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  • New religious liberty laws? How about you just follow your constitution? (VANITY)

    03/31/2015 9:36:26 PM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 7 replies
    indiana.edu ^ | We the People
    All this talk about religious liberty legislation makes me wonder why they don't simply follow their own state constitutions. All of the state constitutions that I'm aware of read pretty much like Indiana's: Indiana Constitution: Article One Section 2. All people shall be secured in the natural right to worship ALMIGHTY GOD, according to the dictates of their own consciences. Section 3. No law shall, in any case whatever, control the free exercise and enjoyment of religious opinions, or interfere with the rights of conscience.
  • How American Homeschoolers Measure Up

    03/04/2015 9:41:27 PM PST · by EternalVigilance · 50 replies
    Source: TopMastersInEducation.com
  • AL Supreme Court Halts Issuance of Counterfeit Marriage Licenses

    03/04/2015 6:54:44 AM PST · by EternalVigilance · 78 replies
    Barbwire ^ | March 4, 2015
    Montgomery, AL – In a historic ruling, the Supreme Court of Alabama in a 7-1 decision has affirmed natural marriage and ordered Alabama’s probate judges to immediately stop issuing illegal marriage licenses to same-sex couples. The ruling represents a significant shift of momentum in the same-sex marriage agenda, and is a direct challenge to the orders of U.S. District Court Judge Callie Granade, who in January purported to overturn Alabama’s marriage laws. The ruling of the Alabama Supreme Court offers the most forceful and clearly articulated rebuttal to date of the imaginative arguments for same-sex “marriage” employed by federal courts....
  • "Arizona, please FIRE John McCain!"

    03/03/2015 8:54:44 PM PST · by EternalVigilance · 42 replies
    Secure Liberty ^ | March 3, 2015 | We the People
    To the Citizens of the great State of Arizona, We would like to ask a huge favor of you. To put it bluntly, we're asking you to fire your senior U.S. Senator, John McCain, in 2016. The U.S. Senate was instituted by America's founders to be representative of the several states. U.S. Senators were originally chosen by the state legislatures. But a century ago, the people of this country saw fit to amend the U.S. Constitution and to thereafter elect candidates to that body by a direct vote of the people of each state. That's why we're writing to...
  • Homeland Security Chief Urges Caution After Threat to Mall of America

    02/22/2015 1:58:57 PM PST · by EternalVigilance · 150 replies
    New York Times ^ | Feb. 22, 2015 | By MARK LANDLER
    WASHINGTON — The nation’s top homeland security official urged shoppers on Sunday to be “particularly careful” in visiting the Mall of America, a sprawling shopping center outside Minneapolis, after it was targeted for a terrorist attack in a video posted by a radical Islamist group. “If anyone is planning to go to the Mall of America today, they’ve got to be particularly careful,” the official, Jeh C. Johnson, the secretary of Homeland Security, said on CNN.
  • Iowa Gov. Branstad collapses at Iowa event

    01/26/2015 11:40:34 AM PST · by EternalVigilance · 31 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 1/26/2015 | Robert Costa and Abby Livingston
    <p>DES MOINES — Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad (R) collapsed at an event Monday in the Des Moines suburbs and is currently receiving medical attention, according to an aide.</p> <p>“Gov. Branstad fell ill at an event today at DuPont Pioneer,” said Jimmy Centers, a Branstad adviser. “An ambulance was called and he was transported to Methodist Hospital in Des Moines. The governor was conscious and alert during the transport to the hospital. The governor had been suffering from the effects of a cold for a couple of days.”</p>
  • Watch: Livestream of Iowa Freedom Summit

    01/24/2015 6:50:22 AM PST · by EternalVigilance · 225 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/24/2015
    Starting Saturday at 10 a.m. ET, the Iowa Freedom Summit will be livestreamed in its entirety. Speakers include: Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Mike Lee (R-UT), former Gov. Mike Huckabee (R-AR), former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA), Reps. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) and Steve King (R-IA), real estate mogul Donald Trump, former Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton and former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina and many others.
  • New Iowa GOP spokesman previously made pro-gay marriage statements

