Free Republic 3rd Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $6,894
7%  
Woo hoo!! And the first 7% is in!! Thank you all very much!!

Government (News/Activism)

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • What citizens can do to resist the ruling class’s redefinitions of moral and cultural norms

    07/05/2015 3:52:38 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 20 replies
    National Review ^ | 7/4/15 | ANGELO M. CODEVILLA
    “To learn who rules over you, find out whom you are not allowed to criticize.” — Voltaire If you’re wondering what Americans can do as our ruling class sets about enforcing its redefinition of marriage, start by looking back at what it did to the citizens of Indiana when their legislature raised the possibility that someone might object to joining in celebrations of homosexual marriage. Support for homosexual unions was incidental to the insistence of the likeminded folks atop society’s commanding heights on punishing Indiana. What incurs their ire has less to do with any substantive matter than with the...
  • Call For An "Assembly Of The States" In May 2016

    07/05/2015 3:30:35 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 10 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 5, 2015 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    It is time for states to undertake specific steps to re-assert their 10th amendment rights against the usurpations of the federal government. We are, after all, the United States of America, not the United Federal Government of America.
  • Multiple Factors At Work As Many Brace For Higher Health Insurance Premiums In 2016

    07/05/2015 3:08:32 PM PDT · by Iron Munro · 10 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | July 3, 2015 | Kathleen McGrory
    The Affordable Care Act has weathered its share of punches in recent weeks, including a Supreme Court challenge that could have led to its unraveling. Its next bout could hit consumers in the pocketbook. In Florida, several big-name insurance providers — including Aetna, Cigna, Coventry and United Healthcare — have already proposed double-digit rate increases for individual health insurance plans, federal records show. The figures are not final, and they represent only a slice of the plans available on the individual insurance market. (Companies requesting single-digit hikes don't have to publish their rates until later in the year.) But experts...
  • Why not polygamy, and why stop there?

    07/05/2015 3:06:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Communities Digital News ^ | July 5, 2015 | Jim Picht
    The Supreme Court’s decision to legalize same-sex marriage across the country is the end of the legal discussion on the topic, at least for now. It isn’t, however, the end of the discussion on marriage. Justice Anthony Kennedy’s opinion rests on four principles, which according to him “demonstrate that the reasons marriage is fundamental under the Constitution apply with equal force to same-sex couples.” His first and third principles raise some intriguing possibilities, and his fourth principle opens the floodgates to a world of fun. The first premise of this Court’s relevant precedents is that the right to personal choice...
  • Activists Protest Symbols Of Oppression In Tampa, Burn American Flag

    07/05/2015 2:56:49 PM PDT · by Iron Munro · 33 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | July 3, 2015 | Zack Peterson
    Surrounded by nearly 50 activists, Crystal Wilson steadied a small American flag in one hand, and a lighter in the other. "The American flag holds as much hatred, as much oppression, as much blood as the Confederate flag," said Wilson, 25. She sparked the lighter, guiding the small flame to the red, white and blue cloth. It caught fire, and burned away the flecks of fabric. Another activist raised two smaller flags to the fire, and a third raised a full-sized American flag to the conflagration. Together, the emblems of freedom withered into tiny black bits on the sidewalk. The...
  • DoD renames “unlawful combatants” in detainee manual to … ("Unprivileged Belligerents")

    07/05/2015 2:43:29 PM PDT · by Marie · 27 replies
    Hot Air ^ | November 26, 2014 | Ed Morrissey
    In fact, captured terrorists went out of style a long time ago, so that’s not the actual change. Until recently — like, say, two weeks ago — the Department of Defense used the term unlawful combatant as the label for terrorists captured by American military and intelligence forces as a way to distinguish them from uniformed soldiers of a recognized state authority in a straight-up fight. Their new manual dispenses with that term, the Federation of American Scientists noticed today (via Steven Aftergood and Olivier Knox): When it comes to Department of Defense doctrine on military treatment of detained persons,...
  • Bush, Rubio, And Perry Condemn Trump, While Ted Cruz Salutes Him

