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  • Venezuela top court overrules Congress, grants decree powers

    02/11/2016 5:46:41 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 11, 2016 8:44 PM EST
    Venezuela's Supreme Court has overruled the opposition-controlled congress and granted broad decree powers to President Nicolas Maduro. Congress last month had refused to approve Maduro's declaration of an economic emergency. The court ruled in a decision made public Thursday night that Maduro did not need congressional approval after all. The court said the declaration of emergency is now in effect, granting Maduro greatly expanded authority over the economy for 60 days. ...
  • Postmodern cultural totalitarianism has changed the very nature of man

    02/05/2016 2:15:07 PM PST · by Lorianne · 16 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 26 January 2016 | Alexander Maistrovoy
    Cultural totalitarianism did the impossible - it changed the very nature of man. An abstract ideology has suppressed the mind and senses - and the ability to feel compassion for real victims. ___ In my correspondence regarding the events in Cologne, an editor of a Russian newspaper asked me a natural, but discouraging question; "Where were the German men?" he enquired of me, perplexed. Indeed, for us who grew up in Soviet Russia, it would be inconceivable that some drunk young people could publicly mock and harass girls on New Year's Eve in the very center of Moscow or Saint...
  • Op-Ed: Memo to idiots cheering Bernie and Hillary

    02/05/2016 9:02:41 AM PST · by Lera · 62 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/5/16 | Jack Engelhard
    Communism sucks. Socialism does too. Ask the people who survived both systems. As Fidel came to power in 1959, how many Americans slid onto rafts to get into Cuba? Or took the last ship to Havana? I'll need actual names. Attention to all you college kids out there so starry-eyed for Bernie - are you serious? But you're young. Far and wide you've been educated by Liberal pro-BDS professors, so you're not expected to know too much except that the two most reliable beacons of tolerance and liberty, the United States and Israel, are on the wrong side of history....
  • Professors stick up for mob rule [University Tyranny]

    02/02/2016 1:52:31 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 10 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 2/01/2016 | Glenn Garvin
    Newspapers hardly run obituaries unless somebody pays for them, so you probably didn't see the official death notice of the English language a couple of weeks ago. When the University of Missouri released a letter from 115 faculty members supporting their colleague Melissa Click and demanding that the school "defend her First Amendment rights of protest and freedom to act as a private citizen," words lost all meaning. "First Amendment rights," in this case, are Click's rights to order a mob attack on a student journalist who was covering a protest on the Missouri campus last November. Notice the absence...
  • Obama targets gender pay gap with plan to collect companies’ salary data

    01/29/2016 7:25:08 PM PST · by DennisR · 43 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | January 29, 2016 | Danielle Paquette and Drew Harwell
    President Obama proposed a new rule Friday that would require every large company in America to report employees' pay based on race and gender, an effort to reduce longstanding pay inequities for women and minorities.
  • The End of Economic Man, the Origins of Totalitarianism, a Book Review

    01/15/2016 8:00:14 PM PST · by tbw2 · 12 replies
    Hubpages ^ | 01/15/2016 | Tamara Wilhite
    Peter Drucker wrote the first version of this book during Hitler's rise to power. Most explanations for the rise of fascism focused on political reasons or economic ones, while Drucker explains the social movements that made leaders like Mussolini and Hitler possible. It also explains what is (and isn't) fascism, how they hobble their own economies, and the social warpage they create. Peter Drucker updated "The End of Economic Man" in the 1960s, seeing horrifying parallels between the 1960s activism and the 1930s. And while history does not repeat, it rhymes - and this book explains the social trends that...
  • The Democrats' Theme for 2016 Is Totalitarianism