    01/22/2015 3:06:32 PM PST · by EternalVigilance · 9 replies
    The Iowa Statesman ^ | 1/22/2015 | Jacob Hall
    The Republican Party of Iowa announced today the hiring of six new staff members in a press release. But, the past comments of one of the new employees, Communications Director Charlie Szold, have surprised a number of Iowa conservatives. The Iowa GOP’s press release highlighted Szold’s efforts on Richard Tisei’s congressional campaign in Massachusetts. Tisei ran in the Sixth Congressional District of Massachusetts in a campaign that aimed to be historic because he was running as an openly gay Republican. Tisei and his partner Bernie Starr were “married” in 2013. Tisei was endorsed by the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund,...
  • Gohmert vs. Boehner – the Base vs. the Establishment [CALL CONGRESS NOW!]

    01/06/2015 6:04:45 AM PST · by EternalVigilance · 42 replies
    The Life and Liberty Report ^ | January 6, 2015 | The Life and Liberty Report
    If the Republican rank and file were voting today for Speaker of the U.S. House, we all know who would win. And it certainly wouldn't be John Boehner. It wouldn't even be close. Conservatives across the fruited plain know too well by now that Boehner's governing coalition is not with them, but with Nancy Pelosi and Barack Obama. Boehner's repeated abandonment of the Hastert rule, which was that no legislation would move in the House unless it was supported by at least a majority of the majority, and his seeking of Democrat votes to pass legislation that is hostile to...
  • Boehner throws conservative Republicans under the CRomnibus

    12/10/2014 7:39:03 PM PST · by EternalVigilance · 21 replies
    America's Party ^ | 12-10-2014 | Tom Hoefling
    According to their ranking minority member, none of the members of the House Rules Committee, of either party, read the $1.1 trillion dollar “omnibus” spending bill before they met to push the legislation toward the floor of the House. Top Democrat Admits: Not One Member Of House Rules Committee Actually Read Omnibus Bill Before Hearing http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/12/10/Top-Democrat-Admits-Not-One-Member-Of-House-Rules-Committee-Actually-Read-Omnibus-Bill-Before-Hearing If they had bothered to do their job, here are a few of the choice items they would have found: A ten-fold increase in the size of individual contributions that can be received by the National Republican Senatorial Campaign Committee, one of the main...
  • Congressman Blasts Colleagues [Money for active duty troops cut in secret back room deal]

    12/09/2014 2:04:01 PM PST · by EternalVigilance · 31 replies
    Florida News Flash ^ | Dec. 8, 2014 | Congressman Rich Nugent
    Since I’ve been in Congress, I’ve been frustrated at times. On occasion, I’ve been pretty well furious. This week, if I’m honest, it was a feeling of being deeply, deeply disappointed with this institution and the way it seems to work these days. To make a very long story very short, the United States Congress has, for the last fifty-three years straight, passed a National Defense Authorization Act to fund each and every line item for our military. No matter how dysfunctional the Congress has gotten at times during those fifty-three years, we’ve always managed to recognize the solemn responsibility...
  • Jeb Bush: Republicans Don't Need Conservatives to Win White House, Should Not Defund Exec Amnesty

    12/02/2014 4:13:39 PM PST · by EternalVigilance · 191 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Dec. 2, 2014 | Tony Lee
    Even though moderate Republican candidates lose presidential elections without the conservative base (see: George H.W. Bush '92, Bob Dole '96, John McCain '08, Mitt Romney '12), former Florida Governor and potential presidential candidate Jeb Bush thinks conservatives are not needed to win the White House. Bush believes that a presidential candidate who is "willing to lose the primary to win the general" has the best shot at the White House. *snip* Should Bush run, his embrace of comprehensive amnesty legislation and Common Core will put him at odds with conservative voters in the early primary states.
  • Chris Rock tells white people to own the actions of their ancestors