    07/05/2015 2:24:07 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 57 replies
    Outside the Beltway ^ | SUNDAY, JULY 5, 2015 | DOUG MATACONIS
    Mitt Romney isn’t running for President, but that isn’t stopping him from commenting about the people who are, especially one guy named Donald Trump: Mitt Romney said Saturday that Donald Trump’s comments on Mexico and undocumented immigrants have hurt the Republican Party, making the 2012 presidential nominee the latest Republican to slam the billionaire over his controversial remarks. Romney made his remarks during a Fourth of July parade in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, which was also attended by presidential candidates New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio.Asked if Trump’s comments on Mexicans have hurt the Republican Party, Romney...
  • Ted Cruz on Supreme Court: The Justices 'Put on an Obama Jersey'

    07/05/2015 1:30:01 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 15 replies
    NBC News ^ | JUL 5 2015 | Meet the Press
    Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, argued on NBC's "Meet the Press" that members of the Supreme Court "put on an Obama jersey" by voting to uphold the Affordable Care Act and strike down restrictions on same sex marriage. "It is the justices who have politicized the Court," claimed the republican presidential contender, who proposed a Constitutional amendment for periodic judicial retention elections as a way of reducing what he sees as the politicization of the judicial branch. When asked if this would actually polarize the Court further, he pushed back and said, "Look, we are polarized. And they [the justices] have...
  • On 9th Day, Kerry Says Iran Nuke Talks Could Go Either Way

    07/05/2015 1:20:46 PM PDT · by rktman · 26 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | 7/5/2015 | Unknown
    Nine days into marathon nuclear talks, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday said the diplomatic efforts "could go either way," cutting off all potential pathways for an Iranian atomic bomb or ending without an agreement that American officials have sometimes described as the only alternative to war. The EU's top foreign policy official, Federica Mogherini, said agreement was "very close." But Kerry said there was still a ways to go. "We are not yet where we need to be on several of the most critical issues," Kerry told reporters outside the 19th-century Viennese palace that has hosted the...
  • Dominican Plan to Expel Haitians Tests Close Ties

    07/05/2015 12:51:08 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 1 replies
    THE NEW YORK TIMES ^ | 04 JULY 2015 | THE NEW YORK TIMES
    SABANETA, Dominican Republic — For decades, the people of Barrio Cementerio, a neighborhood divided evenly between Dominicans and Haitians, have shared a peaceful coexistence. Proximity smothered prejudice: Working side by side and raising families together helped keep tensions in check. That is changing now. A government plan that could deport tens, if not hundreds, of thousands of people of Haitian descent from the Dominican Republic has started to tear at the unity that once bound this place, forcing residents to pick a side.
  • ‘The Worst Visual Metaphor': CNN Panel Blasts Hillary’s Reporter Rope Line [VIDEO]

    07/05/2015 11:49:14 AM PDT · by lbryce · 55 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | July 5, 2015 | Al Weaver
    CNN’s “State of the Union” panel ripped former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her campaign Sunday one day after staffers corralled the press behind a rope as Clinton walked in a Fourth of July parade in New Hampshire. The panel consisting of CNN contributors S.E. Cupp and Van Jones, The Wall Street Journal’s Carol Lee, and CNN political reporter Jeff Zeleny roasted Clinton’s rope line, with Jones calling it “the worst visual metaphor” for her campaign. “This is humiliating for reporters who have to abide by Hillary Clinton’s rules of journalism,” Cupp told host Jake Tapper. “And it’s not...
  • Time for Civil Disobedience, Christians

    07/05/2015 11:29:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 125 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 5, 2015 | Matt Barber
    “Remember what I told you: ‘A servant is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted me, they will persecute you also. If they obeyed my teaching, they will obey yours also.” – John 15:20 The push back has begun. Christian business owners, lawyers, parents, judges, county clerks, organizations, universities, hospitals, adoption agencies and other individuals and groups have been given an ultimatum by five unelected, unaccountable liberals in Washington, D.C.: “You must now obey us and disobey God. You must pretend, with us, that sin-based same-sex ‘marriage’ is an actual thing.” To which we say, “Not on your life.”...
  • The Real Insidiousness of the Supremes

    07/05/2015 11:16:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 5, 2015 | Bruce Bialosky
    I in no way assert that I am an expert on the Supreme Court. I have read many books about Supremes such as Felix Frankfurter and John Jay, but that only gives me an inkling of insight. Listening to tapes of the testimony of the most famous cases gives me a little more knowledge. When the decisions came down last week, I relied on experts on both sides to give their thoughts and interpretations. Yet, they missed the key point of what occurred last week. A few got close. You see there was a court case in 1984 called Chevron...
  • “What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?”