    12/20/2015 1:07:13 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 31 replies
    The National Review ^ | December 20, 2015 | Kevin D. Williamson
    At the beginning of December, Rolling Stone writer Jeff Goodell asked Secretary of State John Kerry whether Charles and David Koch, two libertarian political activists, should be considered - his remarkable words - "an enemy of the state." He posed the same question about Exxon, and John Kerry, who could have been president of these United States, said that he looked forward to the seizure of Exxon's assets for the crime of "proselytizing' impermissibly about the question of global warming. An enemy of the state? That's the Democrats' theme for the New Year: totalitarianism. Donald Trump may talk like a...
  • Obama: Climate Deal is 'Best Chance We Have to Save the One Planet We've Got'

    12/12/2015 3:39:02 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 80 replies
    NBC News ^ | Dec 12 2015 | Elizabeth Chuck and Associated Press
    The international climate pact passed Saturday "represents the best chance we have to save the one planet we've got," President Obama said hours after the historic agreement was signed. "No nation, not even one as powerful as ours, can solve this challenge alone," Obama said of the deal, which the United States and nearly 200 other countries agreed to in Paris Saturday after two weeks of intensive talks. "And no country, no matter how small, can sit on the sidelines. All of us had to solve it together."
  • Paris climate talks unveil final solution, hope everyone enjoys living in caves

    12/12/2015 1:42:25 PM PST · by Kaslin · 49 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | December 12, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    The Paris climate talks have mostly wound to an end. There are still a few details to clean up over the weekend, but we’re being told that representatives from hundreds of nations have come together and are prepared to release their final agreement on how to save the world from climate change. Or maybe not: even as of this morning nobody seemed to be able to agree as to whether or not there was an agreement. (CNN) “Obviously, nobody will get 100% of what they want,” French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said Friday as he discussed the “balanced and as...
  • How to Beat Islamic State

    12/12/2015 8:59:26 AM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 12 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | December 11, 2015 | By MAAJID NAWAZ
    Islam is a religion, and like any other faith, it is internally diverse. Islamism, by contrast, is the desire to impose a single version of Islam on an entire society. Islamism is not Islam, but it is an offshoot of Islam. It is Muslim theocracy. In much the same way, jihad is a traditional Muslim idea connoting struggle—sometimes a personal spiritual struggle, sometimes a struggle against an external enemy. Jihadism, however, is something else entirely: It is the doctrine of using force to spread Islamism. President Barack Obama and many liberal-minded commentators have been hesitant to call this Islamist ideology...
  • Islam is Evil, But Islamophobia is Real

    12/09/2015 3:40:24 PM PST · by Kaslin · 62 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 9, 2015 | Michael Brown
    I believe that Islam is a false religion and Muhammad is a false prophet. I also believe that Islamophobia is real.Let me explain why these two points are not mutually contradictory.As a follower of Jesus who affirms the Bible as God's Word, I do not believe Muhammad received revelation from God since the information he allegedly received contradicts fundamental truths of the Bible.Muhammad's revelations were therefore demonic, not angelic, and since the Quran denies that Jesus is the Son of God and denies that He died for our sins and rose from the dead, Islam is an antichrist religion and...
  • NYT: Americans With Assault Rifles Should 'Give Them Up For The Good Of Their Fellow Citizens'

    12/06/2015 6:48:55 PM PST · by Kaslin · 144 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 6, 2015 | Matt Vespa
    Well, it seems the media's horrific campaign of inaccuracy hasn't stopped. According to Reuters, for the first time in nearly a century, The New York Times editorial board took their plea for gun bans to the front page on Saturday, calling our nation's inaction on gun control a "moral outrage and a national disgrace." No, we shouldn't be surprised that they decided to follow the likes of the Washington Post and the Los Angeles Times with their own inane call to arms for gun control. And we shouldn't be shocked that they want policies that employ confiscatory measures, while also banning...
  • Should we profile Muslims?

