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  • Scientists: Atheists May Not Exist—Seriously

    07/15/2014 9:37:28 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 102 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...
  • Constitution Day 2013

    09/17/2013 5:57:10 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 66 replies
    Providence | September 17, 1787 | 39 wise men
    We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America. Article. I. Section. 1. All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives. Section. 2. The House of Representatives shall be composed of Members chosen every second Year by the People of...
  • Now THAT is gonna leave a mark ... - [Obama's dog vs. Benghazi]

    08/12/2013 12:00:58 PM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 27 replies
    Life and Liberty Report ^ | August 12, 2013
  • Obamacare Targets Catholic Hospitals to Strip Them of Tax-Exempt Status

    08/11/2013 12:21:58 PM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 64 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | August 11, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    We’re talking about non-profit hospitals, but a sizable percentage of them are religious hospitals affiliated with the Catholic Church, various Jewish and Protestant hospitals, formerly or currently representing some religious status. Catholic hospitals make up some of the largest non-profits in the country. Indeed the top four systems in the country are Catholic. Next on the list is Kaiser Permanente, which is non-religious and which Obama described as a model for Obamacare. Its CEO, George Halvorson, has met with Obama and his top people and pushed Obamacare. Draw your own conclusions. In either case, the Obamacare non-profit clampdown will empower...
  • Obama has far exceeded what Nixon was about to be impeached for when he resigned

    Second impeachment article against President Richard Nixon: Article 2 Using the powers of the office of President of the United States, Richard M. Nixon, in violation of his constitutional oath faithfully to execute the office of President of the United States and, to the best of his ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States, and in disregard of his constitutional duty to take care that the laws be faithfully executed, has repeatedly engaged in conduct violating the constitutional rights of citizens, impairing the due and proper administration of justice and the conduct of lawful inquiries, or...
  • An open letter to Sen. Ted Cruz: 'Twenty week' abortion bill is immoral and unconstitutional

    07/11/2013 6:27:21 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 80 replies
    Equal Protection for Posterity ^ | July 11, 2013 | Tom Hoefling
    EqualProtectionforPosterity.comUnited States Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, Your demeanor and plain words on many subjects have been refreshing, Senator, since your election. But your support for the so-called 'twenty week' or "fetal pain" abortion legislation that was just passed in your home state, and which is similarly being proposed in the great national legislative body in which you now serve, is a huge disappointment. Such support destroys your credibility and disqualifies you. Do you think it would be right, or just, or moral, or constitutional, if a "law" were passed that explicitly allowed all paraplegics to be shot to death,...
  • "The Border Security Ruse" [The Corker-Hoeven amendment is a sham]

    06/21/2013 7:07:03 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 10 replies
    Center for Immigration Studies ^ | June 20, 2013 | Mark Krikorian
    For a brief moment, I thought the Wall Street Journal had published an editorial on immigration I agreed with. It's titled "The Border Security Ruse" and I thought it would be about the efforts to add increasingly stringent border enforcement provisions as a way of buying Republican votes for the amnesty, pointing out that they were only included for political purposes and would never actually be implemented. Alas, the Journal was complaining that the promotion of enforcement-first amendments was the eponymous ruse, a "trick" by the inhumane and anti-growth folks on the "restrictionist right" to prevent amnesty for no good...
  • The New Preamble for the Age of Obama and Boehner

    06/13/2013 10:27:15 PM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 1 replies
    June 13, 2013 | Tom Hoefling
    "We the Politicians of the Democrat-Republican Party, in Order to destroy the Union, establish Injustice, insure domestic Planned Parenthood Violence, provide for our common national surrender to Islam and Communists, buy votes and control the people through individual Welfare Entitlements, and erase the Blessings of Liberty for ourselves and our Posterity via abortion, the homosexual agenda, and the creation of debt that we cannot possibly repay, do disdain and disestablish this Constitution of the United States of America."
  • A Republic of Republics: How Common Core Undermines State and Local Autonomy over K-12 Education

    06/11/2013 10:13:42 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 16 replies
    FightCommonCore.com ^ | June 11, 2013 | Shane Vander Hart
    The Pioneer Institute in cooperation with American Principles Project and Pacific Research Institute released late last month a white paper written by Robert Scott, the former Texas Commissioner of Education.  It is entitled “A Republic of Republics: How Common Core Undermines State and Local Autonomy over K-12 Education.” Here is the executive summary: In three years’ time, the United States has witnessed a sweeping effort to dramatically alter how educational systems are governed and standards and curricula are developed. With the 2009 announcement of an initiative to develop and implement common standards and assessments across all states, and with subsequent...
  • Tonight! Inaugural Friday Night National Muster of the Young Minutemen of America