    07/05/2015 11:00:24 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 17 replies
    Frederick Douglass: Selected Speeches and Writings ^ | July 5, 1852 | Frederick Douglass
    “What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?” Frederick Douglass July 5, 1852 Mr. President, Friends and Fellow Citizens: He who could address this audience without a quailing sensation, has stronger nerves than I have. I do not remember ever to have appeared as a speaker before any assembly more shrinkingly, nor with greater distrust of my ability, than I do this day. A feeling has crept over me, quite unfavorable to the exercise of my limited powers of speech. The task before me is one which requires much previous thought and study for its proper performance. I know...
  • The Reasons Why Democrats Are the Party of Slavery and Victimization | ZoNation

    07/05/2015 10:37:03 AM PDT · by South40 · 7 replies
    PJ Media (ZoNation) ^ | 29 MAR 2015
    Click on image for video or click Here
  • Cruz: Trump’s Bold Focus On Immigration Exposes Gop ‘Washington Cartel’ Attitude

    07/05/2015 9:57:56 AM PDT · by gwgn02 · 73 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/5/2015 | Pam Key
    Sunday on “Meet the Press,” Republican presidential candidate Sen. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)96% said Donald Trumps comments about Mexico sending it’s criminals to the Untied States were “bold” and “brash,” but put a needed focus on the many Republicans who support the Chamber of Commerce and Wall Street’s cheap labor immigration push. “I am a passionate advocate for legal immigrants,” Cruz said. “I am the son of an immigrant who came legally from Cuba and I’ll tell you, from the day I started campaigning I traveled the state of Texas talking about how all of us, we are the children...
  • Clarice Feldman: The Penumbra School of Law

    07/05/2015 9:51:10 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 5, 2015 | Clarice Feldman
    I was watching in horror a series of Mark Dice videos of interviews in which passersby signed petitions to repeal the First Amendment toshut down criticism of Obama because it was all clearly racist. petitioned to repeal the Bill of Rights; revealed they didn’t know when and why we celebrate the Fourth of July; signed up to ban the American flag and replace it with a New World Order one. I wanted to believe the people responding were outliers -- just ignorant San Diego beachgoers. Unfortunately there are too many indications they are not, and that this disregard for the...
  • Poway mayor explains why city had to dump 550,000 gallons of water (Too much water conservation)

    07/05/2015 7:04:25 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 47 replies
    10news.com ^ | July 3 2015 | Matt Mendes
    The mayor of Poway is defending the city's decision to dump more than 500,000 gallons of what appeared to be perfectly good drinking water. "I think it's a shame," said resident Helen Shelden. "I think the city should've prepared better for it." "It was a perfect storm of conservation and heat," said Poway Mayor Steve Vaus. Vaus said Poway residents conserved so much water -- by 45 percent in May -- that the water just sat in the Blue Crystal Reservoir. Heat eventually got to it and there was a chemical imbalance of Chloramine. Because of state regulations, Vaus told...
  • US gun, ammo tax revenue hits record high - creating windfall for wildlife programs

    07/05/2015 7:03:37 AM PDT · by rktman · 27 replies
    duluthnewstribune.com ^ | 7/5/2015 | John Myers
    Gun owners across the U.S. continued their unprecedented spending spree in 2014, buying firearms and ammunition at a record clip and, whether they knew it or not, pumping hundreds of millions of dollars into wildlife conservation programs. Advertisement The federal excise tax on new firearms, ammunition and archery gear — collected at the manufacturer’s level — jumped to $824 million in 2014, up from the all-time high of $812 million in 2013 and more than triple the amount from a decade ago, according to recent federal data.
  • How much could Chicago pension payments jack up your property tax bill? Try 30 percent