    12/06/2015 11:22:39 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 119 replies
    Whose religion commands its followers to kill infidels? Whose religion commands its followers to invade, conquer and dominate the earth? Whose religion commands its followers to terrorize its neighbors? Whose religion has a 1400 year history of invading, conquering and terrorizing neighboring countries? Whose religion is currently in the process of actually infiltrating, invading, terrorizing and conquering peaceful nations? If one readily identifiable group of barbaric aliens is dead set on infiltrating, invading, terrorizing, conquering and dominating your country, why the hell would you not profile them?
  • Turkish Court to Decide if Comparing Erdogan to 'Lord of the Rings' Character 'Gollum' is a Crime

    12/02/2015 12:27:51 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 15 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | December 02, 2015 | FoxNews.com
    Turkish court to decide if comparing Erdogan to 'Rings' character Gollum a crime It can't be flattering to be compared to "Lord of the Rings" character Gollum, but a Turkish court is trying to determine if it is a crime. A doctor who likened President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to the pasty, cave-dwelling creature is facing up to two years in prison in Turkey, where insulting the president is a crime, reports said Wednesday. Bilgin Ciftci is accused of sharing images of the two, but it is up to a court to determine whether a comparison to the muttering, gangrel creature...
  • Spike Lee: Trump ‘like Hitler’ toward Muslims

    12/01/2015 3:47:48 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 90 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 01, 2015 | Mark Hensch
    Filmmaker Spike Lee sees parallels between GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump and Nazi leader Adolf Hitler. “He wants to close down the mosques now,” Lee said Monday in an interview with The Daily Beast, referring to Trump. “That’s like the Nazis,” Lee continued. "That’s Hitler, [Italian fascist leader Benito] Mussolini, the Axis powers. “You can’t do that,” he added. Trump is pushing for closer scrutiny of America’s Islamic communities following last month’s terrorist attacks in Paris. About 130 people died and more than 300 others were wounded during coordinated violence across the French capital on Nov. 13. Trump has responded...
  • What Every American Needs to Know About the Qur'an -A History of Islam & the United States

    12/01/2015 3:29:24 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 33 replies
    ebook (.pdf) ^ | 5/27/2010, 2007 | By William J. Federer
    PREFACE Thousands of books, documents and articles have been researched over several years in preparation for this book. You will be fascinated by this fast-paced history of the world from a perspective you have never imagined. Current events will come into focus in the back drop of 1,400 years of inconceivable yet true events and conflicts. Every effort has been made to present this information objectively. It is hoped this work is received that way. You will not be the same after you have read what every American needs to know about the Qur'an. Click the source ebook link above...
  • Some differences between Catholics and Lutherans on Baptism, Eucharist, Priesthood

    11/18/2015 2:11:53 PM PST · by NYer · 18 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | November 18, 2015 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    In a comment elsewhere, someone wondered about differences between Catholics and Lutherans.  HEREI cannot go into deep detail about these differences.  Books can be written about each point, and have been.Here are my lunch break reflections while the US Bishops are having lunch during their annual meeting.Keep in mind that I am a former Lutheran convert to the Catholic Church.  I was validly baptized as a Lutheran.  I rejected the Lutheran catechism and instruction when I was 7 years old because I couldn’t square their message about corruption with the beauty of the music of Mozart.  After a vaguely Christian time and a...
  • I Almost Never Made To It To This World

    11/07/2015 10:52:05 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 7, 2015 | Helen Raleigh
    I almost never made it to this world due to China's notorious one-child policy. For thousands of years, China didn't have a population policy. Traditional Chinese culture believes that having many children is a blessing from heaven. Even after Communists took over China in 1949, Chairman Mao continued to encourage Chinese women to have as many babies as possible, because more babies meant more future foot-soldiers for Communist China. Under his rule, China's population grew from 660 million in 1961(after the Chinese famine) to 930 million in 1976. When Mao passed away in 1976, he left China in such economic...
  • Earth Is An Oil-Producing Machine — We're Not Running Out

