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  • Ted Cruz Struggles To Defend New York Values Slam Before Real New Yorkers

    04/07/2016 7:47:16 AM PDT · by xzins · 123 replies
    Inquisitr ^ | April 7, 2016 | Samantha Kilgore
    New York is showing little love to GOP candidate Ted Cruz ahead of the Republican primary, and the lack of enthusiasm for the Tea Party candidate may have a lot to do with the New York values slam he made in an earlier debate. At the debate held in South Carolina back in January, Cruz made a pointed jab at Donald Trump, who is both Queens-born and Manhattan-based. Cruz attempted to smear Trump for his New York values. Everyone understands that the values of New York City are socially liberal, are pro-abortion, are pro-gay marriage, Cruz said. Trump quickly turned...
  • Erick Erickson's Values Argument Against Donald Trump

    03/05/2016 10:17:54 AM PST · by Brookhaven · 47 replies
    Politics as Unusual ^ | 3-5-2016 | Otto Lampis
    Last week, I listened to Erick Erickson state that he could not vote for Donald Trump, because it would be a betrayal of his values. The radio host asked him that if it came down to a choice between Hillary Clinton and Trump, would he not prefer Trump? No, replied Mr. Erickson, who again stated that supporting Trump would be a betrayal of his values. The host was a bit taken aback, and tried to reason with Erickson. Surely, he didn't mean that he would prefer Hillary to Trump. Yes, Erickson bluntly said, he would prefer Hillary as president. He...
  • The GOP Primary Is Revealing Fault Lines in the Evangelical Movement

    02/22/2016 11:54:18 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 71 replies
    The National Review ^ | February 22, 2016 | David French
    Over at FiveThirtyEight, Farai Chideya takes a crack at analyzing Trump's strong showing with South Carolina's Evangelicals. He accurately notes that Evangelicals aren't necessarily voting on their faith:' Trump's win among evangelicals was a bit of a surprise to the media - the cable networks hammered away at the issue, and on Sunday's "Meet the Press," Chuck Todd peppered Cruz with questions about why he lost the group that had supported him in Iowa. But the South Carolina results show evangelicals are a diverse group with sometimes differing priorities. Trump did well among less-conservative evangelicals but not among those who...
  • Are We Finally Unhooking from Hook Up Culture?

    02/20/2016 1:22:51 PM PST · by TBP · 14 replies
    Acculturated.com ^ | Chelsea Samuelson
    The decade-old dating website OkCupid has been asking their users personal preference questions since the site’s inception. The company recently released the results of a study on the sexual mores of some million or so users, showing how users’ views have shifted since 2005. The company asked a series of questions and sorted out the answers from both men and women, and further broke them down by those who identified as straight, bisexual, and homosexual. The responses to two questions stand out: When asked “Would you consider sleeping with someone on the first date?” compared to ten years ago every...
  • On the Tragic Passing of Justice Antonin Scalia

    02/14/2016 10:03:06 PM PST · by Yomin Postelnik · 15 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 2/15/16 | Yomin Postelnik
    There are people who seek to preserve and protect the fibers of a functional society, the most important of which are decency and morality. Justice Antonin Scalia fought for these values at a time when many others felt it more opportune to destroy these societal pillars, without which no civilization can last. This makes his passing especially tragic and untimely. For the sake of his soul and for the sake of our continued well being, it should also serve as a call to action. There are certain events that remind people how far and off track society has fallen and...
  • Sharing Social Values in a Secular World

    02/10/2016 1:47:55 PM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 10, 2016 | Congressman Mark Walker
    This past week, I was honored to be asked to speak at Heritage Action's Conservative Policy Summit in Washington, DC. As the only House Member besides Speaker Paul Ryan, I was humbled to help cast a vision for decision-makers and thought-leaders on finding solutions for some of our nation's greatest social problems. The evidence over the past 50 years makes it indisputable: the federal government hijacked the American Dream and the family has been decimated. We see this plainly in our everyday lives. The American Dream is social at its very nature. It begins with life. Common sense tells us...
  • US general says carpet bombing against 'our values'

