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  • Trump and Moore: Agents Of Change

    10/08/2017 5:37:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 8, 2017 | Ken Blackwell
    It wasn’t supposed to happen. But Donald Trump was elected president. Establishment politicians, Washington pundits, foreign governments, and just about everyone else was shocked, even horrified. They tried to maintain business as usual. Even Republican Party big-wigs hoped nothing much would change. However, the president has been busy working to secure our borders, keep out terrorists, cut federal regulation, strengthen the military, roll back Obamacare, and cut taxes. And Congress? Not so much. Which has left the American people frustrated. But the special election to fill Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ former Senate seat gave them an opportunity to speak—again. Former...
  • John Adams: A Government of Laws, and Not Men, in Virginia

    09/16/2017 5:25:06 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 16, 2017 | Ken Blackwell
    They say past is prologue. Let’s hope so in this fall’s election for Virginia attorney general. In a state of so many founders that advanced the cause of individual liberty, religious freedom and the rule of law, Republican John Adams is running for attorney general on a record and platform that fully embraces this cause. Not only does Virginia’s John Adams share the Massachusetts founder’s name and principles, but he’s actually related to Presidents John and John Quincy Adams. The original John Adams talked famously of “a government of laws, and not of men,” and his son John Quincy remarked...
  • President Trump's Voter Fraud Commission Meets, Smeared by Deniers

    07/20/2017 12:15:23 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    PJ Media ^ | July 20, 2017 | J. Christian Adams
    Remember a few weeks ago when civility was cool ? Or, had you already forgotten? Remember the days after Rep. Steve Scalise was bleeding out at second base in Alexandria, Virginia? " Kindness builds communities ." Everyone was Mr. Rogers, glad to be your neighbor . Not anymore. Not with the Four Horsemen of the Voter Suppression Apocalypse on the loose. Brennan Center graphic All it took to forget that civility was cool was for the President’s Commission on Election Integrity to hold their first meeting. I’m on that Commission, and I get to experience the ugliness and dishonesty...
  • A Clear Choice in WV Senate Battle: Conservative Patrick Morrisey

    07/14/2017 8:53:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 14, 2017 | Ken Blackwell
    I have spent my life public service and public policy fighting for conservative ideals. Limited government, free-market policies, traditional values, American exceptionalism – these are the issues that gave rise to the Reagan Revolution and the modern day Republican Party. Over the past 30-plus years since Ronald Reagan urged America to partake in a “rendezvous with destiny,” these principles have come under attack – not just from the liberals, but from within our own party. We have watched Republicans talk about reining in government on the campaign trail, only to become part of the problem the minute they are sworn...
  • Religious Liberty Order May Be Coming Down the Pike, Says Former Trump Advisor

    04/24/2017 6:08:18 AM PDT · by Mafe · 26 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 4/20/2017 | Michael Horn
    "LGBT agenda will be unhinged." A new religious liberty executive order protecting Christians from the onslaught of former community organizer Barack Obama's radical LGBT agenda may be in the works soon, says former Donald Trump advisor Ken Blackwell. “My anticipation is that we will see an Executive Order and it will be more than window dressing,” Blackwell, senior fellow for Human Rights and Constitutional Governance at the Family Research Council, told LifeSiteNews, predicting that Obama's “aggressive LGBT agenda will be unhinged." “We have a great plan to attack the administrative state,” he said. “We will have to be very meticulous...
  • Principles for Governing

    11/22/2016 1:17:33 PM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 22, 2016 | Ken Blackwell
    Against the odds, and most pundits’ predictions, Donald Trump has been elected president. His opponents prematurely popped champagne corks. He’s now making appointments and setting policies. He’s not alone. The Republican Party dominates state government as well, holding most of the governorships and legislatures. In half the states the GOP holds a “trifecta,” both houses of the legislature and the executive. It is time for Republicans to govern. To start, those elected must never forget where their authority comes from: the Constitution and the people. Public officials are chosen to represent the rest of us and must act in...
  • Gays Can Be Reformed, Just Like Arsonists, Trump’s New Domestic Policy Adviser Has Said

    11/19/2016 11:20:21 AM PST · by Steelfish · 53 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 19, 2016 | Amy Ellis Nutt
    Gays Can Be Reformed, Just Like Arsonists, Trump’s New Domestic Policy Adviser Has Said By Amy Ellis Nutt November 19 Ken Blackwell, tapped last week by President-elect Donald Trump to head domestic policy during the businessman's transition to the White House, has made anti-LGBT statements for years. Among them: Homosexuality is a sin, and gay people, just like petty thieves and fire-setters, can be rehabilitated. The Ohio politician has long endorsed a controversial mental health practice known as conversion therapy or reparative therapy. The goal is to cure a person of his or her homosexuality, and in the case of...
  • NeverTrump's new goal

