kanye West off the PlantationPolitical cartoon by A.F. Branco ©2018.

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Antonio F. Branco was born in 1956 in Fort Bragg, California, and raised in the small California logging town of Point Arena. He joined the US Army MP Corps in 1975 and was honorably discharged in 1978.

Branco attended Woodland Hills college briefly before moving to the Northwest. His beginnings in cartooning came while working at a sawmill in Sedro-Woolley, Washington.

His ability to frame life in picture created a humorous environment, depicting his bosses and coworkers in exaggerated, but realistic scenarios.

A.F. Branco has taken his two greatest passions, (art and politics) and translated them into the cartoons that have been seen all over the country, in various news outlets including “Fox News” and “The Washington Post.” He has been recognized by such personalities as James Woods, Sarah Palin, Larry Elder, Lars Larson, and even the great El Rushbo.

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A look at California’s AB 2943, outlawing “sexual orientation change efforts”


Posted by   Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 9:00pm

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Assembly Bill 2943 is currently winding its way through California’s state legislature, and many religious leaders and free speech advocates are sounding the alarm about the possible ramifications if it should pass. The proposed legislation is entitled “Unlawful Business Practices: Sexual Orientation Change Efforts“. The bill adds “sexual orientation change efforts” to the state’s Consumer Legal Remedies Act.

The key passages are as follows:

(i) (1) “Sexual orientation change efforts” means any practices that seek to change an individual’s sexual orientation. This includes efforts to change behaviors or gender expressions, or to eliminate or reduce sexual or romantic attractions or feelings toward individuals of the same sex.

… (a) The following unfair methods of competition and unfair or deceptive acts or practices undertaken by any person in a transaction intended to result or that results in the sale or lease of goods or services to any consumer are unlawful…

(28) Advertising, offering to engage in, or engaging in sexual orientation change efforts with an individual.

The problem with the rules (as is so often the case with California regulations) is that the scope is so broad that materials as activities could be construed to meet the definition of “sexual orientation change efforts”. One need look no farther than our coffee houses, which are now decorated with cancer warnings, to appreciate the understandable concern religious leaders, conservatives, and those with common sense have over the proposed measure.

Fox News host Todd Starnes reviewed AB2943, and noted that Alliance Defending Freedom called the potential for censorship is “staggering”.

  • A religious ministry could not hold a conference on maintaining sexual purity if the conference encourages attendees to avoid homosexual behavior;

  • A bookstore (even online bookstores) could not sell many recently published books challenging gender identity ideology and advocating that these beliefs should be rejected by society;

  • A pastor paid to speak at an event addressing current social topics could not encourage attendees that they can prevail over same-sex desires or feelings that they were born the wrong sex.

The measure is quietly making its way to the state senate, for the next phase in implementation. To assuage the concerns now being voiced about the potential to outlaw the Bible and other faith-based material, “fact-checkers” cite that religious texts aren’t mentioned. The Federalist contributor Robert Gagnon explains why this approach is sneaky:

Read the bill. There is no religious exemption. There is no restriction to mental health professionals. There is not even a restriction to claims about changing a person’s sexual orientation or transgender feelings in whole or part. The bill is quite clear that any “efforts to change behaviors or gender expressions” are included in the ban on attempts to change a person’s “sexual orientation.”

So you would be violating the law if you advertise that Christ can empower people not to engage in homosexual practice or not to identify as “gay” or “transgenderbecause such behaviors and self-identities are morally wrong, or if you offer to engage or actually engage in efforts to persuade people of Christ’s power to transform in this area, you will be in violation of California AB 2943, at least so long as your advertising or efforts involved in any way an exchange of money for goods or services.

Furthermore, like most progressive policies, the rules could end up hurting those it was intended to help.

The broad nature of AB 2943 also fails to consider those LGBT individuals who may seek help in their efforts to refrain from acting on certain inclinations. These individuals would be denied professional and personal help under AB 2943.

The policy would also affect transgender persons who later cease identifying with the opposite sex and wish to transition back to their biological gender. Under AB 2943, such individuals would be categorically denied the help and support they desire.

Should this bill be signed into law, there is a little hope that the rest of the nation will be spared further California insanity. Another #CalExit proposal has now been cleared for the signature gathering process.

LifeNews.com Pro-Life News Report Thursday, April 25, 2018


 

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Top Stories
Alfie Evans’ Father Calls for Alfie Supporters to “Stand Down” So Family Can “Build a Bridge” With Hospital
Alfie Evans’ Family Blasts False Report Saying His Parents are “Preparing Themselves for His Death”
Top Pediatrician Says “Alfie is NOT Dying and Not Brain Dead.” Quit Holding Him in Hospital “Prison”
Senate Confirms Pro-Life Mike Pompeo as Secretary of State

More Pro-Life News
Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards: “There’s No Specific Moment Life Begins”
German Doctor Slams Treatment of Alfie Evans: “Here Alfie Would Have Been Home a Year Ago”
Alfie Evans’ Mom and Her Loving Touch are Helping Keep Him Alive
MPs Lead Campaign for “Alfie’s Law” to Prevent This From Happening to Any Other Family
Judge Forces Trump Admin to Fund Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz
Alfie Evans Survives for 3 Days After Hospital Yanks His Life Support. Father Demands to “Take Him Home”
Hospital Staff Warned to Hide Uniforms and IDs in Public Claiming Alfie Evans Supporters Will “Abuse” Them
Alfie Evans’ Plight is Not Unique, Other Children Have Faced the Same Ordeal. Your Child Might be Next
Planned Parenthood Gala Will Honor Cecile Richards and “Orange is the New Black” Actor Laverne Cox
New Tests That Can Reveal an Unborn Baby’s Gender Prompt Fears of More Sex-Selection Abortions
Mary Was Almost Aborted in 1951, But This Doctor Saved Her Life
Louisiana Committee OKs Bill Requiring Abortion Clinics to Bury Aborted Babies Instead of Selling Their Parts
In Arizona Congressional Race, Pro-Life Debbie Lesko Defeats Pro-Abortion Hiral Tipirneni

 


In a surprising turnaround, Alfie Evans’ father Tom Evans called for supporters of Alfie and his family to “stand down” so they can begin “building a bridge” with Alder Hey Children’s Hospital and its staff.Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

The family of Alfie Evans is blasting a false news report saying his parents are supposedly preparing for his death.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

A prominent doctor who has studied Alfie says he is not dying and is not brain-dead and says the hospital needs to quit holding him as if he were in a prison.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

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Pro-life conservative Mike Pompeo became the new Secretary of State on Thursday when the U.S. Senate voted 57 to 42 to confirm his nomination.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com

Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards: “There’s No Specific Moment Life Begins”

Life begins at different times, depending “on the pregnancy,” according to the president of America’s largest abortion provider.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com

German Doctor Slams Treatment of Alfie Evans: “Here Alfie Would Have Been Home a Year Ago”

 

A German doctor and professor is slamming the way that Alfie Evans has been treated by the British medical system and courts.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

Alfie Evans’ Mom and Her Loving Touch are Helping Keep Him Alive

 

Tom Evans, Alfie’s father, credited Alfie’s mother with helping Alfie to do so well since his life support was disconnected without their permission

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

MPs Lead Campaign for “Alfie’s Law” to Prevent This From Happening to Any Other Family

Members of parliament are leading a new campaign for a law to prevent the tragic situation happening to Alfie Evans and his parents from happening to any other family.

 

Click to Read at LifeNews.com

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MORE Politically INCORRECT Cartoons for Thursday April 26, 2018


Newest Feature On Trump’s Border Wall Has Mexico Enraged!


Reported

First, it hurts their precious feelings. They get sad when they realize that people need to be deported in order for us to live in a nation of laws.

In their minds, America is a magical place filled with candy and unicorns, where everyone is allowed to just hop in and get free stuff. Little do they know that the real world does not work this way, and that this mentality has devastated our economy.

Second, and perhaps most importantly, liberals hate the wall because they know that its existence would shrink a valuable Democratic voting bloc. 

Millions of illegal immigrants vote for Democratic candidates. Whether it’s because they are forced to by local politicians or because they truly support the liberal platform, illegals vote en masse for Democrats. Since Democrats have come to rely on illegal support to win elections, they bend over backwards to grow the illegal population. They know that any plan to restrict illegal immigration would hurt their electoral chances, and thus they oppose the wall.

As a result, liberals were quick to celebrate when the administration announced that it would delay plans to build a wall. They got so carried away with excitement that they even made fun of the president and his supporters for believing that such a project could be completed in the first place.

Now, however, the joke is on them.

As reported by Fox News:

The agency in charge of U.S. border security plans to start building prototypes for President Trump’s proposed wall with Mexico later this summer. 

Ronald Vitiello, Customs and Border Protection’s acting deputy commissioner, said Tuesday that four to eight companies will get contracts for prototypes in San Diego that could be models for the roughly 2,000-mile border. Companies will have 30 days to complete the models.

Watch this video about a possible wall prototype:

It looks like we will get our wall, and it looks like it will be better than anyone expected.

Leave it to President Trump to take a construction project and make it even better.

Most people expected the wall to consist of simple concrete slabs. Trump, on the other hand, wants only the best. That is why he is open to a more innovative wall, which contains solar panels and other fascinating high-tech features.

