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  • CRUZ: This Thanksgiving we celebrate the blessings the Lord has bestowed upon us and this great...

    11/26/2015 5:55:13 AM PST · by Isara · 13 replies ^ | 11/25/15
    CRUZ: This Thanksgiving we celebrate the blessings the Lord has bestowed upon us and this great nation HOUSTON, Texas — Presidential candidate Ted Cruz issued the following statement in observance of Thanksgiving:“On this Thanksgiving, as we gather with family and loved ones, we celebrate the blessings the Lord has bestowed upon us and this great nation. Particularly this year, as we face many uncertainties - from the threats of terror to economic hardships - let us take time to thank God for all that he has given us and ask for his provision in our lives and our country.“When we...
  • Do You Adhere to the Language of Liberty or the Language of Servitude?

    11/25/2015 9:05:56 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 1 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 11/25/15 | Karen Lees
    The Language of Liberty celebrates the freedom of the individual. The language of Servitude exalts the tyranny of the State. The statements which follow reveal the mighty difference between those who fear the power of freedom and those who relish it. In their own words are revealed the true intentions–in both the past and the present– of those who speak the language of Servitude: “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the...
  • America's Slouch Towards Gomorrah, March to Socialism Can't Continue (Ted Cruz's Op-Ed)

    11/25/2015 8:50:22 AM PST · by Isara · 22 replies
    Christian Post ^ | November 25, 2015 | Ted Cruz
    Stop me if you've heard this one before."This is the most important election of our lifetimes!"Washington politicians have been selling us that snake oil for as long as we can remember. And yet year-after-year, election-after-election, the parties in power may change but the results stay the same — the Washington Cartel wins and the American people lose.Meet the new boss, same as the old boss.The debt limit rises regardless of who wins. Middle class wages are stagnated regardless of who wins. Amnesty is championed regardless of who wins. The sanctity of life and marriage are abandoned regardless of who wins....
  • Dealing With Evil Empires

    11/25/2015 8:44:59 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | November 25, 2015 | Terry Jeffrey
    Why did the Marxist atheists who controlled the Soviet Union tear down the Berlin Wall? Did the Western leaders who forced Soviet communism to collapse shrink from proclaiming the truth of the Bible or the fact that free societies are based on a rule of law rooted in the natural law that God engraves on every heart? In 1983, when President Reagan told the National Association of Evangelicals that the Soviet Union was an "evil empire," he described the conflict with communism as a religious one. He did not argue that America was perfect or deny the wrongs of our...
  • Donald Trump is now the Leading Second Amendment Supporter

    11/22/2015 5:09:19 AM PST · by marktwain · 32 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 19 November, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    In an exclusive to, Donald Trump has called for Americans to bear arms to increase security in the United States. From Carrying a weapon is not always feasible or appropriate. However, given the increased tensions that are the result of continued, escalating terrorism around the world, more legitimately armed individuals on the streets is a positive outcome. Each permit holder must make the decision to carry or not carry. I will carry more often than I have in the past, and I am sure other concealed permit holders will do the same. Do we have an obligation...
  • Ted Cruz In Iowa: Obama Can’t Have Either Our God Or Our Guns

    11/22/2015 11:27:00 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 60 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11-22-2015 | Michael van der Galien
    Speaking at the Family Leader's Presidential Family Forum in Des Moines, Iowa, on Friday, Texas Senator Ted Cruz had some harsh words for President Obama. The Republican presidential candidate believes that the president is tearing at the fabric of society by undermining the freedom of religion. And he's not willing to let that happen. "It is the first right protected in the First Amendment of the Bill of Rights. It is the foundation of everything else in America. If you can’t worship God, all other liberties are taken away." Although many people seem to believe that the freedom of speech...
  • "Finding Home": Poems In Search Of A Lost America

    11/20/2015 3:21:10 AM PST · by Biggirl · 8 replies ^ | November 20, 2015 | Mark Tapson
    Considering the Freedom Center’s aggressive political work, poetry may not be something one would expect to find as part of its intellectual arsenal. But as many conservative writers such as Andrew Klavan and myself have noted for years, reclaiming America means reclaiming the culture, and that means engaging in the arts. As Finch writes in his introduction, “[I]f as a people, and a nation, we can return to something lost, recovering something from our culture that has been torn, then it can only happen through art.” The art of Finding Home is Michael Finch’s deeply personal contribution to the culture...
  • Paris and Freedom

