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  • Restaurant Owner With Down Syndrome Captures The American Dream

    01/19/2014 4:14:50 PM PST · by Conservative Beacon · 19 replies
    The Foundry ^ | January 8, 2014 | Ericka Anderson
    You might not expect a child with Down syndrome to grow up and become a small-business owner — but that’s exactly what Tim Harris did. From the time he was 14 years old, his parents say, Harris was determined to own a restaurant. His dream came true several years ago when his father helped him get it off the ground. Today, “Tim’s Place” is thriving in the business of “breakfast, lunch and hugs.” The “Tim’s Place” website offers a famous quote from Walt Disney to explain the driving force behind his dream: “If you can dream it, you can do...
  • 50 Years since LBJ’s Great [Slave] Society

    01/18/2014 8:23:25 AM PST · by Conservative Beacon · 16 replies
    The Conservative Beacon ^ | January 18, 2014 | Ellis Washington
    50 years ago on May 22, 1964 President Lyndon B. Johnson gave a historical Commencement Address at the University of Michigan. That speech introduced America to his utopian vision called the Great Society, the most recent stage in the evolution of Woodrow Wilson’s Progressivism and Franklin Roosevelt’s Second Bill of Rights socialist revolution. Until I started researching for this article I did not know that those grainy recordings I heard of LBJ touting his Marxist vision for America was made at U of M, yet I am not surprised. From 1985-87, I attended graduate school at U of M and...
  • Education influencing culture, or culture influencing education?

    01/12/2014 4:41:57 PM PST · by Conservative Beacon · 19 replies
    The Conservative Beacon ^ | January 12, 2014 | Conservative Beacon
    A question to my fellow Freepers out there: Does education influence culture first, or vice versa? I ask this question because I believe it is the first step in the process of changing the current liberal course of American civilization.
  • Opening the Gates of Hell

    01/11/2014 7:52:37 AM PST · by Conservative Beacon · 21 replies
    The Conservative Beacon ^ | January 11, 2014 | Ellis Washington
    A UK Daily Mail article on former defense secretary Robert Gates who served in both the Obama and Bush administrations exposes damning allegations in a new book which describes Obama as ‘a feckless commander-in-chief who was less interested in winning wars than in taking political advantage of withdrawing America from them’ and in one meeting Hillary Clinton and Obama admitted they opposed Iraq troop surge only for what in essence amounted to cowardly, selfish political advantage. Robert Gates, secretary of defense under Barack Obama and George W. Bush, argues that Hillary Clinton used craven, Machiavellian political tactics in 2006 when...
  • Do you know your constitution? Part 2

    01/04/2014 9:16:27 AM PST · by Conservative Beacon · 9 replies
    The Conservative Beacon ^ | January 4, 2014 | Ellis Washington
    Dr. Larry Arnn, constitutional scholar and president of Hillsdale College, has instituted a series of public interest programs aired on conservative talk radio called “Constitution Minute.” So far there have been nine episodes. Here are parts 5-9: 1. What is bureaucratic despotism? DR. ARNN: “One of the chief sponsors of the Dodd Frank Finance Reform bill called that legislation, “about as important as it gets, because it deals with every single aspect of our lives.” And how does this legislation deal with every aspect of our lives? In the most unconstitutional way: It sets up a board called the Consumer...
  • Dr. Arnn’s ‘Constitution Minute’

    12/30/2013 9:00:40 AM PST · by Conservative Beacon · 1 replies
    The Conservative Beacon ^ | December 30, 2013 | Ellis Washington
    Dr. Larry Arnn, constitutional scholar and president of Hillsdale College has instituted a series of public interest programs aired on conservative talk radio called, “Constitution Minute.” So far there have been nine episodes. Here are the first four: What is the Difference between Natural Rights and Entitlements? DR. ARNN: “America’s founders knew, obviously, that human beings are not equal in terms of strength or beauty, or in terms of intelligence, industry or talents. They understood that because of such differences, differences in talents and things like that, some people would be wealthier than others. But human beings are equal, the...
  • Unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord

    12/25/2013 9:50:35 AM PST · by Conservative Beacon · 3 replies
    The Conservative Beacon ^ | December 25, 2013 | Josh Price
    The gifts have been exchanged and opened. Santa has returned to the North Pole to begin work for next Christmas Eve. The turkeys or Christmas hams are roasting in ovens across this great country. The commercial side of Christmas is over for another year. Now we honor the true and real purpose of our Christmas celebration: the birth of our Savior, Christ the Lord. From Luke 2: 2 And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed. 2 (And this taxing was first made when...
  • Frank Capra’s Greatest Gift

    12/24/2013 9:14:09 AM PST · by Conservative Beacon · 14 replies
    The Conservative Beacon ^ | December 24, 2013 | Josh Price
    Many of us will gather our families around the TV this Christmas Eve to watch Frank Capra’s It’s A Wonderful Life. The story behind the movie is well known, so I won’t bore you with reiterations of such. Capra based It’s A Wonderful Life on the short Christmas story, The Greatest Gift, by Philip Van Doren Stern. His adaption on the big screen of the ultimately undeniable importance and fragility of each and every one of our lives has become a gift to us in and of itself. But Capra’s real gift to us was his philosophy as a filmmaker....
  • A Bonhoeffer Christmas

    12/23/2013 6:04:57 AM PST · by Conservative Beacon · 6 replies
    The Conservative Beacon ^ | December 23, 2013 | Ellis Washington
    Prologue For eighteen months during 1943-44, Bonhoeffer was imprisoned at Tegel military prison awaiting trial for his part in a conspiracy to kill Adolf Hitler and thus save millions of lives by bringing an early end to World War II (“Operation Valkyrie”). A Saint to the bitter end there he continued his evangelism among his fellow prisoners and even with the Nazi guards some of whom were compassionate and aided Bonhoeffer to smuggle his letters out of prison to his student and best friend, Eberhard Bethge, family and to others, and these uncensored letters were posthumously published in volumes 7...
  • Mandela the Marxist

    12/15/2013 7:41:05 AM PST · by Conservative Beacon · 4 replies
    The Conservative Beacon ^ | December 15, 2013 | Ellis Washington
    The globalist, progressive propaganda campaign deifying South Africa’s Marxist revolutionary and former president Nelson Mandela should be galling and disgusting to all people of good will who love truth, real history and hate lies. The Big Lie is that yes, Mandela experimented with communism in the 1940s early in his political career at the dawn of the black struggle against the racist White Afrikaners and that he and his organization, ANC (African National Congress) only turned to armed struggle in the early 1960s once he saw the futility of overturning capitalism while seeking to establish Black majority rule in South...
  • Barack ‘Adam Smith’ Obama?

    12/09/2013 2:13:42 PM PST · by Conservative Beacon · 8 replies
    The Conservative Beacon ^ | December 9, 2013 | Ellis Washington
    To the 65,910,437 people who voted for Obama in Nov. 2012 I ask: Based on the above statement where Obama gleefully cites “statistics” showing America’s level of “income inequality” to socialist hellholes like Jamaica and Argentina, I ask: Who has been president of the United States over the past 6 years?! And who was elected to correct the “worst economy since the Great Depression” which is how Obama repeatedly mischaracterized the recession of 2007 when George W. Bush was in office? Speaking at a forum earlier this week sponsored by the leftist think tank Center for American Progress, Obama promised...
  • Cognitive dissonance and the political Left

    11/30/2013 8:53:25 AM PST · by Conservative Beacon · 11 replies
    The Conservative Beacon ^ | November 30, 2013 | Ellis Washington
    30 years ago I used to be a liberal Democrat until I used critical thinking techniques to convert to conservatism during my senior year in college. When I think back why I ever voted Democrat my only logical answer is tradition. My parents always voted for the Democrat Socialist Party (although my maternal grandfather and uncle was named after Theodore Roosevelt, a Republican). I grew up believing without question the racialist propaganda from the NAALCP (National Association for the Advancement of Liberal Colored People), Jesse Jackson, the Congressional Caucasian Caucus (aka Congressional Black Caucus). I even remember watching Walter Cronkite,...
  • Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade: An American Tradition Built by Thankful Immigrants