    02/01/2016 11:31:37 AM PST · by Nachum · 117 replies
    inn ^ | 2/1/16 | Gil Ronen
    Army Lt. Gen. Sean MacFarland, the US commander in charge of the coalition fighting Islamic State (ISIS) in Iraq and Syria, said Monday that carpet bombing the terrorists would be "inconsistent with our values." The remark is seen as being aimed at Republican presidential candidate Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX). In December, Cruz pledged to "utterly destroy ISIS," and vowed: "We will carpet-bomb them into oblivion." He even hinted at the use of nuclear weapons, saying: "I don't know if sand can glow in the dark, but we're going to find out." After being asked to explain why carpet bombing would...
  • Two More NY Values

    01/26/2016 5:47:06 AM PST · by lowtaxsmallgov · 18 replies
    Challenge The Premise ^ | 01/26/2016 | Ed Smith
    January 26, 2016 - One of the distinguishing values embraced by us New Yorkers is the pleasure we take in disparaging the fine Americans who do not live within fifty miles of salt water. Click here to enjoy a garden-variety example of an arrogant New Yorker indulging his snobby elitism to dump on flyover country. And yet, consider how New Yorkers squeal when the flownovers push back at them. Note the rage that has been directed at Ted Cruz for taking up the other side of Trump's elitism - how dare that Ted Cruz! Today's Wall Street Journal published a...
  • Plurality of Republicans believe New York’s values as good as, or better than, rest of America’s

    01/22/2016 7:20:30 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/22/2016 | Allahpundit
    First Trumpmania, now this. I don’t know who conservatives are anymore.On a straight-up question about whether people view New York City favorably or unfavorably, Republicans split 54/35. Huh. I wonder what those numbers would look like if you could somehow control for the “solidarity effect” of 9/11. Here’s another surprising result, probably with a similar explanation. When people are asked whether NYC is more, less, or as “American” as other places, not only do a clear majority of Republicans say “more” or “as,” there are actually more Republicans who say so than independents.Again, there’s probably some small small but...
  • Palin Goes For The Guy With The New York Values

    01/20/2016 9:27:57 AM PST · by OneVike · 62 replies
    1/20/16 | OneVike
    Wow, talk about a gut punch from a that many of us on the right fell in love with. I would be telling a lie if I said I wasn't hurt. However, as much as it hurts those of us who stood behind her, I see this endorsement hurting Palin more than it helps Donald. If you don't believe me, just peruse her facebook page and see many feel like me. When will people learn that when a member leaves the conservative flock, the flock does not follow them into hell. Just ask Ann Coulter. Since Sarah was chosen...
  • Pataki tweets Cruz wasn't critical of 9/11 with NY Values comments.

    01/18/2016 4:14:11 PM PST · by Baumer · 55 replies
    Twitter. Link is to Twitchy ^ | 1/18/2016 | George Pataki
    Any suggestion @tedcruz was referring to 9/11 is absurd- he was obviously referring to the liberal values of NY politicians such as... 1:14 PM - 18 Jan 2016
  • Bloomberg Defends Exclusion of Clergy & First Responders on 9/11 [NY Values]

    01/16/2016 9:11:31 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 30 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 9/10/2011 | Robyn Walensky
    Gateway Pundit is zeroing in on New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's defense of his decision about who NOT be involved in the actual 9/11 memorial ceremony on Sunday. Religious leaders, rescue workers, police officer and other key first responders are not being included as program participants. "We just don't have room for them," Bloomberg says.
  • Did Trump Walk into a Fight on the NY Values Fight?

    01/16/2016 7:42:15 AM PST · by true believer forever · 101 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | January 15, 2016 | William Jacobson
    "Ted Cruz attacking Donald Trump for his "New York values" isn't all that surprising, nor was it a spur of the moment retort. The top two contenders for the Republican presidential nomination are competing aggressively for evangelicals and other socially conservative voters who are influential in the crucial Iowa caucuses. Cruz's implicit charge is that the thrice-married, four-times bankrupted Trump lives his life just like all the other Manhattan liberals, and an obvious play to depress the reality television star’s support among heartland conservatives." The swipe was straight out of the playbook of the Texas senator's bulldog campaign manager, Missourian...
  • New York Values, Chicago Values, and America's Values