Of course Mexico cannot be happy about this, watching their rich high-tech neighbor come up with solutions that will allow them to keep out illegals and make money back while they are at it.  All while they still worry that Trump will penalize them on trade for the way they have hurt America’s economy all these years.

Regardless of the wall’s exact nature, Americans should be ecstatic that a wall will end up being built. Our southern border has been wide open for far too long. Millions of individuals, including criminals, gang members, and terrorists, have entered the United States by simply passing over some bushes or a small wire fence. Once they arrive here, they sell drugs and commit other crimes. Even non-criminal illegal immigrants cause problems by taking jobs and receiving welfare benefits.

This must come to an end if we ever want to fix our broken economy and culture. Fortunately, President Trump is committed to Making America Great Again. It looks like now we will finally get to “build that wall!” Source: Fox News

This Weeks Ann Coulter Letter: “Teddy Kennedy’s Surprise for Grandma”


Commentary by Ann Coulter  

URL of the original posting site: http://humanevents.com/2018/04/25/teddy-kennedys-surprise-for-grandma/

This week, we’ll cover one of the little-noticed ways mass Third World immigration is making our country more colorful: elder rape.

Usually the vibrant cultural diversity that immigrants bring runs more along the lines of child rape, drunk driving and food stamp fraud. But our official government policy of importing the Third World also means we’re going to have a lot more elder rape, too. 

Thank you, Teddy Kennedy! Something for the seniors.

I was recently reminded of this aspect of diversity because, a few days ago, jury selection began in the trial of illegal alien Victor Aureliano Martinez Ramirez and anchor baby Jose Fernando Villagomez for the rape, torture and murder of 64-year-old Marilyn Pharis.

Pharis was attacked in 2015, just a few weeks after Kate Steinle was killed by an illegal in San Francisco — a wondrous moment in time when Donald Trump wanted to deport illegals, rather than call them “Dreamers” and give them amnesty. Like Steinle’s killer, Martinez Ramirez had a lengthy and impressive arrest record in this country, including felony assault with intent to commit sexual assault. A week before his violent home invasion, he was released from jail on drug and weapons charges.

We don’t know the details of the recent attack because the perps have VIP status, requiring the utmost discretion from our media. But based on what is known, the crime sounds pretty gruesome.

Pharis was attacked at 10 in the morning, at home, sleeping in her own bed, after working a night shift at Vandenberg Air Force Base. According to the dry legal charges and hospital report, she was penetrated with a “foreign object” and beaten with a hammer, leaving her with a broken neck and broken eye sockets. Pharis survived, managed to call the police and was taken to a hospital, where she died eight days later.

While we wait for the trial transcript, here are a few more examples of this multicultural trait we are importing for no good reason.

Sergio Martinez-Perez was the sort of hardworking undocumented immigrant from Mexico we keep hearing so much about from elected Republicans angling for campaign donations from the Koch brothers. He “played by the rules,” working in Omaha, Nebraska, as a roofer. (Roofing is well known to be a job Americans just won’t do.) Only 19 years old, Sergio was a “Dreamer.” They’re “absolutely incredible kids!”

One summer night in 2013, Sergio got drunk and broke into the home of 93-year-old Louise Sollowin, savagely beat her, breaking her nose and orbital bones, then ripped off her adult diaper and raped her. Sollowin’s daughter had put her mother to bed earlier that night. When she returned at 8:30 the following morning, she found Sergio lying naked and passed out on top of her mother’s bloody body. Three days later, Louise Sollowin died.

Sergio would already have been on a bullet train to legal status had Marco Rubio’s amnesty passed. (Just think of all the Sergios a Trump amnesty will get us!)

Mexican illegal immigrant Victor Manuel Batres Martinez raped, sodomized and beat two nuns in their 50s, strangling one to death with her own rosary beads. By the time of his nun-rape in 2002, Martinez had already been arrested multiple times before for kidnapping, robbery and possession of narcotics. Under the rigorous immigration enforcement procedures of the Clinton and Bush administrations, Martinez had been “ordered” deported three times, meaning he signed a note three times promising to leave.

In 2013, Antonio Nieto, a certified nursing assistant, was convicted of sexually assaulting patients in a nursing home. The staff didn’t believe the first victim, a 59-year-old woman, who was considered a complainer for objecting to the facility’s oppressive anti-smoking rules. This allowed two more female patients to be sexually assaulted by Nieto, one 73 years old, and the other 93. (Always believe the smoker!)

Nieto needed a Spanish translator at trial. Don’t say Third World immigrants aren’t creating jobs!

In 2008, a rash of rapes of women older than 60 in Texas finally ended when the police arrested Jose Ayala Nunez, a Honduran illegal immigrant, who later pleaded guilty to the assaults.

Isn’t a wall beginning to sound like a deal at any price?

Twenty-four-year-old Parkpoom Seesangrit, an anchor baby, was a student at the American International College in Springfield, Massachusetts, when he was arrested in May 2014 for raping a 69-year-old dementia patient at the nursing home where he worked.

When caught by a nurse, he said, “I am sorry. I know it looks bad. I am in trouble.” He later claimed he was merely changing the victim’s diaper when he slipped and “digitally penetrated her.” He admitted to slipping on another occasion when he was taking the same patient to the bathroom.

Seesangrit was convicted and sentenced to six to eight years in prison. He needed a Thai interpreter at trial. (Immigration SAVES taxpayers money!)

Last month, 23-year-old Ghanaian immigrant Fode Doukoure pleaded guilty to raping a 74-year-old woman.

The first time, he merely fondled the wheelchair-bound woman. The second time, he doused her in pepper spray, then held an anesthesia-soaked rag over her mouth, knocking her out for about an hour. When the woman awoke, her hands were bound and her underwear was on backward.

(Who wanted Norwegians, anyway?)

Doukoure promised Pennsylvania state court judge Christylee Peck to “stay out of trouble and stay away from people who would put trouble in my way.” Like 74-year-old hussies in wheelchairs — that’s trouble with a capital T!

Melted by his words, Judge Peck sentenced Doukoure to the 16 months he’d already spent in county lockup, awaiting trial, so he was released immediately and is now well on his way to taking Joy Reid’s job at MSNBC.

A Conservative Man Comes Out to His Leftie Parents! (Video)


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Conservative Comes Out

Ah the tolerant, long-suffering Left. Progressives preach inclusivity and acceptance of any and all lifestyles and beliefs. Yes, that’s what they preach. But their actions don’t match the message. In other words, Lefties don’t walk the talk. At least not THAT tolerance talk.

Oh sure liberals, Socialists, love love, love other Lefties and Socialists. But confront them with any opposing views, say conservative values, and the façade fades quicker than a puff of smoke. 

Remember fading pop-star Madonna proclaiming, “Yes, I have thought an awful lot about blowing up the White House.”

Wowsie!

Apparently Ms. Madonna “Material Girl” Louise Ciccone has never heard of 18 U.S. Code § 871 which states (emphasis mine):

(a) Whoever knowingly and willfully deposits for conveyance in the mail or for a delivery from any post office or by any letter carrier any letter, paper, writing, print, missive, or document containing any threat to take the life of, to kidnap, or to inflict bodily harm upon the President of the United States, the President-elect, the Vice President or other officer next in the order of succession to the office of President of the United States, or the Vice President-elect, or knowingly and willfully otherwise makes any such threat against the President, President-elect, Vice President or other officer next in the order of succession to the office of President, or Vice President-elect, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than five years, or both.

Hmmm. That right there Missy M indicates that your little tirade at the despicable “Women’s March” could have easily been a federal offense earning you a fine or imprisonment or both! Got orange?

I could cite numerous examples, including the death threats I’ve personally received from radical liberals AND from a Muslim extremist.

My response?

I like the line Sandra Bullock speaks playing the part of Leigh Anne Tuohy in The Blind Side. A gang-banger has just called her b*tch and “Leigh Anne’s” mouth clenches, she turns around and calmly gives the young thug a well-deserved, fierce mama bear tongue-lashing:

No, you hear me, BITCH!. You threaten my son, you threaten me. You so much as cross into downtown, you will be sorry. I’m in a prayer group with the D.A., I’m a member of the N.R.A. and I’m always packing.

That’s a little like me. I know people in high places (including current and former special operators), I pray, support the NRA, and I pack heat. So no worries. But back to the subject at hand.

The truth is that The Left, the Progressives/Socialists, are not in the least open-minded or tolerant unless you espouse their very same lefty worldview, in which case that is not even tolerance!!! Group-think yes; tolerance no.

I have heard liberals call conservatives “haters.” Just in general. They may not know any conservatives personally, but they seem to know that conservatives are “haters.”

Methinks The Left doth protest too much. Take out the log in your own eye, you perverted people.

Every conservative I know loves people and if they’re packing heat, would protect your miserable, whiny, safe-space seeking self if a violent situation arose. The trouble is, most of the violence emanates from gatherings of radical Lefties.

Well, take a look at this video about what happens when a conservative man has the big “coming out” talk with his dad. It contains a few colorful metaphors, but you’ll get the point. (Oh and cat lovers, such as myself, it’s a spoof and a real cat does not actually die):

Today’s Politically INCORRECT Cartoon by A.F. Branco


Pit Stop

Terrorists aren’t the only ones fueled by hate these days, Democrats are counting on it to propel them to victory in the 2018 election.