    11/27/2013 5:45:13 AM PST · by Conservative Beacon · 11 replies
    The Conservative Beacon ^ | November 27, 2013 | Josh Price
    Like most American households tomorrow morning, the Prices’ television will be tuned to the 85th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. The parade has been a part of my Thanksgiving celebrations for as long as I can remember. Growing up, my parents and I would be the beneficiaries of two (count ‘em, two) Thanksgiving meals each year, one with my father’s side of the family and another with my mother’s family. Thanksgiving, and the holiday season for that matter, would kick off for us by watching the beginning of the parade coverage at 9AM while we were all getting ready for...
  • Did LBJ kill JFK?

    11/23/2013 8:21:30 AM PST · by Conservative Beacon · 102 replies
    The Conservative Beacon ^ | November 23, 2013 | Ellis Washington
    Did LBJ have JFK killed? This critical question has endured ever since that fateful day of 50 years ago—Nov. 22, 1963. Former Nixon White House advisor Roger Stone makes this central argument in his new book, The Man Who Killed Kennedy: The Case Against LBJ. Stone’s interesting narrative isn’t another “conspiracy theory” book to add to the already voluminous number of fantastical JFK assassination claims. Roger tells Reason Magazine Editor, Nick Gillespie that, “The whole term ‘conspiracy theorists’ is a pejorative that the mainstream media uses to denigrate anyone who questions the government’s version on virtually anything… I’m not talking...
  • Blood Money, Neutrality Myth and the Jews

    11/16/2013 8:05:15 AM PST · by Conservative Beacon · 2 replies
    The Conservative Beacon ^ | November 16, 2013 | Ellis Washington
    Prologue Two phony words the political Left (including the U.S. Supreme Court) has used to great political advantage over the centuries are “secular” and “neutral.” These two words in my opinion only exist to obfuscate, to deconstruct and to pervert the truth. For example for 160 years the U.S. Supreme Court has shamefully perverted the Constitution using secular and neutral jurisprudence to promote and defend policies championed by the modern Democrat Socialist Party including unconstitutional even fascist doctrines like— Loyalists treason during the American Revolution, slavery, Jim Crow racial segregation; America’s first progressive President Theodore Roosevelt’s trust busting cases (1901-09);...
  • Leviathan: 1651-2013

    11/10/2013 8:04:10 AM PST · by Conservative Beacon · 8 replies
    The Conservative Beacon ^ | November 10, 2013 | Ellis Washington
    Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679) lived in exceedingly tumultuous times. Leviathan was written after the protracted Thirty Years’ War (1618-48) and during the brutal English Civil War (1642-1651) a war, like the Civil War was to Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, a traumatic event that completely changed his worldview from theism to atheism, and perverted his political thinking and writings making Hobbles value peace and constancy above God, truth and liberty. Leviathan argues for a “social contract” and rule by an absolute sovereign (as pictured on the original frontispiece above). Hobbes, being the de facto secretary to Sir Francis Bacon followed Bacon’s utopian...
  • Bonhoeffer vs. Nazi and Progressive Book Burning

    11/02/2013 10:33:42 AM PDT · by Conservative Beacon · 1 replies
    The Conservative Beacon ^ | November 2, 2013 | Ellis Washington
    Dort, wo man Bucher verbrennt, verbrennt man am Ende auch Menschen. (Where books are burned, they will, in the end burn people, too) –Heinrich Heine (1797-1856), German Poet Eric Metaxas in chapter 10 of his celebrated book, “Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy,” in a subsection called “Where Books Are Burned . . .” in dramatic fashion chronicles the rise of Nazi book burning in early Nazi history just four months after Hitler assumed power on January 30, 1933. In May 1933, the Nazification of the German people continued in full force using two established Nazi tactics—Gleichschaltung (e.g., forcing into line)...
  • Bonhoeffer vs. Nazi and Progressive Theology