    01/16/2016 6:44:17 AM PST · by jfd1776 · 5 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | January 15, 2016 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    A lifetime ago, when the first George Bush was running for president (that’s George H. W. Bush, also known as “41” or “Bush I” to political wonks), people began to challenge the Bush campaign on their commitment to family values… and his wife, the kind and well-intentioned Barbara Bush, replied in exasperation “Whatever you mean by ‘family,’ that’s what we mean by ‘family values.’” The voters were not amused. But it reminded us of a divide in our politics, one that has existed for a very long time, and isn’t likely to go away anytime soon. There is an American...
  • Here's The Video Proof Trump is a Cynical Phony on 'New York Values'

    01/15/2016 1:13:02 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 85 replies
    Daily Wire News ^ | 01/15/2016 | Ben Shapiro
    CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO While Donald Trump cynically maintains that he has no clue what Ted Cruz's phrase "New York values" means -- and while he scurrilously implies that Cruz has some sort of malicious, nasty feeling about New Yorkers over 9/11 -- video has now emerged of a nationally televised 1999 interview in which Trump seems completely familiar with the "New York values" to which Cruz referred.Trump appeared on Meet The Press on October 24, 1999, where he had several exchanges with Tim Russert: RUSSERT: Do you think gays should be allowed to be married?TRUMP: It's something...
  • Starnes: Why Liberals Are Foaming At The Mouth Over 'New York Values'

    01/15/2016 12:59:33 PM PST · by elhombrelibre · 67 replies
    FOX ^ | 15 Jan 16 | Todd Starnes
    Donald Trump and the Mainstream Media are foaming at the mouth over the comment Senator Ted Cruz made about New York values. Now, all of us folks who are not New York City liberals know exactly what Senator Cruz was talking about -- and it had nothing to do with the aftermath of 9-11. Senator Cruz was talking about cultural and political values. Duck Dynasty values versus Bill de Blasio values. He was referring to the permissive New York values celebrating public debauchery that would make the citizens of Sodom and Gomorrah blush. Just ask the families from the Heartland...
  • Ted Cruz, Once Dismissed, Emerges as a Slashing Debater

    01/15/2016 10:38:18 AM PST · by gwgn02 · 33 replies
    NYTimes ^ | 1/15/16 | Michael Barbaro
    Surprising article from NYslimes- GOTED!!! For much of his career in Washington, Ted Cruz has been dismissed as a cartoonish sideshow — an ostrich-boot-wearing ideologue who once delivered a sleep-inducing 21-hour monologue on the floor of the Senate reading from the children’s story “Green Eggs and Ham.” A “wacko bird,” in the words of a Republican colleague, Senator John McCain of Arizona. On Thursday night that simplistic, superficial image was swept away. Mr. Cruz did not just dominate much of the Republican debate, he slashed, he mocked, he charmed and he outmaneuvered everybody else onstage — but none as devastatingly...
  • Trump on "New York values"

    01/14/2016 10:58:35 AM PST · by M. Thatcher · 89 replies
    MSNBC interview ^ | 1/14/16 | Donald Trump
    https://videos.files.wordpress.com/lBwdmWFM/trump-links-ny-values-to-911_dvd.mp4 "When you wanna knock New York, you gotta go through me."
  • A List of Biblical Family Values to Cultivate

    12/30/2015 9:21:15 AM PST · by Salvation · 4 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 12-29-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    A List of Biblical Family Values to Cultivate Msgr. Charles Pope December 29, 2015 In Sunday's Feast of the Holy Family, the reading from the Letter to the Colossians sets forth values that ought to be cultivated by Christians, especially in the family setting.The third chapter of the Letter to the Colossians, while speaking in a general way about vices to be avoided and virtues to be cultivated, focuses in particular on the family, building to the conclusions about wives submitting to their husbands, husbands loving their wives, and children obeying their parents. For this reason, I use Colossians 3...
  • I Endorse Ted Cruz for President

    12/28/2015 7:16:48 AM PST · by Isara · 42 replies
    Caffeinated Thoughts ^ | December 28, 2015 | Shane Vander Hart
    U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) speaks at his rally for religious liberty on 8/21/15 in Des Moines. Photo credit: Dave Davidson (Prezography.com) When Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal exited the race a little more than a month ago, I was not sure I would offer another public endorsement. As you can imagine, I have had different campaigns reach out, and I’ve struggled with making a decision. I did have a short list; I admire and respect those who were on it, but I knew that eventually I was going to have make a decision whether I made it public or...
  • Three Distinct Parallels Between Ronald Reagan and Ted Cruz