Democrats Running on HatePolitical cartoon by A.F Branco ©2018.

LifeNews.com Pro-Life News Report Wednesday, April 25, 2018


 

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Top Stories
Appeals Court Prohibits Alfie Evans’ Parents From Flying Him to Italy for Care and Treatment
Hospital Misleads Appeals Court: We Never Said Alfie Evans Would Die Soon. Told Court in February He’d Die “in Minutes”
Judge in Alfie Evans Case: Quit Telling Me He’s a Human Being, “There’s Virtually Nothing of His Brain Left”
Alfie Evans’ Mom Shares Touching Photo of Him and Father Asleep: “Don’t Believe What You Read, Alfie is Doing Great”

More Pro-Life News
Hospital Officials Waited 28 Hours Before Finally Feeding Alfie Evans. “Not Even an Animal Would be Treated Like This”
Alfie Evans’ Father Considers Filing Lawsuit Against Doctors “for Conspiring to Murder My Son”
British Police Will Monitor and Prosecute “Malicious Communications” Supporting Alfie Evans
American Supporters of Alfie Evans to Hold Prayer Vigil at British Embassy in Washington Thursday
Court Stops Wife From Starving Her Disabled Husband to Death Against His Will
Poll Shows More Americans Want All or Most Abortions Made Illegal
30-Year-Old Woman Suffered Painful Death After Botched Second-Trimester Abortion
Court Protects Little Sisters of the Poor From Being Force to Fund Abortion Pills
Louisiana Senate Passes Pro-Life Bill Banning Abortions After 15 Weeks
Hospital Kicks Out Medical Staff From Air Ambulance Standing By to Take Alfie Evans to Italy
Ohio Supreme Court Says Health Department Can Shut Down Last Abortion Clinic in Toledo
Candidate for Governor Says Doctor Told Her She Had to Abort One of Her Twin Babies
Louisiana Committee OKs Bill Requiring Abortion Clinics to Bury Aborted Babies Instead of Selling Their Parts
In Arizona Congressional Race, Pro-Life Debbie Lesko Defeats Pro-Abortion Hiral Tipirneni

 


The appeals court in the Alfie Evans case has officially prohibited his parents from flying the 23-month old boy to Rome Italy to take him to a pediatric hospital that has offered to provide appropriate medical care and treatment for him.Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

Testifying at the appeals court today in the battle over Alfie Evans, doctors representing Alder Hey Children’s Hospital appear to have mislead the court.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

The British judge had no interest in attorneys for Alfie’s family reminding him that Alfie is a human being worth legal protection.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

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After a disheartening appeals court ruling preventing Alfie Evans’ parents from flying the 23-month old boy to Rome, Italy to take him to a pediatric hospital that has offered to provide appropriate medical care and treatment for him, Alfie’s mother has posted a new photo of him.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com

Hospital Officials Waited 28 Hours Before Finally Feeding Alfie Evans. “Not Even an Animal Would be Treated Like This”

Little Alfie Evans is finally getting food. But officials at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital waited 28 hours before finally feeding the 23-month old boy, who is fighting a rare neurological condition.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com

Alfie Evans’ Father Considers Filing Lawsuit Against Doctors “for Conspiring to Murder My Son”

 

Whatever happens with the legal battle over Alfie Evans’ life and death and whether his parents can take him home or take him to Italy for proper care and treatment, the battle in the courts may continue for some time.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

British Police Will Monitor and Prosecute “Malicious Communications” Supporting Alfie Evans

 

It’s bad enough that the British government is essentially sentencing Alfie Evans to death.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

American Supporters of Alfie Evans to Hold Prayer Vigil at British Embassy in Washington Thursday

American supporters of Alfie Evans who have been wondering what they can do now have an opportunity to show their support publicly. Supporters of Alfie and his family will be gathering in Washington DC on Thursday at the British Embassy to hold a prayer vigil on their behalf.

 

Click to Read at LifeNews.com

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The Clarion Project Newletter for Wednesday April 25, 2018


Opinion: Maine Democrats Quash Bill to Criminalize FGM How did the horrific mutilation of women become a partisan issue? Read More
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Readers Write
Iranian-Backed Cells Pose ‘Direct Threat to Homeland’

“Interesting salute. Have not we seen it before?”

– G.S.

Syria to Chair UN Conference on Chemical Disarmament

“What a cruel joke that just shows what clowns make up the UN! Get us out of it and move the headquarters to Syria, too!”

– J.M.

The Left Wants to Ban Guns Rather Than Deport Illegals!


Authored by Tami Jackson | on

deporting illegals a good start

Any American patriot who has a modicum of knowledge of United States history, of our founding documents — the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution — understands that firearms played a big part in our independence. The British — King George III and his agents in America — sought to seize the Colonials’ rifles, muskets, ball, and powder, and thereby control the settlers and further cripple them with taxes.

The Second Amendment was added in spite of some who protested: many in the New World thought it nonsensical to add a right to keep and bear arms. After all, they had recently secured their independence from the tyranny of King George due in large part to the colonials being armed. Surely no one would ever seek to disarm Americans?

The proponents of the Second won the day, thank goodness, because now the Progressives (aka Socialists) would love nothing more than to disarm the “lowly, unenlightened masses.”

The Left — Feinstein and Bloomberg and Pelosi et al — don’t care about the citizens’ health and well-being — they care about CONTROL! Period. 

Think of gun-free Chicago with its astronomical murder rate. Gun-grabbers hate that topic. Bring up The Windy City and you get a chorus of Lefties, fingers in ears, shouting, “LA LA LA I can’t HEAR you!!!”

Another Leftist stroke-inducing topic? Illegal alien criminality. Whoah boy! The radical left call them undocumented and paint a picture of peaceful, law-abiding (uh…didn’t the break the law to get here?) people who just want to be Americans. Except they don’t. These illegals don’t want to become Americans. They do NOT want to assimilate and learn English and be good citizens.

Hint: good citizens do not break the law.

What these illegals do want to do is become recipients of American healthcare, food, housing, schools, etc., all on the taxpayer dime. Oh you can be sure the Socialists call it free. But it is not. Might be free to those who sneak across our border then scurry quick-like to the nearest bleeding heart Democrat to sign up for free stuff. But the so-called “free stuff” is expensive to Americans.

Especially Americans like Kate Steinle. Or like Deputy Sheriff Danny Oliver or Placer County Sheriff’s Detective Michael Davis Jr..

Kate was the daughter of Jim and Liz. Danny had a wife and two daughters. Michael Davis left behind a wife and four children.

Oliver and Davis’ killer, Luis Bracamontes, was “a Mexican citizen who had been deported repeatedly and had a felony drug and weapons history.”

Those are but three examples out of hundreds across this land.

Let’s get something straight: anyone who sneaks into the United States of America unlawfully is already a lawbreaker. If someone is in this country illegally, they should leave. Period.

So if the Lefties really want to protect Americans, they will get on board with building the wall and securing our border AND deporting illegal aliens.

Today’s Politically INCORRECT Cartoon by A.F. Branco


Whiners Take All?

Democrats are pretty much running on a plan to raise taxes, impeach trump, ban guns, put illegals ahead of U.S. citizens, open our borders. while promising to create a big blue wave?

2018 Big Blue WavePolitical Cartoon by A.F. Branco 92018.

Three More Border Patrol Agents Assaulted in South Texas


Illegal immigrants attempting to avoid capture assaulted three more Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol agents over the weekend. One of the incidents involved alleged drug smugglers.

Border Patrol agents responded to a tip that a group of men were smuggling large bundles across the Rio Grande River border with Mexico near the town of Roma, Texas, on Sunday. When the agents arrived, the smugglers abandoned their cargo and attempted to flee back to Mexico, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

One of the agents intercepted a fleeing smuggler, officials stated. The smuggler began to fight the agent. He allegedly pushed and scratched the agent in an attempt to avoid arrest. A second agent assisted the struggling colleague and the two agents took the man into custody.

A records check on the man revealed he has previous arrests on drug charges. He also has a history of two deportations. 

The other smugglers escaped, but not before the agents were able to seize the bundles, weighing a total of 150 pounds. Officials estimated the value at $120,000.

Agents working near Rio Grande City came upon a man who crossed the border. As the agent attempted to arrest him, he became combative and struck the agent in the chest. The agent subdued the man and placed him under arrest. A background investigation revealed the man to be a Mexican national.

On Friday, an agent assigned to the Rio Grande City station came upon an illegal immigrant who attempted to enter the U.S. near Roma, officials said. As the agent attempted to take the man into custody, the illegal immigrant threw a handful of dirt in the agent’s face. After regaining his vision, the agent place the man under arrest. Agents then learned the illegal immigrant is from Honduras.

These assaults come on the heals of four others in the same sector, Breitbart Texas reported. The attacks all occurred during a one-week period.

More than 300 Border Patrol agents were assaulted in the first six months of Fiscal Year 2018, officials reported. This compares to 462 during the same period in FY 2017.