    11/06/2015 6:52:01 AM PST · by Jim 0216 · 14 replies
    Investor’s Business Daily ^ | 11/04/2015 | KERRY JACKSON
    Engineering and Technology Magazine reported this week that BP — the company that once wanted to be known as "Beyond Petroleum" rather than "British Petroleum" — is saying "the world is no longer at risk of running out of resources." "[A]ccessible oil and gas reserves will almost double by 2050," Engineering and Technology said. A BP official told the magazine that "energy resources are plentiful. Concerns over running out of oil and gas have disappeared." Things are so good, in fact, that Engineering and Technology says "with the use of the innovative technologies, available fossil fuel resources could increase from...
  • Justice Kennedy: Christians with convictions resigned under Hitler and they should today too

    10/29/2015 10:34:54 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 135 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 10/29/15 | Father Mark Hodges
    CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, October 29, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy told a Harvard Law School audience that government employees with religious convictions about marriage should resign. The Ronald Reagan appointee said on Wednesday that if a public official has a moral objection to homosexuality, he must either follow the law or quit public service. The judge's comment came in answer to a question a student asked about government officials who disagree with the Supreme Court's decisions on gay marriage, or abortion, and if those citizens have the constitutional right to act according to their sincerely held moral...
  • Justice Dept. is creating a position to better combat domestic terrorism

    10/16/2015 1:33:09 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 23 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 15, 2015 | By Ellen Nakashima
    The Justice Department is seeking to draw more attention and resources to what it sees as a growing threat posed by domestic extremists, with officials noting that more Americans have been killed in such attacks than by international terrorists since Sept. 11, 2001. It is creating a new position to coordinate investigations, identify trends and analyze legal gaps to be able to better combat the domestic threat while keeping the pedal on international terrorism probes. As someone whose job it is to prevent terrorism, I take them equally seriously, Assistant Attorney General John P. Carlin said in an interview Thursday....
  • New Obama czar will hunt 'right-wing' extremists

    10/15/2015 8:14:49 PM PDT · by amorphous · 93 replies
    WND ^ | 15 Oct 2015 | Leo Hohmann
    Just two weeks after it announced a plan to globalize local police departments through the Strong Cities Network, the Obama administration has added a new tool in its fight against violent extremism. A new position within the Justice Department yet to be filled will focus on investigating lone-wolf domestic terrorists or extremists. The person who heads this new effort will target extremists who plan mass shootings, hold racist, bigoted or anti-government views or see themselves as sovereign citizens. The new position at the Justice Department, dubbed the domestic terrorism counsel, will serve as the main point of contact...
  • Kremlin sets out to extend control over the Russian Internet

    10/07/2015 6:05:01 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 7, 2015 6:55 AM EDT | Albina Kovalyova
    Galina Timchenko recalls how proud she felt when the Russian news website she edited reached 3 million users per day. When she reported the figures to the websites owner, he was horrified. At that moment something snapped inside and I understood that this is the end, because there cannot be such an influential resource that is not controlled by the Kremlin, Timchenko said. A month later, she was fired and a more Kremlin-friendly editor was brought in to run the website, Lenta.ru. The shakeup at Lenta.ru last year came as the government was pushing through a slew of new laws...
  • Father of the euro fears EU superstate by the back door

    09/13/2015 9:35:19 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8:59PM BST 06 Sep 2015 | Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
    The euros founding father has warned that Europes latest plan for an EMU-wide finance ministry is a dangerous attempt to smuggle through political union, and breaches the basic tenets of modern democracy. Professor Otmar Issing, the chief architect of monetary union through its early years, said it would be dangerous to transfer control over tax and spending to the EU federal level before full political union has been established first on democratic foundations. Such a quantum leap in the constitutional structure of Europeeffectively the creation of an EU superstate, with a parliament comparable in power to the US Congressis unthinkable...
  • 'Norway Took my Child Because of Pretty Dress'

    08/30/2015 10:22:55 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    The Local ^ | 28 Aug 2015
    A Lithuanian mother living in Norway who had her two children taken into care has speculated that social services intervened because of her daughter was dressed too prettily. Airida Pettersen, who moved to Norway in 2008 after marrying a Norwegian man, is one of several hundred immigrants to have had their children taken into care by Norway's Child Protection Service, or Barnevernet. "I dress my daughter in a pretty dress and make her comb her hair," she told The Associated Press in a telephone interview from Lithuania. "They look at me like I'm from a Third World country. In my...
  • Archbishop:'True Intention Behind' Push for Same-Sex Marriage is 'Imposition of Totalitarian System'