    12/25/2015 1:24:55 PM PST · by Isara · 26 replies
    Soshable ^ | December 25, 2015 | JD Rucker
    Ever since 1988, Republican candidates for all offices, particularly those running for President, have tried to channel Ronald Reagan. The conservative icon is the shining example of how a proper right-wing perspective has the power to make the country prosper domestically and make it respected around the world. In three decades, no candidate has come as close to truly picking up the Reagan mantle and bringing his ideals back to the White House than Ted Cruz. As The Atlantic points out, the sentiment from voters is very similar to what was happening in 1979 and 1980. The Judeo-Christian right had...
  • Exclusive-Sarah Palin: Marion Maréchal-Le Pen and 16 Centuries of Christian France

    12/14/2015 4:17:57 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 15 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 12/13/15 | Sarah Palin
    I have a political crush, but one I couldn't vote for today - because she ran for office in France. Marion Marechal-Le Pen is the new deserved "It Girl" of French politics and a clear voice of courage and common sense in a country and continent in need of both.
  • Sports Media Mocks Tebow Over Abstinence Pledge Break Up

    11/30/2015 11:38:48 AM PST · by xzins · 67 replies
    Young Conservatives ^ | November 30, 2015 | Michael Cantrell
    Tim Tebow recently split with girlfriend Olivia Culpo — a former Miss USA model — and the reason is said to be the former Broncos quarterback’s abstinence pledge. Yes, that’s right, folks. You now live in a culture where a girl doesn’t want a man who respects her enough to wait until he is ready to commit to her, faithfully for life, and not just use her body for his own personal pleasure. Sports media, as you might expect, had a field day mocking Tebow and his desire to please God with his sexuality. From NewsBusters: Tim Tebow’s relationship with...
  • Scientists claim they can change your belief on immigrants and God with MAGNETS

    10/14/2015 5:44:58 AM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 48 replies
    Express UK ^ | 10/13/2015 | Selina Sykes
    A bizarre experiment claims to be able to make Christians no longer believe in God and make Britons open their arms to migrants in experiments some may find a threat to their values. Scientists looked at how the brain resolves abstract ideological problems. Using a technique called transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), researchers safely shut down certain groups of neurones in the brains of volunteers.
  • Trump Didnt Know the Camera Was On (VIDEO)

    Conservative Republican Donald Trump is leading in all the polls by historic margins. Trump, who is a Presbyterian, recently held a meeting with 40 religious leaders at his Trump Towers office. Christian Pastor David Jeremiah along with television evangelist Jan Crouch, Pastor Darrell Scott, and Jews for Jesus Rabbi Kirt Schneider. While candidates have been open about sharing their faith in recent decades, true Christians act as Christians at all times even when no one is watching. The two and a half hour meeting about faith was constructive, and all reports are that Trump asked the Lord for wisdom and...
  • VVS 2015 Mark Levin

    09/26/2015 2:17:06 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 4 replies
    You Tube ^ | 9-26-2015 | You Tube
    Published on Sep 26, 2015 Mark Levin spoke at the 10th annual Values Voter Summit.
  • We lost another hero (vanity)

    09/24/2015 9:33:26 AM PDT · by Grateful2God · 32 replies
    self
    Hi. I woke up yesterday and was talking on the phone with a friend who was watching the Pope's visit. She said, "Oh, by the way, Yogi Berra died." Let us say that I reacted strongly. Mass media has done something for us. It has connected us with people we'll never meet on this earth, and sometimes makes them feel like part of the family. You didn't have to love the Yankees to love Yogi Berra. Despite his fame, he was a simple (not in the sense of dumb, please don't misunderstand!), humble family man who was able to laugh...
  • What do FReepers think I should ask them?

    08/24/2015 10:01:21 AM PDT · by John 3_19-21 · 57 replies
    me,myself, &I | Self
    Attending Congressman Jeff Duncan's 5th. annual Faith and Values BBQ/fund raiser this evening.Scheduled speakers include: Dr. Ben Carson, Scott Walker, and my personal favourite; Sen. Ted Cruz. I more than likely will not receive any one-on-one time with these gentlemen but if given the chance to ask any or all of these a question, I respectfully ask my much more learned FReeper colleges what best and poignant question(s) to ask?
  • Boy Scouts Abandon Christian Roots