Bob Price serves as associate editor and senior political news contributor for Breitbart Texas. He is a founding member of the Breitbart Texas team. Follow him on Twitter @BobPriceBBTXGAB, and Facebook.

LifeNews.com Pro-Life News Report Monday, April 23, 2018


 

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Top Stories
WATCH: Alfie Evans Father Appeals Ruling Banning Alfie From Flying to Italy. “Alfie’s Still Fighting So I’m Still Fighting”
Judge Won’t Let Alfie Evans’ Parents Take Him Home. They’re Considered a Flight Risk to Leave the Country
Judge Prohibits Alfie Evans’ Parents From Flying Him to Italy for Care and Treatment
Alfie Evans’ Father: Hospital is Starving Him to Death, No Food for 23 Hours. “How is This Humane?”

More Pro-Life News
Terri Schaivo’s Brother: “Courts and Physicians Perversely Insist Its in Alfie Evans’ Best Interest to Die”
Air Ambulance Arrives Outside Alfie Evans’ Hospital to Take Him to Italy if Court Approves
Senate Committee Confirms Pro-Life Nominee Mike Pompeo as Secretary of State
Italian Health Care Chief Blasts UK Court Treatment of Alfie Evans: “It’s Inhumane”
British Doctors Group Expresses Horror Over Alfie Evans’ “Medical Tyranny,” Demands Release to New Hospital
Father of Aborted Baby Gets Probation for What He Left at Abortion Clinic After It Killed His Child
Nancy Pelosi Says No to Pro-Abortion Litmus Test for Democrat Party Candidates
Dating App Bumble Donates to Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz
Courts Give Rivers “Human Rights” as Unborn Babies Die in Abortions
Tennessee Senate Approves Monument to the Unborn to Remember Victims of Abortion
Pro-Life Pregnancy Center Will Open Next Door to Proposed Abortion Clinic

 


In a statement to the media, a very tired-looking Tom Evans spoke about the chaotic day today as he and Alfie Evans’s mother fight for the right to take him to Italy for proper care and treatment.Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

The nation of Italy has granted citizenship to Alfie Evans, the 23-month-old little boy whose hospital is threatening to revoke his life support without his parents’ consent.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

The judge in the Alfie Evans case has officially prohibited his parents from flying the 23-month old boy to Rome Italy to take him to a pediatric hospital that has offered to provide appropriate medical care and treatment for him.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

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As attorneys for Alfie Evans’ family and Alder Hey Children’s Hospital battle it out in court over the future of the 23-month old little boy, a huge new concern has materialized.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com

Terri Schaivo’s Brother: “Courts and Physicians Perversely Insist Its in Alfie Evans’ Best Interest to Die”

The brother of Terri Schiavo certainly understands what happens when courts and doctors say someone should die.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com

Air Ambulance Arrives Outside Alfie Evans’ Hospital to Take Him to Italy if Court Approves

 

An air ambulance has arrived outside the hospital where little Alfie Evans is located.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

Senate Committee Confirms Pro-Life Nominee Mike Pompeo as Secretary of State

 

Mike Pompeo, President Donald Trump’s nominee for Secretary of State, appears likely to be confirmed by the U.S. Senate.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

Italian Health Care Chief Blasts UK Court Treatment of Alfie Evans: “It’s Inhumane”

While attorneys for Alder Hey Children’s Hospital keep telling courts that doctors unanimously think Alfie Evans’ situation is too far gone, Italy’s Healthcare Chief has slammed the decisions by UK courts to treat Alfie the way that they have.

 

Click to Read at LifeNews.com

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Courts Give Rivers “Human Rights” as Unborn Babies Die in Abortions

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Forthcoming Law In California Could Ban The Sale of Bibles In The State


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It could only happen in California but they are considering a law to make any book or reading material that advocates for traditional marriage and sexuality. That would include the Bible. 

So what’s going on in California follows a familiar pattern? Indoctrinating children, using violence to shut down your opponents and to intimidate them and now they’re ready to burn books. That’s exactly what Hitler did in the 1930s and anyone who is surprised by what is going on in California just hasn’t been paying attention.

Well, somebody better start paying attention and soon.

But what if someone decided for themselves that they want to change? A priest or a pastor could face legal consequences if they were to help them. In a normal state that wouldn’t be a worry but this is California and if you believe they wouldn’t face charges, you are sadly mistaken.

They will never miss a chance to bash God and religion.

From The Conservative Tribune

Shockingly, the proposed law could even be construed to make it illegal to sell Bibles, since they include verses that the far left finds unacceptable.

Assembly Bill 2943 would make it an ‘unlawful business practice’ to engage in ‘a transaction intended to result or that results in the sale or lease of goods or services to any consumer’ that advertise, offer to engage in, or do engage in ‘sexual orientation change efforts with an individual,’” explained National Review. 

That’s a lot of legalese to digest, so let’s break it down. What the bill basically says is that anything that can be seen as trying to impact a person’s sexual orientation would be illegal to sell or offer.

“The bill then defines ‘sexual orientation change efforts’ as ‘any practices that seek to change an individual’s sexual orientation. This includes efforts to change behaviors or gender expressions, or to eliminate or reduce sexual or romantic attractions or feelings toward individuals of the same sex,” continued National Review (emphasis added).

Dear CNN: The CDC Conducted A Study About Defensive vs Offensive Gun Use – We Dare You To Report On It


The Left tells us that the ‘good guy with a gun’ is a myth. The right says it isn’t. The CDC has a study they’ve been sitting on for decades. Does that have anything to do with why we know just about everything there is to know about the story about the school where 17 were shot dead (Marjory Douglas), but most Americans couldn’t name the town where that Texas Church that was shot up without asking Google?

In Sutherland Springs (did you still remember?) there were 26 fatalities, men, women and children. Besides the dead, 20 were injured. But even though that event had greater casualties than the high school, with victims every bit as ‘innocent’ and ‘unsuspecting’ we don’t talk about that one much, do we? Was it because it didn’t generate any useful activists? Or could it have something to do with the fact that the bad guy was brought down by a good guy with a gun?

It was a former NRA instructor wielding an AR-15 no less? He might have acted even sooner, but he had to retrieve it from his gun safe, first. (Being the responsible firearm owner that he was.)

That’s exactly the story we never hear splashed all over national news. The only time an AR-15 is ever really mentioned is when it is held by a villain — despite the fact that most murders involve a handgun, not a rifle. Rifles are further down the list of ‘murder weapons’ than hammers, bats, fists or feet.

So, is there any truth to the ‘good guy with a gun’ argument for gun ownership? 

The CDC actually conducted a massive study on the defensive use of firearms decades ago, and for some reason, they never publicized the findings.

The study has resurfaced.

Florida State University criminologist Gary Kleck conducted the most thorough previously known survey data on the question in the 1990s. His study, which has been harshly disputed in pro-gun-control quarters, indicated that there were more than 2.2 million such defensive uses of guns (DGUs) in America a year.

Now Kleck has unearthed some lost CDC survey data on the question. The CDC essentially confirmed Kleck’s results. But Kleck didn’t know about that until now, because the CDC never reported what it found. [ephasis added]

Kleck’s new paper—”What Do CDC’s Surveys Say About the Frequency of Defensive Gun Uses?”**—finds that the agency had asked about DGUs in its Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System in 1996, 1997, and 1998.

Those polls, Kleck writes,

are high-quality telephone surveys of enormous probability samples of U.S. adults, asking about a wide range of health-related topics. Those that addressed DGU asked more people about this topic than any other surveys conducted before or since. For example, the 1996 survey asked the DGU question of 5,484 people. The next-largest number questioned about DGU was 4,977 by Kleck and Gertz (1995), and sample sizes were much smaller in all the rest of surveys on the topic (Kleck 2001).

Kleck was impressed with how well the survey worded its question: “During the last 12 months, have you confronted another person with a firearm, even if you did not fire it, to protect yourself, your property, or someone else?” Respondents were told to leave out incidents from occupations, like policing, where using firearms is part of the job. Kleck is impressed with how the question excludes animals but includes DGUs outside the home as well as within it.

Kleck is less impressed with the fact that the question was only asked of people who admitted to owning guns in their home earlier in the survey, and that they asked no follow-up questions regarding the specific nature of the DGU incident.
Source: Reason

What’s the whittled down finding of the study?

Setting aside any professional use of a firearm (for example, law enforcement) those who have used a gun (whether fired or not) to protect themselves, their property, or another person have outnumbered those who have used a weapon in the commission of an offense by a wide margin.

The final adjusted prevalence of 1.24% therefore implies that in an average year during 1996–1998, 2.46 million U.S. adults used a gun for self-defense. This estimate, based on an enormous sample of 12,870 cases (unweighted) in a nationally representative sample, strongly confirms the 2.5 million past-12-months estimate obtained Kleck and Gertz (1995)….CDC’s results, then, imply that guns were used defensively by victims about 3.6 times as often as they were used offensively by criminals.
Source: Reason

From another ‘Reason‘ article, this one dated 2015, Kleck was cited again:

Kleck points out this only means that about 1 percent of guns in the U.S. are thus used annually. In Armed, Kleck discusses a number of later surveys on DGUs, including one from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 1994, that at least roughly back up his original estimates. He sums up that “there are now at least nineteen professional surveys, seventeen of them national in scope, that indicate huge numbers of defensive gun uses in the U.S.” 