    11/19/2015 1:05:52 PM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | November 19, 2015 | Judge Andrew Napolitano
    The tragedy in Paris last Friday has regrettably been employed as a catalyst for renewed calls by governments in western Europe and even in the United States for more curtailment of personal liberties. Those who accept the trade of liberty for safety have argued in favor of less liberty. They want government to have more authority to intrude upon the daily lives of more innocent people. Their targets are the freedoms of speech and travel and the right to privacy. Their goal is public safety, but their thinking is flawed. The clash between liberty and safety is as old as...
  • America's Slip in "Freedom Index" is No Surprise

    11/18/2015 8:02:43 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies ^ | November 18, 2015 | Bob Barr
    Even as President Barack Obama reminds the world in the wake of the massive ISIS attacks in Paris that America, under his "leadership," has little interest in leading on anything other than "climate change" rhetoric, the Unites States continues to lose ground to other nations in terms of the freedom it affords its own citizens. According to the Human Freedom Index, a report issued by the Cato Institute's Ian Vasquez and the Visio Institut, and which measures the level of personal and economic freedom in countries around the world, the country that once held high the torch of freedom in...
  • Lawless Government

    11/16/2015 8:02:43 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/16/16 | Douglas V. Gibbs
    We accept lawless agencies, lawless actions by the government because we have been too satisfied to care. Our bellies are full, politics is a problem for someone else to care about. We have too many distractions to worry about to recognize bondage As the Democrats scramble to protect their narrative and agenda, partly by blaming the Islamic attacks in Paris on gun violence, they also do their best to cover their own crimes. The President, regulatory agencies, and the statist community in our government are, for lack of a better way of explaining it, acting in a lawless manner. The...
  • Trump Just Got The Best News He’s Received In A Long Time- His Opponents Will Cringe

    11/12/2015 11:00:55 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 56 replies ^ | Warner Todd Huston
    When it comes to the topic of immigration, you may not be surprised to find that a new poll discovered that Republicans trust Donald Trump more than any other candidate on the issue. A new YouGov poll found that Trump was far and away the most trusted candidate concerning immigration among the still large field of GOP candidates for president. About half of of those polled, 49 percent, said that Trump had the right ideas on immigration. These findings are significant considering months of attacks by the mainstream media trying to tear Trump down over the immigration issue. His ratings...
  • Veteran's Day Tribute from Trump campaign via email

    11/11/2015 12:12:19 PM PST · by Albion Wilde · 41 replies
    via email | 11/11/15 | Donald J. Trump
    Dear [redacted], November is a great month for Americans. In New York City, we get to look out on Central Park and see the leaves change as we move from the beauty of Fall to a magnificent city cloaked in the chill and briskness of Winter. What we Americans often gloss over is that November is a time for celebrating the very reason we enjoy the freedom, opportunity and prosperity found nowhere else in the world. The reason we are able to live like we do is due to the courage, dedication and sacrifice of those who serve in the...
  • Thank our veterans today and every day. They’re the ones who secure our freedoms

    11/11/2015 9:50:22 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 4 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 11/11/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    We’ve seen the bumper stickers saying “If you are reading this thank a teacher”; but the better one says, “If you are reading this thank a teacher; but if you are reading this in English thank a veteran.” The wisdom in this simple statement is profound. As a young Marine recruit I often heard, “Private if it wasn’t for the Marine Corps you’d be speaking Japanese.” Yet the accomplishments of the Marine Corps are just a portion of the rich heritage of the United States Military. It’s always been brave veterans with guns, not liberals with white flags that have...
  • Five for Freedom

    11/11/2015 4:21:32 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/10/2015 | Ted Cruz
    Bringing government spending under control. At the last Republican presidential debate, I presented the Simple Flat Tax - which, for a family of four, exempts the first $36,000 from all income tax, and above that amount collects one low rate of 10 percent for all Americans. It eliminates the death tax, the payroll tax, the corporate income tax, and the Obamacare taxes; ends the corporate carve-outs and loopholes; and requires every business to pay the same simple business flat tax of 16 percent. That plan will unleash unprecedented growth, create millions of new jobs, raise after-tax incomes for all income...
  • New York orders DraftKings, FanDuel to stop taking bets