    08/27/2015 6:24:08 PM PDT · by xzins · 36 replies
    CNS ^ | August 27, 2015 | Mark Judge
    Archbishop Anthony Sablan Apuron of Agana, Guam has posted a message on his archdiocesean website stating that the “true intention” behind the push for same-sex marriage “has always been about the destruction of the family and the imposition of a totalitarian system.” The archbishop also predicted the next step in the process would be to use the education system so “that our children, your children, will be forced to assimilate to this pattern of non-gender.” “It is important to understand that the political pressure to push the agenda for same sex ‘marriage’ has never been about gay rights; the true...
  • Bill to Ban Travel for "Tax-Accused" Americans (Orrin Hatch, Senate GOPe's latest RINO betrayal)

    08/13/2015 5:23:45 AM PDT · by Javeth · 58 replies
    Conservative Refocus ^ | July 16, 2015 | Barry
    Freedom to travel is a fundamental and internationally recognized human right. Article 13 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) states: Everyone has the right to freedom of movement and residence within the borders of each state. Everyone has the right to leave any country, including his own, and to return to his country. Congress ratified the UDHR on April 2, 1992. But its now having second thoughts. The right to travel makes some politicians very nervous. Consider the issue from their viewpoint. Leaving the country makes it more difficult to detain you if the Feds suspect you of...
  • Denmark Bans Kosher and Halal Animal Slaughter

    08/04/2015 3:54:13 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    Time ^ | 7/28 | Dan Kedrney
    Animal rights come before religion Editors note: This story was published in error; it incorrectly suggested that Denmarks ban is new. See correction appended Denmark enacted a sweeping ban on the religious slaughter of animals in 2014, prompting a furious backlash from Jewish and Muslim community representatives.
  • Suburban Governments Were Just Nationalized by the Federal Government

    07/21/2015 10:37:13 AM PDT · by Sopater · 54 replies
    Independent Sentinel ^ | July 13, 2015 | S. Noble
    For years, the cities have been robbing the suburbs but they now have a scheme that will quickly end in a takeover of the suburbs by a leftist federal government. HUD announced enforcement of its new 377-page rule called the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Rule which will allow them to move people from poor crime-ridden areas into wealthy suburbs. It was announced by leftist Julian Castro Monday. The rule has force behind it. Federal monies will be withheld and lawsuits accusing residents of racism will be filed. Any town that takes federal funds will be transformed. It is not only...
  • The New Totalitarians Are Here

    07/06/2015 3:06:18 AM PDT · by markomalley · 30 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 7/6/15 | Tom Nichols
    Theres a basic difference in the traditions of political science between authoritarians and totalitaritarians. People throw both of these words around, but as is so often the case, theyre using words they may not always understand. They have real meaning, however, and the difference between them is important.Simply put, authoritarians merely want obedience, while totalitarians, whose rule is rooted in an ideology, want obedience and conversion. Authoritarians are a dime a dozen; totalitarians are rare. The authoritarians are the guys in charge who want to stay in charge, and dont much care about you, or what youre doing, so long...
  • California proposes historic $1.5M fine for taking water

    07/20/2015 2:10:38 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 20, 2015 4:48 PM EDT | Fenit Nirappil
    California regulators on Monday proposed a first-of-its-kind, $1.5 million fine for a group of Central Valley farmers accused of illegally taking water during the drought. It would be the first such fine against an individual or district with claims to water that are more than a century-old, known as senior water rights holders. The action reflects the rising severity of Californias four-year drought that has prompted the state to demand cutbacks from those historically sheltered from mandatory conservation.
  • The Left Wants To End the Separation of Church and State

