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  • America's Big Choice

    09/20/2012 4:26:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | September 20, 2012 | Ben Shapiro
    What happens when a free people decides it was never free to begin with? What happens when a nation decides that individual liberty is a myth, that the endless vicissitudes of life form an impenetrable wall to success, that we are all controlled by outside forces? We despair. We turn to the power of the masses. This is where almost half of America currently stands. It came out this week that Mitt Romney made this claim back in May, and he was exactly right. That doesn't mean that every American who doesn't pay federal income tax -- veterans, recipients of...
  • America’s Vanishing Economic Freedom : We are on a Slippery Slope

    09/19/2012 5:05:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/19/2012 | Michael Tanner
    The 2012 Economic Freedom of the World report was released this week by the Cato Institute and Canada's Fraser Institute, and it showed that the United States has plummeted to 18th place in the ranked list, trailing such countries as Estonia, Taiwan, and Qatar. Even such notorious welfare states as Finland and Denmark, not to mention Canada, have freer economies than we do.Actually, the decline began under President George W. Bush. For 20 years the U.S. had consistently ranked as one of the world’s three freest economies, along with Hong Kong and Singapore. By the end of the Bush...
  • The European Union and the United States Sign a Suicide Pact

    01/23/2012 10:05:15 AM PST · by bayouranger · 11 replies
    / ^ | 1-22-12 | Michael Youssef
    No, I am not talking about the impending economic doom that some are predicting will impact both continents. I am talking about the complicit support given to Muslim countries in the UN who have been on a rampage to make it an international crime to criticize Islam in any way, shape or form. In December 2011, the United States hosted what is known as the “Istanbul Process Conference” in Washington, DC. This Conference is explicitly committed to a global ban on any verbal or written criticism of any aspect of Islamic Sharia—even if it is an honest assessment. After all,...
  • Obama Wanted the 2nd Amendment - Now Aims For the 1st

    09/17/2012 7:29:30 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 9 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 9-17-2012 | MOTUS
    Looks like CAIR has adopted the strategy of Hope ’n Change: never let a good crisis go to waste. Arab governments are stepping up their demands for regulation of American media to ensure Islam gets more favorable coverage in the United States, while President Barack Obama used his weekend message to again condemn criticism of Islam and to reassure Americans worried war in the Arab region. Egypt’s Prime Minister Hisham Qandil said Sept. 15 that he expected changes in U.S. law and media practice following the release of a 14-minute anti-Islam YouTube video and a week of ongoing unrest in...
  • Obama’s DOJ Can’t Say Criticizing Religion Will Remain Legal (Video at Link)

    09/17/2012 6:05:16 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 61 replies
    NRO ^ | September 17, 2012 5:48 P.M.
    The exchange below, between Representative Trent Franks and Assistant Attorney General Thomas Perez, occurred in late July, but is particularly relevant today. Representatvie Franks tries to extract an assurance from Perez that the Obama administration will not push a proposal to criminalize speech “against any religion.” He has a tough time doing so.
  • Happy Birthday Constitution – Hope It Is Not Your Last

    09/17/2012 7:11:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | September 17, 2012 | Brian Darling
    Happy birthday, Constitution! Today marks the 225th anniversary of the signing of this unique and prescient document. Every American should take a moment to reflect on what a treasure we have in America. Our constitutional republic has survived for over two centuries. The Framers of the Constitution believed in a separation of powers, so that no government—and certainly no particular branch of government—would become so mighty, so imperial, as to threaten the God-given freedom of the People. And so they created a House of Representatives to represent the people in proportion to the population of a state. They created a...
  • Will: The tangled web of conflicting rights [time for gays to restrain bullies in their ranks]