    11/10/2015 8:31:10 PM PST · by NYRepublican72 · 39 replies
    The New York Post ^ | 11/10/2015 | Carl Campanile and Bruce Golding
    New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman on Tuesday ordered the nation’s two largest fantasy-sports-betting Web sites to cut off gamblers from the Empire State — saying the online operations are illegal and designed to scam sports fans out of billions of dollars. In cease-and-desist letters to FanDuel and DraftKings, Schneiderman’s office said the booming businesses were breaking New York’s law that prohibits gambling on games of chance. The letters say the companies’ customers “are clearly placing bets on events outside of their control or influence, specifically on the real-game performance of professional athletes.”
  • DISCRIMINATION: Toronto calls Christian concert 'proselytizing'

    11/06/2015 12:59:34 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 24 replies
    Christian Examiner ^ | 11/5/15 | Kelly Ledbetter
    The city of Toronto has refused to renew a permit allowing Voices of the Nations (VON) to use its downtown Yonge-Dundas Square for an annual concert because a city official thinks playing Christian music is the same as proselytization. "I've already advised Peter [Paresh, Director of VON] that we're not going to be permitting you guys this year for next year because of the proselytizing on the square, and that's a big issue for us," said the Square's events manager Natalie Belman.... Belman said the performers proselytized at VON's Aug. 1 event, which she attended. "If you're praising Jesus, 'praise...
  • Economic Freedom and the Building Blocks of Prosperity and Stability

    11/06/2015 3:18:02 AM PST · by expat_panama · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 6, 2015 | Alan W. Dowd
    For almost 20 years, the Fraser Institute's Economic Freedom of the World report has highlighted the many benefits of economic freedom: more prosperity, faster and more sustained economic growth, higher income levels, faster reduction in poverty rates, even better air quality. The correlations between high levels of economic freedom and societal wellbeing -- and low levels of economic freedom and societal ills -- are numerous. But what struck me as I glanced at this year's color-coded cover of the report is the correlation between economic freedom and stability and peace -- and the converse correlation between a lack of economic...
  • The Magdeburg Confession

    12/17/2009 12:06:40 PM PST · by the_conscience · 2 replies · 388+ views
    Law and History Review ^ | John Witte Jr
    Ironically, Beza found his "signal example"8 of how to deal with tyranny and resistance not so much in the work of early Calvinists as in the work of later Lutheransparticularly the Lutheran jurists and theologians who had drafted the Magdeburg Confession of 1550. The Magdeburg Confession was a major distillation of the most advanced Lutheran resistance theories of the day.9 The leaders of the small Saxon city of Magdeburg had drafted this Confession in response to the order of the Holy Roman Emperor to impose by civil law the uniform Catholic doctrines and liturgies being crafted by the Council of...
  • Let’s Really Clean the Barn

    10/30/2015 8:41:09 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | Dr. Robert R. Owens
    Let us hope that the bell of freedom will once again ring throughout our land. Outgoing Speaker John Boehner gave a parting gift to his partner President Obama steaming on the floor of the House with the comment that he wanted to “Clean the barn.” What he did instead was add to the barn litter he is leaving behind. His Omnibus Budget Bill aptly entitled the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 that funds the government for the rest of President Obama’s term continues the surrender by Congress of the only leverage they have over a runaway executive: the power of...
  • The Government's Threat To Internet Freedom Is Growing

    10/28/2015 4:56:06 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 4 replies ^ | October 28, 2015 | Allum Bokhari
    The U.S. government is keen on internet freedom but only in countries it doesnt like. This September, the U.S invested another $10 million toward helping activists in authoritarian regimes circumvent state censorship of the internet. But the goverments attitude to web freedom within its own borders suggests that what it wants for its enemies may not necessarily be what it wants for itself.
  • Freedom's Safest Place | My Freedom (Great NRA Ad)

    10/25/2015 6:14:29 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 14 replies
    NRA via Youtube ^ | 2015 | NRA
    No text, A video challenge to islamist extremists from NRA.
  • BRUTAL Meme Reveals Truth About European Socialist Countries (Denmark)

    10/20/2015 12:43:19 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 15 replies
    The Federalist Papers ^ | SIERRA MARLEE
    With Bernie Sanders advocating socialism in America, and Hillary Clinton saying she loves Denmark, how do the people who actually live under socialism feel about their life? According to the meme above, socialism in Denmark isnt going nearly as well as Americans think. The Blaze reports on how Socialism actually led to the death of millions of people in the 20th century:
  • Some Virginians are resisting Confederate flag ban