    05/07/2016 2:29:31 PM PDT · by Macoozie · 78 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 7 May 2016 | Ken Klukowski
    “I agree with these folks that Trump is no conservative, and he’s more interested in redefining the Republican Party than in unifying it,” Blackwell explained. “I believe he is self-centered enough, and wants a win this election enough, that these folks can get his attention and perhaps find common ground. If not, he’ll have a problem this November.”
  • Big Oil's Effort To Tax Carbon and Your Family's Finances

    01/30/2016 9:44:01 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 30, 2016 | Ken Blackwell
    As world leaders gathered in Paris last month for the United Nations climate summit, many seemed surprised that several large oil companies, including BP and Shell, endorsed a carbon tax as a "key element" of any international climate deal. Less surprising was the preference of those in the renewable energy sector to see a tax on carbon. The implication was of course that if major companies - oil companies in particular - want to tax themselves, who are we to stand in the way? It must be an indication that the climate crisis is so acute that even they have...
  • Exodus II?

    03/20/2014 6:19:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 20, 2014 | Ken Blackwell
    i>This column was coauthored by Bob Morrison. The former President of Lebanon, Amine Gemayel, is a Maronite Christian. He recently warned of “an exodus approaching biblical proportions.” Gemayel told a gathering in Zurich of Christian Solidarity International (CSI) and other human rights activists that the current wave of church burnings, murders, and riots against Christians in the Mideast is the work of radical Islamists. The former Lebanese leader’s own brother had been assassinated in Beirut by these same jihadists. President Gemayel’s warnings echo those issued two years ago by Vienna’s Catholic prelate. Christoph Cardinal Schönborn in 2012 told a religious...
  • A Selfie in South Africa

    12/13/2013 8:36:33 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 13, 2013 | Ken Blackwell
    Editor's Note: This column was coauthored by Bob Morrison. President Obama is receiving plenty of criticism for his selfie cellphone portrait at the funeral of South Africa’s revered leader, Nelson Mandela. What the president had to say in tribute to Africa’s greatest statesman was largely overshadowed by the press pictures of Obama, Prime Minister David Cameron, and Denmark’s shapely blonde chief of government, Helle Thorning Schmidt. The three leaders are shown, dressed appropriately enough in mourning black. But they are seen yucking it up like teenagers while First Lady Michelle Obama sits up attentively, the perfect picture of dignity and...
  • Forward to Socialism!

    05/02/2012 11:08:56 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 50 replies
    The Patriot Post ^ | May 2, 2012 | Ken Blackwell
    Someone in the Obama campaign should find a new line of work. They've adopted as a slogan the single word: Forward! You've heard those complaints from conservatives that Obama is a socialist? Well, Forward! is one sure way to validate those concerns. Forward! has been the slogan of Marxists for more than a century. Vorwärts is not a soccer rival to Harry Potter's Hogwarts school, that home of witchcraft and wizardry. Vorwärts was the German language name of the Socialist newspaper for generations of European leftists. In Russia, Vladimir Lenin's Bolsheviks used the word Vperyod! Now, if you had been...
  • Jim Moran’s Crazy Analysis of the Midterms

    02/02/2011 7:53:25 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 2, 2011 | Ken Blackwell
    In Congressman Jim Moran’s (D) hometown of Alexandria, Virginia, a few years ago, some New Year’s Eve reveler ran his car into a pedestal in the middle of Washington Street. He knocked down a statue that had stood there for decades. The very liberal, very politically correct folks in Alexandria jumped at the chance to get rid of the soldier on the pedestal. That soldier is a Confederate Johnny Reb. They were about to ship Johnny off to the old soldiers home when Richmond intervened. It seems the statue was put up with state funds and couldn’t be moved without...
  • Barack Obama: the Most Anti-Israel President!

    11/11/2010 7:57:50 PM PST · by Ooh-Ah · 23 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 11, 2010 | Ken Blackwell
    With his remarks in Jakarta, Indonesia, President Obama made history once again. Sadly, it's a most unenviable title. I believe he is the most anti-Israel President in U.S. history. In going to Jakarta, Indonesia, to launch his latest attack, he literally went to the ends of the earth to give voice to his displeasure. He emphasized his opposition to the policies of the elected government of Israel. He used his Jakarta platform to complain about Israel building apartments for her growing population. Where? In Jerusalem, the capital of Israel. To make matters even worse, Jakarta is a city no Israeli...
  • Rush Limbaugh: Vote Fraud Essential to Democrats

