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  • Is Politics Obsolete? How People Outpace Politicians

    07/29/2015 8:31:39 AM PDT · 1 of 4
    all the best
  • The Free Market Will Destroy the Abortion Industry

    07/24/2015 9:42:10 AM PDT · 3 of 13
    all the best to Kaslin

    Babies are routinely slaughtered. Ho-hum. Somebody is making money from it and folks are outraged. Making money is one of the last sins.

  • Woman Tells Bruce “Caitlin” Jenner What It Takes To Be a Courageous Woman

    07/23/2015 6:08:01 AM PDT · 15 of 25
    all the best to Impala64ssa

    There is nothing at all courageous about running form reality or who you are. Total coward.

  • S-1177: Common Core Will Be Imposed on Private Schools That Get Fed Funds

    07/20/2015 4:00:45 PM PDT · 1 of 20
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    The media’s calling S.1177 “a bipartisan compromise” but that’s far from true. It’s all part of the Common Core bipartisan profiteering scheme that aligns federal tests and standards, but elbows out parents and voters. Many in Congress are fooled, but don’t you be fooled by the word “bipartisan” –nor by the bill’s misleading talking points. Always give thanks that the GOP controls congress.
  • Freedom or the Slaughterhouse? The American Police State from A to Z

    07/15/2015 6:06:29 AM PDT · 1 of 29
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    Americans still cling to the idea that this is the land of the free. We're free because we have so much to watch on tv, can have sex with whom ever we want, pornography is legal and so are abortions. The reality is that every day there are more laws. regulations and controls. But, hey, you can watch pornography, your choice of sports or the Kardashian crew. “Who needs direct repression when one can convince the chicken to walk freely into the slaughterhouse?”—Philosopher Slavoj Žižek
  • MFA (Boston) recasts kimono days after complaints of stereotyping

    07/10/2015 8:33:37 AM PDT · 5 of 9
    all the best to C19fan

    The PC crowd would have been in a real pickle if Bruce had shown up and insisted on wearing a kimono.

  • [AR] Fort Smith Walmart Refuses To Sell Class Ring Featuring Confederate Flag

    07/10/2015 7:09:39 AM PDT · 19 of 22
    all the best to markomalley

    what we see happening in the United States today is an apt illustration of why the Confederate flag was raised in the first place. What we see materializing before our very eyes is tyranny: tyranny over the freedom of expression, tyranny over the freedom of association, tyranny over the freedom of speech, and tyranny over the freedom of conscience.

    In 1864, Confederate General Patrick Cleburne warned his fellow southerners of the historical consequences should the South lose their war for independence. He was truly a prophet. He said if the South lost, “It means that the history of this heroic struggle will be written by the enemy. That our youth will be trained by Northern school teachers; will learn from Northern school books their version of the war; will be impressed by all of the influences of History and Education to regard our gallant debt as traitors and our maimed veterans as fit subjects for derision.” No truer words were ever spoken.

    History revisionists flooded America’s public schools with Northern propaganda about the people who attempted to secede from the United States, characterizing them as racists, extremists, radicals, hatemongers, traitors, etc. You know, the same way that people in our federal government and news media attempt to characterize Christians, patriots, war veterans, constitutionalists, et al. today.

    Folks, please understand that the only people in 1861 who believed that states did NOT have the right to secede were Abraham Lincoln and his radical Republicans. To say that southern states did not have the right to secede from the United States is to say that the thirteen colonies did not have the right to secede from Great Britain. One cannot be right and the other wrong. If one is right, both are right. How can we celebrate our Declaration of Independence in 1776 and then turn around and condemn the Declaration of Independence of the Confederacy in 1861? Talk about hypocrisy!

    In fact, southern states were not the only states that talked about secession. After the southern states seceded, the State of Maryland fully intended to join them. In September of 1861, Lincoln sent federal troops to the State capital and seized the legislature by force in order to prevent them from voting. Federal provost marshals stood guard at the polls and arrested Democrats and anyone else who believed in secession. A special furlough was granted to Maryland troops so they could go home and vote against secession. Judges who tried to inquire into the phony elections were arrested and thrown into military prisons. There is your great “emancipator,” folks.

    And before the South seceded, several northern states had also threatened secession. Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island had threatened secession as far back as James Madison’s administration. In addition, the states of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware were threatening secession during the first half of the nineteenth century—long before the southern states even considered such a thing.

    People say constantly that Lincoln “saved” the Union. Lincoln didn’t save the Union; he subjugated the Union. There is a huge difference. A union that is not voluntary is not a union. Does a man have a right to force a woman to marry him or to force a woman to stay married to him? In the eyes of God, a union of husband and wife is far superior to a union of states. If God recognizes the right of husbands and wives to separate (and He does), to try and suggest that states do not have the right to lawfully (under Natural and divine right) separate is the most preposterous proposition imaginable.