    09/17/2012 2:26:06 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 7 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 14, 2012 | George Will
    Elaine Huguenin, who with her husband operates Elane Photography in New Mexico, asks only to be let alone. But instead of being allowed a reasonable zone of sovereignty in which to live her life in accordance with her beliefs, she is being bullied by people wielding government power. [SNIP of the ongoing case] New Mexico’s Supreme Court is going to sort all this out, which has been thoroughly reported and discussed by the invaluable blog the Volokh Conspiracy, where you can ponder this: In jurisdictions such as the District of Columbia and Seattle, which ban discrimination on the basis of...
  • The Dangerous Road We Must Take

    09/15/2012 6:43:37 PM PDT · by Mackaywarrior · 10 replies
    9/15/2012 | Self
    This week America saw the true colors of the Arab spring. Rioters all over the Middle East attacked and raised Islamic Radical Flags over Sovereign American Soil. These attacks have raised a number of questions in American's Hearts (like where in the world were the Embassy Guards?) but while many American's grieve and pray for the lost souls of these awful events, others are scheming on how to push their Agenda to pacify America. Many leftists will see these Embassy attacks as the rallying point they needed to turn America Against the War on Terror. However, like a bully on...
  • FIRST-PERSON: There is no right to not be offended

    09/15/2012 4:34:34 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 14 replies
    Baptist Press ^ | Sept. 14, 2012 | Kelly Boggs
    "The right to free speech and the unrealistic expectation to never be offended cannot coexist," rightly observed Philip Sharp. It seems, however, that the "unrealistic expectation" cited by the retired U.S. Army Ranger and author is being viewed increasingly as a right. The belief that individuals have a "right" to not be offended seems to be gaining momentum in the United States. As this concept grows in popularity it is set to challenge one of America's first freedoms -- the freedom of speech. If the "right" against offense ever triumphs, if it is ever enshrined in law, free speech, of...
  • Obama Adviser: ‘References to Size, Power or Sexual Potency…Could be Banned From Automobile

    03/02/2012 3:11:06 PM PST · by Nachum · 29 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | 3/2/12 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    John P. Holdren, the White House science adviser to President Barack Obama, wrote in a book he co-authored with population control advocates Paul and Anne Ehrlich that “ways must be found to control advertising” and that possible means for doing so would be banning utility companies from promoting the use of energy and prohibiting “references to size, power or sexual potency” in automobile advertising. “Advertising now functions in large part to keep the economy growing by creating demand for a wide variety of often useless, dangerous or environmentally destructive products,” Holdren and the Ehrlichs wrote.
  • California man linked to anti-Islam film taken in for questioning [What First Amendment?]

    09/15/2012 4:53:02 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 28 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 15, 2012 | Alex Dobuzinskis
    A California man convicted of bank fraud was taken in for questioning on Saturday by officers investigating possible probation violations stemming from the making of an anti-Islam film that triggered violent protests in the Muslim world... terms of Nakoula's prison release contain behavior stipulations that bar him from accessing the Internet or assuming aliases without the approval of his probation officer. A senior law enforcement official in Washington has indicated the probation investigation relates to whether he broke one or both of these conditions. Violations could result in him being sent back to prison, court records show.
  • US Identifies Anti-Muslim Filmmaker Blamed for Attacks

    09/13/2012 3:34:11 PM PDT · by Taggart_D · 48 replies
    CBS ^ | Sept. 13, 2012
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal authorities have identified a Coptic Christian in southern California who is on probation after his conviction for financial crimes as the key figure behind the anti-Muslim film that ignited mob violence against U.S. embassies across the Mideast, a U.S. law enforcement official told The Associated Press on Thursday.
  • Academics' Plan to Boycott Ariel U Revealed

    09/11/2012 3:20:10 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/9/12 | Gil Ronen
    Some of Israel's leading academic figures who identify themselves as protectors of democracy have revealed their intolerant side in an email exchange regarding Ariel University Center, which is poised to be recognized as Israel's eighth university. In a new webzine called Mida, Akiva Bigman quotes from an e-mail message board that serves Israeli lecturers on social sciences. Prof. Emanuel Sivan of Hebrew University wrote thus to his colleagues: "We can use our international connections to prevent publications by researchers from Ariel. We simply need to avoid discussing their proposals for research and publication, especially in the periodicals where we serve...
  • Home