    10/17/2015 2:35:27 PM PDT · by PROCON · 52 replies
    msnbc ^ | Oct. 17, 2015 | Zachary Roth
    Virginia has banned driving with a license plate that depicts the Confederate flag but some in the state are resisting. Around 1,600 Virginians with state-issued Confederate flag plates received a letter last month from the DMV saying they had until October 4 to swap them out for new ones that dont show the flag. Only 187 people have so far complied. One man who has not is Kevin Collier.Next thing you know, theyre going to say you cant wear blue on Monday or you cant wear yellow on Thursday, Collier, who is active with the Sons of Confederate...
  • Americas Top Fears 2015 fear of Gun Control 36.5% tops fear of Mass Shooting 16.4%

    10/15/2015 11:59:48 AM PDT · by Torcert · 9 replies
    Chapman University Survey of American Fears ^ | October 13, 2015 | Sheri Ledbetter
    The Chapman University Survey of American Fears, Wave 2 (2015) provides an unprecedented look into the fears of average Americans. In April of 2015, a random sample of 1,541 adults from across the United States were asked their level of fear about eighty-eight different fears across a huge variety of topics ranging from crime, the government, disasters, personal anxieties, technology and many others. Top Fear Domains, 2015 Each fear question asks Americans to rate their level of fear on a scale ranging from 1 (not afraid) to 4 (very afraid). The average score for each domain of fear provides insight...
  • Days Are Numbered For The Orwellians Amongst Us.

    10/15/2015 10:29:19 AM PDT · by Dick Bachert · 17 replies
    The Strident Conservative ^ | October 14, 2015 | Nelson Hultberg
    In the early days of mans history, tyranny was ideologically crude and built upon openly seizing power and suppression of the people. Not a lot of fancy theories were trotted out to justify it. Men like Akhenaten, Attila, Genghis Khan, Henry VIII, and Cesare Borgia ruled because they were brazen enough to want to rule, strong enough to recruit the needed henchmen, and smart enough to know that most people would let them be dictatorial. But with the coming of modernity (circa 1800 A.D.), tyranny has had to take on a more subtle and sophisticated approach. It now needs to...
  • Email from Alliance Defending Freedom

    10/13/2015 3:14:14 PM PDT · by Mercat · 4 replies
    email | 10/13/2015 | Kaydee Wilson
    Friends: It has come to our attention that the American Bar Association is currently considering amending Rule 8.4 of the Model Rules of Professional Conduct in a way that will threaten the ability of conscientious Christian attorneys to participate in the legal profession. If you are unfamiliar with this issue, you may view my webinar The Coming Collision Between Attorney Conscience & Anti-Discrimination Provisions (04/17/2014) on the ADF Allied Attorney website. In response to the ABAs actions, we are preparing a Comment on the proposed amendments, which we intend to file with the ABA Standing Committee On Ethics And...

    10/13/2015 10:24:23 AM PDT · by Dick Bachert · 74 replies
    Vanity ^ | 10/13/2015 | Dick Bachert
    Every day brings us closer to what I'm convinced will be a VERY UGLY time in what remains of America, the IDEA! The "progressives" (aka "communists") will continue pushing until they provoke a reaction from those who still remember what freedom was. As was the case in 1775, the flash point will almost certainly be a thrust to seize private firearms and related items. It is then that we will see what their plans are for those MILLIONS OF ROUNDS of ammunition and thousands of weapons now in the hands of previously UNARMED bureaucracies. Oh, did I mention that millions...
  • Student torches ISIS flag on campus amid chants of USA

    10/10/2015 6:48:55 PM PDT · by 100American · 29 replies ^ | 10-9-2015 | Christopher White
    COLUMBIA, Mo. Chants of USA! USA! USA! echoed across the University of Missouri quad Thursday afternoon as a crowd of students cheered on a student who burned an ISIS flag in a symbolic gesture in response to continual human rights violations by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. The student leading the #MUCKISIS flag burning, Ian Paris, 21, president of the Mizzou chapter of Young Americans for Liberty, told the roughly 150 in attendance that the rally was meant to build unity among the people who came to see a flag symbolizing hatred and intolerance burned. It was...
  • Common Sense - Thomas PAine