    People say that Lincoln freed the slaves. Lincoln did NOT free a single slave. But what he did do was enslave free men. His so-called Emancipation Proclamation had NO AUTHORITY in the southern states, as they had separated into another country. Imagine a President today signing a proclamation to free folks in, say, China or Saudi Arabia. He would be laughed out of Washington. Lincoln had no authority over the Confederate States of America, and he knew it.

    Do you not find it interesting that Lincoln’s proclamation did NOT free a single slave in the United States, the country in which he DID have authority? That’s right. The Emancipation Proclamation deliberately ignored slavery in the North. Do you not realize that when Lincoln signed his proclamation, there were over 300,000 slaveholders who were fighting in the Union army? Check it out.

    One of those northern slaveholders was General (and later U.S. President) Ulysses S. Grant. In fact, he maintained possession of his slaves even after the War Between the States concluded. Recall that his counterpart, Confederate General Robert E. Lee, freed his slaves BEFORE hostilities between North and South ever broke out. When asked why he refused to free his slaves, Grant said, “Good help is hard to find these days.”

    The institution of slavery did not end until the 13th Amendment was ratified on December 6, 1865.

    Speaking of the 13th Amendment, did you know that Lincoln authored his own 13th Amendment? It is the only amendment to the Constitution ever proposed by a sitting U.S. President. Here is Lincoln’s proposed amendment: “No amendment shall be made to the Constitution which will authorize or give Congress the power to abolish or interfere within any state with the domestic institutions thereof, including that a person’s held to labor or service by laws of said State.”

    You read it right. Lincoln proposed an amendment to the U.S. Constitution PRESERVING the institution of slavery. This proposed amendment was written in March of 1861, a month BEFORE the shots were fired at Fort Sumter, South Carolina.

    The State of South Carolina was particularly incensed at the tariffs enacted in 1828 and 1832. The Tariff of 1828 was disdainfully called, “The Tariff of Abominations” by the State of South Carolina. Accordingly, the South Carolina legislature declared that the tariffs of 1828 and 1832 were “unauthorized by the constitution of the United States.”

    Think, folks: why would the southern states secede from the Union over slavery when President Abraham Lincoln had offered an amendment to the Constitution guaranteeing the PRESERVATION of slavery? That makes no sense. If the issue was predominantly slavery, all the South needed to do was to go along with Lincoln, and his proposed 13th Amendment would have permanently preserved slavery among the southern (and northern) states. Does that sound like a body of people who were willing to lose hundreds of thousands of men on the battlefield over saving slavery? What nonsense!

    The problem was Lincoln wanted the southern states to pay the Union a 40% tariff on their exports. The South considered this outrageous and refused to pay. By the time hostilities broke out in 1861, the South was paying up to, and perhaps exceeding, 70% of the nation’s taxes. Before the war, the South was very prosperous and productive. And Washington, D.C., kept raising the taxes and tariffs on them. You know, the way Washington, D.C., keeps raising the taxes on prosperous American citizens today.

    This is much the same story of the way the colonies refused to pay the demanded tariffs of the British Crown—albeit the tariffs of the Crown were MUCH lower than those demanded by Lincoln. Lincoln’s proposed 13th Amendment was an attempt to entice the South into paying the tariffs by being willing to permanently ensconce the institution of slavery into the Constitution. AND THE SOUTH SAID NO!

    In addition, the Congressional Record of the United States forever obliterates the notion that the North fought the War Between the States over slavery. Read it for yourself. This resolution was passed unanimously in the U.S. Congress on July 23, 1861, “The War is waged by the government of the United States not in the spirit of conquest or subjugation, nor for the purpose of overthrowing or interfering with the rights or institutions of the states, but to defend and protect the Union.”

    What could be clearer? The U.S. Congress declared that the war against the South was NOT an attempt to overthrow or interfere with the “institutions” of the states, but to keep the Union intact (by force). The “institutions” implied most certainly included the institution of slavery.

    Hear it loudly and clearly: Lincoln’s war against the South had NOTHING to do with ending slavery—so said the U.S. Congress by unanimous resolution in 1861.

    Abraham Lincoln, himself, said it was NEVER his intention to end the institution of slavery. In a letter to Alexander Stevens who later became the Vice President of the Confederacy, Lincoln wrote this, “Do the people of the South really entertain fears that a Republican administration would directly, or indirectly, interfere with their slaves, or with them, about their slaves? If they do, I wish to assure you, as once a friend, and still, I hope, not an enemy, that there is no cause for such fears. The South would be in no more danger in this respect than it was in the days of Washington.”