    11/16/2001 1:21:42 PM PST · by AndrewSshi · 10 replies · 626+ views
    The New Republic ^ | November 15, 2001 | Elizabeth Rubin
    "Hurry hurry hurry. We can destroy the enemy. Advance." "Hit hit hit the Taliban." "Hit him hit him hit him. Fire, fire." "We're arriving in Khalakhan." "Take care about the troops." "The Taliban are surrendering." "Bring them to me." "One hundred of them are coming to you." "El Ham captured a pickup with their weapons." These were the voices on the radio of the Northern Alliance commanders we have been visiting for weeks. Several other journalists and I were standing with some Afghan soldiers on the roof of a command post--a mud house with a tank's turret and gun jutting ...
  • A Few Questions to Ask...(What Does It Mean to Be a Slave)

    09/10/2012 7:38:39 AM PDT · by all the best · 11 replies ^ | Sept. 7, 2012 | Eric Peters
    ebating the merits of a particular government policy or proposal with authoritarian-minded political opponents is pointless – if you’re hoping to persuade, at any rate. Far better to ask them a few apparently simple questions – and force them to confront the disquieting answers about the authoritarian nature of the political and social system they support. For instance, you might ask what their view of slavery is. Is it morally wrong to own another human being? Probably, they will say it is wrong. Now ask: What does it mean to be a slave? Usually, they will tell you it means...
  • The Hispanics That Democrats Love to Hate [they have not politically assimilated]

    09/10/2012 1:34:58 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 8 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | September 10, 2012 | Humberto Fontova
    “My Hispanic can beat up your Hispanic!” pretty much captured the convention kick-offs. “Republicans chose Senator Marco Rubio of Florida, a Cuban-American, to introduce Mitt Romney,” reported the AP. “Democrats picked Mayor Julian Castro of San Antonio, a Mexican American, as keynote speaker. Both are considered rising stars.” Ah! But what fun the Republicans missed. Given the era’s political correctness, politics in the U.S. get pretty boring nowadays. No present-day politician or their slick consultants could possibly publicize what’s forthcoming in this article. So please stick around, because I belong to neither profession. Most immigrants arrive in America poor (especially...
  • The Tyrant

    09/09/2012 11:12:03 AM PDT · by SumProVita · 13 replies
    The Catholic Thing ^ | Tuesday, 07 February 2012 | James V. Schall, S. J.
    The tyrant is always among the most important to understand. ...snip.... What else strikes us as odd is that the tyrant almost invariably arises out of a democracy. Democracy breeds tyrants. We are loath to hear it. But we are also reluctant to examine the guiding spirit of the actual regimes we designate as “democratic.” A democracy is a regime in which “freedom” rules. Here “freedom” is defined, not as allowing us to follow what is virtuous, but the relativist permission to do whatever we will. The democratic regime makes no judgment about right or wrong. As a result, right...
  • SARAH PALIN: Sarah Palin: Voters must choose freedom OR free stuff (VIDEO) Interview 9/7/12

    09/07/2012 11:54:29 PM PDT · by onyx · 40 replies
    SARAH NET ^ | Friday, September 07, 2012 | Sarah Palin/Sean Hannity
    Direct Link to Hannity Interview Video Gov. Palin made an appearance on Fox News' "Hannity" Friday night to discuss the 2012 election. She told host Sean Hannity that voters must ensure that freedom doesn't get replaced with "free stuff" as a result of the 2012 election. "You can't have both," she added. -Josh Painter
  • Are you in? On Obama as Weber's charismatic leader, and the decline in constitutional governance.