    12/01/2014 12:33:36 PM PST · by EternalVigilance · 259 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Dec. 1, 2014 | Jessica Chasmar
    Chris Rock explained in a lengthy interview Sunday that he believes part of healing racial relations in America is by white people “owning” the actions of their ancestors. The black comedian told New York magazine’s Frank Rich that racial progress in America is “nonsense” and that the only thing that’s changed is white people aren’t as crazy as they used to be.
  • ‘Terrified’ Young Christmas Carolers ‘Burst Into Tears’ as Michael Brown Protesters Surround Them

    11/29/2014 9:40:31 PM PST · by EternalVigilance · 103 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Nov. 29, 2014 | Dave Urbanski
    Among the feats many Michael Brown protesters pulled off as they stormed Seattle’s Westlake Mall on Black Friday was targeting a children’s choir set to sing Christmas carols, KING-TV reported as part of a video segment. A journalist with KING, Mark Wright, wrote this on his Facebook page: Some of you may know that tonight’s tree lighting at Westlake Center was cut short by protesters. I feel really bad for a group of children from the 5th Avenue Theater. They came tonight, excited to sing. When the protesters overtook the balcony, the children were absolutely terrified. I helped usher them...
  • The Truth [Full-blown surrender of the GOP to Barack Obama]

    11/28/2014 1:10:09 PM PST · by EternalVigilance · 50 replies
    Redstate ^ | Nov. 28, 2014 | Erick Erickson
    I will keep nothing from you. Today, let me share with you the truth. Republicans will not stop Barack Obama’s executive overreach. In fact, while you were enjoying your Thanksgiving there were a number of stories out that the Republican leadership wants to give its members an opportunity to express their outrage and opposition. Expression is not action. They will take no action to stop the President. In fact, a few days ago the House Appropriations Committee tried to convince everyone they do not even have the power to stop the President. Congress’s own research service disagrees. But Republicans have...
  • The First NATIONAL Days of Thanksgiving

    11/27/2014 6:28:42 AM PST · by EternalVigilance · 5 replies
    American Minute ^ | Nov. 27, 2014 | Bill Federer
    After the victory of the Battle of Saratoga during the Revolutionary War, the Continental Congress proclaimed the first National Day of Thanksgiving, November 1, 1777: "The grateful feeling of their hearts... join the penitent confession of their manifold sins...that it may please God, through the merits of Jesus Christ, mercifully to forgive and blot them out of remembrance...and... under the providence of Almighty God... secure for these United States the greatest of all human blessings, independence and peace." After John Paul Jones, commanding the Bonhomme Richard, captured the British ship HMS Serapis, the Continental Congress declared a Day of Thanksgiving,...
  • [GOP Governor-elect Bruce] Rauner says Obama immigration move 'great start'

    11/21/2014 6:46:16 PM PST · by EternalVigilance · 100 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | Nov. 21, 2014 | Michelle Manchir,
    Republican Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner on Friday called President Barack Obama’s executive action on immigration a “great start” to “get the dialogue going” on immigration policy changes. The comments came as Rauner addressed more than 900 advocates for the Latino community in Rosemont. Rauner told the crowd he supports “comprehensive immigration reform,” which he acknowledged will take more work. Immigration reform 'opens doors' NIU student and undocumented citizen, Laura Ramirez, faces daily challenges of living without citizenship. “The real way to do it is on a bipartisan basis, through Congress, through the legislature, with the president, with the states all working...
  • Obama: I Have Stolen Ideas from Jon Gruber Liberally

    11/17/2014 5:55:01 PM PST · by EternalVigilance · 64 replies
    Youtube ^ | Barack Obama
    Another smoking gruber. VIDEO
  • [Video] Mitt Romney Credits Jonathan Gruber For "Econometric Model" [Romneycare signing]