    05/31/2013 7:20:56 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 5 replies
    Tonight! Inaugural Friday Night National Muster of the Young Minutemen of America 9 pm Eastern - 712-432-3566 - 340794# All of good will are welcome!
  • FBI charged man with murder after, they say, he tricked girlfriend into taking abortion pill

    05/16/2013 9:42:36 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 53 replies
    ABC Action News ^ | May 16, 2013 | Jacqueline Ingles
    TAMPA BAY - Federal authorities arrested a local doctor's son, who they say tricked his pregnant girlfriend into taking an abortion pill, killing their unborn child. John Andrew Weldon, 28, is now facing first-degree murder and interfering with interstate commerce charges. According to a federal arrest affidavit, Weldon swapped out his girlfriend's antibiotics with abortion pills, specifically Cytotec. "I was never going to do anything but go full term with it, and he didn't want me to," explained Remee Lee, 26, Weldon's now ex-girlfriend. On Easter Sunday, Lee went to an area hospital complaining of severe cramping and excessive vaginal...
  • Congressman Steve King will NOT run for the U.S. Senate in 2014

    05/03/2013 8:29:36 PM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 33 replies
    Steve King | May 3, 2013
    My congressman, Steve King, announced to supporters tonight via email that he will not be seeking the Iowa U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Tom Harkin in 2014.
  • Iowa GOPers: Cut pay of justices who made gay marriage decision

    04/24/2013 7:11:35 PM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 17 replies
    Salon ^ | April 24, 2013 | Jillian Rayfield
    Several Republicans in the Iowa House of Representatives are pushing to cut the pay of the Iowa Supreme Court justices who ruled in favor of legalizing same-sex marriage in 2009 — though they contend that it’s not meant to punish the justices. Rep. Tom Shaw, a Republican, said that the bill was meant “to maintain the balance of power” between the different branches of government in the state. ”We’re just holding them responsible for their decision, for going beyond their bounds,” he said. ----- The justices “trashed the separation of powers” with their unanimous Varnum v. Brien decision and implementation...
  • Boston's Door-to-Door Searches Weren't Illegal, Even Though They Looked Bad

    04/22/2013 10:54:14 PM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 160 replies
    The Atlantic Wire ^ | Apr 22, 2013 | Philip Bump
    There were two components to last week's shelter-in-place request in Watertown, Massachusetts. The first was a request that people not to leave home. The second was a door-to-door search by heavily armed law enforcement officials. Those are two very different things, with different implications. But neither was illegal.
  • The Surveillance Image of the Boston Suspect Moments Right Before He Was Captured

    04/20/2013 10:53:17 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 90 replies
    CBS ^ | Madeleine Morgenstern
    Moments before he was captured by authorities Friday night, this is a surveillance image of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, as he was climbing out of the boat where he had likely been hiding for hours. View image and video at the link.
  • What is a real republican? [Back to basics]

    04/03/2013 5:34:45 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 6 replies
     "The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government..."  -- Article IV, Section 4, the United States Constitution What is a REAL REPUBLICAN? A REAL REPUBLICAN is an American who adheres politically, in word and deed, to the original natural law moral principles of our republic, to the sworn duty to support the stated purposes and explicit provisions of the U.S. Constitution, and is firmly committed to the preservation of representative self-government. What are the original principles of our republic? Those principles are summed up best in our nation's charter, the Declaration...
  • The God of miracles

    03/31/2013 5:14:07 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 5 replies
    TomHoefling.com ^ | March 30, 2013 | Tom Hoefling
    Some musings before this blessed dawn: What is a miracle? It's the LORD, the Almighty, doing for us what we could never do for ourselves. The greatest miracle of all, of course, is the Resurrection, the fact that He went to that cruel Roman cross and died for our sins, and then rose again, delivering us once for all from the eternal penalty of our sin, all as a free gift, one that we don't deserve, one that we could never earn. But every day since has been filled with additional miracles. America itself - the fact that we were...
  • Abortion classified as murder if bill becomes law in Iowa

    02/07/2013 5:15:30 AM PST · by EternalVigilance · 34 replies
    Radio Iowa ^ | Feb. 6, 2013 | O. Kay Henderson
    A group of Republican legislators has introduced legislation that would make all abortions illegal in Iowa and any doctor who performs an abortion in Iowa would face murder charges. “What the bill does is it defines what a person is,” says Representative Tom Shaw, a Republican from Laurens who is the bill’s lead sponsor. “We put it right underneath our murder statute. This is in keeping with Roe v Wade where Justice Blackman said that if the state ever defined the fetus to be a person, then, of course, it would have all the protections of the 14th amendment. ...”...
  • [Quisling ALERT] More Iowa Republicans coming out for marriage equality