    09/07/2012 3:23:05 PM PDT · by neverdem · 11 replies
    The New Criterion ^ | September 2012 | Frank Buckley
    Of Étienne de La Boétie we remember, at most, two things. First, he was the friend of Michel de la Montaigne. When La Boétie died, Montaigne wrote “if you ask me why I loved him, all I can say is, because it was him, because it was I.” La Boétie is less well known for his principal work, a rambling essay on political allegiance entitled Discours de la servitude volontaire, ou le Contr’un: the Discourse on Voluntary Servitude, or the Anti-One. The “One” was the King, tyrant or dictator who ruled the many, and why the many permitted that to...
  • Op-Ed: A Strategy for Making Peace with the Palestinian Arabs

    09/05/2012 2:45:56 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/9/12 | Dr. Max Singer
    Israel will not attain peace with the PA Arabs until that community gives up its goal of destroying Israel. They will abandon this goal only when they are convinced that there is no way they can succeed. The most important ways to work towards peace are: resettling the Palestinian “refugees” outside of Israel; encouraging reform in the Palestinian education system and speaking the truth regarding the Jews’ ancient roots in the land; reducing the ability of PA leaders to personally benefit from the conflict; and encouraging free debate in PA society. ..... What Can Be Done for the Sake of...
  • Democratic strategists say, "Embrace Obamacare"

    09/05/2012 1:16:51 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 10 replies
    CCHF newsletter ^ | 9-5-12 | twila brase
    At last night's convention they did. In fact, Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said, "Obamacare is a badge of honor." A September 4 memo from liberal strategists Stan Greenberg and James Carville includes a section titled "Embrace Obamacare" which says: "With a new focus on how the Affordable Care Act makes health insurance more affordable, Obama ought to educate on the ability to buy affordable coverage, not being hit by big increases or being denied coverage due to a pre-existing condition (now abolished), the tax credits to make insurance affordable for small business,...
  • Dependency, Civilization and Survival

    09/04/2012 10:38:14 AM PDT · by DanMiller
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | September 4, 2012 | Dan Miller
    Some dependence is necessary; too much can lead to the deaths of freedom and civilization. In our civilization, society provides many public resources unlikely to be provided by individuals except through taxation. Some public roads have been built by private individuals or groups of individuals without government financing; few have. There are both private and public schools and hospitals, although many private schools and hospitals are assisted financially by governmental entities which tax their citizens for the necessary funds. However, excessive dependency has unfortunate consequences particularly, but not only, for humans who desire to be free. It also has unfortunate...
  • Obama says Romney is 'outdated' and Republicans have no new ideas (as he cosies up to voters

    09/02/2012 10:14:05 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 26 replies ^ | 9/2/12 | Daily Mail Reporter
    full title...Obama says Romney is 'outdated' and Republicans have no new ideas (as he cosies up to voters in the bar)Mitt Romney and the Republican Party are offering outdated ideas that are ill-suited for the United States both today and in the future, President Barack Obama said in his latest attack on Saturday. He criticised the GOP as being incapable of coming up with the answers to move the country forward and added that the Republicans haven't offered 'a single new idea, just retreads'. The Democratic incumbent was campaigning in Iowa on Saturday, making a direct appeal for residents to...
  • Freedom, Imagination and Story – Essentials of Good Entertainment.

    08/31/2012 7:47:47 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 9 replies
    The Freehold ^ | August 31, 2012 | Ed Raby Sr
    ... what then makes for good entertainment and what qualities does that entertainment have? What causes me to like something when I watch it? What excites me enough to drop money on something and go watch it? ...
  • The Last Stop On The Right’s Crazy Train

    08/30/2012 10:48:14 AM PDT · by Neil E. Wright · 24 replies
    Falls Church News-Press ^ | August 29, 2012 | Wayne Besen
    The Crazy Train, built by the Religious Right and accelerated by the Tea Party, must stop before it goes off the rails and inflicts severe damage on America. It is unclear what the ultimate aims of these extremists truly are or where they ultimately want to take this country. But, it is increasingly clear that people like Rep. Todd "legitimate rape" Akin have a markedly different vision of this nation than the rest of us. As their rhetoric grows more reckless, the fundamentalism more inflexible, the facts more fantastical, the threats more menacing, the politics more petulant, and the demands...
  • DNC Proceeds With 2-Hour Islamic ‘Jumah’ Prayers (And You Won‘t Believe Who’s Invited)