    11/17/2014 12:58:13 PM PST · by EternalVigilance · 35 replies
    Youtube ^ | Mitt Romney
    Romneycare signing. Romney praises Gruber's "model" as "essential." Watch the VIDEO. It speaks for itself.
  • Sen. Bob Corker 'Frustrated' with Conservative Amnesty Opponents

    11/15/2014 9:43:33 PM PST · by EternalVigilance · 73 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7 Nov 2014 | Tony Lee
    On Thursday, Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) showed disdain for conservatives who object to massive amnesty legislation that he wants a GOP-led Congress to enact. To Corker, those who oppose amnesty because they care about the rule of law, American workers, and sovereignty and secure borders are nothing but "demagogues." “I get really frustrated with people on my side of the aisle who say that anything you do on immigration is amnesty,” Corker reportedly said on Thursday. “I saw it play out in these congressional races, where people were actually trying to solve the problem, and the only word people used...
  • “Waters of the United States” — the ultimate power grab

    11/14/2014 1:10:47 AM PST · by EternalVigilance · 20 replies
    Pacific Legal Foundation ^ | November 10, 2014 | Reed Hopper
    The Clean Water Act prohibits certain discharges to “navigable waters” without a federal permit. The Act defines “navigable waters” as “waters of the United States” which the Corps and EPA originally took to mean traditional navigable waters that could be used in interstate commerce. This is important because the Clean Water Act is based on the commerce power. By definition, regulation of waters under the Act must be necessary to and in furtherance of interstate commerce. But it didn’t take long before the agencies started pushing the envelope on federal jurisdiction claiming regulatory authority over wetlands and other nonnavigable waters...
  • RNC chair: We won’t advance Obama’s agenda, but we’ll seek common ground

    11/05/2014 8:28:08 PM PST · by EternalVigilance · 76 replies
    PBS ^ | Nov. 5, 2014 | Reince Priebus
    Video and transcript at the link.
  • The highly sophisticated hacking of Sharyl Attkisson's computers

    10/27/2014 9:17:28 PM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 67 replies
    Fox News ^ | Oct. 27, 2014 | Howard Kurtz
    From the moment that Sharyl Attkisson met a shadowy source I’ll call Big Mac, she was plunged into a nightmare involving mysterious surveillance of her computers. They met at a McDonald’s in Northern Virginia at the beginning of 2013, and the source (she dubs him Number One) warned her about the threat of government spying. During their next hamburger rendezvous, Big Mac told Attkisson, then a CBS News reporter constantly at odds with the Obama administration, that he was “shocked” and “flabbergasted” by his examination of her computer and that this was “worse than anything Nixon ever did.” Attkisson’s forthcoming...
  • Mitch McConnell: I stand with Obama on Ebola

    10/25/2014 10:15:41 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 111 replies
    Redstate ^ | Oct. 20, 2014 | streiff
    In a stunning interview, Senate minority leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY)See Full Scorecard68% took the side of Barack Obama over that of most of his caucus on the subject of managing Ebola, ignoring both the administration’s ineptitude and basic principles of epidemiology. Senate Minority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY)thinks the United States should heed expert advice on whether to impose flight restrictions on Ebola-stricken countries in West Africa, contrary to what some lawmakers in his party have been saying for weeks. “I think we ought to listen to what the [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention] thinks they need either...
  • U.S. Navy: Please save the USS Ranger from the scrap heap!