    10/10/2015 4:28:41 PM PDT · by 100American · 5 replies
    Common Sense is a pamphlet written by Thomas Paine in 177576 that inspired people in the Thirteen Colonies to declare and fight for independence from Great Britain in the summer of 1776. The pamphlet explained the advantages of and the need for immediate independence in clear, simple language. It was published anonymously on January 10, 1776, at the beginning of the American Revolution and became an immediate sensation. It was sold and distributed widely and read aloud at taverns and meeting places. Washington had it read to all his troops, which at the time had surrounded the British army in...
  • Shep Smith: Freedom Caucus "Demands" Washington Grind To Halt, Wants "Disarray"

    10/08/2015 3:32:34 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 51 replies ^ | October 8, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    The Fox News Channels Shepard Smith Reporting host Shepard Smith argued the Freedom Caucus demands Washington grind to a halt and wants disarray while discussing House Majority Leader Representative Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) pulling out of the race to become House speaker on Wednesday.
  • Mika: Why Not a Gun Ban Like in Australia?

    10/05/2015 6:48:29 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 79 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    They really are coming for your guns . . . After the Charleston church shootings, President Obama praised Australia's draconian gun laws, which included a mandatory buy-back program, AKA confiscation. On today's Morning Joe, Mika wondered "why" we couldn't institute a similar gun ban in the United States, throwing in support for a database of all gun ownership for good measure. Joe Scarborough was actually obliged to explain to Mika that her gun ban was never going to happen because we have the Second Amendment here. That left Mika grimacing in regret [see the screengrab]. View the video here.

    10/01/2015 9:17:35 AM PDT · by C19fan · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 1, 2015 | Austin Ruse
    The meeting between Pope Francis and Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis came at the invitation of a high-ranking Vatican official connected to the Secretariat of State of the Holy See acting on behalf of the Pope himself, Breitbart News has learned. According to a person involved in arranging the meeting but who requested anonymity, the Vatican official called Robert Moynihan, editor of Inside the Vatican who is well known in Rome. The official asked Moynihan if he could help arrange a meeting while the Pope was in the United States.
  • Islam Requires a Person to Violate the Constitution

    09/26/2015 8:34:23 AM PDT · by pinochet · 26 replies
    Ben Carson is being attacked for noting the difference between Islam and other faiths. Islam is a religion that requires a person to violate the US constitution, in order to be even a mild practitioner of that faith. In the performance of his job, a US President has to honor the Christian God Jesus, ahead of the Muslim God Allah, because America is a majority Christian nation. A moderate Muslim may be non-violent, but even he would never commit blasphemy against his God, Allah. An American President is required by law to defend the US pork industry against foreign pork...
  • The Danger of the ObamaCare Agenda Exposed

    09/22/2015 5:23:03 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 14 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/22/15 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    The glaring unfairness of ObamaCare can be seen in the anonymous analysis done by a well salaried California engineer and his very low paid girlfriend, a part time mail clerk. The lady friend earns $18,000 per year to his yearly income of $60,000 to $ 125,000. For me, making $60,000 a year, under ObamaCare, the cheapest, lowest grade policy I can buy, with a $5,000 deductible, costs $482 a month. His gal friend, holding the exact same policy with the same deductible, pays $1.00 a month! Thats right, $1.00 per month. Im not making this up, he said. Can you...
  • Very Politically Incorrect

    09/19/2015 7:14:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | September 19, 2015 | Thomas Tripp
    There's a giant migration, emigration, refugee problem in Europe. What the United States has been dealing with in dribbles and drabs (relatively) the European nations are swimming in. And they are falling all over themselves, each other, and the hole in their thinking in failing to come up with realistic solutions. The progressives in the United States think we should shoulder the burden of our own illegal immigrants willingly, openly, compassionately. But that isn't the real problem in Europe. Our immigration situation is at least shared with those who are our cultural brothers and sisters. The migrs from the Middle...
  • Constitution Day

    09/17/2015 10:51:52 AM PDT · by loveliberty2 · 25 replies
    Our Ageless Constitution ^ | September 17, 2015 | Self
    Our AgelessConstitution "The structure has been erected by architects of consummate skill and fidelity; its foundations are solid; its components are beautiful, as well as useful; its arrangements are full of wisdom and order...." -Justice Joseph Story Justice Story's words pay tribute to the United States Constitution and its Framers. Shortly before the 100th year of the Constitution, in his "History of the United States of America," written in 1886, historian George Bancroft said: "The Constitution is to the American people a possession for the ages." He went on to say: "In America, a new people had risen up without...
  • How Can We Recover Our Economic Freedom? [USA Slipping Further Behind in World Freedom Index]