    10/26/2013 9:37:27 AM PDT · by Conservative Beacon · 15 replies
    The Conservative Beacon ^ | October 26, 2013 | Ellis Washington
    Eric Metaxas in his revelatory book on the great German theologian and martyr Dietrich Bonhoeffer, who on April 9, 1945 was murdered at Flossenbürg concentration camp just three weeks before the Allied Powers defeated Hitler and the Nazis, wrote about “Nazi Theology” in chapter 11 and opened with this passage: “One sometimes hears that Hitler was a Christian. He was certainly not, but neither was he openly anti-Christian, as most of his top lieutenants were. What helped him aggrandize power, he approved of, and what prevented it, he did not. He was utterly pragmatic. In public he often made comments...
  • UCF Professor responds to stalking by CAIR

    10/21/2013 7:11:20 PM PDT · by Conservative Beacon · 4 replies
    The Conservative Beacon ^ | October 21, 2013 | Josh Price
    On this edition of The Conservative Beacon Podcast with Josh Price, University of Central Florida Professor Jonathan Matusitz joins Josh to discuss the stalking behavior he has been subjected to by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) for teaching the politically incorrect truth about Islamic culture’s encouragement of terrorism.
  • Affirmative Action, Affirmative Slave Chains

    10/19/2013 9:06:03 AM PDT · by Conservative Beacon · 3 replies
    The Conservative Beacon ^ | October 18, 2013 | Ellis Washington
    Prologue to a Nightmare of Good Intentions President John F. Kennedy on March 6, 1961 signed Executive Order 10925 which created Affirmative action and required that government employers “not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, creed, color, or national origin” and “take affirmative action to ensure that applicants are employed, and that employees are treated during employment, without regard to their race, creed, color, or national origin.” Affirmative action has less to do with equality than with egalitarianism (equality of results); less to do with remedying historical slavery and Jim Crow discrimination against Blacks and...
  • The Psychology of Barack Obama

    10/17/2013 5:39:28 PM PDT · by Conservative Beacon · 28 replies
    The National Interest ^ | October 16, 2013 | Robert W. Merry
    In 1972, Duke University professor James David Barber brought out a book that immediately was heralded as a seminal study of presidential character. Titled The Presidential Character: Predicting Performance in the White House, the book looked at qualities of temperament and personality in assessing how the country’s chief executives approached the presidency—and how that in turn contributed to their success or failure in the office. Although there were flaws in Barber’s approach, particularly in his efforts to typecast the personalities of various presidents, it does indeed lay before us an interesting and worthy matrix for assessing how various presidents approach...
  • Growing Danger of Anti-Constitutionalists

    10/14/2013 6:06:32 PM PDT · by Conservative Beacon · 5 replies
    The Conservative Beacon ^ | October 14, 2013 | Josh Price
    On this edition of The Conservative Beacon Podcast with Josh Price, Josh illuminates the potential dangers of the anti-Constitutionialists in the media like MSNBC’s Chris Hayes, The New Work Times, The Washington Post, CBS, etc. and their increasingly pro-dictatorial rhetoric. Josh also discusses the importance and benefits of tradition while sharing a few of his own traditions for October and Halloween.
  • Secular humanism is evolution atheism

    10/13/2013 10:11:11 AM PDT · by Conservative Beacon · 20 replies
    The Conservative Beacon ^ | October 12, 2013 | Ellis Washington
    It is intellectually impossible to understand the Left and their perverse paradigm they have forced inside of every institution of American culture and society, law, politics, medicine and history, unless you view it through the lens of Hegelian dialectical materialism. For example, using the above quote the secular humanist (today’s Democrats) believes that God is a myth [Thesis/problem] and that man created the gods [Antithesis/reaction], therefore We [Democrats] are gods who can do whatever we please in the name of the common good—the U.S. Constitution, the Bible, the original intent of the framers, liberty, due process, morality be damned! [Synthesis/solution]...
  • Taking Back The Arts