Maybe that so-called ‘myth’ of the good guy with a gun isn’t such a myth after all.

For those who wonder exactly how purely scientific CDC researchers are likely to be about issues of gun violence that implicate policy, Kleck notes that “CDC never reported the results of those surveys, does not report on their website any estimates of DGU frequency, and does not even acknowledge that they ever asked about the topic in any of their surveys.”
Source: Reason

Well, if you don’t like those findings, we could always run the study again.

More Politicallyu INCORRECT Cartoons for Tuesday April 24, 2018


Today’s Politically INCORRECT Cartoon by A.F. Branco


A Mountain of Evidence

A desperate DNC, as a last resort is suing the Trump campaign, The Russians, and Wikileaks for allegedly hacking their computers and servers. What servers?

DNC Lawsuit Against TrumpPolitical Cartoon by A.F. Branco ©2018.

LifeNews.com Pro-Life News Report Monday, April 23, 2018


 

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Top Stories
Hospital Removes Alfie Evans’ Life Support Over His Parents’ Objections
Italy Grants Alfie Evans Citizenship So His Parents Can “Immediately” Take Him to a Hospital There
Pope Francis: Let Alfie Evans’ Parents Bring Him to Italy to “Pursue New Forms of Treatment”
Abortion Biz CEO Cecile Richards: Trump’s Administration is the “Worst I’ve Seen in My Lifetime”

More Pro-Life News
European Court of Human Rights Refuses to Help Alfie Evans, Allows Hospital to Yank His Life Support
Hundreds of Alfie Evans Supporters Try to Storm Hospital to Rescue Him From Death
Twitter Finally Responds Months After Activist Uses Image of Couple’s Disabled Daughter to Promote Abortion
Planned Parenthood Sues to Stop Health Department From Inspecting Its Abortion Clinics
Catholic Bishop Says Abortion “Strips the Voiceless of Their Most Fundamental Right”
#SexEdSitOut Goes Nationwide as Parents Protest Planned Parenthood Indoctrinating Kids
Alfie Evans’ Parents are “Heartbroken” After Final Court Sentences Him to Death
Pro-Life Groups Sue City That Banned Pro-Life People From Praying Outside Abortion Clinics
NBC Comedy Superstore Claims Unborn Baby is a “Parasite,” Like “a Bag of Garbage”
How Can You Feel an Unborn Baby Kick and Not Realize Abortion is Wrong?
Abortion Clinic Caught Injuring Woman in Botched Abortion Has Inured 60 Other Women in Botched Abortions
Pennsylvania is Fighting to Protect Unborn Babies With Down Syndrome From Abortion
• New York Assembly Should Reject Bill Legalizing Assisted Suicide
• Thousands of Pro-Life People March in Malta Against Embryo Freezing and Commercial Surrogacy

 


According to supporters of Alfie Evans and his parents, Alder Hey Children’s Hospital reportedly went ahead and removed Alfie’s life support over their objections.Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

The nation of Italy has granted citizenship to Alfie Evans, the 23-month-old little boy whose hospital is threatening to revoke his life support without his parents’ consent.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

Pope Francis is once again speaking out on behalf of little Alfie Evans and his parents.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

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Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards attacked President Donald Trump and his family again this week in an interview with CNN.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com

European Court of Human Rights Refuses to Help Alfie Evans, Allows Hospital to Yank His Life Support

In what could be the final court decision related to this very controversial battle, the European Court of Human Rights has refused to help little Alfie Evans.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com

Hundreds of Alfie Evans Supporters Try to Storm Hospital to Rescue Him From Death

 

Hundreds of supporters of little Alfie Evans attempted to storm a children’s hospital today to rescue him from certain death.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

Twitter Finally Responds Months After Activist Uses Image of Couple’s Disabled Daughter to Promote Abortion

 

Twitter finally listened to an outcry from the disability rights community and updated its rules to protect people with disabilities from abusive comments.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

Planned Parenthood Sues to Stop Health Department From Inspecting Its Abortion Clinics

Planned Parenthood filed a lawsuit Monday to overturn one of the most basic health and safety requirements of a public facility: annual inspections.

 

Click to Read at LifeNews.com

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Republicans Have A Plan For 2018 — It’s Terrible News For Hillary Clinton


Reported by Justin Caruso | Media Reporter | 10:22 AM 04/23/2018

The Republican plan for the 2018 midterms is not good news for failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Fox News reports that Hillary is “starring” in their strategy.

“We’re going to make them own her,” Republican National Committee spokesman Rick Gorka told Fox News.

Republicans are planning to marry Democrats to Hillary Clinton and force the party to be associated with their failed nominee.

“I promise you that you’ll continue to see it — Hillary Clinton starring in our paid media. She’s a very powerful motivator,” Corry Bliss of the Congressional Leadership Fund super PAC told Fox News. “It’s about what she represents. What she represents, just like what Nancy Pelosi represents, is out-of-touch far-left liberal positions.”

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks onstage at the Women of the World Summit on April 13, 2018 in New York City. (Photo: ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images)

In a huge contrast to how Mitt Romney treated Barack Obama after the 2012 election, Hillary has refused to leave the public eye.

Last month, Clinton smeared many Trump supporters as racists and sexists during a talk.

“I won the places that are optimistic, diverse, dynamic, moving forward, and his whole campaign ‘Make America Great Again’ was looking backwards,” she claimed. “‘You know, you didn’t like black people getting rights, you don’t like women, you know, getting jobs, you don’t want to, you know, see that Indian-Americans are succeeding more than you are — whatever your problem is, I’m going to solve it.”

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Trump Tells Homeland Security To Block “Caravans” Of Migrants After First Wave Hits Border


Reported by Tim Brown

On Monday, President Donald Trump tweeted out that he has instructed the Department of Homeland Security to block caravans of migrants coming from Central America into the united states once the first wave of them hit the border.

It seems that first wave has now arrived.

He then added that his administration would be putting pressure on Mexico to stop some of this in the new NAFTA agreement he has been working on.

Despite the rhetoric given, at least 50 migrants made it to Tijuana, Mexico last week and have turned themselves in seeking asylum in the US.

Here’s some pictures of the arrivals via The Daily Mail.

As you can see, the vast majority of these migrants are men.  That’s not surprising as often the men go ahead of their families to settle things.

The group of 50 Central American migrants who set out from southern Mexico in late March arrived in Tijuana, Mexico on Wednesday, after splintering off from the original caravan of 1,500.

‘Since yesterday, some began to cross into the United States to turn themselves in from Tijuana and request asylum. We understand more of (the migrants) will do the same,’ said Jose Maria Garcia, director of Juventud 2000, an organization dedicated to assisting migrants.

He said more migrants, many of whom are stranded in Mexico’s central states, are expected to arrive in the coming days.

The splinter groups headed toward the US have been undeterred by President Donald Trump’s threat to deploy the National Guard along the border, after Trump called California’s contribution to the mission a ‘charade’.

Trump warned as the caravan of migrants were making their way across Mexico that it was a threat to ongoing NAFTA negotiations.

“The big Caravan of People from Honduras, now coming across Mexico and heading to our “Weak Laws” Border, had better be stopped before it gets there. Cash cow NAFTA is in play, as is foreign aid to Honduras and the countries that allow this to happen. Congress MUST ACT NOW!” Trump tweeted earlier in April.

According to Bloomberg, there will be an “intensified push” for a new NAFTA agreement in the coming weeks.

“Talks will pick up on Tuesday, after cabinet-level members vowed on Friday to keep up the momentum following consultations with their technical teams over the weekend. Mexican Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo said last week that after seven rounds of talks in as many months, rotating between the three countries, the three sides have entered a concentrated phase where “my negotiating team is practically living in Washington.”

Frankly, we don’t need another NAFTA just like we don’t need another TPP.

We’ll see if DHS can do that job properly that Trump is ordering them to do, or will they once again be babysitters like they were during the orchestrated invasion under Barack Hussein Obama Soetoro Sobarkah.

The Clarion Project Newsletter for Monday June 23, 2018


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“And in related news, Harvey Weinstein, Bill Cosby, and Bill Clinton will co-head the new Women’s Rights Committee …”

– N.M.

Prominent American Islamist Wants Atheists Locked Up

“We feel the same about you. (Just kidding. Unlike you, we are inclusive and believe in religious freedom.)”

– J.S.

Today’s Politically INCORRECT Cartoon by A.F. Branco


Walking the Talk

President Trump prepares for historical talks with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un regarding nuclear weapons, Democrats remain skeptical.

North Korea TalksPolitical Cartoon by A.F. Branco ©2018.