    07/08/2015 4:15:16 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 32 replies
    The Federalist ^ | July 7, 2015 | Ben Domenech
    Writing at the website of Time magazine, New York Times columnist Mark Oppenheimer called for abolishing the tax exemptions for nonprofits and instead turning over those funds to government to spend in the interests of the community. Wed have fewer church soup kitchens but countries that truly care about poverty dont rely on churches to run soup kitchens, he rationalizes. Take that, Salvation Army. Oppenheimers view takes the idea of government as simply a word for the things we decide to do together to an unsustainable extreme suggesting that if we do not do things via government, they...
  • US, Cuba to announce embassy openings Wednesday

    06/30/2015 5:37:44 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 30, 2015 | (Lucas Tomlinson, Kevin Corke and the Associated Press)
    President Obama will announce Wednesday that the U.S. and Cuba have reached an agreement to open embassies in Havana and Washington, an administration official confirmed to Fox News. The announcement marks a major step in ending hostilities between the longtime foes and an opportunity to re-establish formal diplomatic relations. The U.S. and Cuba have been negotiating the reestablishment of embassies in each others capitals following the Dec. 17 announcement that they would move to restore ties.
  • Through Orwell's Eyes

    06/23/2015 2:54:46 PM PDT · by No One Special · 13 replies
    Diana West's Website ^ | June 22, 2015 | Diana West
    It is not too many centurions, particularly 100-year-old-plus writers, whose vision of the world is as relevant today as it was when first shared with the public over half a century ago. It is this vision of Orwell, the X-ray view through the cant, platitudes and lies to that ugliest of human drives, the lust for powers absolute, that still distinguishes the British writer, born 112 years ago this week on June 25, 1903. He was only 46 when he died on January 21, 1950. It is his frightening acuity that keeps him not only in the pantheon but even...
  • Lets Get People Talking and Thinking

    06/09/2015 5:25:34 PM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 1 replies
    Religion.rantrave.com ^ | May 29, 2015 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    Here is a list of great quotes left by Anonymous on a major forum. Use them to start discussions at school and elsewhere. Some of these quotes are scarily appropriate to our present situation in Obama's America. Others show how our founding fathers were thinking 200 years ago. What our public schools now call Critical Thinking is usually neither critical nor thinking. It's blind acceptance of politically correct opinions. Debate. Argue. Discuss. Finally, figure out answers for yourself. --- "That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons that...
  • Suppose you're wealthy. Do you feel SAFER knowing most people are dopes?

    05/18/2015 5:19:51 PM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 16 replies
    Religion.rantrave ^ | April 27, 2015 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    More and more, I see that this is the essential question. There are definitely people at the top of this society working together so that the average person is kept illiterate and ignorant. Why? Obama talks about students being made career-ready and college-ready. This is laughable. We have millions of students who are being made welfare-ready. The statistics show that half the kids in eighth grade are not reading at a "proficient" level. In other words, they can read a McDonald's menu and that's about it. Ask yourself the obvious question. If the school system were serious about educating children,...
  • The Real Battle

    05/16/2015 6:27:24 AM PDT · by Shery · 2 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 16 March, 2015 | Bruce Walker
    As America enters again into the pretense of political presidential battles, it is important for conservatives to grasp that the real battle is not a particular election or, indeed, any elections, but the war leftism wages on America and its Judeo-Christian values. It is a war with skirmishes and ambushes every day in every aspect of public life. The enemy is not a corps of professional politicians, but rather a cadre of tenured professors, bureaucrats protected from the merit system, executives and managers running communications and entertainment corporations, public school teachers and administrators, professional advocates for notionally oppressed groups, lawyers...
  • The new totalitarians: Change your religious beliefs or else