    07/05/2015 6:49:36 AM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies
    Crain's Chicago Business ^ | July 04, 2015 | Thomas A. Corfman
    Even as Mayor Rahm Emanuel warns about a property tax hike of up to $250 million for the cash-strapped Chicago Public Schools, another big wave of increases likely is coming to rescue the pensions of police officers and firefighters. A massive payment due to those retirement plans next year could drive up Chicago property taxes by more than 30 percent, according to a Crain's analysis. And if the current logjam in Springfield continues, it could be a lot worse. Taxes on a $250,000 home would jump $224, assuming the city continues its current practice of using property taxes to fund...
  • What candidates really mean when they invoke the ‘Founding Fathers’

    07/05/2015 6:15:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 07/04/2015 | By Andrew M. Schocket
    There’s nothing more American than Fourth of July cookouts, fireworks — and political speeches, especially as we enter another presidential campaign season. For politicians, nothing suits the holiday better than invocations of our nation’s Founders. Not all such exclamations are cut from the same red-white-and-blue cloth, however. Pay close attention as the candidates praise the “Spirit of ’76,” and you’ll see that they’re not taking a break from partisan rhetoric, but engaging in politics at its most elemental level. Here’s a guide to some founding-related phrases and what they really mean today. “Founding Fathers” Nothing says “I’m a conservative” more...
  • Americans Are Blessed with Liberty, but Not Because We Deserve It

    07/05/2015 6:04:46 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 8 replies
    National Review ^ | 7/5/2015 | Kevin Wiliamson
    The American proposition is a theological proposition: “that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights.” Just how radical that idea is is difficult for the 21st-century Western mind to comprehend. For the entirety of the human experience, most men had been subjects — the ruled living their lives at the sufferance of rulers. The American proposition inverts that: We are citizens, not subjects, and government exists at our sufferance, not the other way around. Americans first applied to politics the Christian belief that we are made in the likeness of Almighty...
  • Movement To Rename Schools Widens To Reach Progressive Woodrow Wilson

    07/05/2015 6:02:01 AM PDT · by Samurai_Jack · 32 replies
    The growing movement to find new appellations for buildings, landmarks and even bodies of water named after Confederate leaders has finally expanded to reach Woodrow Wilson, America’s 28th president, a model progressive Democrat and a world-class racist scumbag.
  • Chicago extends taxing power to online movies, music, more (only 9%)

    07/05/2015 5:02:31 AM PDT · by Libloather · 19 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 7/02/15 | John Byrne and Amina Elahi
    Chicagoans who pay to stream movies and music from services like Netflix and Spotify will now need to fork over an additional 9 percent for the privilege, as will Chicago businesses that pay to use everything from real estate to court databases online, under a decision the city quietly made recently to expand its taxing power.. The added costs are the result of a ruling by the city Finance Department that extends the reach of ordinances governing two types of taxes — the city amusement tax and the city personal property lease transaction tax — to cover many products streamed...
  • 7-year-old boy killed among 30 shot in 8 hours overnight (Chicago)

    07/05/2015 4:38:09 AM PDT · by Libloather · 33 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 7/05/14 | Peter Nickeas, Alexandra Chachkevitch, Jeremy Gorner
    A 7-year-old boy and two men were killed overnight and at least 27 other people were injured during an 8-hour stretch that started not long after dark.. About 11:55 p.m., a 7-year-old boy was killed and a 26-year-old woman was injured in a shooting in the Humboldt Park neighborhood, police said. The woman and the boy were standing on a sidewalk in the 1100 block of North Harding Avenue when gunfire erupted and bullets hit them, police said. The boy was hit in the right side of the chest and was taken to Stroger Hospital in critical condition. He was...
  • Supreme Court has not the authority to redefine marriage

    07/05/2015 4:04:47 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 33 replies
    Personal Liberty ^ | 7/4/2015 | Bob Livingston
    Although they seem to think they do, five Ivy League-educated lawyers in league with the Prince of Darkness have not the authority to redefine marriage, which was not defined by man in the first place. God established marriage in Genesis 2:23-24, “The man said, ‘This at last is bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.’ Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.” (ESV) The Supreme Court is not the first to...
  • What was the question again? Greek voters confused by baffling 74-word referendum conundrum