    07/15/2015 11:07:10 AM PDT · by NYer · 38 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | July 15, 2015 | RICHARD MATHEWS
    While much attention is understandably focused on the repercussions of the Supreme Court’s Obergefell decision, the movement to bring the Boy Scouts of America into alignment with current LGBT orthodoxy is well underway. National Boy Scouts of America president Robert Gates announced in May that he wanted to end the organization’s blanket ban on “open and avowed” homosexual adults serving as BSA leaders. Less than 30 days later, the Cradle of Liberty Council issued a press release announcing that Council’s new policy is as follows: “Discrimination in any form, including but not limited to discrimination on the basis of...
  • What Now? An Eternal Message of Biblical Morality

    06/28/2015 1:10:24 PM PDT · by Yomin Postelnik · 4 replies
    6/28/15 | Yomin Postelnik
    Man made systems and societies are not perfect. But there's a difference between good and productive and that which is tremendously destructive. America was founded upon Judeo-Christian values. In other words, the base and foundation of secular legal morality was Biblical. It is true there are various groups that seek to adhere to the Biblical Code in profoundly different ways, some of which even run opposite to the accepted original meaning of the verses, but all at least sought and spent energy pondering the meaning of G-d's word and what that means for society. And on that foundation, the most...
  • Europes War on Christian Ethics (pressure from Western nations to abandon traditional values)

    05/30/2015 2:42:55 PM PDT · by NYer · 6 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | May 28, 2015 | Alessandra Nucci
    Girls throw flower petals during a procession celebrating the feast of the Body and Blood of Christ in Minsk, Belarus, in May 2011. (CNS photo/Vladimir Nikolsky, Reuters) There is a place in Slovakia called Bardejovska Nova Ves where pro-lifers have erected a poignant monument to the Unborn Child. It portrays a weeping mother, on her knees before a translucent child figure, depicted extending its hand towards the mother’s head in a gesture of forgiveness.   The heartbreaking scene, placed at the geographical center of the European continent, brings home to observers the common cultural ground the remains at the end...
  • What Todays American Politics Tells Us

    04/19/2015 10:31:13 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/19/15 | Al Caruba
    America is at risk of becoming a place where our founding morals, values, and traditions are being cast aside There is something very disquieting occurring in American politics today. Most dramatically, the Democratic Party is offering a candidate who is a moral cesspool filled with lies and a history of behavior that would render anyone unthinkable for the highest office in the land. Something is very wrong when Hillary Clinton is, at this point, the only candidate for President the Democrats will be able to vote for and, worse, an estimated 47% of them will vote for her. What we...
  • Will the GOP rethink its traditional values high ground?

    04/09/2015 8:42:53 AM PDT · by C19fan · 27 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 8, 2015 | Charles Lane
    Indianapolis may go down in history as the Gettysburg of the culture wars, the place where forces flying the flags of modernism, diversity and individual rights outflanked the would-be upholders of traditional values, forced them into a tactical retreat — and maybe even set them on the road to long-term defeat. Not since Pickett’s Charge has a group of Americans misjudged their strategic situation more completely than did Gov. Mike Pence and his fellow Republican backers of Indiana’s religious freedom restoration law. They thought they could define conscientious objection to same-sex marriage as the moral high ground, then seize it; they...
  • This Culture War Were In: We get what we are willing to fight for.

    04/03/2015 10:57:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 04/03/2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    How are wars won? To win a war you dont need to kill every soldier on the other side. What you need to do is destroy the other army as an organized force. You destroy the ability of the officers to command and the morale of the men. You destroy their perception of the worth of their side and of their own self-worth. All wars are culture wars. To win you must destroy the values of the other side. (That is one reason why were losing to Islam no matter how many times we beat them on the battlefield.) You...
  • 'What's a Democrat?' Dems struggling to explain core values

    02/22/2015 5:55:36 AM PST · by Libloather · 39 replies
    Mass Live ^ | 2/21/15
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Democrats are struggling to answer a simple question -- "What's a Democrat?" -- and must do a better job of explaining its core values to voters, according to a task force formed after the party's dismal showing in the 2014 election. **SNIP** It calls for more financial support and training for state parties in a return to the principles behind the "50-state strategy" promoted by former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean, who led the DNC from 2005 to 2009. That approach aimed to compete in state and local elections throughout the country, even in states dominated by Republicans....
  • Why Women Are Rejecting Perfect Men