    01/29/2013 12:54:46 PM PST · by EternalVigilance · 42 replies
    Bleeding Heartland ^ | Jan. 29, 2013
    Very few prominent Iowa Republicans have endorsed same-sex marriage rights since the Iowa Supreme Court's 2009 decision striking down the state's Defense of Marriage Act. Every Republican now serving in the Iowa House and Senate is on record supporting a constitutional amendment to reverse that court ruling. When former State Senator Jeff Angelo created the Iowans for Freedom movement in 2011 to support marriage equality as consistent with conservative values, only a handful of Republicans signed on. One of them, Linn County Supervisor Brent Oleson, was later warned against seeking the GOP nomination for the special election in Senate...
  • [Quisling ALERT] Mat Staver and Liberty Counsel come out in favor of amnesty for illegal aliens

    01/29/2013 12:43:56 PM PST · by EternalVigilance · 7 replies
    U.S. Border Security ^ | Jan. 29, 2013 | Mat Staver
    Today's statement from Liberty Counsel: PRESS RELEASE Contact: PUBLIC RELATIONS - 877-810-1776 or Liberty@LCAction.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 29, 2013 The Time to Forge a Just Immigration Consensus is Now Mat Staver, Chairman of Liberty Counsel Action, responds to the bipartisan immigration reform proposal. Washington, DC – “It is time to forge a just immigration policy that acknowledges that we are both a nation of immigrants and a nation of laws. Our current immigration system is broken and it needs to be fixed. We need to secure our borders. This is a matter of national security. We need to enforce...
  • Iowa Senator Tom Harkin will not seek reelection in 2014

    01/26/2013 9:01:21 AM PST · by EternalVigilance · 43 replies
    America's Party of Iowa ^ | January 26, 2013 | Staff
    Credible sources are reporting this morning that Democrat U.S. Senator Tom Harkin will not seek reelection next year.
  • Iowa lawmaker calls for death penalty, chemical castration

    01/26/2013 5:31:25 AM PST · by EternalVigilance · 21 replies
    Quad-City Times ^ | January 25, 2013 | Mike Wiser
    DES MOINES — A state senator will push for public hearings on the death penalty in the Iowa Senate and House of Representatives as he files legislation to bring capital punishment back to Iowa. Sen. Kent Sorenson, R-Milo, has championed the idea of reintroducing the death penalty in Iowa since the abduction and killing of Elizabeth Collins, 8, and Lyric Cook, 10, this summer in Evansdale. Elizabeth’s parents joined Sorenson and parents of other missing and murdered children at a Capitol news conference, where the senator outlined five pieces of legislation he plans to introduce this session. Iowa abolished the...
  • My dear rifle

    01/18/2013 7:58:36 AM PST · by EternalVigilance · 14 replies
    Minuteman Right to Keep and Bear Arms ^ | January 16, 2013 | An American
    My dear rifle I love it so It ain't for shooting deer Don't you know? Let's be blunt It's for shooting tyrants For protecting liberty You can kill me But 'til then I'm free Yeah, you can come and take it If you dare But let me warn you I'm a well-armed bear Signed, An American
  • The most dangerous place in America

    01/14/2013 7:47:02 AM PST · by EternalVigilance · 16 replies
    What is the most dangerous place in America? Is it the mean streets of the south side of Chicago? Well, it's very dangerous there, more dangerous than Afghanistan, apparently. But no, that is not the most dangerous place in America. Is it Detroit? No.  South Central LA? No. Miami? No. Is it the war zone we call our southern border? No. Those are very dangerous places, unfortunately. But the most dangerous place to be in America is in the womb of your mother. Abortion is the leading cause of death in this country. Think about that. What should be the...
  • Republican Establishment Declares War on GOP Voters [Scott Rasmussen]

    01/13/2013 7:33:08 AM PST · by EternalVigilance · 161 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | Friday, January 11, 2013 | Scott Rasmussen
    Official Washington hailed the deal to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff as a significant bipartisan accomplishment. However, voters around the country viewed the deal in very partisan terms: Seven out of 10 Democrats approved of it, while seven...of 10 Republicans disapproved. Just a few days after reaching that agreement, an inside-the-Beltway publication reported another area of bipartisan agreement...while Washington Democrats have always viewed GOP voters as a problem, Washington Republicans "in many a post-election soul-searching session" have come to agree. More precisely, the article said the party's Election 2012 failures have "brought forth one principal conclusion from establishment Republicans: They...
  • [Tom] Shaw supports guns at schools, will introduce bill

    01/11/2013 7:47:21 AM PST · by EternalVigilance · 9 replies
    Fort Dodge Messenger ^ | January 11, 2013 | BILL SHEA
    *excerpt* ''I want those who have concealed carry permits to be able to legally carry their firearms on school grounds in an effort to deter any future school shootings,'' Shaw said. ----- ''Taking the sheep dog out of the pasture doesn't make our lambs any safer from the wolf,'' he said. ----- ''What never gets reported is the number of shootings that would have become mass shootings had they not been stopped by an armed citizen,'' Shaw said.
  • The first law of nature is NOT negotiable