    08/28/2012 8:23:18 PM PDT · by hope_dies_last · 23 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 08-27-2012 | Erica Ritz
    The host committee for the Democratic National Convention is raising a number of eyebrows after choosing to proceed with featuring Islamic “Jumah” prayers for two hours on the Friday of its convention, though Democrats earlier denied a Catholic cardinal’s request to say a prayer at the same event. Up to 20,000 people are expected to attend the Friday prayers and Jibril Hough, a spokesman for the Bureau of Indigenous Muslim Affairs (BIMA), said the purpose of the event is to hold political parties accountable for the issues faced by Muslim-Americans. In particular, the event will target the Patriot Act, the...
  • Amerika's Future is Death

    08/21/2012 10:39:12 AM PDT · by Chickensoup · 25 replies
    The Daily Bell ^ | 08.21.12 | Paul Craig Roberts
    Amerika's Future is Death Tuesday, August 21, 2012 – by Paul Craig Roberts Paul Craig Roberts “The day we see truth and do not speak is the day we begin to die.” - Martin Luther King Conspiracy theories have now blossomed into what the smug presstitute media calls a "conspiracy culture." According to the presstitutes, Americans have to find some explanation for their frustrations and failings, so Americans shift the blame to the Bilderbergers, the Rothschilds, the New World Order and so forth and so on. Readers will not be surprised that I disagree with the presstitutes. Indeed, the conspiracy...
  • Armed citizens stop double bank robbery attempt in Kansas

    08/17/2012 1:13:32 PM PDT · by 1pitech · 12 replies
    The Conscience of Kansas radio program ^ | 08-16-12 | Dr. Paul A. Ibbetson
    Dr. Paul A. Ibbetson on the Conscience of Kansas radio program KRMR The Patriot 105.7FM, discusses the societal changes since the days of the historical Dalton double bank robbery attempt in Coffeyville Kansas.
  • Freedom and Liberty are Keys for a Rommney/Ryan Win

    08/17/2012 8:01:39 AM PDT · by Chickensoup · 21 replies
    08.17.12 | chickensoup
    There is one issue that neither side of the political war is talking about. It is a key issue of the rapidly eroding freedoms in the United States. This is a bipartisan issue and everyone is watching. People are watching all the cameras that watch them. People are listening to the government representatives who give more and more repressive rules People are watching repressive systems of tracking through license plates, through facial recognition, domestic drones, through financial systems, through medical records, computer records, telephone records, satellite records, search engine records, social media records, state records, travel records. And Republican, Democrat,...

    08/15/2012 10:45:11 AM PDT · by Dick Bachert · 1 replies
    Fair Tax ^ | 8 14 2012 | FAIR TAX
    Excellent new FAIR TAX VIDEO. 4 Minutes! If you agree, please share the link with others.
  • NOAA is buying thousands of rounds of hollow point .40 JHP ammo.

    08/14/2012 9:43:46 AM PDT · by John S Mosby · 50 replies
    Federal Biz Opps Web site ^ | August 10, 2012 | General Services Administration
    "The DOC NOAA National Weather Service - Western Acquisition Division, Boulder, requires the following items, Purchase Description Determined by Line Item, to the following: LI 001: 16,000 rounds of ammunition for semiautomatic pistols to be factory-loaded .40 S&W caliber, 180-grain jacketed hollow point (JHP). No reloads may be used with these weapons. All service furnished ammunition for issued firearms will be U.S. factory production. Inside Delivery to locations below:
  • The stories white guys tell themselves