    02/07/2015 8:01:13 PM PST · by ransomnote · 146 replies
    ironshrink.com ^ | September 18, 2014 | Shawn T Smith, Psy D
    A few weeks ago, psychologist Randi Gunther discussed the fact that women still initiate the majority of divorces, even after men dutifully followed women into the new millennium. It wasnt supposed to be this way. We men learned how to change diapers and cook risotto. We learned to watch for barely perceptible nods of approval before opening doors for women. We even learned to manscape, for goodness sake. Women were supposed to be happy with the new variety of men. Yet they are divorcing us just like they divorced our insensitive forefathers. Professor Gad Saad reported that American woman initiate...
  • A Matter Of Priorities

    01/15/2015 6:42:10 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 15, 2015 | Derek Hunter
    The Obama administration is historic. Thats something we hear constantly from media elites, from congressional Democrats and, frankly from the White House itself. And theyre right. This administration has overseen a historically slow economic recovery; it has overseen the ceding of more ground to terrorists than ever before; it rung up more debt than every previous administration combined, and so on. It is historic. Another way in which the Obama administration is historic is in its employ of Islamic theologians in positions where such expertise isnt required. White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest has spent the last week explaining to...
  • You Don't Have to Love Your Parents: The Case for the Ten Commandments

    12/09/2014 2:10:00 AM PST · by servo1969 · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 12-9-2014 | Dennis Prager
    We don't have to love our parents. We have to honor them. Last week PragerUniversity.com released 11 five-minute video courses: each of the Ten Commandments and an introduction. We received over one million views this first week. The reason we made these videos is that we believe that everything needed to make a good world is contained in the Ten Commandments. This month, my columns consist of transcripts of some the courses, each of which I present. Whatever your faith, or if you have no faith, I invite you to watch the videos at www.prageru.com. They are cleverly animated with...
  • Which World Leader Deserves To Be Called "Leader of the Free World"

    11/04/2014 9:30:31 AM PST · by ComtedeMaistre · 41 replies
    The title of leader of the free world has traditionally been held by an American President. But since America does not have a suitable candidate for such a title at the moment, which world leaders qualify to be leaders of the free world? These are possible candidates - Stephen Harper (Canada), Angela Merkel (Germany), Benjamin Netanyahu (Israel), Vladimir Putin (Russia), and David Cameron (Britain). Non-Western leaders can include 1. The new right-wing Hindu Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, who passionately opposes Islamic extremism. His party, the BJP, is very pro-Israel. As Chief Minister of Gujarat State, he implemented small...
  • The Capitol and White House are Racist Icons, Because Diversity

    10/23/2014 3:48:44 PM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 14 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 10/23/2014 | Steve Berman
    Ryan Meryhew wanted to be an air traffic controller. He went to school for it, completed a College Initiative Training (CTI) degree, and applied with the FAA. The FAA wouldnt even interview him. Because, diversity. In school I did very well. I graduated with a 3.8 GPA. I passed the AT-SAT exam with a 99.5 percent, a near perfect score on the test that the FAA said youve got to pass, said Meryhew. I knew I had a passion for the position. Its something that I wanted to do. I dedicated and put everything I had into the program. Its...
  • Heaven Has Arrived

    10/21/2014 8:51:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 20, 2014 | Paul Greenberg
    Leaning on his cane, the old boy walked out his front door, took in the morning light, and was surprised. That's when the realization hit him: The weather's turned. It's cool. He felt it, but couldn't quite believe it, not at first. It had been a light summer this year, with plenty of rain and cooling breezes. It hadn't been unbearable, like some he had known. But still it had been summer in these latitudes: hot. And now... Fall had taken him by surprise. It shouldn't have. It happens every year. And every year it still surprises him. The suddenness...
  • I Pledge Sunday 2014: The Rise of the Church

    10/05/2014 7:27:23 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 3 replies
    I Pledge Sunday ^ | October 5, 2012 | American Family Association and others
    Throughout our nations history, the Church has been a force for good in America and abroad. But over the last 50 years, government has systematically eroded our free speech and religious expression. The Bible and the Gospel have been banished from our public schools and our public squares. With more than 75% of Americans calling themselves Christians, its time for the Church to rise up and take action to turn the tide in our nation! We have the numbers and we have a voice. If we are silent, we have no one to blame but ourselves for a Godless America.
  • You betcha: Sarah Palin returns to Washington in the name of traditional values