LifeNews.com Pro-Life News Report Friday, April 20, 2018


 

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Top Stories
Alfie Evans’ Parents Lose Supreme Court Case, Judge Says Hospital Can Yank Life Support Without Their Consent
President Trump’s Support From Christian Voters at All-Time High After Compiling Pro-Life Record
Alfie Evans’ Parents Head to European Court in Desperate Bid to Save His Life
Cecile Richards Calls Nancy Pelosi the Woman “Who Has Done More Than Anyone Else” to Advance Abortion

More Pro-Life News
Shocking Report Shows Cancer Patients are Being Euthanized Without Their Consent
Woman Died in the Back of a Taxi After “Extensive Internal Bleeding” From Botched Legal Abortion
Study Finds Hundreds of Mentally Ill and Dementia Patients Euthanized Without Consent
This Man Wants to Kill Hundreds of Unborn Children to Help People Find the Perfect Genetically-Engineered Baby
Woman With Down Syndrome Says Twitter Suspended Her Account for Tweets Opposing Abortion
College Will Discipline Pro-Abortion Students Caught on Camera Vandalizing Pro-Life Display
Pro-Life Groups Hope U.S. Postal Service Will Issue a “Choose Life” Stamp
Why Did Planned Parenthood Clinic Call Two Ambulances After Injuring Woman in Botched Abortion?
Key Pro-Abortion Study Falsely Claiming “Pro-Life Legislation Kills Women” is Refuted
Poll Shows Ireland is Dangerously Close to Legalizing Abortion on Demand
Court Blocks Indiana Law Banning Abortions on Babies With Down Syndrome
Euthanasia Group Sues to Overturn Minnesota Assisted Suicide Ban After It Was Convicted for Breaking Law

 


The parents of little Alfie Evans have lost what may be their last ditch attempt to spare his life.Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

Despite constant criticism by the mainstream media, President Donald Trump has gained support among Christian voters, according to a new poll.
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The parents of little Alfie Evans are headed back to a European Court in a desperate attempt to save his life.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards, who will be leaving the abortion giant in May, wrote a glowing profile for House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) in Time’s 100 Most Influential People of 2018.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com

Shocking Report Shows Cancer Patients are Being Euthanized Without Their Consent

A British inquest Thursday heard how a Marie Stopes abortion clinic allegedly urged a woman to leave after her late-term abortion even though she was vomiting and swaying when she walked.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

Study Finds Hundreds of Mentally Ill and Dementia Patients Euthanized Without Consent

 

An important study was published in the Journal BMC Medical Ethics (March 5) examining nine euthanasia deaths of people with intellectual disabilities in the Netherlands.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

This Man Wants to Kill Hundreds of Unborn Children to Help People Find the Perfect Genetically-Engineered Baby

Procreation is becoming a matter of manufacturing, engineering, quality control, and other accouterments of industrial control.

 

Click to Read at LifeNews.com

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Key Pro-Abortion Study Falsely Claiming “Pro-Life Legislation Kills Women” is Refuted

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California To Ban the Sale of Bibles?


Reported By Benjamin Arie | April 19, 2018 at 4:53pm

URL of the original posting site: https://www.westernjournal.com/ct/california-to-ban-sale-of-bibles/

When you think about the censorship and outright banning of books and opinions, do you imagine the United States of America? Or, more likely, does that kind of suppression strike you more as the tactics of communists or fascists that America has frequently fought against?

If liberal lawmakers in California get their way, that west coast state may be one step closer to being unrecognizable as part of the United States. A bill currently pending in the legislature would essentially ban the sale of books that include traditional Christian views on marriage and sexuality.

Shockingly, the proposed law could even be construed to make it illegal to sell Bibles, since they include verses that the far left finds unacceptable.

Assembly Bill 2943 would make it an ‘unlawful business practice’ to engage in ‘a transaction intended to result or that results in the sale or lease of goods or services to any consumer’ that advertise, offer to engage in, or do engage in ‘sexual orientation change efforts with an individual,’” explained National Review.

That’s a lot of legalese to digest, so let’s break it down. What the bill basically says is that anything that can be seen as trying to impact a person’s sexual orientation would be illegal to sell or offer. This would almost certainly include traditional Christian counseling services and books.

“The bill then defines ‘sexual orientation change efforts’ as ‘any practices that seek to change an individual’s sexual orientation. This includes efforts to change behaviors or gender expressions, or to eliminate or reduce sexual or romantic attractions or feelings toward individuals of the same sex,” continued National Review (emphasis added).

“Efforts to change behaviors” is where the real problem is. After all, almost all counseling and even common psychiatric care are intended to “change behaviors” in various ways.

If you think about it, that’s the entire reason people seek help in the first place: They want to stop drinking or becoming angry or, yes, having troubling thoughts about their sexuality.

It’s also worth pointing out that the bill as written would apply to people who are trying to change their own behavior. This would mean that if a person was struggling with same-sex behavior or sexual identity and they themselves wanted to change, it would be illegal for them to buy any book meant to help them with this. The problem here isn’t limited to Christian books. Bizarrely, the bill appears to put almost any counseling or psychiatric service in the cross-hairs.

For example, let’s say a man has the paraphilia of crossdressing or transvestism. For whatever reason, the person has become addicted to wearing women’s clothes and has found that showing up to work in high heels and a dress has a negative impact on his life. Setting aside any personal judgment about this lifestyle choice (how liberal of us), suppose he voluntarily seeks counseling to get a handle on this problem. Maybe he just wants to stop being addicted to cross-dressing in public. 

It’s his own choice. Yet counselors or books intended to help him would be illegal because they’re “efforts to change behaviors or gender expressions,” in the words of the proposed law.

You might consider that example silly, but this concern is rather serious: If passed, it could only be a matter of time before the law’s extremely vague wording is used against traditional Christian teachings in the Bible.

Take Romans 1:26-27, for instance. This verse calls out homosexuality as “shameful” and encourages Christians to not act in this way.

Then there are 1 Peter 1:15-17, Romans 6:1, and Ephesians 4:22-24, all of which direct followers of Christianity to abstain from homosexuality even if they have those desires.

Let’s be extremely clear: The point of this article is not to lecture about gay lifestyles. There are an increasing number of gay conservatives who have reached their own conclusions about their beliefs, and many are on the front lines of the culture war.

You don’t even have to particularly agree with the Bible verses mentioned here to see the problem. Efforts like the proposed bill represent dangerous slippery slopes that would use the legislature to attack traditional beliefs, and even mainstream views that happen to be at odds with the far-left agenda. If nothing else, it’s an affront to the free exchange of ideas — yes, even ones that someone might dislike — and a censorship of speech.

“No one doubts that (Christianity’s) teachings on sexual morality are increasingly unpopular,” summarized National Review. “But they remain constitutionally protected, and no state legislature should be permitted to ban a ‘good’ (such as a book) or a ‘service’ (like counseling) that makes these arguments and provides them to willing, consenting consumers.”

It’s amazing that the same liberals who bemoan “government in the bedroom” eagerly jump at the chance to give the same government control over sexual and moral topics the moment it helps their cause.

Even non-Christians and political moderates need to fight against the new wave of suppression before a 21st-century iron curtain appears. Free speech is everyone’s fight.

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The Clarion Project Newsletter for Friday April 20, 2018


Feature: Why Our Contest Is About the First Amendment Clarion Project’s new essay topic hits on the crux of the debate over Islamism Read
Feature: Why The First Amendment Is the Best Amendment: Part 1 If the struggle against Islamism is about anything, it’s about the First Amendment. Read
Feature: Why The First Amendment Is the Best Amendment: Part 2 The early relationship between religion and state in Islam Read
Feature: Why The First Amendment Is the Best Amendment: Part 3 How the Reformation changed religion and state Read More
Feature: Why the First Amendment Is the Best Amendment: Part 4 After the death of the last Abbasid Caliph, different parts of the Muslim world went in very different directions Read
Feature: Why the First Amendment Is the Best Amendment: Part 5 Enlightenment ideas spread under the reign of absolutism monarchs, then overthrew them Read
Feature: Why the First Amendment Is the Best Amendment: Part 6 The lofty ideals of the First Amendment were at odds with reality from the start Read
Feature: Why the First Amendment Is the Best Amendment: Part 7 World War I set in motion the development of three totalitarian ideologies: Islamism, fascism and communism Read
Feature: Why the First Amendment Is the Best Amendment: Part 8 How upholding this value could unify the Left and Right against political Islam Read More
Readers Write
Who Should Regulate: Facebook or the Government?

“Facebook being a private business should be self-regulated. I believe in small government with minimum regulations. Having said that, when a company develops a monopoly as Facebook ‘kinda’ is, and does not practice fair balances standards, government may have to create regulations to: 1) protect the market and 2) protect the customers from unfair practices. I believe Facebook has been playing with bad business ethics whereby political bias has created an environment for unfair practices to thrive.”

– B.K.H.

Mauro on Fox: Trump Needs to Hit Syria Hard

“Wisdom speaks softly and carries a big stick. The worst thing a leader can do is make a threat and not carry it out. That is Obama-style foreign affairs. The question becomes what would a truly effective action be?”

– C.K.

Heroic Southwest pilot studied in Olathe, among 1st female fighter pilots in the Navy


Tammie Jo Shults is seen here in the early '90s, during her days as a fighter pilot with the Navy. Shults served for about 10 years.