    10/23/2014 5:13:43 PM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 111 replies
    change.org ^ | Rachel Shelton
    The USS Ranger maintains an important place in the military and cultural history of the United States, as well as in the personal history of the thousands of Navy, Marine, and Air Force personnel who served on board. The ship served the country with distinction in the Vietnam (earning 13 battle stars) and Gulf (flying more combat missions than any other carrier) Wars, as well as in humanitarian missions. Noted entertainers, including Bob Hope, Raquel Welch, Les Brown, Suzanne Somers, Gladys Knight & The Pips and Marie Osmond entertained on the flight deck. Noted visitors to Ranger include astronaut Neil...
  • City Threatens to Arrest Ministers Who Refuse to Perform Same-Sex Weddings (Idaho)

    10/18/2014 4:09:39 PM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 130 replies
    Fox News ^ | Oct. 20, 2014 | Todd Starnes
    Two Christian ministers who own an Idaho wedding chapel were told they had to either perform same-sex weddings or face jail time and up to $1,000 in daily fines, according to a lawsuit filed Friday in federal court. Alliance Defending Freedom is representing Donald and Evelyn Knapp, two ordained ministers who own the Hitching Post Wedding Chapel in Coeur d’Alene. “Right now they are at risk of being prosecuted,” attorney Jeremy Tedesco told me. “The threat of enforcement is more than just credible.” The wedding chapel is registered as a “religious corporation” limited to performing “one-man-one-woman marriages as defined by...
  • What the 'gay marriage' debate is really about

    10/10/2014 10:29:10 PM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 66 replies
    WND ^ | Oct. 10, 2014 | Matt Barber
    Exclusive: Matt Barber warns, 'The courts are tossing around spiritual nitroglycerin' It’s called Pandora’s Box. And the Supreme Court just opened it. Did you actually think the debate over “gay marriage” was about marriage? Have you really come to believe that this cultural kerfuffle has anything to do with “civil rights” or “equality”? Have you bought into the popular premise that this is a legitimate discussion on federalism – that it’s a reasonable disagreement over whether the U.S. Constitution’s equal protection clause requires that newfangled “gay marriage,” something rooted in same-sex sodomy, a deviant and disease-prone behavior our Constitution’s framers...
  • Perry Echoes Obama: No Travel Restrictions from Ebola Nations

    10/08/2014 3:36:16 PM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 93 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6 Oct 2014 | Kristin Tate
    HOUSTON, Texas -- On Monday Texas Governor Rick Perry dismissed the notion that a travel ban from Ebola-afflicted nations would be an effective step to prevent a viral outbreak in the United States. Perry's comments echo those of the Obama Administration; over the past week the CDC has repeatedly refused to support banning flights from countries affected by Ebola.
  • Boehner and Pelosi Unite to Pass Bill Funding Planned Parenthood, Obamacare, Syrian Revolutionaries

    09/18/2014 9:11:10 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 53 replies
    CNS News ^ | Sept. 17, 2014 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    House Speaker John Boehner (R.-Ohio) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) joined forces early Wednesday evening as the House passed a continuing resolution that will fund the government after the end of the fiscal year on Sept. 30, and that will permit funding for Planned Parenthood (the nation's largest abortion provider), the entirety of Obamacare, and an amendment requested by President Barack Obama "to train and equip appropriately vetted elements of the Syrian opposition." The bill passed 319 to 108 with four members not voting. But there were not enough Republican members to pass the bill without significant support...
  • Hollywood vs. Reality Officer Involved Shootings

    08/18/2014 8:42:35 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 12 replies
    Youtube ^ | Sept. 26, 2011
    In light of current events, this video is well worth reviewing. Hollywood vs. Reality Officer Involved Shootings
  • Help Wanted: National Leader

    08/15/2014 12:21:47 PM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 1 replies
    Barbwire ^ | August 15, 2014 | Lee Duigon
    The following is from the Classified section of The Infernal Times. Printed on asbestos paper, the date is missing. Help Wanted: Chief Executive to expedite the decline and fall of a great and mighty nation. *No Experience Necessary.* Indeed, Our Prince prefers the Applicant to have no relevant experience at all. Background in executive management a definite minus. We wish to avoid even the appearance of competence. It is Our Prince’s opinion that when malevolence is at a loss, ignorance will supply what is needed. The most desirable Applicant will have no work experience whatsoever, but will be strongly given...
  • Caroline Glick: A realistic alternative to the failed "Two-State Solution” (With Q&A)