    07/05/2015 4:03:51 AM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/04/15 | Keiligh Baker
    What was the question again? Greek voters confused by baffling 74-word referendum conundrum that demands a simple 'yes' or 'no' to decide country's future Greek voters who are facing a momentous vote tomorrow which may determine the country's future in Europe are confused by the baffling wording on the ballot paper. Nearly 10 million Greek voters will take to the ballot booths on Sunday to vote 'Yes' or 'No' in a referendum asking if they accept more austerity measures in return for bailout funds. But many are baffled by the strange wording of the 74-word question, which asks: 'Should the...
  • In Legalizing Same-Sex “Marriage” U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Natural Law and Provokes God’s Wrath

    07/05/2015 3:55:04 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 10 replies
    The American TFP ^ | 7/1/2015 | Staff
    The American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family, and Property—TFP vehemently protests the “profoundly immoral and unjust” majority opinion of the United States Supreme Court in Obergefell v. Hodges which imposed same-sex “marriage” on America by judicial fiat. The sacred institution of marriage—established by God in Paradise for our first parents, Adam and Eve, and which has been seriously undermined by the moral crisis devastating Western society since the sixties—suffered a tremendous blow on June 26, 2015. In the most powerful nation on earth today, five liberal judges reinterpreted the Fourteenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution to discover that...
  • Clinton uses two aides and a rope to lasso journalists away from her on Fourth of July parade

    07/05/2015 3:54:29 AM PDT · by Libloather · 43 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/04/15 | Wills Robinson
    Hillary's wrangling of the reporters: Clinton uses two aides and a rope to lasso journalists away from her on Fourth of July parade As Hillary Clinton walked freely down a New Hampshire road, she shook hands and greeted residents with a smile. But the members of the press accompanying her were a bit more restricted in their movements - as they were guided through the streets with a rope. The former Secretary of State's campaign staff kept reporters, cameramen and photographers at arm's length as she joined a July 4 parade in Gorham - fueling speculation she is trying to...
  • Texans fear Obama-led U.S. military invasion

    07/05/2015 3:25:01 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 25 replies
    The Day (CT) ^ | 7/4/2015 | Kevin Slullivan
    Bastrop, Texas — The office of the Bastrop County Republican Party is in an old lumber mill on Main Street, with peeling brown paint and a sign out front that captures the party's feelings about the Obama administration: "WISE UP AMERICA!" Inside, county Chairman Albert Ellison pulled out a yellow legal pad on which he had written page after page of reasons why many Texans distrust President Barack Obama, including the fact that, "in the minds of some, he was raised by communists and mentored by terrorists." So it should come as no surprise, Ellison said, that as the U.S....
  • China to create $19B fund to support plunging stock market

    07/05/2015 3:20:44 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 4, 2015 11:32 PM EDT
    More than two dozen companies in China are postponing initial public offerings and security companies are pledging more than $19 billion for a fund to stabilize the country’s free-falling stock market. The 28 companies, which had obtained permission from China’s securities watchdog for IPOs planned in Shanghai and Shenzhen, said they would postpone them due to recent market fluctuations and refund money already paid, the official Xinhua News agency announced late Saturday. That followed reports that regulators were asking companies to postpone the IPOs. […] The Chinese stock market has been in free-fall for three weeks, losing 28 percent of...
  • As Long as We're Discussing Flags, What About Minnesota's? (It's Racist)

    07/04/2015 10:56:17 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 52 replies
    Minnesota Star Tribune ^ | JULY 2, 2015 | Judith Harrington
    It, too, may fail to reflect current sensibilities. The current interest in the removal of the Confederate battle flag from public displays and store shelves provides an excellent opportunity to examine what the Minnesota state flag represents. The images on the flag are interpreted by state documents as innocuous symbols of the state’s history. A critical examination of what the flag is saying, however, should make Minnesotans reconsider what their state flag projects about their state. The state flag of Minnesota is often something that is taken for granted. Thousands of people see the flag flying without giving it a...
  • LA Deputy Chief to CNN: Terror Threat Hasn’t ‘Been This High Since 9/11′