Tammie Jo Shults is seen here in the early ’90s, during her days as a fighter pilot with the Navy. Shults served for about 10 years. Courtesy Linda Maloney

April 17, 2018 08:10 PM | Updated April 18, 2018 06:57 PM

URL of the original posting site: http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article209178274.html

Tammie Jo Shults, MidAmerican Nazarene University Alum, Touted As Hero

Tammie Jo and Dean Shults

Student & Alumni Stories | Tammie Jo and Dean Shults. Photo credit: Kevin Garber, MidAmerica Nazarene University

MNU Alumnae Capt. Tammie Jo Shults, pilot for SWA 1380, is being credited as a hero. Tammie Jo, a 1983 graduate, safely landed the passenger plane after engine failure. Prior to joining Southwest, Tammie Jo was one of the first female fighter pilots in the U.S. Navy. For more information read the KC Star article at: http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article209178274.html.

Today’s Politically INCORRECT Cartoon by A.F. Branco


Black Coffee Matters

Starbucks Coffee, accused of racism, is shutting down 8000 stores for employee bias training. Can you say overreaction?

Starbucks RacismPolitical Cartoon by A.F. Branco ©2018.

LifeNews.com Pro-Life News Report Thursday, April 19, 2018


 

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Top Stories
Alfie Evans’ Father Says Vatican Hospital is “Ready to Take Alfie Immediately”
Trump Admin and Pro-Life Nations Stop Latest Attempt to Push Abortion at the UN
Outgoing Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards: “We’re Pushing Forward” to Kill More Babies in Abortions
ABC Show “Scandal” Comes to a Close After Playing Song “Silent Night” as Character Kills Her Baby in an Abortion

More Pro-Life News
Abortion Clinic Threw Woman to the Curb Despite Vomiting and Swaying So Much She Looked “Drunk”
Planned Parenthood Won’t Follow Law to Inform Women Abortion Kills a “Living Human Being”
Tennessee House Votes for Moment to the Unborn to Remember Victims of Abortion
Catholic Bishop’s Powerful Letter Calls on People to Oppose Abortion: “Don’t be Ashamed” to Stand Up for Life
Euthanasia Activist Pushes Suicide Machine With Detachable Coffin Lets You Kill Yourself
Catholic Bishop Slams Ban on Prayer Outside Abortion Clinics: This is Incredibly “Disrespectful”
Men Outnumber Women By 70 Million in China and India Thanks to Sex-Selection Abortions
Abortion Activist Admits Babies With Down Syndrome are Targeted in Abortions
Teen Kills Himself After Euthanasia Group Announces New Suicide Drug
John Oliver Lies About Abby Johnson and Crisis Pregnancy Centers, Here’s How

 


After meeting Pope Francis at the Vatican, Alfie Evans’ father says the Vatican hospital is “ready to take Alfie immediately” and provide the care and treatment Alder Hey Children’s Hospital refuses to provide.Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

The United States and the African Group rejected a UN resolution on migration last week because Europeans insisted upon including abortion-related language and excluding language that would protect national sovereignty.
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Outgoing Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards celebrated the opening of a new abortion facility Wednesday in South Carolina with a vow to continue “pushing forward” to expand abortions across America.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

ABC’s Scandal will be finished at the end of its seventh season. Here’s hoping the door doesn’t hit this morally bankrupt ABC trash on the way out.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com

Abortion Clinic Threw Woman to the Curb Despite Vomiting and Swaying So Much She Looked “Drunk”

A British inquest Thursday heard how a Marie Stopes abortion clinic allegedly urged a woman to leave after her late-term abortion even though she was vomiting and swaying when she walked.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com

Planned Parenthood Won’t Follow Law to Inform Women Abortion Kills a “Living Human Being”

 

On March 7, 2018, South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard signed into law SB 110 to establish certain findings pertaining to pre-abortion counseling practices.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

Tennessee House Votes for Moment to the Unborn to Remember Victims of Abortion

 

Tennessee House lawmakers approved a bill Thursday to create a monument for unborn babies killed in abortions.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

Catholic Bishop’s Powerful Letter Calls on People to Oppose Abortion: “Don’t be Ashamed” to Stand Up for Life

Catholic Bishop Donal McKeown urged Irish voters speak boldly about the value of human life as the nation approaches a critical vote on abortion.

 

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British Health Secretary Wants to Women to Kill Their Babies in At-Home Abortions

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Confessions of a “Christian Constitutionalist”


Authored By Dr. Jerry Newcombe | April 19, 2018

After a recent column on “fake news,” someone sent me an email, accusing me of propagating fake news by saying the Bible had anything to do with the founding of America.

The email stated the common charge that the Constitution was the product of men of the Enlightenment, with Masonic influence as well. Unfortunately, this reader, like so many others, fails to understand the historical truth that the Bible played a unique role in helping to create the U.S. Constitution.

The Biblical concept of covenants gave rise to the Puritan-type covenants. The Pilgrims began the process in the Mayflower Compact of 1620, which was done “in the name of God,” in which they declared their purpose was “for the glory of God and the advancement of the Christian faith,” as they formed “a civil body politic.” After this Compact, there came about a hundred or so Bible-inspired covenants, frames of government, and articles in America, leading all the way to the U.S. Constitution in 1787. 

One of these Puritan documents was the Fundamental Orders of Connecticut of 1639, which says they started their colony for the “liberty and purity of the gospel of our Lord Jesus.” The Fundamental Orders was the first complete constitution written on American soil and is believed by historians to have impacted the U. S. Constitution. This is why Connecticut calls itself “the Constitution State.”

The U. S. Constitution itself says that it was done “in the year of our Lord”—meaning Jesus. But also it was done in the 12th year of independence. The Constitution is predicated on the Declaration of Independenceour national birth certificate, which mentions God four times.

Was all this the product of men of the Enlightenment?

The late Michael Novak of the American Enterprise Institute made a great point about the Enlightenment. It was not monolithic, and there were really two types of Enlightenment thinkers: those that were solidly within the Judeo-Christian tradition (e.g., Montesquieu, John Locke, Sir William Blackstone) and those not (e.g., David Hume, Voltaire, Diderot).

America’s founders quoted heavily from the Bible, Montesquieu, Blackstone, and Locke—in that order.

  • In his The Spirit of Laws, Baron Montesquieu wrote: “We shall see that we owe to Christianity, in government, a certain political law, and in war a certain law of nations—benefits which human nature can never sufficiently acknowledge.”

  • Sir William Blackstone, who has often been quoted by the Supreme Court, said that the laws of nature were written by God and were supplemented by the Holy Scriptures. He wrote: “This law of nature being…dictated by God Himself, is of course superior in obligation to any other. It is binding over all the globe, in all countries, and at all times. No human laws are of any validity if contrary to this.”

  • John Locke penned: “The Bible is one of the greatest blessings bestowed by God on the children of men.” I used to have a Sunday school teacher, Dr. Greg Forster, who earned his Ph.D. at Yale studying Locke and became a Christian because of Locke’s classic book, The Reasonableness of Christianity.  

Although not all framers of the Declaration and Constitution were orthodox Christians, about 95 percent of the founding fathers were active members of Trinitarian Christian churches. To many of them, the Christian faith was central in their lives:

  • In his “Circular to the States” (1783), George Washington said that America could never hope to be a happy nation unless we learned to imitate Jesus, “the divine author of our blessed religion.”

  • In his Inaugural Address (1797), John Adams calls “a decent respect for Christianity among the best recommendations for the public service.”

  • Thomas Jefferson said that Jesus is the reason we can have religious freedom. To force people to believe in religious views they don’t share are a departure from Him, “the holy author of our religion.” Jefferson wrote this in his Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom (1777, adopted 1786).

  • James Madison, a key leader in the creation of the Constitution, wrote that our obligations to God come before those to the state: “Before any man can be considered as a member of Civil Society, he must be considered as a subject of the Governor of the Universe.

As to the Masonic charge, I view it as an anachronistic charge. The Masons in America did not become anti-Christian until the 1830s and thereafter, long after the time of the framing of our founding documents. 

God and the Bible are greater than anyone or any country. But I think we do a disservice to our history to discount the incredibly positive role the Scriptures played in helping to shape this nation.

In the email that prompted this column, I was accused of being a “Christian constitutionalist.” Guilty as charged.

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Jerry Newcombe, D.Min., is an on-air host/senior producer for D. James Kennedy Ministries. He has written/co-written 29 books, e.g., The Unstoppable Jesus Christ, The Book that Made America, Doubting Thomas (w/ Mark Beliles, on Jefferson), and What If Jesus Had Never Been Born? (w/ D. James Kennedy) & the bestseller, George Washington’s Sacred Fire (w/ Peter Lillback)   djkm.org  @newcombejerry      www.jerrynewcombe.com

CA Lawmaker Flees State Over Liberal Lunacy, Says Trump is…


By Warner Todd Huston April 19, 2018

Chuck DeVore, a one-time member of the California State Assembly has moved away from the Golden State saying that liberals have destroyed his once beautiful and bountiful home.

Not only does DeVore say that California is a cautionary tale, but he credits President Donald Trump with saving the rest of America from the same grizzly fate.

Former State Representative Chuck DeVore, who served in the legislature until retiring in 2010, has announced that he is done with his home state and is now a proud resident of the Lonestar State of Texas.

He moved right after he left the legislature, but a recent article by a pair of foolhardy leftists brought the reason he let into sharp focus.

“The reason why this is an issue right now, is you may have seen the CEO of Twitter Jack Dorsey tweeted out a piece by Ruy Teixeira (contending that) California is the future and that California is this wonderful utopia,” DeVore said on Fox News. 