    07/30/2014 2:25:24 PM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 3 replies
    Center for Security Policy ^ | July 25, 2014 | Caroline Glick
    Five days old already, and long, but it's well worth the time watching this video if you really want to be informed. Caroline Glick: A realistic alternative to the failed "Two-State Solution” (With Q&A)
  • Scientists: Atheists May Not Exist—Seriously

    07/15/2014 9:37:28 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 105 replies
    Barbwire ^ | July 15, 2014 | Alex Kocman
    For some, “God doesn’t believe in atheists” is just a clever (nor not-so-clever) jab directed against the faithless in our culture. But based on the findings of secular researchers, the statement may not be so far from reality. That is because multidisciplinary research is increasingly backing the idea that human beings are hard-wired to believe in God, according to Science 2.0 writer Nury Vittachi in an article titled, “Scientists discover that atheists might not exist, and that’s not a joke.” “[A]theism is psychologically impossible because of the way humans think,” Vittachi cites avowed atheist Graham Lawton as writing in New...
  • Rand Paul throws weight behind immigration reform [AMNESTY] effort

    06/11/2014 8:33:38 PM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 51 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 11, 2014 | Ralph Z. Hallow
    Makes calls with Grover Norquist seeking conservative support Sen. Rand Paul on Wednesday waded deeper into an issue that has proved perilous to some of his GOP colleagues, throwing his political weight behind an establishment lobby effort to get Congress to reform the country’s immigration system this year. Mr. Paul, a libertarian-leaning Republican from Kentucky and possible 2016 presidential hopeful, participated in a telephone conference call to conservative and business leaders in favor of immigration reform in an effort brokered by anti-tax activist Grover Norquist, The Washington Times has learned. The business group, the Partnership for a New American Economy,...
  • Earthquake in Virginia?

    05/21/2014 7:16:32 PM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 37 replies
    May 21, 2014
    Just had a friend report an earthquake in Cumberland, VA. Any FReepers feel it, too?
  • BUILDING THE MACHINE - The Common Core Documentary - MUST SEE!

    03/31/2014 6:41:08 PM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 25 replies
    HSLDA ^ | March 31, 2014
    An excellent summary of the history and character of the Common Core. Every conservative should take the forty minutes to watch this. Be informed!
  • Tom Hoefling challenges Terry Branstad to five debates over Iowa’s future

    03/16/2014 12:10:49 PM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 47 replies
    Tom Hoefling for Iowa ^ | March 16, 2014
    For immediate release March 16, 2014 Contact: tomhoefling@gmail.com 2014 Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Hoefling today challenged incumbent Governor Terry Branstad to a series of five debates in the run up to the June 3rd primary. His proposal includes four smaller events hosted and organized by willing county GOP organizations within the four congressional districts, and would culminate in a large venue debate hosted by the state party. Any proceeds would be split proportionally between the various party organizations participating, for use in electing local Republicans in November. Moderation would be provided by the state and county party chairmen. Hoefling said,...
  • It's official! SoS certifies Tom Hoefling for June 3rd Republican primary ballot!

    03/15/2014 9:36:07 PM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 37 replies
    Tom Hoefling for Iowa ^ | March 15, 2014
    Tom Hoefling's affidavit of candidacy and nomination petitions for the office of Iowa Governor for the Republican Party have been officially accepted and certified by the Iowa Secretary of State's Office. His name will now be certified to the appropriate county commissioners of elections for inclusion on the ballot at the June 3, 2014, Primary Election! Our heartfelt thanks to all who helped make this possible! Because of you, Iowa Republicans now have a choice!
  • Western Iowan Hoefling hopes to challenge Branstad in primary

    03/01/2014 4:27:52 AM PST · by EternalVigilance · 9 replies
    Waterloo Courier ^ | 2-28-2014 | Christinia Crippes
    WATERLOO | Republican Tom Hoefling believes his party's voters deserve a chance to weigh in on Gov. Terry Branstad before the general election. When nobody else stepped up to the challenge, Hoefling saw an opportunity to be that choice and voice for issues that he says otherwise would not get attention during the race to Nov. 4.
  • The best commercial ever - And not a word is spoken.