    08/14/2012 8:03:40 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 65 replies
    St. Petersburg - Tampa Bay Times ^ | August 12, 2012 | Robyn E. Blumner,
    Joan Didion wrote, "We tell ourselves stories in order to live." I'd modify that slightly for this presidential election year and say, we tell ourselves stories in order to vote. Which is why Mitt Romney maintains a huge lead in the polls among blue-collar white men. The differential is staggering. Non-college-educated white men give Romney a 37-point advantage over President Barack Obama according to a recent ABC News/Washington Post poll. Why would struggling wage earners support a candidate who would give tax cuts to the top 1 percent, a group that controls 43 percent of the wealth in the country,...
  • VIDEO: My American Experiences

    08/14/2012 5:21:33 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 1 replies
    Youtube ^ | 8/14/2012 | Daniel Garza
    LIBRE's Executive Director, Daniel Garza, tells of his American Experience as a first generation American - his story includes hardships, perseverance, family cohesion, hard work, and prosperity achieved in a free country that allows each of us to dictate our destiny.
  • Paul Ryan and the American Character

    08/14/2012 12:32:51 AM PDT · by Yardstick · 4 replies
    National Review Online ^ | August 14, 2012 | Dennis Prager
    The Republican vice-presidential candidate, Congressman Paul Ryan, is the Democrats’ political version of the Antichrist. He believes in self-reliance; the Left believes in reliance on the state. His moral values are shaped by religion (Catholicism); the Left is frightened by religious Christian politicians (and athletes, and members of the armed forces, and talk-show hosts, and, for that matter, clergy). He believes in individualism; the Left believes in collectivism. He believes in small government and powerful citizens; the Left believes in large government and dependent citizens. Nevertheless, the Democratic party claims to be overjoyed at his selection as the Republican vice-presidential...
  • You didn't build that, Mr. President

    08/13/2012 7:58:39 AM PDT · by Edmunds mom ^ | 08/15/2012 | Scott Walter
    Those Eagle Scouts, Mr. President, built those benches, supplied those homeless shelters, restored those wetlands, and created that artificial reef. Yes, they traveled on roads paid for by tax dollars, but they didn’t wait for any bureaucrat to design their project, or any pol to authorize an appropriation. True, the Scouts didn’t do it simply by their individual selves, either. They did it in, through, and with something to which the President seems blind: the civil society that exists between the Leviathan federal state and the atomized individual.
  • One more time: FR's God-given Life & Liberty constitutional conservative activism agenda!!

    08/12/2012 6:47:17 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 113 replies
    Aug 12, 2012 | Jim Robinson
    Seems I have to re-post this from time-to-time as a reminder: As a conservative site, Free Republic is pro-God, pro-life, pro-family, pro-Constitution, pro-Bill of Rights, pro-gun, pro-limited government, pro-private property rights, pro-limited taxes, pro-capitalism, pro-national defense, pro-freedom, and-pro America. We oppose all forms of liberalism, socialism, fascism, pacifism, totalitarianism, anarchism, government enforced atheism, abortionism, feminism, homosexualism, racism, wacko environmentalism, judicial activism, etc. We also oppose the United Nations or any other world government body that may attempt to impose its will or rule over our sovereign nation and sovereign people. We believe in defending our BORDERS, our constitution, our liberty...
  • Three Truths to Consider This November

    08/12/2012 12:41:47 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 4 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | August 12, 2012 | Simon de Hundehutte
    Every once in a while, America has to be like Steve McQueen in that scene from the 1973 film Papillon, where he sticks his head through his prison bars and asks, "How do I look?" Anyone who's awake knows that America "ain't looking too pretty" these days. Take for example the Declaration of Independence's quintessential phrase, "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness." What does that look like to citizens today? For a great number of people, that phrase most certainly means something very, very different from what it meant to the patriots at the time it was originally penned....
  • Is Your Pet Gay? The Myth of Animal Homosexuality