DeVore continued saying, “and the reason that happened (according to Teixeira and co-author Peter Leyden) is they absolutely crushed the Republicans and conservatives in California, and now liberals run the place.”

DeVore recently appeared on Fox News to note why he left California: “If you’re a member of the working poor, if you’re anyone other than the elite from Silicon Valley and Hollywood, it’s tough to make ends meet, to put food on the table and put a roof over your head in California,” he said.

As Western Journalism reported:

First, he noted the poverty rate in California is 20.4 percent versus 14.7 percent in Texas, which is the second most populous U.S. state after California and also shares an extensive border (1,900 miles) with Mexico.

In other words, the Golden State’s poverty rate is 39 percent higher than the Lone Star State’s.

Additionally, DeVore noted that California for years has experienced a net out-migration, which has accelerated recently to over 100,000 people per year.

CNBC reported that a net 138,000 people left the state in the 12 months preceding July 2017, while Texas gained 79,000 people during the same time period, and Arizona added 63,000 new residents.

One of the main reasons people gave for leaving were California’s high taxes and housing costs. 

DeVore also noted that he bought a house in Texas for $110,000 and that money got him a house many times larger than what he could have gotten for the same cost in California.

In an April 16 op-ed for Fox News, DeVore further explained why he left:

In 2011, after spending my adult life in California, working in the once-thriving aerospace industry there, serving 19 years in the state’s National Guard and six years in the legislature, I picked up my family and moved to Texas.

That home prices and rents in California average 55 percent higher than in Texas isn’t just due to the former’s good weather—the Golden State’s high taxes, capricious regulations, onerous lawsuit climate, and powerful unions all contribute to constraining the supply of new housing while jacking up the price of existing housing.

Further, California’s soaring unfunded pension liabilities to its all-powerful government labor unions are at least $477 billion with the annual shortfall to fund the pensions hitting about $5.4 billion a year by 2024—swamping rosy claims of a state budget surplus.

Lastly, California’s war on traditional and affordable domestic energy has resulted in among the highest energy costs in the nation, spurred on by high taxes and billions in greenhouse gas fees—fees earmarked to partially pay for a vastly oversold, over budget and years late high speed rail project that nervous voters are turning against. 

DeVore concluded his op-ed saying that California “isn’t the future, rather, it’s what America’s 2016 election of Donald Trump saved the nation from becoming.”

California, DeVore said ending on a hopeful note, “is not a harbinger of things to come, but it will soon be an example of the fate we narrowly avoided.” 

Of course, DeVore is exactly right. Just as he was posting his op-ed at Fox, the annual “Rich States, Poor States” study on the top performing (and bottom failing) states in the nation was released. And, probably unsurprisingly, the study finds California to be at the bottom of the heap in most metrics among our 50 states.

According to the study, California ranked at a low, low 47th among the 50 in economic outlook. The Golden State has the worst top marginal personal income tax in the country, the 40th worst corporate rate, and ranks 50th in personal income tax progressivity — meaning that the more you make the higher the rate is that they take.

It is also worst for employee freedom, is 50th in average worker’s compensation, and the worst right-to-work state of all.

A state that did even worse than California is Illinois. The Land of Lincoln ranked a dismal 48th in economic outlook — and I think that is generous. Vermont ranked in at 49th worst. And, also unsurprisingly, New York ranked dead last as 50th worse state for economic outlook.

What is the common denominator in these three worst states in the union? They are all dominated by liberals, of course.

Now that we have talked about some of the worst performers, here is the group’s video revealing the top ten best.

 

MCBUSTED! Andrew McCabe Set to Face Music After DOJ Issues…


Reported By Andrew West April 19, 2018

When it comes to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Americans are accustomed to a certain level of secrecy and, dare we say, dodgy behavior.

It seems to be par for the course for our nation’s intelligence community, with the CIA, FBI, and NSA all being referred to as spooks – an ominous nickname that belies their equally ethereal and egregious tactics. The problem is, it seems, that the FBI in particular has fallen into the trappings of government corruption in a huge way as of late.

Take the story of James Comey, for example:  A disgraced former FBI chief who was fired after demonstrating an immoral unwillingness to prosecute Hillary Clinton after finding her culpable for a massive national security breach during her time in the State Department.

What’s worse?  Comey appears to have made this decision before having the full scope of investigation in front of him.

Former FBI Director James Comey began drafting a statement rejecting the idea of criminal charges against Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton over her private email account about two months or more before Clinton was interviewed in the FBI probe, according to partial transcripts of interviews released Thursday by two Republican senators.

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley and Sen. Lindsey Graham said they obtained the transcripts from the Office of Special Counsel, a government watchdog agency that launched an investigation into whether Comey’s actions violated a federal law against government employees engaging in political activity while on duty. 

Bookending this revelation was the realization that the FBI had also failed to investigate two American terrorists, both of whom were reported to the agency in the weeks before their respective killing sprees.

Now, more shame is coming to the already bruised agency, as former Deputy Director Andrew McCabe is set to have his moment in the hot seat…or perhaps even in handcuffs.

The Justice Department’s inspector general has sent a criminal referral for fired FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe to the US Attorney’s office in Washington, arguing that he should be prosecuted, a new report said Thursday.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired McCabe after the IG’s report said he had not told the truth when he was questioned about leaks to the media involving the bureau’s probe into Hillary ClintonCNN reported. 

This latest revelation begs the question:  Is there a common thread between Comey and McCabe that could have caused this belligerent behavior.  The answer is yes.

This lady. | Hillary Clinton

So, as we begin to get a better glimpse into the sewage drain that is the FBI, just remember, all roads lead back to Crooked Hillary.

REPORT: Trump Adding Rudy Giuliani To Legal Team


Reported by Christian Datoc | Breaking News and Engagement Editor | 4:43 PM 04/19/2018

President Donald Trump is reportedly adding former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani to his personal legal team.

A source familiar with the matter told The Daily Beast, Giuliani has been in negotiations with Trump and his team for some time, yet the process has slowed due to recent developments the Trump administration has made in dealing with North Korea and Syria. Giuliani confirmed the news to The Washington Post Thursday afternoon.

“I’m doing it because I hope we can negotiate an end to this for the good of the country and because I have high regard for the president and for Bob Mueller,” he stated.

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 12: Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani speaks to reporters at Trump Tower, January 12, 2017 in New York City. President-elect Trump continues to hold meetings Trump Tower. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NY – JANUARY 12: Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani speaks to reporters at Trump Tower, January 12, 2017 in New York City. President-elect Trump continues to hold meetings Trump Tower. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Giuliani was one of the first public figures to endorse Trump during the 2016 campaign. He has been a vociferous defender and was allegedly considered for several positions within the administration, including attorney general.

Recently, Trump considered adding former United States attorney Joe diGenova to his legal team but eventually decided not to over “politics.”

“It was an appearance thing,” diGenova said of the decision. “It was the politics of it, and perfectly understandable concern on their part.”

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Comey Book Event Packed With Press, Only One ‘Normal Person’ Attended


Posted by | Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at 9:00pm

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“There are more cameras here than people”

https://www.reuters.com/video/2018/04/17/former-fbi-director-comeys-tell-all-book?videoId=418581638

This is so perfect.

Former FBI Director Comey has been on one heckuva book tour promoting his tell-all drama, “A Higher Loyalty.” Comey’s been busy filming interviews on broadcast and cable news channels, chatting with radio hosts, but it’s starting to look like he’s preaching to the choir.

During a book event in D.C. Monday, press filled the Dupont Circle Kramer Books. Conspicuously absent? Normal people.

From CNN:

“There are more cameras here than people,” one person joked.

Another journalist asked the room: “Is anyone a normal person or is everyone a journalist?”

Only one person — reluctantly — identified himself as a “normal person.”

“I wanted to see it for myself and read it, especially after Comey’s ABC interview. I’m more curious now,” said Matthew Hoeck, who was immediately approached by a handful of reporters in the room.

The 24-year-old, who would only disclose that he “works in politics,” came to Kramerbooks for “Fire and Fury” as well.

“Different experience today,” he said, laughing.

But the lack of lines at Kramerbooks doesn’t mean the former FBI director’s book is destined to be a flop. In fact, the publishing house, Macmillan, has printed 850,000 copies in anticipation of intense interest from the public.

It’s also already generated a ton of buzz and publicity, with Comey making his media rounds all week.

Even better, the mostly fictional “Fire and Fury”, which claimed to be an insider account of the Trump White House, was greeted with far more fanfare because it was a “sexier” story.

So where were the DC diehard politics nerds on Monday night? A few book buyers had theories as to why the line paled in comparison to Wolff’s release.

“I think people want an inside perspective on this administration,” said 25-year-old Phillip Carlisle, who was the first to buy a book. “People want drama.”

Carlisle said while Comey’s book will certainly shed light on Trump’s presidency, Wolff’s book is what some perhaps considered “more sexy.”

“I liked Wolff’s book a lot but he is not a trustworthy person,” he said. “Part of what made that so exciting is there were all these details coming out and you weren’t sure what was real and what wasn’t.”

As of Monday evening, Kramer Books had 600 copies of Comey’s book to offload.

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