    Again, what could be clearer? Lincoln, himself, said the southern states had nothing to fear from him in regard to abolishing slavery.

    Hear Lincoln again: “If I could save the Union without freeing any slave I would do it.” He also said, “I have no purpose, directly or indirectly, to interfere with the institution of slavery in the states where it exists. I believe I have no lawful right to do so and I have no inclination to do so.”

    The idea that the Confederate flag (actually there were five of them) stood for racism, bigotry, hatred, and slavery is just so much hogwash. In fact, if one truly wants to discover who the racist was in 1861, just read the words of Mr. Lincoln.

    On August 14, 1862, Abraham Lincoln invited a group of black people to the White House. In his address to them, he told them of his plans to colonize them all back to Africa. Listen to what he told these folks: “Why should the people of your race be colonized and where? Why should they leave this country? This is, perhaps, the first question for proper consideration. You and we are different races. We have between us a broader difference than exists between almost any other two races. Whether it is right or wrong I need not discuss; but this physical difference is a great disadvantage to us both, as I think. Your race suffers very greatly, many of them, by living among us, while ours suffers from your presence. In a word, we suffer on each side. If this is admitted, it affords a reason, at least, why we should be separated. You here are freemen, I suppose? Perhaps you have been long free, or all your lives. Your race is suffering, in my judgment, the greatest wrong inflicted on any people. But even when you cease to be slaves, you are yet far removed from being placed on an equality with the white race. The aspiration of men is to enjoy equality with the best when free, but on this broad continent not a single man of your race is made the equal of a single man of our race.”

    Did you hear what Lincoln said? He said that black people would NEVER be equal with white people—even if they all obtained their freedom from slavery. If that isn’t a racist statement, I’ve never heard one.

    Lincoln’s statement above is not isolated. In Charleston, Illinois, in 1858, Lincoln said in a speech, “I am not, nor have ever been, in favor of bringing about in any way the social and political equality of the white and black races. I am not nor ever have been in favor of making voters or jurors of negroes, nor of qualifying them to hold office, nor to intermarry with white people; I will say in addition to this that there is a physical difference between the white and black races which I believe will forever forbid the two races from living together on social or political equality. And inasmuch as they cannot so live, while they do remain together there must be the position of superior and inferior, and I as much as any other man am in favor of having the superior position assigned to the white.”

    Ladies and gentlemen, in his own words, Abraham Lincoln declared himself to be a white supremacist. Why don’t our history books and news media tell the American people the truth about Lincoln and about the War Between the States?

    It’s simple: if people would study the meanings and history of the flag, symbols, and statues of the Confederacy and Confederate leaders, they might begin to awaken to the tyrannical policies of Washington, D.C., that precluded southern independence—policies that have only escalated since the defeat of the Confederacy—and they might have a notion to again resist.

    By the time Lincoln penned his Emancipation Proclamation, the war had been going on for two years without resolution. In fact, the North was losing the war. Even though the South was outmanned and out-equipped, the genius of the southern generals and fighting acumen of the southern men had put the northern armies on their heels. Many people in the North never saw the legitimacy of Lincoln’s war in the first place, and many of them actively campaigned against it. These people were affectionately called “Copperheads” by people in the South.

    I urge you to watch Ron Maxwell’s accurate depiction of those people in the North who favored the southern cause as depicted in his motion picture, “Copperhead.” For that matter, I consider his movie, “Gods And Generals” to be the greatest “Civil War” movie ever made. It is the most accurate and fairest depiction of Confederate General Thomas Jonathan “Stonewall” Jackson ever produced. In my opinion, actor Stephen Lang should have received an Oscar for his performance as General Jackson. But, can you imagine?

    That’s another thing: the war fought from 1861 to 1865 was NOT a “civil war.” Civil war suggests two sides fighting for control of the same capital and country. The South didn’t want to take over Washington, D.C., no more than their forebears wanted to take over London. They wanted to separate from Washington, D.C., just as America’s Founding Fathers wanted to separate from Great Britain. The proper names for that war are either, “The War Between the States” or, “The War of Southern Independence,” or, more fittingly, “The War of Northern Aggression.”

    Had the South wanted to take over Washington, D.C., they could have done so with the very first battle of the “Civil War.” When Lincoln ordered federal troops to invade Virginia in the First Battle of Manassas (called the “First Battle of Bull Run” by the North), Confederate troops sent the Yankees running for their lives all the way back to Washington. Had the Confederates pursued them, they could have easily taken the city of Washington, D.C., seized Abraham Lincoln, and perhaps ended the war before it really began. But General Beauregard and the others had no intention of fighting an aggressive war against the North. They merely wanted to defend the South against the aggression of the North.