    09/16/2015 7:23:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/16/2015 | Michael Tanner
    Just in time for tonights GOP presidential debate, a consortium of think tanks from nearly 90 countries has released its annual Economic Freedom of the World Report. The report has some good news for much of mankind economic liberty increased slightly around the globe but not such good news for the United States, which continues to tumble in the rankings. As recently as 2000, the United States had the second-freest economy in the world, trailing only Hong Kong. But throughout the Bush and Obama years, we have slipped further and further behind. Last year, we fell out of...
  • Castro Prepares for Popes Visit by Arresting 50 Ladies in White Dissidents

    09/16/2015 3:47:19 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies
    PanAm Post ^ | 9/15/15 | Belen Marty
    Leader Berta Soler Says 3,500 "Pardoned" Are Common Criminals for Show Just six days before the arrival of Pope Francis in Cuba, the islands police arrested 50 Ladies in White and other human-rights activists, to make it 22nd consecutive Sunday of detentions and beatings. Berta Soler, leader of the Ladies in White, explained to the PanAm Post the catch-and-release process of intimidation, and that all captives were out of jail by Monday night. The regimes officers arrested the women, who every Sunday gather to demand the release of political prisoners, and dragged them away as they sat in protest.
  • Libertarianism and Conservatism Not Incompatible

    09/14/2015 9:01:20 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 42 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | September 14, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Supposed sages in academe and beyond have been trying to create a schism between Libertarianism and conservatism that need not exist. M. Stanton Evans on Freedom and Virtue Freedom and virtue have declined together and must rise together, author M. Stanton Evans wrote in 1964. At the time Evans was the editor of the Indianapolis News. So far are value and conformity from being identical that the second can rise to its current distasteful height only when the first declines, Evans averred in an essay which appeared in the 1964 anthology, What is Conservatism? A man without the interior armor...
  • U.S. drops to 16th on 'economic freedom' list, behind Canada, Chile

    09/14/2015 5:42:47 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 4 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 09/14/15 | Paul Bedard
    The United States, ranked second in worldwide economic freedom as recently as 2000, has plummeted to 16th, according to the a new report of world economies. The Fraser Institute's annual report, Economic Freedom of the World, showed that the country's drop started in 2010, the second year of the Obama administration. The world-recognized report showed that the U.S. fell in several areas, including legal and property rights and regulation. "The United States, once considered a bastion of economic freedom, now ranks 16th in the world after being as high as second in 2000," said the report issued Monday morning. The...
  • 'Common Misunderstanding of Constitution Has Led to Serious Erosion of Freedom [Video]

    09/09/2015 5:48:19 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 43 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Sept 8 2015 | Oliver Darcy
    Princeton University professor Robert George contended in a new video published online Tuesday that a common misunderstanding has led to a serious erosion of freedom in America. George, a professor of jurisprudence, asked at the outset of the video: How does the Constitution of the United States seek to preserve liberty and prevent tyranny? The professor said that most of his students would likely answer that the founders passed the Bill of Rights, leaving the Supreme Court with the power to enforce those rights. George contended that answer was wrong, saying, That misunderstanding has led to a serious erosion of...
  • Navy Chaplain Spared from Discharge (for Biblical religious beliefs)

    09/09/2015 5:38:08 AM PDT · by xzins · 48 replies
    CBN ^ | September 09, 2015 |
    Navy Chaplain Lt. Cmdr. Wes Modder won't be forced out of the Navy for his religious views, according to the Independent Military Times. His commander, Capt. Jon Fahs, had been pushing for Modder's ouster, citing comments Modder allegedly made in counseling sessions critical of premarital sex and homosexual relations. In a letter, the Navy Personnel Command said the evidence doesn't meet the standard of gross negligence or complete disregard for duty needed to boot out an officer. It also cited a lack of documentation in his personal record backing charges of poor performance. "There was no record of counseling. There...

    09/07/2015 7:38:36 AM PDT · by FiddlePig · 25 replies
    Redneckoblogger ^ | 9/7/2015 | Redneckoblogger
    Labor Day, 2015 Dear Mr. Trump(with some trepidation this is posted) Sir, if you are chosen to make America great again, understand it is a divine mission from God, much larger than yourself, your ego, your image or any business youve ever conducted! I dont know if you are a Godly man, a conservative, a huckster, a tyrant or our next president but you have lit the fire of real hope (not the phony Obama kind) among many of us who in deep frustration, no longer feel represented by those we elect. I dont know if youre the best vehicle...
  • Who are the Lawbreakers?