    07/04/2015 9:00:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Mediaite ^ | July 3, 2015 | Andrew Husband
    On Wednesday night, the Los Angeles Police Department announced it would be on high alert for the July 4th weekend. As local ABC 7 reporter Leanne Suter notes, “There are no credible or specific threats, but there is serious concern of a potential homegrown attack.” So nothing “credible” or “specific” — just “serious concern” about “potential” attacks. Sure, maintaining alertness during periods of vulnerability can be a good thing, but the nonexistence of evidence is concerning, especially when you consider what Deputy Chief Michael Downing said: “The threat stream is very high. In fact, we don’t think it’s been this...
  • Trump says presidential campaign is 'bad for my brand'

    07/04/2015 7:28:17 PM PDT · by South40 · 56 replies
    Donald Trump admitted that his presidential campaign is hurting him financially. In an interview on Fox on Saturday, the real estate mogul hit back at critics who allege that he's just running for president for publicity, saying that his campaign has damaged his image and his businesses. "This isn't good for my brand, I think it's bad for my brand," Trump said. "Maybe I'm leading in polls, but this is certainly not good. I lose customers, I lose people." Still, Trump maintained that his businesses are "very strong," and haven't been too hurt by the bad publicity yet.
  • Peter Schweizer This Month's guest on C-Span2's "In Depth"

    07/04/2015 7:23:00 PM PDT · by Intolerant in NJ · 3 replies
    C-Span2 | 4 July, 2015
    Peter Schweizer, author of the recent blockbuster Clinton Cash, is the scheduled guest on this month's "In Depth" program on C-Span2/Book TV. The program airs for three hours starting at noon EDT tomorrow, Sunday July 5th, and features discussions of Schweizer's works as well as Q-A with viewers who can call or email in to the program. In addition to his recent book which exposed the story of the Clinton Foundation and how it influenced and was influenced by the Clinton political machine, Schweizer has written a number of other books looking at Washington malfeasance and fecklessness, including Architects of...
  • Entire Tennessee county clerk’s office resigns over same-sex marriage licenses

    07/04/2015 5:55:16 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    WKRN ^ | 07/03/2015
    DECATUR COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) – The employees of the Decatur County clerk’s office in west Tennessee have resigned from their positions. Clerk Gwen Pope and employees Sharon Bell and Mickey Butler all said their resignations was due to the Supreme Court’s decision to allow same-sex marriages. The decision reportedly clashes with the employees’ religious beliefs. Their last day will be July 14. Currently, the Decatur County’s clerk office will not issue a same-sex license.
  • Limbaugh: Ted Cruz's Story Shows Clarence Thomas' Kind Heart

    07/04/2015 4:46:52 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 30 replies
    NewsMax ^ | Wednesday, 01 Jul 2015 06:14 PM | Greg Richter
    Rush Limbaugh says that while liberals continue to demonize Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, his true character can be seen in a story in Sen. Ted Cruz's new book. Cruz once was a clerk for the U.S. Supreme Court, and told the story about Thomas Tuesday night on Fox News Channel's "The Kelly File." In his book, "A Time for Truth: Reigniting the Promise of America," GOP presidential hopeful Cruz tells of a young teenage boy who had gotten a chance to visit the court's offices. Thomas spent two hours talking to the junior high student named Carlos, who, like...
  • Comparing Death Rates from Mass Public Shootings and Mass Public Violence in the US and Europe

    07/04/2015 4:33:56 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 9 replies
    Crime Prevention Research Center ^ | JUNE 23, 2015 | Crime Prevention Research Center
    In his address to the nation after the Charleston attack, Obama claimed: “we as a country will have to reckon with the fact that this type of mass violence does not happen in other advanced countries. It doesn’t happen in other places with this kind of frequency.” Senator Harry Reid made a similar statement on June 23rd: “The United States is the only advanced country where this type of mass violence occurs. Let’s do something. We can expand, for example, background checks. … We should support not giving guns to people who are mentally ill and felons.” This claim is...
  • The top three mass public shootings, 9 of the worst 13, are outside the United States