    02/05/2014 8:50:06 PM PST · by EternalVigilance · 47 replies
    Youtube ^ | Food City
    Well worth your sixty seconds. Food City - Salute
  • Tom Hoefling Statement to June 3rd Republican Primary Voters

    01/23/2014 6:31:23 AM PST · by EternalVigilance · 10 replies
    Tom Hoefling for Governor ^ | January 23, 2014 | Tom Hoefling
    My name is Tom Hoefling, and I’m from Lohrville, in Calhoun County. I’m running for governor because I believe that Iowa Republicans deserve to have a choice in the June 3rd primary election, a conservative choice. After all, the word “election” means “choice.” I have a proven track record of more than twenty years of consistently fighting for the bedrock principles upon which republicanism rests, across Iowa, and across the nation. In brief, I support Representative Tom Shaw’s House file 138, which will ban abortion and restore equal protection to all persons in our state. I defend one man-one woman...
  • Tom Hoefling, Tom Shaw offer up revolutionary 2014 GOP Unity Platform to caucus-goers

    01/09/2014 8:37:00 AM PST · by EternalVigilance · 15 replies
    Tom Hoefling for Iowa ^ | January 9, 2014 | Tom Hoefling and Rep. Tom Shaw
    For Immediate Release Contact: tomhoefling@gmail.com January 9, 2014 As part of a campaign to get the Republican Party back to basics, candidate for Iowa Governor Tom Hoefling and District 10 State Representative Tom Shaw today released the text of their “2014 GOP Unity Platform” in advance of the January 21st Iowa Caucus. “Ronald Reagan said that political parties cannot be all things to all people. He was right. They can’t be, and they shouldn’t try to be. That’s why this platform contains the key principles and clear purposes that represent the core of true American republicanism. However, with this document,...
  • No Man for Himself, And The Devil Take Most - American people vs. American government

    12/22/2013 5:18:44 AM PST · by EternalVigilance · 12 replies
    The Federalist ^ | December 21, 2013 | David Corbin and Matt Parks
    We can say this for Congress’s recent budget deal: it won’t be easy to call House Republicans “anarchists” for a while. Republicans, in fact, have long since abandoned any claim to being the “party of small government”—let alone the party of no government. Almost a century ago, future Republican President Herbert Hoover delivered one of the death blows to the Founders’ idea of constitutionally-limited government by advocating a new progressive individualism: "Individualism cannot be maintained as the foundation of a society based upon contracts, property, and political equality. Such legalistic safeguards are themselves not enough. In our individualism we have...
  • Tom Hoefling announces 2014 Republican bid for Iowa Governor

    12/01/2013 10:01:36 PM PST · by EternalVigilance · 24 replies
    For Immediate Release Contact: tomhoefling@gmail.com December 2, 2013 Tom Hoefling of Lohrville today announced his intention to enter the 2014 Republican primary race against incumbent Governor Terry Branstad. Hoefling, the long-time conservative activist and organizer, enters the campaign as an anti-establishment outsider, having spent the last six years outside the GOP as a registered independent, and as the founder and chairman of the national America’s Party. On the campaign’s newly-renovated website (tomhoefling.com), he says: “The Branstad era in Iowa is coming to an end soon. There is little doubt about that. The only real question is where we will choose...
  • Pro-Amnesty GOP Rep: Boehner Planning Immigration Votes 'in Next Month or So'

    10/28/2013 8:05:50 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 44 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Oct. 27, 2013 | Matthew Boyle
    Rep. Jeff Denham (R-CA), a Republican member of the House who supports comprehensive immigration reform, said on Sunday’s Univision Al Punto show that House Speaker John Boehner promised him there would be immigration votes in the House of Representatives soon. Politico reported that according to an English-language translation of the interview where Denham spoke in Spanish, he said House GOP leadership has promised him that there would be more immigration hearings and floor time for immigration legislation some time in “the next month or so.” “I’m confident he’s going to bring it to the floor,” Denham said, according to the...
  • Islamist or Nationalist: Who is Egypt's Mysterious New Pharaoh?