    09/03/2015 4:48:11 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 3, 2015 | Tom Trinko
    A Kentucky clerk is in the news for refusing to issue marriage licenses for gay couples. Gays and the political elites are condemning her for not upholding the law. This is the latest example of the elites using the law to crush anyone who stands in their way. The problem is that American is no longer a nation of laws but a nation run by the whims of men, at least at the highest levels. When the Supreme Court follows the dictates of the Living Constitution which basically says that whatever the Court thinks is right is right we no...
  • The Next Front in the War on Religious Freedom: Watch the Cities of Denver And Chicago

    08/28/2015 6:09:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/28/2015 | David Harsanyi
    Stop bellyaching about Washington. All the countrys best fascists are on your local city council. Not long ago, Colorado became a leader in the fight against religious freedom when its Civil Rights Commission, self-appointed ministers of justice and theology, decided that a shopkeeper who refuses to participate in a gay wedding ceremony must be smeared and fined out of business. A Colorado appeals court says this is kosher, finding that the brittle sensitivities of a cakeless couple outweigh the constitutional rights of Christian business owners. Now, in an effort to save everyone some time, the cultural imperialists at the Denver...
  • New Human Freedom Index, U.S. Ranks 20th [Drops In Overall Freedom Ranking]

    08/19/2015 8:39:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    CATO INSTITUTE ^ | 08/18/2015 | Ian Vasquez
    Today weve released The Human Freedom Index, a new report that presents a broad measure of personal, civil, and economic freedom around the world. It is co-published by the Cato Institute, the Fraser Institute (Canada) and the Liberales Institut (Germany), and is the most comprehensive index on freedom yet created for a globally meaningful set of countries.My co-author Tanja Porcnik and I look at 76 indicators in 152 countries to capture the degree to which people are free to engage in voluntary exchange and enjoy major liberties such as freedom of speech, religion, and association. We also include measures...
  • The Origins of the Scandinavian-Slavonic Axis

    08/18/2015 9:47:21 AM PDT · by Noumenon · 11 replies
    Tragedy and Hope: A History of the World in Our Time (1966 edition) | 1966 | Carroll Quigley
    This particular chapter in Carroll Quigley's Tragedy and Hope: A History of the World in Our Time presents a fascinating and at times, stunning analysis of the contrast between Western and Eastern civilizations. from <Chapter 7 Creation of the Russian Civilization In the nineteenth century most historians regarded Russia as part of Europe but it is now becoming increasingly clear that Russia is another civilization quite separate from Western Civilization. Both of these civilizations are descended from Classical Civilization, but the connection with this predecessor was made so differently that two quite different traditions came into existence. Russian traditions were...
  • Dont Be Fooled by the Political Game: The Illusion of Freedom in America

    08/12/2015 9:44:38 AM PDT · by B4Ranch · 7 replies ^ | August 12, 2015 | John Whitehead
    Being a citizen in the American corporate state is much like playing against a stacked deck: youre always going to lose. The game is rigged, and we the people keep getting dealt the same losing hand. Even so, most stay in the game, against all odds, trusting that their luck will change. The problem, of course, is that luck will not save us. As I make clear in my book,Battlefield America: The War on the American People, the people dealing the cardsthe politicians, the corporations, the judges, the prosecutors, the police, the bureaucrats, the military, the media, etc.have only one...
  • Dont Be Fooled by the Political Game: The Illusion of Freedom in America

    08/12/2015 6:24:15 AM PDT · by Chickensoup · 35 replies
    The Daily Bell ^ | 8/12/15 | John Whitehead
    Being a citizen in the American corporate state is much like playing against a stacked deck: youre always going to lose. The game is rigged, and we the people keep getting dealt the same losing hand. Even so, most stay in the game, against all odds, trusting that their luck will change. The problem, of course, is that luck will not save us. As I make clear in my book, Battlefield America: The War on the American People, the people dealing the cardsthe politicians, the corporations, the judges, the prosecutors, the police, the bureaucrats, the military, the media, etc.have only...
  • NSA Proclaims: "If you have nothing to fear you have nothing to hide" [satire]

    08/09/2015 12:30:48 PM PDT · by JustTheTruth · 27 replies
    Check out this sign that the NSA Data Center has in front of their massive facility in Utah. See photo at their linked web site. Anybody feeling reassured yet???