    In order to rally people in the North, Lincoln needed a moral crusade. That’s what his Emancipation Proclamation was all about. This explains why his proclamation was not penned until 1863, after two years of fruitless fighting. He was counting on people in the North to stop resisting his war against the South if they thought it was some kind of “holy” war. Plus, Lincoln was hoping that his proclamation would incite blacks in the South to insurrect against southern whites. If thousands of blacks would begin to wage war against their white neighbors, the fighting men of the southern armies would have to leave the battlefields and go home to defend their families. THIS NEVER HAPPENED.

    Not only did blacks not riot against the whites of the south, many black men volunteered to fight alongside their white friends and neighbors in the Confederate army. Unlike the blacks in the North, who were conscripted by Lincoln and forced to fight in segregated units, thousands of blacks in the South fought of their own free will in a fully-integrated southern army. I bet your history book never told you about that.

    If one wants to ban a racist flag, one would have to ban the British flag. Ships bearing the Union Jack shipped over 5 million African slaves to countries all over the world, including the British colonies in North America. Other slave ships flew the Dutch flag and the Portuguese flag and the Spanish flag, and, yes, the U.S. flag. But not one single slave ship flew the Confederate flag. NOT ONE!

    By the time Lincoln launched his war against the southern states, slavery was already a dying institution. The entire country, including the South, recognized the moral evil of slavery and wanted it to end. Only a small fraction of southerners even owned slaves. The slave trade had ended in 1808, per the U.S. Constitution, and the practice of slavery was quickly dying, too. In another few years, with the advent of agricultural machinery, slavery would have ended peacefully—just like it had in England. It didn’t take a national war and the deaths of over a half million men to end slavery in Great Britain. America’s so-called “Civil War” was absolutely unnecessary. The greed of Lincoln’s radical Republicans in the North, combined with the cold, calloused heart of Lincoln himself is responsible for the tragedy of the “Civil War.”

    And look at what is happening now: in one instant—after one deranged young man killed nine black people and who ostensibly photo-shopped a picture of himself with a Confederate flag—the entire political and media establishments in the country go on an all-out crusade to remove all semblances of the Confederacy. The speed in which all of this has happened suggests that this was a planned, orchestrated event by the Powers That Be (PTB). And is it a mere coincidence that this took place at the exact same time that the U.S. Supreme Court decided to legalize same-sex marriage? I think not.

    The Confederate Battle Flag flies the Saint Andrews cross. Of course, Andrew was the first disciple of Jesus Christ, brother of Simon Peter, and Christian martyr who was crucified on an X-shaped cross at around the age of 90. Andrew is the patron saint of both Russia and Scotland.

    In the 1800s, up to 75% of people in the South were either Scotch or Scotch-Irish. The Confederate Battle Flag is predicated on the national flag of Scotland. It is a symbol of the Christian faith and heritage of the Celtic race.

    Pastor John Weaver rightly observed, “Even the Confederate States motto, ‘Deovendickia,’ (The Lord is our Vindicator), illustrates the sovereignty and the righteousness of God. The Saint Andrews cross is also known as the Greek letter CHIA (KEE) and has historically been used to represent Jesus Christ. Why do you think people write Merry X-mas, just to give you an illustration? The ‘X’ is the Greek letter CHIA and it has been historically used for Christ. Moreover, its importance was understood by educated and uneducated people alike. When an uneducated man, one that could not write, needed to sign his name please tell me what letter he made? An ‘X,’ why? Because he was saying I am taking an oath under God. I am recognizing the sovereignty of God, the providence of God and I am pledging my faith. May I tell you the Confederate Flag is indeed a Christian flag because it has the cross of Saint Andrew, who was a Christian martyr, and the letter ‘X’ has always been used to represent Christ, and to attack the flag is to deny the sovereignty, the majesty, and the might of the Lord Jesus Christ and his divine role in our history, culture, and life.”

    Many of the facts that I reference in this column were included in a message delivered several years ago by Pastor John Weaver. I want to thank John for preaching such a powerful and needed message. Read or watch Pastor Weaver’s sermon “The Truth About The Confederate Battle Flag” here:

    The Truth About The Confederate Battle Flag

    Combine the current attacks against Biblical and traditional marriage, the attacks against all things Confederate, the attacks against all things Christian, and the attacks against all things constitutional and what we are witnessing is a heightened example of why the Confederate Battle Flag was created to begin with. Virtually every act of federal usurpation of liberty that we are witnessing today, and have been witnessing for much of the twentieth century, is the result of Lincoln’s war against the South. Truly, we are living in Lincoln’s America, not Washington and Jefferson’s America. Washington and Jefferson’s America died at Appomattox Court House in 1865.