    10/20/2013 9:00:19 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 14 replies
    Foreign Policy Research Institute ^ | October 2013 | by Raymond Stock
    Egypt's new de facto pharaoh, General Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi, is a man of mystery. Is he an Islamist, or a nationalist? Is he a person of high principle, or a lowly opportunist? And in a land which has known five thousand years of mainly centralized, one-man rule, with limited experience of democracy, when have we seen his type before, and where will he lead the troubled, ancient nation now? These questions are crucial to knowing how the U.S. should react to al-Sisi's removal of Egypt's first "freely elected" president, Mohamed Morsi on July 3 in answer to overwhelmingly massive street protests...
  • The Tea Party uprising has barely gotten started [Send a message to your reps NOW!]

    10/16/2013 3:47:43 PM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 37 replies
    Oct. 16, 2013 | Tom Hoefling
    Congressmen and Senators, At this critical juncture, on the cusp of what most conservatives now expect to be another massive sellout of the people and of principle, I would like to take this opportunity to point out a few crucial facts concerning political ownership of public policy. FACT If you AGAIN fund Obamacare, you own it. FACT If you AGAIN vote to fund Planned Parenthood, you own it. FACT If our Posterity is further burdened with crushing debts to which they could not possibly consent, and you AGAIN vote for it, you own it. FACT If any immoral and/or unconstitutional...
  • The power of the purse: "Our most complete and effectual weapon: - JAMES MADISON

    10/06/2013 9:02:40 PM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 38 replies
    1788 | James Madison
    "The House of Representatives can not only refuse, but they alone can propose the supplies requisite for the support of Government. They, in a word, hold the purse; that powerful instrument by which we behold, in the history of the British Constitution, an infant and humble representation of the People gradually enlarging the sphere of its activity and importance, and finally reducing, as far as it seems to have wished, all the overgrown prerogatives of the other branches of the Government. This power over the purse may, in fact, be regarded as the most complete and effectual weapon, with which...
  • “Default” is a bunch of hooey

    10/06/2013 4:43:44 PM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 24 replies
    fosterfriess.com ^ | Oct. 6, 2013 | Foster Friess
    It’s impossible to default on the debt——years down the road, maybe Average monthly interest costs are $18 billion….. we take in on average $225 billion. By law, the president must pay interest first before anything else. In addition to interest we must roll over the $550 billion of maturing debt each month. Newly issued bonds replace maturing bonds with no net change in total debt outstanding. If the Chinese and other investors won’t purchase them, Federal Reserve Chairman Bernanke will just buy them for the Fed’s account. When confronted with money problems, adults make decisions and set priorities. We pay...
  • Adults Holding Traditional Values Cannot Adopt in Massachussetts

    09/26/2013 9:36:04 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 65 replies
    The Inter-American Institute ^ | Wednesday, 25 September 2013 | Amy Contrada
    It's now official policy in Massachusetts: Adults holding traditional values will no longer be allowed to adopt or be foster parents. On May 15, 2013, the Boston Bar Association held a forum with the Mass. Department of Children and Families (DCF) and the Mass. Commission on LGBT Youth. The DCF speakers confirmed that they are "weeding out" adoptive and foster parents who are not willing to wholly accept and support LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender) self-identification by a child in their care. The general topic of the evening was the growing number of LGBT youth needing foster care. The...