    10/13/2013 8:58:21 AM PDT · by Conservative Beacon · 14 replies
    The Federalist ^ | October 4, 2013 | David Marcus
    In 1989 Jesse Helms, the contentious and controversial conservative senator from North Carolina, launched an attack on the National Endowment for the Arts for its support of shows that included work which he deemed offensive. Ten years later as Mayor of New York, Rudy Giuliani engaged in a similar attack, threatening to cut off the city’s support of the Brooklyn Museum because of its show “Sensation” which featured Chris Offili’s painting “The Holy Virgin Mary”, a depiction of of the Blessed Mother emblazoned with elephant dung. These two controversies have come to frame the perception of conservative opposition to public...
  • PHILLIPS: The last days of the Republican Party

    10/12/2013 1:05:58 PM PDT · by Conservative Beacon · 76 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 12, 2013 | Judson Phillips
    The Republican Party was born in the darkest days of the American Republic. In the next few days it will die. The Republican Party saved the Union and abolished slavery. The Republican Party stood against Franklin Roosevelt’s internment of Japanese Americans during World War II and against Jim Crow laws in the 50’s. On a hot summer day, the most famous Republican of the Twentieth Century stood before one of the great icons of tyranny, and over the objection of his cowardly, country club Republican advisors, Ronald Reagan demanded, “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!” In 1975, Reagan told conservatives...
  • John Boehner, The Cowardly Elephant

    10/12/2013 9:32:54 AM PDT · by Conservative Beacon · 24 replies
    The Conservative Beacon Podcast ^ | October 11, 2013 | Josh Price
    On this edition of The Conservative Beacon Podcast Podcast, host Josh Price lambastes feckless GOP House Speaker John Boehner's surrender to President Obama, branding Speaker Boehner as The Cowardly Elephant.
  • Highlighting Obamacare's early dysfunction

    10/07/2013 8:03:36 PM PDT · by Conservative Beacon · 12 replies
    The Conservative Beacon ^ | October 7, 2013 | Josh Price
    On this edition of The Conservative Beacon Podcast with Josh Price, Josh highlights the early failures of Obamacare, including significantly lower-than-expected applications, website inefficiencies, higher-than-predicted premiums. Josh calls out Rep. Peter King’s (R-NY) as a fraudulent conservative after condemning Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and other Tea Party members.
  • Orlando Magic's founder Pat Williams has some communications advise for conservatives

    10/05/2013 12:06:32 PM PDT · by Conservative Beacon · 7 replies
    The Conservative Beacon ^ | October 4, 2013 | Josh Price
    On this edition of The Conservative Beacon Podcast with Josh Price, Josh is joined by founder and senior VP of the Orlando Magic, author, and motivational speaker Pat Williams. Pat and Josh discuss the importance of leadership and its components, as well as the impact of our influence on others that we all have. Pat also shares his communications advice for Republicans and conservatives. You do not want to miss this!
  • The Conservative Beacon Podcast -- Presidential and leadership are not synonymous

    10/02/2013 8:07:27 PM PDT · by Conservative Beacon · 2 replies
    The Conservative Beacon Blog ^ | October 2, 2013 | Josh Price
    On this edition of The Conservative Beacon Podcast with Josh Price, Josh discusses the non-existent leadership of Barack Obama, where it originated, and the unfortunate but predictable results.
  • Principled Conservatives vs. Defeatist, Power-Drunk Politicians

    09/30/2013 8:44:04 PM PDT · by Conservative Beacon
    The Conservative Beacon ^ | September 30, 2013 | Josh Price
    On this edition of The Conservative Beacon Podcast with Josh Price, Josh discusses how the debate surrounding the potential federal government shutdown highlights the dichotomy within the Republican Party: principled conservatives willing to oppose Obamacare at any cost vs. defeatist, power-drunk politicians concerned only with re-election prospects.
  • What do you want America to look like in 30-50 years?

    04/04/2013 7:03:57 PM PDT · by Conservative Beacon · 121 replies
    The Conservative Beacon ^ | Conservative Beacon
    I have not posted here in a while, but I wanted to reach out to my fellow freepers for your views on a very important topic: the future of America. We know our current situation and its continued decline should the course not be altered. I am interested in what America will look like in 30-50 years should we reverse our current course. So I am curious as to what that America looks like to you. What is your dream, best case scenario 30-50 year vision of America, all facets-overall culture, education, media, government, etc?