    Instead of lowering the Confederate flag, we should be raising it.

    © Chuck Baldwin

  • Illegal Defiance on Same-Sex Marriage

    07/10/2015 6:58:56 AM PDT · 24 of 61
    all the best to Oldeconomybuyer

    It’s not a matter “religious liberty”. It is freedom in general. The freedom to associate with whom we want. The freedom to do business with whom we want. The right to use and control our property as we see fit.
    Get up off your knees and stop whining about religious liberty and demand liberty.

  • Girl Scouts Raise $250K for Transgender Cause

    07/01/2015 10:39:11 AM PDT · 15 of 36
    all the best to markomalley

    Buy their cookies and support their thoroughly leftist agenda.

  • Black Teacher Hits Handicapped White Child, Tells Him Black People Fought To Not “Serve White..

    07/01/2015 10:36:27 AM PDT · 2 of 51
    all the best to blueyon

    She resigned? She should have been fired.

  • Essence Music Festival to Get Serious on ‘Black Lives’

    07/01/2015 9:51:27 AM PDT · 7 of 13
    all the best to 2ndDivisionVet

    ll lives matter. If you “get” that your life matters, you will act in accord with that belief. You will walk the walk. A person who thinks that his life matters will act with dignity and integrity on a consistent basis. A person whose life matters acts with self-discipline and self-control. He pursues a course of productivity and responsibility. He rarely gives in to base and destructive behavior.

    A person whose life matters accepts responsibility for his circumstances, his actions and where he is in life. Responsibility goes hand in hand with power. You grant power to whom you give responsibility for your life. People whose lives matter take power over their lives by accepting responsibility for those lives.

    A life that matters does not blame others. A life that matters is a life lived in appreciation and gratitude rather than resentment, hostility and ingratitude. A life that matters chooses to be productive and is committed to improving itself, its family and the world around it. The person who thinks his life matters is on a path of growth and improvement. If your life matters, you will not waste it. You will not waste your time and energy on the nonproductive or destructive, the low and the dark.

    A life that matters acts with honor, dignity and respect — self-respect and respect of others. All lives matter. But all too few actually accept that their lives do matter.

  • Mixed message from same-sex marriage debate

    07/01/2015 8:35:35 AM PDT · 3 of 11
    all the best to NetAddicted

    So you just discovered that elections and referendums are just about those who actually vote. Except in the old USSR and such others, not everybody votes. See U.S.A.

  • Episcopalians to Vote on Allowing Gay Marriage in Churches

    07/01/2015 7:19:59 AM PDT · 18 of 24
    all the best to albie

    “Citizens there voted 61% in 2008 for one man one woman.”

    That was practically a century in cultural terms. I took no comfort in 2008 from this outcome. It was horrifying that such a vote even took place. Even worse that 39% went the other way.

  • Are Key Republican Leaders in D.C. Being Blackmailed?

    07/01/2015 4:32:01 AM PDT · 22 of 53
    all the best to cotton1706

    I have a much simpler explanation. Republicans stand for nothing. They are always for just a little bit less than the Dems. Republicans of today are far to the left of Dems of 40 years ago. They would shame FDR.
    Is it possible they are being blackmailed? Of course, I am not so naïve as to think that cannot happen in my dear America.

  • Hillary Staffers Can't Afford New York's Government-Controlled Housing Market

    06/30/2015 8:10:05 AM PDT · 1 of 9
    all the best
    It's not irony, because it is exactly what you would expect.
  • Gay Marriage Ruling Paves The Way for Concealed Carry National Reciprocity

    06/30/2015 6:59:45 AM PDT · 9 of 26
    all the best to Steely Tom

    So characteristic of this site. Never hold out hope, never see possibilities, always quench any signs of these in others. Loser mentality. The other side is the exact opposite. They think like winners.

  • Franklin Graham Warns Christians to 'Be Prepared' for Persecution After SCOTUS Marriage Ruling

    06/30/2015 6:56:18 AM PDT · 13 of 32
    all the best to Sir Napsalot

    Not nonsense. We discriminate all day long, every day. It is our right to freely choose some things and disregard others. We are in this mess because folks like you cannot think in principles.