    07/04/2015 4:31:05 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 24 replies
    Crime Prevention Research Center ^ | June 28, 2015 | Crime Prevention Research Center
    After the Charleston massacre, President Obama made this comment: “the unique mayhem that gun violence afflicts upon this nation.” The three worst public mass shootings and nine of the worst 13 public mass shootings occurred outside the US. Of these cases, nine occurred in developed or “advanced” countries. The worst public mass shooting are as follows: 1) Utoya, Norway, July 22, 2011: Anders Behring Breivik used a gun to kill 67 people and wound 110 others. Still others were killed by bombs that Breivik detonated. 2) Sousse, Tunisia, June 26, 2015: Seifeddine Rezgui, a college student, used a gun to...
  • As Book Is Released, Ted Cruz Sours on His Role Model

    07/04/2015 3:55:36 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 16 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Jun 30, 2015 | JANET HOOK
    Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz, in his new memoir “A Time for Truth,” confides that when he was a young lawyer learning how to argue a case in the Supreme Court, he had a role model: John G. Roberts, whom he described as “a brilliant Supreme Court lawyer,” the “best advocate” of his generation.That would be the same John Roberts, now chief justice of the Supreme Court, that Mr. Cruz has been lambasting of late for last week’s ruling upholding a key piece of President Barack Obama’s signature health-care law.“When I began practicing, I worked hard to emulate his argument...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Four-Time Deported Illegal Immigrant Murdered Wife with Hammer in Texas

    07/04/2015 3:05:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | July 3, 2015 | Brandon Darby
    Breitbart Texas has exclusively confirmed that a man who confessed to murdering his wife with a hammer in Laredo, Texas is a four-time deported illegal immigrant who would not have been in the U.S. had he not been able to illegally cross back into the country multiple times from Mexico after his deportations. In addition, the Laredo Police Department continuously encountered the man in violent episodes with his wife, yet did not notify Border Patrol, according to federal agents who spoke with Breitbart Texas on the condition of anonymity. Several federal agents who work under the umbrella of U.S. Customs...
  • This July 4th Remember Lafayette

    07/04/2015 2:46:11 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 50 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 7-4-15 | Christopher Ruddy
    It is doubtful the American Republic would have been born were it not for the courage and generosity of our greatest French friend, Marquis de Lafayette, who joined the Continental Army at the age of 19 with the rank of lieutenant general. He helped provision George Washington's army, led troops in several battles ,and played a key role at Yorktown. He persuaded France to join the war on our side. He was Washington's surrogate son and a beloved American. When he died in 1830 he was eulogized by former President John Quincy Adams for three hours, and Congress and the...
  • Fed to Mandate that Cars “Broadcast Speed and Location Data” Promise Not to Use it Against You

    07/04/2015 2:18:46 PM PDT · by upchuck · 112 replies
    free thought project ^ | July 3, 2015 | Justin Gardner
    Federal government is currently crafting a mandate that would require all new vehicles to “talk” to each other continuously. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration plans to submit their proposed “connected car” rule by the end of this year. Vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication technology has been developed by top automakers over the past decade and is ready for commercialization. It uses a combination of Wi-Fi, GPS data, and sensor data collected by the vehicle to transmit a signal on speed and position 10 times a second.Like so many technologies, V2V is a double-edged sword. On one hand, it has great potential...
  • Trump calls out Rubio for being ‘weak’ on immigration, praises Cruz

    07/04/2015 2:10:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    GANT Daily A CNN News Affiliate ^ | July 4, 2015 | Staff
    Donald Trump said fellow Republican presidential nominee Marco Rubio is “weak” on immigration, as the real estate mogul on Saturday continued to defend his controversial remarks on the subject in an interview on Fox News’ “Fox and Friends.”“There’s tremendous crime and illegal immigration is just incredible. As far as Rubio, he’s very weak on immigration,” he said in the phone interview. “You know, I have great relations with Mexico and I love the Mexican people, and the spirit of the Mexican people. These are people just pouring across the border.” In the past, Rubio, a Cuban-American, has said he supports...
  • America the Deceived - Same Method, Same War, Same End!