    08/11/2012 1:41:19 PM PDT · by 1pitech · 72 replies
    The Conscience of Kansas radio program ^ | 08-11-12 | Dr. Paul A. Ibbetson
    Is your pet gay? On this episode of the Conscience of Kansas radio, Dr. Paul A. Ibbetson talks about the homosexual agenda and the search for scientific credability in their social movement. Dr. Ibbetson speaks to the myth of animal homosexuality and why it does not stand up to scrutiny.
  • Playing zone "Offense"

    08/10/2012 3:23:50 PM PDT · by jaypounder · 5 replies
    The Event ^ | 08/10/2012 | Jay Pounder
    Playing Zone “Offense”…. “If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.” -George Washington I am so offended! How many times have you said that over this past year? Was it a news story that made you mad? Did someone in your life make you mad? How about politics? That one always seems to set folks off. So… did you do anything about it? Did you call your favorite government official to voice your concern? Did you attend a rally to support the opposing cause? Or did you sit...
  • Meat, Fur, Animals, God, and Nudity- A Standard interview with PETA

    08/09/2012 10:11:17 AM PDT · by 1pitech · 4 replies
    The Conscience of Kansas radio program ^ | 08-09-12 | Dr. Paul A. Ibbetson
    In this interview Dr. Paul A. Ibbetson host of the Conscience of Kansas radio program on KRMR The Patriot 105.7FM talks with Virginia Fort about the liberal animal rights group PETA.
  • Hobby Lobby – They Got It Right

    08/09/2012 8:24:59 AM PDT · by Sopater · 1 replies
    Wall Builders ^ | 08/02/2012 | David Barton
    Recently, an article appeared in, complaining about a Fourth of July ad run by Hobby Lobby that included several quotes reflecting the religious heritage of America. (Several of Hobby Lobby’s different holiday message ads can be seen here). The Fredericksburg article claimed that three of the historical declarations made in the ad were inaccurate, but historical documentation demonstrates that it is the critics and not Hobby Lobby who were errant in their claims. A. Complaint in Article: As referenced in the ad, John Jay did write a letter in which he declared it "the duty, as well as the...
  • After Chick-Fil-A: Let's Make Election Day, Nov 6, 2012, Freedom Appreciation Day

    08/06/2012 4:48:07 PM PDT · by tcg · 4 replies
    Catholic Online ^ | 8/6/12 | Keith A Fournier
    ... Ordinary Americans went to Chick-Fil-A restaurants around the Nation because they had had enough. Enough of the threats to freedom and the bullying of people like the owners of that restaurant chain, precisely because they had the courage to voice their convictions in the public square. Because they defended marriage as what it is, they were literally threatened, not only by the strident cultural revolutionaries who seek to enforce a new cultural order upon us all, but by Mayors of major cities who were willing to enforce that new cultural order at the expense of true freedom. We see...
  • Muslims Are Banned From fasting During Ramadan in China

    08/04/2012 5:10:26 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    AL ARABIYA ^ | Saturday, 04 August 2012
    Chinese Muslim officials as well as students under the age of 18 in the restive northwestern region of Xinjiang are not allowed to fast during the holy month of Ramadan, a newspaper reported on Wednesday. In a bid to clamp down on religious extremism, Communist Party leaders posted guidance on numerous government websites restricting Muslim religious activities, including fasting and visiting mosques, the UAE-based newspaper, The National reported. The Chinese central government has also asked officials in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region to discourage the local Muslim population to fast, highlighting in particular the health concerns. The ban has led...
  • Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day sees massive turnout

    08/01/2012 1:55:30 PM PDT · by scottjewell · 30 replies
    NBC News 12 VA ^ | Aug 1 2012 | Shawn Maclauchlan
    RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - The lunch-hour rush came in force Wednesday for Chick-fil-A's around central Virginia. Lines of vehicles wrapped around several outlets in Chester, Hanover, Mechanicsville, and many other locations for Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day. The movement started when Chick-fil-A took an anti-gay marriage stance two weeks ago and came under fire from gay rights activist groups.
  • The cluck heard ’round the world