  • Gay Marriage Ruling Paves The Way for Concealed Carry National Reciprocity

    06/30/2015 6:42:59 AM PDT · 1 of 26
    all the best
  • Franklin Graham Warns Christians to 'Be Prepared' for Persecution After SCOTUS Marriage Ruling

    06/30/2015 6:38:20 AM PDT · 4 of 32
    all the best to SeekAndFind

    Rational commentary on discrimination from a piece addressing Jeb Bush statement:
    First, there is nothing inherently wrong with discrimination. Despite its demonization by the news media—and Jeb Bush—the word discrimination is not a dirty word. Discrimination involves choosing between or among options. To discriminate is to choose one thing and exclude others. Men used to be lauded for having discriminating taste.

    Second, Bush is as guilty as anyone when it comes to discrimination. When he married his Mexican wife Columba in 1974, he discriminated against every American woman, every white woman, every blonde, and every other woman in the world. He discriminated against the Episcopalian church of his youth when he converted to Catholicism in 1995. He also discriminated against all other religions and denominations in the world when he did this. Bush discriminates every day of his life. He discriminates against one store when he shops at another. He discriminates against vanilla ice cream when he eats chocolate ice cream. He discriminates against one interviewer when he chooses to do an interview with another instead. He discriminates against Pepsi when he drinks Coke. He discriminates against Democrats when he votes Republican. He discriminates against English when he speaks Spanish. Bush can’t get through the day without discriminating against something or someone.

    Third, why is it that customers can legally discriminate against businesses but businesses cannot legally discriminate against customers? Why is it that customers can discriminate against merchants for whatever reason they want—no matter how irrational, illogical, or unreasonable—and on any basis they want—no matter how racist, sexist, or homophobic—but not the other way around? Does Jeb Bush have an answer for this? No one is ever charged with violating an anti-discrimination law if he publicly announces that he will never patronize a particular business—because there are no such laws. Not yet.

    Fourth, there is no right to service. Not if the concept of private property has any meaning. Not if the concept of freedom of association has any meaning. Not if the concept of a free market has any meaning. Not if the concept of freedom of contract has any meaning. In a free society, business owners have the right to run their businesses as they choose. Just as homeowners have the right to exclude anyone they want from entering their house for any reason, so business owners should have the right to refuse service to anyone—including Jeb Bush—for any reason.

    Fifth, discriminating against someone is not aggressing against him. Discriminating against Jeb Bush on election day and voting for someone else is not an act of aggression against him. No one is entitled to a particular job. No one is entitled to rent a particular apartment. No one is entitled to buy a particular house. No one is entitled to enter anyone else’s property. Not hiring, renting, selling, or granting the right of entry to someone on the basis of his race, religion, sex, color, national origin, political views, or sexual orientation may be wrong, immoral, hatful, or nonsensical, it may be based on stereotypes, prejudice, bigotry, or racism, but since it is not committing an act of aggression or violence against him, it should not be prohibited by force of law.

    Sixth, discrimination means freedom. A free society must include the freedom to discriminate, not only against someone because he is gay, but because he is straight—or obese, bulimic, attractive, ugly, handicapped, tall, short, black, white, Hispanic, Asian, Catholic, Jewish, Muslim, Protestant, agnostic, married, single, divorced, transgendered, Democrat, Republican, liberal, conservative, young, old, pregnant, or named Jeb Bush.

    And Seventh, to ban discrimination is to ban freedom of thought. In a free society, everyone has the right to think what he wants to think about anyone else—including Jeb Bush—and choose to discriminate or not discriminate against anyone on the basis of those thoughts. His thoughts may be erroneous, illogical, irrational, or unreasonable, but in a free society everyone is entitled to freedom of thought.

  • Time for Conservatives to go on the Offensive in the Framing Wars

    06/29/2015 1:06:01 PM PDT · 28 of 29
    all the best to aquila48

    “and Republicans aren’t very good at it”

    Because Republicans don’t really stand for anything. They advocate just a little less than Dems. That’s why they always come across as mean-spirited cheapskates.

  • A Nation of One

    06/28/2015 7:09:00 AM PDT · 20 of 32
    all the best to broken_arrow1

    A political unit the size of the U.S. is an abomination. With 330 million people the individual and family is nullified. In a smaller unit you have so much more influence. In the vast nation, not so much. We think of the EU as some sort of satanic entity and then think that the comparable U.S. is some ideal.
    The U.S. started as 13 states on the eastern seaboard. So very different than this continental monster that swallows the individual. It is nuts that a few people on the Potomac rule folks in Maine, Alaska, California, Alabama, Texas.
    For crying out loud, Texas, California and New York are bigger, richer and more powerful than most countries.

  • President who opposed gay marriage three years ago turns White House into rainbow extravaganza

    06/28/2015 6:35:30 AM PDT · 20 of 45
    all the best to Gen.Blather

    He very much has convictions that he hides until they become less controversial.