    05/12/2015 6:52:42 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 23 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 5/11/15 | Eric Metaxas
    May 11, 2015 (BreakPoint.org) -- In the first century, Jesus was asked whether the Jewish people, who were under pagan, Roman occupation, should pay taxes to Caesar. The Lord, of course, said we are to render unto Caesar what is Caesar’s, and unto God what is God’s. But in 21st century America, Caesar is angling for a better deal—and he’s getting it.Our old friend Chuck Colson sounded the alarm several years ago when certain political figures on the Left—including former secretary of state Hillary Clinton—began downsizing the First Amendment’s guarantee of our God-given right to freedom of religion into a more...
  • To All Innocent Fifth Columnists: A Call to Action

    05/05/2015 11:43:33 AM PDT · by Noumenon · 9 replies
    1941 | Ayn Rand
    To All Innocent Fifth Columnists Ayn Rand - 1941 You who read this represent the greatest danger to America. No matter what the outcome of the war in Europe may be, Totalitarianism has already won a complete victory in many American minds and conquered all of our intellectual life. You have helped it to win. Perhaps it is your right to destroy civilization and bring dictatorship to America, but not unless you understand fully what you are doing. If that is what you want to do, say so openly, at least to your own conscience, and we who believe in...
  • The Totalitarianism of the Gay Rights Movement

    04/26/2015 8:04:16 PM PDT · by VinL · 20 replies
    Red State ^ | 4/26/2015 | Erick Erickson
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)supports real marriage. He is opposed by gay rights activists who are more and more showing themselves to be little despots. Cruz spoke at the home of Ian Reisner who is both gay and supports homosexual marriage. The gaystapo has decreed that Mr. Reisners businesses must be boycotted. He dared to associate with a conservative. Consequently, Mr. Reisner, to protect his business interests in New York, has been forced to apologize for having an untouchable in his home. The totalitarianism of the gay rights movement is on display more and more. A pizza restauranteur doesnt want to...
  • IRSs Koskinen: Goal Is For Taxpayers To Have Online Account at the IRS

    04/10/2015 8:21:05 AM PDT · by xzins · 53 replies
    CNS ^ | April 9, 2015 | Ali Meyer
    - 12:02 PM Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner John Koskinen said that a future goal of the agency is for taxpayers to have an account at the IRS and for taxpayers to have a more complete online experience for all their transactions with the IRS. The IRS needs to do more and take a different approach and one that doesnt just rely on resources, said the commissioner, speaking at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday. We need to be looking forward to a new, improved way of doing business, he said. This involves looking into the future in...
  • THE GAY RIGHTS AGENDA STOPS AT THE DOOR TO MY CHURCHAND MY BUSINESS

    04/04/2015 7:44:40 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 86 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 4, 2015 | by ASSEMBLYMAN TIM DONNELLY
    I have a dream. I have a dream that I will wake up one day in a country where we dont have to go to court or pass a law to protect our fundamental natural rightsfrom the government. I have a dream of a place where elected officials have so much regard for the Constitution that they memorize it like Scripture, in order to not sin against it. I have a dream about a country where it doesnt matter if you are on the right or the left, because you have so much respect for the freedoms you were given...
  • Gay Totalitarianism and the Coming Persecution of Christians (Zmirak)

    04/01/2015 11:21:26 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 70 replies
    Stream.org ^ | April 1, 2015 | John Zmirak
    Hatred of the Gospel is boiling over into the vilification of Christians. State violence won't be far behind, history teaches. The full force of the federal, state and local governments will soon be turned against defenders of biblical Christianity. Will we resist or collaborate? If you have been following mass media over the past few days, you will have learned from an economist at the U.S. Department of Labor that defenders of religious freedom are Nazis. Take a moment to ponder that assertion. Roll it around in your head for a while. Youll be hearing a lot more fighting words...
  • Obama Calls for Expansion of Human Rights to Combat Extremism

    02/19/2015 10:42:00 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 58 replies
    NYT ^ | February 19, 2015 | By Peter Baker
    WASHINGTON President Obama on Thursday called on nations around the world to expand human rights, religious tolerance and peaceful dialogue as they struggle to combat a spate of terrorism that has recently struck places as far afield as Australia, Canada and Europe. In an address to world leaders on the final day of his summit on violent extremism, Mr. Obama said that poverty and political grievances fuel alienation that can lead to bursts of killing like those seen in Paris, Copenhagen, Sydney and Ottawa. In addition to building up security forces, he said nations must put an end to...
  • The Pity Party