    08/02/2012 5:37:12 AM PDT · by radioone · 37 replies
    Bob Owens ^ | 8-1-12 | Bob Owens
    “It’s been like this since 6:00 AM.” It was 8:15 PM. The employee had a tired but sincere smile on his face as he went from car to car, already a block from his restaurant, thanking customers for both their patience and their support. Chick Fil-A Appreciation Day has apparently taken on a life far greater than anyone could have envisioned, and according to reports pouring in from around the country, the Bible-respecting chicken franchise has had to call in off-duty staff in an attempt to keep up with the hordes of people flocking to the store. Out of...
  • The Great Rediscovery of American Values - Cruz in Tx, Walker in Wis, Romney on Palestine and Poland

    08/02/2012 3:22:16 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 6 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | August 2, 2012 | Jeffery Lord
    August, 2012. The Great Rediscovery is in the headlines: "Senate Candidate in Texas is Known as an Intellectual Force " -- The New York Times "Romney: Media trying to 'divert' from real issues with focus on foreign gaffes." "Romney praises Poland as model of economic liberty" To borrow from Bob Dylan: "The times, they are 'a changin'" There is no accident in all the headlines cited above, you know. America is in the midst of the next chapter in what Ronald Reagan called "the great rediscovery" of American values. And the Other Side knows it. Which is why the aroma...
  • I stand for freedom.

    08/01/2012 11:10:39 PM PDT · by JessicaChasmar · 8 replies
    Jessica Chasmar ^ | 8/2/12 | Jessica Chasmar
    I never said a word when CEO Dan Cathy expressed his views on gay marriage. The fast-food chain shuts down on Sundays for crying out loud, I don’t think it was ever any question what its doctrine was. I also never said a word when the left-of-center chomped at the bit to criticize the company and attempt to launch a boycott. This is the very essence of America. Fight the speech you don’t like with more speech. Beautiful stuff. I applaud it. But then the politicians got involved. First, Boston Mayor Thomas Menino vowed to keep the franchise out of...
  • Chick-fil-A not alone in touting religion alongside products

    08/01/2012 2:07:36 PM PDT · by ThinkingBuddha · 17 replies ^ | 08/01/2012 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy is not the only business tycoon who refuses to hide his faith under a bushel — top executives from some of America’s biggest companies are born-again Christians who talk about their beliefs more often than their balance sheets. Major corporations like Tyson Foods, Interstate Batteries and Hobby Lobby were either founded or are now led by outspoken and deeply religious bosses. While some of the companies distinguish between their corporate identities and their leaders’ faith, others embrace it. —Norm Miller, chairman of Interstate Batteries, discusses his faith and salvation at length on the company’s website, even...
  • MASSIVE LINES at Chick-fil-A on “National Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day”

    08/01/2012 12:18:06 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 487 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 8-1-2012 | Andrea Ryan
    Today is “National Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day.”After intolerant and First Amendment-hating Chicago politicians blocked Chick-fil-A from building a restaurant, former Governor Mike Huckabee announced his support for the restaurant chain and its Constitutional right of free speech. He declared today Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day.Allen sent this picture from west county St. Louis. Allen added: People are standing in line 100+ deep to go inside. The lines go out and around the building. Two lines of drive through cars are around the shopping center.St. Louisans also came out in huge numbers to show their support for the First Amendment. The lot was jam-packed…...
  • Agenda 21 in Kansas!

    08/01/2012 12:39:02 PM PDT · by 1pitech · 1 replies
    The Conscience of Kansas radio program ^ | 08-01-12 | Dr. Paul A. Ibbetson
    Dr. Paul A. Ibbetson on the Conscience of Kansas radio program KRMR The Patriot 105.7FM talks about Kansas Project 17, the state version of United Nations Agenda 21. Very few people are talking about this United Nation's inspired power grab in this heartland state.