  • Meaning of ‘one nation under God’ died with decision

    06/28/2015 6:33:46 AM PDT · 27 of 46
    all the best to oblomov

    The idea of this vast land mass with such a diverse being one nation is as abominable as the EU. U.S. was originally 13 states on the eastern seaboard. A nation this vast can only result in the disempowerment of the individual and the family.

  • America's Extreme Makeover Is Socialism In Action

    06/27/2015 6:09:10 AM PDT · 5 of 14
    all the best to Kaslin

    Socialism? The soviets would have been thoroughly disgusted. We are going much worse than them.

  • President Sends Troops to Little Rock, Federalizes Arkansas National Guard...

    06/27/2015 5:31:04 AM PDT · 3 of 44
    all the best to ImJustAnotherOkie

    And we don’t know who our enemies are. A Republican sends troops against a local high school.

  • IS THIS A TIME TO FLY THE FLAG UPSIDE DOWN?

    06/26/2015 7:29:31 PM PDT · 56 of 139
    all the best to familyop

    Still worshipping the federal government.

  • Alito Warns: Defenders of Traditional Marriage Now Risk Being Treated as Bigots by Governments,

    06/26/2015 7:27:56 PM PDT · 10 of 76
    all the best to Nachum

    Everybody has the right to be a bigot. That’ what Americans have forgotten.say no to the notion of thought crimes. Maybe Christians will wake up. Maybe.

  • Are Churches Now Required to Marry Gays? *Vanity*

    06/26/2015 11:14:09 AM PDT · 37 of 84
    all the best to Tzimisce

    Very, very few churches stood for the right of free association and property rights. Churches have not been for freedom for a long time. It is a fundamental right to associate with whom we choose and to run our businesses as we choose.
    How does it go. First they came for the .. and I wasn’t one so I did nothing. Then when they finally came for me there was nobody left to stand up for me. I wish I could gloat, but I can’t.

  • Republicans Are Going to Leave the Country and Set Themselves on Fire Due to SCOTUS

    06/26/2015 11:08:25 AM PDT · 12 of 61
    all the best to Idaho_Cowboy

    We might start by seceding from Huffington. If conservatives can’t even manage that simple thing. then...

  • Bristol Palin Reveals She Is Pregnant Again: I Know This Will Be a 'Huge Disappointment'

    06/26/2015 7:43:16 AM PDT · 101 of 194
    all the best to The Ghost of FReepers Past

    “This is a culture that sleeps around.”

    So her personal choices are the cultures fault. The culture made her do it?

  • The Queen hints at desire for Britain to remain in European Union

    06/25/2015 1:49:42 PM PDT · 17 of 27
    all the best to ken5050

    She has no control over succession. That is taken care of by the Act of Settlement of 1701. Charles is heir apparent.

  • WWJS...What Would Jesse Say! Historic Honesty

    06/25/2015 9:31:02 AM PDT · 4 of 11
    all the best to MeshugeMikey

    1993. I guess back then there was a jot of honesty still left in him. These days...not so much.

  • In defense of Rachel Dolezal (race is a social and political concept, not a biological one)

    06/25/2015 9:01:08 AM PDT · 29 of 44
    all the best to MeshugeMikey

    Thank you for the citation.

  • Supreme Court upholds nationwide health care law subsidies

    06/25/2015 8:59:39 AM PDT · 45 of 92
    all the best to Democrat_media

    Saying that the constitution is effective if nobody violates it is like a man saying the locks on his house would have been good if criminals hadn’t tried to break in. If the constitution is so easy to violate, without even one shot fired, then it is worthless.

  • Supreme Court upholds nationwide health care law subsidies

    06/25/2015 8:49:10 AM PDT · 40 of 92
    all the best to Democrat_media

    My Obama?!?!? I defend Obama?!?!? Hard to take you seriously after that. Obama is just a culmination of the past hundred years. The constitution has been enabling government growth for 150 years. You say “if they would have followed it” well of course, but it made it all to easy for it not to be followed. I repeat: a scrap of paper will not restrain aspiring tyrants. And Obama aspires like no other. Until the next administration.

  • In defense of Rachel Dolezal (race is a social and political concept, not a biological one)

    06/25/2015 8:39:55 AM PDT · 21 of 44
    all the best to MeshugeMikey

    Did Jesse actually say that? Sounds good but never a source cited. He could not have been that stupid or that honest to say such a thing.
    He may have said it but I would like to see where and when.

  • Supreme Court upholds nationwide health care law subsidies

    06/25/2015 8:32:37 AM PDT · 31 of 92
    all the best to Democrat_media

    Totally worthless. Has not limited the federal government at all. Have you been asleep for the past several decades? This did not start with Obama. Or the democrats. You are delusional of you think a scrap of paper can limit aspiring tyrants.