    10/28/2010 4:29:49 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 22 replies · 1+ views
    Human Events ^ | 10/28/2010 | Connie Hair
    Giving insight as only the Great Maha Rushie can, Rush Limbaugh put some sunlight on yet another scheme to interfere in America's ability to self-govern by left-wing billionaire George Soros.  Rush points out that even a small influx of cash into your state Secretary of State race can make a huge difference.  Something to ponder.RUSH LIMBAUGH, HOST:  Let me illustrate for you just how essential vote fraud is to the Democrat Party.  George Soros sank a lot of money into a project called the Secretary of State Project, starting in 2006.  Have you ever heard of the Secretary of State Project?...
  • NPR: All PC Things Considered

    10/22/2010 11:49:07 AM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 17 replies · 1+ views
    World Mag ^ | October 22, 2010 | Ken Blackwell
    National Public Radio is a monument to political correctness. Its acronym might better be thought of as “not professionally responsible.” It is not a left-leaning organization. The Leaning Tower of Pisa leans. NPR has fallen over completely for the “progressive” agenda. It is supine. Horizontal. And the actions of NPR president Vivian Schiller in firing Juan Williams are just the most public example of NPR’s bias. Juan Williams has done more than any other journalist to chronicle the history of the civil rights movement, to show the strong role of faith in sustaining black Americans through centuries of slavery, segregation,...
  • Idiocy About Russia: Not Useful

    08/02/2010 8:03:33 AM PDT · by jazminerose · 3 replies
    www.joytiz.com ^ | 8/2/10 | Joy Tiz
    Ken Blackwell–for the record, my first choice for RNC chair–provides a useful Russian history lesson in Townhall. While making the argument that Jim Jones is not a useful idiot, Blackwell throws in a little Russian reportage for those of us who attended state funded indoctrination centers: "Beset by shortages, invading Germans, and civil war at home, Lenin presided over one famous Kremlin meeting during which he renewed his assurances that capitalism was on its last legs. ‘We will hang all the capitalists,’ Lenin pledged. His comrade Martov bitterly answered: ‘Under our great new socialist government, we couldn’t even find enough...
  • Imperialism & Free Pizza

    06/17/2010 9:03:53 AM PDT · by bs9021 · 83+ views
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | June 17, 2010 | Sarah Schaerr Norton
    Imperialism & Free Pizza Sarah Schaerr Norton, June 17, 2010 WASHINGTON, June 16, 2010 – Former Ohio Secretary of State Ken Blackwell and Ken Klukowski, an attorney for the American Civil Rights Union, will discuss their book, The Blueprint: Obama’s Plan to Subvert the Constitution and Build an Imperial Presidency at the next Accuracy in Academia authors’ night. What: “The Blueprint: Obama’s Plan to Subvert the Constitution and Build an Imperial Presidency” Who: Ken Blackwell, Former Ohio Secretary of State & UN Ambassador Ken Klukowski, Senior Legal Analyst, American Civil Rights Union When: Monday, June 21, 2010, 6:00 pm Where:...
  • The Obama Doctrine: Marching that Long Gray Line into a Gray Fog

    05/29/2010 5:21:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies · 368+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | May 29, 2010 | Ken Blackwell
    President Obama this week brought his unique brand of leadership to the U.S. Military Academy. Speaking at the West Point graduation, the commander-in-chief outlined a foreign policy that sharply differed from the Bush Doctrine that was proclaimed from that same podium eight years ago. In those tense, post-9/11 days, George W. Bush declared that the U.S. would carry the fight to our jihadist enemies, that we would not wait for those who were preparing weapons of mass destruction to strike us a first, devastating blow, and that we would regard any government that harbored terrorists as a foe. The Bush...
  • Yes, Virginia, there is a Jesus! [VA Gov. McDonnell lifts ban on chaplains praying in Jesus' name]

    04/30/2010 7:30:56 AM PDT · by rhema · 8 replies · 375+ views
    WORLD ^ | 4/30/10 | KEN BLACKWELL
    Virginia’s Republican Gov. Bob McDonnell is catching flak from the ACLU because it does not like the fact that he has lifted the ban on police chaplains praying in Jesus’ name. Virginia’s former Democratic Gov. Tim Kaine had issued the ruling in 2008, and the ACLU gang charges that McDonnell is giving in to conservatives and Christians in revoking the Jesus ban. Well, maybe another former Virginia governor influenced McDonnell—Thomas Jefferson. The author of Virginia’s famed Statute for Religious Freedom, Jefferson never tried to suppress Virginians’ or Americans’ free exercise of religion. In fact, as president in 1802, Jefferson invited...