    07/04/2015 2:04:47 PM PDT · by HomerBohn · 6 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 7/2/2015 | Bradlee Dean
    "It has been said that if the people in Germany had looked behind Adolph Hitler and His tyrannical regime they would have found nothing behind him. It was all propaganda. Everything was pushed and propped up on deception and lies, until the truth and light exposed the lies and darkness" (Luke 12:2). Did anyone think that it was rather odd that after the Supreme Court made "their" decision that the "first gay president" already had the rainbow lights set and ready to turn on the same night declaring that "Love wins." It seems like he knew something beforehand. (The rainbow...
  • Clinton says she takes a 'backseat to no one' among liberals

    07/04/2015 1:37:29 PM PDT · by Libloather · 37 replies
    AP via MSN ^ | 7/04/15 | KEN THOMAS
    HANOVER, N.H. — Hillary Rodham Clinton said Friday she takes a "backseat to no one" on championing liberal causes, presenting herself as a standard-bearer for Democrats as primary challenger Bernie Sanders generates large, energetic crowds. Clinton addressed 850 people at an outdoor amphitheater at Dartmouth College, a last-minute venue change made to accommodate a larger audience. Days earlier, Sanders spoke before about 10,000 people in Madison, Wisconsin. The former secretary of state made no mention of Sanders but warned that Republicans would unravel President Barack Obama's policies if they recaptured the White House, including the repeal of his signature health...
  • Federal Judge Rules Cops Can Take Over Your Home As They See Fit

    The Third Amendment was created to protect your home from being quartered by soldiers without your consent. It has very rarely been a matter of debate or litigation, until now. Federal district court Judge Andrew Gordon recently ruled that the police are exempt from the 3rd Amendment with a case out of Henderson, Nevada after a family had their home broken into and seized by local law enforcement who stated they needed the home to gain a “tactical advantage” against suspected criminals in a neighboring house. Police actually forced their way into this family’s home, pepperballed the father and his...
  • Obama speechwriter reveals secret same-sex marriage at White House

    07/04/2015 12:51:58 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 23 replies
    YAHOO NEWS ^ | 04 JULY 2015 | CAITILIN DICKSON
    During a special presentation of the popular live storytelling podcast “The Moth Radio Hour” at this year’s Aspen Ideas festival, former Obama speechwriter Jon Lovett shared a story about how, years before gay marriage would become legal nationwide, he secretly performed a same-sex marriage at the White House. “I went into politics for the reasons most people do: ambition, self-righteousness, and a desire to help others,” Lovett said, according to a writeup in Saturday’s Playbook. If you’ve spent any time in Washington, you know that the desire to help others is optional, and for members of Congress, it’s frowned upon.”
  • United We Stood, Divided We'll Fall

    07/04/2015 12:43:16 PM PDT · by Kenny · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 4, 2015 | Peggy Ryan
    News that the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage ignited joyous celebration among gays and the media. Images assaulted us on all sides, victory parades showcasing same-sex couples entwined in ecstasy, media gushing praise, and #LoveWins rocking the Twitter universe. They won, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that same-sex couples can marry anywhere, anytime. By nullifying state laws, dismissing individual’s religious beliefs, and totally ignoring the Constitution, they trumped it all and won. Except it wasn’t a gay victory, not really. Oh the gay community and their supporters will argue it was a huge win, an in-your-face slam-dunk....
  • Sanctions against Iran could be lifted after worldpowers start to moveon from nuclear weapon fears

    07/04/2015 12:36:55 PM PDT · by vis a vis · 9 replies
    dailymail ^ | 04 July 2015 | Lydia Willgress for MailOnline
    Full Title Is Iran about to come in from the cold? Sanctions could be lifted after world powers start to move on from nuclear weapon fears International sanctions on the Islamic Republic could be lifted after Iran and other world powers reached a tentative agreement. The deal, which was negotiated with representatives from the United States, Britain, China, France, Germany and Russia, could see a decade of restrictions on Tehran's nuclear programme exchanged for tens of billions of dollars in economic benefits.