  • Supreme Court upholds nationwide health care law subsidies

    06/25/2015 8:16:38 AM PDT · 18 of 92
    all the best to Democrat_media

    “The Constitution limits the federal government”

    Are you serious? The constitution has done nothing to limit the government. NOTHING. A scrap of paper cannot restrict tyrants. The constitution has enabled this monstrosity. The anti-federalist were correct.

  • BREAKING: Healthcare subsidies upheld by SCOTUS

    06/25/2015 7:50:27 AM PDT · 304 of 615
    all the best to GIdget2004

    The Supreme Court is not an independent entity. It is part and parcel of the federal establishment. All it does is enable our enslavement, suckers.

  • You Better Be Paying Attnetion: How Gays Indoctrinate Your Kids!

    06/25/2015 5:00:09 AM PDT · 5 of 15
    all the best to markomalley

    Back in the 90’s I used to hear that Christians and conservatives were going to win because our side is having children and the other isn’t. But we turn over our children to be educated: government schools and popular culture. It is an odd war strategy to turn your children over to the enemy for indoctrination.

  • Here’s Why My Dad Will Never Buy Anything But a Lexus Ever Again

    06/25/2015 4:57:18 AM PDT · 38 of 79
    all the best to Salvey

    “He likes to start paragraphs with “so.”

    You noticed that too. I am hearing a lot of people starting what they say with a “so”. Doesn’t really fit.

  • Whoa: this is how the slain pastor felt about the Confederate flag (Voted FOR the Flag Display!)

    06/24/2015 3:14:51 PM PDT · 19 of 52
    all the best to manc

    “I’ll bet you a cent to a dollar that the media were instructed from someone in the white house to push these lies and agenda”

    So you think they might not actually be leftists?

  • The ‘Obama Coffee’ Joke That Sparked Outrage and Has Some Calling for US to End Funding to Israel

    06/24/2015 3:12:14 PM PDT · 22 of 75
    all the best to Slings and Arrows

    So he’s not black?

  • The Cultural Cleansing of the Southern States Begins

    06/24/2015 3:03:31 PM PDT · 88 of 108
    all the best to Altura Ct.

    This whole episode illustrates what is wrong with this country. One individual commits a terrible crime in Charleston and the whole nation goes into hysteria. Crime, murder, happens everyday. This crime was committed by ONE individual. It is a local matter, for the local police, prosecutors and court. Everybody else needs to calm down and get on with their lives.
    This crime has nothing to do with the rest of us. But these days everything is a trauma and a drama. Nobody outside of Charleston should be talking about this. This country has become so childish and so negative.

  • The ludicrous, self-defeating hypocrisy of flying the Confederate battle flag

    06/24/2015 9:09:16 AM PDT · 1 of 63
    all the best
    "When the same law makers who demand that flag remain up also start demanding that the state of South Carolina cut out the Yankee third of their budget—every single Federal handout—I will take their appeals to that battle flag seriously. Until then, take down that flag. You’re an embarrassment to everyone who has truly honorable aspirations for states’ rights, localism, fiscal integrity, true patriotism, and freedom."
  • Zara accused of creating culture of customer discrimination in new report

    06/24/2015 4:40:35 AM PDT · 8 of 10
    all the best to muir_redwoods

    One of the reasons we are losing. The world is a lot bigger than Sam’s.

  • MARCO RUBIO CASTS DECIDING VOTE FOR OBAMATRADE WITHOUT EVEN READING IT

    06/23/2015 4:49:22 PM PDT · 63 of 116
    all the best to justa-hairyape

    Yes, we have a national government. Would that we had a federal government.

  • Barack Obama Dreams Of Running For President Again – Declares Himself “Fearless”

    06/23/2015 1:48:10 PM PDT · 7 of 88
    all the best to LeoWindhorse

    “I know what I’m doing and I’m fearless.”

    Yes, he knows exactly what he is doing. And what’s to fear? GOP? That’s a good one.

  • Dear Pope Francis: Here Are Five Times Weapons of War That Saved Christians

    06/23/2015 12:41:46 PM PDT · 20 of 24
    all the best to SeekAndFind

    Are his Swiss Guards going to lay down their arms anytime swoon? He does have 24/7 armed protection.

  • MSNBC Welcome Mat: Staffers Chanted (Bleep) Brian Williams'

    06/23/2015 11:57:10 AM PDT · 4 of 26
    all the best to PJ-Comix

    NBC has made it official: MSNBC is the home of liars.