    09/20/2014 11:44:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 19, 2014 | Jennifer Harper
    <p>Well, this ought to whet the appetites of certain journalists. Sarah Palin is among the confirmed speakers for the ninth annual Values Voters Summit next week in the nations capital.</p>
  • The Death of Values

    09/08/2014 4:16:00 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 14 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 9/8/14 | Steve Berman
    One day I parked my car on the street outside a very nice restaurant in Milan, Italy, when a man came up to me and said something in Italian, which I conveniently do not speak. The man wanted the equivalent of $5 to watch my car. I told my Italian translator I respectfully declined (Hell, no!). He clarified: pay the man $5 or something would happen to my car while we ate. I paid. Thats a shakedown. I know one when I see it. In more than 100 cities, fast food workers have run a play from Saul Ailinskys Rules...
  • The Value of Work and Labor Day

    08/28/2014 6:04:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 28, 2014 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    My first paying job was cleaning the bathrooms at the First Baptist Church of Carrollton, Georgia, where I was a member. I was 14, the minimum age for "children" to work. This was neither glamorous nor exciting work, but useful and needed work. On Sundays I often over heard the "little old ladies" of the church commenting on the cleanliness of the bathroom. I remember my subsequent feeling of pride. While not a glamorous work, my actions were helpful and appreciated by those who used the facilities. For providing this useful service I earned minimum wage in 1981, ($3.35 per...
  • Onward Christian Soliders? Not Likely

    08/27/2014 2:36:58 PM PDT · by NYer · 12 replies
    Standing on my head ^ | August 27, 2014 | Fr. Dwight Longenecker
    George Tate George Tate was in the US Army in World War II. He served in a unit that was establishing communication lines across the Himalayas.George’s son, Sid is a parishioner, he said about his Dad, “His plane was riddled with enemy gunfire going in, and as I understand it his job was conducted in an active combat zone. He received the Bronze Star, which was the military’s 4th highest award: Awarded to ‘any person whom while serving in with the United States military after 6 December 1941, that distinguished himself or herself apart from his or her comrades...
  • E Pluribus Discidium-Identity Politics Unleashed

    08/25/2014 8:07:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 25, 2014 | Terry Paulson
    Michael Brown was a college-bound, black teenager who no longer has an opportunity to forge a future he could be proud of. He is dead, allegedly killed execution style after a confrontation with a policeman. Darren Wilson is a white police officer, who after six years of blemish-free service to his community, used deadly force to allegedly defend himself in an escalating confrontation with an unarmed teenager. Do you know which version is closer to the truth? The search for justice is always difficult. In the rush for judgment in Ferguson, Missouri, it has become all but impossible. As coverage...
  • Clouded Judgment

    08/21/2014 2:34:21 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 21, 2014 | Marvin Olasky
    What caused the terrible world war that began 100 years ago this month? The answer is complicated. Economic trends and social oozes certainly had a big role. Man-centered pride rather than God-centered humility ran rampant among both leaders and followers, with some church hierarchs looking to progress rather than Christ for salvation. But many of us were struck in the late 1990s by the irresponsibility of Bill Clinton and Newt Gingrich in putting their personal urges ahead of the national interest, and a parallel problem emerged a century ago. Yes, early versions of Monica Lewinsky occupied the minds of many...
  • Big Government Equals Big Beatings

    08/20/2014 9:03:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 20, 2014 | Autry J. Pruitt
    The events unfolding in Ferguson, Missouri, represent why every single black American should, without equivocation, reject the big government view of America. Without doubt, the savior of the African American community will not be any government, neither local nor state nor federal, nor will that savior be anyone within that particular government who shares our pigmentation. In truth, big government is the primary cause of the psychological scars and emotional pain so deeply rooted within the African American community today. History is clear on this point. It was big government that allowed slavery to exist in this nation until we...
  • Proper response to Michael Brown incident

    08/15/2014 4:47:40 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 22 replies
    News | 15 August 2014 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    The proper response to someone being killed is to go through our establish legal system. If a student my son knows were to be killed by the police in the town where they attend school (the police there are VERY rough), we would NOT allow our son to hit the streets in protest no matter what. And, we would not join him in that protest. We would not allow him to tear up someone else's property because he was angry about the death and neither would we as parents. So, what is wrong with this picture? The people involved in...