    01/27/2015 4:20:41 AM PST · by servo1969 · 8 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | 1-27-2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Progressives will always claim that no matter how badly their plans go wrong, at least their terrible policies were well-intentioned.The regimes that shot orphans, starved entire cities into submission and committed genocide were “caring” in comparison to the heartless Dickensian capitalists who did nothing for the poor except create cheap products and jobs. They might have killed millions, but their red hearts were in the right place. They didn’t just spend all their time gobbling caviar and diving into swimming pools full of all money like the millionaires of the West. Instead they gave speeches about Marxism-Leninism, killed anyone who...
  • #Equality - A short film by Neel Kolhatkar (video; dystopia)

    01/19/2015 11:04:22 AM PST · by Mount Athos · 6 replies
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XM-HJT8_esM ^ | Jan 18th, 2015 | Neel Kolhatkar
    Humorous short video portrayal of the utopian society of the future. Click link to watch.
  • "Meet the Cuban Five- at the center of blockbuster announcement on Cuba"

    12/17/2014 2:35:55 PM PST · by John S Mosby · 11 replies
    WaPo ^ | 12/17/2014 | Adam Taylor
    "On Wednesday, Obama administration officials confirmed to The Post that Cuba has freed American citizen Alan Gross. Gross, who was detained in December 2009 while working as a subcontractor for the U.S. Agency for International Development, had been accused of espionage and sentenced to 15 years in prison by Cuba. His imprisonment was a major problem in relations between Washington and Havana. Gross was not freed by accident. According to ABC News, his release is the culmination of more than a year of "secret back-channel talks at the highest levels of both governments." And, importantly, his release comes at the...
  • North Korea Forces Everyone Named Jong-Un to Change Their Names (Except for the Dictator)

    12/06/2014 12:11:57 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Media Research Center TV ^ | December 3, 2014 2:44pm ET | Dan Joseph
    Imagine living your entire life using the name that was given to you at birth and then having the government tell you that you have to change it. Were not at that point in the United States (yet), but in North Korea, thats exactly what everyone with the name Jong-Un is being forced to do. North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un apparently loves his name so much that hes decided that no one else can use it. Since Jong-un is quite a popular name in the country, it looks like a lot of people are going to have to look for...
  • Chinese-American Mom Says Common Core Is Just Like Education in Communist China

    12/01/2014 8:49:21 PM PST · by PROCON · 43 replies
    pjmedia ^ | Nov. 30, 2014 | Paula Bolyard
    "Do you just want your kids to be test machines and cheap workers for corporations?"Lily Tang Williams, a mother of three, testified before the Colorado State Board of Education that Common Core was similar to the education she received growing up in Maos Communist China. Common Core, in my eyes, is the same as the Communist core I once saw in China, Williams said. I grew up under Maos regime and we had the Communist-dominated education nationalized testing, nationalized curriculum, and nationalized indoctrination. In a post at FreedomWorks, Williams wrote about her experience with the Chinese education system: Our...
  • Milford 5th-grader suspended for pointing imaginary gun [Massachusetts]

    11/20/2014 11:38:25 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 47 replies
    The Milford Daily News ^ | November 18, 2014 | Bill Shaner
    A Milford parent is questioning the two-day suspension of his 10-year-old son from Stacy Middle School. Nickolas Taylor, a fifth-grader, was suspended after pointing an imaginary ray gun - his finger - and mouthing laser sounds in the schools cafeteria last Friday, said Brian Taylor, Nickolas' father. I think this is very slanderous toward Nickolas and his character, said Taylor. It was non-threatening. Hes just a typical boy with an imagination. A conduct slip, written by Assistant Principal Noah Collins, lists the offense as a threat. Collins could not be reached for comment despite numerous phone calls and emails seeking...