    01/11/2013 7:38:40 AM PST · by EternalVigilance · 10 replies
    Tom Hoefling ^ | January 11, 2013
    The sight of the representatives of various national gun groups sitting down to negotiate with the Vice-President of the United States over more firearms restrictions was infuriating. What were they even doing there? What is there to negotiate? The terms of surrender? Why do these people always think they need a "seat at the table"? Don't they realize that there are some tables you should never sit at? Sorry, but what Sam Adams called the first law of nature is not negotiable. We either maintain our God-given, unalienable, natural right to self-defense or America has ceased to be.   America's...
  • U.S. Taxpayers are giving Planned Parenthood $1.5 million each and every day - 11% growth in 2 years

    01/10/2013 5:57:26 PM PST · by EternalVigilance · 12 replies
    American Life LeagueSpecial Issue: STOPP analysis of Planned Parenthood 2011 and 2012 finances Planned Parenthood getting more taxpayer money *excerpt*"The data show that federal and state officials elected by the American taxpayers have increased the millions of dollars going to Planned Parenthood by 11 percent in the last two years. We now provide $542.4 million (over a half-billion dollars) to the nation’s largest abortion chain. That’s $1.5 million per day, each and every day. Since 1964, our government has given Planned Parenthood $6.8 billion of our hard-earned money. Most people know Planned Parenthood gets taxpayer money for its clinic services....
  • Cult YouTube gun channel boss found shot dead on rural Georgia road

    01/10/2013 4:39:41 PM PST · by EternalVigilance · 39 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | January 8, 2013 | By DAILY MAIL REPORTER
    An operator of a highly popular YouTube channel dedicated to high-powered guns and explosives was found mysteriously shot to death, authorities said. Keith Ratliff, who was a business partner at FPSRussia, YouTube's ninth most popular channel with more than three million active subscribers and a combined half billion views, was discovered on a rural road in Carnesville, Georgia. Ratliff had a single gunshot wound the head and police are treating his death as a homicide. When authorities made the grisly discovery on Thursday, they noticed there were several guns near Ratliff, according to a local radio station report. 'For him...
  • The violence of the Left

    01/09/2013 4:52:18 PM PST · by EternalVigilance · 15 replies
    For more than forty years, the Left in this country, along with their enablers in law and politics, in both “major” parties, have been doing real violence to the most helpless and defenseless among us, the children in the womb, dealing out physical death and dismemberment to more than fifty million innocent, spotless souls. They have as far as those little ones and their bloodlines are concerned destroyed the foundational American principles of equality before the law and due process. They have made a mockery of every stated purpose of the U.S. Constitution, especially its ultimate stated purpose, which is...
  • We will NOT disarm.

    01/02/2013 10:07:12 PM PST · by EternalVigilance · 42 replies
    Minuteman Right to Keep and Bear Arms ^ | January 2, 2013 | Tom Hoefling
    For four hundred years in this country, my family has had a well-earned reputation for being well-armed, and of not being afraid to use those arms if life, liberty, property, or their communities were threatened. I'm a descendent of Alice Proctor, the wife of Virginia ancient planter John Proctor. In the Indian attacks and massacres of 1622 in which as many as a third of the Virginians were killed, John was in England, and she and her household held off the savages for a month. The British officers threatened to burn down the Proctor Plantation if she didn't remove herself...
  • “You’d do that?” [This, my friends, is what Christmas is all about.]

    12/22/2012 5:24:49 PM PST · by EternalVigilance · 4 replies
    Equal Protection for Posterity ^ | December 22, 2012 | Sarah Cleveland
    Sarah Cleveland: Thinking about the people I met this morning while on the sidewalk. It was so bitterly cold... Dozens of parents and grandparents went inside today. It was so busy.. There were several of us counseling and praying outside of the mill today and as always, we spoke to as many people as we could going in, reaching out equally to the people standing on the steps having a cigarette, the workers, and the people walking out of the building. I spoke with Renee, a mother of two. A child, age 5 at home, and another, age 4 months,...
  • House Republicans Cave on Tax Increases and Punt Entitlements

    12/04/2012 7:42:32 AM PST · by EternalVigilance · 15 replies
    Heritage Foundation - Morning Bell ^ | Dec. 4, 2012 | Amy Payne
    When President Obama put forth his first offer on the fiscal cliff, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) said, “You can’t be serious.” We could say the same thing to the Speaker after his counteroffer yesterday. In a letter signed by House Republican leadership, including Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) and Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI), Boehner offered to raise taxes by $800 billion and cut spending by $1.2 trillion, with no substantive reforms to the entitlement programs that are driving U.S. spending and debt. Heritage’s Alison Fraser, director of the Roe Institute for Economic Policy Studies, and J.D. Foster,...